2012 Malaysia Super League

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Liga Super
Season2012
Champions Kelantan
Relegated Sarawak
Kedah
Sabah
Kuala Lumpur
AFC Cup Kelantan
Selangor
Matches played182
Goals scored489 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorer15 goals
Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona (Negeri Sembilan)
Francis Doe Forkey (Terengganu)
Biggest home win LionsXII 9–0 Sabah
(16 June 2012)
Biggest away win Kuala Lumpur 0–4 Felda United
(13 April 2012)
Sabah 0–4 PKNS
(19 June 2012) Kuala Lumpur 2 – 4 Sabah
(30 June 2012)
Highest scoring LionsXII 9–0 Sabah
(16 June 2012)
Terengganu 6–3 Sabah
(17 March 2012)
Longest winning run4 matches
LionsXII
T-Team
Kelantan
Perak
Selangor
Longest unbeaten run15 matches
Kelantan
Longest losing run10 matches
Kuala Lumpur
2011
2013

The 2012 Liga Super (English: 2012 Super League) also known as the Astro Liga Super for sponsorship reasons is the ninth season of the Liga Super, the top-tier professional football league in Malaysia. [1]

Contents

The season was held from 10 January and concluded in 14 July 2012. [1]

The Liga Super champions for 2012 was Kelantan. [1]

Teams

A total of fourteen teams will contest the league, including eleven sides from the 2011 season and two promoted teams from the 2011 Liga Premier. Singapore Lions of Singapore will also participate in the 2012 season, replacing Harimau Muda A.

Perlis and Pahang were relegated at the end of the 2011 Liga Super after finishing the season in the bottom two places of the league table.

2011 Liga Premier champions PKNS and runners-up Sarawak secured direct promotion to the Liga Super.

Following an agreement between the Football Association of Singapore and the Football Association of Malaysia, Young Lions, with most of the members of the squad are players from Singapore's national under-23 team, will replace Harimau Muda A, which represent the Malaysian Under-23 national football team. While the Singapore Lions will compete at the Liga Super, Harimau Muda A will take the Young Lions position in the S. League. [2] [3] Young Lions was later replaced by a new team, named LionsXII that will replace the former under-23 football team. [4]


¹ – promoted from Liga Premier


Team summaries

Stadium

Stadium changes

Personnel and sponsoring

TeamCoachCaptainKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
Felda United E. Elavarasan Mohd Hamsani Ahmad Kappa FELDA Holdings
Johor FC Sazali Saidon Khairul Ismail Promade Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad
Kedah Marijo Tot Baddrol Bakhtiar Line 7 PKNK
Kelantan Bojan Hodak Mohd Badri Mohd Radzi Umbro Happy Prepaid
Kuala Lumpur Razip Ismail Mohd Aslam Haja Najmudeen Kronos Kronos
Negeri Sembilan Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah Muhammad Shukor Adan Lotto Negeri Roadstone Sdn Bhd
T-Team Yunus Alif Rosdi Talib Admiral Admiral
Perak Jang Jung Shahrulnizam Mustapa Kika Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh
PKNS Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Mohd Fadhil Mohd Hashim Lotto PKNS
Sabah David McCreery Hendrik Helmke Adidas Grace One
Sarawak Robert Alberts Guy Bwele StarSport Naim
Selangor Irfan Bakti Abu Salim Mohd Amri Yahyah Kappa Menteri Besar Incorporated
LionsXII V. Sundramoorthy Shahril Ishak Nike StarHub
Terengganu Peter James Butler Mohd Marzuki Yusof SPECS Top IT

Coaching changes

Pre-season

ClubOutgoing Head CoachDate of vacancyManner of departureIncoming Head CoachDate of appointment
Kelantan Maruthaiah Karathu 16 October 2011Resigned Peter James Butler 20 October 2011
Johor FC Azuan Zain 3 November 2011Resigned K. Devan 3 November 2011
Terengganu Irfan Bakti Abu Salim 2 November 2011End of Contract Mat Zan Mat Aris 4 November 2011
Selangor P. Maniam (caretaker)4 November 2011End of caretaker role Irfan Bakti Abu Salim 4 November 2011

In season

ClubOutgoing Head CoachDate of vacancyManner of departureIncoming Head CoachDate of appointment
Kelantan Peter James Butler 28 February 2012Mutual Agreement Bojan Hodak 2 March 2012
Johor FC K. Devan 15 April 2012Resigned Sazali Saidon 15 April 2012
Terengganu Mat Zan Mat Aris 7 May 2012Resigned Khalid Mohd Dahan (caretaker)7 May 2012
Terengganu Khalid Mohd Dahan (caretaker)14 May 2012End of caretaker role Peter James Butler 14 May 2012
Sabah Justin Ganai 20 June 2012Sacked [5] Andrew Majanggim (caretaker)20 June 2012
Sabah Andrew Majanggim (caretaker)5 July 2012End of caretaker role [6] David McCreery 5 July 2012
Perak Norizan Bakar 10 July 2012Leave of Absence [7] Jang Jung 23 July 2012
Kedah Wan Jamak Wan Hassan 10 August 2012Leave of Absence [8] Marijo Tot 10 August 2012

Sponsorship changes

ClubNew sponsorPrevious sponsorDate
Sabah Grace One 22 December 2011
LionsXII StarHub 5 January 2012
Kuala Lumpur Kronos 9 January 2012

Foreign players

ClubVisa 1Visa 2Visa 3Visa 4
Felda United Mickaël Antoine-Curier Eddy Viator NoneNone
Johor FC Arthuro Henrique Bernhardt Fernando de Abreu Ferreira NoneNone
Kedah Abdulfatah Safi Vedran Gerc NoneNone
Kelantan Obinna Nwaneri Mohammed Ghaddar Mijo Dadic Keita Mandjou
Kuala Lumpur Zakaria Charara (on loan from Kelantan) Emmanuel Okine (on loan from Kelantan)NoneNone
Negeri Sembilan Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona Marian Farbák NoneNone
T-Team Bojan Petrić Marco Tulio NoneNone
Perak Michal Kubala Albert Dominique Ebossé Bodjongo Dika NoneNone
PKNS Michaël Niçoise Helmi Loussaief NoneNone
Sabah Brendan Gan Hendrik Helmke NoneNone
Sarawak Guy Bwele Joël Epalle NoneNone
Selangor Ramez Dayoub Boško Balaban NoneNone
LionsXII NoneNoneNoneNone
Terengganu Erison da Silva Santos Francis Doe

Note:

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Kelantan (C, Q)2618625318+3560 2013 AFC Cup group stage
2 LionsXII [lower-alpha 1] 2615564823+2550
3 Selangor (Q)2612774026+1443 2013 AFC Cup group stage [lower-alpha 2]
4 Perak 26133104043342
5 Terengganu 2611874133+841
6 Negeri Sembilan 2610794138+337
7 PKNS 2681173535035
8 T-Team 26105113536135
9 Johor 26105112931235
10 Felda United 26112132531635
11 Sarawak (R)2686122832430 Relegation play-offs
12 Kedah (R)26771227381128
13 Sabah (R)26771233521928
14 Kuala Lumpur (R)2605211453395Relegation to 2013 Liga Premier
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. LionsXII are not eligible for any AFC competition spots
  2. Qualified as the next highest-placed local team behind Liga Super and 2012 Piala FA winners Kelantan.

Results

Fixtures and Results of the Liga Super 2012 season.

Week 1

10 January Felda United 2–0 Sabah Hang Jebat Stadium, Ayer Keroh, Malacca
16:45 UTC+08:00 Mohd Raimi Mohd Nor Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Yong Kuong Yong Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Report Attendance: 1,000
10 January Sarawak 2–0 Kuala Lumpur Sarawak State Stadium, Kuching, Sarawak
20:15 UTC+08:00 K. Ravindran Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Mohd Hairol Mokhtar Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Report Attendance: 15,000
10 January Negeri Sembilan 2–2 Selangor Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi, Negeri Sembilan
20:45 UTC+08:00 Effa Owona Soccerball shade.svg 4'Soccerball shade.svg 34' (pen.) Report Amirul Hadi Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Safiq Rahim Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Attendance: 32,000
10 January Perak 1–0 Terengganu Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Michal Kubala Soccerball shade.svg 76' Report Attendance: 28,000
10 January T-Team 3–0 Kedah Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
20:45 UTC+08:00 Mohd Faiz Subri Soccerball shade.svg 11'Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Zairo Anuar Zalani Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Report Attendance: 3,000

Week 2

13 January Kelantan 1–1 PKNS Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
20:45 UTC+08:00 Badri Radzi Soccerball shade.svg 71' Report Mohd Fauzan Dzulkifli Soccerball shade.svg 80' (pen.)Attendance: 25,000
14 January Kuala Lumpur 0–3 T-Team Hang Jebat Stadium, Ayer Keroh, Malacca
16:45 UTC+08:00 Zairo Anuar Zalani Soccerball shade.svg 32'Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Zachariah Simukonda Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Attendance: 2,000
14 January Sabah 2–1 Sarawak Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
20:15 UTC+08:00 Michael Baird Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Bobby Gonzales Soccerball shade.svg 45'
K. Ravindran Soccerball shade.svg 72'Attendance: 22,000
14 January Selangor 1–0 Perak National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
20:45 UTC+08:00 Safiq Rahim Soccerball shade.svg 23'Attendance: 45,000
14 January Kedah 0–0 LionsXII Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar, Kedah
19:45 UTC+08:00 Attendance: 25,000

Week 3

17 January Felda United 1–0 Selangor Hang Jebat Stadium, Ayer Keroh, Malacca
16:45 UTC+08:00 Mohd Azrul Ahmad Soccerball shade.svg 28' Report Attendance: 5,000
17 January LionsXII 2–1 Kuala Lumpur Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
19:45 UTC+08:00 Aiman Syazwan Soccerball shade.svg 43' (o.g.)
Shahdan Sulaiman Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Report Fazuan Abdullah Soccerball shade.svg 68'Attendance: 8,000
17 January Sarawak 0–1 Terengganu Sarawak State Stadium, Kuching, Sarawak
20:15 UTC+08:00 Report Francis Doe Forkey Soccerball shade.svg 36'Attendance: 20,000
17 January T-Team 0–0 Sabah Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
20:45 UTC+08:00 Report Attendance: 3,000
17 January Perak 2–1 Negeri Sembilan Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Akmal Rizal Soccerball shade.svg 39'Soccerball shade.svg 50' Report Effa Owona Soccerball shade.svg 5'Attendance: 20,000
17 January PKNS 0–0 Kedah Petaling Jaya Stadium, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
20:45 UTC+08:00 Report Attendance: 4,000

Week 4

20 January Kedah 0–3 Kelantan Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar, Kedah
20:45 UTC+08:00 Report Mohammed Ghaddar Soccerball shade.svg 35' (pen.)
Norshahrul Idlan Talaha Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Denny Antwi Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Samsudin Ibrahim
21 January Kuala Lumpur 1–1 PKNS Hang Jebat Stadium, Ayer Keroh, Malacca
16:45 UTC+08:00 Afiq Azmi Soccerball shade.svg 86' Report Mohd Fauzan Dzulkifli Soccerball shade.svg 76'Attendance: 1,500
21 January Sabah 0–1 LionsXII Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
20:15 UTC+08:00 Report Hariss Harun Soccerball shade.svg 19'Attendance: 25,000
21 January Selangor 0–0 Sarawak National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
20:45 UTC+08:00 Report Attendance: 22,000

Week 5

27 January PKNS 2–2 Sabah Petaling Jaya Stadium, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
20:45 UTC+08:00 Michaël Niçoise Soccerball shade.svg 44'Soccerball shade.svg 55' Report Michael Baird Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Helmi Remeli Soccerball shade.svg 82' (o.g.)
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Azham Musa
28 January LionsXII 0–1 Terengganu Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
19:45 UTC+08:00 Report Francis Doe Forkey Soccerball shade.svg 79'Attendance: 8,000
28 January Sarawak 2–2 Negeri Sembilan Sarawak State Stadium, Kuching, Sarawak
20:15 UTC+08:00 Kallé Soné Soccerball shade.svg 50' (pen.)
Zamri Morshidi Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Report Shakir Ali Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Shukor Adan Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Attendance: 25,000

Week 6

8 February Sabah 0–0 Kelantan Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
20:15 UTC+08:00 Attendance: 28,000
8 February Selangor 1–1 LionsXII National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
20:45 UTC+08:00 K. Gurusamy Soccerball shade.svg 45' Shahril Ishak Soccerball shade.svg 43'Attendance: 30,000
8 February Kuala Lumpur 0–1 Kedah Hang Jebat Stadium, Ayer Keroh, Malacca
20:45 UTC+08:00 Khyril Muhymeen Soccerball shade.svg 6'Attendance: 4,000
8 February Negeri Sembilan 2–1 T-Team Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi, Negeri Sembilan
20:45 UTC+08:00 Effa Owona Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Shakir Ali Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Zairo Anuar Zalani Soccerball shade.svg 36'Attendance: 24,000
8 February Perak 2–1 Sarawak Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Michal Kubala Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Fahrul Razi Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Vedran Muratović Soccerball shade.svg 33' (pen.)Attendance: 30,000

Week 7

11 February LionsXII 3–1 Negeri Sembilan Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
19:45 UTC+08:00 Shahril Ishak Soccerball shade.svg 30' (pen.)Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Shahdan Sulaiman Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Mohd Firdaus Azizul Soccerball shade.svg 89'Attendance: 8,000
11 February T-Team 2–0 Perak Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
20:45 UTC+08:00 Bojan Petrić Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Zairo Anuar Zalani Soccerball shade.svg 88' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,000
11 February PKNS 2–0 Selangor Petaling Jaya Stadium, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
20:45 UTC+08:00 Rudie Ramli Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Mohd Helmi Remeli Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Attendance: 20,000

Week 8

14 February Sabah 2–0 Kuala Lumpur Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
20:15 UTC+08:00 Rozaimi Abdul Rahman Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Michael Baird Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Attendance: 15,000
14 February Felda United 0–3 T-Team Hang Jebat Stadium, Ayer Keroh, Malacca
20:45 UTC+08:00 Mohd Faiz Subri Soccerball shade.svg 31'Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Zairo Anuar Zalani Soccerball shade.svg 84' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,500
14 February Selangor 2–1 Kelantan National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
20:45 UTC+08:00 Mohd Safiq Rahim Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Boško Balaban Soccerball shade.svg 75'
S. Subramaniam Soccerball shade.svg 90'Attendance: 55,000
14 February Negeri Sembilan 1–1 PKNS Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi, Negeri Sembilan
20:45 UTC+08:00 Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona Soccerball shade.svg 45' Paulo Sérgio Soccerball shade.svg 43' (pen.)Attendance: 18,000
14 February Perak 1–2 LionsXII Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Michal Kubala Soccerball shade.svg 54' (pen.) Shahril Ishak Soccerball shade.svg 35'Soccerball shade.svg 74'Attendance: 32,000

Week 9

3 March Kedah 1–0 Selangor Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar, Kedah
20:45 UTC+08:00 Abdulfatah Safi Soccerball shade.svg 84' (pen.)Attendance: 15,000
3 March Kuala Lumpur 0–1 Terengganu Hang Jebat Stadium, Ayer Keroh, Malacca
20:45 UTC+08:00 Francis Doe Forkey Soccerball shade.svg 61'Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Mohd Rahmat Jantan
3 March PKNS 2–2 Perak Petaling Jaya Stadium, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
20:45 UTC+08:00 Helmi Remeli Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Mohd Fauzan Dzulkifli Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Fazrul Hazli Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Michal Kubala Soccerball shade.svg 79' (pen.)
Attendance: 9,000

Week 10

17 March Perak 0–2 Kelantan Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Mohd Daudsu Jamaluddin Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Zairul Fitree Ishak Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Attendance: 27,000
17 March Selangor 3–0 Kuala Lumpur National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
20:45 UTC+08:00 Boško Balaban Soccerball shade.svg 56'
P. Gunalan Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Amirul Hadi Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Attendance: 30,000

Week 11

30 March Kedah 3–0 Perak Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar, Kedah
20:45 UTC+08:00 Hamidan Mohammed Soccerball shade.svg 45+2'Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Syazwan Roslan Soccerball shade.svg 78' (o.g.)
31 March LionsXII 2–1 T-Team Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
19:45 UTC+08:00 Shahril Ishak Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Shahdan Sulaiman Soccerball shade.svg 85' (pen.)
Zairo Anuar Zalani Soccerball shade.svg 54'Attendance: 6,871

Week 12

7 April Sarawak 1–1 Kelantan Sarawak State Stadium, Kuching, Sarawak
20:15 UTC+08:00 Guy Bwele Soccerball shade.svg 12' Norfarhan Mohamad Soccerball shade.svg 85'Attendance: 20,000

Week 13

Week 14

17 April LionsXII 5–0 PKNS Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
19:45 UTC+08:00 Safuwan Baharudin Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Shaiful Esah Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Sevki Sha'ban Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Agu Casmir Soccerball shade.svg 53'Soccerball shade.svg 87'
17 April Sarawak 0–2 Kedah Sarawak State Stadium, Kuching, Sarawak
20:15 UTC+08:00 Vedran Gerc Soccerball shade.svg 54'Soccerball shade.svg 60'
17 April Perak 2–2 Sabah Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Michal Kubala Soccerball shade.svg 35'Soccerball shade.svg 90+4' Zainizam Marjan Soccerball shade.svg 45+1'Soccerball shade.svg 61'

Week 15

Week 16

11 May Perak 2–0 Selangor Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Michal Kubala Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Bodjongo Soccerball shade.svg 85'

Week 17

15 May Terengganu 2–2 Sarawak Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
20:45 UTC+08:00 Abdul Hadi Yahya Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Baiano Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Azizan Saperi Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Khairul Azahar Eidros Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Referee: Zamzaidi Katimin

Week 18

16 June LionsXII 9–0 Sabah Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
19:45 UTC+08:00 Agu Casmir Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Hariss Harun Soccerball shade.svg 22'Soccerball shade.svg 41'Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Shahdan Sulaiman Soccerball shade.svg 62'Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Irwan Shah Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Sufian Anuar Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Shahrul Azhar Ture Soccerball shade.svg 88' (o.g.)
Referee: Zamzaidi Katimin

Week 19

19 June Negeri Sembilan 3–1 Sarawak Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi, Negeri Sembilan
20:45 UTC+08:00 Shahurain Abu Samah Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Alif Shamsudin Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Effa Owona Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Khairul Azahar Eidros Soccerball shade.svg 56'

Week 20

Week 21

26 June Perak 3–2 T-Team Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Mohd Nazri Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Mohd Failee Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Bodjongo Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Faiz Subri Soccerball shade.svg 19', Soccerball shade.svg 70'

Week 22

Week 23

3 July Perak 1–2 PKNS Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Akmal Rizal Soccerball shade.svg 42' Fazli Baharudin Soccerball shade.svg 79'Soccerball shade.svg 82'

Week 24

Week 25

10 July Selangor 3–2 Sabah Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Selangor
20:45 UTC+08:00 Amri Yahyah Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Solehin Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Boško Balaban Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Brendan Gan Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Rozaimi Soccerball shade.svg 88'
10 July Perak 1–2 Kedah Perak Stadium, Ipoh, Perak
20:45 UTC+08:00 Bodjongo Soccerball shade.svg 38' Baddrol Bakhtiar Soccerball shade.svg 45' (pen.)
Khyril Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'

Week 26

14 July PKNS 2–1 T-Team Petaling Jaya Stadium, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
20:45 UTC+08:00 Azrif Nasrulhaq Soccerball shade.svg 1'
Fazli Baharudin Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Fadzli Saari Soccerball shade.svg 58'

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