Definitions

Geylang_United_FC

Geylang United FC

Geylang United Football Club is a professional football club from Singapore, currently playing in the S.League. The club is based in Bedok and their home ground is Bedok Stadium. Their mascot is an eagle, and hence the team is also known as "the Eagles".

History

The club was founded initially under the name International Contract Specialists in 1973. It changed its name to Geylang International in 1975, and then to Geylang United in 1996.

Prior to the formation of the S.League, the club played in Singapore's National Football League (from 1975-1987) and Premier League (from 1988-1995). They were the dominant team in Singapore during this period, winning nine Premier League titles. The club set a Singapore Football record by winning 6 Premier League titles in a row between 1988 and 1993. The league and Singapore Cup double was also achieved in both 1990 and 1991.

The club were founder members of the S.League in 1996, and captured the inaugural championship title that year. In its inaugural season, the S.League competition was split into two series. In each series, the eight teams in the league played each other home and away, and the table-topping teams from each of the two series then met each other in a season-ending play-off match to determine the champions. Captained by Singapore's most famous soccer star Fandi Ahmad, Geylang won the first series. The second series was won by Singapore Armed Forces Football Club (SAFFC). Geylang beat SAFFC 2-1 in the season-ending play-off match to be crowned the first S.League champions, with Mohammad Khakpour scoring one of the best free kicks to be seen in the S.League in that match. One week later, the Eagles completed the double by beating SAFFC again, this time on penalties, in the Singapore FA Cup final.

The club captured the S.League title for a second time in 2001 under South Korean coach Jang Jung, the defensive wall of Lionel Lewis, Hasrin Jailani, Winston Yap, Zulkarnaen Zainal, winger Noor Ali, key midfielder Billy Bone plus star strikers Aleksandar Duric and Brian Bothwell.

Geylang finished 6th in the 2007 S-League Season.

Record

S.League Record

Pre-S.League championship titles

Cup wins

Singapore Cup Record

Singapore League Cup Record

  • 2008 - First Round
  • 2007 - Did not take part

Performance in AFC Competitions

2002-03: Qualifying East - 3rd Round

1989: Qualifying Stage
1990: Qualifying Stage
1991: Qualifying Stage
1998: First Round

2004: Semi-Finals

1990/91: First Round
1991/92: First Round

Sponsors

Current squad

''As of February 1, 2008

Nationality given from place of birth (Captain) (Prime League)

Confirmed 2008 transfers

In

Out

Technical Staff (Football Division)

Famous Former Players/Coaches

Notable Former Players

External links

Search another word or see Geylang_United_FCon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;