The 2013 S.League was the 18th season since the establishment of the S.League, the top professional football league in Singapore. It is known as the Yeo's Great Eastern S.League for sponsorship reasons.

S.League
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Season2013
ChampionsTampines Rovers
5th S.League title
AFC Champions LeagueTampines Rovers
(S.League winners)
AFC CupHome United
(Singapore Cup winners)
Matches played162
Goals scored456 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorerAleksandar Đurić (15)
South Korea Moon Soon-Ho (15)
Biggest home winBalestier Khalsa 4-0 Tampines Rovers
(25 May 2013)
Home United 4-0 Malaysia Harimau Muda B
(26 August 2013)
Biggest away winWarriors FC 1-6 Tanjong Pagar United
(27 February 2013)
Highest scoringWoodlands Wellington 3-6 Tampines Rovers
(4 November 2013)
2012
2014

The season began in February 2013 and ended in November 2013. Tampines Rovers defended their title and the 2013 edition featured 12 teams in the league after Gombak United decided to sit out of the league due to financial problems.

Tampines Rovers beat Warriors F.C. on 15 February 2013 with a 2-1 scoreline to lift the 2013 Charity Shield, kicking off the 2013 S.League season.[1]

The league also saw a month-long break between 26 May 2013 and 26 June 2013 in order for the preliminary round of the RHB Singapore Cup and Starhub League Cup to take place.

Major changesEdit

The following were the key changes of season 2013 as compared to the previous season:

  • Gombak United sat out of the 2013 S.League, turning it into a 12-team competition.
  • This new "2.5 round" format saw the 12 teams split up into two halves based on their league standings after the completion of two rounds of fixtures.
  • The final ‘half’ round saw teams (i.e.: top six teams in one group, bottom six teams in another group) playing against each other in their respective groups.
  • All points accumulated in the 2 rounds were carried into the final round. The final standings were then be decided at the end of this half round.
  • The format for both Cup tournaments namely RHB Singapore Cup and Starhub League remained intact.
  • The import quota was increased from four to five foreign players, with support promised from the league management should clubs be keen to engage a foreign marquee player in the new quota of five.
  • The 2.4 km run replaced the "Beep Test" to gauge the fitness of the players with a minimum passing mark set at 10.15 minutes for outfield players and 12 minutes for goalkeepers. Monetary rewards were given out for players who hit the minimum passing mark of 8.30 minutes ($200) and 9 minutes ($100).
  • There was an increase in prize monies for the league champions, first runners-up and second runners-up at $250,000, $125,000 and $60,000 respectively (up from $150,000, $75,000 and $40,000 respectively).
  • The Singapore Cup winners, first runners-up and second runners-up had their share increased to $100,000, $60,000 and $40,000 respectively (up from $80,000, $40,000 and $20,000 respectively).

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in 2013 S.League
Team Coach Stadium Capacity Location
  Albirex Niigata (S)   Koichi Sugiyama Jurong East Stadium 2,700 Jurong East
Balestier Khalsa   Darren Stewart Toa Payoh Stadium 3,900 Toa Payoh
  DPMM FC   Vjeran Simunić Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium 30,000 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Geylang International V. Kanan Bedok Stadium 3,900 Bedok
  Harimau Muda B   Razip Ismail Pasir Gudang Stadium 15,000 Johor Bahru
Home United   Lee Lim-Saeng Bishan Stadium 4,100 Bishan
Hougang United Amin Nasir Hougang Stadium 2,500 Hougang
Tampines Rovers Tay Peng Kee Clementi Stadium 4,000 Clementi
Tanjong Pagar United   Patrick Vallee Queenstown Stadium 3,800 Queenstown
Warriors FC   Alex Weaver Choa Chu Kang Stadium 4,600 Choa Chu Kang
Woodlands Wellington Salim Moin Woodlands Stadium 4,300 Woodlands
  Young Lions Aide Iskandar Jalan Besar Stadium 8,000 Kallang

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Replaced by Date
Tanjong Pagar United Terry Pathmanathan Sacked[2]   Patrick Vallee Pre-Season
  Young Lions Robin Chitrakar Reassigned to coach Singapore U16[3] Aide Iskandar[4] Pre-Season
Hougang United   Nenad Bacina Took over as head coach of Tampines Rovers   Alex Weaver Pre-Season
Tampines Rovers Tay Peng Kee Appointed as Technical Director of Tampines Rovers   Nenad Bacina Pre-Season
Warriors FC Richard Bok Resigned in Pre-Season V. Selvaraj Pre-Season
Tampines Rovers   Nenad Bacina Sacked Tay Peng Kee[5] 28 May 2013
Hougang United   Alex Weaver Reassigned as Technical Director of Hougang United Johana Bin Johari
Warriors FC V. Selvaraj Resigned[6]   Alex Weaver 12 June 2013
Hougang United Johana Bin Johari Appointed caretaker coach [7] Amin Nasir 22 August

Team ChangesEdit

Stadium changesEdit

2013 S.League Season KitsEdit

  Albirex Niigata (S) Balestier Khalsa   Brunei DPMM Geylang International
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  Gol.Japan
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  Umbro
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  Lotto
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  Lotto
Main Sponsor:
  Canon
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  FTMS /   Civic
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  Harimau Muda B Home United Hougang United Tampines Rovers
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  Nike
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  Waga
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  Mikasa
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  Coca-Cola
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  Komoco Holdings
Tanjong Pagar United Warriors FC Woodlands Wellington   Young Lions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  Svolme
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  Waga
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  Nike
Main Sponsor:
  SINGA Energy Drink
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  STA /   United Engineers
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  ESW
Main Sponsor:
  Courts

Foreign playersEdit

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Former Player
Balestier Khalsa   Park Kang-Jin   Kim Min-ho   Paul Cunningham   Obadin Aikhena   Vitor Borges   Jung Hee-bong
  DPMM FC   Joao Moreira   Rodrigo Tosi   Tales dos Santos   Artūras Rimkevičius None   Dino Drpić
  Stéphane Auvray
  Ivan Bošnjak
Geylang International   Shotaro Ihata   Norihiro Kawakami   Takuma Ito   Stefan Milojevic   Jozef Kaplan None
Home United   Kwon Da-kyung   Choi Jae-won   Lee Kwan-woo   Sirina Camara   Jordan Webb   Jang Hong-won
  Masato Fukui
Hougang United   Mamadou M. Diallo   Thomas Beattie   Liam Shotton   Jerome Baker   Igor Čerina   Robert Eziakor
Tampines Rovers   Kunihiro Yamashita   Seiji Kaneko   Andre Martins   Diogo Caramelo   Vítor Ladeiras   Sead Hadžibulić
  Martín Wagner
  Saša Dreven
Tanjong Pagar United    Ismaël Benahmed   Anthony Aymard   Aurélien Hérisson    Kamel Ramdani   Monsef Zerka None
Warriors FC   Tatsuro Inui   Shimpei Sakurada   Kazuyuki Toda   Marin Vidosevic   Mislav Karoglan None
Woodlands Wellington   Atsushi Shimono   Moon Soon-ho   Jang Jo-yoon   Cho Sung-hwan   Theerawekin Seehawong   Khalid Hamdaoui
  Young Lions   Sherif El-Masri None None None None None
  • Albirex Niigata (S) and Harimau Muda B are an all-Japanese and all-Malaysian team respectively and do not hire any foreigners.
  • Players in bold are marquee player signings who command wages outside the monthly salary cap.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Tampines Rovers 27 17 5 5 59 36 +23 56[a] Qualification to
AFC Champions League Qualifying Round 1
or AFC Cup Group Stage
2 Home United 27 16 3 8 42 25 +17 51 Qualification to AFC Cup Group Stage[b]
3   Albirex Niigata (S)[c] 27 13 7 7 36 28 +8 46
4 Balestier Khalsa 27 12 7 8 38 28 +10 43
5 Woodlands Wellington 27 10 7 10 45 47 −2 37
6 Tanjong Pagar United 27 9 9 9 36 34 +2 36
7 Warriors FC 27 9 8 10 38 38 0 35
8   DPMM FC[c] 27 9 8 10 41 46 −5 35
9 Geylang International 27 8 8 11 31 38 −7 32
10 Hougang United 27 9 3 15 37 40 −3 30
11   Harimau Muda B[c] 27 8 6 13 33 43 −10 30[a]
12   Young Lions[c] 27 5 3 19 20 52 −32 18[d]
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Harimau Muda B were awarded a 3–0 victory against Tampines Rovers as the latter were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player. Tampines Rovers had won the original fixture 1–0.[13]
  2. ^ Qualified as 2013 Singapore Cup winners.
  3. ^ a b c d The three foreign clubs – Albirex Niigata (S), DPMM FC and Harimau Muda B – as well as the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) under-23 team, Young Lions, are not eligible for any AFC competition spots.
  4. ^ Young Lions' opening four games were overturned and awarded as 3–0 victories to the opposing teams due to the fielding of ineligible players. In these four games, Young Lions had only amassed one point.[14]

ResultsEdit

Matchday 1 - 22Edit

Home \ Away ALB BAL DPM GLI HMB HOM HOU TAM TPU WAR WLW YLI
Albirex Niigata (S) 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–1
Balestier Khalsa 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–4 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 3–0
DPMM FC 0–2 1–1 4–2 3–1 3–2 3–3 2–6 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1
Geylang International 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–5 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–1
Harimau Muda B 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–4 0–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–1
Home United 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
Hougang United 0–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–3 2–3 1–2 0–1 1–0
Tampines Rovers 3–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–0
Tanjong Pagar United 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1
Warriors FC 2–3 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 1–6 1–1 3–0
Woodlands Wellington 2–1 3–1 5–2 0–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 3–3 2–3 2–2 5–2
Young Lions 0–1 1–3 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–3 2–4 0–4 0–0 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 30 August 2013. Source: S.League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matchday 23 - 27Edit

Season statisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

Fastest GoalEdit

As of 25 May 2013
Date Name Club Goal Scored Against
21 Apr Shi Jiayi Warriors FC 3rd min Hougang United
23 Apr   Kamel Ramdani Tanjong Pagar 3rd min Geylang

Most Goals In A Single MatchEdit

As of 25 May 2013
Date Name Goals Scored Club Against
27 Feb   Monsef Zerka 3 Tanjong Pagar Warriors FC
10 Mar   Jozef Kapláň 3 Geylang Harimau Muda B
17 Apr   Ismael Benahmed 3 Tanjong Pagar Young Lions

Highest Scoring MatchEdit

As of 25 May 2013
Date Match Score
27 Feb 13 Warriors FC vs Tanjong Pagar United 1 - 6

Club Disciplinary RecordsEdit

Team Games         Total Points
  Albirex Niigata (S) 13 13 0 0 13
Balestier Khalsa 15 37 2 1 46
  DPMM FC 14 28 2 0 34
Geylang International 14 30 0 1 33
  Harimau Muda B 15 28 1 0 31
Home United 15 30 1 3 42
Hougang United 15 39 0 1 42
Tampines Rovers 13 28 0 0 28
Tanjong Pagar United 15 39 1 1 45
Warriors FC 13 26 0 1 29
Woodlands Wellington 15 33 3 2 48
  Young Lions 14 27 1 2 36

Updated to games played on 27 June 2013
Points are awarded based on 1 point for each yellow card and 3 points for each sending off (regardless of sending-offs via two yellow cards or one red card)

Cards Handed Out By Match OfficialsEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by alphabetical order when total cards are equal.

R Name S.League RHB Singapore Cup Starhub League Cup Total Points
Matches Officiated         Matches Officiated         Matches Officiated         Matches Officiated        
1 Leow Thiam Hoe 10 54 3 3 1 4 0 0 2 8 0 2 13 66 3 5 90
2 Farhad Mohd 9 39 2 1 1 7 0 0 3 12 1 0 13 58 3 1 70
3 Muhd Taqi 11 44 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 9 2 1 13 53 2 3 68
4 Irwan Samsuddin 7 37 1 1 1 7 0 0 1 5 0 1 9 49 1 2 58
5 Sukhbir Singh 9 41 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 11 49 2 0 55
6 W Ravisanthiran 10 37 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 12 42 1 3 54
Abdul Malik 9 30 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 9 1 0 12 39 2 3 54
7 Jansen Foo 8 36 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 11 45 0 1 48
8 Ahmad A'Qashah 8 30 0 1 1 5 0 0 2 6 0 0 11 41 0 1 44
9 Yazeen Buhari 4 20 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 25 2 0 31
10 K Kalimuthu 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 13 0 0 13

Updated to games played on 27 June 2013
Points are awarded based on 1 point for each yellow card and 3 points for each sending off (regardless of sending-offs via two yellow cards or one red card)

Attendance figuresEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1   DPMM FC 0 0 0 n/a
2 Balestier Khalsa 0 0 0 n/a
3 Warriors FC 0 0 0 n/a
4 Home United 0 0 0 n/a
5   Albirex Niigata (S) 0 0 0 n/a
6 Harimau Muda B 0 0 0 n/a
7 Hougang United 0 0 0 n/a
8 Tampines Rovers 0 0 0 n/a
9 Woodlands Wellington 0 0 0 n/a
10   Young Lions 0 0 0 n/a
11 Geylang International 0 0 0 n/a
12 Tanjong Pagar United 0 0 0 n/a
League total n/a

Source: S.League

There isn't any established attendance figures. Only 1 report on attendance for Round 1 between Young Lions vs Hougang where 1,586 spectators attended.

S-League Awards Night WinnersEdit

Awards Winners Club
Player of the Year   Lee Kwan-Woo Home United
Young Player of the Year   Sirina Camara Home United
Coach of the Year   Lee Lim-Saeng Home United
Top Scorer Award Aleksandar Đurić Tampines Rovers
  Moon Soon-Ho Woodlands Wellington
Fair Play Award   Albirex Niigata (S)
Referee of the Year Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Queenstown return for new Jaguars coach Vallee". S.League. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ "3 in frame for Young Lions job". Today. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Former Singapore captain Aide Iskandar named Courts Young Lions coach". The Straits Times. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Bacina, Wagner part ways with Tampines". Today. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Weaver building for Warriors future with fresh new ideas". S.League. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Weaver fully focussed on Warriors job". S.League. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Harimau Muda B set for 2013 S.League". ESPN Star. 26 December 2012. Archived from the original on 22 January 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  9. ^ "New-look Geylang primed for 2013". Today. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Kaplan to lead new-look Geylang". ESPN Star. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  11. ^ "SAFFC renamed as Warriors FC". ESPN Star. 21 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-02-16. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  12. ^ "SAFFC no more, Warriors FC in hunt for sponsors". Today. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Media Statement Concerning Tampines Rovers FC Fielding An Ineligible Player For S.League Match Against Harimau Muda". S League. 14 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Young Lions penalised for ineligible players". Fox Sports. 14 March 2013. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2013.

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