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Lee Kok Seng, former skipper of Singapore football team, dies of pneumonia at age 81

Published on Aug 23, 2014 4:50 PM
 
Former Singapore football team captain Lee Kok Seng (right), seen here with teammate Umar Rahmat at the Jalan Besar Stadium in 1960, died yesterday from pneumonia. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

Former Singapore football team captain Lee Kok Seng died yesterday from pneumonia.

The 81-year-old, who skippered the Malaysia Cup-winning Singapore side of 1965, died at the Singapore General Hospital, where he had been warded since mid-August.

The 1965 win was Singapore's first Malaysia Cup win after gaining independence.

The defender won the Malaysia Cup four times before retiring in 1965.

Lee leaves behind three children - sons Ivan (55 years old) and Vincent (48), and daughter Serene (50).

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