|Full name||Varadaraju Sundramoorthy|
|Date of birth||6 October 1965|
|Place of birth||Singapore|
|Singapore (head coach)|
|2013||Singapore (caretaker coach)|
|2014–2016 (May)||Tampines Rovers|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
V. Sundramoorthy is a former Singapore international footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s and is widely touted as one of the country's most skilful and talented footballers ever. He is currently the head coach of S.League club Tampines Rovers.
He coached the LionsXII, a Singapore-based team playing in the Malaysia Super League, and held a dual appointment as the head coach of the Under-23 team from 2011 to 2013 when he announced his plans to sign with the Malaysian Premier League team, Negeri Sembilan.
Sundramoorthy broke into the Singapore Malaysia Cup team during the 80's, as he was just 18 years of age, and in the following season he became top scorer in the tournament. Sundramoorthy left Singapore to play in Switzerland for FC Basel. He played there during the season 1988–89 (the season after Basel had suffered relegation) but he played solely five games, in which scored three goals. He then joined Kedah FA for the Malaysia Cup tournament as he returned in 1989. During his playing days in Alor Setar playing his trade for Kedah FA, Sundramoorthy helped Kedah to defeat Singapore 3–1 in the final of the 1990 Malaysia Cup, scoring Kedah's opening goal.
During Singapore's run-up to the 1993 Malaysia Cup Final appearance, Sundramoorthy was one of the most influential players in the team. He was a player well known for his dribbling skills and his finishing.
One of Sundramoorthy's most famous goals was a bicycle kick scored against Brunei in a 1993 FAM Division II League tie at the National Stadium. He also scored a spectacular backheel during his days with Jurong FC. In a match against Pahang at the National Stadium in the same year, Sundram audaciously faked a backheel that fooled the Pahang defenders before crossing for Fandi Ahmad to score the winner late in the game.
Sundramoorthy made several appearances for the Singapore national football team, including participating at the 1990 Asian Games football tournament., scoring a hattrick against Pakistan. Sundram also scored 2 goals in a friendly match against Nagoya Crampus Eight (from the J-league), which had Gary Lineker in the team, when Singapore won 4–3. Sundram also represented Singapore in several S.E.A games tournament, and helped Singapore reached the Finals in the 1989 Games when his last-minute through ball led to Fandi Ahmad's winner against Indonesia. He was one of the most feared striker in ASEAN during in the 80's and early 90's.
Sundramoorthy moved on to the domestic S.League, first turning out for Woodlands Wellington FC in the league's inaugural year in 1996 before moving on to become the first-ever player/coach in S.League's history for Jurong Football Club.
Sundramoorthy was nicknamed 'The Dazzler' at the height of his prowess and 'King Cobra' when he was the player-coach of Jurong FC. Sundram also had a biography titled 'The Dazzler'.
Playing in Europe
Since 2012 Sundramoorthy has been head coach of the LionsXII, who play in the Malaysia Super League. In his first season in charge he led the LionsXII to 2nd place in the Malaysia Super League and the semi-finals of the Malaysia Cup.
On 21 January 2013, it was announced that Sundram would be appointed caretaker coach of the Singapore national football team while the Football Association of Singapore searched for a replacement for former coach Raddy Avramovic. His first game in charge was against Jordan on 6 February 2013 at Singapore's Jalan Besar Stadium.
On 15 May 2013, German coach Bernd Stange was announced as the new manager of the Singapore national football team while Sundram was appointed as the head coach of the Singapore national under-23 football team for the 2013 SEA Games with present Courts Young Lions coach, Aide Iskandar, was named as his assistant.
On 7 October 2013, Sundram announced that he would not be renewing his contract with the Football Association of Singapore to coach the Lions XII Malaysian Super League Outfit. He took over as head coach at Malaysian Premier League side Negeri Sembilan on a two-year contract from 1 November 2013. After finishing sixth in the 2014 Malaysia Premier League and failing to qualify for the Malaysia Cup, Sundram was relieved of his duties by Negeri Sembilan.
In December 2014, Sundramoorthy was confirmed as the new head coach of Tampines Rovers. This is the first time after 5 years that Sundram held the head coach post in the S.League. In 2016, he was unveiled as the head coach of the Singapore national football team on a one year contract.
- Malaysia Cup: 1990
- Malaysia Super League: 2013
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