FIFA Names Malaysian Footballer Soh Chin Aun As The World’s Most Capped Player
The international football governing body FIFA has recognised legendary Malaysian footballer Datuk Soh Chin Aun as the player with the most international caps in men’s football history, which means he has made more international appearances than any other footballers in the world!
The 71-year-old footballer who represented Malaysia from 1969 to 1984 has achieved 195 international caps throughout his career, which is 10 more than Kuwaiti footballer Bader Almotawaa’s record in second place.
Speaking on his achievement, Soh is thankful to FIFA and FAM (Football Association of Malaysia) for the recognition, saying “To be recognised as the most capped international ever is the highest accolade one can have.”
Apart from Soh, six other Malaysian footballers were also included in FIFA’s Century Club, which honours players who have played 100 international matches and above. Among the legends included are Datuk Abdul Shukor Salleh (163 caps), the late Datuk Mokhtar Dahari (138 caps), the late Datuk R. Arumugam (131 caps), Zainal Abidin Hassan (116 caps), the late Datuk M. Chandran (115 caps), and Datuk Santokh Singh (100 caps).