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Shunmugham Subramani (born 5 August 1972), commonly known as S. Subramani, was the captain of Home United in the S.League and former defender for the Singapore national football team.

S. Subramani
Personal information
Full name Shunmugham Subramani
Date of birth (1972-08-05) 5 August 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Singapore
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Centre-back, Right-back
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1998 Tanjong Pagar United
1999–2009 Home United 226 (2)
National team
1996–2007 Singapore 115[1] (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2009


Club careerEdit

Subramani started his career at Tanjong Pagar United, where he helped his then club win the Singapore Cup and Singapore FA Cup in 1998, as well as being named S.League player of the year. He signed for Home United from the 1999 season, where he teamed up with his regular partner at international level, Aide Iskandar.[2] He retired at the age of 37 in 2009.[3]

International careerEdit

Subramani made his debut for Singapore on 27 June 1996 in the 4–0 win over Myanmar in an Asian Cup Qualifier.[4]

He played in every game in both the historic 1998 and 2004 triumphant Tiger Cup campaigns. He also played in two SEA Games, reaching the semi-finals in both Jakarta 1997 and Brunei 1999.

Subramani wanted to retire from international football in September 2004[5] before he was persuaded by coach Radojko Avramović to stay on.[6] He officially retired following Singapore's triumph in the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship.

Subramani was inducted into the FIFA Century Club in June 2007.[4]



Tanjong Pagar
Home United




  • S.League Player of the Year: 1998


  1. ^ "FIFA Century Club fact sheet" (PDF). FIFA. 12 April 2013.
  2. ^ Ben Nafarajan (2 December 1998). "Player of Year moves". The Straits Times. p. 51.
  3. ^ "Captain S. Subramani announces retirement". Home United. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b "FIFA Century Club fact sheet" (PDF). FIFA. 12 June 2007.
  5. ^ Jose Raymond (7 September 2004). "Tiger Cup winner Subramani set to quit Lions". Today. p. 46.
  6. ^ Jose Raymond (12 January 2005). "Eyeing a century, Subra stays on for four more games". Today. p. 35.


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