Khairul Amri playing for LionsXII
in 2014 against Kelantan.
|Full name||Mohammad Khairul Amri bin Mohammad Kamal|
|Date of birth||14 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Singapore|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2000–2003||National Football Academy|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2017
Mohammad Khairul Amri bin Mohammad Kamal (born 14 March 1985) is a Singapore international footballer who plays as a forward for Tampines Rovers in the S.League. He is known for his pace, sharp dribbling skills and a powerful shot with either foot.
He was named the first ever Lions’ Player of the Year for his performance in the 2006 S.League season on 4 January 2007.
The 2006 S.League season was a breakthrough season for the youngster, scoring more than 20 goals in all competitions, including a 4-bagger in a FA Cup Malaysia match. Khairul Amri was amongst the top scorers in the 2006 season of the S.League and many of his goals have come from free kicks. He went on to captain the Young Lions team in 2007 after then-captain Baihakki Khaizan left to join Geylang International.
In the mid-season transfer window of the 2008 S.League season, Khairul Amri moved to Tampines Rovers and capped off the season by winning the S-League's Young Player of The Year. However, he sustained a metatarsal injury in the 88th minute of the third-place play-offs of the 2008 Singapore Cup against his former club, the Young Lions, which ultimately ruled him out of action for two months.
In 2010, Khairul Amri moved overseas for the first time to join Indonesian football club Persiba Balikpapan. Khairul Amri substantiated his decision to join the Indonesian side on the fact that it was a rare opportunity, not just for him to prove himself overseas as a footballer, but also to expand the profile of Singaporean football. The move would also allow Khairul Amri to be exposed to a different type of challenge as he had already been playing in the S.League for 5 years. With the club, Khairul Amri made a dream start to his foreign stint as he managed to score on his debut appearance. Khairul Amri however, tore one of his leg muscles and was sidelined for approximately 7 to 8 months during a match halfway through the season. Due to the severity of the injury, Khairul Amri's stint with the Indonesian Super League side was a short-lived one. He finished his only season with Persiba Balikpapan with 9 goals in 23 matches.
Khairul Amri had originally been able to stay for a longer period with Persiba Balikpapan. Prior to the match that caused the serious knee injury, the management team had proposed a contract extension to him. However, he had told the staff to wait until the end of the game. The injury however, proved a serious issue as the club could not afford to keep Khairul Amri on the sidelines for an extended period of time. During his recovery from the knee injury, Khairul Amri spent his time recuperating with Gombak United, at the offer of club chairman John Yap.
During his recuperation, Khairul Amri was introduced to the LionsXII project by the Football Association of Singapore. In November 2011, Khairul Amri agreed to join the LionsXII squad and played for the club in the 2012 Malaysia Super League. He finished the season as the club second highest top scorer with 8 goals in 27 appearances behind Sharil Ishak who scored 14 goals in 31 appearances.
However, in November 2012, Khairul Amri returned to join S.League champions Tampines Rovers again. He scored 13 goals in 31 games, becoming the highest local top scorer for his team.
Amri later signed for Tampines Rovers in 2013.
Khairul Amri returned to the LionsXII setup once again for the 2014 Malaysia Super League season. He scored 7 goals in 24 appearance for his team.
He started the 2015 Malaysia Super League strongly, scoring 10 goals in 25 appearance for his team, including a hat-tricky in a 4–1 win against Sime Darby F.C. His fine form was rewarded as he won the May Player of the month award. However, in October 2015, his knee injury struck again, forcing him to miss the rest of the season.
Khairul Amri represented Singapore at the international level, and has been capped at the U23, U18, U16 and senior levels.
He made his senior team debut against Oman in 2004. He scored in his first start in the first leg of the 2004 AFF Championship final against Indonesia. A few months later, he scored the opener in the 2–0 victory in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers against Asian champions, Iraq with a freekick. He repeated the feat again in their next meeting although Singapore lost 4–2 this time.
In the 2007 AFF Championship, he netted a goal in the 11–0 win against Laos. He scored the late winner in the second leg of the final against Thailand, helping Singapore to clinch their third AFF Championship title.
During the 2008 Singapore Cup third place play-offs against the Young Lions, Khairul Amri sustained a metatarsal injury in the 88th minute and was sidelined for about two months, ruling him out of the 2008 AFF Championship, as well as the first two matches of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup Final qualifying matches against Iran and Jordan.
In 2011, Khairul Amri was unable to participate in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers because of the injury he sustained when he was playing for his club.
He was in the winning squad of the 2012 AFF Championship, scoring a free-kick 30 yards from goal against Laos, Philippines and also netting against Thailand in the final. Singapore went on to win 3–2 on aggregate.
As of March 2016, Amri has scored 30 goals in 103 appearances for the Lions, with 5 of those goals coming from his last 10 appearances.
- Scores and results list goal tally first.
|1||13 October 2004||Singapore||India||1–0||2–0||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|2||15 December 2004||Haiphong, Vietnam||Cambodia||1–0||3–0||2004 Tiger Cup|
|3||8 January 2005||Jakarta, Indonesia||Indonesia||1–1||3–1||2004 Tiger Cup|
|4||4 February 2006||Kuwait City, Kuwait||Kuwait||1–2||2–2||Friendly|
|5||22 February 2006||Singapore||Iraq||1–0||2–0||2007 Asian Cup qualifier|
|6||11 October 2006||Al-Ain, Iraq||Iraq||1–4||2–4||2007 Asian Cup qualifier|
|7||7 January 2007||Choa Chu Kang, Singapore||Philippines||1–1||4–1||Friendly|
|8||15 January 2007||Singapore||Laos||1–0||11–0||2007 AFF Championship|
|9||4 February 2007||Bangkok, Thailand||Thailand||1–1||1–1||2007 AFF Championship|
|10||21 August 2007||Shah Alam Stadium, Malaysia||Zimbabwe||2-0||4–2||2007 Merdeka Tournament|
|11||22 October 2009||Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam||Turkmenistan||1-2||4–2||Friendly|
|13||16 October 2012||Singapore||Indonesia||1-0||2–0||Friendly|
|14||19 November 2012||Singapore||Pakistan||1–0||4–1||Friendly|
|15||1 December 2012||Shah Alam, Malaysia||Laos||1–3||4-3||2012 AFF Championship|
|16||12 December 2012||Singapore||Philippines||1–0||1–0||2012 AFF Championship|
|17||19 December 2012||Singapore||Thailand||1–1||3-1||2012 AFF Championship|
|18||4 June 2013||Yangon, Myanmar||Myanmar||1-0||2–0||Friendly|
|19||10 October 2013||Singapore||Laos||1-0||1–0||Friendly|
|20||15 October 2013||Singapore||Syria||1-1||2–1||2015 Asian Cup qualifier|
|21||4 February 2014||Singapore||Jordan||1-1||2–1||2015 Asian Cup qualifier|
|22||12 July 2014||Flachau, Austria||FC Zbrojovka Brno||1-0||2–2||Friendly|
|23||14 October 2014||Taipa, Macao||Macau||1-0||2–2||Friendly|
|24||14 October 2014||Taipa, Macao||Macau||2-0||2–2||Friendly|
|25||13 November 2014||Yishun, Singapore||Laos||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|26||17 November 2014||Yishun, Singapore||Cambodia||1–2||4-2||Friendly|
|27||23 November 2014||Kallang, Singapore||Thailand||1–2||1-2||2014 AFF Championship|
|28||29 November 2014||Kallang, Singapore||Malaysia||1–1||1–3||2014 AFF Championship|
|29||30 May 2015||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Bangladesh||1–2||1-2||Friendly|
|30||6 June 2015||Jurong East, Singapore||Brunei||1–0||5–1||Friendly|
|31||6 June 2015||Jurong East, Singapore||Brunei||4–1||5–1||Friendly|
|32||11 June 2015||Phnom Penh, Cambodia||Cambodia||1–0||4–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|33||8 October 2015||Kallang, Singapore||Afghanistan||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)|
|34||28 July 2016||Phnom Penh, Cambodia||Cambodia||1–1||1–2||Friendly|
|35||25 November 2016||Manila, Philippines||Indonesia||1–0||1–2||2016 AFF Championship|
- S.League People's Choice Award: 2006
- Lions’ Player of the Year: 2006
- S.League Young Player of the Year: 2008 
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- "Amri rises to the occasion again". ASEAN Football Federation. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
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- "Noh Alam hits seven as Lions slay Laos". ASEAN Football Federation. 15 January 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- "Top striker Amri still recovering from injury, set to miss Afghan tie". The Straits Times. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
- Khairul Amri at Soccerway
- "LionsXII striker Mark Nizam set for a July return". The New Paper. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Sulaiman, Syahrom (19 November 2008). "Duric wins Player of the Year". S.League. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- Khairul Amri at National-Football-Teams.com
- Khairul Amri at Soccerway
- LIONSXII Bio Profile : Khairul Amri at fas.org.sg