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Yang Berhormat Tuan
Baddrol bin Bakhtiar
MLA
بددرول بن بختيار
Member of the Kedah State Legislative Assembly
for Gurun
Assumed office
13 August 2023
Preceded by Johari Abdul
Majority 6,584 (2023)
Personal details
Born Baddrol bin Bakhtiar
(1988-02-01) 1 February 1988 (age 36)
Sarawak, Malaysia
Political party Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
Other political
affiliations
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Baddrol Bakhtiar
Personal information
Height 1.70 m
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2005–2006 Kedah U-19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2021 Kedah Darul Aman 235 (80)
2022–2023 Sabah 33 (10)
Total 268 (90)
National team
2005–2006 Malaysia U-20
2009–2018 Malaysia U-23 31 (8)
2009–2021 Malaysia 64 (6)
Honours
Malaysia U23
Southeast Asian Games
Gold 2009 Team
Gold 2011 Team
Men's football
Representing  Malaysia
Malaysia
AFF Championship
AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 2014
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15July 2023.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 December 2021

Baddrol bin Bakhtiar (born 1 February 1988) is a Malaysian politician and former professional footballer. He is a former member of the Malaysia U-20, Malaysia U-23 and Malaysia national team squads. He is also a former player of Kedah Darul Aman FC and ended his football career as the captain of the Sabah FC team. Since 2023, he became an official member of Malaysian Islamic Party.

Baddrol is usually employed in the right side of the midfield role, although he has often been deployed as a left-sided midfielder.

He spent most of his club career with Kedah Darul Aman (formerly known as Kedah FA) starting from 2006 until end of 2021, before signing for Sabah FC in 1 December 2021 as a free transfer.

He left Sabah FC and retired from football in 2023 before venturing into politics. During the 2023 Kedah state election, he was announced as the Perikatan Nasional candidate for the Gurun state constituency.

Club career

Kedah

Baddrol began his football career with the Kedah youth team. He also was part of the Kedah's 2006 Sukma Games team that won the silver medal. He was a regular throughout the tournament. His performance during theSukma Games attracted the interest of the Kedah Football Association management. Baddrol signed his first professional contract with Kedah in the 2005-06 season and made his debut in the 2006 Malaysia Cup away match against Penang. Baddrol established himself in Kedah's first team, competing for his spot alongside K. Soley as a right winger and Khyril Muhymeen on the left

Nevertheless, after K. Soley left Kedah to join their local rivals, Perlis, Baddrol proved himself as one of the best young talents of the Kedah's youth team system. Starting from the 2007-08 season, Baddrol became a first-team regular for Azraai Khor's squad and performed well in each match with his ability to terrorise defenders, and his pace and trickery with the ball.

Baddrol played more than 400 matches and scored 123 goals in all competitions for Kedah, making him recognised as the club's all-time top scorer.

Training stints and trials

On 6 April 2008, Gifted Group and Football Association of Malaysia selected Baddrol and his former Kedah teammate Mohd Bunyamin Umar for a two weeks' training stint with Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge alongside their youngsters and more senior players such as Shaun Wright-Phillips, Tal Ben Haim, Steve Sidwell and Nicolas Anelka.

In August 2011, rumours circulated that English Premier League club Wigan Athletic FC offered Baddrol a trial, but this was neither denied nor confirmed by Wigan officials. The rumour would later eventually be dismissed as false.

Sabah FC

After playing for Kedah for almost 16 years, Baddrol signed for Sabah on a free transfer at the age of 33. He made his home debut on 4th April 2022 against Negeri Sembilan.

In 10th April 2022, he scored his first goal against Sarawak United of the 2022 Super League game at the Sarawak State Stadium, Sarawak.

Baddrol bdae his farewell to Sabah after having played his last match for the club in a 4–0 home win against Sri Pahang on 15 July 2023, a day after his departure was confirmed. He made 42 appearances and scored 15 goals in all competitions with Sabah.

International career

Baddrol, alongside his teammates Abdul Hadi Abdul Hamid, Mohd Sabre Mat Abu and Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri, Muhammad Shafiq Jamal and Mohd Bunyamin Umar earned their first call-up in 2005 to the Malaysia U-20 team. He made his youth international match debut in AFC Youth Championship 2006 qualifying round on 12 December 2005 against Myanmar at Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia beat Myanmar 4–2. After qualifying to the final round in Bangalore, Baddrol however scored an own goal and Malaysia went down to Vietnam 1–2 in their opening match on 30 October 2006.

Baddrol was also a part of Malaysia U-19 squad for the 2007 Champions Youth Cup. His action in a match against Chelsea wooed the Chelsea coaching staff who gave him a chance to train at Stamford Bridge.

He made his full international debut against Kenya on 12 August 2009. He scored his first goal for the senior team in a match against Uzbekistan on 18 November 2009. He was also part of the 2009 Southeast Asian Games winning squad and managed to score a total 3 goals, 1 against the Timor Leste U-23 team and 2 in the semi-final against the Laos U-23 team.

Baddrol captained the Malaysia U-23 team and led them into winning the gold medal at the 2011 Southeast Asian Games. He also scored three goals and scored the last kick of penalty shoot out against the Indonesia U-23 team to contribute to the second consecutive triumph. In 2018 Asian Games, he was selected as one of the overage players for the Malaysia U-23 team. He captained the team throughout the tournament and create an upset in a 2–1 win over South Korea U-23 team.

Political career

Immediately after leaving Sabah FC, Baddrol returned to his home state, Kedah, and switched his career to politics by joining the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). Baddrol stated his purpose for joining PAS is to defend the leadership of Datuk Seri Sanusi Md Nor, the Menteri Besar of Kedah at that time. He was named as a candidate for Gurun in the 2023 Kedah state election representing the Perikatan Nasional ticket. He won and became the Gurun assemblyman.

Election results

Kedah State Legislative Assembly
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2023 N22 Gurun Baddrol Bakhtiar (PAS) 17,771 61.37% Firdaus Johari (PKR) 11,187 38.63% 29,203 6,584 70.73%

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kedah 2005-06 Malaysia Premier League 0 0
2006-07 Malaysia Super League 3 2 2 7
2007-08 8 2 2 7 3 15
2009 8 1 2 6 1 12
2010 26 8 9 4 10 6 45 18
2011 24 10 1 0 5 1 30 11
2012 23 3 6 0 6 1 2 1 37 5
2013 Malaysia Premier League 19 3 2 0 6 0 27 3
2014 16 4 4 1 10 4 30 9
2015 20 5 2 0 10 0 32 5
2016 Malaysia Super League 19 3 5 1 10 2 34 6
2017 16 9 7 2 10 1 33 12
2018 20 4 2 1 2 0 24 5
2019 21 5 7 0 11 2 39 7
2020 10 0 1 0 2 0 13 0
2021 21 7 6 1 27 8
Total 80 14 24 17 5 123
Sabah 2022 Malaysia Super League 20 6 2 0 5 2 27 8
2023 13 4 2 1 15 5
Total 33 10 4 1 5 2 42 13
Career Total 90 15 26 17 5 136

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Malaysia 2009 7 1
2010 2 1
2011 3 1
2012 8 0
2014 11 1
2015 6 1
2016 14 0
2017 6 0
2019 1 0
2021 6 1
Total 64 6

International goals

Scores and results list Malaysia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 November 2009 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Uzbekistan
1–2
1–3 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. 27 February 2010 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Yemen
1–0
1–0 Friendly
3. 18 June 2011 Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium, Kota Bharu, Malaysia  Myanmar
2–0
2–0 Friendly
4. 20 September 2014 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia  Cambodia
4–1
4–1 Friendly
5. 17 November 2015 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia  United Arab Emirates
1–2
1–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 9 October 2021 Amman International Stadium, Amman, Jordan  Uzbekistan
1–3
1–5 Friendly

U23 International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 December 2009 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane  Timor-Leste
2–0
11–0 (W) 2009 SEA Games
2. 19 December 2009 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane  Laos
1–0
3–1 (W) 2009 SEA Games
3. 21 December 2009 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane  Laos
2–1
3–1 (W) 2009 SEA Games
4. 21 October 2011 Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi  Myanmar
2–1
2–1 (W) 2011 VFF CUP
5. 23 October 2011 Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi  Vietnam
1–1
1–1 (D) 2011 VFF CUP
6. 9 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium  Thailand
2–1
2–1 (W) 2011 SEA Games
7. 13 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium  Cambodia
2–0
4–1 (W) 2011 SEA Games
8. 13 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium  Cambodia
3–0
4–1 (W) 2011 SEA Games

Personal life

Baddrol was born in Sarawak and currently living in Ambangan Heights, Sungai Petani, Kedah. Baddrol's parents are from Negeri Sembilan, his father being a soldier in the Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM).

Honours

Kedah FA

  • Malaysia Super League (2): 2006–2007, 2007–2008
  • FA Cup Malaysia (4): 2007, 2008, 2017, 2019
  • Malaysia Cup (3): 2007, 2008, 2016
  • Malaysia Premier League (2): 2005–06, 2015
  • Malaysia Charity Shield: 2017
International
  • Southeast Asian Games (2): 2009, 2011
  • 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup: Runner-up

Individual

  • PFAM Player of the Month: August 2016, February 2017, June 2019
  • FAM Football Awards Best Midfielder Award: 2010, 2017, 2021
  • FAM Football Awards Most Valuable Players Award: 2017
  • FAM Football Awards Local Top Scores: 2021
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