Baddrol Bakhtiar

Baddrol Bin Bakhtiar (born 1 February 1988) is a Malaysian professional footballer who plays for Malaysia Super League side Kedah Darul Aman and the Malaysia national team.[3]

Baddrol Bakhtiar
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Personal information
Full name Baddrol Bin Bakhtiar[1]
Date of birth (1988-02-01) 1 February 1988 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kedah Darul Aman
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2006 Kedah U-19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Kedah Darul Aman 296 (76)
National team
2005–2009 Malaysia U-20 12 (?)
2008–2011 Malaysia U-23 21 (?)
2009– Malaysia 58 (5)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 November 2019

Baddrol is usually employed in the right side of the midfield role, although he has often been deployed as a left-sided midfielder.[4] He is also a former member of Malaysia U-23 and Malaysia U-20 squad. He is regarded as the best player in right position in Malaysia .

Club careerEdit

KedahEdit

Baddrol began his football career with Kedah youth team. He also was part of the Kedah's 2006 Sukma Games team which won the silver medalist. He became the regular during the tournament. His performances during Sukma Games have attracted the interest of Kedah Football Association management. Baddrol signed his first professional contract with Kedah in November 2006 and has made his debut in 2006-07 Malaysia Super League. Baddrol has established himself in Kedah first team competed his spot along with K. Soley as right winger and Khyril Muhymeen on the left side.

Nevertheless, after K. Soley left Kedah to join their local rivals, Perlis, Baddrol proved himself as one of the best young talent of the Kedah youth system. Starting from the 2007-08 season, Baddrol became a first team regular for Azraai Khor's squad and performed well in each match with his ability to terrorise defenders and his pace and trickery with the ball. In 2019 season, Baddrol scored 7 goals and provided 14 assists in 39 appearances.

TrialsEdit

On 6 April 2008, Gifted Group chairman Jonathan Price fulfilled his promise to let Baddrol and his former Kedah teammate Mohd Bunyamin Umar train for two weeks with Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge alongside their youngsters and their more senior players such as Shaun Wright-Phillips, Tal Ben Haim, Steve Sidwell and Nicolas Anelka.

In August 2011, There was a rumours that the English Premier League club, Wigan Athletic FC has offered Baddrol a trial, but the trial is yet to be confirm by Wigan Official's.[5][6] It was later confirmed that the trial was not true and only rumours.

International careerEdit

Baddrol, alongside his teammates Abdul Hadi Abdul Hamid, Mohd Sabre Mat Abu and Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri, Muhammad Shafiq Jamal and Mohd Bunyamin Umar earned their first call-up in 2005 to the Malaysia U-20. He made his youth international match debut in AFC Youth Championship 2006 qualifying round on 12 December 2005 against Myanmar at Kuala Lumpur as Malaysia beat Myanmar 4–2. After qualifying to the final round in Bangalore, Baddrol however scored an own goal and Malaysia went down to Vietnam 1–2 in their opening match on 30 October 2006.

Baddrol was also a part of Malaysia U-19 squad for the 2007 Champions Youth Cup. His action in a match against Chelsea wooed the Chelsea coaching staff who gave him a chance to train at Stamford Bridge.

He made his full international debut against Kenya on 12 August 2009. He scored his first goal for the senior team in the match against Uzbekistan on 18 November 2009. He also part of the 2009 Southeast Asian Games winning squad and managed to score three goals, including a brace against Laos

Baddrol captained the Malaysia Olympic team and led them into winning the gold medal at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games. He also scored three goals to contribute in the second consecutive triumph.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 8 May 2021[7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kedah 2006-07 Malaysia Super League 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
2007-08 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 15
2009 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 11
2010 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 11
2011 24 9 0 1 0 0 0 10
2012 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
2013 Malaysia Premier League 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
2014 0 4 0 1 0 4 0 9
2015 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
2016 Malaysia Super League 19 3 5 1 10 2 34 6
2017 16 9 7 2 10 1 33 12
2018 20 4 2 1 2 0 24 5
2019 21 5 7 0 11 2 39 7
2020 10 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 13 0
2021 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4
Total 0 76 0 13 0 11 0 4 0 0
Career Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0

InternationalEdit

As of 9 November 2019[8]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Malaysia 2009 7 1
2010 2 1
2011 3 1
2012 8 0
2014 11 1
2015 6 1
2016 14 0
2017 7 0
2019 1 0
Total 58 5

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Malaysia's goal tally first.[8]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 November 2009 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Uzbekistan
1–2
1–3 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. 27 February 2010 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Yemen
1–0
1–0 Friendly
3. 18 June 2011 Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium, Kota Bharu, Malaysia   Myanmar
2–0
2–0 Friendly
4. 20 September 2014 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia   Cambodia
4–1
4–1 Friendly
5. 17 November 2015 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia   United Arab Emirates
1–2
1–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

U23 International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 December 2009 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane   Timor-Leste
2–0
11–0 (W) 2009 SEA Games
2. 19 December 2009 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane   Laos
1–0
3–1 (W) 2009 SEA Games
3. 21 December 2009 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane   Laos
2–1
3–1 (W) 2009 SEA Games
4. 21 October 2011 My Dinh Stadium   Myanmar
2–1
2–1 (W) 2011 VFF CUP
5. 23 October 2011 My Dinh Stadium   Vietnam
1–1
1–1 (D) 2011 VFF CUP
6. 9 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium   Thailand
2–1
2–1 (W) 2011 SEA Games
7. 13 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium   Cambodia
2–0
4–1 (W) 2011 SEA Games
8. 13 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium   Cambodia
3–0
4–1 (W) 2011 SEA Games

Personal lifeEdit

Baddrol parents are from Negeri Sembilan, his father worked in Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM), Baddrol was born in Sarawak when his father worked as soldier and he lives in Ambangan Heights, Sungai Petani, Kedah.

HonoursEdit

Kedah FA

International

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.eurosport.com/football/baddrol-bakhtiar_prs279713/person.shtml
  2. ^ "Baddrol Bakhtiar". ESPN FC. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.espnfc.com/player/236933/baddrol-bakhtiar
  4. ^ "Siapa Inspirasi Baddrol Bakhtiar?". mStar. 20 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Badrol Bakhtiar Sertai Wigan Athletic? (MALAY)". kakiGOL. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Baddrol bin Bakhtiar Set For Wigan Athletic Trial". Vital Wigan Athletic. Archived from the original on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Baddrol Bakhtiar". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Bakhtiar, Baddrol". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 8 September 2017.

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