Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C.
Johor Darul Ta'zim Football Club II (//; 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.
|Full name||Johor Darul Ta'zim II Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Southern Tigers|
|Short name||JDT II, JDT2|
|Founded||1955 as Johor FA|
2014 as Johor Darul Ta'zim II
|Ground||Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium|
|Owner||Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim|
|President||Tunku Aminah Sultan Ibrahim|
|League||Malaysia Premier League|
|2019||Malaysia Premier League, 2nd|
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.
- 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
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.
Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos StadiumEdit
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
|Pasir Gudang||Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium
|Larkin||Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium
|Year||Position||League||FA Cup||Malaysia Cup/Malaysia Challenge Cup||Top scorer|
|2015||5/12||Malaysia Premier League||Quarter-finals||Group Stage|| Shahril Ishak|
|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|
|2018||4/12||Malaysia Premier League||DNQ||Semi-finals|| Darren Lok|
|2019||2/11||Malaysia Premier League||DNQ||Champions|| Mohamad Ghaddar|
- Malaysia FAM League / Division 3
- Runners-up (3): 1959, 1966, 1973
- Winners (1): 2019
- Winners (1): 1998
- Crown Prince of Johor Cup
- Winners (1): 2012
- 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.
|Manager||Adib Azhari Daud|
|Head Coach||Rafa Gil|
|Assistant Coach||Ramlan Rashid|
|Coach||Amirul Hadi Zainal|
|Fitness Coach||David Agusti Martinez|
|Goalkeeping coach||Jon Elorza|
|Team Doctor||Rosman Surie|
Head coaches by years (2014–present)
|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|
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