Malaysia national football team

national team of Malaysia

Malaysia national football team represents Malaysia in soccer.

Nickname(s)Harimau Malaya
(Malayan Tigers)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachTan Cheng Hoe
Top scorerZainal Abidin Hassan (78)[1]
Home stadiumBukit Jalil
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 145 Increase 1 (22 December 2022)[2]
Highest75 (August 1993)
Lowest178 (March 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)

References change

  1. "AFF Suzuki Cup Hero: Zainal Abidin Hassan – Harimau Legend". Fox Sports Malaysia. 1 November 2018. Archived from the original on 24 April 2019. 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. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  3. "Malaysia matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Malaysia. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  4. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.


  1. Result count since after the Federation of Malaysia formation on 16 September 1963.[3]