Negeri Sembilan FA

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Negeri Sembilan FA
Full name Negeri Sembilan Football Association
Nickname(s) Si Rusa
The Jangs
Founded 1923; 93 years ago (1923)
Ground Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium
Paroi, Negeri Sembilan
Ground Capacity 40,000[1]
Chairman Mohammad Hassan
Coach Gary Michael Phillips
League Malaysia Premier League
2015 Malaysia Premier League, 6th
Website Club home page
Current season

Negeri Sembilan FA is a Malaysian professional football club that is governed by the Negeri Sembilan Football Association. The football team is based in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. The club was previously known as Negeri Sembilan FA but changed its name in the start of 2015 Malaysia Premier League season, named after its main sponsor, Matrix Concept Berhad.[2]

For 2016 season, the club will go back to their original name, Negeri Sembilan FA . However, Matrix Concept will remain as the club's main sponsor. The club won their first major honour in 1948 Malaysia Cup.


  • 1923–2007: Negeri Sembilan FA
  • 2008: Negeri Sembilan Naza
  • 2009–2014: Negeri Sembilan FA
  • 2015: Negeri Sembilan Matrix (NS Matrix)[3]
  • 2016–present: Negeri Sembilan FA


Negeri Sembilan FA was established in 1923 according to a passage in the football history books of Malaysia through an interview with Austin Senevirathe, 93 years old when interviewed. He stated about a match that happened between Negeri Sembilan and Singapore for Malaya Cup (Malaysia Cup) in that particular year.

Negeri Sembilan FA is considered as one of the top competing team in the history of football since its establishment. They have won many top competitions in Malaysia starting from the early 1940s.

In the early season of 2011, one of the team's all-time best coach, Wan Jamak Wan Hassan resigned from Negeri Sembilan. He sees no excuses for the team’s disappointing run in the Malaysia Super League and Malaysia FA Cup competition for that season.[4]


Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium
Stadium Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Paroi.jpg
Location Paroi, Seremban
Owner Majlis Perbandaran Seremban
Capacity 40,000
Field size 120m x 70m
Surface Grass pitch
Opened 1992
Renovated 2004
Negeri Sembilan FA

Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium also known as STAR of Paroi is a multi-purpose stadium in Paroi, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 20,000 people and opened in 1992. In 2004 the capacity of stadium has been expanded to 40,000 people due to hosting 2004 X Sukma Games.

Malaysia Cup[edit]

On 7 November 2009, Negeri Sembilan FA ended their 61-year drought in the Malaysia Cup after posting a convincing 3–1 victory over Kelantan FA in the final at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil.

The repeat Final 2009 between the team and Kelantan happened again on 30 October 2010. However this time, Negeri lost 1–2 to Kelantan although having an early lead through penalty by Shahurain Abu Samah.[5]

In 2011, Negeri Sembilan again qualified to Malaysia Cup Final for the third time in a row this time with their new coach Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah. They won the trophy after defeating Terengganu FA with an epic comeback. The first goal was scored by Mohd Ashaari Shamsuddin for Terengganu in the 59th minutes. Negeri used the last 10 minutes of the game to make a comeback. S. Kunanlan equalised the score in the 81st minute before Hairuddin Omar, the veteran striker hit the winning goal for Negeri with a beautiful volley in the 85th minutes.[6]


Winners (3): 1948, 2009, 2011
Winners (2): 2003, 2010
Winners: 2012
Winners: 2006
Winners: 1991


Group Stage: 2004, 2007
Withdrew: 2010


Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup Malaysia
Competition Result Name Goals
League Asian Top goalscorer
2015 MPL 22 8 8 6 33 28 32 5 R1 Play-Off -  –  – Francis Doe 17
2014 MPL 22 8 6 8 26 28 30 6 R1 Play-Off -  –  – Kim Jin-Ryong 8
2013 MSL 22 1 7 14 11 28 10 12 QF GS -  –  – Fabio Barbosa 6
2012 MSL 26 10 7 9 41 38 38 6 R1 QF W  –  – Effa Owona 23
2011 MSL 26 8 8 10 29 32 32 8 R2 W  –  –  – Hairuddin Omar 11
2010 MSL 26 11 5 10 40 31 38 6 W RU RU  –  – Zaquan Adha 12
2009 MSL 26 11 5 10 44 35 38 7 SF W  –  –  – Zaquan Adha 22
2008 MSL 24 14 6 4 48 30 48 RU R2 GS  –  –  – Zaquan Adha 14
2007 MSL 24 6 6 12 29 46 24 11 R2 QF  – AFC Cup GS Frederico Dos Santos 18
2006 MSL 21 12 4 5 26 14 40 W SF RU  –  –  – Christian Bekamenga 8


1st or W Winners
2nd or RU Runners-up
promoted Promoted
relegated Relegated
Top scorer in division

Kit manufacturers and financial sponsor[edit]

Nation Corporation
Material manufacturers
Italy Lotto
Italy Kappa
Financial sponsors
Malaysia Matrix Concept Group

Previous Kit Supplier and Sponsor

Period Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
2012–2013 Lotto Matrix Concept Group
2014–2015 Kappa
2015–2016 Mizuno


Current squad[edit]

No. Name Age Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Afiff Aizad Azman 25 Malaysia GK 30/3/90
12 Kaharuddin Rahman 24 Malaysia GK 7/8/91
30 Syed Adney Syed Hussein 29 Malaysia GK 29/11/86
3 Daniel Ting 23 Malaysia England LB,LWB,CB 1/12/92
4 Taylor Regan (Captain) 27 Australia CB 16/11/88
5 Annas Rahmat 21 Malaysia CB 7/11/94
13 Mohd Ashmawi Yakin 22 Malaysia RB,RWB 1/1/94
15 A. Segar 23 Malaysia LB,LWB,LM,LW 3/1/93
20 Hariri Mohd Safii 26 Malaysia LB,LWB 18/1/89
24 Mohd Shazlan Alias 26 Malaysia RB,RWB 27/12/89
26 Mohd Nasriq Baharom 28 Malaysia CB 8/2/87
Mohd Radzuan Abdullah 24 Malaysia CB 18/8/91
2 R. Aroon Kumar 21 Malaysia CM,DM 18/3/94
6 Kevin Gunter 23 Malaysia Switzerland AM,CM,LM 19/9/92
7 Andrew Nabbout 23 Australia RM,LM,RW,LW 17/12/92
8 Shahrul Igwan Samsudin 21 Malaysia LM,LW,RM,RW 17/5/94
10 Alex Smith 30 England CM,AM 16/7/85
16 Mohd Norhafizzuan Jailani 26 Malaysia CM,AM 7/8/89
19 Khairul Anwar Shahrudin 26 Malaysia LM,LW 9/10/90
21 Sabri Sahar 24 Malaysia CM 1/9/92
23 Muhd Nizam Ruslan 22 Malaysia RM,LM,RW,LW 6/4/94
27 Izzudin Zainudin 23 Malaysia LM,LW 27/9/93
33 N. Thanabalan 21 Malaysia LM,LW 25/2/95
9 Mohd Afiq Azmi 27 Malaysia ST 5/1/89
11 Joel Chianese 25 Australia ST,AM,LW 15/2/90
17 Mohd Rahizi Mohd Rasib 21 Malaysia ST 30/9/94

Transfers 2016[edit]

For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2016


Pos. Name From
England Alex Smith Australia Far North Queensland FC
Australia Andrew Nabbout Australia Melbourne Victory FC
Australia Taylor Regan Australia Newcastle Jets FC
Australia Joel Chianese Malaysia Sabah FA
Malaysia Syed Adney Malaysia ATM FA
Malaysia Mohd Nasriq Baharom Malaysia Felda United F.C.
Malaysia Annas Rahmat Malaysia Harimau Muda
Malaysia Mohd Ashmawi Yakin Malaysia Harimau Muda
Malaysia Shahrul Igwan Samsudin Malaysia Harimau Muda
Malaysia Afiff Aizad Azman Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C.
Malaysia Daniel Ting Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C. (Loan)
Malaysia Kevin Gunter Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C. (Loan)
Malaysia Mohd Norhafizzuan Jailani Malaysia Putrajaya SPA F.C.
Malaysia Sabri Sahar Malaysia Sarawak FA
Malaysia Mohd Afiq Azmi Malaysia Selangor FA
Malaysia Mohd Shazlan Alias Malaysia Selangor FA
Malaysia Khairul Anwar Shahrudin Malaysia Sime Darby F.C.
Malaysia R. Aroon Kumar Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA U21
Malaysia Mohd Rahizi Mohd Rasib Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA U21
Malaysia Muhammad Nizam Ruslan Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA U21
Malaysia Hariri Mohd Safii Free Agents


Pos. Name To
South Korea Kim Jin-yong Malaysia DRB-Hicom F.C.
Malaysia Khyril Muhymeen Zambri Malaysia AirAsia Football Club
Malaysia Mohd Fazliata Taib Malaysia Felcra F.C.
Malaysia Shahrizal Saad Malaysia Felcra F.C.
Malaysia S. Sivanesan Malaysia Felda United F.C.
Malaysia G. Puaneswaran Malaysia Melaka United
Malaysia V. Kavi Chelvan Malaysia Melaka United
Malaysia Mohd Dzaiddin Zainuddin Malaysia MOF F.C.
Malaysia Ahmad Fauzi Saari Malaysia Perlis FA
Malaysia Mohd Akmal Mohd Nor Malaysia Sarawak FA
Argentina Bruno Martelotto
Haiti Jean Alexandre
Liberia Francis Forkey Doe
Malaysia Ahmad Hazeri Hamid
Malaysia Azizi Matt Rose
Malaysia Helmi Eliza Elias
Malaysia Irwan Fadzli Idrus
Malaysia Mohd Yatim Abdullah
Malaysia Rezal Zambery Yahya
Malaysia Rudie Ramli
Malaysia Mohd Fauzi Nan RETIRED

U21 Squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Malaysia GK
Muhd Hafizi Sudin Malaysia GK 1/3/95
Ezad Ariff Jamaludin Malaysia GK 7/2/95
Muhammad Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham Malaysia RB,RWB 21/9/97
Muhd Zufril Haidy Mazlan Malaysia CB 16/2/95
Mohd Fauzan Nazhif Zulkifli Malaysia LB,LWB 1/9/95
Muhammad Faris Mohd Ariffin Malaysia RB,RWB 6/6/96
Gopinath a/l Ragenderan Malaysia CB 16/10/95
Muhammad Hamizan Aiman Pairol Malaysia CB 2/2/96
Kalaiharasan a/l Letchumanan Malaysia CB 1996
Mohd Shahir Saffie Malaysia LB,LWB 27/2/95
Aiman Harith Faruk Malaysia LB,LWB 2/1/97
Mohd Fauzan Mohd Fauzi Malaysia AM, CM 7/1/95
Muhamad Asraf Roslan Malaysia CM 3/4/96
Mohd Khamarool Mazlan Malaysia LM, LW 15/6/95
Mohammad Aiman Mohamad Khalidi Malaysia RM, RW 8/2/96
Mohd Aiman Asraf Malaysia RM, RW 1996
Muhd Khairul Amirin Malaysia CM 1996
Muhammad Nurzaidi Bunari Malaysia ST 9/6/95
Sean Eugene Selvaraj Malaysia ST 11/4/96
Mohd Fauzi Abdul Latif Malaysia ST 10/7/95
Muhd Zaraen Yami Malaysia ST, AM 23/8/96
Muhammad Hamzah Ahmad Malaysia ST 9/9/95

Source:[7] Source:[8]

U19 Squad[edit]

Currently plays in the Youth Cup tournament.

No. Name Nationality Position
1 Muhamad Faris Muhamad Kamaruddin Malaysia GK
22 Mohd Izarul Adli Mohd Nasir Malaysia GK
21 Mohd Fikri Firdaus Malaysia GK
23 Khibril Aflah Malaysia CB
41 Asyraf Awad Azman Malaysia CB
5 Robson Ningkan Malaysia CB
4 Samuel a/l Sharmendran Malaysia CB
18 Mohd Alif Romzi Malaysia CB
20 Muhamad Shafiq Roswadi Malaysia RB
Malaysia RB
Malaysia LB
43 Noor Fahmizie Sabri Malaysia LB
13 Danial Hadri bin Effendi Jagan Malaysia CM
Malaysia CM
14 Muhd Hazziq Hussin Malaysia CM, AM
15 Muhammad Shukery Mohd Hanafi Malaysia CM
24 Mohammad Azhar Mohd Soom Malaysia RM,RW
42 Muhammad Ariff Arman Malaysia RM,RW
12 Muhammad Farid Syakir Salehhudin Malaysia LM,LW
17 Khaalithasan a/l Purushothaman Malaysia ST

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Chairman Malaysia Dato' Seri Utama Mohammad Hassan
Honorable Secretary Malaysia Dato' Haji Abd. Halim bin Haji Abd. Latif
Administrative Officer Malaysia
General Manager Malaysia Dato' Abdul Ghani Haji Hassan
Assistant Manager Malaysia Satwant Singh Balwant Singh
Head team coach Australia Gary Michael Phillips
Assistant head coach Malaysia Mohd Asri Ninggal
Coach Malaysia Hamirullah Abu
Goalkeeping coach Malaysia Ismadi Ismail
Fitness coach Australia Mark Jones
Malaysia Asyraf M.R. Asri
Physiotherapist Malaysia Dr Rozaiman Ebrahim
Malaysia Mohd Zainuddin Zakariar
Team Assistant Malaysia Shahrizal Mat Sah
Head of Youth Development Malaysia Ahmad Osman
U21 Head coach Malaysia Ahmad Fairuz Mohd Yunus
U21 Assistant coach Malaysia Idris Abdul Karim
U21 Goalkeeping coach Malaysia Mohd Hamsani Ahmad
U21 Fitness coach Malaysia Mohd Kuizwan Mohd Johari
U21 Physiotherapist Malaysia Muzammil Zaharudin
U19 Manager Malaysia Nik Shazly Anuar Noor Rosdy
U19 Head coach Australia Gary Michael Phillips
U19 Assistant coach Malaysia Zainuddin Hussein
U19 Goalkeeping coach Malaysia Saidin Osman
U19 Physiotherapist Malaysia Muhammad Azwar Mazlan
Security Officer Malaysia Anuar Abdul Rahman
Media Officer Malaysia Abdul Malek Haji Hassan


Tenure Coach Achievement
1981—1982 Malaysia Tony Chia
1983—1984 Malaysia Zainuddin Hussein
1985—1986 Malaysia Tony Chia
1987 Brazil Manilton Santos
July 1987 Malaysia Tony Chia
1988—1989 Malaysia Zainuddin Hussein
September 1989 Malaysia M. Kuppan
1990—1991 Malaysia Ruslan Yaakob 1991 Division 2 League
1992—1993 Slovakia Josef Herel
1994—1998 Malaysia M. Karathu
1998—1999 Malaysia Irfan Bakti Abu Salim
2000—2002 Malaysia Mohd Zaki Sheikh Ahmad
2003—2006 Malaysia K. Devan FA Cup Malaysia 2003
2005–06 Super League
2006—2007 Tunisia Hatem Souissi
2007—2011 Malaysia Wan Jamak Wan Hassan Malaysia Cup 2009
FA Cup Malaysia 2010
2011—2012 Malaysia Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah Malaysia Cup 2011
Malaysia Charity Shield 2012
2013 Portugal Divaldo Alves
May 2013 Malaysia Ridzuan Abu Shah Caretaker
2014 Singapore V. Sundramoorthy
2015 Malaysia K. Devan
2016 Australia Gary Michael Phillips

Football Clubs[edit]

Direct Clubs under direct supervision of the Association[edit]

Affiliated Clubs within the Association[edit]

Affiliated Clubs outside the Association[edit]


  1. ^ "Capacity of Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium". 
  2. ^ "Wan Jamak leaves Negri Liga Perdana 2015: Negeri Sembilan dikenali NS Matrix". Berita Harian (in Malay). Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pasukan NS dikenali NS Matrix musim depan". The Rakyat Post. Malaysia. 6 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wan Jamak leaves Negri following team’s dismal run this season". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 20 March 2006. 
  5. ^ "Kelantan come from behind to lift maiden M'sia Cup title". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Negeri Sembilan Wins Malaysia Cup title". Demotix. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Negeri Sembilan 2014 U21 (Piala Presiden – Jang Muda) Squad – Full List". Kelab e-Penyokong Bola Sepak Negeri Sembilan. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pemain Pasukan Piala Presiden". stadium astro. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 

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