The goalkeeper has been an ever-present since making his debut in 1996 at the tender age of 17.
Woodlands Wellington goalkeeper Yazid Yasin admits he has been fortunate not to pick up a serious injury after racking up an extraordinary 400 S.League games.
The 34-year-old reached the extraordinary milestone on July 16 when he featured in the Rams’ 5-2 victory over the Courts Young Lions at the Woodlands Stadium, some 17 years after his first ever game.
Yazid was just a 17-year-old teenager when he made his bow for the now-defunct Sembawang Rangers in 1996 and is the sole survivor from the inaugural season of Singapore’s top-flight after team-mate Rezal Hassan finally hung up his gloves having been registered as a player last term.
“It feels good to come this far!” Yazid told Goal Singapore.
“I have been lucky with no serious injuries and that is the most important thing that has allowed me to play this long.”
Despite his longevity between the sticks Yazid has only been capped once by his country in 1999 during a friendly match against New Zealand.
He did , however, face stiff competition for a place in the squad during an era when the Lions boasted a talented goalkeeping pool consisting of Hassan, Effendy Subtu and Adi Saleh.