Terengganu FA

Terengganu FA
Full name Terengganu Football Association
  • Turtles (Sang Penyu)
Founded 22 November 1956 (22 November 1956)
Ground Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium
Ground Capacity 50,000
President Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman
Coach Irfan Bakti Abu Salim
League Malaysia Super League
2016 Malaysia Super League, 12th (relegation)
Website Club home page

Terengganu Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Negeri Terengganu), is a football association that supervises football activities in the Malaysian state of Terengganu and was formed in 22 November 1956 and was known as Terengganu Amateur Football Association. In 1972, Terengganu Amateur Football Association was gazetted as a sports body under the 'Seksyen 17, Akta Pembangunan Sukan 1987', and officially known as Persatuan Bolasepak Negeri Terengganu, (Reg No. 016/98).

The Terengganu FA is a professional football team that competes in Malaysian football competitions representing the state of Terengganu Darul Iman and under the supervision of Terengganu State Football Association. The team is based in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu and currently playing in Malaysian Super League, the top-flight of Malaysian football. Their home games are played at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium, Kuala Nerus, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. The team have a long-standing rivalry with Kelantan FA, the two east coast teams collectively known as the East Coast Derby.[1]

The team had won major trophies in Malaysian football. Domestically they had won 3 runners-up Malaysia Super League titles, 1 Malaysia Cup, 2 Malaysia FA Cup, 1 Malaysia Charity Shield ,2 Malaysian League Division II title and 1 FAM Cup.

Abdul Rahman was appointed Terengganu FA football chief coach to replace E. Elavarasan in 2013.[2] Rahman ceased to be head coach in June 2015 and was replaced by Ahmad Yusof on an interim basis.[3]


Terengganu FA was founded in 1972 as Terengganu Football Association (Malay: Persatuan Bola Sepak Negeri Terengganu).

Terengganu FA did not have much success in the 1970s with only a single appearance in the Malaysia Cup final, losing to Selangor 2–1 in a match played at the Merdeka Stadium. It was the same in the 1980s with another final appearance in 1982, ironically also against Selangor. It was the same outcome with Selangor winning 1–0 after extra-time.

When the Semi-Professional League was introduced in 1989, Terengganu FA were in the Second Division based on their final position in the previous season.

They recruited giant Dutch defender, Marlon Van Der Sander and Singaporean duo, Ahmad Paijan and Norhalis Shafik to boost their squad and finished the season in a credible fourth place but ultimately failed to win promotion.

In the 1990 season they went all the way to emerge as the Second Division champions under the guidance of head coach, Abdullah Mohamad with German striker, Frank Pastor finding the back of the net on regular basis aided by midfield duo Martin Buisse and Ahmad Paijan. They lost only once in the league all season to finish three points clear of East Coast rivals, Kelantan FA.

In 1992 season, Terengganu FA recorded their highest ever finish in the league when they finished as runners-up to Pahang. The Elephants broke Terengganu hearts again in the semi finals of the Malaysia Cup competition when after both sides failed to score in 180 minutes of play, the match went into sudden-death extra-time. Zulhamizan Zakaria found the net for Pahang FA and Terengganu FA found themselves as the first team to lose to a Golden Goal in Malaysian football history.

For the next few seasons Terengganu FA struggled and their lowest moment came in the 1997 season when they finished bottom of the table, resulting in them being in the Second Division when the Malaysian League changed into a two tier competition again in 1998.

In that season, with Abdul Rahman Ibrahim at the helm, Terengganu FA emerged as Second Division champions and went all the way to the final of the Malaysia Cup, the first one held at the newly opened Bukit Jalil Stadium. Perak were the opponents and both teams entertained the 100,000 capacity crowd with exciting football. However both teams could not be separated after 120 minutes of play with the result stood at 1–1.

The lottery of the penalty shootout was used to determine the winner and in the end it was third time unlucky for Terengganu FA in a Malaysia Cup final, losing the shootouts 5–3.

In 1999, Dato' Haji Che Mat bin Jusoh, who was the Terengganu President at that time, was appointed to lead the team. Che Mat Jusoh successfully guiding the team Terengganu champions in 2000 and 2011 season and runners-up in 2004 season of the FA Cup. The team won first title in the Malaysia Cup in 2001 season and runners-up in 2011 season. Terengganu won the Malaysia Charity Shield in 2001 season. The team succeed to improve position in 2005–06 Premier League season. The team ended in runners-up place during the season. In 2010 season, Terengganu ended in third place in Super League and runners-up in 2011 season.[4]

At the end of the 2013 season, Dato' Haji Che Mat bin Jusoh eventually withdrew from the presidency Terengganu FA after he failed to bring silverwares to the team as required by Peteh fans.[5] As Datuk Wan Ahmad Nizam take over Terengganu in 2013, he want to change Terengganu FA in the upcoming seasons to be a title contender in Malaysia League.[6]

2011 season

In 2011 season, Terengganu had won Malaysia FA Cup, runners-up Malaysia Cup and Malaysia Super League by the guidance of Irfan Bakti Abu Salim.

Terengganu won the title of Malaysia FA Cup for the second time. Therefore, they qualified to compete in 2012 AFC Cup. Nordin Alias became the hero for the team. He scored the winning goal in extra time.[7]

During the Malaysia Cup, Terengganu lost to Negeri Sembilan FA during the final match that was held at Shah Alam Stadium. In the quarter-finals, Terengganu overcame their rival, Kelantan FA. In the semi finals, Selangor FA also become prey to Sang Penyu when beaten 2–0 at home by two goals by Abdul Manaf Mamat. While in the second leg, Terengganu won 2–1 (Agg Terengganu 4–1).

In the final, Terengganu opened the scoring with Ashari Samsudin in the 59th minute. In the 81st minute, N. Sembilan equalised through S. Kunalan. But, Hairuddin Omar disappointed Terengganu with his bicycle kick in the 86th minute. Terengganu lost to N. Sembilan 1–2.

At the end of the season, the coach of Terengganu, Irfan Bakti announced that he will move to another team for the next season.[8]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1990– Puma Dunhill/
EON Bank
−1996 Adidas
−1996 DunhillNo Sponsor
1996–99 Line 7
2000–04 Mizuno Telekom Malaysia
2005–10 Pronic
2010–11 Specs
2011–12 Top-IT
2012–13 Desa Murni Batik
2013–14 Umbro
2014–15 Ladang Rakyat
2015–18 Kobert Terengganu Inc.


Domestic Competitions



Performance in AFC Competitions

AFC Cup: 1 Appearance

Home Venues

Terengganu FA currently use the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia as their home venue.

Previously, Terengganu FA used the compact Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium as their home venue since the stadium was completed in the late 60's. In July 2008 they moved to the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium and would share the venue with PBDKT T-Team FC.

The stadium was built when Terengganu was awarded the right to host the Sukma Games 2008 and was completed in April that year. Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin himself, who was then the 13th Yang DiPertuan Agong officiated the stadium on 10 May 2008.

Terengganu FA began using the stadium as their home venue in July 2008 with Melaka having the honour of being the first opponent of The Turtles for the match played on 15 July.

However, the roof structure of the stadium collapsed on 2 June 2009 forcing Terengganu FA to move back to the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, which at the time was in process of being torn down. The upper sections which expanded the original capacity of the stadium to 20,000 spectators had been taken down and the pitch was in a bad state due to the heavy vehicles being driven on it.

Due to the urgent state of affairs at that time, the stadium was quickly fixed and was restored to meet the minimum requirement of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Terengganu FA were spared from playing the home matches somewhere else but with a reduced capacity of just 15,000.

Further upgrades were installed at the stadium in 2012 when Terengganu FA qualified for the AFC Cup tournament after winning the FA Cup the previous season.

In May 2015 the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium was given the green light by FAM to hold competitive matches again after their competition committee members were satisfied with the repairs and upgrades carried out at the stadium.

Terengganu FA returned to the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium but PBDKT T-Team FC decided to stay at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium.

However, the first match played there after the re-opening ended with crowd trouble after Terengganu fans rioted after Terengganu FA were knocked out of the FA Cup by the Lions XII due to their dissatisfaction with match officials decisions. Terengganu FA were fined by FAM and were ordered to play two matches without any spectator.

The original capacity of the stadium was 51,000 but due to safety reasons the upper tier of the main stand is closed thus reducing the capacity of the stadium to just 35,000 spectators at any one time.

Club records

Updated on 22 October 2016.


  1st or Champions   2nd or Runner-up   3rd place   Promotion   Relegation

Season League Cup Asia
Division Pld W D L F A Pts Pos Charity Malaysia FA Competition Result
2004 Premier League 24 8 11 5 33 27 35 5th   Not qualified Runners-up    
2005 Premier League 21 13 4 4 34 18 43 2nd   semi-finals Round of 32    
2005–06 Premier League 21 12 5 4 47 21 41 2nd   Quarter-finals Round of 16    
2006–07 Super League 24 13 5 6 41 29 44 4th   Group stage Quarter-finals    
2007–08 Super League 24 10 7 7 41 31 37 6th   Semi-finals Semi-finals    
2009 Super League 26 15 2 9 46 29 47 5th   Semi-finals Round of 32    
2010 Super League 26 16 5 5 54 24 53 3rd   Semi-finals Quarter-finals    
2011 Super League 26 16 5 5 54 26 53 2nd   Runner-up Champions    
2012 Super League 26 11 8 7 41 33 41 5th   Group stage Semi-finals AFC Cup Round of 16
2013 Super League 22 7 6 9 25 31 27 9th   Group stage Semi-finals    
2014 Super League 22 10 6 6 38 28 36 4th   Quarter-finals Round of 32    
2015 Super League 22 12 2 8 40 33 38 4th   Group stage Semi-finals    
2016 Super League 22 5 4 13 21 44 19 12th   Group Stage Round of 2    
2017 Premier League      



Terengganu FA | Premier League 2017

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
TBC Amierul Hakimi Awang Malaysia GK 15/01/95
TBC Sharbinee Allawee Malaysia GK 07/12/86
TBC Muhammad Syazwan Yusoff Malaysia GK 17/04/92
TBC Adib Aizuddin Abdul Latif Malaysia DF 23/01/86
TBC Mohd Firdaus Faudzi Malaysia DF 02/08/87
TBC Wan Ahmad Amirzafran Wan Nadris Malaysia DF 20/12/94
TBC Hafizal Mohamad Malaysia DF 21/01/93
TBC Arif Fadzilah Abu Bakar Malaysia DF n/a
TBC Radhi Yusof Malaysia DF n/a
TBC Dhiyaulrahman Hasry Malaysia DF 27/7/96
TBC Izuan Jarudin Malaysia DF n/a
TBC Mohd Asrol Ibrahim Malaysia MF n/a
TBC Abdul Shukur Jusoh Malaysia MF 28/02/89
TBC Abdul Latiff Suhaimi Malaysia MF 29/05/89
TBC Mohd Faiz Mohd Nasir Malaysia MF n/a
TBC Mohd Ezaidy Khadar Malaysia MF n/a
TBC Mohd Fakhrurazi Musa Malaysia MF 26/09/91
TBC Ismail Faruqi Asha'ri Malaysia MF 05/10/86
TBC Sharin Sapien Malaysia MF 12/4/94
TBC Ferris Danial Malaysia ST 21/08/92
TBC Issey Nakajima-Farran Canada ST 16/05/84
TBC Amirul Syahmi Malaysia ST 09/06/94

Terengganu FA | Super League 2016

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Amierul Hakimi Awang Malaysia GK 15/01/95
17 Sharbinee Allawee Malaysia GK 07/12/86
24 Shamirza Yusoff Malaysia GK 07/06/89
3 Amirizdwan Taj Malaysia DF 30/3/86
5 Vincent Bikana Cameroon DF 26/2/92
6 Yong Kuong Yong Malaysia DF 18/09/88
12 Hafizal Mohamad Malaysia DF 21/01/93
13 Hasmizan Kamarodin Malaysia DF 24/01/84
15 Nasril Izzat Jalil Malaysia DF 15/04/90
16 Zubir Azmi Malaysia DF 14/11/91
7 Zairo Anuar Malaysia MF 18/06/82
8 Gustavo Fabián López Argentina MF 28/4/83
14 Mohd Fakhrurazi Musa Malaysia MF 26/09/91
18 Ahmad Nordin Alias Malaysia MF(captain) 26/10/85
19 Joseph Kalang Tie Malaysia MF 20/10/85
21 Affize Faisal Malaysia MF 14/3/86
25 Ismail Faruqi Asha'ri Malaysia MF 05/10/86
30 Sharin Sapien Malaysia MF 12/4/94
31 Dhiyaulrahman Hasry Malaysia MF 27/7/96
10 Juan José Morales Argentina ST 13/3/82
10 Bogdan Milić Montenegro ST 24/11/87
11 Issey Nakajima-Farran Canada ST 16/05/84
20 Hairuddin Omar Malaysia ST 29/09/79
22 Amirul Syahmi Malaysia ST 09/06/94
26 Ashari Samsudin Malaysia ST 07/06/85

President's Cup Team

For the president's cup squads, see Terengganu President's Cup Team.

Terengganu Under-21 Squad

The 2015 Terengganu Under-21 team competed in the 2015 President Cup tournament under the guidance of Head Coach, Roshadi Abdul Wahab.

They were drawn into Group A and after playing 18 matches they managed to amass 37 points from 11 wins and 4 draws to finish third thus qualifying for the knockout stage.

Terengganu knocked out Kedah in the last eight, winning the home leg 2–1 at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium before registering a 1–0 win in the second leg played at the UUM Stadium.

They looked good for a place in the final when they held Kelantan 1–1 in Kota Bharu in the first leg but came unstuck in the second leg when they lost 3–1 in Kuala Terengganu to go out 2–4 on aggregate.

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Mohd Farzly Muhammad Malaysia GK 16/11/96
21 Ameerul Eqhwan Mohd Fauzi Malaysia GK 3/10/97
25 Mohamad Shafawi Mohamad Malaysia GK 1997
3 Mohd Sukri Faiz Abdullah Malaysia LB,LWB 18/2/95
4 Che Mohd Arif Che Kamarudin Malaysia CB 16/1/95
5 Ahmad Suhairy Azrie Muhammad Malaysia CB 1996
6 Muhamad Shahimi Kharuddin Malaysia RB,RWB 27/2/95
12 Mohd Akid Abdul Wahab Malaysia LB,LWB 1995
14 Muhammad Zulkifli Yusof Malaysia RB,RWB 1995
22 Mohd Yusri Aiman Rani Malaysia CB 1/5/98
24 Muhammad Zulhairi Ismail Malaysia CB 24/2/96
28 Ahmad Amirul Amin Muhamad Malaysia RB,RWB 1996
29 Muhamad Nasrullah Zakaria Malaysia CB 1996
2 Muhd Fazir Hikwan Mat Rani Malaysia RM, RW 2/1/96
7 Mohd Haidhir Suhaini Malaysia CM 29/7/96
8 Muhd Aliff Fitri Jefri Malaysia LM, LW 21/2/96
9 Tuan Mohd Shahzam Tuan Sabar Malaysia AM, CM 8/11/97
11 Mohd Aizat Mohd Asli Malaysia CM 17/2/95
13 Mohd Fitri Amani Ismail Malaysia CM 10/2/97
17 Shakir Zufayri Ibrahim Malaysia DM, CM (captain) 11/6/95
18 Muhamad Azrean Abdul Aziz Malaysia RM, RW 18/8/95
20 Dhiyaulrahman Mohamad Hasry Malaysia LM, LW 27/7/96
26 Mohd Khairul Amilin Ali Malaysia LM, LW 1996
30 Muhd Syafiq Shahrizan Mazlan Malaysia CM 1996
10 Mohammad Naim Asraff Nordin Malaysia ST 12/6/95
15 Ahmad Syazni Mohd Adnan Malaysia ST 6/1/96
16 Mohd Arif Faisal Mohd Jefri Malaysia ST 1996
19 Mohd Ridzuan Mohamad Razali Malaysia ST 11/9/97
23 Mohd Al Akraaf Mohd Kamal Malaysia ST 1996

Source:[11] Source:[12] Source:[13]

Terengganu Youth Cup Squad (under-19)

The Terengganu Youth cup team or Young Turtle is a part of the Youth Cup Malaysia league team. The Youth Cup Malaysia is the football competitions in Malaysia for under-19 players.

No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
1 Amin Faisal Mohamad Saidi Malaysia GK 12/12/97
25 Muhammad Syahmi Yunof Malaysia GK 1998
28 Mohd Fauzan Herman Malaysia GK 1997
2 Mohd Najib Mohd Sabri Malaysia RB,RWB 12/5/97
3 Muhd Iqbal Najmi Hakim bin Nasir Malaysia CB 1998
4 Mohamad Fadzlihadi Mamat Malaysia CB 1997
5 Muhd Hadi Al Hafiq Ahmad Shakri Malaysia CB 1997
6 Mohammad Nirwan Mat Sori Malaysia CB 11/4/98
11 Mohd Samsul Ikram Daud Malaysia RB,RWB 1997
13 Muhamad Shafiq Haiqal Abdul Kadir Malaysia CB 1998
14 Mohamad Samsul Sukri Malaysia LB,LWB 10/2/98
15 Mohamad Yusof Ramli Malaysia CB 1997
26 Muhammad Haziq Fauzi Malaysia RB,RWB,LB,LWB 1998
29 Mohd Azroy Abdul Aziz Malaysia LB,LWB 1998
30 Mohamad Firdaus Che Awang Malaysia LB,LWB 1997
8 Muhammad Al Qaffi Ali Malaysia CM 1997
12 Hakim Amirin Faudzi Malaysia LM, LW 3/6/98
16 Kamal Aiman Kamarudin Malaysia RM, RW 1998
17 Ahmad Zaki Farhan Mohamad Malaysia CM 1997
18 Muhammad Syakirin Zakaria Malaysia CM 1997
19 Mohammad Alif Asyraaf Muliadi Malaysia RM, RW 1997
22 Mohamad Tauffik Mohamed Malaysia DM, CM 1998
23 Megat Rafie Megat Abdul Karim@Rosmady Malaysia CM 1998
27 Amirul Syazwan Nor Azmi Malaysia LM, LW 7/1/98
7 Muhammad Adhar Husin Malaysia ST 6/4/98
9 Muhammad Hakimi Nuwawi Malaysia ST 1998
10 Abdul Halim Hamzah Malaysia ST 1998
20 Shafiq Amizan Mazalam Malaysia ST 16/6/97
21 Ahmad Syakirin Mohd Adnan Malaysia ST 13/10/98
24 Muhammad Nur Isyraf Razali Malaysia ST 1997

Source:[14] Source:[15]

Club officials


Malaysian politician Wan Ahmad Nizam is the current president of the club.
Position Staff
President Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman
1st Vice-president
2nd Vice-president
Secretary Officer
Media Officer

Current coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach Irfan Bakti Abu Salim
Assistant Coach Mustaffa Kamal Abdul Wahab
Fitness Coach Miro Petric
Goalkeeping coach Zubir Ibrahim
Head Physiotherapist Zulkifli Mohd Zin
Physiotherapist Dr. Lee Leong Tiong
U21 Head Coach Roshaidi Wahab
U21 Assistant Coach Subri Sulong
U21 Goalkeeping coach Mohd Ariffin Musa
U21 Fitness coach Shafib Salmi Muda
U21 Physio Marzuki Abdullah
U19 Head Coach Zakari Alias
U19 Assistant Coach Abdul Jalal Abdul Wahid
U19 Goalkeeping coach Mohd Yusran Mat Sharif
U19 Physio Tun Saiful Ridzuan Razali

Individual player awards

M-League Golden Boots – Top Goalscorer Overall

Year Player Total Goal
2010 Malaysia Ashari Samsudin[16] 18
2011 Malaysia Abdul Hadi Yahya[17] 20
2012 Liberia Francis Doe[18] 15

Past Head Coaches

Football clubs

Clubs directly under supervision of the Association

Clubs affiliated within the Association

See also


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  2. "Abdul Rahman bimbing Penyu". Foxsportsmy. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. "Terengganu part ways with coach Abdul Rahman after poor MSL run". ESPN. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  4. "Terengganu naib juara Liga Super 2011". Sokernet.com. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  5. "Terengganu FA President Che Mat Jusoh to step down". Goal.com. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  6. "Datuk Wan Ahmad Nizam Presiden baru PBSNT". Utusan Malaysia. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  7. "Supersub Ahmad Nordin on cloud nine after heroic feat". The Star Online. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  8. "Jurulatih Irfan tinggalkan Terengganu buru cabaran baru". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  9. http://us.soccerway.com/national/malaysia/super-league/2016/regular-season/r34288/
  10. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/malay2016.html
  11. "Terengganu U21 2016". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  12. "Pemain Pasukan Piala Presiden 2015". terengganufa.my. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  13. "Terengganu U21 2015". terengganufa.my. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  14. "Terengganu U19 2016". www.pengurusanbolasepakfam.org.my. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  15. "Pemain Pasukan Piala Belia". terengganufa.my. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  16. "Ashari rangkul Kasut Emas 2010". Kosmo. Retrieved July 2010. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  17. "Hadi gembira menang kasut Emas 2011". Berita Harian. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  18. "Forkey Doe, Owona dinobat pemenang kasut emas". Sinar Harian. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  19. "T-Team kini diletak di bawah PBSNT". Sinar Harian. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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