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Wan Zaharulnizam Zakaria

This is a Malay name; the name Zakaria is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Wan Zaharulnizam.
Wan Zaharulnizam
Full nameWan Zaharulnizam bin Wan Zakaria
Date of birth (1991-05-08) 8 May 1991 (age 25)
Place of birthTumpat, Kelantan, Malaysia
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Playing positionWinger
Club information
Current team
Kelantan FA
Youth career
2009–2010Kelantan FA President Cup
Senior career*
2010–2011Harimau Muda B34(12)
2011–2013Harimau Muda A48(13)
2014–Kelantan FA19(3)
National team
2011–2012Malaysia U-2118(6)
2011–2014Malaysia U-2316(6)

Wan Zaharulnizam Zakaria (born 8 May 1991 in Tumpat, Kelantan) is a Malaysian footballer currently playing for Kelantan FA. He is an exciting prospect. He is known for his ability in dribble and can play as right or left midfielder.


Wan Zaharulnizam, or better known by his nickname 'Kecik' due to his small stature, has been in the Harimau Muda's setup since 2010, beginning with Harimau Muda B and promoted to Harimau Muda A in 2011.

FC Ryukyu trial

Malaysian media reported in early March 2012 that Wan Zaharulnizam, along with teammate Wan Zack Haikal Wan Noor is to attend trial with Japan Football League side F.C. Ryūkyū after impressing the Japanese side talent spotter during Malaysia's 2-0 defeat to Japan in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers match in Tosu.[1] They successfully completed the 2-week trial with the Japanese club in July.[2][3]

In March 2013, Wan Zack Haikal Wan Noor was officially offered a two year contract, but Wan zaharulnizam did not. Instead, 19 year old Nazirul Naim Che Hashim was offered a contract instead.[4]

Kelantan FA

Wan Zaharulnizam later decided returns to his home ground and joins Kelantan FA with two years contract.

International career

Zaharulnizam made his international debut for the Malaysia national team in a friendly match with Australia, where Malaysia suffers a heavy 5-0 defeat, on 7 October 2011.

He is also a member of the Malaysia U-23 team, who were competing in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers. He also helps Malaysia to retain the men's football gold medal in the 2011 SEA Games.

International goals


# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium 23x15px Cambodia
4-1 (W) 2011 SEA Games
2. 25 June 2012 Bogyoke Aung San Stadium 23x15px Philippines
7-0 (W) 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification


Malaysia U-23

Harimau Muda A


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