Penang FA

FA Penang
Full name Football Association of Penang
  • Panther (Harimau Kumbang)
Founded 1920 (1920) (Unofficial)
21 October 1921 (21 October 1921) (Official)
Ground Bandaraya Stadium
Ground Capacity 20,000
President Nazir Ariff Mushir Ariff
Coach Ashley Westwood
League Malaysia Super League
2016 Malaysia Super League, 10th
Website Club home page

Football Association of Penang (or simply known as FA Penang) is a Malaysian association football club based in Penang that plays in the Malaysia Super League.

Unofficially founded in 1920, officially as Football Association of Penang in 21 October 1921, the club represent the Penang state in football competitions. The team has traditionally worn a blue home kit.

They have a long-standing rivalry with Kedah, the two northern region teams collectively known as the Northern Region Derby.

The team play their home matches at the 20,000 capacity Bandaraya Stadium in George Town.

Penang established itself as a major force in Malaysian football between the 1950s to the 1970s. Domestically, Penang has won a record of 3 Division 1 titles, 4 Malaysia Cup titles, 5 Malaysia FAM League titles, 1 Malaysia FA Cup title and 1 Malaysia Charity Shield.


The club was founded in 1920 Unofficially, Official as Football Association of Penang in 1921 (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Pulau Pinang). Penang FA is the second oldest football team in Malaysia. The team is based in the state of Penang in the north of Malaysia. Penang have consistently been a decent team throughout their history, producing players such as the country's first Olympian. Penang is the fifth most successful team in Malaysian football history with 14 champions.

Early years (1920–1950s)

On 21 October 1921, the club was founded. Almost all the big matches were played at Victoria Green, home of the Chinese Recreation Club. The team enter into the final of the Malaysia most prestigious football tournament, Malaysia Cup's final in 1934, but the team lost to Singapore FA with a heartbreaking score of 1–2. Penang enter into the final of the last edition of Malaysia Cup before World War II and they lost to the same opponent in 1934 with the same score. During the World War II, football competitions were stopped.

Glory days (1950s–1970s)

An era spanning the 1950s to the 1970s when Penang was among the top teams in inter-state football.

The 1950s saw Penang producing players such as the country's first Olympian, Yeap Cheng Eng, Yeang Kah Chong, Tan Swee Hock, Wong Kam Poh, Yap Hin Hean, Liew Fee Yuen, Lee Ah Loke, the Pang brothers and more. Since the early 1950s, Aziz Ahmad was Penang's top goal-getter in 1953 and 1954. He scored the winning goal when Penang defeated Singapore 3–2 in the 1953 Malaya Cup final in Ipoh. Penang won 3 Malaysia Cup champions (1953, 1954 and 1958) and 4 FAM Cup champions (1952, 1955, 1956 and 1957).

Some of the well-known FAP officials then were Loh Hoot Yeang, who was president for many years, A.S. Mohamad Mydin, Tan Cheng Hoe, Yaakob Syed and Haris Hussain.

Datuk David Choong was president in 1962 when Penang made the FAM Cup final, but lost 3–4 to Selangor in a pulsating contest on May 12 before a capacity crowd at the City Stadium.

In October 1963, Penang trounced Perlis 13–0 in a Malaysia Cup tie at the City Stadium.

Aziz took over as captain when Cheng Eng retired. The early 1960s also saw a glittering array of "stars".

By 1965, veterans such as Siang Teik and Aziz made way as Penang rebuilt. M. Kuppan took over as captain with Yeap Kim Hock, James Raju and Ibrahim Mydin the only other survivors.

For the first time, Penang also preferred the services of four Australians from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) which participated in the local league. They were John Leather, Clive Warren, Vic Probert and Alan Peacock.

The late 1960s saw the emergence of Aziz's nephews, the Abdullah brothers—Namat and Shaharuddin. At his peak, Shaharuddin was a prolific goal-getter.

Penang made the Malaysia Cup final in 1968 to face mighty Selangor but nobody expected it to be a massacre. Selangor romped home 8–1 in one of the most one-sided finals ever.

In 1974, Penang heroically knocked Singapore out in the semifinal to face northern rival Perak in the final. Namat Abdullah led Penang to a 2–1 victory in what was to be the state's last Malaysia Cup final victory. Penang stepped into the final of Malaysia Cup on 1977 as they lost the match to Singapore.

Stagnation (1980s–mid-1990s)

Football Association of Malaysia introduced the Malaysia First Division League in 1982. Penang was one of the founding members of the league. The first edition of the league saw Penang become the champion. In 1983, Penang was the first runner-up of the league. After that, the team faced stagnation until the mid-1990s because failed to win any major trophy.

Resurgence (late 1990s–early 2000s)

The glory days came after the team faced the stagnation period for more than 15 years. Penang enter into the FA Cup final for the first time in the team history on 1997 and they lost to Selangor. After the disappointment, Penang won the 1998 Malaysia Super League. The team failed to defend the champion as they only manage to get runner-up in 1999. The 2000 FA Cup saw Penang lost to Terengganu after a nail-biting penalty shootouts. Penang was the runner-up of the top division league in 2000. After two consecutive years as the runner-up of Malaysia Super League, Penang become the champion of the league in 2001. Penang FA historically won the FA Cup for the first time on 2002 thanks to the goal scored by Gustavo Romero on the 65 minutes. Penang first attempt into the Charity Shield saw the team won the trophy after they beat Selangor.

Walking downhill and financial crisis (2003–2009)

Although the team got a good start by winning the Charity Shield, but the team only finished mid table in the league and in round two of the FA Cup. Penang finished third in the group stage of the Malaysia Cup and failed to qualify for the second round. In 2004, Penang ranked fifth out of 8 in the league and eliminated in the second round of FA Cup. Yunus Alif's boys won the group stage of Malaysia Cup but lost in second round. The league performance in 2006 is worse than 2005 as the team only ranked sixth. Penang won the first round of FA Cup, but they faild to qualify for the third round. They top the group of Malaysia Cup for two consecutive years but still can't advanced for the third round after losing the second round matches. The next season saw Penang ranked sixth again in the league and lost the first round match of FA Cup. The team lost the quarter final matches of Malaysia Cup. In 2006–07 season of Malaysia Super League, the team ranked tenth throughout the league. Penang finished the journey of FA Cup in round one. Penang finished fifth out of six in the Malaysia Cup group stage. New coach, Mohd Bakar was appointed to replace Josef Herel in the 2007–08 season. The Panthers finished 12nd in the league, round two in FA Cup and last in the Malaysia Cup group stage. For the same season until 2012, the club was facing a critical financial condition. The state's footballers had not been paid for four months, and called on the current administration to honour the contracts signed with players. In 2009, Penang FA finished third from the last in the top division league. Penang was knocked out from the FA Cup in round two for two consecutive years. Penang was eliminated from the Malaysia Cup tournament after finished third in the group stage.

Darkest period (2010–2012)

In 2010, the darkest period ever in the team history came. Reduan Abdullah's squad had only collected 10 points and finished at the bottom of the league. Penang was relegated from the top flight after 18 consecutive spells in the top flight of Malaysian football. The club continued to decline and in 2011 the worst fears were reached when they were relegated to FAM League after the team struggled in the second division with only collected 4 points after 22 matches. Janos Krecska was appointed as coach in 2012. The team finished mid-table in the third tier end of the year.

The comeback (2013–2015)

Penang FA's legend, Merzagua Abderrazak, took over as the club head coach in 2013. The aim of the club, which was to promote to the Malaysia Premier League, was achieved successfully under the tactician. Penang won a silverware after an 11-year wait. However, they may have to leave their talismanic Moroccan coach Merzagua Abderrazzak because he needs to obtain an A-level coaching licence in his home country to be able to continue coaching.

Due to the problem, the club appointed K. Devan as the new head coach. Under his guidance Penang claimed the third spot of the Premier League and qualified into Malaysia Cup after absent for four years. Penang finished last place in the group stage with four points after six matches. K. Devan's contract was not renewed and he was signed by Negeri Sembilan.

Jacksen F. Tiago took over from K. Devan as the head coach of Penang for the next season. His skills and strategies to be somehow a success to the squad when showing good performance facing with major teams in the pre-season match; Sime Darby, Johor Darul Takzim, Perak, Selangor, Kelantan. The most notable is the match versus Selangor and Kelantan which ended with the score of 2–0 favouring the home team. Penang also stepped into the quarter final of Malaysia FA Cup after 13 years. A dramatic finish in the 2015 league campaign saw Penang FA win the runner-up on Malaysian Premier League after so much struggle in 2014 and claimed a ticket to the top flight 2016 Malaysia Super League.

Crest and colours


Since the club's foundation in 1921, the club have had only one main crest. The backgrounds colours of the club crest are navy blue and white. At the top left and bottom right of the crest are the capital letters of 'F' and 'A' in three-dimensional in white colour with blue background which are the abbreviation of 'Football Association'. At the bottom left of the crest is a ball in navy blue and white colour with white background. The name of the state, 'Penang', is written in capital letter, white colour with navy blue background.

The club logo since 1921


Penang FA's traditional home colours are sky blue and yellow which are taken from the colours of the Penang state flag which stand for the sea surrounding the island and peace respectively. Navy blue and yellow have also been used severally. Traditional away kit colours have been either yellow or white. However, in recent years several different colours have been used, such as green, pink and orange.

The current home jersey sports a lighter shade of blue while the away jersey is white with blue stripes. The lighter shade of blue is a better representation of the blue colour on the state flag.


Penang's traditional fanbase comes from all over the Georgetown area including the other suburbs such as Jelutong, Air Itam, Tanjung Bungah, Bayan Lepas and even from the mainland. Penang's hardcore supporters are the so-called Ultras Panthers supporters, also known as UP11. Ultras Panthers was founded in 2011. In every match the Penang team played, they will be found in a group standing at the supporters area. The main colours for these supporters are usually in blue with a blue-yellow scarf and banners just like the Penang's team kits colours. These supporters always bring drums and large colorful flags to the stadiums.

There are also numerous supporters clubs such as Penang FA Fan Club, Haria Penang 69, Nindia Bandaraya, Brigade 07 and more in the state. Penang FA had an average gate of 6660 in the 2015 competitive campaign. Sometimes, tourists from foreign countries also attended the matches.

At matches, Penang fanatic fans sing chants such as "Haria Penang Haria", "Sehati Sejiwa" which means "One Heart, One Soul" and the state anthem "Untuk Negeri Kita", which means "For our state", to boost their beloved players' morale. Fans also throw toilet rolls to the pitch before the match begins. The well-known and popular slogan among Penang FA supporters is "Haria Penang Haria". It is used as "words of spirit" during and off the game, and as the slogan among supporters.


Penang do not have a traditional rivalry on the scale of the Singapore-Selangor rivalry. Kedah is the biggest rival for Penang. Penang fans consider their main rivalries to be with (in order) Kedah, Perak and Perlis. Matches against fellow northern region sides KSK Tambun Tulang F.C., Kuala Muda Naza F.C., Kedah United F.C., Sungai Ara F.C., PBAPP F.C., SDMS Kepala Batas F.C. and Perak YBU F.C. have only taken place intermittently, due to the clubs often being in separate divisions.


Northern Region Derby is the name given to football matches that involves Penang and Kedah. Both of them were located in the northern region of Malaysia. City Stadium or Penang State Stadium and Darul Aman Stadium are packed by fans from Kedah and Penang during derby matches. The match usually creates a lively atmosphere, with numerous banners unfolded before the start of the game.


Although Penang's main rivals mostly are from the northern region of Malaysia, especially Kedah, but there is also a strong supporter of friendship with Kedah and there are good relations with the fans of Perlis and Perak. "This is Utara", which means "This is the northern region", is a slogan which shows their good friendships.

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2000 Umbro Pensonic
2001–2003 Toray Pen-Group[1]
2006–2007 Line 7[2] E&O[3]
2008–2009 Specs No sponsor
2010 Joma
2011 Eutag[4]
2012 Joma Allianz University College of Medical Science
2013 Media Hiburan[5]
2014–2015 Umbro Aspen Group[6]
2016 Penang Water Supply Corporation[7]
2017 Legea


Home ground

Stadium Bandar Raya Pulau Pinang
Penang City Stadium
Former names Penang Island National Stadium
(1 October 1945-8 August 2003)
Location George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Owner Penang State Government
Operator Penang Island Municipal Council
Capacity 20,000
Surface Grass pitch
Broke ground 1 October 1945
Built 1 June 1948
Opened 1 September 1956
Renovated 1 July 1953
Expanded 1 May 1950
Architect British Commonwealth & Government

Up to the late 1950s, almost all the big matches were played at Victoria Green, home of the Chinese Recreation Club, before the City Stadium was built in 1956.

The Bandaraya Stadium is the current home stadium of Penang FA. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people. It was built in 1957, the oldest stadium in Malaysia and initially aims to provide a venue for sports activities from Georgetown, especially as a football pitch.

Previously, Penang FA also use Penang State Stadium in Batu Kawan from 2000 to 2011.

Training ground

The USM Sports Centre is the training ground of Penang FA located in the campus of University of Science, Malaysia in Penang. The complex consists of several grass pitches. The stadium is also the home ground for the reserve team, as well as the home ground for USM FC. The sports centre also consists of a gymnasium and swimming pool.

Records and statistics

Shukor Salleh is the player who played for the club for the longest time which is 20 years. He had only played for Penang in his career. He won the National Sportsman award in 1977.

Penang are joint equal with Pahang for having won a total of 14 Malaysian football titles.

Penang are the team who won first inaugural Malaysia League 1982 and FAM Cup 1952.

The club's highest ever league finish was 1st in the Super League in 1982, 1998 and 2001. Their lowest ever league finish was 6th in the 2012 Malaysia FAM League.

Penang biggest win in Malaysia Cup final was 3–0 against Singapore FA in 1954. Penang heaviest lost in Malaysia Cup final was 1–8 against Selangor FA in 1968.

Asian record

0 due to economic trouble in the country.
1 due to club financial problem.

Club top scorer (since professional era)

Players who scored more than 5 goals are listed.

Season Player Goals
1995 Scotland John Hunter 10
2002 Argentina Gustavo Romero 14
2003 Argentina Gustavo Romero 11
2004 Russia Vyacheslav Melnikov 16
2005 Brazil Jose Ramirez Barreto 15
2007 Malaysia Mohd Farizal Rozali 8
2008 Malaysia Mohd Azrul Ahmad 8
2009 Malaysia Failee Ghazli 7
2010 Malaysia Failee Ghazli 5
2013 Malaysia Norizam Salaman 12
2014 South Korea Lee Gil-hoon 17
2015 Malaysia Mohd Faiz Subri 10
2016 Argentina Matias Cordoba 8

Finances and ownership

The club is owned by the Football Association of Penang under the presidency of Dato' Seri Nazir Ariff Munshir Ariff, who is also the current chairman and executive director of Aspen Group. Along with Johor Darul Takzim F.C., Penang is one of only two state teams in Malaysia which is not led by a politician. The association also runs the domestic leagues of the states, which is known as FAP League. The club was owned by Eastern and Oriental from 2006 to 2007. Allianz University College of Medical Science was the owner and main sponsor for the club in 2012.

The sources of funds mostly come from the state government. Penang Water Supply Corporation has sponsored the club since 2015. According to the club's official website, the club also has a variety of other sponsors and partners, including Aspen Group, Penang Development Corporation Kwantus Design and Built, Kany Logistics and Tropicana Ivory. Umbro has been the club's kit manufacturer since 2014.

Penang faced their biggest financial crisis from 2010–2011, due to poor management under the leadership of Datuk Seri Mohamed Zahrain Hashim. FAP was also troubled with debts and players' salary payments were reportedly delayed two to three months over the two years. The delayed salary payments were said to have led some players to take money from bookies to give away games. The poor performance of the Penang team, languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table, also kicked up storm at the Penang State Legislative Assembly in May 2011.

Club officials

Board members

Position Name
President Malaysia Dato' Seri Nazir Ariff Mushir Ariff
Deputy President Malaysia Zairil Khir Johari
Vice President Malaysia Dato' Gary Nair
Malaysia Mohd Azizudin Mohd Shariff
General Secretary Malaysia
Treasurer Malaysia Dato' Murly Manokharan


Position Name
Chief Executive Officer Malaysia Ismail Harun
Team Manager Malaysia Zairil Khir Johari
Assistant Manager 1 Malaysia Katherisan a/l Letchumanan
Assistant Manager 2 Malaysia Mohd Nazim Ariff Nazir Ariff
Administration and Security Officer Malaysia Muhd Asyraf Mohamad Yusof
FAP Media Officer Malaysia Zachki Ahmad Suri
Team Doctor Malaysia Dr. Amar Pritpal Abdullah
Liaison Officer Malaysia Aznan Yahaya

Coaching and technical staff

Position Name
Head Coach England Ashley Westwood
Assistant Coach England David Mitchell
Goalkeeping Coach Brazil Marcos Cesar Domingues
Fitness Coach England Thomas Alderwithe
Medical Assistant Malaysia K. Mathialagan
Physiotherapist Malaysia K. Mathialagan
Malaysia Mohd Isamuddin Mohd Ali
Malaysia Zulkifli Ahmad
Kit Man Malaysia Reza Irwan Khairuddin
Malaysia Mohd Fadzly Ahmad
U-21 Head Coach Malaysia Manzoor Azwira bin Abd Wahid
U-21 Assistant Coach Malaysia Zabidi Hassan
U-21 Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Hisham Jainuddin
U-21 Physiotherapist Malaysia Mohd Arifuddin Baharudin
U-19 Head Coach Malaysia Mohd Faizal Sultan
U-19 Assistant Coach Malaysia Thiagarajan a/l Suppiah
U-19 Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Khairul Nizam Mohd Taib
U-19 Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Zabidi Othman
U-19 Physiotherapist Malaysia Muhamad 'Izzul Na'im Muhd Jamil


Current squad

No Name Nat. Position D.O.B
22 Sani Anuar Kamsani Malaysia GK 5/4/83
40 Muhd Hazrul Hafiz Zulkifly Malaysia GK 6/12/97
2 Mafry Balang Malaysia CDM, RB, LB, CB 26/3/84
3 Asraruddin Putra Omar Malaysia LB 26/3/88
4 Reinaldo Lobo Brazil CB, CDM 5/4/88
20 Rafiuddin Rodin Malaysia LB, LWB, LW 22/8/89
38 Abdul Qayyum Mohamed Jabrullah Khan Malaysia CB 14/8/95
11 Azrul Ahmad Malaysia CDM, RB, RWB, RW, ST 25/3/85
19 Redzuan Suhaidi Malaysia CDM, CB 6/10/95
12 Mohd Syukur Saidin Malaysia CDM, RW 12/11/91
8 Shikabala Egypt LW, CAM, ST 5/3/86
37 Mohd Syamer Kutty Abba Malaysia LW, CAM, ST 1/10/97
17 Faizat Ghazli Malaysia ST, CAM 28/11/94
13 Faiz Subri Malaysia LW, ST 8/11/87
21 Failee Ghazli Malaysia ST 5/9/87
10 Uilliams Bomfim Souza Brazil ST 17/1/89
9 Koki Kiyotake Japan ST, RW, LW 20/3/91
27 Mohd Jafri Firdaus Chew Malaysia ST 11/6/97

Development squad

President's Cup squad (U21)

No Name Nat. Position D.O.B
1 Muhd Hazrul Hafiz Zulkifly Malaysia GK 6/12/97
22 Abdul Gafur Samsudin Malaysia GK 19/1/95
25 Muhammad Fakhrul Iman Mazir Malaysia GK 1998
2 Kathiravan a/l S. Ragunathan Malaysia CB 28/8/95
3 Mohd Ferdaus Mohd Fauzi Malaysia LB/LWB 11/3/96
4 Abdul Qayyum Mohamed Jabrullah Khan Malaysia CB 14/8/95
5 Kaviarasan a/l Jayashanker Malaysia RB/RWB 1995
11 Ku Mohd Anuar Ku Mohd Roshidi Malaysia LB,LM,LWB 2/8/97
12 Visert Sorrachak Malaysia CB 2/3/95
17 Tunku Noor Hidayat Tunku Ishak Malaysia CB 11/1/95
21 Mohd Hasrul Che Halim Malaysia RB/RWB 28/5/98
23 Wan Rohaimi Wan Rahasdi Malaysia CB 12/9/97
26 Muhammad Syazwi Suhaimi Malaysia LB/LWB 20/1/98
Magendran a/l Rajandran Malaysia RB/RWB 2/12/96
8 Mohd Ramzee Othman Malaysia CM/ CAM 17/6/96
9 Muhammad Fitri Che Hassan Malaysia CAM/ CM 26/2/96
11 Mohd Faiz Shahiza Malaysia LW/LM 1995
13 Muhd Junaidi Shafiai Malaysia CAM/ CM 24/2/95
14 Zul Fadzli Mat Rodi Malaysia CM 1/10/95
16 Mohd Shahir Muhamad Malaysia LW/LM 1995
18 Mukhlis Ihsan Najmi Mohd Nadzir Malaysia RW/RM/RB 3/8/98
20 Muhammad Nur Amzar Nor Asli Malaysia DM/CM 26/10/96
24 Muhammad Iqbal Muhammad Malaysia CDM 10/5/98
27 Muhammad Asyraaf Mat Pushni Malaysia DM, CM 6/4/97
28 Mohammad Amirul Mohamad Malaysia RM, RB 9/4/97
Muhammad Firas Asyraaf bin Zahrul Nizam Malaysia RM, LM, RW, LW 1/5/96
7 Mohd Syamer Kutty Abba Malaysia ST/AM/LW 1/10/97
15 Muhd Azrul Zulkifli Malaysia ST 21/2/95
19 Muhd Umair Mohd Saufee Malaysia ST 15/6/96
10 Mohd Fareza Amar Khasim Malaysia ST 26/5/95
30 Ahmad Ashraf Razmi Malaysia ST 30/9/95
Mohd Rizuan Abdul Rahim Malaysia ST 26/2/95

Source:[8] Source:[9]

Youth's Cup Squad (U19)

No Name Nat. Position D.O.B
1 Mohammad Fathullah Daniel Mohd Rohan Malaysia GK 28/6/97
22 Mohamad Faiz Abdul Halim Malaysia GK 1999
25 Muhamad Ariff Razali Malaysia GK 27/7/98
Mohammad Naim Izanee Adnan Malaysia GK 1998
4 Muhamad Hafiz Hisshamnudin Malaysia LB/LWB 2000
7 Muhammad Khairul Akmal Rokisham Malaysia CB 28/5/98
13 Mohd Alif Aiman Anuar Malaysia CB 10/8/97
15 Zulkifli Mohd Yusri Malaysia CB 1998
21 Muhammad Faizudin Afiq Kassim Malaysia CB 1997
24 Muhammad Hidayat Ruzi Malaysia RB/RWB/LB/LWB 18/2/98
26 Muhammad Zulhusni Abdul Khalid Malaysia RB/RWB 5/12/97
Muhamad Fais Dzulkefli Malaysia RB/RWB 1997
3 Mohd Syafiq Yusri Malaysia LW/LM 1997
5 Mohammad Asyraf Rosli Malaysia CM/DM 10/2/97
6 Mohd Faiz Akmal Zahrul Nizam Malaysia CM 1997
8 Ravichanthiran a/l Shanmugam Malaysia CM 1997
10 Mohd Afif Azman Malaysia AM/MC 1/8/98
12 Mohd Hanif Idris Malaysia RW/RM 1997
17 Ahmad Fitri Jamahuri Malaysia LW/LM 1998
18 Vikneas a/l Ravichandran Malaysia DM/CM 25/8/97
20 Muhammad Azam Abdul Halim Malaysia RW/RM 31/8/98
27 Muhammad Danish Afiq Mohd Desa Malaysia RW/RM/AM 10/10/97
2 Anuar Shaukie Ahmad Zulkifli Malaysia ST/RW 1998
9 Muhammad Nabil Ramlee Malaysia ST/RW 21/2/98
11 Muhamad Danial Arifin Malaysia ST 19/6/99
14 Muhamad Aliff Syaamil Mohd Suhaimi Malaysia ST 1997
16 Kavindran a/l Manikumaran Malaysia ST 1999
19 Muhammad Arash Hakimi Muhd Ramlee Malaysia ST 23/2/98
23 Muhammad Syakir Aiman Sudin Malaysia ST 19/8/97

Source:[10] Source:[11]

Head Coaches

Head Coaches since semi-pro era

Years Name Achievement
1986–1990 Malaysia M. Kuppan 1974 Malaysia Cup champions
1991–1993 Bosnia and Herzegovina Blagoje Bratić 1992 Division 2
1995–1996 Malaysia Mohd Bakar
1997–1999 Malaysia Moey Yoke Ham 1997 FA Cup
1998 Division 1 champions
1999 Division 1 runner-up
2000–2003 Malaysia Irfan Bakti Abu Salim 2000 FA Cup
2000 Division 1 runner up
2001 Division 1 champions
2002 FA Cup champions
2003 Charity Shield champions
2003–2004 Malaysia Yunus Alif
2005 Malaysia Norizan Bakar
2006–2007 Slovakia Joseph Herel
2008 Malaysia Mohd Bakar
2008–2009 Malaysia S. Veloo
2010 Malaysia Mohd Bakar
Malaysia Shukor Salleh
Malaysia Reduan Abdullah
2011 Malaysia Robert Scully

Malaysia Shukor Salleh (caretaker)
Malaysia Ahmad Yusof

2012 Hungary Jánós Krécská
2013 Morocco Merzagua Abderrazak 2013 FAM League champions
2014 Malaysia K. Devan
2015–2016 Brazil Jacksen F. Tiago 2015 Premier League runner-up
2016 Malaysia Manzoor Azwira Abdul Wahid (caretaker)
2016 Croatia Nenad Baćina
2017– England Ashley Westwood

Club record

Updated on 22 October 2016.


  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
1994 Premier League 28 4 7 17 25 64 -39 14 15th Not qualified
1995 Premier League 28 6 6 16 29 56 -27 24 14th Group stage 2nd round
1996 Premier League 28 12 5 11 37 40 -3 41 6th Group stage 2nd round
1997 Premier League 28 8 9 11 26 33 -7 33 11th Not qualified Runner-up
1998 Premier 1 22 12 5 5 32 23 +9 4 1st Group stage Quarter-finals
1999 Premier 1 18 6 8[lower-alpha 1] 4 22 18 +4 31 2nd Group stage 2nd round Asian Club Championship Withdrew
2000 Premier 1 22 12 7 3 35 15 +20 43 2nd Quarter-finals Runner-up
2001 Premier 1 22 15 5 2 45 14 +31 50 1st Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
2002 Premier 1 26 13 8 5 48 31 +17 47 4th Quarter-finals Champions Asian Club Championship Withdrew
2003 Premier 1 24 11 3 10 29 28 +1 36 6th Champions Group stage 2nd round
2004 Super League 21 8 3 10 29 38 -9 27 5th Quarter-finals 2nd round
2005 Super League 21 8 1 12 27 31 -4 25 6th Quarter-finals 2nd round
2005–06 Super League 21 8 4 9 30 31 -1 28 6th Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
2006–07 Super League 24 6 6 12 25 36 -11 24 10th Group stage 1st round
2007–08 Super League 24 4 5 15 30 49 -19 17 12th Group stage 2nd round
2009 Super League 26 5 4 17 29 55 -26 19 12th Group stage 2nd round
2010 Super League 26 2 4 20 10 67 -57 10 14th Not qualified 1st round
2011 Premier League 22 1 1 20 14 61 -47 4 12th Not qualified 1st round
2012 FAM League 16 6 0 10 20 24 -4 18 6th Not qualified 1st round
2013 FAM League 20 17 1 2 53 18 +35 52 1st Not qualified 2nd round
2014 Premier League 22 13 5 4 41 30 +11 44 3rd Group stage 1st round
2015 Premier League 22 13 6 3 39 18 +21 45 2nd Group stage Quarter-finals
2016 Super League 22 5 7 10 32 37 -5 22 10th Not qualified 2nd round
2017 Super League


  1. Draw were followed by penalty shootouts for an additional point.



Title Winners Runners-up
Division 1/Premier 1/Super League (3) *1982, 1998, 2001 1983, 1999, 2000 (3)
Division 2/Premier 2/Premier League 1992, 2015 (2)
Malaysia FAM Cup / League (5) *1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 2013 1961, 1962, 1968 (3)
Malaysia Cup (4) 1953, 1954, 1958, 1974 1934, 1941, 1950, 1952, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1977 (9)
Malaysia FA Cup (1) 2002 1997, 2000 (2)
Malaysia Charity Shield (1) 2003

(*inaugural winners)


Title Winners Runners-up
Malaysia President Cup (1) 2004 2015


Title Winners Runners-up
Aga Khan Gold Cup[14] (1) 1976


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