Following Jorge Pereyra Diaz's departure from Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT), the boys from Retro Bola Sepak remember 10 other foreign imports who left enduring marks on Malaysian football...
Despite being at the club for only a year, Jorge Pereyra Diaz will be fondly remembered by JDT fans for helping the Southern Tigers win the Malaysian Super League title last season with eight goals (and three assists) in as many league matches. His contributions cannot be denied, and due to that, we at Retro Bola Sepak decided to look at some of the best foreign players who have played in Malaysia
It has been more than three decades since Indonesia’s Ristomoyo Kassim came to Malaysia as one of the earliest foreigners to play in the M-League, subsequently providing the spark that would see the Malaysian football fans to appreciate many brilliant foreign players to play for their favourite teams.
With so many talented foreign imports having plied their trades in Malaysia, we know that assembling the best foreign players is a tough task and we cannot please everyone with the list. Regardless, here are our 10 top imports of the local football scene, in no particular order.