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 FC withdrew their participation in the league to concentrate on grassroots football and youth development. DPMM FC 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
Team Coach Stadium Capacity Location
Japan 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 FC Croatia Vjeran Simunić Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium 30,000 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Geylang United V. Kanakarajan Bedok Stadium 3,900 Bedok
Gombak United K. Balagumaran Jurong West Stadium 3,200 Jurong West
Malaysia 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 Richard Bok Choa Chu Kang Stadium 4,600 Choa Chu Kang
Tampines Rovers Tay Peng Kee Clementi Stadium 4,000 Clementi
Tanjong Pagar United Terry Pathmanathan Queenstown Stadium 3,800 Queenstown
Woodlands Wellington Salim Moin Woodlands Stadium 4,300 Woodlands
Singapore Young Lions Robin Chitrakar Jalan Besar Stadium 8,000 Kallang

Managerial changes[edit]

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

Stadium changes[edit]

Foreign players[edit]

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

*Albirex Niigata (S) and Harimau Muda are not allowed hire any foreigners.

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 FC 13
5 Canada Jordan Webb Hougang United 12
Japan Yasuhiro Yamakoshi Japan Albirex Niigata (S) 12
Aleksandar Đurić Tampines Rovers 12
8 Japan Shotaro Ihata Home United 10
9 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 FC 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 Japan Albirex Niigata (S) 6,732 2,502 1,227 n/a
6 Gombak United 5,223 1,494 816 n/a
7 Malaysia 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 Singapore 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

S-League Awards Night Winners[edit]

Awards Winners
Player of the Year Aleksandar Đurić (Tampines Rovers)
Young Player of the Year Malaysia Wan Zack Haikal (Malaysia Harimau Muda A)
Coach of the Year Croatia Vjeran Simunić (Brunei DPMM FC)
Top Scorer Award France Frédéric Mendy (Home United)
Fair Play Award Japan Albirex Niigata (S)

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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