Harimau Muda B

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Not to be confused with other Harimau Muda teams, Harimau Muda A and Harimau Muda C.
Harimau Muda
Full name Harimau Muda B
Nickname(s) Young Tigers
Founded 2009
Dissolved 2015
Ground Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Tengku Abdullah ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah
2014 12th

Harimau Muda B was the club name for Malaysia national under-21.[1] Football Association of Malaysia managed the Malaysia U-21 as a football club that took part in Malaysia Premier League since 2007-08 season and also FA Cup Malaysia.[2] In 2015, Harimau Muda once again became a single team composed of former Harimau Muda A & B players.[3]

Harimau Muda B last competed in Singapore's 2014 S. League. The team was aimed at developing Malaysian youth players and does not recruit any foreign nationals in its squad.

The name "Harimau Muda" means "Young Tigers" in English.

History[edit]

On 19 October 2007 FAM decided to include Malaysia U-21 as one of the team in Malaysia Premier League 2007-08 and will be known as Harimau Muda (Young Tigers).[2] Due to international duties, The Malaysia national U-21 team were needed to participate in the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship qualification. But they also needed to participate in the Premier League Malaysia and the Malaysia FA Cup 2009.

On July 2009, The Harimau Muda were split into 2 teams. Harimau Muda A and Harimau Muda B. The Harimau Muda A were sent to Zibo, China to participate in the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship qualification while Harimau Muda B participated in Malaysia Premier League and the FA Cup.

During the 2010 season, Harimau Muda A went to a training camp in Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia for 8 months while Harimau Muda B participated in the 2010 Malaysia Premier League.

On the 2011 season, Harimau Muda A joined the 2011 Super League Malaysia replacing KL PLUS FC and Harimau Muda B continued to play in the 2011 Malaysia Premier League. Harimau Muda A finished 5th while Harimau Muda B played their worst season being in the bottom 3. However, they managed to avoid relegation and will continue to play in the Malaysia Premier League.

For the 2012 season, Harimau Muda A swapped places with Singapore LIONSXII of Singapore, which is Singapore's national under-23 team. Harimau Muda B continue to participate in the 2012 Malaysia Premier League. Harimau Muda A did not enter the 2012 Singapore Cup to concentrate for 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification thus Harimau Muda B took their slot as a replacement.[4]

In 2013, The Football Association of Malaysia agreed to replace Harimau Muda A with Harimau Muda B in the 2013 S.League campaign. Instead, Harimau Muda A undergo an 8 month long training in central Europe and mainly based at Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia to prepare to defend their title in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. Harimau Muda B have used under-20 players for the S. League with no foreign players and based in the Pasir Gudang Stadium, replacing Yishun Stadium as their previous home stadium.

In addition, Harimau Muda C was formed to provide a bigger pool of players and become a feeder team for Harimau Muda B, as Harimau Muda B did to Harimau Muda A. Harimau Muda C made their debut in the 3rd Division of Malaysian football, the FAM League and fielded under-18 aged players.

In 2015, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, former FAM’s Deputy President has stated that the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) must disband the Harimau Muda system, stating the Harimau Muda system is no longer relevant, it was not planned for the long term, and the state football associations should take the responsibility to groom potential players.[5] The new Harimau Muda participated and won the 2015 Bangabandhu Cup, their first international tournament.

Domestic records[edit]

Year League Position League Domestic Cup Cup Position
2008 8/13 Malaysia Premier League Malaysia FA Cup Round 1
2009 1/13 (Champions) Malaysia Premier League Malaysia FA Cup Quarter Final
2010 5/12 Malaysia Premier League Malaysia FA Cup Round 1
2011 10/12 Malaysia Premier League Malaysia FA Cup Round 2
2012 8/12 Malaysia Premier League Malaysia FA Cup Did not qualify
2013 9/12 S.League Singapore Cup Round 1
2014 12/12 S.League Singapore Cup Round 1

Honours[edit]

International records[edit]

AFF Youth Championship Record[edit]

AFF U-19 Youth Championship Record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Thailand 2008 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
Vietnam 2009 Semifinal 3 2 0 1 9 3
Vietnam 2010 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
Myanmar 2011 Semifinal 4 2 1 1 12 1
Indonesia 2013 Round 1 5 2 2 1 9 4
Total 2/2 12 6 3 3 30 8

Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy Record[edit]

  • Beginning from the 2012 edition, Malaysia is using U-21 players.[6]

Staff and Coach[edit]

  • Team Manager:
  • Assistant Manager:
  • Head Coach:
  • Assistant Coach:
  • Goalkeeper Coach:
  • Physio  :
  • Fitness Coach  :

Squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position
Goalkeepers
Malaysia GK
Belgium GK
Malaysia GK
Defenders
Malaysia CB
Malaysia LB
Malaysia RB
Malaysia LB
Malaysia CB
Malaysia CB, LB
Malaysia LB
Malaysia CB, LB, RB
Midfielders
Malaysia RM, RW, LM, LW
Malaysia CM, RB
Malaysia LM, LW
Malaysia AM, CM
Malaysia AM, ST
Malaysia CM, AM
Malaysia RM, RW
Malaysia CM, AM
Malaysia LM, LW, RM, RW
Malaysia AM, CM, ST
Malaysia RM, RW, LM, LW, ST|
Malaysia CM
Forwards
Malaysia ST
Malaysia ST, RW, LW
Malaysia ST, AM, LW
Malaysia ST, RW, LW
Malaysia ST
Malaysia ST

For recent transfers, see List of Malaysian football transfers 2015

Transfer 2015[edit]

Transfers (Out)

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Malaysia GK Ahmad Solehin Mamat (to Malacca United F.C.)
Malaysia GK Mohd Ramadhan Abdul Hamid (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia GK Muhd Ilham Amirullah Razali (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia DF Mohd Asri Mardzuki (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia DF Mohd Ashmawi Yakin (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia DF Azrul Nizam Muhamad (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia DF Annas Rahmat (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia DF Mohd Syawal Nordin (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia DF Mohd Akmal Chin (to Kedah FA)
Malaysia DF Muhd Syazwan Zaipol Bahari (to Perak FA)
Malaysia DF Abdullah Suleiman (to Terengganu FA)
Malaysia DF Mohd Qayyum Marjoni Sabil (to Kelantan FA)
Malaysia DF Muhd Afiq Azuan (to Malacca United F.C.)
Malaysia MF Shahrul Igwan Samsudin (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia MF Mohd Naim Zakaria (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia MF Ramzi Sufian (to T-Team F.C.)
Malaysia MF Mohd Faris Shah Rosli (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia MF Muhd Irfan Zakaria (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia MF Muhd Hardee Shamsuri (to Selangor FA)
Malaysia MF Mohd Afiq Fazail (to Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C.)
Malaysia MF Muhd Nor Azam Abdul Azih (to Pahang FA)
Malaysia MF Ramzi Haziq Mohamad (to Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C.)
Malaysia FW Nurshamil Abdul Ghani (to Malacca United F.C.)
Malaysia FW Mohd Syafwan Syahlan (to Harimau Muda)
Malaysia FW Muhd Akhir Bahari (to Harimau Muda)

Top scorers[edit]

As of 2 May 2013[7]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Malaysia Ridzuan Abdunloh Harimau Muda B 6
2 Malaysia Maxsius Musa Harimau Muda B 3
3 Malaysia Mohd Faizat Ghazli Harimau Muda B 2
Malaysia Mohd Yazid Zaini Harimau Muda B 2
4 Malaysia Mohd Asri Mardzuki Harimau Muda B 1
Malaysia Syazwan Tajudin Harimau Muda B 1
Malaysia Akhir Bahari Harimau Muda B 1
Malaysia Akmal Ishak Harimau Muda B 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eric Samuel (11 September 2014). "Future is bright for Harimau Muda D". The Star. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Eric Samuel (20 October 2007). "Brunei DPMM get to play in FA Cup, not Malaysia Cup". The Star. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/opinion/aysha-ridzuan/article/thanks-for-the-memories-harimau-muda-a
  4. ^ "RHB Singapore Cup 2012 Draw". Kallang Roar. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3896/malaysia/2015/01/22/8177052/khairy-jamaluddin-reveals-harimau-muda-system-was-not-made
  6. ^ "Harimau Muda B ready to roar". The Brunei Times. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Harimau Muda B Goalscores in Singapore League 2013 - Goal Scorers". Malaysia Super League. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 

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