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The Malaysia national football team (Malay: Pasukan bola sepak kebangsaan Malaysia) represents Malaysia in international football and is controlled by the Football Association of Malaysia. The national team is recognised by FIFA as the successor of the defunct Malaya national football team which was founded for the 1963 Merdeka Tournament one month before the institution of Malaysia. The team is officially nicknamed Harimau Malaya in reference to the Malayan Tiger. Ex- Malaysia's player Mokhtar Dahari is one of the top goal scorer in international history.
|Association||Football Association of Malaysia|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Kim Pan-gon|
|Most caps||Soh Chin Ann (195)|
|Top scorer||Mokhtar Dahari (89)|
|Home stadium||Bukit Jalil National Stadium|
|Current||134 2 (21 September 2023)|
|Highest||50 (8 August 1993)|
|Lowest||178 (15 March 2018)|
| Malaysia 1–1 Thailand |
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 12 October 1963)
| Malaysia 11–0 Philippines |
(Tehran, Iran; 7 September 1974)
| United Arab Emirates 10–0 Malaysia |
(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 3 September 2015)
|AFC Asian Cup|
|Appearances||4 (first in 1976)|
|Best result||Group stage (1976, 1980, 2007)|
|Appearances||14 (first in 1996)|
|Best result||Champions (2010)|
Consisting of the group of 4 teams (the other three being Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand) of Southeast Asia who have each won the ASEAN Football Championship at least once, having won it once, Malaysia has however failed to reach wins outside their region other than a bronze won at the Asian Games in 1974. Having participated in the Summer Olympics once and three AFC Asian Cups, the team has never progressed beyond the group stage.
Malaysia's biggest opponents on the international stage are its geographical neighbours – Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore – with past matches produced and in particular, fixtures involving Indonesia being the most heated among these that corresponds to political and social issues, named as 'Nusantara Derby'. They being favourited by Cambodia with “The Koupreys” attemping to win against Malaysia since the AFF Championship. Since the 2020s, Malaysia significantly uses naturalised players of various different nationalities in an attempt to improve the prospects of its national football team.