Balestier Khalsa FC

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Balestier Khalsa FC
Balestier Khalsa.png
Full name Balestier Khalsa Football Club
Nickname(s) The Tigers
Founded 1898
Ground Toa Payoh Stadium
Toa Payoh, Singapore
Ground Capacity 3,896
Chairman Thavaneson Selvaratnam
Head Coach Marko Kraljević
League S.League
2013 4th

Balestier Khalsa Football Club is a professional football club which plays in Singapore's S.League.

History[edit]

Merger[edit]

The club is an amalgamation of Balestier Central Football Club and Clementi Khalsa Football Club who merged at the end of the 2002 S.League season. The club is very popular amongst Singapore’s Sikh community.

Balestier Central FC[edit]

Balestier Central FC logo

Balestier Central FC was originally founded on 10 October 1898 under the name Fathul Karib Football Club.[1] The team was initially based in the Farrer Park area of Singapore. The club's name was changed to Balestier United Recreation Club[1] in April 1975, when it joined the inaugural National Football League. The team captured the Singapore Cup in 1958 and 1992. The club played in the Singapore Premier League (the forerunner to the S.League) from 1988 to 1995. In 1996, the club became a founder member of the S.League and changed its name to Balestier Central FC.

Clementi Khalsa FC[edit]

Clementi Khalsa FC logo

Clementi Khalsa FC was formed as a club to represent Singapore's Sikh community and joined the S.League in 1999. Prior to the merger with Balestier Central FC, the club was based in the Clementi area of Singapore and played its home games at the Clementi Stadium.

Balestier Khalsa FC[edit]

On August 10, 2012, Balestier Khalsa won the first League Cup Plate Final as the team defeated Courts Young Lions in the at Jalan Besar Stadium. On 14 September 2013, The tigers went one level higher by scoring a huge 4-0 win over Brunei DPMM in the League Cup Final and clinched their first ever silverware. Balestier Khalsa signed former U-21 Croatian international Goran Ljubojević on February 11 2014 as their first ever marquee signing.[2]

Seasons[edit]

As Balestier Central / Balestier Khalsa

Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore League Cup
Pos P W D L F A Pts
1996-1 3rd* 14 7 3 4 22 18 24
1996-2 3rd* 14 7 3 4 25 19 24
1997 4th 16 8 4 4 43 26 28
1998 4th 20 9 4 7 47 43 31 Group Stage
1999 7th 22 6 8 8 25 27 26 Semi-Finals
2000 12th 22 3 5 14 16 42 14 Round of 16
2001 7th 33 8 11 14 43 57 35 Group Stage
2002 11th 33 6 5 22 50 103 23 Group Stage
2003 11th 33 5 2-6 20 37 76 25 Quarter-Finals
2004 8th 27 6 2 19 36 73 20 Quarter-Finals
2005 7th 27 10 6 11 45 52 36 Preliminary
2006 7th 30 10 7 13 50 61 37 Semi-Finals
2007 9th 33 7 8 18 44 63 29 Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals
2008 12th 33 3 8 22 26 60 17 Round of 16 Round of 16
2009 11th 30 4 6 20 22 58 18 Round of 16 Group Stage
2010 8th 33 10 7 16 26 40 37 Quarter-Finals Preliminary
2011 10th 33 7 5 21 28 63 26 Round of 16 Preliminary
2012 6th 24 11 6 7 23 20 39 Round of 16 Group Stage
2013 4th 27 12 7 8 38 28 43 2nd Runners-up Winners
2014 7th 12 4 3 5 18 17 15 [to be determined]


As Clementi Khalsa

Season Pos P W D L F A Pts Singapore Cup
1999 11th 22 3 6 13 29 55 15 Round of 16
2000 8th 22 5 10 7 33 46 25 Round of 16
2001 9th 33 7 9 17 43 76 30 Group Stage
2002 10th 33 7 4 22 45 84 25 Group Stage
  • The 1996 season of the S.League was split into two series. Tiger Beer Series winners Geylang United defeated Pioneer Series winners Singapore Armed Forces in the Championship playoff to clinch the S.League title.
  • 2003 saw the introduction of penalty shoot-outs if a match ended in a draw in regular time. Winners of penalty shoot-outs gained two points instead of one.

Last updated on 15 May 2014

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2014 [3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Singapore GK Zakariah Nerani
2 Singapore DF Yusiskandar Yusop
3 Singapore DF Sofiyan Hamid
4 Serbia DF Emir Lotinac
5 New Zealand DF Paul Cunningham (team captain)
6 Singapore DF Tajeli Salamat
7 Singapore MF Ruhaizad Ismail
8 Singapore MF Ridwan Jamil
9 Croatia FW Goran Ljubojević
11 Singapore DF Jaslee Hatta (vice-captain)
No. Position Player
12 Singapore FW Zulkiffli Hassim
13 Singapore DF Jonathan Xu
14 Singapore MF Nurullah Hussein
15 South Korea FW Kim Min-Ho
16 South Korea FW Park Kang-Jin
17 Singapore MF Poh Yi Feng
18 Singapore DF Syed Thaha
19 Singapore GK Zaiful Nizam
21 Singapore DF Faiz Rahim
22 Singapore GK Rizal Rahman

Prime League Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
23 Singapore FW Rashe Rahman
24 Singapore DF Ahmad Syahir
25 Singapore MF Divesh Rajendran
26 Singapore MF Amir Asyraff
27 Singapore FW Randy Pay Zhen Hao
28 Singapore MF V Sathiyamoorthy
29 Singapore DF B Jeevakumaran
30 Singapore MF Ho Wai Loon
31 Singapore DF Danial Ali
32 Singapore DF Rahulpratap Singh
No. Position Player
33 Singapore MF Syafiq Tuah
34 Singapore MF Nabil Idris
35 Singapore DF Azan Jaya
36 Singapore MF Noor Akid
37 Singapore FW K Govind Kumar
38 Singapore FW Muhaymin Salim
39 England MF Alando Nicholas Atkinson
40 Singapore GK Naqiuddin Nodin
41 Singapore FW Travis Weilong Fujii
42 Singapore DF Haiqael Sulaiman

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Cup

  • 1992
  • 1958

Sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]