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Overview of the Malaysia Premier League
The Malaysia Premier League or the Liga Premier is the current second-tier professional football league in Malaysia. In this nation's football league structure, the league replaced the former second-tier Liga Perdana 2. Penang is the current champion, having won the league in 2020.
Penang win the 2020 Malaysia Premier League
The team that wins two trophies (double) or three trophies (treble) in the same season is awarded great honors in the Malaysia Premier League. The Malaysia Premier League, Malaysia FA Cup, and Malaysia Cup are all covered. Only Selangor has earned this status as of the 2021 season.
How does the Malaysia Premier League work?
The Malaysia Premier League features 12 teams and spans from early February to late October, with a month-long Ramadan break depending on the Islamic calendar.
The season consists of 132 games, with each side playing 22 games (playing each other twice, home and away). The majority of games take place on Fridays, with a few games taking place during the week.
The competition runs on a system of promotion and relegation with promotion to the Malaysia Super League and relegation to the Malaysia M3 League.
Malaysia Premier League Logo
Club Licensing regulations
Each team in the Malaysia Premier League must obtain a legal license in order to compete in the league, or they must be relegated. Teams must have enough powers of finance and specific standards to acquire a license. That is called FAM Club Licensing.
2021 Malaysia Premier League
The 2021 Malaysia Premier League is the 18th edition of the Malaysian second-tier professional football league. It lasts from 6 March to October 2021. The non-feeder teams that finish first and second will be promoted to the Malaysia Super League in 2022, and the top five non-feeder clubs will advance to the Malaysia Cup in 2021.
The competition contained a total of 12 clubs, including 10 teams from the 2020 season, 1 team relegated from the 2020 Malaysia Super League, and 1 team formed by FAM and the National Sports Council of Malaysia (NSC).
Felda United's bid for privatization, however, was denied by the Football Association of Malaysia, making the team unable to compete in the league. As a result, there were only 11 teams playing this season.
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Champions of the Malaysia Premier League over the years
Titles by Clubs
Best Goalscorers in the Malaysia Premier League every season