Malaysia national football team


Malaysia national football team
For current information on this topic, see 2011 in Malaysian football.
Malaysia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Harimau Malaya
(Malayan Tigers)
Association Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach K. Rajagopal
Asst coach Tan Cheng Hoe
Faozi Mukhlas
Martin Stano
Captain Mohd Safiq Rahim
Most caps Soh Chin Aun (252)[1]
Top scorer Mokhtar Dahari (125)[2]
Home stadium National Stadium, Bukit Jalil
FIFA code MAS
FIFA ranking 151
Highest FIFA ranking 75
Lowest FIFA ranking 170 (April 2008)
Elo ranking 147
Highest Elo ranking 15 (14 December 1978)
Lowest Elo ranking 169 (October 2007)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Malaysia Malaya 2–3 South Korea 
(Singapore; April 13, 1953)[1]
Biggest win
Malaysia Malaya 15–1 Philippines 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; August 27, 1962)
Biggest defeat
Malaysia Malaysia 2–8 New Zealand 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; November 16, 1967)
 Morocco 6–0 Malaysia Malaysia
(Ingolstadt, Germany; August 31, 1972)
 China PR 7–1 Malaysia Malaysia
(Bangkok, Thailand; December 20, 1978)
Asian Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1976)
Best result Round 1; 1976, 1980, 2007

The Malaysian national football team (Malay: Pasukan bola sepak kebangsaan Malaysia) nicknamed Harimau Malaya, as the Malayan Tiger, is the national team of Malaysia and is controlled by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). Before 1963, the team represented the Federation of Malaya and was known as the Malaya national football team.

To date, the most significant successes of the team have come in the regional AFF Suzuki Cup (formerly known as the 'Tiger Cup'), which Malaysia won the biggest tournament in the ASEAN stage in 2010 for the first time in history. In 2010, Malaysia beat Indonesia 4–2 in aggregate in the final to capture the country's first major international football title ever.

Malaysia owned many top players since the creation of the Federation of Malaya such as the legendary Mokhtar Dahari, which led Malaysia into their golden age during the 1970s until the 1980s. Before Mokhtar, The Malaysian King of Football, Datuk Abdul Ghani Minhat was the most famous and respected footballer in the whole Malaya during the 1950s until the 1960s. Ghani currently holds the all time record in Malaysia with Ghani scoring 106 goals in only 15 games and scoring 11 goals for Malaysia in a 15-1 victory over the Philippines. The 15-1 victory is currently the record for the highest win for the national team and the record has never been broken ever since. In the current generation, Mohd Safee Mohd Sali is considered by Malaysians as their best striker.

In the FIFA World Rankings, Malaysia's highest standing was in the first release of the figures, in August 1993, at 75th. Malaysia's main rival on the international stage is their geographical neighbour, Indonesia and Singapore, and past matches between these two teams have produced much drama. According to history, The most successful football club in Malaysia is Selangor FA

Malaysia and a few countries such as Thailand is the only national team in the ASEAN stage that has not use any naturalized players as Indonesia and Singapore did for their national team.

To date, Malaysia is the current ASEAN football champions after winning the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup.

Contents

History

Before the establishment of Malaysia on September 16, 1963, the Malaysia national football team was known as Malaya national football team. Malaya's biggest achievement in football was becoming the bronze medalist in 1962 Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia after defeating South Vietnam 4–1.

After the establishment of the Malaysian Federation in 1963, the team became known as the Malaysia national football team. Malaysia qualified for the 1972 Olympics in Munich, beating Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines en route. Although they managed to defeat the United States 3–0, they lost the other 2 matches by losing 3–0 to West Germany and 6–0 to Morocco. Two years later, Malaysia won their second bronze medal at the 1974 Asian Games after defeating North Korea 2–1. The team went on to qualify twice in a row for the AFC Asian Cup, in 1976 and 1980. Malaysia qualified again for the Olympics in 1980 in Moscow, but joined the boycott of the games. The team also won the Merdeka Tournament 3 times, became runner-up 4 times and being third place 2 times during the 1970s.

In 1994 as Malaysian football was embroiled in one of the biggest bribery scandals in the country. With the dearth of mainstream interest and lack of funds, Malaysian football has failed to repeat the achievements of the 1970s and 1980s, despite the recruitment of Claude LeRoy. Harris came with strong credentials, having assisted Terry Venables at FC Barcelona and Allan Harris as coaches.

2004–2005

In the second half of 2004, FAM selected Bertalan Bicskei, former Hungarian goalkeeper and national coach, to succeed Allan Harris.

Bicskei led the national side to third place at the regional Tiger Cup competition, but was demoted to youth development duties by FAM for his actions during a friendly against Singapore in Penang on June 8, 2005. Bicskei, disgusted by the standard of officiating, threw a bottle onto the pitch before confronting a Singapore player. In September 2005 the contract was terminated after mutual agreement.[3]

2005–2007

Norizan Bakar became the next head coach of the Malaysian team. He guided the Malaysian squad to the ASEAN Cup semifinals in 2007, where Malaysia lost through penalties to Singapore. Norizan's position as the head coach was criticized by the Malaysian football community, fans and officials alike, after the team's performances during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, where Malaysia lost to China 1–5, Uzbekistan 0–5 and Iran 0–2.

After the removal of Norizan Bakar, B. Sathianathan took over as head coach. Although he guided the squad to win the 2007 Merdeka Tournament, Malaysia once again failed to qualify for the World Cup after losing 4–1 and drawing 0–0 with Bahrain in the qualifying round.

2007–2009

In 2008, Sathianathan once again guided the team to the final of the 2008 Merdeka Tournament. However, Malaysia lost through penalties to Vietnam. Sathianathan also led Malaysia to the semi finals of 2008 Myanmar Grand Royal Challenge Cup. However, Malaysia then shockingly lost 4–1 to eventually winners, Myanmar.[4]

During the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup, Malaysia started their campaign with a 3–0 win over Laos, but were defeated in the second match by Vietnam with a score of 2–3 and were finally eliminated when they lost 3–0 to Thailand in the final match of the group stage. This was the first time that the Malaysian squad had not passed through the group stages in 12 years.

In the 2011 Asian Cup qualifiers, the Malaysian team lost 0–5 to the United Arab Emirates. This defeat was the final straw in the eyes of the Malaysian supporters, and in February 2009, the contracts of Sathianathan and manager Soh Chin Aun were terminated.[5] Former U-20 Malaysia and Kelantan coach, Datuk K. Rajagopal was selected as the new head coach for Malaysia. He took over on July 2009.

Revival of the national team

2010 AFF Suzuki Cup winners second leg of final starting line-up.

On July 2009, Datuk K. Rajagopal was named the new coach of Malaysia replacing B. Sathianathan as head coach of Malaysia. K. Rajagopal was also the coach of the Under-23 Malaysia.[6] K. Rajagopal's first duty was against Zimbabwe which Malaysia won 4–0.[7] Rajagopal also coached Malaysia in two games against the visiting English champions, Manchester United, losing in both matches 2–3 and 0–2. During his duty as the coach of the Under-23 team, K. Rajagopal led Malaysia to their fifth SEA Games gold medal and also led Malaysia to qualify for the second round of the 2010 Asian Games as one of the best four third-placed teams after a lapse of 32 years.[8][9]

During the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, Malaysia had 14 players at the age of under-23 while the other players were over 23. Malaysia were in group A with host Indonesia, Thailand and qualifiers winner, Laos. Malaysia began their campaign with a embarrassing loss of 5–1 against Indonesia. Malaysia bounced back from their defeat and later drew Thailand and beat Laos 5–1. As runner up of group, Malaysia qualified to the semi finals to meet Group B winners and defending champions Vietnam.[10] In the first leg of the semifinal, Malaysia won 2–0 at home soil and later drew the second leg advancing to the final with an aggregate of 2–0 .[11] Malaysia went on to the finals to meet favourites Indonesia who were unbeaten in all their matches. On the first leg of the finals, Malaysia won 3–0 at home. Malaysia scored twice through Safee Sali and once by Mohd Ashaari Shamsuddin on a night National Stadium, Bukit Jalil was filled over capacity for the first time since it was built. The match attracted so many people that after tickets were sold out, policemen manning the gates were seen allowing friends and relatives into the stadium causing people having to trespass onto the cable bridge above the electronic display besides standing on the aisles and corridors to secure a view of the game. On the second leg of the finals that was held in Jakarta, Malaysia lost 2–1 to Indonesia but the final aggregate was 4–2 to Malaysia, hence giving the title to Malaysia.

Malaysia won the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup title for the first time in their history under the management of Datuk K. Rajagopal.[12]

2011

After the successful year on 2010, Malaysia had high hopes for qualifying and winning friendly matches in the upcoming tournaments such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification. The Malaysian under-23 team, had been taken over by Ong Kim Swee and his Under 21 team, Harimau Muda A. Malaysia coach, Datuk K. Rajagopal had arranged a friendly match against Hong Kong which is ranked 145th. K. Rajagopal says that Malaysia should play a match once a month.[13] On the under 23 side, Ong Kim Swee arranged two friendly matches against Thailand under-23 and Singapore under-23 in a preparation for the 2012 Olympics qualifiers. Malaysia U-23 lost narrowly 2–1 to Thailand U-23 and won 2–0 against Singapore U-23.[14][15]

On 4 February 2011, FAM announced that they would call up the Malaysian/Australian player that is currently playing for Bonnyrigg White Eagles, Brendan Gan. Even though Brendan was born and raised at Australia, He could play for Malaysia through parentage as his father is a Malaysian Chinese from Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.[16][17]

Malaysia's 2011 campaign started off brilliantly with a 2–0 win against Hong Kong. Malaysia was scored by Mohd Safiq Rahim on the 44th minute and Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal on the 92nd minute.[18] FAM wanted to boost the morale for the national team by hosting a major tournament. On 19 February 2011, the ASEAN Football Federation announced that Malaysia and Thailand will be the preliminary host of the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.[19]

Team image

Kit

From the 1970s to 2007, the national team kit was manufactured by Adidas who also sponsored the national team kit. Since 2007, the official Malaysia team kit has been manufactured by Nike, an association which will last until 2011. The home kit's design of black and yellow stripes is a throwback to the kit used by Malaysian national team of the 1920s. The great national team of the 1970s also sported similar stripes, which are supposed to be reminiscent of the stripes of a tiger, the symbol of Malaysia's national football team.

The new home kit also sports black shorts and yellow socks. The new away kit features a blue jersey, white shorts, and blue socks, with a representation of the Malay ‘keris’ at the bottom left corner of each shirt.

In November 2010, Nike Malaysia created a new football kit for the Malaysians specially made for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. The home kit's design of black and yellow stripes that is shaped by black row of lines. The away kit features plain blue front and red and white at the edge of the sleeves. Nike put the Malaysian flag as their logo instead of putting the Football Association of Malaysia logo, as was the case for the great national team of the 1970s.[20]

Training

Wisma FAM is a Training Facility and the main headquarters for the Football Association of Malaysia located at Kelana Jaya, Malaysia. The Facility is founded by the Football Association of Malaysia with it purpose to serve as the Football Association of Malaysia main headquarters and also serves as a training ground for the National Football teams of Malaysia.

The Facility has also serves as a meeting point, A room for press statement and the facility also contain small apartment rooms for the national players. Ticket matches can also be sold here at Wisma FAM.

Media coverage

Malaysia home matches and some away matches (depending on the location and the broadcast station) are shown live or delayed on Astro Arena and RTM. All matches are broadcasted with full Malaysian commentary with Tuan Haji Hasbullah Awang.

Sponsors

According to the Football Association of Malaysia, Malaysia have around 10 sponsors. Primary sponsors include Nike, Astro Arena and 100plus. Local sponsor includes Telekom Malaysia, Air Asia, Majlis Sukan Negara, RTM, Malaysia Airlines, Sime Darby and Resorts World Genting.[21]

Supporters

A part of the action from Ultras Malaya during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match between Malaysia and Singapore

Ultras Malaya is the official supporting group for the national team of Malaysia. It is the largest supporter club in Malaysia dedicated to the Malaysia national team. They are known for its fanaticism and their support towards the Malaysia national team. Throughout every international match, They will always appear in every Malaysian game. They sometimes travel together in away games to places such as Singapore.

Ultras Malaya main colors are black with mainly yellow football Scarf and Yellow Banners to represent the beloved Malaysia national football team color, Black and yellow. Ultras Malaya also brings flares, drums and the Jalur Gemilang.[22]

Ultras Malaya is famous for bringing a massive Malaysian flag and a giant Malaysian home football kit in every Malaysian home match.[23][24]

Home stadium

The Bukit Jalil National Stadium

Malaysia's home stadium is the Bukit Jalil National Stadium. The stadium capacity is 100,200 (non-seated) or 87,411 (seated)[25] which makes it the largest stadium in Southeast Asia, and the 9th largest football stadium in the world. Malaysia's previous national stadium was the Merdeka Stadium before the Bukit Jalil sports complex was constructed.

The stadium hosted the Opening and Closing ceremonies and the Athletics competitions of the 1998 Commonwealth Games. There were many other sports venues that were built for the Commonwealth Games, such as Bukit Kiara Sports Complex and the National Sports Complex, Malaysia.

Malaysia also uses other stadiums for their matches such as the KLFA Stadium, the MBPJ Stadium and the Shah Alam Stadium.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter - - - - - -
Italy 1934 Did not enter - - - - - -
France 1938 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 1950 Did not enter - - - - - -
Switzerland 1954 Did not enter - - - - - -
Sweden 1958 Did not enter - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Did not enter - - - - - -
England 1966 Did not enter - - - - - -
Mexico 1970 Did not enter - - - - - -
Germany 1974 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Spain 1982 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Italy 1990 Did not qualify - - - - - -
United States 1994 Did not qualify - - - - - -
France 1998 Did not qualify - - - - - -
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Germany 2006 Did not qualify - - - - - -
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Brazil 2014 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Russia 2018 [To be determined] - - - - - -
Qatar 2022 [To be determined] - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - -

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Hong Kong 1956 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
South Korea 1960 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Israel 1964 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Iran 1968 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Thailand 1972 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Iran 1976 Group stage 5/6 2 0 1 1 1 3
Kuwait 1980 Group stage 6/10 4 1 2 1 5 5
Singapore 1984 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Qatar 1988 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Japan 1992 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Lebanon 2000 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2004 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
MalaysiaIndonesiaThailandVietnam 2007 Group stage 16/16 3 0 0 3 1 12
Qatar 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Australia 2015 [To be determined] - - - - - - -
Total Best results: Group stage Appearances: 3/15 9 1 3 5 7 20
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Asian Games

Asian Games record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
India 1951 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Philippines 1954 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Japan 1958 Group stage 12/14 3 0 0 3 2 8
Indonesia 1962 Third Place 3/8 5 3 0 2 23 9
Thailand 1966 Group stage 15/17 3 0 0 3 1 4
Thailand 1970 Group stage 16/16 3 0 0 3 0 4
Iran 1974 Third Place 3/15 7 3 2 2 20 13
Thailand 1978 Round 2 7/14 5 2 0 3 4 10
India 1982 Group stage 14/16 3 0 0 3 1 4
South Korea 1986 Group stage 15/18 3 0 1 2 2 5
China 1990 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Japan 1994 Group stage 11/18 4 1 1 2 6 11
Thailand 1998 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Total Best results: Third Place Appearances: 12/16 36 9 4 23 59 68
Since 2002, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.

AFF Football Championship

AFF Football Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Singapore 1996 Runners-up 2/10 6 3 2 1 18 4
Vietnam 1998 Group stage 6/8 3 0 1 2 0 3
Thailand 2000 Third Place 3/9 6 4 1 1 12 4
IndonesiaSingapore 2002 Fourth Place 4/9 5 2 1 2 9 5
VietnamMalaysia 2004 Third Place 3/10 7 5 0 2 14 9
SingaporeThailand 2007 Semifinal 3/8 5 1 3 1 6 3
IndonesiaThailand 2008 Group stage 5/8 3 1 0 2 5 6
IndonesiaVietnam 2010 Champions 1/8 7 3 2 2 12 8
MalaysiaThailand 2012 To Be Played
Total Best results: Champions Appearances: 8/8 41 18 10 13 74 42
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

SEA Games

SEA Games record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Thailand 1959 Third Place
Burma 1961 Winners 1/5 4 4 0 0 10 3
Cambodia 1963 Not held - - - - - - -
Malaysia 1965 Fourth Place
Thailand 1967 Group stage
Burma 1969 Semifinal
Malaysia 1971 Runners-up
Singapore 1973 Third Place
Thailand 1975 Runners-up
Malaysia 1977 Winners 1/5 5 4 0 1 24 3
Indonesia 1979 Winners 1/5 5 3 2 0 4 0
Philippines 1981 Runners-up
Singapore 1983 Third Place
Indonesia 1985 Third Place
Thailand 1987 Runners-up
Malaysia 1989 Winners 1/8 5 5 0 0 11 2
Philippines 1991 Group stage
Singapore 1993 Group stage
Thailand 1995 Group stage
Indonesia 1997 Group stage
Brunei 1999 Group stage
Total Best results: Winners Appearances: 20/20
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Since 2001, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.

FIFA 'A' international matches

Below is a list of all FIFA 'A' international matches Malaysia have played against FIFA recognised teams.[26][27][28][29][30][31]

Opponents
Games played
Won
Drawn*
Lost
Goals for
Goals against
Goals difference
 Australia 6 1 0 5 1 14 -13
 Bahrain 9 2 3 4 13 16 -3
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1
 Brazil 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4
 Canada 1 0 0 1 0 5 -5
 China PR 12 1 2 9 6 32 -26
 Chinese Taipei 11 4 3 4 18 14 +4
 England 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2
 Finland 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1
 Ghana 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Hong Kong 21 10 4 7 35 29 +6
 India 29 11 7 11 52 44 +8
 Indonesia 66 26 16 28 95 106 -11
 Iran 4 0 0 4 0 8 -8
 Iraq 6 0 3 3 3 9 -6
 Israel 2 0 0 2 3 11 -8
 Jamaica 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Japan 22 6 6 10 34 36 -2
 Jordan 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
 Kenya 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Kuwait 12 2 2 8 8 29 -21
 Lesotho 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
 Liberia 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
 Libya 3 0 2 1 2 2 0
 Liechtenstein 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Morocco 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1
 Myanmar 46 21 8 17 84 65 +19
 Nepal 6 5 0 1 21 0 +21
 New Zealand 12 2 2 8 8 28 -20
 North Korea 7 1 3 3 5 12 -7
 Oman 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2
 Philippines 13 11 1 1 62 3 +59
 Qatar 5 0 3 2 3 8 -5
 Saudi Arabia 8 0 2 6 4 17 -13
 Senegal 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Singapore 57 19 21 17 85 59 +26
 South Korea 55 12 13 30 61 93 -32
 South Vietnam 35 14 7 14 64 67 -3
 Sri Lanka 7 6 0 1 20 6 +14
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2
 Syria 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3
 Thailand 85 35 27 23 125 114 +11
 Turkey 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 United Arab Emirates 6 2 0 4 4 10 -6
 Uzbekistan 5 0 0 5 2 19 -17
 Vietnam 10 4 2 4 11 9 +2
 Yemen 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Recent results

For a detailed list of 2011 schedule fixtures and results refer to 2011 in Malaysian football

Current squad

The following 24 players were selected by coach, Datuk K. Rajagobal for the international friendly match against India on 13 November and 16 November 2011.[32]

Caps and goals updated as 16 November 2011 after the match against India

# Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK G. Jeevananthan March 13, 1980 (1980-03-13) (age 31) 1 0 Malaysia Selangor FA
GK Mohd Sharbinee Allawee Ramli November 7, 1986 (1986-11-07) (age 25) 9 0 Malaysia Terengganu FA
GK Mohd Farizal Marlias June 29, 1986 (1986-06-29) (age 25) 12 0 Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA
DF Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak August 3, 1987 (1987-08-03) (age 24) 36 3 Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA
DF Mohd Norhafiz Zamani Misbah (Vice Captain) July 15, 1981 (1981-07-15) (age 30) 64 2 Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA
DF Mohd Nasriq Baharom March 26, 1988 (1988-03-26) (age 23) 4 0 Malaysia Selangor FA
DF Mohd Faizal Muhammad March 3, 1989 (1989-03-03) (age 22) 4 0 Malaysia Terengganu FA
DF Mazlizam Mohamad September 19, 1986 (1986-09-19) (age 25) 1 0 Malaysia Terengganu FA
DF Abdul Aziz Ismail August 7, 1988 (1988-08-07) (age 23) 1 0 Malaysia Kelantan FA
DF Mohd Rizal Fahmi Abdul Rosid May 1, 1986 (1986-05-01) (age 25) 2 0 Malaysia Kelantan FA
DF Mohd Azmi Muslim October 17, 1986 (1986-10-17) (age 25) 11 0 Malaysia Kedah FA
DF Amirizwan Taj Tajuddin May 30, 1986 (1986-05-30) (age 25) 0 0 Malaysia Universiti Teknologi MARA
MF Amar Rohidan April 23, 1987 (1987-04-23) (age 24) 22 0 Malaysia Kedah FA
MF Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri May 9, 1987 (1987-05-09) (age 24) 22 2 Malaysia Kedah FA
MF S. Chanturu December 14, 1987 (1987-12-14) (age 23) 4 0 Malaysia Kelantan
MF Mohd Bunyamin Umar January 7, 1988 (1988-01-07) (age 23) 8 1 Malaysia Selangor FA
MF Mohd Safiq Rahim Captain sports.svg July 5, 1987 (1987-07-05) (age 24) 25 4 Malaysia Selangor FA
MF S. Kunanlan September 15, 1986 (1986-09-15) (age 25) 25 0 Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA
MF Shahurain Abu Samah December 23, 1986 (1986-12-23) (age 24) 1 0 Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA
MF Joseph Kalang Tie March 9, 1987 (1987-03-09) (age 24) 1 0 Malaysia Terengganu FA
FW Shahrizal Saad July 8, 1989 (1989-07-08) (age 22) 1 0 Malaysia Johor FC
FW Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar August 20, 1990 (1990-08-20) (age 21) 2 0 Malaysia Kedah FA
FW Abdul Hadi Yahya March 6, 1985 (1985-03-06) (age 26) 8 2 Malaysia Terengganu FA
FW Mohd Safee Mohd Sali (3rd Captain) January 29, 1984 (1984-01-29) (age 27) 34 18 Indonesia Pelita Jaya FC

Recent call ups

The following players have been called up for the national team in the past 12 months.

# Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Khairul Fahmi Che Mat January 7, 1989 (1989-01-07) (age 22) 10 0 Malaysia Kelantan FA
GK Norazlan Razali December 19, 1985 (1985-12-19) (age 25) 0 0 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur FA
GK Mohd Nasril Nourdin November 7, 1986 (1986-11-07) (age 25) 0 0 Malaysia Perak FA
GK K. Sasi Kumar April 29, 1989 (1989-04-29) (age 22) 1 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
GK Syed Adney November 29, 1986 (1986-11-29) (age 24) 9 0 Malaysia Sabah FA
DF Mohd Zubir Azmi November 14, 1991 (1991-11-14) (age 20) 1 0 Malaysia Terengganu FA
DF Mohd Helmi Remeli March 24, 1985 (1985-03-24) (age 26) 3 0 Malaysia Terengganu FA
DF Mohd Farisham Ismail January 5, 1985 (1985-01-05) (age 26) 1 0 Malaysia Kelantan FA
DF K. Reuben April 2, 1990 (1990-04-02) (age 21) 1 0 Malaysia ATM FA
DF Mahali Jasuli April 2, 1989 (1989-04-02) (age 22) 16 1 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
DF Mohd Muslim Ahmad April 25, 1989 (1989-04-25) (age 22) 19 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
DF Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shas January 21, 1991 (1991-01-21) (age 20) 13 0 Slovakia FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce
DF Mohamad Hisyamudin Mohamed Sha'ari September 5, 1987 (1987-09-05) (age 24) 1 0 Malaysia Perak FA
DF Mohd Sabree Mat Abu August 8, 1987 (1987-08-08) (age 24) 17 0 Malaysia Kedah FA
MF K. Gurusamy November 20, 1988 (1988-11-20) (age 23) 4 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
MF Wan Zaharulnizam Zakaria May 8, 1991 (1991-05-08) (age 20) 1 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
MF Yong Kuong Yong September 18, 1988 (1988-09-18) (age 23) 3 0 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur FA
MF Ismail Faruqi Asha'ri October 5, 1986 (1986-10-05) (age 25) 2 0 Malaysia Terengganu FA
MF Mohd Ashaari Shamsuddin June 7, 1985 (1985-06-07) (age 26) 14 3 Malaysia Terengganu FA
MF Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal May 27, 1986 (1986-05-27) (age 25) 29 7 Malaysia Selangor FA
MF Mohd Shakir Shaari September 29, 1986 (1986-09-29) (age 25) 2 0 Malaysia Kelantan FA
MF Muhd Shahrom Abdul Kalam September 15, 1985 (1985-09-15) (age 26) 1 0 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur FA
MF Azidan Sarudin May 31, 1986 (1986-05-31) (age 25) 0 0 Malaysia Selangor FA
MF G. Mahathevan May 31, 1988 (1988-05-31) (age 23) 1 0 Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA
FW Syahrul Azwari Ibrahim January 12, 1993 (1993-01-12) (age 18) 0 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A
FW Norshahrul Idlan Talaha June 8, 1986 (1986-06-08) (age 25) 21 3 Malaysia Kelantan FA
FW Abdul Manaf Mamat April 8, 1987 (1987-04-08) (age 24) 3 2 Malaysia Terengganu FA
FW Ahmad Fakri Saarani July 8, 1989 (1989-07-08) (age 22) 15 0 Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA
FW Izzaq Faris Ramlan April 18, 1990 (1990-04-18) (age 21) 5 0 Malaysia Harimau Muda A

Previous squads

ASEAN Football Championship
AFC Asian Cup
South East Asian Games
  • 1999 South East Asian Games Squads

Coaching staff

Below is the registered officials for the Malaysia Senior Team.[33]

Manager Malaysia Datuk Subahan Kamal
Head coach Malaysia Datuk K. Rajagopal
Assistant Coach Malaysia Tan Cheng Hoe
Phsyiotherapist Malaysia S. Sivanesvaran
Goalkeeping coach Malaysia Mohd Faozi Mukhlas
Fitness coach Slovakia Martin Stano
Physical Trainer Slovakia Rastislav Bozik
Sport Code Malaysia Ahmad Hilmi Abdul Latif
Masseur Malaysia Mohd Zaidi Abdul Latib
Kit man Malaysia R. Sivakumar

Coaches

  • Malaysia Neoh Boon Hean
  • Malaysia Edwin Dutton
  • Singapore Choo Seng Quee
  • West Germany Otto Westphal
  • Malaysia C. De Silva
  • Malaysia Peter Velappan
  • Malaysia Abdul Ghani Minhat (1969)
  • England Harold Hassall
  • Australia Dave McLaren (1970–1971)
  • Malaysia Jalil Che Din (1972)
  • England Richard Bate (1988)
  • Malaysia M. Chandran (1988)
  • England Trevor Hartley (1989)
  • Malaysia Ahmad Shafie (1990)
  • Malaysia Rahim Abdullah (1991)
  • Australia Ken Worden (1992–1993)
  • France Claude Le Roy (1994–1995)
  • Tunisia Hatem Souisi (1995)
  • Malaysia Wan Jamak Wan Hassan (1996–1997)
  • Tunisia Hatem Souisi (1998)

1.^  – managed the team on a one-off basis as caretaker manager

See also

References

  1. ^ Watch Youtube = COMMITTED TO THE GAME – Dato' Soh Chin Aun Retrieved at May 8, 2011
  2. ^ Hall of Frame : The Late Mokhtar Dahari Retrieved at June 10, 2011
  3. ^ Bicskei Bertalan
  4. ^ Myanmar defeats Malaysia 4–1 Retrieved 30 December 2010
  5. ^ FAM terminate coach Sathianathan, team manager Chin Aun Retrieved 1 February 2009
  6. ^ Coach Rajagopal urges Malaysians to support team irrespective of results
  7. ^ Malaysia Trounce Zimbabwe
  8. ^ Malaysia wins SEA Games
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  10. ^ Malaysia book semi final spot
  11. ^ Malaysia beat Defending Champions
  12. ^ Indonesia 2 Malaysia 1 – Malaysia claim first title Retrieved December 29, 2010
  13. ^ Malaysia Will Face Hong Kong (MALAY) Retrieved at January 10, 2011
  14. ^ Malaysia (1) – Thailand (2) Retrieved February 4, 2011
  15. ^ U23 Malaysia 2 vs 0 U23 Singapore Retrieved February 4, 2011
  16. ^ "Brendan sedia timbang tawaran (Malay)". Kosmo!. February 4, 2011. http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2011&dt=0204&pub=Kosmo&sec=Sukan&pg=su_02.htm. Retrieved 4 February 2011. 
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  21. ^ FAM Sponsors (At the bottom of the page, shows the Sponsors Retrieved 30 December 2010
  22. ^ Ultras Malaya 30,000 orang Supporters Image Retrieved at 28th August 2011
  23. ^ Ultras Malaya Flares and Malaysian Gient home football kit Image Retrieved at 28th August 2011
  24. ^ Malaysia's Giant Malaysian Flag Image Retrieved at 28th August 2011
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2008 Vietnam 
ASEAN Champions
2010 (First title)
Current holder

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