Khairul Fahmi Che Mat
|Full name||Khairul Fahmi bin Che Mat|
|Date of birth||7 January 1989|
|Place of birth||Kota Bharu, Malaysia|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:30, 20 July 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:02, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Khairul Fahmi bin Che Mat, P.B. (born 7 January 1989 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan) is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Malaysian club Melaka United and the Malaysia national team. He is also a former member of Malaysia U23 and Malaysia U20 squad.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Exhibition matches / Malaysia XI
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Honours
- 7 Quotes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
At his youth, Khairul Fahmi began his football career playing for the Kelantan President's Cup team in 2006. He was the team's first choice goalkeeper for his side when they reached finals in the 2006–07 President Cup tournament. However, Kelantan later lost by penalties.
Khairul Fahmi was later chosen to be in the Harimau Muda team for the 2008 Malaysia Premier League season, alongside Fakri Saarani. Khairul Fahmi appeared in all 24 matches as Harimau Muda finished in 8th place.
PSV Eindhoven Youth team trials
Khairul Fahmi had also impressed the Dutch club, PSV Eindhoven and went for a-week trials with the club's Under-19 and Under-23 teams. He went there with his teammate, Asraruddin Putra after they showed excellent performances in the 2007 Champions Youth Cup.
Return to Kelantan
In 2009, Khairul Fahmi returned to Kelantan and registered for senior squad at the age of 20. He was the youngest goalkeeper ever to play for the Kelantan senior team. He made his appearances for senior squad after silly mistake from Syed Adney during their match against Kedah in Malaysia Super League.
On 7 May 2018, Khairul Fahmi signed a six-month contract with Melaka United until the end of the current season. On 12 May 2018, Khairul Fahmi made his debut for Melaka United in a 0–0 draw against Perak.
Malaysia under-23 national team
Khairul Fahmi made his first appearance for Malaysia under-23 at the 2010 Asian Games. He helped his team qualify into the second round but later lost to Iran, 1–3. Khairul Fahmi became Malaysia's hero when he saved two penalties and they won 4–3 in the penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw against Indonesia to ensure Malaysia retained the prestigious SEA Games gold medal. Khairul Fahmi also helped his team qualify into the Men's Asian Qualifiers Preliminary Round 3 of 2012 Summer Olympics Qualification. However, Malaysia failed to win any matches in the group stage.
Malaysia senior national team
Khairul Fahmi made his debut against Oman on 3 September 2010 replacing Sharbinee Allawee during the second half. He kept a clean sheet for the entire second half after Malaysia conceding 3 goals in the first half of the match.
In November 2010, Khairul Fahmi was called up to the Malaysia national team by coach K. Rajagopal for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Khairul kept a cleansheet against Thailand on a 0–0 draw. He also kept a cleansheet against Vietnam twice in the semi finals. In the first leg of the finals, Khairul Fahmi played well against the Indonesians. The match ended a 3–0 win to Malaysia, thus earning another clean sheet to him. In the second leg of the finals held in Indonesia, Khairul Fahmi gave another outstanding performance by making numerous saves including a brilliant penalty save early in the match. The save proved to be a pivotal moment in the match in which Malaysia scored an away goal. Malaysia won on 4–2 aggregate and lifted the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup title for the first time.
Khairul Fahmi was selected for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup. On 26 November 2012, Malaysia's opening group match against Singapore ended up with the Malaysian side losing 0–3. The Lions scored the first goal through their captain, Shahril Ishak at the 32nd-minute. Six minutes later, Ishak once again scored a goal for the Lions as a result of Khairul Fahmi's blunder at goal. In the second half, veteran Singaporean forward Aleksandar Đurić completed the rout against the Tigers with the third and final goal of the game. The match resulted in 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup holders Malaysia losing its first group match of the tournament, and Khairul Fahmi was subsequently dropped for the rest of the Tigers' campaign.
- As of 20 July 2019
|Harimau Muda||2007–08||Malaysia Premier League||24||0||2||0||–||–||26||0|
|Kelantan||2009||Malaysia Super League||5||0||1||0||4||0||–||10||0|
|2010||Malaysia Super League||26||0||2||0||13||0||–||41||0|
|2011||Malaysia Super League||24||0||7||0||10||0||–||41||0|
|2012||Malaysia Super League||21||0||3||0||9||0||6||0||39||0|
|2013||Malaysia Super League||22||0||6||0||11||0||7||0||44||0|
|2014||Malaysia Super League||15||0||9||0||0||0||4||0||24||0|
|2015||Malaysia Super League||21||0||6||0||5||0||–||32||0|
|2016||Malaysia Super League||22||0||2||0||6||0||–||30||0|
|2017||Malaysia Super League||11||0||1||0||1||0||–||13||0|
|2018||Malaysia Super League||4||0||2||0||0||0||–||6||0|
|Melaka United||2018||Malaysia Super League||11||0||0||0||6||0||–||17||0|
|2019||Malaysia Super League||20||0||1||0||0||0||–||21||0|
- As of 23 March 2019.
Exhibition matches / Malaysia XI
|1.||13 July 2011||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil||K. Rajagopal||Arsenal||0–4 (L)||Malaysia XI|
|2.||16 July 2011||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil||K. Rajagopal||Liverpool||3–6 (L)||Malaysia XI|
|3.||30 July 2012||National Stadium, Bukit Jalil||K. Rajagopal||Manchester City||1–3 (L)||Malaysia XI|
Khairul Fahmi is the fourth of five siblings. He received his early education at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Tapang, Kota Bharu. Then he entered Sekolah Sukan Bandar Penawar, Johor Bahru. After that he furthered Bukit Jalil Sports School (National Sports School). He was active in sports and has represented the school since primary school. On 28 December 2012, Khairul Fahmi married Nur Eilunie Natasha Jaafar. They have a daughter named Kayla Elayna, and a son named Khaleel Emir.
- Malaysia Cup (2): 2010, 2012
- Malaysia Charity Shield (1): 2011
- Malaysia Super League (2): 2011, 2012
- Malaysia FA Cup (2): 2012, 2013 Runner-up 2015
- Gold Medal: 2011
- Best Young Players: 2010
- Best Goalkeepers: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
- Goal.com Asian Under-23 Best XI for 2011
- Goal.com readers' Asian Best XI of 2011
- Goal.com readers' Asian Best Goalkeeper of 2011
Don't watch clock do what it does. Keep going, only you can change your life, no one can do it for you, and don't afraid to fail but be afraid not to try. Excuses don't get results so don't talk just act, show, and prove!!
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- "Khairul Fahmi Che Mat - Player Profile". Eurosport. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- Malaysia AFF squad international caps and goals
- "9 pemain terima pingat sempena hari keputeraan Sultan Kelantan". Sinar Harian. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
- "100PLUS FAM National Football Awards 2010 - Kunanlan Values Nomination". SportsMalaysia. 23 October 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2011.
- "Super League 2012 Team Info & Players". Malaysian Super League. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012.
- "Asraruddin and Khairul Fahmi to undergo trials with Eindhoven". The Star Online. 9 November 2007. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013.
- JohnJenin (2010). "Kelantan 0 Kedah 1 | Malaysia Super League 2010". Bola Today. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
- Rawop, Zainal Abidin (17 March 2017). "Tenggelam timbul Khairul Fahmi Che Mat". Stadium Astro.
- "Khairul Fahmi calm despite pressure". MalaysiaDaily.info. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "Kelantan come out tops". New Straits Times. The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad. 2 November 2010. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "Melaka United secure services of Khairul Fahmi". Goal.com. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- 2010 Asian Games Football Squad, Malaysia retrieved 28 December 2010
- "Malaysia 3 Indonesia 0 - Malaysian blitz buries Indonesia". AFF Suzuki Cup. WSG. 26 December 2010. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- "Goalie makes it to global Twitter trending list". The Star Online. Star Publications (M) Bhd. 30 December 2010. Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
- "Khairul Fahmi - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. "Che Mat, Khairul Fahmi - National Football Teams".
- Malaysia AFF squad international caps and goals
- "Gambar Kahwin Khairul Fahmi Apek Dan Leuniey". InfoHarian (in Malay). infoharian.com. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
- "Gambar Comel Anak Khairul Fahmi Dan Leuniey". MyNewsHub.my (in Malay). 10 February 2014. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014.
- "SENARAI PEMENANG ANUGERAH BOLASEPAK KEBANGSAAN 2013 100 PLUS-ASTRO ARENA-FAM FOOTBALL AWARD". Football Association of Malaysia. Football Association of Malaysia. 2 December 2013. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014.
- "Ji Dong-Won, Odil Ahmedov & Hiroki Sakai - Goal.com's Asian Under-23 Best XI for 2011". Goal. Goal.com. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
- "Goal.com readers' Asian Best XI of 2011: Javad Nekounam, Yuto Nagatomo & many more get the votes". Yahoo Sports Singapore. 10 January 2012. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014.
- "Who should be the Asian Best XI goalkeeper for 2011?". Goal. Goal.com. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
- Khairul Fahmi Che Mat at National-Football-Teams.com
- Khairul Fahmi Che Mat at Soccerway
- Khairul Fahmi Che Mat at Goal
| Melaka United captain