Khairul Fahmi Che Mat

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Khairul Fahmi Che Mat
Personal information
Full name Khairul Fahmi bin Che Mat
Date of birth (1989-01-07) 7 January 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 19
Youth career
2006–2009 Kelantan President Cup Team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Harimau Muda 26 (0)
2009- Kelantan FA 192 (0)
National team
2010–2012 Malaysia U-23 28 (0)
2010– Malaysia 30 (0)
2011-2012 Malaysia XI 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2014

Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (born 7 January 1989 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan) is a Malaysian goalkeeper who plays for Kelantan and the Malaysia national football team.[1][2] He is also former Malaysia U-23 and Malaysia U-20 squad.


Kelantan President Cup Team[edit]

Khairul Fahmi started playing for the Kelantan President's Cup Team in 2006. He was the team's main goalkeeper and helped Kelantan reach the finals in the 2006–07 President Cup Malaysia. However, Kelantan later lost by penalties.

Harimau Muda[edit]

Khairul Fahmi was later chosen to be in the Harimau Muda team for the 2008 Premier League season, alongside Ahmad Fakri Saarani.

PSV Eindhoven Youth Team trials[edit]

He also had impressed the Dutch club, PSV Eindhoven and went for a-week trials with the club's Under-19 and Under-23 teams. He went there with his teammate, Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar after they showed excellent performances in the 2007 Champions Youth Cup.[3]

Return to Kelantan[edit]

In season 2009, Khairul Fahmi returned to Kelantan and registered for senior squad at the age of 20. He was the youngest goalkeeper ever to play for the Kelantan senior team. He made his appearances for senior squad after silly mistake from Syed Adney during their match against Kedah in Malaysia Super League.[4]

In 2010, he was part of the Kelantan's 2010 Malaysia Cup winning team.[5] He also won The Best Young Player and Best Goalkeeper awards at the 2010 Anugerah Bola Sepak Kebangsaan 100Plus-FAM.[6]

International career[edit]

Malaysia under-23 national team[edit]

Khairul Fahmi made his first appearance for Malaysia under-23 at the 2010 Asian Games. He helped his team qualify into the second round but later lost to Iran, 1–3.[7] Khairul Fahmi became Malaysia's hero when he saved two penalties and they won 4–3 in the penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw against Indonesia to ensure Malaysia retained the prestigious SEA Games gold medal. Khairul Fahmi also helped his team qualify into the Men's Asian Qualifiers Preliminary Round 3 of 2012 Summer Olympics Qualification. However, Malaysia failed to win any matches in the group stage.

Malaysia senior national team[edit]

Khairul Fahmi made his debut against Oman on 3 September 2010 replacing Mohd Sharbinee Allawee Ramli during the second half. He kept a clean sheet for the entire second half after Malaysia conceding 3 goals in the first half of the match. In November 2010, Khairul Fahmi was called up to the Malaysia national squad by coach K. Rajagopal for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Khairul kept a cleansheet against Thailand on a 0–0 draw. Khairul also kept a cleansheet against Vietnam twice in the semi finals. In the first leg of the finals, Khairul played well against the Indonesians. The match ended a 3–0 win to Malaysia, thus earning another clean sheet to Khairul.[8] In the second leg of the finals held in Indonesia, Khairul gave another outstanding performance by making numerous saves including a brilliant penalty save early in the match. The save proved to be a pivotal moment in the match in which Malaysia scored an away goal. Malaysia won on 4-2 aggregate and lifted the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup title for the first time.[9] Khairul Fahmi was selected for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup. On 26 November 2012, Malaysia's opening group match against Singapore ended up with the Malaysian side losing 0–3. The Lions scored the first goal through their captain, Shahril Ishak at the 32nd-minute. Six minutes later, Ishak once again scored a goal for the Lions as a result of Khairul Fahmi's blunder at goal. In the second half, veteran Singaporean forward Aleksandar Đurić completed the rout against the Tigers with the third and final goal of the game. The match resulted in 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup holders Malaysia losing its first group match of the tournament, and Khairul was subsequently dropped for the rest of the Tigers' campaign.

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 April 2015.[10]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malaysia League FA Cup Malaysia Cup Asia Total
2007–08 Harimau Muda Malaysia Premier League 24 0 2 0 - - 26 0
Total 24 0 2 0 26 0
2009 Kelantan Malaysia Super League 5 0 1 0 4 0 - 10 0
2010 26 0 2 0 13 0 - 41 0
2011 24 0 7 0 10 0 - 41 0
2012 21 0 3 0 9 0 6 0 39 0
2013 22 0 6 0 11 0 7 0 44 0
2014 15 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2015 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Total 122 0 32 0 47 0 13 0 177 0
Career total 146 0 34 0 46 0 13 0 237 0

International statistics[edit]

Exhibition matches / Malaysia XI[edit]

# Date Location Head coach Opponent Result Team
1 13 July 2011 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil Malaysia K. Rajagopal England Arsenal F.C. 0–4 (L) Malaysia XI
2 16 July 2011 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil Malaysia K. Rajagopal England Liverpool F.C 3–6 (L) Malaysia XI
3 30 July 2012 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil Malaysia K. Rajagopal England Manchester City F.C 1–3 (L) Malaysia XI

Personal life[edit]

Khairul Fahmi is the fourth of five siblings. He received his early education at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Tapang, Kota Bharu. Then he entered Sekolah Sukan Bandar Penawar, Johor Bahru. After that he furthered Sekolah Sukan Bukit Jalil (National Sports School). He was active in sports and has represented the school since primary school.On 28 December 2012,Khairul Fahmi married Nur Eilunie Natasha Jaafar.[11] They have daughter named Kayla Elayna[12]





Winners: 2010
Runner Up : 2014
Gold Medal: 2011



"Perempuan idaman gua, ia suka yang aktif, ceria, kelakar, lawak. Yang paling penting, ia mesti wangi" ("For my ideal woman, I would like her to be active, cheerful, funny, comical. Most importantly, she must smell nice") – 2012 television advertisement for SimplySiti


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