Harimau Muda B
|Full name||Football Association of Malaysia|
|Ground||Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium|
|Chairman||Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah|
|Manager||Datuk Rozabil Abdul Rahman|
Harimau Muda B is the club name for Malaysia national under-21. Football Association of Malaysia managed the Malaysia U-21 as a football club that took part in Malaysia Premier League since 2007-08 season and also FA Cup Malaysia. The B players are between 18 to 21 while Harimau Muda A is for under-22 players.
The team is aimed at developing Malaysian youth players and will not recruit any foreign nationals in its squad. By entering Harimau Muda B in domestic competitions, FAM hopes to expose top Malaysia under-21 players to competitive matches, thus helping them prepare for international tournaments. As such, Harimau Muda B is one of a small number of football clubs in the world which places an age-restrictions on team members while playing in a national professional league.
The name "Harimau Muda" means "Young Tigers" in English.
On 19 October 2007 FAM decided to include Malaysia U-21 as one of the team in Malaysia Premier League 2007-08 and will be known as Harimau Muda (Young Tigers). Due to international duties, The Malaysia national U-21 team were needed to participate in the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship qualification. But they also needed to participate in the Premier League Malaysia and the Malaysia FA Cup 2009.
On July 2009, The Harimau Muda were split into 2 teams. Harimau Muda A and Harimau Muda B. The Harimau Muda A were sent to Zibo, China to participate in the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship qualification while Harimau Muda B participated in Malaysia Premier League and the FA Cup.
On the 2011 season, Harimau Muda A joined the 2011 Super League Malaysia replacing KL PLUS FC and Harimau Muda B continued to play in the 2011 Malaysia Premier League. Harimau Muda A finished 5th while Harimau Muda B played their worst season being in the bottom 3. However, they managed to avoid relegation and will continue to play in the Malaysia Premier League.
For the 2012 season, Harimau Muda A swapped places with Singapore LIONSXII of Singapore, which is Singapore's national under-23 team. Harimau Muda B continue to participate in the 2012 Malaysia Premier League. Harimau Muda A did not enter the 2012 Singapore Cup to concentrate for 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification thus Harimau Muda B took their slot as a replacement.
In 2013, The Football Association of Malaysia agreed to replace Harimau Muda A with Harimau Muda B in the 2013 S.League campaign. Instead, Harimau Muda A will undergo an 8 month long training in central Europe and will be mainly based at Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia to prepare to defend their title in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. Harimau Muda B will use aged under-20 players for the S. League with no foreign players and will be based in the Pasir Gudang Stadium, replacing Yishun Stadium as their previous home stadium.
In addition, Harimau Muda C was formed to provide a bigger pool of players and become a feeder team for Harimau Muda B, as Harimau Muda B did to Harimau Muda A. Harimau Muda C will make their debut in the 3rd Division of Malaysian football, the FAM League and will use under-18 aged players.
|Year||League Position||League||Domestic Cup||Cup Position|
|2007-08||8/13||Malaysia Premier League||Malaysia FA Cup||Round 1|
|2009||1/13 (Champions)||Malaysia Premier League||Malaysia FA Cup||Quarter Final|
|2010||5/12||Malaysia Premier League||Malaysia FA Cup||Round 1|
|2011||10/12||Malaysia Premier League||Malaysia FA Cup||Round 2|
|2012||8/12||Malaysia Premier League||Malaysia FA Cup||Did not qualify|
|2013||9/12||S.League||Singapore Cup||Round 1|
AFF Youth Championship Record
|AFF U-19 Youth Championship Record|
|2008||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2010||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy Record
- Beginning from the 2012 edition, Malaysia is using U-21 players.
Staff and Coach
- Team Manager: Datuk Rozabil Abdul Rahman
- Assistant Manager: Azizul Nizam bin Bidin
- Head Coach: Razip Ismail
- Assistant Coach:
- Goalkeeper Coach: Mazlan Abdul Wahid
- Physio : Mohd Harris Zafran bin Ahmad Haraman
- Fitness Coach :
Squad For 2014 Singapore League
|1||Ahmad Solehin Mamat||GK|
|22||Mohd Ramadhan Abdul Hamid||GK|
|23||Muhd Ilham Amirullah Razali||GK|
|2||Mohd Akmal Chin||CB|
|4||Mohd Asri Mardzuki||LB|
|11||Muhd Syazwan Zaipol Bahari||LB, LM|
|13||Azrul Nizam Muhamad||LB|
|15||Mohd Syawal Nordin||CB, LB|
|5||LM, LW, ST|
|8||Shahrul Igwan Samsudin||LM, LW|
|16||Mohd Naim Zakaria||AM, CM|
|17||Mohd Ramzi Sufian||AM, ST|
|21||Muhd Nor Azam Abdul Azih||CM|
|25||Mohd Faris Shah Rosli||RM, RW|
|26||Muhd Irfan Zakaria||CM, AM|
|7||Mohd Syafwan Syahlan||ST|
|20||Muhd Akhir Bahari||ST, RW, LW|
For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015
- Transfers (In)
- Transfers (Out)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- As of 2 May 2013
|1||Ridzuan Abdunloh||Harimau Muda B||6|
|2||Maxsius Musa||Harimau Muda B||3|
|3||Mohd Faizat Ghazli||Harimau Muda B||2|
|Mohd Yazid Zaini||Harimau Muda B||2|
|4||Mohd Asri Mardzuki||Harimau Muda B||1|
|Syazwan Tajudin||Harimau Muda B||1|
|Akhir Bahari||Harimau Muda B||1|
|Akmal Ishak||Harimau Muda B||1|
- Malaysia national football team
- Malaysia women's national football team
- Malaysia national under-23 football team
- Harimau Muda A
- Harimau Muda C
- Malaysia Pahang Sports School
- Malaysia XI
- Malaysia national futsal team
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- "Harimau Muda B ready to roar". The Brunei Times. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "Harimau Muda B Goalscores in Singapore League 2013 - Goal Scorers". Malaysia Super League. Retrieved 13 August 2011.