Pahang FA

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Pahang FA
Club crest
Full namePersatuan Bolasepak Negeri Pahang
Nickname(s)Tok Gajah (The Elephants)
Short namePBNP
Founded1959; 60 years ago (1959)
GroundDarul Makmur Stadium
PresidentTengku Abdul Rahman Ahmad Shah of Pahang Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah
ChairmanMohammed Suffian Awang
ManagerDollah Salleh
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2018Malaysia Super League, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Pahang Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bolasepak Pahang) is a Malaysian professional football club based in Kuantan, Pahang. The association was found in 1959 to represent the state itself and has traditionally worn a yellow home kit since. In the beginning, their early home matches were held around the city public fields and outside Kuantan, predominantly around districts of Pahang. Early in 2016, PBNP change the name from Pahang FA to Pahang FC. Then on December 2016, the management PBNP change the name back the old ones, Pahang FA.

The lowest point of the association was in 2012, as the association had been relegated to the Liga Premier. With the collective morale support from the players and the fans, Pahang FA came back from the abyss to the Liga Super in 2013 after winning the play-off match against Kedah FA, just one season after being relegated.

Pahang FA nominated Abdul Azim to challenge Hamidin Amin for the FAM Presidency, as reported in a FOX Sports Asia article.

Club licensing regulations[edit]

2018 Season[edit]

2019 Season[edit]


Pahang FA was established by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1959 to represent the state of Pahang in the HMS Beagle Cup. In the next year, the association begins with the preparation against another states before taking part for the first time in the HMS Beagle Cup. Construction of their current home ground, Darul Makmur Stadium, was completed by the Council of Kuantan in 1970.

Led by the legendary Jamal Nasir, Pahang FA won the first cup in 1983 when they won the Piala Malaysia, the most prestigious tournament in Malaysia football after a win over Selangor FA in the tournament, breaking the long duopoly of Selangor FA and Singapore FA and also became the first East Coast team to win it. Nonetheless, the most successful era was in 90s, when the association successfully entered the final of Piala Malaysia 4 times even though they only succeeded once in 1992. The 1992 was the best year when the association won the double, the Piala Malaysia and the league. Pahang FA in that year was touted as the Dream Team when several high-profile players played for the association with the like of Dollah Salleh, Zainal Abidin Hassan, Khairul Azman Mohamed, Abdul Mubin Mokhtar, Ahmad Yusof, Australian football legend, Alan Edward Davidson and Singapore football legend, Fandi Ahmad. The association successfully defeated Kedah FA in final stage to win the Piala Malaysia, thanks to the fastest goal ever in Piala Malaysia history by Zulhamizan Zakaria.[vague]

Pahang FA was also the first winner of the M-League in its new format in 2004.

As one of the most successful football teams in Malaysia from 1980–2007, Pahang FA had successfully produced many talented local players from the academy such as Khairul Azman Mohamed, one of the best goal keeper in Asia in the 1990s, the prolific striker, Azizul Kamaluddin, Mohd Fadzli Saari who played in SV Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany and Muhammad Juzaili Samion who was also played for the 4th division of Ligue 1 club, FCSR Haguenau in 2000.

In 2008, many players from talented young Shahzan Muda F.C. were absorbed into Pahang FA.

In 2012, Pahang FA was playing in 2nd division of M-League. While in Premier League, Pahang FA showed great improvement in the 2012 season as they qualified for the Piala Malaysia quarter-finals. Pahang FA was also Premier League runner-up in 2012, qualifying the association to play in the promotion "play-off" matches to the Liga Super. Pahang FA beat Kedah FA in the final of the "play-off", winning promotion to the 2013 Liga Super.

In the year 2012, the association had to play in Temerloh Mini Stadium as the homeground for the first time after the Darul Makmur Stadium was put under renovation for the organisation of Sukma 2012. A year later, the club returned to Kuantan to play in newly renovated Darul Makmur Stadium and in the same year the lifted the Piala Malaysia for third time. Led by loyal serving captain, Jalaluddin Jaafar, they ended 21 years cup drought. By winning the cup, Zainal Abidin Hassan and Dollah Salleh had cemented their status as central figures of club history, as they won it as a player and as manager and coach respectively.


Pahang FA are currently based at Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan, Pahang. The capacity of the stadium is 40,000 and also has a running track.[1]


First-team squad[edit]

As of 22 February 2019

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 Helmi Eliza Elias
2 Malaysia DF Matthew Davies (Captain)
3 France DF Herold Goulon
4 Malaysia DF Dinesh Rajasingam
6 Malaysia MF Hazri Rozali
7 Malaysia FW Faisal Halim
8 Malaysia MF Wan Zaharulnizam Wan Zakaria
9 Malaysia FW Norshahrul Idlan Talaha
10 Nigeria FW Dickson Nwakaeme
11 Namibia FW Lazarus Kaimbi
12 Malaysia DF Bunyamin Umar
14 Malaysia DF Faisal Rosli
15 Indonesia MF Saddil Ramdani
16 Malaysia DF Zubir Azmi
No. Position Player
17 Malaysia MF Zuhair Aizat
18 Malaysia MF Shahrul Nizam
19 Malaysia DF Afif Amiruddin
20 Malaysia MF Azam Azih
21 Singapore DF Safuwan Baharudin
22 Malaysia GK Remezey Che Ros
23 Malaysia MF Salomon Raj Adaickalam
24 Malaysia DF Muslim Ahmad
26 Malaysia MF Mohamadou Sumareh
27 Malaysia GK Wafieyuddin Shamsudin
28 Malaysia FW Kogileswaran Raj Mohana Raj
29 Malaysia MF Nik Sharif Haseefy Lazim
30 Malaysia DF Ashar Al Aafiz Abdullah

Pahang Youth team[edit]

The Pahang President's cup team or Young Elephant is a part of the President Cup Malaysia league team. The President Cup Malaysia is the football competitions in Malaysia for under-21 players. Since its inception, the President Cup Malaysia has been the major tournament for under-21 and under-23 players. In 2009, the format of the competition changes which only under-21 players are eligible for the tournament.


As of 23 February 2017[2]
Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Mohd Daniel Wafiuddin Sadun Malaysia GK 16/3/97
22 Nor Eqram Azray Suzhaimi Malaysia GK 13/9/96
25 Muhammad Imran Muhammad Malaysia GK 12/4/99
2 Muhd Izzudin Ibrahim Malaysia RB/RWB 1997
3 Nizam Fikri Mohd Nasir Malaysia LB/LWB 1998
4 Muhammad Khairul Ridhwan Azohar Malaysia CB 1996
5 Muhammad Badrun Zainudin Malaysia RB/RWB 1997
6 Amirul Hafizzudin Ahmad Shamsudin Malaysia CB 27/8/96
7 Muhammad Hafizi Abdul Halim Malaysia CB 1996
13 Muhammad Nur Amirul Mohd Nizam Malaysia RB/RWB 2/10/98
15 Muhd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Zarudin Malaysia CB/RB 17/1/96
19 Muhammad Shahrul Nizam Mohd Nadzir Malaysia LB/LM/LWB 15/6/96
8 Nik Muhammad Sharif Haseefy Mohd Lazim Malaysia AM, CM 30/5/97
11 Muhd Zul Hisyam Zulkifli Malaysia AM/CM 26/3/98
12 Zuhair Aizat Malaysia RM/ RW 1/10/96
14 Muhammad Hafizuddin Azri bin Desa Malaysia CM 1996
16 Mohd Hafizam Zullkifli Malaysia LW/LM 1999
17 Muhd Nazmie Mohd Alwi Malaysia LW/LM 1997
18 Muhd Shah Amirul Mohd Zamri Malaysia CM 27/3/98
21 Shazlan Zaidin Malaysia LW/ LM/ RW/ RM 26/7/96
23 Mohd Arisazri Juhari Malaysia DM/ CM 14/2/98
24 Mohd Qhaidir Abdullah Malaysia RW/LW 1997
9 Khairul Ezami Sulaiman Malaysia ST 20/6/97
10 Ahmad Noramirul Putra Ahmad Norhisham Putra Malaysia ST 1996
20 Mohd Zul Hafiz Zulkifli Malaysia ST 11/10/96


As of 24 February 2017[3]
Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Muhammad Jibril Sairul Fauzi Malaysia GK 1999
22 Mohd Faizal Abdul Isha Malaysia GK 13/5/98
25 Luzman Hafiy Malaysia GK 13/7/99
3 Abdul Suhairil Idham Zahari Malaysia CB 9/1/98
5 Mohd Shahrul Hafifi Sabri Malaysia CB 1999
6 Muhammad Irfan Mohd Ezral Malaysia CB 23/2/99
11 Wan Muhd Akmal Hakim Wan Abdul Wahab Malaysia CB 1999
12 Muhd Qayyim Hizfhan Mohd Rapi Malaysia RB/RWB 27/1/99
13 Wan Alif Syazril Wan Mohamad Ali Malaysia LB/LWB/LM 13/5/99
14 Muhamad Alif Haiqal Yusri Malaysia RB/RWB 1999
20 Muhd Hairie Daniel Wan Zaini Malaysia CB 1998
7 Muhd Khairuddin Mat Yaman Malaysia LM/ LW/ RM/ RW 1999
8 Muhd Zuhairi Ahamad Dormad Malaysia DM, CM 1999
9 Muhd Aiman Haikal Muhd Isa Malaysia AM/CM 1998
10 Muhammad Khaiyum Mohd Khaimi Malaysia RW/RM 5/1/98
15 Muhd Irwan Salwana Malaysia LW, LM 1999
16 Mohd Fadeli Idris Malaysia CM 1998
17 Ahmad Salman Ahmad Jaafar Malaysia DM/CM 1999
18 Muhd Asraf Shamsuddin Malaysia CM 1999
21 Wan Shaharul Daniel Wan Zaini Malaysia LW, LM 1998
23 Mohd Zazrir Naim Abdul Rani Malaysia AM, CM 1999
2 Muhd Raihan Abdul Wahab Malaysia ST 1999
4 Alif Hakimi Mohammad Malaysia ST 1998
19 Mohd Yaumizzaman Kamarul Hatta Malaysia ST 1999
24 Muhd Fariz Khuzairil Mohd Idris Malaysia ST 1999

Continental record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1988-89 Asian Club Championship Qualifying Round
Group 5
Thailand Royal Thai Air Force 2-1 2nd
Indonesia Niac Mitra 0-0
Brunei Bandaran 5-1
Singapore Geylang International 2-1
Semi Final League
Group B
Qatar Al-Sadd 0-2 5th
Saudi Arabia Al-Ittifaq 1-4
Bangladesh Mohammedan SC 2-1
North Korea April 25 0-2
1993-94 Asian Club Championship Preliminary Round Thailand Thai Farmers Bank FC Withdrew
1995 Asian Club Championship First Round Vietnam Cảng Sài Gòn Walkover
Second Round South Korea Ilhwa Chunma 2-3 2-0 2-5
2005 AFC Cup Group E Singapore Home United 3–3 2–1 3rd
Maldives New Radiant 1–0 1–1
Hong Kong Happy Valley 3–1 1–1
2005 ASEAN Club Championship Group A Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 4-0 1st
East Timor FC Zebra 8-0
Cambodia Nagacorp 0-3
Semi Final Brunei DPMM FC 1-0
Final Singapore Tampines Rovers 2-4 Runner-up
2007 AFC Cup Group F Thailand Osotsapa 0–4 4–0 4th
India Mohun Bagan 1–2 2–0
Singapore Tampines Rovers 1–4 2–0
2015 AFC Cup Group G Myanmar Yadanarbon 7–4 2-3 2nd
Philippines Global 0–0 0–0
Hong Kong South China 0-1 3-1
Round of 16 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura Forfeited, 3-0 win awarded to Pahang
Quarter Final Tajikistan Istiklol 3–1 4–0 3–4



  • Winners (5): 1987, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2004
  • Runner-up (5): 1984, 1991, 1998, 2005, 2017
  • Runner-up (1): 2012


  • Winners (4): 1983, 1992, 2013, 2014
  • Runner-up (4): 1984, 1994, 1995, 1997
  • Winners (3): 2006, 2014, 2018
  • Runner-up (2): 1995, 2017
  • Winners (3): 1992, 1993, 2014
  • Runner-up (5): 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007, 2015

Ownership and finances[edit]


Period Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
1989–90 Germany Schwarzenbach United KingdomDunhill
1991 Germany Puma
1992–98 Italy Diadora
1999–00 Japan Mikasa
2001–03 Italy Kronos
2004–05 Germany Adidas
2006–07 MalaysiaTM
2008 Denmark Hummel
2009 Italy Lotto
2010 Malaysia the ZON hotel
2011–12 Malaysia Resorts World Genting
2013 Australia Stobi
2014–2016 Germany Puma Malaysia Aras Kuasa
2017 Germany Jako
July 2017–2018 South KoreaFila
2019–2020 United KingdomUmbro

Head coaches[edit]

Year Head Coach
1994–96 Malaysia Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif
1997–98 Denmark Jorgen Erik Larsen
1999 Australia Alan Davidson
1999–00 Malaysia Fuzzeimi Ibrahim
2001–02 Malaysia Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif
2003 Brazil Ralf Borges Ferreira
2004 Malaysia Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif
2005–06 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
2007 Malaysia Haji Ahmad Yusof
2008 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
2009 Malaysia Tajuddin Noor
2010–13 Malaysia Dollah Salleh
Dec 2013 – March 2014 England Ron Smith
March 2014 – Dec 2015 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
Dec 2015 – March 2016 Malaysia Ahmad Shaharuddin Rosdi
March 2016— Dec 2016 MalaysiaRazip Ismail
Dec 2016 — Malaysia Dollah Salleh

Team managers[edit]

Year Manager
1999 Tok Muda Talib Sulaiman
2000–03 Datuk Jamal Nasir Abdul Nasir Ismail
2004–05 Dato' Haji Shahiruddin Abdul Moin
2006–07 Zainal Abidin Hassan
2008 Dato' Omar Othman
2009–17 Dato' Che Nasir Salleh
2018–Present Dato' Mohammed Suffian Awang

Management team[edit]

Club personnel[edit]

Position Name
President Malaysia Y.A.M. Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah
Deputy President Malaysia Datuk Seri Muhammad Safian Ismail
Team Manager Malaysia Dato' Mohammed Suffian Awang
Assistant Team Manager Malaysia Dato' Che Nasir B Salleh
Head Coach Malaysia Dollah Salleh
Assistant Head Coach Malaysia Ahmad Shaharudin Ahmad Rosdi
Coach Malaysia Jalaluddin Jaafar
Malaysia Shahrulnizam Sahat
Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Muadzar Mohamad
Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Hafiz Tajudin
Malaysia Abdul Rahim Kadir Ku Jambu
Team Doctor Malaysia Dato' Shah Rezal
Physiotheraphy Malaysia Adam Zuhairy Zafri
Security Officer Malaysia ASP Muhammaf Keny
Kit Man Malaysia Abdul Razak B Akil
Malaysia Suffian Sulaiman
U21 Manager Malaysia Dato' Jalaluddin Mohd Deli
U21 Head Coach Malaysia Fuzzemi Ibrahim
U21 Assistant Coach Malaysia Shahrulnizam Sahat
U21 Coach Malaysia Zulkiflee Abdul Hamid
U21 Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Muhammad Zyuraimi Abdul Majid
U21 Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Kaizai Zainuddin
U21 Physiotheraphy Malaysia Muhd Hidayah Edenan
U19 Manager Malaysia Abdul Razab Wahab
U19 Head Coach Malaysia Muhd Fahim Kow Abdullah
U19 Assistant Coach Malaysia Noor Azmi Mohamed
U19 Assistant Coach Malaysia Ali Tahar
U19 Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Zakaria Abu Bakar
U19 Fitness Coach Malaysia Kow Hok Nam
U19 Physiotheraphy Malaysia Nazila binti Mohd Nadzir

Club record[edit]

Updated on 24 Oktober 2018.


  • 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 Liga Super 21 14 5 2 48 29 +19 47 1st  – Semi-finals Semi-finals  –  –
2005 Liga Super 21 10 5 6 37 29 +8 35 2nd  – Quarter-finals 1st round AFC Cup Group stage
2005–06 Liga Super 21 7 6 8 21 24 -3 27 7th  – Group stage Champions  –  –
2006–07 Liga Super 24 7 6 11 32 41 -9 27 9th  – Group stage 2nd round AFC Cup Group stage
2007–08 Liga Super 24 8 6 10 26 31 -5 30 8th  – Group stage Semi-finals  –  –
2009 Liga Super 26 5 2 19 32 63 -31 17 13th  – Group stage 1st round  –  –
2010 Liga Super 26 10 3 13 31 50 -19 33 8th  – Quarter-finals 1st round  –  –
2011 Liga Super 26 5 7 14 19 36 -17 22 13th  – Play-off Semi-finals  –  –
2012 Premier League 22 14 4 4 60 29 +31 46 2nd  – Quarter-finals 2nd round  –  –
2013 Liga Super 22 10 5 7 36 32 +4 35 5th  – Champions Semi-finals  –  –
2014 Liga Super 22 11 4 7 36 30 +6 37 3rd Champions Champions Champions  –  –
2015 Liga Super 22 13 5 4 43 29 +14 38[a] 3rd Runner-up Semi-finals Semi-finals AFC Cup Quarter-finals
2016 Liga Super 22 6 6 10 25 40 -15 24[b] 9th  – Group stage 3rd round  –  –
2017 Liga Super 22 12 4 6 44 26 +18 40 2nd  – Quarter-finals Runner-up  –  –
2018 Liga Super 22 9 7 6 35 21 +14 34 4th  – Quarter-finals Champions  –  –


  1. ^ Pahang was deducted 6 points due to involvement in the delay in the process of solving the problem of salary and compensation by the former imports 2013 season, Mohamed Borji.
  2. ^ Pahang has been awarded 3 points free from the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) after offenses committed by the Football Association of Kedah (Kedah FA) putting the suspended player during the match against Pahang on August 3, 2016.

AFC Club ranking[edit]

As of 2 July 2017 [6]
Current Ranking Team Points
94 Malaysia Selangor FA 9.951
95 Myanmar Ayeyawady United 9.878
96 Iraq Naft Al-Wasat 9.704
97 Oman Al-Suwaiq 9.643
98 Malaysia Pahang FA 9.617

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Home Venue". Pahang FA. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Pahang U21". Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Home United U19". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Summary - Liga Super - Malaysia - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway".
  5. ^ "Malaysia 2016".
  6. ^

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