Ahmad Fauzi Saari

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Fauzi Saari
Personal information
Full name Ahmad Fauzi bin Saari
Date of birth (1982-04-30) April 30, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfield
Club information
Current team
ATM FA
Number 16
Youth career
2002-2004 Kedah FA President's Cup Team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004-2011 Kedah FA 95 (40)
2012 Johor FC 32 (1)
2013 Felda United 26 (0)
2014- ATM FA 7 (0)
National team
2004 Malaysia U-23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 15, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 15, 2014

Ahmad Fauzi Saari (born 30 April 1982 in Kulim, Kedah), is a Malaysian professional football player currently playing as a central midfielder for ATM FA.

Personal life[edit]

Ahmad Fauzi Saari grew up in Ladang Anak Kulim, where his father was a supervisor (Malay: mandor) and her mother used to ease their financial burden by tapping rubber there. He started playing football since he was a schoolboy, often with his multi-racial friends at the estate. In age of 16, his non-stop running style and talent in football was then discovered by teachers at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Serdang (a secondary school in Serdang, Kedah).

Early Career[edit]

There was no stopping Fauzi, or known as Pak Long among his Kedah teammates and fans. In 2002, he was selected for the Sukma Games to represent Kedah state.

Kedah FA[edit]

His game is valued highly by the Kedah management who have placed their trust on him to stoke the engine room starting from 2004 season. He has been playing an important role in Kedah's good run in season 2006/07 and has scored some important goals for the club, mainly from long range. And sometimes, Fauzi was given the captain's armband whilst Victor Andrag and Cornelius Bernard Huggins were out from the team.lukman

National team[edit]

In 2004, his ability to cover acres of space, no doubt due to his running around during his estate days, was discovered by Allan Harris. The Englishman, who helmed the Malaysia national football team from 2000 to 2004, quickly roped him in as an all-action man for the pre-Olympic campaign. Fauzi played in one match - in the 4-1 defeat to Iran on 3 March 2004. It was an unforgettable moment for the slightly-built player, because he remembered being outplayed by the physically superior Iranians. That remains to this day Fauzi's only appearance in the national jersey. That has not dampened his spirits. He recalled his first cap for Malaysia during an interview in 2006:

[1] During the 2007 AFC Asian Cup campaign, Fauzi was called by head coach Norizan Bakar to represent the country. Although he was part of the squad that thrash by China, Uzbekistan and Iran, he did not selected to play any single match on the tournament.

Honours[edit]

Kedah[edit]

Personal[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It all began in an estate". tmfootballchannel.com. 28 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-28.