Kuala Lumpur FA

Kuala Lumpur Football Association is a football association who supervising the football activities in the Federal Territory of Malaysia of Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Football Association
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Full nameKuala Lumpur Football Association
Persatuan Bola Sepak Kuala Lumpur
Nickname(s)The City Boys
The Hawks
Short nameKLFA
Founded1975; 45 years ago (1975) as Federal Territory Football Association
GroundKuala Lumpur Stadium
PresidentAdnan Md. Ikhsan
ManagerHamidi Abu Bakar
ManagerNizam Adzha
LeagueMalaysia Premier League
2019Malaysia Super League, 12th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Kuala Lumpur Football Association was formed in 1975 to oversee footballing in Kuala Lumpur. The association was founded by K. Rasalingam and Goh Ah Chai as the Federal Territory Football Association in 1975 and entered Malaysian football competitions in 1979 before being renamed Kuala Lumpur Football Association in 1986.

Kuala Lumpur had its most successful period in the late 1980s after being crowned the league champions twice in 1986 and 1988. They also won the Malaysia Cup for three consecutive years in 1987, 1988 and 1989. The team enjoyed considerable success in cup competitions in the 1990s, winning the Malaysian FA Cup in 1993, 1994 and 1999. Kuala Lumpur won the Malaysian Charity Shield, also known as the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Cup on three occasions, in 1988, 1995 and 2000.

Following its founding, a fierce rivalry developed between Kuala Lumpur and Selangor mainly due to their geographical location. The battle between these two teams is often referred to as the Klang Valley Derby which was renewed in the 2010 season after KL ended a seven-year spell in the second-tier with promotion to the Malaysia Super League. KL were relegated to the second-tier Malaysia Premier League in 2012 and the following year, in 2013, Kuala Lumpur were relegated to the third-tier Malaysia FAM League for the first time in its history.

Club licensing regulationsEdit

2018 SeasonEdit

2019 SeasonEdit


Kuala Lumpur Football Association may be the youngest state association having been formed in 1975, but their achievements during the short period makes them veterans in the game. Formed as Federal Territory Football Association (FTFA), the association was actually a breakaway group from the FA Selangor. Led by former FA of Selangor secretary K. Rasalingam together with other members Goh Ah Chai, Hamzah Muhammad, M.J. Vincent, Shariff Mustafa, Jeswant Singh and Manickarajah, they saw the need for another association in the Klang Valley due to the growing numbers of clubs.[1]

FTFA was officially formed in 1975 with Hamzah Abu Samah elected as their first president. Hamzah went on to become the F.A. of Malaysia president in 1977 and FTFA deputy president Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen took over at the helm. It was that year too that FTFA organised their first league with 30 clubs. Then it was just one division with the clubs being divided into the Dunhill League, Bandaraya (City) League, First Division, Second Division, Third Division, Reserve League and Government Departments and Business House League.

The following year FTFA was first represented at the national level when they competed in the Razak Cup (Under-18). It was in 1979, that the Federal Territory made their debut in the Malaysia Cup. They then started off as whipping boys but by 1982 were already making waves to be among the top teams in the league although they failed to win any titles. In 1984, Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen stepped down as president and the Lord Mayor, Elyas Omar was elected the third president of the association.

The election of Elyas was about the best thing that happened to FTFA due to his dedication to the association. Elyas played a major role in raising the standard of football in Kuala Lumpur by introducing professionalism when he recruited players from other states and Singapore. He made available better training and playing facilities. In 1985, Federal Territory reached their first Malaysia Cup final after only competing in the tournament for seven seasons while other states, who have been in the competition since it was inaugurated in 1921, are still trying to reach the final. FTFA officially changed its name to Kuala Lumpur Football Association (KLFA) in 1987 to better identify itself with the city. Kuala Lumpur joined the ranks of the heavyweights in the Malaysian soccer competition which saw them win the Charity Shield once (1987) in the four appearances, the League twice and the Malaysia Cup three years in a row (1987–1989). Kuala Lumpur also supplied a good number of players for the national team over the years.

Leadership in the KLFA kept changing hands after Elyas bin Omar stepped down with Megat Junid Megat Ayub taking over. In the 2014 Congress, Astaman Abdul Aziz stepped down and Federal Territories Ministry secretary general Adnan Md Ikhsan was elected the president while Astaman and Izudin Ishak are the deputy presidents. Kuala Lumpur are also known internationally having hosted the Inter-City Tournament for several years. Among the participating countries were Czechoslovakia, England, Austria, Australia, Germany, Turkey and Indonesia. To improve football quality, exposure programmes to countries like Czechoslovakia were often organised.

The post-Elyas years saw lean pickings for Kuala Lumpur although they did win the Malaysia FA Cup three times in 1993, 1994 and 1999, which remains Kuala Lumpur's last major trophy. Relegation from the then-Perdana 1 followed in 2002 and it took seven years before KL returned to the top-flight, finishing fourth in the Malaysia Premier League in 2009.

At present about 70 clubs are affiliated members of KLFA and are currently competing in the KL League and FA Cup (knock out). These clubs are divided into three divisions namely the Premier, Division 1, and Division 2.[2]

KLFA Academy Football CentreEdit

KLFA Academy Football Centre is the training ground and Academy base of Malaysian football association, Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the township of Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, the site covers 3.28 hectares. It is also houses the main headquarters for the Kuala Lumpur Football Association. The facility is founded by the Kuala Lumpur Football Association to serve as the team's main training ground and also serves as an academy for the Kuala Lumpur football teams. The facility also serves as a meeting point and has a futsal court, a gymnasium, a cafeteria and dormitories for the youth players. The RM5.4 million academy opened in March 2012.[3]

KLFA Academy Football Centre, a premier football facility is located in Desa Melawati. With top class facilities, KLFA Academy Football Centre are one of the best football facility in Kuala Lumpur. KLFA Academy Football Centre facilities are:-

  • Full-size football field
  • FIFA-standard Futsal court
  • Cafe
  • Gym
  • Retail outlets
  • Changing room.

Kits and sponsorsEdit

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1988–1995   Lotto Dunhill
1996–1998   Nike
1999   Admiral
2000   Ascot
2001   New Balance
2002–2003   Cheetah
2004–2005   Eutag Celcom
2006   Lotto TM Net
2007   Line 7 Line 7
2008   Eutag Celcom
2009   Sportzone Streamyx
2010–2011   Kika KL Ancom
2012–2014   Kronos Kronos
2015   Warrix /   Kappa DBKL
2016   SkyHawk JL99 Group / Al-Bukhary Foundation / DBKL / Ekovest / MRCB
2017   FAWZ JL99 Group / Al-Bukhary Foundation / DBKL / Ekovest / MRCB
2018   SkyHawk JL99 Group / Al-Bukhary Foundation / DBKL / Ekovest / MRCB
2019   SkyHawk Aliff Shukri Terlajak Laris Legacy / KM Liana Rosli / Sajat Properties
2020  Puma DBKL




U21 teamEdit

U19 teamEdit


  • Charity Cup
    • Winners (3): 1988, 1995, 2000
      • Runner-up (4): 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994
  • Malaysia Cup
    • Winners (3): 1987, 1988, 1989
      • Runner-up (1): 1985
  • FA Cup
    • Winners (3): 1993, 1994, 1999
      • Runner-up (1): 1992


1987: Semifinals group stage (2nd in Group B on goal difference to Yomiuri of Japan)
1989: Semifinals group stage (2nd in Group A to Nissan of Japan)
1994: Quarterfinals (lost to Telephone Organisation of Thailand 3–5 on aggregate after extra-time in the second leg)

Club officialsEdit

  • Patron: Khalid Samad
  • President: Adnan Md Ikshan[4]
  • Deputy president:
  • Vice-presidents: Syed Yazid Syed Omar, Datuk Astaman Abdul Aziz, Hamidi Abu Bakar, Azli Yusof
  • General secretary: Nokman Mustaffa

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Mohd Hamidi Abu Bakar
Head coach   Nidzam Adzha
Assistant head coach   Rosle Md Derus
Coach   Mohamad Ramlee
Goalkeeper coach   Guilherme Almeida De Azevedo Silva
Fitness coach   Muhd Afeeq Aqmal Noorazmi
Team Doctor   Muhd Hannan Haziq Elias
Team Doctor   Mohd Adzlan Mohd Amin
Physiotherapist   Mohd Fadli Kamarulzaman
Masseuer   Muhd Iqbal Afiq Azmi
Masseuer   Hamzah Zakaria
Under-21 manager   Syed Yazid Syed Omar
Under-21 assistant manager   Muhammad Shahrir Mois
Under-21 head coach   Mohd Shukri Ismail
Under-21 assistant coach   Mohd Shariful Hisham Ibrahim
Under-21 assistant coach   Mohd Ivan Yusoff
Under-21 Coach   Razi Effendi Suhit
Under-21 goalkeeper coach   Mohd Zaki Tumpang@ Ma'arof
Under-21 fitness coach   Zulkarnain Ali
Under-21 physiotherapist   Muhd Faiz Mohktar
Under-19 manager   Fitri Ramli
Under-19 assistant manager   Muhammad Razak Ishak
Under-19 head coach   Muthu a/l Gopalan
Under-19 assistant coach   Noor Ismadi Ismail
Under-19 coach   Mohd Hafas Abdullah
Under-19 goalkeeper coach   Hazahan Hanaffi
Under-19 fitness coach   Mohd Azmi Isaik
Under-19 physiotherapist   Sulaiman amri


Current squadEdit

As of 12 February 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 Ernest Wong
3   DF S. Subramaniam
4   DF Syazwan Tajudin
5   DF Nik Shahrul
7   DF Azamat Baimatov
8   MF Zhafri Yahya
9   FW Francis Koné
11   FW Dzulfahmi Hadi
12   DF Shukor Adan
13   MF Raimi Md. Nor
14   MF Akram Mahinan
15   DF Fauzan Fauzi
17   DF Fandi Othman
18   GK Zamir Selamat
No. Position Player
19   FW Sean Gan Giannelli
20   MF Ezrie Shafizie
21   FW Azim Rahim
22   GK Khatul Anuar Jalil
23   MF Indra Putra Mahayuddin (captain)
25   DF Qayyum Marjoni
26   FW Shafiq Shaharudin
27   FW Hafiz Johar
28   MF Paulo Josué
29   MF Alif Samsudin
30   FW Fakhrul Aiman
32   MF Nicolas Dul
39   FW Nabil Latpi
As of 9 June 2020[5]

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

1   GK Faridzuean Kamaruddin (at Kelantan until end of the season)

Development squadEdit

U21 teamEdit

As of 9 June 2020[6]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Aieman Abdul Jalil   GK 1999
25 Muhammad Aliff Aiman Mazlan   GK 2000
30 Muhammad Amirul Hafiz Basri   GK 2000
2 Muhammad Yassin Maimathu   CB 2000
4 Thivagar a/l Murali   CB 1999
5 Muhammad Arash bin Mazlan   CB 1999
6 Mohammad Fareez Abu Samah   LB / LWB 1999
12 Muhammad Syafiq Tony Rosdin   RB / RWB 1999
14 Muhammad Azhar Apandi   RB / RWB 16/5/99
15 Muhammad Ikhwan Hakim Jumali   CB 2000
17 Muhammad Hafizuddin Bustaman   CB 1999
18 Muhd Faizal Azlen   LB / LWB 1999
3 Muhammad Ridhwan Mohd Nazri   DM / CM 1999
8 Dnesh a/l Maniyarasan   CM 2000
9 Izaaq Izdihar Yuswardi   AM / CM 1999
10 Muhammad Faizal Hafiq Omar   LW / LM 1999
13 Muhammad Izreen Izwandy   RW / RM 2000
16 Furqan Azri   DM / CM 1999
19 Muhammad Alif Haikal Adzrin   RW / LW 2000
21 Muhd Fikri Mohd Shah   LW / LM 2000
22 Mohamad Luqman Abdullah   AM / CM 1999
26 Muhammad Aris Mohd Asri   CM 2000
29 Arif Shaqirin Suhaimi   AM / CM 13/3/00
7 Muhammad Hadi Mizei@Termizi   ST 1999
11 Muhammad Afiq Al Iman Kamaruddin   ST 2000
23 Muhammad Amirul Nizam Mohd Azmi   ST 1999
27 Muhammad Alif Safwan Sallahuddin   ST 12/2/00

U19 teamEdit

As of 9 June 2020[7]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Muhammad Aidil Iskandar Anuar   GK 2002
22 Muhammad Hariss Affendy Anuar   GK 2001
25 Muhammad Azim Al Amin Kamaruddin   GK 2002
3 Muhammad Ali Imran Mohd Esa   RB / RWB 1999
4 Amirul Naim Shahruddin   CB 2002
5 Muhammad Irfan Faiz Mohd Shaharudin   CB 2002
6 Muhammad Ikhwan Mohd Zukri   CB 2001
8 Sharveswaren a/l Bala Murali Taran   LB / LWB 2002
12 Mohd Zafran Mahazli   RB / RWB 2001
13 Muhammad Mustaqim Shaiful Hilmi   CB 2002
14 Muhammad Nur Irfan Noorhisham   CB 2001
16 Syarul Umam Bukari   CB 2002
18 Nor Naqiuddin Adli Shamsu Bahari   CB 2001
26 Muhammad Hafidzatullah Mohd Lazim   LB / LWB 2002
7 Aidil Putra Zulkefli   LW / LM 2002
9 Muhammad Arif Mohd Radzi   AM / CM 2001
10 Muhammad Izzat Zikri Iziruddin   CM 2002
15 Vinod a/l Veerasingam   DM / CM 2002
17 Muhammad Nadzwin Mohd Salleh   CM 2002
19 Muhammad Shafiq Haikal Nazul   RW / RM 2002
21 Muhammad Nur Farish Hidayat Nor Izan   RW / RM 2001
23 Muhammad Iman Fakhrullah Zamri   LW / LM 2001
11 Muhammad Lokman Hakim Ahmad Baharuddin   ST 2002
20 Ahmad Azhari Arsyad Yusof   ST 2001
27 Muhammad Adham Jamaludin   ST / CB 2001
30 Haikal Hakimie Mohd Aminudin   ST 2002

Managerial historyEdit

Managers by years (1999–present)

Years Nat Name
1999–2004   Hilmi Ismail
2005–2006   Aiman Izzat Abdullah Al Qadri
2007–2008   Izudin Ishak
2009–2011   Nokman Mustaffa
2012   Rusli Baba
2013   George Frederick
2014   Kamaruddin Hassan
2015   Izudin Ishak / Mohd Hisamudin Yahaya
2016–2017   Hisamudin Yahaya
2018   Kamaruddin Hassan


Coaches by years (1979–present)

Years Nat Name Achievement
1979–1981   Yunus Tasman
1982–1984   S. Subramaniam
1985–1986   Josef Venglos 1986 League Championship
1987–1989   Chow Kwai Lam 1987 Malaysia Cup
1988 Malaysia Cup
1989 Malaysia Cup
1988 League Championship
1988 Charity Shield Cup
1989 ASEAN Club Championship
1990   Jozef Jankech
1991   Milous Kvacek
1992   Chow Kwai Lam
1993   S. Subramaniam 1993 Malaysia FA Cup
1994   Ken Shellito 1994 Malaysia FA Cup
1995–May 1998   Chow Kwai Lam 1995 Charity Shield Cup
May 1998–June 2000   Mat Zan Mat Aris 1999 Malaysia FA Cup
2000 Charity Shield Cup
June 2000–December 2000   Lim Kim Lian
2001–2002   Wathiq Naji
2001–2002   Lim Kim Lian
2003   Igor Novak
2004–2007   Mat Zan Mat Aris
January 2008   Hans Jurgen Gede
April 2008 – 2012   Razip Ismail
2013   Stanislav Leiskovsky
2014   Tang Siew Seng
January 2015   Ricardo Formosinho
April 2015   Tang Siew Seng
December 2015–November 2016   Ismail Zakaria
December 2016–March 2017   Wanderley Junior
March 2017–September 2018   Fabio Maciel 2017 Malaysia Premier League Cup
December 2018-March 2019   Yusri Che Lah


Season Division Position Malaysia Cup Malaysian FA Cup Malaysian Charity Shield Regional Top Scorer (All Competitions)
1979 Preliminary 16th of 17 DNQ N/A
1980 Preliminary 17th of 17 DNQ Syed Harun (3)
1981 Preliminary 10th of 17 DNQ Syed Harun (7)
1982 League Cup 2nd of 16 QF N/A
1983 League Cup 8th of 16 QF N/A
1984 League Cup 4th of 16 QF
1985 League Cup 5th of 16 Runner-up Saidin Osman (11)
1986 League Cup Champions of 16 QF Fandi Ahmad (14)
1987 League Cup 2nd of 17 Winner Runner-up ACC – SF Group B (2nd of 4) N/A
1988 League Cup Champions of 17 Winner Winner Fandi Ahmad (21)
1989 Division 1 2nd of 9 Winner Runner-up ACC – SF Group A (2nd of 3) K. Kannan (20)
1990 Division 1 4th of 10 QF Group A (3rd of 4) Rd 1 Runner-up Fandi Ahmad (8)
K. Kannan (8)
1991 Division 1 4th of 10 SF SF Miladin Kuc (10)
1992 Division 1 5th of 10 SF Runner-up Azman Adnan (22)
1993 Division 1 9th of 10 DNQ Winner T. Gopinath Naidu (14)
1994 Liga Perdana 11th of 16 DNQ Winner Runner-up ACWC – QF Shahrin Abdul Majid (16)
1995 Liga Perdana 11th of 15 DNQ Rd 1 Group E (3rd of 4) Winner Liew Kim Tu (8)
1996 Liga Perdana 14th of 15 DNQ Rd 1 Chow Siew Yai (4)
Steven Paul Stott (4)
1997 Liga Perdana 9th of 15 QF Group A (4th of 5) QF Liew Kim Tu (15)
1998 Perdana 1 8th of 12 QF Group A (4th of 5) SF Meor Nor Syamsul Kamal Meor Azizi (10)
1999 Perdana 1 5th of 10 QF Group B (5th of 6) Winner Mohd Farid Dewan (9)
2000 Perdana 1 8th of 12 QF Group B (3rd of 4) SF Winner Mohd Farid Dewan (5)
Perdana 1 10th of 12 QF Group A (4th of 4) Rd 2 Liew Kim Tu (13)
2002 Perdana 1 13th of 14 DNQ Rd 2 Roslisham Mohd Nor (6)
2003 Perdana 2 5th of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Emerson Mariano Panigutti (12)
2004 Liga Premier Group B 3rd of 13 Rd 1 Group C (4th of 4) Rd 2 Marcelo Padilha da Rocha (30)
2005 Liga Premier Group A 4th of 8 Rd 1 Group C (4th of 4) SF Safee Sali (11)
2006 Liga Premier Group B 5th of 8 DNQ Rd 1 Carlos Augusto Quinonez (7)
2007 Liga Premier 7th of 11 Rd 1 Group A (3rd of 6) Rd 1 Kevin Lamey (12)
2008 Liga Premier 12th of 13 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 6) Rd 2 Cofie Bekoe (6)
Impraim Godfred Attah (6)
2009 Liga Premier 4th of 13 Rd 1 Group C (3rd of 4) Rd 2 Abdul Hadi Yahya (14)
Super League 9th of 14 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 4) Rd 2 Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)
Super League 12th of 14 Rd 1 Group D (3rd of 4) QF Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)
Super League 14th of 14 DNQ Rd 2 Syahrudin Abdul Rahman "Acok" (5)
2013 Premier League 11th of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Khairul Anuar Shafie (5)
2014 FAM League 2nd of 12 DNQ Rd 1 Romdhizat Jamian (6)
Premier League 11th of 12 DNQ Rd 3 Kalle Sone (4)
Premier League 5th of 12 Rd 1 Group B (4th of 4) QF Anselmo Casagrande (9)
Premier League Champions of 12th Group Stage Rd 2 Guilherme (30)
Super League 10th of 12th Group Stage Quarter-finals Guilherme (27)
Super League 12th of 12th DNQ Quarter-finals Guilherme (11)
DNQ=Did not qualify N/A=Not Available
Note: A single round-robin league system was instituted in 1979 following the entry of Brunei FA, Kuala Lumpur FA, Sabah FA and Sarawak FA into mainstream Malaysian football. For three years until 1981, the league remained no more than a preliminary round for the knock-out stages of the Malaysia Cup. In 1982, a League Cup was introduced to differentiate the league winners from the Malaysia Cup champions.

Football League managed by the AssociationEdit


  1. ^ Aussie Karlovic drops down division in Malaysia to sign with Kuala Lumpur; ESPN FC, 11 January 2016
  2. ^ Kuala Lumpur FA >> Historical squads; worldfootball.net, Retrieved 17 October 2017
  3. ^ Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium; VisitKL, Retrieved 12 October 2017
  4. ^ Football Association of Kuala Lumpur; Football Association of Malaysia, Retrieved 12 October 2017
  5. ^ "KL 2020". FAM. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  6. ^ "KL U21". FAM. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  7. ^ "KL U19". FAM. Retrieved 9 June 2020.

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