Football: Football legend Fandi Ahmad thrilled with his Madame Tussauds wax figure

The wax figure of the former Singapore skipper - decked out in the kit of the 1994 Malaysia Cup and Malaysia League winning team - was unveiled Wednesday at a promotional event at the ITE College Central. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
The wax figure of the former Singapore skipper - decked out in the kit of the 1994 Malaysia Cup and Malaysia League winning team - was unveiled Wednesday at a promotional event at the ITE College Central. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad has been immortalised in wax after he was inducted into the sporting hall of fame at Madame Tussauds' Singapore museum in Sentosa. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad has been immortalised in wax after he was inducted into the sporting hall of fame at Madame Tussauds' Singapore museum in Sentosa. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
A behind-the-scenes look at how the wax figure of local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad was created by Madame Tussauds' team of studio artists. -- PHOTO: MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE
Local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad has been immortalised in wax after he was inducted into the sporting hall of fame at Madame Tussauds' Singapore museum in Sentosa. In the picture are (front row, from left) Iryan Fandi Ahmad, 8, Kieran Jordan
Local footballing legend Fandi Ahmad has been immortalised in wax after he was inducted into the sporting hall of fame at Madame Tussauds' Singapore museum in Sentosa. In the picture are (front row, from left) Iryan Fandi Ahmad, 8, Kieran Jordan Yeoh, 9, Eli Rafael Israel, 8, and Ilhan Fandi Ahmad, 11, and (back row, from left) Muhd Shameer Hazam, 13, Wendy Jacobs and Fandi Ahmad. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Local football legend Fandi Ahmad has been immortalised in wax after he was inducted into the sporting hall of fame at Madame Tussauds' Singapore museum in Sentosa.

The wax figure of the former Singapore skipper - decked out in the kit of the 1994 Malaysia Cup and Malaysia League winning team - was unveiled Wednesday at a promotional event at the ITE College Central.

"Looking at my wax figure is very exciting for me as it makes me re-live that unforgettable moment in my career," said Fandi, 52.

Located at the island's Imbiah Outlook, the museum - which is the 18th Madam Tussauds attraction around the world - is slated to open on Oct 25, and will feature other international sporting legends alongside Fandi like former England football captain David Beckham, China's NBA star Yao Ming, American golfer Tiger Woods and Formula One drivers Sebastian Vettel (Germany) and Lewis Hamilton (England).

Singapore's favourite footballing son will not be the sole representative from the Lion City in the museum, as local singer Stefanie Sun, actor Gurmit Singh and director Jack Neo also have wax figures done in their honour.

There will be other local sporting personalities featured in the museum as well though their identities will be revealed at a later date.

"Fandi Ahmad is featured as he is a national legend and icon in Singapore's football history," said Lily Lim, general manager of Madam Tussauds Singapore.

"We believe that his fans will be thrilled to see him at our attraction among the world's greatest sports stars."