The late Mokhtar Dahari (November 13, 1953 - July 11, 1991) was a legendary football player Malay Setapak, Selangor. He was one of the best players in Asia in the 1970's.
Born in Setapak, Mokhtar showed interest in playing football at an early age. He played for his school, and later in his State of origin, Selangor FA. He was only nineteen when he played for Malaysia in a football match. Mokhtar Selangor helped Malaysia win the FA Cup 10 times and scored 177 goals in total. In international games, it has helped Malaysia football score a total of 125 goals in 167 caps. He was the top scorer in Malaysia. His first match of the Malaysia football was against Sri Lanka football in 1972.
The Merdeka Stadium was his second home. Hurlements of \ "Supermokh \" is even more crowds, including the younger generation who tried to emulate its move. With
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In 1975, he represented the Malaysia football against English giants Arsenal FC. Malaysia won the match 2-0, scoring two goals Mokhtar. After the match, Mokhtar was rumoured to have been offered a chance to play for the Gunners. He also famous Scored a goal in a 1-1 draw against England Football \ 'team so in 1978 by dribbling past half of the opposing team.
He won his 100th cap for Malaysia football when he played in a football tournament Merdeka match against Japan Football Association in 1976. This number 10 of Selangor FA also had a friendly match against another number 10, Diego Maradona \ 's Boca Juniors in January 1982.
Mokhtar Dahari retired in May 1986 after winning the Malaysia Cup and FA Selangor himself man of the match. He also gave his number 10 jersey from Raja Muda Selangor. He came out of retirement in January 1987 to play another season for Selangor FA.
In January 1988, he joined the Kwong Yik Bank and won the League Selangor this year.
Mokhtar died at the age of 37 of muscular dystrophy at Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) at 8:25 am on July 11, 1991. His body was buried in Bukit Permai, Taman Keramat Permai Muslim cemetery.
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