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.
|Rank||Teams||Played||Wins||Draw||Lost||Goal score||Goals conceded||Points|
|1||Albirex Niigata FC (S)||3||3||0||0||9||1||9|
|2||Home United FC||2||2||0||0||9||2||6|
|3||Hougang United FC||3||2||0||1||5||2||6|
|4||Tampines Rovers FC||3||2||0||1||4||3||6|
|6||Geylang Int'l FC||3||1||1||1||3||3||4|
|7||Balestier Khalsa FC||3||0||0||3||1||5||0|
|8||Brunei DPMM FC||2||0||0||2||1||5||0|
|9||Garena Young Lions||3||0||0||3||1||13||0|