S. Kunanlan

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In this Indian name, the name Arif is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Kunanlan. The abbreviation "a/l" (anak lelaki) or "a/p" (anak perempuan), if used, means "son of" or "daughter of" in Malay respectively.
S. Kunanlan
Personal information
Full name Kunanlan a/l Subramaniam
Date of birth (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Winger, Right Back
Club information
Current team
Johor Darul Ta'zim FC
Number 12
Youth career
2003–2005 Selangor President's Team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Negeri Sembilan FA 90 (12)
2012–2014 Selangor FA 65 (8)
2015– Johor Darul Ta'zim FC 43 (5)
National team
2008–2009 Malaysia U23 16 (1)
2009–2016 Malaysia 73 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 23, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 14, 2016

Kunanlan Subramaniam[1] (born 22 August 1986[2]) is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Johor Darul Ta'zim FC.


He was a member of the Malaysia national under-23 football team and a member of the 2009 Laos Sea Games Football Gold medal winning squad.[3] He has played for the Malaysian national football team, and in summer 2009 he played twice against Manchester United in their pre season tour of the Far East.[4]

Kunanlan is known for his fast and speedy style of football. He loves to take on defenders with his pace. He is the engine in the Negeri Sembilan FA attacking department.

Selangor FA[edit]

He started with Selangor President Cup Team. He joins Selangor FA for the 2013 Malaysia Super League after 6 years season with Negeri Sembilan FA. He made his debut on 8 January 2013 and scored his first Selangor FA goal, against his former club Negeri Sembilan FA 1–0. After that, Kunanlan added his second goal against Terengganu FA 2–1 to help Selangor FA to get three points in third game week. On 9 March 2013, he scored against Johor Darul Takzim FC in 4 minutes first half to win 4–1 in victory and have a third goal in 2013 Malaysia Super League season.

Johor Darul Takzim FC[edit]

He joins The Southern Tigers for 2015 season.


In November 2010, Kunanlan was called up to the Malaysia national squad by coach K. Rajagopal for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Malaysia won the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup title for the first time in their history.

In July 2011, he played for Malaysia XI in the matches against Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC who were on their pre-season tours, which a Malaysia XI lost 0–4 against Arsenal and later lost 3–6 to Liverpool.They also lost to Chelsea FC 0–1.

On 14 July 2016, Kunanlan announced his retirement from international football after 73 international caps.[5]

International goals[edit]


No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 December 2009 Vientiane, Laos  Cambodia
2009 SEA Games



Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C.[edit]

Negeri Sembilan FA[edit]



  1. ^ S. Kunalan, retrieved 7 April 2010
  2. ^ FAM, true name S. Kunanlan, retrieved 7 April 2010
  3. ^ SEA Games shocker: Malaysia defeats Thailand to make semis, The Malaysian Insider, retrieved 7 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Michael spoils day for Malaysians". The Star (Malaysia). 19 July 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Sah Kunanlan juga bersara – Utusan Malaysia, 14 July 2016.

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