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Malaysia men's national field hockey team

The Malaysia national field hockey team (nicknamed Speedy Tigers) is made up of the best field hockey players in Malaysia. As of 10 December 2017, the team is ranked 11th in the world, and 2nd in Asia, by the International Hockey Federation.[2] The governing body for the sports is the Malaysian Hockey Confederation.

Malaysia
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NicknameMalaysian Hockey Tigers (Speedy Tigers)
AssociationMalaysian Hockey Confederation (Konfederasi Hoki Malaysia)
ConfederationAHF (Asia)
CoachRoelant Oltmans
Assistant coach(es)Amin Rahim
ManagerStephen van Huizen
CaptainSukri Mutalib
Most capsKuhan Shanmuganathan (342)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 11 Increase 1 (8 September 2019)[1]
Highest10 (2003)
Lowest15 (2008–2010)
Summer Olympics
Appearances9 (first in 1956)
Best result8th (1972)
FIH World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1973)
Best result4th (1975)
Asian Games
Appearances16 (first in 1958)
Best result2nd (2010, 2018)
Asia Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1982)
Best result2nd (2017)

Competition historyEdit

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Malaysia and best results"

Summer Youth OlympicsEdit

Summer Youth Olympics
Year Round
  2018  

Junior teamEdit

Junior World Cup
Year Host city Position
1979   Versailles, France 4th
1982   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th
1985   Vancouver, Canada 10th
1989   Ipoh, Malaysia 12th
1993   Terrassa, Spain 6th
1997   Milton Keynes, England DNQ
2001   Hobart, Australia 12th
2005   Rotterdam, Netherlands 10th
2009   Johor Bahru, Malaysia &   Singapore 12th
2013   New Delhi, India 4th
2016   Lucknow, India 11th

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players were named on 19 April 2019 for 2018–19 FIH Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3]

Head coach:   Roelant Oltmans

Caps updated as of 30 March 2019, after the match against Canada.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
21 GK Hafizuddin Othman (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 27) 58   Terengganu
29 GK Hairi Rahman (1990-01-19) 19 January 1990 (age 29) 41   TNB Thunderbolts

11 DF Syed Cholan (1995-05-12) 12 May 1995 (age 24) 64   Tenaga Nasional Berhad
12 DF Sukri Mutalib (1986-02-24) 24 February 1986 (age 33) 314   UniKL
17 DF Razie Rahim (Captain) (1987-08-25) 25 August 1987 (age 32) 264   UniKL
18 DF Faiz Jali (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 27) 145   Tenaga Nasional Berhad
25 DF Jazlan Najmi (1995-04-04) 4 April 1995 (age 24) 67   UniKL

6 MF Marhan Jalil (1990-03-05) 5 March 1990 (age 29) 242   UniKL
7 MF Fitri Saari (1993-03-04) 4 March 1993 (age 26) 143   Terengganu
8 MF Ashran Hamsani (1995-04-20) 20 April 1995 (age 24) 15   UniKL
20 MF Azuan Hasan (1994-02-16) 16 February 1994 (age 25) 128   Maybank
24 MF Aiman Rozemi (1996-07-19) 19 July 1996 (age 23) 85   Tenaga Nasional Berhad

3 FW Norsyafiq Sumantri (1996-06-17) 17 June 1996 (age 23) 44   Tenaga Nasional Berhad
4 FW Abu Kamal Azrai (1999-10-03) 3 October 1999 (age 20) 6   Tenaga Nasional Berhad
10 FW Faizal Saari (1991-01-13) 13 January 1991 (age 28) 232   Terengganu
13 FW Firhan Ashaari (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 26) 154   Tenaga Nasional Berhad
23 FW Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin (1986-01-05) 5 January 1986 (age 33) 280   Tenaga Nasional Berhad
27 FW Akhimullah Anuar (2000-05-02) 2 May 2000 (age 19) 0   Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club Latest call-up
GK Mat Deris Zaimi (1997-09-18) 18 September 1997 (age 22) 2   Maybank 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
GK Kumar Subramiam (1979-11-26) 26 November 1979 (age 40) 310   Tenaga Nasional Berhad 2018 World Cup

DF Luqman Ahmad Shukran (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 22) 7   Terengganu 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
DF Arif Ishak (2000-01-22) 22 January 2000 (age 19) 6   Tenaga Nasional Berhad 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

MF Amirol Arshad (1995-04-12) 12 April 1995 (age 24) 50   Tenaga Nasional Berhad 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
MF Joel van Huizen (1992-11-11) 11 November 1992 (age 27) 84   NurInsafi 2018 World Cup

FW Shahril Saabah (1994-03-28) 28 March 1994 (age 25) 120   Tenaga Nasional Berhad 2018 Asian Champions Trophy
 
Malaysia vs. India at the 2010 Commonwealth Games on Delhi.

RecordsEdit

Most Caps
# Player Caps Career
1 Kuhan Shanmuganathan 330[4] 1994–2007
2 Chua Boon Huat 337[5] 1998–2013
3 Azlan Misron 350 2002–
4 Nor Saiful Zaini 329[6] 1985–2001
5 Mirnawan Nawawi 327[7] 1989–2002

Notable former playersEdit

CoachesEdit

  1. ^ First foreign coach.
  2. ^ First Malayan coach for 1956 Olympic Games but did not go to Melbourne.
  3. ^ a b Served as tactical coach for 1958 Asian Games, test match against Korea in 1960 and home international against Singapore in 1961.
  4. ^ First Malaysian coach.
  5. ^ Coach the Malaysian team for three-month only.
  6. ^ Coach the Malaysian team for 1966 Asian Games, return in December 1967 for 1968 Olympics.
  7. ^ Handled the national team for a month in 1994, in charge for 1995 Southeast Asian Games.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings September 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ "FIH Men's World Rankings – 10 December 2012" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  3. ^ Ali, Nurjannah (19 April 2019). "Fih Siri Akhir Lelaki Kuala Lumpur 2019: Keyakinan Saya Cukup Tinggi Pada Mereka — Roelant". mhc.org.my (in Malay). Malaysian Hockey Confederation. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
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