Baihakki Khaizan

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This is a Malay name; the name Khaizan is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Baihakki.
Baihakki Khaizan
Baihakki Khaizan playing against Home United, Jan 2014.jpg
Baihakki Khaizan playing against Home United FC in a Charity Drive Match on 11 January 2014.
Personal information
Full name Baihakki bin Khaizan
Date of birth (1984-01-31) 31 January 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Johor Darul Takzim II F.C.
Number 15
Youth career
2000–2002 National Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Geylang United 29 (6)
2004–2007 Young Lions 98 (7)
2008–2009 Geylang United 46 (4)
2009 Persija Jakarta 39 (3)
2010 Persib Bandung 24 (2)
2011 Medan Chiefs 20 (1)
2012–2013 LionsXII 36 (4)
2014 Johor Darul Ta'zim 10 (1)
2014 LionsXII (loan) 8 (0)
2015– Johor Darul Ta'zim II 52 (3)
National team
2003– Singapore 129 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2016

Baihakki bin Khaizan (born 31 January 1984) is a Singaporean centre-back who plays for Johor Darul Takzim II F.C. in the Malaysia Premier League and former captain of Young Lions.

Club career[edit]

Along with Khairul Amri, Shahril Ishak and Hassan Sunny, Baihakki was in the pioneer batch of the National Football Academy in 2000.[1] He started his professional career with Geylang United in 2003.

He has previously played for S.League clubs Young Lions.

An ever-present for Singapore so far since 2004, Baihakki Khaizan's rise to prominence has been an extremely swift one. He is recognised as one of the best centre backs in the region with his tough tackling no nonsense approach often putting fear into opposition forwards. In the National Football Academy age-group squads, he caught the eye with his 1.9m stature, instinctive confidence and composure at the back.

S. League career[edit]

Signing on with Geylang United in 2003, Baihakki took the Young Player of the Year award in his debut S.League season. After learning his craft alongside former Singapore international Lim Tong Hai – a player he considers a big influence – that year, the lanky defender then moved to the Young Lions in 2004 and captained them in the S.League.

He nearly missed out playing for the 2007 S-League season after MINDEF refused to release him to play as he was serving National Service. However, he got the green light after a few games into the season. In 2008, again, his army conscription clashed with his football career, and thus he missed the first few games of the new season for the team that he newly joined, Geylang United.

Persija Jakarta[edit]

In September 2009, Khaizan agreed terms with Indonesia Super League side, Persija Jakarta, along with his Singaporean compatriot, Mustafic Fahrudin to join them before the 2009–10 Indonesia Super League started in October. During his first season, he managed to score 3 goals in 39 appearances.

Persib Bandung[edit]

In a controversial decision, Baihakki left Persija Jakarta for fierce rivals, Persib Bandung at the end of the 2009-10 Indonesia Super League season. At Persib Bandung, he linked up with his Singaporean compatriot, Shahril Ishak, who also signed for the Indonesian club. Baihakki's stint at Persib was cut short as he was released from the club after 6 months.

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Medan Chiefs[edit]

On 16 February 2011, Baihakki signed a two-year deal with Medan Chiefs worth approximately US$300,000, along with Shahril Ishak,[3] who was also released by Persib.

LionsXII[edit]

Baihakki returned to Singapore with newly formed team, LionsXII, that was competing in the Malaysia Super League. He scored their first ever goal in their league debut against Kelantan FA on 10 January 2012.[4] Baihakki went on to win his first Malaysia Super League title with LionsXII during the 2013 Malaysia Super League season.

Johor Darul Takzim (JDT)[edit]

Baihakki Khaizan signed a four-year contract with Malaysian Super League team, Johor Darul Takzim.[5] After a series of unimpressive performances, he was de-registered from the squad on 18 April 2014 and replaced with Marcos Antonio Elias Santos.[6]

Return to LionsXII[edit]

Baihakki rejoined LionsXII in May 2014. As part of his release, he would not face former club Johor Darul Takzim in their upcoming league fixture.[7]

He will join Malaysia Premier League side Johor Darul Takzim II from 2015 for the remaining four years of his Johor contract.[6]

Johor Darul Takzim II[edit]

Baihakki returned to Malaysia and made his Johor Darul Takzim II F.C. debut in the 2015 Malaysia Premier League season.

Baihakki featuring for LionsXII in a 2012 game against Kuala Lumpur

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Singapore against Hong Kong on 4 August 2003.[8]

He was part of the team that won the Tiger Cup in 2005 and the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship. Then captain of the Under-23 team, he led the Young Lions out for the 2005 Southeast Asian Games in Philippines and also won a bronze medal for the 2007 edition in Korat, Thailand. He lifted the Suzuki Cup in December 2012, after scoring the eventual winner in the first leg. Singapore went on to beat Thailand 3–1 on aggregate.

Baihakki reached his milestone 100th cap in a friendly match against China on 6 September 2013.[1][9] He was inducted into the FIFA Century Club in December 2013.[8][note 1]

Personal life[edit]

Baihakki's father, Khaizan Muhd, died when he was three.[10][11] He has an elder sister and a younger brother.[12]

Baihakki is married to a Singaporean flight attendant, actress and singer, Norfasarie. They had been engaged since 1 April 2007. Their first child, Mika Bazil, a boy, was born on 24 April 2009. Their 2nd child, a girl named Moza Alyka, was born on April 2011.[13]

Baihakki opened his interior design and renovation company in April 2013.[1] He launched his second business, a spa, in March 2014.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Score and Result list Singapore's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 15 December 2004 Lạch Tray Stadium, Haiphong, Vietnam  Cambodia
2–0
0–3
2004 AFF Championship 2004 AFF Championship
2. 9 December 2008 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Tanah Abang, Indonesia  Indonesia
1–0
2–0
2008 AFF Championship [3]
3. 19 December 2012 Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar, Singapore  Thailand
3–1
3–1
2012 AFF Championship [4]
4. 13 November 2014 Yishun Stadium, Yishun, Singapore  Laos
1–0
2–0
Friendly [5]
5. 31 March 2015 Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar, Singapore  Guam
2–2
2–2
Friendly [6]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

LionsXII

International[edit]

Singapore

Individual[edit]

  • S.League Young Player of the Year: 2003
  • Football Association of Malaysia Awards – Best Defender: 2013[15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Baihakki earned his 104th cap against Syria on 15 October 2013.
  • International caps milestones

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Interview With Baihakki Khaizan". FAS. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ LionsXII level 1–1 against Kelantan at half-time, The Straits Times
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  6. ^ a b Dan Guen Chin (21 April 2014). "Baihakki could be back with LionsXII". Today. p. 27. 
  7. ^ Dan, Geun Chin (8 May 2014). "Baihakki back with LionsXII, Johor eyeing S-League". Today. 
  8. ^ a b "FIFA Century Club fact sheet" (PDF). FIFA. 11 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "China put six past hapless Lions". Goal. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Ding, Eric (16 May 2005). "This one's for you, Dad". Today. p. 32. 
  11. ^ Wang, Meng Meng (12 May 2013). "She raised 3 kids single-handedly". The Straits Times. 
  12. ^ Jose Raymond (6 February 2002). "I'm ready for S-League, says eager youngster". Today. p. 33. 
  13. ^ Netizens slam Malay celeb’s bare-belly photo, 8 August 2010
  14. ^ "Bai means business". The New Paper. 24 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Baihakki Khaizan wins "Best Defender" honour at FAM annual awards 2013". LionsXII. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 

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