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Baihakki Khaizan playing against Home United FC in a Charity Drive Match on 11 January 2014.
|Full name||Baihakki bin Khaizan|
|Date of birth||31 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Singapore|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2000–2002||National Football Academy|
|2014||Johor Darul Ta'zim||10||(1)|
|2014||→ LionsXII (loan)||2||(0)|
|2015–2016||Johor Darul Ta'zim II||52||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 23, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 23, 2017
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Honours
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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
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.
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.
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.
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. Baihakki went on to win his first Malaysia Super League title with LionsXII during the 2013 Malaysia Super League season.
Johor Darul Takzim (JDT)
Baihakki Khaizan signed a four-year contract with Malaysian Super League team, Johor Darul Takzim. After a series of unimpressive performances, he was de-registered from the squad on 18 April 2014 and replaced with Marcos Antonio Elias Santos.
Return to LionsXII
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.
Johor Darul Takzim II
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 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.
- As of match played November 2016. Caps and goals may not be correct.
|Club||Season||Indonesia Super League||Indonesia FA Cup||Indonesia League Cup||Asia||Total|
|Johor Darul Takzim||2014||10||1||-||-||-||-||—||10||1|
|Johor Darul Takzim II||2015||??||??||??||??||??||??||—||??||??|
- Young Lions and LionsXII are ineligible for qualification to AFC competitions in their respective leagues.
- Score and Result list Singapore's goal tally first
|1.||15 December 2004||Lạch Tray Stadium, Haiphong, Vietnam||Cambodia||
||2004 AFF Championship||2004 AFF Championship|
|2.||9 December 2008||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Tanah Abang, Indonesia||Indonesia||
||2008 AFF Championship|||
|3.||19 December 2012||Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar, Singapore||Thailand||
||2012 AFF Championship|||
|4.||13 November 2014||Yishun Stadium, Yishun, Singapore||Laos||
|5.||31 March 2015||Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar, Singapore||Guam||
- Malaysia Super League: 2013
- S.League Young Player of the Year: 2003
- Football Association of Malaysia Awards – Best Defender: 2013
- Baihakki earned his 104th cap against Syria on 15 October 2013.
- International caps milestones
- 105th – Jordan, 4 February 2014 "FIFA Century Club fact sheet" (PDF). FIFA. 10 March 2014.
- "Interview With Baihakki Khaizan". FAS. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
- LionsXII level 1–1 against Kelantan at half-time, The Straits Times
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
- Dan Guen Chin (21 April 2014). "Baihakki could be back with LionsXII". Today. p. 27.
- Dan, Geun Chin (8 May 2014). "Baihakki back with LionsXII, Johor eyeing S-League". Today.
- "Transfer to Warriors".
- "FIFA Century Club fact sheet" (PDF). FIFA. 11 December 2013.
- "China put six past hapless Lions". Goal. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
- Ding, Eric (16 May 2005). "This one's for you, Dad". Today. p. 32.
- Wang, Meng Meng (12 May 2013). "She raised 3 kids single-handedly". The Straits Times.
- Jose Raymond (6 February 2002). "I'm ready for S-League, says eager youngster". Today. p. 33.
- Netizens slam Malay celeb’s bare-belly photo, 8 August 2010
- "Bai means business". The New Paper. 24 March 2014.
- "LionsXII fixtures and results for 2012 season". LionsXII. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "LionsXII fixtures and results for 2013 season". LionsXII. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "LionsXII fixtures and results for 2014 season". LionsXII. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "Baihakki Khaizan wins "Best Defender" honour at FAM annual awards 2013". LionsXII. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- Baihakki Khaizan at National-Football-Teams.com