Established in 1974 as International Contract Specialists, the club changed its name to the famed Geylang International in 1975 before changing again, its name to Geylang United in 1996 when the S.League was first established.
The club won back-to-back titles in the National Football League from 1975 to 1977, and then, another six back titles in the Premier League from 1988 to 1993.
In the first S.League in 1996, Geylang United won the first series title, and then beat SAFFC in the championship final, earning the praise from former SAFFC coach that Geylang United is the Manchester United of Singapore.
Geylang United won their next league title in 2001 before winning the RHB Singapore Cup in 2009 by beating Bangkok Glass FC on penalties in the Singapore Cup Final.
Famous players who plied their trade for the club included former Iranian Internationals, Hamid Reza Estili, Mohammad Khakpour, Fandi Ahmad, and Samad Alipitchay.
Geylang United is now known again as Geylang International Football Club.
The club’s home ground is at Bedok Stadium.
Watch a short clip on how Geylang all started back in 1974.