Home United FC

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Home United
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Full nameHome United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Protectors
Founded1940
GroundBishan Stadium
Capacity3,500
ChairmanWinston Wong
Head CoachNoh Rahman (interim)
LeagueSingapore Premier League
20182nd
Current season

Home United Football Club, is a football club which plays in Singapore's Singapore Premier 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 to develop and prepare local, talented youths with opportunities to pursue professional careers in football, and also aid in character development, guiding them to be upright, law-abiding and responsible individuals.

Seasons[edit]

Season League Pos. P W D L GS GA Pts Singapore Cup League Cup
1996-1 S.League 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
2017 3rd 24 15 5 4 58 26 50 Semi-finals Group stage
2018 Singapore Premier League 2nd 24 12 7 5 48 36 43 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]

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 Feb 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 Singapore GK Nazri Sabri
4 Singapore DF Juma'at Jantan
6 Singapore DF Abdil Qaiyyim Mutalib
7 Singapore MF Aqhari Abdullah
8 Australia MF Isaka Cernak
9 Singapore DF Faritz Abdul Hameed
10 South Korea MF Song Ui-young
11 Singapore MF Hafiz Nor
12 Singapore FW Iqram Rifqi U23
13 Singapore MF Izzdin Shafiq (captain)
14 Singapore MF Fazli Ayob
15 Singapore DF Faizal Roslan
16 Singapore MF Hami Syahin
17 Singapore FW Shahril Ishak
No. Position Player
18 Singapore GK Haikal Hasnol
19 Singapore FW Nur Hizami Salim
20 Singapore MF Arshad Shamim U23
21 Singapore DF Taufiq Muqminin Hossain U23
22 Singapore DF Ho Wai Loon
23 Singapore FW Amiruldin Asraf U23
24 Singapore GK Rudy Khairullah
25 Singapore MF Suhairi Sabri U23
26 Australia FW Oliver Puflett U21
27 Singapore MF Adam Swandi U23
28 Singapore MF Muhelmy Suhaimi U23
36 Singapore MF Sheikh Faris U19
37 Singapore MF Anaqi Ismit U19

Club officials[edit]

Management[edit]

  • Chairman: Mat Kilas[3]
  • Deputy Chairman: Rusyaidi Kamarudin
  • Deputy Chairman: Charles Shng
  • Honorary Secretary: Kadir Maideen
  • Honorary Treasurer: Fan Peck Yen
  • Honorary Legal Advisor: Alvin Chang
  • General Manager: Putra Poppy

Technical staff[edit]

  • Team Manager: Mauricio Popo
  • Head Coach: Shahizzat Azmi
  • Assistant Coach: Saswadimata Dasuki
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Adi Saleh
  • Sports Performance Specialist: Andrew Tay
  • Sports Trainer: Fazly Hasan

Head coaches[edit]

  • Zsolt Bücs (2006–2007)
  • P. N. Sivaji (January 2008 – December 2009)
  • Lee Lim-saeng (January 2010 – December 2014)
  • Philippe Aw (December 2014 – July 2016)
  • Aidil Sharin (July 2016 – October 2018)
  • Saswadimata Dasuki (December 2018 – April 2019)
  • Noh Rahman (interim) (April 2019 – Present)

Honours[edit]

League

  • 1985

Cup

  • 2019
  • 1980
  • 1968

Reserves

  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • 2013, 2015, 2016

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2001: Second round
2004: Semi-finals
2005: Quarter-Finals
2006: Group stage
2008: Quarter-finals
2009: Round of 16
2012: Round of 16
2014: Group stage
2017: Zonal Finalist
2018: Inter-zonal Semi-finals

AFC clubs ranking[edit]

As of 13 MARCH 2019.[4]
Current Rank Country Team
46 Tajikistan Istiklol
47 Jordan Al-Wehdat
48 Singapore Home United
49 Iraq Al-Zawra’a
50 Turkmenistan Altyn Asyr

Sponsors[edit]

  • Main Sponsor: Linco Investments
  • Kit Supplier: Puma

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malathi Das and Palakrishnan (1996), "S.League: the kick-off", Singapore Professional Football League Pte Ltd, p. 33
  2. ^ "S.League 2018 Transfer Round-Up: New Season, New Transfers". Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Lopez leaves Home after 19 years, Wong appointed chairman". fourfourtwo.com. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  4. ^ "AFC Club Ranking 2019".

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