2012 S.League

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S. League
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Season 2012
Champions Tampines Rovers
4th S.League title
AFC Cup

Tampines Rovers
(S.League winners)

Singapore Armed Forces
(Singapore Cup winners)
Matches played 156
Goals scored 424 (2.72 per match)
Top goalscorer Frédéric Mendy (20)
Biggest home win Singapore Armed Forces 6-1 Gombak United
(22 October 2012)
Biggest away win Geylang United 1-7 Home United
(11 March 2012)
Highest scoring Home United 7-3 Geylang United
(18 July 2012)
2011
2013

The 2012 S.League was the 17th season of the S-League, the top professional football league in Singapore. It is known as the Great Eastern-Yeo's S.League for sponsorship reasons.

Tampines Rovers won their fourth title, finishing top of a 13-team league.

Teams[edit]

Etoile withdrew their participation in the league to concentrate on grassroots football and youth development. Brunei DPMM have re-entered the league, coming back since they were suspended by FIFA in the 2009 campaign. Harimau Muda of Malaysia have also entered the fray.[1]

Location of teams in 2012 S.League (Brunei)
Team Coach Stadium Capacity Location
Albirex Niigata (S) Japan Koichi Sugiyama Jurong East Stadium 2,700 Jurong East
Balestier Khalsa Australia Darren Stewart Toa Payoh Stadium 3,900 Toa Payoh
Brunei DPMM Croatia Vjeran Simunić Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium 30,000 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Geylang United Singapore V. Kanakarajan Bedok Stadium 3,900 Bedok
Gombak United Singapore K. Balagumaran Jurong West Stadium 3,200 Jurong West
Harimau Muda Malaysia Ong Kim Swee Yishun Stadium 3,400 Yishun
Home United South Korea Lee Lim-Saeng Bishan Stadium 4,100 Bishan
Hougang United Croatia Nenad Bacina Hougang Stadium 2,500 Hougang
Singapore Armed Forces Singapore Richard Bok Choa Chu Kang Stadium 4,600 Choa Chu Kang
Tampines Rovers Singapore Tay Peng Kee Clementi Stadium 4,000 Clementi
Tanjong Pagar United Singapore Terry Pathmanathan Queenstown Stadium 3,800 Queenstown
Woodlands Wellington Singapore Salim Moin Woodlands Stadium 4,300 Woodlands
Young Lions Singapore Robin Chitrakar Jalan Besar Stadium 8,000 Kallang

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Replaced by
Geylang United Singapore Mike Wong Moved to Prime League squad[2] Singapore V. Kanakarajan
Tampines Rovers Singapore Steven Tan Moved to Prime League squad Singapore Tay Peng Kee

Stadium changes[edit]

Foreign players[edit]

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
Albirex Niigata (S) None None None None
Balestier Khalsa Australia Goran Šubara Montenegro Zdravko Dragićević South Korea Park Kang-Jin New Zealand Paul Cunningham
Brunei DPMM Brazil Patrick Da Silva Brazil Tales dos Santos Croatia Ivan Jerković Ghana Osman Basiru
Geylang United England Michael King France Stefan Milojević Slovakia Jozef Kapláň South Korea Mun Seung Man
Gombak United England Christoper Anderson South Korea Jung Hee-Bong Nigeria Obadin Aikhena France Julien Durand
Harimau Muda None None None None
Home United Central African Republic Franklin Anzite France Frederic Mendy Japan Kenji Arai Japan Shotaro Ihata
Hougang United Canada Jordan Webb Croatia Stanislav Vidaković Croatia Ante Barać Guinea Mamadou M. Diallo
Singapore Armed Forces Croatia Mislav Karoglan Japan Tatsuro Inui Japan Shimpei Sakurada Croatia Marin Vidošević
Tampines Rovers Croatia Saša Dreven France Benoit Croissant Republic of Macedonia Gligor Gligorov Serbia Sead Hadžibulić
Tanjong Pagar United United States Gilbert Bayonne Japan Takaya Kawanabe France Anthony Aymard Argentina Carlos Delgado
Woodlands Wellington Australia Hussein Akil England Daniel Hammond South Korea Moon Soon-Ho Trinidad and Tobago Fabien Lewis
Young Lions Canada Sherif El-Masri Denmark Benjamin Lee France Jonathan Toto France Sirina Camara

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Tampines Rovers 24 16 4 4 49 24 +25 52 Qualification to 2013 AFC Cup group stage
2 Brunei DPMM[a] 24 15 3 6 49 27 +22 48
3 Albirex Niigata Singapore[a] 24 12 7 5 37 26 +11 43
4 Harimau Muda A[a] 24 13 3 8 37 23 +14 42
5 Home United 24 11 7 6 43 29 +14 40
6 Balestier Khalsa 24 11 6 7 23 20 +3 39
7 Singapore Armed Forces 24 9 5 10 43 41 +2 32 Qualification to 2013 AFC Cup group stage[b]
8 Hougang United 24 7 8 9 31 33 −2 29
9 Gombak United 24 7 8 9 23 29 −6 29
10 Young Lions[a] 24 6 5 13 25 37 −12 23
11 Geylang United 24 5 6 13 28 50 −22 21
12 Tanjong Pagar United 24 5 5 14 17 41 −24 20
13 Woodlands Wellington 24 3 5 16 19 44 −25 14
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) number of wins
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d The three foreign clubs – Albirex Niigata (S), Brunei DPMM and Harimau Muda A – as well as the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) under-23 team, Young Lions, are not eligible for any AFC competition spots.
  2. ^ Qualified as 2012 Singapore Cup winners.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALB BAL DPM GLI GOM HMA HOM HOU SAF TAM TPU WLW YLI
Albirex Niigata (S) 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–3 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–2
Balestier Khalsa 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0
Brunei DPMM 2–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 5–1 1–2 2–2 3–2 3–0 1–0
Geylang United 0–0 3–1 1–3 3–2 0–2 1–7 1–2 3–0 1–5 0–0 1–1 2–0
Gombak United 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0
Harimau Muda 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–3 3–1 4–1 2–3 3–0 2–1 3–1
Home United 4–2 0–0 1–0 7–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–2 2–1 3–1 3–1
Hougang United 1–2 0–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2
Singapore Armed Forces 3–4 0–0 1–2 2–2 6–1 1–2 3–3 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 4–3
Tampines Rovers 3–4 3–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–0 2–1
Tanjong Pagar United 0–2 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–3 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 2–3 0–5
Woodlands Wellington 0–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–3 2–2 0–3 0–1 1–2
Young Lions 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–1

Updated to games played on 1 November 2012.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

As of 25 October 2012.[4]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 France Frédéric Mendy Home United 20
2 Slovakia Jozef Kapláň Geylang United 14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mislav Karoglan Singapore Armed Forces 14
4 Brunei Shahrazen Said Brunei DPMM 13
5 Canada Jordan Webb Hougang United 12
Japan Yasuhiro Yamakoshi Albirex Niigata Singapore 12
Singapore Aleksandar Đurić Tampines Rovers 12
8 Japan Shotaro Ihata Home United 10
9 Singapore Fazrul Nawaz Singapore Armed Forces 9
Japan Shimpei Sakurada Singapore Armed Forces 9
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sead Hadžibulić Tampines Rovers 8

Attendance figures[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Brunei DPMM 25,190 8,672 4,680 n/a
2 Balestier Khalsa 7,760 2,386 889 n/a
3 Singapore Armed Forces 7,525 1,786 1,155 n/a
4 Home United 6,856 1,354 774 n/a
5 Albirex Niigata (S) 6,732 2,502 1,227 n/a
6 Gombak United 5,223 1,494 816 n/a
7 Harimau Muda 3,869 1,388 388 n/a
8 Hougang United 3,611 1,243 410 n/a
9 Tampines Rovers 2,923 1,228 485 n/a
10 Woodlands Wellington 2,212 688 429 n/a
11 Young Lions 2,202 668 464 n/a
12 Geylang United 2,152 912 612 n/a
13 Tanjong Pagar United 2,065 755 195 n/a
League total
n/a

Source: S.League

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "BeiS.league announces 2012 participating teams". S.League Online. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  2. ^ "All's not well at Geylang". Today. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tampines and Home ready to raise curtains". S.League Online. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  4. ^ "Goalscorers – 2012 S. League". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 

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