LionsXII (“Lions Twelve”), also known as Singapore LIONSXII, is a Singaporean football club based in Kallang, Singapore. Founded in 2011, they play in the Malaysian Super League and have spent all of their history in the top tier of Malaysian football. Their home ground is the 8,000-seat Jalan Besar Stadium, where they have played all their home matches since their establishment.
Managed by the Football Association of Singapore, the squad marks the return of Singapore to the Malaysian football scene after leaving the Malaysia Cup in 1994. The name is a combination of Lions and XII, which is a special tribute to the fans, who are generally recognised as football’s “12th Man”. Its motto is “For Country, For Fans. For Passion, For Football”.
LionsXII’s first silverware was the 2013 Malaysia Super League trophy, in only their second season in the competition. They had finished second in 2012.
LionsXII’s home kit is in royal red, using the clours of the national flag. Their away kit is in blue, designed to evoke memories of the jersey in 1994. The club emblem, designed to resemble a lion’s paw, shows a fierce and aggressive-looking lion between the white feathery lines.