Sri Pahang F.C.

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Sri Pahang Football Club (Malay: Kelab Bola Sepak Sri Pahang) is a Malaysian professional football club based in Kuantan, Pahang. The association was found in 1959 to represent the state itself and has traditionally worn a yellow home kit since. In the beginning, their early home matches were held around the city public fields and outside Kuantan, predominantly around districts of Pahang.

Sri Pahang F.C.
Full nameSri Pahang Football Club
Nickname(s)Tok Gajah
Short nameSPFC
Founded2020; 1 year ago (2020)
GroundDarul Makmur Stadium
Capacity41,895
OwnerTengku Abdul Rahman ibni almarhum Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah
ManagerDollah Salleh
CoachThomas Dooley
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2020Malaysia Super League, 8th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The lowest point of the club was in 2012, as they association had been relegated to the Liga Premier. With the collective morale support from the players and the fans, Sri Pahang came back from the abyss to the Liga Super in 2013 after winning the play-off match against Darulaman FC, just one season after being relegated.

Sri Pahang nominated Abdul Azim to challenge Hamidin Amin for the FAM Presidency, as reported in a FOX Sports Asia article.

Club licensing regulationsEdit

2018 SeasonEdit

2019 SeasonEdit

HistoryEdit

Sri Pahang was established by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1959 to represent the state of Pahang in the HMS Beagle Cup. In the next year, the association begins with the preparation against another states before taking part for the first time in the HMS Beagle Cup. Construction of their current home ground, Darul Makmur Stadium, was completed by the Council of Kuantan in 1970.

Led by the legendary Jamal Nasir, Pahang FA won the first cup in 1983 when they won the Piala Malaysia, the most prestigious tournament in Malaysia football after a win over Selangor FA in the tournament, breaking the long duopoly of Selangor FA and Singapore FA and also became the first East Coast team to win it. Nonetheless, the most successful era was in the 1990s, when the association reached the final of Piala Malaysia 4 times even though they only succeeded once in 1992. 1992 was the best year when the association won the double, the Piala Malaysia and the league. Sri Pahang in that year was touted as the Dream Team when several high-profile players played for the association with the like of Dollah Salleh, Zainal Abidin Hassan, Khairul Azman Mohamed, Abdul Mubin Mokhtar, Ahmad Yusof, Australian football legend, Alan Edward Davidson and Singapore football legend, Fandi Ahmad. The association defeated Kedah FA in final stage to win the Piala Malaysia, thanks to the fastest goal ever in Piala Malaysia history by Zulhamizan Zakaria.[vague]

Sri Pahang was also the first winner of the M-League in its new format in 2004.

As one of the most successful football teams in Malaysia from 1980 to 2007, Sri Pahang had produced many talented local players from the academy such as Khairul Azman Mohamed, one of the best goalkeepers in Asia in the 1990s, the prolific striker, Azizul Kamaluddin, Mohd Fadzli Saari who played in SV Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany and Muhammad Juzaili Samion who also played for the 4th division of Ligue 1 club, FCSR Haguenau in 2000.

In 2008, many players from talented young Shahzan Muda F.C. were absorbed into Sri Pahang.

In 2012, Sri Pahang was playing in the 2nd division of M-League. While in the Premier League, Sri Pahang showed great improvement in the 2012 season as they qualified for the Piala Malaysia quarter-finals. Sri Pahang was also Premier League runner-up in 2012, qualifying the association to play in the promotion "play-off" matches to the Liga Super. Sri Pahang beat Kedah FA in the final of the "play-off", winning promotion to the 2013 Liga Super.

In 2012, the association had to play in Temerloh Mini Stadium as the homeground for the first time after the Darul Makmur Stadium was put under renovation for the organisation of Sukma 2012. A year later, the club returned to Kuantan to play in newly renovated Darul Makmur Stadium and in the same year the lifted the Piala Malaysia for third time. Led by loyal serving captain, Jalaluddin Jaafar, they ended 21 years cup drought. By winning the cup, Zainal Abidin Hassan and Dollah Salleh had cemented their status as central figures of club history, as they won it as a player and as manager and coach respectively.

StadiumEdit

 
Darul Makmur Stadium

Sri Pahang are currently based at Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan, Pahang. The capacity of the stadium is 45,000 and also has a running track.[1]

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 15 February 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   MAS Helmi Eliza
2 DF   MAS Ezanie Salleh
3 DF   FRA Hérold Goulon (Captain)
4 DF   MAS Jadid Ilias
5 DF   MAS Hasnul Zaim
6 MF   MAS Baqiuddin Shamsudin
7 MF   ENG Lee Tuck
10 FW   ARG Ezequiel Agüero
11 FW   MAS Abdul Malik Mat Ariff
12 MF   MAS Shahrul Aizad
13 DF   MAS Ashar Al Aafiz Abdullah
14 DF   MAS Faisal Rosli
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   MAS Hardee Samsuri
16 MF   MAS Hazri Rozali
17 MF   MAS Zuhair Aizat
18 GK   MAS Daniel Wafiuddin Sa'adun
19 MF   MAS Shahrul Nizam Nadzir
20 MF   MAS Azam Azih
21 FW   MAS Faizal Rani
22 GK   MAS Zarif Irfan Hashimuddin
23 FW   MAS Muhd Nur Izzat Che Awang
25 FW   MAS Hafiz Ramdan
24 DF   MAS Muslim Ahmad
27 MF   MAS Arisazri Juhari

Pahang Youth teamEdit

The Pahang President's cup team or Young Elephant is a part of the President Cup Malaysia league team. The President Cup Malaysia is the football competitions in Malaysia for under-21 players. Since its inception, the President Cup Malaysia has been the major tournament for under-21 and under-23 players. In 2009, the format of the competition changes which only under-21 players are eligible for the tournament.

Under-21sEdit

As of 4 June 2020[2]
Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Muhammad Riezman Irfan Mustafah   GK 2000
22 Muhammad Ikmal Pakkuky   GK 1999
25 Kamal Amirul Afiq Kamalazman   GK 1999
Defenders
2 Muhammad Danial Maznor Arash   RB/RWB 2000
3 Ahmad Wafiyuddin Rozilah@Muhamad   LB/LWB 2000
4 Muhd Zuhairi Ahamad Dormad   CB 1999
5 Ruzaini Ikhwan Ramli   CB 1999
7 Muhammad Aliff Izuan Mohd Yusri   LB/LWB 1999
11 Muhammad Shah Farkhan Mohd Roop   CB 1999
15 Mohamad Adam Mohamed   RB/RWB 1999
26 Wan Muhd Akmal Hakim Wan Abdul Wahab   CB/RB 1999
27 Hasnul Zaim Zafri   LB/LM/LWB 1999
Midfielders
8 Muhammad Fakhrul Azim Moh Zulphatah   AM, CM 1999
9 Muhammad Fikri Mohd Latapi   AM/CM 2000
10 Che Khairul Syafiq Che Juhan   RW 1999
12 Muhamad Nasyrullah Mohd Zaki   CM 1999
13 Arfan Fiqrin Ramlee   LW/LM 1999
14 Azwan Mustafa   LW/LM 2000
16 Muhammad Syaqir Iman Ahmad Nazari   CM 2000
21 Shazlan Zaidin   LW/ LM/ RW/ RM 26/7/96
17 Muhammad Arsyad Asyraf Yusri   DM/ CM 2000
19 Muhammad Adam Danial Fiqrin Rokman   RW/LW 2000
20 Mohammad Amierul Akin Ismail   /LW 9/7/1999
21 Ikmal Zulhaika Mazlan   LW 2000
24 Muhammad Jadulhaq Saiful Fauzi   CM 2000
Forwards
6 Ahmad Nursyahmi Norhisham   ST 2000
18 Muhammad Badrul Amin Jesmi   ST 1999
23 Mohamad Zazrir Naim Abdul Rani   ST 1999

Under-19sEdit

As of 4 June 2020[3]
Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Nazul Izamil Zulkifli   GK 2002
22 Mohamad Zul Hafiz Abdullah Taib   GK 2002
25 Amirul Ilham Yaakob   GK 2002
Defenders
2 Muhammad Kama Edyka Azhar   RB/RWB 2002
3 Muhammad Zaid Hasnan   LB/LWB 2002
4 Muhammad Fakhrusy Syakirin Mohd Fairoh   CB 2002
6 Nik Ahmad Rifqi Alif Rosmadi   CB 2002
7 Norshaifullah Shah Zulkefly   RB/RWB 2002
12 Ziyan Syaikiran Zakhli   LB/LWB/LM 2002
14 Muhamamd Fakhrul Haziq Hishamuddin   RB/RWB 2002
16 Muhammad Akmal Hariz Mohd Nasuha   CB 2002
17 Ahmad Azim Aniq Ahmad Aknul   CB 2002
21 Muhammad Farhan Faiz Afrizal   CB 2002
23 Afif Hasan Suhaimi   CB 2002
Midfielders
5 Ahmad Raziq Zikry Razali   CM 2002
9 Muhammad Afiq Aiman Muhammad Yusman   AM, CM 2002
10 Wan Amirul Izzuddin Wan Mohd Razali   AM/CM 2002
11 Muhammad Ashraf Daniel Md Ali   LW/LM 2002
13 Shahrul Danish Shahrulnizam   RW, RM 2002
15 Muhammad Nazarulnaim Mohammad Yusoff   LW/LM 2002
18 Muhammad Faris Ikmal Mahadi   DM/CM 2002
19 Ahmad Jazmi Hanif Jamaluddin   CM 2002
Forwards
8 Muhammad Amirul Safri   ST 2002
20 Lokman a/l Bah Din   ST 2002
24 Muhammad Syukur Aiman Ramly   ST 2002

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1988–89 Asian Club Championship[4] Qualifying Round
Group 5
  Royal Thai Air Force 2–1 2nd
  Niac Mitra 0–0
  Bandaran 5–1
  Geylang International 2–1
Semi Final League
Group B
  Al-Sadd 0–2 5th
  Al-Ittifaq 1–4
  Mohammedan SC 2–1
  April 25 0–2
1993–94 Asian Club Championship[5] Preliminary Round   Thai Farmers Bank FC Withdrew
1995 Asian Club Championship[6] First Round   Cảng Sài Gòn Walkover
Second Round   Ilhwa Chunma 2–3 2–0 2–5
2005 AFC Cup[7] Group E   Home United 3–3 2–1 3rd
  New Radiant 1–0 1–1
  Happy Valley 3–1 1–1
2005 ASEAN Club Championship Group A   Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 4–0 1st
  FC Zebra 8–0
  Nagacorp 0–3
Semi Final   DPMM FC 1–0
Final   Tampines Rovers 2–4 Runner-up
2007 AFC Cup[8] Group F   Osotsapa 0–4 4–0 4th
  Mohun Bagan 1–2 2–0
  Tampines Rovers 1–4 2–0
2015 AFC Cup[9] Group G   Yadanarbon 7–4 2–3 2nd
  Global 0–0 0–0
  South China 0–1 3–1
Round of 16   Persipura Jayapura Forfeited, 3–0 win awarded to Pahang
Quarter Final   Istiklol 3–1 4–0 3–4

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

CupsEdit

  • Runner-up (4): 1984, 1994, 1995, 1997
  • Runner-up (2): 1995, 2017
  •   Winners (3): 1992, 1993, 2014
  • Runner-up (5): 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007, 2015

Ownership and financesEdit

SponsorshipEdit

Period Manufacturer Main Sponsor Other Sponsor
1989–90   Schwarzenbach  Dunhill  Genting
1991   Puma
1992–98   Diadora
1999–00   Mikasa
2001–03   Kronos
2004–05   Adidas
2006–07  TM
2008   Hummel
2009–10   Lotto
2011   the ZON Hotel
2012   Resorts World Genting   Aras Kuasa
2013   Stobi   Chili's
2014–2016   Puma   Aras Kuasa   Resorts World Genting
2017   Jako
July 2017 – 2018   Fila
2019–2020  Umbro  

Football Republic

Head coachesEdit

Year Head Coach
1994–96   Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif
1997–98   Jorgen Erik Larsen
1999   Alan Davidson
1999–00   Fuzzeimi Ibrahim
2001–02   Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif
2003   Ralf Borges Ferreira
2004   Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif
2005–06   Zainal Abidin Hassan
2007   Ahmad Yusof
2008   Zainal Abidin Hassan
2009   Tajuddin Noor
2010–13   Dollah Salleh
Dec 2013 – March 2014   Ron Smith
March 2014 – Dec 2015   Zainal Abidin Hassan
Dec 2015 – March 2016   Ahmad Shaharuddin Rosdi
March 2016 – Dec 2016   Razip Ismail
Dec 2016 – 2020   Dollah Salleh
Dec 2020 – present   Thomas Dooley

Team managersEdit

Year Manager
1999 Talib Sulaiman
2000–03 Jamal Nasir Abdul Nasir Ismail
2004–05 Shahiruddin Abdul Moin
2006–07 Zainal Abidin Hassan
2008 Omar Othman
2009–17 Che Nasir Salleh
2018–Present Suffian Awang

Management teamEdit

Sri Pahang Football Club Sdn. Bhd.Edit

Position Name
Owner   YAM Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Mustafi Billah

  Raja Dato' Shaharudin bin Raja Jalil Shah

  Rizal bin Che Hashim

President   YAM Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Mustafi Billah
Deputy President   Muhammad Safian Ismail
Board of Directors   Raja Dato' Shaharudin bin Raja Jalil Shah

  Rizal bin Che Hashim

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)   Dato' Mohammed Suffian Bin Awang

Club personnelEdit

Position Name
Technical Director   Tajuddin Nor
Team Manager   Dollah Salleh
Assistant Team Manager   Che Nasir Salleh
Head Coach   Thomas Dooley
Assistant Head Coach  
Coach   Jalaluddin Jaafar
  Shahrulnizam Sahat
Goalkeeper Coach   Abdul Samad Mat Salleh
Fitness Coach   Mohd Hafiz Tajudin
Team Doctor   Shah Rezal Sujit
Physiotheraphy   Adam Zuhairy Zafri
Masseur   Mohd Suhaimi Ramli
Security Officer   Muhammaf Keny Anyie
Kit Man   Abdul Razak B Akil
  Suffian Sulaiman
U21 Manager   Jalaluddin Mohd Deli
U21 Head Coach   Azaruddin Aziz
U21 Assistant Coach   Mohd Shahrizan Salleh
U21 Coach   Mohd Yazeed Hamzah
U21 Goalkeeper Coach   Rais Dermawan Kamarudin
U21 Fitness Coach   Mohd Kaizai Zainuddin
U21 Physiotheraphy   Mohd Riduan Amin
U19 Manager   Abdul Razab Wahab
U19 Head Coach   Bahazenan Othman
U19 Assistant Coach   Ali Tahar
U19 Coach   Bustami Ahmad
U19 Goalkeeper Coach   Zakaria Abu Bakar
U19 Fitness Coach   Mohd Rosidi Mohamad@Abdullah
U19 Physiotheraphy   Walid Shahbudin

Club recordEdit

Updated on 24 Oktober 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
2004 Liga Super 21 14 5 2 48 29 +19 47 1st  – Semi-finals Semi-finals  –  –
2005 Liga Super 21 10 5 6 37 29 +8 35 2nd  – Quarter-finals 1st round AFC Cup Group stage
2005–06 Liga Super 21 7 6 8 21 24 −3 27 7th  – Group stage Champions  –  –
2006–07 Liga Super 24 7 6 11 32 41 −9 27 9th  – Group stage 2nd round AFC Cup Group stage
2007–08 Liga Super 24 8 6 10 26 31 −5 30 8th  – Group stage Semi-finals  –  –
2009 Liga Super 26 5 2 19 32 63 −31 17 13th  – Group stage 1st round  –  –
2010 Liga Super 26 10 3 13 31 50 −19 33 8th  – Quarter-finals 1st round  –  –
2011 Liga Super 26 5 7 14 19 36 −17 22 13th  – Play-off Semi-finals  –  –
2012 Premier League 22 14 4 4 60 29 +31 46 2nd  – Quarter-finals 2nd round  –  –
2013 Liga Super 22 10 5 7 36 32 +4 35 5th  – Champions Semi-finals  –  –
2014 Liga Super 22 11 4 7 36 30 +6 37 3rd Champions Champions Champions  –  –
2015 Liga Super 22 13 5 4 43 29 +14 38[a] 3rd Runner-up Semi-finals Semi-finals AFC Cup Quarter-finals
2016 Liga Super 22 6 6 10 25 40 −15 24[b] 9th  – Group stage 3rd round  –  –
2017 Liga Super 22 12 4 6 44 26 +18 40 2nd  – Quarter-finals Runner-up  –  –
2018 Liga Super 22 9 7 6 35 21 +14 34 4th  – Quarter-finals Champions  –  –
2019 Liga Super 22 12 7 3 37 21 +16 43 2nd  – Semi-finals Semi-finals  –  –

Source:[10][11]

  1. ^ Pahang was deducted 6 points due to involvement in the delay in the process of solving the problem of salary and compensation by the former imports 2013 season, Mohamed Borji.
  2. ^ Pahang has been awarded 3 points free from the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) after offenses committed by the Football Association of Kedah (Kedah FA) putting the suspended player during the match against Pahang on August 3, 2016.

AFC Club rankingEdit

As of 2 July 2017[12]
Current Ranking Team Points
94   Selangor FA 9.951
95   Ayeyawady United 9.878
96   Naft Al-Wasat 9.704
97   Al-Suwaiq 9.643
98   Pahang FA 9.617

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home Venue". Pahang FA. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Pahang U21". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Pahang U19". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  4. ^ King, Ian; Stokkermans, Karel. "Asian Club Competitions 1988/89". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  5. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "Asian Club Competitions 1993/94". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  6. ^ Fujioka, Atsushi; Lee, Seungsoo; Stokkermans, Karel; Visser, Eric. "Asian Club Competitions 1995/96". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  7. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "Asian Club Competitions 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  8. ^ Saaid, Hamdan; Stokkermans, Karel. "Asian Club Competitions 2007". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  9. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "Asian Club Competitions 2015". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Summary - Liga Super - Malaysia - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway".
  11. ^ "Malaysia 2016".
  12. ^ http://globalfootballranks.com/en/Continent-Teams-Ranking/3

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