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Kedah Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Kedah) is a football association that supervises football in the state of Kedah, Malaysia.

Kedah FA
Club crest
Full namePersatuan Bola Sepak Kedah Darul Aman
Nickname(s)The Red Eagle (Helang Merah)
Founded27 April 1924
GroundDarul Aman Stadium
Capacity32,387 [1]
PresidentMukhriz Mahathir
ManagerAl-Naliq Hasmi Abu Hassan
Head coachAidil Sharin Sahak
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2018Malaysia Super League, 6th
Current season

Kedah FA is a professional football team from Malaysia that is based in Alor Setar. It represents the state of Kedah, under the supervision of Kedah Football Association. Kedah FA currently plays in the Malaysia Super League, and they are the only team in the history of Malaysian football to have achieved treble titles twice, in 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons.

Club licensing regulationsEdit

2018 SeasonEdit

2019 SeasonEdit

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 2 Malaysia Cup titles, 1 league title and 1 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)

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

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 - Have not started Champions

Source:[3][4]

  1. ^ Kedah Football Association (Kedah FA) has been found guilty of putting the suspended player during the match against Pahang on 3 August 2016. Therefore, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has been awarded 3 points for Pahang and Kedah sentenced deducted 3 points for the incident.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeagueEdit

CupEdit

YouthEdit

AsianEdit

Asian Club ChampionshipEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1994–95 Asian Club Championship First round   Ilhwa Chunma 1–5 5–3 4–10
2020 AFC Champions League Preliminary Round 2   Tai Po

AFC CupEdit

IMT-GT CupEdit

Double  Edit

Double  Edit

Treble   Edit

Kedah FA assistant coach Muhamad Radhi Mat Din said,[6]

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 30 May 2019

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 Hadi Hamid
2   DF Syawal Nordin
3   DF Renan Alves
4   MF Azamuddin Akil
5   DF Norfiqrie Talib
7   MF Baddrol Bakhtiar (captain)
8   FW Zaquan Adha Radzak
9   FW Fernando Rodriguez
10   FW Jonathan Bauman
11   DF Shakir Hamzah
13   DF Khairul Helmi Johari (vice-captain)
14   FW Thanabalan Nadarajah
15   DF Rizal Ghazali
16   MF Amirul Hisyam Awang Kechik
17   DF Syazwan Tajudin
No. Position Player
18   GK Ifwat Akmal Chek Kassim
19   FW Syahrul Azwari Ibrahim
20   MF Fadzrul Danel
21   FW Fayadh Zulkifli
22   GK Asri Muhamad
23   MF Shahrul Igwan Samsudin
24   DF Asri Mardzuki
25   DF Azmeer Yusof
27   FW Hidhir Idris
28   DF Alif Yusof
29   FW Farhan Roslan
30   GK Ramadhan Hamid
55   MF David Rowley
60   MF Edgar Bernhardt

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
21   GK Farhan Abu Bakar (on loan to PKNS)

U21Edit

As of 23 June 2018[7]
Name Nat. Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Muhammad Faiq Syahmi Saiful Bahari   GK 23/6/00
22 Mohd Syazwan Jamil   GK 3/3/97
30 Wan Mohd Syazmin Wan Mohd Ruzaimi   GK 1999
Defenders
2 Abdul Hadi Hasbollah   RB, RWB, RM 30/4/00
3 Mohd Loqman Hakim Marzuki   CB, RB, 22/1/98
4 Mohd Heshamudin Ahmad   CB 15/2/99
5 Muhd Suhaimie Saad   CB 1997
6 Muhd Asnawi Sonkurnain   RB, RWB 1998
8 Mohd Hasrul Helmi Zakaria   CB 1998
18 Mohd Fadhli Rithwan   LB, LWB 1998
20 Muhammad Aiman Mohd Zaidi   LB, LWB 23/4/96
Midfielders
7 Mohd Fadzrul Daniel Mohd Nizam   DM, CM 14/1/98
12 Muhammad Zhafir Mohd Yusoff   LW, LM 30/4/99
15 Muhd Fairuz Zakaria   AM, CM 25/5/97
16 Mohd Khairuddin Mohd Salleh   RW, RM 1998
17 Hidhir Idris   LW, LM, RW, RM 29/5/97
19 Mohd Aiman Afif Md Afizul   CM 2001
23 Ahmad Firdaus Ismail   AM, CM 15/4/98
24 Mohd Fitri Daud   RW, RM 27/3/98
26 Muhd Zahrul Naim Ahmad   AM, CM 1997
29 Muhd Kamil Akmal Abdul Halim   DM, CM 1999
Forwards
9 Aminuddin Abu Bakar   ST 22/2/98
10 Muhammad Fikhri Zulkiflee   ST, RW 22/1/99
11 Mekahvarnan a/l Nagappan   ST 1998
13 Mohd Fayadh Mohd Zulkifli Amin   ST 1998
14 Mohd Afeeq Iqmal Rosli   ST 1999
21 Akmal Azmi   ST 9/4/98

U19Edit

As of 23 June 2018[8]
Name Nat. Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Muhd Azrul Muayyad Mohd Rolan   GK 1999
22 Muhd Nur Alieff Haikal Mohd Yusman   GK 1999
23 Muhamad Muaz Johadi   GK 1999
Defenders
2 Mohd Faishidayat Abu Hassan   RB, RWB 2000
3 Muhd Akmal Idris   LB, LWB 2000
4 Muhd Ikmal Hakim Murshariza   LB, LWB 1999
5 Muhd Zulhairi Aiman Mohd Zainizam   CB 2000
12 Wan Mohd Adly Wan Mohd Nazmy   RB, RWB 1999
13 Mohd Izwan Iskandar Gazali   CB 30/3/99
15 Muhd Abe fawwaz   CB 2000
  LB, LWB 1999
18 Mohd Ashraf Sobri   CB, RB 1999
21 E. Vichal   CB, DM 2000
25 Mohd Fareez Amirul Fadzil   RB, LB 2000
30 Mohd Hafizi Mohd Nor   CB 1999
Midfielders
6 Muhd Shahril Aiman Morad   CM 2000
7 Muhamad Amirul Azman   AM, CM 1999
8 Muhd Ezmie Naim Eddy Effendy   CM 1999
11 Muhammad Atiqullah Halim   LW, LM 2000
14 Redha Iskandar Mahizal Azim   DM, CM 1998
17 Muhd Syabani Mohd Saberi   RW, RM 2000
20 Wan Muhd Uwais Qorni Wan Khairul Asri   LW, LM 2000
26 Kreinraaj a/l Maran   RW, RM 1999
27 Akmal Mohd Marzukin   CM 1999
29 Muhammad Khairil Marzuki   CM 5/1/99
Forwards
9 Mohd Hasri Firzan Mohd Sukeri   ST 2000
10 Mohd Yazman Hafiz Mohd Sohimi   ST 1999
19 Muhd Zuhairi Zira Azizul Khairi   ST 2000
28 Muhd Rusyaidi Ismail   ST 2000

CoachesEdit

Former 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
January 2018–April 2018   Ramón Marcote Pequeño
April 2018–August 2018   Nidzam Adzha
August 2018–Oktober 2018   Azzmi Aziz
Oktober 2018–   Aidil Sharin

Club officialsEdit

Senior officialsEdit

Position Name
President   Mukhriz Mahathir
Deputy President   Abdul Rahman Ibrahim
Vice-President I   Anas Hafiz Mustaffa
Vice-President II   Khamal Idris Ali
Vice-President III   Yusuri Yussof
Honorary Secretary   Muhammad Asmirul Anuar Aris
Executive Secretary   Shahrul Samsudin
Hononary Treasurer   Ruzaini Radzi

Team officialsEdit

Position Name
General Manager   Al-Naliq Hasmi Abu Hassan
Assistant Manager   Shafarizam Baderon
Liaison Officer   Sofan Feroza
Security Officer  
Head Coach   Aidil Sharin Sahak
Assistant Head Coach   Victor Andrag
Assistant Coach   Azmi Mohamed
GK Coach   Mohd Effendy Kamsah
Fitness Coach   Azmi Ibrahim
Team Doctor   Dr. Jasminder Singh a/l Kulwant Singh
Physio   Muhammad Nur'Illya Samsuddin
Medical Officer   Mohd Shahrizal Mohd Nadzir
U21 General Manager   Amirul Nizam Mahdzir
U21 Asst. Manager  
U21 Head Coach   Azraai Khor Abdullah
U21 Asst. Coach   Mohd Fauzi Nan
U21 GK Coach   Wan Mohd Ruzaimi Che Ros
U21 Fitness Coach   Rizal Johari
U21 Physio   Nur Ariffabillah Ismail
U21 Masseur   Muhd Khairin Hanif Mohd Zuki
U19 General Manager   Mohd Zaini Shafie
U19 Asst. Manager  
U19 Head Coach   Maizal Hairi Marzuki
U19 Asst. Coach   Zairon Zainal
U19 GK Coach   Isshamwil Azmi
U19 Fitness Coach  
U19 Head Physio   Nor Hisham Mat Rani
U19 Physio   Muhd Naim Shauqie Rusman
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". Int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Malaysia 2016". Rsssf.com. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  5. ^ "2013 IMT-GT Cup". Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Kedah U21". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Kedah U19". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

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