Founded in 1898, the club is considered as the oldest football club in the country and Southeast Asia.

In 1898, the club was formed, called Fathul Karib and headquartered in Farrer Park. In the 1970s, the club’s name was changed to Balestier United Recreational Club.

Balestier United Recreational Club won the Singapore Cup in 1958 and 1992 and played in the Singapore Premier League (the forerunner to the S.League) from 1988 to 1995. The club became the first club in Singapore to bring in foreign players when they signed two Yugoslavian players, Josko Spanjic and Boris Lucic, for the 1989 season.

In 1996, Balestier United Recreational Club became a founder member of the S.League and changed its name to Balestier Central. Clementi Khalsa was formed as a club to represent Singapore’s Sikh community and joined the S.League in 1999. Prior to the merger with Balestier Central, the club was based in the Clementi area of Singapore and played its home games at the Clementi Stadium.

Towards the end of the 2002 S.League season, Balestier United Recreational Club and Clementi Khalsa were merged to form Balestier Khalsa.

According to Wikipedia