More locals for Albirex

Forward Adam Swandi, 22, has improved in his one year at Albirex Niigata and was named the SPL Young Player of the Year.
Forward Adam Swandi, 22, has improved in his one year at Albirex Niigata and was named the SPL Young Player of the Year.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

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In just one season at Albirex Niigata, Adam Swandi has enhanced his reputation as an all-rounded footballer, incisive in attack and tactically sound in defence.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder was the first Singaporean to sign for the Singapore Premier League champions and his eye-catching displays subsequently earned him the Young Player of the Year gong.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 12, 2018, with the headline 'More locals for Albirex'. Print Edition | Subscribe