2015 Malaysia Premier League

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Liga Premier
Season 2015
Champions Kedah
Promoted Kedah
Penang
Relegated SPA
Matches played 126
Goals scored 399 (3.17 per match)
Top goalscorer Forkey Doe
(17 goals)
Biggest home win T-Team 7–0 SPA
(18 August 2015)
Biggest away win SPA 1–5 Johor Darul Ta'zim II
(13 February 2015)
DRB-Hicom 1–5 Kedah
(22 August 2015)
Highest scoring NS Matrix 3–5 T-Team
(13 March 2015)
Longest winning run 3 games
Johor Darul Ta'zim II
Highest attendance 21,900
Kedah 0–0 T-Team
(3 May 2015)
Lowest attendance 100
SPA 0–4 DRB-Hicom
(13 March 2015)
Total attendance 133,345
Average attendance 4,445
2014
2016

The 2015 Liga Premier (English: 2015 Premier League) was the 12th season of the Liga Premier, the second-tier professional football league in Malaysia.[1]

The season was held from January and concluded in August 2015.[1]

The Liga Premier champions for 2015 season was Kedah.[1] The champions and runners-up were both promoted to 2016 Liga Super.

Changes from last season

Team changes

Rule changes

  • A total of 4 foreign players can be registered by Liga Premier teams, including at least one player from AFC countries. A maximum of 3 foreign players can be fielded at one time in a match. The announcement was made by FAM during the exco meeting in November 2013, following a decision to upgrade the foreign players quota from 2 in 2013 to 3 in the April 2013 meeting. The Liga Premier also introduced the "home grown players" rule, which aims to encourage the development of young footballers at Liga Premier clubs. The new rule required clubs to name at least five U-21 players in their squad.

Name changes

Teams

A total of 12 teams are contesting the league, including 8 sides from the 2014 season, two promoted from the 2014 Malaysia FAM League and two relegated from 2014 Liga Super.

On 27 May 2014, Kuala Lumpur earned promotion from the 2014 Malaysia FAM League. They returned to the second division after being absent for a year. This was followed by Kuantan. The two teams replace Perlis and PBAPP who were all relegated to the 2015 Liga FAM.

T-Team and PKNS were relegated from 2014 Liga Super. They are replacing PDRM and Felda United who get promotion to 2015 Liga Super.

Team summaries

Team locations

Stadium

Team Team Based Stadium Location Stadium Stadium Capacity
DRB-Hicom Kuala Lumpur Tanjung Malim Proton City Stadium 5,000
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Merdeka Stadium 25,000
Johor Darul Ta'zim II Johor Bahru Pasir Gudang Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium 15,000
Kedah Alor Star Alor Star Darul Aman Stadium 32,387
NS Matrix Seremban Paroi Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium 40,000
Kuantan Kuantan Kuantan Darul Makmur Stadium 40,000
PKNS Kelana Jaya Petaling Jaya MBPJ Stadium 25,000
Penang George Town George Town Bandaraya Stadium 20,000
T-Team Kuala Terengganu Kuala Terengganu Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium 15,000
SPA Kuala Lumpur Petaling Jaya MBPJ Stadium 25,000
Sabah Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu Likas Stadium 35,000
UiTM Shah Alam Shah Alam UiTM Stadium 10,000

Personnel and sponsoring

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
DRB-Hicom Malaysia Chong Yee Fatt Malaysia Abdullah Yusoff Mizuno DRB-HICOM
Kuantan Malaysia Zulhamizan Zakaria Malaysia Khairul Azman Awang Long Kappa Nilaitek
Johor Darul Ta'zim II Croatia Nenad Baćina Singapore Shahril Ishak Nike Country Garden
Kedah Malaysia Tan Cheng Hoe Malaysia Baddrol Bakhtiar Warrix Kedah
NS Matrix Malaysia K. Devan Malaysia Rezal Zambery Yahya Kappa Matrix Concepts
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Tang Siew Seng Malaysia Syazwan Rani Warrix Kuala Lumpur City Hall
Penang Brazil Jacksen F. Tiago Malaysia Redzuan Nawi Umbro Penang Water Supply Corporation
PKNS Malaysia E. Elavarasan Malaysia Shahrul Azhar Ture Kappa PKNS
SPA Australia Ken Worden South Korea Kwon Jun Line 7 SPA
Sabah England Mike Mulvey Senegal El Hadji Diouf Adidas Globaltec
T-Team Croatia Tomislav Steinbrückner Malaysia Marzuki Yusof Eutag EPIC
UiTM Malaysia Azuan Zain Malaysia Aiman Syazwan Abdullah Umbro KPM

Foreign players

The number of foreign players is restricted to four per Malaysian League team. A team can use four foreign players on the field in each game, including at least one player from the AFC country.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been registered to the official Liga Premier. Players may hold more than one FIFA and non-FIFA nationality.

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 (Asian) Former Player
DRB-Hicom Spain Godwin Antwi Japan Terukazu Tanaka Croatia Ivan Babic Japan Hayato Hashimoto
Johor Darul Ta'zim II Singapore Baihakki Khaizan Argentina Nicolás Delmonte Argentina Leandro Velázquez Singapore Shahril Ishak
Kedah Brazil Sandro Mendonça Albania Liridon Krasniqi Nigeria Chidi Edeh South Korea Bang Seung-Hwan Kenya Lawrence Olum
Liberia Keith Nah
Kuala Lumpur South Korea Lee Sung-hyun Mali Modibo Konte South Korea Lee Jin-seuk South Korea Choi Hyun-yeon Cameroon Martin Ekoule
Cameroon Kallé Soné
Nigeria Ogunboye Iyanu
Kuantan Morocco Tarik El Janaby Montenegro Milan Purovic Haiti Fabrice Noel South Korea Lee Kwang-Hyun South Korea Im Kyung-hyun
NS Matrix Haiti Jean Alexandre Argentina Bruno Martelotto Liberia Francis Doe South Korea Kim Jin-yong
Penang Brazil Reinaldo Lobo Brazil Hilton Moreira Brazil Beto Gonçalves South Korea Lee Kil-Hoon
PKNS Argentina Gonzalo Soto Argentina Gabriel Guerra Liberia Patrick Wleh East Timor Pedro Henrique Japan Keisuke Ogawa
SPA South Korea Kwon Jun Russia Rod Dyachenko Italy Simone Quintieri Australia Cameron Edwards Cameroon Guy Bwele
Nigeria Michael Ijezie
Singapore Precious Emuejeraye
Sabah Senegal Abdoulaye Faye Libya Éamon Zayed Senegal El Hadji Diouf Australia Joel Chianese Singapore Fazrul Nawaz
T–Team Croatia Josip Milardovic Uzbekistan Sadriddin Abdullaev Croatia Tomislav Bušić Uzbekistan Farhod Tadjiyev Nigeria David Oniya[3]
UiTM Cameroon Mbom Mbom Julien Tanzania Abdi Kassim Ivory Coast Dao Bakary

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Kedah (C, P) 22 14 6 2 47 26 +21 48 Promotion to Super League
2 Penang (P) 22 13 6 3 39 18 +21 45
3 T-Team (O, P) 22 12 6 4 50 27 +23 42 Qualification to Promotion play-off
4 PKNS 22 11 8 3 41 22 +19 41
5 Johor Darul Ta'zim II 22 10 4 8 37 32 +5 34
6 NS Matrix 22 8 8 6 33 28 +5 32
7 Sabah 22 8 3 11 37 42 −5 27
8 UiTM 22 7 4 11 28 42 −14 25
9 Kuantan 22 6 3 13 30 46 −16 21
10 DRB-Hicom 22 4 8 10 25 32 −7 20
11 Kuala Lumpur 22 5 3 14 17 33 −16 18
12 Putrajaya SPA (R) 22 2 5 15 15 50 −35 11 Relegation to FAM League
Source: FAM Official Site, Astro Arena
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Fixtures and Results

Fixtures and Results of the Liga Premier 2015 season.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

1Match delayed due to bad weather.

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Season statistics

Top scorers

As of 22 October 2015.[4]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Liberia Francis Doe NS Matrix 17
2 Argentina Gabriel Guerra PKNS 16
3 Uzbekistan Farhod Tadjiyev T-Team 15
4 Nigeria Chidi Edeh Kedah 11
5 Ivory Coast Dao Bakary UiTM 10
Montenegro Milan Purović Kuala Lumpur
Libya Éamon Zayed Sabah
8 Brazil Sandro Mendonça Kedah 9
Croatia Tomislav Bušić T-Team
Uzbekistan Sadriddin Abdullaev T-Team
Malaysia Mohd Faiz Subri Penang
Croatia Ivan Babić DRB-Hicom
13 Brazil Hilton Moreira Penang 8
Senegal El Hadji Diouf Sabah
15 Australia Joel Chianese Sabah 7
Malaysia Shafiq Shaharuddin Johor Darul Ta'zim II
Brazil Beto Penang
18 Haiti Fabrice Noël Kuala Lumpur 6
Argentina Gonzalo Soto PKNS
Malaysia Syafiq Ahmad Kedah
Malaysia Nor Hakim Hassan T-Team
Singapore Shahril Ishak Johor Darul Ta'zim II
Argentina Leandro Velázquez Johor Darul Ta'zim II
24 Liberia Patrick Wleh PKNS 5
Malaysia Elias Sulaiman Penang
Kosovo Liridon Krasniqi Kedah
Tanzania Abdi Kassim UiTM
Malaysia Raslam Khan UiTM
29 Malaysia Azniee Taib Penang 4
Malaysia Shahrizal Saad Negeri Sembilan
Malaysia Khairol Azry SPA
Malaysia Fakhrul Aiman DRB-Hicom
South Korea Bang Seung-hwan Kedah
Malaysia Baddrol Bakhtiar Kedah
Malaysia Zaquan Adha Johor Darul Ta'zim II
Argentina Nicolás Delmonte Johor Darul Ta'zim II

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Malaysia Shafiq Shaharuddin Johor Darul Ta'zim II SPA 1–5 13 February 2015
Argentina Gabriel Guerra PKNS Kuantan 1–3 19 June 2015
Uzbekistan Farhod Tadjiyev T-Team PKNS 3–1 26 June 2015
Nigeria Chidi Edeh Kedah Johor Darul Ta'zim II 3–2 11 August 2015
Croatia Tomislav Bušić T-Team SPA 7–0 18 August 2015
Brazil Sandro Mendonça Kedah DRB-Hicom 1–5 22 August 2015

Own goals

Rank Player For Club Own Goal
1 South Korea Lee Kwang-hyun Penang Kuantan 1
Senegal Abdoulaye Faye DRB-Hicom Sabah
Singapore Precious Emuejeraye UiTM SPA
Malaysia Aiman Syazwan Abdullah PKNS UiTM
Malaysia Zameer Zainun Johor Darul Ta'zim II Kuala Lumpur

Scoring

Transfers

For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/malay2015.html 2015 Liga Premier
  2. ^ Liga Perdana 2015: Negeri Sembilan dikenali NS Matrix
  3. ^ "Nigerian defender David Oniya dies after collapsing during match". BBC Sport. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Liga bolasepak Malaysia". ligabolasepakmalaysia.blogspot.my.

External links

  • Football Malaysia Official Website
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