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Return of the 'Singapore Beckham'

May 28, 2009
By Jason Dasey
Forget Tim Cahill, Harry Kewell or Mark Viduka. For long-time Singapore fans, their favourite all-time Australian player could only be one man: Abbas Saad.

'Abbas who?' you might ask. Well, he's a relatively obscure attacking midfielder and forward, who never played in Europe, but strikes the deepest chord within the island's footballing fraternity, courtesy of a golden spell in the early to mid-1990s.

The Lebanese-born, Sydney-raised Saad is remembered as one of the Singapore ...

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