Petaling Jaya City FC

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Petaling Jaya City
PJ City FC logo.png
Full namePetaling Jaya City Football Club
Short namePJCFC
Founded26 April 2004; 14 years ago (2004-04-26), as MIFA[1]
4 March 2014; 5 years ago (2014-03-04), as MISC-MIFA
16 January 2019; 3 months ago (2019-01-16), as Petaling Jaya City Football Club
GroundPetaling Jaya Stadium
Capacity25,000
OwnerQI Group
ChairmanVijay Eswaran
Head coachK. Devan
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2018Malaysia Premier League, 3rd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Petaling Jaya City Football Club, or simply PJ City, is a professional Malaysian football club based in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Founded in 2004 as MIFA, the club currently competes in Malaysia Super League. The club is owned by the QI Group. The club were established to represent Petaling Jaya community. In 2016, the club has won the Malaysia FAM League title and has been promoted to the second division of Malaysian football, the Malaysia Premier League. The club is known by its current name since 2019.

Club licensing regulations[edit]

2019 Season[edit]

History[edit]

Malaysian Indian Football Association[edit]

Malaysian Indian Football Association was established on 26 April 2004 by the founder and former president, M.S. Maniam. In 2003, the idea of having an Indian based Football Association was an idea brought upon to MIFA's pioneer members such as S. Pathy, S. Rajamanikam and M.S. Maniam. They then travelled around the nation forming various State Indian Football Associations to be affiliated with the national body known as the Malaysian Indian Football Association. MIFA serves as a springboard for young Indian talented football players who harbour the desire to elevate their football skills and to unveil young talented Indian footballers in the country.

The first tournament organised by MIFA was the inaugural Samy Vellu competition which was won by Selangor. In 2006, under the leadership of Vel Paari, MIFA expended the competitions to include Dato’ K. Pathmanaban Cup and Dato' M.S. Maniam Cup which was one of the key factors in the growth of Malaysian Indian football. MIFA participated in the 59th & 60th Coppa Carnival in Italy in 2007 and 2008, an International Football Tournaments. In 2008, T. Mohan took over the presidency of MIFA and had introduced a few more competitions such as Tan Sri Dato’ S. Subramaniam Cup and Inter Media Tournaments.

Malaysian Indian Sports Council and Malaysian Indian Football Association[edit]

In 2014, the Malaysian Indian Sports Council and Malaysian Indian Football Association have joined forces to field a team in the Malaysia FAM League competition. The team was approved to participate in 2014 Malaysia FAM League, the third division of Malaysian football competition.[2][3]

The club was created as an effort by Malaysian Indian Football Association to elevate Indian community involvement in sports and also to produce more Indian players in Malaysian football as a whole. The club is sponsored by Malaysian Indian Football Association.[4] In 2013, the Under-23 team has managed to become champion in the France International Indian tournament.[5]

In preparation for the club participation in Malaysia FAM League, the club has been prepared with RM 1.3 Million budget and the preparation has started six months before the season begins.[2] In the first season in national competition, the club only managed to finished in ninth place.[6] The club nearly promoted to the second division after finished second place in Group B of 2015 Malaysia FAM League. After two years without silverware in their campaign, the club has increased their budget for the 2016 season. For 2016 Malaysia FAM League, the club has set a budget of RM 800,000 for their bid to win the third division.[7]

On 10 October 2016, the club has finally qualify to be promoted for 2017 Malaysia Premier League.[8][4][9] The club has set aside a decent budget of RM3.5 Million for their maiden season in 2017 Malaysia Premier League.[7] MISC-MIFA ended their 2017 Malaysia FA Cup campaign in second round after a defeat of 6–3 against Negeri Sembilan FA.[10]

In the 2018 Malaysia Premier League season, MISC-MIFA improved on their standings by finishing third in the league, and also delivering shocks in their maiden 2018 Malaysia Cup season by beating defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim FC in the group stage,[11] although they failed to advance past that stage. In December 2018, it was announced by Malaysia Football League that MISC-MIFA will be promoted to 2019 Malaysia Super League as the next best placed team in the 2018 Malaysia Premier League, replacing Felcra FC who pulled out of the league.[12] Also the management of the team has announced for of possibilities to change the team name, amid discussions of change of management.[13]

Rebranding process[edit]

The MISC-MIFA was rebranded as Petaling Jaya City FC and was launched on 16 January 2019.[14]

Stadium[edit]

PJ City FC are currently based at Petaling Jaya Stadium in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.[15] The capacity of the stadium is 25,000.[16] The club has previously using the USIM Mini Stadium in Nilai as their homeground for 2016 season before moving to current stadium.[17][18]

Coordinates Location Stadium Capacity Year
3°5′55.35″N 101°35′37.57″E / 3.0987083°N 101.5937694°E / 3.0987083; 101.5937694 Petaling Jaya Petaling Jaya Stadium 25,000 2017–

Crest and colours[edit]

Crest[edit]

Colours[edit]

Ownership and finances[edit]

Petaling Jaya City FC is owned by QI Group.

Sponsorship[edit]

Petaling Jaya City FC's kit has been manufactured by Umbro since 2016 season which is contracted to supply the club's kit. In the 2018 season, Petaling Jaya City FC switched to Puma (under formerly known team MISC-MIFA).

The club's current main shirt sponsor is QNet.

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2014 Kappa ABNXcess / NAAM[19]
2015 NAAM / Megatech[20]
2016–2017 Umbro Mifa
2018 PUMA MAHSA University
2019 QNet

Season by season record[edit]

Updated on 18 January 2019.

Note:

  • 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
2014 FAM League 22 6 5 11 28 37 -9 23 9th Not qualified
2015 FAM League 16 11 3 2 33 17 +16 36 2nd Group B Not qualified Second round
2016 FAM League 22 15 4 3 41 18 +13 48 Champions Not qualified First round
2017 Premier League 22 4 2 16 36 51 -15 16 10th Not qualified Second round
2018 Premier League 20 9 5 6 36 26 +10 32 3rd Group stage Second round

Current squad[edit]

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 Muhaimin Mohamad
2 Malaysia DF Annas Rahmat
3 Malaysia DF Subramaniam Sooryapparad (captain)
4 Philippines DF Joshua Grommen
5 Brazil DF Elizeu
6 Malaysia DF Ganiesh Gunasegaran
7 Malaysia MF Yoges Muniandy
8 South Korea MF Bae Beom-geun
9 Brazil FW Pedro Henrique
10 Malaysia FW Safee Sali
11 Malaysia DF Aizulridzwan Razali
12 Malaysia MF Barathkumar Ramaloo
13 Malaysia MF Thivandran Karnan
14 Malaysia FW Yugan Poobathy
No. Position Player
15 Malaysia DF Youwarasan Maniom
16 Malaysia DF Zamri Pin Ramli
17 Malaysia DF Rajes Perumal
18 Malaysia MF Sivakumar Munusamy
19 Malaysia FW Marcus Mah
20 Malaysia MF Satish Krishnan
21 Malaysia GK Hairol Fazreen
22 Malaysia GK Kalamullah Al Hafiz
23 Malaysia MF Veenod Subramaniam
24 Malaysia DF Tinagaran Baskeran (vice-captain)
25 Malaysia DF Sanjef Dinesh Baskeran
27 Malaysia FW A. Thamil Arasu
30 Brazil MF Serginho

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 Brazil FW Giancarlo (on loan at PKNP)

For recent transfers, see 2019 Petaling Jaya City FC season.

U21 squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2018[21]

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 B. Moganaram
2 Malaysia DF Azhar Soom
3 Malaysia DF G. Suryaprakash
4 Malaysia DF A. Venothnaidoo
5 Malaysia DF M. Dharmaraja Singgam
6 Malaysia DF A. Sasikumar
7 Malaysia MF M.K. Aathishesaan
8 Malaysia MF K. Kesavakumar
9 Malaysia FW T. Raj Kumar
10 Malaysia MF K. Darwinrajoo
11 Malaysia DF Shahrol Danial
12 Malaysia FW R. Deva
No. Position Player
13 Malaysia DF Basyir Ahmadd
14 Malaysia FW S. Selvaraj
15 Malaysia FW M. Sharan
16 Malaysia MF R. Hovindra
17 Malaysia FW Albarilan Shaul
18 Malaysia MF K. Sivaprakas
19 Malaysia MF B. Lavindran
20 Malaysia DF S. Ravichanthiran
22 Malaysia GK S. Shaarveen
26 Malaysia GK Ikhmal Aliff
27 Malaysia DF M. Yogendran

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 19 July 2018
Position Name
Head coach Malaysia K. Devan
Assistant head coach Malaysia Leong Hong Seng
Assistant coach Malaysia Gurulu a/l Triuppiah
Goalkeeper coach Malaysia Megat Amir Faisal Al Khalidi Ibrahim
Goalkeeper coach Malaysia V. Murugan
Fitness coach Malaysia Joseph Ronald D'Angelus
Physiotherapist Malaysia K. Prem Koumar
Team manager Malaysia K. Rajendran
Assistant team manager Malaysia S. Vinodkana
U19 head coach Malaysia P. Somasundram
U19 assistant head coach Malaysia Roslan Ismail
U19 goalkeeper coach Malaysia S. Manimaran
U19 fitness coach Malaysia M. Parasivan
U19 physiotherapist Malaysia Zarul Luqman Hakeem

Head coaches and managers[edit]

Head coaches history[edit]

Name Years
Malaysia K. Thaiyananthan 2014
Malaysia Jacob Joseph 2015–2017
Malaysia K. Devan 4 December 2017–

Managerial history[edit]

Name Years
Malaysia S. Chandrasekaran 2014
Malaysia J. Dhinagaran 2015
Malaysia S. Arumugam 2016
Malaysia K. Rajendran 2017–

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (1): 2016

Cups[edit]

Winners: -

Worldwide competitions[edit]

Cups[edit]

  • France International Indian Tournament
Winners (1): 2014

Feeder clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of MIFA". www.mifa.org.my. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "New team for FAM Cup". The Star. 4 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Malaysian Indian Sports Council". Football Association of Malaysia. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "MISC-MIFA to play Liga Premier football next season". The Star. 9 October 2016.
  5. ^ "MIFA emerge champs in international Indian footie meet". The Star. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2014/03/12/miscmifa-struggle-in-debut-kuala-lumpur-hold-their-nerve-to-come-through-with-three-points/ MISC-MIFA struggle in debut
  7. ^ a b http://www.fourfourtwo.com/my/features/misc-mifa-and-pknp-confident-matching-professional-peers#WcBqQJysCPP31K3I.01 MISC-MIFA and PKNP confident of matching professional peers
  8. ^ http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/sp/newssports.php?id=1290273 PKNP FC, MISC-MIFA Qualify For Liga Premier
  9. ^ http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/10/183944/football-misc-mifa-bag-first-fam-cup-title/ (Football) MISC-MIFA bag first FAM Cup title
  10. ^ http://www.stadiumastro.com/ms/article/2017/02/15/pemain-tidak-jujur-punca-misc-mifa-dibelasah-sarawak---jacob-joseph Pemain tidak jujur punca MISC-MIFA dibelasah Sarawak - Jacob Joseph
  11. ^ https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/football/2018/08/07/minnows-miscmifa-dare-to-dream-after-shocking-win-over-highriding-jdt/
  12. ^ https://www.nst.com.my/sports/football/2018/12/444673/mifa-super-league
  13. ^ https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/football/2018/12/02/miscmifa-to-compete-in-super-league-under-a-different-guise/
  14. ^ "Dahulu Mifa kini Petaling Jaya City FC". Dunia Sukan. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  15. ^ https://www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my/pasukan/ligapremier2017 Senarai Pasukan Liga Premier 2017
  16. ^ http://stadiumdb.com/stadiums/mas/stadium_petaling_jaya Petaling Jaya Stadium Capacity
  17. ^ https://www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my/jadual/fam2016.pdf Piala FAM 2016 fixtures
  18. ^ https://www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my/pasukan/pialafam2016 Senarai Pasukan Piala FAM 2016
  19. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2014/04/10/sacrifices-not-forgotten-company-committed-to-giving-sportsmen-and-sportswomen-job-opportunities-in/ Company committed to giving sportsmen and sportswomen job opportunities in industry
  20. ^ http://www.hmetro.com.my/node/46603 Selesa underdog
  21. ^ "MIFA U21". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 17 June 2018.

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