Petaling Jaya City FC

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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.

Petaling Jaya City
PJ City FC logo.png
Full namePetaling Jaya City Football Club
Short namePJCFC
Founded26 April 2004; 16 years ago (2004-04-26),
as MIFA[1]
4 March 2014; 6 years ago (2014-03-04),
as MISC-MIFA
16 January 2019; 17 months ago (2019-01-16), as Petaling Jaya City Football Club
GroundPetaling Jaya Stadium
Capacity25,000
OwnerQI Group
ChairmanVijay Eswaran
ManagerK. Devan
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2019Malaysia Super League, 8th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club licensing regulationsEdit

2019 SeasonEdit

HistoryEdit

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.[2][3]

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.[4] In 2013, the Under-23 team has managed to become champion in the France International Indian tournament.[5]

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.[2] In the first season in national competition, the club only managed to finished in ninth place.[6] 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.[7]

On 10 October 2016, the club has finally qualify to be promoted for 2017 Malaysia Premier League.[8][4][9] The club has set aside a decent budget of RM3.5 Million for their maiden season in 2017 Malaysia Premier League.[7] MISC-MIFA ended their 2017 Malaysia FA Cup campaign in second round after a defeat of 6–3 against Negeri Sembilan FA.[10]

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,[11] 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.[12] Also the management of the team has announced for of possibilities to change the team name, amid discussions of change of management.[13]

Rebranding processEdit

The MISC-MIFA was rebranded as Petaling Jaya City FC and was launched on 16 January 2019.[14]

StadiumEdit

PJ City FC are currently based at Petaling Jaya Stadium in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.[15] The capacity of the stadium is 25,000.[16] The club has previously using the USIM Mini Stadium in Nilai as their homeground for 2016 season before moving to current stadium.[17][18]

Coordinates Location Stadium Capacity Year
3°5′55.35″N 101°35′37.57″E / 3.0987083°N 101.5937694°E / 3.0987083; 101.5937694 Petaling Jaya Petaling Jaya Stadium 25,000 2017–

Crest and coloursEdit

CrestEdit

ColoursEdit

Ownership and financesEdit

Petaling Jaya City FC is owned by QI Group.

SponsorshipEdit

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[19]
2015 NAAM / Megatech[20]
2016–2017 Umbro Mifa
2018 PUMA MAHSA University
2019 - 2020 QNet

Season by season recordEdit

Updated on 18 January 2019.

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
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

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

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.

No. Position Player
1   GK Damien Lim
2   DF R. Aroon Kumar
3   DF Syazwan Zaipol
5   DF Elizeu
6   FW Yugan Poobathy
7   FW Kogileswaran Raj
10   FW Safee Sali
11   FW Washington Brandão
12   MF Barathkumar Ramaloo
13   MF Thivandran Karnan
14   FW Jeremy Lim
15   DF Youwarasan Maniom
16   DF Anawin Jujeen
17   DF Rajes Perumal
18   FW Mahali Jasuli
19   MF Christie Jayaseelan
No. Position Player
20   FW Demba Camara
21   GK Ahmad Syihan Hazmi
22   GK Kalamullah Al-Hafiz
23   MF Salomon Raj
25   GK Mohd Aqil Abdul Razak
26   DF Mohd Amer Saidin
27   DF Filemon Anyie
30   DF D Kugan
33   DF P. Gunalan
35   MF Mark Hartmann
36   DF Mohd Fitri Omar
77   MF K. Gurusamy
89   MF M Yogaraj
90   MF Kim Bong-jin
96   DF K. Kannan

Out on loanEdit

For recent transfers, see 2019 Petaling Jaya City FC season.

Development squadEdit

U21 squadEdit

No. Name Nationality Position(s) D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Muhd Rezwan Mohd Hamdan   GK 1999
20 Aidilmirza Darwisy Mazhisam   GK 20/1/00
24 Ravinesh a/l Shalesh   GK 1999
Defenders
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
Midfielders
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
Forwards
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

Source:[21]

Under-19sEdit

No. Name Nationality Position(s) D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Satthyvel a/l Murugiah   GK 2001
29 Mohammad Adam Haikal Rudiman   GK 2002
30 Ay Naveenkumar a/l Arichandran   GK 2002
Defenders
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
Midfielders
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
Forwards
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

Source:[22]

Coaching staffEdit

As of 6 June 2020
Position Name
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

Name Years
  K. Thaiyananthan 2014
  Jacob Joseph 2015–2017
  K. Devan 4 December 2017–

Managerial historyEdit

Name Years
  S. Chandrasekaran 2014
  J. Dhinagaran 2015
  S. Arumugam 2016
  K. Rajendran 2017–

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

LeagueEdit

  Winners (1): 2016

CupsEdit

Winners: -

Worldwide competitionsEdit

CupsEdit

  • France International Indian Tournament
  Winners (1): 2014

Feeder clubsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "New team for FAM Cup". The Star. 4 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Malaysian Indian Sports Council". Football Association of Malaysia. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "MISC-MIFA to play Liga Premier football next season". The Star. 9 October 2016.
  5. ^ "MIFA emerge champs in international Indian footie meet". The Star. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
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  22. ^ "PJ City U19". https://cms.fam.org.my/v1/. Retrieved 6 June 2020. External link in |work= (help)

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