|Full name||Navin Neil Vanu|
|Date of birth||11 August 1989|
|Place of birth||Singapore|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2010–2011||Woodlands Wellington FC||46||(1)|
|2011–2012||Courts Young Lions||16||(1)|
|2012||Woodlands Wellington FC||4||(0)|
|2011 –||Singapore Under-23||2||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 Nov 2012.
Navin Neil Vanu (born Navin Nigel Vanu, 11 August 1989) is a Singaporean footballer who last played as a striker for Woodlands Wellington FC. Apart from playing as a forward, he can also operate effectively as a winger.
Having played for Geylang United and Woodlands Wellington in his youth, Neil was promoted to the senior squad of the Rams in 2010, where he made 28 appearances for the northern side in his maiden season with the senior squad. His speed and nifty footwork were soon noticed by Slobodan Pavković, the coach of the Singapore Under-23 squad and he was soon drafted into the Young Lions in the midst of the 2011 season in preparation for the 2011 Southeast Asian Games held in Indonesia later that year. However, his appearances were limited as he found it hard to break through the squad.
In June 2012, it was announced that Neil Vanu would return to his former club, Woodlands Wellington, during the mid-season transfer window and will be assigned the number 34 jersey.
Club career statistics
- As of 4 November 2012
|Club Performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Singapore||S.League||Singapore Cup||League Cup|
|Woodlands Wellington||2010||9 (19)||0||0||0||1 (2)||1||6||0||0||10 (21)||1|
|2011||12 (6)||1||0||0||0||0||6||0||0||12 (6)||1|
|Courts Young Lions||2011||9 (1)||1||0||0||0||0||3||0||1||9 (1)||1|
|2012||1 (5)||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1 (5)||0|
|Woodlands Wellington||2012||3 (1)||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||6 (1)||0|
- All numbers encased in brackets signify substitute appearances.
Neil is probably most remembered for being sent off in the Singapore Under-23 team's SEA Games Group A match against Indonesia. He got a red card in the 23rd minute of the match after picking up his second yellow for hitting an Indonesian player while they were tussling for the ball. He has since apologised publicly for the incident.
International appearances for U23 teams
|1.||9 November 2011||Senayan Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia||Cambodia||2–1||2–1||2011 Southeast Asian Games|
|As of 1 July 2012|
- "Neil Vanu's player profile in the Courts Young Lions page". Courts Young Lions.
- "No winners in bottom of the table clash". Archived from the original on 23 January 2013.
- "Official Retain List for 2013 Season". Woodlands Wellington Football Club.
- "SEA Games Football: 10-man Singapore go down 0–2 to Indonesia". Redsports.
- "SEA Games Football: Singapore labour to beat Cambodia 2–1". Redsports.