FIFA 18: The duo with a Singaporean background

With FIFA 18 slated for release on September 29, FFT takes a look at the two players in this year's edition with a Singaporean background, and who also have expressed their interest in playing for the Lions...

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Luke O'Nien

The 22-year-old midfielder currently plays for Wycombe Wanderers in the fourth tier of English football and has expressed a desire to play for the Lions in interviews with Singapore media.

O'Nien's Singaporean heritage can be traced back to his late grandfather Lim Cheng Siong, also the brother of former Singapore cabinet minister Lim Kim San.

O'Nien's Singaporean heritage can be traced back to his late grandfather. Photo: Bucks Free Press

Lim married an Englishwoman and their daughter is O'Nien's mother.

A trainee at Watford before being released in 2015, the energetic midfielder is now a first-team regular at Wycombe. 

Perry Ng

The central defender recently signed a one-year deal with Crewe Alexandra, also in the fourth tier of English football.

Ng recently netted for Crewe in their 5-1 victory over Chesterfield. Photo: Crewe Chronicle

He scored his first goal for the club earlier this month in a 5-1 victory over Chesterfield, having signed professional terms back in May 2014

Although he holds a British passport, the central defender is eligible to play for Singapore thanks to his paternal grandfather. 

“Yes, of course I’d love to play for Singapore,” Ng told FourFourTwo this year.

“The FAS (Football Association of Singapore) got in contact with me before but didn’t follow through.”