Sunday, February 2, 2014

MALAYSIA: Dollah Don

"Harimau Malaya" a.k.a. Toh Ah Ton
(23 March 1923 - 24 December 2014)

NAME: Abdullah Md. Doon, Allahyarham Tuan Haji

POSITION: Striker

BIRTHPLACE: Stulang Laut, Johor

EDUCATION:
- Ngee Heng Primary School, Johor Bahru
- Sekolah Bukit Zaharah, Johor Bahru
- Johore English College / Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar, Johor Bahru (1938)

APPEARANCES:
Pasokan Bolasepak Melayu Semenanjong / Malayan Malays / MFA (1947)
- Malayan Chinese FA / MCFA Sino-Malay XI
- Singapore Malays (1949)
- Singapore Chinese FA / SCFA
- Perak Amateur Football Association XI PAFA
- Perak Chinese Football Federation / PCFF (1951)
- Johore Bahru District XI
- Tiger Sporting Association

ACHIEVEMENTS:
- Top scorer in a football tournament in Hong Kong in 1950

HONOURS:
- Indonesian President Soekarno gave Dollah Don a nickname, 'Harimau Malaya' after his team came from 3-0 down at half-time to earn a draw with an Indonesian team (Peseja/Persija Jakarta) with all three goals scored by Dollah Don in a match in Jakarta in 1953

TRIVIA:
- His talent was discovered by Dol Fatah (Dolfattah atau Abdul Fattah bin Abdullah), a Singapore football team coach
- Angry spectators in Medan, Indonesia had staged a protest because Dollah Don was sick and withdrew from a friendly game in 1946


Reference: http://soccerstarharimaumalaya.blogspot.com/

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