Wan Zaharulnizam Zakaria

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Wan Zaharulnizam
Personal information
Birth name Wan Zaharulnizam bin Wan Zakaria
Date of birth (1991-05-08) 8 May 1991 (age 31)
Place of birth Tumpat, Kelantan, Malaysia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Melaka United
Number 7
Youth career
2009–2010 Kelantan U21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Harimau Muda B 34 (12)
2011–2013 Harimau Muda A 32 (3)
2014–2016 Kelantan 36 (7)
2017–2019 Pahang 51 (4)
2020 Kelantan 7 (0)
2021– Melaka United 14 (2)
National team
2011–2012 Malaysia U21 18 (6)
2011–2014 Malaysia U23 16 (6)
2011– Malaysia 2 (0)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Malaysia
AFF Championship
Runner-up 2014
Malaysia U23
SEA Games
First place 2011
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of September 4, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of January 25, 2017

Wan Zaharulnizam bin Wan Zakaria (born 8 May 1991) is a Malaysian professional footballer who plays for Melaka United and the Malaysia national team as a winger.[1] He is an exciting prospect. He is known for his ability to dribble.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Zaharul began his football career playing for Kelantan President's Cup team in 2010 at age 20 before been discovered by Ong Kim Swee to play in Harimau Muda. Zaharul, or better known by his nickname 'Kecik' due to his small stature, has been in the Harimau Muda's setup since 2010, beginning with Harimau Muda B and promoted to Harimau Muda A in 2011.

F.C. Ryūkyū[edit]

Malaysian media reported in early March 2012 that Zaharul, along with teammate Zack Haikal is to attend trial with Japan Football League side F.C. Ryūkyū after impressing the Japanese side talent spotter during Malaysia's 2–0 defeat to Japan in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers match in Tosu.[2] They successfully completed the 2-week trial with the Japanese club in July.[3][4]

In March 2013, Zack Haikal was officially offered a two-year contract, but Zaharul did not. Instead, 19-year-old Nazirul Naim was offered a contract instead.[5]

Kelantan[edit]

In November 2013, Zaharul signed two years contract with his hometown side Kelantan.

Pahang[edit]

In December 2016, Zaharul left Kelantan for Pahang. It was announced by his sports representative agency, MVP Sports Agency via their social media that Zaharul have joined Pahang for the 2017 season.[1] Zaharul made his league debut for Pahang in 5–0 win over T-Team on 27 January 2017. Made no impact on the team for 2017 season, hence 2018 should not be much different.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 4 September 2021[7]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Harimau Muda A 2011 Malaysia Super League 19 1 0 0 0 0 - 19 1
Total 19 1 0 0 0 0 - 19 1
Harimau Muda A 2012 S. League 13 2 0 0 0 0 - 13 2
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Total 13 2 0 0 0 0 - 13 2
Kelantan 2014 Malaysia Super League 3 2 5 1 5 1 6 3 19 7
2015 18 2 6 1 6 0 - 30 3
2016 15 3 2 0 5 2 - 22 5
Total 36 7 13 2 16 3 6 3 71 15
Pahang 2017 Malaysia Super League 15 2 7 0 7 3 - 29 5
2018 17 1 6 1 8 0 - 31 2
2019 19 1 6 1 1 0 - 26 2
Total 51 4 19 2 16 3 0 0 86 9
Kelantan 2020 Malaysia Premier League 7 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Melaka United 2021 Malaysia Super League 14 2 0 0 0 0 - 14 2
Total 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Career total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

International career[edit]

Zaharulnizam made his international debut for the Malaysia national team in a friendly match with Australia, where Malaysia suffers a heavy 5–0 defeat, on 7 October 2011.

He is also a member of the Malaysia U-23 team, who were competing in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers. He also helps Malaysia to retain the men's football gold medal in the 2011 SEA Games.

International goals[edit]

Under-23[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium  Cambodia
4–1
4–1 (W) 2011 SEA Games
2. 25 June 2012 Bogyoke Aung San Stadium  Philippines
4–0
7–0 (W) 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Kelantan

International[edit]

Harimau Muda A
Malaysia U-23

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TRANSFER ROUND-UP: Zaharulnizam and Nurri join Pahang, Nazrin Nawi leaves JDT". Goal.com. 10 December 2016.
  2. ^ Deol, Haresh (12 March 2012). "Kecik walks tall". Malay Mail. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Wan Zack Haikal and Wan Zaharulnizam have started training with FC Ryukyu". Goal.com. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "【お知らせ】マレーシアU-23代表選手2名(ワンザック・ナイム)FC琉球へ入団". FC Ryukyu Official. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Dollah wants Pahang to continue fine form". Thestar.com.my. The Star Malaysia. 30 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Wan Zaharulnizam Zakaria". Int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.

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