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About FAM

Introduction to FAM

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The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is the governing body for soccer in Malaysia, responsible for organising the Malaysian national football team and the major soccer tournaments within the country.

History of Football in Malaysia

FAM History

Football arrived in Malaya with the British. The locals soon picked up the game, and before long it was the country's leading sport, as it allowed individuals from all walks of life to play together. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, football was one of the central pillars of most sports clubs in Malaya. But it was not structured. Even when the Selangor Amateur Football League took shape in 1905 - which ensured proper administration and organisation - the competition was confined only to clubs in the Kuala Lumpur area. Learn More