Home United FC

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Home United Football Club
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Nickname(s) The Protectors
Founded 1995
Ground Bishan Stadium
Bishan, Singapore
Chairman Anselm Lopez
Head Coach Philippe Aw
League S.League
2014 4th
Current season

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

History[edit]

The Police Sports Association was founded in the mid-1940s to organise football activities for the Singapore Police Force. They sent two teams to compete in the Singapore Amateur Football Association League in the 1950s and 1960s, but neither team won any trophies. Under coach Choo Seng Quee, Police SA won the inaugural President's Cup in 1968, then reached and lost the next two finals. In 1979, they joined the National Football League, were placed in Division III, and immediately earned promotion to Division II. In 1980, Police SA won the Division II title, the President's Cup and the Boggars Cup. In 1985, they were national league champions, after setting a national record as the only team to go unbeaten for 17 consecutive games. The performances of Police SA led to their selection as one of eight teams to compete in the newly formed S.League.[1]

When the S.League was formed in 1996, the club was known as the Police Football Club. The following year, its name was changed to Home United to reflect that the team represents not only the Singapore Police Force, but also other HomeTeam departments of the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs such as the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.

Home United were two-time S.League winners and holders of a record six Singapore Cup trophies. They were the first club to achieve the S.League and Singapore Cup double in 2003.

The team's nickname is the "Protectors", and its mascot is a dragon. The team's home ground is the Bishan Stadium.

Home United Youth Football Academy[edit]

Home United is the first and only S.League club to own and operate its own physical football academy. Located at 8 Mattar Road, HYFA boasts 10 futsal courts, 2 full-size football pitches, events plaza, staff offices, meeting rooms and a Sports Performance Centre. HYFA aims to nurture youths towards achieving excellence in the sport of football in tandem with their academic pursuits. It seeks to raise the standards for professional football club in Singapore, and serve our dream to be in the World Cup. More importantly, HYFA will provide youths the opportunities to establish themselves in football, either as a professional player, technical support staff, or referee and even as club administrators.

HYFA’s core missions are:

a) Developing local football talent: To develop and prepare our youths talent for a career professional football b) Youth character development: To impart sound life values that would aid character development and guide our youths to be upright, law-abiding and responsible persons.

Seasons[edit]

Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore League Cup
Pos P W D L F A Pts
1996-1 6th 14 4 5 5 22 23 17
1996-2 8th 14 2 2 10 18 40 8
1997 9th 16 2 1 13 17 41 7
1998 7th 20 8 4 8 42 28 28 2nd Runners-up
1999 1st 22 15 6 1 42 16 51 2nd Runners-up
2000 4th 22 11 7 4 38 21 40 Winners
2001 3rd 33 23 3 7 69 36 72 Winners
2002 2nd 33 18 10 5 71 42 64 Quarter-Finals
2003 1st 33 26 2-3 2 104 42 85 Winners
2004 2nd 27 17 2 8 76 43 53 Runners-up
2005 4th 27 14 4 9 62 44 46 Winners
2006 4th 30 15 6 9 49 40 51 Preliminary
2007 2nd 33 24 6 3 73 35 78 Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals
2008 3rd 33 23 3 7 75 31 72 Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals
2009 4th 30 16 5 9 50 32 53 Quarter-Finals 2nd Runners-up
2010 3rd 33 18 11 4 55 31 65 Round of 16 Quarter-Finals
2011 2nd 33 25 2 6 81 29 77 Winners Semi-Finals
2012 5th 24 11 7 6 43 29 40 Quarter-Finals Quarter-Finals
2013 2nd 27 16 3 8 42 25 51 Winners Quarter-Finals
2014 4th 12 6 3 3 27 16 21 [to be determined]
  • 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 18 May 2014

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 December 2014 [2]

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 Daniel Ong
2 Singapore DF Redzwan Atan
3 Singapore MF Zulkifli Suzliman
4 Singapore DF Juma'at Jantan (vice-captain)
5 Singapore DF Noh Rahman (team captain)
6 Singapore DF Sevki Sha'ban
7 Brazil FW Bruno Castanheira
8 Singapore FW Masrezwan Masturi
No. Position Player
10 Singapore MF Yasir Hanapi
12 South Korea MF Song In-Young
13 South Korea MF Lee Kwan-Woo
14 Singapore GK Shahril Jantan
15 Singapore MF Fazli Ayob
18 France DF Sirina Camara
20 Singapore FW Ahmed Fahmie
22 Singapore GK Farhan Amin

Prime League squad[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 South Korea FW Song Ui-Yong
24 Singapore MF Yeo Hai Ngee
25 Singapore MF Haziq Kanadi
26 Singapore DF Herman Osman
27 Singapore MF Syahiran Miswan
28 Singapore MF Shafie Muliantoh
29 Singapore MF Amir Zalani
30 Singapore GK Eko Pradana Putra
31 Singapore FW Nurhalis Azmi
32 Singapore MF Nur Ishafiq
No. Position Player
33 Singapore MF Shazwan Said
34 Singapore DF Luqman Ismail
35 Singapore DF Zaini Taini
36 Singapore FW Nur Hizami Salim
37 Singapore FW Sufianto Salleh
38 Singapore MF Toh Kian Keong
39 Singapore MF Shaheer Afiq
40 Singapore GK Khairul Karim
41 Singapore DF Kenneth Chang Wei Ze
42 Singapore DF Adib Syahiran

Club officials[edit]

Management[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League

  • 1985

Cup

  • 1980
  • 1968

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2004: Semi-Finals
2005: Quarter-Finals
2006: Group Stage
2008: Quarter-finals
2009: Round of 16
2012: Round of 16
2014: Group Stage

Sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malathi Das and Palakrishnan (1996), "S.League: the kick-off", Singapore Professional Football League Pte Ltd, p. 33
  2. ^ http://www.sleague.com/clubs-profile/home-utd/team-profile

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