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The 2015 Liga Super (English: 2015 Super League) is the 12th season of the Liga Super, the top-tier professional football league in Malaysia.[3]

Liga Super
Season2015
ChampionsJohor Darul Ta'zim
RelegatedATM
Sime Darby
AFC Champions LeagueJohor Darul Ta'zim
(play-off)
AFC CupJohor Darul Ta'zim
Selangor
Matches played120
Goals scored369 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorerDramane Traore
(20 goals)
Biggest home winSelangor 4 – 0 LionsXII
(18 April 2015)[1]
Biggest away winKelantan 0 – 4 PDRM
(21 February 2015)
Highest scoringLionsXII 5 – 3 PDRM
(7 February 2015)[1]
PDRM 3 – 5 Pahang
(20 June 2015)
Felda United 4 – 4 Selangor
(20 June 2015)
Longest winning run7 games
Pahang
(From Game 6 to Game 12)
Longest unbeaten run10 games
Pahang
(From Game 6 to Game 16)
Longest winless run8 games
Sime Darby
(From Game 1 to Game 8)
Longest losing run7 games
Sime Darby
(From Game 2 to Game 8 )
Highest attendance25,100[2]
Johor Darul Ta'zim
1–0
Felda United
(3 May 2015)
Lowest attendance0[2]
Terengganu
0–1
Johor Darul Ta'zim
(20 Jun 2015)
Total attendance1,224,896
Average attendance9,280
2014
2016
All statistics correct as of 13 August 2015.

The season was held from 31 January and concluded in 22 August 2015.[3]

The Liga Super champions for 2015 was Johor Darul Ta'zim.[3]

TeamsEdit

A total of 12 teams compete in the 2015 season which includes the top 10 teams that participated in the 2014 season and champions and runners-up of the 2014 Liga Premier.

T-Team and PKNS were relegated at the end of the 2014 Liga Super season after finishing in the bottom place of the league table.

2014 Liga Premier unbeaten champions PDRM and runners-up Felda United secured direct promotion to the Liga Super.

Team Team Based Stadium Capacity1
ATM Seremban Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium 40,000
Felda United Selayang Selayang Stadium 11,098
Johor Darul Ta'zim Johor Bahru Larkin Stadium 30,000
Kelantan Kota Bharu Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium 22,000
LionsXII Singapore Jalan Besar Stadium 8,000
Pahang Kuantan Darul Makmur Stadium 40,000
PDRM Shah Alam Shah Alam Stadium 80,372
Perak Ipoh Perak Stadium 42,500
Sarawak Kuching Sarawak Stadium 26,000
Selangor Shah Alam Shah Alam Stadium 80,372
Sime Darby Shah Alam Selayang Stadium 11,098
Terengganu Kuala Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium2 50,000

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

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

Team Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ATM   Azhar Abdullah   Hairuddin Omar Warrix Eco Bumi
Felda United   Irfan Bakti   Shukor Adan Puma FELDA & KPF[permanent dead link]
Johor Darul Ta'zim   Mario Gómez   Safiq Rahim Nike Country Garden
Kelantan   Zahasmi Ismail   Badhri Radzi Warriors Chengal Jati & Kicap Adabi
LionsXII   Fandi Ahmad   Izwan Mahbud Nike Starhub
Pahang   Zainal Abidin Hassan   Razman Roslan Puma Aras Kuasa (home), Resorts World (away)
PDRM   Mohd Fauzi Pilus   Muslim Ahmad Line 7 Perkasa Jauhari
Perak   M. Karathu   Nasir Basharudin Al- Ikhsan Perak Agro & Casuarina Hotels
Sarawak   K. Rajagopal   Joseph Kalang Tie Starsport Sarawak Energy
Selangor   Mehmet Durakovic   Shahrom Kalam Kappa Menteri Besar Incorporated
Sime Darby   Ismail Zakaria   Ivan Dragičević Kappa Sime Darby
Terengganu   Ahmad Yusoff   Nordin Alias Umbro Ladang Rakyat

Coaching changesEdit

Team Outgoing Head Coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming Head Coach Date of appointment
Perak   Abu Bakar Fadzim Demotion to assistant head coach[5] 16 September 2014   Vjeran Simunic 16 September 2014
Perak   Vjeran Simunic Contract terminated[6] 1 January 2015   M. Karathu 1 January 2015

Foreign playersEdit

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 (Asian) Former
ATM   Obinna Nwaneri   Abdulafees Abdulsalam   Jerry Palacios   Mario Karlovic -
Felda United   Bojan Miladinovic   Zah Rahan Krangar   Thiago Augusto   Ndumba Makeche   Edward Junior Wilson
Johor Darul Takzim   Marcos Antônio   Patito Rodríguez   Luciano Figueroa   Hariss Harun   Jorge Pereyra Díaz,   Alhaji Kamara
Kelantan   Gilmar   Austin Amutu   Erwin Carrillo   Jonathan McKain   Isaac Pupo
  Emmanuel Kenmogne
LionsXII NA NA NA NA NA
Pahang   Damion Stewart   Matías Conti   Dickson Nwakaeme   Zesh Rahman -
PDRM   Jaime Bragança   Mohamadou Sumareh   Dramane Traoré   Ali Ashfaq   Onorionde Kughegbe
Perak   Thiago Junio   Horace James   Charles Chad   Namkung Woong   Marco Tulio
Sarawak   Patrick Gerhardt   Ivan Fatić   Billy Mehmet   Ryan Griffiths   Ronald Hikspoors
Selangor   Robert Cornthwaite   Leandro Dos Santos   Guilherme de Paula   Andik Vermansyah -
Sime Darby   Ivan Dragicevic   Marko Perovic   Nemanja Vidakovic   Reinaldo Mineiro   Dilshod Sharofetdinov
Terengganu   Vincent Bikana   Gustavo López   Paulo Rangel    Issey Nakajima-Farran   Hassan Chaito

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Johor Darul Ta'zim (C) 22 14 4 4 36 18 +18 46 Qualification to AFC Champions League qualifying preliminary round 2
2 Selangor 22 11 6 5 43 28 +15 39 Qualification to AFC Cup group stage[a]
3 Pahang 22 13 5 4 43 29 +14 38[b]
4 Terengganu 22 12 2 8 40 33 +7 38
5 Felda United 22 10 6 6 36 26 +10 36
6 PDRM 22 11 2 9 42 39 +3 35
7 LionsXII[c] 22 9 6 7 36 32 +4 33
8 Perak 22 8 4 10 32 33 −1 28
9 Kelantan 22 8 4 10 34 38 −4 28
10 Sarawak 22 4 7 11 28 40 −12 19
11 ATM (R) 22 2 5 15 21 47 −26 11 Qualification to the Relegation play-off
12 Sime Darby (R) 22 1 7 14 20 48 −28 10 Relegation to Liga Premier
Source: FAM Official Site, Astro Arena
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since LionsXII, a side managed by the Football Association of Singapore and thus ineligible to represent Malaysia in continental competition, won the 2015 Piala FA, the 2015 Liga Super runners-up will be chosen to represent Malaysia in the AFC Cup.
  2. ^ Pahang was docked 6 points due to involvement in the delay in the process of solving the problem of salary and compensation by the former imports season 2013, Mohamed Borji.
  3. ^ LionsXII are not eligible for any AFC competition spots

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ATM FEL JDT KEL LNS PHG PRK PDRM SWK SEL SDA TRG
ATM 0–4 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–5
Felda United 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 3–2 3–3 4–4 2–2 1–0
Johor Darul Ta'zim 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0
Kelantan 5–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–4 4–3 2–1 2–2 1–2
LionsXII 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 4–2 2–1 5–3 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1
Pahang 2–0 2–2 1–1 5–3 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–2
Perak 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–3
PDRM 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–5 3–2 1–0 1–4 1–1 3–1
Sarawak 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–1
Selangor 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0
Sime Darby 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–4 1–3 1–4 1–1 1–3 0–2
Terengganu 2–2 1–3 0–1 2–1 4–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–2 2–0 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 22 August 2015. Source: Liga Super 1, Liga Super 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player[7] Club Goals
1   Dramane Traore PDRM 20
2   Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh PKNS 16
3   Matias Conti Pahang 12
  Luciano Figueroa Johor Darul Ta'zim
4   Ali Ashfaq PDRM 10
  Billy Mehmet Sarawak
6   Chad Souza Perak 9
  Namkung Woong Perak
  Dickson Nwakaeme Pahang
  Issey Nakajima-Farran Terengganu
10   Paulo Rangel Terengganu 8
  Faris Ramli LionsXII
  Afiq Azmi Selangor
  Guilherme de Paula Selangor

Own goalsEdit

Rank Player For Club Own Goal

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date
  Dramane Traore PDRM LionsXII 3 – 5 7 February 2015[1]
  Charles Chad Perak Felda United 1 – 4 4 April 2015
  Mohd Afiq Azmi Selangor LionsXII 4 – 0 18 April 2015
  Matías Conti Pahang PDRM 3 – 5 20 June 2015

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1   Farizal Marlias Johor Darul Ta'zim 9
2   Khairul Azhan Khalid Pahang 7
3   Khairul Fahmi Che Mat Kelantan 5
4   Mohd Zamir Selamat Perak 3
  Badrulzaman Abdul Halim PDRM
5   Sharbinee Allawee Terengganu 1
  Mohd Fairul Azwan Shahrullai Felda United
  Mohd Farizal Harun Felda United
  Izwan Mahbud LionsXII
  Mohd Fadzley Rahim Sarawak

ScoringEdit

  • First goal of the season: Marcos António for Johor Darul Ta'zim against Pahang (37th minutes, 21:12 UTC+8) (31 January 2015)
  • Fastest goal of the season: 17 seconds (Ahmad Fakri Saarani); Kelantan 1–2 Terengganu (8 August 2015)
  • Fastest hat-trick of the season: 15 minutes (Afiq Azmi); Selangor 4–0 LionsXII (18 April 2015)
  • Largest winning margin: 4 goals
    • Selangor 4 – 0 LionsXII (18 April 2015)
  • Highest scoring game: 8 goals
    • LionsXII 5–3 PDRM (7 February 2015)[1]
    • PDRM 3–5 Pahang (20 June 2015)
    • Felda United 4–4 Selangor (20 June 2015)
    • Pahang 5–3 Kelantan (12 August 2015/)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 5 goals
    • LionsXII 5–3 PDRM (7 February 2015)[1]
    • PDRM 3–5 Pahang (20 June 2015)
    • Pahang 5–3 Kelantan (12 August 2015)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 3 goals
    • LionsXII 5–3 PDRM (7 February 2015)[1]

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

The player of the month award will be given monthly. It were given by Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia (PFAM) starting May 2015. Five players will be pick each month by PFAM and will be shown on their official websites. The player will be voted in a survey and the player with the most vote will be picked as PFAM Player Of The Month.

Month Player of the Month Reference
Club Player
February  –  –
March  –  –
April  –  –
May Wan Zaharulnizam Kelantan [8]
June Nurridzuan Abu Hassan Perak [9]
July Luciano Figueroa Johor Darul Ta'zim [10]
August Issey Nakajima-Farran Terengganu [11]

AttendancesEdit

Crowd Attendance for all venuesEdit

HOME AWAY ATTENDANCE
ATM FEL JDT KEL LIONS PHG PRK PDRM SWK SEL SDFC TRG TOTAL AVE
ATM ----- 400 5,200 6,000 400 2,000 1,500 1,050 500 2,500 1,200 2,000 22,750 2,068
Felda United FC 1,223 ----- 10,396 2,467 289 3,200 4,525 585 2,573 2,274 400 1,361 29,293 2,663
JDT FC 15,950 25,100 ----- 21,100 20,100 21,618 24,920 9,910 19,430 11,340 7,830 6,900 184,198 16,745
Kelantan 8,220 19,000 5,982 ----- 18,000 7,000 6,343 19,500 3,872 8,517 8,750 3,512 108,198 9,881
Lions XII 4,086 4,185 7,000 3,587 ----- 5,250 3,108 5,288 0 5,814 5,918 5,384 49,620 4,511
Pahang 4,707 11,023 14,758 9,097 6,000 ----- 9,689 2,527 4,663 16,500 11,011 17,718 107,693 9,790
Perak TBG 5,500 5,000 20,000 20,000 12,000 6,000 ----- 9,000 1,625 7,000 10,000 10,000 106,125 9,648
PDRM 500 800 4,500 2,000 1,000 1,500 2,000 ----- 1,000 7,000 1,000 1,000 22,300 2,027
Sarawak 7,111 500 4,350 4,500 2,113 18,988 2,100 2,280 ----- 2,150 5,500 10,000 59,592 5,417
Selangor 1,500 3,000 25,000 9,686 9,415 11,223 17,884 2,500 10,000 ----- 4,600 4,142 98,950 8,995
Sime Darby FC 300 1,000 4,675 2,250 200 3,985 2,317 400 400 1,733 ----- 700 17,960 1,633
Terengganu 5,918 7,000 0 7,330 6,500 17,000 6,200 7,600 300 10,000 8,200 ----- 76,048 6,913
TOTAL LEAGUE CROWD ATTENDANCE 883,225 6,691

Sources: Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Bolasepak (FAM)[1]

By WeekEdit

2015 Liga Super Attendance
Round Total Games Avg. Per Game
Week 1 55,479 6 9,247
Week 2 51,500 6 8,583
Week 3 84,911 6 14,152
Week 4 65,130 6 10,855
Week 5 50,059 6 8,343
Week 6 39,405 6 6,568
Week 7 42,750 6 7,125
Week 8 54,715 6 9,119
Week 9 38,665 6 6,444
Week 10 66,452 6 11,075
Week 11 48,870 6 8,145
Week 12 54,085 6 9,014
Week 13 57,350 6 9,558
Week 14 62,515 6 10,419
Week 15 50,090 6 8,348
Week 16 69,670 6 11,611
Week 17 60,890 6 10,148
Week 18 43,650 6 7,275
Week 19 49,230 6 8,205
Week 20 56,450 6 9,408
Week 21 67,230 6 11,205
Week 22 55,800 6 9,300
TOTAL 1,224,896 132 9,280

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "MSL Wrap: LionsXII win eight-goal thriller". Seng-Foo Lee. FourFourTwo. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Liga Super 2015". Football Association of Malaysia. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/malay2015.html 2015 Liga Super
  4. ^ "Stadium Sultan Mizan boleh diguna januari 2015". Skuad Penyu. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3889/main/2014/09/17/5109445/perak-name-vjeran-simunic-as-new-head-coach
  6. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3896/malaysia/2015/01/02/7565492/official-perak-hire-datuk-m-karathu
  7. ^ "2015 Liga Super topscorers". soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  8. ^ (in Malay)"Keputusan Anugerah Pemain Terbaik Bulanan PFAM bulan Mei 2015". pfam.my. PFAM.
  9. ^ (in Malay)"ANUGERAH PEMAIN TERBAIK BULANAN PFAM-asiana.my EDISI JUN 2015". Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  10. ^ (in Malay)"ANUGERAH PEMAIN TERBAIK BULANAN PFAM-asiana.my EDISI JULAI 2015". Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  11. ^ (in Malay)"Keputusan Anugerah Pemain Terbaik Bulanan PFAM-asiana.my Edisi Ogos 2015". pfam.my. Retrieved 30 September 2015.

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