2011 Malaysia Premier League

The 2011 Liga Premier (English: 2011 Premier League) is the eighth season of the Liga Premier, the second-tier professional football league in Malaysia.[1]

Liga Premier
Season2011
ChampionsPKNS
PromotedPKNS, Sarawak
RelegatedSDMS Kepala Batas, Penang
Matches played132
Goals scored370 (2.8 per match)
Top goalscorer19 goals
Mohd Fitri Omar (MP Muar)
Biggest home winPKNS 7–0 Pos Malaysia
(18 April 2011)
Biggest away winSDMS Kepala Batas 0–6 Harimau Muda B
(25 April 2011)
Highest scoringPDRM 5–3 Johor
(25 February 2011)
2010
2012

The season was held from 31 January and concluded in 29 July 2011.[1]

PKNS clinched the 2011 Liga Premier title on 20 May 2011, and first promotion spot to Liga Super, with a 2-0 win over Johor. The win gave them a 12-point unassailable lead over their nearest challenger, Sarawak with 3 games remaining.[2][3] Sarawak themselves secured the second promotion spot after the 4-1 win over USM on 23 May 2011, gaining an 8-point unassailable difference over nearest rivals Sime Darby with 2 games remaining.[4]

At the other end of the table, 2 Penang teams SDMS Kepala Batas and Penang confirms their status as two last-placed teams in Liga Premier, which relegates them to 2012 Liga FAM competition, subject to confirmation from FAM.

The Liga Premier champions for 2011 season was PKNS.[1] The champions and runners-up were both promoted to 2012 Liga Super.

TeamsEdit

A total of twelve teams will contest the league, including eight sides from the 2010 Liga Premier season, two newly promoted teams from 2010 Liga FAM and two relegated teams from the 2010 Liga Super season.

Malacca and Shahzan Muda were relegated from 2010 Liga Premier after finishing the season in the bottom two places of the league table.

2010 Liga FAM champions Sime Darby and runners-up SDMS Kepala Batas secured direct promotion to the Liga Premier.

Team summariesEdit

StadiaEdit

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity1
ATM Selangor Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium 25,000
Johor Johor Tan Sri Dato Hj Hassan Yunos Stadium 30,000
Harimau Muda B Selangor Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium 25,000
Sime Darby Selangor Petaling Jaya Stadium 25,000
MP Muar Johor Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium 15,000
PDRM Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium 30,000
PKNS Selangor Petaling Jaya Stadium 25,000
Pos Malaysia Selangor Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium 25,000
Penang Penang Negeri Pulau Pinang Stadium 40,000
Sarawak Sarawak Sarawak Stadium
Sarawak State Stadium2
40,000
26,000
SDMS Kepala Batas Penang Negeri Pulau Pinang Stadium 40,000
USM Penang USM Athletics Stadium 800+
  • 1 Correct as of end of 2010 Liga Premier season
  • 2 Sarawak uses the Sarawak State Stadium beginning 14 Feb 2011 due to Sarawak Stadium being renovated for the upcoming Sukma Games in Sarawak.[5]
  • + 800 for covered terrace and unknown number for 'open' hill slope

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ATM   Zahid Hashim   Fatrurazi Rozi Kappa
Johor   Azmi Mohamed   Mohd Affandy Adimel Joma Kulim Berhad
Harimau Muda B   Ismail Ibrahim   Mohd Syafiq Shalihin Mohd Noor Nike
Sime Darby   Ismail Zakaria   Mohd Nor Ismail Sime Darby
MP Muar   Jacob Joseph   Zainurin Abdul Kadir Kronos Interpacific
PDRM   K. Thaiyanathan   Mohd Saiful Rusly
PKNS   Abdul Rahman Ibrahim   Mohd Fadhil Mohd Hashim Kappa PKNS
Pos Malaysia   Mat Zan Mat Aris   Manopsak Kram Kika Pos Malaysia
Penang   Ahmad Yusof   Megat Amir Faisal Al Khalidi Ibrahim Eutag
Sarawak   Robert Alberts   Zamri Morshidi StarSport Naim Homes
SDMS Kepala Batas   Mohammad Adam Abdullah   Shahrulnizam Mohd
USM   S. Veloo   Mohd Fariss Azlan Mat Isa Joma USM & Asmana
  • According to current revision of List of Malaysian Liga Premier managers

Nike has produced a new match ball, named the T90 Tracer, which will be electric blue, black and white and also a high-visibility version in yellow. Additionally, Lotto will provide officials with new kits in black, yellow, and red for the season.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 PKNS 22 18 3 1 51 7 +44 57 Promoted to Malaysia Super League
2 Sarawak 22 15 3 4 51 16 +35 48
3 PDRM 22 12 3 7 36 28 +8 39
4 Johor 22 11 3 8 37 25 +12 36
5 Sime Darby 22 10 5 7 22 12 +10 35
6 USM 22 11 2 9 32 30 +2 35
7 ATM 22 9 7 6 26 22 +4 34
8 MP Muar 22 8 4 10 29 42 −13 28
9 Pos Malaysia 22 7 6 9 26 36 −10 27
10 Harimau Muda B 22 5 5 12 24 28 −4 20
11 SDMS Kepala Batas 22 3 2 17 22 63 −41 11 Relegated to Malaysia FAM League
12 Penang 22 1 1 20 14 61 −47 4
Source: Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ATM JHR HMB SDA MUAR PDRM PKN POS PEN SWK SDMS USM
ATM 2–1 1–0 0–3 3–0 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1
JHR 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 1–2
Harimau Muda B 0–2 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0
Sime Darby 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
MUAR 3–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–1
PDRM 1–1 5–3 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–5 1–2 5–0 0–4 3–0 0–2
PKNS 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 7–0 1–0 2–0 6–0 4–0
POS 1–3 1–2 1–0 0–3 1–1 0–3 0–0 4–0 1–5 2–1 1–0
Penang 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–3 1–4 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–4 4–2 2–5
SWK 1–1 2–0 3–3 0–2 6–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 5–0 3–0 4–1
SDMS 0–0 2–5 0–6 2–1 4–3 1–2 1–5 0–5 3–0 0–3 2–3
USM 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 0–2 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 24 May 2011. Source: Liga Premier
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Up to matches played on 1 July 2011.[6][7]

Rank Scorer Club Goal
1   Mohd Fitri Omar MUAR
19
2   Bobby Gonzales SWK
16
3   Norizam Salaman JHR
13
4   Mohammad Khairul Akhyar Husain PKNS
11
  Mohd Failee Mohamad Ghazli USM
11
  Khairul Izuan Abdullah PDRM
11
7   Fazuan Abdullah PDRM
9
  Zamri Morshidi SWK
9
  Muhammad Zamri Hassan @ Manap PKNS
9
  Mohd Azrif Nasrulhaq Badrul PKNS
9
11   Ashri Chuchu SWK
8
  Irme Mat PKNS
8
  Muhammad Afzan Zainal Abidin USM
8
  V. Jaganathan ATM
8
  G. Puaneswaran POS
8
  Mohd Shoufiq Mohamad Khushaini JHR
8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/malay2011.html 2011 Liga Premier
  2. ^ http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/bm/newssport.php?id=587972
  3. ^ http://my.news.yahoo.com/selangor-pkns-win-league-three-games-hand-170409835.html
  4. ^ http://www.theborneopost.com/?p=132393
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2018-09-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2011-05-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2011-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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