Shahrom Kalam

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Shahrom Kalam
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Shahrom playing for Malaysia in 2017
Personal information
Full nameMuhammad Shahrom bin Abdul Kalam
Date of birth (1985-09-15) 15 September 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) [2]
Position(s) Centre back / Right back
Club information
Current team
Negeri Sembilan
Youth career
2004–2005 Kuala Lumpur
Senior career*
2005–2006 Kuala Lumpur 17 (2)
2007–2008 Shahzan Muda 31 (2)
2008–2011 Kuala Lumpur 62 (4)
2012–2013 Perak 41 (3)
2014–2016 Selangor 53 (5)
2017 Perak 24 (1)
2018 Felcra 23 (2)
2019 PKNS 0 (0)
2020– Negeri Sembilan 0 (0)
National team
2011–2017 Malaysia 41 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 20 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 September 2017

Muhammad Shahrom bin Abdul Kalam (born 15 September 1985) is a Malaysian footballer who plays for Negeri Sembilan in Malaysia Premier League. He plays mainly as a centre-back but can also play as a right back. [3]


Club career

Early career

Shahrom began his football career with under the strong guidance and encouragement of his parents and family, Abdul Kalam Suhaimi and Shariah Abdul Wahid and his 3 siblings. It was Shahrom's mother who first realised that Shahrom's intense passion to play football seriously when he was 7. Shahrom's mother acted as his unofficial coach, trainer and manager during his early days of playing football and he has never looked back since then. His mother who also managed and coached the rag tag street football team that Shahrom and a couple of his childhood friends were in.

Shahrom played all through his years in primary school years developing and polishing his talents. During his early secondary school years, Shahrom was recruited in Kuala Lumpur Football Academy which was based at the Cheras Football Stadium. His stint with Kuala Lumpur Football Academy opened many doors for Shahrom to polish his skills and talent on the field which ultimately resulted in him being recruited to join the illustrious Bukit Jalil Sports School.

Kuala Lumpur, Shahzan Muda, Selangor

Shahrom began his football career playing for Kuala Lumpur youth team before been promoted into the first team in 2005. Shahrom played for Malaysia Premier League side Shahzan Muda for 2007-08 season before returning to Kuala Lumpur in 2009.

In December 2011, Shahrom signed a contract with Perak. [4] [5]

Shahrom joined Selangor in the 2014 Malaysia Super League after his contract was terminated by Perak. He was immediately named captain by Mehmet Durakovic. In 2015, he led his team to the final match of the 2015 Malaysia Cup after defeating Pahang 2–0 in the Shah Alam Stadium. And later to clinch the cup by beating Kedah in final with 2–0 in the same venue.


On 19 December 2016, Shahrom rejoins Perak for a second stint. [6] [7] [8] [9] He made his Malaysia Super League debut for Perak in a 1–1 draw against Pahang in Perak Stadium.


On 29 December 2017, Shahrom signed a contract with Malaysia Premier League club Felcra. [10] Shahrom played the role of Captain and during his stint rallied to elevate Felcra as one of the best team in Malaysian Premier League 2018 thus qualifying Felcra for Malaysia Super League 2019. [11] Felcra did not have the chance to prove their mettle in Malaysia Super League since the club was disbanded [12] after even after they qualified to move from Malaysia Premier League to the Super League.

International career

He made his debut for Malaysia national football team, when he enters the friendly match against Hong Kong as a substitute, on 3 June 2011.

Career statistics


As of 13 July 2018 [13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupContinentalTotal
Shahzan Muda 2007-08 Malaysia Premier League 00000000
Kuala Lumpur 2009 Malaysia Premier League00000000
2010 Malaysia Super League 000000250
2011 Malaysia Super League2104061311
Perak 2012 Malaysia Super League01000000
2013 Malaysia Super League01000000
Selangor 2014 Malaysia Super League150006050260
2015 Malaysia Super League18110110301
2016 Malaysia Super League130201060220
Perak 2017 Malaysia Super League1701090270
Felcra 2018 Malaysia Premier League1421000152
Career Total00000000


As of 13 November 2017 [14]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
Malaysia 201110




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  2. Shahrom Kalam: Overview
  3. Biodata Shahrom Kalam
  4. Senarai Pemain, Jurulatih & Pengurusan Perak FA 2012
  5. Akmal Rizal dan Shahrom Kalam tekad julang satu piala
  6. Tugas saya bersama Perak belum selesai - Shahrom
  7. Shahrom, Hafiz sah milik Perak
  8. Shahrom rejoins Perak
  9. Perak snap up veteran Zaquan and will use him as striker
  10. FELCRA kini diperkuat pemain kebangsaan, berpengalaman
  11. "FELCRA FC kekal dalam Liga Super?". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  12. "Felcra FC sah dibubarkan, MIFA ke Liga Super 2019?". FOX Sports Malaysia. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  13. Shahrom Kalam at Soccerway
  14. "Abdul Kalam, Muhd Shahrom". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mohd Bunyamin Umar
Selangor FA captain
2015 – 2016
Succeeded by
Mohd Razman Roslan