His Royal Highness Tengku Abdullah Al Haj Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah began his career in sports administration when he took over as the President of Pahang Football Association in 1984. Shortly after, he was elected as the Deputy President of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and the Association experienced a wave of change with his hands-on approach and committed involvement.
His dedication and passion won him many accolades and was elected as the Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Prince Abdullah held chairmanship of various standing committees in AFC such as AFC Technical Committee and subsequently is now the chairman of the prestigious Organising Committee of 2015 AFC Asian Cup Australia and AFC Development Committee. In the world of football, Prince Abdullah is no stranger for having served as a member of FIFA Technical Committee, FIFA Youth Committee and Organising Committee of FIFA Confederations Cup 1998. He currently sits in FIFA Football Committee as a member, under the chairmanship of Michel Platini.
He was elected as the President of the Association during FAM's 50th Congress on 25th May 2014. Prince Abdullah also chairs the Emergency Committee, the Financial and Management Committee as well as the International Team Management Committee at FAM.