V. Saravanan

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V. Saravanan
Personal information
Full name Saravanan a/l Vellu
Date of birth (1978-01-11) 11 January 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Perak, Malaysia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1997–1998 Perak FA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Perak FA
2000 Kuala Lumpur FA
2001–2004 Perak FA
2005–2008 UPB-MyTeam FC
2009 ATM FA
2011 PKNS FC
National team
1997–1998 Malaysia U-21
1999–2000 Malaysia U-23
2000–2004 Malaysia 38 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

V. Saravanan (born 11 January 1978) is a former Malaysian football player.


Saravanan spent majority of his football career at Perak FA, winning Malaysia Cup, Premier One league title and Malaysia FA Cup. He also played for UPB-MyTeam FC, ATM FA and PKNS FC.

Saravanan also represents Malaysia 43times from 1999 to 2004, scoring 21.Last goal against Thailand in a 2004 friendly match.[1] Early in his career, he was in the Malaysia national under-21 football team that competes in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, held in Malaysia.[2]

He retired from professional football at the end of 2011 to move with his girlfriend to Finland.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His girlfriend, Satu Johanna Ekholm is a physiotherapist from Finland, working with the National Sports Council of Malaysia.[4]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 August 2004 Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 1–2 Won Friendly


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