Yazid inspired by Milestone Award honour

The veteran Woodlands Wellington goalkeeper was given the accolade for his significant contributions to Singapore football, having played in every S.League season
Goalkeeper Yazid Yasin is a familiar sight to all in local football, having been playing in the S.League ever since its inaugural season in 1996.

The 34-year-old is the only player remaining from that campaign to still be actively playing professional football and he recorded an incredible 400th league appearance in the 2013 season, helping Woodlands Wellington to finish fifth eventually.

Yazid's part in lifting the wooden spoonists for the previous three seasons to a top six position was integral and coupled with his contributions to Singapore football, it was natural that he was named the Milestone Award winner for the first-ever Goal Singapore Football Awards earlier this month.

The stocky custodian, who was presented with the award by Goal Singapore Senior Editor, Teng Kiat, was delighted to be recognised.

"I am very happy to win the award," he told Goal Singapore. "It's a very nice gesture to get it and it will inspire me to do more in the near future."

Yazid, who will stay on at Woodlands for the 2014 campaign, also reflected on the season just ended.

"Personally and as a team, I think 2013 has been a successful season," he said.

"In some ways, we have actually over achieved. Personally, when I signed for Woodlands, the aim was always to help improve the team and contribute in any way I can, and I think I have managed that."

We at Goal Singapore hope to see Yazid Yasin flying around in goal to thwart opponents for a few more seasons to come. Congratulations once again!