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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

K.L. Boys Win Million Dollar Feet™ Football Competition

PETALING JAYA, 6 NOVEMBER 2017 – For two talented young Malaysians, their decision to sign up for a football competition may be one which could possibly change their lives forever. Wan Muhammad Irfan Bin Wan Nizar and Muhammad Diniz Bin Irwan, both from Kuala Lumpur, were selected as winners for the second season of Million Dollar Feet™, the ultimate contest in Malaysia to discover the best talents in the country aged 11 to 16.

The two lads each won the grand prize – an all-expense paid trip to the United Kingdom where they will have the million-dollar opportunity of a lifetime to showcase their prowess for scouts from top European clubs and football academies, with the possibility of signing a deal.

Present at the Grand Finals to honour the two winners with their prizes was Deputy Minister of Education, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Kamalanathan a/l Panchanathan.

The two winners will follow in the footsteps of Adam Roshan Kris Azman and Mohd Yusry Haziq, winners of the inaugural season of Million Dollar Feet™ last year. Following their performance in front of scouts in the United Kingdom, they were each awarded an exclusive two-year scholarship from one of Europe’s top football academies – Brooke House Football Academy – worth a collective total of RM1 million.

Throughout this second season, more than 10,000 hopefuls collectively attended the five tryout sessions held in five states around the country – Penang, Kelantan, Sarawak, Johor and Kuala Lumpur. Two finalists were selected from each state to participate in the Grand Finals today. Finalists from each state were as follows:

Muhammad Irfan B Ahmad Kamal
Muhd Danial Hakim Bin Jamaludin
Muhammad Haikal Bin Mat Durhan
Muhammad Hakim Bin Zailani
Abang Zul Azri Bin Abang Zulkarnaen
Mohammad Zharmien Ashraf Bin Ismail 
Azrul Hakimi Bin Faizal
Khairulzaim Zafran Bin Kairulzaki
Kuala Lumpur
 Har Amrit Kaur
 Muhammad Zulkarnain Bin Zairorin
 Muhammad Diniz Bin Irwan
 Wan Muhammad Irfan Bin Wan Nizar
Callum Muhammad Cleary
Aadar Shrestha

However, it was Wan Muhammad Irfan Bin Wan Nizar and Muhammad Diniz Bin Irwan who ultimately impressed the judging panel led by Million Dollar Feet™ Head Coach, former Liverpool legend Steve McMahon.

“It was certainly a great run and this time around, we witnessed some top-notch talent among these participants, worthy enough to shine in the international arena, given the right platform and guidance,” said McMahon.

“Our immediate task at hand is to prepare these two boys to give those scouts in the UK the best performance of their lives yet – and hopefully sign a contract with either a football club or a football academy. Either way, it’s going to be a springboard for their footballing career,” he added.

“This is what Million Dollar Feet™ is all about – going right down to the grassroots to find the best talents and football. They’re out there, just waiting to shine. And we’re here to find it,” said Peter de Kretser, Founder and Director of Football of Million Dollar Feet.

“Our thanks go out to our sponsors and supporters including the Education Ministry and YB Kamalanathan for helping make these young dreams come true, which all of Malaysia can and should certainly be proud of,” he added.

He added that already, there are talks and plans to take Million Dollar Feet™ into other Asian countries, as representation from these nations within the big European leagues is scarce.

“Hopefully, one day, the next Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo may just come from this part of the world. In essence, that’s what we’re trying to do here at Million Dollar Feet,” said De Kretser.

This second season of Million Dollar Feet™ is presented by BABA’S with the support of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and the British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur. Sponsors include Etihad Airways, Brickfields Asia College (BAC), TGV Cinemas, National Kidney Foundation, Anita, LAC Printing, and 100 Plus.



Million Dollar Feet™ is an unprecedented opportunity to make dreams come true. Some call it “The Voice” of football. Others are hailing it as the ultimate opportunity of taking home-grown Malaysian talent into the international football arena. Never before has there been a single entity which provides young homegrown Malaysian talents with the potential prospect of potentially signing with a top-notch European football club.

The Million Dollar Feet™ team, led by EPL legend Steve McMahon will conduct drills and try-outs in Pulau Pinang, Pahang, Sarawak, Johor and Kuala Lumpur with one aim – to find the country’s best young football talents. Shortlisted finalists will compete in an ultimate showdown, where two lucky winners will be sent on the ultimate football experience in the United Kingdom, with the opportunity of being witnessed by scouts from top European football clubs.

If you’re between the ages of 11 and 16 and think you got what it takes, sign up and see us at any one of the stops Million Dollar Feet™ is making throughout Malaysia.

Remember, it could be you!

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