Malaysia national football team

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Nickname(s)Harimau Malaya
(Malayan Tigers)

Skuad Kebangsaan
(National Team)
AssociationFootball Association of Malaysia (FAM)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachTan Cheng Hoe
CaptainMohd Zaquan Adha
Top scorerZainal Abidin Hassan (78)[1]
Home stadiumBukit Jalil National Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 167 Steady (7 February 2019)[2]
Highest75 (August 1993)
Lowest178 (March 2018)
Elo ranking
Current 173 Increase 10 (3 March 2019)[3]
Highest60 (1 March 1977)
Lowest185 (September 2018)
First international
 Malaysia 1–1 Thailand 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 12 October 1963)[note 1]
Biggest win
 Malaysia 11–0 Philippines 
(Tehran, Iran; 7 September 1974)
Biggest defeat
 United Arab Emirates 10–0 Malaysia 
(Abu Dhabi, UAE; 3 September 2015)
AFC Asian Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1976)
Best resultGroup stage, 1976, 1980 and 2007

Malaysia national football team is the national football team of Malaysia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "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.
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. "Malaysia matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Malaysia. Retrieved 24 November 2016.


  1. Result count since after the Federation of Malaysia formation on 16 September 1963.[4]