Indra Putra Mahayuddin
Indra Putra (right) playing at the 2012 Malaysia Cup.
|Full name||Indra Putra Bin Mahayuddin|
|Date of birth||2 September 1981|
|Place of birth||Ipoh, Malaysia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Striker, Winger|
|1997||Perak FA President's Cup|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 15, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 05, 2016
Indra Putra Mahayuddin (born 2 September 1981) is a Malaysian footballer who plays for Liga Super side Kelantan and also a player in the Malaysia national team. He is a versatile forward, who can operate as a striker and winger.
Beginnings with Perak, Pahang and Selangor
Indra Putra has played in the Perak Academy when he was a teenager. He then was promoted to the senior team in 2002, helping Perak to clinch the Malaysian Premier One League in 2002 and 2003. Then, in 2004, Indra Putra Mahayuddin moved to Pahang in a high-profile transfer. There, Indra helped Pahang to win the inaugural edition of the rebranded Malaysian Super League in his first season.
Indra Putra Mahayuddin was described as the best Malaysian football player in his generation by former Perak's coach Steve Darby. He was the 2004 Malaysian Super League season top goalscorer with 15 goals from 21 games played. He remains, until this day, the last Malaysian football player to win that accolade.
He joined Selangor for the 2008 season, after his contract with Pahang expired.
During 2009 season, Indra Putra joined Kelantan and were partnered upfront by his former teammate in Perak Khalid Jamlus. On 18 April 2009, he was the villain among the Negeri Sembilan supporters after stamping on Negeri's defender, Rahman Zabul. Amazingly, he escaped the red card. He was part of the Kelantan team that play in that year Malaysia FA Cup final against Selangor where Kelantan lost 3–1 on penalties his spot kick hit the bar which cost Kelantan the match. Kelantan suffered another setback when lost the 2009 Malaysia Cup final against Negeri Sembilan. Indra scored a consolation goal from the free kick. However, Indra was chosen as the most valuable player for the 2009 season. He was part of the Kelantan's 2010 Malaysia Cup winning team.
T-Team, and return to Kelantan
Indra signed with Kuala Terengganu based club, T-Team in 2011. After one season with T-Team, Indra returned to Kelantan in 2012 season. In the 2012, his extra-time winner clinched a pulsating 3–2 win over ATM in the 2012 Malaysia Cup final at Shah Alam Stadium. During the season, he also help the team won the 2012 Super League and 2012 Malaysia FA Cup, completing a treble.
Indra joined Felda United, who were just been relegated to the Premier League, at the end of 2013. He helped the club side finished second in the 2014 Malaysia Premier League, and promoted straight back to first-tier, Malaysia Super League after only one season in the second-tier league.
On 30 December 2015, Indra was officially announced as Kelantan new signing during a friendly match with PKNP by Kelantan FA President, Annuar Musa. This is the third stints Indra with Kelantan after 2009 and 2010 seasons and later 2012 and 2013 seasons.
The right-footed player represented Malaysia for the 2003 SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, the FA Premier League Asia Cup 2003 and also in the 2002 Tiger Cup in Thailand, helping Malaysia national football team to a 4th-place finish.
He been called up by Malaysia national football team coach Norizan Bakar for the AFC Asian Cup 2007 in July, co-hosting by 4 countries Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. In the competition, Indra Putra is the only Malaysian player to score a goal, against China, as Malaysia crashed out in the group stages having lost all group games.
Indra Putra also represented the Malaysia XI squad against Chelsea at Shah Alam Stadium on 29 July 2008. The Malaysia XI eventually lost 0–2. However, Chelsea coach Luiz Felipe Scolari praise the Malaysia XI for giving a good fight against his team.
He was unexpectedly recalled to Malaysia national team, after a long period of absence, for a match against Indonesia on 14 September 2014 by national coach Dollah Salleh. He entered the match as a substitute, which ends in a 2–0 loss to Malaysia.
- As of 15 April 2017.
|Club||Season||League||Piala Sumbangsih||Piala FA||Piala Malaysia||Asia||Total|
- As of December 2014.
|1.||11 December 2002||Petaling Jaya, Malaysia||Cambodia||5–0||Win||Friendly|
|2.||18 December 2002||Singapore, Singapore||Singapore||0–4||Win||2002 Tiger Cup Group stage|
|3.||18 December 2002||Singapore, Singapore||Singapore||0–4||Win||2002 Tiger Cup Group stage|
|4.||20 December 2002||Singapore, Singapore||Thailand||3–1||Win||2002 Tiger Cup Group stage|
|5.||29 December 2002||Singapore, Singapore||Vietnam||2–1||Lose||2002 Tiger Cup Third/Fourth place|
|6.||22 October 2003||Manama, Bahrain||Bahrain||3–1||Lose||2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|7.||23 August 2006||Shah Alam, Malaysia||Myanmar||1–2||Lose||2006 Merdeka Tournament Group stage|
|8.||10 July 2007||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||China PR||1–5||Lose||2007 AFC Asian Cup Group stage|
|9.||22 July 2008||Hyderabad, India||India||1–1||Draw||Friendly|
|10.||15 October 2008||Kelana Jaya, Malaysia||Nepal||4–0||Win||2008 Merdeka Tournament|
|11.||23 October 2008||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Myanmar||4–0||Win||2008 Merdeka Tournament|
|12.||23 October 2008||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Myanmar||4–0||Win||2008 Merdeka Tournament|
|13.||6 December 2008||Phuket, Thailand||Laos||3–0||Win||2008 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|14.||8 December 2008||Phuket, Thailand||Vietnam||2–3||Lose||2008 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|15.||8 December 2008||Phuket, Thailand||Vietnam||2–3||Lose||2008 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|16.||29 November 2014||Singapore, Singapore||Singapore||3–1||Win||2014 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|17.||20 December 2014||Bukit Jalil, Malaysia||Thailand||3–2||Win||2014 AFF Suzuki Cup|
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- "Indra sah wakili pasukan Kelantan". Utusan Malaysia. 29 October 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2008.(Malay)
- "Indra Putra mungkin akan sertai T-Team musim depan". Kosmo!. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- "Pergi bukan sebab wang". Sinar Harian. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- "Newly-rebranded Kelantan 'warriors' promise to give their best". Malay Mail. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
- "Indra Putra Mahayuddin". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
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