Hassan Sani

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Hassan Sani
Personal information
Full name Hassan Sani
Date of birth (1958-08-31) 31 August 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Labuan, Malaysia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1974–1976 Sabah FA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1984 Sabah FA 133 (55)
1985–1988 Kuala Lumpur FA 42 (18)
1989–1992 Sabah FA 47 (18)
Total 222 (91)
National team
1978–1986 Malaysia 42 (16)
1996–1999 Malaysia Beach Football Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hassan Sani (born 31 August 1958) was a former Malaysian football player. He played for Sabah FA in the semi-pro league and Malaysia Cup in the late 1970s and in the 1980s.

Hassan start representing Malaysia in youth competition from 1977–1978. He brought into the senior team in 1978 by Karl Heinz Weigang.

He is remembered as a member of the potent strike force comprising the likes of Mokhtar Dahari and James Wong (another player from Sabah). He was called lipas kudung because of his agility.

He was a member of the Malaysia squad that qualified for the 1980 Olympics Moscow after defeating South Korea in 1980 Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. Unfortunately, Malaysia did not go as it joined the US-led boycott against Soviet Union for the invasion of Afghanistan.

In 1996, Hassan join Malaysia national beach soccer team. He played in the Beach Soccer World Cup 1999 as well.

He is of Banjar descent and relatives to Jalaluddin Hassan and Musa Hassan.[1]



  • Berita Harian (7 May 2005)