Wednesday, 9 March 2016


Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is back! 

It is the ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture. The nominees reflect the entertainment that audiences see, play, listen to and read in droves, from movies to a host of television shows, music, gaming, books and more. This year, there is a brand new Favorite Asian Sports Star category for Asia and talented Singaporean footballer Irfan Fandi is a nominee.

The show premieres on Nickelodeon in Singapore on Monday, 14 March at 11.30am and repeats on the same day at 6pm.

Time to get the ball rolling! Here are 16 things you need to know about Irfan Fandi.

1. Irfan began playing football at the age of two.

2. For Irfan, football started off as a fun hobby during weekends with his family - there was no pressure on him to turn it into a career.

3. Irfan’s family and friends are his biggest source of support.

4. Irfan is the youngest player chosen for the Lions 2015 SEA Games squad.

5. Early this year, Irfan signed a one-year deal with S.League club Home United.

6. Irfan has two football idols - his dad and Zlatan Ibrahimović, the striker for French club Paris Saint-Germain and captain of the Swedish national team.

7. Irfan was named as one of's Top 20 Southeast Asian Rising Stars in 2013.

8. In 2014, The Guardian listed Irfan as one of the 40 best young talents in world football.

9. Irfan prefers salmon to tuna.

10. Irfan’s favourite ice cream flavour is chocolate/cotton candy.

11. Irfan considers himself a shy and introverted person.

12. Irfan loves Demi Lovato’s song “Confident” as it reminds him to embrace the person that he is.

13. Irfan is not afraid of heights.

14. Irfan prefers sneakers over loafers.

15. If there’s any place in the world that Irfan could visit, he would go to Greece.

16. Hobbies include swimming, soccer (of course!) and Taekwondo (Yellow Belt).

Other nominees in the Favorite Asian Sports Star category include Malaysian diver Pandelela, Indonesian footballer Kim Kurniawan and Filipino basketballer Jeron Teng. So what are you waiting for? To support Irfan, simply vote via or Twitter using #VoteIrfanSG and #KCA

Courtesy: Kids Choice Awards 2016 - Nickelodeon



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