Mohd Faiz Subri
|Full name||Mohd Faiz bin Subri|
|Date of birth||8 November 1987|
|Place of birth||Ayer Hitam, Kedah, Malaysia|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Winger, Striker|
|2009–2010||KSK Tambun Tulang||14||(6)|
|* 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.
Faiz was born and raised in Ayer Hitam, Kedah. 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.
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. He moved to play with Perlis in early 2010. Faiz subsequently signed one-year contract with T-Team in 2012 season.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
Style of play
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
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'. The free kick he took was described as 'a swerve so wicked that the goalkeeper... stood no chance'.
The free kick goal he scored was nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award later that year by the Football Association of Malaysia. 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. 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).
|Club||Season||League||Charity Shield||FA Cup||Malaysia Cup||AFC Cup||AFC Champions League||Total|
|KSK Tambun Tulang FC||2009||14||6||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||14||6||-|
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- 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.
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- Tharanya Arumugam (17 February 2016). "Penang striker's 'physics-defying' goal now famous worldwide [VIDEO]". New Straits Times. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- 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.
- FIFA.com. "The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 - Puskás Award - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
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- "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.
- Bedi, Rashvinjeet S. "Penang footballer Faiz Subri wins Puskas Award". The Star Online. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
- "...........................................TranungNelang.blogspot.com: Piala FA : Faiz Subri Wira T-Team". Retrieved 1 December 2016.[unreliable source?]
- See 2011 Malaysia Cup.
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