Malaysia national football team

national team of Malaysia

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

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 153 Steady (27 May 2021)[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)
AFC Asian Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1976)
Best resultGroup stage, 1976, 1980 and 2007


  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. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  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]