Shahrom Kalam

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Shahrom Kalam
Personal information
Full name Muhammad Shahrom Bin Abdul Kalam
Date of birth (1985-09-15) 15 September 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back / Right back
Club information
Current team
Perak
Number 5
Youth career
2004–2005 Kuala Lumpur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Kuala Lumpur 11 (0)
2007–2008 Shahzan Muda 26 (1)
2008–2011 Kuala Lumpur 55 (0)
2011–2013 Perak 38 (6)
2014–2016 Selangor 61 (1)
2017– Perak 17 (0)
National team
2011– Malaysia 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 September 2017

Muhammad Shahrom Bin Abdul Kalam (born 15 September 1985) is a Malaysian footballer who plays and captains for Perak in Malaysia Super League and Malaysia national team. He plays mainly as a centre-back but can also play as a right back.[1]

Club career[edit]

A Kuala Lumpur native, he played for his local team Kuala Lumpur FA in two stints, with a stint in Pahang club Shahzan Muda FC sandwiched in between.

He agreed to join Perak FA for the 2012 Malaysia Super League.[2][3]

He joined Selangor FA in the 2014 Malaysia Super League after his contract was terminated by Perak FA. He was immediately named captain by Mehmet Durakovic. In 2015, he led his team to the final match of the 2015 Malaysia Cup after defeating Pahang FA 2–0 in the Shah Alam Stadium. And later to the Championship by beating Kedah FA in final with 2-0 in the same venue.

On 19 December 2016, he rejoins Perak FA for 2017 Malaysia Super League season.

Early beginnings[edit]

Shahrom began his football career with under the strong guidance and encouragement of his parents, Abdul Kalam Suhaimi (father) and Shariah Abdul Wahid (mother) and his 3 siblings. It was Shahrom's mother who first realised that Shahrom's intense passion to play football seriously when he was 7. Shahrom's mother acted as Shahrom's unofficial coach/trainer/manager during his early days of playing football and he has never looked back since then. It was his mother who also managed and coached the rag tag street football team that Shahrom and a couple of his childhood friends were in.

Shahrom played all through his years in primary school years developing and polishing his talents. During his early secondary school years, Shahrom was recruited in Akademi Bolasepak Kuala Lumpur or KL Football Academy which was based at the Cheras Football Stadium. His stint with KL Football Academy opened many doors for Shahrom to polish his skills and talent on the field which ultimately resulted in him being recruited to join the illustrious Bukit Jalil Sports School.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Malaysia national football team, when he enters the friendly match against Hong Kong as a substitute, on 3 June 2011.

Honours[edit]

Selangor FA

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mohd Bunyamin Umar
Selangor FA captain
2015 – 2016
Succeeded by
Mohd Razman Roslan