Zah Rahan Krangar

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Zah Rahan Krangar
Personal information
Full name Zah Rahan Krangar
Date of birth (1985-03-07) March 7, 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Madura United
Number 29
Youth career
2002 None Team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Young Fellows Juventus 4 (0)
2003–2004 Racing Bafoussam 11 (0)
2004–2005 Persekaba Badung 26 (5)
2005–2007 Persekabpas Pasuruan 58 (12)
2007–2010 Sriwijaya 100 (25)
2010–2014 Persipura Jayapura 120 (32)
2014–2017 Felda United 137 (15)
2018– Madura United 3 (1)
National team
2006– Liberia 32 (5)
2015 Malaysia XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 26, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 23, 2017

Zah Rahan Krangar[1] (born on March 7, 1985, in Monrovia) is a Liberian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Madura United in the Liga 1. He is also a member of the Liberia national football team. Made his international debut on 3 September 2006 with a goal away to host Equatorial Guinea in his side 2–1 loss.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Zah began his career at local club Ducor Defenders in Monrovia, Liberia. Ducor Defenders, he developed into one of the country's best players in his position and was subsequently refereed to as " Midfield Zah".

Racing Bafoussam Transfer[edit]

Zah first Asian experience started in 2005 after excellent performances for Cameroonian club Racing Bafoussam. Persekabpas Pasuruan quickly put in a transfer request for the versatile midfielder and he officially signed with the Indonesian club on January 1, 2005.

Felda United[edit]

On January 1, 2014 he signed for Felda United in Malaysia after impressive seasons at Indonesian club Persipura Jayapura. He moved to Felda United which was owned by Federal Land Development Authority of Malaysia (FELDA). Zah made his official debut for Felda United on 9 December 2013 during their Pre-season match in Australia ahead of the official start of the league on 12 December 2013.

International career[edit]

Zah made his International debut for the Liberia national team on 3 September 2006 playing against Equatorial Guinea where he scored his debut goal in Liberia 2–1 away lost. As of 2016, Zah Krangar have made 30 appearances for the Lone Star and with 9 Goals to his credit.

Presidential Cup friendly[edit]

Zah scored two goals to helped Liberia clinch a 2−0 win over Ghana in an international friendly or 2nd annual President’s Cup in Monrovia in September 2012.[2][3]

Malaysia All Stars XI[edit]

On July 24, 2015, Zah Rahan was listed among five foreign players from the Malaysian League in the Malaysian All Stars XI squad that played against English Premier League club, Liverpool in a Pre-season and the club Asian Tour at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Malaysia. The game ended 1−1.[4]

Style of play[edit]

Zah is known for his energy in the midfield and has been compared with ex-Arsenal player Alex Song and various other African midfielders who have lots of pace and stamina. He has also been called a younger version of Michael Essien because of his hard work in the defensive midfielder role.

Personal Life & Education[edit]

Zah Krangar was born on March 7, 1989 at Old Government Hospital, Ashmon Street in Monrovia, Liberia. He came from a family of seven (7). He is the last born of his parents. He started his Basic Education at the C. William Brisken Elementary School in Monrovia, Liberia. He continued at the AME Zion High School in Monrovia.

Growing up, Zah had to focus on Education and Soccer. He was regarded as one of the best Midfielders on his School team. He gained the love of so many football supporters in his school and his community.

International Goals[edit]

Zah Rahan Krangar: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 September 2006 Estadio Internacional, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Equatorial Guinea 1–1 2-1 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2 4 September 2012 Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, Monrovia, Liberia  Malawi 1-0 1-0 Friendly
3 11 September 2012 Antoine Tubman Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Ghana 2-0 2-0 2012 President Cup
5 9 October 2012 Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey, Niger  Niger 2-3 4-3 Friendly
Goal Competition Date Venue
2 Goals 2012 President Cup 11 September 2012 SKD Sports Complex


Club honors[edit]

Persipura Jayapura
Felda United FC

Individual honors[edit]


  1. ^ "Zah Rahan". on Soccerway. 
  2. ^ "Ghana suffer shock 2-0 defeat to Liberia in Presidential Cup friendly". Ghana Soccer Net. 11 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Atsu blames Liberia pitch for Black Stars defeat". Ghana Soccer Net. 12 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Red-faced Liverpool held to a draw against Malaysian Selection". The 14 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

[[Category:Sriwijaya FC players]