Football

Timeline of Singapore- Malaysia football

1921: SINGAPORE BEAT SELANGOR 2-1 IN KUALA LUMPUR TO WIN THE FIRST MALAYA CUP TOURNAMENT (LATER RENAMED THE MALAYSIA CUP).

1925: SINGAPORE HOST THEIR FIRST MALAYA CUP FINAL AT THE NOW-DEFUNCT ANSON ROAD STADIUM, WHERE THEY BEAT SELANGOR 2-1 FOR THEIR FOURTH TITLE IN FIVE YEARS.

1927: SELANGOR THRASH SINGAPORE 8-1 IN KL WITH THE BIGGEST MALAYSIA CUP WINNING MARGIN.

1928-29: WITH BACK-TO-BACK 2-2 DRAWS BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND SELANGOR, THESE ARE THE ONLY TWO EDITIONS WHERE THE MALAYSIA CUP IS SHARED.

EXCLUDING THE TWO DRAWS, SELANGOR EDGE THE HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD AGAINST SINGAPORE IN MALAYSIA CUP FINALS BY 11-10.

1933: HOSTS SINGAPORE EXACT REVENGE FOR THE 1927 THRASHING BY WHIPPING SELANGOR 8-2 IN THE HIGHEST-SCORING MALAYSIA CUP FINAL.

1965: IN THEIR YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE, SINGAPORE BEAT SELANGOR 3-1 FOR THEIR 21ST MALAYSIA CUP TITLE.

1977: THE LIONS END A 12-YEAR WAIT FOR THE TROPHY AS THEY WIN THE MALAYSIA CUP UNDER LEGENDARY COACH CHOO SENG QUEE, BEATING PENANG 3-2 IN EXTRA-TIME VIA QUAH KIM SONG'S WINNER.

1980: FANDI AHMAD, ONLY 17 YEARS OLD THEN, SCORES THE WINNER IN SINGAPORE'S 2-1 WIN OVER SELANGOR TO REGAIN THE CUP.

1982-84: SINGAPORE ARE LEFT OUT OF THE MALAYSIA CUP DUE TO MATCH-FIXING ALLEGATIONS IN THE 1981 FINAL, WHICH SINGAPORE LOST 4-0 TO SELANGOR. THE OMISSION SPARKS A LIONS EXODUS AS FANDI AND CO. JOIN MALAYSIAN TEAMS.

1992: SINGAPORE ARE RELEGATED TO THE SECOND DIVISION OF THE M-LEAGUE.

1993: THE LIONS BOUNCE BACK TO WIN PROMOTION TO THE TOP TIER, BUT LOSE TO KEDAH 2-0 IN THE MALAYSIA CUP FINAL.

1994: SINGAPORE WIN THE M-LEAGUE AND MALAYSIA CUP DOUBLE. LED BY CAPTAIN FANDI, THEY THRASH PAHANG 4-0 IN THE CUP FINAL TO REGAIN THE CROWN THEY LAST WON 14 YEARS AGO.

JULY 2011: FAS PRESIDENT ZAINUDIN NORDIN SIGNS A FOUR-YEAR PARTNERSHIP (2012-2015) WITH THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA (FAM) FOR SINGAPORE TO RETURN TO MALAYSIAN FOOTBALL COMPETITIONS.

2012: THE LIONSXII FINISH SECOND BEHIND KELANTAN IN THE MALAYSIAN SUPER LEAGUE AND SUFFER A HEATBREAKING PENALTY SHOOT-OUT DEFEAT BY ATM FA IN THE MALAYSIA CUP SEMI-FINALS.

2013: LED BY SHAHRIL ISHAK, BAIHAKKI KHAIZAN, HARISS HARUN, IZWAN MAHBUD AND SAFUWAN BAHARUDIN, THE LIONSXII WIN THE MSL.

2014: FANDI ENDURES A TOUGH START AS LIONSXII COACH. WITHOUT SHAHRIL, BAIHAKKI AND HARISS, THE TEAM FINISH EIGHTH AND FAIL TO QUALIFY FOR THE MALAYSIA CUP KNOCK-OUT ROUNDS.

MAY 2015: THE LIONSXII IMPROVE SIGNIFICANTLY AND WIN THE FA CUP BY BEATING KELANTAN IN FRONT OF 80,000 FANS AT THE BUKIT JALIL STADIUM.

NOV 24, 2015: THE FAM ANNOUNCES IT WILL NOT RENEW THE PARTNERSHIP WITH FAS AND THE LIONSXII ARE KICKED OUT OF MALAYSIAN FOOTBALL COMPETITIONS.