2013 Singapore Cup

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2013 Singapore Cup
RHB Singapore Cup
Dates26 May – 8 November 2013
ChampionsHome United
Runners-upTanjong Pagar United
Third placeBalestier Khalsa
Matches played22
Goals scored70 (3.18 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Monsef Zerka
Jozef Kapláň
5 goals

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.[1]

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.[2] Together with 2013 S.League champions Tampines Rovers, Home United fills the 2014 AFC Cup spot.

The defending champions Warriors were eliminated in the preliminary round, thus becoming the first team to leave the competition as title holders at this stage.[3]

Prize money[edit]

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
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[edit]

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.[4]

All draws are held at Football Association of Singapore headquarters in Kallang, Singapore unless stated otherwise.

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

Preliminary round[edit]

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.[4] The matches will played from 26 May to 1 June 2013. Winners of this round will progress and advance to the quarter-finals.

Team 1 Score Team 2
Pool A
Loyola Meralco Sparks Philippines 3–0 Malaysia Harimau Muda B
Albirex Niigata (S) Japan 2–3 Home United
Woodlands Wellington 1–4 Geylang International
Hougang United 2–1 Tampines Rovers
Pool B
Lao Police Club Laos 0–4 Brunei DPMM FC
Tanjong Pagar United 4–1 Cambodia Boeung Ket Rubber Field
Young Lions Singapore 0–1 Balestier Khalsa
Warriors FC 0–2 Philippines Global FC

Knockout phase[edit]

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.[5] The draws for the semi-finals, third place playoff and final were held on 17 September 2013.


Preliminary round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Geylang International 4
Woodlands Wellington 1
Geylang International 0 2 2
Home United 2 3 5
Home United 3
Japan Albirex Niigata (S) 2
Home United 1 1 2
Balestier Khalsa 0 0 0
Hougang United 2
Tampines Rovers 1
Hougang United 2 0 2 (1)
Balestier Khalsa (P) 0 2 2 (4)
Balestier Khalsa 1
Singapore Young Lions 0
Home United 4
Tanjong Pagar United 1
Tanjong Pagar United 4
Cambodia Boeung Ket 1
Tanjong Pagar United 2 3 5
Philippines Loyola Meralco Sparks 1 3 4
Philippines Loyola Meralco Sparks 3
Malaysia Harimau Muda B 0
Tanjong Pagar United 2 2 4
Philippines Global FC 2 1 3
Philippines Global FC 2 Third place playoff
Warriors FC 0
Philippines Global FC 1 4 5 Balestier Khalsa 3
Brunei DPMM FC 0 4 4 Philippines Global FC 1
Brunei DPMM FC 4
Laos 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 Philippines Loyola Meralco Sparks 2–1 3–3
Global FC Philippines 5–4 Brunei 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 Philippines Global FC 2–2 1–2

Third place playoff[edit]

Balestier Khalsa1–0Philippines Global FC
Qiu Li 53'
Qiu Li Yellow card 82' Red card
Report Amani Aguinaldo Yellow card 85' Red card
Referee: Singapore Muhammad Jahari


Home United4–1Tanjong Pagar United
Sirina Camara 13'
Kwon Dakyung 15'
Lee Kwan-Woo 27'
Sofiyan Abdul Hamid 90'+2
Report Monsef Zerka 88'
Attendance: 6,588
Referee: Singapore Abdul Malik


As of 1 June 2013.[6]
Rank Nationality Player Club Goals
1 Portugal João Moreira DPMM FC 3
Slovakia Jozef Kapláň Geylang International 3
Philippines Carli de Murga Global FC 3
2 Spain Rufo Sánchez Global FC 2
Philippines Phil Younghusband Loyola Meralco Sparks 2
Brunei Shahrazen Said DPMM FC 2
Singapore Masrezwan Masturi Home United 2
Morocco Monsef Zerka Tanjong Pagar United 2
3 Japan Bruno Castanheira Albirex Niigata (S) 1
Japan Kazuki Sakamoto Albirex Niigata (S) 1
New Zealand Paul Cunningham Balestier Khalsa 1
Singapore Yasir Hanapi Geylang International 1
England Jordan Robertson Global FC 1
Philippines Misagh Bahadoran Global FC 1
South Korea Song Ui-Young Home United 1
Canada Jerome Baker Hougang United 1
Guinea Mamadou Diallo Hougang United 1
South Korea Jang Joo-Wong Loyola Meralco Sparks 1
Philippines James Younghusband Loyola Meralco Sparks 1
Singapore Aleksandar Đurić Tampines Rovers 1
France Ismaël Benahmed Tanjong Pagar United 1
Singapore Kamel Ramdani Tanjong Pagar United 1
Algeria Asraf Rashid Tanjong Pagar United 1
South Korea Moon Soon-Ho Woodlands Wellington 1


  1. ^ "SAFFC Win Singapore Cup 2012 | AFF – The Official Website Of The Asean Football Federation". Aseanfootball.org. 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  2. ^ Home United clinch 6th title Archived 2013-11-09 at the Wayback Machine Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Global topples defending Singapore Cup champion Warriors in tournament debut | InterAksyon.com | Sports5". InterAksyon.com. 2013-06-02. Archived from the original on 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  4. ^ a b RHB Singapore Cup fixtures announced Archived 2013-06-14 at the Wayback Machine axrosstheline by Liga Singapura. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ Singapore Cup quarter-finals revealed Archived 2013-11-09 at the Wayback Machine Yahoo! Singapore. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Leading Scorers – 2013 Singapore Cup". S.League.

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