Malaysia national under-16 football team

Malaysia U-16
Nickname(s) Harimau Muda
(Young Tigers)
Association Football Association of Malaysia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coach P.Somasundram
Home stadium National Stadium, Bukit Jalil
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Singapore 0–0 Malaysia Malaysia
(Singapore; August 1980)
Biggest win
 Guam 0–15 Malaysia Malaysia
(Yangon, Myanmar; 12 June 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Bahrain 6–0 Malaysia Malaysia
(Singapore; August 1980)
Malaysia Malaysia 0–6 Thailand 
(Kathmandu, Nepal; 1992)
Malaysia Malaysia 0–6 Laos 
(Canberra, Australia; 9 October 2009)
 Australia 7–1 Malaysia Malaysia
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia; 18 July 2016)
World Cup
Appearances 0
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 2004)
Best result Quarter-final (2014)

Malaysia national under-16 football team (also known as Malaysia Under-16 or Malaysia U-16) represents Malaysia in international football competitions in AFF U-16 Youth Championship, AFC U-16 Championship and FIFA U-17 World Cup, as well as any other under-17 international football tournaments. The players in the current team mainly consist of players with age within 15 to 16 years old where the oldest players will be below the age requirement of 17 years old when the next U-17 tournament started.


The team is considered to be the feeder team for the Malaysia national under-19 football team. It is for players aged 16 and less. Also in existence are national teams for Under-22s (Under-21s and Under-20s), Under-19s and Under-15s. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, hence it is possible for one to play for the U-16s, senior side and then again for the U-16s.

AFF U-16 Youth Championship

The team best performance in the AFF U-16 Youth Championship is by winning the 2013 edition in Myanmar.

Players was called up for international duty with the international selection as the team will represent the nation in the 2016 AFF U-16 Youth Championship in July 2016. The team did not managed to pass the group stage.[1][2][3]

AFC U-16 Championship qualifying

Malaysia achieved their best ever quarter-final appearance in 2014 edition before being eliminated by Australia after a narrow 2-1 defeat. The team continued to show their improvement at youth level by advancing to the 2016 competition with three wins from four during their qualifying campaign under the guidance of coach P.Somasundram. The team targeting for reaching the semi-finals and qualify for the World Cup.[4]

The team will participated for the 2016 edition in Group C alongside South Korea, Oman, and Iraq. The first match for Malaysia will be against Oman on September 16, 2016.[5][6]

FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifying

The team qualifying will be determined after AFC U-16 Youth Championship 2016 result.



International records

Asian Confederation

AFC U-16 Championship

AFC U-16 Championship record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Qatar 1986Did Not Qualify
Thailand 1988
United Arab Emirates 1990
Saudi Arabia 1992
Qatar 1994
Thailand 1996
Qatar 1998
Vietnam 2000
United Arab Emirates 2002
Japan 2004 Round 1 301217
Indonesia 2006 Did Not Qualify
Uzbekistan 2008 Round 1 310257
Uzbekistan 2010 Did Not Qualify
Iran 2012
Thailand 2014 Quarter-final 420244
India 2016 Round 1 301217
Total Best: Quarter-final 13 3 2 8 11 25

ASEAN Confederation

AFF U17 Youth Championship

AFF U17 Youth Championship record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
MalaysiaIndonesia 2002 Fourth Place 4301128
Thailand 2005 320164
Cambodia 2007 Round 1 4121138
Total Best: Fourth Place 11 6 2 3 31 20

AFF U-16 Youth Championship

AFF U16 Youth Championship record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Indonesia 2008 Third Place 421165
Laos 2011 Round 1 413075
Myanmar 2013 Champions6330133
Cambodia 2015 Round 1 520348
Cambodia 20165212612
Total Best: Champions 24 10 8 6 36 33

Invited Tournament

AIFF Youth Cup

AIFF Youth Cup record
Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
India 2016 Fourth Place 5 0 2 3 5 12
Total Best: Fourth Place 5 0 2 3 5 12

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Lose



Current Squad

2016 AFC U-16 Championship[7]

Coaching staff

Manager Malaysia Haji Idrus Othman
Assistant manager Malaysia
Head coach Malaysia Somasundram a/l Periasamy
Assistant coach Malaysia Kok Keng Lin
Goalkeeping coach Malaysia Shankar a/l Ganapathy
Fitness coach Malaysia Mohd Efan Yusoff
Physiotherapist Malaysia Muhd Isamuddin Ali Wahid Ali
Masseur Malaysia
Kitman Malaysia
Video Analyst Malaysia
Team Doctor Malaysia
Psychologist Malaysia
Security Officer Malaysia


See also


  2. Malaysia U16 kept their semifinal hopes alive in the 2016 U16 AFF Championship, after beating Singapore U16 2-0 with ten men on Thursday
  3. P. Somasundram's boys were undone in the second half of their last 2016 U16 AFF Championship group match, when Australia put six past them
  4. AFC U-16 Championship - Group C: MD1 Preview
  5. Cabaran sukar pasukan bawah 16 tahun Malaysia
  6. Malaysia layak ke pusingan akhir Kejohanan B16 AFC 2016
  8. S. Balachandran has left the Malaysia under 16 team and decided to join Frenz United as their new head coach
  9. B16 Tahun: Jurulatih Balachandran Akui Letak Jawatan, Masalah Peribadi
  10. AFF U16 FINAL: Malaysia Lift First-Ever Crown
  11. Malaysia crowned ASEAN U16 champions
  12. Coach wants U16 squad to scale greater heights
  13. Under-16 football coach aiming for better results in AFC Finals
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