Battle Of The Masters 2017 presented by American Express CapitaCard

Date: 11th November, 2017
Location: Singapore National Stadium
Kick Off: 19:00
Winners: Liverpool Masters

The Battle of the Masters 2017 was presented by American Express CapitaCard and held at the Singapore National Stadium on the 11th November 2017. A three way, round robin tournament was contested by Singapore Masters, Arsenal Masters and Liverpool Masters. Masters Football are very grateful for the continued support from all of the sponsors of the event and are delighted it was such a success. Many notable companies were involved in the Battle of the Masters including:

Official Title Sponsor  American Express CapitaCard
Official Hotel  Marriott Tang Plaza
Official Apparel  Weston Corp
Official Broadcaster – Singtel TV
Official Airline – Qatar Airways
Official Sponsors – Great Eastern, Mygen, Bull Bear, Pizza Hut, Budweiser, CMC Markets
Official Partners  Brighten, Newport, Polar, JLC Advisors, Courts, Monti at 1-Pavilion, FIVE Group

Liverpool’s squad boast some world class names including Steve McManaman, Fabio Aurelio and Luis Garcia whilst Arsenal Masters had Nigerian superstar Kanu and World Cup winner Gilberto Silva making their first trip to the Singapore National Stadium, alongside the likes of invincibles Robert Pires and Lauren. With Premier League, Champions League and World Cup winners on show – it promised to be a football carnival to saviour and the players did not let any of their adoring fans down.

A 4-day itinerary was planned including a Masters golf day, kids soccer clinics, gala dinner’s with sponsors and fans, visits to schools and supporters club’s and the opportunity to experience some local culture!



  • Players land at Changi airport Singapore and taken to Marriott Tang Plaza
  • Official Press conference and “meet the media”
  • Standard Chartered dinner at Monti’s


  • Standard Chartered VIP golf day at Laguna National
  • Lunch with Qatar Airways staff and clients at 1-Altitude
  • Great Eastern’s office visit to raise money for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund in a “score for charity” penalty shoot out!


  • Lunch at VPV with American Express CapitaCard VIP clients
  • American Express kids soccer clinic at Turf City
  • Office visits to both shirt sponsors – Mygen and Bull Bear.


  • Meet & Greet sessions with fans at various shopping centres around Singapore
  • American Express indoor kids soccer clinic followed by autograph and selfie session!
  • Visit to Bedok Market Place to taste local delicacies and experience some local culture


  • Great Eastern soccer clinic on the pitch at the Singapore National Stadium
  • Meeting fans at Courts Megastore for a Q&A and autograph session
  • Pre-tournament meal at The Marriott Tang Plaza
  • Coach to the Singapore National Stadium for the Battle of the Masters


  • Singapore Masters V Arsenal Masters
  • Singapore Masters V Liverpool Masters
  • Liverpool Masters V Arsenal Masters
  • Trophy presentation

Singapore Masters


1 - 1

Arsenal Masters


Singapore Masters

0 - 5

Liverpool Masters

McManaman, OG,
Riera, Heskey
David James (pen)

League Table


Liverpool Masters

3 1 1 0 7 2 4

Arsenal Masters

3 0 2 0 3 3 2

Singapore Masters

3 0 1 1 1 6 1


Liverpool Masters


2 -

Arsenal Masters

Pires 2



Man of the Match:
Albert Riera

Golden Boot:
Robert Pires

Team Squads

1 David James goalkeeper
2 Stephane Henchoz defender
4 Bjorn Kvarme defender
5 Phil Babb defender
3 Jan Kromkamp defender
22 Steve Harkness defender
12 Fabio Aurelio midfield
15 Patrik Berger midfield
25 David Thompson midfield
7 Steve McManaman midfield
11 Albert Riera midfield
37 Jari Litmanen midfield
10 Luis Garcia forward
9 Robbie Fowler forward
8 Emile Heskey forward

1 Rami Shaaban goalkeeper
3 Nigel Winterburn defender
12 Lauren defender
32 Rhys Weston defender
23 Gus Caesar defender
18 Mikael Silvestre defender
17 David Hillier midfield
22 Ian Selley midfield
7 Robert Pires midfield
4 Stefan Schwartz midfield
19 Gilberto Silva midfield
15 Anders Limpar midfield
21 Luis Boa Morte midfield
16 Jimmy Carter midfield
25 Nwankwo Kanu forward
8 Omer Riza forward