2013 Singapore Cup
|RHB Singapore Cup|
|Dates||26 May – 8 November 2013|
|Runners-up||Tanjong Pagar United|
|Third place||Balestier Khalsa|
|Goals scored||70 (3.18 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Monsef Zerka |
The 2013 Singapore Cup was the 16th season of Singapore's annual premier club football tournament organised by Football Association of Singapore. Due to sponsorship reasons, the Singapore Cup is also known as the RHB Singapore Cup. Warriors FC, then known as Singapore Armed Forces FC, were the defending champions.
The final was played at Jalan Besar Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Home United, who had finished as quarter-finalists last year, won by defeating S.League rival Tanjong Pagar United 4–1. This was Home's sixth Singapore Cup title, previously winning it in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2011. Together with 2013 S.League champions Tampines Rovers, Home United fills the 2014 AFC Cup spot.
For the 2013 edition, Football Association of Singapore (FAS) increased the prize money for the champions, runners-up and second runners-up. A base fee of S$2,000.00 was awarded to losers in the preliminary round. For teams which failed to reach the semi-finals, FAS awarded S$4,000. Thereafter, the third and second runners-up receive a total of S$10,000.00 and S$40,000.00 (up from S$20,000.00) respectively, while the champions and runners-up receive S$100,000.00 (up from S$80,000.00) and S$60,000 (up from S$40,000.00) respectively.
- Preliminary round: S$2,000.00
- Quarter-finals: S$4,000.00
- Third runners-up: S$10,000.00
- Second runners-up: S$40,000.00
- First runners-up: S$60,000.00
- Champions: S$100,000.00
A total of 16 teams participated in the 2013 Singapore Cup. Twelve of the teams were from domestic S.League and the other four were invited from the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos. Global FC, Boeung Ket Rubber Field and Lao Police Club are the champions of their respective countries' leagues in 2012.
- S.League Clubs
- Albirex Niigata (S)
- Balestier Khalsa
- DPMM FC
- Geylang International
- Harimau Muda B
- Home United
- Hougang United
- Tampines Rovers
- Tanjong Pagar United
- Warriors FC
- Woodlands Wellington
- Young Lions
- Invited Foreign Teams
The sixteen teams were drawn into two distinct pools in the preliminary round. They will play against one another in a single leg knockout basis. Winners of this round will progress and advance to the quarter-finals. Thereafter, matches are played in two legs with the exception of the one-match finals.
Round and draw dates
Unlike previous editions where teams were drawn with a clear route to the final, clubs will now be drawn on a round-by-round basis. The clubs competing in each round of the competition will be drawn in pairs, with the tie to be played in a knockout format.
|Phase||Round||Draw date||First leg||Second leg|
|Preliminary||Preliminary round||1 May 2013
(The Float at Marina Bay)
|26 May – 1 June 2013|
|Knockout phase||Quarter-finals||4 June 2013||22–25 July 2013||26–29 July 2013|
|Semi-finals||17 September 2013||1–3 October 2013||4–7 October 2013|
|Third place playoff||7 November 2013 at Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang|
|Final||8 November 2013 at Jalan Besar Stadium, Kallang|
In the preliminary round, teams were drawn into two distinct pools. They will play against one another in a single leg knockout basis. The draw for the preliminary round was held on 1 May 2013. The matches will played from 26 May to 1 June 2013. Winners of this round will progress and advance to the quarter-finals.
In the knockout phase, teams play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final. The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 4 June 2013. The draws for the semi-finals, third place playoff and final were held on 17 September 2013.
|Albirex Niigata (S)||2|
|Hougang United||2||0||2 (1)|
|Balestier Khalsa (P)||0||2||2 (4)|
|Tanjong Pagar United||1|
|Tanjong Pagar United||4|
|Tanjong Pagar United||2||3||5|
|Loyola Meralco Sparks||1||3||4|
|Loyola Meralco Sparks||3|
|Harimau Muda B||0|
|Tanjong Pagar United||2||2||4|
|Global FC||2||Third place playoff|
|Global FC||1||4||5||Balestier Khalsa||3|
|DPMM FC||0||4||4||Global FC||1|
|Lao Police Club||0|
The first legs were played on 22, 23, 24 and 25 July, and the second legs were played on 26, 27, 28 and 29 July 2013. Winners of this round advance to the semi-finals.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Geylang International||2–5||Home United||0–2||2–3|
|Hougang United||2–2 (1–4 P)||Balestier Khalsa||2–0||2–0|
|Tanjong Pagar United||5–4||Loyola Meralco Sparks||2–1||3–3|
|Global FC||5–4||DPMM FC||1–0||4–4|
The first legs were played on 22, 23, 24 and 25 July, and the second legs were played on 26, 27, 28 and 29 July 2013. Winners of this round advance to the final, while the losers will vie for the third place in the third place playoff.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Balestier Khalsa||2–0||Home United||0–1||1–0|
|Tanjong Pagar United||4–3||Global FC||2–2||1–2|
Third place playoff
|Balestier Khalsa||1–0||Global FC|
|Qiu Li 53'
Qiu Li 82'
|Report||Amani Aguinaldo 85'|
|Home United||4–1||Tanjong Pagar United|
|Sirina Camara 13'
Kwon Dakyung 15'
Lee Kwan-Woo 27'
Sofiyan Abdul Hamid 90'+2
|Report||Monsef Zerka 88'|
- As of 1 June 2013.
|1||João Moreira||DPMM FC||3|
|Jozef Kapláň||Geylang International||3|
|Carli de Murga||Global FC||3|
|2||Rufo Sánchez||Global FC||2|
|Phil Younghusband||Loyola Meralco Sparks||2|
|Shahrazen Said||DPMM FC||2|
|Masrezwan Masturi||Home United||2|
|Monsef Zerka||Tanjong Pagar United||2|
|3||Bruno Castanheira||Albirex Niigata (S)||1|
|Kazuki Sakamoto||Albirex Niigata (S)||1|
|Paul Cunningham||Balestier Khalsa||1|
|Yasir Hanapi||Geylang International||1|
|Jordan Robertson||Global FC||1|
|Misagh Bahadoran||Global FC||1|
|Song Ui-Young||Home United||1|
|Jerome Baker||Hougang United||1|
|Mamadou Diallo||Hougang United||1|
|Jang Joo-Wong||Loyola Meralco Sparks||1|
|James Younghusband||Loyola Meralco Sparks||1|
|Aleksandar Đurić||Tampines Rovers||1|
|Ismaël Benahmed||Tanjong Pagar United||1|
|Kamel Ramdani||Tanjong Pagar United||1|
|Asraf Rashid||Tanjong Pagar United||1|
|Moon Soon-Ho||Woodlands Wellington||1|
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