Ahmad Shahrul Azhar Sofian
|Full name||Ahmad Shahrul Azhar Sofian|
|Date of birth||24 October 1974|
|Place of birth||Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia|
|Playing position||Central Midfielder|
|1998–1999||Negeri Sembilan FA||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Ahmad Shahrul Azhar Sofian (born 24 October 1974) is a Malaysian former footballer best known for his time with Perak FA, where he was team captain and wore the number 7 jersey. He was a central midfielder.
Shahrul spent almost his entire career with Perak FA. He made his debut in 1996 and remained with Perak FA until 2008 except in 1998 and 1999, where he joined Negeri Sembilan FA. He is a highly-influential player for Perak FA, but is perhaps more known for his fiery temperament than his footballing abilities. He was once banned 12 months for his antics against the fourth official after receiving a red card against Selangor MPPJ.
Shahrul made his international senior debut at the 1999 Dunhill Cup in Vietnam. He also playing in the 1999 Southeast Asian Games where he scored a hat-trick against Cambodia. In 2000, Ahmad Shahrul selected as the captain of national team. His last appearance with the national team is at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea.
He was also sent off in the 2007 Malaysia Cup final for a second-bookable offence. Perak went on to lose that match 3-0.
Currently Shahrul works as Assistant Coach of U20 Negeri Sembilan FA.
Goals for Senior National Team
|1.||4 August 1999||Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei||Cambodia||7-3||Won||1999 Southeast Asian Games|
|2.||4 August 1999||Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei||Cambodia||7-3||Won||1999 Southeast Asian Games|
|3.||4 August 1999||Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei||Cambodia||7-3||Won||1999 Southeast Asian Games|
|4.||7 November 2000||Songkhla, Thailand||Laos||5-0||Won||2000 Tiger Cup|
|5.||7 November 2000||Songkhla, Thailand||Cambodia||3-2||Won||2000 Tiger Cup|
|6.||9 February 2001||Ba Town, Fiji||Fiji||2-1||Won||Friendly|
|7.||25 June 2001||Shah Alam, Malaysia||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2-2||Draw||2001 Merdeka Tournament|
- Ahmad Shahrul was selected as one of three senior player in the under 23 team for 2002 Asian Games.
- Appearances for non FIFA international matches.
- Raja Nazrin Shah Heads Perak's Honours List