Ridhuan Muhammad

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Ridhuan Muhammad
Personal information
Full name Muhammad Ridhuan bin Muhammad
Date of birth (1984-05-06) 6 May 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
National Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003−2006 Young Lions 79 (6)
2007−2009 Tampines Rovers 77 (10)
2009−2013 Arema Indonesia 90 (24)
2013Putra Samarinda (loan) 10 (0)
2014–2015 Geylang International 24 (4)
2015 Tampines Rovers 2 (0)
2016–2017 Warriors 29 (5)
National team
2003− Singapore 68 (3)
* 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 3 Jan 2018

Muhammad Ridhuan bin Muhammad (born 6 May 1984) is a Singaporean professional footballer.

Club career[edit]

Young Lions[edit]

Ridhuan started his career with S.League clubs Young Lions. First catching the eye for the national U18 team with his speed and mazy dribbling skills, he joined the Young Lions for the 2003 S.League season.

Tampines Rovers[edit]

After four years with the Young Lions, he moved to local giants Tampines Rovers in 2007.

Arema Malang[edit]

In 2009, Ridhuan and Noh Alam Shah joined Indonesian club Arema. Ridhuan spent 3 and a half season with Arema and helped Arema to win the 2009-2010 Indonesian Super League title. Ridhuan also spent half a season on loan at Putra Samarinda. He was wildly popular during his time in Indonesia and was often referred to as R6, a moniker of Cristiano Ronaldo's CR7.[1]

Return to Singapore[edit]

With a FIFA ban looming on all Indonesian footballing activities, he moved back to Singapore with Geylang International after his 4 year sojourn.[2]

Tampines Rovers[edit]

Following his release by Tampines Rovers at the conclusion of the 2015 S.League season, Ridhuan announced his retirement from football to forge a new career in the oil and gas industry following his failure to secure a contract.[3]

Warriors FC[edit]

However, the speedy winger was snapped up by Warriors FC just before the start of the 2016 S.League season and made his debut as a substitute in a 3-1 loss against Brunei DPMM.[4] He scored his first goal of the season in a 2-2 draw against Geylang International to rescue a point for the Warriors after coming on as a substitute.[5] He repaid the faith that the Warriors had shown him by accumulating a total of four goals and six assists in all competitions.[6] His performances for the Warriors was rewarded with a contract extension for the 2017 S.League season.[2]

International career[edit]

While Ridhuan did not feature much in the league, Singapore coach Radojko Avramović saw something in the talented youngster and gave him his international debut against Qatar on 19 November 2003.

With midfielder Shahril Ishak, defender Baihakki Khaizan and keeper Hassan Sunny, he is part of the 'NFA Gang of Four', the quartet which has played together since their early teenage years and earned senior international honours in 2003.

He was also part of the national side that won the 2004 AFF Championship albeit only featuring in the opening game. Three years later in the 2007 AFF Championship, he played a major role in the team's success in retaining the championship.

As of December 2017, Ridhuan has amassed 68 caps for Singapore.[7]

National team career statistics[edit]

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

Scores and results list Nigeria's goal tally first.[8]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
15 January 2007 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Laos 1–0 11–0 2007 AFF Championship
27 January 2007 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  Malaysia 1–1 1–1 (5–4 p) 2007 AFF Championship
24 June 2007 National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore  North Korea 1–0 2–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Arema Indonesia

International[edit]

Singapore

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singapore winger Ridhuan Muhammad lands Borneo move". ESPNFC.com. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  2. ^ a b "Reunited with 'Fantastic Four' duo, Ridhuan plans to keep going". FourFourTwo. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  3. ^ hermes (2016-01-12). "Football: S-League's exodus of veterans". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  4. ^ "Warriors' Ismail Yunos targets first win against Young Lions in S.League". ESPNFC.
  5. ^ "Geylang draw again after late Warriors comeback". FourFourTwo.
  6. ^ "Reunited with 'Fantastic Four' duo, Ridhuan plans to keep going". FourFourTwo. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  7. ^ hermes (2017-12-13). "Mixed reaction to changes". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  8. ^ "Muhammad, Ridhuan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 5 May 2017.

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