Shahril Ishak

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This is a Malay name; the name Ishak is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Shahril.
Shahril Ishak
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Shahril playing for LionsXII in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Shahril bin Ishak
Date of birth (1984-01-23) 23 January 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Warriors FC
Number 17
Youth career
2000–2002 National Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Young Lions 101 (20)
2007–2010 Home United 98 (42)
2010–2011 Persib Bandung 11 (0)
2011–2012 Medan Chiefs 32 (8)
2012–2013 LionsXII 40 (18)
2014–2016 Johor Darul Takzim II 75 (23)
2017– Warriors 2 (0)
National team
2003– Singapore 132 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 23, 2017

Shahril Ishak (born 23 January 1984) is a Singaporean football player who last plays for the Malaysia-based Johor Darul Takzim II F.C in the Malaysian Premier League which competed in the Second division in Malaysia. Shahril is also the captain of the Johor Darul Takzim II F.C and Singapore national football team. Awarded the AFF Suzuki Cup MVP, he led Singapore to become the first nation to win four titles in the tournament's history. He followed it up by winning the inaugural AFF Player of the Year (Men) award in 2013.[1]

He is a natural centre midfielder who can also play as a striker or winger.

Club career[edit]

Along with Baihakki Khaizan, Hassan Sunny and Khairul Amri, Shahril was in the pioneer batch of the National Football Academy in 2000.[2]

Young Lions[edit]

Shahril had previously played for S.League clubs Young Lions and Home United. He joined the Young Lions in 2003 and made his international debut soon after. After four seasons, Shahril Ishak left the Young Lions in 2007 to join Home United.

Home United[edit]

Shahril made his Home United debut in at the start of the 2007 season. He played his final game for Home United on 21 Sep 2010, scoring two crucial goals against title rivals Tampines Rovers FC. He then left for Indonesia with five games remaining in the S.League season. He finished his last season in Home United with 17 goals to his name and the third highest scorer during the 2010 S.League season.[3]

Persib Bandung[edit]

In 2010, Shahril signed for Indonesian side Persib Bandung, along with his fellow Singapore national football team player, Baihakki Khaizan. He played for Persib Bandung for only six months, scoring 9 goals in 29 appearances along the way. He was then released by the club.

Medan Chiefs[edit]

In February 2011, he signed a one-year deal worth $380,000 with Liga Primer Indonesia side, Medan Chiefs. He then went on to score five goals in 18 matches for Medan Chiefs. However, his playing career for Medan Chiefs was short when the league was folded during the third-quarter of 2011.

LionsXII[edit]

He returned to Singapore with newly formed club side LionsXII in December 2011. During his stint at LionsXII, he won the 2013 Malaysia Super League title in his second season as well as scoring 17 goals in 34 appearances, finishing as the club top scorer in the 2013 season.

Johor Darul Ta'zim II[edit]

Shahril signed a 4-year contract at the end of the 2013 Malaysia Super League by joining Malaysia Premier League club, Johor Darul Takzim II F.C.. He was given the number 17 shirt upon his arrival to the club. He was appointed as the captain for his new club in the 2014 Malaysia Premier League. He was converted back as a centre midfielder / play-maker role and led his new club to a 5th placing position, finishing the season with 7 goals and 8 assists for his new team. He led Johor Darul Takzim II F.C. for the 2015 Malaysia Premier League as the captain again, and led his club to a 5th placing position again, finishing the season with 5 goals and 6 assists.

Warriors[edit]

Sharil returned to Singapore to play in the S.League for the 2017 campaign together with Baihakki Khaizan.[4]

International career[edit]

Singapore's most natural creative midfielder to emerge in recent years, Shahril Ishak has quickly established himself as the heartbeat of the Lions engine room since he made his international debut aged just 19 against Maldives on 4 March 2003.[5]

With winger Muhammad Ridhuan, defender Baihakki Khaizan and keeper Hassan Sunny, he was part of the "NFA Gang of Four", the quartet which had played together since their early teenage years and earned senior international honours in 2003.

He has been employed in various positions across the midfield by coach Radojko Avramovic, but Shahril staked a strong claim for an influential central role with a series of convincing performances there in the second half of 2004.

He played a major role in the victory in the Tiger Cup in 2005 and also the ASEAN Football Championship in 2007. He was also part of the 2005 SEA Games squad and the 2006 Asian Games.

He was part of the Singapore Under-23 team that took part in the 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Korat, Thailand that won a bronze medal.

Capped for Singapore at senior, U23, U18 and U16 levels.

In August 2010 Shahril was revealed as the new captain of the national team, and led the Lions for the AFF Suzuki Cup in December.

On 24 February 2011, Shahrill Ishak converted a penalty into a goal in a 2–2 draw against Azerbaijan national football team.

Shahril is an inductee of the FIFA Century Club.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 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 2003 ?? ?? - - - - ?? ??
2004 ?? ?? - - - - ?? ??
2005 ?? ?? - - - - ?? ??
2006 ?? ?? - - - - ?? ??
Total 101 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 20
Home United 2007 ?? ?? - - - - ?? ??
2008 ?? 8 - - - - ?? 8
2009 23 0 - - - - 23 0
2010 29 17 1 0 - - 30 17
Total 98 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 99 42
Club Season Indonesia Super League Indonesia FA Cup Indonesia League Cup Asia Total
Persib Bandung 2010–2011 11 0 - - - - 11 0
Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Medan Chiefs 2011–2012 32 8 - - - - 32 8
Total 32 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 8
Club Season Malaysia
Super League
Malaysia
FA Cup
Malaysia Cup Asia Total
LionsXII 2012[6] 19 10 3 1 10 3 32 14
2013[7] 21 8 1 0 6 1 28 9
Total 40 18 4 1 16 4 0 0 60 23
Johor Darul Takzim II 2014 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
2015 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
2016 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
Total 75 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 23
Club Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore
League Cup
Asia Total
Warriors 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 357 111 5 1 16 4 0 0 378 116
  • Young Lions and LionsXII are ineligible for qualification to AFC competitions in their respective leagues.

International[edit]

International goals[edit]

No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 January 2004 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Norway 2–2 2-5 Friendly
2 29 December 2004 KLFA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Myanmar 4–2 4–3 2004 Tiger Cup
3 11 October 2005 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Cambodia 0-1 0-2 Friendly
4 11 October 2005 Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia  Cambodia 0-2 0-2 Friendly
5 15 January 2007 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Laos 4–0 11–0 2007 ASEAN Football Championship
6 24 February 2012 The Sevens, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Azerbaijan 1–2 2–2 Friendly
7 19 November 2012 Jurong West Stadium, Jurong, Singapore  Pakistan 3-0 4–0 Friendly
8 25 November 2012 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Malaysia 1–0 3–0 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup
9 2–0
10 1 December 2012 Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor, Malaysia  Laos 1–2 4–3 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup
11 2–2
12 5 March 2014 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman  Oman 3-1 3-1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
13 10 October 2014 Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 2-1 2-1 Friendly
14 17 November 2014 Yishun Stadium, Yishun, Singapore  Cambodia 3-2 4–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

LionsXII

International[edit]

Singapore

Individual[edit]

  • S.League Player of the Year: 2010
  • Tiger Beer Goal of the Year: 2010 (40’, Home United vs SAFFC on 16 July)
  • AFF Suzuki Cup MVP: 2012
  • AFF Player of the Year (Men): 2013

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • International caps milestones

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Noh Alam Shah
Singapore national team captain
2010–present
Incumbent