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2014 S.League

S.League
Season 2014
Champions Warriors
Supporters' Shield Tampines Rovers
AFC Champions League Warriors
(S.League winners)
AFC Cup Balestier Khalsa
(Singapore Cup winners)
Matches played 125
Goals scored 409 (3.27 per match)
Top goalscorer Rodrigo Tosi (21 goals)
Biggest home win Brunei DPMM 8–1 Woodlands Wellington
(26 August 2014)
Biggest away win Young Lions 0–4 Balestier Khalsa
(23 February 2014)
Albirex Niigata (S) 0–4 Warriors
(16 April 2014)
Highest scoring Brunei DPMM 8–1 Woodlands Wellington
(26 August 2014)
Longest winning run Brunei DPMM
(7 matches)
Longest unbeaten run Hougang United
(9 matches)
Longest winless run Harimau Muda B
(10 matches)
Longest losing run Harimau Muda B
(10 matches)
2013
2015
All statistics correct as of 26 August 2014.

The 2014 S.League was the 19th season since the establishment of the S.League, the top-flight Singaporean professional league for association football clubs. The league is also known as the Great Eastern YEO'S S.League due to sponsorship reasons. Tampines Rovers were the defending champions.

For the first time, free-to-air MediaCorp okto broadcast all Friday matches that were held at the Jalan Besar Stadium live on its channel, including a weekly S.League Show. The season started on 21 February, and concluded on 31 October.

Contents

  • Teams 1
    • Stadiums and locations 1.1
    • Personnel and kits 1.2
    • Managerial changes 1.3
  • Foreign players 2
  • League table 3
  • Result table 4
    • Matchweek 1–22 4.1
    • Matchday 23 - 27 4.2
  • Season statistics 5
    • Goalscorers 5.1
    • Hat-tricks 5.2
    • Clean sheets 5.3
      • Player 5.3.1
      • Club 5.3.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Teams

A total of 12 teams contested the league. There were no changes to the participating sides from the previous season. Albirex Niigata (S), Brunei DPMM and Harimau Muda B are invited foreign clubs from Japan, Brunei and Malaysia respectively.

Stadiums and locations

Location of 2014 S.League team Brunei DPMM
Singapore
Singapore
Location of 2014 S.League team Brunei DPMM
Team Stadium Capacity
Albirex Niigata (S) Jurong East Stadium 2,700
Balestier Khalsa Toa Payoh Stadium 3,900
Brunei DPMM Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium 30,000
Geylang International Bedok Stadium 3,900
Harimau Muda B Pasir Gudang Stadium 15,000
Home United Bishan Stadium 4,100
Hougang United Hougang Stadium 2,500
Tampines Rovers Clementi Stadium 4,000
Tanjong Pagar United Queenstown Stadium 3,800
Warriors Choa Chu Kang Stadium 4,600
Woodlands Wellington Woodlands Stadium 4,300
Young Lions Jalan Besar Stadium 8,000
  • Geylang International used the Jalan Besar stadium to host Balestier Khalsa on 31 July[1]

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Team Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Albirex Niigata (S) Tatsuyuki Okuyama Itsuki Yamada Mafro Canon
Balestier Khalsa Marko Kraljević Paul Cunningham Umbro FTMS
Brunei DPMM Steve Kean Rosmin Kamis Lotto None
Geylang International Jorg Steinebrunner Muhammad Ridhuan Lotto Rotary Engineering
Harimau Muda B Razip Ismail Ashmawi Yakin Nike None
Home United Lee Lim-Saeng Noh Rahman Kappa Coca Cola
Hougang United Amin Nasir Lau Meng Meng Macron SPEED Institute
Tampines Rovers Rafi Ali Mustafić Fahrudin Mikasa Hyundai
Tanjong Pagar United Patrick Vallee Hafiz Osman THORB SINGA Energy Drink
Warriors Alex Weaver Daniel Bennett Joma STA Inspection
Woodlands Wellington Salim Moin Rosman Sulaiman Waga ESW Manage
Young Lions Aide Iskandar Al-Qaasimy Rahman Nike Courts
  • The S.League uses a new match ball, the Mikasa SL450, sponsored by Mikasa.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Replaced by Date
Tampines Rovers Tay Peng Kee Mutual consent[2] Salim Moin 29 November 2013
Woodlands Wellington Salim Moin End of contract[3] Darren Stewart 14 January 2014
Balestier Khalsa Darren Stewart Resigned[4] Marko Kraljević 4 January 2014
Albirex Niigata (S) Koichi Sugiyama End of contract[5] Tatsuyuki Okuyama 18 November
Brunei DPMM Vjeran Simunić End of contract[6] Steve Kean 20 October 2013
Geylang International Vedhamuthu Kanan Sacked[7] Jorg Steinebrunner 20 March 2014
Tampines Rovers Salim Moin Resigned[8] Rafi Ali 28 April 2014
Woodlands Wellington Darren Stewart Sacked[9] Salim Moin 15 June 2014

Foreign players

Each club is allowed to have up to a maximum of five foreign players.
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5
Albirex Niigata (S) None None None None None
Balestier Khalsa Paul Cunningham Emir Lotinac Park Kang-jin Kim Min-ho Goran Ljubojević
Brunei DPMM Boris Raspudić Rodrigo Tosi Robert Alviž Roy O'Donovan Joe Gamble
Geylang International Yuki Ichikawa Kento Fukuda Franco Chiviló Leonel Felice Thorsten Schneider
Harimau Muda B None None None None None
Home United Sirina Camara Bruno Castanheira Kwon Da-kyung Song In-Young
Choi Jae-wonREL
Lee Kwan-woo
Hougang United Igor Ferreira Alves
Đurica ŽuparićREL
Shunsuke Nakatake Diego Gama Geison Moura Igor Čerina
Tampines Rovers Kunihiro Yamashita Jake Butler
Norihiro KawakamiREL
Jozef Kapláň
Luis CostaREL
Justin Pasfield
Roberto Martínez GamarraREL
Miljan Mrdaković
Tanjong Pagar Kamel Ramdani Sébastien Etiemblé Anthony Aymard Aurélien Hérisson Monsef Zerka
Warriors Nicolás Vélez Thomas Beattie Miroslav Pejić Marin Vidosevic Kevin McCann
Woodlands Moon Soon-Ho Atsushi Shimono Jang Jo-yoon Miloš Jevtić Stefan Milojević
Young Lions Sherif El-Masri Jordan Webb None None None
  • Albirex Niigata (S) and Harimau Muda 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.
  • REL Players released from their contracts in the middle of the season.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Warriors 27 16 5 6 53 35 +18 53 2015 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off
2 Brunei DPMM[1] 27 15 5 7 63 30 +33 50
3 Tampines Rovers 27 14 7 6 44 32 +12 49
4 Home United 27 13 5 9 52 41 +11 44
5 Albirex Niigata Singapore[1] 27 13 5 9 51 40 +11 44
6 Balestier Khalsa 27 11 7 9 46 34 +12 40 2015 AFC Cup group stage[2]
7 Hougang United 27 12 6 9 49 42 +7 42
8 Geylang International 27 8 8 11 33 44 −11 32
9 Tanjong Pagar United 27 8 5 14 35 44 −9 29
10 Young Lions[1] 27 7 5 15 38 54 −16 26
11 Woodlands Wellington 27 5 8 14 22 52 −30 23
12 Harimau Muda B[1] 27 6 2 19 28 67 −39 20
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d The three foreign clubs – Albirex Niigata (S), Brunei DPMM 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.
  2. ^ Qualified as 2014 Singapore Cup winners.[10]

Result table

Matchweek 1–22

Home \ Away[1] ALB BAL DPM GLI HMB HOM HOU TAM TPU WAR WLW YLI
Albirex Niigata (S) 1–0 0–1 4–2 3–0 4–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–4 7–1 4–2
Balestier Khalsa 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 3–1
Brunei DPMM 2–1 4–1 0–0 5–0 2–3 2–2 1–2 4–0 2–0 8–1 6–1
Geylang International 3–4 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–4 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0
Harimau Muda B 1–4 1–5 1–4 0–3 0–3 3–4 0–1 1–2 2–4 1–0 2–3
Home United 4–2 2–1 0–3 4–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 0–0 0–3
Hougang United 3–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 4–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 0–3
Tampines Rovers 1–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–3 1–2 3–2
Tanjong Pagar United 1–2 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–0
Warriors F.C. 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–4 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 4–1
Woodlands Wellington 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–3
Young Lions 1–2 0–4 2–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–3 2–3 2–2
Updated to games played on 5 September 2014.
Source: S.League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matchday 23 - 27

Season statistics

Goalscorers

As of 24 November 2014[11]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Rodrigo Tosi Brunei DPMM 24
2 Kazuki Sakamoto Albirex Niigata (S) 21
Geison Moura Hougang United 21
Nicolás Vélez Warriors 21
5 Goran Ljubojević Balestier Khalsa 20
6 Roy O'Donovan Brunei DPMM 15
7 Leonel Felice Geylang International 13
8 Miroslav Pejić Warriors 12
9 Miljan Mrdaković Tampines Rovers 11
10 Sahil Suhaimi Young Lions 10
Fazrul Nawaz Home United 10
Diego Gama Hougang United 10

Hat-tricks

As of matches played 27 August 2014
Player For Against Result Date
Zerka, MonsefMonsef Zerka Tanjong Pagar United Young Lions 3–2[12] 26 March 2014
Nicolás Vélez4 Warriors Albirex Niigata (S) 4–0[13] 16 April 2014
Sakamoto, KazukiKazuki Sakamoto Albirex Niigata (S) Harimau Muda B 4–1[14] 23 May 2014
Sakamoto, KazukiKazuki Sakamoto Albirex Niigata (S) Woodlands Wellington 7–1[15] 11 June 2014
Vélez, NicolásNicolás Vélez Warriors Young Lions 4–1[16] 14 August 2014

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets

Player

As of matches played 24 June 2014
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Wardun Yusof Brunei DPMM 7
2 Hassan Sunny Warriors 5
Zaiful Nizam Balestier Khalsa
4 Shahril Jantan Home United 4
5 Siddiq Durimi Geylang International 3
6 Ahmadulhaq Che Omar Woodlands Wellington 2
Aurélien Hérisson Tanjong Pagar United
Hyrulnizam Juma'at Tampines Rovers
Joey Sim Geylang International
Justin Pasfield Tampines Rovers
11 Azman Ilham Brunei DPMM 1
Fadhil Salim Hougang United
Ilham Amirullah Harimau Muda B
Kazuki Kishigami Albirex Niigata (S)
Kenjiro Ogino Albirex Niigata (S)
Neezam Aziz Warriors
Rudy Khairullah Young Lions
Syazwan Buhari Young Lions
Yazid Yasin Woodlands Wellington

Club

As of matches played 24 June 2014
Rank Club Clean sheets Longest run
1 Brunei DPMM 8 3
2 Warriors 6 2
3 Geylang International 5 3
Balestier Khalsa 1
5 Home United 4 2
Tampines Rovers 1
7 Albirex Niigata (S) 2 1
Young Lions
Tanjong Pagar United
Woodlands Wellington
10 Harimau Muda B 1 1
Hougang United

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External links

  • Official site
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