Pahang Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bolasepak 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.

Pahang FA
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Full namePersatuan Bolasepak Negeri Pahang
Nickname(s)Tok Gajah (The Elephant)
Short namePBNP
Founded1959; 61 years ago (1959)
GroundDarul Makmur Stadium
Capacity41,895
OwnerYang Amat Mulia Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah
ManagerMohammed Suffian Awang[1]
CoachDollah Salleh
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2019Malaysia Super League, 2nd 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, Pahang FA came back from the abyss to the Liga Super in 2013 after winning the play-off match against Kedah FA, just one season after being relegated.

Pahang FA 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

Pahang FA 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. Pahang FA 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]

Pahang FA 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 1980–2007, Pahang FA 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 Pahang FA.

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

Pahang FA are currently based at Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan, Pahang. The capacity of the stadium is 45,000 and also has a running track.[2]

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 22 February 2019

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 Helmi Eliza
2   DF Matthew Davies (Captain)
3   DF Hérold Goulon
4   DF Dinesh Rajasingam
6   MF Hazri Rozali
7   FW Faisal Halim
10   FW Dickson Nwakaeme
12   DF Bunyamin Umar
13   GK Sharbinee Allawee
14   DF Faisal Rosli
No. Position Player
17   MF Zuhair Aizat
18   MF Shahrul Nizam Nadzir
20   MF Azam Azih
24   DF Muslim Ahmad
25   MF Gopi Rizqi
26   MF Mohamadou Sumareh
29   MF Nik Sharif Haseefy
30   DF Ashar Al Aafiz Abdullah
55   GK Daniel Wafiuddin Sadun

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 23 February 2017[3]
Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Mohd Daniel Wafiuddin Sadun   GK 16/3/97
22 Nor Eqram Azray Suzhaimi   GK 13/9/96
25 Muhammad Imran Muhammad   GK 12/4/99
Defenders
2 Muhd Izzudin Ibrahim   RB/RWB 1997
3 Nizam Fikri Mohd Nasir   LB/LWB 1998
4 Muhammad Khairul Ridhwan Azohar   CB 1996
5 Muhammad Badrun Zainudin   RB/RWB 1997
6 Amirul Hafizzudin Ahmad Shamsudin   CB 27/8/96
7 Muhammad Hafizi Abdul Halim   CB 1996
13 Muhammad Nur Amirul Mohd Nizam   RB/RWB 2/10/98
15 Muhd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Zarudin   CB/RB 17/1/96
19 Muhammad Shahrul Nizam Mohd Nadzir   LB/LM/LWB 15/6/96
Midfielders
8 Nik Muhammad Sharif Haseefy Mohd Lazim   AM, CM 30/5/97
11 Muhd Zul Hisyam Zulkifli   AM/CM 26/3/98
12 Zuhair Aizat   RM/ RW 1/10/96
14 Muhammad Hafizuddin Azri bin Desa   CM 1996
16 Mohd Hafizam Zullkifli   LW/LM 1999
17 Muhd Nazmie Mohd Alwi   LW/LM 1997
18 Muhd Shah Amirul Mohd Zamri   CM 27/3/98
21 Shazlan Zaidin   LW/ LM/ RW/ RM 26/7/96
23 Mohd Arisazri Juhari   DM/ CM 14/2/98
24 Mohd Qhaidir Abdullah   RW/LW 1997
Forwards
9 Khairul Ezami Sulaiman   ST 20/6/97
10 Ahmad Noramirul Putra Ahmad Norhisham Putra   ST 1996
20 Mohd Zul Hafiz Zulkifli   ST 11/10/96

Under-19sEdit

As of 24 February 2017[4]
Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeepers
1 Muhammad Jibril Sairul Fauzi   GK 1999
22 Mohd Faizal Abdul Isha   GK 13/5/98
25 Luzman Hafiy   GK 13/7/99
Defenders
3 Abdul Suhairil Idham Zahari   CB 9/1/98
5 Mohd Shahrul Hafifi Sabri   CB 1999
6 Muhammad Irfan Mohd Ezral   CB 23/2/99
11 Wan Muhd Akmal Hakim Wan Abdul Wahab   CB 1999
12 Muhd Qayyim Hizfhan Mohd Rapi   RB/RWB 27/1/99
13 Wan Alif Syazril Wan Mohamad Ali   LB/LWB/LM 13/5/99
14 Muhamad Alif Haiqal Yusri   RB/RWB 1999
20 Muhd Hairie Daniel Wan Zaini   CB 1998
Midfielders
7 Muhd Khairuddin Mat Yaman   LM/ LW/ RM/ RW 1999
8 Muhd Zuhairi Ahamad Dormad   DM, CM 1999
9 Muhd Aiman Haikal Muhd Isa   AM/CM 1998
10 Muhammad Khaiyum Mohd Khaimi   RW/RM 5/1/98
15 Muhd Irwan Salwana   LW, LM 1999
16 Mohd Fadeli Idris   CM 1998
17 Ahmad Salman Ahmad Jaafar   DM/CM 1999
18 Muhd Asraf Shamsuddin   CM 1999
21 Wan Shaharul Daniel Wan Zaini   LW, LM 1998
23 Mohd Zazrir Naim Abdul Rani   AM, CM 1999
Forwards
2 Muhd Raihan Abdul Wahab   ST 1999
4 Alif Hakimi Mohammad   ST 1998
19 Mohd Yaumizzaman Kamarul Hatta   ST 1999
24 Muhd Fariz Khuzairil Mohd Idris   ST 1999

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1988-89 Asian Club Championship 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 Preliminary Round   Thai Farmers Bank FC Withdrew
1995 Asian Club Championship First Round   Cảng Sài Gòn Walkover
Second Round   Ilhwa Chunma 2-3 2-0 2-5
2005 AFC Cup 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 Group F   Osotsapa 0–4 4–0 4th
  Mohun Bagan 1–2 2–0
  Tampines Rovers 1–4 2–0
2015 AFC Cup 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

  • Winners (5): 1987, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2004
  • Runner-up (6): 1984, 1991, 1998, 2005, 2017, 2019
  • Runner-up (1): 2012

CupsEdit

  • Winners (4): 1983, 1992, 2013, 2014
  • Runner-up (4): 1984, 1994, 1995, 1997
  • Winners (3): 2006, 2014, 2018
  • Runner-up (2): 1995, 2017
  • Winners (3): 1992, 1993, 2014
  • Runner-up (5): 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007, 2015

Ownership and financesEdit

SponsorshipEdit

Period Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
1989–90   Schwarzenbach  Dunhill
1991   Puma
1992–98   Diadora
1999–00   Mikasa
2001–03   Kronos
2004–05   Adidas
2006–07  TM
2008   Hummel
2009   Lotto
2010   the ZON hotel
2011–12   Resorts World Genting
2013   Stobi
2014–2016   Puma   Aras Kuasa
2017   Jako
July 2017–2018  Fila
2019–2020  Umbro

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   Haji 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 —   Dollah Salleh

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

Club personnelEdit

Position Name
President   Y.A.M. Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah
Deputy President   Muhammad Safian Ismail
Team Manager   Suffian Awang
Assistant Team Manager   Che Nasir Salleh
Head Coach   Dollah Salleh
Assistant Head Coach   Ahmad Yusof
Coach   Jalaluddin Jaafar
  Shahrulnizam Sahat
Goalkeeper Coach   Muadzar Mohamad
Fitness Coach   Mohd Hafiz Tajudin
  Abdul Rahim Kadir Ku Jambu
Team Doctor   Shah Rezal
Physiotheraphy   Adam Zuhairy Zafri
Security Officer   Muhammaf Keny
Kit Man   Abdul Razak B Akil
  Suffian Sulaiman
U21 Manager   Jalaluddin Mohd Deli
U21 Head Coach   Tajuddin Nor
U21 Assistant Coach   Mohd Shahrizan Salleh
U21 Goalkeeper Coach   Abdul Samad Mat Salleh
U21 Fitness Coach   Mohd Kaizai Zainuddin
U21 Physiotheraphy   Muhd Hidayah Edenan
U19 Manager   Abdul Razab Wahab
U19 Head Coach   Rusly Ghazali
U19 Assistant Coach   Ali Tahar
U19 Goalkeeper Coach   Zakaria Abu Bakar
U19 Fitness Coach   Kow Hok Nam
U19 Physiotheraphy   Nazila binti Mohd Nadzir

Club recordEdit

Updated on 24 Oktober 2018.

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 +14 43 2nd  – Semi-finals Semi-finals  –  –

Source:[5][6]

  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 [7]
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. ^ [http://semuanyabola.com/tok-gajah-sabar-pilih-import/ Tok Gajah Sabar Pilih Import; SemuanyaBOLA, 17 January 2020
  2. ^ "Home Venue". Pahang FA. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Pahang U21". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Home United U19". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Summary - Liga Super - Malaysia - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway".
  6. ^ "Malaysia 2016".
  7. ^ http://globalfootballranks.com/en/Continent-Teams-Ranking/3

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