Singapore League Cup

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Singapore League Cup
Singapore League Cup.png
Country Singapore Singapore
Founded 2007
Number of teams 12
Current champions Balestier Khalsa
Website http://www.sleague.com/
2013 Singapore League Cup

The StarHub League Cup is an annual soccer competition in Singapore. It was launched in 2007, and is open to teams who play in the S.League. The title sponsor for 2013 is StarHub.[1]

The 2007 competition was sponsored by SingTel, and officially titled the SingTel League Cup. Eight of the twelve S.League teams took part in the 2007 tournament, which was held before the start of the S.League season proper.

In 2008, the competition's official sponsored name was the Avaya-J&J League Cup (with sponsorship coming from Avaya and Jebsen & Jessen Communications). All twelve S.League teams took part in the 2008 tournament. Unlike the 2007 event, the 2008 competition was held during the S.League season.

The 2009 edition of the League Cup was held from 1 to 19 June, again during the S.League season. The competition began with a group stage, where the clubs were divided into four groups of three. The top two teams from each group qualified for the knockout stage. All knockout matches were played at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Live television coverage was provided by Starhub.

2010 saw the League Cup returning to a knockout format. The teams which finished in the top 4 positions in the 2009 S.League season were given byes to the quarter-final round, and the remaining clubs played a qualifying round to decide who would join them in the Cup competition. The draw was conducted before the qualifying round, which meant that qualifying clubs already knew which quarter-final slot they would be playing for.

The 2011 League Cup final on 30 June 2011 saw Albirex Niigata (Singapore) defeat Hougang United 5-4 on penalties to become the third consecutive foreign club to hold the trophy after DPMM and Etoile FC.

The 2013 tournament is currently sponsored by StarHub, and officially titled the StarHub League Cup.

Past results[edit]

Year Winners Runners-up Score in
Final
3rd place 4th place
2007 Singapore Woodlands Wellington Singapore Sengkang Punggol 4-0 Singapore Gombak United Singapore Home United
2008 Singapore Gombak United South Korea Super Reds 2-1 Singapore Balestier Khalsa Singapore Young Lions
2009 Brunei Brunei DPMM Singapore Singapore Armed Forces 1-1 (aet)
4-3 (pen)
Singapore Home United Singapore Woodlands Wellington
2010 France Etoile Singapore Woodlands Wellington 3-1 Singapore Sengkang Punggol Singapore Gombak United
2011 Japan Albirex Niigata (S) Singapore Hougang United 0-0 (aet)
5-4 (pen)
Singapore Tampines Rovers Singapore Home United
2012 Brunei Brunei DPMM Singapore Geylang United 2-0 Singapore Singapore Armed Forces
Singapore Tampines Rovers
No 3rd-place play-off
2013 Singapore Balestier Khalsa Brunei Brunei DPMM 4-0 Japan Albirex Niigata (S)
Singapore Woodlands Wellington
No 3rd-place play-off

Plate Tournament[edit]

From 2012, a Plate Tournament was launched for the four teams that finished third in their respective groups.

Year Winners Runners-up Score
in Final
2012 Singapore Balestier Khalsa Singapore Young Lions 1-0
2013 Malaysia Harimau Muda B Singapore Young Lions 2-0

All-time records by clubs[edit]

Pts#
Club
[2]
Seasons
[3]
GP

[4]
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
PPG
PPG#
1 Gombak United FC 6 (2007-) 19 7 7 5 24 19 +5 28 1.474 5
2 Hougang United FC 6 (2007-) 17 8 3 6 20 22 -2 27 1.588 4
3 Brunei DPMM FC 2 (2009,2012-) 10 7 2 1 18 8 +10 23 2.300 2
4 Home United FC 6 (2007-) 17 5 7 5 18 18 0 22 1.294 9
5 Balestier Khalsa FC 6 (2007-) 15 6 2 7 15 18 -3 20 1.333 6
6 Woodlands Wellington FC 6 (2007-) 17 4 7 6 23 23 0 19 1.118 12
7 Super Reds FC 3 (2007–09) 10 5 3 2 13 6 +7 18 1.800 3
8 Tampines Rovers FC 6 (2007-) 14 4 6 4 18 16 +2 18 1.286 10
9 SAFFC 5 (2008-) 13 5 2 6 15 17 -2 17 1.308 8
10 Geylang United FC 5 (2008-) 12 5 1 6 18 19 -1 16 1.333 7
11 Albirex Niigata FC 6 (2007-) 14 4 4 6 15 19 -4 16 1.143 11
12 Etoile FC 2 (2010–11) 5 4 1 0 10 4 +6 13 2.600 1
13 Young Lions 4 (2008–10,2012) 13 3 3 7 14 22 -8 12 0.923 13
14 Dalian Shide Siwu FC 1 (2008) 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0 0.000 14
15 Beijing Guoan Talent FC 1 (2010) 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0.000 15
16 Tanjong Pagar United FC 2 (2011-) 4 0 0 4 2 9 -7 0 0.000 16

Previous League Cup tournament (1997)[edit]

A competition called the Singapore League Cup was also held in Singapore in 1997. In that year it was won by the Singapore Armed Forces Football Club who defeated Geylang United FC 1-0 in the final. In 1998, that competition was renamed the Singapore Cup, and was opened to teams that do not play in the S.League. The Singapore Cup is now the major cup competition in Singapore football, and in recent years has involved invited teams from overseas in addition to teams playing in Singapore's local leagues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Great Eastern-YEO'S S.League Season to Enjoy Biggest Ever Television Coverage"
  2. ^ The latest names are used for clubs who had name changes, e.g. Home United FC was formerly known as Police FC.
  3. ^ Up to the end of season 2012.
  4. ^ Including games played for "Plate Competition" since 2012.

See also[edit]

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