Malaysia Premier League
MISC-MIFA (1st title)
| September 1951; 65 years ago (1951-09)
(as knock-out cup tournament)
2008; 9 years ago (2008) (as League)|
Malaysian States League
AFC Cup (via domestic cups)
MISC-MIFA (1st title)
Asian Football Confederation
The Malaysia FAM League (also known as Malaysia FAM Cup) is the third-tier football league in Malaysia. The tournament used to be a cup format, but it changed 2008 as it was held as a league tournament and changing to its current name.
The competition was first held in September 1951. The current champion is MISC-MIFA which wins the league for the first time in their history.
Clubs which earns their promotion will be promoted to the second level league, the Malaysia Premier League. Currently, there are no official relegation for the Malaysia FAM League as they are the lowest level in the national level competition. Although clubs which decided to pulled from the league may pulled from the competition altogether or return to their respective state leagues.
Malaysia FAM League Wikipedia
Malaysia FAM Cup was established in August 1951 as a secondary knockout competition to the more prestigious Malaya Cup. The competition were held between the state teams including Singapore, Police, Army, and Prisons Department of Malaysia in its early days. The inaugural season started in September 1951 after the Malaya Cup final concluded. The final match was held in 26 April 1952 between Penang and Selangor which was won by Penang. Starting in 1974, the state teams were barred from entering the competition and only the club sides could enter.
With the advent of two-league Semi-Pro League in 1989, FAM Cup becomes the third-tier competition. In 1993, the format of the competition was changed to include a two-group league followed by the traditional knockout format. Promotion to the professional M-League were introduced for the first time in 1997, Johor FC and NS Chempaka were the first two sides to be promoted that year.
The final knockout competition format was played for 2007 season where four clubs were promoted including the champions, runner-up and the losing semi-finalists. In 2008, a further changes were made when the knockout stages were abolished and double round-robin league format was introduced. The tournament now known as Malaysia FAM League.
The final match for 2016 season has been broadcast by Astro Arena.
A total of 16 clubs will compete in the competition for 2017 season and was divided into two groups. In 15 February 2017, Sungai Ara withdrew from the league and left the competition with 15 clubs in total.1951-1973: as a secondary knockout competition between state teams only after Malaysia Cup.
1974-1989: as a secondary knockout competition between club teams only after Malaysia Cup.
1990-2007: as a third-tier knockout competition.
2008-now : as a third-tier league competition.
Since the inception of the competition in 1951, numerous logo has been introduced to reflect the sponsorship. During the introduction of 2017 season a new logo has been unveiled.
Below are the list of clubs competing in 2017 season.