Nik Shahrul Azim Abdul Halim

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Nik Shahrul Azim
Personal information
Birth name Nik Mohd Shahrul Azim
bin Abdul Halim
Date of birth (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Rantau Panjang, Malaysia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Right back,
Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Kuala Lumpur
Youth career
2010–2011 Kelantan U21
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2018 Kelantan 65 (0)
2017Negeri Sembilan (loan) 9 (0)
2018–2019 PKNS 19 (0)
2020– Kuala Lumpur 3 (0)
National team
2010 Malaysia U20 17 (2)
2012–2014 Malaysia U23 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 20 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 January 2016

Nik Mohd Shahrul Azim bin Abdul Halim (born 30 December 1990) is a Malaysian professional footballer who plays for Kuala Lumpur in the Malaysia Premier League. He is a versatile defender who mainly operate as a right back and sometimes as a centre-back. [1]

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Club career

Early career

Nik Shahrul began his football career with Kelantan playing for and was the captain of the President's Cup team in 2010.

Kelantan

In 2012, while Nik Shahrul was playing with Kelantan President’s Cup, Bojan Hodak was spotted his talent to be included in the senior team. His performances have been improving consistently and he has certainly earned his stripes to be part of the Kelantan senior team first XI. Kelantan claim treble winners with Malaysia Cup win against ATM during 2012 season. Even though he was young, he was given the responsibility to take care the defence with Obinna Nwaneri in the 2012 Malaysia Super League season. [2] He was lifted as a hero after denying Indra Putra Mahayuddin attempt for a goal at the last minute that could have made Kelantan lost 3–4 on the first leg of Malaysia FA Cup semi final at Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium. After the match, he said "I would rather be injured than let my team concede another goal.”to Astro Arena. [3] On 3 August 2016, he had to rest for at least 2 months after he had an injury during the match against Felda United when he clashed with Syamim Yahya at the end of the first half and was replaced with Noor Hazrul Mustafa. [4]

For 2018 season, Nik Shahrul made his season debut in 1–2 defeat against Melaka United on 3 February 2018.

Negeri Sembilan

On 22 May 2017, during the 2017 second transfer window, Nik Shahrul agreed to join Negeri Sembilan on a 6-month loan move from Kelantan until the end of 2017 season. He made his debut on 24 May 2017, playing against Johor Darul Ta'zim II in a 1–1 draw. [5]

PKNS

On 19 May 2018, Nik Shahrul signed a contract with PKNS for an undisclosed fee. [6] On 23 May, he made his debut for PKNS in a 1–1 draw against Melaka United.

Career statistics

Club statistics

As of 20 July 2019 [7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupContinentalTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Kelantan 2012 Malaysia Super League 203050
2013 Malaysia Super League160200061241
2014 Malaysia Super League30006040130
2015 Malaysia Super League1306050240
2016 Malaysia Super League1402030190
2017 Malaysia Super League800040120
2018 Malaysia Super League902000110
Total6501201401311041
Negeri Sembilan (loan) 2017 Malaysia Premier League 9040130
Total90004000130
PKNS 2018 Malaysia Super League1102000130
2019 Malaysia Super League80000080
Total190200000210
Career total9301401801311381

International career

He has been called up by Ong Kim Swee for Malaysia national under-23 football team. He also was called up by K. Rajagobal for the friendly matches and 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification. [8]

Honours

Club

Kelantan U21

Kelantan

International

Malaysia U23

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References

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  2. "Kelantan claim treble with Malaysia Cup win". The Star Malaysia. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  3. "Nik Shahrul puts team ahead of himself". Goal.com. Malaysia.
  4. "PQPTRW had to forget "Pok Nik"". BH Online. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
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  7. "Nik Shahrul Azim". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  8. "Exclusive: Nik Shahrul delighted to be part of Goal Asia's Best-XI for June". Goal.com. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2016.