The S.League is Singapore's first professional football league, kick-started by the nation's withdrawal from the Malaysia Cup in 1994. Two years later in 1996, an eight-team S.League was born.
Indeed the S.League has evolved from its humble beginnings in 1996 into the forward thinking and modern professional league it is today. In fact, the S-League is widely regarded as the best league in South East Asia.
Eight non-Singaporean teams have been involved in the S.League – Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore), Sinchi FC, Sporting Afrique FC, Liaoning Guangyuan FC, Super Reds FC, Dalian Shide Siwu, Harimau Muda and Brunei DPMM FC.
An ninth side – Etoile FC – went on to become the first non-Singaporean team to win the S.League title in 2010.
In February 2007, the S.League received a massive shot in the arm when it was shortlisted by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) among the top ten leagues in Asia, alongside the J-League, K-League and A-League.
|Played||Wins||Draw||Lost||Diff||GD||Goal score||Goals conceded||Points|
|1||Tampines Rovers FC||12||10||1||1||24 - 6||18||24||6||31|
|2||Albirex Niigata FC (S)||13||8||2||3||17 - 12||5||17||12||26|
|3||Tanjong Pagar FC||14||7||3||4||25 - 18||7||25||18||24|
|4||Home United FC||14||7||2||5||21 - 11||10||21||11||23|
|5||Harimau Muda||14||6||2||6||17 - 17||0||17||17||20|
|6||Brunei DPMM FC||13||5||3||5||19 - 17||2||19||17||18|
|7||Balestier Khalsa FC||13||5||2||6||16 - 18||-2||16||18||17|
|8||Hougang United FC||13||5||2||6||18 - 21||-3||18||21||17|
|9||Woodlands Wellington||13||4||4||5||15 - 17||-2||15||17||16|
|10||Geylang Int'l FC||13||4||3||6||16 - 23||-7||16||23||15|
|11||Warriors FC||12||4||2||6||20 - 21||-1||20||21||14|
|12||Courts Young Lions||12||0||0||12||2 - 29||-27||2||29||0|