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2003 Malaysia Premier League 1

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Season  2003
Matches played  156
Champions  Perak
Goals scored  454 (2.91 per match)
2003 Malaysia Premier League 1
Relegated  Johor FC Melaka TMFC Kelantan Malacca Selangor Terengganu
2004 AFC Cup  Perak (group stage) Negeri Sembilan (group stage)

The 2003 Malaysia Premier League 1 season is the sixth and final season of Malaysia Premier League 1. A total of 13 teams participated in the season out of 14 as NS Chempaka FC withdrew from the league.

Contents

The Malaysia Premier League 1 was introduced in 1998. It replaced the Malaysia Premier League (1994–97) as the top-tier football league in Malaysia.

The season kicked off on 9 February 2003. Perak again dominated the season and ended up winning the title. Perlis's Phillimon Chepita was the season's top goalscorer with 23 goals.

This season also the last season before the league was succeed by the formation of Malaysia Super League from 2004 season onwards as the Malaysia Premier League became the second-tier league in Malaysian football league system. The teams from 2003 season undergoes a qualifying stage to be promoted into inaugural 2004 Malaysia Super League.

Teams

A total of 13 teams will participate in the 2003 Malaysia Premier League 1 season. NS Chempaka FC pulled out of the league.

  • Perak FA (2002 Malaysia Premier League 1 champions)
  • Selangor FA
  • Sabah FA
  • Penang FA
  • Terengganu FA
  • Johor FC
  • Perlis FA
  • Sarawak FA
  • Pahang FA
  • Kelantan FA
  • Malacca FA
  • Kedah FA (Promoted as 2002 Malaysia Premier League 2 champions)
  • Melaka Telekom (Promoted as 2002 Malaysia Premier League 2 runner-up)
  • Note:

  • NS Chempaka FC pulled out of the league.
  • League table

    Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

    Note
  • Clubs places 1st to 6th will be entering Malaysia Super League automatically.
  • Clubs places 7th to 10th will be entering Malaysia Super League playoffs.
  • Clubs places 11th to 13th will be relegating to Malaysia Premier League.
  • 2004 Malaysia Super League playoffs

    A total of 8 teams will participate in the 2004 Malaysia Super League season playoffs.

  • Johor FC (2003 Malaysia Premier League 1 7th place)
  • Sarawak FA (2003 Malaysia Premier League 1 8th place)
  • Melaka Telekom (2003 Malaysia Premier League 1 9th place)
  • Kelantan FA (2003 Malaysia Premier League 1 10th place)
  • Public Bank FC (2003 Malaysia Premier League 2 champions)
  • Negeri Sembilan FA (2003 Malaysia Premier League 2 runners-up)
  • Johor FA (2003 Malaysia Premier League 2 3rd place)
  • MPPJ FC (2003 Malaysia Premier League 2 4th place)
  • First Round

    First Legs
    Second Legs
  • MPPJ FC qualified 6-5 on aggregate.
  • Public Bank FC qualified 6-4 on aggregate.
  • Sarawak FA qualified 4-1 on aggregate.
  • Johor FC qualified 1-1 on aggregate, 4-2 on penalties.
  • Final Round

    First Legs
    Second Legs
  • Sarawak FA qualified 5-4 on aggregate.
  • Public Bank FC qualified 3-3 on aggregate, 5-4 on penalties.
  • Note
  • Sarawak FA and Public Bank FC qualifies for 2004 Malaysia Super League.
  • Top goalscorers

    Source: FIFA: Malaysia Premier League 1 Scorers

    References

    2003 Malaysia Premier League 1 Wikipedia


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