|Champions||Singapore Armed Forces
1st S.League title
|Asian Club Championship||Singapore Armed Forces|
|Goals scored||249 (3.46 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Goran Paulic (21)|
|Biggest home win||
Singapore Armed Forces 5-1 Balestier Central
(8 July 1997)
|Biggest away win||Tampines Rovers 2-8 Balestier Central
(28 June 1997)
|Highest scoring||Tampines Rovers 2-8 Balestier Central
(28 June 1997)
The 1997 S.League was the 2nd season of the S.League, the top professional football league in Singapore. The format of the league was changed, a single season of home and away matches replacing the split seasons and a playoff model of the 1996 season.
The 1997 S.League championship was won by Singapore Armed Forces FC.
Police Football Club underwent a rebranding, being renamed as Home United while NFL side Jurong Town Football Club, who renamed themselves Jurong FC, joined the competition taking the number of participating clubs to 9. As a result of the construction of the new Jurong East Stadium being incomplete, Jurong FC used Bukit Gombak Stadium as their home ground for the 1997 S.League season.
|Balestier Central||Toa Payoh Stadium||3,900||Toa Payoh|
|Geylang United||Bedok Stadium||3,900||Bedok|
|Jurong||Bukit Gombak Stadium||3,000||Bukit Batok|
|Home United||Jalan Besar Stadium||8,000||Kallang|
|Singapore Armed Forces||Jurong Stadium||6,000||Jurong|
|Sembawang Rangers||Yishun Stadium||3,400||Yishun|
|Tampines Rovers||Tampines Stadium||3,600||Tampines|
|Tiong Bahru United||Queenstown Stadium||3,800||Queenstown|
|Woodlands Wellington||Woodlands Stadium||4,300||Woodlands|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Singapore Armed Forces (C)||16||12||1||3||42||11||+31||37|
|2||Tiong Bahru United||16||10||4||2||33||16||+17||34|
As 1997 S.League champions, Singapore Armed Forces FC qualified to compete in the 1998-99 Asian Club Championship. This was the first time SAFFC had participated in continental competition. They were defeated in first round of the East Asian half of the competition, losing to Selangor FA of the M-League 2-4 on aggregate.
|1||Goran Paulic||Balestier Central||21|
|2||Egmar Goncalves||Home United||15|
|3||Eres Jures||Singapore Armed Forces||14|