Singapore national football team
|Association||Football Association of Singapore (FAS)|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (South-East Asia)|
|Head coach||Varadaraju Sundramoorthy|
|Most caps||Daniel Bennett (135)|
|Top scorer||Fandi Ahmad (55)|
|Home stadium||National Stadium
Jalan Besar Stadium
|Current||170 (23 November 2017)|
|Highest||73 (August 1993)|
|Lowest||173 (October 2017)|
|Current||175 (28 May 2017)|
|Highest||103 (4 November 2009)|
|Lowest||176 (November 2016)|
| Singapore 1–0 Republic of China
(Singapore; 22 May 1948)
| Singapore 11–0 Laos
(Singapore; 15 January 2007)
| Burma 9–0 Singapore
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 9 November 1969)
|Appearances||1 (first in 1984)|
|Best result||Group stage, 1984|
The Singapore national football team is the official national team for the city-state of Singapore.
The most significant successes of the team have come in the regional AFF Championship, which Singapore has won four times in 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2012. Singapore is the first team to achieve this feat and the only team to win in all the finals they played. In 1998, Singapore beat Vietnam 1–0 in the final to capture the country's first major international football title. In the 2004–05 competition, Singapore defeated Indonesia in a two-leg final 5–2 on aggregate. Singapore retained the trophy in 2007, beating Thailand 3–2 on aggregate in the final. In the 2012 AFF Championship, Singapore won the trophy a record 4th time, again defeating three-time champions Thailand 3–2 on aggregate in the final.
In the 2007 Asian Cup qualifiers, Singapore became the only team to beat Iraq en route to their Asian Cup winning campaign. Singapore also drew with China 0–0 and 1–1 at home in 2006 and 2009 respectively. In March 2008, Australia also failed to beat Singapore when the game ended in a goalless draw.
In the FIFA World Rankings, Singapore's highest standing was in the first release of the figures, in August 1993, at 73rd. Singapore was the Asian Football Confederation's 'Mover of the Year' in 2005.
Singapore's main rivals on the international stage are their geographical neighbours, Malaysia and Indonesia, and past matches between these two teams have produced much drama. Over the years, Singapore has included several naturalised citizens in its team such as Fahrudin Mustafić from today's Serbia, Daniel Bennett from England, Shi Jiayi and Qiu Li from China. Singapore is currently the 170th-ranked team in the world as of November 2017.
- 1 History
- 1.1 1892–1994
- 1.2 1995–1999
- 1.3 2000–2002
- 1.4 2003–2004 (AFF Championship)
- 1.5 2007 Asian Cup Qualifiers
- 1.6 2007 AFF Championship
- 1.7 2008 AFF Championship
- 1.8 2010 World Cup Qualifiers
- 1.9 2011 Asian Cup Qualification
- 1.10 2010 AFF Championship
- 1.11 2011–2012
- 1.12 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (Asian Qualifier)
- 1.13 2012 AFF Championship
- 1.14 2015 Asian Cup Qualification
- 1.15 2013–2014
- 1.16 2014 AFF Championship
- 1.17 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier)
- 1.18 2016
- 1.19 2016 AFF Championship
- 1.20 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round
- 1.21 2017
- 2 Kits
- 3 Home stadium
- 4 Competition records
- 5 Honours
- 6 All–time record against other countries
- 7 Players
- 8 Results and fixtures
- 9 Current coaching staff
- 10 Coaches
- 11 See also
- 12 Notes
- 13 References
- 14 External links
In 1892, the Singapore Amateur Football Association applied to become a registered society. The HMS Malaya Cup (which was later known as the Malaysia Cup) was launched in 1921 by officers of a British battleship in Malaya, and Singapore was one of the six teams that took part in the inaugural year, and won the event. While the representative side in the Malaysia Cup and the Malaysian League was not the national team per se – this team included some foreign players – many Singapore football fans viewed the Malaysia Cup side as being the national team, and the team's exploits in the Malaysian competitions generally drew much more attention than Singapore's participation in other international tournaments. They either won or were runners up in the event every year until 1941, after which it was suspended because of World War II.
Overall, Singapore won 24 Malaysia Cup titles and two Malaysian League titles. After winning the Malaysia Cup and league double in 1994, the Football Association of Singapore withdrew from the Malaysian competitions following a dispute with the Football Association of Malaysia over gate receipts. Singapore subsequently launched its own professional league, the S.League, in 1996, and also began to put much more focus on the performance of its national team in international competitions.
Singapore won the bronze medal in the 1995 Southeast Asian Games, after losing 1–0 in the semi-finals to the hosts and eventual gold medalists, Thailand. Singapore hosted the 1996 AFF Championship but were eliminated in the group stages.
However, in the 1998 edition of the AFF Championship, Singapore's team led by coach Barry Whitbread won the group stage with victories over Malaysia and the Philippines. In the semi-finals, they beat Indonesia and subsequently edged out hosts Vietnam 1–0 in the final. This was the country's first ever international title.
Jan B. Poulsen, who was part of Denmark's backroom staff at the 1998 World Cup, was appointed the Technical Director of the Football Association of Singapore in 1999. Due to poor results by Singapore in the 2000 AFF Championship, coach Vincent Subramaniam was sacked and Poulsen took over as coach in December 2000. Singapore hosted the 2002 AFF Championship, but lost 4–0 to arch-rivals Malaysia in their first game. Before the game, local newspaper The New Paper was encouraging fans to turn up in numbers. After the game, the Lions attributed their heavy defeat to the unexpected large crowd. Singapore went on to win 2–1 over Laos, but a 1–1 draw in the final group game against Thailand was not enough for them to reach the knock-out stages. Poulsen was sacked after the tournament.
2003–2004 (AFF Championship)
Radojko Avramović took over as coach of the flailing and deflated Singapore national football team in July 2003. Singapore started the 2004 AFF Championship as underdogs but a 1–1 draw in their first game against hosts Vietnam, another draw against Indonesia, and wins against Cambodia and Laos saw them qualify for the semi-finals.
Singapore were drawn against Myanmar in the two-legged semi-finals. Singapore took a 4–3 away lead back home for the second leg. In the ill-tempered second leg, three Myanmar players were sent off and a reserve Myanmar goalkeeper even threw a water bottle at defender S. Subramani. Singapore went on to win 4–2 after extra time for an 8–5 aggregate victory.
Singapore then won the first leg of the two-legged final against Indonesia 3–1 in Jakarta, before winning 2–1 (5–2 on aggregrate) in the second leg in front of a 55,000 home crowd.
2007 Asian Cup Qualifiers
In 2006, Avramovic then led Singapore into the 2007 Asian Cup qualifiers with a 2–0 victory at home over Iraq, but Singapore failed to build on this victory and then lost away to Palestine. The Singapore team then took on China away in Tianjin and lost to an injury time penalty. China travelled to Singapore for the second meeting and the Singapore defence held out for a 0–0 draw. A subsequent 4–2 loss to Iraq dashed Singapore's hopes of qualifying for the Asian Cup. The Asian Cup qualifying campaign ended with a default 3–0 victory over Palestine, who were unable to fulfill the fixture.
2007 AFF Championship
Singapore hosted the group stages of the 2007 AFF Championship. After a 0–0 draw with Vietnam, Singapore then thrashed Laos 11–0 to record their largest-ever win. In the final group match, Singapore knocked Indonesia out of the tournament in a 2–2 draw. Singapore met Malaysia in the semi-final. The first leg saw a 1–1 draw in Shah Alam, while in the second leg at Singapore's National Stadium, following another 1–1 draw, Singapore beat Malaysia in a penalty shoot-out 5–4, goalkeeper Lionel Lewis saving the final Malaysian spot kick from Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri. In the final against Thailand, Singapore won a controversial first leg at home 2–1, then secured a 1–1 draw in Bangkok thanks to a late strike from Khairul Amri to retain the AFF Championship trophy.
2008 AFF Championship
In the 2008 AFF Championship co-hosted by Indonesia and Thailand, Singapore was drawn in Group A to against Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia. Singapore progressed from the group as winners. However, they lost out to eventual winners Vietnam 1–0 on aggregate.
2010 World Cup Qualifiers
Singapore met Palestine in the first round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifying Tournament. Singapore won the first leg 4–0 away in Doha, and the Palestinians again failed to fulfill the away fixture, so FIFA awarded Singapore a 3–0 win.
Singapore was drawn with Tajikistan in the second round: Singapore won the home match 2–0 and drew the return leg 1–1 on 18 November to progress to the third round of the Asian Qualifying Tournament for the first time, where they were drawn against Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Uzbekistan.
Singapore's group stage campaign began with a loss to Saudi Arabia, but the Lions then beat Lebanon 2–0 at home. Successive losses to Uzbekistan, 3–7 and 0–1, left Singapore with little chance of getting into the next round. Singapore were finally eliminated when they lost 2–0 to the Saudis at home. Singapore finished third in the group with six points from six games after defeating Lebanon 2–1 in Beirut in their final game. With the elimination, Goal 2010 was also dropped.
2011 Asian Cup Qualification
For the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification, Singapore was drawn in Group E, together with Iran, Thailand and Jordan. Singapore were beaten 6–0 by Iran in the first match, and then defeated Jordan 2–1. In November 2009, Singapore hosted Thailand at the National Stadium and lost 3–1, but won the return fixture 1–0 a few days later, earning Singapore their first victory on Thai soil in 48 years. Singapore next hosted Iran, losing 3–1, and the 2–1 defeat against Jordan which followed ended their hopes of Asian Cup football in 2011. The players reported some teammates were smoking during halftime in the match against Jordan.
2010 AFF Championship
In 2010, Singapore drew with the Philippines 1–1, defeated Myanmar 2–1, then duly lost to Vietnam 1–0 in the knockout stage decider. As a result, the Singapore national football team was knocked out of the group stage in Hanoi. The Lions were criticised for their dismal performances in the AFF Championship, which they won in 1998, 2004, and 2007.
In January 2011, the FAS decided to disband and revamp the national team. Six months later, The Lions were back in action after the dismal performances in 2010. In May 2011, national team coach Raddy Avramovic announced the new 33-strong national provisional squad for the upcoming international friendlies and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. The Lions were scheduled to play international friendies against Maldives on 7 June 2011 and Laos on 18 July 2011.
Few days after releasing the provisional 33-man squad, national team training started in preparation of the match against Maldives. Avramovic led the new-look Lions in a game where Singapore won Maldives 4–0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore in a friendly match. (Note. The match was not an 'A' international because unlimited substitutions were allowed.)
After the 4–0 win against Maldives, a closed-door friendly match against Etoile FC (of the S.League) was played at the Jalan Besar Stadium, in which the Lions were triumphant thanks to goals from Aleksandar Duric and Qiu Li. Less than a week later before the World Cup qualifier, a final friendly was played against Chinese Taipei. Singapore won the match 3–2 with goals from Aleksandar Duric, Shi Jiayi and Fazrul Nawaz.
The Singapore national team took part in the 10th edition of the Sultan of Selangor Cup, usually contested by the Singapore Selection. They beat the Selangor Selection 1–0. This was also Singapore's sixth time winning the Sultan of Selangor Cup. They then took on but was defeated by the Philippines 2–0 in a friendly.
Few months later, Coach Raddy Avramovic announced a new 27-man squad for the national team comprising mostly players from LionsXII.
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (Asian Qualifier)
Their second round opponents were regional rivals Malaysia, whom they beat 5–3 in the first leg with goals from Aleksandar Duric, Qiu Li, Mustafic Fahrudin and Shi Jiayi. The second leg was held at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil on 28 July 2011. A 1–1 draw thanks to a key Shi Jiayi goal in the second half was enough to put Singapore through to the 3rd Round of Asian Zone World Cup 2014 Qualifying.
Singapore kicked off the third round with a 2–1 loss to China in Kunming. They then succumbed to a second defeat, 2–0, against Iraq. The next match was slated to be held at Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore on 11 October against Jordan which Singapore lost 3–0. A 2–0 defeat to Jordan in Amman killed off the Lions' chances of progress. Singapore ended the year with a 4–0 defeat at home to China PR, their 5th consecutive loss. Iraq then demolished the Singapore team 7–1 in Doha, Qatar and this resulted in Singapore losing all 6 games.
2012 AFF Championship
In 2012, Singapore started their tournament with a 3–0 win over close rivals Malaysia. They then lost 1–0 to Indonesia before winning 4–3 in the knockout stage decider against Laos. to top the group and qualify for the semi-finals.
Against the Philippines in the semi-finals, Singapore won 1–0 on aggregate. The solitary goal from Khairul Amri during the home leg of the semi-finals was enough to set up a meeting with Thailand in the finals.
The Lions won the first leg of the finals 3–1 in Singapore. Despite losing the away leg 1–0, Singapore was able to pick up the 2012 AFF Championship, their fourth championship. Singapore holds the record for the highest number of AFF Championship titles. Raddy Avramovic ended his tenure as Singapore coach after the tournament.
2015 Asian Cup Qualification
For the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification, Singapore was drawn in Group A, together with Iran, Thailand and Jordan. Singapore were beaten 4–0 by Jordan in the first match, and then loss to Jordan with a scoreline of 2–0. In October 2013, Singapore hosted Syria at the Jalan Besar Stadium and with their first win of the campaign with a 2–1 victory thanks to Gabriel Quak's late winner which was also his first international goal. But a month later, Syria won Singapore in the return fixture 4–0. Singapore next hosted Jordan, losing 3–1, and the 3–1 defeat against Oman which followed ended their hopes of Asian Cup football in 2015.
On 27 May 2013, Stange announced his choice of 23 players for the friendlies against Myanmar and Laos on 4 June 2013 and 7 June 2013 respectively. The squad featured several new players who were called up to the national squad for the first time, including 17-year-old Adam Swandi. LionsXII midfielders Gabriel Quak and Faris Ramli and Tanjong Pagar United's winger Hafiz Nor also received their first national call-ups.
Veteran forward Indra Sahdan was also recalled to the national team. He took the captain's armband on 4 June 2013 for coach Stange's first game against Myanmar which Singapore won 2–0. He also scored the first goal in the second friendly match against Laos, which saw Singapore with a 5–2 victory.
Stange registered his first international competition win on 15 October 2013 against Syria.
Stange had been trying to inculcate the one-touch, quick-tempo style of play for into the Singapore team, and gear the team up for the 2014 AFF Championship and try to retain the AFF Championship.
2014 AFF Championship
The Lions entered the 2014 AFF Championship as the defending champions trying to defend the cup on home soil, but their title defense was spoiled with a 2–1 defeat over Thailand, which they also faced back in 2012. Then, they beat Myanmar 4–2 before bowing out after suffering a 3–1 defeat to rivals Malaysia. The Lions finished with 3 points and 3rd in Group B, and are the first team in the history of the AFF Championship to bow out from the group stage as the defending champions.
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier)
The Lions kick started their campaign with an away game against Cambodia on 11 June 2015 which ended 4–0 in favour of Singapore. Following which, they travelled to Saitama Stadium in Japan where they held the hosts to a goalless draw. However, they were defeated by Syria 1–0, at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman, marking their first loss in the group stages of the tournament. The Lions then beat Afghanistan by a scoreline of 1–0 and their 2nd consecutive win against Cambodia, winning the game 2–1. However, the winning streak ended when they faced Japan at home, and were defeated 3–0. They then went on to face Syria, which was a tight game. Khribin of Syria scored on the 20th minute and were 1-0 up. Safuwan of Singapore scored a late equaliser on the 89th minute but Singapore could not hold on to the draw which ended Khribin again scoring on the 3rd minute of added time after the 90th minute, this resulted in a 2–1 loss to Singapore. Singapore played their final game against Afghanistan and were defeated 2–1. Singapore finished in third place in the table with a total points of 10.
In April 2016, a month after the match against Afghanistan, the FAS announced that Bernd Stange contract would not be renewed and he left the Singapore national football team. After a few months of Stange's departure, FAS announced the new caretaker coach was to be then Tampines Rovers head coach V. Sundramoorthy.
Sundram's first major tournament was the 2016 AYA Bank Cup in June where the team won host Mynamar and went on to the finals against Vietnam. In that match, the two teams drew after 90 mins and went on to extra time where Singapore conceded 3 goals to clinch second.
After a few months, Sundram and FAS arranged the long-awaited Causeway Challenge against Singapore's rival, Malaysia. In that match, Singapore created a lot of chances and dominated the game but was unfortunate to end the game with a 0-0 draw.
In 2016, Sundram also called up a few uncapped players like Syazwan Buhari, Khairulhin Khalid, Irfan Fandi, Abdil Qaiyyim, Shawal Anuar, Azhar Sairudin and Amy Recha. Many of which has at least one cap to their name. Although Hami Syahin was not called up for any matches, he was registered in the 40 man provisional squad for the 2016 AFF Championship. Sundram also recalled several players like Daniel Bennett, Mustafic Fahrudin, Zulfadli Zainal and Hafiz Nor. Ridhuan Muhammad was not recalled for any matches but was registered in the 40-man provisional squad for the 2016 AFF Championship. Sundram also gave chances to the two players, Shahfiq Ghani and Shahdan Sulaiman who both just recovered from long-term injuries to prove themselves.
2016 AFF Championship
In 2016, Singapore was grouped with ASEAN giants, Thailand together with Indonesia and Philippines and was grouped in the "Group of Death" as the teams in this group were tough. Singapore then started their tournament with a 0–0 draw over Philippines. They then lost 1–0 to Thailand where Thailand's Sarawut Masuk scored a late winner in the 89th minute. Singapore actually needed at least a draw with Indonesia and Thailand have to beat Philippines to qualify for the semi-finals. It was great news in the first half as Singapore was leading 1–0 but Singapore's defence went to sleep and conceded 2 late goals for Indonesia to qualify for the semi-finals. Singapore ended their 2016 AFF Championship at the bottom of the table.
2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round
Singapore will start their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification – Third Round campaign against Bahrain on 28 March 2017. Singapore drew with Bahrain with a score-line of 0-0. In Singapore's next game, they went on to play against Chinese Taipei where they lost 1-2 at home with Singapore's vice-captain Hariss Harun scoring and Xavier Chen and Chen Chao-an scoring for the visitors.
Singapore's head coach V. Sundramoorthy introduced a National Team Day where Mondays are for players who are called up for a short meeting and tactical training session in the pitch. In this call up, Sundram recalled players like Raihan Rahman. Sundram also called up the uncapped Ho Wai Loon as a standby player for matches against Afghanistan and Bahrain. Sundram also called up uncapped Muhaimin Suhaimi for the friendly against Myanmar, the 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers against Chinese Taipei and the friendly against Argentina. They made history for not winning any match in a year, reaching the lowest FIFA ranking ever of 173rd placing.
Singapore had initially worn blue shirts and shorts as their home kit. However, in the late 1980s, The Lions adopted the national colours of red and white for their home kit while they kept blue as the colour for the away kit. This tradition stayed on through the 1990s. For the 2007 AFF Championship, the national team's colours reverted to blue as its home kit and white as the other kit.
Before 2006, Singapore had been using the same kit for nearly 5 years, supplied by Tiger who had a tie-in with Diadora. The kit used during the 2007 AFF Championship made its final appearance on 4 February 2007 against Thailand. The next kit was first used on 24 June 2007 against DPR Korea. The jersey has white trims at the edge of the sleeves and around the neck. Unlike most national teams which use the country's footballing association as a logo on the kit, the national flag of Singapore takes up the spot on the left chest instead while a white Nike logo is on the right chest and. This symmetry also applies to the away jersey. The numbering and lettering font and colour is the same as the previous two home jerseys.
On 13 February 2008, a leaked photo from a photo shoot surfaced on the internet showing the unreleased kit showing national captain Indra Sahdan Daud modelling the kit with Hariss Harun. The new kit was officially announced on 20 March 2008, featuring tight-fit jerseys in the two traditional team colours: red for the home games and blue for the away matches. The kit was worn for the first time by the national team in the international friendly against Australia in preparation for the World Cup 2010 qualifier home game against Lebanon on 26 March 2008.
In November 2010, Nike Singapore launched a new football kit for Singapore, specially made for the 2010 AFF Championship. The home kit's design was of half dark red and light red. The away kit features half navy blue and light blue that was once worn by Singapore football team in 1970's era.
|No Supplier (1954–1973)|
|No Supplier (1984), Nike (2000+–2014)|
From 1932 until the National Stadium was opened in 1973, Jalan Besar Stadium hosted all home games of Singapore's representative sides which participated in the Malaysia Cup. Since then, all of Singapore's home games in the Malaysia Cup and the national team home matches were played at the National Stadium.
However, the National Stadium was slated for demolishment in 2010 to make way for the new Singapore Sports Hub which was completed in 2014. Singapore played Australia in what was planned to be the last game ever to be played at that stadium. However, due to some delays caused by the addition of new plans for the Singapore Sports Hub, the National Stadium continued to host 5 more matches, and it was also the venue for 2 more World Cup 2010 qualifier matches. While the stadium was being rebuilt as part of the new Sports Hub, the Singapore national team played its home games at the Jalan Besar Stadium, sharing it with the LionsXII and the Cubs (U15 and U16 teams).
Since the start of 2004, Singapore has played its home matches in 7 different stadiums all over Singapore.
- National Stadium
- Jalan Besar Stadium
- Choa Chu Kang Stadium
- Jurong West Stadium
- Jurong East Stadium
- Hougang Stadium
- Yishun Stadium
FIFA World Cup records
|FIFA World Cup Finals Record||Qualification Record|
| 1930 to
|Did not enter|
|1978||Did not qualify||4||2||1||1||5||6|
AFC Asian Cup
- *Under-23 tournament since 2002
|1951||Did not enter|
|1962||Did not enter|
| 1970 to
|Did not enter|
|1994||Did not enter|
|Total||Best: 4th place||14||3||2||9||22||39|
|AFF Championship Record|
SEA Games record
- *Under-23 tournament since 2001
|SEA Games record|
|1959||Did not enter|
|1967||Did not enter|
|Total||Best: Runner Up||62||23||20||19||89||78|
- AYA Bank Cup
- Runners Up (1) : 2016
All–time record against other countries
Below is a list of matches of Singapore's matches against FIFA-recognised teams.
|Australia||8||0||1||7||4||22||–18||AFC / OFC|
|Papua New Guinea||2||2||0||0||4||2||2||OFC|
|United Arab Emirates||6||0||1||5||6||15||−11||AFC|
Caps and goals updated as of 14 November 2017, after the match against Bahrain.
The following players have also been called up in the last 12 months to the Singapore squad.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Izwan Mahbud||14 July 1990||42||0||Tampines Rovers||v. Turkey, 10 October 2017|
|DF||Rusyaidi Salime||25 April 1998||0||0||Young Lions||v. Bahrain, 14 November 2017PRE|
|DF||Ho Wai Loon||20 August 1993||0||0||Warriors FC||v. Bahrain, 14 November 2017PRE|
|DF||Anders Aplin||21 June 1991||0||0||Geylang International||v. Turkmenistan, 10 October 2017PRE|
|DF||Shaiful Esah||12 May 1986||54||5||Warriors||v. Turkmenistan, 10 October 2017PRE|
|DF||Shakir Hamzah||20 October 1992||37||1||Tampines Rovers||v. Turkmenistan, 5 September 2017|
|DF||Juma'at Jantan||23 February 1984||39||0||Home United||v. Bahrain, 28 March 2017|
|MF||Gabriel Quak||22 December 1990||21||2||Geylang International||v. Argentina, 13 June 2017 (Exhibition match)|
|MF||Muhaimin Suhaimi||20 February 1995||0||0||Young Lions||v. Myanmar, 6 June 2017 (Exhibition match) INJ|
|MF||Raihan Rahman||7 February 1991||3||0||Balestier Khalsa||Weekly Monday trainings|
|FW||Shahril Ishak||23 January 1984||134||14||Warriors FC||v. Bahrain, 14 November 2017WD|
|FW||Fazrul Nawaz||17 April 1985||87||14||Tampines Rovers||v. Turkmenistan, 10 October 2017|
|FW||Sahil Suhaimi||8 July 1992||19||1||Sarawak FA||v. Turkmenistan, 5 September 2017 PRE|
|FW||Khairul Nizam||25 June 1991||20||0||Home United||v. Argentina, 13 June 2017 (Exhibition match)|
- SUS Player suspended
- RC Player suspended for yellow or red card accumulation.
- INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury
- RET Retired from the national team
- WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons
- 1984 AFC Asian Cup squad
- 1996 AFF Championship squad
- 1998 AFF Championship squad
- 2000 AFF Championship squad
- 2002 AFF Championship squad
- 2004 AFF Championship squad
- 2007 AFF Championship squad
- 2008 AFF Championship squad
- 2010 AFF Championship squad
- 2012 AFF Championship squad
- 2014 AFF Championship squad
- 2016 AFF Championship squad
Results and fixtures
Win Draw Loss
|23 March 2017||Afghanistan||2–1
(FIFA Ranking Points: 0)
|Sharif Mukhammad 4'
Mustafa Azadzoy 57'
|Report||Shawal Anuar 46'|
|6 June 2017 non 'A' international||Singapore||1–1
(FIFA Ranking Points: 0)
|Nazrul Nazari 90+4'||Report||Aung Thu 60'||Stadium: Jalan Besar Stadium
Attendance: 0[nb 1]
|13 June 2017||Singapore||0–6
(FIFA Ranking Points: 0)
Di María 90+3'
|Stadium: National Stadium
|31 August 2017||Singapore||1–1
(FIFA Ranking Points: 45.90)
|Hong Kong||Kallang, Singapore|
|Safuwan Baharudin 76' (pen.)||Chan Siu Ki 1'||Stadium: Jalan Besar Stadium
|5 October 2017||Qatar||3–1
(FIFA Ranking Points: 0)
|Almoez Ali 39,52'
Ahmed Alaaeldin 81'
|Faris Ramli 53'||Stadium: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
|9 November 2017||Singapore||0-1
(FIFA Ranking Points: 0)
|19:30 UTC+8||Report||Ali Hamam 18'||Stadium: National Stadium
|28 March 2017||Bahrain||0–0||Singapore||Riffa, Bahrain|
|19:00 UTC+3||Ali Habib 33'
Ismail Abdullatif 90+2'
|Report||Irfan Fandi 21'||Stadium: Bahrain National Stadium
Referee: Nivon Robesh Gamini (Sri Lanka)
|10 June 2017||Singapore||1–2
(FIFA Ranking Points: 0)
|Chinese Taipei||Kallang, Singapore|
|21:00 UTC+8||Hariss 6'||Report||Xavier Chen 31'
Chen Chao-an 60'
|Stadium: Jalan Besar Stadium
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)
|5 September 2017||Singapore||1–1
(FIFA Ranking Points: 125.38)
|19:30 UTC+8||Shakir Hamzah 63'||Report||Altymyrat Annadurdyýew 82'||Stadium: Jalan Besar Stadium
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto (Japan)
|10 October 2017||Turkmenistan||2–1
(FIFA Ranking Points: 0)
|Vahyt Orazsahedov 18, 90+3'||Report||Irfan Fandi 26'||Stadium: Ashgabat Stadium
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok (Hong Kong)
|14 November 2017||Singapore||0-3
(FIFA Ranking Points: 0)
|19:30 UTC+8||Report||Ali Mahdi 62'
Jamal Rahman 81'
Abu Baker Adam 85'
|Stadium: National Stadium
Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)
|27 March 2018||Chinese Taipei||v||Singapore||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|19:00 UTC+8||Report||Stadium: National Stadium (Kaohsiung)
- 1 Non FIFA international match
Current coaching staff
|Head Coach||V. Sundramoorthy|
|Technical Director||Slobodan Pavkovic|
|Technical Director||Michel Sablon|
|Assistant Coach||Fandi Ahmad|
|Fitness Coach||Balder Berckmans|
|Fitness Coach||Aleksandar Bozenko|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Frederic de Boever|
|Team Manager||Fatehan Hussein|
|Team Manager||Visakan Subramanian|
|Equipment Officer||Omar Mohamed|
1.^ Earned Malaysian nationality after Malaysia formed on 16 September 1963. Became Singaporean after Singapore separation from Malaysia in 1965.
Performance by coach
The following table provides a summary of the Singapore national team under each coach. Includes both competitive and friendly matches.
- Statistics correct as of 14 November 2017
|Manager||Singapore career||P||W||D||L||Win %||Competitions|
|Kvaček, MiloušMilouš Kvaček||February 1992 – May 1992||0||0||0||0||—|
|Sivaji, P. N.P. N. Sivaji||May 1992 – December 1993||0||0||0||0||—||1993 Southeast Asian Games – bronze|
|Worden, KenKen Worden||Jan 1994 – March 1994||0||0||0||0||—|
|Moore, DouglasDouglas Moore||March 1994 – May 1995||0||0||0||0||—|
|Whitbread, BarryBarry Whitbread||June 1995 – November 1998||0||0||0||0||—||1995 Southeast Asian Games – bronze
1998 AFF Championship – champions
|Subramaniam, VincentVincent Subramaniam||December 1998 – December 2000||0||0||0||0||—|
|Poulsen, JanJan Poulsen||December 2000 – January 2003||0||0||0||0||—|
|Avramovic, RadojkoRadojko Avramovic[nb 4]||July 2003 – December 2012||64||24||13||27||37.5||2004 AFF Championship – champions
2007 AFF Championship – champions
2012 AFF Championship – champions
|Sundramoorthy, V.V. Sundramoorthy||January 2013 – May 2013[nb 5]||1||0||0||1||0.0|
|Stange, BerndBernd Stange||May 2013 – April 2016||32||15||3||14||46.9|
|Sundramoorthy, V.V. Sundramoorthy||May 2016 –||22||2||6||14||9.1|
Key: P–games played, W–games won, D–games drawn; L–games lost, %–win percentage
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- Singapore national under-23 football team
- Singapore national youth football team
- Young Lions
- Singapore women's national football team
- Singapore's Malaysian Super League Team (LionsXII)
- Closed door match
- Officially appointed as national coach on 1 January 1994.
- Appointed S.League CEO in May 1995.
- Avramovic's competitive record – Played 64; Win 24; Draw 13; Loss 27; Win% 37.5
- Caretaker for the Asian Cup qualifier against Jordan on 6 February.
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1998 (First title)
2004 (Second title)
2007 (Third title)
2012 (Fourth title)