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Kedah FA

Kedah FA
Club crest
Full name Kedah Football Association
Nickname(s) Red Hawk
Founded 1924
Ground Darul Aman Stadium, Kedah, Malaysia
Ground Capacity 32,387[1]
Chairman Dato' Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir
Coach Tan Cheng Hoe
League Malaysia Premier League
2014 4th

The Kedah Football Association is a football association that supervises football in the state of Kedah.

The Kedah FA are a professional football team in Malaysian that represent the state of Kedah and under the supervision of Kedah Football Association. Kedah FA currently play in the Malaysia Premier League, and they are the most successful team in the history of Malaysian football after they have won a record of double treble titles in 2006–07 and 2007–08 seasons.


Kedah FA's traditional colours are red and black, but currently the home kit has been in the colours of green and yellow since 1988. This idea was suggested by Dato' Shukri Hashim after Kedah FA Deputy President, Ahmad Basri Akil asked for a different set of colours for the home kit. However, Ahmad Basri changed Shukri's idea to 'green and yellow' which fits the Kedah state's nickname Jelapang Padi. The Kedah FA kit is currently manufactured by Lotto. Their previous kit manufacturers were Line 7, Lotto and Puma. Kedah FA's first team sponsor was Sharp, from 1989 to 2000. Following that, the club was sponsored by Modenas. Their current shirt sponsor is PKNK which had been the main team sponsor of Kedah FA since 2005. The ideas of the current Kedah FA crest also came from Ahmad Basri Akil after he announced the then-new Kedah FA official colours of green and yellow in 1988. Green dominates the background; the side of the crest shows 11 joint bordered lines which signify the 11 districts of the Kedah state. At the centre of the crest is a ball and Allamanda flowers; as the flower is green and yellow in colour, which are suitable with the new Kedah FA colours and the team motto, "Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan" is written in yellow.

The football team was founded in 1924 by Tunku Yaacob Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah[2] as a president, though they only had limited success until the appointment of the late Dato' Paduka Ahmad Basri Akil as manager in 1985. Under Ahmad Basri Akil, Kedah FA qualified for six Malaysia Cup final matches in a seven-year period between 1987 to 1993; and won 2 Malaysia Cup titles, 1 league title and 1 FA Cup title. The club experienced a lean period in the 1980s and 1990s, but enjoyed a revival in the new millennium by winning the treble in 2007 and 2008. After the glorious double treble achievement under the guidance of Azraai Khor, Kedah start to have a dip in their performance. This is mainly because of the loss of their influential import players; the likes of Nelson San Martín, Bernard Huggins and Marlon James, who had been The Canaries peripheral figures in their double treble glory due to new ruling by FAM. Problems with the new management team also led to Azraai Khor departure. However, their local heroes such as Baddrol Bakhtiar, Khyril Muhymeen and Helmi Eliza Elias who had been a spine in the recent glory pledged to stay on and bring the glory days back. Kedah were relegated to the premier league after lost 3–2 at the playoff final to Pahang FA in penalty shootout. Marijo Tot was hired replacing Wan Jamak in attempt to steer The Canaries back into Super League. The 2013 season also seeing the return of former Kedah FA talisman, Nelson Sam Martin. In 2014 Kedah FA signed Billy Mehmet and this was the most successful season the club had witnessed for 5 years. Kedah FA reached the Semi Final of the Malaysia Cup, winning the first leg 3-1, but losing the 2nd leg 5-1. Billy Mehmet ended the season as the clubs top goal scorer and the Malaysia Premier Leagues Top goal scorer in all competitions. He was also the 2nd highest goal scorer in all competitions at all levels in Malaysian professional football.

Club culture


Kedah FA team 2007–08

The song "Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan", once again idealised and written by Ahmad Basri Akil and famously recorded by a Malaysian musician Freddie Fernandez, is the anthem of the club, and has been sung by the crowd since 9 September 1987 after Kedah FA reached their first Malaysia Cup semi-final match since 1940. This famous song is sung by the fanatic fans of the Canaries to boost their beloved players' morale. The well-known and popular chants among Kedah FA supporters is "Pulun Kedah Pulun". It is use since late 80's as "words of spirit" during and off the game, and as the slogan among supporters. It was inspired by the idea from Abdul Rashid Haji Fadzil, who was the Head of Kedah Fan Club (KEPAK) on that time.


Title Winners Runners-up
Division 1/Premier 1/Super League (3x) 1993, 2007, 2008 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003
Division 2/Premier 2/Premier League (3x) 1992, 2002, 2006
Malaysian FA Cup (3x) 1996, 2007, 2008 2010
Malaysia Cup (4x) 1990, 1993, 2007, 2008 1940, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2004
Malaysian Charity Shield (2x) 1991, 1994 1997, 2008, 2009
Kedah FA assistant coach Muhamad Radhi Mat Din said,[3]

Asian Club Championship

1994–95: First Round (East Asia – lost to Ilhwa Chunma 4–10 on aggregate)
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1994–95 1994–95 Asian Club Championship Preliminary round bye
First round Ilhwa Chunma 5–1 5–3



World Clubs ranking

The best position in World Clubs Ranking
Month Position
1 August 2007 – 31 July 2008 111th

Note: Ranking of the 21st Century by IFFHS


As of 4 March 2013[5]
Current Rank Country Team Points
4 Malaysia Kedah FA 10,000


Current squad

Jersey Name Nationality Position Age
1 Abdul Hadi Hamid GK 27
21 Muhd Syazwan Abdullah GK 18
2 Mohd Sabre Mat Abu RB,LB 27
3 Lew Han Hung CB 21
4 Bang Seung-Hwan CB,FW 31
5 Lawrence Olum CB 30
6 Shafizan Hashim CB,LB 32
11 Mohd Raphi Azizan Mariappen CB 18
13 Khairul Helmi Johari CB 26
15 Mohd Rizal Ghazali ST,RB 21
16 P. Rajesh RB,CB 29
7 Baddrol Bakhtiar AM,CM,LM,RM 26
12 Solehin Kanasian Abdullah LM,RM 31
17 Muhammad Syazwan Tajuddin RB,LB,CM 19
18 Shazuan Ashraf Mathews AM,ST 22
19 Muhammad Farhan Roslan LM,RM 17
22 Mohd Syazwan Zainon LM 24
23 Muhd Hanif Mat Dzahir CM 19
8 Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali ST 25
9 Keith Murtu Nah ST 20
10 Chidi Edeh FW 27
20 Muhd Syafiq Ahmad ST,LW 19



For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015

Pos. Name From
DF Mohd Sabre Mat Abu PDRM FA
DF Lew Han Hung Penang FA
DF Bang Seung-Hwan UiTM F.C.
DF Lawrence Olum Sporting Kansas City
DF Mohd Raphi Azizan Mariappen Harimau Muda C
DF P. Rajesh Selangor FA
MF Mohd Shazuan Mohd Ashraf Mathews Penang FA
MF Gary Steven Robbat Harimau Muda A
MF Solehin Kanasian Abdullah Felda United FC
FW Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali Kelantan FA
FW Keith Murtu Nah Chin United F.C.
FW Chidi Edeh Enugu Rangers


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Saiful Amar Sudar (to PDRM FA)
GK Muhaimin Mohamad (to Kuala Lumpur FA)
DF Ridzuan Rumlee (to release)
DF Fariss Azlan Mat Isa (to Kuala Lumpur FA)
DF Azmizi Azmi (to Perak FA)
DF Shahrul Ezrain Shamsudin (to PDRM FA)
MF Wan Mohd Syukri Wan Ahmad (to release)
DF Adam Griffiths (to release)
DF José Franco Gómez (to release)
MF Namkung Woong (to Perak FA)
FW Billy Mehmet (to Sarawak FA)
FW Khyril Muhymeen Zambri (to Negeri Sembilan FA)
MF Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar (to PDRM FA)
MF Zuraindey Jumai (to Sabah FA)
DF Mohd Fazliata Taib (to Negeri Sembilan FA)

President's Cup

As of 19 December 2013

Jersey Name Nationality Position D.O.B
22 Mohd Ifwat Akmal Che Kassim GK 10 August 1996
1 Ahmadali Jamaluddin GK 16 September 1994
25 Mohd Yusuf Che Hat GK 11 January 1996
34 Muhammad Syazwan Abdullah GK 2 April 1996
Muhammad Fahmi Zakaria RB, CB 27 February 1995
2 Muhammad Muzaimir Abdul Hadi CB, RB, DM 7 May 1995
Mohd Aliff Mohd Puat CB, RB 2 August 1994
Visert Sorrachak a/l Seng Kiang CB 2 March 1995
Muhammad Muhaimin Zulkifli CB 1994
4 Mohamad Shahfaiz Shahbani LB 21 August 1997
Mohamad Faiz Hakimi Norrizan CB, RB, LB 1994
Mohamad Fadzil Mustaffa RB, LB 24 February 1993
Akmal Afizan Ahmad Tajuddin LB, RB 17 May 1996
Mohd Isyam Syahriza Othman LM, LW, RM, RW 6 May 1994
11 Abdul Halim Saari (c) DM, CM 14 November 1994
Abdul Muiz Abdul Talib AM, CM, RM, LM, RW, LW 28 September 1993
20 Muhammad Ivaan Hakimi LW, LM, RW, RM 12 December 1993
13 Muhammad Syafiq Elias CM 1994
15 Amir Asyraf Basri LW, LM, RW, RM 25 June 1995
16 Muhammad Sazwan Said CM 1996
10 Farhan Roslan CM, AM, LW, LM, RW, RM 3 December 1996
23 Mohd Aqmal Alias ST 1995
Adam Aidil Iskandar Rosli ST 9 January 1995
18 Muhammad Syafiq Ahmad ST 28 June 1995
Faiz Hanif Adenan ST 4 April 1996
Mohamad Shazwan Mustaffa ST, LW, RW 1997
5 Mohd Norfikri Abdul Talib ST 31 January 1996
27 Isfarizul Emran Ismail LW, ST 23 August 1996
33 Muhammad Saiful Amiri Ismail ST 7 January 1997
45 Mohd Irwan Syazmin Wahab ST 20 March 1995

Source:[7] Source:[8]

Statistics Scorers 2014

Pos Players Premier League FA Cup Malaysia Cup Total
1 Billy Mehmet 15 3 5 23
2 Adam Griffiths 1 3 0 4
3 Baddrol Bakhtiar 3 1 0 4
4 Riz Hyuncoko 3 0 0 3
5 Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri 2 1 0 3
6 Khairul Helmi Johari 0 2 0 2
7 Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar 2 0 0 2
8 José Franco Gómez 1 0 0 1
9 Adam Aidil Iskandar Rosli 1 0 0 1
10 Shafizan Hashim 1 0 0 1


Former coaches

Year Coach
1985–1989 Ahmad Shafie
1990 Milous Kvacek
1991 Ahmad Shafie
1992–1995 Robert Rene Alberts
1996–1997 Mosthakeen Omar
1998 Fisol Abdul Razak
1999 Azman Hj Eusoff
2000 Ahmad Shafie
2001–2003 Jørgen E. Larsen
2004 Mirandinha
2004–2009 Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah
2009–2011 Ahmad Yusof
2011–2012 Wan Jamak Wan Hassan
2012–2013 Marijo Tot
2014 Dave Mitchell
2014–present Tan Cheng Hoe

Club officials

Senior officials
Position Name
President Dato' Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir
Deputy President Dato' Paduka Syed Unan Mashri Syed Abdullah
Vice-President I En. Shakri Mat
Vice-President II Dato' Shukri Hashim
Vice-President III Dato' Jeffrey Low Han Chau
Executive Secretary En. Aminuddin Omar
Hononary Treasurer En. Aminuddin Omar
Team Officials
Position Name
Manager Dato' Jeffrey Low Hang Chow
Assistant Manager Safarizam Baderon
Liaison Officer Suhaidi Shukri
Security Officer Idris Mansor
Media Officer Tajul Ariffin Kamal Baharin
Head Coach Tan Cheng Hoe
Assistant Coach Ian Gillan
Assistant Coach 2 Muhammad Nidzam Adzha
Goalkeeping Coach Abdul Talib Saidi
Fitness Coach Mat Zali Lazim
Physiotherapist Muhammad Nur'illya Samsudin
Medical Officer Mohd Shahrizal
President's Cup Team Head Coach Mohamad Ramlee
President's Cup Team Assistant Coach Victor Andrag
President's Cup Team Goalkeeper Coach Wan Mohd Ruzaimi Che Ros
President's Cup Team Fitness Coach Mohd Rizal Johari
President's Cup Team Physio Nor Hisham Mat Rani
Kitman Abdul Razak Md Desa

Mohd Nasir Othman

State Football League organised and managed by the Association

Football Clubs

Direct clubs under direct supervision of the Association

Affiliated clubs within the Association

Affiliated Clubs outside the Association


  1. ^ The Asian Football Stadiums at
  2. ^ Sejarah Bola Sepak Kedah (Malay)
  3. ^ Noh, Dasheer (26 August 2008). "Radhi: Difficult to win double treble again".  
  4. ^ "2013 IMT-GT Cup". Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  5. ^ [1] –
  6. ^ "Kedah 2014 Statistics". Retrieved 10 May 2014. n
  7. ^ "KEDAH FA U21 – Skuad Piala Presiden & Piala Belia". Persatuan Bolasepak Kedah – KFA –. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pemain Pasukan Piala Presiden". stadium astro. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 

External links

  • (Malay)
  • (Malay) Official Website
  • (Malay) List Kedah FA 2013 Players
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