Malaysia women's national football team

The Malaysia women's national team is Malaysia's national women's football team and is controlled by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM). The team represents Malaysia in international women's football. The Malaysian team is now nicknamed as Harimau Malaya.

Malaysia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Harimau Malaya
(Malayan Tigers)
[1]
Skuad Kebangsaan
(National Team)
AssociationFootball Association of Malaysia (FAM)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachJacob Joseph
CaptainMalini Nordin
Home stadiumBukit Jalil National Stadium
FIFA codeMAS
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 88 Increase 1 (13 December 2019)[2]
Highest69 (July 2003)
Lowest133 (September 2011)
First international
 China PR 10–0 Malaysia Malaysia
(Hong Kong; 15 December 1986)
Biggest win
 Timor-Leste 0–13 Malaysia Malaysia
(Mandalay, Myanmar; 31 July 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Chinese Taipei 16–0 Malaysia Malaysia
(Iloilo, Philippines; 7 November 1999)
Malaysia Malaysia 0–16 Myanmar 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 25 May 2005)
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1975)
Best resultThird Place, 1983

HistoryEdit

The Malaysia women's U-19 national team previously were under fire after a miserable run in AFC U-19 Championship in Kuala Lumpur. After that, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) decided to take in the team for better management.

In 2005, the country was one of seven teams that included Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore, that were expected to field a women's football team to compete at the Asian Games in Marikina in December.[3]

New eraEdit

Consequently, FAM has planned to set up the first women football league in Malaysia. It is planned to be named Women Division 1 and Women Super League.

Team imageEdit

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The logo symbolises the unity and forward progress of Malaysian football. Comprising four main elements, the logo stands for the development and awareness of the international image and patriotism of the sport in Malaysia. The Malayan tiger leaping over a football is the main element of the logo, and symbolises the courage and dignity required while playing the game. The paddy stalks represent the prosperity and wealth of Malaysia, and the development of football in the country from the grassroots level. The Malay kris that rests at the top represents nationalism, and awareness that represents Malaysia at every level of football. The entire emblem is enclosed within a circle that represents the unity and timelessness of the sport.

KitEdit

Similar to the men's team, the national team kit was manufactured by Adidas from the 1970s, who also sponsored the national team kit. Since 2007, the official Malaysia team kit has been manufactured by Nike. The home kit's design of black and yellow stripes is a throwback to the kit used by Malaysian national team of the 1920s. The great national team of the 1970s also sported similar stripes, which are supposed to be reminiscent of the stripes of a tiger, the symbol of Malaysia's national football team. Since November 2010, Nike Malaysia has replaced Adidas as the team kit sponsor.[4]

Adidas (1970–2006)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1995–1997 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1995–1997 Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2000 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2001 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2002 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2001–2002 Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004–2005 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004–2005 Away
Nike (2007–present)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007–2008 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007–2008 Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008–2010 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008–2010 Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010–2012 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2010–2012 Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012–2014 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012–2014 Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014–2016 Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014–2016 Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Away

SponsorsEdit

According to the website of Football Association of Malaysia, Malaysia main sponsors include Nike, Bank Islam, 100plus, Telekom Malaysia and One Goal.[5]

SupportersEdit

Ultras Malaya is the name of the major supporters for the national team in West Malaysia. They are known for their high fanaticism and support towards the national team. Even in every international match the national team played, they will be found in a group standing at the supporters area. The main colours for these supporter are usually in black with a yellow scarf and banners just like the national team kits colours. These supporters always bring flares, drums and large national flags to the stadiums.[6]

Management and coaching staffEdit

Below is the registered officials for the Malaysia Women's Team.

Position Name
Technical Director   Jacob Joseph
Team Manager   Dato Suraya Yaacob
Head coach   Jacob Joseph
Assistant coach   Kok Keng Lin
Fitness coach   Mohd Faizal Md So'od
Goalkeeping coach   Zaidi Zainol
Physiotherapist   Shohaili Mansor
Kit Woman   Meizora Mukol

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for the friendlies against Thailand and Chonburi FC women's team in IPE Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand from 8 June to 12 June 2018.[7][8]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Dhiya Fatihah Ahmad Razali   Kedah
1 1GK Roszaini Bakar (1990-10-17) 17 October 1990 (age 29)   ATM
23 1GK Nurul Azurin Mazlan (2000-01-27) 27 January 2000 (age 20)   Negeri Sembilan

2DF Nurul Husna Mohd Nazri   Kedah
3 2DF Mira Fazliana Aidi   Kedah
2DF Nur Athirah Farhanah Zairi (1999-07-05) 5 July 1999 (age 20)   Penang
24 2DF Yasrikallaura Tumas (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 23)   Sabah
2DF Jessica Sussane Mailu   Sabah
2DF Noor Mianah Balanting   Sabah
8 2DF Eslilah Esar (1989-07-18) 18 July 1989 (age 30)   Sabah
9 3MF Usliza Usman (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 24)   Sabah
17 2DF Malini Nordin(c) (1985-12-29) 29 December 1985 (age 34)   Negeri Sembilan
2DF Rozeinie Dusileh   PDRM

19 3MF Ji Fedalliah Claritta Jaimin (1996-08-28) 28 August 1996 (age 23)   Sabah
3MF Nur Shazwina Shuib   Kedah
3MF Nur Lyana Soberi   Kedah
15 3MF Pedrolia Martin Sikayun (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 28)   Sabah
3MF Marlia Basri   Sabah
7 3MF Jaciah Jumilis (1991-07-23) 23 July 1991 (age 28)   Sabah
10 3MF Norsuriani Mazli (1990-04-27) 27 April 1990 (age 29)   PDRM
25 3MF Norhanisa Yahya (1989-04-02) 2 April 1989 (age 30)   PDRM
22 3MF Haindee Mosroh (1993-04-17) 17 April 1993 (age 26)   Sabah

11 4FW Puteri Noralisa Wilkinson (1995-11-10) 10 November 1995 (age 24)   Pahang
4FW Sihaya Ajad (1990-03-10) 10 March 1990 (age 29)   Sabah
4FW Meizora Mukal   Sabah

Recent call upsEdit

The following players have been called up to the Malaysia squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Asma Junaidi (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 27)   Sabah 2017 Southeast Asian Games

DF Norshahira Suhaime (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 18)   Sabah 2017 Southeast Asian Games

MF Masturah Majid (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 (age 30)   Sabah 2017 Southeast Asian Games
MF Shereilynn Elly Pius (1991-08-20) 20 August 1991 (age 28)   Sabah 2017 Southeast Asian Games
MF Nor Athirah Mamat (2001-08-13) 13 August 2001 (age 18)   Sabah 2017 Southeast Asian Games

FW Angela Kais (1980-09-07) 7 September 1980 (age 39)   PDRM 2017 Southeast Asian Games
FW Nur Haniza Sa'arani (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 23)   Perak 2017 Southeast Asian Games
FW Dardee Rofinus (1990-01-07) 7 January 1990 (age 30)   MIFA 2017 Southeast Asian Games

Recent results and fixturesEdit

2015 AFF Women's ChampionshipEdit

2016 AFF Women's ChampionshipEdit

Competition recordEdit

     Winners       Runners-up       Third place        Fourth place  

World CupEdit

World Cup records
Year Result Position GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 Did not qualify
  1995 Did not enter
  1999
  2003
  2007
  2011
  2015
  2019
Total 0/8 - - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

AFC Women's Asian CupEdit

Women's Asian Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1975 Fourth Place 4 1 0 3 3 11 –8
  1977 Did not enter
  1979 Sixth Place 5 1 1 3 4 5 –1
  1981 Did not enter
  1983 Third Place 6 2 1 3 7 16 –9
  1986 Group stage 2 0 0 2 0 20 –20
  1989 Did not enter
  1991 Group stage 4 1 1 2 1 24 –23
  1993 3 0 0 3 3 23 –20
  1995 2 0 0 2 1 11 –10
  1997 Did not enter
  1999 Group stage 4 0 0 4 1 27 –26
  2001 4 0 0 4 0 24 –24
  2003 Did not enter
  2006
  2008 Did not qualify
  2010 Did not enter
  2014
  2018
Total 9/19 34 5 3 26 20 161 –141
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Notes:

  • Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

AFF Women's ChampionshipEdit

AFF Women's Championship
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  2004 Did not enter
  2006
  2007 Fourth Place 4 2 0 3 4 21 –17
  2008 Group stage 4 0 0 4 1 24 –23
  2011 3 0 1 2 3 18 –15
  2012 2 0 0 2 2 7 –5
  2013 4 0 0 4 0 9 –9
  2015 3 0 0 3 0 14 –14
  2016 3 1 0 2 14 6 +8
Total 7/9 23 3 1 20 24 99 –75
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

SEA GamesEdit

SEA Games Women's Tournament
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1985 Did not enter
  1995 Runners-up 5 2 1 2 7 5 +2
  1997 Group stage 2 0 1 1 1 2 –1
  2001 3 1 0 2 3 7 –4
  2003 Fourth Place 5 0 2 3 4 19 –15
  2005 Did not enter
  2007 Group stage 2 0 0 2 0 11 –11
  2009 4 0 0 4 1 34 –33
  2013 Fourth Place 4 1 0 3 4 17 –13
Total 7/9 25 4 4 17 20 95 –75
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Notes:

  • Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.
  • These matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ooi Kin Fai (3 April 2017). "FAM reverts team name back to Harimau Malaya". Goal.com. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  3. ^ Edson C. Tandoc Jr. (13 April 2005). "Tourism boost for Marikina". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Nike Malaysia 2014-2015 Kits Released". Footy Headlines. 31 October 2014. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  5. ^ "FAM Sponsors". Retrieved 29 March 2016. See at the bottom of the website.
  6. ^ "Ultras Malaya". MalaysiaKini. 23 November 2011. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Three friendlies in Thailand for Malaysia Women's". Asean Football Federation. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  8. ^ "SENARAI 25 PEMAIN SKUAD BOLA SEPAK WANITA KEBANGSAAN KE BANGKOK, THAILAND" (in Malay). Football Association of Malaysia. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.