Amalul Said

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Amalul Said
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Amalul Ariffin Shah bin Said
Date of birth (1987-07-11) 11 July 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Brunei
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 AH United
2007–2011 MS ABDB
2012–2016 DPMM 5 (0)
2016–2020 Kota Ranger (6)
National team
2005 Brunei U18
2008–2017 Brunei 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2017

Mohammad Amalul Ariffin Shah bin Said (born 11 July 1987) is a Bruneian footballer who plays as a defender.[1] He has played for professional club Brunei DPMM FC (alongside brothers Shahrazen and Adi) as well as local powerhouses MS ABDB where he had won two FA Cup medals.[2]

Club career[edit]

Amalul was a career soldier who played league football in the 2007-08 season of the Brunei Premier League I with Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council.[3] The Armymen finished runners-up to QAF FC in the league in his first season there, but won the FA Cup instead.[4] On 17 April 2010, Amalul opened the scoring against eventual league winners QAF at the 2010 DST FA Cup final which MS ABDB won 2–1, the winner scored by Rosmin Kamis.[5]

Amalul's impressive league form led to an invite to train with royalty-owned Brunei DPMM FC in preparation for the 2012 S.League, where elder brother Shahrazen was currently playing.[6] He signed full terms in February 2012, on the same day as his younger brother Adi.[7]

Although Adi progressed well at DPMM, it was the reverse for Amalul who endured a tough spell at the club, primarily unable to displace Subhi Bakir at his preferred right-back role. His first (and only) appearance in 2012 was as a late substitute against Gombak United on 31 August which finished 1–1.[8] He went through 2013 without playing a single game, but managed to register four appearances in the first half of the 2014 S.League under new head coach Steve Kean. He made the first eleven in the 6–1 win against Young Lions on 6 April, which would ultimately be his only start for DPMM.[9] Another season without any appearances followed, and Amalul was released in early 2016 after failing S.League's mandatory fitness test.[10]

Amalul joined Kota Ranger FC later that year.[11] He scored a hattrick in the league fixture against Najip-Bakes on 9 December 2018.[12] In the final of the 2018–19 Brunei FA Cup, Amalul scored the first goal of the game in the 36th minute, repeating his feat nine years earlier. Kota Ranger won 2-1 at the end, bringing Amalul his third FA Cup medal.[13]

International career[edit]

Amalul played for Brunei under-20s at the 2005 AFF U-20 Youth Championship that was held in Indonesia.[14] Three years later, he made his senior international debut at the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifying. He was a second-half substitute in a 0–1 loss against the home side, the Philippines.

Amalul was left out of the Brunei squad for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifying campaign, which was Brunei's first international outing in three years after enduring a FIFA suspension.[15] He was included in the 2014 edition however, and made two substitute appearances against Myanmar and Cambodia, both on the losing side.[16][17]

After becoming a regular for his club Kota Ranger FC, Amalul was recalled to the national team after five years in December 2017 for the 2017 Aceh World Solidarity Tsunami Cup.

Honours[edit]

MS ABDB
DPMM FC
Kota Ranger FC

Personal life[edit]

Amalul has nine brothers who are all footballers. Notable ones are Shah Razen the eldest, Adi and Hakeme Yazid the youngest, all of them are playing or have played for Amalul's former team DPMM FC.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FFT's S.League Preview: Brunei DPMM". FourFourTwo Singapore. 3 February 2016. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ "DPMM FC down Sabah in game of two halves". The Brunei Times. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Brunei 2007/08". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ "ABDB gun down Wijaya to clinch Cup". The Brunei Times. 31 August 2008. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. ^ "ABDB deny QAF FC history". The Brunei Times. 18 April 2010. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Simunic makes rusty DPMM FC work hard". The Brunei Times. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Penandatanganan Kontrak Pemain DPMM FC dan para Penaja". Media Permata. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Match Statistics for Match 0118 - Brunei DPMM FC vs Gombak United FC". S.League. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Match Statistics for Match 0036 - Brunei DPMM FC vs Courts Young Lions". S.League. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  10. ^ "DPMM FC looking for first win of the season". The Brunei Times. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Kota Ranger remain unbeaten with win over Jerudong FC". BruSports News. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  12. ^ "10/12/2018 Brunei DST Super League". Radio Televisyen Brunei. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  13. ^ "KOTA RANGER CROWNED DST FA CUP CHAMPIONS". BruSports News. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Indonesia Tampil Beda". Suara Merdeka. 8 August 2005. Archived from the original on 2017-03-04. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  15. ^ "No surprises in nat'l team". The Brunei Times. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  16. ^ "AFF SUZUKI CUP QUALIFIERS: Reserve power propels Myanmar past Brunei". ASEAN Football Federation. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  17. ^ "CAMBODIA VS. BRUNEI 1 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  18. ^ "UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH SHAHRAZEN SAID". BruSports News. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2021.

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