|Full name||Ikhsan bin Fandi Ahmad|
|Date of birth||9 April 1999|
|Place of birth||Singapore|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2012–2013||National Football Academy|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 June 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 November 2019
In March 2013, Ikhsan and older brother Irfan Fandi had an opportunity to secure their first overseas trial, with Hércules, a professional club playing in the Spanish second division. However, the pair ultimately failed to secure contracts with the club due to issues relating with visas. Irfan and Ikhsan left the club after contracts could not be secured.
Ikhsan returned to Singapore and signed for Home United together with his brother Irfan ahead of the 2016 S.League season. He made his debut in a 2–2 draw against Warriors FC, coming on as a substitute for Khairul Nizam in the 85th minute. However, he was away for National Service together with Irfan so he only managed to end the season with 4 appearances and 0 goals.
In 2017, it was announced that Ikhsan would sign for the under-23 football team, Young Lions FC ahead of the 2017 S.League season. It was revealed on 17 March 2017 that, although Ikhsan has yet to make an appearance for his new club, his former club, Club Deportivo Universidad Católica, is interested in re-signing Ikhsan and his brother Irfan after they finish their national service obligations. 5 games into the season and with the club still pointless, Ikhsan has still to make an appearance. On 23 April 2017, Ikhsan made his debut for the Young Lions against Tampines Rovers. In total, Ikhsan played 10 league games for the Young Lions while serving his national service as an infantry trooper. Following the conclusion of the season, it was reported that Ikhsan, along with brother Irfan, is set for a trial with English Championship side Leeds United in March, after the end of his national service.
Ikhsan scored his professional goal in game week 7 against Hougang United. He also assisted with another goal. He stayed on with the Young Lions for the 2018 Singapore Premier League season and has scored 7 goals as of September 2018.
In 2019, Ikhsan travelled to Norway for trials for the clubs there. After impressing in his stint there, Ikhsan was offered a 2-year contract with the newly promoted Norwegian First Division club Raufoss IL, making him the first Singaporean to play in Europe in 30 years. Ikhsan played his first match for the club in a friendly against Mjondalen IF on 12 January. He came on as a substitute in the 64th minute in the 3–1 loss. He scored his first goal for the club in a friendly match on 25 January 2019 in a 6-1 demolition of Elverum FC; smashing in a rebound off a save from the goalkeeper to score Raufoss’ third goal.
Ikhsan made his league debut on 8 April 2019, against Sandefjord Fotball, replacing Anton Henningsson. He hit five goals in just three starts in a period between May and June and ended his first season with Raufoss with 6 goals and 1 assist in 28 matches.
IK Start trial
On March 1, 2020, Eliteserien club IK Start invited Ikhsan for a three-day trial followed by a training camp from March 5 to 13 in Marbella, Spain, where they were scheduled to play three friendlies. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Start played only one match - a 2–0 win over fellow Norwegian side Grorud IL - and Ikhsan scored during his 75-minute outing against the newly promoted second-tier outfit. Start coach Jóhannes Harðarson was impressed with his performance and cited a possible transfer. However, with the league being delayed, The Norwegian Football Federation imposing a training ban on clubs until the end of the month and the transfer window closing on April 1, the move to the top flight club was held up. The move to the IK Start eventually failed to materialise after the club and player could not agree on salary terms and contract length.
Ikhsan scored his first goal for the club in the season in his 5th appearance and 1st start of the season when he climbed highest to glance in a cross from right-back Edvard Race in the 38th minute to give Raufoss the lead in a 3–1 win against Asane on 30 August 2020. Having played just 425 minutes over 11 matches for Raufoss in 2020, scoring once, Ikhsan was keen to end his misery at the Nammo Stadion.
Ikhsan secured a transfer D-day move on 5 October 2020 from Raufoss to fellow Norwegian second-tier side FK Jerv before the transfer window closed and signed a contract until 2022. FK Jerv is understood to have paid Raufoss over US$50,000 with a sell-on clause for Ikhsan. He made his debut off the bench for his new club just 2 days after signing, in a league match against Hamkam. He scored his first goal for the club on his full debut in a 4–2 win against his former club Raufoss on October 10, 2020. He made his second successive start and scored in a 2–1 win over Ullensaker/Kisa IL. He timed his run to head in a cross from the right by Ghanaian midfielder Michael Baidoo, scoring his second goal for the club in his third game and helping his new club to their fourth successive victory in the league. Ikhsan notched his 3rd and 4th goal for his new club in just his 5th game, helping the club to a 4–2 win against Øygarden FK, with a 50th minute tap-in, before heading in his second from a corner in the 64th minute. Ikhsan then went on an eight game goal drought before notching his 5th goal for the club in the final game of the season. He came on at half-time and equalised from close range in the 90th minute against Stjørdals/Blink IL. Ikhsan has called it the "most important of his career", after the result preserved FK Jerv's place in the Norwegian second tier.
After missing the first four games of the season due to an injury, Ikhsan scored his first goal of the season just three minutes into his first appearance, latching on to a fizzing cut-back from Willis Furtado, and finished first time past Igor Spiridonov from close range, to equalise for his club against Bryne FK. He then helped to set up his club's winner, in the second minute of added time, playing a one-two with Thomas Zernichow, who later back-heeled for John Olav Norheim to make it 2-1.
Ikhsan opened the scoring on his first start since returning from injury in a 1-1 draw against Strømmen IF after a botched interception by Magnus Tvedte, allowing Ikhsan to flick the ball and put it past Simen Kjellevold Lillevik for his second goal in three matches.
Ikhsan was part of the Singapore U16 which won third placed in the 26th edition of the Lion City Cup in 2015. He scored a brace against Liverpool U15. The Singapore side were 3-0 down at half time but Ikhsan came on and scored a hat trick which resulted the game to end 3-3. Both teams went on to penalties and Singapore lost to the English team by 5–3 on penalties to clinch third.
He was called up to the Singapore under-22 team ahead of the 2017 SEA Games and broke his duck by converting a penalty against India before hitting two scorchers from distance in a 4-1 thumping of Brunei in the AFC Under-23 Championship qualifiers in July. He played all 4 of the team's games at the 2017 SEA Games, scoring one goal.
Ikhsan was called up to the national team for the friendly against Hong Kong and the 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers against Turkmenistan on 31 August and 5 September respectively. He made his debut against Hong Kong after coming on for Khairul Amri in the 71st minute. He scored his first international goal while winning his 5th cap on 7 September 2018 in an international friendly against Mauritius. He scored his second goal in the following game, helping Singapore to a 2–0 win over Fiji in a friendly match. He notched his third goal in his 8th cap against Cambodia.
Ikhsan made his AFF Championship debut in the 2018 campaign on 9 November, with a 1–0 win over Indonesia. He scored his first competitive goals for Singapore in a 6-1 demolition of Timor-Leste in the 2018 AFF Championship, getting on the score sheet twice. He notched his eighth goal for Singapore in only his eighteenth cap when he scored in a 2–1 win over Yemen in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match.
Ikhsan received a call up to the national team for a friendly against Afghanistan and the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches held in Riyadh against Palestine, Uzbekistan, and Saudi Arabia along with brothers, Irfan and Ilhan. This was the first time all three brothers of were called up but due to a knee injury he sustained during pre season, Ikhsan ended up withdrawing from the national team with no further replacements.
Ikhsan is the second eldest son of Singaporean footballing legend Fandi Ahmad and South African model Wendy Jacobs. He has four siblings, one older brother, Irfan Fandi who plays for BG Pathum United and two younger brothers, Ilhan, who plays for Young Lions and Iryan, and the other being his sister Iman.
- As of match played 21 Oct 2021
|Club||Season||Division||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Continent||Total|
|2018||Singapore Premier League||20||8||0||0||0||0||—||20||8|
- Young Lions are ineligible for qualification to AFC competitions in their respective leagues.
- Raufoss are ineligible for qualification to UEFA competitions in their respective leagues.
- Scores and results list Singapore's goal tally first.
|1.||7 September 2018||Bishan Stadium, Bishan, Singapore||Mauritius||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|2.||11 September 2018||Bishan Stadium, Bishan, Singapore||Fiji||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|3.||16 October 2018||Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia||Cambodia||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|4.||21 November 2018||National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore||Timor-Leste||3–1||6–1||2018 AFF Championship|
|6.||5 September 2019||National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore||Yemen||1–0||2–2||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||15 October 2019||National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore||Uzbekistan||1–1||1–3||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||19 November 2019||Shaikh Ali Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa Stadium, Muharraq, Bahrain||Yemen||1–0||2–1||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
As of match played 8 September 2019. Appearances and goals by national team and year
|Singapore National Team|
U22/23 International caps
U23 International goals
- As of match played 8 June 2019.
|1||12 February 2017||Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Choa Chu Kang, Singapore||India||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2||18 August 2017||Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor, Malaysia||Laos||2–0||2–0||2017 Southeast Asian Games|
|3||24 March 2019||MFF Football Centre, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia||North Korea||1–0||1–1||2020 AFC U-23 Championship qualification|
|4||7 June 2019||Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar, Singapore||Philippines||2–0||3–0||Merlion Cup|
|5||9 June 2019||Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar, Singapore||Thailand||1–0||1–0||Merlion Cup|
|6||5 December 2019||Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Brunei||2–0||7–0||2019 Southeast Asian Games|
|7||5 December 2019||Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Brunei||6–0||7–0||2019 Southeast Asian Games|
|8||5 December 2019||Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines||Brunei||7–0||7–0||2019 Southeast Asian Games|
U19 International caps
|1||4 August 2017||Hartfield Park, Australia||Australia||0-4 (lost)||Friendly |
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