2013 S.League

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S.League
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Season 2013
Champions Tampines Rovers
5th S.League title
AFC Champions League Tampines Rovers
(S.League winners)
AFC Cup Home United
(Singapore Cup winners)
Matches played 162
Goals scored 456 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorer Aleksandar Đurić (15)
Moon Soon-Ho (15)
Biggest home win

Balestier Khalsa 4-0 Tampines Rovers
(25 May 2013)

Home United 4-0 Harimau Muda B
(26 August 2013)
Biggest away win Warriors 1-6 Tanjong Pagar United
(27 February 2013)
Highest scoring Woodlands Wellington 3-6 Tampines Rovers
(4 November 2013)
2012
2014

The 2013 S.League was the 18th season since the establishment of the S.League, the top professional football league in Singapore. It is known as the Yeo's Great Eastern S.League for sponsorship reasons.

The season began in February 2013 and ended in November 2013. Tampines Rovers defended their title and the 2013 edition featured 12 teams in the league after Gombak United decided to sit out of the league due to financial problems.

Tampines Rovers beat Warriors F.C. on 15 February 2013 with a 2-1 scoreline to lift the 2013 Charity Shield, kicking off the 2013 S.League season.[1]

The league also saw a month-long break between 26 May 2013 and 26 June 2013 in order for the preliminary round of the RHB Singapore Cup and Starhub League Cup to take place.

Major changes[edit]

The following were the key changes of season 2013 as compared to the previous season:

  • Gombak United sat out of the 2013 S.League, turning it into a 12-team competition.
  • This new “2.5 round” format saw the 12 teams split up into two halves based on their league standings after the completion of two rounds of fixtures.
  • The final ‘half’ round saw teams (i.e.: top six teams in one group, bottom six teams in another group) playing against each other in their respective groups.
  • All points accumulated in the 2 rounds were carried into the final round. The final standings were then be decided at the end of this half round.
  • The format for both Cup tournaments namely RHB Singapore Cup and Starhub League remained intact.
  • The import quota was increased from four to five foreign players, with support promised from the league management should clubs be keen to engage a foreign marquee player in the new quota of five.
  • The 2.4 km run replaced the “Beep Test” to gauge the fitness of the players with a minimum passing mark set at 10.15 minutes for outfield players and 12 minutes for goalkeepers. Monetary rewards were given out for players who hit the minimum passing mark of 8.30 minutes ($200) and 9 minutes ($100).
  • There was an increase in prize monies for the league champions, first runners-up and second runners-up at $250,000, $125,000 and $60,000 respectively (up from $150,000, $75,000 and $40,000 respectively).
  • The Singapore Cup winners, first runners-up and second runners-up had their share increased to $100,000, $60,000 and $40,000 respectively (up from $80,000, $40,000 and $20,000 respectively).

Teams[edit]

2013 S.League is located in Brunei
Singapore
Singapore
Location of teams in 2013 S.League (Brunei teams)
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 International Singapore V. Kanan Bedok Stadium 3,900 Bedok
Harimau Muda B Malaysia Razip Ismail Pasir Gudang Stadium 15,000 Johor Bahru
Home United South Korea Lee Lim-Saeng Bishan Stadium 4,100 Bishan
Hougang United Singapore Amin Nasir Hougang Stadium 2,500 Hougang
Tampines Rovers Singapore Tay Peng Kee Clementi Stadium 4,000 Clementi
Tanjong Pagar United France Patrick Vallee Queenstown Stadium 3,800 Queenstown
Warriors F.C. England Alex Weaver Choa Chu Kang Stadium 4,600 Choa Chu Kang
Woodlands Wellington Singapore Salim Moin Woodlands Stadium 4,300 Woodlands
Young Lions Singapore Aide Iskandar Jalan Besar Stadium 8,000 Kallang

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Replaced by Date
Tanjong Pagar United Singapore Terry Pathmanathan Sacked[2] France Patrick Vallee Pre-Season
Young Lions Singapore Robin Chitrakar Reassigned to coach Singapore U16[3] Singapore Aide Iskandar[4] Pre-Season
Hougang United Croatia Nenad Bacina Took over as head coach of Tampines Rovers England Alex Weaver Pre-Season
Tampines Rovers Singapore Tay Peng Kee Appointed as Technical Director of Tampines Rovers Croatia Nenad Bacina Pre-Season
Warriors F.C. Singapore Richard Bok Resigned in Pre-Season Singapore V. Selvaraj Pre-Season
Tampines Rovers Croatia Nenad Bacina Sacked Singapore Tay Peng Kee[5] 28 May 2013
Hougang United England Alex Weaver Reassigned as Technical Director of Hougang United Singapore Johana Bin Johari
Warriors F.C. Singapore V. Selvaraj Resigned[6] England Alex Weaver 12 June 2013
Hougang United Singapore Johana Bin Johari Appointed caretaker coach [7] Singapore Amin Nasir 22 August

Team Changes[edit]

Stadium changes[edit]

2013 S.League Season Kits[edit]

Japan Albirex Niigata (S) Singapore Balestier Khalsa Brunei Brunei DPMM Singapore Geylang International
Home
Away
Home
Away
Home
Away
Home
Away
Kit Sponsor:
Japan Gol.Japan
Kit Sponsor:
England Umbro
Kit Sponsor:
Italy Lotto
Kit Sponsor:
Italy Lotto
Main Sponsor:
Japan Canon
Main Sponsor:
Singapore FTMS / Singapore Civic
Main Sponsor:
None
Main Sponsor:
None
Malaysia Harimau Muda B Singapore Home United Singapore Hougang United Singapore Tampines Rovers
Home
Away
Home
Away
Home
Away
Home
Away
Kit Sponsor:
United States Nike
Kit Sponsor:
Italy Kappa
Kit Sponsor:
Singapore Waga
Kit Sponsor:
Japan Mikasa
Main Sponsor:
None
Main Sponsor:
United States Coca Cola
Main Sponsor:
None
Main Sponsor:
Singapore Komoco Holdings
Singapore Tanjong Pagar United Singapore Warriors F.C. Singapore Woodlands Wellington Singapore Young Lions
Home
Away
Home
Away
Home
Away
Home
Away
Kit Sponsor:
Singapore Thorb
Kit Sponsor:
Japan Svolme
Kit Sponsor:
Singapore Waga
Kit Sponsor:
United States Nike
Main Sponsor:
Singapore SINGA Energy Drink
Main Sponsor:
Singapore STA / Singapore United Engineers
Main Sponsor:
Singapore ESW
Main Sponsor:
Singapore Courts

Foreign players[edit]

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5
Albirex Niigata (S) None None None None None
Balestier Khalsa New Zealand Paul Cunningham South Korea Park Kang-Jin Nigeria Obadin Aikhena South Korea Kim Min-Ho Brazil Vitor Borges
Brunei DPMM Brazil Tales dos Santos Portugal Joao Moreira Brazil Rodrigo Tosi Lithuania Artūras Rimkevičius Vacant
Geylang International Japan Shotaro Ihata Serbia Stefan Milojevic Slovakia Jozef Kaplan Japan Norihiro Kawakami Japan Takuma Ito
Harimau Muda None None None None None
Home United France Sirina Camara Canada Jordan Webb South Korea Kwon Da Kyung South Korea Choi Jae-Won South Korea Lee Kwan-Woo
Hougang United Guinea Mamadou M. Diallo England Thomas Beattie Canada Jerome Baker England Liam Shotton Croatia Igor Čerina
Tampines Rovers Portugal André Franco Martins Japan Kunihiro Yamashita Japan Seiji Kaneko Portugal Diogo Caramelo Portugal Vítor Ladeiras
Tanjong Pagar United France Ismaël Benahmed Algeria Kamel Ramdani France Anthony Aymard France Aurélien Hérisson Morocco Monsef Zerka
Warriors F.C. Croatia Mislav Karoglan Japan Tatsuro Inui Japan Shimpei Sakurada Croatia Marin Vidosevic Japan Kazuyuki Toda
Woodlands Wellington South Korea Moon Soon-ho Japan Atsushi Shimono South Korea Jang Jo-yoon South Korea Cho Sung-hwan Thailand Theerawekin Seehawong
Young Lions Canada Sherif El-Masri None None None None
  • Albirex Niigata (S) and Harimau Muda are an all-Japanese and all-Malaysian team respectively and do not hire any foreigners.
  • Players in bold are marquee player signings who command wages outside the monthly salary cap.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Tampines Rovers 27 17 5 5 59 36 +23 56[a] 2014 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off
2 Home United 27 16 3 8 42 25 +17 51 2014 AFC Cup group stage[b]
3 Albirex Niigata Singapore[c] 27 13 7 7 36 28 +8 46
4 Balestier Khalsa 27 12 7 8 38 28 +10 43
5 Woodlands Wellington 27 10 7 10 45 47 −2 37
6 Tanjong Pagar United 27 9 9 9 36 34 +2 36
7 Warriors 27 9 8 10 38 38 0 35
8 Brunei DPMM[c] 27 9 8 10 41 46 −5 35
9 Geylang International 27 8 8 11 31 38 −7 32
10 Hougang United 27 9 3 15 37 40 −3 30
11 Harimau Muda B[c] 27 8 6 13 33 43 −10 30[a]
12 Young Lions[c] 27 5 3 19 20 52 −32 18[d]
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Harimau Muda B were awarded a 3–0 victory against Tampines Rovers as the latter were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player. Tampines Rovers had won the original fixture 1–0.[13]
  2. ^ Qualified as 2013 Singapore Cup winners.
  3. ^ a b c d The three foreign clubs – Albirex Niigata (S), Brunei DPMM and Harimau Muda B – as well as the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) under-23 team, Young Lions, are not eligible for any AFC competition spots.
  4. ^ Young Lions' opening four games were overturned and awarded as 3–0 victories to the opposing teams due to the fielding of ineligible players. In these four games, Young Lions had only amassed one point.[14]

Results[edit]

Matchday 1 - 22[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALB BAL DPM GLI HMB HOM HOU TAM TPU WAR WLW YLI
Albirex Niigata (S) 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–1
Balestier Khalsa 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–4 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 3–0
Brunei DPMM 0–2 1–1 4–2 3–1 3–2 3–3 2–6 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1
Geylang International 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–5 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–1
Harimau Muda B 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–4 0–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–1
Home United 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
Hougang United 0–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–3 2–3 1–2 0–1 1–0
Tampines Rovers 3–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–0
Tanjong Pagar United 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1
Warriors F.C. 2–3 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 1–6 1–1 3–0
Woodlands Wellington 2–1 3–1 5–2 0–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 3–3 2–3 2–2 5–2
Young Lions 0–1 1–3 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–3 2–4 0–4 0–0 1–3

Updated to games played on 30 August 2013.
Source: S.League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matchday 23 - 27[edit]

Season statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Nationality Player Club Goals
1 Singapore Aleksandar Đurić Tampines Rovers 15
South Korea Moon Soon-Ho Woodlands Wellington
3 Slovakia Jozef Kapláň Geylang International 14
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mislav Karoglan Warriors F.C.
5 South Korea Chang Jo-Yoon Woodlands Wellington 13
Japan Kazuki Sakamoto Albirex Niigata Singapore
7 Singapore Khairul Amri Tampines Rovers 12
Morocco Monsef Zerka Tanjong Pagar United
Singapore Qiu Li Balestier Khalsa
South Korea Lee Kwan-Woo Home United
11 Algeria Kamel Ramdani Tanjong Pagar United 11
12 Canada Jordan Webb Home United 9
Canada Sherif El-Masri Young Lions
14 Guinea Mamadou Diallo Hougang United 8
Brazil Rodrigo Tosi Brunei DPMM
16 Portugal João Moreira Brunei DPMM 7
Brunei Mohd Shahrazen Said Brunei DPMM
South Korea Park Kang-Jin Balestier Khalsa
Malaysia Mohd Ridzuan Abdunloh Harimau Muda B
20 Singapore Jamil Ali Tampines Rovers 6
Brazil Tales dos Santos Brunei DPMM
France Ismael Benahmed Tanjong Pagar United
Japan Bruno Castanheira Albirex Niigata Singapore
Singapore Fahrudin Mustafić Tampines Rovers

Fastest Goal[edit]

As of 25 May 2013
Date Name Club Goal Scored Against
21 Apr 13 Singapore Shi Jiayi Warriors F.C. 3rd min Hougang United
23 Apr 13 Algeria Kamel Ramdani Tanjong Pagar 3rd min Geylang

Most Goals In A Single Match[edit]

As of 25 May 2013
Date Name Goals Scored Club Against
27 Feb 13 Morocco Monsef Zerka 3 Tanjong Pagar Warriors F.C.
10 Mar 13 Slovakia Jozef Kapláň 3 Geylang Harimau Muda B
17 Apr 13 France Ismael Benahmed 3 Tanjong Pagar Young Lions

Highest Scoring Match[edit]

As of 25 May 2013
Date Match Score
27 Feb 13 Singapore Warriors F.C. vs Tanjong Pagar United 1 - 6

Club Disciplinary Records[edit]

Team Games Yellow card Double Yellow Card/Ejection Double Yellow Card/Ejection Direct Red Card Total Points
Japan Albirex Niigata (S)
13
13
0
0
13
Singapore Balestier Khalsa
15
37
2
1
46
Brunei Brunei DPMM
14
28
2
0
34
Singapore Geylang International
14
30
0
1
33
Malaysia Harimau Muda B
15
28
1
0
31
Singapore Home United
15
30
1
3
42
Singapore Hougang United
15
39
0
1
42
Singapore Tampines Rovers
13
28
0
0
28
Singapore Tanjong Pagar United
15
39
1
1
45
Singapore Warriors F.C.
13
26
0
1
29
Singapore Woodlands Wellington
15
33
3
2
48
Singapore Young Lions
14
27
1
2
36

Updated to games played on 27 June 2013
Points are awarded based on 1 point for each yellow card and 3 points for each sending off (regardless of sending-offs via two yellow cards or one red card)

Cards Handed Out By Match Officials[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by alphabetical order when total cards are equal.

R Nat Name S.League RHB Singapore Cup Starhub League Cup Total Points
Matches Officiated Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Matches Officiated Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Matches Officiated Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card Matches Officiated Booked Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
1 Singapore Leow Thiam Hoe 10 54 3 3 1 4 0 0 2 8 0 2 13 66 3 5 90
2 Singapore Farhad Mohd 9 39 2 1 1 7 0 0 3 12 1 0 13 58 3 1 70
3 Singapore Muhd Taqi 11 44 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 9 2 1 13 53 2 3 68
4 Singapore Irwan Samsuddin 7 37 1 1 1 7 0 0 1 5 0 1 9 49 1 2 58
5 Singapore Sukhbir Singh 9 41 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 11 49 2 0 55
6 Singapore W Ravisanthiran 10 37 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 12 42 1 3 54
Singapore Abdul Malik 9 30 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 9 1 0 12 39 2 3 54
7 Singapore Jansen Foo 8 36 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 11 45 0 1 48
8 Singapore Ahmad A'Qashah 8 30 0 1 1 5 0 0 2 6 0 0 11 41 0 1 44
9 Singapore Yazeen Buhari 4 20 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 25 2 0 31
10 Singapore K Kalimuthu 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 13 0 0 13

Updated to games played on 27 June 2013
Points are awarded based on 1 point for each yellow card and 3 points for each sending off (regardless of sending-offs via two yellow cards or one red card)

Attendance figures[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Brunei DPMM 0 0 0
n/a
2 Balestier Khalsa 0 0 0
n/a
3 Warriors F.C. 0 0 0
n/a
4 Home United 0 0 0
n/a
5 Albirex Niigata (S) 0 0 0
n/a
6 Harimau Muda B 0 0 0
n/a
7 Hougang United 0 0 0
n/a
8 Tampines Rovers 0 0 0
n/a
9 Woodlands Wellington 0 0 0
n/a
10 Young Lions 0 0 0
n/a
11 Geylang International 0 0 0
n/a
12 Tanjong Pagar United 0 0 0
n/a
League total
n/a

Source: S.League

There isn't any established attendance figures. Only 1 report on attendance for Round 1 between Young Lions vs Hougang where 1,586 spectators attended.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Queenstown return for new Jaguars coach Vallee". S.League. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "3 in frame for Young Lions job". Today. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Former Singapore captain Aide Iskandar named Courts Young Lions coach". The Straits Times. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bacina, Wagner part ways with Tampines". Today. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Weaver building for Warriors future with fresh new ideas". S.League. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Weaver fully focussed on Warriors job". S.League. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Harimau Muda B set for 2013 S.League". ESPN Star. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "New-look Geylang primed for 2013". Today. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kaplan to lead new-look Geylang". ESPN Star. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "SAFFC renamed as Warriors FC". ESPN Star. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "SAFFC no more, Warriors FC in hunt for sponsors". Today. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Media Statement Concerning Tampines Rovers FC Fielding An Ineligible Player For S.League Match Against Harimau Muda". S League. 14 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Young Lions penalised for ineligible players". Fox Sports. 14 March 2013. 

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