Malaysia national under-19 football team

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Malaysia U-19
Nickname(s) Harimau Muda
(Young Tigers)
Association Football Association of Malaysia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coach Frank Bernhardt
Home stadium National Stadium, Bukit Jalil
FIFA code MAS
First colours
Second colours

Malaysia national under-19 football team (also known as Malaysia Under-19 or Malaysia U-19) represents Malaysia in international football competitions in AFF U-19 Youth Championship, AFC U-19 Championship and FIFA U-20 World Cup, as well as any other under-20 international football tournaments. The players in the current team mainly consist of players with age within 17 to 19 years old where the oldest players will be below the age requirement of 20 years old when the next U-20 tournament started. The team will also play in other age-restricted tournament as the older or younger side such as U-20 and U-18 when needed.

After the disbanded of Harimau Muda project, FAM needed a fresh start for the U-19 team where a new set of players was brought in for the U-23 side with the creation of SEA Games Project 2017 team with the team mainly consist of players with age around 18 to 21 years old.[1] The set of players that still under 19 years old can then also be selected to represent Malaysia for the U-20 side tournament with the Under 19 team.

History[edit]

The team is considered to be the feeder team for the Malaysia national under-23 football team. It is for players aged 19 and less. Also in existence are national teams for Under-23s (Under-22s and Under-21s), Under-17s and Under-15s. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, hence it is possible for one to play for the U-19s, senior side and then again for the U-19s.

Harimau Muda Project Era[edit]

After the abysmal performance of Malaysia national football team in international scene, Football Association of Malaysia created Harimau Muda Project where the under-19 side was called to represent Malaysia as a single team club called Harimau Muda C.

Harimau Muda C was formed to provide a bigger pool of players and become a feeder team for Harimau Muda B, as Harimau Muda B did to Harimau Muda A. Harimau Muda C made their debut in the 3rd Division of Malaysian football, the FAM League and fielded under-18 aged players.

The team is aimed at developing Malaysian youth players and will not recruit any foreign nationals in its squad. By entering Harimau Muda C in domestic competitions, FAM hopes to expose top Malaysia under-19 players to competitive matches, thus helping them prepare for international tournaments. As such, Harimau Muda C is one of a small number of football clubs in the world which places an age-restrictions on team members while playing in a national professional league. Harimau Muda C played in the Malaysia FAM League from 2013 to 2015 season.[2]

In 2015, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, former FAM’s Deputy President has stated that the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) must disband the Harimau Muda system, stating the Harimau Muda system is no longer relevant, it was not planned for the long term, and the state football associations should take the responsibility to groom potential players.[3]

On 25 November 2015,it was confirmed that the Harimau Muda has disbanded by FAM which means all the player from Harimau Muda A, Harimau Muda B and Harimau Muda C will be returned to their own state team.[4]

Revival of the team[edit]

Since Harimau Muda Project was disbanded, the under-19 team enter hibernation state and only recently surfaced again as a formal under-19 national team instead of a club.

AFF U-19 Youth Championship[edit]

Players was called up for international duty with the international selection as the team will represent the nation in the 2016 AFF U-19 Youth Championship in September 2016.[5]

AFC U-19 Championship qualifying[edit]

The team was not qualified for the 2016 edition.

FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifying[edit]

The team was not qualified for the 2017 edition as they were already knock-out from 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualification.

Honours[edit]

Regional[edit]

Others[edit]

International records[edit]

AFF Youth Championship record[edit]

AFF U-19 Youth Championship Record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
2008 Did not enter - - - - - -
2009 Semifinal 3 2 0 1 9 3
2010 Did not enter - - - - - -
2011 Semifinal 4 2 1 1 12 1
2013 Group stage 5 2 2 1 9 4
Total 3/2 12 6 3 3 30 8

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Lose

2016 AFF U-19 Youth Championship

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

2016 AFF U-19 Youth Championship

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Muhammad Hazrull Hafiz Zulkifly (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 20) 9 0 Malaysia Penang FA U21
22 1GK Damien Lim Chien Khai (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 20) 4 0 Malaysia Selangor FA U21
23 1GK Nik Mohd Amin Ahmad (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia T–Team F.C. U21

3 2DF Dinesh a/l Rajasingam (1998-02-13) 13 February 1998 (age 19) 6 0 Malaysia Pahang F.C.
4 2DF Muhammad Amir Safuan Mohamad Zubir (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Malaysia Perak FA U21
5 2DF Mohamad Hariz Kamarudin (1997-07-02) 2 July 1997 (age 19) 5 1 Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C. U21
8 2DF Muhammad Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham (1997-09-12) 12 September 1997 (age 19) 7 0 Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA U21
15 2DF Mohamad Ramadhan Jalil (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 19) 7 0 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur FA U21
17 2DF Muhammad Aqil Irfanuddin Mohd Sabri (1997-04-03) 3 April 1997 (age 20) 4 0 Malaysia T–Team F.C. U21
18 2DF Tan Yung Hong (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur FA U21
21 2DF Muhammad Al Mustaqim Mohd Rizuan (1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia Melaka United U21

6 3MF Muhammad Rizalul Azuwan Supandri (1997-04-26) 26 April 1997 (age 19) 6 0 Malaysia Selangor FA U21
7 3MF Mohamad Faisal Abdul Halim (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Malaysia Pahang F.C.
9 3MF Thipanraj A/L Subramaniam (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur FA U21
10 3MF Suwarnaraj A/L Chinniah (1998-02-03) 3 February 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Malaysia Perak FA U21
13 3MF Nik Muhammad Sharif Haseefy Mohd Lazim (1997-05-30) 30 May 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Malaysia Pahang F.C. U21
16 3MF Muhammad Shah Amirul Mohd Zamri (1998-03-27) 27 March 1998 (age 19) 3 1 Malaysia Pahang F.C.
19 3MF Muhammad Syahmi Safari Captain sports.svg (1998-02-05) 5 February 1998 (age 19) 9 0 Malaysia Selangor FA U21
20 3MF Mohd Zarulizwan Mazlan (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 20) 4 1 Malaysia T–Team F.C. U21

2 4FW Badrul Amin Rusalan (1997-07-24) 24 July 1997 (age 19) 5 1 Malaysia Selangor FA U21
11 4FW Muhd Jafri Muhammad Firdaus Chew (1997-06-11) 11 June 1997 (age 19) 10 10 Malaysia Penang FA
12 4FW Muhammad Danial Ashraf Abdullah (1997-01-08) 8 January 1997 (age 20) 8 3 Malaysia Kelantan FA U21
14 4FW Mohamed Syamer Kutty Abba (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 19) 9 2 Malaysia Penang FA U21

Previous Call Up[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Muhammad Haziq Nadzli (1998-01-06) 6 January 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia PDRM FA U21 2016 AFF U-19 Youth ChampionshipWD

DF Dominic Tan Jun Jin (1997-03-12) 12 March 1997 (age 20) 8 0 Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. 2016 AFF U-19 Youth ChampionshipWD
DF Muhamad Hafiy Haikal Ismail (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 19) 7 0 Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C. 2016 AFF U-19 Youth ChampionshipWD

MF Muhammad Safawi Rashid (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 20) 3 0 Malaysia T–Team F.C. U21 2016 AFF U-19 Youth ChampionshipWD

FW Kogileswaran Raj a/l Mohana Raj (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Malaysia Pahang F.C. 2016 AFF U-19 Youth ChampionshipWD

Previous Call Up[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Khatul Anuar Md Jalil (1997-04-02) 2 April 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur FA U21 1st Centralised Training

DF Ali Imran Alimi (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia Felda United F.C. U21 1st Centralised Training
DF Mohammad Khairul Akmal Rokisham (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Malaysia Penang FA U19 1st Centralised Training
DF Wan Rohaimi Wan Rahasdi (1997-09-12) 12 September 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia Penang FA U21 1st Centralised Training
DF Muhammad Izzat Mohd Ramlee (1997-06-21) 21 June 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia Perak FA U21 1st Centralised Training
DF Muhammad Nazirul Afif Ibrahim (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 19) 7 1 Malaysia Perak FA U21 1st Centralised Training

MF Mohamad Hakimi Isa (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia DRB-Hicom F.C. 1st Centralised Training
MF Muhammad Shahrul Akmal Md Adnan (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 19) 9 1 Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim II F.C. U21 1st Centralised Training
MF Mohd Aiman Shakir Mohd Hashim (1997-10-16) 16 October 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia Kelantan FA U21 1st Centralised Training
MF Nik Azli Nik Alias (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Malaysia Kelantan FA U21 1st Centralised Training
MF Mohd Aliff Izman Sahdan (1998-02-01) 1 February 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia Melaka United U21 1st Centralised Training
MF Muhamad Shyamierul Razmee Jasmi (1998-03-20) 20 March 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia Melaka United U21 1st Centralised Training
MF Al Barilan Shahul Hameed (1998-01-26) 26 January 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia MISC-MIFA 1st Centralised Training
MF Abang Nur’afirman Abang Norazman (1998-03-22) 22 March 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Malaysia Sarawak FA U21 1st Centralised Training
MF Mohammad Fitri Amani Ismail (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Malaysia Terengganu FA U21 1st Centralised Training

FW Muhammad Najmuddin Samat (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Malaysia Melaka United U21 1st Centralised Training

Coaching staff[edit]

Manager Malaysia
Assistant manager Malaysia
Head coach Germany Frank Bernhardt
Assistant coach Malaysia Aminuddin Hussin
Goalkeeping coach Malaysia Megat Amir Faisal Al Khalidi Ibrahim
Fitness coach Malaysia Mashidee Sulaiman
Physiotherapist Malaysia Muhd Zhariff Ismail
Masseur Malaysia Zahari Mazlan
Kitman Malaysia Sukri Haimi
Video Analyst Malaysia Ahmad Hilmi Abdul Latif
Team Doctor Malaysia Halim Mokhtar
Psychologist Malaysia Jolly
Security Officer Malaysia Dali Wahid

Coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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