Finally, another talent signed and hopefully will shine in Europe:
KUALA LUMPUR: Nazmi Faiz Mansor created Malaysian football history when he landed a three-year contract with Portuguese Primeira Liga club Beira Mar yesterday.Nazmi Faiz Mansor1 / 1
The 17-year-old signed terms with the club following a successful trial and is set to become the first Malaysian to play in the top flight of a major European league.
His agent, Marco Guimaraes, confirmed the deal.
“Nazmi has signed a three-year contract to play for Beira Mar’s first team. I cannot reveal more,” said Guimaraes when contacted yesterday.
Nazmi’s signing means he will no longer play with the Young Tigers A in the Singapore League though he will continue to turn out for the national Under-22 team.
The talented midfielder will link up with his national teammates in Hungary this week where the national juniors are undertaking a European tour in preparation for the AFC Under-22 Championship qualifiers in Myanmar next month.
Of course this is a significant event in our football history. Certainly Nazmi’s name will be one of the first to mention in the future (insyaAllah) when discussing Malaysian talents playing abroad. I hope will shine, put a landmark and open up some more doors for other Malaysians to play abroad, similar like what Titus James and Akmal Rizal Rakhli had the chance to.
Well done. Hopefully the three years’ contract will be fully utilized and fill up with many first team performance, which leads to longer stay in Europe football scene.
All the best and good luck!!!
Question on the street: When can we expect more Malaysian lads to go for trial in Europe and get signed?