Biography: The “General”. That has been LionsXII midfielder Zulfahmi Arifin’s nickname since plying his trade in the S.League with the Courts Young Lions in the previous season. Zul, as he is affectionately known by his friends and teammates, thrives in a midfield role where tackles fly fast and furious. Gifted with good sense of ball control and vision, the 21-year-old can quickly switch from defensive work to the attacking berth, as he helps the team capitalise on the opponents’ defensive gaps.
Former club: Courts Young Lions
Former local legend: Shahril Ishak
Favourite world footballer: A. Iniesta
Favourite club in the world: FC Barcelona
Three words to describe yourself as a footballer: Creative, Influential, Calm
Favourite dish: Mom’s Cooking
Favourite singer: Adam Levine