|Full name||Mohd Safee bin Mohd Sali|
|Date of birth||28 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Kajang, Selangor|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder, Striker|
|Current club||Johor Darul Takzim
(on loan from Arema Cronous)
|2000–2002||Kuala Lumpur President's Cup Team|
|2003–2005||Kuala Lumpur FA||31||(20)|
|2003||→ Melaka TMFC (loan)||4||(0)|
|2013–||→ Johor Darul Takzim (loan)||16||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mohd Safee Mohd Sali commonly known as Safee Sali (born 29 January 1984 in Kajang, Selangor) is a Malaysian footballer who is a Striker for Johor Darul Takzim FC on loan from Arema Cronous. Safee also represents the Malaysia national team at the international level and was a member of the Malaysian team who won the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup for the first time with Safee being the top scorer. Safee previously played for Melaka TMFC, Kuala Lumpur FA, Sarawak FA and Selangor FA.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Attributes
- 4 Commercial endorsements
- 5 Statistics
- 6 International goals
- 7 Honours
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Safee wore TMFC jersey in the 2003 Malaysia Cup as Kuala Lumpur failed to qualify for the cup competition. He scored one goal in the competition against Sarawak in their final group match. He return to Kuala Lumpur following TMFC failure to qualify for the quarter final.
He later joined Sarawak FA in East Malaysia. He became the top local goalscorer with 10 goals. At the end of the season, he scored a total of 19 goals in all competition, making him the top scorer for Sarawak at the 2005/06 season.
Safee joined Selangor FA for the 2006/07 season. He was given the number 10 jersey which was once worn by legendary Selangor FA and Malaysian national team player, the late Mokhtar Dahari. With Selangor, Safee impressed K. Devan by bringing the team both to the FA Cup and Malaysia Cup final. However, Selangor lost to Kedah FA in both finals with the same score of 3–2. He scored a total of 11 goals in his first season with Selangor.
On his second season with Selangor, he scored 11 goals in 10 matches, but he had an injury that made him missed half of the 2007/08 season. He returned to be the second top scorer at the 2010 Season. He also scored the winning goal for Selangor in a 2–1 win against Negeri Sembilan FA at the 2010 Malaysia Charity Shield.
After the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup and his superb performance at the early stages in the 2011 Super League Malaysia season, Safee agreed to join with the Indonesian Super League team, Pelita Jaya to gain more experience. Safee's last game with Selangor was a 1–1 draw against Kuala Lumpur FA. This was Safee's last game before his departure to Karawang, Indonesia to join with Pelita Jaya.
On 5 February 2011, Safee officially transferred to the Indonesian Super League team, Pelita Jaya on a USD 30,000 transfer fee and his salary reached USD 10,000 or RM 30,360. Safee also got a condo and a driver from his manager. Safee signed a 1 year contract with Pelita Jaya. This transfer makes Safee the first Malaysian player to play at the Indonesian Super League. Safee originally was given the number 10 shirt, But after a registration problem, he chose to have the number 55 instead of his original number. Safee made his first League debut against Sriwijaya FC. In total, Safee Sali scored 7 goals in 13 appearance on his first season. On 12 October 2011, Safee Sali was announced as Pelita Jaya FC captain for the upcoming 2011-12 Indonesia Super League Season and changed his shirt number into the number 10 instead. on
Safee started representing Malaysia Under-23 during the 2004 Olympic Games qualifiers. He played all the qualification matches but mostly played as the substitute. He was then selected to represent Malaysia Under-23 at the 2005 Pre-South East Asian Games in Thailand under the then-coach Bertalan Bicskei. He managed to score only one goal in the tournament against the Philippines Under-23. He however did not make it into 2005 South East Asian Games squad that won the bronze medal. After the 2005 South East Asian Games, Safee was given a chance by coach Norizan Bakar to represent the Under-23 side for the 2006 Doha Asian Games. He again failed to make it into the squad.
After the national Under-23 sides failure in the 2006 Asian Games, Safee was selected as the main striker by coach B. Sathianathan. Together with striking partner Mohd Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak, they managed to win the 2007 Merdeka Tournament after defeating Myanmar 3–1 in the final and becoming the top scorer with 4 goals. He then was chosen to represent the country in the 2007 South East Asian Games in Thailand. Safee managed to score 2 goals in the tournament but the Under-23 national team failed to advance into the semifinal after a draw against rivals the Singapore.
For 2008, Safee was chosen as the main striker in the 2008 Malaysia Intercontinental Cup. He managed to score all Malaysia's 3 goals in Malaysia's 1–3 defeat to the Republic of Ireland, 1–0 win against the Iraq and an impressive 1–1 draw against the Nigeria. The match against Nigeria was Safee's last game with Malaysia national under-23 team.
In 2010, Safee received called up for the Asian Games squad. He played three matches in Eximbank Cup in Vietnam. He did not chosen as the three senior members for the final squad to the Asian Games.
In 2011,Safee scored 2 out of 3 goals in a match against Liverpool in Kuala Lumpur.
After an impressive season with Sarawak in the Malaysia Premier League, Safee managed to make it into the national team. He was given his first senior caps against New Zealand on 19 February 2006. He then scored his first international goal on his second cap against New Zealand.
He then became the part of the national football team preparing for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. He was then chosen into the squad of Malaysia 2007 Asian Cup. He only made his first appearance in the Asian Cup in the third group match against Iran where Malaysia lost 0–3.
For the 2008 Merdeka Tournament, Safee scored another similar style of goal that was scored earlier during the 2008 Sultan of selangor Cup against the Nepal. He became the top scorer of the tournament with 5 goals despite Malaysia losing 6–5 through penalty kicks against Vietnam in the final.
In November 2010, Safee was called up to the Malaysia national squad by coach K. Rajagopal for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Safee scored twice against Vietnam to secure a 2–0 win in the first leg in the semi finals. Safee again scored another two goals in the first leg of the finals to secure a 3–0 win against Indonesia. On the second leg of the Final, Safee scored another goal to earn 5 goals, thus becoming the tournaments top goal scorer. Malaysia won the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 title for the first time in their history.
Safee also represented in the Malaysia XI squad against Arsenal and Liverpool at the Shah Alam Stadium on 29 July 2008. He was one of the impressive Malaysian players on the match. The Malaysia XI eventually lost.
|29 July 2008||Shah Alam Stadium||B. Sathianathan||Chelsea||0–2 (L)|
|16 July 2011||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil||K. Rajagopal||Liverpool||3–6 (L)|
|24 July 2012||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil||K. Rajagopal||Arsenal||0–2 (L)|
|30 July 2012||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil||K. Rajagopal||Manchester City||0–3 (L)|
|21 July 2013||Shah Alam Stadium||K. Rajagopal||Chelsea||1–4 (L)|
Safee previously wears the legendary jersey No. 10 which was once worn by legendary Selangor FA and Malaysian national team player, the late Mokhtar Dahari. He is a member of the Malaysia national football team. His aggressive playing style, combined with great pace, good physique despite his height of 171 cm and his shooting techniques recently made him a regular first team member for the national team. Being one of the Malaysian players with the best flair, Safee also contributes spectacular goals with his long shots and overhead kicks for both the national team and Selangor FA.
Safee is under sponsorship with American sports-brand, Nike, after previously being the face of Adidas for South East Asia. Safee was given his own Mercurial Football Boot with his name on it. It was given exclusively by Nike.
|Club||Season||League||Cup||League Cup||AFC Cup||Total|
|Kuala Lumpur FA||2003||11||–||0||–||11|
|Club||Season||League||Cup||League Cup||AFC Cup||Total|
|1||23 February 2006||Auckland, New Zealand||New Zealand||1||2–1 (L)||Friendly|
|2||10 October 2008||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Pakistan||1||4–1 (W)||Friendly|
|3||15 October 2008||Kelana Jaya, Malaysia||Nepal||2||4–0 (W)||2008 Merdeka Tournament|
|5||20 October 2008||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Afghanistan||1||6–0 (W)||2008 Merdeka Tournament|
|6||23 October 2008||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Myanmar||1||4–0 (W)||2008 Merdeka Tournament|
|7||6 December 2008||Phuket, Thailand||Laos||2||3–0 (W)||2008 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|9||15 December 2010||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Vietnam||2||2–0 (W)||2010 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|11||26 December 2010||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Indonesia||2||3–0 (W)||2010 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|13||29 December 2010||Jakarta, Indonesia||Indonesia||1||2–1 (L)||2010 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|14||23 July 2011||Jalan Besar, Singapore||Singapore||2||5–3 (L)||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|16||28 July 2011||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Brazil||1||1–1 (D)||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|17||16 November 2011||Kolkata, India||India||2||3–2 (L)||Friendly|
|19||16 October 2012||Mong Kok, Hong Kong||Template:Country data URG||1||3–0 (W)||Friendly|
|20||14 November 2014||Shah Alam, Malaysia||Japan||1||1–1 (D)||Friendly|
|21||28 November 2014||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||New Zealand||1||4–1 (W)||Friendly|
- FC Barcelona
- Malaysia U-23
- 2010 ASEAN Football Championship Top Scorer
- Mohd Safee Sali at National Football Teams
- Safee Sali joins Johor on loan. Goal.com (4 December 2012). Retrieved on 4 December 2012.
- 2003 Malaysia Cup. Rsssf.com (17 February 2004). Retrieved on 11 August 2012.
- PELITA JAYA IT IS FOR SAFEE. aseanfootball.org (7 February 2011). Retrieved at 8 February 2011
- "bobi pergi ke Pelita Jaya (Malay)". MNFT FC. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011.[dead link]
- "Panas! Safee Sali Kekal di Johor Darul Takzim (Malay)". Abg Teror. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
- Chelsea beat Malaysian XI. Fifa.com (29 July 2008). Retrieved on 11 August 2012.
- Charlie Adam and Alberto Aquilani star as Liverpool hit Malaysian side for six – Malaysia All-Star XI 3–6 Liverpool. Guardian (16 July 2011). Retrieved on 11 August 2012.
- TEAM NEWS: Malaysia XI vs Chelsea Retrieved 9 January 2011
- Match Report: Malaysian XI 0–2 Chelsea Retrieved 9 January 2011
- Liverpool Football Club Tour Official Website Retrieved at 7 April 2011
- Arsenal to visit Malaysia on summer tour Retrieved at 10 April 2012 from Arsenal.com
- Blues to play tour game in Malaysia Retrieved at 26 April 2012 from Manchester City Official Website
- Safee's Nike Mercurial boot Release Retrieved at 3 May 2011
- Safee Sali's Football Career
- Complete Safee Sali News & Updates
- Mohd Safee Mohd Sali's Pelita Jaya FC
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- Mohd Safee Mohd Sali's Profile at www.transfermarkt.co.uk
- Profile at worldfootball.net