Kuala Lumpur FA

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Kuala Lumpur FA
Kuala Lumpur FA Logo.png
Full name Kuala Lumpur Football Association
Persatuan Bola Sepak Kuala Lumpur
Nickname(s) The City Boys
City Squad
The Hawks
Short name KLFA
Founded 1974; 43 years ago (1974) as Federal Territory Football Association
Ground Selayang Stadium
Ground Capacity 16,000
President Adnan Md Ikhsan
Manager Mohd Hisamudin Yahaya
Head Coach Fábio Magrão
League Liga Premier
2017 Liga Premier, 1st (champions)
Current season

Kuala Lumpur Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Kuala Lumpur), are a football association who supervising the football activities in the Federal Territory of Malaysia of Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Football Association was formed in 1974 to oversee footballing in Kuala Lumpur. The association was founded by K. Rasalingam and Goh Ah Chai as the Federal Territory Football Association in 1974 and entered Malaysian football competitions in 1979 before being renamed Kuala Lumpur Football Association in 1986.

Kuala Lumpur had its most successful period in the late 1980s after being crowned the league champions twice in 1986 and 1988. They also won the Malaysia Cup for three consecutive years in 1987, 1988 and 1989. The team enjoyed considerable success in cup competitions in the 1990s, winning the Malaysian FA Cup in 1993, 1994 and 1999. Kuala Lumpur won the Malaysian Charity Shield, also known as the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Cup on three occasions, in 1988, 1995 and 2000.

Following its founding, a fierce rivalry developed between Kuala Lumpur and Selangor mainly due to their geographical location. The battle between these two teams is often referred to as the Klang Valley Derby which was renewed in the 2010 season after KL ended a seven-year spell in the second-tier with promotion to the Malaysia Super League. KL were relegated to the second-tier Malaysia Premier League in 2012 and the following year, in 2013, Kuala Lumpur were relegated to the third-tier Malaysia FAM League for the first time in its history.

History[edit]

Kuala Lumpur Football Association may be the youngest state association having been formed in 1975, but their achievements during the short period makes them veterans in the game. Formed as Federal Territory Football Association (FTFA), the association was actually a breakaway group from the FA Selangor. Led by former FA of Selangor secretary K. Rasalingam together with other members Goh Ah Chai, Hamzah Muhammad, M.J. Vincent, Shariff Mustafa, Jeswant Singh and Manickarajah, they saw the need for another association in the Klang Valley due to the growing numbers of clubs.[1]

FTFA was officially formed in 1975 with Hamzah Abu Samah elected as their first president. Hamzah went on to become the F.A. of Malaysia president in 1977 and FTFA deputy president Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen took over at the helm. It was that year too that FTFA organised their first league with 30 clubs. Then it was just one division with the clubs being divided into the Dunhill League, Bandaraya (City) League, First Division, Second Division, Third Division, Reserve League and Government Departments and Business House League.

The following year FTFA was first represented at the national level when they competed in the Razak Cup (Under-18). It was in 1979, that the Federal Territory made their debut in the Malaysia Cup. They then started off as whipping boys but by 1982 were already making waves to be among the top teams in the league although they failed to win any titles. In 1984, Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen stepped down as president and the Lord Mayor, Elyas Omar was elected the third president of the association.

The election of Elyas was about the best thing that happened to FTFA due to his dedication to the association. Elyas played a major role in raising the standard of football in Kuala Lumpur by introducing professionalism when he recruited players from other states and Singapore. He made available better training and playing facilities. In 1985, Federal Territory reached their first Malaysia Cup final after only competing in the tournament for seven seasons while other states, who have been in the competition since it was inaugurated in 1921, are still trying to reach the final. FTFA officially changed its name to Kuala Lumpur Football Association (KLFA) in 1987 to better identify itself with the city. Kuala Lumpur joined the ranks of the heavyweights in the Malaysian soccer competition which saw them win the Charity Shield once (1987) in the four appearances, the League twice and the Malaysia Cup three years in a row (1987–1989). Kuala Lumpur also supplied a good number of players for the national team over the years.

Leadership in the KLFA kept changing hands after Elyas bin Omar stepped down with Megat Junid Megat Ayub taking over. In the 2014 Congress, Astaman Abdul Aziz stepped down and Federal Territories Ministry secretary general Adnan Md Ikhsan was elected the president while Astaman and Izudin Ishak are the deputy presidents. Kuala Lumpur are also known internationally having hosted the Inter-City Tournament for several years. Among the participating countries were Czechoslovakia, England, Austria, Australia, Germany, Turkey and Indonesia. To improve football quality, exposure programmes to countries like Czechoslovakia were often organised.

The post-Elyas years saw lean pickings for Kuala Lumpur although they did win the Malaysia FA Cup three times in 1993, 1994 and 1999, which remains Kuala Lumpur's last major trophy. Relegation from the then-Perdana 1 followed in 2002 and it took seven years before KL returned to the top-flight, finishing fourth in the Malaysia Premier League in 2009.

At present about 70 clubs are affiliated members of KLFA and are currently competing in the KL League and FA Cup (knock out). These clubs are divided into three divisions namely the Premier, Division 1, and Division 2.[2]

KLFA Academy Football Centre[edit]

KLFA Academy Football Centre is the training ground and Academy base of Malaysian football association, Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the township of Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, the site covers 3.28 hectares. It is also houses the main headquarters for the Kuala Lumpur Football Association. The facility is founded by the Kuala Lumpur Football Association to serve as the team's main training ground and also serves as an academy for the Kuala Lumpur football teams. The facility also serves as a meeting point and has a futsal court, a gymnassium, a cafeteria and dormitories for the youth players. The RM5.4 million academy opened in March 2012.[3]

KLFA Academy Football Centre, a premier football facility is located in Desa Melawati. With top class facilities, KLFA Academy Football Centre are one of the best football facility in Kuala Lumpur. KLFA Academy Football Centre facilities are:-

  • Full-size football field
  • FIFA-standard Futsal court
  • Cafe
  • Gym
  • Retail outlets
  • Changing room.

Kits and sponsors[edit]

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1988–1995 Italy Lotto Dunhill
1996–1998 United States Nike
1999 United Kingdom Admiral
2000 Malaysia Ascot
2001 United States New Balance
2002–2003 Malaysia Cheetah
2004–2005 Malaysia Eutag Celcom
2006 Italy Lotto TM Net
2007 Malaysia Line 7 Line 7
2008 Malaysia Eutag Celcom
2009 Malaysia Sportzone Streamyx
2010–2011 South Korea Kika KL Ancom
2012–2014 Italy Kronos Kronos
2015 Thailand Warrix / Italy Kappa DBKL
2016–Present Malaysia SkyHawk JL99 Group / Al-Bukhary Foundation / DBKL / Ekovest / MRCB

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

League[edit]

U21 team[edit]

U19 team[edit]

Cups[edit]

  • Charity Cup
    • Winners (3): 1988, 1995, 2000
      • Runner-up (4): 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994
  • Malaysia Cup
    • Winners (3): 1987, 1988, 1989
      • Runner-up (1): 1985
  • FA Cup
    • Winners (3): 1993, 1994, 1999
      • Runner-up (1): 1992

Regional[edit]

1987: Semifinals group stage (2nd in Group B on goal difference to Yomiuri of Japan)
1989: Semifinals group stage (2nd in Group A to Nissan of Japan)
1994: Quarterfinals (lost to Telephone Organisation of Thailand 3–5 on aggregate after extra-time in the second leg)

Club officials[edit]

  • Patron: Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
  • President: Adnan Md Ikshan[4]
  • Deputy president: Astaman Abdul Aziz
  • Vice-presidents: Mohamad Sidek Khalid, Johari Abdul Ghani, Theng Book, Nordin Abdul Ghani
  • General secretary: Nokman Mustaffa

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Yahaya
Head Coach Brazil Fábio Magrão
Assistant Coach Malaysia Rusdi Suparman
Coach Hamizar Hamzah
GK Coach Mohd Hamsani Ahmad
Fitness Coach Mohammad Fazrul Jafar
Physiotherapist Mohd Fadli Kamarulzaman
Physiotherapist Aimie Mohamed
Head Scout Abdul Ghani Malik
U21 Manager Kamaruddin Hassan
U21 Assistant Manager Muhammad Shahrir Mois
U21 Head Coach Khalid Shahdan
U21 Assistant Coach 1 Azlan Ahmad
U21 GK Coach Nor Harizan Abdullah
U21 Physio Muhammad Faiz Mokhtar
U19 Manager Muhamad Afeeq Adnan
U19 Assistant Manager Albert Chung
U19 Head Coach Mohd Suhaimi Ismail
U19 Assistant Coach Shariful Hisham Ibrahim
U19 Coach Shahril Arsat
U19 GK Coach Mohd Zaki Tumpang@Ma'arof
U19 Fitness Coach Mohd Hanafiah Abdul Rahman
U19 Physio Rusell Morris Banyang
U19 Masseur Hamzah Zakaria

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 August 2017[5]

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 Kamarul Effandi
3 Malaysia DF Naufal Naim
4 Malaysia DF Zaiful Abdul Hakim
5 Malaysia MF Hardee Shamsuri
6 Malaysia FW Ibrahim Syaihul
7 Argentina MF Nicolas Dul
9 Malaysia FW Arif Anwar
10 Brazil FW Guilherme
11 Malaysia MF Ashri Chuchu
12 Uzbekistan DF Boburjon Akbarov
13 Malaysia MF Syazmin Firdaus
17 Malaysia MF Irfan Zakaria
18 Malaysia GK Solehin Mamat
No. Position Player
19 Malaysia FW Abdul Manaf Mamat
20 Malaysia MF Zhafri Yahya
21 Malaysia DF Helmi Remeli (Captain)
22 Malaysia GK Remezey Che Ros
23 Malaysia MF Na'im Nazmi
24 Malaysia DF Hisyamudin Sha'ari (Vice-captain)
25 Malaysia DF Azmeer Yusof
26 Malaysia DF Hazwan Abdul Rahman
27 Malaysia DF Hafiz Johar
28 Brazil MF Paulo Josue
30 Malaysia DF Farid Ramli (on loan from FELDA United)[6][7]
31 Malaysia GK Khatul Anuar
Malaysia MF Tam Sheang Tsung (on loan from Melaka United)[8]

For recent transfers, see 2017 Kuala Lumpur FA season.

Other players under contract[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Malaysia FW Syafwan Syahlan [9]

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
15 Mali MF Modibo Konté (on loan to Perlis until end of 2017 season)[10]

Development squad[edit]

U21 team[edit]

As of 23 February 2017[11]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Ku Muhd Firdaus Ku Zulkhairi Malaysia GK 14/8/98
25 Khatul Anuar Jalil Malaysia GK 2/4/97
26 Ameerul Eqhwan Mohd Fauzi Malaysia GK 3/10/97
Defenders
2 Noor Azmierul Hakimi Mohd Noor Malaysia RB / RWB 3/2/99
4 Muhammad Haziq Azizi Jasini Malaysia CB 1997
5 Muhamad Akmal Abdullah Malaysia CB 25/1/96
6 Nabil Hakim Bokhari Malaysia LB / LWB 1999
7 Tan Yung Hong Malaysia CB 19/1/97
12 Muhd Haziq Iskandar Khalid Malaysia RB / RWB 20/1/97
13 Meer Adam Shah Mahmood Shah Malaysia CB 22/8/97
16 Muhd Izzuddin Razali Malaysia LB / LWB / LM 21/8/97
24 Aiman Harith Faruk Malaysia CB / LB 2/1/97
Midfielders
8 Daniel Ong Ern Min Malaysia CM / DM 3/7/96
9 Amirul Ikmal Hafiz Malaysia CM / RB / DM 17/1/96
10 Afiq Ahmad Razali Malaysia AM / CM 24/11/96
15 Mohd Adib Abu Bakar Malaysia LW / LM 7/2/96
17 Thipanraj a/l Subramaniam Malaysia RW / RM 1/2/97
19 Mohd Amirul Syafieq Muhd Isa Sham Malaysia LW / LM 10/1/96
21 Muhd Talhah Rosli Malaysia CM / DM 14/1/98
28 Muhd Azhar Apandi Malaysia RW / RM 16/5/99
Forwards
11 Faiz Hanif Adenan Malaysia ST 14/4/96
14 Mohd Syafiq Rizuan Malaysia ST 1997
20 Zarul Aidiel Abdul Aziz Malaysia ST / RW 20/9/98
23 Mohd Hafifi Mohd Salleh Malaysia ST 11/1/97
27 Muhd Hakimi Husin Malaysia ST 4/1/96

U19 team[edit]

As of 25 February 2017[12]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Amir Azmi Malaysia GK 9/1/98
22 Jamalulail Hassan Malaysia GK 1998
25 Aiman Arif Abdul Ghani Malaysia GK 1998
Defenders
2 Muhammad Arash Nin Mazlan Malaysia CB / RB / LB / DM 1999
3 Qamarul Ariffin Norhisham Malaysia RB / RWB 1999
4 Mohd Fadhil Janudin Malaysia CB 13/6/99
5 Muhammad Haziq Izzudin Mohd Nordin Malaysia CB 1998
12 Muhammad Syafiq Tony Rosdin Malaysia RB / RWB 1999
14 Muhammad Nazrul Ezzrien Nasharuddin Malaysia LB / LWB 1998
17 Muhammad Hafizuddin Bustaman Malaysia CB / CM 1999
21 Muhammad Firdaus Rosman Malaysia CB 1999
26 Muhammad Nor Fikri Norizan Malaysia LB / LWB 6/11/99
Midfielders
7 Muhd Alif Aiman Mohd Rashid Malaysia RW / RM 1998
8 Mohd Rusyaidi Mohd Rodzi Malaysia CM 1998
9 Muhammad Shahwal Fitri Mat Rodzi Malaysia AM / CM 1998
11 Muhammad Afzal Akbar Malaysia CM 20/1/98
13 Mohd Izzuddin Mohd Roslan Malaysia AM / CM 1999
15 Muhammad Faizal Hafiq Omar Malaysia LW / LM 1999
16 Furqan Azri Malaysia DM / CM 1999
18 Muhammad Afiq Azhad Ramdzan Malaysia RM / RW 1999
20 Darwinrajoo a/l Krisnamoorthy Malaysia RM / RW / LM / LW 1998
27 Mohammad Amierul Akin Ismail Malaysia LW / LM 9/7/99
28 Mohd Ruzaini Rusli Malaysia AM / CM 1998
Forwards
6 Muhammad Hadi Mizei@Termizi Malaysia ST / CB 1999
10 Mohamad Izzat Iqmar Mohd Zaidi Malaysia ST / LW 1998
19 Royizzat Daud Malaysia ST 1999
23 Muhammad Amirul Nizam Mohd Azmi Malaysia ST 1999
24 Muhammad Idham Azizan Malaysia ST 8/2/99

Managerial history[edit]

Managers by years (1999–present)

Years Nat Name
1999–2004 Malaysia Hilmi Ismail
2005–2006 Malaysia Mat Zan Mat Aris
2007–2008 Malaysia Izudin Ishak
2009–2011 Malaysia Nokman Mustaffa
2012 Malaysia Rusli Baba
2013 Malaysia George Frederick
2014 Malaysia Kamaruddin Hassan
2015 Malaysia Izudin Ishak / Mohd Hisamudin Yahaya
2016–Present Malaysia Mohd Hisamudin Yahaya

Coaches[edit]

Coaches by Years (1979–present)

Years Nat Name Achievement
1979–1981 Malaysia Yunus Tasman
1982–1984 Malaysia S. Subramaniam
1985–1986 Czech Republic Josef Venglos 1986 League Championship
1987–1989 Malaysia Chow Kwai Lam 1987 Malaysia Cup
1988 Malaysia Cup
1989 Malaysia Cup
1988 League Championship
1988 Charity Shield
1989 ASEAN Club Championship
1990 Czech Republic Jozef Jankech
1991 Czech Republic Milous Kvacek
1992 Malaysia Chow Kwai Lam
1993 Malaysia S. Subramaniam 1993 Malaysia FA Cup
1994 England Ken Shellito 1994 Malaysia FA Cup
1995–May 1998 Malaysia Chow Kwai Lam 1995 Charity Shield
May 1998–June 2000 Malaysia Mat Zan Mat Aris 1999 Malaysia FA Cup
2000 Charity Shield
June 2000–December 2000 Malaysia Lim Kim Lian
2001–2002 Iraq Wathiq Naji
2001–2002 Malaysia Lim Kim Lian
2003 Slovakia Igor Novak
2004–2007 Malaysia Mat Zan Mat Aris
January 2008 Germany Hans Jurgen Gede
April 2008–2012 Malaysia Razip Ismail
2013 Slovakia Stanislav Leiskovsky
2014 Malaysia Tang Siew Seng
January 2015 Portugal Ricardo Formosinho
April 2015 Malaysia Tang Siew Seng
December 2015–November 2016 Malaysia Ismail Zakaria
December 2016–March 2017 Brazil Wanderley Junior
March 2017–Present Brazil Fábio Magrão 2017 Malaysia Premier League

Seasons[edit]

Season Division Position Malaysia Cup Malaysian FA Cup Malaysian Charity Shield Regional Top Scorer (All Competitions)
1979 Preliminary 16th of 17 DNQ N/A
1980 Preliminary 17th of 17 DNQ Syed Harun (3)
1981 Preliminary 10th of 17 DNQ Syed Harun (7)
1982 League Cup 2nd of 16 QF N/A
1983 League Cup 8th of 16 QF N/A
1984 League Cup 4th of 16 QF
1985 League Cup 5th of 16 Runner-up Saidin Osman (11)
1986 League Cup Champions of 16 QF Fandi Ahmad (14)
1987 League Cup 2nd of 17 Winner Runner-up ACC – SF Group B (2nd of 4) N/A
1988 League Cup Champions of 17 Winner Winner Fandi Ahmad (21)
1989 Division 1 2nd of 9 Winner Runner-up ACC – SF Group A (2nd of 3) K. Kannan (20)
1990 Division 1 4th of 10 QF Group A (3rd of 4) Rd 1 Runner-up Fandi Ahmad (8)
K. Kannan (8)
1991 Division 1 4th of 10 SF SF Miladin Kuc (10)
1992 Division 1 5th of 10 SF Runner-up Azman Adnan (22)
1993 Division 1 9th of 10 DNQ Winner T. Gopinath Naidu (14)
1994 Liga Perdana 11th of 16 DNQ Winner Runner-up ACWC – QF Shahrin Abdul Majid (16)
1995 Liga Perdana 11th of 15 DNQ Rd 1 Group E (3rd of 4) Winner Liew Kim Tu (8)
1996 Liga Perdana 14th of 15 DNQ Rd 1 Chow Siew Yai (4)
Steven Paul Stott (4)
1997 Liga Perdana 9th of 15 QF Group A (4th of 5) QF Liew Kim Tu (15)
1998 Perdana 1 8th of 12 QF Group A (4th of 5) SF Meor Nor Syamsul Kamal Meor Azizi (10)
1999 Perdana 1 5th of 10 QF Group B (5th of 6) Winner Mohd Farid Dewan (9)
2000 Perdana 1 8th of 12 QF Group B (3rd of 4) SF Winner Mohd Farid Dewan (5)
2001
Details
Perdana 1 10th of 12 QF Group A (4th of 4) Rd 2 Liew Kim Tu (13)
2002 Perdana 1 13th of 14 DNQ Rd 2 Roslisham Mohd Nor (6)
2003 Perdana 2 5th of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Emerson Mariano Panigutti (12)
2004 Liga Premier Group B 3rd of 13 Rd 1 Group C (4th of 4) Rd 2 Marcelo Padilha da Rocha (30)
2005 Liga Premier Group A 4th of 8 Rd 1 Group C (4th of 4) SF Safee Sali (11)
2006 Liga Premier Group B 5th of 8 DNQ Rd 1 Carlos Augusto Quinonez (7)
2007 Liga Premier 7th of 11 Rd 1 Group A (3rd of 6) Rd 1 Kevin Lamey (12)
2008 Liga Premier 12th of 13 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 6) Rd 2 Cofie Bekoe (6)
Impraim Godfred Attah (6)
2009 Liga Premier 4th of 13 Rd 1 Group C (3rd of 4) Rd 2 Abdul Hadi Yahya (14)
2010
Details
Super League 9th of 14 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 4) Rd 2 Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)
2011
Details
Super League 12th of 14 Rd 1 Group D (3rd of 4) QF Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)
2012
Details
Super League 14th of 14 DNQ Rd 2 Afiq Azmi (5)
2013 Liga Premier 11th of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Khairul Anuar Shafie (5)
2014 FAM League 2nd of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Romdhizat Jamian (6)
2015 Liga Premier 11th of 12 DNQ Rd 3 Kalle Sone (4)
2016 Liga Premier 5th of 12 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 4) QF Anselmo Casagrande (9)
2017 Liga Premier Champions of 12th Group Stage Rd 2 Guilherme (30)
DNQ=Did not qualify N/A=Not Available
Note: A single round-robin league system was instituted in 1979 following the entry of Brunei FA, Kuala Lumpur FA, Sabah FA and Sarawak FA into mainstream Malaysian football. For three years until 1981, the league remained no more than a preliminary round for the knock-out stages of the Malaysia Cup. In 1982, a League Cup was introduced to differentiate the league winners from the Malaysia Cup champions.

Football League managed by the Association[edit]

References[edit]

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