Ahmad Fakri Saarani
Ahmad Fakri Bin Saarani (born 8 July 1989) is a Malaysian professional footballer who plays for Malaysian side Melaka United and Malaysia national team. Fakri plays mainly as a right winger but can also play as a forward or as an attacking midfielder.
|Full name||Ahmad Fakri Bin Saarani|
|Date of birth||8 July 1989|
|Place of birth||Kota Bharu, Kelantan,Malaysia|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Winger, Forward|
|2006||Perak President Cup|
|2016||→ Felda United (loan)||8||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 June 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2016
Fakri has earned 30 caps for the Malaysia national team since making his international debut on 12 August 2009 at the age of 19.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Statistics
- 5 Honours
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Perak, Harimau MudaEdit
Fakri was born in Kota Bharu, in the state of Kelantan he has been raised in Batu Gajah, Perak. He started his professional career with Perak when he signed a three-year contract from 2007 until 2009. At the beginning, Fakri is a natural right winger but also can play as a forward. He played for Perak youth team during his season debut.
Fakri was promoted to Perak first team as the senior striker, R. Surendran was away for national duty with the Malaysia national team on a playing tour of Sri Lanka. It was Steve Darby the former Perak coach who brought him into senior team. On 24 March 2007, Fakri made his Liga Super debut for Perak's first team in the 5–1 win against Negeri Sembilan. He scored a hat-trick and made one assist during that match.
Perlis, Negeri Sembilan, Felda UnitedEdit
Fakri had returned to Malaysia and signed with Kelantan after his contract with Portuguese side Atlético SC ended. On 19 April 2013, Fakri scored his first league goal for Kelantan in 1–2 defeat to PKNS. On 31 August 2013, he scored his first Malaysia Cup goal for Kelantan in 1–2 defeat to Negeri Sembilan. Fakri played as a substitute in the 2013 Malaysia Cup final against Pahang.
On 1 January 2016, Fakri signed a one-year contract with 2015 Malaysia Premier League champions Kedah. On 14 December 2016, after his loan stint with Felda United ended Fakri returned to Kedah and signed another one-year contract with Kedah.
Felda United (loan)Edit
Fakri is former Malaysia Under-20 member squad. He has participated in ASEAN Football Federation Youth Championship 2006 and ASEAN Football Federation Youth Championship 2007. He also play in 2007 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy. In 2008, Fakri was seconded to Harimau Muda, a Malaysian Premier League team made up of members of the Malaysian Under-20 national side.
Fakri made his senior debut in 0–0 draw against Kenya on 12 August 2009 coming off from the bench. In November 2010, Malaysia coach, K. Rajagobal called up Fakri for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, but he was later ruled up by injury during the 2010 Asian Games. He was later replaced by Ashari Samsudin.
- As of match played 26 June 2018.
|Perak||2006-07||Malaysia Super League||4||4||0||0||0||0||–||–||0||0|
|Harimau Muda||2007-08||Malaysia Premier League||24||9||0||0||0||0||–||–||0||0|
|Perlis||2009||Malaysia Super League||13||7||0||0||0||0||–||–||0||0|
|Perlis||2010||Malaysia Super League||12||6||0||0||0||0||–||–||0||0|
|Negeri Sembilan||2011||Malaysia Super League||14||2||0||0||0||0||–||–||0||2|
|Felda United||2012||Malaysia Super League||11||2||0||0||0||2||–||–||11||4|
|Felda United (loan)||2016||Malaysia Super League||8||0||0||0||0||0||–||–||8||0|
|Atlético SC||2012–13||Terceira Divisão||5||0||0||0||0||0||–||–||5||0|
|Kelantan||2013||Malaysia Super League||11||1||1||0||1||0||–||–||13||1|
|Kelantan||2014||Malaysia Super League||11[a]||4||0||2||0||3||–||–||0||9|
|Kelantan||2015||Malaysia Super League||10||1||3||0||6||0||–||–||19||1|
|Kedah||2016||Malaysia Super League||10||1||6||1||0||0||–||–||16||2|
|Kedah||2017||Malaysia Super League||14||0||4||0||5||1||–||–||23||1|
|Melaka United||2018||Malaysia Super League||11||0||1||0||0||0||–||–||12||0|
- League appearance for 2014 might inccorect, data based on infobox only
- As of 13 November 2017
- As of match played 9 November 2017. Malaysia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Fakri goal.
|1||16 October 2012||Mong Kok, Hong Kong||Hong Kong||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|2||5 March 2014||Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium, United Arab Emirates||Yemen||2–1||2–1||2015 Asian Cup Qualifiers|
Perak President Cup
- Ahmad Fakri Saarani - Player Profile https://asia.eurosport.com/football/ahmad-fakri-saarani_prs261496/person.shtml
- "Perak coach Darby to unleash teen striker Fakri against Negri". The Star. 24 March 2007. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2007.
- In Person | Ahmad Fakri Saarani http://www.seladang.net/2008/02/in-person-ahmad-fakri-saarani Archived 1 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine
- Senarai Pemain Negeri Sembilan http://www.n9kini.com/senarai-pemain-negeri-sembilan-pemian-perak-tidak-rasmi Archived 1 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine
- Liga Super 2012 : Review Pasukan Felda United http://bolasepakm.blogspot.my/2012/01/liga-super-2012-review-pasukan-felda.html
- "Ahmad Fakri sah wakili kelab divisyen tiga Portugal – Sukan". Sinar Harian. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Fakri Saarani set to sign for Portuguese side Atletico S.C". Goal.com. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Ahmad out to prove Malaysians can perform in Europe (Malay)". Sinar Harian. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- Fakri mungkin kembali ke Liga-M http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/Sukan/20130225/su_01/Fakri-mungkin-kembali-ke-Liga-M
- "Fakri Saarani signs with Kelantan FA, Dimitri Petratos to return for AFC Cup". Goal.com. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Dickson and Fakri to play for Kelantan in MSL". Goal.com. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- Kedah Ikat Amar Rohidan, Fakri Saarani Setahun http://www.mstar.com.my/sukan/bola-sepak/2016/01/01/kedah-ikat-amar-rohidan
- Fakri kekal 2017 https://www.facebook.com/kedahfa.my/photos/a.179849612047524.40613.179345575431261/1366410180058122/?type=3&theater
- Fakri media temper http://www.sinarharian.com.my/sukan/fakri-sedia-gempur-1.541827
- Ahmad Fakri ubati kekecewaan MU https://www.bharian.com.my/sukan/bola/2017/11/354881/ahmad-fakri-ubati-kekecewaan-mu
- Oleh Ajitpal Singh (16 August 2017). "Semangat Haniza Saarani sentiasa membara" (in Malay). BN online. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
- "Fakri Saarani". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
- "Saarani, Ahmad Fakri". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 25 November 2017.