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

2008 S.League is the 13th season of Singapore's professional football league. It was won by Singapore Armed Forces, which was their seventh league title.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Singapore Armed Forces 33 24 5 4 85 34 +51 77 Qualification to 2009 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off
2 Super Reds[a] 33 24 3 6 68 32 +36 75
3 Home United 33 23 3 7 75 31 +44 72 Qualification to 2009 AFC Cup group stage[b]
4 Tampines Rovers 33 20 5 8 66 37 +29 65
5 Gombak United 33 14 10 9 47 39 +8 52
6 Geylang United 33 13 6 14 56 57 −1 45
7 Albirex Niigata Singapore[a] 33 10 11 12 44 55 −11 41
8 Woodlands Wellington 33 9 8 16 36 52 −16 35
9 Young Lions[a] 33 7 10 16 30 46 −16 31
10 Dalian Shide Siwu[a] 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
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d The three foreign clubs – Albirex Niigata (S), Dalian Shide Siwu and Super Reds – as well as the Football Association of Singapore under-23 team, Young Lions, were not eligible for qualification to continental competitions.
  2. ^ Home United qualified for the 2009 AFC Cup by being the next highest-placed local club behind S.League and 2008 Singapore Cup winners Singapore Armed Forces.

Teams[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Japan Albirex Niigata (S) Jurong East Stadium 2,700
Balestier Khalsa Toa Payoh Stadium 3,896
China Dalian Shide 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
South Korea 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.

Foreign players[edit]

Each club is allowed to have up to a maximum of 4 foreign players.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Prime League Former Player
Balestier Khalsa Japan Haruki Seto Japan Hironori Saruta Japan Yuki Stalph Cameroon Paul Bekombo Nigeria Mba Vitus Onyekachi None
Geylang International Brazil Rivaldo Brazil Junior Slovakia Rastislav Beličák Slovakia Miroslav Latiak None None
Gombak United Thailand Theerawekin Seehawong Nigeria Gabriel Obatola Nigeria Kingsley Njoku Nigeria Emmanuel Emuejeraye None None
Home United Thailand Kornprom Jaroonpong Brazil Peres De Oliveira Cameroon Kengne Ludovick Cameroon Valery Hiek Thailand Naruphol Ar-Romsawa None
Sengkang Punggol Japan Hiroyuki Yamamoto Croatia Zdravko Šimić Brazil Reginaldo Estevao Chile Luis Eduardo Hicks New Zealand Cole Tinkler Chile Iván Asenjo
SAFFC Japan Norikazu Murakami Japan Kenji Arai Japan Masahiro Fukasawa Thailand Therdsak Chaiman None None
Tampines Rovers Thailand Sutee Suksomkit Thailand Attapong Nooprom Thailand Santi Chaiyaphurk None Thailand Sanrawat Dechmitr None
Woodlands South Korea Park Tae-won Japan Akihiro Nakamura Morocco Laakkad Abdelhadi Romania Lucian Dronca None None None
Young Lions Nigeria Obadin Aikhena Cameroon Moudourou Moise England Daniel Hammond None None None

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 Japan Albirex 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 Korea Super Reds
Singapore Qiu Li Tampines Rovers

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

Player of the Year[edit]

Singapore Aleksandar Duric - Singapore Armed Forces

Young Player of the Year[edit]

Singapore Khairul Amri - Tampines Rovers

Coach of the Year[edit]

{{flagicon|Japan} }Hiroaki Hiraoka - Japan Albirex Niigata Singapore

Top Scorer Award[edit]

Singapore Aleksandar Duric - Singapore Armed Forces

Fair Play Award[edit]

South Korea Super 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]

Cameroon Kengne Ludovick - Home United

100 S.League Goals[edit]

South Korea Park Tae Won - Woodlands Wellington

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]