Mohd. Safiq Rahim
|Full name||Mohammad Safiq Bin Rahim|
|Date of birth||July 5, 1987|
|Place of birth||Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Johor Darul Takzim FC|
|2003–2007||Bukit Jalil Sports School|
|2013–||Johor Darul Takzim FC||40||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 23, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mohammad Safiq Rahim (born July 5, 1987 in Kuala Selangor, Selangor) is a Malaysian footballer who is currently playing for Johor Darul Takzim FC. He is also a member of Malaysia national, Malaysia U-23 and former Malaysia U-20 squad.
Safiq left Selangor in 2009 and joined KL Plus. Safiq managed 7 appearances and scored 5 goals. He was also the team vice captain, with NorHafiz Zamani Misbah the team captain. Safiq left KL Plus after only playing for one season.
Return to Selangor FA
Safiq rejoined Selangor in 2010. He was made captain in early 2011 after captain, Mohd Amri Yahyah was injured for half of the season. Safiq was part of the Selangor team that won the 2010 Super League and the 2010 Malaysia Charity Shield.
On August 2011 after the 2011 Malaysia Cup, Safiq was given a three-week trial from the Welsh club, Cardiff City FC with the help from the Cardiff owner, Datuk Chan Tien Ghee. Malaysian striker, Mohd Safee Mohd Sali was also given a trial by Chan Tien. Safiq officially underwent his 3 week trial on November 24, 2011 and ended on 11 December 2011.
Johor Darul Takzim FC
Safiq has represented Malaysia since 2005. He earned his first full international cap against Myanmar in the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship. Since then he only made appearances with the under-23 national team. He scored his first international senior goal in an unofficial match against Zimbabwe on July 12, 2009.
He was a member of the Malaysian squad that won the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. It was the first time in history that Malaysia won the AFF Suzuki Cup title.
On 13 and 16 July 2011, Safiq captained the Malaysia XI in their matches against Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC. Malaysia XI lost 0-4 against Arsenal. Just before the stroke of half time against Liverpool, with Malaysia trailing 0-1, Safiq scored from a free-kick to equalise for Malaysia. Despite a spirited comeback, Malaysia XI went on to lose 3-6 i to Liverpool. He scored two goals from free kick against Singapore on June 8 and June 12 consecutively. He scored another goal, again from a free kick against Hong Kong. On November 28, he scored the opening goal in a match against Laos in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.
- Senior team
|1.||February 9, 2011||Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam||Hong Kong||2–0 (W)||1||Friendly|
|2.||June 29, 2011||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur||Chinese Taipei||2–1 (W)||1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|3.||July 3, 2011||Taipei Municipal Stadium, Republic of China||Chinese Taipei||2–3 (L)||1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|4.||November 13, 2011||Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, India||India||1–1 (D)||1||Friendly|
|5.||June 8, 2012||Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore||Singapore||2–2 (D)||1||Friendly|
|6.||June 12, 2012||Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam||Singapore||2–0 (w)||1||Friendly|
|7.||October 16, 2012||Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok||Hong Kong||3–0 (w)||1||Friendly|
|8.||November 28, 2012||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur||Laos||4–1 (w)||1||2012 AFF Suzuki Cup|
Johor Darul Takzim FC
- Wow, Kapten Timnas Malaysia Siap Berkostum Persib Retrieved at 30 June 2011
- Malaysia captain Safiq Rahim set for Cardiff City trial Retrieved at 27th August 2011 from Goal.com
- Safiq ke Eropah (MALAY) Retrieved at 26th August 2011 from Kosmo! Online
- Safee sambut tawaran percubaan dua minggu di Cardiff (MALAY) Retrieved at 7 September 2011 from Arena.my
- Malaysia captain Safiq Rahim given three-week trial at Cardiff City Retrieved at 23 November 2011 from WalesOnline.co.uk
- Safiq: Usaha keras yang berbaloi Retrieved at 1 December 2011 from Astro Arena
- Mohd. Safiq Rahim at National-Football-Teams.com