Tanjong Pagar’s 1998 Singapore Cup winners: Where Are They Now?
Topping a group that consisted of Marine Castle United (now Hougang United), Woodlands Wellington and Balestier Central (now Balestier Khalsa), Tanjong Pagar faced Home United in the two-legged semi-finals.
So where are those players that featured in the starting eleven and the coach at the helm then?
With a strong command of his area and lightning quick reflexes, the big Croatian goalkeeper was undoubtedly one of the best ever foreign goalkeepers to have played in the S.League.
After helping the Jaguars to the best defensive record in the league, he went on to keep clean sheets against the Warriors and Sembawang Rangers in the Singapore Cup and FA Cup finals respectively that year as the club clinched the Double.
Talajic would hang up his gloves at the turn of the millennium and became equally successful off the field as a coach.
He won the 2004 AFC Champions League with Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad and also picked up domestic titles in Jordan and Kuwait.
Talajic was recently appointed head coach of CSL club Henan Jianye.
Lim Tong Hai
The former national team captain left for Geylang United (now Geylang International) in 2002 and played there for two years before retiring.
He then served in various backroom roles with the Eagles, including as head coach, and spent a period with Institute of Technical Education (ITE) as a sports and wellness senior lecturer.
The 48-year-old is now chairman of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Referees’ Committee.
A former Germany under-21 international, Steinebrunner was a tough-tackling yet elegant defender. He would play for the Jaguars till 2003 before proceeding into coaching.
After spells with Woodlands and Sengkang Punggol (now Hougang United), he went to Indonesia to coach PSM Makassar before returning to Singapore to take over the Geylang reins in 2014.
He was named Warriors FC head coach for the 2016 season but stepped down after just a few months due to a series of mediocre results.
The 46-year-old is now technical director at newly promoted Malaysia Super League side Negeri Sembilan, a team which has the likes of Singapore international Madhu Mohana among their ranks.