Foreigners of the 2017 S.League: Five who impressed

When you are a foreign footballer in the S.League, the expectations are always going to be high. FourFourTwo lists five who have impressed us this season...

Tsubasa Sano

The eventual golden boot winner with 26 goals, Sano was a revelation this year and fired his Albirex side to win the league in excellent style.

Nimble, tricky but most importantly, lethal, the 23-year-old scored all types of goals and one of them was even be nominated for the league's "Goal of the Year".

It might not be long before Sano moves on to greener pastures and he wouldn't look out of place

That strike came against Home United, and was hit with much purpose and precision from the tightest of angles - rightly deserving to be nominated.

Given the level of his performances his season, It might not be long before Sano moves on to greener pastures and he wouldn't look out of place.

Stipe Plazibat

Home United played some scintillating football this year and the Croatian Stipe Plazibat was at the heart of it all.

Netting 25 times in the league, Plazibat forged an excellent partnership with the tricky Faris Ramli upfront for the Protectors this season.

He would have gotten the golden boot but Sano's hat trick on the final gameweek meant that the Japanese would clinch the award at the death.

On top of his contribution in the league, Plazibat was also instrumental in the other domestic and international competitions as he scored 37 goals and notched 14 assists this calendar year.

Ryutaro Megumi

The exciting Megumi was perhaps Tampines Rovers' best performer this season.

Netting seven times in 24 games, Megumi is one of the nominees for the S.League's "Player of the Year" and the Stags should look to keep him looking ahead to next season.

A tireless runner for Tampines, Megumi always provided an attacking outlet for his team and helped the Stags to a second place finish in the league.