Isa Halim

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This is a Malay name; the name Halim is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Isa.
Isa Halim
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Personal information
Full name Mohammad Isa bin Abdul Halim
Date of birth (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Geylang International
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Woodlands Wellington 25 (0)
2005–2009 Young Lions 69 (3)
2009–2011 Home United 50 (0)
2012–2015 LionsXII 77 (6)
2015 Tampines Rovers 29 (5)
2016– Geylang International
National team
2005– Singapore 53 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2008

Mohammad Isa bin Abdul Halim (born 15 May 1986) is a Singapore international footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Geylang International. He started out playing football as a centre forward in his youth.

Club career[edit]

Isa has previously played for S.League clubs Woodlands Wellington, Young Lions and Home United.[1] On 27 June 2015 Isa moved from LionsXII to Tampines Rovers, in the process teaming up with his former coach V. Sundramoorthy.[2]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Singapore on 11 October 2005 against Cambodia.[3]

He was part of the team that won the 2007 AFF Championship.

He was also part of the Singapore Under-23 team that took part in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games in Philippines and also won a bronze medal for the 2007 edition in Korat, Thailand.

Personal life[edit]

According to an interview done in November 2007, Isa only got interested in football after watching a match Singapore and Malaysia with his grandfather. Isa started playing football competitively when he was 13 years old, back in his secondary school days, playing for Greenridge Secondary School. But it was only two years later when he got selected for Woodlands Wellington's and Singapore Under-16 teams did he take football seriously.[4]

Isa used to front the football side of things for German-sportswear company, Adidas in Singapore along with other team mates in the national team like Lionel Lewis. In February 2008, he with a dozen other world-renowned footballers like Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben and David Villa graced the Adidas worldwide launch of the F50 TUNiT football boot at the Centre Convencions Internacional in Barcelona, Spain. He has switched over to Puma along with other Singaporean footballers such as Shi Jiayi, Juma'at Jantan, Lionel Lewis and Erwan Gunawan.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

International goals

No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 29 February 2012 Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Iraq 3–1 7–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

LionsXII

International[edit]

Singapore

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rams star Isa makes No 12 his own shirt", Today, 1 August 2005, Page 35
  2. ^ Kelvin Leon (27 June 2015). "LionsXII captain Isa reunites with Sundram at Tampines". ESPN Soccernet SE Asia. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Shahril double sees off Cambodia". FAS. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "At first, i didn't like football..."

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