Misbun Sidek is the former Malaysian badminton player, was portrayed by Rosyam Nor in the 2018 biopic film “Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend,” which centered around Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei and was released on March 15, 2018.In the upcoming second film titled ‘Gold,’ Misbun Sidek will be portrayed by Wan Raja, and he will be paired with Farid Kamil, who will depict Rashid Sidek. The film is scheduled for release in 2024.
Age- 63 years
Height- 1.77 m
Born- 17 February 1960
Spouse- Latifah binti Sidek (m. 1987)
Children- Misbun Ramdan Misbun, Lia Murni, Misbun Awalauddin, Lia Dewi Rubita, Lia Alifah, Misbun Syawal Misbun, Lia Nurmila
Profession-Malaysian badminton player
Misbun Sidek’s parents are Sidek Abdullah Kamar and Bangaton Rasman. Mohd Sidek, Misbun Sidek’s father, held a vision for his children to become badminton aces. He initiated the training of his eldest son, Misbun, from a young age. The Sidek family, which included well-known brothers like Misbun, Razif, Jalani, Rahman, and Rashid, became synonymous with badminton excellence.
Misbun Sidek was married to Datin Latifah Sidek in 1987 until her unfortunate passing due to COVID-19 on July 23, 2021.
Misbun Sidek and Datin Latifah Sidek had six children: Misbun Syawal Misbun (32 years old), twins Lia Murni and Misbun Ramdan (30 years old), Lia Alifah (26 years old), Lia Dewi Rubita (25 years old), and Misbun Awalauddin (21 years old as of July 2021). Notably, Misbun Ramdan also pursued a career as a professional badminton player.
Misbun Sidek received his early education at local primary schools in his hometown of Banting. Later, he continued his studies at Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur.
By the age of seven in 1967, Misbun Sidek began serious badminton training under his father at the court in front of their house in Kampung Kanchong Darat, Banting, Selangor. The Sidek family, including Misbun, was a source of pride for Malaysian badminton from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. In 1981, Misbun secured his first international title at the German Open and contributed to Malaysia’s national squad winning the Silver medal at the SEA Games, defeating Indonesia’s Liem Swie King in the team event.
For his achievements, Misbun was named Malaysia’s Sportsman of the Year, a recognition he received again two years later. Despite a setback at the 1982 Badminton World Cup, where he failed to clinch the title after a significant lead over Liem Swie King, Misbun gained recognition for his unique “S” Service, causing much controversy and ultimately being banned by the International Badminton Federation (IBF) in 1982.
In October 1983, Misbun turned professional, signing with the International Management Group (IMG), which represented various sports stars. The Sidek family made history in January 1985 as the largest sibling group to represent the country abroad in the same sporting event at the Hong Kong Open. In 1986, Misbun reached the All England Open final, but was defeated by Morten Frost.
In 1988, Misbun experienced a significant moment as part of the Malaysian National Badminton team that defeated traditional rival Indonesia for the first time in 21 years, reaching the final against China. This marked Misbun’s last full year at the top level of badminton.
Misbun Sidek, part of the coaching staff, played a role in Malaysia’s 1992 Thomas Cup victory after a 25-year drought. In 1996, he co-established the Nusa Mahsuri badminton club to discover new talents and coached there from 1996 to 2002. Serving as Malaysia’s national team men’s singles coach from 2003 to 2010, Misbun guided prominent players like Rashid Sidek, the Hashim brothers, Wong Choong Hann, Lee Chong Wei, and Wong Mew Choo.
His coaching successes include Wong Mew Choo reaching World No. 7 in the female category, Roslin Hashim and Wong Choong Hann reaching World No. 1, with the latter securing a silver medal in the BWF World Championships. Hafiz Hashim achieved All-England champion status and reached World No. 5. Under Misbun’s guidance, Lee Chong Wei became World No. 1, reached the 2008 Olympics men’s singles final, secured an Olympic silver medal, and won numerous BWF tournaments.
In July 2017, Misbun resumed his role as Malaysia’s national team men’s singles head coach, contributing to the development of players like Lee Zii Jia during that period.
Misbun Sidek Net Worth, 2024
Misbun Sidek’s net worth in 2024 is $1.5 million.
Latest News about Misbun Sidek
Misbun Sidek’s Early Morning Training for Thai Youth Players
Badminton legend Misbun Sidek, renowned for his coaching expertise, is currently training young Thai players as early as 4:30 am. Many international and aspiring players worldwide have sought training under him in Malaysia.
The video provides a glimpse of the intense training sessions, including conditioning exercises, shadow practices, and drills that extend into the evening. Conducted at the Nusa Mahsuri badminton club, Misbun Sidek not only focuses on physical training but also imparts valuable wisdom to the players.
“My idea is to help you achieve the next level. I will give you what you need. I just want your time and your energy. “He said.