|Full name||Kedah Darulaman Football Club|
|Founded||27 April 1921|
|Ground||Darul Aman Stadium|
|Owner||Menteri Besar Kedah Incoporated (20%) Kedah Football Association (80%)|
|President||Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor|
|Head coach||Aidil Sharin Sahak|
|League||Malaysia Super League|
|2020||Malaysia Super League, 2nd of 12|
Kedah Darulaman Football Club (Malay : Kelab Bola Sepak Kedah Darulaman) is a football club based in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, that competes in the Malaysia Super League. They are the only team in the history of Malaysian football to have won two trebles: in 2006–07 and 2007–08. The club is managed by Darulaman Football Club Sdn Bhd.
Kedah Darulaman FC traditional colours are red and black, but currently the home kit has been in the colours of green and yellow since 1988. This idea was suggested by Shukri Hashim after Kedah FA Deputy President, the late Ahmad Basri Akil asked for a different set of colours for the home kit. However, Ahmad Basri changed Shukri's idea to 'green and yellow' which fits the Kedah state's nickname Jelapang Padi. The Kedah FA kit is currently manufactured by Lotto. Their previous kit manufacturers were Line 7, Lotto and Puma. Kedah FA's first team sponsor was Sharp, from 1989 to 2000. Following that, the club was sponsored by Modenas. Their current shirt sponsor is PKNK which had been the main team sponsor of Kedah FA since 2005. The ideas of the current Kedah FA crest also came from Ahmad Basri Akil after he announced the then-new Kedah FA official colours of green and yellow in 1988. Green dominates the background; the side of the crest shows 11 joint bordered lines which signify the 11 districts of the Kedah state. At the centre of the crest is a ball and Allamanda flowers; as the flower is green and yellow in colour, which are suitable with the new Kedah FC colours and the team motto, Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan is written in yellow.
The football team was founded in 1924 by Tunku Yaacob ibni Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shahas a president, though they only had limited success until the appointment of Ahmad Basri Akil as manager in 1985. Under Ahmad Basri Akil, KEDAH Darulaman FC qualified for six Malaysia Cup final matches in a seven-year period between 1987 and 1993; and won two Malaysia Cup titles, one league title and one FA Cup title. The club experienced a lean period in the 1980s and 1990s, but enjoyed a revival in the new millennium by winning the treble in 2007 and 2008. After the glorious double treble achievement under the guidance of Azraai Khor, KEDAH Darulaman FC start to have a dip in their performance. This is mainly because of the loss of their influential import players; the likes of Nelson San Martín, Bernard Huggins and Marlon James, who had been The Canaries peripheral figures in their double treble glory due to new ruling by FAM. Problems with the new management team also led to Azraai Khor departure. However, their local heroes such as Baddrol Bakhtiar, Khyril Muhymeen and Helmi Eliza Elias who had been a spine in the recent glory pledged to stay on and bring the glory days back. KEDAH Darulaman FC were relegated to the premier league after lost 3–2 at the playoff final to Sri Pahang in penalty shootout. Marijo Tot was hired replacing Wan Jamak in attempt to steer The Canaries back into Super League. The 2013 season also seeing the return of former KEDAH Darulaman FC talisman, Nelson Sam Martin. In 2014 KEDAH Darulaman FC signed Billy Mehmet and this was the most successful season the club had witnessed for 5 years. KEDAH Darulaman FC reached the Semi Final of the Malaysia Cup, winning the first leg 3–1, but losing the 2nd leg 5–1. Billy Mehmet ended the season as the club's top goal scorer and the Malaysia Premier League's Top goal scorer in all competitions. He was also the 2nd highest goal scorer in all competitions at all levels in Malaysian professional football.
The song Biar Jasa Jadi Kenangan, once again idealised and written by Ahmad Basri Akil and famously recorded by a Malaysian musician Freddie Fernandez, is the anthem of the club, and has been sung by the crowd since 9 September 1987 after Kedah Darulaman FC reached their first Malaysia Cup semi-final match since 1940. This famous song is sung by the fanatic fans of the Kedah Darulaman FC to boost their beloved players' morale. The well-known and popular chants among Kedah Darulaman FC supporters is Pulun Kedah Pulun. It is use since late 80's as "words of spirit" during and off the game, and as the slogan among supporters. It was inspired by the idea from Abdul Rashid Fadzil, who was the Head of Kedah Fan Club on that time. [ citation needed ]
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|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2015||Warrix||PKNK, Sada, Naza, Firefly (airline)|
|2016||Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), PKNK, Sada, Cosmic|
|2017||aL by Al-Ikhsan||ECK Development Berhad (ECK), Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), PKNK, Sada, Cosmic|
|2018||ECK Development Berhad (ECK), PKNK, Sada, Cosmic|
|2019||Lotto||Menteri Besar Sdn Bhd (MBI), PKNK, Sada|
|2020||Chenang Bay,Menteri Besar Sdn Bhd,PKNK|
Updated on 26 September 2020.
1st or Champions 2nd or Runner-up 3rd place Promotion Relegation
|2004||Super League||21||4||3||14||30||45||−15||15||7th||—||Runner-up||2nd round||—||—|
|2005||Premier League||21||13||7||1||44||11||+33||46||2nd||–||Quarter-finals||2nd round||–||–|
|2005–06||Premier League||21||13||3||5||39||22||+17||42||1st||–||Group stage||1st round||–||–|
|2007–08||Super League||24||18||2||4||55||24||+31||56||1st||Runner-up||Champions||Champions||AFC Cup||Quarter-finals|
|2009||Super League||26||16||3||7||45||28||+17||51||3rd||Runner-up||Group stage||2nd round||AFC Cup||Round of 16|
|2011||Super League||26||13||6||7||25||20||+5||45||4th||–||Group stage||2nd round||–||–|
|2012||Super League||26||7||7||12||27||38||−11||28||12th||–||Group stage||Semi-finals||–||–|
|2013||Premier League||22||13||3||6||38||19||+19||42||4th||–||Group stage||2nd round||–||–|
|2015||Premier League||22||14||6||2||47||26||+21||48||1st||–||Runner-up||3rd round||–||–|
|2018||Super League||22||9||5||8||37||36||+1||32||6th||Runner-up||Group stage||3rd round||–||–|
|2020||Super League||11||7||1||3||20||13||7||22||2nd||Runner-up||—||—||ACL Cup||Play-off round|
|1993||Liga Semi-Pro Divisyen 1, Malaysia Cup|
|2017||Malaysian Charity Cup, Malaysia FA Cup|
|2007||Malaysia Super League, Malaysia FA Cup, Malaysia Cup|
|2008||Malaysia Super League, Malaysia FA Cup, Malaysia Cup|
Kedah Darulaman FC assistant coach Muhamad Radhi Mat Din said,
To achieve the treble in two consecutive seasons will take another 100 years or more to come by! It takes a Herculean effort to achieve a double treble. The path to the pinnacle required a lot of sacrifices and commitment from the players, team management and the club.
All results (home and away) list Darulaman FC's goal tally first.
|1994–95||Asian Club Championship||First round||1–5||3–5||4–10|
|2008||AFC Cup||Group stage||4–1||5–1||2nd|
|2009||AFC Cup||Group stage||0–1||3–1||2nd|
|Round of 16||2–8|
|2020||AFC Champions League||Preliminary Round 2||5–1|
Penang is the biggest rival for Kedah Darulaman FC. Kedah Darulaman FC fans consider their main rivalries to be with (in order) Penang, Perak and Perlis. Matches against fellow northern region sides KSK Tambun Tulang F.C., Kuala Muda Naza F.C., Kedah United F.C., Sungai Ara F.C., PBAPP F.C., SDMS Kepala Batas F.C. and Perak YBU F.C. have only taken place intermittently, due to the clubs often being in separate divisions.
Northern Region Derby is the name given to football matches that involves Kedah Darulaman FC and Penang. Both of them were located in the northern region of Malaysia. City Stadium or Penang State Stadium and Darul Aman Stadium are packed by fans from Kedah Darulaman FC and Penang during derby matches. The match usually creates a lively atmosphere, with numerous banners unfolded before the start of the game.
Although Kedah Darulaman FC's main rivals mostly are from the northern region of Malaysia, especially Penang, but there is also a strong supporter of friendship with Penang and there are good relations with the fans of Perlis and Perak. "This is Utara", which means "This is the northern region", is a slogan which shows their good friendships.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|1||Muhammad Zulhazrizal Mohd Zuher||GK||2002|
|22||Wan Mohd Syazmin Wan Mohd Ruzaimi||GK||1999|
|26||Muhammad Faiq Syahmi Saiful Bahari||GK||23/6/2000|
|2||Abdul Hadi Hasbollah||RB, RWB, RM||30/4/00|
|3||Mohd Fareez Amirul Fadzil||LB||2000|
|4||Mohd Heshamudin Ahmad||CB||15/2/99|
|5||Muhammad Farhan Roslie||CB||2000|
|6||Muhammad Ikmal Hakim Murshariza||LB, LWB||1999|
|13||Muhammad Aiman Mohd Zaidi||RB, RWB||23/4/1999|
|24||Muhammad Hafizul Mohd Razi||CB||2000|
|25||Muhammad Iqbal Azhar||CB||2000|
|8||Muhammad Ezmie Naim Eddy Effendy||CM||1999|
|9||Muhd Kamil Akmal Abdul Halim||DM, CM||1999|
|11||Muhammad Atiqullah Halim||LW, LM||2000|
|12||Muhammad Zhafir Mohd Yusoff||LW, LM||30/4/99|
|15||Wan Muhd Uwais Qorni Wan Khairul Asri||RW, RM||2000|
|19||Muhammad Shahril Aiman Morad||CM||2000|
|20||Ammar Akhmal Alias||AM, CM||10/1/99|
|21||Muhammad Akid Aiman Rosidi||CM||2001|
|23||Muhammad Daniel Suhazri Sazali||AM, CM||2000|
|28||Mohd Ainul Hakim Nordin||RW, RM||2000|
|29||Muhamad Syabani Mohd Saberi||AM, CM||2000|
|7||Muhammad Fikhri Zulkiflee||ST, RW||22/1/99|
|10||Muhamad Amirul Azman||ST||1999|
|10||Mohamad Hasri Firzan Mohd Sukeri||ST||2000|
|16||Muhammad Amirul Akmal Safarinizam||ST||2000|
|17||Mohd Afeeq Iqmal Rosli||ST||1999|
|18||Mohd Yazman Hafiz Mohd Sohimi||ST||1999|
|1||Muhammad Ashriq Izzat Mazlan||GK||2002|
|24||Najmi Md Hassan||GK||2002|
|26||Aliman Wahiey Muhammad Amir||GK||2001|
|2||Muhammad Ibrahim Adham Mohd Rosli||RB, RWB||2002|
|4||Aznil Asyraaf Azhar||CB||2002|
|5||Mohamad Zaide Mohd Zain||LB, LWB||2002|
|6||Muhammad Azim Anuar||CB||2002|
|12||Muhammad Nabil Ahmad Nizam||RB, RWB||2002|
|13||Muhamad Aiman Farhan Muhamad Fauzi||CB||2001|
|15||Abdul Hakim Ibrahim||LB, LWB||2000|
|16||Muhammad Fariz Soaid||LB, LWB||2001|
|19||Amirul Irfan Mohd Sabri||CB, RB||2001|
|23||Muhamad Azzim Othman||CB, DM||2002|
|25||Muhammad Amsyar Ahmad Apendi||RB, LB||2002|
|29||Mohamad Diniy Danial Mohd Effendi||CB||2002|
|30||Muhammad Taqber Mukmin Satin||CB||2002|
|3||Norasyraf Aiman Norlizam||CM||2002|
|7||Muhammad Ad'dha Nazman||RW, RM||2001|
|8||Ahmad Irfan Mohd Noor||CM||2002|
|11||Muhammad Izdyhar Ehsan Mohd Tajudin||LW, LM||2002|
|17||Mohammad Shazwan Salahuddin||DM, CM||2001|
|18||Muhammad Adib Daniel Amiruddin||RW, RM||2001|
|21||Muhammad Hafiz Izzudin Azhar||LW, LM||2001|
|22||Mohammad Zharmien Ashraf Ismail||LW, LM||2002|
|27||Muhammad Amir Mohd Shukri||CM||2001|
|9||Muhammad Irwan Shah Samichan||ST||2002|
|10||Muhammad Syafiq Aiman Mohd Azham||ST||2001|
|14||Muhammad Aiman Syakir Mohd Zulkifli||ST||2002|
|20||Mohd Idrzuwan Mohd Daud||ST||2001|
|28||Aiman Nulhakim Mohd Zaini||ST||2001|
|January 2018–April 2018|
|April 2018–August 2018|
|August 2018–October 2018|
|Assistant Head Coach|
|U21 General Manager|
|U21 Asst. Manager|
|U21 Head Coach|
|U21 Asst. Coach|
|U21 GK Coach|
|U21 Fitness Coach|
|U19 General Manager|
|U19 Head Coach|
|U19 Asst. Coach|
|U19 GK Coach|
|U19 Fitness Coach|
|U19 Head Physio|
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