Malaysia national under-19 football team

Malaysia national under-19 football team (also known as Malaysia Under-19 or Malaysia U-19) represents Malaysia in international football competitions in AFF U-19 Youth Championship, AFC U-19 Championship and FIFA U-20 World Cup, as well as any other under-20 international football tournaments. The players in the current team mainly consist of players with age within 17 to 19 years old where the oldest players will be below the age requirement of 20 years old when the next U-20 tournament started. The team will also play in other age-restricted tournament as the older or younger side such as U-20 and U-18 when needed.

Malaysia U-19
Nickname(s)Harimau Muda
(Young Tigers)
AssociationFootball Association of Malaysia
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachBrad Maloney
CaptainSyaiful Alias
Most capsDominic Tan (20)
Top scorerJafri Chew (13)
Home stadiumNational Stadium, Bukit Jalil
FIFA codeMAS
First colours
Second colours
First international
Federation of Malaya Malaya 12–0 Ceylon 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaya; 1959)
Biggest win
Federation of Malaya Malaya 12–0 Ceylon 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaya; 1959)
Malaysia Malaysia 12–0 Brunei 
(Palembang, Indonesia; 13 August 2005)
Biggest defeat
Malaysia Malaysia 0–8 Mexico 
(Beijing, China; 5 September 2014)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1997)
Best resultRound 1 (1997)
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances22 (first in 1959)
Best resultRunners-up (1959, 1960, 1968)

After the disbanded of Harimau Muda project, Football Association of Malaysia needed a fresh start for the U-19 team where a new set of players was brought in for the U-23 side with the creation of SEA Games Project 2017 team with the team mainly consist of players with age around 18 to 21 years old.[1] The set of players that still under 19 years old can then also be selected to represent Malaysia for the U-20 side tournament with the Under 19 team.

HistoryEdit

The team is considered to be the feeder team for the Malaysia national under-23 football team. It is for players aged 19 and less. Also in existence are national teams for Under-23s (Under-22s and Under-21s), Under-17s and Under-15s. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, hence it is possible for one to play for the U-19s, senior side and then again for the U-19s.

Harimau Muda Project eraEdit

After the abysmal performance of Malaysia national football team in international scene, Football Association of Malaysia created Harimau Muda Project where the under-19 side was called to represent Malaysia as a single team club called Harimau Muda C.

Harimau Muda C was formed to provide a bigger pool of players and become a feeder team for Harimau Muda B, as Harimau Muda B did to Harimau Muda A. Harimau Muda C made their debut in the 3rd Division of Malaysian football, the FAM League and fielded under-18 aged players.

The team is aimed at developing Malaysian youth players and will not recruit any foreign nationals in its squad. By entering Harimau Muda C in domestic competitions, FAM hopes to expose top Malaysia under-19 players to competitive matches, thus helping them prepare for international tournaments. As such, Harimau Muda C is one of a small number of football clubs in the world which places an age-restrictions on team members while playing in a national professional league. Harimau Muda C played in the Malaysia FAM League from 2013 to 2015 season.[2]

In 2015, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, former FAM’s Deputy President has stated that the Football Association of Malaysia must disband the Harimau Muda system, stating the Harimau Muda system is no longer relevant, it was not planned for the long term, and the state football associations should take the responsibility to groom potential players.[3]

On 25 November 2015, it was confirmed that the Harimau Muda has disbanded by FAM which means all the player from Harimau Muda A, Harimau Muda B and Harimau Muda C will be returned to their own state team.[4]

Revival of the teamEdit

Since Harimau Muda Project was disbanded, the under-19 team enter hibernation state and only recently surfaced again as a formal under-19 national team instead of a club.

AFF U-19 Youth ChampionshipEdit

Players was called up for international duty with the international selection as the team will represent the nation in the 2016 AFF U-19 Youth Championship in September 2016.[5]

AFC U-19 Championship qualifyingEdit

The team was not qualified for the 2016 edition.

FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifyingEdit

The team was not qualified for the 2017 edition as they were already knock-out from 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualification.

International recordsEdit

FIFA World Youth ChampionshipEdit

FIFA World Youth Championship Record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1977 Did Not Qualify
  1979
  1981
  1983
  1985
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
  1997 Round 1 24/24 3 0 0 3 2 9
  1999 Did Not Qualify
  2001
  2003
  2005
  2007
  2009
  2011
  2013
  2015
  2017
  2019
  2021 TBD
Total Best: Round 1 1/17 3 0 0 3 2 9
**Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.


FIFA World Youth Championship History
Year Round Score Result
1997 Round 1   Malaysia 1 – 3   Morocco Loss
Round 1   Malaysia 1 – 3   Uruguay Loss
Round 1   Malaysia 0 – 3   Belgium Loss

AFC Youth ChampionshipEdit

AFC Youth Championship Record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  1959 Runners-up 2/4 3 2 0 1 14 2
  1960 2/8 4 3 0 1 16 6
  1961 Round 1 5/10 4 2 1 1 15 7
  1962 Fourth place 4/10 5 2 2 1 11 6
  1963 Round 1 5/12 5 3 0 2 10 6
  1964 Third place 3/10 4 2 1 1 12 7
  1965 3/10 5 3 0 2 6 7
  1966 Quarter Final 5/12 4 2 1 1 8 3
  1967 Round 1 14/14 2 0 0 2 1 10
  1968 Runners-up 2/12 7 4 0 3 9 15
  1969 Quarter Final 5/15 4 1 1 2 4 8
  1970 Round 1 11/17 3 1 0 2 4 5
  1971 Quarter Final 5/16 4 2 0 2 3 6
  1972 Round 1 11/17 4 2 1 1 16 3
  1973 12/14 3 0 1 1 3 6
  1974 Quarter Final 8/16 4 2 0 2 5 7
  1975 Round 1 15/19 4 0 2 2 3 7
  1976 14/15 3 0 0 3 0 9
  1977 8/13 3 0 2 1 1 4
  1978 14/18 3 1 0 2 3 9
  1980 Did not qualify
  1982
  1985 Withdrew
  1986 Did not qualify
  1988 Withdrew
  1990 Did not qualify
  1992
  1994
  1996
  1998
  2000
  2002
  2004 Quarter Final 8/16 4 2 0 2 4 6
  2006 Round 1 15/16 3 0 0 3 1 7
  2008 Did not qualify
  2010
  2012
  2014
  2016
  2018 Round 1 13/16 3 0 1 2 3 6
  2020 Qualified
Total Best: Runners-up 23/40 88 35 13 40 152 158
**Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

AFF Youth Championship recordEdit

AFF U-19 Youth Championship Record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
   2002 Round 1 7/10 4 1 1 2 6 11
   2003 Runners-up 2/9 6 5 0 1 16 6
  2005 2/10 5 3 1 2 21 8
  2006 2/4 3 1 1 1 4 4
  2007 2/8 5 3 0 2 13 7
  2008 Did not enter
  2009 Fourth place 4/8 3 2 0 1 9 3
  2010 Did not enter
  2011 Third place 3/10 4 2 1 1 12 1
  2012 Did not enter
  2013 Round 1 5/11 5 2 2 1 9 4
  2014 Did not enter
  2015 Fourth place 4/10 6 2 2 2 7 8
  2016 Round 1 6/11 4 2 0 2 10 7
  2017 Runners-up 2/11 6 5 1 1 8 16
  2018 Champions 1/11 6 4 2 0 11 5
  2019 Runners-up 2/12 7 4 0 3 13 7
Total Best: Champions 13/17 65 35 12 19 144 86
**Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Invited tournamentEdit

Invited Tournament Record
Year Tournament Result GP W D* L GS GA
  2005 Lion City Cup Champions 4 4 1 0 9 4
  2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy Round 1 4 1 1 2 3 6
  2014 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy Semi Final 6 3 1 2 7 5
  2014 Beijing Hyundai Youth Tournament Fourth Place 3 0 0 3 1 15
  2019[6] Sanix Cup Twelve place 6 1 1 4 2 14

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019Edit

Note
  • 1 : Non FIFA 'A' International match

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were selected for 2019 AFF U-18 Championship.[7][8]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Muhamad Firdaus Irman Fadhil (captain) (2001-07-23) 23 July 2001 (age 18)   PKNP
22 1GK Muhammad Riezman Irfan Mustafah (2001-09-26) 26 September 2001 (age 18)   Pahang
23 1GK Sikh Izhan Nazrel (2002-03-23) 23 March 2002 (age 17)   Selangor FA

2 2DF Muhammad Firdaus Ramli (2002-03-10) 10 March 2002 (age 17)   Mokhtar Dahari Academy
14 2DF Ahmad Zikri Mohd Khalili (2002-06-25) 25 June 2002 (age 17)   Mokhtar Dahari Academy
15 2DF Muhammad Nuh Azlan Syah Yusof (2002-07-25) 25 July 2002 (age 17)   Mokhtar Dahari Academy
4 2DF Muhammad Azrin Afiq Rusmini (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 18)   Mokhtar Dahari Academy
19 2DF Muhammad Fahmi Daniel Mohd Zaaim (2002-02-01) 1 February 2002 (age 17)   Mokhtar Dahari Academy
12 2DF Muhammad Aidil Azuan (2001-02-25) 25 February 2001 (age 18)   PKNP
3 2DF Muhammad Wazif Nazarail (2001-02-22) 22 February 2001 (age 18)   Felda United

8 3MF Muhammad Firdaus Kaironnisam (2002-12-10) 10 December 2002 (age 17)   Mokhtar Dahari Academy
16 3MF Muhammad Umar Hakeem Suhar (2002-08-26) 26 August 2002 (age 17)   Mokhtar Dahari Academy
5 3MF Harith Haikal Adam Afkar (2002-06-22) 22 June 2002 (age 17)   Mokhtar Dahari Academy
9 3MF Muhammad Muslihuddin Atiq (2001-12-31) 31 December 2001 (age 18)   Terengganu
6 3MF Muhamad Azam Azmi Murad (2001-02-12) 12 February 2001 (age 18)   Terengganu
13 3MF Muhammad Fakrul Iman Naszari (2001-03-29) 29 March 2001 (age 18)   Selangor
11 3MF Muhammad Faris Kamardin (2001-03-04) 4 March 2001 (age 18)   Selangor
7 3MF Mukhairi Ajmal (2001-11-07) 7 November 2001 (age 18)   PKNP
21 3MF Akmal Hazim Ismail (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 18)   Perak
20 3MF Mohd Aiman Afif Afizul (2001-02-18) 18 February 2001 (age 18)   Kedah
17 3MF Alan Lagang Keryer (2001-01-17) 17 January 2001 (age 19)   Sarawak

10 4FW Luqman Hakim Shamsudin (2002-03-05) 5 March 2002 (age 17)   K.V. Kortrijk
18 4FW Mohd Nasip Mohammad Zain (2001-07-07) 7 July 2001 (age 18)   Sabah

Previous call upEdit

The following players have also been called up for 2018.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Firdaus Irman (2002-07-06) 6 July 2002 (age 17) 1 0 SSTMI
GK Fawzal Abdul Mutalib 0 0 Selangor U21
GK Aiman Zulkarnain (1999-05-03) 3 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Selangor U-19 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification

DF Gerald Gadit (1999-05-16) 16 May 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Sabah U-19
DF Zainul Arifin (2000-04-02) 2 April 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Melaka United U19
DF Ariffin Norhisyam (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Kuala Lumpur U-19 2017 AFF U-18 Youth Championship
DF Haziq Rahimi (1999-10-20) 20 October 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Sarawak U-19 Training Camp
DF Adam Addruse (1999-03-07) 7 March 1999 (age 20) 0 0   JDT IV Training Camp
DF Syafiq Danial (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 20) 4 1   Terengganu U-19 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification

MF Awang Mohd Faiz (1999-03-06) 6 March 1999 (age 20) 9 0   Johor Darul Ta'zim III
MF Nizarruddin Jazi (2000-02-12) 12 February 2000 (age 19) 5 1   Melaka United U-19
MF Ivaan Hakimi Abdullah 1 0   Kelantan U-19
MF Mior Dani Armin 0 0   PKNS U-19
MF Ridhwan Nazri (2000-07-05) 5 July 2000 (age 19) 0 0   SSTMI U-17
MF Luqman Abdullah 0 0   Kuala Lumpur U-19 Training Camp
MF Syaiful Shahrul (1999-06-26) 26 June 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Terengganu U-21 Training Camp
MF Iskandar Adha (1999-03-29) 29 March 1999 (age 20) 7 1   Selangor U-19 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification
MF Zhafir Yusoff (1999-04-30) 30 April 1999 (age 20) 6 1   Kedah U-19 Friendly

FW Syahmi Zambri (1999-05-01) 1 May 1999 (age 20) 1 1   Felda United U-19
FW S. Sharvin 1 0   Selangor U-19
FW Faizal Omar (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Kuala Lumpur U-19 2017 AFF U-18 Youth Championship
MF Shafizi Iqmal (1999-05-02) 2 May 1999 (age 20) 5 1   PKNS U-19 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification

Previous squadEdit

The following 23 players were selected for 2018 AFC U-19 Championship.[9]

Caps and goals correct as of 14 July 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Syakir Danial (2000-03-30)30 March 2000 (aged 18) 0 0   Perak TBG
22 1GK Azri Ghani (1999-04-30)30 April 1999 (aged 19) 13 0   FELDA United
23 1GK Shafiq Afifi Suhaimi (1999-08-06)6 August 1999 (aged 19) 4 0   PKNP

2 2DF Shivan Pillay (2000-12-07)7 December 2000 (aged 17) 16 4   PKNS
3 2DF Ahmad Tasnim Fitri (1999-01-19)19 January 1999 (aged 19) 10 0   FELDA United
6 2DF Nabil Hakim Bokhari (1999-02-09)9 February 1999 (aged 19) 10 0   Kuala Lumpur FA
14 2DF Azhar Apandi (1999-05-16)16 May 1999 (aged 19) 6 0   Kuala Lumpur FA
15 2DF Feroz Baharudin (2000-04-02)2 April 2000 (aged 18) 3 0   Johor Darul Ta'zim III
16 2DF Al-Imran Halim (1999-02-16)16 February 1999 (aged 19) 4 0   UiTM
18 2DF Syaiful Alias (1999-01-12)12 January 1999 (aged 19) 13 1   Kelantan FA
5 2DF Anwar Ibrahim (1999-06-10)10 June 1999 (aged 19) 13 0   FELDA United

4 3MF Zahril Azri (1999-02-04)4 February 1999 (aged 19) 14 0   FELDA United
8 3MF Nik Akif (1999-05-11)11 May 1999 (aged 19) 14 4   Kelantan FA
12 3MF Izreen Izwandy (2000-07-16)16 July 2000 (aged 18) 0 0   Melaka United
13 3MF Izzuddin Roslan (1999-12-08)8 December 1999 (aged 18) 8 0   Kuala Lumpur FA
17 3MF Thivandaran Karanan (1999-03-08)8 March 1999 (aged 19) 6 0   Penang FA
20 3MF Ammar Akhmall Alias (1999-01-12)12 January 1999 (aged 19) 14 1   Felcra
21 3MF Ramadhan Saifullah (2000-12-09)9 December 2000 (aged 17) 0 0   Johor Darul Ta'zim III

7 4FW Nurfais Johari (1999-03-27)27 March 1999 (aged 19) 14 1   Penang FA
9 4FW Arif Shaqirin (2000-03-13)13 March 2000 (aged 18) 0 0   PKNP
10 4FW Hadi Fayyadh (2000-01-22)22 January 2000 (aged 18) 17 6   Fagiano Okayama
11 4FW Akhyar Rashid (1999-05-01)1 May 1999 (aged 19) 11 6   Kedah FA
19 4FW Zafuan Azeman (1999-06-10)10 June 1999 (aged 19) 11 2   Kedah FA

Top appearancesEdit

As of matches on 14 July 2018.

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-19 Caps
1 Dominic Tan Harimau Muda C 2014–2016 20
2 Jafri Chew Penang 2013–2016 18
3 Hadi Fayyadh Johor Darul Ta'zim II 2017– 17
4 K. Gurusamy Harimau Muda 2008–2009 16
5 Fadhli Shas Harimau Muda 2008–2009 16
6 Shivan Pillay PKNS U19 2017– 16
7 Syahmi Safari Selangor U19 2013–2017 15

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-19s.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-19 Goals
1 Jafri Chew Penang 2013–2016 13

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-19s.

Captain historyEdit

Player Club(s) Year(s)
Faris Shah Rosli Harimau Muda C 2013
Dominic Tan Singapore Sports School, Harimau Muda C 2014–2015
Syahmi Safari Selangor 2016
Syaiful Alias Kelantan 2017–present

Former squadsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Malaysia national football team Coaching staff
Roles Names
Team Manager   Abdul Ghani Hassan
Head Coach   Brad Maloney
Assistant Coach   Khan Hung Meng
Fitness Trainer   Reuben Jude Balraj
Goalkeeping Coach   Yong Wai Hwang
Physiotherapist   Ahmad Ibrahim Ahmad Jaafar
Team Doctor   Ridzuan Azmi
Administrator   Sentilkumar Palanisamy
Video Analyst   Mohd Rahim Meman
Masseur   Zahari Mazlan
Kitman   Sivakumar Ramalingan

Source:[10]

CoachesEdit

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

ContinentalEdit

RegionalEdit

OthersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nik Afiq (25 November 2015). "FAM Terminates Harimau Muda Program". Goal.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Harimau Muda C terus melebarkan rekod tanpa kalah". Football Association of Malaysia. 8 February 2013. Archived from the original on 6 March 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. ^ Nik Afiq (22 January 2015). "Khairy Jamaluddin reveals Harimau Muda system was not made for long term". Goal.com. Archived from the original on 4 April 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Skuad Harimau Muda dibubar" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Senarai 28 Pemain Ke Latihan Pemilihan Pusat Pertama Skuad B-19" (in Malay). Football Association of Malaysia. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  6. ^ "SANIX CUP INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT 2019".
  7. ^ "SENARAI AKHIR 23 PEMAIN SKUAD B-18 KEBANGSAAN KE HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM BAGI PIALA NEXT MEDIA B-18 AFF 2019". Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  8. ^ list of 23 Malaysian players pdf
  9. ^ "SENARAI 23 PEMAIN SKUAD MALAYSIA KE KEJUARAAN B-19 AFC 2018" (in Malay). FAM. 15 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Senarai 23 pemain ke Kejuaraan B-18 AFF 2017 di Yangon, Myanmar" (in Malay). Football Association of Malaysia. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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