Terengganu FA

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Terengganu FA
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Full name Terengganu Football Association
  • Turtles (Sang Penyu)
Founded 22 November 1956; 60 years ago (22 November 1956)
Ground Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium
Ground Capacity 15,000
President Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman
Coach Irfan Bakti Abu Salim
League Malaysia Premier League
2017 Malaysia Super League 2016, 12th (relegation)
Website Club website
Current season

Terengganu Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Negeri Terengganu), is a football association that supervises football activities in the Malaysian state of Terengganu and was formed in 22 November 1956 and was known as Terengganu Amateur Football Association. In 1972, Terengganu Amateur Football Association was gazetted as a sports body under the 'Seksyen 17, Akta Pembangunan Sukan 1987', and officially known as Persatuan Bolasepak Negeri Terengganu, (Reg No. 016/98).

The Terengganu FA is a professional football team that competes in Malaysian football competitions representing the state of Terengganu Darul Iman and under the supervision of Terengganu State Football Association. The team is based in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu and currently playing in Malaysian Super League, the top-flight of Malaysian football. Their home games are played at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium, Kuala Nerus, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. The team have a long-standing rivalry with Kelantan FA, the two east coast teams collectively known as the East Coast Derby.[1]

The team had won major trophies in Malaysian football. Domestically they had won 3 runners-up Malaysia Super League titles, 1 Malaysia Cup, 2 Malaysia FA Cup, 1 Malaysia Charity Shield ,2 Malaysian League Division II title and 1 FAM Cup.[citation needed]

Abdul Rahman was appointed Terengganu FA football chief coach to replace E. Elavarasan in 2013.[2] Rahman ceased to be head coach in June 2015 and was replaced by Ahmad Yusof on an interim basis.[3][needs update]


Terengganu FA was founded in 1972 as Terengganu Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Negeri Terengganu).[citation needed]

Terengganu FA did not have much success in the 1970s with only a single appearance in the Malaysia Cup final, losing to Selangor 2–1 in a match played at the Merdeka Stadium. It was the same in the 1980s with another final appearance in 1982, ironically also against Selangor. It was the same outcome with Selangor winning 1–0 after extra-time.[citation needed]

When the Semi-Professional League was introduced in 1989, Terengganu FA were in the Second Division based on their final position in the previous season.[citation needed]

They recruited giant Dutch defender, Marlon Ricardo Van Der Sander and Singaporean duo, Ahmad Paijan and Norhalis Shafik to boost their squad and finished the season in a credible fourth place but ultimately failed to win promotion.[citation needed]

In the 1990 season they went all the way to emerge as the Second Division champions under the guidance of head coach, Abdullah Mohamad with German striker, Frank Pastor finding the back of the net on regular basis aided by midfield duo Martin Buisse and Ahmad Paijan. They lost only once in the league all season to finish three points clear of East Coast rivals, Kelantan FA.[citation needed]

In 1992 season, Terengganu FA recorded their highest ever finish in the league when they finished as runners-up to Pahang. The Elephants broke Terengganu hearts again in the semi finals of the Malaysia Cup competition when after both sides failed to score in 180 minutes of play, the match went into sudden-death extra-time. Zulhamizan Zakaria found the net for Pahang FA and Terengganu FA found themselves as the first team to lose to a Golden Goal in Malaysian football history.[citation needed]

For the next few seasons Terengganu FA struggled and their lowest moment came in the 1997 season when they finished bottom of the table, resulting in them being in the Second Division when the Malaysian League changed into a two-tier competition again in 1998.[citation needed]

In that season, with Abdul Rahman Ibrahim at the helm, Terengganu FA emerged as Second Division champions and went all the way to the final of the Malaysia Cup, the first one held at the newly opened Bukit Jalil Stadium. Perak were the opponents and both teams entertained the 100,000 capacity crowd with exciting football. However both teams could not be separated after 120 minutes of play with the result stood at 1–1.[citation needed]

The lottery of the penalty shootout was used to determine the winner and in the end it was third time unlucky for Terengganu FA in a Malaysia Cup final, losing the shootouts 5–3.[citation needed]

In 1999, Dato' Haji Che Mat bin Jusoh, who was the Terengganu President at that time, was appointed to lead the team. Che Mat Jusoh successfully guiding the team Terengganu champions in 2000 and 2011 season and runners-up in 2004 season of the FA Cup. The team won first title in the Malaysia Cup in 2001 season and runners-up in 2011 season. Terengganu won the Malaysia Charity Shield in 2001 season. The team succeed to improve position in 2005–06 Liga Premier season. The team ended in runners-up place during the season. In 2010 season, Terengganu ended in third place in Super League and runners-up in 2011 season.[4]

At the end of the 2013 season, Dato' Haji Che Mat bin Jusoh eventually withdrew from the presidency Terengganu FA after he failed to bring silverwares to the team as required by Peteh fans.[5] As Datuk Wan Ahmad Nizam take over Terengganu in 2013, he want to change Terengganu FA in the upcoming seasons to be a title contender in Malaysia League.[6]

2011 season[edit]

In 2011 season, Terengganu had won Malaysia FA Cup, runners-up Malaysia Cup and Malaysia Super League by the guidance of Irfan Bakti Abu Salim.

Terengganu won the title of Malaysia FA Cup for the second time. Therefore, they qualified to compete in 2012 AFC Cup. Nordin Alias became the hero for the team. He scored the winning goal in extra time.[7]

During the Malaysia Cup, Terengganu lost to Negeri Sembilan FA during the final match that was held at Shah Alam Stadium. In the quarter-finals, Terengganu overcame their rival, Kelantan FA. In the semi finals, Selangor FA also become prey to Sang Penyu when beaten 2–0 at home by two goals by Abdul Manaf Mamat. While in the second leg, Terengganu won 2–1 (Agg Terengganu 4–1).

In the final, Terengganu opened the scoring with Ashari Samsudin in the 59th minute. In the 81st minute, N. Sembilan equalised through S. Kunalan. But, Hairuddin Omar disappointed Terengganu with his bicycle kick in the 86th minute. Terengganu lost to N. Sembilan 1–2.

At the end of the season, the coach of Terengganu, Irfan Bakti announced that he will move to another team for the next season.[8]


Terengganu FA currently use the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia as their home venue.

Previously, Terengganu FA used the compact Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium as their home venue since the stadium was completed in the late 60's. In July 2008 they moved to the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium and would share the venue with PBDKT T-Team FC.

The stadium was built when Terengganu was awarded the right to host the Sukma Games 2008 and was completed in April that year. Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin himself, who was then the 13th Yang DiPertuan Agong officiated the stadium on 10 May 2008.

Terengganu FA began using the stadium as their home venue in July 2008 with Melaka having the honour of being the first opponent of The Turtles for the match played on 15 July.

However, the roof structure of the stadium collapsed on 2 June 2009 forcing Terengganu FA to move back to the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, which at the time was in process of being torn down. The upper sections which expanded the original capacity of the stadium to 20,000 spectators had been taken down and the pitch was in a bad state due to the heavy vehicles being driven on it.

Due to the urgent state of affairs at that time, the stadium was quickly fixed and was restored to meet the minimum requirement of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Terengganu FA were spared from playing the home matches somewhere else but with a reduced capacity of just 15,000.

Further upgrades were installed at the stadium in 2012 when Terengganu FA qualified for the AFC Cup tournament after winning the FA Cup the previous season.

In May 2015 the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium was given the green light by FAM to hold competitive matches again after their competition committee members were satisfied with the repairs and upgrades carried out at the stadium.

Terengganu FA returned to the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium but PBDKT T-Team FC decided to stay at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium.

However, the first match played there after the re-opening ended with crowd trouble after Terengganu fans rioted after Terengganu FA were knocked out of the FA Cup by the Lions XII due to their dissatisfaction with match officials decisions. Terengganu FA were fined by FAM and were ordered to play two matches without any spectator.

The original capacity of the stadium was 51,000 but due to safety reasons the upper tier of the main stand is closed thus reducing the capacity of the stadium to just 35,000 spectators at any one time.

Ownership and finances[edit]


Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1990– Puma Dunhill/
EON Bank
−1996 Adidas
−1996 Dunhill No Sponsor
1996–99 Line 7
2000–04 Mizuno Telekom Malaysia
2005–10 Pronic
2010–11 Specs
2011–12 Top-IT
2012–13 Desa Murni Batik
2013–14 Umbro
2014–15 Ladang Rakyat
2015–16 Kobert
2015–16 Terengganu Inc.
2016–17 Chicken Cottage


First-team squad[edit]

As of 25 January 2017

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 Muhammad Syazwan Yusoff
2 Malaysia DF Adam Othman Arfah
3 Malaysia DF Radhi Yusof
4 Malaysia DF Izuan Jarudin
5 Brazil DF Lázaro
6 Malaysia MF Abdul Shukur Jusoh
7 Malaysia MF J. Partiban
8 Brazil MF Gabriel Davis Dos Santos
9 Malaysia FW Amirul Syahmi
10 Malaysia FW Ferris Danial
11 Canada FW Issey Nakajima-Farran (vice–captain)
12 Malaysia MF Ezaidy Khadar
13 Malaysia MF Abdul Latiff Suhaimi (captain)
15 Malaysia MF Faiz Nasir
No. Position Player
16 Malaysia DF Hafizal Mohamad
17 Malaysia DF Nasrullah Haniff Johan
19 Malaysia DF Mohd Firdaus Faudzi
20 Malaysia MF Mohd Ridzuan Abdunloh
21 Malaysia MF Hazeman Abdul Karim
22 Malaysia DF Adib Aizuddin Abdul Latif
23 Ivory Coast FW Kipré Tchétché
24 Malaysia GK Amierul Hakimi Awang
26 Malaysia GK Mohamad Faizal Yusoff
27 Malaysia MF Ismail Faruqi Asha'ri
28 Malaysia MF Azi Shahril Azmi
29 Malaysia GK Suffian Abdul Rahman
31 Malaysia MF Dhiyaulrahman Hasry

Development squad[edit]


For the president's cup squads, see Terengganu President's Cup Team.

The 2017 Terengganu Under-21 team competed in the 2017 President Cup tournament under the guidance of Head Coach, Mustaffa Kamal Abdul Wahab.

They were drawn into Group A and after playing 18 matches they managed to amass 37 points from 11 wins and 4 draws to finish third thus qualifying for the knockout stage.

Terengganu knocked out Kedah in the last eight, winning the home leg 2–1 at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium before registering a 1–0 win in the second leg played at the UUM Stadium.

They looked good for a place in the final when they held Kelantan 1–1 in Kota Bharu in the first leg but came unstuck in the second leg when they lost 3–1 in Kuala Terengganu to go out 2–4 on aggregate.

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Mohd Fauzan Herman Malaysia GK 1997
22 Mohd Farzly Muhammad Malaysia GK 16/11/96
25 Mohamad Shafawi Mohamad Malaysia GK 1997
3 Mohd Samsul Ikram Daud Malaysia RB, RWB 1997
4 Mohd Najib Mohd Sabri Malaysia CB, RB 12/5/97
6 Mohd Azman Ramalee Malaysia CB 1997
14 Muhd Hadi Al Hafiq Ahmad Shakri Malaysia CB 1997
15 Muhammad Tarmizi Hakim Abdul Rahman Malaysia RB, RWB 22/6/96
21 Mohd Nazirul Rosli Malaysia LB, LWB 1997
26 Muhammad Alif Zakaria Malaysia CB 1998
2 Muhd Fazir Hikwan Mat Rani Malaysia RM, RW 2/1/96
5 Muhammad Syakirin Zakaria Malaysia CM 1997
7 Mohd Haidhir Suhaini Malaysia CM 29/7/96
8 Muhd Aliff Fitri Jefri Malaysia LM, LW 21/2/96
12 Muhd Fakrul Wahid Malaysia AM, CM 1997
13 Mohd Sollihin Mahamad Malaysia CM 27/9/96
17 Mohd Rahmat Makasuf Malaysia RW, RM 28/9/97
18 Muhd Syafiq Shahrizan Mazlan Malaysia CM 1996
19 Mohd Ridzuan Mohamad Razali Malaysia RW, RM 11/9/97
20 Dhiyaulrahman Mohamad Hasry Malaysia LM, LW, LB, LWB 27/7/96
24 Khairil Nizam Kamaruddin Malaysia LW, LM 1997
9 Khairul Nizam Ishak Malaysia ST 15/6/96
10 Muhd Firas Mohd Tarmizi Malaysia ST 1996
11 Wan Mohd Fazli Wan Ghazali Malaysia ST 1997
16 Muhammad Nur Isyraf Razali Malaysia ST 1997
23 Mohd Al Akraaf Mohd Kamal Malaysia ST 1996

Source:[9] Source:[10] Source:[11]


The Terengganu Youth cup team or Young Turtle is a part of the Youth Cup Malaysia league team. The Youth Cup Malaysia is the football competitions in Malaysia for under-19 players.

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Amiruddin Ahza Zulkifli Malaysia GK 1998
25 Muhammad Syahmi Yunof Malaysia GK 1998
30 Muhamad Aizuddin Ahmad Malaysia GK 1998
2 Wan Faiz Aiman Wan Demi Malaysia CB 1998
3 Muhammad Hafizuddin Nazailani Malaysia CB 1999
4 Muhammad Syafiq Izzudin Mustafa Malaysia CB 1999
5 Mohamad Tauffik Mohamad Malaysia CB/DM 1998
13 Raja Muhd Lutfi Hakimi Raja Esa Malaysia CB 1998
15 Muhammad Nur Hakimi Ramli Malaysia LB/LWB 30/3/99
19 Muhammad Fakhruddin Mohd Najib Malaysia CB 1999
23 Nik Muhammad Adam Fitri Nik Soh Malaysia RB/RM 1/2/99
24 Muhammad Azrul Jaffri Malaysia RB/RWB/RM 22/1/99
28 Ahmad Ikhbal Zakaria Malaysia LB/LWB 1999
6 Muhammad Shah Fitri Ishak Malaysia CM/DM 1999
7 Muhammad Badrul Amin Hamid Malaysia RM, RW 1998
8 Muhammad Syafiq Danial Mohd Romzi Malaysia CM 1999
11 Hakim Amirin Faudzi Malaysia LM/LW 3/6/98
12 Wan Ikram Amir Wan Mohd Zamri Malaysia CM 2000
14 Muhammad Waie Mubin Che Mohd Zin Malaysia AM/CM 1999
18 Abdul Rahman Omar Malaysia DM, CM 1999
20 Muhammad Haziq Fauzi Malaysia RM/LM/RB/LB 1998
21 Ikmal Zulhaika Mazlan Malaysia LW/LM 1999
22 Mohd Yusri Aiman Rani Malaysia DM/CB 1/5/98
27 Amirul Syazwan Nor Azmi Malaysia LM/LW 7/1/98
9 Abdul Halim Hamzah Malaysia ST 1998
10 Muhammad Afif Sufyan Azman Malaysia ST 1999
16 Muhammad Isa Raman Malaysia ST 2000
17 Anwarul Iqmal Zaidi Malaysia ST 1999
26 Tengku Muhd Azrin Syazwan Tengku Othman Malaysia ST 1999
29 Muhammad Aisamuddin Azmi Malaysia ST 1998

Source:[12] Source:[13]

Management team[edit]

Club personnel[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Irfan Bakti Abu Salim
Assistant Coach Mohd Nafuzi Mohd Zain
Coach Kamaruddin Annuar
Fitness Coach Muhammad Afeeq Aqmal Noorazmi
Goalkeeping coach Mohd Yazid Mohd Yassin
Head Physiotherapist Zulkifli Mohd Zin
Team Doctor Dr. Lee Leong Tiong
U21 Manager Jasmira Othman
U21 Asst. Manager Mohd Rashidi Hamat
U21 Head Coach Mustaffa Kamal Abdul Wahab
U21 Assistant Coach Wan Adremy Indera Wan Adnan
U21 Goalkeeping coach Zubir Ibrahim
U21 Fitness coach Mohd Noruddin Abdul Manaf
U21 Physio Marzuki Abdullah
U19 Manager Wan Zaulkifli Wan Gati
U19 Asst. Manager Che Wan Mohd Azlizan Che Wan Abu Bakar
U19 Head Coach Subri Sulong
U19 Assistant Coach Abdul Jalal Abdul Wahid
U19 Goalkeeping coach Mohd Yusran Mat Sharif
U19 Physio Tun Saiful Ridzuan Razali
Position Staff
President Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman
1st Deputy-president Dato Mazlan Ngah
2nd Deputy-president Marzuki Sulong
Vice-president Tuan Kechil Tuan Tengah
Manager Marzuki Sulong
Secretary Officer
Media Officer
  • Last updated: 28 October 2014


Domestic Competitions[edit]



Performance in AFC Competitions[edit]

AFC Cup: 1 Appearance[edit]

Club records[edit]

Updated on 22 October 2016.


  • Pld = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, F = Goals for, A = Goals against, 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 Pts Pos Charity Malaysia FA Competition Result
2004 Liga Premier 24 8 11 5 33 27 35 5th  — Not qualified Runners-up  —  —
2005 Liga Premier 21 13 4 4 34 18 43 2nd  — semi-finals Round of 32  —  —
2005–06 Liga Premier 21 12 5 4 47 21 41 2nd  — Quarter-finals Round of 16  —  —
2006–07 Super League 24 13 5 6 41 29 44 4th  — Group stage Quarter-finals  —  —
2007–08 Super League 24 10 7 7 41 31 37 6th  — Semi-finals Semi-finals  —  —
2009 Super League 26 15 2 9 46 29 47 5th  — Semi-finals Round of 32  —  —
2010 Super League 26 16 5 5 54 24 53 3rd  — Semi-finals Quarter-finals  —  —
2011 Super League 26 16 5 5 54 26 53 2nd  — Runner-up Champions  —  —
2012 Super League 26 11 8 7 41 33 41 5th  — Group stage Semi-finals AFC Cup Round of 16
2013 Super League 22 7 6 9 25 31 27 9th  — Group stage Semi-finals  —  —
2014 Super League 22 10 6 6 38 28 36 4th  — Quarter-finals Round of 32  —  —
2015 Super League 22 12 2 8 40 33 38 4th  — Group stage Semi-finals  —  —
2016 Super League 22 5 4 13 21 44 19 12th  — Group Stage Round of 2  —  —
2017 Liga Premier  —  —  —


Individual player awards[edit]

M-League Golden Boots – Top Goalscorer Overall

Year Player Total Goal
2010 Malaysia Ashari Samsudin[16] 18
2011 Malaysia Abdul Hadi Yahya[17] 20
2012 Liberia Francis Doe[18] 15

Past Head Coaches[edit]

Affiliated clubs[edit]


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