2008 S.League

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S. League
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Season 2008
Champions Singapore Armed Forces
7th S.League title
AFC Champions League Singapore Armed Forces
(S.League winners)
AFC Cup Home United
(S.League 2nd runners-up)
Matches played 198
Goals scored 572 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Aleksandar Duric (28)
Biggest home win

Home United 6-1 Geylang United
(15 March 2008)

Home United 6-1 Balestier Khalsa
(17 November 2008)
Biggest away win Dalian Shide Siwu 0-6 Home United
(19 May 2008)
2007
2009

S.League 2008 is the 13th season of Singapore's professional football league.

Final League Standings[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A +/- Points Qualifications
1 Singapore Armed Forces 33 24 5 4 85 34 +51 77 AFC Champions League 2009
2 South Korea Super Reds 33 24 3 6 68 32 +36 75
3 Home United 33 23 3 7 75 31 +44 72 AFC Cup 2009
4 Tampines Rovers 33 20 5 8 66 37 +29 65
5 Gombak United 33 14 10 9 47 39 +8 54
6 Geylang United 33 13 6 14 56 57 -1 45
7 Japan Albirex Niigata (S) 33 10 11 12 44 55 -11 41
8 Woodlands Wellington 33 9 8 16 36 52 -16 35
9 Young Lions 33 7 10 16 30 46 -16 31
10 China Dalian Shide Siwu 33 5 7 21 26 75 -49 22
11 Sengkang Punggol 33 3 10 20 13 54 -41 19
12 Balestier Khalsa 33 3 8 22 26 60 -34 17
  • Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head
  • Rule on Continental Qualification: Only local clubs are able to qualify for Asian Club Competitions, hence the three foreign sides of Albirex Niigata (S), Dalian Shide Siwu and Super Reds, as well as the FAS U-23 team Young Lions, will not be able to qualify for Continental Competitions.
  • Home United qualified for the AFC Cup 2009 by being the highest-placed local club other than the League and Cup winners SAFFC.

Teams[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Albirex Niigata (S) Jurong East Stadium 2,700
Balestier Khalsa Toa Payoh Stadium 3,896
Dalian Shide Siwu Queenstown Stadium 3,800
Geylang United Bedok Stadium 3,864
Gombak United Jurong West Stadium 4,000
Home United Bishan Stadium 4,254
Singapore Armed Forces Choa Chu Kang Stadium 4,600
Sengkang Punggol Hougang Stadium 2,500
Super Reds Yishun Stadium 3,400
Tampines Rovers Tampines Stadium 3,580
Woodlands Wellington Woodlands Stadium 4,300
Young Lions Jalan Besar Stadium 6,000
  • The league play all its Friday matches, which is televised live on MediaCorp Channel 5 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Leading goalscorers[edit]

Player Team Goals Notes
Singapore Aleksandar Duric Singapore Armed Forces 28
Cameroon Kengne Ludovick Home United 24
Singapore Khairul Amri Tampines Rovers 19 10 for Young Lions
Nigeria O. J. Obatola Gombak United 16
Japan Akira Takase JapanAlbirex Niigata (S) 14
Singapore Aliff Shafaein Tampines Rovers 13
Japan Norikazu Murakami Singapore Armed Forces
South Korea Park Tae Won Woodlands Wellington
Brazil Rivaldo Costa Geylang United
Singapore Fazrul Nawaz Geylang United 12
South Korea Oh Ddog Yi South KoreaSuper Reds
Singapore Qiu Li Tampines Rovers

S-League Awards Night Winners[1][edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

SingaporeAleksandar Duric - Singapore Armed Forces

Young Player of the Year[edit]

SingaporeKhairul Amri - Tampines Rovers

Coach of the Year[edit]

JapanHiroaki Hiraoka - JapanAlbirex Niigata (S)

Top Scorer Award[edit]

SingaporeAleksandar Duric - Singapore Armed Forces

Fair Play Award[edit]

South KoreaSuper Reds

Referee of the Year[edit]

T Aravinthan

Assistant Referee of the Year[edit]

Jeffrey Goh Gek Pheng

Goal of the Year[edit]

MoroccoAbdelhadi Laakkad - Woodlands Wellington - (vs Young Lions on 23 February @ Woodlands Stadium)

Fan Club of the Year[edit]

Singapore Armed Forces

Story of the Year[edit]

Shamir Osman - Today - "No Panic As Dark Clouds Loom"

Picture of the Year[edit]

Koh Mui Fong - Today - "Super Reds Flying High"

People's Choice Award[edit]

CameroonKengne Ludovick - Home United

100 S.League Goals[edit]

South KoreaPark Tae Won - Woodlands Wellington

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]