Melaka United
Full nameMelaka United Football Club
Nickname(s)Hang Tuah
Sang Kancil (Mousedeer)
Short nameMUFC
Founded1924; 97 years ago (1924)
GroundHang Jebat Stadium
Capacity40,000
OwnerKenTeam Group (70%) MUSA (30%)
CEOJustin Lim
Head coachZainal Abidin Hassan
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2021Malaysia Super League, 8th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Melaka United Football Club (/məˈlɑːkə/) is a Malaysian professional football club based in Malacca that competes in the Malaysia Super League. They were owned by KenTeam Group which is one of nitrile glove producer in Malaysia. Previously, the club's home ground since then has been Hang Tuah Stadium before moving to Hang Jebat Stadium in Paya Rumput / Krubong in 1924. The club represents the state of Malacca in Malaysian football competitions. They currently play in the top division in Malaysian football, the Malaysia Super League after back-to-back promotions as champion of the 2015 Malaysia FAM League and 2016 Malaysia Premier League.[1][2][3]

The club was formerly referred to as Malacca or officially as Malacca Amateur FA and then Malacca FA before being rebranded in August 2013 as Melaka United which has been used since the 2014 season.[4][5] The club's current nickname is Hang Tuah, the name being synonymous with strength and intelligence.

Melaka United's regular kit colours are green and white for shirts, shorts and socks. The club's current crest has been used since March 2014 which based from older crest with slight modern changes in design and wording.

Club licensing regulations

2018 season

2019 season

History

Origins

Football has been played in Malaya for a long years. Malacca has sent a football team to play in Malaya Cup since its inaugural season in 1921.[6] In 1924, the team has been registered and now managed by the newly formed governance body of Malacca football, the Malacca Amateur Football Association (MAFA).[7] Since then, the football team has been competing in Malaya Cup consistently.

The era of amateur football league

Main article: Malaysian League

In 1979, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) changed the format of Piala Malaysia when they introduced the league stage that acts as the qualifying round for the knockout stage of Piala Malaysia.[8][9] When it began, it was intended primarily as a qualifying tournament for the final knock-out stages of the Piala Malaysia where teams compete in a one-round league before advanced to the knock-out stage.[8]

The football league in Malaysia has only officially started in 1982 after the introduction of league trophy for the league winners, which the league has been known as Liga Malaysia.[10][11] Malacca football team continue to compete in the league and has become the champion of the league during its second season in 1983 which has been the only time the Malacca team become a champion of the top-tier league in Malaysian football.

The era of semi-pro football league

Main article: Liga Semi-Pro

Over the years, the league competition has gained important stature in its own right. From 1982 until 1988 the league is an amateur status continue its purpose as qualifying round for Piala Malaysia and only in 1989 it is changes to a new format as Liga Semi-Pro (MSPFL) was introduced by FAM as a 'halfway house' towards full professional status. The inaugural season of MSPFL consisted of nine teams in Division I and eight teams in Division II with total of 17 teams participated.[12] Malacca has been put in Division II for 1989 season. Malacca compete in 1992 season in Division II.

Era of professional football

Main articles: Liga Perdana (1994–97), Liga Perdana 1, and Liga Perdana 2

MSPFL was the nation's top-tier league until it was succeeded by the formation of Malaysian first professional football league, the Liga Perdana (1994–97) in 1994 by Football Association of Malaysia. In its inaugural season 16 teams competing in a single league. The teams were based from all states in Malaysia including Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and addition of two foreign teams, Singapore and Brunei.[13]

In 1998, Liga Perdana was divided into two divisions consist of Liga Perdana 1 and Liga Perdana 2 (Liga Perdana 1 and Liga Perdana 2 in Malay).[14][15] During 1998, Liga Perdana 1 consist of 12 teams while Liga Perdana 2 had 8 teams.[14] Malacca competes in Liga Perdana 2 from 1998 until 2000 before achieving promotion to Liga Perdana 1 for 2001 season.[16]

At this time the league still consist of semi-pro team where each team was allowed to register 25 players where 12 players must be a professional for Liga Perdana 1 and a minimum of six professional players in Liga Perdana 2.[14]

Malacca competes in Liga Perdana 1 from 2001 until 2003.[17][18] Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) decided to privatise the league for 2004 season onwards where Liga Super was formed.

Teams in Liga Perdana 1 and Liga Perdana 2 was then was put through a qualification and playoff to be promoted into Liga Super. Malacca failed to qualify and was put into now a new second-tier league Liga Premier for the 2004 season.[19]

Playing in Malaysia Premier League

The club has been in an up and down performance in Malaysia Premier League since the league inception in 2004 where they played for three seasons and was promoted to top-tier league, Malaysia Super League.[20][21][22]

Brief year in Malaysia Super League

After a successful season in second division, the club has been promoted to the top-tier division, the Liga Super for 2006-07 season.[23] The club has splurged a big budget to buy players while removing majority of players and officials of previous winning season in order to create a more competitive team in the league during its first season in top league after a long years in lower division. However, the club has not been performing as expected as it has been relegated in their first season.

Back to second division

A slump in performance has cause the club struggling and fighting for relegation in their three years season of Malaysia Premier League from 2008 until 2010 season before the dark era as the club has been relegated to the third-tier league, the Malaysia FAM League for 2011 season.[24][25][26]

Years of struggle in Malaysia FAM League

The club has been relegated from 2010 Malaysia Premier League to the Malaysia FAM League because of poor performance despite being one of the bigger clubs within it.[27] In 2012, the club management has concluded as some of the factor that causing the club a chances to be promoted was the poaching of its players by bigger club in higher division and the struggle to attract bigger status players to the club as they were playing in lower division.[28] The club continue to compete and has been a consistent team in third-tier league, Malaysia FAM League for five straight season.[29][30][31][32][33]

A comeback from lower league

The club make a comeback to second-tier league, Malaysia Premier League in 2016 after being promoted as champions of 2015 Malaysia FAM League. Before winning the FAM League, the club has experienced a 32-year trophy drought, where the last time Melaka United won the Malaysian top-tier league was in 1983 where they won the Liga Malaysia which was the league stage that served as the qualifying round for the Malaysian Cup.[34] During that time, national footballer Soh Chin Aun was playing for Malacca[35][36]

The club has achieved promotion to Liga Super after became the champion of the Malaysia Premier League in just one year time after winning the Malaysia FAM League.[1][3]

Back to top division league

After received a promotion to top division, the Malaysia Super League, Melaka United management has made a number of changes including of the restructuring of the club management and the new squad selection. On 14 November 2016, Melaka United has announced the appointment of Eric Williams to replace Mat Zan Mat Aris as the new head coach for the club.[37] Eric Williams has previously managed the Myanmar giant, Yangon United F.C. in 2014 season.[37] The club has also only retained ten players from previous season and has recruited nine new players.[38][39]

The club has set a high target for 2017 season including to be a top five in the league standing.[40] On 18 February 2017, the club has managed to win their first match in Liga Super, almost 10 years after their last win in the top division in 2006–07 season.[23][41]

Stadium

Main articles: Hang Jebat Stadium and Hang Tuah Stadium

Hang Jebat Stadium

Melaka United are currently based at Hang Jebat Stadium in Krubong, Malacca. The capacity of the stadium is 40,000. In addition to the football field, the stadium also consists of a running track.

The club has previously been using the Hang Tuah Stadium as their homeground before moving to current stadium. The old stadium still be used as a training ground and as a home stadium for its development and youth squad which compete in Piala Presiden, Piala Belia and alternative stadium for senior squad.[42][43][44]

Crest and colours

Crest

Melaka United has historically utilised one primary crest before the introduction of football league in Malaysia. The first, adopted when the club was founded, was the image of A Famosa which is a historical remains from colonial age in Malacca. It was used during the club's amateur era and remained for more than half-century.

Since the introduction of football league, the club has evolved from amateur years and has adopted a new crest which features an image of Malacca tree, where the city was named after.

Since the end of 2013 season, the club has undergoes a management changes and rebranding to Melaka United where a new crest was introduced which was a slight modern design changes from the old crest. In 2015, an image of new crest was leak which has received with negative reaction among fans which the club has decided to stick with use of the old crest.

Colours

Melaka United have always worn green and white shirts as their home kit as it is an iconic colour for the club and it is different from majority of other teams in the league.

Melaka United's away colours are usually all white with green trim or various combination colours of blue, red, yellow and white as it represent the colour of Malacca's Flag.

Colours and Kit evolution

First

2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Away

2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Supporters

Ultras Taming Sari (UTS) is one of group of supporters of football in Malaysia and Malacca mainly known for their support for Melaka United.[45] Founded on 11 January 2011 and currently being led by Lekir Hj. Ahmad. The group was one of many Ultras supporters group created under the branches of Ultras Malaya which was founded after the poor performance of national team in international football scene.[45] It main purpose is to bring back the glory of football supports among Malaysian football fans. These group supporters always bring drums and large colourful flags to the stadiums alongside of chanting in the stadium in order to bring up the spirit of the players and other supporters during matches.

Melaka United are one of the most widely supported football clubs in Malacca. Melaka United's traditional fanbase comes from all over Central Malacca District, Alor Gajah and Jasin area. There are also numerous supporters clubs mainly in Malacca and also Malaysia.

The fans during a match.
The fans during a match.

Ownership and finances

The Malacca football team has been founded since 1921 and the management of the club has been taken over by the foundation of Malacca Amateur Football Association in 1924 before later on the management drop the amateur status from its name when the Liga Malaysia went semi-pro in 1989 and later on as professional in 1994.[6][7] The club has been thriving with the financial backing from the state government and sponsors.

In 2014 the management went a restructuring process to become the Melaka United Soccer Association and later on as part of its further privatisation plan, the club will have its own management separating itself from the association as Melaka United Football Club from 2017 season onwards in order to comply with the club licensing regulation.[46]

Sponsorship

Melaka United's kit has been manufactured by Al-Ikhsan start 2020 season.

Melaka United's current main shirt sponsor is Red ONE.

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1979 None
1980
None
1981 Schwarzenbach None
1982–84 Schwarzenbach
1985 Gold Flake
1985
None
1986
1987 RW None
1988

1989 asics Dunhill / EON
1990 Lotto
1991–92 Cheetah
1993 Cheetah & Umbro
1994–97
Dunhill
1998 Dunhill / Gibca Holdings
1999–2000 J-King Dunhill
2001 Mikasa Dunhill / Mikasa
2002–03 Kronos Dunhill / Kronos
2004 admiral Dunhill / Admiral
2005 admiral & Garoos Celcom
2005/06
TM Net / Creative
2006/07 Figos TM / Cubic
2006/07 Joma
2007/08 Ambros Celcom / Metaforce
2009 Kika & Shemsy Streamyx
2010 Shemsy
2011 Kappa Interpacific
2012 Ambros Ambros
2013 Arora None
2014 Kronos Mamee / KAJ
2015 Mamee
2016 Edra / Mamee
2017 Edra CGN / Tag Marine
2018 EDRA CGN
2019 EDRA CGN / KLIP
2020 Al-Ikhsan [47] Olympex

Players

First-team squad

As of 17 July 2021[48]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Malaysia MAS Solehin Mamat
2 DF Malaysia MAS Che Rashid (on loan from Johor Darul Ta'zim)
3 DF Malaysia MAS Akmal Zahir
6 DF South Korea KOR Jang Suk-won
7 MF Malaysia MAS Wan Zaharulnizam
8 MF Philippines PHI Manuel Ott
9 FW Brazil BRA Giovane Gomes (on loan from Caxias)
10 FW Haiti HAI Sony Norde
11 MF Malaysia MAS Syamim Yahya
12 FW Malaysia MAS Kumaahran Sathasivam (on loan from Johor Darul Ta'zim)
13 DF Malaysia MAS Razman Roslan (vice-captain)
14 MF Malaysia MAS Fakhrullah Rosli
15 MF Malaysia MAS Khairul Anwar
17 FW Malaysia MAS Hazim Abu Zaid
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF Malaysia MAS Wan Amirul Afiq
19 GK Malaysia MAS Khairul Fahmi (captain)
20 FW Malaysia MAS Faizal Talib
21 MF Malaysia MAS Gary Steven Robbat (on loan from Johor Darul Ta'zim)
22 GK Malaysia MAS Norazlan Razali
23 MF Malaysia MAS Jasmir Mehat
24 DF Malaysia MAS Farid Azmi
25 MF Malaysia MAS Faris Shah
27 FW Brazil BRA Adriano
28 MF Malaysia MAS Amirul Hamer
30 MF Malaysia MAS Shyamierul Razmee Jasmi
31 DF Malaysia MAS Khairul Helmi
35 DF Malaysia MAS Hasbullah Abu Bakar (on loan from Johor Darul Ta'zim)

Development squad

Under-21s

As of 5 June 2020[49]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeeper
1 Muhammad Rabbani Ros Romzi Malaysia GK 1999
19 Muhammad Ridzuan Azali Malaysia GK 2000
22 Muhammad Izzul Azry Abu Mansor Malaysia GK 2000
Defenders
2 Mohamad Syafiq Che Haron Malaysia RB / LB 2001
3 Muhammad Faiz Abdullah Malaysia LB / LWB 2000
4 Muhammad Firdaus Mazlan Malaysia CB 2000
5 Aiman Irfan Azman Malaysia CB 2000
6 Abu Bakar Malaysia CB 1999
13 Muhammad Haiqal Rostam Malaysia LB 1999
14 Mohamad Fitri Azhar Malaysia CB 13/11/99
18 Azmil Hamer Malaysia RB / RWB 2000
28 Muhammad Zul Fikri Jamilulhayat Malaysia RB / RWB 2000
Midfielders
8 Redha Iskandar Mahizal Azim Malaysia CM, AM 8/6/97
11 Muhammad Ammar Shamsuri Malaysia RW / RM 1999
12 Mohammad Hafizie Ismail Malaysia LW / LM 2000
16 Pavinish a/l Siriteven Malaysia CM / DM 2000
21 Muhammad Hanif Afandi A.Hadi Malaysia AM / CM 10/8/99
29 Muhammad Nursyazwan Nizu Malaysia DM / CM 2000
30 Muhammad Haiqal Ashraf Saifol Malaysia CM 2000
Forwards
7 Akmal Mohamad Marzukin Malaysia ST 1999
9 Muhammad Firdaus Sadelan Malaysia ST/LW 2000
24 Nur Rifdi Fakhrullah Mohd Razali Malaysia ST 2000
61 Muhammad Hazim Abu Zaid Malaysia ST 17/1/2001

Under-19s

As of 5 June 2020[50]
No. Name Nationality Position D.O.B
Goalkeeper
1 Muhammad Asyraf Danial Norizan Malaysia GK 2002
18 Muhamad Fazrul Haqimi Jamil Malaysia GK 2001
22 Esairaj a/l Karupiah Malaysia GK 2001
Defenders
2 Muhammad Akmal Alias Malaysia CB 2001
3 Muhammad Amirul Ariffin Mezal Malaysia LB / LWB 2002
4 Amri Mohd Adnan Malaysia CB 2002
5 Muhammad Syazman Jerfy Malaysia CB 2002
12 Muhammad Shahharul Md Suhaimi Malaysia RB / RWB 2001
14 Muhammad Aiman Abdullah Malaysia RB / RWB 2001
16 Matan Raaj a/l Murugan Malaysia CB 2001
17 Affan Danial Suzaimi Malaysia CB 2002
23 Zakir Mukhriz Zaidi Malaysia LB / LWB 2002
26 Mohammad Zarif Syamil Mohd Zamani Malaysia CB 2002
28 Elegeswaran a/l Balakrisnan Malaysia CB/DM 2002
29 Muhammad Aiman Rahmat Jailani Malaysia CB/DM 2001
30 Muhd Syahkhir Muhd Razali Malaysia RB / RWB 2001
Midfielders
6 Akmal Arif Mohd Aris Malaysia CM 2002
8 Abdul Raziq Abdul Rahim Malaysia CM 2001
11 Mohamad Norazizi Mohd Khalid Malaysia LW / LM 2001
13 Muhammad Arif Hafiz Mohd Farid Malaysia LW / LM 2002
15 Muhammad Luqmanul Hakeem Norizam Malaysia RW / RM 2002
19 Haziq Farhan Mohd Jasmi Malaysia RW / RM 2002
20 Nor Huzairieen Noreffendy Malaysia DM / CM 2002
21 Hilmi Rahim Azian Malaysia CM 2001
24 Muhammad Za'im Hakim Zakaria Malaysia LW / LM 2002
25 Muhammad Luquman Syadiq Rozaidi Malaysia DM / CM 2001
27 Muhammad Nabil Uzair A.Zainal Malaysia AM / LW / RW 2002
Forwards
7 Muhammad Hafiz Jaafar Malaysia ST 2001
9 Muhammad Farhan Kudzaime Malaysia ST 2002
10 Muhammad Syahmi Shamsudin Malaysia ST 2001

Head coaches

Coach Years Honours
Marco Bilic 1992
Mahathir Taha 1997
Mohd Shah Alias Norbit 1998
G. Torairaju 1999
Remeli Junit 2000–01 Runner up 2000 Liga Perdana 2
Ong Kim Swee 2005
E. Elavarasan 2005–06 Runner up 2005–06 Liga Premier
K. Devan 2007
Ramli Junit 2007–08
Mohd Nick Sham Abdullah 2008–09
Abdul Rahim Abdullah 2009–10
Mahathir Taha 2010
Manja Man 2011
G. Selvamohan 2012
Mohd Asri Ninggal Jan 2013 – April 2013
Hashim Abdullah April 2013
Ladislav Totkovič Nov 2013 – Apr 2014
Mat Zan Mat Aris Sept 2014 – Oct 2016 Winner 2015 Liga FAM
Winner 2016 Liga Premier
Eric Williams[37] November 2016 – June 2017
Eduardo Almeida June 2017 – May 2018
E. Elavarasan May 2018 – November 2018
Zainal Abidin Hassan[51] 14 November 2018 – present

Records

Name Period GP W D L GS GA GD Win %
Mat Zan Mat Aris Sept 2014 – Oct 2016 46 30 9 7 92 51 +41 065.22
Eric Williams November 2016 – June 2017 14 3 5 6 12 26 −14 021.43
Eduardo Almeida June 2017 – May 2018 17 7 2 8 15 59 −44 041.18
E. Elavarasan May 2018 – November 2018 19 8 7 4 42 26 +16 042.11
Zainal Abidin Hassan 14 November 2018 – present 21 9 5 7 34 28 +6 042.86

Team managers

Year Manager
1999-02 Datuk Ibrahim Durum
2005 Datuk Chua Peng Song
2006–08 Karim Yaacob
2008– Mohd Yazid Khamis
2009–2010 Abdul Malik Kassim
2011–2013 Datuk Mohd Yunos Husin
April 2013– November 2013 Datuk Wira Idris Haron
November 2013 – present Datuk Mohd Yusoff Bin Hj Mahadi

Management team

As of 14 November 2018[52]

Club personnel

Position Name
President Malaysia Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali
Deputy President Malaysia Datuk Wira Mohd Yusoff Mahadi
General Secretary Malaysia Mohd Asri Ninggal
Treasurer Malaysia Datuk Saiful Mat Sapri
Vice-President Malaysia Noor Azman Rahman
Malaysia Mohd Ashiq Abd. Samad
Malaysia Datuk Hj. Fadzil A. Bakar
Malaysia Yong Yoon Pin
Team Manager Malaysia Muhammad Akram Abdullah
Technical Director Malaysia Richard Sinapan
Head Coach Malaysia Zainal Abidin Hassan
Assistant Coach Malaysia Md Noor Md Derus
Malaysia Mohd Asri Ninggal
Goalkeeper Coach Malaysia Mazlan Abd Wahid
Fitness Coach Malaysia Norhudahiroshi Razak
Team Doctor Malaysia Adeeban Koomar a/l Ayyakanoo
Physio Malaysia Muhammad Rozairen Hairudin
Malaysia Fakhrusy Syakirin Yaacob
U21 Manager Malaysia Mohamad Ashiq Abd Samad
U21 Asst Manager Malaysia Muhd Razali Omar Othman
U21 Head Coach Malaysia Mohd Yazid Abu
U21 Asst Coach Malaysia Norizam Ali Hassan
U21 GK Coach Malaysia S. Rosli Hashim
U21 Fitness Coach Mohd Zahiri Moostafa
U21 Physio Malaysia Mohd Izzhar Iskandar Mohd Zaini
U19 Manager Malaysia Yong Yoon Pin
U19 Asst. Manager Leong Hong Seng
U19 Head Coach Malaysia Fauzzi Kassim
U19 Asst Coach Malaysia S Ganesan Pillay a/l S Pillay
U19 GK Coach Malaysia Zulkarnain Osman
U19 Fitness Coach Mohd Firdaus Abu
U19 Physio Coach Nur Ezzati bin Mohd Sa'ari

Honours

Domestic competitions

League

1st place, gold medalist(s) Winners (1): 1983
1st place, gold medalist(s) Winners (1): 2016
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (2): 2000, 2005–06
1st place, gold medalist(s) Winners (1): 2015
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (2): 1957, 1958

Cups

Winners: -
Winners: -
Winners: -

Asian competitions

Appearances: 1985–86

Performance in AFC competitions

1986: ASEAN Qualifying (4th place)
Season Competition Round Club 1st Leg 2nd Leg Aggregate
1985–86 Asian Club Championship Qualifying Round Indonesia Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian 2–0 (Loss) 4th place
Brunei ADP FC 1–0 (Win)
Thailand Bangkok Bank F.C. 5–1 (Loss)
Singapore Tiong Bahru CSC 0–0 (Draw)

Club record

Updated on 17 March 2018.

Note:

  1st or Champions   2nd or Runner-up   3rd place   Promotion   Relegation

Season League Cup Asia
Division Pld W D L F A D Pts Pos Sumbangsih Malaysia FA Competition Result
2001 Liga Perdana 1 22 6 4 12 25 38 –13 22 11th 2nd round
2002 Liga Perdana 1 26 8 3 15 28 48 –20 27 11th Group stage 1st round
2003 Liga Perdana 1 24 5 5 14 24 53 –29 20 11th Group stage 1st round
2004 Liga Premier 24 6 9 9 32 38 –6 27 7th 3rd round
2005 Liga Premier 21 3 1 17 17 50 –33 10 8th 1st round
2005–06 Liga Premier 21 13 4 4 48 24 +24 43 1st Group stage 1st round
2006–07 Liga Super 24 2 3 19 24 72 –48 9 13th Quarter-finals
2007–08 Liga Premier 24 8 2 14 29 43 –14 26 9th Group stage Quarter-finals
2009 Liga Premier 24 3 9 12 17 32 –15 18 11th Group stage 1st round
2010 Liga Premier 22 4 3 15 31 68 –37 15 11th Not qualified 1st round
2011 Liga FAM 20 7 5 8 45 40 +5 26 6th Not qualified 1st round
2012 Liga FAM 16 5 1 10 20 25 –5 16 7th Not qualified 1st round
2013 Liga FAM 20 10 3 7 30 30 0 33 6th Not qualified 1st round
2014 Liga FAM 22 8 4 10 34 37 –3 28 6th Not qualified 1st round
2015 Liga FAM 16 11 3 2 30 13 +17 36 1st Not qualified 1st round
2016 Liga Premier 22 15 5 2 48 25 +23 50 1st Group stage 2nd round
2017 Liga Super 22 6 6 10 33 46 –13 24 8th Quarter-finals 3rd round
2018 Liga Super 22 9 4 9 33 38 –5 31 7th Group Stage 3rd round
2019 Liga Super 22 9 6 7 34 30 +4 33 6th Quarter-finals 2nd round
2020 Liga Super 11 4 2 5 13 16 –3 11 9th Round of 16 2nd round

Source:[53][54]

Individual player awards

Malaysian League Golden boot winners

Season Player Goals
2016 Indonesia Ilija Spasojević 24

Malaysian League top goalscorers

Season Player Goals
1995 Malaysia Norizam Ali Hassan 11
2003 Malaysia Sufian Shamsubari 8
2004 Slovenia Emir Dzafic 10
2009 Malaysia Fauzzi Kassim 7
2015 Malaysia Nurshamil Abd Ghani 15
2016 Indonesia Ilija Spasojević 24
2017 Croatia Marko Šimić 12
2018 Belarus Yahor Zubovich 12
2019 Philippines Patrick Reichelt 11
2020 Nigeria Uche Agba 6

Notable former players

This list of prominent former players, who played in this team includes those who received international caps while playing for the team, made significant contributions to the team in terms of appearances or goals while playing for the team, or who made significant contributions to the sport either before they played for the team, or after they left. It is not complete or all inclusive, and additions and refinements will continue to be made over time.

Affiliated clubs

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