Safirul Sulaiman

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Safirul Sulaiman
Personal information
Full name Safirul bin Sulaiman
Date of birth (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left midfielder
Club information
Current team
Geylang International
Number 11
Youth career
National Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Young Lions 24 (1)
2012–2013 LionsXII 23 (0)
2014–2015 Young Lions 2 (0)
2016– Geylang International
National team
2012–2014 Singapore U22 4 (0)
2012– Singapore 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2017

Safirul Sulaiman (born 5 October 1992) is a Singaporean professional footballer who plays as a left midfielder for S.League club Geylang International and the Singapore national team.

Club career[edit]

Young Lions[edit]

Safirul began his professional football career at S.League club Young Lions in 2010.

LionsXII[edit]

In December 2011, the Football Association of Singapore announced that Safirul had been signed on to the newly formed LionsXII in the 2012 Malaysia Super League. He played in 7 games as the Lions finished runners-up in their debut season.

Safirul was handed the number 11 jersey at the beginning of the 2013 season. He began to see more playing time, making 16 appearances in the league as LionsXII clinched their first Malaysia Super League title.

After 2 seasons with LionsXII, Safirul failed to make the squad for the 2014 season.

Return to Young Lions[edit]

On 21 February 2014, the FAS revealed that Safirul had made a return to former club Young Lions.[1]

Geylang International[edit]

Safirul went to sign for Geylang International for the 2016 S.League in 2016.

International career[edit]

Safirul made his international debut and first start in a friendly match against Hong Kong on 1 June 2012.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Safirul graduated from the Singapore Sports School in 2009.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 4 October 2013
Club Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore
League Cup
Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Young Lions 2010 0 0 1 0 - - 1 0
2011 24 1 24 1
Total 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
Club Season Malaysia
Super League
Malaysia
FA Cup
Malaysia Cup Asia Total
LionsXII 2012[4] 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2013[5] 7 0 2 0 9 0 18 0
Total 23 0 2 0 9 0 0 0 34 0
Club Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore
League Cup
Asia Total
Young Lions 2014 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 47 1 3 0 9 0 0 0 59 1
  • Young Lions and LionsXII are ineligible for qualification to AFC competitions in their respective leagues.
  • Young Lions withdrew from the Singapore Cup and Singapore League Cup in 2011 due to scheduled participation in the 2011 AFF U-23 Youth Championship.



U23 International goals[edit]

No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta  Thailand 0-2 0-2 2011 Southeast Asian Games
2 8 June 2015 Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore  Cambodia 1-0 3-1 2015 Southeast Asian Games

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

LionsXII

  • Malaysia Super League: 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Courts Young Lions Reveals Squad for 2014 S.League Season and Renewal of Sponsorship from Courts for Fourth Year". Football Association of Singapore. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Six months and it's a world of change for new Lion, Safirul Sulaiman". Football Association of Singapore. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Elite Student-Athletes". Singapore Sports School. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "LionsXII fixtures and results for 2012 season". LionsXII official website. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "LionsXII fixtures and results for 2013 season". LionsXII official website. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 

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