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List of famous athletes from Malaysia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Malaysia has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Malaysian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Malaysia and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Malaysia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Items include everything from Chun Keng Hong to Mohd Haris Safwan Mohd Kamal.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Malaysian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Malaysia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Malaysia in order to get more information about each one.

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Shaun Maloney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
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Soh Chin Aun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Soh Chin Aun Datuk Soh Chin Aun; born 28 July 1950 is a Malaysian Chinese national football player from Malacca alongside the late Mokhtar Dahari and R. Arumugam. He was known as Tauke or Towkay by his team ...more

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Arul Suppiah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Arul Suppiah Arul Vivasvan Suppiah is a former English/Malaysian cricketer. A right-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spin bowler, he has played for the Malaysia national cricket team since 1999, and ...more

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Chan Wing Hoong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Chan Wing Hoong Chan Wing Hoong is a Malaysian retired professional football player, who last played in the 2012 Malaysia Super League with his hometown team Perak FA. He was primarily employed as a left-sided ...more

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Razif Sidek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Razif Sidek Razif Sidek is a former professional badminton player from Malaysia.

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Kunanlan Subramaniam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Kunanlan Subramaniam Malaysia national football team Kunanlan Subramaniam is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Selangor FA.

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Baddrol Bakhtiar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Baddrol Bakhtiar Malaysian Under-23 Team Baddrol Bakhtiar is a Malaysian footballer who plays for Kedah FA in the Malaysia Super League. He is usually employed in the right side of the midfield role, although he has often been deployed ...more

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Safee Sali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Safee Sali Pelita Jaya Mohd Safee Mohd Sali is a Malaysian footballer who plays for Johor Darul Takzim and the Malaysia national football team. Safee plays as a forward or attacking midfielder. In 2011, Safee become ...more

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Mohd. Safiq Rahim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd. Safiq Rahim Malaysian Under-23 Team Mohammad Safiq Rahim is a Malaysian footballer who is currently playing for Malaysia Super League club, Johor Darul Takzim and Malaysia national team as a midfielder. Safiq started his career ...more

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Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shas Harimau Muda Mohammad Fadhli Mohammad Shas is a Malaysian footballer who is currently plays as a Defender for Johor Darul Takzim F.C. in the Malaysian Super League. He is also a member of Malaysia senior ...more

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Mohd Amar Rohidan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Amar Rohidan Kedah FA Amar Rohidan is a Malaysian footballer who is a midfielder for Kelantan FA in the Malaysia Super League.

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Mohd Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak Malaysian Under-23 Team Mohd Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak is a Malaysian footballer who is currently a Striker for Johor Darul Takzim II F.C.. He also a member of Malaysia national, Malaysia U-23 and former Malaysia U-20 ...more

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Mohd Bunyamin Umar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Bunyamin Umar Selangor FA Mohd Bunyamin Umar is a Malaysian footballer who was a midfielder for Kedah FA, UPB-MyTeam FC and currently plays for Selangor FA. He is a member of the Malaysia National, Malaysia U-23 and a ...more

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Aidil Zafuan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Aidil Zafuan Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak is a Malaysian footballer who currently plays as a Defender for Johor Darul Takzim. He also a member of Malaysia national, Malaysia U-23 and former Malaysia U-20 ...more

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Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar Selangor FA Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar is a Malaysian footballer who is a defender and midfielder for Johor Darul Takzim FC. He also a member of Malaysia national, Malaysia U-23 and former Malaysia U-20 ...more

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Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri Kedah FA Mohammad Khyril Muhymeen Zambri is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a striker for Negeri Sembilan FA. He also a winger for Malaysia national, Malaysia U-23 and former Malaysia U-20 squad. He ...more

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Mohd Shakir Shaari is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Shakir Shaari Malaysia national football team Mohd Shakir Shaari is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Johor Darul Takzim F.C. in Malaysia Super League and the Malaysia national team. He has an ability of ...more

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Mohd Muslim Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Muslim Ahmad Malaysia national under-19 football team Muslim Ahmad, commonly known as Muslim Ahmad, is a Malaysian footballer who currently playing for PDRM FA as a centre back. He previously played for Harimau Muda A, Terengganu FA and Johor Darul ...more

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Wan Zack Haikal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Wan Zack Haikal Malaysia national football team Wan Zack Haikal Wan Noor is a Malaysian footballer who currently plays as a striker or a midfielder for Kelantan FA in Malaysia Super League. He is also a member of the Malaysia national ...more

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Mohd Farizal Marlias is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Farizal Marlias Malaysia national football team Mohd Farizal Marlias is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Johor Darul Takzim FC. He is a member of the Malaysian national team and also previously played for the Malaysian ...more

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S. Subramaniam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
S. Subramaniam Malaysian Under-23 Team Subramaniam s/o Sooryapparad is a Malaysian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Selangor FA in the Malaysian Super League and for the Malaysia national team. He also may ...more

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Ronny Harun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Ronny Harun Kedah FA Ronny Harun is a Malaysian footballer currently playing for Sarawak FA in the Malaysia Super League. His primary position is left defender but he can also play in as a central defender.

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Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias Kedah FA Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias is a Malaysian footballer currently playing as a goalkeeper for Negeri Sembilan FA and the former Malaysia national team.

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Mohd Nasril Nourdin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Nasril Nourdin Perak FA Mohd Nasril Nourdin is a Malaysian footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Pahang FA.

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Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali Negeri Sembilan FA Ahmad Shakir Mohd Ali is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a striker for Kedah. His main attributes is physical power along with subtle touch.

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Mohd Amri Yahyah is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Amri Yahyah Mohd Amri Yahyah is a Malaysian footballer. He plays for Malaysian Super League team Johor Darul Takzim FC, having joined them after an illustrious 12-year career with his boyhood club Selangor ...more

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Mahali Jasuli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mahali Jasuli Mahali Jasuli is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a right back or a midfielder for Johor Darul Takzim FC.

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K. Rajagopal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
K. Rajagopal Datuk K. Rajagobal, is a Malaysian football manager and former national player He is the former head coach for Malaysia national football team and Malaysia U-23 football team. Rajagopal has also ...more

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Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim is a Malaysian weightlifter. His biggest achievement is winning three gold medals in the 56-kilogram category at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. At the 2008 ...more

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Ahmad Fakri Saarani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Ahmad Fakri Saarani Malaysia national under-19 football team Ahmad Fakri Saarani is a Malaysian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Kelantan in the Malaysia Super League.

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Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal Mohd Amirul Hadi Zainal born in Alor Gajah, Malacca but grew up in Klang, Selangor is a Malaysian footballer who is currently an center midfielder for Johor Darul Takzim FC in Malaysia Super ...more

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G. Mahathevan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
G. Mahathevan Malaysia national football team G. Mahathevan is a Malaysian footballer currently playing for Penang FA in Malaysia Premier League. In February 2011, Mahathevan was called up to the Malaysia national team for the first time by ...more

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Ismail Faruqi Asha'ri is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Ismail Faruqi Asha'ri Ismail Faruqi is a Malaysian footballer currently playing for Terengganu FA in Malaysia Super League. He plays as a central midfielder and sometimes attacking midfielder for the squad. He made ...more

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Mohammad Azamuddin Akil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohammad Azamuddin Akil Mohammad Azamuddin bin Mohammad Akil born on 16 April 1985 commonly known as Alex is a Malaysia Super League footballer who plays for Pahang FA and Malaysia national football team. Because of ...more

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Mohammad Hardi Jaafar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohammad Hardi Jaafar Selangor FA Mohammad Hardi Jaafar is a Malaysian footballer who is a midfielder. Hardi Jaafar is known for his shooting techiques, contributing many long shot goals and being a set piece taker. He is a ...more

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Mohd Fadzli Saari is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Fadzli Saari Selangor FA Mohd Fadzli Saari is a Malaysian footballer who is a striker for Sime Darby F.C.. He is a member of the Malaysia national football team.

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Azizon Abdul Kadir is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Azizon Abdul Kadir Sabah FA Azizon Abdul Kadir is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Perak FA.

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Ashaari Shamsuddin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Ashaari Shamsuddin Malaysia national football team Mohammad Ashari Samsudin is a Malaysian footballer who is currently a midfielder for Terengganu. He is a member of the Malaysian national team. He has a great dribbling skill with a good vision ...more

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Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi is a Malaysian footballer who plays for Kelantan in the Malaysia Super League and the Malaysia national team. Well known as Piya, Badhri plays mainly as central ...more

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Amirizdwan Taj Tajuddin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Amirizdwan Taj Tajuddin Amirizdwan Taj Tajuddin is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a centre back for ATM and Malaysia national team. Taj is a product of UiTM where he started his football career there. In 2012, Taj ...more

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Mohd Azmi Muslim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Azmi Muslim Mohd Azmi Muslim is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a defender and midfielder for Selangor FA in the Malaysia Super League.

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Norizan Bakar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Norizan Bakar Norizan bin Bakar is a former Malaysian football player. Recently he works as head coach of Perak FA. He also had coached several teams in the Malaysia league, as well as the Malaysia national ...more

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Thirumurugan s/o Veeran is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Thirumurugan s/o Veeran Kedah FA Thirumurugan a/l Veeran also known as V. Thirumurugan is a Malaysian footballer who currently plays as a defender for PDRM FA. He is a member of the Malaysia national football team. He made his ...more

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Norshahrul Idlan Talaha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Norshahrul Idlan Talaha Norshahrul Idlan Talaha is a Malaysian footballer currently plays as a striker for Terengganu FA and the Malaysia national football team.

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Sani Anuar Kamsani is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Sani Anuar Kamsani Sani Anuar Kamsani is a Malaysian footballer born in Kajang, Selangor who currently plays for Penang FA in the Malaysia Premier League.

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K. Reuben is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
K. Reuben Reuben Thayaparan Kathiripillai also known as K. Reuben is a Malaysian footballer who currently plays for ATM FA in the The Malaysia Super League.

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Sharbinee Allawee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Sharbinee Allawee Mohd Sharbinee Allawee Ramli is a Malaysian footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Terengganu. He is a member of the Malaysian national football team.

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Mohd Helmi Remeli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Mohd Helmi Remeli Mohammad Helmi Remeli is a Malaysian footballer currently playing for PKNS FC in Malaysia Super League. He plays as a right back and sometimes left back for the squad. He made his debut for ...more

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Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli Kuala Muda NAZA Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli is a Malaysian footballer currently playing for Kedah United F.C. in the 2015 Malaysia FAM League. He is a member of the Malaysian national team and also has played for ...more

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Shahurain Abu Samah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Malaysia
Shahurain Abu Samah Shahurain Abu Samah is a Malaysian footballer who is currently a midfielder/right winger for PKNS F.C.. He started with Selangor President's Cup Team . He help Negeri Sembilan FA to win the ...more