Mirnawan Nawawi

Mirnawan Nawawi (born 19 September 1971) is a former field hockey player from Malacca, Malaysia. Mirnawan was the skipper for the Malaysia national team from 1998 until 2002. He was known as 'The Boss' during his playing days and has scored 250 career goals.

Personal information
Full name Mirnawan Bin Nawawi
Born (1971-09-19) 19 September 1971 (age 49)
Malacca, Malaysia
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988 Malaysia Jr.
Bank Simpanan Nasional HC
1991-1992 Kelab Kilat
1996 Yayasan Negeri Sembilan HC
1997 MPPJ HC
1998–2001 Bank Simpanan Nasional HC
2002 Arthur Andersen SC
2003 Ernst & Young
2004 Sapura HC
2005 Telekom Malaysia HC
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–2002 Malaysia 327



In Malaysia Hockey League, Mirnawan has won four doubles with four teams Tenaga Nasional Berhad HC (then called Kelab Kilat) in 1991–92, Yayasan Negeri Sembilan HC in 1996, MPPJ in 1997 and BSN in 2000.[1] In 2001 he won the MHL Cup and emerged as the top scorer with 19 goals but lose the league title to Tenaga Nasional Berhad.[2][3]

In 2002, he represent the Arthur Andersen Sports Club.[4] In 2004, he clinch the league title with Sapura.[5] He last played in the Malaysian Hockey League for Telekom Malaysia in 2005.[6] He return to the competitive game when playing for Kepong Baru in the Kuala Lumpur Hockey League.[7]

National teamEdit

In 1988, 17-year-old Mirnawan was part of a Junior World Cup bound team that played in the MHL.[8]

Mirnawan has played in three Olympics Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, three Asian Games Beijing 1990, Hiroshima 1994 and Bangkok 1998, the Champions Trophy and two World Cup in Utrecht 1998 and Kuala Lumpur 2012.

In his last Olympic appearances, Mirnawan has been selected as the Flag Bearer of the Malaysian Contingent for the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.[9] He stepped down from the international scene in 2002 after having acquired 327 caps.

He is the manager for Project 2013 squad that finish as champions in 2012 Junior Asia Cup.[10]


  1. ^ Mirnawan aims to deny Tenaga the MHL title Archived 2 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine - The Star (PlanetFieldHockey), 4 February 2001.
  2. ^ BSN retain overall title Archived 28 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine - The Star (PlanetFieldHockey), 18 February 2001.
  3. ^ BSN pertahankan gelaran – Utusan Malaysia, 19 February 2001. (in Malay)
  4. ^ Shankar takes on the boss – Malay Mail, 29 March 2002.
  5. ^ Sapura hockey team win first title in style – The Star, 25 September 2004.
  6. ^ Debutant TM Hockey Team Target Top Three Positions In MHL Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine – BERNAMA, 19 July 2005.
  7. ^ Former greats back in action – Malay Mail.
  8. ^ "MHL exposure not needed". Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. – Malay Mail, 12 July 2012.
  9. ^ Flag Bearer of the Malaysian Olympic Contingent Archived 25 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine – Majlis Olimpik Malaysia.
  10. ^ "Juniors Show Amazing Character, Says Mirnawan". Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Malaysian Digest – 14 May 2012.

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