Premier League Malaysia
The Premier League of Malaysia is the second-tier professional football league in Malaysia. It replaced the Liga Perdana 2 in the country’s football league system in 2007. The new Malaysian professional football league has a total of twenty-five teams and is a very popular competition for local and international football fans. Although there are a number of other professional leagues in the country, the Premier is considered to be the premier one.
The first season of the Malaysia Premier League was held in 2000. The competition was first played in 2002, but has been rebranded as the Malaysia Super League in 2009. The tournament was launched in 2004. The Premier League is made up of twenty-two teams and is contested by 12 teams. The season lasts from early February to late October, with a one-month break during Ramadan. Most teams play 22 games in a season, with most games taking place on Fridays.
The league also uses a promotion and relegation system. The Malaysia Premier League was reformed in 2008, with 12 teams participating. The 2020 league consists of 11 teams and 10 teams. The Football Association of Malaysia rejected Felda United’s bid for privatisation, and the team was unable to compete in the league. However, the competition is still very popular and there are currently twelve teams. There are currently no other professional football league in the country. The Premier League is held twice a year.