Player Type: GOALKEEPERS
DOB/Age: 21 February 1997 (26)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2016-2019), Tanjong Pagar United (2021-2022)
A reliable custodian who has astute command of his area and possesses the agility to pull off stunning point-blank saves, Zharfan joined the Sailors in 2023 after a breakout 2022 campaign for Tanjong Pagar United that saw him make the highest numbers of saves (122) across the league.
Overcoming a childhood heart condition to make his professional debut in 2016, he has come a long way to become one of the country’s up-and-coming goalkeepers. The confident Zharfan has ambitions of being Singapore’s no. 1 and knows that solid performances for the Sailors provide the platform for him to attain that lofty goal.
DOB/Age: 29 September 1990 (33)
Previous Clubs: Police FC, Warriors FC, GFA, Young Women, Kaki Bukit FC
One of the most recognisable figures in the local football industry, Wati actually started out as a netball player before being recommended by good friend Ernie Sontaril to switch at the age of 19 because their school lacked a goalkeeper.
The rest was history, as she soon made the position her own at both the club and national levels.
Thirteen years on, the vocal and commanding Wati is still going strong and is the second-most capped Singapore female with 45 appearances (as of Oct 2022). An impressive SEA Games 2021 campaign has given her extra vigour as she hopes to play on into her late 30s like her idol Hope Solo – perhaps even till 40.
DOB/Age: 29 June 1992 (31)
Previous Clubs: Petra Football Club, H20/ITE Dream Team, Tanjong Pagar United
Beatrice is a senior player in the National Women’s team, having been involved in multiple tournaments since her first call up in 2013, a privilege that she holds close to her heart.
While sports and academics are believed to be polar opposites in Singapore, it was studying that first pulled Beatrice into football – she was introduced to the game as a perfect study break while slogging in the period leading up to the ‘O’ Level examinations.
Beatrice was immediately hooked on the adrenaline football provided, playing at the junior college level before joining the Nanyang Technological University and representing Singapore at the 16th Asean University Games in 2012.
Having claimed the first-ever WPL Golden Glove award with the most number of clean sheets – six – throughout the 2022 WPL season, she is determined to maintain similar levels of performances and concentration in goal this campaign.
DOB/Age: 14 July 1990 (33)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2008-2011), LionsXII (2012-2015), Tampines Rovers (2016-2017), Nongbua Pitchaya (2018-2019), Trat FC (2020), Samut Prakan City (2020-2021), Hougang United (2021)
An excellent shot-stopper with cat-like reflexes and comfortable with the ball at his feet, Izwan is most fondly remembered for pulling off 18 saves in one incredible match. He kept Asian giants Japan at bay to help Singapore secure a memorable 0-0 draw in Saitama in a June 2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
The 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup winner has gone from strength to strength in his career, playing in Thailand, one of Southeast Asia’s toughest leagues, where he represented three clubs – Nongbua Pitchaya, Trat and Samut Prakan from 2018 to 2021.
Izwan came onboard the Sailors in 2022 and is currently working his way back to fitness after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury at the end of last year.
DOB/Age: 19 July 1994 (29)
Previous Clubs: Gombak United (2012), Young Lions (2013-2015), Home United (2017-2019), Balestier Khalsa (2022 – loan)
Possessing great reflexes and a safe pair of hands, Rudy is a solid option in the Sailors goalkeeping department. Following stints at Gombak United and the Young Lions, the former Singapore Under-23 custodian joined Home United in 2017.
Rudy then rose to become the first-choice goalkeeper the following year, and played a starring role in the club’s successful run in the AFC Cup, where they were crowned ASEAN Zonal champions. After a loan stint with Balestier in 2022, he is now back to help the Sailors in our quest for silverware.
DOB/Age: 9 March 1998 (25)
Previous Clubs: Young Lions (2016-2019)
A promising shot-stopper with immense physical attributes, Adib is an exciting goalkeeping talent to look out for in the future. His potential has not gone unnoticed, and he was called up to the Singapore national team for their games against Qatar and Yemen in 2019. Adib spent the first four years of his professional career with the Young Lions, before signing for the Sailors in 2020.
Having made his Sailors bow in a gala friendly against Borussia Dortmund in end-2022, Adib is now motivated and pushing hard to stake a claim for the spot in between the sticks for the Sailors.