FourFourTwo’s 2015 Malaysia Cup awards

With the conclusion of the Malaysia Cup, Vijhay Vick lists the players that caught his attention, selecting one player from each position from this year’s competition, along with a young star and his top coach.

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Goalkeeper – Norazlan Razali, Selangor

It is safe to say that if not for the 29-year-old, Selangor would not have even reached the final, let alone lifted their record-extending 33rd Malaysia Cup on Saturday.

So much has been said of Selangor’s tireless approach to the game and how it was by sheer determination they emerged victorious – a feat considering the low budget and lack of star players in the team.

Yet it was Norazlan’s safe hands that Selangor really have to thank, perhaps more than any other player. On the occasions Selangor’s defence was breached in the last eight and semi-final, Norazlan proved impossible to beat.

Read FourFourTwo’s report on the quarter-final second leg against Sarawak and that 2-0 win over defending champions Pahang in the last four and you’ll know why there wasn’t a more valuable custodian than the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) reject.

Norazlan returned to Selangor this year after failing to secure a starting place at JDT, where he fell behind young Izham Tarmizi Roslan and Al-Hafiz Hamzah, despite being signed as their No.1 for the 2014 campaign.

Norazlan Razali. Photo courtesy of Facebook