Kuala Lumpur City F.C.
Kuala Lumpur City Football Club is a Malaysian professional football club based in Kuala Lumpur. The club competes in the Malaysia Super League, the top level of Malaysian football. It was founded in 1974 as Federal Territory by the Kuala Lumpur Football Association, and was later named Kuala Lumpur FA and Kuala Lumpur United for a brief period.
|Full name||Kuala Lumpur City Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The City Boys|
|Short name||KL City FC|
|Ground||Kuala Lumpur Stadium|
|CEO||Stanley Bernard Stephen Samuel|
|League||Malaysia Super League|
|2020||Malaysia Premier League, 3rd of 12 (promoted)|
Kuala Lumpur City won two Malaysian national titles, three Malaysian Cups, three Malaysian FA Cups, and three Malaysian Charity Shields. It also played in the group stages of the Asian Club Championship on two occasions.
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 Kuala Lumpur ended a seven-year spell in the second-tier with promotion to the Malaysia Super League. Kuala Lumpur 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.
Kuala Lumpur had its most successful period in the late 1980s when they won the national league twice, in 1986 and 1988. They also won the Malaysia Cup for three consecutive years (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 on three occasions, in 1988, 1995 and 2000.
In September 2020, the club was privatized in accordance to the privatization process by the Football Association of Malaysia, and was renamed to Kuala Lumpur United. In December 2020, Stanley Bernard Stephen Samuel was named as the new CEO of the club.
- As of 28 April 2021
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Assistant manager||Nenad Baćina|
|Technical manager||Nidzam Adzha|
Kits and sponsorsEdit
|Season||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2007||Line 7||Line 7|
|2015||Warrix / Kappa||DBKL|
|2016||SkyHawk||JL99 Group / Al-Bukhary Foundation / DBKL / Ekovest / MRCB|
|2019||JL99 Group / DBKL / Visit Kuala Lumpur|
|2020||Puma||DBKL / KL Baca 2020 / Active Sports|
|2021||DBKL / Kuala Lumpur City / Active Sports|
- Winners: 1986, 1988
- Runners-up: 1982, 1987, 1989
- Winners: 2017
- Runners-up: 2014
- Winners: 1989, 1992, 1998
- Runners-up: 1995, 2010
- Winners: 1988, 1995, 2000
- Runners-up: 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994
- Winners: 1987, 1988, 1989
- Runners-up: 1985
- Winners: 1993, 1994, 1999
- Runners-up: 1992
- Piala Prihatin Menteri Wilayah
- Winners: 2021
- 1994–95: Quarterfinals
|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
|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||Lim Kim Lian|
|2004–2007||Mat Zan Mat Aris|
|January 2008||Hans Jurgen Gede|
|April 2008 – 2012||Razip Ismail|
|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|
|December 2018–March 2019||Yusri Che Lah|
|March 2019–June 2019||Chong Yee Fatt|
|July 2019–November 2019||Rosle Md Derus|
|January 2020–November 2020||Nidzam Adzha|
|January 2021–present||Bojan Hodak|
|Season||Division||Position||Malaysia Cup||Malaysian FA Cup||Malaysian Charity Shield||Continental||Top Scorer (All Competitions)|
|As Federal Territory|
|1979||Preliminary||16th of 17||DNQ||—||—||—||N/A|
|1980||Preliminary||17th of 17||DNQ||—||—||—||Syed Harun (3)|
|1981||Preliminary||14th 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||1st of 16||QF||—||—||—||Fandi Ahmad (14)|
|As Kuala Lumpur|
|1987||League Cup||2nd of 17||Winner||—||Runner-up||ACC – Group stage (2nd of 4)||N/A|
|1988||League Cup||1st of 17||Winner||—||Winner||—||Fandi Ahmad (21)|
|1989||Division 1||2nd of 9||Winner||—||Runner-up||ACC – Group stage (2nd of 3)||K. Kannan (20)|
|1990||Division 1||4th of 10||QF Group A (3rd of 4)||R1||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||R1 Group E (3rd of 4)||Winner||—||Liew Kim Tu (8)|
|1996||Liga Perdana||14th of 15||DNQ||R1||—||—||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)||R2||—||—||Liew Kim Tu (13)|
|2002||Perdana 1||13th of 14||DNQ||R2||—||—||Roslisham Mohd Nor (6)|
|2003||Perdana 2||5th of 12||DNQ||R1||—||—||Emerson Mariano Panigutti (12)|
|2004||Liga Premier Group B||3rd of 13||R1 Group C (4th of 4)||R2||—||—||Marcelo Padilha da Rocha (30)|
|2005||Liga Premier Group A||4th of 8||R1 Group C (4th of 4)||SF||—||—||Safee Sali (11)|
|2006||Liga Premier Group B||5th of 8||DNQ||R1||—||—||Carlos Augusto Quinonez (7)|
|2007||Liga Premier||7th of 11||R1 Group A (3rd of 6)||R1||—||—||Kevin Lamey (12)|
|2008||Liga Premier||12th of 13||R1 Group B (4th of 6)||R2||—||—||Cofie Bekoe (6)|
Impraim Godfred Attah (6)
|2009||Liga Premier||4th of 13||R1 Group C (3rd of 4)||R2||—||—||Abdul Hadi Yahya (14)|
|Super League||9th of 14||R1 Group B (4th of 4)||R2||—||—||Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)|
|Super League||12th of 14||R1 Group D (3rd of 4)||QF||—||—||Badrul Hisyam Azmi (9)|
|Super League||14th of 14||DNQ||R2||—||—||Syahrudin Abdul Rahman "Acok" (5)|
|2013||Premier League||11th of 12||DNQ||R1||—||—||Khairul Anuar Shafie (5)|
|2014||FAM League||2nd of 12||DNQ||R1||—||—||Romdhizat Jamian (6)|
|2015||Premier League||11th of 12||DNQ||R3||—||—||Kalle Sone (4)|
|2016||Premier League||5th of 12||R1 Group B (4th of 4)||QF||—||—||Anselmo Casagrande (9)|
|Premier League||1st of 12||Group Stage||R2||—||—||Guilherme (30)|
|Super League||10th of 12||Group Stage||QF||—||—||Guilherme (27)|
|Super League||12th of 12||DNQ||QF||—||—||Guilherme (11)|
|2020||Premier League||3rd of 12||Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic||—||—|
|As Kuala Lumpur City|
- DNQ = Did not qualify; N/A = Not available; R1 = First round; R2 = Second round; R3 = Third round; QF = Quarter-final; SF = Semi-final
- 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.
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