Singapore national under-23 football team

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 Singapore U-23
Nickname(s) Young Lions
Association Football Association of Singapore
Captain Al-Qaasimy Rahman
Home stadium Jalan Besar Stadium
FIFA code SIN
First colours
Second colours
SEA Games
Appearances 8 (first in 2001)
Best result Bronze Medalist Third Place (2007, 2009, 2013)

The Singapore national under-23 football team is the national Under 23 association football team of Singapore. The team comes under the organisation of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).

Players were selected from the nation's Courts Young Lions S.League squad, with other players from the national squad which includes names like Hariss Harun, Safuwan Baharudin.

History[edit]

The under-23 football team was formed to represent Singapore in the Southeast Asian Games since 2001.

2013-present[edit]

In 2013, former Singapore national football team caretaker head coach V Sundramoorthy was appointed as the head coach of the Singapore national under-23 football team with Aide Iskandar as his assistant coach. The duo were tasked with preparing the squad for the upcoming 2013 SEA Games which will take place in end 2013 at Naypidaw, Myanmar.[1]

However, with the resignation of V. Sundramoorthy a few months later, Aide took over the reins of the Singapore national under-23 football team in October 2013.[2] He guided the team to a third placing at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games.

In the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, the under-23 football team has failed to advance into the semi-finals.[3] Aide then consequently resigned as coach of the national under-23 football team.[4]

Honours[edit]

Regional[edit]

Tournament records[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic Games Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Spain 1992 Did Not Qualify
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
England 2012
Brazil 2016
Total 0/7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Asian Games[edit]

Asian Games Record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
South Korea 2002 Did Not Qualify
Qatar 2006 Round 1 23/32 3 0 2 1 1 3
China 2010 Round 1 19/24 3 0 1 2 1 6
South Korea 2014 Round 1 17/29 3 1 1 1 5 5
Indonesia 2018 [to be determined]
Total 3/4 0 9 1 4 4 7 14

SEA Games[edit]

Recent results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Lose

2015[edit]

2015 Bangabandhu Cup
Friendly games
Football at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games

2016[edit]

2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach TBC
Assistant Coach Singapore S. Subramani
Goalkeeping Coach England John Burridge
Fitness Coach Germany Jürgen Raab

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

The following 20 players were called up to the Singapore national under-23 team squad for the Football at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games set to be held in Singapore.[5]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
24 1GK Syazwan Buhari (1992-06-07) 7 June 1992 (age 24) Singapore Courts Young Lions
1 1GK Rudy Khairullah (1994-07-19) 19 July 1994 (age 22) Singapore Courts Young Lions

13 2DF Ho Wai Loon (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 23) Singapore Balestier Khalsa FC
2 2DF Shakir Hamzah (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 24) Singapore Courts Young Lions
18 2DF Al-Qaasimy Rahman (1992-01-21) 21 January 1992 (age 25) Singapore Courts Young Lions
15 2DF Sheikh Abdul Hadi (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 25) Singapore Courts Young Lions
3 2DF Fadli Kamis (1994-03-24) 24 March 1994 (age 23) Singapore Courts Young Lions
4 2DF Amirul Adli (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 21) Singapore Courts Young Lions

10 3MF Faris Ramli (1992-08-24) 24 August 1992 (age 24) Singapore LionsXII
19 3MF Stanely Ng (1992-05-27) 27 May 1992 (age 25) Singapore Home United
28 3MF Safirul Sulaiman (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 24) Singapore Courts Young Lions
6 3MF Anumanthan Kumar (1994-07-14) 14 July 1994 (age 22) Singapore Courts Young Lions
5 3MF Adam Swandi (1996-01-12) 12 January 1996 (age 21) Singapore Courts Young Lions
23 3MF Suria Prakash (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 23) Singapore Courts Young Lions
12 3MF Pravin Guanasagaran (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 24) Australia Canning City

7 4FW Sahil Suhaimi (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 24) Singapore LionsXII
11 4FW Shahfiq Ghani (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 25) Singapore Courts Young Lions
8 4FW Shamil Sharif (1992-05-08) 8 May 1992 (age 25) Singapore Courts Young Lions
17 4FW Irfan Fandi (1997-08-13) 13 August 1997 (age 19) Singapore Courts Young Lions
9 4FW Amy Recha Pristifana (1992-05-13) 13 May 1992 (age 25) Singapore Courts Young Lions

Recent Call ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up within last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Shannon Stephen (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 23) Singapore Tampines Rovers v  Philippines, 13 June 2013
MF Muhaimin Suhaimi (1995-02-20) 20 February 1995 (age 22) Singapore Courts Young Lions v  Laos, 23 May 2015
FW Fareez Farhan (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 22) Singapore Hougang United v  Philippines, 13 June 2013
FW Iqbal Hussain (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 23) Singapore Courts Young Lions 2014 Asian Games
FW Shameer Aziq (1995-12-30) 30 December 1995 (age 21) Singapore Courts Young Lions 2014 Asian Games

Singapore U19[edit]

Updates 2016[edit]

Paramoth Naidu, who represented his both school's Woodlands Secondary School Football Team and St. Gabriel's School Football Team, will be leading his team in this year's AFF CUP 2016 on the 23 to 26 Jan 2016.

This year 23 to 26 Jan 2016 Fandi Ahmad's elder son Irfan Fandi and Singapore's Under-19 both captain and vice-captain Paramoth Naidu and Haqil Osman will be flying off to play for Australia starlet Football Club (Anza F.C.) and this players are personally chosen to play for the club (Anza F.C.) for 3 days stint. Let's wish them luck for their marvellous transfer move.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sundram to lead SEA Games squad". Goal.com Singapore. 
  2. ^ "Aide Iskandar replaces Sundram for SEA Games". Goal.com. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Young Lions fail to progress after narrow defeat". www.fas.org.sg. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Football: Coach Aide Iskandar resigns after SEA Games failure". channelnewsasia.com. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Young Lions unveil 20-strong football squad for SEA Games 2015". Channel News Asia. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.