Mohd Faiz Subri

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Faiz Subri
Personal information
Full name Mohd Faiz bin Subri
Date of birth (1987-11-08) 8 November 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Ayer Hitam, Kedah, Malaysia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Winger, Striker
Club information
Current team
Penang FA
Number 13
Youth career
2006–2009 Kedah
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 KSK Tambun Tulang 14 (6)
2010–2011 Perlis 44 (8)
2012–2013 T–Team 36 (11)
2013–2014 Kelantan 28 (5)
2014–2015 Terengganu
2015– Penang 46 (5)
National team
2015 Malaysia 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 Feb 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2016

Mohd Faiz Subri (born 8 November 1987) is a Malaysian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Penang FA, a Malaysian Super League club. He is well-known for his free-kick goal which won him the 2016 FIFA Puskás Award.

Early life[edit]

Faiz was born and raised in Ayer Hitam, Kedah.[1] He is the third of five siblings. He received his primary and secondary education in Kedah, at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tengku Laksamana and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Permatang Bonglai respectively, before transferring to Sekolah Menengah Teknik Arau in Perlis.[2]

Club career[edit]

He played for the Kedah youth squad from 2006 to 2009. He then switched to play for a Perlis club side, KSK Tambun Tulang in the 2009 FAM Cup league, and also represented Perlis in Piala Emas Raja-Raja 2009.[2] He moved to play with Perlis in early 2010. Faiz subsequently signed one-year contract with T-Team in 2012 season.[2]

In 2013, Faiz left T-Team and signed a contract with Malaysia Super League top club, Kelantan along with his former teammate Zairo Anuar Zalani, where he score one goal against a Vietnamese football club, SHB Đà Nẵng F.C. in the AFC Cup group stage match.[2]

A year later, he joined Terengganu FA, and in 2015 he moved again, this time to Penang FA along with his Terengganu teammate Mazlizam Mohamad.[3] He helped Penang to earn second place in the 2015 Malaysia Premier League, and the team was consequently promoted to the 2016 Malaysian Super League.

During a Malaysian Super League match against Pahang FA at the City Stadium in George Town in 2016, Faiz scored an incredible free kick which helped the home team defeat Pahang 4-1.[4][5] Videos of his free kick soon went viral on social media, and he was nominated by the Football Association of Malaysia for the FIFA Puskás Award later that year.

In 2017, Faiz was awarded the FIFA Puskás Award for that free kick goal, becoming the first ever Asian to have won the international award for the best goal of the year.[6]

International career[edit]

Faiz was first called up to the Malaysia national football team in 2012 and 2013 under K. Rajagopal, but he never made any appearance in either call-ups. After strong performance in 2015 with his team Penang FA, he was recalled to the national team in August 2015 under coach Dollah Salleh.[7]

Style of play[edit]

An attacking midfielder, Faiz also can play as a winger and as a striker. His assets include his speed, precise long range shooting and his range of passing towards his teammates. He is also notable for scoring spectacular free kicks.

FIFA Puskás Award 2016[edit]

During the 2016 Malaysian Super League match between Penang FA and Pahang FA at the City Stadium in George Town, Penang on 16 February 2016, Faiz scored an incredible free kick which subsequently went viral on social media for its 'physics-defying flight'.[4][5] The free kick he took was described as 'a swerve so wicked that the goalkeeper... stood no chance'.[6]

The free kick goal he scored was nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award later that year by the Football Association of Malaysia.[8] The nomination was accepted by FIFA, and Faiz subsequently made it all the way to FIFA's top 3 shortlist for the Puskás Award, beating the likes of professional stars such as Lionel Messi and Neymar.

On 9 January 2017, Faiz was awarded the FIFA Puskás Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich, Switzerland. He garnered nearly 60% of the online votes, while Brazilian Marlone and Venezuelan Daniuska Rodriguez came in second and third places respectively.[9] Faiz Subri becomes the latest player to collect this award after Cristiano Ronaldo (2009), Hamit Altintop (2010), Neymar (2011), Miroslav Stoch (2012), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2013), James Rodriguez (2014) and Wendell Lira (2015).

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 3 November 2013.[10][11][12]
Club Season League Charity Shield FA Cup Malaysia Cup AFC Cup AFC Champions League Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
KSK Tambun Tulang FC 2009 14 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 6 -
Total 14 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 6 -
Perlis 2010 13 2 - - - - 1 0 - 8 3 - - - - - - - 22 5 -
2011 21 3 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - - - - - - 22 3 -
Total 34 5 - - - - 2 0 - 8 3 - - - - - - - 44 8 -
T-Team 2012 26 9 - - - - 4 1 - 6 1 - - - - - - - 36 11 -
Total 26 9 - - - - 4 1 - 6 1 - - - - - - - 36 11 -
Kelantan 2013 15 2 - - - - 3 2 - 6 0 - 4 1 - - - - 28 5 -
Total 15 2 - - - - 3 2 - 6 0 - 4 1 - - - - 28 5 -
Career total 89 22 - - - - 9 3 - 16 4 - 4 1 - - - - 124 30 -

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Kelantan
Penang

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohd. Firdaus Ismail (19 February 2016). "Faiz idam sarung jersi Harimau Malaysia" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mohamed Basyir (20 February 2016). "Wonder’ goal striker Faiz finally on target". The Malay Mail. Archived from the original on 21 February 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Muhammad Dayne Azmin (5 November 2014). "Faiz Subri, Mazlizam sah milik Pulau Pinang" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Tharanya Arumugam (17 February 2016). "Penang striker's 'physics-defying' goal now famous worldwide [VIDEO]". New Straits Times. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Simon Rice (17 February 2016). "Outrageous free-kick scored in Malaysian Super League an early contender for 2016 Puskas Award". The Independent. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  6. ^ a b FIFA.com. "The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 - Puskás Award - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  7. ^ Subkhi Sudarji (4 December 2016). "Faiz pendekkan percutian bersama keluarga" (in Malay). Sinar Harian. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "FAM Sends Note To FIFA To Nominate Faiz Subri's Wonder Goal For 2016 Puskas Award". Bernama. Malaysian Digest. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Bedi, Rashvinjeet S. "Penang footballer Faiz Subri wins Puskas Award". The Star Online. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  10. ^ "...........................................TranungNelang.blogspot.com: Piala FA : Faiz Subri Wira T-Team". Retrieved 1 December 2016. [unreliable source?]
  11. ^ See 2011 Malaysia Cup.
  12. ^ [1]

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