Santokh Singh

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Santokh Singh
Personal information
Full name Santokh Singh a/l Gurdial Singh
Date of birth (1952-06-22) 22 June 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972-1985 Selangor FA
National team
1972-1980 Malaysia

* 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 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, though he never featured in the finals of the tournament (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.


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]

Santokh was inducted into the Olympic Council of Malaysia's Hall of Fame in 2004.

In 2016, He was the reference for one of the members of Team Malaysia in "Ola Bola".


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