DOB/Age: 2 April 1984 (36)
Previous Clubs: Geylang United (2003, 2006-2007), Young Lions (2004-2005), Tampines Rovers (2008-2011), Warriors FC (2012-2014), Army United (2015-2016, 2018-2019), Home United (2017)
Affectionately known as “Superman” for his bravery and ability to pull off stunning saves, Hassan is regarded as one of Singapore’s best-ever shot-stoppers. Among his many career achievements include being the first goalkeeper to win the S.League Player of the Year award in 2014 following his title-winning exploits with Warriors FC, as well as being named among the top-20 goalkeepers in the world by UK-based publication The Telegraph in 2016. With a combined four seasons abroad at Thailand’s Army United, along with his vast experience in the local and international football scene, Hassan is undoubtedly one of the Sailors’ most senior and important players in the team.
DOB/Age: 19 July 1994 (26)
Previous Clubs: Gombak United (2012), Young Lions (2013-2015), Home United (2017-2019)
Possessing great reflexes and a safe pair of hands, Rudy is considered to be one of the best young goalkeepers in the country. Following stints at Gombak United and the Young Lions, the former Singapore Under-23 custodian joined Home United in 2017. Rudy then rose to become the first-choice goalkeeper the following year, and played a starring role in the club’s successful run in the AFC Cup, where they were crowned ASEAN Zonal champions. Injuries limited his playing time in 2019, but he is now fully fit and ready to help the Sailors in our quest for silverware.
Adib Nur Hakim
DOB/Age: 9 March 1998 (22)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2016-2019)
A promising shot-stopper with immense physical attributes, Adib is an exciting goalkeeping talent to look out for in the future. His potential has not gone unnoticed, and he was called up to the Singapore national team for their games against Qatar and Yemen in 2019. Adib spent the first four years of his professional career with the Young Lions, before signing for the Sailors in 2020. Currently the most junior custodian at the club, Adib will look to develop himself further by learning from his more experienced counterparts in Hassan and Rudy, as he takes the next step towards becoming a top-class goalkeeper.
DOB/Age: 29 March 1998 (22)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2016-2019)
Blessed with great stamina and blistering pace, Zulqarnaen is best described as a modern full-back. Initially starting out as a winger for the Young Lions, Zulqarnaen – whose nickname is “Mamat” – found his true calling on the pitch after being converted into a defender in 2018.His improved performances led to him being called up for his international debut later that year, and he has since made the right-back position in the Singapore national team his own. Despite his relative youth, “Mamat”, who signed for the Sailors in 2020, is already regarded as one of the key players at the club.
DOB/Age: 7 February 1994 (26)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2012-2013, 2016), Balestier Khalsa (2014, 2017), Warriors FC (2018-2019)
A versatile and reliable defender who can play anywhere across the back line, Tajeli’s move to the Sailors in 2020 came on the back of a successful campaign the previous year, where he helped Warriors FC to the final of the Singapore Cup. This led to the former National Football Academy Under-18 captain being called up to fill one of the two overaged player slots for Singapore at the 2019 SEA Games.Now entering the peak years of his career, Tajeli, who previously also played for the Young Lions and Balestier Khalsa, will be looking to
DOB/Age: 12 July 1997 (23)
Previous Clubs: Iwaki FC (2016-2017), Albirex Niigata (S) (2018-2019)
A classy ball-playing defender who also has the ability to play in midfield, Yamazaki is the central figure of the Sailors’ backline. Part of Albirex Niigata’s (S) all-conquering side which swept all three pieces of domestic silverware in 2018, Yamazaki impressed in a midfield role for the White Swans a year later, and earned himself a nomination for the SPL Young Player of the Year award. The young Japanese joined the Sailors in 2020, and will be surely hoping to enjoy even more success on the pitch in Singapore with his new club.
DOB/Age: 14 May 1989 (31)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2007-2010), Home United (2011, 2015-2019), LionsXII (2012), Warriors FC (2013), Tampines Rovers (2014)
A no-nonsense player who never shirks a challenge, it comes as no surprise that Abdil counts Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos as one of his favourite players. Recognised as one of the best local centre-backs in the SPL, Abdil has seen his reputation soar in recent years, especially after his impressive performances for Home United helped them reach the 2017 and 2018 AFC Cup Zonal finals. Abdil’s defensive ability and leadership on the pitch will be crucial in the Sailors’ quest for success, and he is often one of the first names on the coach’s team sheet.
DOB/Age: 9 July 1991 (29)
Previous Clubs: Balestier Khalsa (2010), Hougang United (2011), Young Lions (2012), LionsXII (2013-
2014), Tampines Rovers (2015), Home United (2016-2019)
A tenacious tackler who started his career as a defensive midfielder, Aqhari has since found his feet on the right side of defence in recent years, with his incredible stamina allowing him to cover a lot of ground on the flank. Part of the LionsXII squad that won the 2013 Malaysia Super League, Aqhari – son of former Singapore international Abdullah Noor – joined Home United in 2016, where he quickly established himself as a first-team regular. A committed and dedicated player, Aqhari’s professionalism and experience makes him an invaluable asset to the Sailors both on and off the pitch.
DOB/Age: 30 May 1995 (25)
Previous Clubs: Tampines Rovers (2015), Young Lions (2016-2017), Home United (2018-2019)
Comfortable on the ball and strong in the air, Faizal boasts all the attributes of a top-quality centre-back. Coupled with his impeccable reading of the game and willingness to put in a challenge, Faizal, who previously played for the Young Lions, impressed enough to earn himself a move to Home United – the club where he worked as a ball boy in his younger days – in 2018. It is a testament to Faizal’s abilities that, despite his relative youth, he started every league game in the 2018 and 2019 seasons, and he will surely be aiming to go from strength to strength with the Sailors.
DOB/Age: 12 January 1997 (23)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2018-2019)
An energetic player and a good crosser of the ball, Naqiuddin was started out as a winger, but has since been converted to a full-back for the Sailors. Having made his professional bow in 2018, Naqiuddin has since improved leaps and bounds, and featured in 18 SPL games for his previous club, the Young Lions, in the 2019 season, where he caught the eye with his lively and tenacious displays. That earned him the move to the Sailors in 2020, where he will look to improve even more as he continues his rise to the top.
Wai Loon Ho
DOB/Age: 20 August 1993 (27)
Previous Clubs: Balestier Khalsa (2011-2012, 2014-2016), Warriors FC (2017-2018), Home United (2019)
Capable of playing as a full-back as well as in the middle of the park, Wai Loon possesses a cultured left foot, and makes up for a lack of size with his dogged determination on the pitch. Wai Loon made his professional debut for Balestier Khalsa in 2014, before joining Warriors FC in 2017. There, he enjoyed two successful seasons, which culminated in him earning his first Singapore cap in 2018, and a move to Home United a year later. Wai Loon has since established himself as a dependable member of the Sailors, and can be counted on by his team-mates to deliver on the pitch when it matters.
DOB/Age: 9 May 1988 (32)
Previous Clubs: Tampines Rovers (2006-2008, 2010-2011, 2013-2014, 2016-2017, 2019), Home United (2009-2010), Young Lions (2011), LionsXII (2012, 2015), Melaka United (2018)
A set-piece specialist who is capable of delivering dead balls with pinpoint accuracy, the experienced Shahdan is undoubtedly one of the most technically-gifted midfielders in Singapore in the last decade.
Signing for the Sailors after a standout 2019 season with Tampines Rovers, where he won the Singapore Cup and earned himself a nomination for the SPL Player of the Year award. A well-respected member of the squad who is valued for his creativity and passing ability, Shahdan’s presence in the squad will surely help to push the Sailors to greater heights.
Nationality: South Korean
DOB/Age: 8 November 1993 (27)
Previous Clubs: Home United (2012-2019)
Known for his high work rate and superb technical abilities, Song has come a long way since his arrival in Singapore eight years ago. Having overcome the initial language barrier, the South Korean has since become one of the most accomplished midfielders in the SPL. His knack for scoring was also evident in 2018, as he plundered 20 goals to help Home United finish as ASEAN Zonal champions in the AFC Cup. An integral part of the Sailors, Song’s performances on the pitch will be key to helping the club achieve further success.
DOB/Age: 22 August 1988 (32)
Previous Clubs: Tanjong Pagar United (2011, 2012-2013), Home United (2012, 2018-2019), Geylang International (2014-2015), Warriors FC (2016-2017)
Well-known as a speed merchant, Hafiz is capable of outpacing almost any defender in the league, and has forged himself a reputation as a dangerous and tricky winger. Despite making his professional debut at the belated age of 21, Hafiz has already become a fixture in the Singapore national team. Hafiz enjoyed his best season to date in 2019, where he scored nine goals in all competitions at club level for Home United. Hafiz’s devastating pace on the flanks makes him a perfect fit for the high-tempo, attacking style football that the Sailors aspire to.
DOB/Age: 25 February 1996 (24)
Previous Clubs: Home United (2017-2019)
Skilful, tricky, and quick, the left-footed Iqram is comfortable playing on either wing, and is even capable of filling in at full-back when required. Crowned Most Valuable Player (MVP) in Adidas’s Singapore edition of the worldwide futsal campaign “Tango League” in 2017, Iqram has since managed to impress on the big pitch as well, and featured in more than 30 games for Home United in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Now a Singapore international as well, Iqram will be looking to take up more responsibilities on the pitch for the Sailors, and establish himself as a first-team regular.
DOB/Age: 14 December 1990 (30)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2009-2011), LionsXII (2012-2013, 2015), Home United (2014, 2017 to 2019), Tampines Rovers (2016)
A robust player who has the ability to ping accurate cross-field passes and unleash powerful shots from distance, team captain Izzdin is the orchestrator in the middle of the park for the Sailors. Since making his SPL debut with the Young Lions in 2009, Izzdin meteoric rise in the game has seen him win the 2015 Malaysia FA Cup with the LionsXII, as well as captain Home United to become ASEAN Zonal champions in the 2018 AFC Cup.A leader both on and off the pitch, Izzdin will look to guide the Sailors to even greater success in the coming years.
DOB/Age: 22 December 1990 (30)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2008-2011), LionsXII (2012-2015), Geylang International (2016-2017), Navy FC (2018), Warriors FC (2019)
A fleet-footed winger with excellent dribbling skills, Gabriel’s knack of cutting in from the right to score with his left foot makes him one of the most dangerous attackers in the SPL. A recognisable face in the local football scene, and a regular in the Singapore national team, Gabriel was a key part of the LionsXII squads that won the Malaysia Super League and Malaysia FA Cup in 2013 and 2015 respectively. With more than a decade of experience in professional football under his belt, Gabriel is the ideal role model for the younger Sailors attackers, both on and off the pitch.
DOB/Age: 9 December 1999 (21)
Previous Clubs: Home United (2017-2019)
A winger with great stamina and explosive acceleration, Arshad is a bright young talent to keep an eye out for. The unheralded youngster burst onto the scene in 2018 with a mature debut performance against Geylang International. Despite his relative youth, Arshad has already entrenched himself among the senior squad, and has even represented Singapore in the AFC Under-23 Championship qualifiers.
While he may not boast the experience of some of his other Sailors team-mates, Arshad is definitely still capable of contributing on the pitch with his unpredictability and bravery.
DOB/Age: 29 November 1998 (22)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2017-2019)
An electric winger who can operate as an inside forward, Haiqal is one of the rare footballers who is equally comfortable with using either foot. While he suffered a major injury in 2016, Haiqal’s determination to succeed in the game saw him overcome the setback, and he subsequently made his SPL debut for the Young Lions in 2017. His natural talent helped him become a first-team regular for Young Lions, and he was even called up to represent Singapore at the 2019 SEA Games. Haiqal joined the Sailors in 2020, where he will now be hoping to push on further in his career.
DOB/Age: 12 January 1996 (24)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2015-2016), Home United (2017, 2019), Albirex Niigata (S) (2018)
Blessed with superb close control and the ability to pull something out of the extraordinary, Adam has long been viewed as one of the best Singaporean young talents to emerge in recent times. Adam first came to prominence after impressing in the 2011 and 2012 Lion City Cup, which earned him a two-year contract with French Ligue 2 outfit FC Metz. He then returned to Singapore to play for the Young Lions, before eventually signing for Albirex Niigata (S) in 2018, where he won the domestic treble, as well as the SPL Young Player of the Year award. The future is bright for the young playmaker, who will be hoping to fulfil his undeniable potential with the Sailors.
DOB/Age: 31 January 1999 (21)
Previous Clubs: Tampines Rovers (2016), Young Lions (2018-2019)
Technically gifted and creative, Saifullah has the potential to be a mainstay in the Singapore national team. Making his SPL debut with Tampines Rovers in 2016, Saifullah was offered a contract by Spanish fourth-tier side Tenerife B after a successful trial, but he opted against the move for developmental reasons. It proved the right choice, as Saifullah blossomed and enjoyed an excellent 2019 with the Young Lions. This earned him a move to the Sailors, where he will now be hoping to carry on his progress as a player, while also helping the club achieve success on the pitch.
DOB/Age: 19 July 1997 (23)
Previous Clubs: Western Pride (2017-2018), Brisbane Strikers (2019)
A typical goal poacher, Pengelly is an old-school number 9 who thrives on being around the penalty box and finishing chances. A burgeoning talent in Australian football, Pengelly started his journey in 2017 with Western Pride, before finding his feet with semi-pro side Brisbane Strikers, where he scored a whopping 52 goals in 34 matches across two competitions in 2019. His goalscoring exploits attracted the attention of the Sailors, who awarded him his first-ever professional contract in 2020. The Australian is set to lead the line for the Sailors, and repay the faith shown in him by the club.
DOB/Age: 23 January 1984 (36)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2003-2006), Home United (2007-2010, 2018-2019), Persib Bandung (2010- 2011), Medan Chiefs (2012), LionsXII (2012-2013), Johor Darul Ta’zim II (2014-2016), Warriors FC (2017)
An intelligent attacker who has the ability to play in between the lines and link up play, Shahril, who has won three AFF Championships with the Singapore national team, has enjoyed an illustrious and successful career since making his professional debut with the Young Lions in 2003. Boasting more than 15 years of experience in professional football – including stints in Malaysia and Indonesia – Shahril has deservedly achieved legendary status in Singapore football, and boasts a slew of honours that not many local players can match. A respected and admired member of the Sailors squad, Shahril’s ability and leadership will be key in helping the club reach the pinnacle.
DOB/Age: 8 January 1997 (23)
Previous Clubs: Home United (2017-2019)
A hardworking forward who offers a physical presence up top, Amiruldin has the ability to not only score, but also bring his team-mates into the game with his hold-up play. The son of former national striker Nordin Khalil, Amiruldin netted 16 goals to finish top scorer of the 2016 Prime League season. He went on to star for Singapore at the 2017 SEA Games, where he scored a memorable long-range strike against hosts Malaysia. Amiruldin will be looking to impress for the Sailors, as he works towards becoming a top striker for both club and country.