Malek Awab

This is a Malay name; the name Awab is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Malek.
Malek Awab
Personal information
Full name Malek bin Awab
Date of birth (1961-01-11) 11 January 1961[1]
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980-1986 Singapore Lions 109 (34)
1987-1990 Kuala Lumpur FA 82 (9)
1991-1994 Singapore Lions 98 (15)
National team
1980-1996 Singapore 121[2]

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Malek Awab is a Singaporean former footballer in the 1980s and 1990s.

Malek Awab also once held the record for the most number of international caps for his country, Singapore (121 caps).

Representing the Lions in midfield, Malek was often seen running tirelessly for 90 minutes of the game, closing down on opposition players and making cutting runs into the opponents half. Together with Fandi Ahmad, Abbas Saad and V. Sundramoorthy, they formed the backbone of the Singapore team that won the Malaysia Cup in 1994.

Malek played for the Kuala Lumpur FA side that won the Malaysia Cup in 1988.[3]

Married to seamstress Sharifah Nazihah.

Career details

1st international: King's Cup, Bangkok, 1980.

Kuala Lumpur FC, 1987–1991

Singapore Lions, 1993–1994

Woodlands Wellington FC, 1998

Home United FC, 2000

Final game: Tiger Cup, 1996.[4]


Singapore Lions


  2. "FAS launches FAS Captains' Advisory Panel". FAS. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. King, Ian & Stokkermans, Karl (2002-05-26). "Malaysia 1988". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  4. Shirlynn Ho-Pereira (1 March 1998). "Three last hurrahs". The Sunday Times.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Au Yeong Pak Kuan
Singapore national team captain
Succeeded by
Razali Saad

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