Baddrol Bakhtiar (left) with Norhafiz Zamani (right)
|Full name||Baddrol Bin Bakhtiar|
|Date of birth||1 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Kedah, Malaysia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 23, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 5, 2017
Baddrol is usually employed in the right side of the midfield role, although he has often been deployed as a left-sided midfielder. He is also a former member of Malaysia U-23 and Malaysia U-20 squad. He is regarderd as the best player in right position in Malaysia.
Baddrol began his football career with Kedah youth team. He also was part of the Kedah's 2006 Sukma Games team which won the silver medalist. He became the regular during the tournament. His performances during Sukma Games have attracted the interest of Kedah Football Association management. Baddrol signed his first professional contract with Kedah in November 2006 and has made his debut in 2006-07 Malaysia Super League. Baddrol has established himself in Kedah first team competed his spot along with K. Soley as right winger and Khyril Muhymeen on the left side.
Nevertheless, after K. Soley left Kedah to join their local rivals, Perlis, Baddrol proved himself as one of the best young talent of the Kedah youth system. Starting from the 2007-08 season, Baddrol became a first team regular for Azraai Khor's squad and performed well in each match with his ability to terrorise defenders and his pace and trickery with the ball.
On 6 April 2008, Gifted Group chairman Jonathan Price fulfilled his promise to let Baddrol and his former Kedah teammate Mohd Bunyamin Umar train for two weeks with Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge alongside their youngsters and their more senior players such as Shaun Wright-Phillips, Tal Ben Haim, Steve Sidwell and Nicolas Anelka.
In August 2011, There was a rumours that the English Premier League club, Wigan Athletic FC has offered Baddrol a trial, but the trial is yet to be confirm by Wigan Official's. It was later confirmed that the trial was not true and only rumours.
Baddrol, alongside his teammates Abdul Hadi Abdul Hamid, Mohd Sabre Mat Abu and Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri, Muhammad Shafiq Jamal and Mohd Bunyamin Umar earned their first call-up in 2005 to the Malaysia U-20. He made his youth international match debut in AFC Youth Championship 2006 qualifying round on 12 December 2005 against Myanmar at Kuala Lumpur as Malaysia beat Myanmar 4–2. After qualifying to the final round in Bangalore, Baddrol however scored an own goal and Malaysia went down to Vietnam 1–2 in their opening match on 30 October 2006.
Baddrol was also a part of Malaysia U-19 squad for the 2007 Champions Youth Cup. His action in a match against Chelsea wooed the Chelsea coaching staff who gave him a chance to train at Stamford Bridge.
He made his full international debut against Kenya on 12 August 2009. He scored his first goal for the senior team in the match against Uzbekistan on 18 November 2009. He also part of the 2009 Southeast Asian Games winning squad and managed to score three goals, including a brace against Laos
Baddrol captained the Malaysia Olympic team and led them into winning the gold medal at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games. He also scored three goals to contribute in the second consecutive triumph.
- As of 1 December 2017
|Kedah||2006-07||Malaysia Super League||0||3||0||0||0||0||–||0||3|
|2013||Malaysia Premier League||0||3||0||0||0||0||–||0||3|
|2016||Malaysia Super League||19||3||5||1||10||2||–||34||46|
- As of 13 November 2017
- Scores and results list Malaysia's goal tally first.
|1.||18 November 2009||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Uzbekistan||
||1–3||2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|2.||27 February 2010||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Yemen||
|3.||18 June 2011||Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium, Kota Bharu, Malaysia||Myanmar||
|4.||20 September 2014||Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia||Cambodia||
|5.||17 November 2015||Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia||United Arab Emirates||
||1–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||22 June 2016||Stade Numa-Daly Magenta, Nouméa, New Caledonia||New Caledonia||
U23 International goals
|1.||2 December 2009||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane||Timor-Leste||
||11–0 (W)||2009 SEA Games|
|2.||19 December 2009||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane||Laos||
||3–1 (W)||2009 SEA Games|
|3.||21 December 2009||New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane||Laos||
||3–1 (W)||2009 SEA Games|
|4.||21 October 2011||My Dinh Stadium||Myanmar||
||2–1 (W)||2011 VFF CUP|
|5.||23 October 2011||My Dinh Stadium||Vietnam||
||1–1 (D)||2011 VFF CUP|
|6.||9 November 2011||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium||Thailand||
||2–1 (W)||2011 SEA Games|
|7.||13 November 2011||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium||Cambodia||
||4–1 (W)||2011 SEA Games|
|8.||13 November 2011||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium||Cambodia||
||4–1 (W)||2011 SEA Games|
- Malaysia Cup (3): 2007, 2008, 2016
- Malaysia Super League (2): 2006–2007, 2007–2008
- FA Cup Malaysia (3): 2007, 2008, 2017
- Malaysia Premier League (2): 2005–06, 2015
- Malaysia Charity Shield : 2017
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