Monday, September 19, 2011

1st Malaysia Day Ex-Internationals/State Invitational Soccer 9s

1st Malaysia Day Ex-Internationals/State Invitational Soccer 9s 2011  for the HRS Crown Prince Abdullah of Pahang Challenge Trophy

CHAMPION: Johore (beat Singapore 1-0) – Cash Prize RM2,500

RUNNER-UP: Singapore – Cash Prize RM 1,000

Third placed: Thailand (Perak gave walkover) – Cash prize RM300

Fourth Placed: Perak – Cash prize RM200

Champion: Australia (beat Kedah on penalty kicks 5-4 after scoreless draw) – Cash Prize  RM500

Runner-up: Kedah – Cash Prize RM200

Awards:           Best Goalkeeper – Shahri Rahim (Singapore)
                        Best Defender – Razali Saad (Singapore)
                        Best Midfielder – Nasir Yusof (Johor)
                        Best Striker – Surachai Poosuwan (Thailand) – six goals
                        Fair Play Trophy - Brunei 

Special Awards given at Dinner:

In recognition for the contribution and remembrance of the late Mokhtar Dahari - received by daughters, Nur Azera and Nur Arina.

 In recognition for the contribution and remembrance of the late Datuk R. Arumugam - received by daughters Subha and Rubha.

In recognition for the contribution and remembrance of the late Isa Bakar - received on behalf of the family of Isa Bakar by Shukor Salleh.

Most capped Malaysian international: Datuk Soh Chin Aun ( 152 caps)

Record of having scored four goals in a Malaysia Cup final (in 1968 final between Selangor and Penang where Selangor won 8-1): N. Thanabalan (four goals)

Oldest player in the tournament: V. Kalimuthu (65 years-old)


Pictures by: S.Thinakaran

The Dinner....a congregation of legends
Live Radio Station at the Dinner...Vincent Fernandez and S. Radhakrishnan
Arrival of guests....Datuk Peter Velappan catching up on the latest from national coach Datuk K. Rajagopal as grand veteran double international (hockey and soccer) V. Kalimuthu listens attentively.
Opening address.....Datuk M. Kuppan (deputy president of the Ex-State & Ex-National Footballers Association of Malaysia
VVIP guest for the night....Datuk Peter Velappan giving his speech

A momento....Organising chairman Bahwandi Hiralal presenting a souvenir to Datuk Peter Velappan 

Most capped international...Datuk Soh Chin Aun (152 caps)
Award for the Late R. Arumugam received by his daughters Subha and Kubha from Datuk Chan and Datuk Peter Velappan

Award for the Late Datuk Mokhtar Dahari received by his daughters Nur Azera and Nur Arina from Datuk Peter Velappan

Daughters of Legends Mokhtar and Arumugam sharing a light moment during dinner
Record Holder...N. Thanbalan holds the record of having scored four goals in a Malaysia Cup final in 1968 against Penang where his team Selangor won 8-1
Grand Veteran....V. Kalimuthu receives from Datuk M. Kuppan as Bahwandi Hiralal congratulates him
Munich 1972 and 1975 World Cup Hockey players
Members of the X-Mail, Penang teams and friends
Veteran Sportswriters....Bill Tegju, Datuk Fauzi Omar, George Das, Lazarus Rokk and P'ng Hwang Kuan
Arrival of Tengku Mahkota Of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah for the final

The finalists - Johore and Singapore

Cup Final action

Best Goalkeeper...Singapore's Shahri Rahim
Top striker..Surachai Poosuwan (six goals)
Fair Play Trophy.....Mile Tanjung from Brunei received the award on behalf of his team
Champions..Johor skipper Fadzli Ahmad receiving the HRS Crown Price Abdullah of Pahang Challenge Trophy
Midfield Maestro...Nasir Yusof (Johor)
The finalists...Johor and Singapore players with their trophies

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