Rafi Ali

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This is a Malay name; the name Ali is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Rafi.
Rafi Ali
Personal information
Full name Mohd Rafi bin Ali
Date of birth (1972-12-11) 11 December 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Youth career
1989-1992 Geylang United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992-1995 Geylang United 32 (6)
1994 Singapore FA 24 (9)
1996-1997 Singapore Armed Forces 21 (1)
1998 Geylang United 12 (3)
1999-2002 Singapore Armed Forces 62 (10)
2003-2008 Tampines Rovers 94 (23)
National team
1995-2003 Singapore 56 (12)
Teams managed
2014 Tampines Rovers

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 5, 2008.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 5, 2008

Rafi Ali (born 11 December 1972) is a former Singaporean footballer and coach. He is part of the Singapore national football team that won the 1998 Tiger Cup. He started his career with Geylang United. His preferred playing position is either as sweeper or playmaker.[1]

Rafi Ali is now working on the Rafi Ali Soccer School for kids. He is also coaching Republic Polytechnic's Male football IG team.

On 27 April 2014, Rafi was appointed head coach of Tampines Rovers following the resignation of Salim Moin.[2] He led the team as interim head coach until the end of the season.





  1. ^ S Gulam (13 November 2000). "Vincent, move him up". Today. p. 40. 
  2. ^ Dan, Guen Chin (28 April 2014). "Rafi Ali to lead Tampines Rovers". Today. 

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