Hougang United FC

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Hougang United FC
Hougang United FC Logo.jpg
Full name Hougang United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Cheetahs
Founded 1981
Ground Hougang Stadium
Ground Capacity 3,400
Chairman Bill Ng
Head Coach K. Balagumaran
League S.League
2016 5th
Website Club home page
HGFC Jersey 2016 Home & Away

Hougang United Football Club is a professional football club in Singapore's professional league S.League.

History[edit]

Hougang United Football Club was founded as Marine Castle United Football Club, which was formed by Newcastle United fans in the Marine Parade area. Upon successful entry into the S.League in 1998, the club struggled in its early foray in the first few years, finishing in the bottom two for the next four seasons.

Marine Castle changed its name to Sengkang Marine Football Club in 2002 and finished in 8th position consecutively, its highest ever finish in its short history.

Financial difficulties then forced Sengkang Marine out of the S.League in 2004, and Paya Lebar-Punggol Football Club took its place in 2005, finishing the season as wooden-spoonist. The two clubs then merged their resources from 2006 to 2010, to form Sengkang Punggol Football Club, finishing no higher than 10th.

On 1 January 2011, the chairman of Sengkang Punggol Football Club, Mr. Bill Ng, announced the changes that began the rewriting of another chapter of this football club. With improved financial status and a change in name to the present Hougang United Football Club, there was renewed optimism among the Hougang fan base around the club's home stadium since its inception, Hougang Stadium. The club also had its fair share of ‘marquee players’ in the earlier days like Grant Holt (formerly Norwich City), Michael Currie (formerly Queens Park Rangers) and Kim See-man (former South Korea youth international).

In November 2014, it was announced that Hougang United and Woodlands Wellington will merge for the 2015 season.[1][2] With the announcement that Hougang United will retain its name after the merger and assimilation of most of Woodlands staff into Hougang's structure, including players and head coach Salim Moin, Woodlands Wellington ceased to exist in the S.League from 2015.[3]

Partnership[edit]

On 22 November 2014, Hougang United announced the partnership with Global Football Academy for the 2015 S.League season.[4]

Scholarship[edit]

Hougang United FC Scholarship was launched in May 2015, the aim of the scholarship is to support and facilitate the academic development of young non-professional footballing talents.[5]

Supporters[edit]

The club has a group of supporters known as the Hougang HOOLS (Hougang Only One Love). They are fervent fans who enjoy singing & chanting for 90 minutes for their Hougang United heroes!

Seasons[edit]

Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore League Cup
Club Pos P W D L F A Pts
1998 Marine Castle United 11th 20 2 3 15 19 44 9 Group Stage
1999 12th 22 3 3 16 21 56 12 Round of 16
2000 11th 22 4 4 14 18 45 16 Round of 16
2001 11th 33 7 6 20 35 71 27 Group Stage
2002 Sengkang Marine 8th 33 11 6 16 62 84 39 Semi-finals
2003 8th 33 7 8–1 17 32 66 38 Group Stage
2004
2005 Paya Lebar Punggol 10th 27 1 1 25 23 78 4 Preliminary
2006 Sengkang Punggol 11th 30 4 6 20 32 72 18 Quarter-finals
2007 11th 33 5 10 18 39 69 25 Quarter-finals Runners-up
2008 11th 33 3 10 20 13 54 19 Round of 16 Preliminary
2009 10th 30 5 6 19 26 58 21 Round of 16 Group Stage
2010 11th 33 7 6 20 24 48 27 Round of 16 Third Place
2011 Hougang United 7th 33 15 3 15 55 63 43* Semi-finals Runners-up
2012 8th 24 7 8 9 31 33 29 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
2013 10th 27 9 3 15 37 40 30 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
2014 7th 27 12 6 9 49 42 42 Preliminary Semi-finals
2015 10th 27 4 9 14 28 42 21 Preliminary Semi-finals
2016 6th 24 9 5 10 35 39 32 Preliminary Group Stage
  • 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.
  • Sengkang Marine sat out the 2004 S.League season. They merged with Paya Lebar Punggol to form Sengkang Marine on their return to the S.League in 2006.
  • Hougang United deducted 5 point for a pre-match brawl with Etoile during the 2011 season.

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

As of 6 February 2016 [6]

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 Ridhuan Barudin
2 Singapore DF Yusiskandar Yusop
3 Singapore DF Ali Hudzaifi
4 Singapore DF Delwinder Singh
5 Singapore MF Fairoz Hasan
6 Singapore DF Anumanthan Kumar
7 Slovakia FW Jozef Kapláň (team captain)
8 Japan MF Fumiya Kogure
9 Croatia FW Stipe Plazibat
10 Singapore FW Nur Na'im Ishak
11 Singapore MF Nazrul Nazari
12 Singapore MF Nur Ridho Jafri
No. Position Player
13 Singapore GK Fawwaz Anuar
14 Singapore MF Iqbal Hussain
15 Singapore MF Huzaifa Aziz
16 Singapore MF Raihan Rahman
17 Singapore DF Faiz Salleh
18 Singapore GK Khairulhin Khalid
19 Singapore MF Nurhilmi Jasni
20 Singapore DF Afiq Mat Noor
21 Singapore DF Khairulnizam Jumahat
22 Singapore DF Wahyudi Wahid
23 Singapore FW Samuel Benjamin
24 Singapore DF Faliq Sudir

Prime League Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
26 Singapore DF Khalili Khalif
27 Singapore MF Ahmad Zaki
28 Singapore MF D Savinodh
29 Singapore MF Leonard Koh
30 Singapore DF Haidil Sufian
31 Singapore MF Tamilselven Aarulselven
32 Singapore MF Danish Uwais
33 Singapore DF Ridhuan Shamsuddin
34 Singapore MF Ahmad Salihin Sahamad
No. Position Player
35 Singapore MF Johari Hamdan
36 Singapore DF Syukrie Abdullah
37 Singapore MF V Sathiyamoorthy
38 Singapore GK Rosyam Rosli
39 Singapore DF Nazhiim Harman
40 Singapore DF Ainul Yaqin
41 Singapore GK Yeo Qi Long
42 Singapore DF Syazwan Zin
43 England MF Luke Allen

Managers[edit]

  • Singapore Aide Iskandar (interim) (June 25, 2009 – Dec 31, 2009)
  • Singapore Aide Iskandar (Jan 1, 2010 – Dec 31, 2011)
  • Croatia Nenad Bacina (Dec 1, 2011 – Nov 30, 2012)
  • Singapore Johana Bin Johari (Nov 30, 2012–1?)
  • England Alex Weaver (Jan 1, 2013 – March 31, 2013)
  • Singapore Johana Bin Johari (April 2013 – August 2013)
  • Singapore Amin Nasir (Aug 21, 2013 – Dec 31, 2014)
  • Singapore Salim Moin (Jan 1, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015)
  • Singapore K.Balagumaran (Nov 1, 2015 - current)

Sponsors[edit]

Kit Sponsors
Season Sponsor Name
2011 Mitre
2012 Acono
2013 Waga
2014 Macron
2015– 2017 Vonda
Season Sponsor Name
2015–2016 ESW Manage

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ong, Terence (4 November 2014). "Jaguars to sit out next S-League season, Rams to merge with Hougang". The Straits Times. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Low, Lin Fhoong (5 November 2014). "Uncertainty over S-League's changes for 2015". Today. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "S.League.com – Hougang United To Retain Name After Merger". sleague.com. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/hougangunited/posts/809278539135587:0
  5. ^ http://www.hgfc.com.sg/hougang-united-f-c-scholarship/
  6. ^ "The Team". Hougang United Football Club. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 

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