Mohd Safiq Rahim
|Full name||Mohammad Safiq Bin Rahim|
|Date of birth||5 July 1987|
|Place of birth||Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Johor Darul Takzim F.C.|
|2003–2007||Bukit Jalil Sports School|
|2013–||Johor Darul Takzim||71||(20)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 August 2014.
Mohammad Safiq Rahim (born 5 July 1987) is a Malaysian footballer who is currently playing for Malaysia Super League club, Johor Darul Takzim and Malaysia national team as a midfielder. He is the national and his club captain.
Safiq started his career with Selangor before moving to KL PLUS. Safiq returned to Selangor in 2010 helping them to win the 2010 Super League and the 2010 Malaysia Charity Shield. Before the start of 2013 season, Safiq moved to Johor Darul Takzim.
Safiq left Selangor in 2009 and joined KL Plus. Safiq managed 7 appearances and scored 5 goals. He was also the team vice captain, with NorHafiz Zamani Misbah the team captain. Safiq left KL Plus after only playing for one season.
Return to Selangor FA
Safiq rejoined Selangor in 2010. He was made captain in early 2011 after captain, Mohd Amri Yahyah was injured for half of the season. Safiq was part of the Selangor team that won the 2010 Super League and the 2010 Malaysia Charity Shield.
On August 2011 after the 2011 Malaysia Cup, Safiq was given a three-week trial from the Welsh club, Cardiff City FC with the help from the Cardiff owner, Datuk Chan Tien Ghee. Malaysian striker, Mohd Safee Mohd Sali was also given a trial by Chan Tien. Safiq officially underwent his 3-week trial on 24 November 2011 and ended on 11 December 2011.
Johor Darul Takzim FC
Safiq has represented Malaysia since 2005. He earned his first full international cap against Myanmar in the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship. Since then he only made appearances with the under-23 national team. He scored his first international senior goal in an unofficial friendly match against Zimbabwe on 12 July 2009.
He was a member of the Malaysian squad that won the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. It was the first time in history that Malaysia won the AFF Suzuki Cup title. On 13 and 16 July 2011, Safiq captained the Malaysia XI in their matches against Arsenal FC and Liverpool F.C.. Malaysia XI lost 0–4 against Arsenal. Just before the stroke of half time against Liverpool, with Malaysia trailing 0–1, Safiq scored from a free-kick to equalise for Malaysia. Despite a spirited comeback, Malaysia XI went on to lose 3–6 i to Liverpool. He scored two goals from free kick against Singapore on 8 and 12 June consecutively. He scored another goal, again from a free kick against Hong Kong. On 28 November, he scored the opening goal in a match against Laos in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup.
Safiq was named in the Malaysia squad for 2014 AFF Championship. In the second match, Safiq scored a goal against Thailand but Malaysia would then go on to lose the match. In the final group stage match against Singapore, Safiq's combative display and enterprise shone through and he was statistically the player with the most passes and touches on the ball. His best trait though is not in his cultured right foot, but in his mind, when he calmly converted the penalty in the Lion's den amidst the jeers and mocking by the partisan crowd helping Malaysia to progress to knockout stage. In the first leg semi final match against Vietnam, Safiq converted another penalty but Malaysia lost 1–2. In the second leg, Safiq scored the opening goal after Malaysia received a penalty kick in the 4th minutes. In the second leg of the 2014 AFF Championship final, Safiq scored another penalty in the 7th minutes. He then scored his sixth goal of the tournament, a free kick but two late goals from Thailand resulted in Malaysia losing 3–4 on aggregate. With his 6-goal haul, Safiq became the first midfielder in the tournament’s 18-year history to have picked up the Golden Boot award.
Johor Darul Ta'zim
- Malaysia Charity Shield 2015
- Malaysia Super League (2): 2014, 2015
- Malaysia Cup: Runner Up 2014
- Malaysia FA Cup: Runner Up 2013
- Wow, Kapten Timnas Malaysia Siap Berkostum Persib Retrieved at 30 June 2011
- Malaysia captain Safiq Rahim set for Cardiff City trial Retrieved at 27 August 2011 from Goal.com
- Safiq ke Eropah (MALAY) Retrieved at 26 August 2011 from Kosmo! Online
- Safee sambut tawaran percubaan dua minggu di Cardiff (MALAY) Retrieved at 7 September 2011 from Arena.my
- Malaysia captain Safiq Rahim given three-week trial at Cardiff City Retrieved at 23 November 2011 from WalesOnline.co.uk
- Safiq: Usaha keras yang berbaloi Retrieved at 1 December 2011 from Astro Arena
- Majlis Pernikahan Safiq Rahim & Zandra Aziela Daripada Ministry Of Moment Retrieved at 3 February 2014 from beautifulnara.com
- Mohd Safiq Rahim at National-Football-Teams.com