Kedah FA

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Kedah FA
Club crest
Full name Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah Darul Aman
Nickname(s) The Red Eagle (Helang Merah); Canary
Founded 1924; 94 years ago (1924)
Ground Darul Aman Stadium
Ground Capacity 32,387 [1]
President Mukhriz Mahathir
Manager Syed Khairol Anuar
Head Coach Nidzam Adzha
League Malaysia Super League
2018 Malaysia Super League, 6th
Current season

Kedah Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah) is a football association that supervises football in the state of Kedah, Malaysia.

Kedah FA is a professional football team in Malaysian that represent the state of Kedah and under the supervision of Kedah Football Association. Kedah FA currently play in the Malaysia Super League, and they are the only team in the history of Malaysian football to ever achieved a double treble titles in 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons.

Club licensing regulations[edit]


Kedah FA traditional colours are red and black, but currently the home kit has been in the colours of green and yellow since 1988. This idea was suggested by Dato' Shukri Hashim after Kedah FA Deputy President, Ahmad Basri Akil asked for a different set of colours for the home kit. However, Ahmad Basri changed Shukri's idea to 'green and yellow' which fits the Kedah state's nickname Jelapang Padi. The Kedah FA kit is currently manufactured by Lotto. Their previous kit manufacturers were Line 7, Lotto and Puma. Kedah FA's first team sponsor was Sharp, from 1989 to 2000. Following that, the club was sponsored by Modenas. Their current shirt sponsor is PKNK which had been the main team sponsor of Kedah FA since 2005. The ideas of the current Kedah FA crest also came from Ahmad Basri Akil after he announced the then-new Kedah FA official colours of green and yellow in 1988. Green dominates the background; the side of the crest shows 11 joint bordered lines which signify the 11 districts of the Kedah state. At the centre of the crest is a ball and Allamanda flowers; as the flower is green and yellow in colour, which are suitable with the new Kedah FA colours and the team motto, "Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan" is written in yellow.

The football team was founded in 1924 by Tunku Yaacob Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah[2] as a president, though they only had limited success until the appointment of the late Dato' Paduka Ahmad Basri Akil as manager in 1985. Under Ahmad Basri Akil, Kedah FA qualified for six Malaysia Cup final matches in a seven-year period between 1987 and 1993; and won 2 Malaysia Cup titles, 1 league title and 1 FA Cup title. The club experienced a lean period in the 1980s and 1990s, but enjoyed a revival in the new millennium by winning the treble in 2007 and 2008. After the glorious double treble achievement under the guidance of Azraai Khor, Kedah start to have a dip in their performance. This is mainly because of the loss of their influential import players; the likes of Nelson San Martín, Bernard Huggins and Marlon James, who had been The Canaries peripheral figures in their double treble glory due to new ruling by FAM. Problems with the new management team also led to Azraai Khor departure. However, their local heroes such as Baddrol Bakhtiar, Khyril Muhymeen and Helmi Eliza Elias who had been a spine in the recent glory pledged to stay on and bring the glory days back. Kedah were relegated to the premier league after lost 3–2 at the playoff final to Pahang FA in penalty shootout. Marijo Tot was hired replacing Wan Jamak in attempt to steer The Canaries back into Super League. The 2013 season also seeing the return of former Kedah FA talisman, Nelson Sam Martin. In 2014 Kedah FA signed Billy Mehmet and this was the most successful season the club had witnessed for 5 years. Kedah FA reached the Semi Final of the Malaysia Cup, winning the first leg 3–1, but losing the 2nd leg 5–1. Billy Mehmet ended the season as the club's top goal scorer and the Malaysia Premier League's Top goal scorer in all competitions. He was also the 2nd highest goal scorer in all competitions at all levels in Malaysian professional football.


Club culture[edit]


Kedah FA team 2007–08

The song "Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan", once again idealised and written by Ahmad Basri Akil and famously recorded by a Malaysian musician Freddie Fernandez, is the anthem of the club, and has been sung by the crowd since 9 September 1987 after Kedah FA reached their first Malaysia Cup semi-final match since 1940. This famous song is sung by the fanatic fans of the Canaries to boost their beloved players' morale. The well-known and popular chants among Kedah FA supporters is "Pulun Kedah Pulun". It is use since late 80's as "words of spirit" during and off the game, and as the slogan among supporters. It was inspired by the idea from Abdul Rashid Haji Fadzil, who was the Head of Kedah Fan Club (KEPAK) on that time.

Kit manufacturer and shirt sponsor[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2004 Lotto Dunhill
2005 Celcom, Modenas
2005-06 Line 7
2006-07 TM, PKNK
2009 Lotto
2011 PKNK
2012 Line 7
2015 Warrix PKNK, Sada, Naza, Firefly (airline)
2016 Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), PKNK, Sada, Cosmic
2017 aL by Al-Ikhsan ECK Development Berhad (ECK) , Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), PKNK, Sada, Cosmic
2018 aL by Al-Ikhsan ECK Development Berhad (ECK) , PKNK, Sada, Cosmic

Club record[edit]

Updated on 17 March 2018.


  • Pld = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, F = Goals for, A = Goals against, D = Goal difference, Pts= Points, Pos = Position

  1st or Champions   2nd or Runner-up   3rd place   Promotion   Relegation

Season League Cup Asia
Division Pld W D L F A D Pts Pos Charity Malaysia FA Competition Result
2004 Super League 21 4 3 14 30 45 -15 15 7th Runner-up 2nd round
2005 Premier League 21 13 7 1 44 11 33 46 2nd Quarter-finals 2nd round
2005–06 Premier League 21 13 3 5 39 22 +17 42 1st Group stage 1st round
2006–07 Super League 24 17 4 3 54 21 33 55 1st Champions Champions
2007–08 Super League 24 18 2 4 55 24 31 56 1st Runner-up Champions Champions AFC Cup Quarter-finals
2009 Super League 26 16 3 7 45 28 17 51 3rd Runner-up Group stage 2nd round AFC Cup Round of 16
2010 Super League 26 10 8 8 34 23 +11 38 5th Semi-finals Runner-up
2011 Super League 26 13 6 7 25 20 +5 45 4th Group stage 2nd round
2012 Super League 26 7 7 12 27 38 -11 28 12th Group stage Semi-finals
2013 Premier League 22 13 3 6 38 19 +19 42 4th Group stage 2nd round
2014 Premier League 22 11 5 6 43 25 +18 38 4th Semi-finals Quarter-finals
2015 Premier League 22 14 6 2 47 26 +21 48 1st Runner-up 3rd round
2016 Super League 22 11 7 4 30 26 +4 37[a] 3rd Champions Semi-finals
2017 Super League 22 9 8 5 45 33 +12 35 4th Champions Runner-up Champions
2018 Super League Runner-up 3rd round


  1. ^ Kedah Football Association (Kedah FA) has been found guilty of putting the suspended player during the match against Pahang on August 3, 2016. Therefore, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has been awarded 3 points for Pahang and Kedah sentenced deducted 3 points for the incident.







Asian Club Championship[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1994–95 Asian Club Championship First round South Korea Ilhwa Chunma 1–5 5–3

AFC Cup[edit]

IMT-GT Cup[edit]




Kedah FA assistant coach Muhamad Radhi Mat Din said,[6]


Penang is the biggest rival for Kedah. Kedah fans consider their main rivalries to be with (in order) Penang, Perak and Perlis. Matches against fellow northern region sides KSK Tambun Tulang F.C., Kuala Muda Naza F.C., Kedah United F.C., Sungai Ara F.C., PBAPP F.C., SDMS Kepala Batas F.C. and Perak YBU F.C. have only taken place intermittently, due to the clubs often being in separate divisions.


Northern Region Derby is the name given to football matches that involves Kedah and Penang. Both of them were located in the northern region of Malaysia. City Stadium or Penang State Stadium and Darul Aman Stadium are packed by fans from Kedah and Penang during derby matches. The match usually creates a lively atmosphere, with numerous banners unfolded before the start of the game.


Although Kedah's main rivals mostly are from the northern region of Malaysia, especially Penang, but there is also a strong supporter of friendship with Penang and there are good relations with the fans of Perlis and Perak. "This is Utara", which means "This is the northern region", is a slogan which shows their good friendships.


Current squad[edit]

As of 23 May 2018[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Malaysia GK Abdul Hadi Hamid
2 Malaysia DF Syawal Nordin
4 Philippines DF Álvaro Silva
5 Malaysia DF Norfiqrie Talib
7 Malaysia MF Baddrol Bakhtiar (captain)
8 Kosovo MF Liridon Krasniqi
9 Brazil FW Paulo Rangel
10 Brazil MF Sandro
11 Malaysia FW Zafuan Azeman
13 Malaysia DF Khairul Helmi (vice-captain)
14 Malaysia MF Akram Mahinan
15 Malaysia DF Rizal Ghazali
16 Malaysia MF Amirul Hisyam
17 Malaysia DF Syazwan Tajudin
18 Malaysia MF Halim Saari
No. Position Player
19 Malaysia FW Farhan Roslan
20 Malaysia FW Akhyar Rashid
21 Malaysia GK Asri Muhamad
22 Malaysia MF Syazwan Zainon
23 Malaysia MF Hanif Dzahir
24 Malaysia DF Asri Mardzuki
25 Malaysia GK Ifwat Akmal
27 Malaysia DF Ariff Farhan
28 Malaysia MF Zulfahamzie Tarmizi
30 Indonesia MF Andik Vermansyah
31 Malaysia GK Syazwan Jamil
34 Malaysia FW Akmal Azmi
35 Malaysia MF Hidhir Idris
36 Malaysia MF Fadzrul Danel
60 Malaysia GK Ramadhan Hamid

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
21 Malaysia GK Farhan Abu Bakar (on loan to Petaling Jaya Rangers)


As of 23 June 2018[8]
Name Nat. Position D.O.B
1 Muhammad Faiq Syahmi Saiful Bahari Malaysia GK 23/6/00
22 Mohd Syazwan Jamil Malaysia GK 3/3/97
30 Wan Mohd Syazmin Wan Mohd Ruzaimi Malaysia GK 1999
2 Abdul Hadi Hasbollah Malaysia RB, RWB, RM 30/4/00
3 Mohd Loqman Hakim Marzuki Malaysia CB, RB, 22/1/98
4 Mohd Heshamudin Ahmad Malaysia CB 15/2/99
5 Muhd Suhaimie Saad Malaysia CB 1997
6 Muhd Asnawi Sonkurnain Malaysia RB, RWB 1998
8 Mohd Hasrul Helmi Zakaria Malaysia CB 1998
18 Mohd Fadhli Rithwan Malaysia LB, LWB 1998
20 Muhammad Aiman Mohd Zaidi Malaysia LB, LWB 23/4/96
7 Mohd Fadzrul Daniel Mohd Nizam Malaysia DM, CM 14/1/98
12 Muhammad Zhafir Mohd Yusoff Malaysia LW, LM 30/4/99
15 Muhd Fairuz Zakaria Malaysia AM, CM 25/5/97
16 Mohd Khairuddin Mohd Salleh Malaysia RW, RM 1998
17 Hidhir Idris Malaysia LW, LM, RW, RM 29/5/97
19 Mohd Aiman Afif Md Afizul Malaysia CM 2001
23 Ahmad Firdaus Ismail Malaysia AM, CM 15/4/98
24 Mohd Fitri Daud Malaysia RW, RM 27/3/98
26 Muhd Zahrul Naim Ahmad Malaysia AM, CM 1997
29 Muhd Kamil Akmal Abdul Halim Malaysia DM, CM 1999
9 Aminuddin Abu Bakar Malaysia ST 22/2/98
10 Muhammad Fikhri Zulkiflee Malaysia ST, RW 22/1/99
11 Mekahvarnan a/l Nagappan Malaysia ST 1998
13 Mohd Fayadh Mohd Zulkifli Amin Malaysia ST 1998
14 Mohd Afeeq Iqmal Rosli Malaysia ST 1999
21 Akmal Azmi Malaysia ST 9/4/98


As of 23 June 2018[9]
Name Nat. Position D.O.B
1 Muhd Azrul Muayyad Mohd Rolan Malaysia GK 1999
22 Muhd Nur Alieff Haikal Mohd Yusman Malaysia GK 1999
23 Muhamad Muaz Johadi Malaysia GK 1999
2 Mohd Faishidayat Abu Hassan Malaysia RB,RWB 2000
3 Muhd Akmal Idris Malaysia LB,LWB 2000
4 Muhd Ikmal Hakim Murshariza Malaysia LB,LWB 1999
5 Muhd Zulhairi Aiman Mohd Zainizam Malaysia CB 2000
12 Wan Mohd Adly Wan Mohd Nazmy Malaysia RB,RWB 1999
13 Mohd Izwan Iskandar Gazali Malaysia CB 30/3/99
15 Muhd Aidil Ikmal Mahadi Malaysia CB 2000
16 Muhammad Akmal Mahamud Malaysia LB,LWB 1999
18 Mohd Ashraf Sobri Malaysia CB, RB 1999
21 E. Vichal Malaysia CB, DM 2000
25 Mohd Fareez Amirul Fadzil Malaysia RB,LB 2000
30 Mohd Hafizi Mohd Nor Malaysia CB 1999
6 Muhd Shahril Aiman Morad Malaysia CM 2000
7 Muhamad Amirul Azman Malaysia AM, CM 1999
8 Muhd Ezmie Naim Eddy Effendy Malaysia CM 1999
11 Muhammad Atiqullah Halim Malaysia LW, LM 2000
14 Redha Iskandar Mahizal Azim Malaysia DM, CM 1998
17 Muhd Syabani Mohd Saberi Malaysia RW, RM 2000
20 Wan Muhd Uwais Qorni Wan Khairul Asri Malaysia LW, LM 2000
26 Kreinraaj a/l Maran Malaysia RW, RM 1999
27 Akmal Mohd Marzukin Malaysia CM 1999
29 Muhammad Khairil Marzuki Malaysia CM 5/1/99
9 Mohd Hasri Firzan Mohd Sukeri Malaysia ST 2000
10 Mohd Yazman Hafiz Mohd Sohimi Malaysia ST 1999
19 Muhd Zuhairi Zira Azizul Khairi Malaysia ST 2000
28 Muhd Rusyaidi Ismail Malaysia ST 2000


Former coaches[edit]

Year Coach
1985–1989 Malaysia Ahmad Shafie (1st)
1990 Czechoslovakia Milous Kvacek
1991 Malaysia Ahmad Shafie (2nd)
1992–1995 Netherlands Robert Alberts
1996–1997 Malaysia Mosthakeen Omar
1998 Malaysia Fisol Abdul Razak
1999 Malaysia Azman Hj Eusoff
2000 Malaysia Ahmad Shafie (3rd)
2001–2003 Denmark Jørgen E. Larsen
2004 Brazil Mirandinha
2004–2009 Malaysia Azraai Khor Abdullah
2009–2011 Malaysia Ahmad Yusof
2011–2012 Malaysia Wan Jamak Wan Hassan
2012–2013 Croatia Marijo Tot
2013–2014 Australia Dave Mitchell
2014 –2017 Malaysia Tan Cheng Hoe
2017 Malaysia Nidzam Adzha
2018 Spain Ramón Marcote Pequeño

Club officials[edit]

Senior officials[edit]

Position Name
President Malaysia Mukhriz Mahathir
Deputy President Malaysia Syed Unan Mashri Syed Abdullah
Vice-President I Malaysia Shakri Mat
Vice-President II Malaysia Shukri Hashim
Vice-President III Malaysia Jeffrey Low
Executive Secretary Malaysia -
Hononary Treasurer Malaysia -

Team officials[edit]

Position Name
General Manager Malaysia Jeffrey Low
Assistant Manager Malaysia Safarizam Baderon
Liaison Officer Malaysia Suhaidi Shukri
Security Officer Malaysia Idris Mansor
Head Coach Malaysia Muhammad Nidzam Adzha
Asst. Coach Malaysia Azmi Abdul Aziz
Coach Malaysia Mohamed Ramlee
GK Coach Malaysia Megat Amir Faisal
Fitness Coach Brazil Stefano Impagliazzo
Physio Malaysia Muhammad Nur'illya Samsudin
Medical Officer Malaysia Mohd Syahrizal Nadzer
U21 General Manager Malaysia Zambri Mat
U21 Asst. Manager Malaysia Mohamed Noor Mohd Amin
U21 Head Coach Malaysia Victor Andrag
U21 Asst. Coach Malaysia Fauzi Nan
U21 GK Coach Malaysia Wan Mohd Ruzaimi Che Ros
U21 Fitness Coach Malaysia Rizal Johari
U21 Physio Malaysia Nur Ariffabillah Ismail
U21 Masseur Malaysia Muhd Khairin Hanif Mohd Zuki
U19 General Manager Malaysia Mohd Zaini Shafie
U19 Asst. Manager Malaysia
U19 Head Coach Malaysia Mohd Rafdi Abdul Rashid
U19 Asst. Coach Malaysia Zairon Zainal
U19 GK Coach Malaysia Isshamwil Azmi
U19 Fitness Coach Malaysia Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli
U19 Head Physio Malaysia Nor Hisham Mat Rani
U19 Physio Malaysia Muhd Naim Shauqie Rusman
U19 Physio Malaysia Mohd Amirul Ehsan Mohd Mahrim
Kitman Malaysia Abdul Razak Md Desa
Malaysia Nasir Othman

Football clubs[edit]

Direct clubs under direct supervision of the Association[edit]


  1. ^ The Asian Football Stadiums at
  2. ^ Sejarah Bola Sepak Kedah (in Malay)
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ "2013 IMT-GT Cup". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Noh, Dasheer (26 August 2008). "Radhi: Difficult to win double treble again". The Star. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kedah squad 2018". Retrieved 10 October 2015. n
  8. ^ "Kedah U21". Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  9. ^ "Kedah U19". Retrieved 23 June 2018. 

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