Mohd Amri Yahyah

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Amri Yahya
Personal information
Full name Mohd. Amri Yahya
Date of birth (1981-01-21) 21 January 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Tanjong Karang, Selangor
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward, Attacking midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current team
Selangor
Number 29
Youth career
1985 - 2001 Selangor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 - 2013 Selangor FA 374 (118)
2014 - 2016 Johor Darul Ta'zim FC 46 (23)
2017 Melaka United 6 (2)
2017 - Selangor FA 0 (0)
National team
2004 - Malaysia 66 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 19, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 24, 2017

Mohd. Amri Yahya (born 21 January 1981) is a Malaysian footballer. He plays for Malaysian Super League team Selangor FA. He also plays for the Malaysia national football team, and is widely regarded by Malaysian fans to be the finest player of his generation.

Club career[edit]

Selangor FA[edit]

Born in Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia Amri joined Selangor FA in 2001 and helped Selangor FA to the treble (Premier League Malaysia, Malaysian FA Cup and Malaysia Cup) in 2005.

The right-footed player represented Malaysia in the 2003 Sea Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad, India in October 2003, and also in the 2004 Tiger Cup helping Malaysia finish third.

Amri became a cult hero when he scored a golden goal against Sabah in the 2002 Malaysia Cup Final. He was made the Selangor FA team captain in the 2009 Malaysia Super League campaign.

His following grew significantly after scoring a brace for Malaysia Selection in a pre-season exhibition match on 18 July 2009, against English champions Manchester United. The latter ran out 3–2 winners.[1]

Amri is a versatile player, having played in a number of different positions including as a defender, winger, defensive and attacking midfielder, and striker.

In November 2010, Amri was called up to the Malaysia national squad by coach K. Rajagopal for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Amri scored twice against Laos to secure a 5–1 win. Malaysia went on to win the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup title for the first time in their history.

In July 2011, Amri was called up to represent Malaysia Selection against Chelsea.[2]

On 10 August 2013, Amri once again lived up to his reputation of scoring against top foreign clubs by scoring the only Malaysian goal in a 3–1 loss to FC Barcelona during their 2013 Asia Tour.[3]

Johor Darul Ta'zim[edit]

Amri signed for Johor Darul Ta'zim FC in the 2014 season after 12 years with Selangor, with a monthly salary reported to be around RM 85,000. [4] In that same season, JDT became the Malaysian Super League champions, narrowly overtaking Amri's former club Selangor by a mere 3 points on the last day of the league. [5]

Amri remained popular with the Selangor fans following his move, until he celebrated a goal against them by dancing in full view of the supporters. It is rumoured that he did this in protest of the Football Association of Selangor. [6] Selangor went on to win the game 4–1. He later issued an apology, which Selangor fans seem to have rejected, as he was booed upon his return to Shah Alam Stadium to face Selangor, with some supporters even throwing bottles at him when he came over to the Selangor supporters to applaud them. [7] Amri was reported to be in tears after the incident. [8] However, he remains hugely popular with Malaysian fans in general.

Melaka United[edit]

In December 2016, he joined Melaka United for an undiclosed fee. Amri will be the highest paid player in Melaka's team. He will wear his tradition number 17.

Statistics[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Team Seasons League Cup FA Cup AFC Overall
App. Goal App. Goal App. Goal App. Goal App. Goal
Selangor FA 2001 6 0 2 - 8
2002 6 7 2 2 0 15
2003 0 0 0 - 0
2004 5 0 2 - 7
2005 1 1 1 - 3
2005–06 3 0 0 4 0 3
2006–07 8 4 1 - 13
2007–08 3 0 0 - 3
2009 13 6 4 - 23
2010 8 1 2 2 0 11
2011 6 3 4 - 13
2012 6 5 1 - 12
2013 6 1 7 0 7
Total 71 27 20 15 0 118
Johor Darul Takzim FC 2014 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 6
Johor Darul Takzim FC 2015 40 35
Total 46 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Overall 1 72 0 27 0 20 15 0 1 119

International statistics[edit]

Only included FIFA 'A' international matches.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Selangor FA
Johor Darul Takzim

International[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Shukor Adan
Selangor FA captain
2009 – 2012
Succeeded by
Asraruddin Putra Omar
Preceded by
Mohd Safiq Rahim
Malaysia national football team captain
2016 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ilija Spasojević
Melaka United captain
2017
Succeeded by
G. Puaneswaran