Norhafiz Zamani Misbah
Baddrol Bakhtiar (left) with Mohd Norhafiz Zamani Misbah (right)
|Full name||Norhafiz Zamani bin Misbah|
|Date of birth||15 July 1981|
|Place of birth||Malacca, Malaysia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2009–2010||KL PLUS FC||39||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 26, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 6, 2015
- 1 Club career
- 2 Career statistics
- 3 International career
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
He made his first appearance in professional football with Negeri Sembilan. He was one of the players who won a silver medal at the 2001 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. That game, Malaysia lost to big rival Thailand 0–1. After winning that silver medal, he returned to his club Negeri Sembilan with a big name. He is usually named for Malaysia's international squad to play with their opponents.
He moved to Pahang with a high-profile transfer after spending many years with Negeri Sembilan. Pahang was delighted with his signing and said 'Zamani is Malaysia's best defender this time'. He made superb performances with his new club. He played in the ASEAN Club Championship with other clubs in ASEAN like Singaporean club Tampines Rovers.
KL Plus FC
He wants to move to another club after underperformance with Pahang. He said that he wants to move because Pahang have more difficulties after his former teammate, Indra Putra Mahayuddin moved to Selangor. He later transfer to KL PLUS FC.
Return to Negeri Sembilan
In 1 December 2014, Norhafiz signed to Kelantan for 2015 season after spent 4 seasons playing for Negeri Sembilan. Norhafiz made his Kelantan debut on 1 March 2015 as a substitute in the 69th for Badhri Radzi in a league match lost to Kedah. He made a strong defence team with, Jonathan McKain as centre-back. While playing with Kelantan, Norhafiz also operate as a defensive midfielder. He made 18 league appearances during his debut season with Kelantan. In 27 December 2016, although the team was having financial problems, he has confirmed to remain with Kelantan for the third season despite offers from other clubs.
- As of match played 26 April 2017.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Malaysia||League||Piala FA||Piala Malaysia||Asia||Total|
Norhafiz was call up for an international friendly match against five times World Cup winners Brazil in 2002. He was selected as one of four defenders to mark Brazilian stars such as Ronaldo and Barca's Ronaldinho.
In the 2007 Asian Cup, he was named by manager Norizan Bakar as Malaysia captain. He was disappointed with Malaysia losing all their group matches at home. He said that Malaysia have to do something to have hope of playing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
After bad performances in the 2007 Asian Cup, he was recalled by Malaysian coach B. Sathianathan as one of three senior players to play in the Merdeka Cup. With a combination of 3 senior players and U-23 players Malaysia won this memorable trophy. Malaysia defeated Myanmar 3–1 in the final.
Norhafiz also appeared for the Malaysia League XI. He was selected by coach as defender in the Malaysia squad in a preseason friendly against Manchester United. At the inaugural Premier League Asia Trophy that involved two more English clubs Birmingham City and Newcastle United. After losing to Chelsea in the opening game, Malaysia contested for the 3rd place against Birmingham City. After the game which Malaysia lost, then manager of Birmingham City, Steve Bruce) was asked to single out a Malaysian player which had impressed him, his answer was Norhafiz Zamani Misbah. He featured and captained the Malaysia XI in the 2 matches friendly against Manchester United in July 2009. On 21 July 2011, Norhafiz captained Malaysia League XI match against Chelsea. Malaysia League XI later lost 0-1 on that match.
- As of 7 September 2016
|Malaysia national team|
|1.||12 October 2003||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Bahrain||2–2||Draw||2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|2.||24 March 2007||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||1–4||Won||Friendly|
- Best Defender:2011
- "Kelantan Pertaruh Lapan Pemain Baharu Musim Depan". MStar. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
- "Barisan Malaysia XI". Seladang.net. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- "Malaysia bermain baik - Ronaldo". Utusan Malaysia. 26 May 2002. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- "Piala FA milik Pahang". Utusan Malaysia. 21 May 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- "Turning Norhafiz into an attacking midfielder paying off for KL Plus". The Star (Malaysia). 20 May 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- "Taj akhiri teka teki, pilih sertai Kelantan". Harian Metro. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- "Setia bersama The Red Warriors". Utusan Malaysia. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
- "Norhafiz Zamani Misbah". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
- "Malaysia vs Brazil". Sky Sports. 25 May 2002. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- "Norhafiz Zamani Misbah". National Football Teams. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.