Aide: Fortunate to have played with some of Singapore's greats

Former Singapore great Aide Iskandar has expressed his delight at making the FourFourTwo Top 20 Singapore Players of All Time list.

The former centre-back, who had captained Singapore for four years till 2007, was selected at the 12th spot in the list which includes some of the biggest names Singapore has produced.

“I’m honoured to be considered actually,” Aide told FourFourTwo.

“There are so many great players Singapore has produced and to make this list is indeed a great honour. Each and every individual players who have been listed have achieved a lot in their playing days and I think it is good to be credited.

“I hope the younger generation can follow in our footsteps.”

Since hanging up his boots, Aide is now the Courts Young Lions and Singapore U-23 head coach, the latter of which he guided to a SEA Games Bronze medal finish last year.

Aide also admitted that after looking through the list, he wished there was some way for him to travel back in time to his playing days, or even before that.

“I was fortunate to come into an era with the privilege to play alongside Fandi (Ahmad), Malek (Awab), Kadhir (Yahaya), Rafi (Ali) and even (current Courts Young Lions assistant coach) Subramani, who are all on the list as well," he said.

“However, I’ve also always respected players from the older generations (players from the 70s & 80s). They have all done their part for Singapore football and of course to be considered in the same category as them is truly a huge honour.

“How I wish I am able to turn the time back and play alongside them.

“I enjoyed playing in those times, and those are the times where you can only cherish it now as memories.”

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