Santokh Singh

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Santokh Singh
Personal information
Full nameSantokh Singh a/l Gurdial Singh
Date of birth(1952-06-22) June 22, 1952 (age 61)
Place of birthSetapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1972-1985Selangor FA
National team
1972-1980Malaysia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
 
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Santokh Singh
Personal information
Full nameSantokh Singh a/l Gurdial Singh
Date of birth(1952-06-22) June 22, 1952 (age 61)
Place of birthSetapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1972-1985Selangor FA
National team
1972-1980Malaysia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Datuk Santokh Singh is a retired Malaysian football player.

Club career[edit]

Born in Setapak,[1] Santokh played in the Selangor FA team from 1972 to 1985, winning 9 Malaysia Cups and also captained the team.[2]

International career[edit]

Santokh was a player for Malaysia national football team in the 1970s and 1980s, and played alongside the late Mokhtar Dahari, Soh Chin Aun and R. Arumugam. He participated in the team that qualified to the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, though he never featured in the finals of both tournament (not selected in 1972, boycott of the Games by Malaysia in 1980).[3] Santokh also played for Malaysia in the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran, capturing the bronze medal, and winning the Southeast Asian Games gold medal in 1977 and 1979.[4]

His partnership with Soh Chin Aun was said to be the most solid defence in the much-feared Malaysian team.

Accolades[edit]

In 2011, Santokh was bestowed the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah (PMW) honour by Yang Dipertuan Agong of Malaysia, with the title Datuk.[5][6] In the same year, Sultan of Selangor also honouring him with Datuk Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (DSIS) award, also carrying the title Datuk.[7]

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