Founded in 1945, Tampines Rovers is one of the oldest surviving football clubs in Singapore. The club has been Singapore's national league champions five times. They won Singapore's National Football League three times in 1979, 1980 and 1984. The club then became a founding member of the S.League in 1996, and won the S.League championship title twice, in 2004 and 2005. Tampines Rovers also won the Singapore Cup in 2002, 2004, and 2006. In 2005, they became the first Singapore team to win the ASEAN Club Championship.
The club's main rivals are Geylang United FC, and matches between these two teams are often referred to as the "Eastern Derby".
1975 was a watershed year for Tampines, as they won all their league matches and were promoted to Division I. The Stags also reached the final of the President's Cup, losing 0-1 to the Singapore Armed Forces Sports Association in front of a crowd of 30,000, which remains a record attendance for a domestic competition in Singapore. They continued to challenge for honours for the next decade, emerging as champions of Division I in 1979, 1980 and 1984.
In 1988, Tampines were relegated to Division I, where they languished for several years. To arrest the decline, a group of fans and former players and managers submitted a proposal for a change in club management. Robert Tan was appointed as manager, while former Singapore and Brunei trainer Hussein Aljunied coached the Stags. Under the new management, Tampines finished first in Division I in 1994, and their convincing displays led to their selection as one of eight clubs to compete in the newly-formed S.League.
Tampines's S.League performances in the late-1990s fell short of expectations. In the inaugural season of the S.League, which was split into two series, the Stags finished eighth in the Tiger Beer Series and seventh in the Pioneer Series. Two sixth-place finishes in 1997 and 1998 were followed by a tenth-place finish in 1999. The turn of the millennium saw the Stags undergo an overhaul, which included the signing of 13 new players. This was not, however, matched by an immediate improvement; they were seventh in 2000 and sixth the year after.
In 2002, Tampines secured the services of Malaysian coach Chow Kwai Lam, who guided them to the Singapore Cup and a fourth-place finish in the S.League. However, during the 2003 season, Chow resigned as coach, citing differences with the club management, and the Stags ended in fourth place. Under the new coach, Vorawan Chitanavich, Tampines netted the S.League and Singapore Cup double in 2004. The following season, they successfully defended their S.League title, and were named the 'S.League Team of the Decade'. They also became the first Singapore team to win the ASEAN Club Championship, beating Pahang of Malaysia 4-2 in the final in Brunei. The Stags were Singapore Cup champions in 2006, but finished runners-up to SAFFC in the S.League. In 2007, Noh Alam Shah became the first player to score 100 goals for Tampines.
|Teo Hock Seng||Chairman|
|Dick Hui||Vice Chairman|
|Nazri Nasir||General Manager|
|Syed Faruk||Team Manager|
|Vengadasalam Rengayyan||Director of Operations|
|Vengadasalam Rengayyan||Prime League Team Manager|
|Vorawan Chitavanich||First Team Head Coach|
|Syed Faruk||First Team Assistant Head Coach|
|Lim Chiew Peng||Goalkeeping Coach|
|Steven Tan||Prime League Head Coach|
|V. Sivalingam||COE Under-18 Head Coach|
|Narong Saiket||COE Under-16 Head Coach|