1998 S.League

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S. League
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Season 1998
Champions Singapore Armed Forces
2nd S.League title
Asian Club Championship Singapore Armed Forces
Matches played 110
Goals scored 368 (3.35 per match)
Top goalscorer Stuart Young (22)
Biggest home win Home United 9-3 Gombak United
(18 July 1998)
Biggest away win Gombak United 1-6 Home United
(20 May 1998)
Highest scoring Home United 9-3 Gombak United
(18 July 1998)
1997
1999

The 1998 S.League was the third season of the S.League, the top professional football league in Singapore. Teams played each other once both home and away, in a 20-match season.

The 1998 S.League was won by Singapore Armed Forces, their second consecutive title.

Teams[edit]

Jurong left Bukit Gombak Stadium upon completion of their new home ground Jurong East Stadium. Home United also relocated, leaving Jalan Besar Stadium to move into Bishan Stadium. Two new teams entered into the competition – Gombak United (who took the place of Jurong playing at Bukit Gombak Stadium) and Marine Castle United who made Hougang Stadium their home – taking the number of participating teams to eleven. Tiong Bahru United were renamed Tanjong Pagar United for the 1998 season.

Team Stadium Capacity Location
Balestier Central Toa Payoh Stadium 3,900 Toa Payoh
Gombak United Bukit Gombak Stadium 3,000 Bukit Batok
Geylang United Bedok Stadium 3,900 Bedok
Jurong Jurong East Stadium 2,700 Jurong East
Home United Bishan Stadium 4,000 Bishan
Marine Castle United Hougang Stadium 3,000 Hougang
Singapore Armed Forces Jurong Stadium 6,000 Jurong
Sembawang Rangers Yishun Stadium 3,400 Yishun
Tampines Rovers Tampines Stadium 3,600 Tampines
Tanjong Pagar United Queenstown Stadium 3,800 Queenstown
Woodlands Wellington Woodlands Stadium 4,300 Woodlands

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Singapore Armed Forces 20 14 4 2 46 17 +29 46 Qualification to 1999–2000 Asian Club Championship first round
2 Tanjong Pagar United 20 14 4 2 39 15 +24 46
3 Geylang United 20 11 5 4 32 18 +14 38
4 Balestier Central 20 9 4 7 47 43 +4 31
5 Jurong 20 9 4 7 32 33 −1 31
6 Tampines Rovers 20 8 5 7 41 40 +1 29
7 Home United 20 8 4 8 42 28 +14 28
8 Sembawang Rangers 20 6 1 13 18 37 −19 19
9 Woodlands Wellington 20 4 6 10 27 41 −14 18
10 Gombak United 20 3 4 13 25 52 −27 13
11 Marine Castle United 20 2 3 15 19 44 −25 9
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored

Singapore Armed Forces qualified to compete in the 1999–2000 Asian Club Championship. This was their second appearance in continental competition. The club met with more success than in their first appearance, defeating Royal Dolphins of the Cambodian League 11–3 on aggregate in the East Asian first round. They were defeated in the second round by Sinthana of the Thai Premier League, going down 3–2 on aggregate.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 England Stuart Young Home United 22
2 Romania Bogdan Brasoveanu Tampines Rovers 20
3 Croatia Goran Paulic Balestier Central 19
4 Brazil Egmar Goncalves Home United 16

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