Kuala Lumpur FA

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Kuala Lumpur FA
Kuala Lumpur FA Logo.png
Full nameKuala Lumpur Football Association
Persatuan Bola Sepak Kuala Lumpur
Nickname(s)The City Boys
The Hawks
Short nameKLFA
Founded1975; 44 years ago (1975) as Federal Territory Football Association
GroundKuala Lumpur Stadium
PresidentAdnan Md. Ikhsan
ManagerHamidi Abu Bakar
Head CoachChong Yee Fatt
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2018Malaysia Super League, 10th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Kuala Lumpur Football Association is a football association who supervising the football activities in the Federal Territory of Malaysia of Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Football Association was formed in 1975 to oversee footballing in Kuala Lumpur. The association was founded by K. Rasalingam and Goh Ah Chai as the Federal Territory Football Association in 1975 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.

Club licensing regulations[edit]

2018 Season[edit]

2019 Season[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 gymnasium, 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 Malaysia SkyHawk JL99 Group / Al-Bukhary Foundation / DBKL / Ekovest / MRCB
2017 Malaysia FAWZ JL99 Group / Al-Bukhary Foundation / DBKL / Ekovest / MRCB
2018 Malaysia SkyHawk JL99 Group / Al-Bukhary Foundation / DBKL / Ekovest / MRCB

|- | 2019 | Malaysia SkyHawk | [Kuala Lumpur City Hall|DBKL] |-




U21 team[edit]

U19 team[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


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: Khalid Samad
  • 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 Malaysia Kamaruddin Hassan
Head coach Malaysia Chong Yee Fatt
Assistant head coach Czech Republic Ivan Buvac
Goalkeeper coach Brazil Almeida Dui
Fitness coach South Korea Park Yoo Bong
Physiotherapist Malaysia Fadli Kamarulzaman
Malaysia Aimie Mohamed
Under-21 manager Malaysia Syed Yazid Syed Omar
Under-21 assistant manager Malaysia Muhammad Shahrir Mois
Under-21 head coach Czech Republic Stanislav Lykovsky
Under-21 assistant coach Australia Tim Bredbury
Under-21 goalkeeper coach Australia Tommy Maras
Under-21 physiotherapist Malaysia Faiz Mohktar
Under-19 manager Malaysia Afeeq Adnan
Under-19 assistant manager Malaysia Shariful Hisham
Under-19 head coach India Baichung Bhutia
Under-19 assistant coach Thailand Attapol Buspakom
Under-19 goalkeeper coach Malaysia Zaki Tumpang@Ma'arof
Under-19 fitness coach Malaysia Zulkarnain Ali
Under-19 physiotherapist Malaysia Rusell Banyang
Under-19 masseur Malaysia Hamzah Zakaria


Current squad[edit]

As of 22 February 2019

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 Faridzuean Kamaruddin
3 Malaysia DF Fitri Omar
4 Malaysia DF Zaiful Abdul Hakim
5 Malaysia MF Hardee Shamsuri
6 Malaysia MF Haziq Mu'iz Abdul
7 Japan MF Ryutaro Karube
8 Malaysia MF Zhafri Yahya
10 Brazil FW Guilherme de Paula
11 Malaysia FW Ashri Chuchu
12 Malaysia MF Azman Chuchu
13 Malaysia FW Afiq Razali
14 Malaysia FW Syafwan Syahlan
15 Malaysia DF Khair Jefri Jones
16 Philippines DF Luke Woodland
No. Position Player
17 Malaysia DF Irfan Zakaria
19 Malaysia DF Firdaus Faudzi
20 Malaysia GK Kamarul Effandi Rahim
21 Malaysia FW Naim Nazmi Zainudin
22 Malaysia FW Arif Anwar
23 Malaysia MF Indra Putra Mahayuddin (captain)
24 Malaysia DF Hisyamudin Sha'ari
25 Malaysia GK Sharbinee Allawee Ramli
26 Malaysia GK Ameerul Eqhwan Fauzi
27 Malaysia DF Hafiz Johar
28 Brazil MF Paulo Josué
29 Malaysia DF Alif Samsudin
30 Malaysia MF Amirul Ikmal Hafiz

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
Malaysia MF Khatul Anuar (at UKM until end of the season)

Development squad[edit]

U21 team[edit]

As of 23 June 2018[5]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Muhamad Aizuddin Ahmad Malaysia GK 1998
22 Jamalulail Hassan Malaysia GK 1998
26 Ameerul Eqhwan Mohd Fauzi Malaysia GK 3/10/97
30 Ku Muhd Firdaus Ku Zulkhairi Malaysia GK 14/8/98
2 Muhd Izzuddin Razali Malaysia LB / LWB / LM 21/8/97
4 Mohd Nor Ghazali Arban Malaysia CB 1998
5 Muhammad Yusri Yuhasmadi Malaysia CB 1998
6 Nabil Hakim Bokhari Malaysia LB / LWB 1999
7 Tan Yung Hong Malaysia CB 19/1/97
8 Meer Adam Shah Mahmood Shah Malaysia CB 22/8/97
14 Muhammad Nazrul Ezzrien Nasharuddin Malaysia LB / LWB 1998
18 Anwarul Iqmal Zaidi Malaysia RB / RWB 1999
25 Muhd Azhar Apandi Malaysia RB / RWB / RW / RM 16/5/99
Muhammad Haziq Azizi Jasini Malaysia CB 1997
Qamarul Ariffin Norhisham Malaysia RB / RWB 1999
Muhammad Shahril Hissham Malaysia CB / RB / LB 1997
9 Muhammad Shahwal Fitri Mat Rodzi Malaysia AM / CM 1998
10 Muhd Alif Aiman Mohd Rashid Malaysia RW / RM 1998
11 Muhammad Afzal Akbar Malaysia CM 20/1/98
15 Muhd Rizalul Azuwan Supandri Malaysia CM / AM 26/4/97
16 David a/l John Baptist Malaysia RW / RM 9/10/97
17 Thipanraj a/l Subramaniam Malaysia RW / RM 1/2/97
19 Arvind Vhignesh a/l A. Ganesh Malaysia LW / LM 1997
21 Muhd Talhah Rosli Malaysia CM / DM 14/1/98
24 Mohamad Luqman Abdullah Malaysia AM / CM 1999
27 Mohd Hafizi Mohd Shari Malaysia DM / CM 1998
29 Azman Chuchu Malaysia CM 4/12/97
13 Mazlan Mohamad Malaysia ST 11/1/98
20 Mohd Hafifi Mohd Salleh Malaysia ST 11/1/97
23 Hafizzulkurnain Hafizamuddin Malaysia ST 5/9/98
Mohd Afiq Che Osman Malaysia ST / RW 1997
Muhd Nazrul Hakim Azmi Malaysia ST 1997

U19 team[edit]

As of 24 June 2018[6]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Aieman Abdul Jalil Malaysia GK 1999
22 Muhamad Iqmal Syazuane Jummali Malaysia GK 1999
25 Hazrul Aiman Md Rasmadi Malaysia GK 1999
30 Muhammad Iqbal Abdullah Malaysia GK 2000
2 Che Ahmad Rabbani Che Mahmood Malaysia RB / RWB 1999
3 Ahmad Idham Ahmad Mazlan Malaysia LB / LWB 1999
4 Muhammad Arash Nin Mazlan Malaysia CB / RB / LB / DM 1999
5 Muhammad Yassin Maimathu Malaysia CB 2000
6 Mohd Fadhil Janudin Malaysia CB 13/6/99
12 Muhammad Syafiq Tony Rosdin Malaysia RB / RWB 1999
17 Muhammad Hafizuddin Bustaman Malaysia CB / CM 1999
29 Wan Muhd Izzat Wan Zaidi Malaysia CB 1999
7 Muhammad Faizal Hafiq Omar Malaysia LW / LM 1999
9 Mohd Izzuddin Mohd Roslan Malaysia AM / CM 1999
13 Muhd Hariez Yazid Malaysia CM 1999
14 Muhammad Aiman Naief Boskori Malaysia DM / CM 3/1/99
16 Furqan Azri Malaysia DM / CM 1999
18 Muhammad Afiq Azhad Ramdzan Malaysia RW / RM 1999
19 Muhammad Alif Haikal Adzrin Malaysia RW / LW 2000
21 Muhd Fikri Mohd Shah Malaysia LW / LM 2000
24 Mohd Faizz Abu Bakar Malaysia CM 1999
8 Muhammad Idham Azizan Malaysia ST 8/2/99
10 Royizzat Daud Malaysia ST 1999
11 Muhammad Hadi Mizei@Termizi Malaysia ST / CB 1999
15 Haily Azuan Azmi Malaysia ST 2000
20 Muhammad Azreen Abdul Rahim Malaysia ST 1999
23 Muhammad Amirul Nizam Mohd Azmi Malaysia ST 1999

Managerial history[edit]

Managers by years (1999–present)

Years Nat Name
1999–2004 Malaysia Hilmi Ismail
2005–2006 Malaysia Aiman Izzat Abdullah Al Qadri
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
2016–2017 Malaysia Hisamudin Yahaya
2018 Malaysia Kamaruddin Hassan


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 Cup
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 Cup
May 1998–June 2000 Malaysia Mat Zan Mat Aris 1999 Malaysia FA Cup
2000 Charity Shield Cup
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–September 2018 Brazil Fabio Maciel 2017 Malaysia Premier League Cup
December 2018-March 2019 Malaysia Yusri Che Lah


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)
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)
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 Syahrudin Abdul Rahman "Acok" (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)
Premier League 11th of 12 DNQ Rd 3 Kalle Sone (4)
Premier League 5th of 12 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 4) QF Anselmo Casagrande (9)
Premier League Champions of 12th Group Stage Rd 2 Guilherme (30)
Super League 10th of 12th Group Stage Quarter-finals Guilherme (27)
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]


  1. ^ Aussie Karlovic drops down division in Malaysia to sign with Kuala Lumpur; ESPN FC, 11 January 2016
  2. ^ Kuala Lumpur FA >> Historical squads; worldfootball.net, Retrieved 17 October 2017
  3. ^ Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium; VisitKL, Retrieved 12 October 2017
  4. ^ Football Association of Kuala Lumpur; Football Association of Malaysia, Retrieved 12 October 2017
  5. ^ "KL U21". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  6. ^ "KL U19". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 24 June 2018.

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