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Pahang FA

Pahang FA
Full name Persatuan Bolasepak Negeri Pahang
(Pahang Football Association)
Nickname(s) Tok Gajah (The Elephants)
Founded 1959 (1959)
Ground Darul Makmur Stadium
Ground Capacity 40 000
Owner PBNP
Coach Zainal Abidin Hassan
League Malaysia Super League
2015 Malaysia Super League, 2nd
Website Club home page

Pahang Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bolasepak Negeri Pahang) is a Malaysian professional football club based in Kuantan, Pahang. The club was founded in 1959 to represent the state itself and has traditionally worn a yellow home kit since. In the beginning, their early home match is being held around the city public fields and outside Kuantan, predominantly around districts of Pahang.

Pahang is one of the great powers in Malaysian football history. Known as the "The Elephant", Pahang FA is considers as the East Coast giant as they possessed greater histories of football in the country than its neighbours, Kelantan FA and Terengganu FA.

The lowest point of the club was in 2012, as the club had been relegated to the 2nd division in M-League. With the collective morale support from the players and the fans, Pahang FA came back from the abysmal to the 1st division of M-League in 2013 after winning the play-off match against Kedah FA, just one season after being relegated.


  • History 1
  • Honours 2
    • Domestic 2.1
      • League 2.1.1
      • Cups 2.1.2
  • Performance in AFC competitions 3
  • Administration 4
  • Stadium 5
  • Current coaching staff 6
  • 2015 squad 7
    • Transfers 7.1
      • Out On Loan 7.1.1
  • President's cup squad (under-21) 8
    • U21 8.1
    • U19 8.2
  • Team managers 9
    • Coaches 9.1
  • Kit manufacturers and sponsors 10
  • See also 11
  • References 12
  • External links 13


The club has been established after the great support from locals who require a football team to represent Pahang in HMS Beagle. As the initiatives to the request, Sultan Abu Bakar has established a club known as Pahang FA. In the next year, the club begins with the preparation against another states before taking part for the first time in the HMS Beagle Cup. After a long time looking for the homeground, the Council of Kuantan announced the construction of a new stadium, Darul Makmur Stadium in 1970.

Led by legendary Jamal Nasir, Pahang FA won the first cup in 1983 when they won the Malaysia Cup, 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 90s, when the club successfully entered the final of Malaysia Cup 4 times eventhough they only succeed once in 1992. The 1992 was the best year when the club won the double, the Malaysia Cup and the league. Pahang FA in that year was touted as the Dream Team when several high profile players played for the club 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 club successfully defeated Kedah FA in final stage to win the Malaysia Cup, thanks to the fastest goal ever in Malaysia Cup history by Zulhamizan Zakaria. Pahang FA was also the first winner of the newly formatted M-League in 2004. As one of the most successful football team in Malaysia from 1980–2007, Pahang FA had successfully produced many talented local players from the academy such as Khairul Azman Mohamed, one of the best goal keeper in Asia in 1990s, the prolific striker, Azizul Kamaluddin, Mohd Fadzli Saari who played in SV Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany and Muhammad Juzaili Samion who was also played for the 4th division of Ligue 1 club, FCSR Haguenau in 2000.

In 2008, many players from talented young 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 Malaysia Cup 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 figure of club history, as they won it as a player and as manager and coach respectively.




  • Winners (5): 1987, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2004


  • Winners (4): 1983, 1992, 2013, 2014
  • Winners (2): 2006, 2014
  • Winners (3): 1992, 1993, 2014

Performance in AFC competitions

AFC Champions League : 1989: Semi-final League (Group B)
AFC Champions League : 1994: withdrew in qualifying – 1st round
AFC Champions League : 1996: Round of 16 ( lost to Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 2–5 on Argegate )
AFC Cup 2005: Group stage ( Group E )
AFC Cup 2007: Group stage ( Group F )
AFC Cup 2015: Quarter Final


The President of the association is held by Y.A.M. Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah, who replaced his brother K.D.Y.T.M Tengku Mahkota Pahang Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah for 2007–10 session. Meanwhile, Pahang State Finance Officer, YB Datuk Ahmad Suffian was elected to the vice-president position. Both the president and his deputy won their posts uncontested, after the previous president, K.D.Y.T.M Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah decided not to run for re-election.

The general secretary, Mr. Fuzzemi Ibrahim (2010–present), was appointed by committee.


Darul Makmur Stadium
ستاديوم دار المعمور
Location Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Owner Darul Makmur Stadium Corporation
Operator Pahang Football Association
Capacity 40,000
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass pitch
Scoreboard Olympex
Opened 1970
Renovated 1995 / 2011
Construction cost RM 7,000,000 plus
Architect Liew Kok Hee BArch (Melbourne) Pahang State PWD Architect
Pahang FA (1970–present)
Sukma Games (1996/2012)

Pahang FA are currently based at Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan, Pahang. The capacity of the stadium is 40,000 and also has a running track, in addition to the football field.[1]

Current coaching staff

  • Team Manager : Dato' Che Nasir B Salleh
  • Assistant Team Manager : Fahrizal Hassan
  • Head Coach : Zainal Abidin Hassan
  • Assistant Head Coach : Ahmad Shaharuddin Rosdi
  • Goalkeeper Coach : Muadzar Mohamad
  • Fitness Coach : Abdul Rahim Kadir Ku Jambu
  • Physio : Adam Zuhairy Zafri
  • Kit Man : Abdul Razak B Akil
  • U21 Manager : Halimi Kamaruzzaman
  • U21 Head Coach : Azaruddin Aziz
  • U21 Assistant Coach : Muhd Fahim Kow Abdullah
  • U21 Goalkeeper Coach : Syed Mohd Nasir Mat Akil
  • U21 Physio : Mohd Mahyuddin Mohd Idris
  • U19 Head Coach : Shahrulnizam Sahat
  • U19 Assistant Coach : Ali Tahar
  • U19 Goalkeeper Coach : Zureymi Majid
  • U19 Physio : Mohd Nor Hafizan Abdul Hamit

2015 squad

As of 5 Dec 2014

No. Name Nationality Position
1 Khairul Azhan Khalid GK
22 Muhammad Saufie Mohamad GK
23 Mohd Nasril Nourdin GK
2 Mohd Hazri Rozali RB
3 Mohd Saiful Nizam Miswan CB, RB, LB
4 Damion Stewart CB
5 Mohammad Abdul Aziz Ismail LB, RB
6 Zesh Rehman CB, DM
13 Mohd Razman Roslan (captain) CB, RB, LB
14 Mohd Faisal Mohd Rosli LB
17 Mohd Zaiza Zainal Abidin CB
18 Muhammad Syawal Norsam CB
20 Mohd Shahrizan Salleh LB
41 Matthew Davies RB
7 R. Surendran RM, RW
8 Azidan Sarudin CM
15 D. Saarvindran AM, CM, LM, LW, RM, RW
16 Wan Zack Haikal Wan Noor RM, RW
21 Mohd Hafiz Kamal CM, DM
24 R. Gopinathan LM, LW
33 Muhd Nor Azam Abdul Azih CM
25 Mohd Rizua Shafiqi Kamarulzaman RM, RW
12 Mohd Azamuddin Md Akil RM, RW
9 Matías Conti ST
19 Mohd Fauzi Roslan ST, LW
26 Mohd Shafie Zahari ST

For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015


2015 Transfers (In)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
5 DF Mohammad Abdul Aziz Ismail (from Kelantan FA)
15 DF D. Saarvindran (from Harimau Muda A)
25 MF Mohd Rizua Shafiqi Kamarulzaman (from Pahang U21)
No. Position Player
27 MF Muhd Nor Azam Abdul Azih (from Harimau Muda B)
41 DF Matthew Davies (from Perth Glory)
2015 Transfers (Out)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
11 FW Mohd Faizol Hussien (Johor Darul Ta'zim II)
MF Mohd Shahrul Aizad Zulkifli (to Kuantan FA)
No. Position Player
FW Mohd Shafizi Mohd Zain (to Real Mulia)

Out On Loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
10 MF Abdul Malik Mat Ariff (on loan at Kuantan FA)

President's cup squad (under-21)

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.


As of 22 January 2015

Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Mohd Daniel Wafiuddin Sadun GK 16/3/97
Khairul Nidzam Mohd Noor GK 17/6/94
Muhammad Nur Kamarullah Khairul Saidi GK 9/3/95
Mohd Nazrin Ramlan RB, CB 20/9/94
Muhammad Hariz Irffan Mohd Nazri CB, RB, DM 21/11/95
Muhammad Faizul Mat Lazin CB, RB 30/7/95
Muhammad Afiq Aiman Hashim CB 6/9/94
Mohd Amirul Yushairy Mohd Rusdi CB 16/2/94
Shazlan Zaidin LB 26/7/96
Muhammad Rusydi Shahriz Ahmad Kamal CB, RB, LB 21/6/97
Muhammad Suqry bin Jaafar Sidek CB 21/1/96
Mohd Zalanie Zakaria LB, RB 2/12/97
Muhammad Baqiuddin Shamsudin LM, LW, RM, RW 14/12/94
Mohamad Ridhwan Maidin (c) DM, CM 27/4/94
Muhd Nor Azam Abdul Azih CM 3/1/95
Mohd Hilmi Husaini Asmadii LW, LM, RW, RM 16/3/95
Amirul Hafizzudin Ahmad CM 27/8/96
Muhammad Ashar Al-Aafiz Abdullah RW, RM 28/3/95
Mohd Harris Fikri Redzuan AM, CM 6/7/94
Muhammad Shahrul Nizam Mohd Nadzir LW, LM, RW, RM 15/6/96
Muhammad Sharmin Izwan Mohd Suffian ST 13/11/97
Muhamad Amirul Kasmuri ST 6/5/94
Mohd Faizal Abdul Rani ST 17/1/94
Nik Muhammad Sharif Haseefy Mohd Lazim ST 30/5/97
Muhammad Zuhair Aizat Mohd Nazri ST 1/10/96



As of 22 January 2015

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
2 DF Che Khairul Syafiq
3 MF Muhammad Amirul Izzudin
4 DF Mohd Azreen
5 DF Syed Muhammad Nazaruddin
6 MF
7 DF Mohamad Amirul Hamedon
8 MF
9 FW Mohd Zul Fakhri
10 FW Muhammad Nur Amirul Mohd Nizam
11 MF Muhamad Rafiuddin Jemail
12 DF Ahmad Sahir Manan
13 MF Muhammad Amirul Izwan Rosmadi
14 MF Mohd Hafifi Mohd Salleh
15 MF Mohd Rafizi Dannil Zulkifli
No. Position Player
16 FW Syahmir Ezzat Rauzan
17 DF Muhammad Fakrul Kadarisman
18 MF Muhammad Hannan Ikhwan
19 DF Danial Syakir Ahmad Shuhor
20 FW Muhammad Hairul Iqmal
21 DF Iqmal Asyraf Azlan
22 GK Muhammad Amin Aiman Mohd Saufie
23 DF Muhammad Aliff Amin Basri
24 GK Mohd Asraf Mohd Sabri
25 MF Muhammad Zikri Zainal Abidin
42 MF Muhammad Shazlan Wahab
45 DF Mohd Ikmal Ahwamuddin
44 FW Muhammad Adam
46 FW Muhammad Haziq Hamidun
47 DF Zairul Zakwan Arnain

Team managers

Year Manager
1999 Tok Muda Talib Sulaiman
2000–03 Datuk Jamal Nasir Abdul Nasir Ismail
2004–05 Dato' Hajji Shahiruddin Abdul Moin
2006–07 Zainal Abidin Hassan
2008 Dato' Omar Othman
2009–now Dato' Che Nasir Salleh


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 14 Ron Smith
March 2014– Zainal Abidin Hassan

Kit manufacturers and sponsors

Current kit manufacturers and sponsors

Kits manufacturers
Financial sponsors
Resorts World Genting
Aras Kuasa
Allianz Malaysia

Previous Kit Supplier and Sponsor

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
2014–2015 Puma Aras Kuasa

See also


  1. ^ "Stadium Darul Makmur". Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "PAHANG FA U21 – Skuad Piala Presiden". Pahang Piala Presiden. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 

External links

  • Official Website
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