NS Matrix F.C.

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NS Matrix FC
Full name NS Matrix Football Club
Nickname(s) Si Rusa
The Jangs
Founded 1923; 92 years ago (1923)
Ground Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium
Paroi, Negeri Sembilan
Ground Capacity 40,000[1]
Owner Negeri Sembilan Football Association
Chairman Mohammad Hassan
Coach Gary Michael Phillips
League Malaysia Premier League
2014 Malaysia Premier League, 6th
Website Club home page
Current season

NS Matrix Football Club is a Malaysian professional football club that is been 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]

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]


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, ATM 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


Current squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position
Kaharuddin Rahman Malaysia GK
Rozaimie Rohim Malaysia GK
Mohd Yatim Abdullah Malaysia GK
Taylor Regan Australia CB
Daniel Ting Malaysia England LB,LWB
Annas Rahmat Malaysia CB
Mohd Shaiful Nizam Saad Malaysia CB
Malaysia CB
Hariri Mohd Safii Malaysia LB,LWB
Mohd Ashmawi Yakin Malaysia RB,RWB
Muhd Iqbal Na'im Tony Rosdin Malaysia RB,RWB
Mohd Fakhrullah Rosli Malaysia AM,CM, RM,RW, LM,LW
Khairul Naim Mahyuddin Malaysia AM,CM,RM
Malaysia CM
Alex Smith England CM, AM
Mohd Khamarool Mazlan Malaysia RM, RW
Khairul Anwar Shahrudin Malaysia LM, LW
Malaysia DM, CM
Andrew Nabbout Australia RM,LM, RW,LW
Muhammad Nizam Ruslan Malaysia RM,LM, RW,LW
Kevin Gunter Malaysia Switzerland AM, CM,LM
Sean Eugene Selvaraj Malaysia ST
Mohd Rahizi Mohd Rasib Malaysia ST
Mohd Fauzi Abdul Latif Malaysia ST, AM
Joel Chianese Australia ST,AM,LW

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South Korea
starting line-up


U21 Squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Amirul Asyraf Abdul Rahman Malaysia GK 1995
21 Muhammad Azwan Alimi Malaysia GK 6/9/1994
22 Ezad Ariff Jamaludin Malaysia GK 7/2/1995
5 Pavithran a/l Selladorai Malaysia RB, RM, RW 14/9/1994
24 Muhd Zufril Haidy Mazlan Malaysia CB 16/2/1995
14 Muhd Iqbal Na'im Tony Rosdin Malaysia RB 21/12/1994
3 Mohd Fauzan Nazhif Zulkifli Malaysia LB 1/9/1995
15 Gopinath a/l Ragenderan Malaysia CB 16/10/1995
23 Mohd Nurzaidi Mohd Jais Malaysia CB 19/12/94
20 Muhamad Syahrizal Shaharin Malaysia CB, DM 16/4/1995
2 Mohd Shahir Saffie Malaysia LB 27/2/1995
7 Muhammad Fauzan Mohd Fauzi Malaysia AM, CM 7/1/1995
18 Suresh a/l Selvathura Malaysia RM, RW 1995
12 Ahmad Ashraf Razmi Malaysia CM 30/9/1995
13 Mohd Khamarool Mazlan Malaysia LM, LW 15/6/1995
16 Aroon Kumar a/l Ramaloo Malaysia CM, DM 18/3/1994
10 Muhammad Nizam Ruslan Malaysia AM, CM, RM, RW, LM, LW 6/4/1994
25 Thanabalan a/l Nadarajah Malaysia LM, LW 25/2/1995
19 Muhammad Shazrul Ashraf Mathews Malaysia RM, RW 18/6/1995
11 Mohd Rahizi Mohd Rasib Malaysia ST 30/9/1994
17 Muhammad Nurzaidi Bunari Malaysia ST 9/6/1995
9 Sean Eugene Selvaraj Malaysia ST 11/4/1996
31 Mohd Fauzi Abdul Latif Malaysia ST 10/7/1995
33 Muhd Zaraen Yami Malaysia ST, AM 23/8/1996
32 Muhammad Firdaus Kasim Malaysia ST, AM 23/9/1996

Source:[8] Source:[9]

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 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
6 Ahmad Fitri Azahar Malaysia CB
20 Muhamad Shafiq Roswadi Malaysia RB
2 Muhammad Faris Mohd Ariffin Malaysia RB
3 Kalaiharasan a/l Letchumanan Malaysia LB
43 Noor Fahmizie Sabri Malaysia LB
13 Danial Hadri Effendi Jagan Malaysia CM
8 Muhamad Asraf Roslan 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
7 Muhamad Farid Nezal Malaysia LM,LW
12 Muhammad Farid Syakir Salehhudin Malaysia LM,LW
9 Mohd Azmil Abdul Rahman Malaysia ST
17 Khaalithasan a/l Purushothaman Malaysia ST
11 Muhammad Firdaus Kasim Malaysia ST
16 Muhd Zaraen Yami Malaysia ST
19 Mohd Fauzi Abdul Latif 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 Dato' Haji Mohammed Najeeb Abdullah
Head team coach Australia Gary Michael Phillips
Assistant head coach Malaysia Mohd Asri Ninggal
Coach Malaysia Ahmad Osman
Goalkeeping coach Malaysia Mohd Yazid Mohd Yassin
Fitness coach Malaysia Asyraf M.R. Asri
Fitness coach
Physiotherapist Malaysia Dr Rozaiman Ebrahim
Malaysia Zulkepli Abu Samah
Team Assistant Malaysia Shahrizal Mat Sah
Head of Youth Development Malaysia
U21 Head coach Malaysia Badrul Afzan Razali
U21 Assistant coach Malaysia Idris Abdul Karim
U21 Goalkeeping coach Malaysia
U21 Fitness coach Malaysia Mohd Kuizwan Mohd Johari
U21 Physiotherapist Malaysia Muzammil Zaharudin
U19 Manager Malaysia Nik Shazly Anuar Noor Rosdy
U19 Head coach Malaysia Zainuddin Hussein
U19 Assistant coach Malaysia
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
Jan 2015 Malaysia K. Devan
Nov 2015 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]


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  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 Statistics". ifball.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Negeri Sembilan 2014 U21 (Piala Presiden – Jang Muda) Squad – Full List". Kelab e-Penyokong Bola Sepak Negeri Sembilan. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Pemain Pasukan Piala Presiden". stadium astro. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 

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