Pahang F.C.

Pahang FC
Full name Pahang Football Club
Nickname(s) Elephants (Tok Gajah)
Short name Pahang
Founded 1959 (1959) as Pahang FA
2017 (2017) as Pahang FC
Ground Darul Makmur Stadium
Ground Capacity 40,000
Chairman Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah
Coach Dollah Salleh
League Malaysia Super League
2016 Malaysia Super League, 9th
Website Club home page

Pahang Football Club (Malay: Kelab Bola Sepak Pahang) is a Malaysia professional football club based in Kuantan, Pahang. The association was founded 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.

The lowest point of the association was in 2012, as the association had been relegated to the Malaysian Premier League. With the collective morale support from the players and the fans, Pahang FA came back from the abysmal to the Malaysian Super League in 2013 after winning the play-off match against Kedah FA, just one season after being relegated. Following the association privatisation in 2016, the name was changed to Pahang FC.


The association 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 an association known as Pahang FA. 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. 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 association successfully entered the final of Malaysia Cup 4 times eventhough they only succeed once in 1992. The 1992 was the best year when the association 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 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 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 the 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 Shahzan Muda F.C. were absorbed into Pahang FA. In 2012, Pahang FA was playing in 2nd division of M-League. While in Premier League, Pahang FA showed great improvement in the 2012 season as they qualified for the Malaysia Cup quarter-finals. Pahang FA was also a Premier League runner-up in 2012, thus enable the association to play in the "play-off" matches for the promotion to the Super League. Pahang FA beat Kedah FA in the final of the "play-off" and had been promoted to Super League in 2013. In the year 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 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. Beginning from 2016, the association name was officially changed to Pahang FC following privatisation.

Club record

Updated on 21 February 2016.


  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 Super League 21 14 5 2 48 29 +19 47 1st Semi-finals Semi-finals
2005 Super League 21 10 5 6 37 29 +8 35 2nd Quarter-finals 1st round AFC Cup Group stage
2005–06 Super League 21 7 6 8 21 24 -3 27 7th Group stage Champions
2006–07 Super League 24 7 6 11 32 41 -9 27 9th Group stage 2nd round AFC Cup Group stage
2007–08 Super League 24 8 6 10 26 31 -5 30 8th Group stage Semi-finals
2009 Super League 26 5 2 19 32 63 -31 17 13th Group stage 1st round
2010 Super League 26 10 3 13 31 50 -19 33 8th Quarter-finals 1st round
2011 Super League 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 Super League 22 10 5 7 36 32 +4 35 5th Champions Semi-finals
2014 Super League 22 11 4 7 36 30 +6 37 3rd Champions Champions Champions
2015 Super League 22 13 5 4 43 29 +14 38[lower-alpha 1] 3rd Runner-up Semi-finals Semi-finals AFC Cup Quarter-finals
2016 Super League 22 6 6 10 25 40 -15 24[lower-alpha 2] 9th Group stage 3rd round
2017 Super League


  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 season 2013, 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.




  • Winners (5): 1987, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2004
  • Runner-up (4): 1984, 1991, 1998, 2005


  • Winners (4): 1983, 1992, 2013, 2014
  • Runner-up(4): 1984, 1994, 1995, 1997
  • Winners (2): 2006, 2014
  • Runner-up (1): 1995
  • Winners (3): 1992, 1993, 2014
  • Runner-up (5): 1985, 1988, 1995, 2007, 2015

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 Seri Muhammad Safian Ismail 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.


Main article: Darul Makmur Stadium

Pahang FC 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.[3]


Team Committee

Position Name
President Malaysia Y.A.M. Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah
Deputy President Malaysia Datuk Seri Muhammad Safian Ismail
Vice-President Malaysia Datuk Seri Zamry Ramli
Malaysia Datuk Jalaluddin Mohamed Deli
Committee Members Malaysia Ahmad Salizam Ghazali
Malaysia Datuk Seri Mohd Zaini Saleh
Malaysia Samim Salimallah
Malaysia Datuk Taufik Razak
Malaysia Razab Wahab
Malaysia Adzland Zakaria
Malaysia Husniabidi Husin
Malaysia Raja Mustafa Shah Raja Jalil Shah
Malaysia Rosli Nordin
Malaysia S. Krishnan

Current coaching staff

Position Name
Team Manager Malaysia Dato' Che Nasir B Salleh
Assistant Team Manager Malaysia Jalaluddin Jaafar
Technical Coach
Head Coach Malaysia Dollah Salleh
Assistant Head Coach Malaysia Ahmad Shaharuddin Rosdi
Coach Malaysia Azaruddin Aziz
Malaysia Jalaluddin Jaafar
Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Muadzar Mohamad
Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Hafiz Tajudin
Malaysia Abdul Rahim Kadir Ku Jambu
Physiotheraphy Malaysia Adam Zuhairy Zafri
Kit Man Malaysia Abdul Razak B Akil
U21 Manager Malaysia Dato' Jalaluddin Mohd Deli
U21 Head Coach Malaysia Fuzzemi Ibrahim
U21 Assistant Coach Malaysia Mohd Yazeed Hamzah
U21 Coach Malaysia Shahrulnizam Sahat
U21 Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Syed Mohd Nasir Mat Akil
U21 Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Kaizai Zainuddin
U21 Physiotheraphy Malaysia Mohd Mahyuddin Mohd Idris
U19 Manager Malaysia Abdul Razab Wahab
U19 Head Coach Malaysia Muhd Fahim Kow Abdullah
U19 Assistant Coach Malaysia Noor Azmi Mohamed
U19 Assistant Coach Malaysia Ali Tahar
U19 Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Zureymi Majid
U19 Fitness Coach Malaysia Kow Hok Nam
U19 Physiotheraphy Malaysia Mohd Nor Hafizan Abdul Hamit


First-team Squad

No. Name Nat. Pos.
1 Wan Azraei Wan Teh Malaysia GK
25 Helmi Heliza Malaysia GK
2 Matthew Davies Malaysia RB,RWB
3 Saiful Nizam Miswan Malaysia CB,RB,LB
4 Nordin Alias Malaysia LB,LWB
14 Faisal Mohd Rosli Malaysia LB,LWB
20 Zubir Azmi Malaysia LB,LM,CM
30 Ashar Al-Aafiz Malaysia CB,RB
23 Safuwan Baharudin Singapore CB
24 R. Gopinathan Malaysia LB,LWB,LM
6 D. Saarvindran Malaysia AM,CM,LM
12 Azamuddin Akil Malaysia LW, ST
8 Safiq Rahim Malaysia CM,DM
10 Faysal Shayesteh AfghanistanNetherlands MF,AM,ST
11 Nor Azam Abdul Azih Malaysia CM
16 Kogileswaran Raj Malaysia AM,ST
17 Zaiza Zainal Abidin Malaysia RM, RW
18 Shah Amirul Zamri Malaysia CM, RM, RW
21 Hafiz Kamal Malaysia AM,CM
22 Ashari Samsudin Malaysia RM, RW
23 Joseph Kalang Tie Malaysia LM, LW
7 Ali Ashfaq Maldives ST
9 Matias Conti Argentina ST

Development squad


As of 1 June 2016

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.

Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Muhammad Amirul Husni Husnizam Malaysia GK 20/6/96
22 Muhammad Yusuf Akma Mohd Nawi Malaysia GK 15/4/97
25 Muhammad Nur Kamarullah Khairul Saidi Malaysia GK 9/3/95
2 Muhammad Hariz Irffan Mohd Nazri Malaysia CB, RB, DM 21/11/95
4 Khairul Annas Ibrahim Malaysia RB/RWB 4/5/95
5 Muhammad Salahudin Sulong Malaysia CB 21/11/95
6 Amirul Hafizzudin Ahmad Shamsudin Malaysia CB 27/8/96
15 Mohd Hilmi Husaini Asmadii Malaysia LB/LWB/LM 16/3/95
16 Mohd Ikmal Ahwamuddin Malaysia RB/RWB 1996
18 Muhammad Jadid Ilias Malaysia CB 21/12/96
19 Muhammad Shahrul Nizam Mohd Nadzir Malaysia LB/LM/LWB 15/6/96
23 Muhammad Sharmin Izwan Mohd Suffian Malaysia CB 13/11/97
Sajrul Amat Ngadi Malaysia Bosnia and Herzegovina CB 1995
7 Muhammad Amirul Izwan Rosmadi Malaysia LM/ LW/ RM/ RW 13/1/96
8 Nik Muhammad Sharif Haseefy Mohd Lazim Malaysia AM, CM 30/5/97
10 Muhd Amirul Ahmad Nazri Malaysia CM 1997
12 Muhammad Zuhair Aizat Mohd Nazri Malaysia RM/ RW 1/10/96
17 Muhammad Asyraf Rojani Malaysia CM 28/7/97
21 Shazlan Zaidin Malaysia LW/ LM/ RW/ RM 26/7/96
24 Muhammad Wafiuddin Zulkifly Malaysia DM/ CM 1996
9 Muhammad Suqry bin Jaafar Sidek Malaysia ST 21/1/96
11 Muhammad Adam Mohd Zaki Malaysia ST 17/7/97
14 Muhammad Yusrin Zakwan Yusran Malaysia ST 1997
20 Mohd Zul Hafiz Zulkifli Malaysia ST 11/10/96

Source:[4] Source:[5]


As of 1 June 2016

Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Harinderen a/l Ramesh Malaysia GK/RW/RM/AMC 12/1/98
22 Sheikh Mohd Ashraf Nadzman Malaysia GK 1998
25 Mohd Faizal Abdul Isha Malaysia GK 13/5/98
3 Abdul Suhairil Idham Zahari Malaysia CB 9/1/98
2 Abdul Syafiq Rizwan (vc) Malaysia RB/RWB 1998
5 Muhammad Amirul Asyraf Mohamed Malaysia CB 15/8/98
9 Nur Amiruddin Muhammad Malaysia LB/LWB 1998
13 Muhammad Nur Amirul Mohd Nizam Malaysia RB/RWB 2/10/98
15 Muhammad Naqib Zulkifli Malaysia CB 1998
16 Nur Muhammad Imadnuddin Afiq Azhar (c) Malaysia CB 1998
25 Tuan Afif Nasrullah Tuan Hazahar Malaysia LM/ LW/ RM/ RW 1997
6 Zurkanain Samsul Malaysia DM, CM 1997
29 Amirul Aizad Jamaluddin Malaysia AM/CM/ST/CF 18/3/98
17 Muhammad Azul Anis Bakri Malaysia CM 1/7/98
19 Muhammad Hairul Iqmal Mohd Raffi Malaysia CM 20/12/98
21 Danial Syakir Ahmad Shuhor Malaysia CM 8/2/97
23 Muhammad Khaiyum Mohd Khaimi Malaysia RW, RM 5/1/98
7 Muhammad Zulhisyam Zulkifli Malaysia ST 26/3/98
31 Mohd Hafiq Bin Bakeri MalaysiaUruguay ST 2/1/98
14 Mohd Addad Azeman Malaysia ST 1998
10 Adli Hakimi Malaysia ST 1998


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 Malaysia Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif
1997–98 Denmark Jorgen Erik Larsen
1999 Australia Alan Davidson
1999–00 Malaysia Fuzzeimi Ibrahim
2001–02 Malaysia Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif
2003 Brazil Ralf Borges Ferreira
2004 Malaysia Ahmad Yunus Mohd Alif
2005–06 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
2007 Malaysia Haji Ahmad Yusof
2008 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
2009 Malaysia Tajuddin Noor
2010–13 Malaysia Dollah Salleh
Dec 2013 – March 2014 England Ron Smith
March 2014 – Dec 2015 Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
Dec 2015 – March 2016 Malaysia Ahmad Shaharuddin Rosdi
April 2016  – October 2016 Malaysia Razip Ismail

Kit manufacturers and sponsors

Current kit manufacturers and sponsors

Kits manufacturers
Financial sponsors
Bank Islam
Liberty Insurance
Aras Kuasa
Resorts World Genting
Allianz Malaysia
Red Bull
M.S Garden Hotel

Previous Kit Supplier and Sponsor

Period Manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
1989–90 Germany Schwarzenbach United KingdomDunhill
1991 Germany Puma
1992–98 Italy Diadora
1999–00 Japan Mikasa
2001–03 Italy Kronos
2004–05 Germany Adidas
2006–07 MalaysiaTM
2008 Denmark Hummel
2009 Italy Lotto
2010 Malaysia the ZON hotel
2011–12 Malaysia Resorts World Genting
2013 Australia Stobi
2014–2016 Germany Puma Malaysia Aras Kuasa
2017–present Germany Jako Malaysia Bank Islam

See also


  3. "Stadium Darul Makmur". Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  4. "Pahang U21". Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  5. "PAHANG FA U21 – Skuad Piala Presiden". Pahang Piala Presiden. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  6. "Pahang U19". Retrieved 1 March 2016.

External links

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