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Terengganu's 2011 FA Cup winning side: Where are they now?

Trophies don't come by Terengganu's way that often, but in 2011, the Turtles ended a 10-year wait by winning the FA Cup, only their third major trophy in history. What happened to the team which defeated Kelantan in the final to deny them a Malaysia Super League (MSL) and Cup double?

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SHARBINEE ALLAWEE

Sharbinee, a national goalkeeper at the time, stayed on with Turtles for another season before moving to Selangor, by which time he had to even undergo a polygraph test!

The custodian received heavy criticism from then Terengganu coach Peter Butler after a match in 2012, later leading to allegations of match-fixing. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Comission swooped in but later cleared Sharbinee or wrongdoing after investigations and a lie detector test.

He returned to Terengganu in 2014 and remained with the club until being deregistered from the squad during the 2017 season after it was revealed he was suffering from cancer.

MAZLIZAM MOHAMAD

The defender’s stock was on the rise in 2011 as he was a squad member in Malaysia’s success at the 2009 SEA Games and part of the national team side that faced Manchester United in an exhibition match in Kuala Lumpur.

Like Sharbinee, he too moved on after 2012 season, but he remaining in the state as he had joined sister-side T-Team.

He returned to Terengganu in 2014 but his career was already on the downswing by then, eventually dropping to the lower tiers with a move Penang in 2015. He was part of the Perlis squad that finished bottom of the Malaysia Premier League (MPL) last year.

MARZUKI YUSOF

The skipper put out a man-of-the-match performance in final, one which underlined his commitment to the team.

Apart from a short stint with Melaka Telekom (now-defunct), Marzuki has dedicated his career to football in state. He spent over ten years with Terengganu over two spells before joining T-Team in 2013, a team which was then seen as an unofficial second team in the state.

The former Malaysia international retired from football in January 2017, by which time T-Team was doing better than Terengganu on the pitch.

ZUBIR AZMI

Still only 26, plenty of things have happened in Zubir's career since the FA Cup success.

Zubir went on to make his international bow later that year and was part of the 2011 SEA Games gold medal winning side. He worked his way to a regular starting role for Harimau Malaya, featuring in Dollah Salleh's 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup runners-up squad.

He remained with Terengganu until the end of the 2016 season, which he did not feature regularly due to a mystery illness. Zubir joined Pahang in 2017 but has yet to cement a regular starting role.