is a Singaporean
footballer, born on the 9th of September 1981, and plays for current S-League
club, Gombak United
and also the Singapore national football team
as a defender.He usually plays at right-back
Faizal came from a football powerhouse in the secondary school set-up, Siglap Secondary School. He then started his footballing career with Geylang United
's academy team with the likes of Syed Fadhil
and Lionel Lewis
. However, it was Home United
who offered him a professional contract and was soon a regular in the team.
Faizal's promising exploits as a youngster with Home United caught national team coach, Radojko Avramovic
's eyes and he was soon handed a debut against Indonesia
in 2004. Unfortunately, only 19 minutes into his first ever international game, he suffered an injury and had to go off.
It was only 3 years later did he played for his country again. Having moved to S-League
. He displaced national team defender, Hafiz Osman
off his regular place. And so a friendly against UAE
it was and he was soon back in the national team set-up.
Aside from football, Faizal Hamid holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Faizal initially considered quitting football for a year to concentrate on his career in the Singapore Prison Service
, but decided to put his plans on hold to play for the National Team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
He has since signed for Gombak United FC