Petaling Jaya City FC
Petaling Jaya City Football Club, or simply PJ City, is a professional Malaysian football club based in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Founded in 2004 as MIFA, the club currently competes in Malaysia Super League. The club is owned by the QI Group. The club were established to represent Petaling Jaya community. In 2016, the club has won the Malaysia FAM League title and has been promoted to the second division of Malaysian football, the Malaysia Premier League. The club is known by its current name since 2019.
|Full name||Petaling Jaya City Football Club|
|Founded||26 April 2004,|
4 March 2014 ,
16 January 2019 , as Petaling Jaya City Football Club
|Ground||Petaling Jaya Stadium|
|League||Malaysia Super League|
|2019||Malaysia Super League, 8th of 12|
Club licensing regulationsEdit
- This club had obtained the FAM Club License to played in 2019 Malaysia Super League season
Malaysian Indian Football AssociationEdit
Malaysian Indian Football Association was established on 26 April 2004 by the founder and former president, M.S. Maniam. In 2003, the idea of having an Indian based Football Association was an idea brought upon to MIFA's pioneer members such as S. Pathy, S. Rajamanikam and M.S. Maniam. They then travelled around the nation forming various State Indian Football Associations to be affiliated with the national body known as the Malaysian Indian Football Association. MIFA serves as a springboard for young Indian talented football players who harbour the desire to elevate their football skills and to unveil young talented Indian footballers in the country.
The first tournament organised by MIFA was the inaugural Samy Vellu competition which was won by Selangor. In 2006, under the leadership of Vel Paari, MIFA expended the competitions to include Dato’ K. Pathmanaban Cup and Dato' M.S. Maniam Cup which was one of the key factors in the growth of Malaysian Indian football. MIFA participated in the 59th & 60th Coppa Carnival in Italy in 2007 and 2008, an International Football Tournaments. In 2008, T. Mohan took over the presidency of MIFA and had introduced a few more competitions such as Tan Sri Dato’ S. Subramaniam Cup and Inter Media Tournaments.
Malaysian Indian Sports Council and Malaysian Indian Football AssociationEdit
In 2014, the Malaysian Indian Sports Council and Malaysian Indian Football Association have joined forces to field a team in the Malaysia FAM League competition. The team was approved to participate in 2014 Malaysia FAM League, the third division of Malaysian football competition.
The club was created as an effort by Malaysian Indian Football Association to elevate Indian community involvement in sports and also to produce more Indian players in Malaysian football as a whole. The club is sponsored by Malaysian Indian Football Association. In 2013, the Under-23 team has managed to become champion in the France International Indian tournament.
In preparation for the club participation in Malaysia FAM League, the club has been prepared with RM 1.3 Million budget and the preparation has started six months before the season begins. In the first season in national competition, the club only managed to finished in ninth place. The club nearly promoted to the second division after finished second place in Group B of 2015 Malaysia FAM League. After two years without silverware in their campaign, the club has increased their budget for the 2016 season. For 2016 Malaysia FAM League, the club has set a budget of RM 800,000 for their bid to win the third division.
On 10 October 2016, the club has finally qualify to be promoted for 2017 Malaysia Premier League. The club has set aside a decent budget of RM3.5 Million for their maiden season in 2017 Malaysia Premier League. MISC-MIFA ended their 2017 Malaysia FA Cup campaign in second round after a defeat of 6–3 against Negeri Sembilan FA.
In the 2018 Malaysia Premier League season, MISC-MIFA improved on their standings by finishing third in the league, and also delivering shocks in their maiden 2018 Malaysia Cup season by beating defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim FC in the group stage, although they failed to advance past that stage. In December 2018, it was announced by Malaysia Football League that MISC-MIFA will be promoted to 2019 Malaysia Super League as the next best placed team in the 2018 Malaysia Premier League, replacing Felcra FC who pulled out of the league. Also the management of the team has announced for of possibilities to change the team name, amid discussions of change of management.
The MISC-MIFA was rebranded as Petaling Jaya City FC and was launched on 16 January 2019.
PJ City FC are currently based at Petaling Jaya Stadium in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The capacity of the stadium is 25,000. The club has previously using the USIM Mini Stadium in Nilai as their homeground for 2016 season before moving to current stadium.
|Petaling Jaya||Petaling Jaya Stadium||25,000||2017–|
Crest and coloursEdit
Ownership and financesEdit
Petaling Jaya City FC is owned by QI Group.
Petaling Jaya City FC's kit has been manufactured by Umbro since 2016 season which is contracted to supply the club's kit. In the 2018 season, Petaling Jaya City FC switched to Puma (under formerly known team MISC-MIFA).
The club's current main shirt sponsor is QNet.
|Season||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2014||Kappa||ABNXcess / NAAM|
|2015||NAAM / Megatech|
|2019 - 2020||QNet|
Season by season recordEdit
Updated on 18 January 2019.
- 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
|2014||FAM League||22||6||5||11||28||37||-9||23||9th||–||Not qualified||–||–||–|
|2015||FAM League||16||11||3||2||33||17||+16||36||2nd Group B||–||Not qualified||Second round||–||–|
|2016||FAM League||22||15||4||3||41||18||+13||48||Champions||–||Not qualified||First round||–||–|
|2017||Premier League||22||4||2||16||36||51||-15||16||10th||–||Not qualified||Second round||–||–|
|2018||Premier League||20||9||5||6||36||26||+10||32||3rd||–||Group stage||Second round||–||–|
- As of 20 February 2020
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loanEdit
For recent transfers, see 2019 Petaling Jaya City FC season.
|1||Muhd Rezwan Mohd Hamdan||GK||1999|
|20||Aidilmirza Darwisy Mazhisam||GK||20/1/00|
|24||Ravinesh a/l Shalesh||GK||1999|
|2||Vinesh Naiko a/l Bis Kessan||RB/RWB||1999|
|3||Devraj a/l Mogan||CB||1999|
|5||Qamarul Ariffin Norhisham||RB/RWB||1999|
|11||Muhammad Faris Mohd Zabri||LB/LWB||12/1/00|
|12||Muhammad Jameel Mujibur Rahman||CB||1999|
|21||Surya Prakash a/l Gunahlan||CB||1999|
|22||Mugilan a/l Vartharajoo||LB/LM||2000|
|4||Mathan Raj a/l Sugumaran||DM/CM||1999|
|6||Muhamad Shahril Mohd Sari||CM||1999|
|7||Reganraj a/l Selvaraj||RW/RM||2000|
|8||Mohd Shaiful Saharuddin||CM||2000|
|9||Ruventhiran a/l Vengadesan||LW/LM||2000|
|14||Loogeswaran a/l Manivannan||DM/CM||2000|
|17||Mohd Hafizam Zullkifli||RW/RM||1999|
|23||Nabil Hakim Bokhari||LW/LM/LB||9/2/99|
|10||Anushan a/l Sivaselvarajoo||ST||2000|
|13||Muhammad Hariez Yazid||ST||1999|
|15||Muhammad Najmi Idham Johan||ST||16/9/00|
|16||Adib Faris Zulamri||ST||1999|
|18||Aiman Syafiq Zakaria||ST||3/7/99|
|19||Muhammad Luqman Hakim Zamanhuri||ST||28/5/98|
|1||Satthyvel a/l Murugiah||GK||2001|
|29||Mohammad Adam Haikal Rudiman||GK||2002|
|30||Ay Naveenkumar a/l Arichandran||GK||2002|
|2||Taaran a/l Sinnapan||RB/RWB||2002|
|5||Muhammad Noor Ezuwan Marhakim||CB||2001|
|6||Naviinraj a/l Manimaran||CB||2002|
|14||Livan a/l Chanderan||LB/LWB||2002|
|15||Shasivarman a/l Balamurugan||CB||2001|
|16||Muhammad Jibril Abdul Karim||RB/RWB||2001|
|18||Nathaneal Maren David||LB/LWB||2002|
|20||Muhamad Faris Akmal Azman||CB||2002|
|25||Avinash a/l Ravinthren||CB/RB/LB||2001|
|26||Muhammad Nazafee Jamal Ludin||CB||2002|
|4||Magendaran a/l Paandiyan||DM/CM||2002|
|7||Gobintheran Nair a/l Domadran Premkumar||CM||2002|
|8||Muhammad Faqrul Hafizi Asmadi||CM/AM||2001|
|10||Amirul Zul Aiman Asmaly||RW/RM||2002|
|12||Pravinswaran a/l Nathan||LW/LM||2002|
|19||Muhammad Adel Wajdi Abdul Razak||RW/RM||2001|
|21||Navieentharan a/l Jaya Balakrishnan||CM||2002|
|22||Kartik a/l Murugan||LW/LM||2002|
|23||Muhammad Nur Fitri Mohd Halmi||RW/LW||2002|
|24||Vimal Nair a/l Sugu||AM/LW/RW||2002|
|27||Tishane a/l Rajandran||CM||2001|
|9||Vicnesvar a/l Ganesan||ST||2002|
|11||Nesmani Chettiar a/l Manimaran||ST||2001|
|13||Hariharan a/l Kartheyges||ST||2002|
|17||Shoban a/l Malarvannan||ST||2002|
|28||Vinod Kumar a/l Selvamani||ST||2001|
- As of 6 June 2020
|Team Manager||Rajendran a/l Y. Kanhiah|
|Assistant team manager||Chandragesan a/l Suppiah|
|Head coach||K. Devan|
|Assistant head coach||P. Maniam|
|Assistant head coach||P. Maniam|
|Assistant coach||V. Murugan|
|Assistant coach||K. Rajan|
|Goalkeeper coach||Megat Amir Faisal Al Khalidi Ibrahim|
|Goalkeeper coach||V. Murugan|
|Fitness coach||Arulchelvan a/l Illenggo|
|Team Doctor||Vikneswaran a/l Sabramani|
|Physiotherapist||Dervan a/l V.R. Ramachandran|
|Masseur||Vivinesh Menon a/l Paramesvran|
|Team Analyst||Syed Muhd Khairi Syed Khaidzir|
|U21 Team Manager||Raman a/l L. Muniandy|
|U21 Assistant team manager||Kalithass a/l Govendan|
|U21 head coach||K. Gunalan|
|U21 assistant head coach||Ramachandran a/l Krishnan|
|U21 goalkeeper coach||G. Jeevananthan|
|U21 fitness coach||G. Mahathevan|
|U21 physiotherapist||Muhd Shadiduddin Sehat|
|U19 head coach||Gurulu a/l Thirupiah|
|U19 assistant head coach||Lingeswaran a/l Muniyani|
|U19 goalkeeper coach||Lam Chee Khan|
|U19 fitness coach||Poobathy a/l Dhetchanan|
|U19 physiotherapist||Ahmad Muiz Noor Esa|
Head coaches and managersEdit
Head coaches historyEdit
|K. Devan||4 December 2017–|
- Winners (1): 2016
- Winners: -
- France International Indian Tournament
- Winners (1): 2014
- "History of MIFA". www.mifa.org.my. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "New team for FAM Cup". The Star. 4 March 2014.
- "Malaysian Indian Sports Council". Football Association of Malaysia. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "MISC-MIFA to play Liga Premier football next season". The Star. 9 October 2016.
- "MIFA emerge champs in international Indian footie meet". The Star. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
- http://www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2014/03/12/miscmifa-struggle-in-debut-kuala-lumpur-hold-their-nerve-to-come-through-with-three-points/ MISC-MIFA struggle in debut
- http://www.fourfourtwo.com/my/features/misc-mifa-and-pknp-confident-matching-professional-peers#WcBqQJysCPP31K3I.01 Archived 19 July 2018 at the Wayback Machine MISC-MIFA and PKNP confident of matching professional peers
- http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/sp/newssports.php?id=1290273 PKNP FC, MISC-MIFA Qualify For Liga Premier
- http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/10/183944/football-misc-mifa-bag-first-fam-cup-title/ (Football) MISC-MIFA bag first FAM Cup title
- http://www.stadiumastro.com/ms/article/2017/02/15/pemain-tidak-jujur-punca-misc-mifa-dibelasah-sarawak---jacob-joseph Archived 17 February 2017 at the Wayback Machine Pemain tidak jujur punca MISC-MIFA dibelasah Sarawak - Jacob Joseph
- "Dahulu Mifa kini Petaling Jaya City FC". Dunia Sukan. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
- https://www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my/pasukan/ligapremier2017 Senarai Pasukan Liga Premier 2017
- http://stadiumdb.com/stadiums/mas/stadium_petaling_jaya Petaling Jaya Stadium Capacity
- https://www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my/jadual/fam2016.pdf Piala FAM 2016 fixtures
- https://www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my/pasukan/pialafam2016 Senarai Pasukan Piala FAM 2016
- http://www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2014/04/10/sacrifices-not-forgotten-company-committed-to-giving-sportsmen-and-sportswomen-job-opportunities-in/ Company committed to giving sportsmen and sportswomen job opportunities in industry
- http://www.hmetro.com.my/node/46603 Selesa underdog
- "PJ CITY U21". https://cms.fam.org.my/v1/. Retrieved 6 June 2020. External link in
- "PJ City U19". https://cms.fam.org.my/v1/. Retrieved 6 June 2020. External link in