Norshahrul Idlan

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Norshahrul Idlan Talaha
Personal information
Full name Norshahrul Idlan bin Talaha
Date of birth (1986-06-08) 8 June 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Pahang
Number 9
Youth career
1998–2002 Perak
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Perak 121 (23)
2006–2007 Negeri Sembilan 42 (10)
2007–2009 UPB-MyTeam 75 (14)
2010–2012 Kelantan 69 (36)
2012–2014 Johor Darul Ta'zim 56 (12)
2015 Armed Forces 22 (3)
2015–2016 Terengganu 30 (5)
2017 FELDA United 19 (4)
2018– Pahang 27 (5)
National team
2003–2004 Malaysia U-21 10 (2)
2006–2010 Malaysia U-23 14 (5)
2007– Malaysia 71[1] (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 1, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 11, 2019

Norshahrul Idlan bin Talaha (born 8 June 1986) is a Malaysian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Pahang and the Malaysia national team. He is also known as Mat Yo.

Career[edit]

Perak FA[edit]

Norshahrul was born in Besut, Terengganu. He moved to Perak when he was 1 months old. He attended a local school and started playing for the Perak FA President's Cup Team at the age of 12. Then, he promoted to play for the Perak senior team in 2003. He was mostly a substitute for Perak and sometimes play for the reserve team. After that, he was invited to play for the Malaysia national under-20 football team at the 2004 AFC Youth Championship that was held in Malaysia. He executed a perfect long range shot and scored ten goal for Malaysia. Malaysia later only made it to the quarter finals. After the tournament, he became a regular striker for Perak.

UPB-MyTeam FC[edit]

He later was invited to join the newly created club, UPB-MyTeam FC. He was one of the teams key player and the top scorer with 14 goals.

Kelantan FA[edit]

After UPB-MyTeam FC became defunct, he joined Kelantan FA. He was the top scorer in his first season at Kelantan FA . During the three seasons with Kelantan FA, he achieved a lot of success with the team especially in the 2012 season where he helped his team complete the treble by winning the 2012 Malaysia Cup. He also has won many individual awards such as Anugerah Bolasepak Kebangsaan as the Best Forward and Most Valuable Player.

Johor Darul Takzim FC[edit]

After spending three years in Kota Bharu, Norshahrul left the Kelantanese outfit to join Johor Darul Takzim FC for an undisclosed fee. On 8 January 2013, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3–2 defeat to Pahang FA. He missed the penalty during Malaysia Cup Final 2014.

ATM FA[edit]

Norshahrul joined ATM FA for the 2015 season, after leaving Johor Darul Takzim FC at the conclusion of his contract at the end of 2014. He was reunited with his former coach back when he was in Kelantan, B. Sathianathan. [2]

Terengganu FA[edit]

After spending a season with ATM FA, he signed with Terengganu FA for the 2015 Malaysia Super League season.

Felda United[edit]

Norshahrul signed with Felda United after spending two years with Terengganu. He scored his first goal a 1-0 victory against PKNS. He then went on to score his second goal against league leaders and former club Johor Darul Ta'zim in a 3-1 defeat.

Pahang FA[edit]

After a disappointing spell with Felda United, he went on to sign with Malaysian Super League runners up Pahang FA.

International career[edit]

Norshahrul has played for the Malaysia national youth team for 2004 AFC Youth Championship. He is also one of the Malaysia under 23 players that won the 2007 Merdeka Tournament. He made his full international debut against Bahrain on 28 October 2007 after coming in for Sumardi Hajalan.

On 12 July 2009, Norshahrul scored his first senior international goals in an unofficial match against Uganda. He later score his first full international goal against Lesotho on 11 September 2009.

He was part of the Kelantan's 2010 Malaysia Cup winning team. Norshahrul won two awards at the 2010 Anugerah Bola Sepak Kebangsaan 100Plus-FAM as the Best Forward and Most Valuable Player.

In November 2010, Norshahrul was called up to the Malaysia national squad by coach K. Rajagopal for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Norshahrul scored 2 goals for Malaysia that time, one was a 5–1 loss against Indonesia and a 5–1 victory against Laos. Malaysia won the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup title for the first time in their history.

On 9 December 2012, he scored a goal for Malaysia against Thailand in 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, as Malaysia failed to retain the title having lost to Thailand on aggregate in the semi-finals.

Norshahrul was again included by new coach Dollah Salleh for the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup squad, and played in all of Malaysia games as Malaysia advanced into the finals, only to be denied of the title by Thailand.[3] Norshahrul scored one goal in the tournament, against Vietnam in the semi-final second leg.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 May 2019.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2003 Perak Malaysia Premier League 1 -
2004 Malaysia Super League - -
2005 -
2005–06 -
2006–07 Negeri Sembilan - -
2007–08 UPB-MyTeam -
2009 -
2010 Kelantan 23 11 - 23 11
2011 25 19 8 4 - 34 23
2012 21 6 3 1 11 3 3 0 38 10
Total -
2013 Johor Darul Takzim FC Malaysia Super League 7 -
2014 1
Total 8 -
2015 ATM Malaysia Super League 1 -
Total 1 -
2015 Terengganu Malaysia Super League 13 1 3 1 3 0 - 19 2
2016 17 1 1 0 0 0 - 17 1
Total 30 2 4 1 3 0 - 37 3
2017 Felda United Malaysia Super League 19 4 1 0 8 0 5 1 33 5
Total 19 4 1 0 8 0 5 1 33 5
2018 Pahang Malaysia Super League 15 2 6 2 8 2 29 6
2019 11 3 2 0 0 0 - 13 3
Total 26 5 8 2 8 2 42 9
Career total

International[edit]

As of 11 June 2019[5][6]
Malaysia national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 1 0
2009 7 1
2010 9 2
2011 4 0
2012 13 1
2013 6 1
2014 11 1
2015 1 0
2016 5 0
2017 0 0
2018 11 6
2019 3 1
Total 71 13

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Competition App. Goals Team Result
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2010 AFF Suzuki Cup 7 2 Winner's
2012 AFF Suzuki Cup 5 1 Semi-final's

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Malaysia's goal tally first.[5]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
12 July 2009 Kuala Lumpur Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Zimbabwe1 4–0 4–0 Friendly
1. 11 September 2009 Petaling Jaya Stadium, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia  Lesotho 2–0 5–0 Friendly
2. 1 December 2010 Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia  Indonesia 1–0 1–5 2010 AFF Championship
3. 7 December 2010 Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang, Indonesia  Laos 4–1 5–1
4. 9 December 2012 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Thailand 1–0 1–1 2012 AFF Championship
5. 15 October 2013 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia  Bahrain 1–1 1–1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
6. 11 December 2014 Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  Vietnam 2–0 4–2 2014 AFF Championship
7. 12 October 2018 Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka 1–1 4–1 Friendly
8. 8 November 2018 Olympic Stadium , Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Cambodia 1–0 1–0 2018 AFF Championship
9. 12 November 2018 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Laos 2–1 3–1
10. 3–1
11. 24 November 2018  Myanmar 1–0 3–0
12. 5 December 2018 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 2–2 2–2
13. 7 June 2019 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Timor-Leste 3–0 7–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

1 FIFA revoked the ‘A’ international classification for the matches once it was discovered that a Zimbabwean club team, Monomotapa United impersonated as the Zimbabwe national team and were not approved by the Zimbabwe Football Association.[7][8]

U-23 team[edit]

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Competition App. Goals Team Result
2008 AFC Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament 1 0 Second round
2007 SEA Games 3 0 Group stage
2009 SEA Games 6 3 Winners
2010 Asian Games 4 2 Round of 16

Honours[edit]

Pahang FA
Johor Darul Takzim
Kelantan FA

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malaysia AFF squad international caps and goals
  2. ^ "Coach Sathia believes Mat Yo will come good with Forces - Football - The Star Online". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Man of the Match: Malaysia 3-2 Thailand - Goal.com". 22 December 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Zubir, Norshahrul in good form". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Talaha, Norshahrul Idlan". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. ^ Malaysia AFF squad international caps and goals
  7. ^ Asiagate: Zimbabwe's match-fixing scandal - Tendai Marima, 29 July 2011, aljazeera.com
  8. ^ Bribery and corruption behind Football match fixing in Malaysia, September 13, 2016.

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