Sime Darby F.C.

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Sime Darby F.C.
Full nameSime Darby Football Club
Nickname(s)The Giant Killers[1]
Founded22 January 2010; 12 years ago (2010-01-22)
GroundMP Selayang Stadium
OwnerSime Darby Berhad
PresidentYAM Tengku Datuk Seri Ahmad Shah Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj
Head coachAhmad Yusof
LeagueKLFA First Division
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Sime Darby Football Club is a Malaysian football club which represents and are backed by Sime Darby Berhad, one of Malaysia's largest conglomerates. The team has some pedigree having won the FAM Cup twice, the most recent being the 2017 Malaysia FAM League.[2]


Sime Darby Football Club was formed on 22 January 2010 and was backed by the Sime Darby Group, one of Malaysia's largest multinational conglomerates. The club was officially launched on 4 March 2010 and played its home games at the MP Selayang Stadium.

The club finished undefeated champions of the 2010 Malaysia FAM Cup in its debut season 2010, clinching promotion to the Liga Premier, the second-tier professional football league in Malaysia.

In its maiden season in the 2011 Liga Premier, the club finished fifth out of twelve teams. For the 2011 season, the club played at the MBPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya, Selangor. Sime Darby then beat Liga Super team Pahang 6–0 on aggregate to qualify for its first-ever Piala Malaysia tournament. For the 2012 Liga Premier, Sime Darby FC finished third behind champions ATM and second-placed Pahang.

The club was the first club in history to contest the Piala FA Malaysia[3][circular reference] final, which they managed in 2012. The final was played against Kelantan at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday, 19 May, in which the club lost 0–1. The club's meteoric rise has garnered Sime Darby FC much support from the Malaysian football fraternity with the valiant display against Kelantan who were overwhelming favourites to win the match.

In 2013, the club qualified to the quarter-finals of the Piala Malaysia for the first time, where the club lost 3–1 on aggregate to Sarawak.

The club competed and finished 5th in the 2014 Malaysia Super League after securing second place in the 2013 Liga Premier. In the second season of the club in the Super League, the 2015 Malaysia Super League, they finished last in the table and were relegated to Premier League for next season.

After the end of 2016 Liga Premier season, the club has been relegated to Liga FAM after again finished the season at the bottom of the table. Amid rumours of the club's demise as their owner has pulled the funding and the club has been disbanded,[4] Sime Darby competed in the 2017 Malaysia FAM League, albeit with a reduced budget. The club won the competition for the second time that season, beating UKM F.C. in the final, and won the rights to promotion back to 2018 Malaysia Premier League.[5]

But days after the FAM League final win, Sime Darby withdrew from the 2018 Premier League, ending their involvement as a professional club.[5] The club now competes in the KLFA First Division state league as an amateur club. End of financial support from the parent company and change of focus to develop youth football were cited as the reasons for the decision.[6] In their maiden year in the KLFA League Division 1, Sime Darby FC finished 9th in the 12-team Bahagian 1B and failed to qualify for the cross over quarterfinals against the top four teams of Bahagian 1A.


First team squad[edit]

As of 19 November 2017[7][8]
No. Name Nationality Position
1 Mohd Azrin Roslan Malaysia GK
24 Izaaref Ariffin Malaysia GK
2 Mohd Khairul Rosmadi Malaysia RB / RWB
3 Tengku Qayyum (captain) Malaysia LB / LWB / LM / LW
7 Matthew Davies Malaysia CB
13 Raul Albiol Spain CB
14 Mohd Fauzan Nazhif Zulkifli Malaysia LB / LWB
15 Zainuddin Abidin Malaysia CB / LB
17 Tunku Noor Hidayat Tunku Ishak Malaysia CB
18 Juzaili Samion Malaysia CB / RB
26 A. Segar Malaysia LB / LWB
27 Muhamad Hafiz Zalani Malaysia RB / RWB
4 Azmirul Azmi Malaysia DM / CM / RB / RM
6 Mohd Aizat Mohd Asli Malaysia CM
8 Mohd Faizal Aziz Malaysia RM / RW
9 Saiful Hasnol Mohd Raffi Malaysia CM
11 Dzulfahmi Abdul Hadi Malaysia LM / LW
12 Amirul Syazani Roslan Malaysia RW / RM / ST
20 Mohd Ikhmal Ibrahim Malaysia DM / CM
21 Mohd Faiz Shahiza Malaysia LM / LW
23 Muhd Junaidi Shafiai Malaysia AM / CM
29 Razif Hafizi Abdul Ghani Malaysia AM / RW / LW
10 Nazrul Kamaruzaman Malaysia ST
16 Nik Azlam Nik Januaha Malaysia ST
19 Mohd Zul Fahmi Awang Malaysia ST

For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2017


Team Committee

Team Management & Coaches

Position Name
President Malaysia YAM Tengku Datuk Seri Ahmad Shah Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj
Deputy President Malaysia YM Raja Azlan Raja Azwa
Vice-President Malaysia Hafiz Noor
Secretary Malaysia Zainal Amat
Treasurer Malaysia Hilmy Anuar Shah
Committee Members Malaysia Rosli Majid, Muhammad Aderi Yakob, Inderawan Nassir, Zaidi Adnan, Muthu Gopalan, Siti Roseliza

Team Management & Coaches

Position Name
Team Manager Malaysia YAM Datuk Seri Tengku Ahmad Shah Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Al-Haj
Assistant Team Manager Malaysia Zainal Amat
Head Coach Malaysia Ahmad Yusof
Assistant Coach 1 Malaysia Badrul Afzan Razali
Assistant Coach 2 Malaysia Mohd Faizal Esahar
Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Shaharuddin Ahmad Mokshinon
Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Zahidibudiman Ibrahim
Head Physiotherapist Malaysia Mohd Faris Ismail
Physiotherapist Malaysia Muhammad Afnan Hazazi Mohamad
Kit Man Malaysia Ghaffar Sulaiman

Managerial history[edit]

Year Name Nationality
January 2010– YAM Datuk Seri Tengku Ahmad Shah  Malaysia

Coaches history[edit]

Year Name Nationality
January 2010 – December 2015 Ismail Zakaria  Malaysia
December 2015 – May 2016 Abdul Ghani Malik  Malaysia
May 2016 – November 2016 Drago Mamić  Croatia
9 December 2016– Ahmad Yusof[9]  Malaysia




Kit manufacturer and sponsor[edit]

Period Manufacturer Sponsor
2010–2017 Kappa Sime Darby

Club affiliates[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sime Darby FC sah lima terbaik Malaysia! Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine; Sime Darby Football Club, Retrieved 15 October 2017
  2. ^ "Sime Darby Juara Piala FAM 2017".
  3. ^ Malaysia FA Cup
  4. ^ Mat Zan fumes at 'ungrateful' Malacca and Sime Darby disbanded: FFT's MPL Review
  5. ^ a b "Sime Darby FC withdraws from M-League". 22 November 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Community Sports: YSD ends support for club, to focus on developing junior football talent next - The Star Online". Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Sime Darby 2017". Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Sime Darby FC 2017". Archived from the original on 27 April 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  9. ^ Ahmad Yusof is the new head coach for Sime Darby FC; Goal, 9 December 2017
  10. ^ "Ismail Fokus Asah Bakat". Sime Darby Football Club. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2014.

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