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

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 (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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