Malaysia League XI

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Malaysia XI
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Harimau Malaya
Association Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Captain Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak
Home stadium National Stadium, Bukit Jalil
First international
Malaya 4–3 British Army
(Kuala Lumpur; 26 May 1962)
Biggest win
Malaysia 2–0 Arsenal
(Kuala Lumpur; 13 May 1975)
Malaysia 6–0 Indonesia B
(Jakarta; 27 July 2012)

Malaysia League XI (also known as Malaysia XI, Malaysia Selection, or Malaysia League Selection) is a football team that represents the Malaysian League in exhibition matches. Malaysia XI mainly play non-FIFA 'A' international matches while the competitive matches such as World Cup Qualifiers and the Asian Cup are played by the Malaysia national football team.

History[edit]

The team Malaysia is formed by the top players in the Malaysian League. Some of the players are mainly from the Malaysia national team. Malaysia XI usually plays against Associated Football clubs throughout the world mostly from England.

In recent years, FAM has always arranged matches between the Malaysian side and clubs throughout the world. Malaysia XI doesn't play a match for a few years. They only play a match if they are invited to. The team mainly play against a pre season friendly match for the opposite team to be prepared for their leagues.

Malaysia XI is usually coached by the Malaysia national team. The team coach is currently K. Rajagopal. Malaysia XI only recorded one win and three draws since their match at 1962.

Malaysia XI played visiting English team's, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool in July 2011, as well as Arsenal and Manchester City in July 2012.

Matches[edit]

Date Location Head coach Opponent Result Goalscorer
26 May 1962 Merdeka Stadium Harun Haji Idris United Kingdom Britsh Army 4–3 (W)
8 May 1974 Perak Stadium Jalil Che Din England Everton 0–1 (L)
13 May 1975 Merdeka Stadium M. Chandran England Arsenal 2–0 (W) Mokhtar Dahari
15 May 1975 City Stadium, Penang M. Chandran England Arsenal 1–1 (D) Isa Bakar
31 July 1982 Merdeka Stadium M. Chandran England Nottingham Forest 0–3 (L)
18 May 1983 Merdeka Stadium Frank Lord England Newcastle United 2–5 (L) Zainal Abidin Hassan, Chen Wooi Haw
20 May 1983 Darulmakmur Stadium Frank Lord England Newcastle United 0–1 (L)
11 August 1989 Merdeka Stadium Trevor Hartley England Everton 0–0 (D) (Lose 2–4 PSO)
20 May 1991 Merdeka Stadium Rahim Abdullah England Aston Villa 0–4 (L)
7 May 1995 Shah Alam Stadium Claude Le Roy Brazil Flamengo XI 1–1 (D) Badrul Hisham Abdullah
19 July 1999 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil Abdul Rahman Ibrahim England Arsenal 0–2 (L)[1]
23 July 2001 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil Allan Harris England Manchester United 0–6 (L)[2]
17 July 2004 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil Allan Harris England Norwich City 0–1 (L)[3]
29 July 2008 Shah Alam Stadium B. Sathianathan England Chelsea[4] 0–2 (L)[5]
18 July 2009 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil K. Rajagopal Manchester United 2–3 (L)[6] Amri Goal 45'52'
20 July 2009 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil K. Rajagopal England Manchester United 0–2 (L)[7]
13 July 2011 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil K. Rajagopal England Arsenal[8] 0–4 (L)
16 July 2011 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil K. Rajagopal England Liverpool[9] 3–6 (L) Safiq Goal 44' Safee Goal 79',Goal 82'
21 July 2011 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil Ong Kim Swee England Chelsea[10] 0–1 (L)
24 July 2012 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil K. Rajagopal England Arsenal[11] 1–2 (L) Azmi Goal 45+2'
27 July 2012 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta Ong Kim Swee Indonesia Indonesia B 6–0 (W) Hazwan Goal 11' Kubala Goal 13' (pen.)
Azrif Goal 31' Amri Goal 34',Goal 45'
Shukor Goal 62'
30 July 2012 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil K. Rajagopal England Manchester City[12] 1–3 (L) Azamuddin Goal 87'
16 July 2013 National Stadium, Bukit Jalil K. Rajagopal Thailand Chonburi 0–0 (D)[13]
21 July 2013 Shah Alam Stadium K. Rajagopal England Chelsea[14] 1–4 (L) Fadhli Shas Goal 90+1'
25 July 2013 Miho Ground, Shimizu, Shizuoka K. Rajagopal Japan Shimizu S-Pulse 0–2 (L)
27 July 2013 Banyu Artificial Turf Soccer Field,
Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
K. Rajagopal Japan Shonan Bellmare 0–5 (L)
31 July 2013 Tama City Athletic Stadium,
Tama, Tokyo
K. Rajagopal Japan Tokyo Verdy 0–5 (L)
10 August 2013 Shah Alam Stadium K. Rajagopal Spain Barcelona[15][16] 1–3 (L) Amri Yahyah Goal 39'

Matches[edit]

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Teams Managed[edit]

position Name
Head Coach Reduan Abdullah
Assistant Coach Azlan Johar
Goalkeeping Coach Richard Scully
Fitness Coach Zainal Abidin Rawop
Doctor Hafizal Hamad
Physiotherapist Dayang Zainatull Aqma
Kit Man Rueben Thevandran (Burn)

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Farizal Marlias
2 DF Mahalli Jasuli
3 DF Amirizdwan Taj Tajuddin
4 DF Azmi Muslim
5 DF Bunyamin Umar
6 DF Muslim Ahmad
7 DF Aidil Zafuan Radzak (captain)
8 MF Safiq Rahim (vice-captain)
9 FW Norshahrul Idlan Talaha
10 FW Safee Sali
11 MF Nazrin Nawi
No. Position Player
12 MF S. Chanturu
13 DF Fadhli Shas
14 MF Wan Zack Haikal
15 MF Nazmi Faiz Mansor
16 MF R. Gopinathan
17 FW Joseph Kalang Tie
18 FW Rozaimi Rahman
19 MF Gary Steven Robbat
20 DF Zubir Azmi
21 MF Brendan Gan
22 GK Khairul Fahmi Che Mat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARSENAL BEATS MALAYSIA 2–0 Retrieved 9 January 2011
  2. ^ 2001–02 Manchester United F.C. season Retrieved 9 January 2011
  3. ^ Norwich City score narrow victory over Malaysia in friendly football match – The Star
  4. ^ TEAM NEWS: Malaysia XI vs Chelsea Retrieved 9 January 2011
  5. ^ Match Report: Malaysian XI 0–2 Chelsea Retrieved 9 January 2011
  6. ^ "Malaysian XI 2–3 Manchester United: Michael Owen scores the winner on United debut. Liverpool are known to be better than Manchester United.". Retrieved 9 January 2011. [dead link]
  7. ^ Malaysian XI 0 Man UTD 2 Retrieved 9 January 2011
  8. ^ Exclusive: Arsenal Set For Asia Retrieved at 21 April 2011
  9. ^ Liverpool Football Club Tour Official Website Retrieved at 7 April 2011
  10. ^ Chelsea – 2011 Pre Season Tour Retrieved at 17 May 2011
  11. ^ /Arsenal to visit Malaysia on summer tour Retrieved at 10 April 2012 from Arsenal.com
  12. ^ Blues to play tour game in Malaysia Retrieved at 26 April 2012 from Manchester City Official Website
  13. ^ [1] Report
  14. ^ Chelsea lawat Malaysia Julai ini Retrieved at 11 February 2013 from foxsports.com
  15. ^ Barça to play against a Malaysian XI in Kuala Lumpur on August 10th Retrieved at 18 April 2013 from fcbarcelona.com
  16. ^ Barcelona lawat Malaysia Ogos ini Retrieved at 28 February 2013 from foxsports.com

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