Shahril Jantan

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This is a Malay name; the name Jantan is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Shahril.
Shahril Jantan
Personal information
Full name Shahril Jantan
Date of birth (1980-04-20) 20 April 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Home United
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999-2001 Geylang United 13 (0)
2002-2003 Singapore Armed Forces 45 (0)
2004-2005 Geylang United 52 (0)
2006-2012 Singapore Armed Forces 184 (0)
2013- Home United 0 (0)
National team
2002- Singapore

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2009.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2009

Shahril Jantan (born 20 April 1980) is a Singaporean footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for S.League club Home United.

Club career[edit]

Shahril started his football career as a 16-year-old for Geylang United for the under 16 team. He eventually progressed up the ranks to the under 18 team in 1997 and Prime League team in 1998. He was also registered as a S-league player in the 1998 squad as the no. 3 goalie behind David Lee and Shahri Rahim. Shahril remained as the no. 3 in 1999 and eventually moved a notch up as no. 2 in 2000 behind German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel.

In Nov 2000, Shahril and Lionel Lewis was sent to Arsenal Football Club in London for a five-week training attachment where both of them rubbed shoulders with some of the top players in the premiership. They were training with the likes of Ashley Cole, Matthew Upson, David Bentley and Jermaine Pennant, who were from the reserve team and the youth team respectively.

In Shahril 1st full season in the S-League in 2001, he won his first S-League Championship medal with Geylang United after a mixed season,sharing playing time with Lionel Lewis.

In 2002, Shahril moved to SAFFC as he was serving his National Service,a year where Shahril played 1 of his best season helping SAFFC winning the S-League Championship, his second winners medal two years running. The same year, Shahril edged out long-time custodian Rezal Hassan, taking the national number one jersey.

He was nominated for the Young Player of The Year award but lost to eventual winner Noh Alam Shah. He was also named Straits Times Goalkeeper of the Year award for 2002 season.The then-national serviceman was a formidable presence in goal that year.

Shahril returned to Geylang United for the 2004 and 2005 season to finish the remainder of his contract where he had a disappointing season before moving to SAFFC in 2006.

Shahril helped SAFFC to win the 2006,2007,2008 and recently the 2009 S-League Championship and the 2007, 2008, 2012 Singapore Cup, his 6th S-League winners medal in 9 full season as a professional. He recently won another Singapore Cup Trophy with his current club Home United Football Club .

Shahril was named the Warriors' Player of the Year for 2009 season.

International career[edit]

In 1998, Shahril got his first national team call-up as an 18-year-old, against Brunei. With injuries to first choice keeper Rezal Hassan and the unavailability of others, Shahril got his chance, thanks to then Head Coach Vincent Subramaniam.

His full international debut came against Uruguay on 21 May 2002.[1]

The 2002 Tiger Cup would prove a disappointing end to what should have been a memorable year for Shahril, and the young keeper bore the brunt of much criticism. His last National team call-up was after being in the Singapore Squad that won the now defunct 2004 Tiger Cup.



Geylang United
Singapore Armed Forces
Home United




  • Straits Times Goalkeeper of the Year: 2002
  • SAFFC-Warriors' Player of the Year: 2009
  • Yeo's People's Choice Award: 2010


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