Ashari Samsudin

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Ashari Samsudin
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Ashari Samsudin
Date of birth (1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Bukit Payong, Terengganu, Malaysia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Pahang FA
Number 5
Youth career
2003 – 2005 Terengganu President's Cup Team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 – 2016 Terengganu 325 (129)
2017 Pahang 5 (2)
National team
2008– Malaysia U-23
2008– Malaysia 27 (9)
* 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

Mohammad Ashari Samsudin (born 7 June 1985) is a Malaysian footballer who is currently a forward for Pahang FA. He is a member of the Malaysian national team. He has a great dribbling skill with a good vision and pace in the game making him one of the fan's favourite in the team. He can also operate in a more advanced role behind the strikers but often used as the left-winger in his club and also in the national team.


The player from Bukit Payong, Marang, Terengganu starts his career in Terengganu youth team. He was promoted to Terengganu's senior team during the 2007-08 Super League Malaysia. He showed impressive playing style as he netted 9 goals in his debut season.[1]

He is consistently scoring for Terengganu. He was second top scorer in the 2009 season with 17 goals, one goal behind the winner Mohd Nizaruddin Yusof.[2] He goes one better in the 2010 Super League Malaysia season, winning the Golden Boot while scoring 18 goals.[3] In the 2011 league season, he scored 10 goals.

Among his achievements with Terengganu is winning the 2011 Malaysia FA Cup, defeating Kelantan FA in the final on 11 June 2011. He also was the top scorer in the Sukma Games 2008 football tournament held at Terengganu, where he helped the Terengganu youth team win the gold medal.In 2012 Malaysia League Cup Final, he score an opening goal for his team which ending a lose to Negeri Sembilan for 2–1

National team[edit]

His performance in the national league in 2008 attracted the national coach at that time, B. Sathianathan, to take him into Malaysia national squad.

Ashari made his international senior debut for Malaysia against India on 22 July 2008. Ashari scored his first international goals in Malaysia 6–0 trashing of Afghanistan in the 2008 Merdeka Tournament, where Ashari scored twice.

In November 2010, Ashari was called up to the Malaysia national squad by coach K. Rajagopal for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Ashari scored 1 goal for Malaysia against Indonesia in the first leg of the final to secure a 3–0 win, and helping Malaysia en route to win the AFF Suzuki Cup for the first time in their history.




  • 2010 Malaysia Super League Golden Boot: (18 Goals)
  • Malaysia FA Cup (1) : 2011



International Senior Goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 October 2008 National Stadium Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur  Afghanistan 6–0 Win 2008 Merdeka Tournament
3. 26 December 2010 National Stadium Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur  Indonesia 3–0 Win 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "malaysiafootball: Liga Malaysia 2007/08 – Liga Super". 19 April 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kosmo! Online – Sukan". Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kosmo! Online – Sukan". Retrieved 1 August 2011.