2004 Liga Super

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Liga Super
Season 2004
Champions Pahang
Relegated Kedah
Sarawak
2005 AFC Cup Pahang (group stage)
Perak (group stage)
ASEAN Club Championship Pahang (group stage)
Matches played 84
Goals scored 271 (3.23 per match)
Top goalscorer 15 goals
Indra Putra Mahayuddin (Pahang)
2005

The 2004 Liga Super (English: 2004 Super League) also known as the Dunhill Liga Super for sponsorship reasons is the inaugural season of the Liga Super, the new top-tier professional football league in Malaysia.[1]

The season was held from 14 February and concluded in 14 August 2004.[1]

The Liga Super champions for 2004 was Pahang.[1]

Pahang dominated the season and ended up winning the title by a wide margin and this was down to their efforts in securing the services of the nation's top players prior to the start of the new season. Pahang's Indra Putra Mahayuddin was the season's top goalscorer with 15 goals. He held the record as the only local players which won the accolade until the end of 2009 season.

The highest scoring match of the season was Perlis 6–2 defeat of Kedah on 31 July 2004.

A plus point was the surprisingly strong finish of club side Public Bank. At this time, the Football Association of Malaysia were trying to promote clubs as the future of Malaysian football.

Stadium and locations[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2004 Liga Super
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Kedah Kedah Alor Setar Darul Aman Stadium 32,387
Pahang Pahang Kuantan Darul Makmur Stadium 40,000
Penang Penang Batu Kawan Penang State Stadium 40,000
Perak Perak Ipoh Perak Stadium 35,000
Perlis Perlis Kangar Utama Stadium 20,000
Selangor Public Bank Selangor Selayang Stadium 20,000
Sabah Sabah Kota Kinabalu Likas Stadium 30,000
Sarawak Sarawak Kuching Sarawak Stadium 40,000

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Pahang (C) 21 14 5 2 48 29 +19 47 Qualification to AFC Cup group stage and ASEAN Club Championship
2 Public Bank 21 11 5 5 38 29 +9 38
3 Perlis 21 10 6 5 41 30 +11 36
4 Perak 21 10 6 5 35 27 +8 36 Qualification to AFC Cup group stage[a]
5 Penang 21 8 3 10 29 38 −9 27
6 Sabah 21 4 5 12 22 35 −13 17
7 Sarawak (R) 21 3 7 11 28 38 −10 16 Relegation to Liga Premier
8 Kedah (R) 21 4 3 14 30 45 −15 15
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Perak qualified for the 2005 AFC Cup group stage by winning the 2004 Piala FA.

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