Prime League

The Prime League was the reserve and youth team soccer league of Singapore's S.League. Teams involved in the league are primarily made up of youth players from the S.League clubs. The Prime League was founded in 1997. S.League clubs are required to participate, and clubs who do not play at S.League level are also eligible to enter.

Prime League
CountrySingapore Singapore
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Number of teams8
Domestic cup(s)Singapore FA Cup
Last championsHome United
Most championshipsHome United (8 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website

All S.League teams must register a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 players for the Prime League. Clubs not participating in the S. League register a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 25 players. The teams must maintain the minimum required number of players throughout the season.

Each club is allowed to register 1 foreign player for their Prime League teams. The foreign players must be aged between 18 and 21 at the point of registration and are not eligible to play in the S.League.

An S.League player who has played in his club's most recent S.League match is not eligible to play in the club's next Prime League match.

Prime League sides also take part in the FA Cup competition.

In 2018, the Prime League was scrapped with the National Football League (NFL) installed as the second-tier competition.[1]

Past championsEdit

Year Champions Runners-up
1997 Singapore Armed Forces Balestier Khalsa
1998 Geylang United Home United
1999 Singapore Armed Forces Home United
2000 Singapore Armed Forces Home United
2001 Home United Singapore Armed Forces
2002 Home United Singapore Armed Forces
2003 Home United   Sinchi FC
2004 Home United Singapore Armed Forces
2005   Sinchi FC Geylang United
2006 Geylang United Singapore Armed Forces
2007 Singapore Armed Forces Tampines Rovers
2008   NFA U-18 Gombak United
2009 Home United Tampines Rovers
2010   NFA U-18 Home United
2011 Geylang United Gombak United
2012 Balestier Khalsa   NFA U-18
2013 Balestier Khalsa Home United
2014 Home United Geylang International
2015 Tampines Rovers   NFA U-18
2016 Home United Warriors FC
2017 Home United Hougang United

Performance by ClubsEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years
Home United 8 5 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2017
Warriors FC 4 5 1997, 1999, 2000, 2007
Geylang International 3 2 1998, 2006, 2011
  NFA U-18 2 2 2008, 2010
Balestier Khalsa 2 1 2012, 2013
Tampines Rovers 1 2 2015
  Sinchi FC 1 1 2005
Gombak United 0 2
Hougang United 0 1

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Young footballers to take centrestage in revamped 2018 S-League". TODAY. Retrieved 2022-01-12.

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