30 Jan '16, 3am

[Mothership] Football legend Aleksandar Duric said his proudest achievement was to earn the respect of S’poreans https://t.co/Ai59HYU9nF

[Mothership] Football legend Aleksandar Duric said his proudest achievement was to earn the respect of S’poreans https://t.co/Ai59HYU9nF

Singapore’s adopted footballing son, who hails from Yugoslavia and started playing here domestically since 2000, will become a public servant this Monday. On Feb 1, former Singapore national striker Aleksandar Duric will become more Singaporean as he takes on a role as a public servant at Sports Singapore. Duric called it a day as a professional footballer on Oct. 31, 2014 and was earning his keep as a writer and football commentator. Anyway, Duric has recently published his autobiography, Beyond Borders . Here are seven snippets of his inspirational life story that will strike a chord with many Singaporeans: 1. Aleks recounts growing up with an alcoholic father. “Regrettably, I have plenty of dark memories from my childhood too; my father made sure of that. He was a hard, bitter alcoholic. When he was drunk he was scary. He was abusive to all of us, verbally and physicall...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/01/football-legend-aleksandar-d...

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