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Five MSL veterans that are refusing to lay low


A retirement package for some imports, the Malaysia Super League (MSL) also has its share of local veterans in the last few laps of their careers. FourFourTwo highlights five stalwarts that still put everything on the line for their clubs. 

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Shukor Adan
Age: 36
Club: Felda United

It is easy to forget Shukor’s age if you’ve been keeping an eye on the 2016 MSL title race between Felda United and leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT).

The Fighters have to thank Shukor for his excellent defending this season, often coming to their rescue when his centre-back partner Carlos Alberto Marangoni from Brazil was looking unsettled at the start of the season.

Shukor, who turns 37 in September, commands the back-four like no other local player in the league and has leadership skills that has earned recognition from countless coaches and peers. Just two years ago, he returned to international football to lead the Malaysian national team to the AFF Suzuki Cup final but narrowly lost out to regional powerhouse Thailand.

Shukor, who has accumulated over 100 appearances for both Negri Sembilan and Selangor before moving to ATM in 2013, was made club captain when he signed for then second-tier side Felda at the start of the 2014 season.