Salim Moin

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This is a Malay name; the name Moin is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Salim.
Salim Moin
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Salim Moin with Woodlands Wellington in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Salim Bin Moin
Date of birth (1961-09-26) 26 September 1961 (age 54)
Place of birth Singapore
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979-1993 Singapore FA 176 (63)
National team
Singapore
Teams managed
2009–2010 Gombak United Prime League team
2011 Balestier Khalsa
2012–2013 Woodlands Wellington
2014 Tampines Rovers
2014 Woodlands Wellington
2015 Hougang United

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2015.


Salim Moin is a former Singapore national footballer and also formerly the head coach of S.League club Hougang United in the S.League.

He was an ex-Singaporean international football player who played for the Lions in the Malaysia Cup during the 1980s alongside stars such as David Lee, Terry Pathmanathan, S. Anthonysamy, Malek Awab and Borhan Abu Samah. During his playing career, Salim served a six-year ban from 1984 for assaulting referee M. Kunalan in a President's Cup match between Jubilee and Farrer Park United in September 1983; The ban was lifted at the end of 1986 following a successful third appeal.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Salim Moin spent two seasons with Gombak United as their Prime League coach before he joined Balestier Khalsa Football Club for their 2011 S-League season. In 2012, he replaced R. Balasubramaniam as the head coach of Woodlands Wellington FC,[2] who were seeking to rejuvenate their squad after two disappointing seasons as back to back wooden spoonists.

Several players from Balestier also followed Salim after his switch to Woodlands, including young midfielders Armanizam Dolah, Shamsurin Abdul Rahman and K. Sathiaraj, as well as custodian Ahmadulhaq Che Omar, who was back with a second stint at the northern club.

Although the Rams finished last with their third successive wooden spoon in as many seasons during their first season under Salim, he was working with players who were chosen under former Woodlands coach, R. Balasubramaniam. After a major clearout of the team following the end of the 2012 season, he was given a chance to transfer in some of his preferred players for the 2013 season. He has also targeted a top six finish for the club during a pre-season interview in December 2012,[3] which is a higher target than the top eight finish set by the club a month earlier.[4]

Appointed as Tampines Rovers head coach at the start of the 2014 season,[5] Salim only lasts until 27 April 2014, when he resigned as Tampines coach following the club's exit from the 2014 AFC Cup.[6]

Salim made his return to Woodlands Wellington as head coach in June 2014, replacing sacked Darren Stewart.[7] After the merger of Woodlands Wellington with Hougang United in 2015, Salim was announced as the new head coach of Hougang United.[8]

Coaching career statistics[edit]

League career statistics[edit]

Club Season P W D L Win %
Singapore Balestier Khalsa 2011 24 7 5 12 29.17
Singapore Woodlands Wellington 2012 24 3 5 16 12.50
Singapore Woodlands Wellington 2013 14 4 5 5 28.57

Key: P–games played, W–games won, D–games drawn; L–games lost, %–win percentage
Updated on 7 June 2013. Only data for matches played in the S.League are tabulated.

Cup competition statistics[edit]

Honours[edit]

Singapore FA

References[edit]