Kedah FA

Kedah Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah) is a football association that supervises football in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. They are the only team in the history of Malaysian football to have achieved treble titles twice, in 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons.

Kedah FA
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Full namePersatuan Bola Sepak Kedah Darul Aman
Nickname(s)The Red Eagle (Helang Merah)
Founded27 April 1924; 96 years ago (1924-04-27)
GroundDarul Aman Stadium
Capacity32,387 [1]
PresidentMuhammad Sanusi Md Nor
Head coachAidil Sharin Sahak
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2019Malaysia Super League, 4th of 12
Current season

The Kedah FA team is a professional side based in Alor Setar that currently plays in the Malaysia Super League. It represents the state of Kedah, under the supervision of Kedah Football Association.

HistoryEdit

Kedah FA traditional colours are red and black, but currently the home kit has been in the colours of green and yellow since 1988. This idea was suggested by Dato' Shukri Hashim after Kedah FA Deputy President, the late Dato' Paduka Ahmad Basri Akil asked for a different set of colours for the home kit. However, Ahmad Basri changed Shukri's idea to 'green and yellow' which fits the Kedah state's nickname Jelapang Padi. The Kedah FA kit is currently manufactured by Lotto. Their previous kit manufacturers were Line 7, Lotto and Puma. Kedah FA's first team sponsor was Sharp, from 1989 to 2000. Following that, the club was sponsored by Modenas. Their current shirt sponsor is PKNK which had been the main team sponsor of Kedah FA since 2005. The ideas of the current Kedah FA crest also came from Ahmad Basri Akil after he announced the then-new Kedah FA official colours of green and yellow in 1988. Green dominates the background; the side of the crest shows 11 joint bordered lines which signify the 11 districts of the Kedah state. At the centre of the crest is a ball and Allamanda flowers; as the flower is green and yellow in colour, which are suitable with the new Kedah FA colours and the team motto, Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan is written in yellow.

The football team was founded in 1924 by Tunku Yaacob ibni Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah[2] as a president, though they only had limited success until the appointment of Ahmad Basri Akil as manager in 1985. Under Ahmad Basri Akil, Kedah FA qualified for six Malaysia Cup final matches in a seven-year period between 1987 and 1993; and won two Malaysia Cup titles, one league title and one FA Cup title. The club experienced a lean period in the 1980s and 1990s, but enjoyed a revival in the new millennium by winning the treble in 2007 and 2008. After the glorious double treble achievement under the guidance of Azraai Khor, Kedah start to have a dip in their performance. This is mainly because of the loss of their influential import players; the likes of Nelson San Martín, Bernard Huggins and Marlon James, who had been The Canaries peripheral figures in their double treble glory due to new ruling by FAM. Problems with the new management team also led to Azraai Khor departure. However, their local heroes such as Baddrol Bakhtiar, Khyril Muhymeen and Helmi Eliza Elias who had been a spine in the recent glory pledged to stay on and bring the glory days back. Kedah were relegated to the premier league after lost 3–2 at the playoff final to Pahang FA in penalty shootout. Marijo Tot was hired replacing Wan Jamak in attempt to steer The Canaries back into Super League. The 2013 season also seeing the return of former Kedah FA talisman, Nelson Sam Martin. In 2014 Kedah FA signed Billy Mehmet and this was the most successful season the club had witnessed for 5 years. Kedah FA reached the Semi Final of the Malaysia Cup, winning the first leg 3–1, but losing the 2nd leg 5–1. Billy Mehmet ended the season as the club's top goal scorer and the Malaysia Premier League's Top goal scorer in all competitions. He was also the 2nd highest goal scorer in all competitions at all levels in Malaysian professional football.

StadiumEdit

Club cultureEdit

SupportersEdit

 
Kedah FA team 2007–08

The song Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan, once again idealised and written by Ahmad Basri Akil and famously recorded by a Malaysian musician Freddie Fernandez, is the anthem of the club, and has been sung by the crowd since 9 September 1987 after Kedah FA reached their first Malaysia Cup semi-final match since 1940. This famous song is sung by the fanatic fans of the Canaries to boost their beloved players' morale. The well-known and popular chants among Kedah FA supporters is "Pulun Kedah Pulun". It is use since late 80's as "words of spirit" during and off the game, and as the slogan among supporters. It was inspired by the idea from Abdul Rashid Haji Fadzil, who was the Head of Kedah Fan Club (KEPAK) on that time. Most famous fans club at the moment are hijaukuningdotcom and UltrasKedah(UK09).[citation needed]

Kit manufacturer and shirt sponsorEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2004 Lotto Dunhill
2005 Celcom, Modenas
2005–06 Line 7
2006–07 TM, PKNK
2007–08
2009 Lotto
2010
2011 PKNK
2012 Line 7
2013
2014
2015 Warrix PKNK, Sada, Naza, Firefly (airline)
2016 Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), PKNK, Sada, Cosmic
2017 aL by Al-Ikhsan ECK Development Berhad (ECK), Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), PKNK, Sada, Cosmic
2018 aL by Al-Ikhsan ECK Development Berhad (ECK), PKNK, Sada, Cosmic
2019 Lotto Menteri Besar Sdn Bhd (MBI), PKNK, Sada
2020 Chenang Bay,Menteri Besar Sdn Bhd,PKNK

Club recordEdit

Updated on 17 March 2018.

Note:

  • Pld = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, F = Goals for, A = Goals against, D = Goal difference, Pts= Points, Pos = Position

  1st or Champions   2nd or Runner-up   3rd place   Promotion   Relegation

Season League Cup Asia
Division Pld W D L F A D Pts Pos Charity Malaysia FA Competition Result
2004 Super League 21 4 3 14 30 45 −15 15 7th Runner-up 2nd round
2005 Premier League 21 13 7 1 44 11 +33 46 2nd Quarter-finals 2nd round
2005–06 Premier League 21 13 3 5 39 22 +17 42 1st Group stage 1st round
2006–07 Super League 24 17 4 3 54 21 +33 55 1st Champions Champions
2007–08 Super League 24 18 2 4 55 24 +31 56 1st Runner-up Champions Champions AFC Cup Quarter-finals
2009 Super League 26 16 3 7 45 28 +17 51 3rd Runner-up Group stage 2nd round AFC Cup Round of 16
2010 Super League 26 10 8 8 34 23 +11 38 5th Semi-finals Runner-up
2011 Super League 26 13 6 7 25 20 +5 45 4th Group stage 2nd round
2012 Super League 26 7 7 12 27 38 −11 28 12th Group stage Semi-finals
2013 Premier League 22 13 3 6 38 19 +19 42 4th Group stage 2nd round
2014 Premier League 22 11 5 6 43 25 +18 38 4th Semi-finals Quarter-finals
2015 Premier League 22 14 6 2 47 26 +21 48 1st Runner-up 3rd round
2016 Super League 22 11 7 4 30 26 +4 37[a] 3rd Champions Semi-finals
2017 Super League 22 9 8 5 45 33 +12 35 4th Champions Runner-up Champions
2018 Super League 22 9 5 8 37 36 +1 32 6th Runner-up Group stage 3rd round
2019 Super League 22 9 7 6 37 29 +18 34 4th Runner-up Champions
2020 Super League 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 4 7th Runner-up ACL Cup Play-off round

Source:[3][4]

  1. ^ Kedah was found guilty of naming a suspended player to play against Pahang on 3 August 2016. The Football Association of Malaysia awarded three points to Pahang and deducted three points from Kedah for the incident.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeagueEdit

CupEdit

YouthEdit

DoubleEdit

Season Titles won
1993 Liga Semi-Pro Divisyen 1, Malaysia Cup
2017 Malaysian Charity Cup, Malaysia FA Cup

TrebleEdit

Season Titles won
2007 Malaysia Super League, Malaysia FA Cup, Malaysia Cup
2008 Malaysia Super League, Malaysia FA Cup, Malaysia Cup

Kedah FA assistant coach Muhamad Radhi Mat Din said,[5]

To achieve the treble in two consecutive seasons will take another 100 years or more to come by! It takes a Herculean effort to achieve a double treble. The path to the pinnacle required a lot of sacrifices and commitment from the players, team management and the FA.

Continental recordEdit

All results (home and away) list Kedah's goal tally first.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1994–95 Asian Club Championship First round   Ilhwa Chunma 1–5 3–5 4–10
2008 AFC Cup Group stage   Home United 4–1 5–1 2nd
  South China 3–0 1–3
  Victory 1–0 1–1
Quarter-final   Al-Muharraq 1–2 5–0 1–7
2009 AFC Cup Group stage   Chonburi 0–1 3–1 2nd
  Eastern 2–0 3–3
  Hanoi ACB 7–0 3–1
Round of 16   Binh Duong 2–8
2020 AFC Champions League Preliminary Round 2   Tai Po 5–1
Play-off round   FC Seoul 1–4

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

RivalriesEdit

Penang is the biggest rival for Kedah. Kedah fans consider their main rivalries to be with (in order) Penang, Perak and Perlis. Matches against fellow northern region sides KSK Tambun Tulang F.C., Kuala Muda Naza F.C., Kedah United F.C., Sungai Ara F.C., PBAPP F.C., SDMS Kepala Batas F.C. and Perak YBU F.C. have only taken place intermittently, due to the clubs often being in separate divisions.

DerbyEdit

Northern Region Derby is the name given to football matches that involves Kedah and Penang. Both of them were located in the northern region of Malaysia. City Stadium or Penang State Stadium and Darul Aman Stadium are packed by fans from Kedah and Penang during derby matches. The match usually creates a lively atmosphere, with numerous banners unfolded before the start of the game.

FriendshipsEdit

Although Kedah's main rivals mostly are from the northern region of Malaysia, especially Penang, but there is also a strong supporter of friendship with Penang and there are good relations with the fans of Perlis and Perak. "This is Utara", which means "This is the northern region", is a slogan which shows their good friendships.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2 January 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 Azri Ghani
5   DF Norfiqrie Talib
6   MF David Rowley
7   MF Baddrol Bakhtiar (captain)
8   FW Zaquan Adha
9   FW Kpah Sherman
10   FW Kipré Tchétché
11   DF Shakir Hamzah
13   DF Khairul Helmi (vice-captain)
14   DF Alif Yusof
15   DF Rizal Ghazali
16   MF Amirul Hisyam
17   DF Irfan Zakaria
18   GK Ifwat Akmal
No. Position Player
19   MF Aiman Afif
20   MF Fadzrul Danel
21   MF Fayadh Zulkifli
22   MF Tam Sheang Tsung
23   MF Faizat Ghazli
25   DF Azmeer Yusof
27   MF Hadin Azman
29   MF Farhan Roslan
30   DF Zulkhairi Zulkeply
36   DF Renan Alves
55   GK Shahril Saa'ri
77   FW Azamuddin Akil
93   MF Amin Nazari
98   DF Loqman Hakim

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  FW Thanabalan Nadarajah (on loan to Perak II)

U21Edit

As of 5 June 20120[6]
Name Nat. Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Muhammad Zulhazrizal Mohd Zuher   GK 2002
22 Wan Mohd Syazmin Wan Mohd Ruzaimi   GK 1999
26 Muhammad Faiq Syahmi Saiful Bahari   GK 23/6/2000
Defenders
2 Abdul Hadi Hasbollah   RB, RWB, RM 30/4/00
3 Mohd Fareez Amirul Fadzil   LB 2000
4 Mohd Heshamudin Ahmad   CB 15/2/99
5 Muhammad Farhan Roslie   CB 2000
6 Muhammad Ikmal Hakim Murshariza   LB, LWB 1999
13 Muhammad Aiman Mohd Zaidi   RB, RWB 23/4/1999
24 Muhammad Hafizul Mohd Razi   CB 2000
25 Muhammad Iqbal Azhar   CB 2000
Midfielders
8 Muhammad Ezmie Naim Eddy Effendy   CM 1999
9 Muhd Kamil Akmal Abdul Halim   DM, CM 1999
11 Muhammad Atiqullah Halim   LW, LM 2000
12 Muhammad Zhafir Mohd Yusoff   LW, LM 30/4/99
15 Wan Muhd Uwais Qorni Wan Khairul Asri   RW, RM 2000
19 Muhammad Shahril Aiman Morad   CM 2000
20 Ammar Akhmal Alias   AM, CM 10/1/99
21 Muhammad Akid Aiman Rosidi   CM 2001
23 Muhammad Daniel Suhazri Sazali   AM, CM 2000
28 Mohd Ainul Hakim Nordin   RW, RM 2000
29 Muhamad Syabani Mohd Saberi   AM, CM 2000
Forwards
7 Muhammad Fikhri Zulkiflee   ST, RW 22/1/99
10 Muhamad Amirul Azman   ST 1999
10 Mohamad Hasri Firzan Mohd Sukeri   ST 2000
16 Muhammad Amirul Akmal Safarinizam   ST 2000
17 Mohd Afeeq Iqmal Rosli   ST 1999
18 Mohd Yazman Hafiz Mohd Sohimi   ST 1999

U19Edit

As of 5 June 2020[7]
Name Nat. Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Muhammad Ashriq Izzat Mazlan   GK 2002
24 Najmi Md Hassan   GK 2002
26 Aliman Wahiey Muhammad Amir   GK 2001
Defenders
2 Muhammad Ibrahim Adham Mohd Rosli   RB, RWB 2002
4 Aznil Asyraaf Azhar   CB 2002
5 Mohamad Zaide Mohd Zain   LB, LWB 2002
6 Muhammad Azim Anuar   CB 2002
12 Muhammad Nabil Ahmad Nizam   RB, RWB 2002
13 Muhamad Aiman Farhan Muhamad Fauzi   CB 2001
15 Abdul Hakim Ibrahim   LB, LWB 2000
16 Muhammad Fariz Soaid   LB, LWB 2001
19 Amirul Irfan Mohd Sabri   CB, RB 2001
23 Muhamad Azzim Othman   CB, DM 2002
25 Muhammad Amsyar Ahmad Apendi   RB, LB 2002
29 Mohamad Diniy Danial Mohd Effendi   CB 2002
30 Muhammad Taqber Mukmin Satin   CB 2002
Midfielders
3 Norasyraf Aiman Norlizam   CM 2002
7 Muhammad Ad'dha Nazman   RW, RM 2001
8 Ahmad Irfan Mohd Noor   CM 2002
11 Muhammad Izdyhar Ehsan Mohd Tajudin   LW, LM 2002
17 Mohammad Shazwan Salahuddin   DM, CM 2001
18 Muhammad Adib Daniel Amiruddin   RW, RM 2001
21 Muhammad Hafiz Izzudin Azhar   LW, LM 2001
22 Mohammad Zharmien Ashraf Ismail   LW, LM 2002
27 Muhammad Amir Mohd Shukri   CM 2001
Forwards
9 Muhammad Irwan Shah Samichan   ST 2002
10 Muhammad Syafiq Aiman Mohd Azham   ST 2001
14 Muhammad Aiman Syakir Mohd Zulkifli   ST 2002
20 Mohd Idrzuwan Mohd Daud   ST 2001
28 Aiman Nulhakim Mohd Zaini   ST 2001

CoachesEdit

Year Coach
1985–1989   Ahmad Shafie (1st)
1990   Milous Kvacek
1991   Ahmad Shafie (2nd)
1992–1995   Robert Alberts
1996–1997   Mosthakeen Omar
1998   Fisol Abdul Razak
1999   Azman Hj Eusoff
2000   Ahmad Shafie (3rd)
2001–2003   Jørgen E. Larsen
2004   Mirandinha
2004–2009   Azraai Khor Abdullah
2009–2011   Ahmad Yusof
2011–2012   Wan Jamak Wan Hassan
2012–2013   Marijo Tot
2013–2014   Dave Mitchell
2014–2017   Tan Cheng Hoe
2017   Nidzam Adzha (1st)
January 2018–April 2018   Ramón Marcote Pequeño
April 2018–August 2018   Nidzam Adzha (2nd)
August 2018–October 2018   Azzmi Aziz
October 2018–   Aidil Sharin

Club officialsEdit

Senior officialsEdit

Position Name
President   Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor
Deputy President   Abdul Rahman Abdullah
Vice-President I   Khamal Idris Ali
Vice-President II   Mohd Yusuri Yusof
Vice-President III   Muhamad Radhi Mat Din
Honorary Secretary  
Executive Secretary   Shahrul Samsudin
Hononary Treasurer   Ruzaini Radzi

Team officialsEdit

Position Name
General Manager   Al-Naliq Hasmi Abu Hassan
Assistant Manager   Shafarizam Baderon
Media Officer   Tajul Arifin Kamal Baharin
Security Officer   ASP Yusnaidi
Head Coach   Aidil Sharin Sahak
Assistant Head Coach   Victor Andrag
Assistant Coach   Azmi Mohamed
GK Coach   Mohd Effendy Kamsah
Fitness Coach   Azmi Ibrahim
Team Analyst   Anwar Azahari
Team Doctor   Dr. Jasminder Singh a/l Kulwant Singh
Physio   Muhammad Nur'Illya Samsuddin
Masseur   Abdul Hadi Abdul Hamid
Masseur   Mohd Hazwan Fikri Abdul Halim
Medical Officer   Mohd Shahrizal Mohd Nadzir
U21 General Manager   Mohd Farouk Ismail
U21 Asst. Manager   Amirul Nidzam Mahdzir
U21 Head Coach   Mohd Fauzi Nan
U21 Asst. Coach   Shariman Che Omar
U21 GK Coach   Ragesh a/l Subramaniam
U21 Fitness Coach   Irwan Fadzli Idrus
U21 Physio   Mohd Amirul Ehsan Mohd Mahrim
U21 Masseur   Muhd Hasif Ismajamshir
U21 Masseur   Mohd Khairul Ajmal Abdul Wahab
U19 General Manager   Koet King Heyong
U19 Head Coach   Mohd Ridzuan Abdul Rahman
U19 Asst. Coach   Mohd Rizal Johari
U19 GK Coach   Mohd Farid Baharum
U19 Fitness Coach   Ishak Ahmad@Lah
U19 Head Physio   Muhd Naim Shauqie Rusman
U19 Physio   Nik Mohd Nor Azam Nik Aziz
Kitman   Taufiq Ahmad Mahar
  Haikal Tat

Football clubsEdit

Direct clubs under direct supervision of the AssociationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Asian Football Stadiums at Fussballtempel.net
  2. ^ Sejarah Bola Sepak Kedah (in Malay)
  3. ^ "Summary - Super League - Malaysia - Results, fixtures, tables and news". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Malaysia 2016". Rsssf.com. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  5. ^ Noh, Dasheer (26 August 2008). "Radhi: Difficult to win double treble again". The Star. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Kedah U21". FAM. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Kedah U19". FAM. Retrieved 5 June 2020.

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