Brunei Super League
The Brunei Super League (Liga Super Brunei in Malay) or DST Super League for sponsorship reasons, is a Bruneian professional league for association football. It is at the top flight of the Bruneian football league system and it is managed by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD). The league is contested between several teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Brunei Premier League. The clubs participating in this top flight league need to pass a set of requirements and verification process, particularly related to professionalism and infrastructure feasibility.
|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Brunei Premier League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Brunei FA Cup|
Brunei Super Cup
|Current champions||MS ABDB |
|Most championships||MS ABDB|
|2018–19 Brunei Super League|
The championship winner will receive B$14,000 ($10,000 USD) as prize money, as well as being eligible for the AFC Cup as Brunei's representative, provided that the club conforms to AFC's Club Licence criteria. The runners-up will get B$10,000 ($7,000 USD) while the top scorer will get B$400 ($290 USD).
There has been a football competition in Brunei since 1985 which was organised by the Brunei Football Association (BAFA). BAFA introduced a league competition known then as the Proton B-League in 2002.
In 2008, the Brunei government de-registered BAFA from its Register of Societies, and acknowledged a new football federation, the Football Federation of Brunei Darussalam (FFBD). This irked international football's governing body FIFA to suspend Brunei's membership in September 2009 due to government interference. FIFA reinstated Brunei in May 2011, recognizing another football association, the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) as its representative to Brunei. This resulted in the abandonment of the 2011 Brunei Premier League which was organized by FFBD.
The NFABD reorganized the Brunei football league system, establishing a "super" league as the competition's top tier (thus mirroring the current league naming system of the Malaysians) which will be played after a preliminary competition which will decide the teams that will be in the new league. This became the 2011–12 Brunei National Football League, where 32 teams in 4 groups qualify for 10 places in the Brunei Super League.
For the 2018-19 season, the league will be split into two rounds. In other words, each team faces the other teams twice. At the end of the season the champion is crowned. Tiebreaker in the standings are in descending order: Points, goal difference, goals for, number of wins (each in all matches), if still tied same tiebreakers are used on matches between tied teams, if teams are still tied, better fair play record and eventually drawing of lots will decide the finishing position.
A total of 10 clubs competed in the 2018–19 season.
|2012–13||Indera SC||MS ABDB||Majra United FC|
|2014||Indera SC||MS ABDB||Najip FC|
|2015||MS ABDB||Indera SC||Najip I-Team|
|2016||MS ABDB||Indera SC||Wijaya FC|
|2017–18||MS ABDB||Kota Ranger FC||Indera SC|
|2018–19||MS ABDB||Kasuka FC||Wijaya FC|
|2012–13||Azwan Ali Rahman||Indera SC||17|
|2014||Zulkhairy Razali||Indera SC||11|
|2015||Hardi Bujang||Jerudong FC||18|
|2016||Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman||MS ABDB||8|
|2017–18||Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman||MS ABDB||28|
|2018–19||Hanif Aiman Adanan||Kasuka FC||16|
Best player awardEdit
|2014||Mazazizi Mazlan||MS ABDB|
|2015||Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman||MS ABDB|
|2016||Tarmizi Johari||MS ABDB|
|2017–18||Haimie Anak Nyaring||Indera SC|
|2018–19||Nur Asyraffahmi Norsamri||Kota Ranger FC|
All-time goalscoring recordEdit
- As of 15 April 2019
Players in bold are still playing in the Super League.
Players in italics are no longer active.
|1||Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman||2012–2018||MS ABDB||62|
|2||Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman||2012–||Indera SC||49|
|3||Asri Aspar||2012–||Indera SC||48|
|4||Razimie Ramlli||2015–2019||MS ABDB||44|
|5||Anaqi Sufi Omar Baki||2012–||Wijaya FC||40|
|6||Abu Bakar Mahari||2012–2014, 2016–||Jerudong FC, QAF FC, Kota Ranger||39|
|7||Hardi Bujang||2012–||QAF FC, Jerudong FC, Indera SC, Kota Ranger||33|
|8||Esmendy Ibrahim||2012–2014, 2016–||Jerudong FC, Najip I-Team, Kasuka FC, Kota Ranger||27|
|9||Mardi Mirza Abdullah||2012–||QAF FC, Jerudong FC, Kasuka FC||25|
|10||Marhazif Ahad||2012–||Wijaya FC||24|
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