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Malaysian Super League

Malaysian Super League
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Country Malaysia
Other club(s) from Singapore
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 2004
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Premier League
Domestic cup(s) Malaysia FA Cup
Malaysia Cup
Malaysia Charity Shield
International cup(s) AFC Cup
Current champions LionsXII, 1st title
(2013)
Most championships Selangor FA (7 titles)
Singapore Lions (5 titles)
Pahang FA (5 titles)
TV partners Astro Arena
RTM
StarHub TV (Singapore)
Website MSL Official Site
2013 Malaysia Super League

The Malaysian Super League (Liga Super Malaysia) is a Malaysian professional league for association football state teams and clubs. It is at the top flight of the Malaysian football league system and it is managed by Malaysia Super League Sdn Bhd, under supervision of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). The league is contested between 12 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Malaysian Premier League. The 12 clubs participating in this top flight league need to pass a set of requirements and verification process, primarily related to professionalism and infrastructure feasibility.

It was previously known as the Semi-Pro League from 1989 to 1993 and the M-League (Liga-M) from 1993 to 2004. It is currently sponsored by Astro and therefore officially known as the Astro Malaysia Super League. The competition formed in 2004 following the decision by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to privatize the league. As a result, MSL Sendirian Berhad (or MSL Proprietary Limited) was created to oversee the marketing aspects of the league.

Since 1979, a total of 11 clubs have been crowned champions of Malaysia's top tier football league. Since the inception of the Super League in 2004, six teams have won the title: Kedah FA (2 titles), Selangor FA (2), Kelantan FA (2), Pahang FA (1), Perlis FA (1), Negeri Sembilan FA (1) and LionsXII, (1).

The current champion is LionsXII, who won the 2013 season. It is their first league title since Singapore sent a representative to the MSL in 2012 since winning the Malaysian League in 1994.

History

A football league competition involving representatives of the state football associations which was first held in 1979. When it began, it was intended primarily as a qualifying tournament for the final knock-out stages of the Malaysia Cup. It was not until 1982 that a League Cup was introduced to recognise the winners of the preliminary stage as the league champions. Over the years, the league competition has gained important stature in its own right.

Initially the only teams only allowed to participate in the league were the state FAs, teams representing the Armed Forces and the Police, and teams representing the neighbouring countries of Singapore and Brunei (though the Football Association of Singapore pulled out of the Malaysian League after the 1994 season following a dispute with the Football Association of Malaysia over gate receipts. However, Singapore was subsequently re-invited into the league for the 2012 season and participated under the name Lions XII). In recent years, top Malaysian club teams have also been admitted to the league competition.

In 2010, The Football Association of Malaysia released a new logo for the 2011 season, which was subsequently replaced by another logo that incorporated the new league sponsor, Astro for the 2012 season.[1]

Between 1989 to 1993 and 1998 to 2003, the football league in Malaysia was divided into two levels:

Between 1994 to 1997, there was no second-level league as the top two leagues were combined.

Between 2004 to 2006, the professional football league in Malaysia was divided into two levels and two groups:

Between 2007 until now, the professional football league in Malaysia was only divided into two levels when Malaysia Premier League combined into one level:

Logo evolution

Teams

Main article: List of Malaysia Super League teams

A total of 14 teams have played in the Super League from its inception in 2004 up to and including the 2012 season. Seven teams have been members of the Super League for every season since its inception.

The following 12 teams are competing in the Malaysian Super League during the 2013 season.

Club
Position
in 2012
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
Number of seasons
in the Super League
First season of
current spell in
top division
Top division
titles
Last top division title
ATM FA 0111st in the
Premier League
19xx x x 2013 0 n/a
FELDA United FC 01010th 2010 3 3 2011 0 n/a
Johor Darul Takzim FC (formerly known as Johor FC) 0099th 2006-07 8 7 2006-07 0 n/a
Kelantan FA 0011st 1983 5 5 2009 2 2012
LionsXII 0022nd 2012 3 3 2012 3 2013
Negeri Sembilan FA 0066th 1983 3 3 2005-06 1 2011
Pahang FA 0122nd in the
Premier League
1983 23 8 2013 5 2004
Perak FA 0044th 1983 24 9 1989 2 2003-04
PKNS FC 0077th 2011 2 2 2011 0 n/a
Selangor FA 0033rd 1983 6 6 2006-07 6 2010
T-Team 0088th 2010 3 3 2011 0 n/a
Terengganu FA 0055th 1983 3 3 2005-06 0 n/a

Champions

Since its inception in 2004, the Malaysia Super League title has seen 6 different teams become champions. Kedah FA becomes the first club that won the Super League Malaysia title back-to-back, in 2006-07 season and in 2007-08 season. Kelantan FA also managed to win back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.

The Lions XII won the recent Malaysia Super League with a 4 - 0 victory over Felda United at the Jalan Besar Stadium, in which they had won 10, drawn 1 and loss 0 throughout the whole season.

Astro Malaysia Super League is classified as the 18th league in Asian with a Grade D in the AFC Pro-League Ad-Hoc Committee Assessment Chart.

Championship

Year Champion Runners-up Third Place
2004 Pahang Pahang FA Selangor Public Bank FC Perlis Perlis FA
2005 Perlis Perlis FA Pahang Pahang FA Perak Perak FA
2005–06 Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan FA Malacca TM FC Perak Perak FA
2006–07 Kedah Kedah FA Perak Perak FA Brunei DPMM FC
2007–08 Kedah Kedah FA Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan FA Johor Johor FC
2009 Selangor Selangor FA Perlis Perlis FA Kedah Kedah FA
2010 Selangor Selangor FA Kelantan Kelantan FA Terengganu Terengganu FA
2011 Kelantan Kelantan FA Terengganu Terengganu FA Selangor Selangor FA
2012 Kelantan Kelantan FA Singapore Lions XII Selangor Selangor FA
2013 Singapore LionsXII Selangor Selangor FA Johor Johor Darul Takzim FC
2014

Performance by club (2004-current)

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Seasons Runners-Up Seasons
Kelantan FA
2
1
2011, 2012
2010
Selangor FA
2
1
2009, 2010
2013
Kedah FA
2
0
2006-07, 2007-08
Pahang FA
1
1
2004-05
2005-06
Negeri Sembilan FA
1
1
2005-06
2007-08
Perlis FA
1
1
2005
2009
LionsXII
1
1
2013
2012
Public Bank FC
0
1
2004-05
ATM FC
0
1
2005-06
Perak FA
0
1
2006-07
Terengganu FA
0
1
2011

Great honours

Great honours are titled for the team who won 2 trophies (double) and 3 trophies (treble) in the same season. It covers Malaysia Super League, Malaysia FA Cup and Malaysia Cup.

Treble

See The Double and The Treble

Team Year Winning titles
Kedah FA 2006-07 Super League, Malaysia FA Cup, Malaysia Cup
Kedah FA 2007-08 Super League, Malaysia FA Cup, Malaysia Cup
Kelantan FA 2012 Super League, Malaysia FA Cup, Malaysia Cup

Double

Team Year Winning titles
Selangor FA 2009 Super League, FA Cup
Selangor FA 2005 FA Cup, Malaysia Cup
Selangor FA 1997 Malaysia Division 1, Malaysia Cup
Singapore FA 1994 Malaysia Division 1, Malaysia Cup
Kedah FA 1993 Malaysia Division 1, Malaysia Cup
Pahang FA 1992 Malaysia Division 1, Malaysia Cup
Johor FA 1991 Malaysia Division 1, Malaysia Cup

Players Awards

Golden Boot winners

Season Players Teams/Clubs Goals
1989 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan Selangor FA 12
1990 Australia Alistair Edwards Singapore FA 13
1991 Australia Abbas Saad Johor FA 11
1992 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan Pahang FA 12
1993 Malaysia Mohd Hashim Mustapha Kelantan FA 13
1994 Malaysia Mohd Hashim Mustapha Kelantan FA 25
1995 Australia Scott Ollerenshaw Sabah FA 22
1996 Australia Scott Ollerenshaw Sabah FA 18
1997 Hungary Laszlo Repasi Perak FA 19
1998 Russia Vyacheslav Melnikov Pahang FA 17
1999 Malaysia Azman Adnan Penang FA 13
2000 Malaysia Azizul Kamaluddin Pahang FA 12
2001 Malaysia Norizam Ali Hassan Perak FA 13
2002 Malaysia Muhamad Khalid Jamlus Perak FA 17
2003 Zambia Phillimon Chepita Perlis FA 23
2004 Malaysia Indra Putra Mahayuddin Pahang FA 15
2005 Brazil Julio Cesar Rodriguez
Zambia Zacharia Simukonda
Sabah FA
Perlis FA
18
2006 Guinea Keita Mandjou Perak FA 17
2007 Guinea Keita Mandjou
Brunei Mohd Shahrazen Said
Perak FA
DPMM FC
21
2008 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Marlon Alex James Kedah FA 23
2009 Malaysia Mohd Nizaruddin Yusof Perlis FA 18
2010 Malaysia Mohd Ashaari Shamsuddin Terengganu FA 18
2011 Malaysia Abdul Hadi Yahya Terengganu FA 20
2012 Cameroon Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona
Liberia Francis Forkey Doe
Negeri Sembilan FA
Terengganu FA
15
2013 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Marlon Alex James ATM FA 16

Goalscorer Statistic

Total Player Goals per Season
2004 2005 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
56 Malaysia Mohd Ashaari Shamsuddin  ???  ??? 17 18 10 7 4
54 Guinea Keita Mandjou 11 17 21 5
53 Malaysia Indra Putra Mahayuddin 15  ??? ??? ??? ??? 14 ??? 11 7 6
47 Malaysia Abdul Manaf Mamat 10 9 8 13 4 3
42 Malaysia Norshahrul Idlan Talaha  ??? ???  ??? ???  ??? 10 ??? 19 6 7
41 Malaysia Mohd Khalid Jamlus 4 ??? 15 13 9 ??? ??? ???
39 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Marlon Alex James 23 16
37 Malaysia Safee Sali ??? 11 12 12 2
27 Malaysia Mohd Amri Yahyah ??? ??? ??? 13 ??? ??? 6 8
26 Malaysia Abdul Hadi Yahya ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? 20 3 3
26 Malaysia Azlan Ismail ??? ??? ??? ??? 12 10 ??? 1 3
24 Malaysia Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi ??? ??? 8 10 ??? 6
24 Malaysia R. Surendran ??? 1 3 2 ??? 6 8 ??? 1 3
21 Malaysia Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal ??? ??? ??? 6 12 ??? 2 1

Club Records

FA AFC FIFA
Team Super League Premier League FAM League Malaysia Cup FA Cup Sultan Ahmad Shah Cup Total AFC Champions League AFC Cup Total FIFA Club World Cup Total
Selangor 7 2 7 32 5 8 61 Runner-up - 0 - 61
Singapore 5 - 2 24 - 1 32 - 0 - 32
Perak 2 1 3 7 2 3 17 - 0 - 17
Kedah 3 3 - 4 3 2 15 - 0 - 15
Penang 3 - 5 4 1 1 14 - 0 - 14
Kuala Lumpur 2 - - 3 3 3 11 - 0 - 11
Kelantan 2 1 3 2 2 1 11 - 0 - 11
Pahang 5 - - 3 1 2 11 - 0 - 11
Negeri Sembilan 1 1 - 3 2 1 8 - 0 - 8
Terengganu - 2 1 1 2 1 7 - 0 - 7
Johor 1 1 - 2 1 1 6 - 0 - 6
Perlis 1 1 - 2 - 2 6 - 0 - 6
Sarawak 1 1 - - 1 1 4 - 0 - 4
MPPJ - 1 1 1 - 1 4 - 0 - 4
ATM - 1 1 - - 1 3 - 0 - 3
Johor FC - 1 2 - - - 3 - 0 - 3
PKNS - 1 2 - - - 3 - 0 - 3
Sabah 1 - - - 1 - 2 - 0 - 2
Kuantan - - 2 - - - 2 - 0 - 2
Malacca 1 - - - - - 1 - 0 - 1
Brunei - - - 1 - - 1 - 0 - 1
PDRM - 1 - - - - 1 - 0 - 1
Public Bank - 1 - - - - 1 - 0 - 1
Kuala Muda Naza - 1 - - - - 1 - 0 - 1
Sime Darby - - 1 - - - 1 - 0 - 1
T-Team - - 1 - - - 1 - 0 - 1
Pos Malaysia - - 1 - - - 1 - 0 - 1
NS Betaria - - 1 - - - 1 - 0 - 1
Putrajaya SPA - - 1 - - - 1 - 0 - 1
  • Table shows teams' wins in all competitions
  • Numbers in bracket shows runner-up finishes in competitions
  • Although the FA of Malaysia has not recognised retrospectively the league winners for 1979–1981, these are included for statistical comparison.
  • The figures in bold represent the most times this competition has been won by the team
  • Singapore Lions XII will be counted as Singapore FA

Number of appearances

Included 2014 Malaysia Super League.

Rank Teams Recent Appearances
1 Perak Perak 2014 11
2 Pahang Pahang 2014 10
3 Selangor Selangor 2014 9
4 Terengganu Terengganu 2014 8
4 Johor Johor Darul Takzim 2014 8
4 Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan 2013 8
4 Perlis Perlis 2011 8
8 Penang Penang 2010 7
8 Kedah Kedah 2012t 7
10 Kelantan Kelantan 2014 6
11 Sarawak Sarawak 2014 5
11 Terengganu T-Team 2014 5
13 Sabah Sabah 2012 4
14 Selangor PKNS 2014 3
14 Singapore LionsXII 2014 3
14 Kuala Lumpur Felda United 2013 3
14 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur 2012 3
14 Malacca Malacca TMFC 2006-07 3
19 Kuala Lumpur ATM 2014 2
19 Kuala Lumpur UPB-MyTeam 2009 2
19 Brunei Brunei DPMM 2007-08 2
19 Selangor Selangor MPPJ 2005-06 2
19 Kuala Lumpur Public Bank 2005 2
19 Kuala Lumpur PDRM 2009 2
19 Kuala Lumpur KL PLUS 2010 2
26 Malacca Malacca 2006-07 1
26 Johor Johor 2010 1
26 Kuala Lumpur Sime Darby 2014 1
26 Kedah Kuala Muda NAZA 2009 1
26 Malaysia Harimau Muda A 2011 1

See also

References

External links

  • MSL Official Site
  • MSL Blog Site
  • Official site
  • Football Association of Malaysia
  • RSSSF.com: Malaysia - List of Champions
  • Malaysia Super League results
  • MSL news
  • MSL Schedule and Table

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