Pahang FA

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Pahang FA
Pahangfalogo.svg
Full name Persatuan Bolasepak Negeri Pahang
(Pahang Football Association)
Nickname(s) Tok Gajah (The Elephants)
Founded 1959; 56 years ago (1959)
Ground Darul Makmur Stadium
Kuantan, Pahang
Ground Capacity 40,000
Chairman Y.A.M. Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Coach Zainal Abidin Hassan
League Malaysia Super League
2014 Malaysia Super League, 3rd
Website Club home page
Current season

Pahang Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bolasepak Negeri Pahang) is a Malaysian professional football club based in Kuantan, Pahang. The club was founded in 1959 to represent the state itself and has traditionally worn a yellow home kit since. In the beginning, their early home match is being held around the city public fields and outside Kuantan, predominantly around districts of Pahang.

Pahang is one of the great powers in Malaysian football history. Known as the "The Elephant", Pahang FA is considers as the East Coast giant as they possessed greater histories of football in the country than its neighbours, Kelantan FA and Terengganu FA.

The lowest point of the club was in 2012, as the club had been relegated to the 2nd division in M-League. With the collective morale support from the players, management and the fans, Pahang FA came back from the abysmal to the 1st division of M-League in 2013 after winning the play-off match against Kedah FA, just one season after being relegated.

History[edit]

The club has been established after the great support from locals who require a football team to represent Pahang in HMS Beagle. As the initiatives to the request, Sultan Abu Bakar has established a club known as Pahang FA. In the next year, the club begins with the preparation against another states before taking part for the first time in the HMS Beagle Cup. After a long time looking for the homeground, the Council of Kuantan announced the construction of a new stadium, Darul Makmur Stadium in 1970.

Led by legendary Jamal Nasir, Pahang FA won the first cup in 1983 when they won the Malaysia Cup, 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 club successfully entered the final of Malaysia Cup 4 times eventhough they only succeed once in 1992. The 1992 was the best year when the club won the double, the Malaysia Cup and the league. Pahang FA in that year was touted as the Dream Team when several high profile players played for the club 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 club successfully defeated Kedah FA in final stage to win the Malaysia Cup, thanks to the fastest goal ever in Malaysia Cup history by Zulhamizan Zakaria. Pahang FA was also the first winner of the newly formatted M-League in 2004. As one of the most successful football team 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 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 Malaysia Cup quarter-finals. Pahang FA was also a Premier League runner-up in 2012, thus enable the club to play in the "play-off" matches for the promotion to the Super League. Pahang FA beat Kedah FA in the final of the "play-off" and had been promoted to Super League in 2013. In the year 2012, the club 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 Malaysia Cup 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 figure of club history, as they won it as a player and as manager and coach respectively, while Zainal involved in all triumphs in 1983, 1992, 2013 and 2014.[1]

Honours[edit]

Regional[edit]

  • Runners-up (1): 2005

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

  • Winners (5): 1987, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2004
  • Runners-up (4): 1984, 1991, 1998, 2005
  • Runners-up (1): 2012

Cups[edit]

  • Runners-up (4): 1984, 1994, 1995, 1997
  • Winners (2): 2006, 2014
  • Runners-up (1): 1995
  • Winners (3): 1992, 1993, 2014
  • Runners-up (5): 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007, 2015
M-League/Malaysia Super League Golden Boots Awards

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1989: Semi-final League (Group B)
1994: withdrew in qualifying – 1st round
1996: Round of 16 ( lost to Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 2-5 on Argegate )
2005: Group stage ( Group E )
2007: Group stage ( Group F )
2015:
2005: Runners-up

Administration[edit]

The President of the association is held by Y.A.M. Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah, who replaced his brother K.D.Y.T.M Tengku Mahkota Pahang Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah for 2007–10 session. Meanwhile, Pahang State Finance Officer, YB Datuk Ahmad Suffian was elected to the vice-president position. Both the president and his deputy won their posts uncontested, after the previous president, K.D.Y.T.M Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah decided not to run for re-election.

The general secretary, Mr. Fuzzemi Ibrahim (2010–present), was appointed by committee.

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Darul Makmur Stadium
Darul Makmur Stadium
ستاديوم دار المعمور
Location Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°48′53″N 103°19′26″E / 3.81472°N 103.32389°E / 3.81472; 103.32389Coordinates: 3°48′53″N 103°19′26″E / 3.81472°N 103.32389°E / 3.81472; 103.32389
Owner Darul Makmur Stadium Corporation
Operator Pahang Football Association
Capacity 40,000
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass pitch
Track
Scoreboard Olympex
Construction
Opened 1970
Renovated 1995 / 2011
Construction cost RM 7,000,000 plus
Architect Liew Kok Hee BArch (Melbourne) Pahang State PWD Architect
Tenants
Pahang FA (1970–present)
Sukma Games (1996/2012)

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, in addition to the football field.[2]

Current coaching staff[edit]

  • Team Manager : Dato' Che Nasir B Salleh
  • Assistant Team Manager : Fahrizal Hassan
  • Head Coach : Zainal Abidin Hassan
  • Assistant Head Coach : Ahmad Shaharuddin Rosdi
  • Goalkeeper Coach : Muadzar Mohamad
  • Fitness Coach : Abdul Rahim Kadir Ku Jambu
  • Physio : Adam Zuhairy Zafri
  • Kit Man : Abdul Razak B Akil
  • U21 Manager : Halimi Kamaruzzaman
  • U21 Head Coach : Azaruddin Aziz
  • U21 Assistant Coach : Muhd Fahim Kow Abdullah
  • U21 Goalkeeper Coach : Syed Mohd Nasir Mat Akil
  • U21 Physio : Mohd Mahyuddin Mohd Idris
  • U19 Head Coach : Shahrulnizam Sahat
  • U19 Assistant Coach : Ali Tahar
  • U19 Goalkeeper Coach : Zureymi Majid
  • U19 Physio : Mohd Nor Hafizan Abdul Hamit

2015 squad[edit]

As of 5 Dec 2014

No. Name Nationality Position
Goalkeeper
1 Khairul Azhan Khalid Malaysia GK
22 Muhammad Saufie Mohamad Malaysia GK
23 Mohd Nasril Nourdin Malaysia GK
Defenders
2 Jalaluddin Jaafar Malaysia RB, LB
3 Mohd Saiful Nizam Miswan Malaysia CB, RB, LB
4 Damion Stewart Jamaica CB
5 Mohammad Abdul Aziz Ismail Malaysia LB, RB
6 Zesh Rehman Pakistan CB, DM
13 Mohd Razman Roslan (captain) Malaysia CB, RB, LB
14 Mohd Faisal Mohd Rosli Malaysia LB
16 Mohd Hazri Rozali Malaysia RB
17 Mohd Zaiza Zainal Abidin Malaysia CB
18 Muhammad Syawal Norsam Malaysia CB
20 Mohd Shahrizan Salleh Malaysia LB
41 Matthew Davies Malaysia Australia RB
Midfielders
7 R. Surendran Malaysia RM, RW
8 Azidan Sarudin Malaysia CM
12 Mohd Azamuddin Md Akil Malaysia RM, RW,ST
15 D. Saarvindran Malaysia AM, CM, LM, LW, RM, RW
21 Mohd Hafiz Kamal Malaysia CM, DM
24 R. Gopinathan Malaysia LM, LW
33 Muhd Nor Azam Abdul Azih Malaysia CM
25 Mohd Rizua Shafiqi Kamarulzaman Malaysia RM, RW
Forwards
9 Matías Conti Argentina ST
10 Dickson Nwakaeme Nigeria ST
45 Anjing Italy ST
19 Mohd Fauzi Roslan Malaysia ST, LW
26 Mohd Shafie Zahari Malaysia ST

For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015

Transfers[edit]

2015 Transfers (In)

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
15 Malaysia DF D. Saarvindran (from Harimau Muda A)
25 Malaysia MF Mohd Rizua Shafiqi Kamarulzaman (from Pahang U21)
No. Position Player
26 Malaysia DF Mohammad Abdul Aziz Ismail (from Kelantan FA)
26 Malaysia MF Muhd Nor Azam Abdul Azih (from Harimau Muda B)
41 Malaysia DF Matthew Davies (from Perth Glory FC)
2015 Transfers (Out)

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
11 Malaysia FW Mohd Faizol Hussien (Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C.)
Malaysia MF Mohd Shahrul Aizad Zulkifli (to Kuantan FA)
Malaysia FW Mohd Shafizi Mohd Zain (to Real Mulia F.C.)

Out On Loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
10 Malaysia MF Abdul Malik Mat Ariff (on loan at Kuantan FA)

President's cup squad (under-21)[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.

U21[edit]

As of 22 January 2015

Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
Mohd Daniel Wafiuddin Sadun Malaysia GK 16/3/97
Khairul Nidzam Mohd Noor Malaysia GK 17/6/94
Muhammad Nur Kamarullah Khairul Saidi Malaysia GK 9/3/95
Defenders
Mohd Nazrin Ramlan Malaysia RB, CB 20/9/94
Muhammad Hariz Irffan Mohd Nazri Malaysia CB, RB, DM 21/11/95
Muhammad Faizul Mat Lazin Malaysia CB, RB 30/7/95
Muhammad Afiq Aiman Hashim Malaysia CB 6/9/94
Mohd Amirul Yushairy Mohd Rusdi Malaysia CB 16/2/94
Shazlan Zaidin Malaysia LB 26/7/96
Muhammad Rusydi Shahriz Ahmad Kamal Malaysia CB, RB, LB 21/6/97
Muhammad Suqry bin Jaafar Sidek Malaysia CB 21/1/96
Mohd Zalanie Zakaria Malaysia LB, RB 2/12/97
Midfielders
Muhammad Baqiuddin Shamsudin Malaysia LM, LW, RM, RW 14/12/94
Mohamad Ridhwan Maidin (c) Malaysia DM, CM 27/4/94
Muhd Nor Azam Abdul Azih Malaysia CM 3/1/95
Mohd Hilmi Husaini Asmadii Malaysia LW, LM, RW, RM 16/3/95
Amirul Hafizzudin Ahmad Malaysia CM 27/8/96
Muhammad Ashar Al-Aafiz Abdullah Malaysia RW, RM 28/3/95
Mohd Harris Fikri Redzuan Malaysia AM, CM 6/7/94
Muhammad Shahrul Nizam Mohd Nadzir Malaysia LW, LM, RW, RM 15/6/96
Forwards
Muhammad Sharmin Izwan Mohd Suffian Malaysia ST 13/11/97
Muhamad Amirul Kasmuri Malaysia ST 6/5/94
Mohd Faizal Abdul Rani Malaysia ST 17/1/94
Nik Muhammad Sharif Haseefy Mohd Lazim Malaysia ST 30/5/97
Muhammad Zuhair Aizat Mohd Nazri Malaysia ST 1/10/96

Source:[3]

U19[edit]

As of 22 January 2015

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 Che Khairul Syafiq
3 Malaysia MF Muhammad Amirul Izzudin
4 Malaysia DF Mohd Azreen
5 Malaysia DF Syed Muhammad Nazaruddin
6 Malaysia MF
7 Malaysia DF Mohamad Amirul Hamedon
8 Malaysia MF
9 Malaysia FW Mohd Zul Fakhri
10 Malaysia FW Muhammad Nur Amirul Mohd Nizam
11 Malaysia MF Muhamad Rafiuddin Jemail
12 Malaysia DF Ahmad Sahir Manan
13 Malaysia MF Muhammad Amirul Izwan Rosmadi
14 Malaysia MF Mohd Hafifi Mohd Salleh
15 Malaysia MF Mohd Rafizi Dannil Zulkifli
No. Position Player
16 Malaysia FW Syahmir Ezzat Rauzan
17 Malaysia DF Muhammad Fakrul Kadarisman
18 Malaysia MF Muhammad Hannan Ikhwan
19 Malaysia DF Danial Syakir Ahmad Shuhor
20 Malaysia FW Muhammad Hairul Iqmal
21 Malaysia DF Iqmal Asyraf Azlan
22 Malaysia GK Muhammad Amin Aiman Mohd Saufie
23 Malaysia DF Muhammad Aliff Amin Basri
24 Malaysia GK Mohd Asraf Mohd Sabri
25 Malaysia MF Muhammad Zikri Zainal Abidin
42 Malaysia MF Muhammad Shazlan Wahab
45 Malaysia DF Mohd Ikmal Ahwamuddin
44 Malaysia FW Muhammad Adam
46 Malaysia FW Muhammad Haziq Hamidun
47 Malaysia DF Zairul Zakwan Arnain

Team managers[edit]

Year Manager
1999 Tok Muda Talib Sulaiman
2000–03 Datuk Jamal Nasir Abdul Nasir Ismail
2004–05 Dato' Hajji Shahiruddin Abdul Moin
2006–07 Zainal Abidin Hassan
2008 Dato' Omar Othman
2009–now Dato' Che Nasir Salleh

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 14 England Ron Smith
March 2014– Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan

Kit manufacturers and sponsors[edit]

Current kit manufacturers and sponsors

Corporation
Kits manufacturers
Puma
Financial sponsors
Resorts World Genting
Chili's
Aras Kuasa
Allianz Malaysia
DRB-HICOM
THR.fm

Previous Kit Supplier and Sponsor

Years Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
1989–90 Schwarzenbach Dunhill
1991 Puma
1992–98 Diadora
1999–00 Mikasa
2001–03 Kronos
2004–05 Adidas
2006–07 TM
2008 Hummel
2009 Lotto
2010 the ZON hotel
2011–12 Resorts World Genting
2013 Stobi
2014 - 2015 Puma Aras Kuasa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Pahang FA". pahangfa.com. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Stadium Darul Makmur". pahangfa.com. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "PAHANG FA U21 – Skuad Piala Presiden". Pahang Piala Presiden. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 

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