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Melaka United
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Full name Melaka United Football Club[1]
Nickname(s) Hang Tuah[1]
Short name MUFC[1]
Founded 1924; 93 years ago (1924) as Malacca A.F.A.
Ground Hang Jebat Stadium
Ground Capacity 40,000
President Idris Haron
Manager Mohd Yusoff Hj. Mahadi
Coach Eric Williams
League Malaysia Super League
2016 Malaysia Premier League, 1st (Promoted)
Website Club home page
Current season

Melaka United Football Club is a professional football club based in Malacca City that competes in Malaysia Super League. Founded in 1924, the club's home ground since then has been Hang Tuah Stadium before moving to Hang Jebat Stadium in Paya Rumput. The club represents the state of Malacca in Malaysian football competitions. They currently play in the top division in Malaysian football, the Malaysia Super League after been promoted back-to-back as champion from 2015 Malaysia FAM League and 2016 Malaysia Premier League.[2][3][4]

The club was formerly named simply as Malacca or fully as Malacca Amateur FA and then Malacca FA before being rebranded in August 2013 as Melaka United which will be used for 2014 season onwards.[5][6] In November 2016, the club has been fully restructured and rebranded again as Melaka United Football Club for 2017 Malaysia Super League season onwards.[1][7]

The club's current nickname is Hang Tuah, the name being synonymous with strength and intelligence.[1][7]

Melaka United's regular kit colours are green and white for shirts, shorts and socks. The club's current crest has been used since March 2014 which based from older crest with slight modern changes in design and wording.

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

Football has been played in Malaya for a long years. Malacca has sent a football team to play in Malaya Cup since its inaugural season in 1921.[8] In 1924, the team has been registered and now managed by the newly formed governance body of Malacca football, the Malacca Amateur Football Association (MAFA).[9] Since then, the football team has been competing in Malaya Cup consistently.

The era of amateur football league[edit]

Main article: Malaysian League

In 1979, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) changed the format of Malaysia Cup when they introduced the league stage that acts as the qualifying round for the knockout stage of Malaysia Cup. [10][11] When it began, it was intended primarily as a qualifying tournament for the final knock-out stages of the Malaysia Cup where teams compete in a one-round league before advanced to the knock-out stage.[10]

The football league in Malaysia has only officially started in 1982 after the introduction of league trophy for the league winners, which the league has been known as Malaysian League.[12][13] Malacca football team continue to compete in the league and has become the champion of the league during its second season in 1983 which has been the only time the Malacca team become a champion of the top-tier league in Malaysian football.

The era of semi-pro football league[edit]

Over the years, the league competition has gained important stature in its own right. From 1982 until 1988 the league is an amateur status continue its purpose as qualifying round for Malaysia Cup and only in 1989 it is changes to a new format as Malaysian Semi-Pro Football League (MSPFL) was introduced by FAM as a 'halfway house' towards full professional status. The inaugural season of MSPFL consisted of nine teams in Division I and eight teams in Division II with total of 17 teams participated.[14] Malacca has been put in Division II for 1989 season. Malacca compete in 1992 season in Division II.

Era of professional football[edit]

MSPFL was the nation's top-tier league until it was succeeded by the formation of Malaysian first professional football league, the Malaysia Premier League (1994–97) in 1994 by Football Association of Malaysia. In its inaugural season 16 teams competing in a single league. The teams were based from all states in Malaysia including Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and addition of two foreign teams, Singapore and Brunei.[15]

In 1998, Malaysia Premier League was divided into two divisions consist of Malaysia Premier League 1 and Malaysia Premier League 2 (Liga Perdana 1 and Liga Perdana 2 in Malay).[16][17] During 1998, Malaysia Premier League 1 consist of 12 teams while Malaysia Premier League 2 had 8 teams.[16] Malacca competes in Malaysia Premier League 2 from 1998 until 2000 before achieving promotion to Malaysia Premier League 1 for 2001 season.[18]

At this time the league still consist of semi-pro team where each team was allowed to register 25 players where 12 players must be a professional for Malaysia Premier League 1 and a minimum of six professional players in Malaysia Premier League 2.[16]

Malacca competes in Malaysia Premier League 1 from 2001 until 2003.[19][20] Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) decided to privatise the league for 2004 season onwards where Malaysia Super League was formed.

Teams in Malaysia Premier League 1 and Malaysia Premier League 2 was then was put through a qualification and playoff to be promoted into Malaysia Super League. Malacca failed to qualify and was put into now a new second-tier league Malaysia Premier League for the 2004 season.[21]

Playing in Malaysia Premier League[edit]

The club has been in an up and down performance in Malaysia Premier League since the league inception in 2004 where they played for three season and was promoted to top-tier league, Malaysia Super League.[22][23][24]

Brief year in Malaysia Super League[edit]

After a successful season in second division, the club has been promoted to the top-tier division, the Malaysia Super League for 2006-07 season.[25] The club has splurged a big budget to buy players while removing majority of players and officials of previous winning season in order to create a more competitive team in the league during its first season in top league after a long years in lower division. However, the club has not been performing as expected as it has been relegated in their first season.

Back to second division[edit]

A slump in performance has cause the club struggling and fighting for relegation in their three years season of Malaysia Premier League from 2008 until 2010 season before the dark era as the club has been relegated to the third-tier league, the Malaysia FAM League for 2011 season.[26][27][28]

Years of struggle in Malaysia FAM League[edit]

The club has been relegated from 2010 Malaysia Premier League to the Malaysia FAM League because of poor performance despite being one of the bigger clubs within it.[29] In 2012, the club management has concluded as some of the factor that causing the club a chances to be promoted was the poaching of its players by bigger club in higher division and the struggle to attract bigger status players to the club as they were playing in lower division.[30] The club continue to compete and has been a consistent team in third-tier league, Malaysia FAM League for five straight season.[31][32][33][34][35]

A comeback from lower league[edit]

The club make a comeback to second-tier league, Malaysia Premier League in 2016 after been promoted as champion of 2015 Malaysia FAM League. Before winning the FAM League, the club has experienced a 32-year trophy drought, where the last time Melaka United won the Malaysian top-tier league was in 1983 where they won the Malaysian League which was the league stage that served as the qualifying round for the Malaysian Cup.[36] During that time, national footballer Soh Chin Aun was playing for Malacca[37][38]

The club has achieved promotion to Malaysia Super League after became the champion of the Malaysia Premier League in just one year time after winning the Malaysia FAM League.[2][4]

Back to top division league[edit]

After received a promotion to top division, the Malaysia Super League, Melaka United management has made a number of changes including of the restructuring of the club management and the new squad selection. In November 2016, the club has been rebranded to be fully privatise as Melaka United Football Club as one of the effort to be fully accountable and as a preparation to play in top-tier league.[1][39][7] On 14 November 2016, Melaka United has announced the appointment of Eric Williams to replace Mat Zan Mat Aris as the new head coach for the club.[40] Eric Williams has previously managed the Myanmar giant, Yangon United F.C. in 2014 season.[40] The club has also only retained ten players from previous season and has recruited nine new players.[41][42]

The club has set a high target for 2017 season including to be a top five in the league standing.[43] In 18 February 2017, the club has managed to win their first match in Super League, almost 10 years after their last win in the top division in 2006–07 season.[25][44]

Stadium[edit]

Melaka United are currently based at Hang Jebat Stadium in Krubong, Melaka. The capacity of the stadium is 40,000. In addition to the football field, the stadium also consists of a running track.

The club has previously been using the Hang Tuah Stadium as their homeground before moving to current stadium. The old stadium still be used as a training ground and as a home stadium for its development and youth squad which compete in Malaysia President's Cup, Malaysia Youth League and alternative stadium for senior squad.[45][46][47]

Crest and colours[edit]

Crest[edit]

Melaka United has historically utilised one primary crest before the introduction of football league in Malaysia. The first, adopted when the club was founded, was the image of A Famosa which is a historical remains from colonial age in Malacca. It was used during the club's amateur era and remained for more than half-century.

Since the introduction of football league, the club has evolved from amateur years and has adopted a new crest which features an image of Malacca tree, where the city was named after.

Since the end of 2013 season, the club has undergoes a management changes and rebranding to Melaka United where a new crest was introduced which was a slight modern design changes from the old crest. In 2015, an image of new crest was leak which has received with negative reaction among fans which the club has decided to stick with use of the old crest.

Colours[edit]

Melaka United have always worn green and white shirts as their home kit as it is an iconic colour for the club and it is different from majority of other teams in the league.

Melaka United's away colours are usually all white with green trim or various combination colours of blue, red, yellow and white as it represent the colour of Malacca's Flag.

Supporters[edit]

Ultras Taming Sari (UTS) is one of group of supporters of football in Malaysia and Malacca mainly known for their support for Melaka United.[48] Founded on 11 January 2011 and currently being led by Lekir Hj. Ahmad. The group was one of many Ultras supporters group created under the branches of Ultras Malaya which was founded after the poor performance of national team in international football scene.[48] It main purpose is to bring back the glory of football supports among Malaysian football fans. These group supporters always bring drums and large colourful flags to the stadiums alongside of chanting in the stadium in order to bring up the spirit of the players and other supporters during matches.

Melaka United are one of the most widely supported football clubs in Malacca. Melaka United's traditional fanbase comes from all over Melaka Tengah, Alor Gajah and Jasin area. There are also numerous supporters clubs mainly in Malacca and also Malaysia.

The fans during a match.

Ownership and finances[edit]

The Malacca football team has been founded since 1921 and the management of the club has been taken over by the foundation of Malacca Amateur Football Association in 1924 before later on the management drop the amateur status from its name when the Malaysian League went semi-pro in 1989 and later on as professional in 1994.[8][9] The club has been thriving with the financial backing from the state government and sponsors.

In 2014 the management went a restructuring process to became the Melaka United Soccer Association and later on as part of its further privatisation plan, the club will have its own management separating itself from the association as Melaka United Football Club from 2017 season onwards in order to comply with the club licensing regulation.[1][7]

Sponsorship[edit]

Melaka United's kit has been manufactured by Kronos since 2014, which is contracted to supply the club's kit from 2014 to 2015. The partnership was extended from for another 2 years to 2017.

Melaka United's current main shirt sponsor is Edra CGN as shirt sponsor 1 and Tag Marine as shirt sponsor 2. Edra Global Energy Bhd has pens a deal to sponsor the club for three years with the amount of RM 5 Million with 3 Million for 2016 season and a million each for the subsequent years.[49][50] The club has a variety of other sponsors and official partners such as Kronos, Restoran Melayu Melaka, Hatten Hotel and Mamee.[51][52][53] For 2017 season, the club has target to raise RM 20 Million overall from sponsorship and currently has obtained a total of RM 15 Million before the season begins.[51]

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1980 Umbro None
1981 Schwarzenbach None
1982–83 Schwarzenbach
1984 None
1985 Gold Flake
1986 Topper Topper
1987 CW None
1988 Diadora None
1989 Asics Dunhill / EON
1990 Lotto
1991–92 Cheetah
1993 ClubMan
1994–97 Mizuno Dunhill
1998 Dunhill / Gibca Holdings
1999–2000 J-King Dunhill
2001 Mikasa Dunhill / Mikasa
2002–03 Kronos Dunhill / Kronos
2004 Admiral Dunhill / Admiral
2005 Asics Celcom / Asics
2005/06 Lotto TM Net / Creative
2006/07 Figos TM / Cubic
2006/07 Joma TM
2007/08 Ambros Celcom / Metaforce
2009 Kika Streamyx
2010 Shemsy TM
2011 Kappa Interpacific
2012 Ambros Ambros
2013 Arora None
2014 Kronos Mamee / KAJ
2015 Mamee
2016 Edra / Mamee
2017 Edra CGN / Tag Marine

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 10 January 2017

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 Mohd Fazli Paat
2 Malaysia MF Akmal Ishak
3 Malaysia DF Mohd Faizal Muhammad
4 Malaysia DF Mohd Alif Shamsudin
5 Malaysia DF Abdul Thaufiq Abdul Haq
6 Malaysia MF Tam Sheang Tsung
7 Malaysia MF Surendran Ravindran (third captain)
8 Malaysia MF Ahmad Ezrie Shafizie
9 Montenegro FW Ilija Spasojević (captain)
10 Argentina FW Sergio Ezequiel Agüero
12 Malaysia DF Ahmad Khuzaimie Piee
13 Malaysia MF Khairu Azrin Khazali
14 Malaysia FW Izzaq Faris Ramlan
15 Malaysia DF Mohd Akmal Md Zahir
16 Malaysia DF Isma Alif Mohd Salim
No. Position Player
17 Malaysia FW Mohd Amri Yahyah (vice-captain)
18 Malaysia DF Muhd Syawal Norsam
19 South Korea MF Jeon Woo-young
20 Malaysia GK Badrulzaman Abdul Halim
21 Malaysia GK Muhd Syazwan Abdullah
22 Malaysia MF Syed Sobri Syed Mohamad
23 Malaysia MF Jasmir Mehat
24 Malaysia FW Mohd Fauzi Roslan
25 Ghana DF Godwin Antwi
26 Malaysia DF Khair Jones
27 Malaysia MF G. Puaneswaran
28 Malaysia MF Muhd Nazri Ahmad
29 Malaysia GK Mohd Firdaus Muhamad
30 Malaysia GK Norhadi Ubaidillah
Malaysia MF Ashvin Tharumanathan

For recent transfers, see 2017 Melaka United F.C. season#Transfers.

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 FW Nurshamil Abd Ghani (on loan to Selangor until 31 October 2017)[54]

Development squad[edit]

Under-21s[edit]

As of 23 February 2017[55]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeeper
1 Muhd Aishamuddin Mohd Nor Malaysia GK 22/3/97
21 Muhd Syazwan Abdullah Malaysia GK 2/4/96
22 Mohd Mursyidin Maudoode Malaysia GK 16/7/96
25 Mohamed Zahier Abu Sahit Malaysia GK 19/8/96
Defenders
2 Shahrul Fadhli Zamri (Vice-captain) Malaysia LB/LWB 2/3/98
4 Aliff Najmi Zaini Malaysia RB/RWB 19/1/97
14 Amiroul Syammim Mohd Yusof Malaysia CB 8/3/96
15 Raja Ahmad Syazwan Raja Ahmad Malaysia CB 1997
17 Muhammad Al-Mustaqim Mohd Rizuan Malaysia CB 31/7/97
18 Mohd Ramadhan Jalil Malaysia LB/LWB 14/4/98
19 Vishnunaiker a/l Vispanathan Malaysia CB/RB 30/7/97
24 Muhd Amirul Fikry Jamil Malaysia CB 2/3/96
Midfielders
3 Amirul Hamer Malaysia RW/RM 27/2/98
6 Muhd Rizalul Azuwan Supandri Captain Malaysia CM 26/4/97
8 Muhd Kamil Ismail Malaysia CM, AM 8/6/97
11 Muhamad Shyamierul Razmee Jasmi Malaysia CM 20/3/98
12 Yugan a/l Poobathy Malaysia AM/RW/LW 30/11/97
13 Muhammad Nazirul Ahmad Nazaruddin Malaysia CM/DM 1997
16 Muhd Izzat Mohd Sino Malaysia LW/LM 10/5/97
20 Mohd Fitri Amani Ismail Malaysia CM 10/2/97
23 Mohd Aliff Izman Sahdan Malaysia DM/CM 1/2/98
Forwards
5 Muhammad Nor Harith Roslan Malaysia ST 1997
7 Nor Syafiq Syazwan Abdul Rahman Malaysia ST/LW 1997
9 Muhd Shamerul Abdul Aziz Malaysia ST 3/2/96
10 Muhd Gaddafi Kamaludin Malaysia ST 28/4/96
26 Muhd Faez Abdul Gapor Malaysia ST 1996
27 Muhd Najmuddin Samat Malaysia ST/RW 21/9/98

Under-19s[edit]

As of 23 February 2017[56]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeeper
1 Muhammad Khuzairil Mohd Irzam Malaysia GK 8/3/99
21 Muhamad Rabbani Ros Romzi Malaysia GK 1999
22 Mohd Faris Danieal Hamzam Malaysia GK 25/5/2000
Defenders
2 Muhd Azwan Azhar Malaysia CB 8/7/98
3 Muhammad Akmal Azuan Malaysia LB/LWB 1999
4 Nurhidayat Ghani Malaysia CB 5/4/99
5 Abdul Rahman Naemat Malaysia CB 1999
12 Mohd Fitri Azhar Malaysia CB/DM 13/11/99
13 Mohd Haiqal Rostam Malaysia LB/LWB 1999
15 Muhd Ammar Shamsuri Malaysia RB/RWB 1999
24 Muhammad Ikram Zainal Malaysia RB/RWB 1998
26 Muhd Aizat Hafizi Mohd Yaakob Malaysia LB/LWB 1998
29 Dharmaraja Singgam a/l Mohan Malaysia CB 1999
Midfielders
6 Muhd Afif Izzuddin Zulkifli Malaysia RM/RW 1999
9 Mohd Aiman Hakim Ramli Malaysia LM/LW 1998
16 Mohd Nizar Adha Che Sobar Malaysia CM 1998
17 Muhammad Hanif Afandi Abdul Hadi Malaysia AM/CM 10/8/99
18 Mohd Sharil Mohd Maznan Malaysia LW/LM 1998
25 Muhammad Zulkarnain Mohd Nasir Malaysia RM,LM, RW,LW 1998
Forwards
7 Mohammad Amarudin Azman Malaysia ST 1/3/98
8 Amirul Syafiq Abdul Rahim Malaysia ST 1998
10 Muhammad Amir Hassan Azuan Malaysia ST 1998
11 Muhd Haziq Hazwan Mohd Anafi Malaysia ST 1998
14 Alif Emir Ramlan Malaysia ST 1998
23 Muhammad Lukman Hakim Zulkepli Malaysia ST 1998

Head coaches[edit]

Coach Years Honours
Marco Bilic 1992
Mahathir Taha 1997
Mohd Shah Alias Norbit 1998
G. Torairaju 1999
Remeli Junit 2000–01 Runner up 2000 Malaysia Premier League 2
Ong Kim Swee 2005
E. Elavarasan 2005–06 Runner up 2005-06 Premier League Malaysia
K. Devan 2007
Ramli Junit 2007–08
Mohd Nick Sham Abdullah 2008–09
Abdul Rahim Abdullah 2009–10
Mahathir Taha 2010
Manja Man 2011
G. Selvamohan 2012
Mohd Asri Ninggal Jan 2013–April 2013
Hashim Abdullah April 2013
Ladislav Totkovič Nov 2013–Apr 2014
Mat Zan Mat Aris Sept 2014–Oct 2016 Winner 2015 Malaysia FAM League
Winner 2016 Malaysia Premier League
Eric Williams[40] November 2016–present

Team managers[edit]

Year Manager
1999-02 Datuk Ibrahim Durum
2005 Datuk Chua Peng Song
2006–08 Karim Yaacob
2008– Mohd Yazid Khamis
2009–2010 Abdul Malik Kassim
2011–2013 Datuk Mohd Yunos Husin
April 2013– November 2013 Datuk Wira Idris Haron
November 2013 – present Datuk Mohd Yusoff Bin Hj Mahadi

Management team[edit]

As of 1 February 2016[57]

Club personnel[edit]

Position Name
Patron Malaysia Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Khalil Yaakob
President Malaysia Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron
General Manager Malaysia Datuk Wira Mohd Yusoff Hj Mahadi
Assistant Manager Malaysia
Head Coach Australia Eric Williams[40]
Assistant Coach Malaysia Norizam Ali Hassan
Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Mazlan Abdul Wahed
Fitness Coach Malaysia Khairul Anuar Azmi
Physio Malaysia Muhd Rozairen Hairudin
U21 Manager Malaysia Khairi Anuar Ahmad
U21 Asst Manager Malaysia Rusham Abu
U21 Head Coach Malaysia Hamdan Mohamad
U21 Asst Coach Malaysia Sapian Abdul Wahid
U21 GK Coach Malaysia Hazalani Jaafar
U21 Fitness Coach Malaysia Bryan Yong Wei Ming
U21 Physio Malaysia Dervan a/l Ramachandran
U19 Manager Malaysia Shamsuddin Hassan
U19 Asst. Manager Malaysia Mohd Fauzi Mohtar
U19 Head Coach Malaysia Mohd Noor Derus
U19 Asst Coach Malaysia Rashid Mahmud
U19 GK Coach Malaysia Zulkarnain Osman
U19 Fitness Coach Malaysia Asyraf M.R. Asri
U19 Physio Coach Malaysia Fakhrusy Syakirin Yaacob

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (1): 1983
Winners (1): 2016
Runners-up (2): 2000, 2005–06
Winners (1): 2015
Runners-up (2): 1957, 1958

Cups[edit]

Winners: -
Winners: -
Winners: -

Asian competitions[edit]

Appearances: 1985

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1986: ASEAN Qualifying (4th place)
Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
1985 Asian Club Championship Qualifying Round Indonesia Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian 2—0 (Loss) 4th place
Brunei ADP FC 1–0 (Win)
Thailand Bangkok Bank F.C. 5—1 (Loss)
Singapore Tiong Bahru CSC 0—0 (Draw)

Club record[edit]

Updated on 22 October 2016.

Note:

  • Pld = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, F = Goals for, A = Goals against, D = Goal difference, Pts= Points, Pos = Position

  1st or Champions   2nd or Runner-up   3rd place   Promotion   Relegation

Season League Cup Asia
Division Pld W D L F A D Pts Pos Charity Malaysia FA Competition Result
2004 Premier League 24 6 9 9 32 38 -6 27 7th 3rd round
2005 Premier League 21 3 1 17 17 50 -33 10 8th 1st round
2005–06 Premier League 21 13 4 4 48 24 +24 43 1st Group stage 1st round
2006–07 Super League 24 2 3 19 24 72 -48 9 13th Quarter-finals
2007–08 Premier League 24 8 2 14 29 43 -14 26 9th Group stage Quarter-finals
2009 Premier League 24 3 9 12 17 32 -15 18 11th Group stage 1st round
2010 Premier League 22 4 3 15 31 68 -37 15 11th Not qualified 1st round
2011 FAM League 20 7 5 8 45 40 +5 26 6th Not qualified 1st round
2012 FAM League 16 5 1 10 20 25 -5 16 7th Not qualified 1st round
2013 FAM League 20 10 3 7 30 30 0 33 6th Not qualified 1st round
2014 FAM League 22 8 4 10 34 37 -3 28 6th Not qualified 1st round
2015 FAM League 16 11 3 2 30 13 +17 36 1st Not qualified 1st round
2016 Premier League 22 15 5 2 48 25 +23 50 1st Group stage 2nd round
2017 Super League

Source:[58][59]

Individual player awards[edit]

M-League Golden boot winners[edit]

Season Player Goals
2016 Montenegro Ilija Spasojević 24

M-League Top goalscorers[edit]

Season Player Goals
1995 Malaysia Norizam Ali Hassan 11
2003 Malaysia Sufian Shamsubari 8
2004 Slovenia Emir Dzafic 10
2009 Malaysia Fauzzi Kassim 7
2015 Malaysia Nurshamil Abd Ghani 15
2016 Montenegro Ilija Spasojević 24

Affiliated clubs[edit]

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