Dec 11, 2020 - FAS
German defender Tim Heubach was officially announced today as the Red Giants' new import player as the team prepares for the upcoming Malaysian League 2021.
Tim originated from Neuss, Germany and has a physical advantage for a defender with a height of 192 cm. He has previously played in the Bundesliga Division 2 against other German elite clubs.
Selangor FC will be the first Asian club he represents having had stints at Borussia M'glabach II, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, and FSV Frankfurt, before moving to the Middle East in 2017.
His last club before joining Selangor was Maccabi Netanya, which competed in the Ligat Ha’Al. According to transfermarkt.com records, Tim made 82 appearances and scored 5 goals for the club after playing there for four seasons.
"I have never been to Asia before and I want to find a new challenge here before returning to Germany one day," explained the 32-year-old.
"When I was informed by Coach Michael (Feichtenbeiner) about the opportunity to play for Selangor FC, I was very excited and watched many videos related to the Red Giants team on YouTube as well as live matches. I feel confident about playing for this team," explained Tim when asked why he chose to sign for Selangor FC.
Tim also shared about his meeting with the new Selangor FC head coach, Karsten Neitzel.
"I was informed that Karsten will be the team's head coach next season (2021) and I actually met him in Germany last October, just after I agreed to join the Red Giants."
"That was our first meeting. I have never worked with Karsten before, but we used to play against each other as opponents."
“During the meeting, we discussed the new challenges for both of us in Malaysia. He also shared with me about his plans for Selangor FC and his expectations from me,” said Tim about his meeting with Karsten.
"I am excited to be a part of this project," he said before concluding the interview with Media Selangor FC.
Selangor FC welcomes Tim Heubach and hopes he can strengthen the Red Giants' defensive line for the Malaysia League next season.
Tim Heubach is the second latest player introduced as the Red Giants’ new signing after Shahrel Fikri early last week.
Read more on Shahrel Fikri's announcement here or watch his first interview with us here.
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