Club Licensing in Malaysia

About Club Licensing

Club Licensing is a tool for both the development and benchmarking of professional football clubs.  Under the Club Licensing System clubs needs to comply with certain criteria to participate in National and/or AFC competitions. The FAM Club Licensing Unit makes sure that clubs are complying with the criteria and that the clubs are rigorously implementing it as well within its club.

By implementing Club Licensing System football clubs are benefitted by:-

  • Developing strong governance and organisational structures
  • Implementing stable financial management and reporting
  • Improving technical standards of coaches and clubs
  • Increasing reliability, credibility and integrity of the clubs and league
  • Promoting and continuously improving the standard of football
  • Engaging qualified coaches
  • Encouraging youth development
  • Improving infrastructure facilities
  • Improving the clubs’ administration, management and organisation.
  • Raising economic and financial standing of the clubs through effective marketing and commercial exploitation.


How to get Licensed

Responsibilities of the Club

In order to obtain a Football Association of Malaysia Club License and subsequently become eligible to participate in the domestic and or AFC club competition for 2021, the club must have applied and completed the following forms:

  1. License Application Form (CLR-1)
  2. Confidentiality Agreement (CLR-2)
  3. Venue Facilities Questionnaire
  4. Stadium Safety Checklist

Clubs then have to meet all the Criteria listed in Section III of the FAM Club Licensing Regulations Edition 2020 and undergo an assessment with the First Instance Body (an independent Decision Making Body appointed by FAM).

License Approval


Highlights and Development

2019 Events

2018 Events