Kedah FA

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Kedah FA
Club crest
Full name Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah Darul Aman
(Kedah Football Association)
Nickname(s) Helang Merah (Red Hawk)
Founded 1924; 91 years ago (1924)
Ground Darul Aman Stadium,
Kedah, Malaysia
Ground Capacity 40,000[1]
Chairman Dato' Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir
Coach Pep Guardiola
League Malaysia Premier League
2015 Malaysia Premier League, 1st (promoted)

The Kedah Football Association is a football association that supervises football in the state of Kedah.

The Kedah FA are 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 Premier 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.


Kedah FA's 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 to 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 clubs top goal scorer and the Malaysia Premier Leagues 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
2015- Warrix Pknk, Sada,Qu Puteh,Tongkat Ali,Grand Alora Hotel,Laksa Ikan Sekoq, Naza





  • Malaysia Cup
    • Winners (4) : 1990, 1993, 2007, 2008
      • Runners-up : 1940, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2004



Asian Club Championship[edit]

1994–95: First Round (East Asia – lost to Ilhwa Chunma 4–10 on aggregate)
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1994–95 Asian Club Championship Preliminary round bye
First round South Korea Ilhwa Chunma 5–1 5–3

AFC Cup[edit]

IMT-GT Cup[edit]

Double & Treble[edit]

Kedah FA assistant coach Muhamad Radhi Mat Din said,[4]


Current squad[edit]

Jersey Name Nationality Position Age
1 Abdul Hadi Hamid Malaysia GK 27
21 Muhd Syazwan Abdullah Malaysia GK 18
25 Mohd Firdaus Muhamad Malaysia GK 21
2 Mohd Sabre Mat Abu Malaysia RB, LB 27
3 Lew Han Hung Malaysia CB 21
6 Shafizan Hashim Malaysia CB, LB 32
11 Mohd Raphi Azizan Mariappen Malaysia RB, CB 18
13 Khairul Helmi Johari Malaysia CB 26
15 Mohd Rizal Ghazali Malaysia ST, RB 21
16 P. Rajesh Malaysia RB, CB 17
24 Muhd Fiqkry Mat Isa Malaysia LB, LM 23
48 Mohd Alif Fadhil Ismail Malaysia LB, RB 23
4 Bang Seung-Hwan South Korea CB, CM, ST 31
7 Baddrol Bakhtiar Malaysia AM, CM, LM, RM 26
12 Solehin Kanasian Abdullah Malaysia LM, RM, LW, RW 31
17 Muhammad Syazwan Tajuddin Malaysia RB, LB, CM 21
19 Muhammad Farhan Roslan Malaysia LM, RM, LW, RW 17
22 Mohd Syazwan Zainon Malaysia LM, LW 24
23 Muhd Hanif Mat Dzahir Malaysia CM 20
49 Liridon Krasniqi Kosovo CM 24
50 Sandro da Silva Mendonça Brazil AM, CM 32
8 Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali Malaysia ST 25
10 Chidi Edeh Nigeria ST 27
20 Muhd Syafiq Ahmad Malaysia ST, LW 20



For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015

Pos. Name From
GK Malaysia Mohd Firdaus Muhamad Malaysia Harimau Muda A
DF Malaysia Mohd Sabre Mat Abu Malaysia PDRM FA
DF Malaysia Mohd Akmal Chin Malaysia Harimau Muda B
DF Malaysia Lew Han Hung Malaysia Penang FA
DF South Korea Bang Seung-Hwan Malaysia UiTM F.C.
DF Kenya Lawrence Olum United States Sporting Kansas City
DF Malaysia Mohd Raphi Azizan Mariappen Malaysia Harimau Muda C
DF Malaysia P. Rajesh Malaysia Selangor FA
MF Malaysia Mohd Shazuan Mohd Ashraf Mathews Malaysia Penang FA
MF Malaysia Solehin Kanasian Abdullah Malaysia Felda United FC
MF Malaysia Syazuan Hazani Malaysia ATM FA
FW Malaysia Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali Malaysia Kelantan FA
FW Liberia Keith Martu Nah Myanmar Chin United F.C.
FW Nigeria Chidi Edeh Nigeria Enugu Rangers
MF Kosovo Liridon Krasniqi Kosovo Free Agent
FW Brazil Sandro da Silva Mendonça Brazil ABC Futebol Clube
DF Malaysia Mohd Alif Fadhil Ismail Malaysia Sungai Ara F.C.


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

No. Position Player
Malaysia GK Saiful Amar Sudar (to PDRM FA)
Malaysia GK Mohd Muhaimin Mohamad (to Kuala Lumpur FA)
Malaysia DF Mohd Ridzuan Rumlee (to Kedah Malays FA)
Malaysia DF Fariss Azlan Mat Isa (to Kuala Lumpur FA)
Malaysia DF Azmizi Azmi (to Perak FA)
Malaysia DF Shahrul Ezrain Shamsudin (to Hanelang F.C.) Fitness Coach
Malaysia MF Wan Mohd Syukri Wan Ahmad (to Kedah Malays FA)
Australia DF Adam Griffiths (to release)
Spain DF José Franco Gómez (to release)
Korea MF Namkung Woong (to Perak FA)
Republic of Ireland FW Billy Mehmet (to Sarawak FA)
Malaysia FW Khyril Muhymeen Zambri (to Negeri Sembilan FA)
Malaysia FW Syamim Alif Sobri (to Kedah Malays FA)
Malaysia MF Muhd Ivaan Hakimi Abdullah (to Kedah Malays FA)
Malaysia MF Abdul Muiz Abdul Talib (to Kedah Malays FA)
Malaysia DF Visert Sorrachak a/l Seng Kiang (to Kuala Lumpur FA)
Malaysia MF Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar (to PDRM FA)
Malaysia MF Zuraindey Jumai (to Sabah FA)
Malaysia DF Mohd Fazliata Taib (to Negeri Sembilan FA)


As of 6 January 2015

Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
22 Mohd Ifwat Akmal Che Kassim Malaysia GK 10/8/96
1 Muhd Nasaruddin Johadi Malaysia GK 1994
25 Mohd Yusuf Che Hat Malaysia GK 11/1/96
2 Muhammad Fahmi Zakaria Malaysia RB, CB 27/2/95
12 Muhammad Muzaimir Abdul Hadi Malaysia CB, RB, DM 7/5/95
6 Mohd Aliff Mohd Puat Malaysia CB, RB 2/8/94
23 Mohd Fadzil Mustaffa Malaysia CB 24/2/95
24 Osman Mohd Yusoff Malaysia CB 17/5/94
8 Muhammad Azrie Reza Zamri Malaysia LB 30/12/97
15 Mohd Shukri Ismail Malaysia CB, RB, LB 5/6/97
3 Mohd Akmal Chin Malaysia CB 29/8/94
16 Mohd Noor Izzat Idris Malaysia LB, RB 12/2/97
19 Muhammad Fakhri Mohd Zain Malaysia LM, LW, RM, RW 19/5/95
4 Abdul Halim Saari (c) Malaysia DM, CM 14/11/94
7 Muhammad Nazrul Naim Mohd Noor Malaysia CM 13/1/97
17 Mohd Hidhir Idris Malaysia LW, LM, RW, RM 29/5/97
Muhammad Sazwan Said Malaysia CM 1996
13 Muhammad Azryl Reza Zamri Malaysia RW, RM 14/1/95
21 Muhammad Nazrul Najmi Mohd Noor Malaysia AM, CM 13/1/97
10 Syazuan Hazani Malaysia LW, LM, RW, RM 27/6/94
9 Mohd Aqmal Alias Malaysia ST 1/7/95
18 Adam Aidil Iskandar Rosli Malaysia ST 9/1/95
14 Mohd Nor Hamizaref Hamid Malaysia ST 17/10/94
5 Mohd Norfikri Abdul Talib Malaysia ST 31/1/96
11 Mohd Irwan Syazmin Wahab Malaysia ST 20/3/95

Source:[6] Source:[7]


As of 6 January 2015

Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Mohd Hafizi Mohd Jefri Malaysia GK 1997
22 Mohd Syazwan Jamil Malaysia GK 3/3/97
25 Mohd Nazirul Asri Zulkifli Malaysia GK 1997
3 Mohd Loqman Hakim Marzuki Malaysia RB, CB 22/1/98
24 Muhd Nadhirul Fahimi Zamzuri Malaysia CB, RB, DM 1997
4 Ku Mohd Anuar Ku Mohd Roshidi Malaysia CB, RB 2/8/97
2 Muhamad Zulfazli Amir Malaysia CB 1997
15 Muhd Suhaimie Saad Malaysia CB 1997
6 Mohamad Shahfaiz Shahbani Malaysia LB 21/8/97
7 Mohd Fadzrul Daniel Mohd Nizam Malaysia CB, RB, LB 14/1/98
5 Akmal Afizan Ahmad Tajuddin Malaysia LB, RB 17/5/96
Muhamad Aizat Safuan Razali Malaysia LM, LW, RM, RW 1997
Mohd Irfan Haris (c) Malaysia DM, CM 1997
14 Mohd Fahmi Izzudin Nasharudin Malaysia CM 1998
21 Akmal Azmi Malaysia LW, LM, RW, RM 1997
16 Muhammad Fazlan Zulkhairie Abdul Halim Malaysia CM 1998
17 Mohamad Shazwan Mustaffa Malaysia RW, RM 1997
12 Thipenraj a/l Gopal Malaysia RM, RW 1997
8 Muhammad Fairuz Zakaria Malaysia AM, CM 1997
20 Muhammad Akeemi Nazreen Farizuan Malaysia ST 21/9/96
11 Muhammad Akhyar Abdul Rashid Malaysia ST 1998
10 Muhd Aidil Adha Masri Malaysia ST 1997
18 Mohammad Zulhafizi Zamri Malaysia ST 1997
Muhammad Hafiz Zulhilmi Mohd Zuki Malaysia ST 1997
9 Muhammad Saiful Amiri Ismail Malaysia ST 7/1/97

Statistics Scorers 2014[edit]

Pos Players Premier League FA Cup Malaysia Cup Total
1 Billy Mehmet 15 3 5 23
2 Adam Griffiths 1 3 0 4
3 Baddrol Bakhtiar 3 1 0 4
4 Mohd Syazwan Zainon 3 0 0 3
5 Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri 2 1 0 3
6 Khairul Helmi Johari 0 2 0 2
7 Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar 2 0 0 2
8 José Franco Gómez 1 0 0 1
9 Adam Aidil Iskandar Rosli 1 0 0 1
10 Shafizan Hashim 1 0 0 1


Former coaches[edit]

Year Coach
1985–1989 Malaysia Ahmad Shafie
1990 Czechoslovakia Milous Kvacek
1991 Malaysia Ahmad Shafie
1992–1995 Netherlands Robert Rene Alberts
1996–1997 Malaysia Mosthakeen Omar
1998 Malaysia Fisol Abdul Razak
1999 Malaysia Azman Hj Eusoff
2000 Malaysia Ahmad Shafie
2001–2003 Denmark Jørgen E. Larsen
2004 Brazil Mirandinha
2004–2009 Malaysia Mohd 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–present Malaysia Tan Cheng Hoe

Club officials[edit]

Senior officials

Position Name
President Malaysia Dato' Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir
Deputy President Malaysia Dato' Paduka Syed Unan Mashri Syed Abdullah
Vice-President I Malaysia En. Shakri Mat
Vice-President II Malaysia Dato' Shukri Hashim
Vice-President III Malaysia Dato' Jeffrey Low Han Chau
Executive Secretary Malaysia En. Aminuddin Omar
Hononary Treasurer Malaysia En. Aminuddin Omar

Team Officials

Position Name
General Manager Malaysia Dato' Jeffrey Low Hang Chow
Assistant Manager Malaysia Safarizam Baderon
Liaison Officer Malaysia Suhaidi Shukri
Security Officer Malaysia Idris Mansor
Media Officer Malaysia Tajul Ariffin Kamal Baharin
Head Coach Malaysia Tan Cheng Hoe
Assistant Coach Scotland Ian Gillan
Assistant Coach 2 Malaysia Muhammad Nidzam Adzha
Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Abdul Talib Saidi
Fitness Coach Spain Ramón Marcote Pequeño
Physiotherapist Malaysia Muhammad Nur'illya Samsudin
Medical Officer Malaysia Mohd Syahrizal Mohd Nadzer
U21 Head Coach Malaysia Mohamad Ramlee
U21 Assistant Coach Malaysia Victor Andrag
U21 Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Wan Mohd Ruzaimi Che Ros
U21 Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Rizal Johari
U21 Physio Malaysia Nor Hisham Mat Rani
U19 Head Coach Malaysia Roshidi Shaari
Kitman Malaysia Abdul Razak Md Desa

Malaysia Mohd Nasir Othman

Football Clubs[edit]

Direct clubs under direct supervision of the Association[edit]

Affiliated clubs within the Association[edit]

Affiliated Clubs outside the Association[edit]


  1. ^ The Asian Football Stadiums at
  2. ^ Sejarah Bola Sepak Kedah (Malay)
  3. ^ "2013 IMT-GT Cup". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Noh, Dasheer (26 August 2008). "Radhi: Difficult to win double treble again". The Star. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kedah 2015 Roster". Retrieved 10 October 2015. n
  6. ^ "KEDAH FA U21 – Skuad Piala Presiden & Piala Belia". Persatuan Bolasepak Kedah – KFA –. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pemain Pasukan Piala Presiden". stadium astro. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 

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