Faizal came from a football powerhouse in the secondary school set-up, Siglap Secondary School. He then started his footballing career with Geylang United's academy team with the likes of Syed Fadhil and Lionel Lewis. However, it was Home United who offered him a professional contract and was soon a regular in the team.
Faizal's promising exploits as a youngster with Home United caught national team coach, Radojko Avramovic's eyes and he was soon handed a debut against Indonesia in 2004. Unfortunately, only 19 minutes into his first ever international game, he suffered an injury and had to go off.
It was only 3 years later did he played for his country again. Having moved to S-League champions, SAFFC. He displaced national team defender, Hafiz Osman off his regular place. And so a friendly against UAE it was and he was soon back in the national team set-up.
Aside from football, Faizal Hamid holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
Faizal initially considered quitting football for a year to concentrate on his career in the Singapore Prison Service, but decided to put his plans on hold to play for the National Team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
He has since signed for Gombak United FC.