Home United FC

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Full name Home United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Protectors
Founded 1940
Ground Bishan Stadium
Ground Capacity 6,500
Chairman Winston Wong
Head Coach Aidil Sharin
League Singapore Premier League
2017 S.League, 3rd
Website Club website
Current season

Home United Football Club, is a football club which plays in Singapore's Singapore Premier League. Home United recently came back during the 2018 Singapore Premier League in a match against Geylang International, reported in a FOX Sports Asia article.

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 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
  • 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 8 Mar 2018[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 Kenji Syed Rusydi
2 Singapore DF Shakir Hamzah
3 Singapore MF Anumanthan Kumar
4 Singapore DF Juma'at Jantan
5 Singapore MF Amy Recha
6 Singapore DF Abdil Qaiyyim Mutalib
7 Singapore MF Aqhari Abdullah
8 South Korea MF Song Ui-young
9 Singapore DF Faritz Abdul Hameed
10 Singapore FW Amiruldin Asraf
11 France DF Sirina Camara
12 Singapore FW Iqram Rifqi
13 Singapore MF Izzdin Shafiq (captain)
No. Position Player
14 Singapore MF Fazli Ayob
15 Singapore DF Faizal Roslan
17 Singapore FW Shahril Ishak
18 Singapore DF Shahrin Saberin
19 Singapore MF Hafiz Nor
20 Singapore MF Arshad Shamim
22 Singapore GK Eko Pradana Putra
23 Singapore MF Christopher van Huizen
24 Singapore GK Rudy Khairullah
Singapore MF Muhelmy Suhaimi
Singapore MF Haiqal Pashia Anugrah

Club officials[edit]

Management[edit]

  • Chairman: Winston Wong[3]
  • Deputy Chairman: Deculan Goh
  • Deputy Chairman: Charles Shng
  • Honorary Secretary: Kadir Maideen
  • Honorary Treasurer: Fan Peck Yen
  • Honorary Legal Advisor: Alvin Chang
  • General Manager: Badri Ghent

Technical staff[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Honours[edit]

League

  • 1985

Cup

  • 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: Zonal Finals

AFC clubs ranking[edit]

As of 02 JULY 2017.[4]
Current Rank Country Team
80 Maldives Maziya S&RC
81 Philippines Ceres–Negros
82 Philippines Global Cebu
83 Bahrain Al-Riffa
84 Singapore Home United

Sponsors[edit]

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 Mar 2018. 
  3. ^ "Lopez leaves Home after 19 years, Wong appointed chairman". fourfourtwo.com. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "AFC Club Ranking (2nd July 2017 )". globalfootballranks.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 2 July 2017. 

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