Bobby Gonzales

Bobby Gonzales
Personal information
Full name Bobby Gonzales
Date of birth (1984-02-15) 15 February 1984
Place of birth Kunak, Sabah, Malaysia[1]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Second striker
Club information
Current team
Felda United
Number 9
Youth career
2001 Malaysia Youth Team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Sabah FA 40 (20)
2009 Brunei DPMM FC 16 (2)
2009 KL PLUS FC 14 (4)
2009–2010 Sabah FA 35 (15)
2011Sarawak FA [2] 21 (16)
2012 Sabah FA 9 (2)
2012Sarawak FA (loan)[3] 6 (1)
2013 Sarawak FA 35 (28)
2014 PDRM FA 21 (7)
2015 Perak FA 12 (6)
2016— Felda United 1 (0)
National team
2003–2004 Malaysia U-19 3 (4)
2013–2014 Malaysia 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 13, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 13, 2016

Bobby Gonzales (born 15 February 1984) is a Malaysian footballer from Sabah.[4] He is currently playing as a striker for Felda United in the Malaysia Super League.

Club career

Malaysia Youth Team

Bobby Gonzales started his professional career with Sabah during the 2003 Malaysian League by making his debut against Terengganu FA.[5] He was part of the squad that finished as runners-up in the 2003 Malaysia Cup. He also represented the Malaysia youth team for 2001 Asian School Championship in Kuala Lumpur where Malaysia finished third and the 2004 AFC Youth Championship.


During the 2007–08 season, Gonzales scored 13 goals to become Sabah's all season top scorer with André Scotti Ossemer.[6] His performances earned him a call-up for national under 23 preparation for 2007 SEA Games. He however failed to earn a place in the squad.

Brunei DPMM

For the 2009 season, Gonzales joined a team based in Brunei, DPMM FC.[7] However, DPMM FC had to pull out of Malaysia Super League 2009 due to their suspension from the league in late November for not complying with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) rules.


He later sign for KL PLUS FC.[8] He made his debut against Terengganu FA and scored a spectacular 25-meter goal.[9]

Sabah FA

Due to an injury in mid season, he missed half of Super League season and only made his return in the Malaysia Cup. After the season ended, he returned to Sabah and joined the state team for 2010 Malaysian League season. He was dropped from the Sabah squad at the end of the league season.[10]

Loan Out to Sarawak FA

For the 2011 Malaysia Premier League season, he joined Sarawak.[11] After a superb season with Sarawak, where he helped the team to second place in Premier League and win promotion to 2012 Super League Malaysia by scoring 16 league goals, he left the team and returned to Sabah for the next season.

From Sarawak FA to Sabah FA season 2012

On 5 December 2011, Bobby Gonzales returned to Sabah FA at the end of the season having made 21 appearances with Sarawak's, as he helped the Croc's promote to Malaysia Super League 2012.[12] He made his Malaysia Super League debut on 10 January 2012 against Felda United in a 2–0 away defeat.[13] On 14 January, Bobby scored a goal in 45th minutes of first half against former club Sarawak in a 2–1 win at the Likas Stadium.[14] Bobby scored his last goal in the 2012 season in a 3–1 win with Negeri Sembilan FA. He finished the season with two league goals in 9 games.[15]

Return to Sarawak FA 2013

After only one season with Sabah, Sarawak FA confirmed that Bobby Gonzales would join the club on 4 November 2012 from Sarawak FA on a free transfer with only performance-related incentives due to Sabah, after agreeing terms and signing a long term contract.[16] Bobby's contract is worth RM24K net per year and was given the number 9 shirt, the same number he wore for Sarawak during his first spell.

On 7 January, Bobby made his debut return for Sarawak in the 2–1 league opening game win against Perlis FA at Kangar Stadium.[17] Four days later on 11 January, he scored double in the 30th minute in a 5–0 home win against UITM FC.[18] On 14 January, he scored in the 45th minute in a 1–1 away draw against Putrajaya SPA F.C..[19][20] On 25 January, he scored two second-half goals in Sarawak's 3–0 Malaysia FA Cup first round victory against Malacca FA at Sarawak State Stadium, but he was denied a hat-trick in the last minute half by a save by Malacca FA goalkeeper Nor Iman.[21] Bobby's brace against Malacca FA made him the finest poacher player since Alistair Edwards to hit the two-goal mark for Sarawak.

On 26 April, Bobby Gonzales was the toast of his team after having scored four goals for the Crocs in their Malaysia Premier League match against UiTM FC in away win 3–5 held at UiTM Stadium.[22] He scored a third consecutive brace at Sarawak State Stadium in a 7–0 home win against NS Betaria FC. On 4 May, bringing his tally to 17 goals in 18 games.[23] This made him Sarawak's most prolific goals per game scorer of all time ahead of sarawak legend John Hunter. On 21 May, he scored his 19th goal in 19 appearance for Sarawak against Pos Malaysia FC in a 2–0 away win. In the final league match on 5 July, Bobby scores his first derby goal against his hometown Sabah FA at Likas Stadium with 2–1 win as he helped the Sarawak FA ended the 2013 Premier League as the unbeaten champions.[24]

On 31 August, Bobby Gonzales scored his two goal for Sarawak in a 4–0 win in the Malaysia Cup of group D.[25] He scored his fourth goal of the group D at home to Perak FA in Saturday by trashing 6–1 victory on 21 September.[26] On 26 October 2013, Bobby scored in Sarawak Malaysia Cup semi-final second leg against Pahang, though his side went out 4–2 on aggregate.[27]


After released by Sarawak at the end of 2013, Bobby joined PDRM FA on a 1-year contract.[28]

Perak FA

Bobby has joined Perak FA on a 1-year contract and will be playing on 2015

International career

Bobby received a call-up to play for Malaysia national football team in early November 2013, due to his good performances for Sarawak in the 2013 Malaysia Cup. He received the call-up along with his Sarawak teammate Mohd Hairol Mokhtar by national coach K. Rajagopal for a friendly match against Kuwait national football team in Kuwait City.[29]

International Appearance

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 November 2013 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 0 3–0 (L) Friendly
2 1 March 2014 Selayang, Malaysia  Philippines 0 0–0 (D) Friendly
3 5 March 2014 Al Ain, UAE  Yemen 0 2–1 (W) 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
4 27 April 2014 Cebu, Philippines  Philippines 0 0–0 (D) Friendly
5 20 September 2014 Shah Alam, Malaysia  Cambodia 0 4–1 (W) Friendly

Career statistics

Statistics accurate as of 14 October 2013
Club Season Domestic League League FA Cup Malaysia Cup AFC Cup Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Sabah FA 2003 Malaysia Premier One League 000000030000030
2004 Malaysia Super League 000000000000000
2005 Malaysia Super League 000000000000000
2005–2006 Malaysia Premier League 000000000000000
2006–2007 Malaysia Premier League 000000000000000
2007–2008 Malaysia Premier League 01000100000000110
PLUS F.C. 2009 Malaysia Super League 14400000000001440
Sabah FA 2009 Malaysia Premier League 26120000000000000
2010 Malaysia Premier League 930000000000000
Sarawak FA (loan) 2011 Malaysia Premier League 2116000000000021160
Sabah FA 2012 Malaysia Super League 920000000000920
Sarawak FA 2013 Malaysia Premier League 22210430104000035280
Career total 66 68 0 4 4 0 9 7 1 0 0 0 80 50 0



Sarawak FA


  1. – Profile Bobby Gonzales
  2. – Bobby Gonzales profile
  3. – Bobby Gonzales profile
  4. Bobby: There’s no place like home! Archived 10 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine. – New Sabah Times, 30 November 2009.
  5. "Rhinos go on rampage". Daily Express. 2 April 2003. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011.
  6. "Sabah Goalscorers 2007/08". September 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  7. "Bobby, Wing Hong to DPMM". 12 November 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  8. Bobby joins KL Plus!. (29 December 2008)
  9. "Speedy Gonzales". Malay Mail. 9 January 2009.
  10. Bobby among dropped six (14 August 2010)
  11. Crocs intent on Super League promotion Borneo Post Online (30 January 2011)
  12.[] – The four ex-players who are set to make a return into the State squad are home born Ronny Harun, Bobby Gonzales, Irwan Jamil, and Mohd Fariss Azlan Mat Isa
  13. – Opening game
  14. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 2013-10-07. – Buoyed by their 2–1 win over Sarawak
  15. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-07. – Sabah claws negeri sembilan
  16. – Sarawak hunt goal machine
  17. – Bobby sealed the game
  18. – Sarawak coach Alberts warns players against complacency despite big win over UiTM FC
  19. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 2013-10-07. -Bobby Gonzales equalised just before the interval.
  20. -Poor finishing worries Alberts
  21. – Bobby scored double as crocs extend winning streak at home
  22. – S’wak win big against UiTM FC
  23. – Elephants help gladiators check Lions
  24. – Bobby Gonzales scores his first derby goal
  25. -TWO-GOAL HERO: Bobby Gonzales scored twice in Sarawak’s 4–0 win over Kedah last night
  27. – Sarawak will come back stronger

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