Shariff Abdul Samat is confirmed dead at the age of 36.
Shariff was best known as a Singaporean footballer (Tampines Rovers).
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Shariff Abdul Samat
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Shariff Abdul Samat speaking with the press after Woodlands Wellington's match against Home United on 5 March 2013.
Personal information
Full nameShariff Abdul Samat
Date of birth(1984-01-05)5 January 1984
Place of birthSingapore
Date of death10 February 2020(2020-02-10) (aged 36)
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionCentre-back
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2003Sembawang Rangers17(0)
2005Home United1(0)
2006Young Lions11(0)
2007–2009Tampines Rovers70(1)
2010Home United13(0)
2011Hougang United22(0)
2012Admiralty8(2)
2012Tampines Rovers0(0)
2013Woodlands Wellington11(0)
2014–2015Tampines Rovers
2016Geylang International
National team‑
2008–Singapore1(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2013
‑ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2013
Shariff Abdul Samat (5 January 1984 – 10 February 2020) was a Singaporean international footballer.
Shariff is the son of the former Singaporean international footballer, Samad Allapitchay. Like his father, he usually plays as a centre back.
Contents
1 Club career
2 International career
3 Death
4 Career statistics
4.1 Club
4.2 International Appearances
5 Honours
5.1 Individual
6 References
7 External links
Club career
Shariff has previously played for S.League clubs Sembawang Rangers FC, Young Lions and Tampines Rovers FC.
He was brought into the Tampines Rovers squad from the Young Lions after a stint with Sembawang Rangers FC, largely as a back-up player for the 2007/2008 highlighting season. However, due to teammate Sead Muratovic's failure to pass the annual fitness test, he became a major part of the first team's fixture in the S-League. He then join Home United FC in 2010.
He is also known as a hot-tempered player, and was once handed out an eight-month ban by the Football Association of Singapore for throwing a punch at a Geylang United FC player, Peter Bennett in a S-League match when he was a Sembawang Rangers FC player.
Shariff spent half a season in the NFL Division 2 side Admiralty FC during the first half of 2012, and it was announced that he would rejoin S.League side Tampines Rovers for the second half of their 2012 season. However, he failed to break into the squad and was released at the end of the season.
On 2 February 2013, Shariff was unveiled as a Woodlands Wellington player during the team's pre-season fanfare.
He made his debut for the Rams on 5 March 2013 in an away game against his former club, Home United FC. Shariff put in an outstanding performance against the Protectors, his clearance off the line off Masato Fukui's shot being heralded as the turning point of the game by Woodlands coach, Salim Moin, during the post-match conference.
Shariff rejoined Tampines for the 2014 season, but not retained for the 2015 season and played for another NFL side Singapore Recreation Club that year. He then were signed by Geylang International for the 2016 season, but were released at the end of the season.
International career
He first earned an international call-up for the games against North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia and the UAE. However, he was unable to break into the squad back then under Radojko Avramović.
In 2013, Shariff was called up by new national coach Bernd Stange due to his impressive performances for Woodlands Wellington in the S.League. He made his international debut on 4 June 2013, coming on as a substitute against Myanmar in a friendly match in Yangon.
Death
Sharif's death was announced on SG Premier League's twitter account at 2:48 pm on February 10th 2020. The cause of death is currently unknown.
Career statistics
Club
As of 16 July 2013
Shariff Abdul Samat's Profile
Club Performance
League
Cup
League Cup
Total
Singapore
S.League
Singapore Cup
League Cup
Club
Season
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Β 
Apps
Goals
Tampines Rovers
2009
24 (2)
1
0
0
0
0
4
1
0
24 (2)
1
Home United
2010
12 (1)
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
12 (1)
0
Hougang United
2011
22
0
0
0
0
0
9
1
0
22
0
Singapore
NFL Division 2
Singapore FA Cup
Club
Season
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
-
-
Β 
Apps
Goals
Admiralty FC
2012
8
2
0
0
-
-
0
0
0
8
2
Singapore
S.League
Singapore Cup
League Cup
Club
Season
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Β 
Apps
Goals
Tampines Rovers
2012
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Woodlands Wellington
2013
11
0
1
0
2
0
2
0
1
14
0
All numbers encased in brackets signify substitute appearances.
International Appearances
#
Date
Venue
Opponent
Result
Competition
1.
4 June 2013
Thuwanna Youth Training Center, Yangon, Myanmar
Myanmar
2–0
International Friendly
Updated as of 4 June 2013.
Honours
Individual
S.League Young Player of the Year: 2007
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