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) City Squad
City Boys
The Hawks
Founded 1974 as Federal Territory Football Association
Ground Selayang Stadium
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Adnan Md Ikhsan
Coach Ismail Zakaria
League Malaysia Premier League
2016 Malaysia Premier League, 5th
Website Club home page

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 Super League. KL were relegated to the second-tier Premier League in 2012 and the following year, in 2013, Kuala Lumpur were relegated to the third-tier FAM League for the first time in its history.


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 F.A. Selangor. Led by former F.A. 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.

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 FA Cup three times in 1993, 1994 and 1999, which remains Kuala Lumpur's last major trophy. Relegation from the then-Premier 1 followed in 2002 and it took seven years before KL returned to the top-flight, finishing fourth in the 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.

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.

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.


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



Title Winners Runners-up
Malaysia Cup (3x) 1987, 1988, 1989 1985
Division 1/ Premier 1/ Super League (2x) 1986, 1988 1982, 1987, 1989
Division 2/ Premier 2/ Premier League
FAM League 2014
Malaysian FA Cup (3x) 1993, 1994, 1999 1992
Malaysia Charity Shield (3x) 1988, 1995, 2000 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994


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]

Kuala Lumpur FA

  • Patron: Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
  • President: Adnan Md Ikshan
  • 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 Mohd Hisamudin Yahaya
Assistant Manager Faiz Izzat
Head Coach Ismail Zakaria
Assistant Coach Rusdi Suparman
GK Coach Mohd Affendy Kamsah
Fitness Coach Mohd Faizal Mohd So'od
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 Mohd Suhaimi Ismail
U21 Assistant Coach 1 Kamal Daut
U21 Assistant Coach 2 Shahril Arsat
U21 GK Coach Nor Harizan Abdullah
U21 Fitness Coach Ahmad Nizam Ariffin
U21 Physio Muhd Ikhwan Abdul Rohim
U19 Manager Mohd Razlan Muhammad Rafii
U19 Assistant Manager Muhamad Afeeq Adnan
U19 Head Coach Zolkipli Samion
U19 Assistant Coach Shariful Hisham Ibrahim
U19 GK Coach Mohd Zaki Tumpang@Ma'arof
U19 Fitness Coach Mohd Hanafiah Abdul Rahman
U19 Physio Muhammad Faiz Mokhtar

Current squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Muhd Syamim Ramli Malaysia GK 5/5/93
22 Badrulzaman Abdul Halim Malaysia GK 2/4/78
24 Mohd Soffuan Tawil Malaysia GK 27/9/88
25 Norhadi Ubaidillah Malaysia GK 24/10/87
2 Muhd Nurikhwan Mohd Ismail Malaysia LB,LWB, LM, LW 7/10/96
3 Nik Zul Aziz Nawawi Malaysia LB,RB,RWB,LWB 7/4/87
4 Léo Carioca Brazil CB,LB 6/1/86
5 Mohd Fadhil Mohd Hashim Malaysia CB,LB 2/7/83
6 Naufal Naim Tony Rosdin Malaysia RB,RWB,RM 21/10/92
14 Zaiful Abdul Hakim Malaysia LB,LWB 1/3/94
19 Ahmad Azlan Zainal Malaysia CB,DMC 16/4/86
21 Mohd Helmi Remeli Malaysia CB, RB,LB,DMC 24/3/85
27 Muhd Hafiz Mohd Johar Malaysia RB,LB 14/9/94
51 Muhd Nazri Ahmad Malaysia RB,CB 17/3/90
7 Fahrul Razi Kamaruddin Malaysia RM.RW, MC,AMC 12/4/86
8 Abdul Halim Zainal Malaysia CM 29/7/88
10 Muhd Hardee Shamsuri Malaysia CM, AM 4/6/94
11 Isma Alif Mohd Salim Malaysia LM, LW 22/2/87
13 Mohd Rosdi Zakaria Malaysia CM,AMC 21/3/87
15 Modibo Konte Mali CM,DM 13/4/94
18 Mohd Rasyid Aya Malaysia RM, RW 4/6/90
20 Zhafri Yahya Malaysia CM,DM 25/9/94
23 Na'im Nazmi Zainuddin Malaysia LM, LW 19/11/93
28 Muhd Irfan Zakaria Malaysia MC 4/6/95
53 Jonathan Cantillana State of Palestine AM, MC 26/5/92
9 A. Thamil Arasu Malaysia ST 4/7/91
17 Muhd Arif Mohd Anwar Malaysia ST 14/3/95
54 Diego Inostroza Chile ST 25/4/92
52 Ibrahim Syaihul Malaysia ST 25/1/94

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For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2016 and List of Malaysian football transfers summer 2016

President's Cup Team[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Amirul Shafiq Mohd Shamsuri Malaysia GK 25/4/98
22 Jamalulail Hassan Malaysia GK 1998
25 Khatul Anuar Jalil Malaysia GK 2/4/97
2 Mohd Azeedy Misra Malaysia CB 1996
3 Zulhilmi Haikal Zamrisham Malaysia LB/LWB 26/4/98
4 Muhammad Naim Fadil Malaysia CB,DMC 27/2/98
6 Muhd Shazwan Hazim Mohd Sohaimie Malaysia CB 9/6/98
12 Azanuar Amat Rohani Malaysia LB/LWB 1996
18 Sugunthan a/l Maniam Malaysia RB/RWB 9/1/95
20 Muhd Azhiim Kamarudin Malaysia CB 26/11/97
21 Muhd Hazim Mohd Azmi Malaysia CB 1995
24 Lee Yong Cheng Malaysia RB/RWB 9/6/95
26 Tan Yung Hong Malaysia CB 19/1/97
29 Mohd Ramadhan Jalil Malaysia LB/LWB 14/4/98
7 Vasuthevan a/l Chandran Malaysia RW/RM 7/5/96
8 Muhd Zulhilmi Mohd Azizan Malaysia CM 25/7/95
9 Muhammad Shahwal Fitri Mat Rodzi Malaysia AM/CM 1998
11 Jevendran a/l Shanmuganathan Malaysia LW/LM 1996
13 Zaim Al-Hakim Bakri Malaysia LW/LM 1996
16 Muhammad Adam Mohd Rais Malaysia CM,AMC 6/11/98
19 Mohd Syawalludin Fikri Samsul Malaysia CM 29/2/96
23 Muhd Talhah Rosli Malaysia CM/DM 1998
27 Abdul Halim Aiman Azhar Malaysia CM/AM 1998
28 Pavithran a/l Pandian Malaysia AM/CM 24/9/95
30 Thipanraj a/l Subramaniam Malaysia RW/RM 1/2/97
10 Muhd Aidil Adha Masri Malaysia ST 25/4/96
14 Azmirul Izzat Ahmad Fadzil Malaysia ST 17/3/96
15 Muhammad Ezzat Ramli Malaysia ST 1997
17 Muhd Salihin Jamil Malaysia ST 22/5/96
27 Mohd Syafiq Rizuan Malaysia ST 1997



No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Amir Azmi Malaysia GK 9/1/98
18 Muhammad Asymawi Ramli Malaysia GK 22/05/1998
22 Aiman Arif Abdul Ghani Malaysia GK 1998
25 Muhammad Zahrizat Mohd Noor Malaysia GK 1999
2 Muhd Amirun Zakwan Roslisham Malaysia CB/RB/LB/DM 17/2/97
3 Muhd Haziq Iskandar Khalid Malaysia RB/RWB 20/1/97
4 Nik Shakir Zufayri Nik Min Malaysia CB 1998
15 Muhammad Firdaus Rosman Malaysia CB 1999
16 Ahmad Afzal Abdul Rahman Malaysia CB 1997
24 Aiman Harith Faruk Malaysia LB/LWB 2/1/97
26 Muhd Hafizi Salleh Malaysia LB/LWB 17/2/98
30 Muhd Nazhan Mohd Nazri Malaysia RB/RWB 1997
7 Muhd Alif Aiman Mohd Rashid Malaysia RW/RM 1998
8 Mohd Rusyaidi Mohd Rodzi Malaysia CM 1998
10 Muhamad Akmal Ahmad Nasir Malaysia LW/LM 1998
11 Muhammad Afzal Akbar Malaysia CM 20/1/98
13 Ariff Ar-Rasyid Ariffin Malaysia CM/DM 28/12/98
14 Mohammad Hazman Tamin Malaysia CM/AM 1998
17 Muhammad Hafizuddin Bustaman Malaysia CM 1999
19 Shahrul Nizam Helmi Malaysia RM/RW 1998
20 Mohd Jaylanie Kamaruddin Malaysia LW/LM 31/1/97
23 Aidiel Nur Iman Nekmat Malaysia CM 6/4/98
28 Mohd Ruzaini Rusli Malaysia DM/CM 1998
27 Mohammad Hazwan Tamin Malaysia AM/RW/LW 1998
29 Mohd Nor Ghazali Arbar Malaysia CM,DM 30/11/98
6 Mohd Fadhil Janudin Malaysia ST 13/6/99
9 Muhammad Na'im Abdul Razak Malaysia ST 20/12/98
12 Raaj Baarathy a/l Periasamy Malaysia ST 12/3/98
21 Mohd Hafifi Mohd Salleh Malaysia ST 11/1/97
31 Muhammad Hafidz Ahmad Kamarudin Malaysia ST 1998



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


Year Coach Achievement
1979–1981 MalaysiaYunus Tasman
1982–1984 MalaysiaS. Subramaniam
1985–1986 Czech RepublicJosef Venglos 1986 League Championship
1987–1989 MalaysiaChow Kwai Lam 1987 Malaysia Cup
1988 Malaysia Cup
1989 Malaysia Cup
1988 League Championship
1988 Charity Shield
1989 ASEAN Club Championship
1990 Czech RepublicJozef Jankech
1991 Czech RepublicMilous Kvacek
1992 MalaysiaChow Kwai Lam
1993 MalaysiaS. Subramaniam 1993 FA Cup
1994 EnglandKen Shellito 1994 FA Cup
1995 – May 1998 MalaysiaChow Kwai Lam 1995 Charity Shield
May 1998 – June 2000 MalaysiaMat Zan Mat Aris 1999 FA Cup
2000 Charity Shield
June 2000 – Dec 2000 MalaysiaLim Kim Lian
2001–2002 IraqWathiq Naji & MalaysiaLim Kim Lian
2003 SlovakiaIgor Novak
2004–2007 MalaysiaMat Zan Mat Aris
Jan 2008 GermanyHans Jurgen Gede
Apr 2008–2012 MalaysiaRazip Ismail
2013 SlovakiaStanislav Leiskovsky
2014 MalaysiaTang Siew Seng
Jan 2015 PortugalRicardo Formosinho
April 2015 Malaysia Tang Siew Seng
Dec 2015– Malaysia Ismail Zakaria


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 Premier League 11th of 16 DNQ Winner Runner-up ACWC – QF Shahrin Abdul Majid (16)
1995 Premier League 11th of 15 DNQ Rd 1 Group E (3rd of 4) Winner Liew Kim Tu (8)
1996 Premier League 14th of 15 DNQ Rd 1 Chow Siew Yai (4)
Steven Paul Stott (4)
1997 Premier League 9th of 15 QF Group A (4th of 5) QF Liew Kim Tu (15)
1998 Premier 1 8th of 12 QF Group A (4th of 5) SF Meor Nor Syamsul Kamal Meor Azizi (10)
1999 Premier 1 5th of 10 QF Group B (5th of 6) Winner Mohd Farid Dewan (9)
2000 Premier 1 8th of 12 QF Group B (3rd of 4) SF Winner Mohd Farid Dewan (5)
Premier 1 10th of 12 QF Group A (4th of 4) Rd 2 Liew Kim Tu (13)
2002 Premier 1 13th of 14 DNQ Rd 2 Roslisham Mohd Nor (6)
2003 Premier 2 5th of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Emerson Mariano Panigutti (12)
2004 Premier League Group B 3rd of 13 Rd 1 Group C (4th of 4) Rd 2 Marcelo Padilha da Rocha (30)
2005 Premier League Group A 4th of 8 Rd 1 Group C (4th of 4) SF Safee Sali (11)
2006 Premier League Group B 5th of 8 DNQ Rd 1 Carlos Augusto Quinonez (7)
2007 Premier League 7th of 11 Rd 1 Group A (3rd of 6) Rd 1 Kevin Lamey (12)
2008 Premier League 12th of 13 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 6) Rd 2 Cofie Bekoe (6)
Impraim Godfred Attah (6)
2009 Premier League 4th of 13 Rd 1 Group C (3rd of 4) Rd 2 Abdul Hadi Yahya (14)
Super League 9th of 14 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 4) Rd 2 Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)
Super League 12th of 14 Rd 1 Group D (3rd of 4) QF Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)
Super League 14th of 14 DNQ Rd 2 Afiq Azmi (5)
2013 Premier League 11th of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Khairul Anuar Shafie (5)
2014 FAM League 2nd of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Romdhizat Jamian (6)
2015 Premier League 11th of 12 DNQ Rd 3 Kalle Sone (4)
2016 Premier League Rd 1 Group B (4th of 4) QF
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]

Football structures[edit]

League system[edit]


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  2. ^ "Kuala Lumpur 2015". stadium astro. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
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  4. ^ "KL U21". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "KL U19". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 

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