Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C.

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Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. or simply JDT is a professional football club based in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia that competes in the Malaysia Super League, the top tier of Malaysian football. Founded in 1972 as PKENJ FC, the club renamed as Johor FC in 1996, before adopting its current name in 2013.[4] Johor Darul Ta'zim is owned by Tunku Ismail Idris, the Crown Prince of Johor.

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Johor Darul Ta'zim
Full nameJohor Darul Ta'zim Football Club
Nickname(s)Harimau Selatan (Southern Tigers)[1]
Short nameJDT
Founded1972; 51 years ago (1972)[2]
GroundSultan Ibrahim Stadium
OwnerTunku Ismail Idris[3]
PresidentTunku Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah
ManagerEsteban Solari
LeagueMalaysia Super League
2023Malaysia Super League, 1st (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Soccerball_current_event.svg Current season

In 2014, JDT won its first major honour by winning the national league during the first season under Croatian manager Bojan Hodak. Under Argentine Mario Gómez's tutelage, they won the 2015 AFC Cup and the 2015 Super League. By winning the AFC Cup, JDT became the second Malaysian team since 1967 to enter a final of a major continental competition, and the first ever Malaysian club to win a continental title. Between 2014 and 2023, JDT won ten consecutive league titles. Before this achievement, no Malaysian team had ever won the league championship more than twice in a row since the league system was first introduced in Malaysia in 1982.

Since 2012, Johor Darul Ta'zim FC are known by their new nickname, the Southern Tigers (Malay: Harimau Selatan), replacing the old nickname Jengking (Scorpion). The new nickname is based on the Johor State Council coat of arms.[5] The team's home ground is the 40,000 capacity Sultan Ibrahim Stadium.