Perak FA was formed on April 18, 1951 to oversee footballing activities throughout the state of Perak. Although a formal association was only formed in 1951, Perak has actually had a football team since 1921 , which participated in the Malaya Cup (later HMS Cup, known today as the Malaysia Cup). They were also one of the founding members of the Malayan Football Association (the predecessor of the modern Football Association of Malaysia) which happened in 1926.
They are the third most successful team in the Malaysia Cup competition with 7 wins and 11 second-place finishes. They won the last of their 7 titles in 2000 and were runners-up in the 2007 edition. In 2003, Perak became the first team in 13 years to achieve back-to-back league titles in Malaysian football.
Perak has been a consistent team in Malaysian football, having finished in the top five of the Malaysian Super League every year since its inception. Besides that, Perak is the only team in Malaysia that has never been demoted to a lower division since the professional league was introduced in 1989. Perak calls the 42,500-seat Stadium Perak as its home ground, although it has played some matches at the 15,000-seat Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) Stadium in Lumut whenever Stadium Perak has not been not available. The Perak home ground is also sometimes referred to as Fair Park as Stadium Perak is located near Fair Park in Ipoh where the team's office is situated.
Perak FA's nickname is Seladang which is the Malay name for Gaur. A favourite tagline of its supporters is Kejor Yeop Kejor, which roughly translates to "chase it". The tagline was adopted by the team after the state government used it as their tagline for the 1996 Sukma Games. In 2007, Perak introdcuced a team song entitled, 'Skor Yeop Skor'.
Perak enjoys a large support base. Their league attendance average for the year 2006 stood at around 40,000.
Perak finished the 2007 season of the Malaysian Super League in second place, behind Kedah. Perak, having played well all season, had been the league leaders and favourites going into the final two matches, but a 2-2 draw with Terengganu in their penultimate match enabled Kedah to pip them to the title.
At the end of the season, team management announced that it would not retain several senior players who were originally contracted until October 2007 due to financial constraints.
Perak started the season by losing several key players, including midfielder Yusri Che Lah, Abdoulaye Traoré, Vedran Kukoc and top scorer Keita Mandjou. They did, however, manage to secure the services of national player Mohammad Hardi Jaafar from the now-defunct Melaka Telekom club. On November 9, they announced the arrivals of two Chilean players, Mario Berrios and Jorge Munoz
Like the previous season, Perak played well all throughout the league season only to fizzle out towards the end. A series of undesirable results consigned Perak to a fifth-place finish, despite having occupied second place for much of the season.
However, on a brighter note, Perak are through to the AFC Cup quarter-finals by virtue of being one of the best runner-up teams. They completed their fixtures in Group E with the same amount of points as group winners Singapore Armed Forces FC, who had a far superior goal difference.
Datuk Muhiyuddin Abdullah replaced Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as the FA's President following a government directive requiring high-ranking government officials to refrain from holding positions within sports bodies.
Perak has not had a manager since the resignation of Datuk Jamal Nasir Rasdi in 2006. Englishman Steve Darby has been carrying out the duties of both manager and coach since then. His present contract runs out in October 2008.
Board Room Staff
|2008-present||Datuk Mohammed Mahiyuddin Abdullah|
|2007-2008||Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi|
|1999-2002||Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar|
|1957-1972||Datuk Teoh Chye Hin|
|2007-present||Datuk Mohammed Mahiyuddin Abdullah|
|2001-2006||Dato' Haji Jamal Nasir Haji Rasdi|
|1998-2000||Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar|
|2000||Karl Heinz Weigang|
|1999||Karl Heinz Weigang|
|1999||Chow Kwai Lam|
|1997-1999||Karl Heinz Weigang|
|1995||/ Ken Shellito|
|1992||Chan Sze Onn|
Perak football fans' version of When The Saints Go Marching In.
Ipoh Mali, Ipoh Mali,
Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong,
Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong.
There are rumours that this song actually became famous when Perak won their first Malaysian FA Cup in 1990. Perak is the only team in Malaysian football still singing their own football song in order to keep players motivated.
There's also a myth that states that the tagline Kejor Yeop Kejor became synonymous with Perak after that same Malaysian FA Cup final in 1990 against Selangor. As the story goes, Selangor led Perak 2-0 when the match went into half-time and during the break, the Selangor fans taunted the Perak fans, "Kejor Yeop Kejor" challenging Perak to 'chase' them as kejar in Malay means chase and in the tongues of the people of Perak, it's kejor. In the second half, Perak drew level at 2-2 and the Selangor fans found their taunt hitting back at them as the other half of the stadium filled with Perak fans started chanting Kejor Yeop Kejor, using the same taunt that the Selangor fans had used against them during half-time. The chant Kejor Yeop Kejor became louder as Perak scored two more goals to win the historic, first Malaysian FA Cup final 4-2 by staging a fantastic comeback during the second half. After two decades, the phrase Kejor Yeop Kejor is now synonymous with Perak's fighting spirit; thanks to the fans of arch-rivals, Selangor.
|Asian Club Championship / AFC Champions League|| Winners:- |
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4th Place:- 2003
|Malaysia Cup||Winners:- 1926, 1931, 1957, 1967, 1970, 1998, 2000|
Runners-up:- 1923, 1951, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1971, 1972, 1974, 2001, 2007
|Division 1/Premier 1/Super League|| Winners:- 2002, 2003|
3rd Place:- 2000, 2006
4th Place:- 2004
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|Malaysian FA Cup|| Winners:- 1990, 2004|
Runners-up:- 1991, 2002, 2005
|Malaysia Charity Shield|| Winners:- 1999, 2005, 2006/2007|
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