Malaysia FAM League

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Piala FAM
Piala FAM 2017 Logo.png
Country Malaysia Malaysia
Confederation AFC
Founded September 1951; 65 years ago (1951-09)
(as knock-out cup tournament)
2008; 9 years ago (2008) (as League)
Number of teams 16 (from 2017)
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Liga Premier
Relegation to Malaysian States League
Domestic cup(s) Piala FA
International cup(s) AFC Cup (via domestic cups)
Current champions MISC-MIFA (1st title)
(2016)
Most championships Selangor (5th title)
TV partners Astro Arena
2017 Piala FAM

The Liga FAM (also known as Piala FAM) is the third-tier football league in Malaysia. The tournament used to be a cup format, but it changed 2008 as it was held as a league tournament and changing to its current name.[1]

The competition was first held in September 1951.[2][1] The current champion is MISC-MIFA which wins the league for the first time in their history.

Clubs which earns their promotion will be promoted to the second level league, the Liga Premier. Currently, there are no official relegation for the Liga FAM as they are the lowest level in the national level competition. Although clubs which decided to pulled from the league may pulled from the competition altogether or return to their respective state leagues.[3]

Format[edit]

  • 1951-1973: as a secondary knockout competition between state teams only after Piala Malaysia.
  • 1974-1989: as a secondary knockout competition between club teams only after Piala Malaysia.
  • 1990-2007: as a third-tier knockout competition.
  • 2008-now : as a third-tier league competition.

History[edit]

Piala FAM was established in August 1951 as a secondary knockout competition to the more prestigious Malaya Cup.[4] The competition were held between the state teams including Singapore, Police, Army, and Prisons Department of Malaysia in its early days. The inaugural season started in September 1951 after the Malaya Cup final concluded.[2][5] The final match was held in 26 April 1952 between Penang and Selangor which was won by Penang.[6][7] Starting in 1974, the state teams were barred from entering the competition and only the club sides could enter.[1]

With the advent of two-league Semi-Pro League in 1989, FAM Cup becomes the third-tier competition. In 1993, the format of the competition was changed to include a two-group league followed by the traditional knockout format. Promotion to the professional M-League were introduced for the first time in 1997, Johor FC and NS Chempaka were the first two sides to be promoted that year.[1]

The final knockout competition format was played for 2007 season where four clubs were promoted including the champions, runner-up and the losing semi-finalists.[8][9] In 2008, a further changes were made when the knockout stages were abolished and double round-robin league format was introduced. The tournament now known as Liga FAM.[10][11]

In 2016, FAM decided to rename the competition again from Liga FAM back to its original name, the Piala FAM.[12] However, the format of the competition still be competed as a league tournament as before. The final match for 2016 season has been broadcast by Astro Arena.[13]

A total of 16 clubs will compete in the competition for 2017 season and was divided into two groups.[14] In 15 February 2017, Sungai Ara withdrew from the league and left the competition with 15 clubs in total.[15][16][17]

Logo evolution[edit]

Since the inception of the competition in 1951, numerous logo has been introduced to reflect the sponsorship. During the introduction of 2017 season a new logo has been unveiled.[14]

Clubs[edit]

Below are the list of clubs competing in 2017 season.

Club Name Year Joined First Season
in Liga FAM
Seasons in
Liga FAM
Current Spell in
Liga FAM
Last Spell in
Liga FAM
Kelantan MPKB-BRI U-Bes 2016 2016 2 2016–
Kuala Lumpur Felcra 2015 2015 3 2016–
Kuala Lumpur MOF 2014 2014 4 2014–
Kuala Lumpur PBMS 2016 2016 2 2016–
Kuala Lumpur Sime Darby 2010 2010 2 2017– 2016
Kuala Lumpur UKM 2015 2015 3 2015–
Malacca SAMB 2016 2016 2 2016–
Negeri Sembilan Penjara 2015 2015 3 2015–
Pahang Shahzan Muda 2005 2005 8 2011– 2010
Penang Sungai Ara 2014 2014 4 2014–
Sabah KDMM 2016 2016 2 2016–
Sarawak Kuching 2015 2017 1 2017–
Selangor Petaling Jaya Rangers 2015 2015 3 2015–
Terengganu Hanelang 2014 2014 4 2014–
Terengganu Terengganu City 2016 2017 1 2017–

Champions[edit]

No. Season[1] Champions Runners-up Score in final
1 1952 Penang Penang Selangor Selangor 1-0
2 1953 Kelantan Kelantan Selangor Selangor 1-1 (Trophy shared)
3 1954 Selangor Selangor MalaysiaCombined Services 2-1
4 1955 Penang Penang Selangor Selangor 2-1
5 1956 Penang Penang Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan FA 5-1
6 1957 Penang Penang Malacca Malacca FA 8-1
7 1958 MalaysiaCombined Services Malacca Malacca FA 3-1
8 1959 Perak Perak Johor Johor FA 1-0
9 1960 Selangor Selangor Perak Perak 0-0
10 1961 Selangor Selangor Penang Penang 5-3
11 1962 Selangor Selangor Penang Penang
12 1963 Singapore Singapore FA Kelantan Kelantan 7-0
13 1964 Perak Perak Selangor Selangor 7-1
14 1965 Perak Perak Singapore Singapore FA 3-2
15 1966 Selangor Selangor Johor Johor FA 3-0
16 1967 Singapore Singapore FA Selangor Selangor 2-1
17 1968 Selangor Selangor Penang Penang 3-2
18 1969 Terengganu Terengganu Selangor Selangor 3-1
19 1970 Ensign of the Government of Malaysia Penjara F.C. Selangor Selangor 3-2
20 1971 Ensign of the Government of Malaysia Penjara F.C. Kelantan Kelantan 5-2
21 1972 Selangor Selangor Kelantan Kelantan 2-1
22 1973 Ensign of the Government of Malaysia Penjara F.C. Johor Johor FA 1-0
23 1974 Selangor UMNO Selangor F.C. Pahang Kuantan 2-1
24 1975 Pahang Kuantan Kelantan LKPP Kelantan F.C. 1-0
25 1976 KelantanKelab Sukan Adabi Pahang Kuantan 1-0
26 1977 Pahang Kuantan KelantanKelab Kilat Kota Bharu 2-2 (Trophy shared)
27 1978 Negeri Sembilan NS Indians F.C. Selangor PKNS F.C. 0-0 (Trophy shared)
28 1979 Selangor PKNS F.C. Selangor Hong Chin F.C. 1-2
29 1980 Pahang Darulmakmur F.C. Negeri Sembilan NS Indians F.C. 4-1
30 1981 Penang SPPP FC Kuala Lumpur UMBC F.C. 4-2
31 1982 Selangor Kelab Sultan Sulaiman Federal Territory (Malaysia) MARA F.C. 2-0
32 1983 Penang SPPP FC
33 1984 Johor Johor Bahru FA Kuala Lumpur Faizar Haris F.C. 2-1
34 1985 Kuala Lumpur KL Cheqpoint F.C. Kuala Lumpur DBKL F.C. 1-0
35 1986 Penang PDC F.C.  ??? -
36 1987 Kuala Lumpur DBKL F.C. Perak Kinta Indians F.C. 1-0
37 1988 Kuala Lumpur DBKL F.C.  ??? -
38 1989 Kedah PKNK FC Kuala Lumpur DBKL F.C. 1-0
39 1990 Kuala Lumpur DBKL F.C.  ??? -
40 1990-91 Kuala Lumpur DBKL F.C. Selangor Public Bank F.C. 1-0
41 1991-92 Kedah PKNK F.C. Penang Intel F.C. 2-1
42 1993 Penang Intel F.C. Perak PKNP F.C. 1-1 (aet) 5-4 (PSO)
43 1994 Johor PKENJ F.C. Penang Intel F.C. PKENJ F.C. won 1-0 on aggregate
1st leg 1-0; 2nd leg 0-0
44 1995 Johor PKENJ F.C. Pahang LKPP Pahang F.C. PKENJ F.C. won 2-0 on aggregate
1st leg 1-0; 2nd leg 0-1
45 19961 Malacca TM F.C. Johor PKENJ F.C. TM FC won 4-3 on penalty
1st leg 2-1; 2nd leg 0-1
46 1997 Malaysian Armed Forces ATM Negeri Sembilan NS Chempaka F.C. ATM FA won 3-0 on aggregate
1st leg 2-0; 2nd leg 1-0
47 1998 Malacca TM FC Kelantan TNB F.C. TM FC won 5-1 on aggregate
1st leg 4-0; 2nd leg 1-1
48 1999 Kelantan JKR F.C. Kuala Lumpur Malay Mail F.C. 4-2
49 2000 Kelantan JKR F.C. Flag of the Royal Malaysian Police.svg PDRM FA 1-1 (aet) 6-5 (PSO)
50 2001 Selangor MPPJ FC Johor SAJ Holdings F.C. 3-1
51 2002 Kelantan JPS F.C. Perak TKN F.C. 5-0
52 2003 Selangor PKNS F.C. Selangor MK Land F.C. 3-1
53 2004 Penang Suria NTFA F.C. Perak UPB Jendarata F.C. 2-1
54 2005 Kelantan Kelantan Pahang Shahzan Muda S.C. 2-0
55 2006 Johor Pasir Gudang United F.C. Malaysian Armed Forces ATM 3-0
56 2007 Selangor Proton F.C. Sabah Beverly F.C. 4-2
57 2008 Terengganu T-Team Johor MBJB F.C. Held as league tournament
58 2009 Kuala Lumpur Pos Malaysia F.C. Penang USM FC Held as league tournament
59 2010 Kuala Lumpur Sime Darby F.C. Penang SDM Navy Kepala Batas F.C. Held as league tournament
60 2011 Negeri Sembilan NS Betaria FC Johor MBJB F.C. Held as league tournament
61 2012 Putrajaya Putrajaya SPA F.C. Pahang Shahzan Muda S.C. Held as league tournament
62 2013 Penang Penang Penang PBAPP F.C. Held as league tournament
63 2014 Pahang Kuantan Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Held as league tournament
64 2015 Malacca Melaka United Perlis Perlis FA 3-2
65 2016 Malaysia MISC-MIFA Perak PKNP F.C. MIFA won 3-1 on aggregate
1st leg 1-0; 2nd leg 1-2
66 2017

Performance by club (1952-current)[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up
SelangorSelangor
5
6
PenangPenang
5
3
KelantanKelantan
3
3
PerakPerak
3
-
MalaysiaPenjara Malaysia
3
-
SingaporeSingapore FA
2
-
KelantanJKR FC
2
-
SelangorPKNS FC
2
-
JohorPKENJ FC
2
-
PahangKuantan
3
2
KedahPKNK FC
2
-
PenangSPPP FC
2
-
Kuala LumpurDBKL FC
2
-
MalaccaTM F.C.
2
-
MalaccaMelaka United
1
2
PenangIntel FC
1
2
MalaysiaCombined Services
1
1
Malaysian Armed Forces ATM
1
1
TerengganuTerengganu
1
-
SelangorUMNO FC
1
-
Kuala LumpurKelab Sukan Adabi
1
-
Negeri SembilanNS Indians FC
1
-
PahangDarul Makmur FC
1
-
SelangorKelab Sultan Sulaiman
1
-
JohorJohor Bahru FA
1
-
Kuala LumpurKL Cheq Point FC
1
-
SelangorMPPJ F.C.
1
-
KelantanJPS FC
1
-
PenangSuria NTFA F.C.
1
-
JohorPasir Gudang United
1
-
Kuala LumpurProton F.C.
1
-
TerengganuT-Team
1
-
Kuala LumpurPos Malaysia F.C.
1
-
Kuala LumpurSime Darby F.C.
1
-
Negeri SembilanNS Betaria F.C.
1
-
PutrajayaPutrajaya SPA F.C.
1
-
MalaysiaMIFA
1
-
PahangShahzan Muda S.C.
-
2
PerakPKNP F.C.
-
2
Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
-
1

Performance by states (1952-current)[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up
SelangorSelangor
10
11
PenangPenang
9
7
KelantanKelantan
7
4
Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
5
6
JohorJohor
4
7
PahangPahang
3
5
MalaccaMalacca
3
2
PerakPerak
3
2
Negeri SembilanNegeri Sembilan
2
2
SingaporeSingapore
2
1
TerengganuTerengganu
2
1
KedahKedah
2
-
MalaysiaOthers
1
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/malaycuphist.html FA of Piala Malaysia History
  2. ^ a b http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/freepress19510904-1.2.85.aspx?q=FAM+Cup&mode=advanced&f_df=19510101&f_dt=19511231&page=1&sort=relevance&token=cup%2cfam&sessionid=6e357578a6594a50a08613a512efd988 SAFA say 'no' to FAM
  3. ^ http://www.fourfourtwo.com/my/features/how-start-professional-football-club-malaysia How to start a professional football club in Malaysia
  4. ^ http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19510815-1.2.155.aspx?q=FAM+Cup&mode=advanced&f_df=19510101&f_dt=19511231&page=1&sort=relevance&token=cup%2cfam&sessionid=5783058fc8a44dc2ba92afb4813fdafd 4 ZONES IN F.A.M. CUP TOURNEY
  5. ^ http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19511215-1.2.149.aspx?q=FAM+Cup+final&mode=advanced&f_df=19510101&f_dt=19511231&page=2&sort=relevance&token=final%2ccup%2cfam&sessionid=4a2a534af755472ba643bc7033857ee4 JOHORE SWAMP MALACCA 8-3 IN F. A. M. CUP
  6. ^ http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19520421-1.2.167.aspx?q=FAM+Cup+final&mode=advanced&f_df=19520101&f_dt=19521231&page=1&sort=relevance&token=final%2ccup%2cfam&sessionid=c74ba5f73a4d499eafc4b7a73dce91f0 Penang XI for FAM Cup final
  7. ^ http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19520430-1.2.152.aspx?q=FAM+Cup+final&mode=advanced&f_df=19520101&f_dt=19521231&page=2&sort=relevance&token=final%2ccup%2cfam&sessionid=02e03c36470d43cda4ecc32296131ea5 PFA should not change this team
  8. ^ http://www.sabahrhinos.com/2007/08/beverly-in-final/ Beverly In Final
  9. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/sport/other-sport/2007/08/17/football-beverly-sabahproton-selangor-clash-saturday/ Football: Beverly Sabah-Proton Selangor clash Saturday
  10. ^ http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2016&dt=1024&pub=Kosmo&sec=Sukan&pg=su_03.htm DRB-Hicom tarik diri dari Liga M
  11. ^ http://kelate.net/dari-liga-fam-ke-piala-afc/ Dari Liga FAM Ke Piala AFC
  12. ^ http://www.sinarharian.com.my/sukan/denda-pasukan-tarik-diri-daripada-piala-fam-1.485106 Denda pasukan tarik diri daripada Piala FAM
  13. ^ http://www.fam.org.my/news/sidang-media-praperlawanan-akhir-pertama-piala-fam-2016-misc-mifa-lwn-pknp-fc Sidang Media Pra Perlawanan Akhir Pertama Piala FAM 2016, MISC-MIFA lwn PKNP FC
  14. ^ a b http://www.fam.org.my/news/keputusan-penuh-undian-piala-fam-piala-presiden-piala-belia-2017 Keputusan Undian Piala FAM, Piala Presiden & Piala Belia 2017
  15. ^ http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/sp/newssports.php?id=1329626 Sungai Ara FC Withdraw From 2017 FAM Cup Competition
  16. ^ https://www.bharian.com.my/node/248793 Sungai Ara FC tarik diri Piala FAM
  17. ^ http://www.fourthofficial.com/2017/43248/sungai-ara-fc-tarik-diri-dari-saingan-piala-fam-2017/ Sungai Ara FC tarik diri dari saingan Piala FAM 2017

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