Sime Darby Football Club (Sime Darby FC) was founded in January 2010 and officially launched in March 2010. It was conceptualised with the objective to promote the development of sports amongst Malaysian youth, facilitate the advancement of the local professional football arena and aspire to help form the nucleus of the Malaysian national team in the future.
Sime Darby FC made its debut and emerged champions of the 2010 Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) League, the third-tier of the Malaysian Professional Football League. That led to the team’s promotion to the 2011 Malaysian Premier League (MPL).
In 2011, Sime Darby FC finished fifth out of twelve teams that competed in the Malaysia Premier League, and qualified for the Malaysia Cup, one of the oldest football tournaments in Asia.
In the 2012 season, Sime Darby FC finished third in the MPL and defied the odds by becoming the first football club to reach the Final of the Malaysian FA Cup.
In the 2013 season, Sime Darby FC finished second in the MPL, winning promotion to the 2014 Malaysia Super. In the 2013 Malaysia Cup tournament, Sime Darby FC achieved another milestone in its history book by reaching the tournament’s quarter-final round.
Sime Darby FC is backed by Sime Darby Berhad, one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates operating in more than 20 countries globally.