Sahil Suhaimi

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Sahil Suhaimi
Personal information
Full name Mohamad Sahil bin Suhaimi[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sarawak FA
Number 51
Youth career
2004–2010 National Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Courts Young Lions 32 (10)
2015 LionsXII 17 (3)
2016 Geylang International 22 (5)
2017 Tampines Rovers 0 (0)
2017– Sarawak FA 4 (1)
National team
2013–2014 Singapore U23 17 (5)
2013– Singapore 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:13, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Mohamad Sahil bin Suhaimi (born 8 July 1992) is a Singapore international footballer who plays as a forward for Sarawak.

Club career[edit]

Young Lions[edit]

Sahil Suhaimi made his S.League debut as a 17-year-old against Etoile FC in 2010 as a midfielder and impressed against the more physical French side but National Service restricted further appearances.

Breakthrough[edit]

During the 2012 Inaugural Nexlions Cup in December 2012, then 20-year-old Sahil made appearances for Singapore U23 against Liverpool F.C.'s and Manchester United FC's U23 teams, where he scored the team's only goal in their tournament against United. Despite rumours of Warriors FC scouting Sahil during the tournament, Courts Young Lions signed Sahil while Warriors FC signed Sufian Anuar from LionsXII instead.[3]

It proved to a breakthrough for Sahil as he impressed after signing for the Courts Young Lions during the football season in 2013. Even during friendlies, Sahil scored in both games against Malaysian giants, Johor Darul Takzim who boasted a side with former Italian U23, Spanish and Malaysian internationals, in both home and away games which ended 1-1 for the Young Lions. Throughout the 2013 S.League season, Sahil impressed with his flair, technical ability, dribbles and his willing attitude to pressure opposing defenders." [4]

LionsXII[edit]

Having impressed during the 2014 S.League Season, Sahil was signed up to the LionsXII for the 2015 Malaysian Super League Season.[5] He made his competitive debut as a substitute in the opening game of the season and scored with a brilliantly taken freekick.[6] Sahil then went on to notch a brace in the LionsXII's opening game of the 2015 Malaysia FA Cup, after coming as a half-time substitute, to help the Lions win 4-0 against PB Melayu Kedah and send the Singaporean outfit into the Round of 16.[7] The Lions then went on to win the Malaysia FA Cup in a 3-1 win against Kelantan in the finals, where Sahil had scored the final two goals during the 82nd and 92nd minute.[8] Sahil managed to score 7 goals (4 from the Malaysia FA Cup and 3 in league matches) in 26 appearance for the LionsXII, despite making most of his appearance from the substitute bench.

Geylang International[edit]

In December 2015, after the disbandment of LionsXII , he joined Geylang International FC for the 2016 S.League season. He scored his first goal for the Eagles in a 1-1 draw against Brunei DPMM FC.[9]

Tampines Rovers[edit]

Sahil has signed for Tampines Rovers for the 2017 but was not registered in the S.League squad, but only for the AFC Cup squad.

Burnley[edit]

It was announced on Tampines Rovers' social media that Sahil would be joining Burnley development squad for 1 month.[10]

Sarawak FA[edit]

After his trial at Burnley, he had secured a move to Sarawak FA as 1 of their new foreign players. Playing alongside former Tampines Rovers striker, Mateo Roskam.

International career[edit]

Sahil earned his first international cap against Laos on 10 October 2013, as a substitute in the second half after Singapore national team head coach, Bernd Stange was impressed with Sahil's performance.[11]

2013 Southeast Asian Games[edit]

During the 2013 SEA Games, Sahil played a key role as the Singapore U23 team won the Bronze, and finished as joint top scorers in the tournament.

2015 Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Sahil was once against selected to play for Singapore U23 in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. Coach Aide selected him as part of the squad along with stars Irfan Fandi. However, he disappointed throughout the tournament only managing to find the net once against Cambodia in a breakaway, as Singapore were knocked out in the group stages after losing 0-1 to Indonesia and Myanmar 1-2. He had also missed several opportunities notably against The Philippines in a 2-0 win which one of the effort was saved and had 2 shots hit the bar, several slightly over the bar.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of November 2016. Caps and goals may not be correct.
Club Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore
League Cup
Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Young Lions 2010 ?? ?? 1 0 ?? ?? 1 0
2011 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
2012 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
2013 14 1 1 0 3 1 18 2
2014 18 9 - - - - 18 9
Total 32 10 2 0 3 1 0 0 37 11
Club Season Malaysia
Super League
Malaysia
FA Cup
Malaysia Cup Asia Total
LionsXII 2015 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
Total ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
Club Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore
League Cup
Asia Total
Geylang International 2016 21 5 3 2 0 0 24 7
Total 21 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 24 7
Career Total 53 15 5 2 3 1 0 0 61 18
  • Young Lions and LionsXII are ineligible for qualification to AFC competitions in their respective leagues.
  • Career total excludes LionsXII matches.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list goal tally first.[13]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
12 Jul 2014 Flachau, Austria Czech Republic FC Zbrojovka Brno 2-0 2–2 Unofficial friendly
1 6 Sep 2014 Hougang Stadium,Singapore  Papua New Guinea 1-0 2-1 Friendly

U23 International goals[edit]

No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 December 2013 Hougang Stadium, Singapore  Philippines 6–0 Won International Friendly
2 8 December 2013 Zayyarthiri Stadium, Myanmar  Laos 1-1 Draw 2013 SEA Games
3 10 December 2013 Zayyarthiri Stadium, Myanmar  Vietnam 1-0 Won 2013 SEA Games
4 13 December 2013 Zayyarthiri Stadium, Myanmar  Brunei 2-0 Won 2013 SEA Games
5 6 August 2014 Al-Ahli Stadium, Bahrain  Bahrain 3-2 Won International Friendly
6 13 December 2014 Hwaseong Stadium, South Korea  Oman 3-3 Draw 2014 Asian Games
7 8 June 2015 Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore  Cambodia 3-1 Won 2015 Southeast Asian Games
Singapore national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 2 0
2014 5 1
Total 7 1

Statistics accurate as of match played 5 March 2014

Country Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Singapore

  • Bronze Medal: 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. ^ "Courts Young Lions – players' profile". Retrieved 26 November 2014.  on Facebook
  3. ^ Farhan, Ismail (2012-12-17). "NexLions Cup: Singapore finish fourth as they lose 1-2 to Manchester United". Redsports.sg. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  4. ^ "Aide: Sahil is a special player". Goal.com. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Football: LionsXII aim for top 3 MSL finish with fresh blood". Channelnewsasia.com. 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  6. ^ Kiat, Teng (2015-02-09). "New LionsXII striker Sahil revels in dream debut goal | Fit To Post Sports - Yahoo Sports Singapore". Sg.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  7. ^ Gary Koh (2015-02-28). "PB Melayu Kedah 0 LionsXII 4: Sahil brace ensures progression". FourFourTwo.com. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  8. ^ Football: LionsXII clinch Malaysia FA Cup with stunning 3-1 win
  9. ^ http://gifc.org.sg/10-man-geylang-extend-unbeaten-streak-against-dpmm/ 10-Man Geylang Extend Unbeaten Streak Against DPMM
  10. ^ http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/football/football-tampines-striker-sahil-suhaimi-to-train-at-epl-club-burnley
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131212083049/http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/football-singapore-u-23/906334.html. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Sahil in misfiring line". Straits Times. 
  13. ^ Sahil Suhaimi at Soccerway

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