Football Association of Singapore
The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is the governing body of football in Singapore. It was founded in 1952. Prior to that, the Singapore Amateur Football Association, founded in 1892, was the governing body for football in Singapore. The Singapore Amateur Football Association lays claim to being the oldest Football Association in Asia.
The FAS is responsible for the organisation and development of football and advancing the game at all levelsin Singapore, including its flagship S-League and the Singapore national football team.Providing a structure for the game to flourish and governing the running of football in Singapore, the FAS also ensures that the Laws of the Game are adhered to, from the professional S.League to amateur leagues.
The FAS also manages the organisation and running of league and cup competitions, the stewardship of international teams, the establishment of youth development, women's football, refereeing and coaching frameworks.
Singapore National Team
The Singapore national football team, administered by FAS, is the most successful side that incorporated foreign-born players in ASEAN Football Championship history, winning the regional international tournament three times in 1998, 2004, 2006/7 and 2012. Thailand is the only other country to also have won the regional competition three times.
Youth Development Programmes
FAS places a lot of focus on football development and is currently one of the very few football associations in Asia to have a comprehensive national age group programmes with U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-23 teams (known as Young Lions, who compete in the country's professional S.League).
All S.League clubs have also fully implemented their own Centre of Excellence (COE) programs for the Under-14s, adding on to the existing U-16s and U-18s program. An expansion of FAS’ Junior Centres of Excellence (JCOE) for our U-8, U-10 and U-12 age-groups early this year saw our centres grow from 3 to the current 10 and the start of an Under-6 age-group at one of our centres in June 2012.
In the 2012 edition of the Canon Lion City Cup, a few players from Singapore U-16 squad were singled out for praise by coaches of top academy teams from around the world, including CR Vasco da Gama, AFC Ajax Amsterdam, FC Porto and Manchester City, who also competed in the same youth tournament.
Adam Swandi of the U-16 squad was mentioned as a technical player who "plays like a Brazilian", and have the "potential to play in bigger clubs in Europe". The young player is currently on a second training stint with J-League club Albirex Niigata.
- Soh Ghee Soon: Early 1950s - 1963
- Hussein Kumari: 1963-
- N Ganesan: 1974 - 1981
- Abbas Abu Amin: 1989-1991
- Mah Bow Tan
Other appointment holders
- Advisor = Mr Mah Bow Tan - Former Minister for National Development (Singapore)
- Advisor = Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee - Former Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Law (Singapore) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore)
- Vice-Presidents = Mr. Tan Soo Nan - (CEO of Singapore Pools).
- Vice-Presidents = Mr. Lim Kia Tong
- General Secretary = Mr. Winston Lee
- Deputy General Secretary = Mr. P.Sivakumar
- Hon. Treasurer = Mr. Sarjit Singh
Singapore M-League/Malaysia Cup Team (The Lions)
Notable Former National Players
Notable Former National Players - Singapore National Football Team
- Eric Paine (1968–1978)
- Fandi Ahmad (1978–1982, 1993–1999)
- Kadir Yahya (1993–1999)
- Lim Tong Hai (1992–1994)
- David Lee(1978–1994)
- Zulkarnaen Zainal (1994)
- Mohd Rafi Ali (1993–94)
- Nazri Nasir (1988–1994)
- Malek Awab (1980–1987, 1993–1994)
- K. Kannan (1980–1988, 1992)
- Razali Saad (1988–1994)
- Jefri Rahmat (1988–1994)
- D. Tokijan (1985–1991)
- Borhan Abu Samah (1985–1991, 1993–1994)
- Syed Faruk (1988–1994)
- Steven Tan (1993–1994)
- Lee Man Hon (1994)
- V Selvaraj (1994)
- Terry Pathmanathan (1978–1992)
- Abdul Malek (1980–1993)
- Hasnim Haron
- Zulkifli Kartoyoho
- Edmund Wee
- Quah Brothers
- Dollah Kassim
- Sandro Radun
- Singapore national football team
- Singapore Cup
- Singapore League Cup
- Singapore Charity Shield
- Kallang Roar the Movie
- The FAS official site
- The Singapore Professional Football League
- Singapore at AFC site
- Singapore at FIFA site