Melaka United

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Melaka United
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Full name Melaka United Soccer Association
Nickname(s) Hang Tuah
Sang Kancil (The Mousedeer)
Founded 1924
Ground Hang Jebat Stadium
Krubong, Malaysia
Ground Capacity 40,000
President Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron
Manager Datuk Mohd Yusoff Hj Mahadi
Coach Mat Zan Mat Aris
League Malaysia Premier League
2015 Malaysia FAM League, Champions
Current season

Melaka United are a professional football club in Malacca City. Founded in 1924, the club's home ground since then has been Hang Tuah Stadium before moving to Hang Jebat Stadium in Paya Rumput which was built for the purpose of the 2010 Sukma Games. The team are managed by Melaka United Soccer Association (Malay: Persatuan Bolasepak Melaka Bersatu) and represents the state of Malacca in Malaysian football competitions. The team are based in Malacca City.

They currently play in the second division in Malaysian football, the Malaysia Premier League after been promoted as champion from 2015 Malaysia FAM League.[1][2]

The club was formerly named simply as Malacca or fully as Malacca FA before being rebranded in August 2013 as Melaka United which will be used for 2014 season onwards.[3][4] The club's nickname was Mousedeer before it was changed to Hang Tuah, the name being synonymous with strength and intelligence.

Melaka United's regular kit colours are green and white for shirts, shorts and socks. The club's crest has not been changed for a long time and for the revival of the team to Malaysia's Premier League, a new crest was revealed in attempts to re-brand the club and modernise its image. The previous crest still will be used as the association logo which has been introduced in the early 1920s while the new logo will be used for the club for the competition.

History[edit]

The club has been in an up and down performance in Malaysia Premier League since the league inception in 2014 where they played for three season and was promoted to top-tier league, Malaysia Super League before been relegated in their first season. After that the team continue to play and fighting for relegation in Malaysia Premier League for another three season before been relegated in 2010 and has been a consistent team in third-tier league, Malaysia FAM League for five straight season before 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 team has been in drought of championship for 32 years where the last time Melaka United wins Malaysia top-tier league is in 1983 where they won the Malaysia Premier Division 1.[5][6]

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Hang Jebat Stadium
Hang Jebat Stadium
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Hang Jebat Stadium during a football match.jpg
Hang Jebat Stadium during a Melaka United football matches.
Location Krubong, Melaka, Malaysia
Coordinates 2°17′21″N 102°13′59″E / 2.28908°N 102.233094°E / 2.28908; 102.233094
Owner Perbadanan Stadium Melaka
(Malacca Stadium Corporation)
Operator Melaka Football Association
Capacity 40,000
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass pitch
Track
Opened 2004
Tenants
Melaka United (2005–present)
Sukma Games (2010)
Harimau Muda B (2015)

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.

Crest and colours[edit]

Crest[edit]

Melaka United has historically utilised one primary crest. The first, adopted when the club was founded, was the image of a Malacca tree, where it is famous from the legend of how the city was first forms and remained for more than half-century. After the promotion for the club to second-tier league they began to modernise the club with a new crest to replace the old crest as the club main 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.

Support[edit]

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 official supporters clubs in Malacca and Malaysia.

Rivalries[edit]

Melaka United have long-standing rivalries with regional clubs in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Johor.[7][8][9]

Ownership and finances[edit]

The club were founded in 1924 and owned by Melaka United Soccer Association with the financial backing by the state government and sponsors.

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 as shirt sponsor 1 and Mamee as shirt sponsor 2. Edra Global Energy Bhd has sponsored the team for RM 5 Million for coming season.[10] The club has a variety of other sponsors and official partners such as Kronos, Tag Marine, Restoran Melayu Melaka, Hatten Hotel for 2016 season.[11]

Kits[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1982–1988 Schwarzenbach None
2005–2010 Warriors
2011–2012 Ambros
2014–2015 Kronos Mamee
2016 Edra & Mamee

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 01 February 2016[12]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeeper
Ahmad Solehin Mamat Malaysia GK 24/3/96
Muhammad Syazwan Yusoff Malaysia GK 17/4/92
Mohd Mursyidin Maudoode Malaysia GK 16/7/96
Stefan Petrovski Malaysia Australia GK 2/6/97
Defenders
Fiqri Azwan Ghazali Malaysia LB,LWB 20/3/92
Mohamad Faiz Suhaimi (Captain) Malaysia CB, RB 13/3/93
Rusmanizam Roseland Malaysia CB, ST 11/10/93
Shin Jae-pil South Korea CB 15/5/82
Hardy Charles Parsi Malaysia CB,LB
Ahmad Shahir Ismail Malaysia CB
Wan Amirul Afiq Wan Abdul Rahman Malaysia RB,RWB
Mohammad Abdul Aziz Ismail Malaysia LB,LWB
Mohd Hazri Rozali Malaysia RB,RWB
Muhd Syawal Norsam Malaysia CB
Midfielders
Jasmir Mehat Malaysia LM, LW 6/2/94
Mohd Iskandar Hanapiah Malaysia RM,LM, RW,LW 2/6/93
Labinot Harbuzi Sweden AMC 4/4/86
See Kok Luen Malaysia CM 3/6/88
G. Puaneswaran Malaysia RM, RW 27/5/83
Surendran Ravindran Malaysia RM, RW 17/5/87
Balša Božović Montenegro CM 1/5/87
V. Kavi Chelvan Malaysia LM, LW 2/7/89
R. Barath Kumar Malaysia LM, LW 23/4/91
Forwards
Nurshamil Abdul Ghani Malaysia ST 25/9/94
Ilija Spasojević Montenegro ST 11/9/87

Transfers[edit]

President's Cup squad[edit]

As of 01 February 2016[13]

U-21 squad for 2016

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 Muhammad Fahmie Hanapiah
2 Malaysia DF Khairul Anuar Johari
3 Malaysia DF Mohd Sapuan Anzahari
4 Malaysia MF Yugan a/l Poobathy
5 Malaysia DF Muhd Al-Mustaqim Mohd Rizuan
6 Malaysia DF Al Annas Alwi
7 Malaysia MF Muhd Rafiuddin Abdul Rahman
8 Malaysia FW Muhammad Shamerul Abdul Aziz
9 Malaysia FW Mohd Saifuddin Mohd Isa
10 Malaysia FW Muhammad Shahrul Fazrin Abdul Aziz
11 Malaysia MF Durrkeswaran a/l Ganesan
12 Malaysia MF Muhammad Kamil Ismail
13 Malaysia MF Muhammad Syahidan Rajak
14 Malaysia FW Mohammad Shamirul Shameer Mazlan
No. Position Player
15 Malaysia MF Nazril Shahmir Hassan
16 Malaysia DF Muhammad Tajudin Baharom
17 Malaysia DF Muhammad Amirul Fikry Jamil
18 Malaysia DF Muhammad Fhaiz Rahim
19 Malaysia DF Muhammad Saiful Amirul Nasharuddin
20 Malaysia MF Norfaizatul Iqbal Ayub
21 Malaysia GK Muhammad Redzuan Ghazali
22 Malaysia GK Hasrol Nizam Muhamat
23 Malaysia DF Muhammad Izzat Mohd Sino
24 Malaysia FW Muhammad Adlan Fikry Mohd Zaidi
25 Malaysia MF Mohd Aliff Izman Sahdan
26 Malaysia MF Mohd Adiwin Daini
27 Malaysia DF Mohd Nazirrul Aidin Tambi Chek

Youth Cup squad[edit]

U19

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
2 Malaysia DF Muhammad Azwan Azhar
3 Malaysia DF Muhammad Irsyadduddin Jazi
4 Malaysia DF Nurhidayat Ghani
5 Malaysia DF Alif Najmi Zaini
6 Malaysia DF Wan Ahmad Fakharuddin Wan Abdul Halim
7 Malaysia MF Mohd Norazam Husin
8 Malaysia MF Muhamad Nazirrul Aidin Tambi Chek
9 Malaysia FW Muhammad Nazirul Ahmad Nazaruddin
10 Malaysia FW Muhammad Gaddafi Kamaludin
11 Malaysia FW Muhammad Shafaizat Sapari
12 Malaysia MF Thilipkumar a/l Subramaniam
13 Malaysia MF Amirul Faizatul Jaafar
No. Position Player
14 Malaysia FW
15 Malaysia MF
16 Malaysia MF Muhammad Hanif Afandi A.Hadi
17 Malaysia FW Muhammad Nor Harith Roslan
18 Malaysia MF
19 Malaysia DF Vishnunaiker a/l Vispanathan
20 Malaysia MF Muhammad Aidilnizam Abdul Samad
21 Malaysia GK Muhammad Aizat Ilman Mokhtar
22 Malaysia GK Muhammad Aishamuddin Mohd Nor
23 Malaysia FW Muhammad Hazim Razali
24 Malaysia FW Mohd Arshad Ramlan
25 Malaysia FW Mohd Nazrin Mohd Ramli

Head coaches[edit]

Year Coach
1992 Marco Bilic
1997 Mahathir Taha
1998 Mohd Shah Alias Norbit
1999 G. Torairaju
2000–01 Remeli Junit
2005 Ong Kim Swee
2005–06 E. Elavarasan
2007 K. Devan
2007–08 Ramli Junit
2008–09 Mohd Nick Sham Abdullah
2009–2010 Abdul Rahim Abdullah
2010 Mahathir Taha
2011 Manja Man
2012 G. Selvamohan
Jan 2013– Apr 2013 Mohd Asri Ninggal
April 2013 Hashim Abdullah
November 2013– Apr 2014 Ladislav Totkovič
September 2014– Mat Zan Mat Aris

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[14]

Club personnel[edit]

Position Name
President Malaysia Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron
general manager Malaysia Datuk Wira Mohd Yusoff Hj Mahadi
Assistant Manager Malaysia Mohd Nor Derus
Head Coach Malaysia Mat Zan Mat Aris
Assistant Coach Malaysia Norizam Ali Hassan
Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Mazlan Abdul Wahid
Physio Malaysia Muhd Rozairen Hairudin
U21 Manager Malaysia Khairi Anuar Ahmad
U21 Assistant Manager Malaysia Tan Ching Yang
U21 Head Coach Malaysia G. Torairaju
U21 Assistant Coach Malaysia Sapian Abdul Wahid
U21 Fitness Coach Malaysia Syahrul Nizam Shamsuddin
U21 Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia S. Rosli Hashim
U21 Physio Malaysia Fakhrusy Syakirin Yaacob
U19 general manager Malaysia Shamsuddin Hassan
U19 Head Coach Malaysia G. Selvamohan
U19 Assistant Coach Malaysia Rashid Mahmud
U19 Coach Malaysia Azni Ariffin
U19 Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Zulkarnain Osman
U19 Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Fauzzi Kassim
U19 Physio Malaysia Zainal Jalil

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Title Winners Runners-up
Division 1/Premier 1/Super League (1x) 1983
Division 2/Premier 2/Premier League
Malaysian FA Cup
Malaysia Cup
Malaysia FAM Cup (1x) 2015 1957,1958 (2x)
Malaysian Charity Shield

Youth[edit]

Title Winners Runners-up
Malaysia President Cup (1x) 1993 1990 (1x)

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1986: ASEAN Qualifying (4th place)

Track record[edit]

Season League Cup Asia
League Pld W D L GF GA GD Pos Charity Shield Malaysia Cup FA Cup AFC Cup AFC CL
2004 MPL 24 6 9 9 32 38 −6 7th
(Group B)
TBA
2005 MPL 21 3 1 17 17 50 −33 11th
(Group B)
1st round
2006 MPL 21 13 3 5 39 22 17 Runner-up
1st (Group B)
Group stage 1st round
2006–07 MSL 24 2 3 19 24 72 −48 13th Quarter-finals
2007–08 MPL 24 8 2 14 29 43 −14 9th Group stage Quarter-finals
2009 MPL 24 3 9 12 17 32 −15 11th Group stage 1st round
2010 MPL 22 4 3 15 31 68 −37 11th 1st round
2011 FAM League 20 7 5 8 45 40 5 6th 1st round
2012 FAM League 16 5 1 10 10 20 −5 7th 1st round
2013 FAM League 20 10 3 8 30 33 0 6th 1st round
2014 FAM League 22 8 4 10 35 37 −3 6th 1st round
2015 FAM League 16 11 3 2 30 13 17 Champions
1st (Group B)
1st round
2016 MPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD

Affiliated Clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stadiumastro.com/Arena/Berita/Penuh.aspx?id=167172&title=melaka-united-layak-ke-liga-perdana Melaka United layak ke Liga Perdana
  2. ^ http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/310438 Melaka United juarai Piala Liga FAM
  3. ^ http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/Sukan/20130828/su_10/Persatuan-bola-sepak-Melaka-dijenama-semula Persatuan bola sepak Melaka dijenama semula
  4. ^ http://www.ligamalaysia.net/2013/08/penjenamaan-semula-bola-sepak-melaka.html Penjenamaan semula bola sepak Melaka
  5. ^ http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2015&dt=0831&pub=Kosmo&sec=Sukan&pg=su_03.htm Melaka kembali warnai Liga M
  6. ^ http://www.bharian.com.my/node/78416 32 tahun ketandusan sebarang piala dalam arena bola sepak tempatan
  7. ^ https://books.google.com.my/books?id=ukBcAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA2029&lpg=PA2029&dq=melaka+football+rivalries&source=bl&ots=3k9WZCIJVr&sig=mk8O5D-mzyPc33EjEm1CuI4y1VI&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=melaka%20football%20rivalries&f=false HOW MALAYSIA NEVER REACHED THE WORLD CUP: Harimau Malaya's 40-Year Chronicle of Failure
  8. ^ http://johorsoutherntigers.com.my/tag/melaka-united-ms/ Various Melaka United-JDT Friendly
  9. ^ http://johorsoutherntigers.com.my/jdt-friendly-series-vi-vs-melaka-united/ JDT friendly Rivalry
  10. ^ "Arena – Berita Sukan, Jadual Perlawanan & Keputusan | Stadium Astro". Retrieved 2015-12-24.  Melaka United terima tajaan RM5 juta
  11. ^ http://www.sinarharian.com.my/sukan/melaka-united-sasar-layak-ke-piala-malaysia-2016-1.480168 Melaka United sasar layak ke Piala Malaysia 2016
  12. ^ "Player Profiles". Melaka United. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  13. ^ "U-21 Player Profiles". Melaka United. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  14. ^ "Coaching Staff". Melaka United. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 

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