|Full name||Norshahrul Idlan bin Talaha|
|Date of birth||8 June 1986|
|Place of birth||Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2012–2014||Johor Darul Ta'zim||56||(12)|
|2020||BG Pathum United||6||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019
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.
Johor Darul Ta'zim
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.
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.
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.
BG Pathum United
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. Norshahrul scored one goal in the tournament, against Vietnam in the semi-final second leg.
- As of 1 May 2019.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|2003||Perak||Malaysia Premier League 1||-|
|2004||Malaysia Super League||-||-|
|2013||Johor Darul Takzim FC||Malaysia Super League||7||-|
|2015||ATM||Malaysia Super League||1||-|
|2015||Terengganu||Malaysia Super League||13||1||3||1||3||0||-||19||2|
|2017||Felda United||Malaysia Super League||19||4||1||0||8||0||5||1||33||5|
|2018||Pahang||Malaysia Super League||15||2||6||2||8||2||–||29||6|
|Malaysia national team|
Appearances in major competitions
|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|
- Scores and results list Malaysia's goal tally first.
|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|
|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|
|14.||5 October 2019||Sri Lanka||3–0||6–0||Friendly|
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.
Appearances in major competitions
|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|
- Pahang FA
- 2018 Malaysia FA Cup : Winner
- Johor Darul Takzim
- Kelantan FA
- Malaysia Cup (2): 2010, 2012
- Division 1/Premier 1/Super League (2) : 2011, 2012
- Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Cup: Winners (1): 2011
- 2009 SEA Games : Gold
- 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup: Winner
- 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup: Runner Up
- 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup: Runner Up
- 2010 Anugerah Bola Sepak Kebangsaan 100Plus-FAM: the Best Forward and Most Valuable Player
- 2011 Anugerah Bola Sepak Kebangsaan 100Plus-FAM: the Best Forward and Most Valuable Player
- 2012 Anugerah Bola Sepak Kebangsaan 100Plus-FAM: the Best Forward and Most Valuable Player
- 2018 AFF Championship: Best Eleven
- ASEAN Football Federation Best XI: 2019
- Malaysia World/Asian Cup qualifier squad international caps and goals
- "Coach Sathia believes Mat Yo will come good with Forces - Football - The Star Online". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- "Man of the Match: Malaysia 3-2 Thailand - Goal.com". 22 December 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- "Zubir, Norshahrul in good form". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
- "Talaha, Norshahrul Idlan". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
- Asiagate: Zimbabwe's match-fixing scandal - Tendai Marima, 29 July 2011, aljazeera.com
- Bribery and corruption behind Football match fixing in Malaysia, 13 September 2016.
- "AFF AWARDS: Quang Hai, Pitsamai claim top honours". ASEAN Football Federation. 8 November 2019. Archived from the original on 9 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
- Norshahrul Idlan Talaha at National-Football-Teams.com
- Norshahrul Idlan Talaha's Profile at F.A.M. website