Joseph Kalang Tie
Joseph Kalang Tie at the Jamal Mohammad Restaurant on 24 September 2011.
|Date of birth||9 March 1987|
|Place of birth||Miri, Malaysia|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2003–2006||Sarawak President U19|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 22, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 25, 2017
Joseph Kalang Tie (born 9 March 1987) is a Malaysian footballer who plays for Pahang FA in the Malaysia Super League and the Malaysia national team. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder and a winger, although he has also been deployed in central midfield. Joseph is known for his technical ability, creativity, pace, and ability to read the game. Of Borneo heritage, he is described as a player whose "vision and imagination make him an unpredictable opponent". His playing style, ability, and cultural background have drawn comparisons to Sarawak legend Ramos Sari.
Joseph Kalang Tie is a footballer who plays for Sarawak FA - his home state and the team he started his career with. Joseph is well known for his close control of the ball and good range of passing. He made his first appearance during the 2006/07 season, scoring two league goals and one goal in Malaysia Cup group match against PDRM. At age of 21 (Malaysia Super League 2007-08), Joseph became the youngest player to captain Sarawak.
Out of loan to Hartlepool United
He left Sarawak before the start of the 2009 Malaysia Cup seasons despite being the top scorer for the team in all competitions for 2009 seasons. He later joined Terengganu for the 2010 season. and is still regarded highly by their fans despite leaving at the end of the 2012 season. He was affectionately given the nickname "Messi Terengganu" because of his ability on the ball.
In 2011, Joseph won his first silverware with Terengganu after beating Kelantan 2-1 in 2011 Malaysia FA Cup. After 3 years with Terengganu, Joseph returned to Sarawak FA on 30 September 2012, having ended his contract with Terengganu 8 days earlier. He has since continued his fine form and is one of the stars of the Sarawak team who are currently chasing promotion to the Malaysian Super League.
Return to Sarawak FA
Second spell to Terengganu FA
On 2 December 2015, Joseph signs for Terengganu FA for his second spell to the club.
Style of play
In his early years at Sarawak FA, Joseph was deployed in several positions, most notably as a deep-lying midfielder and a wide midfielder primarily on the right side as he was deemed too small to play in the middle of the park. After three years of developing his physical traits, in the 2008 season, manager Kunju Jamaluddin inserted Joseph into the playmaker role, where his vision, technical skill, and ability to read and understand the game suited him. Since that season, Joseph has been primarily deployed in the position or as a central attacking midfielder at both club and international level. The player has personally admitted that playing centrally is his preference. However, as a result of his versatility, Joseph can also function on the wing and spent the majority of his career at Terangganu occupying the role in the team's 4–4–2 formation
In 2015, Joseph and Ronny Harun was selected for a friendly match against Hong Kong which ended goaless under coach Dollah Salleh.
|1.||20 September 2014||Shah Alam Stadium||Cambodia||
- Terangganu FA
- Sarawak FA
- Pahang FA Runners-up
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