Hairuddin (right) playing against Chelsea in 2012
|Full name||Hairuddin Bin Omar|
|Date of birth||29 September 1979|
|Place of birth||Setiu, Terengganu, Malaysia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Midfielder|
|Malaysia U-19 (assistant)|
|2009||→ Negeri Sembilan (loan)||0||(0)|
|2017–||Malaysia U-19 (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born and raised in Setiu, 70 kilometres from Kuala Terengganu, Hairuddin began his football career with Terengganu and made his professional season debut played for Terengganu in 1999. He has helped his team won the Malaysia Cup in 2001. After 4 seasons playing for his hometown team he signed a contract with Pahang in 2003.
Hairuddin was part of the Pahang team that won the 2004 Malaysia Super League title and later clinched the Malaysia FA Cup title in 2006. After 6 years spending his career with Pahang, Hairuddin returned to his hometown and signed a contract with a Kuala Terengganu-based football club, T-Team. During the Malaysia Cup campaign in 2009, he was loaned to Negeri Sembilan until end of the Malaysia Cup campaign. On 7 November 2009, Negeri Sembilan secured the 2009 Malaysia Cup title in a 1–3 win over Kelantan and scored 1 goal in that match.
In 2010, Hairuddin signed a one-year contract with Kelantan. While playing for the team, he has won the 2010 Malaysia Cup and scored 1 goal in a 2–1 win in the final against Negeri Sembilan on 30 October 2010 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
After his contract with Kelantan ends, Hairuddin signed a one-year contract with Negeri Sembilan in 2011. He made 19 appearances and 4 goals in league campaign. During the 2011 Malaysia Cup, Hairuddin scored 8 goals to claim the tournament's golden boot, including the winning goal in a 2–1 win over Terengganu in the final. That was Hairuddin's third straight Malaysia Cup titles since 2009.
In 2012, Hairuddin signed a contract with Malaysian Armed Forces for the 2012 Malaysia Premier League season has been appointed as the captain of the team. Hairuddin spent 4 years with the club before left for Terengganu in 2016. While playing for Armed Forces, Hairuddin lead the team into winning the 2012 Malaysia Premier League title, 2012 Malaysia Cup title and won the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Cup in 2013.
Hairuddin returned to Terengganu in 2016 after he refused to extend his contract with Armed Forces for another year. He signed a one-year contract with the team.
In February 2017, Hairuddin announced his retirement at club and international level.
Hairuddin amassed 113 caps, scoring 35 goals for the Malaysia national team from 2000 to 2012. He represented Malaysia at two AFF Championship in 2007 and 2008, one Asian Cup in 2007 and also one Southeast Asian Games in 2001.
On 25 July 2012, Hairuddin earned the distinction of scoring Malaysia's solitary goal in the 4–1 defeat to Chelsea in FA Premier League Asia Cup 2003, an invitational tournament in 2003. Then he out-jumped England international John Terry to nod the ball home off a swerving corner kick from his Terengganu teammate, Rosdi Talib, four minutes after Frank Lampard had opened the scoring in the 36th minute. It was as a result of a well-worked set-piece the boys managed to translate into the game, giving the nation the first goal against an English opponent since Matlan Marjan's double against England at Merdeka Stadium in 1991.
- As of 28 August 2017
- As of 28 August 2017
|1.||7 November 2000||Bangkok, Thailand||Laos||5–0||Won||2000 Tiger Cup Group Stage|
|2.||9 November 2000||Bangkok, Thailand||Cambodia||3–2||Won||2000 Tiger Cup Group Stage|
|3.||9 May 2001||Ba, Fiji||Fiji||1–2||Won||Friendly|
|4.||23 March 2001||Doha, Qatar||Hong Kong||2–1||Lost||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|5.||25 March 2001||Doha, Qatar||Palestine||4–3||Won||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|6.||11 December 2002||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Cambodia||5–0||Won||Friendly|
|7.||20 October 2003||Manama, Bahrain||Iraq||5–1||Lost||2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|8.||24 October 2003||Manama, Bahrain||Myanmar||2–1||Lost||2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|9.||12 January 2007||Bangkok, Thailand||Philippines||4–0||Won||2007 ASEAN Football Championship|
|10.||12 January 2007||Bangkok, Thailand||Philippines||4–0||Won||2007 ASEAN Football Championship|
|11.||18 June 2007||Shah Alam, Malaysia||Cambodia||6–0||Won||Friendly|
|12.||10 October 2008||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Pakistan||4–1||Won||Friendly|
|13.||20 October 2008||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Afghanistan||6–0||Won||2008 Merdeka Tournament|
- Malaysia Cup: 2001
- 'Malaysia Cup': 2010
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