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Home United Football Club
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Full name Home United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Protectors
Founded 1940
Ground Bishan Stadium
Ground Capacity 6,500
Chairman Anselm Lopez
Head Coach Aidil Sharin
League S.League
Website Club home page
Current season

Home United Football Club, is a professional football club which plays in Singapore's S.League.

History[edit]

The Police Sports Association was founded in the mid-1940s to organise football activities for the Singapore Police Force. They sent two teams to compete in the Singapore Amateur Football Association League in the 1950s and 1960s, but neither team won any trophies. Under coach Choo Seng Quee, Police SA won the inaugural President's Cup in 1968, then reached and lost the next two finals. In 1979, they joined the National Football League, were placed in Division III, and immediately earned promotion to Division II. In 1980, Police SA won the Division II title, the President's Cup and the Boggars Cup. In 1985, they were national league champions, after setting a national record as the only team to go unbeaten for 17 consecutive games. The performances of Police SA led to their selection as one of eight teams to compete in the newly formed S.League.[1]

When the S.League was formed in 1996, the club was known as the Police Football Club. The following year, its name was changed to Home United to reflect that the team represents not only the Singapore Police Force, but also other HomeTeam departments of the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs such as the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.

Home United were two-time S.League winners and holders of a record six Singapore Cup trophies. They were the first club to achieve the S.League and Singapore Cup double in 2003.

The team's nickname is the "Protectors", and its mascot is a dragon. The team's home ground is the Bishan Stadium.

Home United Youth Football Academy[edit]

Home United is the first and only S.League club to own and operate its own physical football academy. Located at 8 Mattar Road, HYFA boasts 10 futsal courts, 2 full-size football pitches, events plaza, staff offices, meeting rooms and a Sports Performance Centre. HYFA aims to nurture youths towards achieving excellence in the sport of football in tandem with their academic pursuits. It seeks to raise the standards for professional football club in Singapore, and serve our dream to be in the World Cup. More importantly, HYFA will provide youths the opportunities to establish themselves in football, either as a professional player, technical support staff, or referee and even as club administrators.

HYFA's core missions are:

a) Developing local football talent: To develop and prepare our youths talent for a career professional football b) Youth character development: To impart sound life values that would aid character development and guide our youths to be upright, law-abiding and responsible persons.

Seasons[edit]

Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore League Cup
Pos P W D L F A Pts
1996-1 6th 14 4 5 5 22 23 17
1996-2 8th 14 2 2 10 18 40 8
1997 9th 16 2 1 13 17 41 7
1998 7th 20 8 4 8 42 28 28 Third place
1999 1st 22 15 6 1 42 16 51 Third place
2000 4th 22 11 7 4 38 21 40 Winners
2001 3rd 33 23 3 7 69 36 72 Winners
2002 2nd 33 18 10 5 71 42 64 Quarter-finals
2003 1st 33 26 2–3 2 104 42 85 Winners
2004 2nd 27 17 2 8 76 43 53 Runners-up
2005 4th 27 14 4 9 62 44 46 Winners
2006 4th 30 15 6 9 49 40 51 Preliminary
2007 2nd 33 24 6 3 73 35 78 Quarter-finals Semi-finals
2008 3rd 33 23 3 7 75 31 72 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
2009 4th 30 16 5 9 50 32 53 Quarter-finals Third place
2010 3rd 33 18 11 4 55 31 65 Round of 16 Quarter-finals
2011 2nd 33 25 2 6 81 29 77 Winners Semi-finals
2012 5th 24 11 7 6 43 29 40 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
2013 2nd 27 16 3 8 42 25 51 Winners Quarter-finals
2014 4th 27 13 5 9 51 41 44 Runners-up Quarter-finals
2015 6th 27 9 9 9 38 34 36 Runners-up Group stage
2016 4th 24 11 4 9 50 42 37 Quarter-finals Semi-finals
  • The 1996 season of the S.League was split into two series. Tiger Beer Series winners Geylang United defeated Pioneer Series winners Singapore Armed Forces in the Championship playoff to clinch the S.League title.
  • 2003 saw the introduction of penalty shoot-outs if a match ended in a draw in regular time. Winners of penalty shoot-outs gained two points instead of one.

Players[edit]

Sleague current squad[edit]

As of 6 January 2017[2]

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

No. Position Player
2 Singapore MF Hariss Harun (on loan from Johor Darul Ta'zim)
3 Singapore DF Afiq Yunos
4 Singapore DF Juma'at Jantan
5 Singapore DF Haziq Azman
6 Singapore DF Abdil Qaiyyim Mutalib
7 Singapore MF Aqhari Abdullah
8 South Korea MF Song Ui-young
9 Croatia FW Stipe Plazibat
10 Singapore MF Faris Ramli
11 France DF Sirina Camara
12 Singapore FW Khairul Nizam
No. Position Player
13 Singapore MF Izzdin Shafiq
14 Singapore MF Shamil Sharif
15 Singapore DF Luqman Ismail
16 Singapore FW Amiruldin Asraf
17 Singapore FW Irfan Fandi
18 Singapore GK Hassan Sunny (captain)
19 Singapore DF Sufianto Salleh
20 Singapore MF Christopher van Huizen
21 Singapore MF Mahathir Azeman
22 Singapore GK Eko Pradana Putra
23 Singapore MF Adam Swandi
24 Singapore GK Rudy Khairullah

Prime league squad[edit]

As of 6 January 2017[2]

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

No. Position Player
26 Croatia FW Marijan Šuto
27 Singapore FW Iqram Rifqi
28 Singapore FW Khairuddin Omar
30 Singapore DF Sadik Said
31 Singapore FW Qayyum Hakim
32 Singapore MF Khalili Khalif
33 Singapore Syukri Noorhaizam
34 Singapore Nor'Salihin Isham
35 Singapore DF Ridhuan Shamsuddin
36 Singapore FW Izzat Zalani
37 Singapore DF Ribiyanda Saswadimata
No. Position Player
38 Singapore MF Arshad Shamim
39 Singapore DF Khairul Shari
40 Singapore GK Kenji Syed Rusydi
41 Singapore FW Shah Zulkarnean
42 Singapore Sharul Shah
43 Singapore Sheikh Faris
44 Singapore MF Syed Firdaus
45 Singapore Nikesh Singh Sidhu
46 Singapore MF Akbar Shah
47 Singapore Ifwat Akid Seperan

Club officials[edit]

Management[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Honours[edit]

League

  • 1985

Cup

  • 1980
  • 1968

Reserves

  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2016
  • 2013, 2015, 2016

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2001: Second round
2004: Semi-finals ( lost to Al Jaish Damascus 1–6 on Argegate )
2005: Quarter-Finals ( lost to Al Nejmeh 2–6 on Argegate )
2006: Group stage ( Group E )
2008: Quarter-finals ( lost to Dempo 4–5 on Argegate )
2009: Round of 16 ( lost to South China 0–4 )
2012: Round of 16 ( lost to Al-Wahda SC Damascus 0–3 )
2014: Group stage ( Group E )
2017:Zonal Final(Won Global FC 5–4 on aggregate)(Ongoing)

Sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malathi Das and Palakrishnan (1996), "S.League: the kick-off", Singapore Professional Football League Pte Ltd, p. 33
  2. ^ a b http://www.sleague.com/clubs-profile/home-utd/team-profile
  3. ^ "Lopez leaves Home after 19 years, Wong appointed chairman". fourfourtwo.com. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

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