Photo Credit: Singapore Premier League

Bio

Name: Shawal Anuar

Age: 27

Club: Geylang International Football Club

Position: Forward

Individual Questions:

When did you start your career in football?

– I started in 2015 for my first professional contract with GIFC. After joining half a season with the GIFC prime league in 2014.

 What made you want to pursue a career in football?

– I started to like football when I was young and it was my dream to become a professional footballer. During the half season with GIFC prime league i’ve learned from the senior players & was inspired by them on how they push and motivate me to go further.

 Where do you aim to see yourself in 5/10 years?

– I’m aiming to play for an overseas club to gain more experience from different teams/leagues.

 How long do you foresee yourself playing football?

– I will keep myself fit and keep the momentum. In God’s willing, till its time to hang my boots😊

 Do you have any regrets throughout your career so far?

– No. I enjoy every moments of my career.

 Any match-day superstitions?

– No, I do not believe in superstitions.

 Footballer you look up to?

– Gareth Bale because of his dribbling speed and control, his technique for first touch and also finishing.

 Favourite team?

– FC Barcelona.

 Favourite football memory?

– While having the pre-season trial with Matsumoto Yamaga in 2017.

What are the biggest hurdles you had to overcome to get where you are as an athlete?

– I can say the biggest hurdle is to adapt with training, fitness & strength. As I did not have all that during my NFL days. As I need to discipline myself and commit to football by having a healthy lifestyle.

Who inspires you the most?

– My family.

What are your goals for your club/country?

– I will always give my 110% for my club & national teams whenever I have the opportunity and to win medals for club/country 😊

If you had children, would you encourage them to follow in your footsteps? Yes/No, Why?

– Yes. If my children were to love football, I just want them to do what they really love doing.

Who is your biggest motivation?

–  My family & my fiance

Most memorable moment?

– When I scored a goal for Singapore against Afghanistan in the ‘International A’ friendly It was memorable for me because it was my first goal for my country.

Most forgettable moment?

– For now i have none.

If you could bring one player from anywhere in the world to play for your current club, who would it be and why?

– Xavi or Iniesta so they could feed me those through balls and create chances for me. Hahaha!

Who was the toughest opponent you have faced so far?

– I can say during the time was Daniel Bennett cause of his experience and game reading.

Team Questions

Most serious in the team?

– Jufri Taha (during trainings)

Joker of the team?

– Umar Akhbar

Best and Worst fashion sense?

– The best I can say it’s Syed Azmir & Christopher van Huizen
– Worst, none

Most vain in the team?

– Syahiran Miswan (very particular about his hair)😊

Most wayang?

– HAHA I can say most players can wayang. I cant name any of it.

Most angkat?

– This is a tough question 😊 cause I myself not sure about that.