Malaysia national under-22 football team

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Malaysia U-22
Nickname(s)Harimau Muda
(Young Tigers)
AssociationFootball Association of Malaysia
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachOng Kim Swee
CaptainAdib Zainudin
Home stadiumNational Stadium, Bukit Jalil
FIFA codeMAS
First colours
Second colours

Malaysia national under-22 football team (also known as Malaysia Under-22, Malaysia U-22 or Malaysia B-22) represents Malaysia in international football competitions in SEA Games. It is managed by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). This team was created for the 2013 AFC U-22 Championship qualification, 2017 SEA Games and participated in the 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship.[1][2]

History[edit]

After Harimau Muda project disbanded in 2015, FAM needed a fresh start for the U-23 team where a new set of players was brought in for the team with the creation of SEA Games Project 2017 team which was then announced as the national under-22 team.[1][3] The players in the current team mainly consist of players with age around 18 to 21 years old where the oldest players will be below the age requirement of 22 years old when 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia started.[1] With bigger pool of players within age of 18-22, the team will also play in other age-restricted tournament as the younger side such as U-21 and U-22 when needed.

The team is considered to be the feeder team for the Malaysia national football team. It is for players under the aged of 22 and less. Also in existence are national teams for Under-19s, Under-16s and Under-14s. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, hence it is possible for one to play for the U-22s, senior side and then again for the U-22s.

Frank Bernhardt era[edit]

Frank Bernhardt has been announced as the new head coach for the newly created Malaysia under-22 national football team in preparation for 2017 Southeast Asian Games. The 46-year-old began his new job as national under-22 boss on Monday at Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) headquarters in Kelana Jaya. His first task is to pick an assistant from four candidates—Hassan Sazali, P. Maniam, Reduan Abdullah and Azlan Johar. And then Bernhardt will choose a squad of 25 players to work with ahead of the SEA Games football tournament on home soil in August 2017.[4]

25 players, including President's Cup players from DRB-Hicom and Sime Darby were picked to join the U22 national team third training camp.[5]

Tournament records[edit]

AFC U-22 Championship[edit]

Note: AFC U-22 in 2013.
AFC U-22 Championship Record AFC U-22 qualification Record Head Coach
Year Round GP W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Oman 2013 Did not qualify 5 3 0 2 17 7 Malaysia Ong Kim Swee
Total Best: None 5 3 0 2 17 7

SEA Games[edit]

Note: All Malaysian participants from U-22 since 31 March 2016 are only for SEA Games.


SEA Games Record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Malaysia 2017 Runners-up 2/11 6 5 0 1 11 5
Total Best: Runners-up 1/1 6 5 0 1 11 5
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy record[edit]

Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
2002 Third Place 5 2 0 3 13 9
2005 Group Stage 4 2 0 2 3 7
2007 Third Place 4 1 1 2 4 7
Total Best: Third Place 13 5 1 7 20 23

Recent results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019[edit]

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

List of 23 players for the 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship.[6] Caps and goals updated as of 5 January 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Azri Ghani (1999-04-30) 30 April 1999 (age 20) Malaysia FELDA United
2 2DF Amirul Ashraf Ariffin (1998-01-22) 22 January 1998 (age 21) Malaysia UiTM
3 2DF Dominic Tan Jun Jin (1997-03-12) 12 March 1997 (age 22) Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim
4 2DF Ariff Ar-Rasyid Ariffin Malaysia PKNS U21
5 2DF Evan Wensley Wenceslaus (1998-08-15) 15 August 1998 (age 20) Malaysia Sabah
6 2DF Nabil Hakim Bokhari (1999-02-09) 9 February 1999 (age 20) Malaysia Kuala Lumpur U21
7 3MF Nik Akif Syahiran Nik Mat (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 20) Malaysia Kelantan
8 2DF Shahrul Nizam Ros Hani (1998-05-25) 25 May 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Kelantan
9 3MF Thivandaran Karnan (1999-03-08) 8 March 1999 (age 20) Malaysia Petaling Jaya City FC
10 4FW Hadi Fayyadh Razak (2000-01-22) 22 January 2000 (age 19) Japan Fagiano Okayama
11 4FW Jafri Firdaus Chew (1997-06-11) 11 June 1997 (age 22) Malaysia PKNS
12 2DF Tasnim Fitri Nasir (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 20) Malaysia FELDA United U21
13 2DF Dinesh Rajasingam (1998-02-13) 13 February 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Pahang
14 2DF Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham (1997-09-12) 12 September 1997 (age 21) Malaysia Negeri Sembilan
15 2DF Hariz Kamarudin (1997-07-02) 2 July 1997 (age 22) Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim II
16 4FW Ariusdius Jais (1998-07-07) 7 July 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Sabah
17 4FW Nik Azli Nik Alias (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 22) Malaysia Kelantan
18 4FW Izzan Syahmi Mustapa (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 22) Malaysia Terengganu II
19 3MF Danial Haqim Draman (1998-08-29) 29 August 1998 (age 20) Malaysia Kelantan
20 2DF Nazirul Afif Ibrahim (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 22) Malaysia Perak
21 4FW Kogileswaran Raj Mohana Raj (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 20) Malaysia Pahang
22 1GK Damien Lim Chien Khai (1997-02-15) 15 February 1997 (age 22) Malaysia Kelantan
23 1GK Haziq Nadzli (1998-01-06) 6 January 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Malaysia squad within last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Khatul Anuar Md Jalil (1997-04-02) 2 April 1997 (age 22) Malaysia UKM Thailand Training Tour
GK Hamka Daud (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Negeri Sembilan 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup
GK Nik Amin Ahmad Malaysia Terengganu II 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE

DF Syahmi Safari (1998-02-05) 5 February 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Selangor 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE , WD
DF Amirul Haziq Rasmizal (1998-03-19) 19 March 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Selangor Thailand Training Tour
DF Azarul Nazarith Azhar (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 21) Malaysia FELDA United U21 Thailand Training Tour
DF Syaiful Alias (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 20) Malaysia Kelantan Thailand Training Tour
DF Al-Imran Halim (1999-02-16) 16 February 1999 (age 20) Malaysia UiTM 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup
DF Khairu Anwar Khazali Malaysia PKNS U21 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup
DF Sharul Nazeem Zulpakar Malaysia Selangor U21 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup
DF Shivan Pillay Asokan (2000-12-07) 7 December 2000 (age 18) Malaysia PKNS U21 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup
DF Asraff Hayqal Zainal (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 21) Malaysia UiTM 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE
DF Ikhwan Hafiz (1998-02-28) 28 February 1998 (age 21) Malaysia PKNS U21 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE
DF Ridzuan Razali (1997-09-11) 11 September 1997 (age 21) Malaysia Terengganu II 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE
DF Hafiy Haikal Ismail (1998-04-24) 24 April 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim II 2018 Asian Games CT, 1-7 July 2018
DF Loqman Hakim Marzuki (1998-01-22) 22 January 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Kedah U21 2018 Asian Games CT, 1-7 July 2018

MF Danial Amier Norhisham (1997-03-27) 27 March 1997 (age 22) Malaysia FELDA United 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE , WD
MF Fadzrul Danel Nizam (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Kedah 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE , WD
MF Zahril Azri Zabri (1999-02-04) 4 February 1999 (age 20) Malaysia FELDA United 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE , WD
MF Jordan Ollerenshaw (1998-02-27) 27 February 1998 (age 21) Thailand Training Tour
MF Syamer Kutty Abba (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 21) Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim 2018 Asian Games preliminary WD

FW Faisal Halim (1998-01-07) 7 January 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Pahang 2019 AFF U-22 Youth Championship PRE , WD
FW Afiq Saluddin (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 21) Malaysia Kelantan Thailand Training Tour
FW Juzaerul Jasmi Malaysia Kelantan U21 Thailand Training Tour
FW Fayadh Zulkifli Amin (1998-09-14) 14 September 1998 (age 20) Malaysia Kedah 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup
FW Danial Ashraf Abdullah (1997-01-08) 8 January 1997 (age 22) Malaysia Kelantan 2018 International U-21 Thanh Niên Newspaper Cup, PRE
FW Akhyar Rashid (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 20) Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim 2018 Asian Games
FW Safawi Rasid (1997-03-05) 5 March 1997 (age 22) Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim 2018 Asian Games
FW Syafiq Rizuan (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 22) Malaysia 2018 Asian Games CT, 1-7 July 2018

Team officials[edit]

As of 18 May 2017
Malaysia national football team Coaching staff
Roles Names
Head Coach Malaysia Ong Kim Swee
Assistant Coach Malaysia Aminuddin Hussin
Fitness Coach Slovakia Rastislav Bozik
Goalkeeping Coach Malaysia Megat Amir Faisal Al Khalidi Ibrahim
Malaysia national football team management and supporting staff
Roles Names
Manager Malaysia Yusof Mahadi
Assistant Manager vacant
Fitness Coach Slovakia Rastislav Bozik
Physiotherapist Slovakia Vladimir Gramblicka
Masseur Malaysia Abdul Aziz Manaff
Kitman Malaysia Sukri Haimi
Video Analyst Malaysia Ahmad Hilmi Abdul Latif
Team Doctor Malaysia Halim Mokhtar
Psychologist Malaysia Jolly
Security Officer Malaysia Dali Wahid

Head coaches[edit]

Head coaches records[edit]

As of 25 March 2017
Malaysia national football team head coaches
Name Country Period GP W D* L GS GA GD Win %
Frank Bernhardt Germany Germany 2016–2017 14 5 5 4 17 18 −1 035.71
Ong Kim Swee Malaysia Malaysia 2017–present 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lim Say Heng (19 February 2016). "Football to revert to U-23 format after 2017 SEA Games". TNP. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ Martin Martinez (15 February 2019). "AFF U-22 Championship 2019: Malaysia schedule, time table, matches". FOX Sports Asia. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. ^ Nik Afiq (25 November 2015). "FAM Terminates Harimau Muda Program". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ "SEA Games gold medal in sights of new Malaysia U22 coach Bernhardt". ESPN FC. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ Nik Afiq (27 April 2016). "Bernhadt Calls Up 25 Players For Next 2017 Sea Games Project Squad Training Camp". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  6. ^ "SENARAI 23 PEMAIN KE PIALA LG B-22 AFF 2019 DI PHNOM PENH, KEMBOJA". FAM.org. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  7. ^ Nik Afiq (31 August 2016). "Malaysia U22 players Prefer Call-Up Approach". Goal.com. Retrieved 20 September 2016.

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