Irfan Bakti Abu Salim

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Irfan Bakti
Personal information
Full name Irfan Bakti bin Abu Salim
Date of birth (1951-04-01) 1 April 1951 (age 66)
Place of birth Perak, Malaysia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Perak FA
National team
Teams managed
1996 Malaysia Deaf national football team
1999–2000 Negeri Sembilan FA
2001–2003 Penang FA
2004–2007 Melaka TMFC
2007 Persipura Jayapura
2008 Perlis FA
2009–2011 Terengganu FA
2012–2013 Selangor FA
2013–2016 Felda United FC
2017– Terengganu FA
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Irfan Bakti Abu Salim is a Malaysian football coach. A former football player, he was in the Malaysia squad for the 1976 AFC Asian Cup in Tehran, Iran.[1]

He spent most of his early coaching days as a coach with the Football Association of Malaysia in Wisma FAM. He first worked as a state coach with the Negri Sembilan team, and later joined Penang FA and TMFC respectively. In 2007, he suddenly resigned from TMFC to coach an Indonesian team, Persipura Jayapura. He returned to Malaysian football in 2008, joining Perlis FA. He later left Perlis and joined Terengganu FA for the 2010/11 season.[2][3] He was the head coach of Selangor FA from 2012 until his resignation in 2013.[4]

Irfan was unveiled as new coach of Felda United FC on November 2013.[5]


As a Coach[edit]

Penang FA[edit]

FA Cup Malaysia
  • 2000(Runner Up),2002
Malaysia Charity Shield
  • 2003
Malaysia Super League
  • 2000(Runner Up),2001

Perlis FA[edit]

Malaysia Charity Shield
  • 2008

Terengganu FA[edit]

FA Cup Malaysia
  • 2011
Malaysia Cup
  • 2011(Runner Up)
Malaysia Super League
  • 2011(Runner Up)

Felda United F.C.[edit]

Malaysia Premier League
  • 2014(Runner Up)
FA Cup Malaysia
  • 2014(Runner Up)
Malaysia Super League
  • 2016(Runner Up)


National Football Award
  • Best Coach:2011