Albirex Niigata Singapore FC

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Albirex Niigata (S)
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Full nameAlbirex Niigata Singapore FC
Nickname(s)White Swans
Founded2004
GroundJurong East Stadium
Capacity2,700
ChairmanDaisuke Korenaga
Head coachKeiji Shigetomi
LeagueSingapore Premier League
20181st
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Albirex Niigata Singapore FC, abbreviated as Albirex Niigata (S), is a football club that plays in the Singapore Premier League. The club is a satellite team of Albirex Niigata of Japan.

History[edit]

Albirex Niigata Singapore, a satellite team of Japanese club Albirex Niigata, joined the Singapore Premier League in 2004 when it was still known as the S. League. It was in that year the Football Association of Singapore decided to invite foreign teams in the league in a bid to deal with poor attendance issues. For the first years of the club's participation in the league it has settled in the mid-table in the standings.[1]

In 2008, Daisuke Korenaga became chairman of the club who introduced reforms in the club in order to improve its standing in the league. Among this were to secure sponsorship from Japanese companies with presence in Singapore with the club having as much as 50 sponsors and improved fan engagement by setting up a Cheer Dance School and an academy. The club then improved its league performance finishing 7th in the 2008 season, 3rd in the 2012 season and as champions in the 2016 season. The club didn't lose a match in their 2018 season.[1]

Affiliated clubs[edit]

The following clubs are affiliated with Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore):

Seasons[edit]

Season League Pos. P W D L GS GA Pts Singapore Cup League Cup
2004 S.League 5th 27 12 8 7 50 42 44 Preliminary
2005 5th 27 12 8 7 50 33 44 Quarter-finals
2006 6th 30 12 9 9 52 44 45 Quarter-finals
2007 8th 33 9 8 16 45 49 35 Preliminary Quarter-finals
2008 7th 33 10 11 12 44 55 41 Preliminary Quarter-finals
2009 7th 30 11 5 14 38 47 38 Semi-finals Group Stage
2010 7th 33 9 10 14 31 42 37 Quarter-finals Preliminary
2011 4th 33 20 5 8 80 34 65 Runners-up Winners
2012 3rd 24 12 7 5 37 26 43 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
2013 3rd 27 13 7 7 36 28 46 Preliminary Semi-finals
2014 5th 27 13 5 9 51 40 44 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
2015 3rd 27 13 6 8 27 17 45 Winners Winners
2016 1st 24 16 2 6 50 24 50 Winners Winners
2017 1st 24 20 2 2 70 16 62 Winners Winners
2018 Singapore Premier League 1st 24 21 3 0 69 17 66 Winners

Sponsors[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 September 2019[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Japan GK Kengo Fukudome
2 Singapore DF Gerald Ang
3 Japan DF Shuhei Sasahara
4 Japan DF Naruki Takahashi (on loan from Montedio Yamagata)
5 Singapore MF Firas Irwan
6 Japan MF Shoki Ohara (on loan from Mito HollyHock)
7 Japan MF Kaishu Yamazaki
8 Japan FW Daizo Horikoshi
9 Japan MF Hiroyoshi Kamata
10 Japan MF Kyoga Nakamura (captain)
11 Japan FW Yoshikatsu Hiraga
13 Japan FW Makito Hatanaka
No. Position Player
14 Japan MF Ryo Nakano
15 Japan DF Kodai Sumikawa
16 Japan DF Souta Sugiyama
17 Singapore MF Noor Akid Nordin
18 Japan DF Gamu Tasaka
19 Japan DF Shunsuke Fukuda
20 Japan MF Daichi Tanabe
21 Singapore GK Hyrulnizam Juma'at
22 Japan GK Yusuke Kawagoe
23 Singapore MF Daniel Martens (on loan from Hougang United)
24 Singapore MF Zamani Zamri
25 Japan MF Yosuke Nakagawa

Former players[edit]

This section contains a list of former players who have played at least 100 league games for the club.

Managers[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Team staff[edit]

Team manager: Singapore Koh Mui Tee
Coach: Japan Yuki Matsuda
Goalkeeper coach: Japan Mizuki Ito
Trainer: Japan Kohei Tanaka

Honours[edit]

League

Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kor, Justin (27 May 2019). "How Japanese club Albirex Niigata scored big in Singapore soccer". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Season Albirex New Squad". Albirex Niigata Singapore FC. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-05-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Newspaper Article – Albirex coach leaves for Japanese women's team". Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Albirex Niigata Singapore アルビレックス新潟シンガポール 公式サイト". Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Albirex Niigata Singapore アルビレックス新潟シンガポール 公式サイト". Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Albirex Niigata Singapore アルビレックス新潟シンガポール 公式サイト » Contract with Head Coach Naoki Naruo". Retrieved 26 October 2016.

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