Terengganu F.C. II

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Full name Terengganu Football Club
Nickname(s) The Turtles
Short name TFC II
Founded 2006; 13 years ago (2006) (as T-Team) 2017; 2 years ago (2017) (as Terengganu FC II)
Ground Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium
Capacity 25,000
Owner Persatuan Bola Sepak Negeri Terengganu (PBSNT)
President Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar
Head Coach Tengku Hazman Raja Hassan
League Malaysia Premier League
2018 11th
Website Club website
Current season

Terengganu Football Club II (Malay: Kelab Bola Sepak Terengganu II) is a professional football club based in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. The club currently plays in the Malaysia Premier League, the second division of the Malaysian League.

The club was founded as T-Team on 14 July 2006, changed its name to Terengganu II in 2017 and become the reserve team of Terengganu Football Club. The club widely known as The Turtles.

History

Early years (T-Team)

The club was founded on 14 July 2006 as T-Team. The club was formed after Persatuan Bola Sepak Daerah Kuala Terengganu (PBDKT), decided to send a football team to compete in Malaysian League as PBDKT T-Team or simply known as T-Team. They compete in 2008 Malaysia FAM League and achieved promotion to Malaysia Premier League for 2009 season.[1] The club then also was promoted to Malaysia Super League after just one season in second division and then compete in 2010 Malaysia Super League. The club was further rebrands as T-Team Titans to gather local support.

The team quickly gain popularity among the local football fans as everyones favourite underdog. As the team keep surpassing the pundants and supports expectation season after season. They also showed that they are more than capable of competing and beating Malaysia's heavyweights (JDT, Pahang & Kedah) even with their tight budget and often young squad.

Merging with Terengganu FA

On 21 November 2017, T-Team management have announced the club have been absorbed to Terengganu F.C., and the team status is changed to a reserve team to the newly restructured first team of Terengganu. As part of the change, T-Team changed its name to Terengganu II, and were automatically relegated to the 2018 Malaysia Premier League, despite finishing the season outside of the 2017 Malaysia Super League relegation zone.[2]

This was a controversial decision among Terengganu and Malaysia football fans as they felt that the decision was very unfair towards the club and the players of T-Team (Terengganu F.C II) at that time. As the club worked hard until the last day of the season to avoid relegation to the Malaysia Premier League but still ended up getting relegated due to the decision of the board. The fans felt that there was no need for the two clubs to merge as they would have preferred T-Team exist as their club and management and be able to watch a Terengganu Derby in the Malaysia Super League between Terengganu F.C. I versus T-Team. Coach Rahmad Darmawan openly criticized the decision of the Terengganu F.C. board as he felt that he and his players were betrayed. He stated that had the decision of merging the two clubs was announced before the start of the season, him and his player wouldn't have wasted their time and energy to avoid relegation. He then resigned as the coach of Terengganu F.C. II with the reason of him not interested of managing a reserve side.

Under new head coach, Mustafa Kamal, Terengganu II performed badly in the league, and finished 11th, in the automatic relegation to Malaysia FAM League zone. As a result of the poor performance, Mustafa Kamal resigned as head coach, and the head coach role were temporarily held by Tengku Hazman, his assistant, for the inaugural Malaysia Challenge Cup. Tengku Hazman succeeded in leading his charges to win the tournament, beating UKM F.C. 4-2 on aggregate in the final.

In December 2018, Terengganu II were granted a reprieve by Malaysia Football League and retained their place for the 2019 Malaysia Premier League, after 2018 Malaysia FAM Cup champions Terengganu City F.C. were denied promotion due to unpaid player and staff wages issues.[3]

Stadium

The club currently use the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia as their home venue.

The capacity of the stadium is 25,000.[4][5][6]

Ownership and finances

Sponsorship

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2007–2012 Admiral No Sponsor
2013 Kappa EPIC
2014 Line 7
2015 Eutag
2016–Now Kobert Terengganu Incorporated

Players

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Malaysia GK Nik Amin
2 Malaysia DF Naqib Najwan
3 Ukraine DF Serhii Andrieiev
4 Malaysia DF Che Arif
5 Malaysia DF Hasbullah Awang (captain)
6 Malaysia MF Azizan Ikhwan
7 Malaysia DF Hassan Basri
8 Malaysia MF Rahmat Makasuf
9 Japan FW Bruno Suzuki
10 Malaysia FW Izzan Syahmi
11 Malaysia MF Ridzuan Razali
13 Malaysia GK Shamirza Yusoff
14 Malaysia MF Zuasyraf Zulkiefle
15 Malaysia MF Takhiyuddin Roslan
No. Position Player
16 Malaysia FW Firas Tarmizi
17 Malaysia FW Ramzi Sufian
18 Malaysia GK Amierul Hakimi
20 Malaysia MF Zarulizwan Mazlan
21 Malaysia DF Amirul Hafizul
23 Malaysia MF Hafizal Mohamad
24 Malaysia DF Aqil Irfanuddin
25 Ivory Coast MF Dechi Marcel
26 Malaysia MF Isyraf Razali
27 Malaysia MF Shukur Jusoh
28 Malaysia GK Suhaimi Hussin
29 Malaysia MF Sharin Sapien
30 Nigeria FW Akanni-Sunday Wasiu

Head coaches

Year Head Coach
2006–2007 Malaysia Hasnan Ahmad
2007–2010 Malaysia Che Ku Marzuki
2011–2012 Malaysia Yunus Alif
2013 England Peter Butler
2013 Portugal Eduardo Almeida (caretaker)
2013 Malaysia Che Ku Marzuki (caretaker)
2013–2014 Malaysia Azraai Khor (resign)
2014 Malaysia Anuar Abu Bakar (caretaker)
2015 Croatia Tomislav Steinbruckner
2016–2017 Indonesia Rahmad Darmawan[7] (resign)
2017–2018 Malaysia Mustafa Kamal
2018– Malaysia Tengku Hazman Raja Hassan[8]

Team managers

Year Manager
2007–10 Malaysia Abdul Rasid Jusoh
2010–15 Malaysia Dato' Haji Rozi
2016– Malaysia Dato' Haji Mohammad Kamil

Club personnel

Position Name
Chairman Malaysia Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar
General Manager Malaysia Dato' Haji Mohammad Kamil Othman
Assistant Manager Malaysia Mohd Sabri Abas
Head coach Malaysia Tengku Hazman Raja Hassan
Assistant coach Malaysia Mohd Azhari Salim
Coach Malaysia Vacant
Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Zubir Ibrahim
Fitness Coach Malaysia Mohd Noruddin Abdul Manaf
Kitman Malaysia Sukri Embong
Physiotherapist Malaysia Mark Lee Soong Keen

Honours

League

  • Runners-up (1): 2009
  • Winners (1): 2008

Cup

Club record

As of 15 October 2018
Season League FA Cup Malaysia
Cup

/Challenge
Cup
Asia Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
2015 MPL 22 12 6 4 50 27 42 3rd R2 GR Uzbekistan Farhod Tadjiyev 18
2016 MSL 22 7 6 9 30 34 27 7th R2 SF Brazil Patrick Cruz 13
2017 MSL 22 7 5 10 30 45 23 9th R3 GR  – Uzbekistan Farhod Tadjiyev / Uzbekistan Dilshod Sharofetdinov / Malaysia Nor Hakim 6
2018 MPL 20 4 5 11 22 34 17 11th DNQ Champions  – Nigeria Akanni-Sunday Wasiu 20
Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated

Affiliate clubs

References

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/malay08.html Malaysia 2008
  2. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/t-team-fc-bid-farewell-m-league-10-years/1p1b2crstk7pq1vgss118nbvg8
  3. ^ https://www.goal.com/en-sg/news/mifa-get-super-league-spot-perlis-the-same-for-premier/klljftolri1k19e610f22gt2r
  4. ^ "Kapasiti stadium 2012". ammboi (in Malay). 26 May 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  5. ^ "T-Team FC in Soccerway". Soccerway. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  6. ^ "T-Team beraksi di Stadium Sultan Ismail". teganukite.net. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  7. ^ "T-Team signs new coach and announces new imports". sarawakcrocs.com. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.bharian.com.my/sukan/bola/2018/08/457389/mustaffa-akui-gagal-bimbing-tfc-ii

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