Malaysia national football team
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|Association||Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Tan Cheng Hoe|
|Captain||Mohd Zaquan Adha|
|Top scorer||Zainal Abidin Hassan (78)|
|Home stadium||Bukit Jalil National Stadium|
|Current||153 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||75 (August 1993)|
|Lowest||178 (March 2018)|
| Malaysia 1–1 Thailand |
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 12 October 1963)[note 1]
| Malaysia 11–0 Philippines |
(Tehran, Iran; 7 September 1974)
| United Arab Emirates 10–0 Malaysia |
(Abu Dhabi, UAE; 3 September 2015)
|AFC Asian Cup|
|Appearances||3 (first in 1976)|
|Best result||Group stage, 1976, 1980 and 2007|
References[change | change source]
- "AFF Suzuki Cup Hero: Zainal Abidin Hassan – Harimau Legend". Fox Sports Malaysia. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
But more importantly, aside from his fruitful club career, what further cements his place as a distinguished footballer in the Southeast Asian region are his services to his national team, the Harimau Malaya. A total of 78 goals in 138 appearances (0.57 goal/game) is a goalscoring rate of high regard for one’s country. Although he might have been in a generation when Southeast Asian football was singlehandedly dominated by Thailand, he was part of the Malaysian team that was able to get a gold medal in the 1989 Southeast Asian Games.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
- "Malaysia matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Malaysia. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.