Tampines Rovers FC
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|Full name||Tampines Rovers Football Club|
|Ground||Jurong West Stadium|
|Website||Club home page|
Tampines Rovers Football Club (nicknamed the Stags) are a professional association football club based in Tampines, Singapore, that play in the S.League. Founded in 1945, Tampines has won major trophies in Singapore football, including the Singapore Cup and the S.League. They have won the national league championship eight times, the Singapore Cup thrice, the S.League five times and the ASEAN Club Championship once. Their temporary home ground is the Jurong West Stadium as their traditional home ground, the Tampines Stadium (opened 1 April 1989), is being replaced by the Tampines Town Hub. The Stags are also known for boosting a considerably high attendance at home and away games. Their main rivals are Geylang International, with whom they contest the Eastern Derby. Tampines Rovers is one of the wealthiest clubs in Singapore football. They're currently sponsor by Hyundai and Komoco Motors.
- 1 History
- 2 Crest and colours
- 3 Stadium
- 4 Supporters
- 5 Players
- 6 Club Officials
- 7 Managers
- 8 Honours
- 9 Performance in domestic competitions
- 10 Performance in AFC competitions
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Several football enthusiasts from Tampines decided to form a football club in 1945. After many name changes, they finally decided on "Tampines Rovers" as the official club name. The Stags spent the 1950s and 1960s competing in the Singapore Amateur Football Association League, where they were among the top teams, until they were placed in Division II of the newly formed National Football League in 1974. 1975 was a watershed year for Tampines, as they were promoted to Division I after winning all their league matches and reached the President's Cup final, where they lost 0–1 to the Singapore Armed Forces Sports Association in front of a national record crowd of 30,000. They continued to challenge for honours for the next decade, reaching another President's Cup final in 1978, then emerging as national champions in 1979, 1980 and 1984. The Stags were relegated to the second tier in 1988, but under a new management team, won their league in 1994, and were one of eight clubs selected to compete in the newly formed S.League.
However, Tampines did not finish higher than sixth place in the first six seasons of the S.League. In 2002, the Stags secured the services of Malaysian coach Chow Kwai Lam, who guided them to the Singapore Cup and two fourth-place finishes. Under the next coach, Vorawan Chitavanich, Tampines achieved the S.League and Singapore Cup double in 2004. The following season, they successfully defended their S.League title, were named the 'S.League Team of the Decade' and became the first Singapore team to win the ASEAN Club Championship. The Stags were Singapore Cup champions in 2006, but finished runners-up to SAFFC in the S.League. The Stags was also the champion of S-League in 2011 and 2012. They were also runner-up in the 2012 Singapore Cup after losing 1–2 to SAFFC.
Signing 9 Lions XII players, Tampines Rovers FC begin with 6 unbeaten matches in the S.League. In February Tampines Rovers FC started with the 2016 AFC Cup. Tampines Rovers FC finished second place in Group E with 10 points. Leaving the Red Giants behind with 2 points differences. The round of 16 is won with 10 men by Tampines Rovers FC versus Mohun Bagang by a late goal in the after extra time 1-2. This was also V. Sundramoorthy last match before taking on the Singapore national football team job as care taker. V. Sundramoorthy successor was his Assistant coach Akbar Nawas. He is been appointed to be the next head coach of Tampines Rovers FC followed with 8 straight wins and 28 goals. Tampines Rovers FC started the 2016 RHB Singapore Cup with a double win playing Global in the Quarter Finals. Global had a unbeaten score in the whole of 2016 season. The Stags will face their AFC Cup rivals Ceres from their group stage were they draw and lost a match and let them finish 1st in the AFC Cup 2016 group E.
AFC CUP 2016
|4||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi||6||1||0||5||7||19||−12||3||0–2||3–2||3–4||—|
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
|South China (a.e.t.)||1|
|Johor Darul Ta'zim|
|Johor Darul Ta'zim||7|
|Tampines Rovers (a.e.t.)||2|
Crest and colours
From 2012 to 2014, Tampines Rovers played their home games temporarily at the Clementi Stadium and in 2015, they shifted their home games temporarily to Jurong West Stadium as their traditional home ground, the Tampines Stadium, will be demolished to make way for the new Tampines Town Hub. Tampines Rovers will be moving back to their original home ground when the new Tampines Town Hub opens in 2018. The Tampines Town Hub will have a new football stadium that will able to hold up to 8,000 spectators and will also contain other sport facilities such as a swimming complex and also a gym.
The Yellow Brigade is the official supporting group for the club. It is one of the largest supporters group in the S.League dedicated to the club. They are also known for its fanaticism and their support towards the club. The Yellow Brigade main colour is black and yellow with mainly yellow football Scarf and Yellow Banners to represent the beloved colour of the club. They will also appear at the Stadium for the home match. The Yellow Brigade also bring drums, trumpet and flags to every match.
- As of 04 July 2016 
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.