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The FAM Cup (Malay: Piala FAM) is the knock-out tournament for the clubs/teams in Liga M3 and Liga M4 in Malaysia. The tournament is currently a cup format, but from 2008 to 2018 it was held as a league tournament and used the name FAM League (Malay: Liga FAM).[1]

FAM Cup
Piala FAM 2017 Logo.png
FoundedSeptember 1951; 67 years ago (1951-09)
(as knock-out cup tournament)
2008; 11 years ago (2008) (as League)
2019; 0 years ago (2019) (as knock-out cup tournament)
CountryMalaysia Malaysia
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams64
Current championsTerengganu City (1st title)
(2018)
Most championshipsSelangor (7th title)
TV partnersAstro Arena
2019 Malaysia FAM Cup

The competition was first held in September 1951.[2][1]

Contents

FormatEdit

  • 1951–1973: as a secondary knockout competition between state teams only after Piala Malaysia.
  • 1974–1989: as a secondary knockout competition between club teams only after Piala Malaysia.
  • 1990–2007: as a third-tier knockout competition.
  • 2008–2018 : as a third-tier league competition.
  • 2019–present: as a third-tier knockout competition.

HistoryEdit

Piala FAM was established in August 1951 as a secondary knockout competition to the more prestigious Malaya Cup.[3] The competition were held between the state teams including Singapore, Police, Army, and Prisons Department of Malaysia in its early days. The inaugural season started in September 1951 after the Malaya Cup final concluded.[2][4] The final match was held on 26 April 1952 between Penang and Selangor which was won by Penang.[5][6] Starting in 1974, the state teams were barred from entering the competition and only the club sides could enter.[1]

With the advent of two-league Semi-Pro League in 1989, FAM Cup becomes the third-tier competition. In 1993, the format of the competition was changed to include a two-group league followed by the traditional knockout format. Promotion to the professional M-League were introduced for the first time in 1997, Johor FC and NS Chempaka were the first two sides to be promoted that year.[1]

The final knockout competition format was played for 2007 season where four clubs were promoted including the champions, runner-up and the losing semi-finalists.[7][8] In 2008, a further changes were made when the knockout stages were abolished and double round-robin league format was introduced. The tournament now known as Liga FAM.[9][10]

In 2016, FAM decided to rename the competition again from Liga FAM back to its original name, the Piala FAM.[11] However, the format of the competition still be competed as a league tournament as before. The final match for 2016 season has been broadcast by Astro Arena.[12]

A total of 16 clubs competed in the competition for 2017 season and was divided into two groups.[13] On 15 February 2017, Sungai Ara withdrew from the league and left the competition with 15 clubs in total.[14][15][16]

It was announced on 19 December 2018 that the format is changed back to straight knock-out tournament, starting from 2019 Malaysia FAM Cup season. [17]

Logo evolutionEdit

Since the inception of the competition in 1951, numerous logo has been introduced to reflect the sponsorship. During the introduction of 2017 season a new logo has been unveiled.[13]

ClubsEdit

Below are the list of clubs competing in 2018 season.

Club Name Year Joined First Season
in Liga FAM
Seasons in
Liga FAM
Current Spell in
Liga FAM
Last Spell in
Liga FAM
  MPKB-BRI U-Bes 2016 2016 2 2016–
  Felcra 2015 2015 3 2016–
  MOF 2014 2014 4 2014–
  PBMS 2016 2016 2 2016–
  Sime Darby 2010 2010 2 2017– 2016
  UKM 2015 2015 3 2015–
  SAMB 2016 2016 2 2016–
  Penjara 2015 2015 3 2015–
  Shahzan Muda 2005 2005 8 2011– 2010
  Sungai Ara 2014 2014 4 2014–
  KDMM 2016 2016 2 2016–
  Kuching 2015 2017 1 2017–
  Petaling Jaya Rangers 2015 2015 3 2015–
  Hanelang 2014 2014 4 2014–
  Terengganu City 2016 2017 1 2017–

ChampionsEdit

As Malaysia FAM CupEdit

No. Season[1] Champions Runners-up Score in final
1 1952   Penang   Selangor 5–0
2 1953   Kelantan   Selangor 1–1 (Trophy shared)
3 1954   Kelantan   Combined Services @   ATM FA 2–1
4 1955   Penang   Selangor 2–1
5 1956   Penang   Negeri Sembilan FA 5–1
6 1957   Penang   Malacca FA 8–1
7 1958   Combined Services @   ATM FA   Malacca FA 3–1
8 1959   Perak   Johor FA 1–0
9 1960   Selangor   Perak 5–0
10 1961   Selangor   Penang 5–3
11 1962   Selangor   Penang 4-3 (a.e.t.)
12 1963   Singapore FA   Kelantan 7–0
13 1964   Perak   Selangor 7–1
14 1965   Perak   Singapore FA 3–2
15 1966   Selangor   Johor FA 3–0
16 1967   Singapore FA   Selangor 2–1
17 1968   Selangor   Penang 3–2
18 1969   Terengganu   Selangor 3–1
19 1970   Penjara F.C.   Selangor 3–2
20 1971   Penjara F.C.   Kelantan 5–2
21 1972   Selangor   Kelantan 2–1
22 1973   Penjara F.C.   Johor FA 1–0
23 1974   UMNO Selangor F.C.   Kuantan 2–1
24 1975   Kuantan   LKPP Kelantan F.C. 1–0
25 1976   Kelab Sukan Adabi   Kuantan 1–0
26 1977   Kuantan   Kelab Kilat Kota Bharu 2–2 (Trophy shared)
27 1978   NS Indians F.C.   PKNS F.C. 0–0 (Trophy shared)
28 1979   PKNS F.C.   Hong Chin F.C. 2–1
29 1980   Darulmakmur F.C.   NS Indians F.C. 4–1
30 1981   SPPP FC   UMBC F.C. 4–2
31 1982   Kelab Sultan Sulaiman   MARA F.C. 2–0
32 1983   SPPP FC   ??? -
33 1984   Johor Bahru FA   Faizar Haris F.C. 2–1
34 1985   KL Cheqpoint F.C.   DBKL F.C. 1–0
35 1986   PDC F.C.   ??? -
36 1987   DBKL F.C.   Kinta Indians F.C. 1–0
37 1988   DBKL F.C.   ??? -
38 1989   PKNK FC   DBKL F.C. 1–0
39 1990   DBKL F.C.   ??? -
40 1990-91   DBKL F.C.   Public Bank F.C. 1–0
41 1991-92   PKNK F.C.   Intel F.C. 2–1 (a.e.t.)
42 1993   Intel F.C.   PKNP F.C. 1–1 (a.e.t.) 5–4 (PSO)
43 1994   PKENJ F.C.   Intel F.C. PKENJ F.C. won 1–0 on aggregate
1st leg 1–0; 2nd leg 0–0
44 1995   PKENJ F.C.   LKPP Pahang F.C. PKENJ F.C. won 2–0 on aggregate
1st leg 1–0; 2nd leg 0–1
45 19961   TM F.C.   PKENJ F.C. TM FC won 4–3 on penalty
1st leg 2–1; 2nd leg 0–1
46 1997   ATM   NS Chempaka F.C. ATM FA won 3–0 on aggregate
1st leg 2–0; 2nd leg 1–0
47 1998   TM FC   TNB F.C. TM FC won 5–1 on aggregate
1st leg 4–0; 2nd leg 1–1
48 1999   JKR F.C.   Malay Mail F.C. 4–2
49 2000   JKR F.C.   PDRM FA 1–1 (a.e.t.) 6–5 (PSO)
50 2001   MPPJ FC   SAJ Holdings F.C. 3–1
51 2002   JPS F.C.   TKN F.C. 5–0
52 2003   PKNS F.C.   MK Land F.C. 3–1
53 2004   Suria NTFA F.C.   UPB Jendarata F.C. 2–1
54 2005   Kelantan   Shahzan Muda S.C. 2–0
55 2006   Pasir Gudang United F.C.   ATM 3–0
56 2007   Proton F.C.   Beverly F.C. 4–2
57 2008   T-Team   MBJB F.C. Held as league tournament
58 2009   Pos Malaysia F.C.   USM FC Held as league tournament
59 2010   Sime Darby F.C.   SDM Navy Kepala Batas F.C. Held as league tournament
60 2011   NS Betaria FC   MBJB F.C. Held as league tournament
61 2012   Putrajaya SPA F.C.   Shahzan Muda S.C. Held as league tournament
62 2013   Penang   PBAPP F.C. Held as league tournament
63 2014   Kuantan   Kuala Lumpur Held as league tournament
64 2015   Melaka United   Perlis FA 3–2
65 2016   MISC-MIFA   PKNP F.C. MIFA won 3–1 on aggregate
1st leg 1–0; 2nd leg 1–2
66 2017   Sime Darby F.C.   UKM F.C. Sime Darby won 3–2 on aggregate
1st leg 1–0; 2nd leg 2–2
67 2018   Terengganu City   Selangor United 2–0
68 2019

Performances by clubs/teams and statesEdit

Performance by club (1952–present)Edit

Club Winners Runners-up
  Selangor
7
6
  Penang
5
3
  Kelantan
3
3
  Kuantan
3
2
  PKNS FC
3
-
  Perak
3
-
  Penjara F.C.
3
-
  Singapore FA
2
-
  JKR FC
2
-
  PKENJ FC
2
-
  PKNK FC
2
-
  SPPP FC
2
-
  DBKL FC
2
-
  TM F.C.
2
-
  Sime Darby F.C.
2
-
  Melaka United
1
2
  Intel FC
1
2
  Combined Services
1
1
  ATM
1
1
  Terengganu
1
-
  UMNO FC
1
-
  Kelab Sukan Adabi
1
-
  NS Indians FC
1
-
  Darul Makmur FC
1
-
  Kelab Sultan Sulaiman
1
-
  Johor Bahru FA
1
-
  KL Cheq Point FC
1
-
  MPPJ F.C.
1
-
  JPS FC
1
-
  Suria NTFA F.C.
1
-
  Pasir Gudang United
1
-
  Proton F.C.
1
-
  T-Team
1
-
  Pos Malaysia F.C.
1
-
  NS Betaria F.C.
1
-
  Putrajaya SPA F.C.
1
-
  MIFA
1
-
  Terengganu City
1
-
  Shahzan Muda S.C.
-
2
  PKNP F.C.
-
2
  Kuala Lumpur
-
1
  UKM F.C.
-
1
  Selangor United
-
1

Performance by states (1952–present)Edit

Club Winners Runners-up
  Selangor
13
13
  Penang
9
7
  Kelantan
7
4
  Kuala Lumpur
6
6
  Johor
4
7
  Pahang
3
5
  Malacca
3
2
  Perak
3
2
  Terengganu
3
1
  Negeri Sembilan
2
2
  Singapore
2
1
  Kedah
2
-
  Others
1
1

ReferencesEdit

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