Advanced searches left 3/3
Search only database of 8 mil and more summaries

Malaysian football league system

Summarized by PlexPage
Last Updated: 27 November 2020

* If you want to update the article please login/register

General | Latest Info

Football arrives in Malaysia with British. Locals soon picked up the game, and before long it was the country's leading sport. Towards the end of the 19th century, football was one of the central pillars of most sports clubs in Malaya. But it was not structure. Even when Selangor, Amateur Football League, took shape in 1905-which ensure proper administration and organisation-competition was confined only to clubs in Kuala Lumpur. In 1933, Football of Malaysia was founded as the Football Association of Malaysia which managed the local football scene at that time. In 1954, FAM joined FIFA as member of AFC. The system consists of a pyramid of leagues, bound together by principles of promotion and relegation. A certain number of most successful clubs in each league can rise to a higher league, whilst those that finish at the bottom of their league can find themselves sinking down level. In addition to sporting performance, promotion is usually contingent on meeting criteria set by the higher league, especially concerning appropriate facilities and finances. In theory, it is possible for lowly local amateur club to rise to the pinnacle of the Malaysian game and become champions of Liga Super. As the main leagues in Malaysia consist of three tiers, it is possible for a new team to become champions in just three years if they perform well within the pyramid. The top three levels contain one division each and are nationwide in scope. Below this, levels have progressively more parallel leagues, which each cover progressively smaller geographic areas. Many leagues have more than one division. At lower levels, the existence of leagues becomes intermittent. There are also leagues in various parts of the country, which are not officially part of the system as they do not have formal agreements with football associations and are run by independent organisers. These are mostly held in the form of carnival style, where the League's duration is just a couple of days of months. Clubs from state leagues may, if they feel they meet the appropriate standard of play and have suitable facilities, apply to join the League which do form part of the system. The top two levels of the Malaysian Football League system are operated by the Malaysia Football League, which consists of Liga Super and Liga Premier. All clubs in these two leagues are fully professional. The third and fourth levels of the Malaysian Football League system are operated by the Amateur Football League, subsidiaries Malaysia Football League, which consist of Malaysia M3 League and Malaysia M4 League. All clubs in this competition are Amateur clubs. The fourth levels of the Malaysian Football League system consist of leagues that run in parallel. Leagues which are managed by the Amateur Football League in collaboration with the state Football Association and independent Football League organizer.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

logo

Plex.page is an Online Knowledge, where all the summaries are written by a machine. We aim to collect all the knowledge the World Wide Web has to offer.

Partners:
Nvidia inception logo

© All rights reserved
2021 made by Algoritmi Vision Inc.

If you believe that any of the summaries on our website lead to misinformation, don't hesitate to contact us. We will immediately review it and remove the summaries if necessary.

If your domain is listed as one of the sources on any summary, you can consider participating in the "Online Knowledge" program, if you want to proceed, please follow these instructions to apply.
However, if you still want us to remove all links leading to your domain from Plex.page and never use your website as a source, please follow these instructions.