https://www.goal.com/en-my/lists/fr...a0yhz185o5hcf7phpw#1sffqscmu705m16f98n5oaq0hn From Ilhan Fandi to Farhan Zulkifli - Meet the future of Singapore Jay Parmar Last updated 2 days ago 09:00 28/4/20 We take a look at some of the country's finest talents born in the 21st century Singapore might not have had too many superstars throughout its young history, but there's no denying we've seen some truly exciting players donning the jersey of the national team. The legendary Fandi Ahmad dancing past opponents was a sight to behold, while Nazri Nasir leading the Lions to AFF Cup glory in 1998 is something most Singaporeans still fondly remember. The likes of Daniel Bennett and Mohd Noh Alam Shah were instrumental in more AFF Cup success in 2004 and 2007, with Shahril Ishak one of the shining lights in 2012. It has been dark days for Singapore since, though, regardless of the presence of the supremely talented Hariss Harun. The Lions failed to make it through the group stages at the AFF Cup in 2014, 2016 and 2018 and have started to build on a new team, with promising youngster Ikhsan Fandi quite possibly the standout performer in Singapore's most recent outings. From Hariss Harun to Khairin Nadim - Meet Singapore Premier League's youngest debutants It might be upon the next generation to turn Singapore into a force to be reckoned with again, however, as there are a number of hot prospects around in the game who were all born after January 1, 2000. We look at some of the best players around in that age category as we present #NxGnSg, the wonderkids representing the future of Singapore. <img src="https://images.daznservices.com/di/...t=-917804496&amp;quality=60&amp;w=300" alt="Ilhan Fandi" /> Goal x Adidas Ilhan Fandi | 08-11-2002 | Young Lions First up on the list, and probably the biggest name of the lot, is the Young Lions’ energetic striker, Ilhan Fandi. The third son of Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad, Ilhan is looking to make waves in the local game, having made his league debut last season. Aged just 17, the young attacker already has experience playing abroad, having turned out for the i2i Football Academy in England, a prestigious youth setup with links to Leeds United. With three goals in his first five appearances for Young Lions, Ilhan will look to follow in the footsteps of his two older brothers Irfan and Ikhsan, who play for Thailand’s BG Pathum United and Norway’s Raufoss IL, respectively. <img src="https://images.daznservices.com/di/...t=-917804496&amp;quality=60&amp;w=300" alt="Farhan Zulkifli" /> AIA Singapore Premier League Farhan Zulkifli | 10-11-2002 | Hougang United Already a household name in Singapore football despite his relative inexperience, 17-year-old Farhan Zulkifli became the SPL’s second-youngest goalscorer when he netted on his debut against Home United in 2019. Farhan has already been called up by the national team and was described as a “player who can bring the ball 30m” by Singapore manager Tatsuma Yoshida. Having started Hougang’s SPL opener against Young Lions and been selected for centralised training with the national team, 2020 could be a huge season for Farhan. FULL STORY: From NFA rejection to Singapore call-up aged 16 - Inside the meteoric rise of Hougang hotshot Farhan Zulkifli <img src="https://images.daznservices.com/di/...t=-916027984&amp;quality=60&amp;w=300" alt="Marc-Ryan Tan" /> Goal x Adidas Marc-Ryan Tan | 08-01-2002 | Young Lions Yet another youngster with familial football heritage, Malaysia Cup hero Steven Tan’s son, Marc-Ryan, seems to have the world at his feet. Fleet-footed and nimble, the winger has displayed the quality and willingness to take players on and provide the X-factor for his side. Having trained with the academies of English sides West Ham, Wolves, Stoke and Charlton back in 2016, Marc-Ryan now plays for the Young Lions in the SPL, and made his professional debut in March when he came off the bench against Geylang International. With his sights set firmly on the national team, the 18-year-old could be set to form a lethal partnership with Ilhan Fandi in the Young Lions strikeforce this season. FULL STORY: Meet Marc Ryan Tan - The globetrotting youngster who models his game on Sterling <img src="https://images.daznservices.com/di/...t=-913742080&amp;quality=60&amp;w=300" alt="Zikos Chua" /> Zikos Chua | 15-04-2002 | Geylang International Looking to recover from a serious ACL injury sustained last August, Singaporean-Greek striker Zikos Chua will once again don the green and white kit of Geylang in the SPL this season. Having already notched five goals in 13 games for Geylang, the Ultras Eagles will be eagerly awaiting the return of their 17-year-old starboy to the fold. A strong, physical striker with an instinctive ability to finish, Zikos displayed his prowess in front of goal on numerous occasions for both club and country, having made 13 appearances for Singapore’s age-group sides and scoring eight goals. As his return from injury nears, it is hoped that the 1.84m centre forward will be able to recapture the form that made him one of Singapore’s brightest young talents. <img src="https://images.daznservices.com/di/...t=-910420368&amp;quality=60&amp;w=300" alt="Iman Hakim" /> Albirex Niigata Iman Hakim | 09-03-2002 | Albirex Niigata (S) Winner of the 2019 Dollah Kassim award, the hugely exciting Iman Hakim has signed for SPL giants Albirex Niigata (S) this season and is all set for a training stint in Europe, one of his rewards for winning the coveted youth prize. A member of the Singapore AFF Under-18 side that travelled to Chonburi last year, Iman showed his maturity and class on the pitch despite some underwhelming results for the team. Having made an impressive start to life at Albirex, Iman could become the first local player to become a mainstay in the Albirex side since one of his own idols, Adam Swandi, in 2018.