A look at Malaysia's best strikers

A look at Malaysia's best strikers

The striker's position is considered to be the most important position in any football team.

Over the years, Malaysia has been blessed with some talented strikers who have more than carried their respective teams.

The Star Online takes a look at some of these best strikers who have played in the black and yellow of Malaysia.

1. Datuk Mokhtar Dahari

Popularly known as "Supermokh", Mokhtar Dahari is considered to be Malaysia's best footballer of all time. It was with good reason too. He helped Selangor win 10 Malaysia cup titles and scored a staggering 125 goals in 167 appearances for Malaysia. He helped Malaysia win the 1974 Asian Games Bronze medals and successive SEA Games gold medals in 1977 and 1979.

He even scored a double against Arsenal in a friendly game in 1975 that led to rumours of the English giants' interest in him. Known for his speed and accuracy, Mokhtar was named the best Asian striker by the World Star Football magazine when he was 23 years old. Tragically he died aged just 37 from Motor Neurone Disease.

2. Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Minhat

Known as Raja Bola, Abdul Ghani Minhat scored more than 100 goals for Malaysia and more than 300 for Selangor. He had the knack of scoring many goals in a game and in 1963 scored an amazing 106 goals in 15 games for the national team. He scored his first goal for the country in the inaugural 1957 Merdeka Tournament, held on the eve of Independence Day, with an amazing 40-metre screamer against Vietnam. He won many titles with Selangor and led them to a second place finish in the inaugural Asian Club Championship in 1967. He became a coach later on, leading Selangor to Malaysia Cup triumphs in 1971, 1972 and 1984.

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