Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C.

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Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club II (/jəˈhɔːr/; Malay: Kelab Bolasepak Johor Darul Ta'zim II) or simply JDT II is a Malaysian football club based in Johor Bahru, Johor. The club currently plays in the Malaysia Premier League, the second division professional football league in Malaysia. Johor Darul Ta'zim II is a reserve team for Johor Darul Ta'zim.

Johor Darul Ta'zim II
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Full nameJohor Darul Ta'zim II Football Club
Nickname(s)The Southern Tigers
(Harimau Selatan)
Short nameJDT II, JDT2
Founded1955 as Johor FA
2014 as Johor Darul Ta'zim II
GroundTan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium
OwnerTunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim[1]
PresidentTunku Aminah Sultan Ibrahim
CoachRafa Gil
LeagueMalaysia Premier League
2019Malaysia Premier League, 2nd
WebsiteClub website
Current season


Johor Darul Ta'zim II was founded as Johor Football Association (then known as Johor FA or simply Johor) in 1955 and are known as one of the "second-wave" football teams to participate in Malaysian football league (first-wave are Kedah and Selangor.). In its early years, the team was based in Kluang, Johor under the guidance of its Johor Football Association. In 1964, the southern-side team moved to Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium. Few changes in the management of Johor Football Association in the 1970s saw Datuk Suleiman Mohd Noor appointed as president and team manager. Under his management, the team rose as a formidable team in the football scene. This was proven some years later when Johor won Piala Razak trophy in 1983 and their first ever Malaysia Cup trophy in 1985 and also Piala Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (better known as Piala Sumbangsih) in 1986 under then coach, Ahmad Esa.

When the Malaysia football league went Semi-Pro in 1989, Johor was the first team to win the Malaysia Cup and the Malaysia League in 1991, thus achieved a "Grand Double", first ever by a team in this country during that Semi-Pro period. It was also a second Malaysia Cup for the Johor team. In 1992, Johor finished seventh in the league, their worst standings since 1989. This was proven crucial for the former coach, Michael Urukalo, as he was dismissed and replaced by Wan Jamak Wan Hassan. Johor see off their 1993 season well, standing at fifth position even without two of their cup-winners import players, Abbas Saad and Alistair Edwards. The team then went on with years of trophyless drought until 1998, when they won their first FA Cup. The next season saw the team clinching promotion to top division in winning the Liga Premier title. Johor had a tough seasons in the Premier One League and finally were relegated back to Premier Two League in 2001 after two years in top-flight division.

For the 2006–07 Liga Premier competition, Johor FA decided to compete under the sponsored name Johor PBT Pasir Gudang (or Johor Pasir Gudang). They were given the green light by Football Association of Malaysia on 9 January 2007 to compete under the new name. Reasons behind the change for the team's name are controversial because the team had to merged with now-defunct Pasir Gudang United F.C. which caused an unrest amongst supporters. However, there are another reason because the Pasir Gudang Local Authority (PBTPG), now known as Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang (MPPG), is Johor FA's main sponsor during that season.

Under rebranding exercise done under ownership of Tunku Ismail Ibrahim of all Johor football in 2013, Johor FA football team is rebranded to Johor Darul Ta'zim FC II and is now operating as the second team of Johor Darul Ta'zim FC (JDT). Acting as reserve team to JDT, both teams now are permitted to transfer several players between them in a season, without the restriction of registration windows. Under this agreement, a player contracted to JDT may make several appearances with JDT II, and vice-versa.

Club's namesEdit

  • 1955–2006 : Johor Football Association (Johor FA)
  • 2006–2007 : Johor Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan Pasir Gudang (Johor PBT Pasir Gudang)
  • 2007–2013 : Johor Football Association (Johor FA)
  • 2013–present : Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club (Johor Darul Ta'zim II)


Pasir Gudang Corporation StadiumEdit

Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium

Prior 2020, Johor Darul Ta'zim II FC played their home games at Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium (Malay: Stadium Perbadanan Pasir Gudang). It is a multi-use stadium in Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia. It has both an indoor stadium and an outdoor stadium within its compound.[2]

The outdoor stadium can hold a maximum of 15,000 people and is currently used mostly for football matches, serving as the home stadium to Johor Darul Ta'zim II in the Liga Premier.[3]

Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos StadiumEdit

Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium

Starting from 2020 season onward, Johor Darul Ta'zim II FC will play their home games at Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium after their main team, Johor Darul Ta'zim FC move to Sultan Ibrahim Stadium.

Stadium and locationsEdit

Coordinates Location Stadium Capacity Year
1°27′43″N 103°53′53″E / 1.461967°N 103.898102°E / 1.461967; 103.898102 Pasir Gudang Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium
15,000 2013–2019
Larkin Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium
30,000 2020–Present


Year Position League FA Cup Malaysia Cup/Malaysia Challenge Cup Top scorer
2015 5/12 Malaysia Premier League Quarter-finals Group Stage   Shahril Ishak
(9 goals)
2016 3/12 Malaysia Premier League Round of 32 Group Stage   Paulo Rangel (23 goals)
2017 4/12 Malaysia Premier League Round of 32 DNQ   Nicolás Fernández
(12 goals)
2018 4/12 Malaysia Premier League DNQ Semi-finals   Darren Lok
(8 goals)
2019 2/11 Malaysia Premier League DNQ Champions   Mohamad Ghaddar
(10 goals)




  •   Winners (1): 1991[4]
  • Runners-up (1): 1985[5]
  •   Winners (1): 1999[6]
  • Runners-up (1): 2019


  •   Winners (2): 1985,[5] 1991[7]
  • Runners-up (1): 1986[8]
  •   Winners (1): 2019
  •   Winners (1): 1998[9]
  •   Winners (1): 1986[7]
  • Runners-up (2): 1992,[7] 1999[7]
  • Crown Prince of Johor Cup
  •   Winners (1): 2012



Current squadEdit

As of 5 June 2020

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

No. Position Player
1   GK T. Shaheeswaran
2   DF Che Rashid Che Halim
4   DF Muhd Firdaus Ramli
7   MF Mohd Irfan Fazail
8   MF Kei Hirose
9   FW Fernando Rodríguez
10   MF Nicolás Fernández
11   FW Rozaimi Rahman
12   MF Luis Cabrera
13   MF Gary Steven Robbat
14   MF Chia Ruo Han
15   DF Hariz Kamarudin
16   DF Umar Hakeem Suhar Rezwan
17   DF Muhd Alif Abdul Mutalib
18   FW Awang Muhd Faiz Haziqq Awang Fathi
19   MF Ramadhan Saifullah
20   MF Danial Haqim
No. Position Player
21   DF Izzafiq Ruzi
22   FW Rozaimi Rahamat
23   DF Hasbullah Abu Bakar
24   DF Hafiy Haikal
27   MF Fahmi Faizal
29   DF Azrul Haziq Aminuddin
30   DF Kiko Insa
40   DF Adib Zainudin
41   MF Feroz Baharudin
42   MF Arif Aiman Hanapi
43   FW Amirul Husaini Zamri
61   GK Julian Johan Bechler
66   MF Nur Aqmal Mat Nayan
77   MF Syafiq Heelmi Zainol Fikri
88   DF Ghaffar Abdul Rahman

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Adib Azhari Daud
Head Coach   Rafa Gil
Assistant Coach   Ramlan Rashid
  Mahadzir Ahmad
Coach   Amirul Hadi Zainal
  Shakir Shaari
Fitness Coach   David Agusti Martinez
Goalkeeping coach   Jon Elorza
Physiotherapist   Lifizan Haili
Team Doctor   Rosman Surie

Managerial historyEdit

Head coaches by years (2014–present)

Years Name Nationality
28 February 2014 – Azmi Mohamed   Malaysia
1 March 2014 – 8 April 2014 Rajko Magić   Croatia
5 November 2014 – 10 May 2015 Goran Paulić   Croatia
11 May 2015 – 30 November 2015 Nenad Baćina   Croatia
1 January 2016 – 17 January 2017 Benjamin Mora   Mexico
18 January 2017 – 19 June 2017 Hamzani Omar   Malaysia
20 June 2017 – 9 August 2018 Benjamin Mora   Mexico
9 August 2018 – 23 october 2019 Ervin Boban   Croatia
6 November 2019 – present Rafa Gil   Spain


  1. ^ The Independent (8 October 2016). "Venga's picture of Prince eyeing Chuan-Jin at Causeway Challenge amuses". The Independent (Singapore).
  2. ^ "Corporation Stadium Rental". Pasir Gudang Municipal Council. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Harimau Muda 'B' vs Tanjong Pagar United (May 14, Tuesday, 4.45 p.m, Pasir Gudang Stadium)". S.League.
  4. ^ "Malaysia – List of Champions". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Malaysia 1985". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Malaysia – List of Second Level Champions". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d "Malaysia – List of Cup Winners". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Malaysia 1986". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Malaysia 1998". Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Brunei – Football at the Brunei Merdeka Games". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 23 December 2012.

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