|Full name||Faiq Jefri Bolkiah|
|Date of birth||9 May 1998|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Winger|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:16, 16 October 2016 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:12, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
Faiq Jefri Bolkiah (born 9 May 1998) is a Bruneian international footballer who plays as a midfielder for the reserve side of Premier League club Leicester City and the Brunei national team. He serves as the captain of the national team.
In 2009, while as a member of A.F.C. Newbury, Bolkiah signed a 1-year deal with the Southampton F.C. Academy. He was still with Southampton until at least December 2011. In 2014, Bolkiah signed a 2-year youth contract with Chelsea of the Premier League after previously training with Reading and trialing with Arsenal. During his time with Arsenal, Bolkiah competed in the 2013 Lion City Cup against Corinthians, Eintracht Frankfurt, PSV Eindhoven, and a Singapore youth selection. He scored a goal in a 2–1 victory over the team from Singapore. With his contract with Chelsea set to expire in summer 2016, he left the team in December 2015. After a trial with Stoke City, he signed for Leicester City on a reported 3-year professional contract in March 2016.
Bolkiah was eligible to represent the United States and Brunei. He was scouted for the youth teams of the United States but chose to represent Brunei, doing so at the U19 and U23 levels including at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. In that tournament, he scored in a 1–2 defeat to Timor Leste. He was expected to make his senior international debut on 15 October 2016 in a 2016 AFF Championship qualification match against Timor-Leste. He debuted in the match, starting and playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–1 victory.
|1.||21 October 2016||RSN Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia||Laos||2016 AFF Championship qualification|
|Correct as of 21 October 2016|
International career statisticsEdit
- As of match played 8 September 2018.
|Brunei national team|
Faiq is the son of Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei and nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the current Sultan of Brunei. He was born in Los Angeles and holds both Brunei and United States citizenship. He was educated in Great Britain at Bradfield College.
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