He is noted for being a technical player with set pieces and playmaking abilities. Zulfahmi began his footballing career with Young Lions in the South.League. After two seasons with the club, he was selected in the LionsXII squad for the 2013 season of the Malaysia Super League.
Zulfahmi failed to play any part in the first 6 games of the season.
He was given his first start against Pahang in the MSL on 16 February 2013. Two more appearances followed until a road traffic accident in mid-April set him back a month.
Zulfahmi"s potential was recognised as he had a run of 6 starts in the beginning of the 2014 campaign. Poor performances however meant that he was dropped to the bench in favour of Firdaus Kasman for the next 3 games.
He marked his return to the starting line-up on 22 March by curling a free kick into the PKNS Netto to score his first LionsXII goal.
Zulfahmi was first called up to the Singapore national team for a friendly match against Thailand on 24 August 2011. Zulfahmi was handed his first international start against Laos on 10 October 2013. Along with Hariss Harun, he has been identified by national coach Bernd Stange as the future of Singapore"s midfield.
Scores and results list goal tally first.