Ong Kim Swee

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Ong Kim Swee
Personal information
Full name Ong Kim Swee
Date of birth (1970-12-11) 11 December 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Malacca, Malaysia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Malaysia U22 (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Malacca 6 (0)
1993–1994 Sarawak 11 (0)
1994–1998 Sabah 61 (2)
Total 78 (2)
National team
1990–1991 Malaysia Olympic 8 (1)
1994–1995 Malaysia 5 (0)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Malacca
2009–2014 Harimau Muda A
2011–2015 Malaysia U23
2014 Malaysia (interim)
2015–2017 Malaysia
2017– Malaysia U22
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ong Kim Swee (Chinese: 王金瑞; pinyin: Wáng Jīn Ruì) is a Malaysian football manager and former footballer. He currently in charge as head coach of Malaysia U22.

He spent most of his career playing for East Malaysian teams, notably Sarawak and Sabah during the mid 90's.

Ong is a supporter of Premier League club Arsenal Football Club.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Ong began his career as a player for Malacca in the early 90's. He was a member of the Malaysia Olympic teams nicknamed Barcelona 1992 under Chow Kwai Lam.

In 1993 Ong joined Sarawak FA for whom he played two seasons before being controversially transferred to Sabah FA in late 1994. With Sabah he won the Malaysia FA Cup in 1995 and M-League in 1996.

Ong made his full international debut against Kuwait on 22 September 1994. He was a member of the Malaysian squad for the 1994 Asian Games and also played for a Malaysian Selection side who famously held Flamengo to a 1-1 draw in an exhibition match in 1995.

Managerial career[edit]

Ong coached Malacca FA in 2005. In 2009, Ong took over as head coach of Harimau Muda from Datuk K. Rajagopal. He won the 2009 Malaysia Premier League with Harimau Muda that year. He was the manager of the Malaysia national under-23 football team which competed in the 2012 Olympic Qualifiers and 2011 Southeast Asian Games.

Ong also coached the club side of Malaysia U-23 squad, Harimau Muda A, who currently competes in Australia's National Premier Leagues Queensland.

In 2015, Ong was appointed as head coach of Malaysia national football team after the resignation of the previous coach Dollah Salleh. Despite a series of disappointing results in world cup qualification on 18 January 2016 Ong was handed a new two-year contract in charge of the national team.[1]

Honours[edit]

Managerial honours[edit]

Harimau Muda
Malaysia U23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Dasey (18 January 2016). "Malaysia national coach for next two years is interim boss Ong Kim Swee". ESPN soccer Asia. Retrieved 18 January 2016.