Fazrul Nawaz

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Fazrul Nawaz
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Personal information
Full name Fazrul Nawaz bin Shahul Hameed
Date of birth (1985-04-17) 17 April 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tampines Rovers FC
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Geylang United 30 (5)
2006–2007 Young Lions 33 (9)
2008 Geylang United 16 (4)
2009–2010 Gombak United 46 (25)
2011–2012 Singapore Armed Forces 58 (20)
2013 LionsXII 20 (4)
2014 Home United 34 (14)
2015 Sabah FA 5 (2)
2015– Warriors FC 24 (18)
2016– Tampines Rovers FC 10 (10)
National team
2006– Singapore 84 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 September 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:47, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Fazrul Nawaz bin Shahul Hameed (born 17 April 1985) is a Singapore international footballer who play as a striker for S.League club Tampines Rovers FC.

Club career[edit]

Geylang United[edit]

Fazrul began his professional football career with Geylang United in the S.League in 2003. He left the club on 2006 and return in 2008.

Young Lions[edit]

In 2006 to 2007, Fazrul signed for Young Lions.

Gombak United[edit]

Fazrul was released by Geylang United after a contractual dispute and it was reported in Malay newspapers that he had finally signed for Gombak United after strong rumours that he would join Sengkang Punggol with his former team-mates Aide Iskandar, Noh Rahman and Amos Boon. However these rumours have since been proven to be false and Fazrul has been clubless for half a year. In May 2009, Gombak United coach Darren Stewart had announced that Fazrul will be joining his team. He made an immediate impact on his new team, scored 7 goals in 15 appearances for his new club. The following season, he scored 18 goals in 31 games for Gombak United, becoming the highest born local top scorer in the league.

SAFFC[edit]

In 2011 he joined SAFFC. And decided to join Lionsxii in 2013. Over the two seasons spent at SAFFC, he scored 20 goals in 58 appearances for the club.

LionsXII[edit]

Fazrul left the Warriors for LionsXII in January 2013 to play in the Malaysia super league. However, he was released in December 2013 after scoring just 4 goals in an injury-stricken season.

Home United[edit]

He then signed for Home United in 2014 and went on to score 14 goals in 34 games for the team, again becoming the highest local top scorer in that season.[1]

Sabah FA[edit]

In December 2014, he signed a 12 months contract with the Malaysia Premier League side, Sabah FA , however he was released 4 months later after suffering from an injury on his left knee. During his 4 months stay with the Malaysian club, he managed to score twice in 5 league appearances for the team.

Return to the Warriors[edit]

Following the end of his short stint with Sabah, Fazrul rejoined old club Warriors FC on the 2015 S.League June mid-window transfer deadline after recovering from an injury sustain in Malaysia.[2] He scored two goals in first match after rejoining his old club, leading the Warriors to a 4-1 win over their uniformed rivals Home United.[3] In his second match of the season, he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Hougang United, sending the defending champions to second place in the table.[4] Tampines Rovers.[5] He ended the season as the highest local-born scorer in the 2015 S.League season with 18 goals from 24 matches.

Tampines Rovers[edit]

In December 2015, He joined Tampines Rovers FC after turning down a new contract at his former club. He scored his first goal for Tampines in the second game of the season against Hougang United. Fazrul ended the season as the second highest local-born scorer with 7 goals.

International career[edit]

Fazrul made his international debut for Singapore on 4 June 2005, against Malaysia, coming on as a substitute for Masrezwan Masturi, who had broken his nose.

In the second leg of the 2007 AFF Championship semi-final, Fazrul scored the fourth out of five successfully converted penalties for Singapore in a penalty shootout win over Malaysia.

In the 2007 South East Asian Games, Fazrul's performance in the group stages was largely criticised by the fans and the media. More criticism arose when he failed to score a penalty against Malaysia. If he had scored, Singapore would have avoided favourites Thailand in the semi-final match, which Singapore eventually lost 3–0, ending the nation's hopes for a gold or silver medal. In the Bronze Medal placing match, Fazrul made amends for his poor performance by scoring a hat-trick in a 5–0 victory against Vietnam, winning the bronze medal for Singapore.

Due to an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament, sustained in a league match against Tampines Rovers, Fazrul was forced to miss the 2008 AFF Championship, in which Singapore were knocked out in the semi-finals by Vietnam.

Prior to winning his 78th cap against Japan in a 0-3 defeat, Fazrul has amassed 9 goals in 77 appearances.[6] He scored his 10th international goal in his 80th Singapore cap in a friendly against Myanmar on 24 March 2016. He notched his 11th goal for Singapore and the last of Head Coach Bernd Stange's reign in charge of Singapore.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Singapore's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 Dec 2006 National Stadium (Thailand)  Vietnam 2-2 2–3 2006 King's Cup
2 26 Mar 2008 Kallang,Singapore  Lebanon 2-0 2-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
3 20 Jan 2010 80th Birthday Stadium,Thailand  Denmark 1-5 1-5 2010 King's Cup
4 26 Nov 2010 Kallang,Singapore  Laos 3-0 4-0 Friendly
5 18 Jul 2011 Kallang,Singapore  Taiwan 3-2 3-2 Friendly
6 16 Oct 2012 Kallang,Singapore  India 2-0 2-0 Friendly
7 1 Dec 2012 Shah Alam Stadium, Malaysia  Laos 2-4 2-5 2012 AFF Championship
8 6 Sep 2014 Hougang Stadium, Singapore  Papua New Guinea 2-0 2-1 Friendly
9 30 May 2015 Bangabandhu National Stadium, Bangabandhu, Bangladesh  Bangladesh 1-1 1-2 Friendly
10 6 June 2015 Jurong West Sports and Recreation Centre, Singapore  Brunei 4-1 4-1 Friendly
11 11 June 2015 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh  Cambodia 0-4 0-4 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
12 13 October 2015 Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore  Cambodia 2-1 2-1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
13 24 March 2016 Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore  Myanmar 2-1 2-1 Friendly
14 29 March 2016 Takhti Stadium (Tehran), Iran  Afghanistan 2-1 2-1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round

Personal life[edit]

His father was a national boxer who also won a Bronze Medal in a SEA Games competition in the 1970s. He is a Muslim.[citation needed]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

LionsXII

International[edit]

Singapore

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sazali, Abdul Aziz (8 December 2014). "Fazrul Joins Sabah". The New Paper. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fazrul Nawaz Rejoins Warriors FC". S.League. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Shawn, Lim (8 December 2014). "Warriors New Look Strikeforce Too Much for Protectors". S.League. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Nigel, Chin (9 April 2015). "Fazrul Strikes Again as Warriors Move to Second". S.League. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fazrul Inspires Warriors To Victorious Comeback". S.League. 17 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Red-hot Fazrul ready to lead Singapore line". FourFourTwo. 
  7. ^ "Stange's Singapore reign ends in defeat". FourFourTwo. 
  8. ^ Fazrul Nawaz at Soccerway

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