Malaysia Football Awards –FourFourTwo’s Best Defenders
Shukor Adan (Felda United)
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 turned 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.
FourFourTwo understands Malaysia coach Ong Kim Swee wanted to turn to Shukor following Aidil Zaquan Abdul Radzak’s retirement but the latter refused to come out of international retirement.