16 Apr '11, 5am

John Wilkinson becomes first foreign captain in the Thai Premier League's 16-year history

John Wilkinson becomes first foreign captain in the Thai Premier League's 16-year history

John Wilkinson (front left), 31, playing for Police United in a Thai Premier League match. He is slowly adjusting to Thai football, with its greater emphasis on technique. He has not played for Singapore since moving but is still hopeful of a future with the Lions. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF POLICE UNITED WHEN John Wilkinson was greeted by thunderous applause after being asked to stand in the middle of a team huddle during training two months ago, his Police United teammate said it was because they were amazed he was still playing good football at 31. Minutes later, he found out the real reason and was lost for words. The former Singapore Armed Forces FC playmaker had been named captain, becoming the first foreign skipper in the Thai Premier League's 16-year history. He had joined the Phatum Thani-based outfit just weeks earlier on a two-year deal, making him the first Singapor...

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