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Kelantan FA
KelantanFA.png
Full name Kelantan Football Association
Persatuan Bola Sepak Kelantan
Nickname(s) The Red Warriors (Pahlawan Merah)
Golden Deers (Kijang Emas)
Short name TRW
Founded 1946; 71 years ago (1946), as Kelantan Amateur Football Association
Ground Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium[1]
Ground Capacity 22,000[2]
President Afandi Hamzah (interim)
Head coach Zahasmi Ismail
League Liga Super
2016 4th
Website Club home page
Current season

Kelantan Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Kelantan), also well-known as The Red Warriors is a professional football association based in Kota Bharu, in the Malaysian state of Kelantan. The football team has played in the top tier of Malaysian football, Liga Super since 2009. Founded in 1946, they have a long-standing rivalry with Terengganu, the two east coast teams involved in what is known as the East Coast Derby.[3] Their home is the 22,000-seat Sultan Muhammad IV stadium. Kelantan's regular kit colours are red shirt and shorts with a white pattern on the side.[4]

The team had their first major success in the 2012 season, when they won the Liga Super championship, Piala FA, and Piala Malaysia. Domestically, Kelantan have won the Liga Super Championship on 2 occasions, most recently in the 2012 season, 2 Piala Malaysia titles, 2 Piala FA titles, 1 Piala Sumbangsih and 1 Liga Premier title.[5] 2012 was their debut playing in the AFC Cup. They played well in the group stage to gain first place. However, the team lost in the quarter final to Erbil SC.[6]

History[edit]

Kelantan Football Association was founded in 1946 as Kelantan Amateur Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Amatur Kelantan). In 1986, the former chief minister of Kelantan state, Datuk Haji Ahmad Rastom Haji Ahmad Maher was appointed as the president. 5 years later, the former Kelantan State Secretary, Datuk Haji Wan Hashim Wan Daud took over the post. He held the post until 2004 followed by Datuk Haji Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub.

By 2005 Kelantan was the only state team that played in the third-tier football league in Malaysia. The team ended the season bottom of the second-tier Liga Premier and was then relegated to the third-tier league of Malaysia, Liga FAM.[7]

Tan Sri Annuar Musa took over Kelantan in 2007 and many changes have occurred. Various new approach and renewal is done by him in management and team. The team succeed to improve position in Liga Premier during 2007–08 season. The team ended in third place during the season. Kelantan FA was Piala FA and Piala Malaysia runners-up during 2009 season. Annuar brought a revolution and transformed the way the team was run by introducing changes that were akin to those practised overseas. Local players were given exposure and national players were signed into the team to have a good blend of experience and finesse. Sponsorship deals were signed with various companies and with a good cash flow going into the first few years of his leadership, Kelantan FA now re-branded as The Red Warriors and was ready to take the pitch by storm.[8][9]

2009 season[edit]

2009 was the Kelantan debut season in the Liga Super after got promoted from the Liga Premier. They obtained 6th spot in the league with 44 points. During the Piala FA final, they have lost to Selangor, 1–4 on penalties after both team ended 1–1 after extra time. Piala Malaysia became their second finals for the season but unfortunately they lost to Negeri Sembilan where the match was held at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil.[10]

2010 season[edit]

The team gained second place in the Liga Super table behind Selangor with 59 points. The top scorer for the team was Norshahrul Idlan with 11 goals in the league and 14 goals overall. The team only lost once along the season while they playing against Kedah in Kota Bharu. Kelantan much awaited 89-years drought of Piala Malaysia ended in the 2010 Piala Malaysia after defeating defending champions Negeri Sembilan in the final at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium. They came from behind to clinch a 2–1 win. Negeri Sembilan opened the scoring in the 13th minute through a penalty kick by Shahurain Abu Samah after Kelantan's keeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat felled S. Kunalan in the penalty box. The equaliser came in the 57th minute from a header by Kelantan senior striker Hairuddin Omar through a pass by Norshahrul Idlan. Kelantan then took the lead through Badhri Radzi in the 65th minute from a lovely pass by Nor Farhan Muhammad.[11][12] Kelantan victorious coach B. Sathianathan refused to commit his future to the newly crowned Piala Malaysia champions as he awaits the result of an appeal against a six-months ban.[13] Unfortunately, the team campaign in 2009 Piala FA ended in the second round when they ended draw but Kedah advanced to next round based on away goals rule.[14]

2011 season[edit]

Kelantan started their 2011 season by beating Selangor 2–0 in the Piala Sumbangsih match held at the Shah Alam Stadium. The goals scored by Norshahrul Idlan through penalty kick after 7th minute match starts. In the 76th minute, Badhri Radzi securing a 2–0 win for the team. In the Piala FA campaign, Kelantan lost to Terengganu 1–2 after extra time during final. The goal scored by Azwan Roya in the 79th minute.[15] During the Liga Super campaign, Kelantan won the title for the first time. Therefore, they qualified to compete in the 2012 AFC Cup. Norshahrul Idlan became the top scorer for the team. He scored 19 goals in the league and 25 goals overall. Kelantan's Piala Malaysia campaign ended in the quarter-finals as they have lost to Terengganu with 5–3 on aggregate.

2012 season[edit]

Kelantan FA fans in a 2012 Piala Malaysia semi-final match against Selangor

In 2012 season, the team clinched their second successive Liga Super titles in style after thrashing Perak 6–0 at their home ground. Indra Putra made a hat-trick and 1 goal each from Mohammed Ghaddar, Badhri Radzi and Azwan Roya were enough for the defending champions to top the league again, regardless of the outcome in their two remaining matches.[16][17] During 2012 Piala Malaysia campaign, they have qualified to the final playing against ATM at the Shah Alam Stadium. Before that, they won against Selangor in semi-finals and Felda United in the quarter-finals. They were top of the table along with Terengganu, ATM and Kedah. In the final, Norshahrul Idlan scored the opening goal for the team a minute before half-time. Two minutes after the second-half started, Rezal Zambery scores by a 20 meters shot defeating goalkeeper, Khairul Fahmi. A minute later, Norshahrul Idlan scores back to make 2–1. On 63rd minutes, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national striker, Marlon Alex James scores with a header. The scores remain 2–2 until they added an extra times. On 95th minutes, Indra Putra scores with a wonderful volley from the right side defeating Farizal Harun.[18] Kelantan beat ATM during 2012 Piala Malaysia final. The historical win completed a treble of wins for Kelantan after emerging Piala FA champions and Liga Super champions that season, after last achieved by Kedah for two consecutive seasons in 2007 and 2008.[19][20]

2013 season[edit]

Kelantan started the season with a defeated to ATM on the Piala Sumbangsih match. They have lost on penalties after draw 1–1 after extra time scores by Indra Putra.[21] The first league match was at their home ground and they won against PKNS with scores 2–1. Badhri Radzi scores the equaliser at the last minute of the match to Kelantan gained 3 points. They started the 2013 season with a bit inconsistent. They only got 1 win, 3 draws, and 1 lost in the first 5 matches in the league.[22] Kelantan close their league campaign by beating LionsXII 2–0 at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu. Goals were scored by Badhri Radzi and Dickson Nwakaeme.[23]

In the 2013 Piala FA, the team met Johor Darul Ta'zim in the final after defeating Terengganu with 6–5 on aggregate in semi-finals.[24] They also defeating east-Malaysia team, Sarawak in the quarter-finals with 4–1 on aggregate. The team initially gets a bye for the first round and they played at the second round defeating PKNS in Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu with 4–2 win. During the final, Kelantan wins 1–0 against Johor Darul Ta'zim. The sole goal was scored by Nor Farhan Muhammad 15 minutes into the game. With this victory Kelantan successfully retain their Piala FA title for the second year in the row.[25][26]

During Piala Malaysia final, Kelantan failed to retain their title last year after a defeat to Pahang with 0–1. [27]

2014 Season[edit]

Kelantan started the season with a win with a one-goal difference during the match against Sime Darby at their home ground, Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium 2 goals scored by Mohammed Ghaddar.[28] Their first loss in this season was at their home ground against PKNS when an unexpected comeback with 2 goals after an opening goal from Fakri Saarani at 30th minute of the match.[29] During this season Kelantan only win 10 from 24 matches and at the last the chart shows that Kelantan finish 6th from all 12 teams that compete in Liga Super. Controversy arose when the fans were not happy with head coach, Steve Darby because of his style of management and he was replaced by former English club player, George Boateng after a big lost 0–4 to Sime Darby.[30][31][32] Ghanaian forward Prince Tagoe signed with Kelantan after departure of Mohammed Ghaddar during mid season. He only made 3 appearances before being released due to poor performance.[33][34]

2015 Season[edit]

Kelantan began the 2015 season with a 2–0 win over ATM during away match at Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium, and their first loss came when they lose 0–4 to the newly promoted PDRM on 21 February. Their 2015 Liga Super ended with the team get 9th places from 12 teams competing with 8 wins, 4 draws and 10 losses from all 22 matches played. Their best achievement this season came when they became 2015 Piala FA runner-up behind the champions LionsXII after losing 1–3 to LionsXII with a consolation goal scored by Wan Zack Haikal in 63rd minute before 2 goal scored by LionsXII supersub, Sahil Suhaimi in 82nd and 92nd minute lifted up LionsXII to become 2015 Piala FA champion. Their 2015 Piala Malaysia ended with the team did not advance to knockout phase after lasted in 3rd place in group C, 1 point behind second place Felda United and 2 point behind the top table team, Selangor. Kelantan had 2 changes of head coaches this season with George Boateng replaced by Azraai Khor on 24 March and the second changes came on 4 July after Azraai Khor resigned and replaced by Zahasmi Ismail who became the caretaker head coach for the rest of the season. Wan Zaharulnizam also became the first player to win PFAM Player of the Month. Brazilian Gilmar became their top scorer this season for all competition with 11 goals.

2016 Season[edit]

The team started the season with a 0–0 draw with Perak at the away team home ground, Perak Stadium and their first win and loss came when they won 1–0 over PDRM and a 1–2 lose to Kedah. Their Liga Super campaign ended at 4th places from 12 teams competing with 7 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses from all 22 matches played with 29 points collected. Their Piala FA journey ended at Round of 16 after losing 4–5 on penalty shoot-out to Kedah after a 1–1 draw with a goal scored by Jonathan McKain. The Piala Malaysia campaign ended with the team did advanced to knockout phase after lasted in second place in group B, 1 point behind the top table Selangor. They were knocked out by PDRM in the quarter-finals by away goals rule after 2–2 draw on aggregate. Kelantan had changes of head coaches this season with K. Devan resigned from his position on 12 May and being replaced by former Maldives national team head coach, Velizar Popov on 13 May. Baze Ilijoski became top scorer of the team with 16 goals. This season also saw a change in the club president after Tan Sri Annuar Musa has decided to quit the post with immediate effect on 8 November with the position temporarily held by vice president, Afandi Hamzah.[35]

AFC Cup competitions[edit]

2012 season[edit]

2012 was Kelantan debut compete in AFC Cup, they are eligible to compete in the competition after winning the 2011 Liga Super title. Terengganu as 2011 Piala FA winner also will represent Malaysia in the 2012 AFC Cup. Kelantan was drawn into Group G with Arema Cronous, Ayeyawady United and Navibank Sài Gòn. The team was on top of the table with 13 points in 6 matches. Malaysian's partner, Terengganu was defeated by Kelantan in the round of 16 by 3–2 in Kota Bharu. During quarter-finals, Kelantan lost to Erbil SC from Iraq 6–2 on aggregate. Mohammed Ghaddar was the team top scorer with 8 goals.[36][37]

2013 season[edit]

2013 was Kelantan second year playing in AFC Cup after winning a treble in the Malaysian football in 2012 season. Kelantan start their 2013 AFC Cup campaign on 6 March 2013 with 1–1 draw against Maziya during group stage. Their goal was scored by Badhri Radzi at 77th minute of the match. Kelantan has gained first place in the group stage, group G with SHB Đà Nẵng, Maziya and Ayeyawady United. They qualified just until round of 16 after defeated by Hong Kong's football club, Kitchee SC with 2–0 in score. Selangor also participate in the AFC Cup competitions. Badhri Radzi and Dimitri Petratos was the top scorer for the team with 4 goals.[38]

2014 season[edit]

In 2014, Kelantan has been eligible to play for the third consecutive year in the AFC Cup after beating Johor Darul Ta'zim 1–0 during the 2013 Piala FA Final. Kelantan have been drawn into group G along with South China, Yangon United and Vissai Ninh Bình. They finished bottom of the group with only 3 points in 6 group stage matches. On 26 February, the team started their AFC campaign with 5–3 lost to Burmese club, Yangon United. Wan Zaharulnizam scored 1 goal and 2 more goals came from captain, Badhri Radzi.[39] Wan Zaharulnizam became the top scorer of the team during 2014 campaign with 3 goals.

Sponsors[edit]

The following are the sponsors of Kelantan FA by years;

Years Financial sponsors
2017 redONE, Al Hamra Group, Glow Glowing, Chengal Jati, Yakult, Moccis Furniture, Puspamara, Ekspress Mutiara, Sinar Harian
2016 Chengal Jati, Sinar Harian, Puspamara, UniKL, redONE, Azham Zamiri & Co., Puspamara, Ekspress Mutiara, HORC, Delima Perdana, PMB Investment Berhad, Vida Beauty
2015 Chengal Jati, Adabi, Sinar Harian, Puspamara, UniKL, redONE, Syarikat Muda Osman, A.Z.E & Groups Sdn Bhd, Airish Fashion Cosmetic, Ekspress Mutiara, Rennoil[40]
2014 Hotlink, UniKL, Adabi, Sinar Harian, Syarikat Muda Osman, Trésenergy, Ekspress Mutiara, Andida, Bayam Hospitality, Secretleaf, Yusry Maju, Haji Ali Homes
2013 Hotlink, Adabi, Sinar Harian, AzizanOsman.com, Syarikat Muda Osman, Trésenergy, Pure're Spritz, Desa Murni Batik, Mamee, Redbull Energy Drink, Keropok Sira Cap Menara
2012 AirAsia, Sinar Harian, Al Hamra Group, Yusmira Trading, Al Jabbar Group, Masterskill, Snickers, RW Energy Isotonik, Mamee
2011 HAPPY Prepaid, AirAsia, Sinar Harian, Al Hamra Group, Yusmira Trading, Al Jabbar Group[41]
2010 AirAsia, Sinar Harian, Al Hamra Group, Yusmira Trading
2009 AirAsia, Al Hamra Group

Kits[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer[42][43]
2017 Malaysia HORC[44]
2016 Malaysia DSV[45]
2013–2015 Malaysia Warriors
2010–2012 England Umbro / Malaysia Warriors
2009 Malaysia Sportzone
2002–2008 United States Nike
2001 Uruguay Kronos
1996–2000 Japan Asics
1993–1995 France Le Coq Sportif
1993–1994 England Umbro
1991 Italy Lotto
1989–1990 Italy Diadora
1987–1988 Germany Puma

Stadium[edit]

Stadium Sultan Muhammad IV
ستاديوم صلطان محمد ٤
Stadium Sultan Muhammed IV.png
Location Jalan Mahmood,
Kota Bharu
Kelantan,
Malaysia,
SW6 1HS
Coordinates 6°7′25.82″N 102°14′36.82″E / 6.1238389°N 102.2435611°E / 6.1238389; 102.2435611Coordinates: 6°7′25.82″N 102°14′36.82″E / 6.1238389°N 102.2435611°E / 6.1238389; 102.2435611
Operator Perbadanan Stadium Kelantan[46]
Capacity 22,000-seat[47]
Field size 119 by 100 metres (130.1 yd × 109.4 yd)
Surface Grass
Scoreboard Electronic scoreboard
Construction
Built 1967
Opened 1967[50]
Renovated 2010[48]
2016[49]
Construction cost RM 1,500,000 (1967)
Tenants
Kelantan FA (1967–present)
Tumpat FA (2013)
MPKB-BRI F.C. (2016-present)

Kelantan FA ground stadium is Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu. The stadium is usually full by 22,000 spectators especially during the Piala FA and Piala Malaysia matches.

Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium is the oldest football field in Malaysia and probably the oldest in Asia continent based on the use of field. The stadium was built in 1967 and initially aims to provide a venue for sports activities from Kelantan, especially as a football pitch. The stadium was built in an area of 13 acres at a cost of RM 1.5 million, was built in stages.

It was built on the site of a football field of Kelantan Football Association and located in the heart of Kota Bharu town center. The stadium initially managed by the Association of Kelantan Stadium, which is chaired by the Menteri Besar of the state of Kelantan and comprises a total of 30 members made up of government employees as well as representatives of sports associations.[51]

Controversy[edit]

2009 FA Cup semi-final incident[edit]

On 7 April 2009, Halim Napi was suspended for punching and stepping on Negeri Sembilan's defender, Aidil Zafuan during 2009 Piala FA semi-final first-leg match.[52] As a result of the incident, the team have been slapped with a total fine of RM 900,000 and their ground in Kota Bharu has been suspended as a venue for all matches sanctioned by FAM until the end of the season.[53]

2013 Lack of ticket issue[edit]

On 25 June 2013, Kelantan fans turned unruly after the 2013 Piala FA final tickets were sold out in 10 minutes after counter opened. There were chaotic scenes when the tickets were put up on sale at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium. The fans, who had started queuing up for the tickets from as early as 6 a.m., became agitated when the tickets were sold out barely 10 minutes after going on sale at 9 a.m. Although Kelantan Football Association was allocated 30,000 of the 87,000 tickets available for the finals against Johor Darul Ta'zim, fans claimed that only 16 tickets were bought by four spectators before the sold-out announcement was made. This caused the agitated fans to break down the stadium gate before forcing the seller to hand over the bag containing the tickets.

However, there were only tickets for the previous night's Liga Super match between Kelantan and Pahang in the bag. The angry fans then proceeded to tear up the tickets before venting their anger by hurling abuse at absent Kelantan FA officials. Kelantan FA's secretary and team manager, Azman Ibrahim, said that most of the 30,000 tickets had been pre-booked in bulk, and there were limited tickets on sale at the stadium. He also assured the fans that the pre-booked tickets were for Kelantan FA supporters. He has requested the Football Association of Malaysia for more tickets, and said that he expected a response on 26 June. The problem of insufficient tickets is not new, as many fans always want to see Kelantan FA play whenever it is in a final.[54]

2016 financial constraint issue[edit]

In 2016, the club has been going through critical financial problem of settling its outstanding players and coach salaries.[55] It also having problem getting new sponsorship for the team. Kafa president Annuar Musa's decision to quit during this time of trouble and the team is going through bad performances was questioned by many who had likened him to "a captain abandons his sinking ship".[56][57][58][59][60]

Season by season records[edit]

Season League[61][62] Piala
Sumbangsih
Piala
FA
Piala
Malaysia
AFC Cup Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1989 DIV 1 16 2 3 11 8 26 9 9th  – N/a  –  – N/A N/A
1990 DIV 2 14 9 2 3 38 15 29 2nd  –  –  –  – Mohd Hashim Mustapha
Boonphop Praphut
13
1991 DIV 1 18 6 1 11 24 40 19 10th  –  –  –  – N/A N/A
1992 DIV 2 14 5 4 5 27 18 19 3rd  –  –  –  – Dariusz Dudala 9
1993 DIV 1 18 5 4 9 31 34 19 6th  –  – SF  – Mohd Hashim Mustapha 13
1994 LP 28 11 7 10 48 42 40 9th  –  – GS  – Mohd Hashim Mustapha 25
1995 LP 28 5 8 15 31 49 23 15th  –  –  –  – Mohd Hashim Mustapha 11
1996 LP 28 4 5 19 18 52 17 15th  –  –  –  – N/A N/A
1997 LP 28 8 4 16 33 58 28 13th  – R2  –  – N/A N/A
1998 LP2 14 6 6 2 20 16 24 3rd  – R2  –  – N/A N/A
1999 LP2 18 7 5[a] 6 23 26 29 5th  – QF  –  – N/A N/A
2000 LP2 18 10 6 2 48 21 36 1st  – R2 QF  – Anuar Abu Bakar 15
2001 LP1 22 11 5 6 33 21 38 3rd  – R1 SF  – Anuar Abu Bakar 7
2002 LP1 26 9 3 14 29 41 30 10th  – R2 GS  – Worrawoot Srimaka 15
2003 LP1 24 7 7 10 31 52 28 10th  – R1 GS  – Fatrurazi Rozi 7
2004 LP 24 1 7 16 13 42 10 9th  – R1  –  – Khairul Zal Azmi Zahinudden 3
2005 Liga FAM (Champions)  – QF  –  – N/A N/A
2005–06 LP 21 7 5 9 33 35 26 6th  – R2  –  – N/A N/A
2006–07 LP 20 4 8 8 23 31 20 8th  – R2 GS  – N/A N/A
2007–08 LP 24 16 5 3 59 30 53 3rd  – R1 GS  – Mohamed Moustapha N'diaye 27
2009 LS 26 14 2 10 49 36 44 6th  – RU RU  – Indra Putra Mahayuddin 14
2010 LS 26 17 8 1 50 14 59 2nd  – R2 W  – Norshahrul Idlan 11
2011 LS 26 17 5 4 52 21 56 1st W RU QF  – Norshahrul Idlan 18
2012 LS 26 18 6 2 53 18 60 1st RU W W QF Mohammed Ghaddar 9
2013 LS 22 10 6 6 32 20 36 4th RU W RU R16 Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi
Indra Putra Mahayuddin
Nor Farhan Muhammad
6
2014 LS 22 10 1 11 26 29 31 6th  – SF QF GS Francis Doe 5
2015 LS 22 8 4 10 34 38 28 9th  – RU GS  – Gilmar 6
2016 LS 22 7 8 7 37 33 29 4th  – R3 QF Blazhe Ilijoski 14
2017 LS  – R2  –
  1. ^ Draw were followed by penalty shootouts for an additional point.
Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated

Individual player awards[edit]

Golden Boot Winners[edit]

Season Player Goals
1990 Malaysia Mohd Hashim Mustapha 13
Thailand Boonphop Praphut
1992 Poland Dariusz Dudala 9
1993 Malaysia Mohd Hashim Mustapha 13
1994 Malaysia Mohd Hashim Mustapha 25
2000 Malaysia Anuar Abu Bakar 15
2007–08 Senegal Mohamed Moustapha N'diaye 27

* Only players who won the golden boot listed

League Top Goalscorers[edit]

Season Player Goals
2007–08 Senegal Mohamed Moustapha N'diaye 27
2009 Malaysia Indra Putra Mahayuddin 14
2010 Malaysia Norshahrul Idlan 11
2011 Malaysia Norshahrul Idlan 18
2012 Lebanon Mohammed Ghaddar 9
2013 Malaysia Indra Putra Mahayuddin 6
Malaysia Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi
Malaysia Nor Farhan Muhammad
2014 Liberia Francis Doe 5
Egypt Mohamed Shawky
2015 Malaysia Nor Farhan Muhammad 6
Brazil Gilmar
2016 Republic of Macedonia Blazhe Ilijoski 14

* Only goals scored during a league match counted

Club Top Goalscorers[edit]

Season Player Goals
2007–08 Senegal Mohamed Moustapha N'diaye 32
2009 Malaysia Indra Putra Mahayuddin 30
2010 Malaysia Norshahrul Idlan 14
2011 Malaysia Norshahrul Idlan 24
2012 Lebanon Mohammed Ghaddar 21
2013 Malaysia Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi 16
2014 Liberia Francis Doe 13
2015 Brazil Gilmar 11
2016 Republic of Macedonia Blazhe Ilijoski 16

* All goals scored by the player in any competitions counted

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

1st, gold medalist(s) Winners (2): 2011, 2012
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up : 2010
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners : 2000
1st, gold medalist(s) Winners (3): 1953*, 1954, 2005 (* shared)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up : 1963, 1971, 1972

Cups[edit]

1 Winners (2): 2010, 2012
1 Runners-up : 1955, 1970, 2009, 2013
1 Winners (2): 2012, 2013
1 Runners-up : 2009, 2011, 2015
1 Winners : 2011
1 Runners-up : 2012, 2013

Asian[edit]

  • AFC Cup: 3 appearances
    • 2012: Quarter-finals (lost 2–6 on aggregate to Arbil)
    • 2013: Round of 16 (lost 0–2 to Kitchee)
    • 2014: Group stage (4th position)

Treble[edit]

U21 Team[edit]

1 Winners (7): 1985, 1995, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
1 Runners-up : 1988, 2003, 2006–07

U19 Team[edit]

1 Winners (2): 2008, 2014
1 Runners-up : 2013

Record of Success[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 May 2017.[63][64]

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 Ramadhan Hamid
2 Malaysia DF Norhafiz Zamani Misbah
3 Malaysia DF S. Subramaniam
4 Malaysia MF Mohd Rozaimi Azwar
6 Malaysia DF Mohd Farisham Ismail
7 Malaysia DF Mohd Qayyum Marjoni Sabil
9 Lebanon FW Abou Bakr Al-Mel
10 Malaysia MF Nor Farhan Muhammad
11 Malaysia DF Hasmizan Kamarodin
12 The Gambia DF Mamadou Danso
13 Malaysia DF Abdul Aziz Ismail
14 Malaysia MF S. Thinagaran
15 Malaysia DF Mohd Daudsu Jamaluddin
16 Malaysia MF Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi (Captain)
No. Position Player
18 Malaysia MF Mohd Khairul Izuan Rosli
19 Malaysia GK Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (3rd-captain)
20 Malaysia FW Hattaphon Bun An
21 Senegal MF Morgaro Gomis
23 Malaysia FW Indra Putra Mahayuddin (Vice-captain)
24 Malaysia DF Zairul Fitree Ishak
25 Malaysia DF Mohamad Faris Shah Rosli
27 Malaysia DF Faizol Nazlin Sayuti
29 Brazil FW Alessandro Celin
30 Malaysia GK Mohd Shahrizan Ismail
32 Malaysia DF Muhammad Azwan Aripin
33 Malaysia GK Ahmad Syihan Hazmi
34 Malaysia FW Danial Ashraf Abdullah
37 Malaysia MF Fadhilah Mohd Pauzi

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
24 Malaysia MF Amir Zikri Pauzi (at Perlis Perlis FA until end of 2017 season)
26 Malaysia DF Mohd Nasharizam Abd Rashid (at Perlis Perlis FA until end of 2017 season)
27 Malaysia MF Mohd Syafiq Abd Rahman (at Perlis Perlis FA until end of 2017 season)
No. Position Player
55 Malaysia DF Nik Shahrul Azim Abdul Halim (at Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan FA until end of 2017 season)
17 Malaysia FW Fakhrul Zaman (at Kuala Lumpur MISC-MIFA until end of 2017 season)
8 Malaysia MF Shahrul Hakim (at Kuala Lumpur MISC-MIFA until end of 2017 season)

Development squad[edit]

Women squad[edit]

Former players[edit]

Transfers[edit]

For recent transfers, see 2017 Kelantan FA season#Transfers

Club officials[edit]

Board members[edit]

Managerial history[edit]

Manager by Years (1991–present)

Name Nationality Years Notes
Yusoff Ali Malaysia Malaysia 1991
Zulkifle Wan Yusoff Malaysia Malaysia 1994
Suhaidi Yusof Malaysia Malaysia 1998
Wan Hashim Wan Daud Malaysia Malaysia 1998 – 2002
Azman Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysia 2005
Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub Malaysia Malaysia 2006 – 2008
Peter James Butler England England 2009 First foreign manager
Azman Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysia 2009 – 13 November 2012[68]
Bojan Hodak Croatia Croatia 13 November 2013[69] – 16 February 2013 Second foreign manager
Azman Ibrahim Malaysia Malaysia 17 February 2013[70] – 14 November 2015[71]
K. Devan Malaysia Malaysia 5 December 2015 – 12 May 2016[72]
Velizar Popov Bulgaria Bulgaria 12 May 2016 – 12 July 2016 Third foreign manager
Wan Badri Wan Omar Malaysia Malaysia 12 July 2016 – 31 December 2016[73]
Rosmadi Ismail Malaysia Malaysia 1 January 2017 – present

Coaches[edit]

Coaches by Years (1986–present)

Name Nationality Years Honours
Yusoff Mohamed Malaysia Malaysia 1986
Hamid Ghani Malaysia Malaysia 1987
Milan Đuričić Croatia Croatia 1988
Majid Ariff Singapore Singapore 1989
Mahadi Yusof (caretaker) Malaysia Malaysia 1989
Mohamad Che Su Malaysia Malaysia September 1989 –
Milan Đuričić Croatia Croatia – June 1991
Mahadi Yusof (caretaker) Malaysia Malaysia June 1991 –
Horst Heese Germany Germany – June 1992[74]
Mahadi Yusof (caretaker) Malaysia Malaysia June 1992 –
M. Karathu Malaysia Malaysia 1993
Milouš Kvaček Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1994 – 1995
Kelly Tham Malaysia Malaysia 1996 – 1997
Kamaruddin Md Noor Malaysia Malaysia 1998
Mosthakeen Omar Malaysia Malaysia 1999
Abdul Rahim Ahmad Malaysia Malaysia 2000 2000 Division 2/Premier 2/Liga Premier
K. Rajagopal Malaysia Malaysia 1 January 2001  – 1 January 2003
Kamaruddin Pabli Malaysia Malaysia 2003 – 2004
Abdul Rahim Ahmad Malaysia Malaysia 2005 – 2006 2005 Liga FAM
Kamaruddin Mohamad Malaysia Malaysia 2007
Anizan Daud Malaysia Malaysia 2007
Norizan Bakar Malaysia Malaysia 30 October 2007[75] – 31 May 2008
Régis Laguesse France France 31 May 2008[76] – August 2008
Peter James Butler England England 28 September 2008 – 19 September 2009 2009 Piala FA Runner-up
B. Sathianathan Malaysia Malaysia 24 September 2009 – 25 January 2011 2009 Piala Malaysia Runner-up
2010 Piala Malaysia
M. Karathu Malaysia Malaysia 27 January 2011 – 18 October 2011 2011 Liga Super
2011 Piala Sumbangsih
Peter James Butler England England 15 November 2011 – 29 February 2012 2012 Piala Sumbangsih Runner-up
Bojan Hodak Croatia Croatia 29 February 2012 – 5 November 2013 2012 Liga Super
2012 Piala FA
2012 Piala Malaysia
2013 Piala FA
2013 Piala Malaysia Runner-up
2013 Piala Sumbangsih Runner-up
Steve Darby England England 15 November 2013 – 16 April 2014
George Boateng Netherlands Netherlands 25 April 2014 – 24 March 2015
Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah Malaysia Malaysia 24 Mar 2015 – 6 July 2015[77] 2015 Piala FA Runner-up
K. Devan Malaysia Malaysia 5 December 2015 – 12 May 2016
Velizar Popov Bulgaria Bulgaria 13 May 2016 – 23 October 2016[78]
Zahasmi Ismail Malaysia Malaysia 30 November 2016 –present[79]

Halls of Fame[edit]

100 Appearances Players[edit]

100 Appearances Players (2008–present)

* Senior club appearances counted for the domestic league only.

AFC clubs ranking[edit]

As of 1 April 2017.[80]
Current Rank Country Team
125 Lebanon Salam Zgharta
126 Singapore Warriors FC
127 Malaysia Kelantan FA
128 Malaysia Felda United F.C.
129 State of Palestine Ahli Al-Khaleel

Alliance Clubs[edit]

See also[edit]

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Achievements
Preceded by
Selangor
Liga Super Champions
2011 . 2012
Succeeded by
LionsXII
Preceded by
Terengganu
Piala FA Champions
2012 . 2013
Succeeded by
Pahang
Preceded by
Negeri Sembilan
Piala Malaysia Champions
2012
Succeeded by
Pahang
Preceded by
Selangor
Piala Sumbangsih Champions
2011
Succeeded by
Negeri Sembilan
Preceded by
Kedah
Treble Winners
2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent