Malaysia FA Cup

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Malaysia FA Cup
Piala FA 2017 Logo.png
Competition logo
Founded 1990; 28 years ago (1990)
Region Malaysia
Number of teams 40 (from 2018)
Current champions Pahang
(3rd title)
Most successful club(s) Selangor
(5 titles)
Television broadcasters Hypp Sports
Media Prima
2018 Malaysia FA Cup

The Malaysia FA Cup (Malay: Piala FA) is an annual national knock–out football tournament in Malaysia. The cup was first held in 1990. The competition was previously managed by Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) before it was transferred to Football Malaysia LLP (FMLLP) in the 2016 season.

The cup is contested among the clubs from the Malaysia Super League, Malaysia Premier League, and Malaysia FAM League. The first round is played between the clubs qualified from the FAM League. The winners advance to the second round and joins the rest of the clubs.

The winners of the competition are awarded with a slot to compete in the AFC Cup alongside the champions of the Malaysia Super League.

The current title holders are Pahang, which won their third title in the 2018 edition.


The tournament was introduced during the Liga Semi-Pro era in 1990.[1] The first winner of the competition is Perak who beat Selangor 4–2 in the final at Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.

In 2016, FMLLP has taken over the management of the competition from Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).[2] For 2016 season, there will be 32 teams competing in the tournament with 12 teams each from Liga Super and Liga Premier while the other 8 teams will be decided with a play-off within Malaysia FAM League teams.[3]

Logo evolution

Since the inception of the league in 1990, numerous logo has been introduced for the cup to reflect the sponsorship purpose. Dunhill was the title sponsor for the competition until the agreement was ended at the end of 2004 season as tobacco advertising was banned in the country.[4] From 2005 to 2010, the Piala FA incorporated the TM brand as part of its logo as the title sponsor.[5] After the end of TM sponsorship for seven consecutive years, FAM has been partnering with Astro Media as strategic partner for Malaysian League starting in 2011 season.[6] In 2012, FAM introduced a new logo which has been used from 2012 until the end of 2015 season. For 2016 season a new logo was introduced as part of the takeover of the league by FMLLP. Superbest Power has become the title sponsor for the tournament for 2016 season.[7][8][9] For 2017 season, FMLLP has introduced a new logo without the title sponsor.


Kedah supporters at the 2007 FA Cup final
Year Champions Runners–up Score Venue
1990 Perak Perak Selangor Selangor 4–2 Merdeka Stadium
1991 Selangor Selangor Perak Perak 1–0 Merdeka Stadium
1992 Sarawak Sarawak Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur 2–0 Merdeka Stadium
1993 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Sabah Sabah 2–1 Merdeka Stadium
1994 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Sabah Sabah 3–1 Merdeka Stadium
1995 Sabah Sabah Pahang Pahang 3–1 Merdeka Stadium
1996 Kedah Kedah Sarawak Sarawak 1–0 Merdeka Stadium
1997 Selangor Selangor Penang Pulau Pinang 1–0 Perak Stadium
1998 Johor Johor Sabah Sabah 1–0 Likas Stadium
1999 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Terengganu Terengganu 0–0
(5–3 pen.)
Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium
2000 Terengganu Terengganu Penang Pulau Pinang 1–1
(4–3 pen.)
Batu Kawan Stadium
2001 Selangor Selangor Sarawak Sarawak 1–0 Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2002 Penang Pulau Pinang Perak Perak 1–0 Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2003 Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan Perlis Perlis 2–1 Perak Stadium
2004 Perak Perak Terengganu Terengganu 3–0 Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2005 Selangor Selangor Perak Perak 4–2 Shah Alam Stadium
2006 Pahang Pahang Perlis Perlis 0–0
(4–2 pen.)
Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2007 Kedah Kedah Perlis Perlis 0–0
(4–2 pen.)
Batu Kawan Stadium
2008 Kedah Kedah Selangor Selangor 3–2 Shah Alam Stadium
2009 Selangor Selangor Kelantan Kelantan 1–1
(4–1 pen.)
Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2010 Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan Kedah Kedah 1–1
(5–4 pen.)
Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2011 Terengganu Terengganu Kelantan Kelantan 2–1 Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2012 Kelantan Kelantan Kuala Lumpur Sime Darby 1–0 Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2013 Kelantan Kelantan Johor Johor Darul Ta'zim 1–0 Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2014 Pahang Pahang Kuala Lumpur Felda United 2–1 Shah Alam Stadium
2015 Singapore LionsXII Kelantan Kelantan 3–1 Bukit Jalil National Stadium
2016 Johor Johor Darul Ta'zim Selangor PKNS 2–1 Shah Alam Stadium
2017 Kedah Kedah Pahang Pahang 3–2 Shah Alam Stadium
2018 Pahang Pahang Selangor Selangor 2–0 Bukit Jalil National Stadium

Performance by clubs

# Club Wins Runners-up
1 Selangor Selangor 5 3
2 Kedah Kedah 4 1
3 Pahang Pahang 3 2
4 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur 3 1
5 Perak Perak 2 3
Kelantan Kelantan 2 3
7 Terengganu Terengganu 2 2
8 Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan 2
9 Sabah Sabah 1 3
10 Sarawak Sarawak 1 2
Penang Pulau Pinang 1 2
12 Johor Johor Darul Ta'zim 1 1
13 Johor Johor 1
Singapore LionsXII 1
15 Perlis Perlis 3
16 Kuala Lumpur Sime Darby 1
Kuala Lumpur Felda United 1
Selangor PKNS 1


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  2. ^ "Superbest Power FA Cup". Football Malaysia LLP. Archived from the original on 21 May 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  3. ^ Mohamad Zulfaizan Mansor (2 January 2016). "Tiada pasukan dapat 'bye' undian Piala FA" (in Malay). Berita Harian. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  4. ^ Amran Mulup (23 October 2004). "Negeri terhimpit" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Liga M dapat tajaan lumayan RM220 juta" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  6. ^ Wan Fakhrul Bakar (22 January 2011). "Logo baru Liga M dilancar Rabu" (in Malay). Kosmo!. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Superbest Power To Sponsor 2016 FA Cup". Bernama. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Malaysia FA Cup 2016 kicks off with Superbest Power title sponsorship". Campaign Asia-Pacific. 12 January 2016. Archived from the original on 14 January 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Superbest Power Ikat Perjanjian Tiga Tahun Sebagai Penaja Utama Piala FA" (in Malay). Football Malaysia LLP. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
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