Wardun Yussof

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Wardun Yussof
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Wardun during a training session
Personal information
Full name Mohamad Wardun bin Haji Mohamad Yussof
Date of birth (1981-09-14) 14 September 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Brunei
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
DPMM
Number 25
Youth career
Wijaya FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Brunei
2004 DPMM
2005–2006 Wijaya FC
2006– DPMM
2010–2011 Majra FC (loan)
National team
2001 Brunei U-23 3 (0)
2001– Brunei 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 January 2017

Mohamad Wardun bin Haji Mohamad Yussof (born 14 September 1981) is a Bruneian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Brunei DPMM and the national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Wardun has been playing for DPMM since 2006, having returned from Wijaya FC after a brief spell in 2004.[2] Previously, he was a squad member of the Brunei team that participated in the M-League.[3]

Wardun was sent on loan to Majra FC in 2010 as Brunei (and in extension DPMM) served a two-year FIFA ban.[4] He became the team captain in that period and even converted a penalty in the semi-final of the 2011 Brunei League Cup.[5] He went on to win the final.[6]

Returning to the S.League with his parent club in 2012, Wardun became the undisputed number one ever since. He did not miss a game in the 2015 season when DPMM finally clinched the S.League title after coming close twice.[7]

On 2 April 2017, Wardun dropped to the bench and missed his first league game in three years, allowing longtime rival Alizanda Sitom to be the oldest player to start in the S.League.[8] The reason was due to an ankle injury.[9]

International career[edit]

Wardun made his first start for Brunei at the 2002 World Cup qualifying round for Asia, in a 0-5 loss against Yemen on 7 April 2001. He appeared a total of four times in the campaign. He was in goal for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification matches held in the Maldives.

After a huge gap without any international appearances, Wardun played in the 2008 Suzuki Cup qualifying when the whole Brunei team was represented by his club, DPMM FC.[10]

Wardun was the keeper when Brunei gained their first World Cup qualifying victory over Chinese Taipei in Kaohsiung on 12 March 2015.[11] A year later, he was also in the starting lineup for the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup qualification matches in Cambodia. Wardun conceded eight goals in three games as Brunei finished third in the qualifying group.[12]

Wardun's next international tournament was a month later at the 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup held in Kuching, Malaysia.[13] In the semi-final against Macau on 12 November, Wardun was sent off in the 55th minute for denying Niki Torrão a goal-scoring opportunity at the edge of the penalty box.[14] Brunei went out 4-3 on penalties thereafter, with Tarmizi Mat Johari between the goalposts.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Brunei DPMM FC
Majra FC

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wardun Yussof". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brunei 2004". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 26 May 2005. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "M-League - Brunei get three valuable points". Borneo Bulletin. 10 July 2001. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "BPL under watchful eyes of DPMM FC". The Brunei Times. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "6-star Majra in Cup final". The Brunei Times. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Majra take League Cup". The Brunei Times. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "DPMM FC bask in glory". The Brunei Times. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Wasps Secure First Victory Of The Season Against Cheetahs". S.League. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "DPMM FC face Balestier Khalsa FC tonight". BruSports News. 6 April 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "DPMM FC head to Cambodia". The Brunei Times. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Brunei make history". The Brunei Times. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Brunei put up strong fight". The Brunei Times. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "AFC Solidarity Cup: Brunei Darussalam 4-0 Timor-Leste". Asian Football Confederation. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Macau to face Nepal in AFC Solidarity Cup final". Asian Football Confederation. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.