Abdul Ghani Malik

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Abdul Ghani Malik
Personal information
Full name Abdul Ghani bin Malik
Date of birth (1972-05-25) 25 May 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1989–1992 Kuala Lumpur FA President Cup
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Kuala Lumpur
1996–1997 Perak
1997–1998 Maju United FC
1998 Kuala Lumpur
1999–2003 Terengganu
2004 Pahang
2005 MPPJ FC
2006–2007 TNB Kelantan FC
National team
1995–2001 Malaysia 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 August 2008

Abdul Ghani Malik (born 25 May 1972) is a former Malaysian footballer. He is a former member of the Malaysian national team. Currently he works as assistant coach in the Sime Darby F.C. football team.


Starting his career in the Kuala Lumpur youth team, he was promoted to the senior squad in 1993. He also played for Perak, Terengganu and Pahang state teams in Malaysian league, as well as club teams such as Maju United, MPPJ FC and TNB Kelantan, the club where he concludes his playing career.

His accolades during his playing careers including winning the 2001 Malaysia Cup with Terengganu, 2004 Super League championship with Pahang, 2000 Malaysia FA Cup with Terengganu and Malaysia Charity Shield with Kuala Lumpur(1994) and Terengganu(2001). He also received Pingat Jasa Kebaktian (PJK) award from the government of Terengganu after winning the Malaysia Cup for Terengganu.

National team[edit]

Ghani represented the Malaysia national football team from 1995 to 2001. He was in the squad for the SEA Games in 1995 and 1997, and also in the Tiger Cup squad in 1998 and 2000. He helped Malaysia gained third place in the 2000 Tiger Cup, beating Vietnam 3-0 in the third place play-off. He was also featured in the Malaysian team that faces Arsenal F.C. in a 1999 friendly match. Malaysia lost 2-0 in that match.

He made 8 appearances for the national team, scoring 1 goal against Bahrain in the 2001 Merdeka Tournament.

International Senior Goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 21 June 2001 Shah Alam Stadium, Malaysia  Bahrain 2-4 Lost 2001 Merdeka Tournament


  • Most informations are taken from the article "Tuah tidak datang bergolek" by Nazri Abu Bakar, published in Berita Harian, pullout Bola, page 10-11, 16 July 2011.

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