He captained his country in game No.100 last Friday night. Now set for his 101st Singapore cap in a World Cup qualifier against Syria on Thursday, Kenneth Tan picks out Khairul Amri's top five moments in a Lions jersey...
The striker followed in the illustrious footsteps of Fandi Ahmad, Malek Awab, Baihakki Khaizan, Shahril Ishak, Daniel Bennett, Nazri Nasir, Aide Iskandar, S Subramani and Indra Sahdan in making 100 or more international appearances in the friendly defeat to Qatar. Here are five of Amri's most memorable moments.
A great first impression
Scoring in the 2004 Tiger Cup final against Indonesia
Having just made his international debut earlier in the year, Amri was called up by then-coach Raddy Avramovic for the 2004 Tiger Cup. The 19-year-old certainly did not disappoint in his first major tournament.
Coming off the bench to net the final goal in a 3-0 mauling of Cambodia in the group stages, the fresh-faced forward was handed his first-ever international start in the first leg of the final against Indonesia.
Held at the intimidating Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in front of almost 90,000 fans, many youngsters would have been overawed by the occasion, but not Amri. After Daniel Bennett opened the scoring for the Lions in the fifth minute, Singapore's newest starlet doubled Singapore's advantage six minutes before the break.
Following up a rebound after the Indonesia keeper parried Noh Alam Shah’s fierce drive, Amri neatly sidefooted home into an empty net. The Lions eventually ran out 3-1 winners on the night and won 6-2 on aggregate to pick up their first ASEAN title since 1998.