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Mokhtar Dahari

Mokhtar Dahari (Left) of Selangor shaking hands with Diego Maradona of Boca Juniors
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Full nameMohd Mokhtar bin Dahari
Playing positionStriker
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Allahyarham Dato' Mokhtar Dahari (13 November 1953 11 July 1991) was a Malaysian Association football player from Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. He was one of the best players in Asia in the 1970s and is known as the best Malaysian footballer during that time, a legend in Malaysian football. During the 1970s, Mokhtar played for Malaysia and Malaysia became a powerful team and defeated asian giants such as South Korea and Japan.

He was nicknamed 'SuperMokh' because of his playing skills, his strength and his ability to score many incredible goals throughout his career. One of Mokhtar's famous moment was when Mokhtar shook hands with Diego Maradona before a friendly game with Boca Juniors.

Although not recognised internationally, Mokhtar scored 175 goals for Selangor, 20 goals in 13 appearance for Kwong Yik Bank, and 125 goals for Malaysia, giving a total of 320 goals in his career. Mokhtar is the all time top scorer for both Selangor and Malaysia. Mokhtar is still known as a legend for Selangor and Malaysia.

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