Kelong Kings: Confessions of the world's most prolific match-fixer
Wilson Raj Perumal has been labeled the world's most prolific match-fixer in football's recent history. Born a village boy in rural Singapore in the mid-60's, Wilson climbed the heights of international match-fixing across five continents, becoming FIFA's most wanted man. Kelong Kings is the ultimate tale about gambling, soccer and fixing, told in the words of the man who made it all happen. More
Wilson Raj Perumal has been labeled the world's most prolific match-fixer in football's recent history. Born a village boy in rural Singapore in the mid-60's, Wilson climbed the heights of international match-fixing across five continents, becoming FIFA's most wanted man.
Like a "guppy in the sea", Wilson started off a small gambler, mixing with the local Singapore bookies, and witnessed the rise and fall of the old-school Asian "big fish" of match-fixing until he found himself competing against them in a world with no set rules, where turncoats are the norm and quick money the only drive.
Perumal was arrested in Finland in February 2011 and decided to collaborate with authorities opening football's Pandora's box. In his book, Wilson reveals an unprecedented account of how the international match-fixing underworld has influenced the outcomes of matches at every level of football that we may well have watched unsuspectingly.
Kelong Kings is the ultimate tale about gambling, soccer and match-fixing, told directly by the man who made it all happen. But be advised, after you read this book, you will never be able to watch a soccer match in the same way again.
Kelong Kings in the media:
"Notorious match-fixer targeting games in England since 1995, claims book" - The Telegraph, UK.
"'I helped Honduras and Nigeria reach 2010 World Cup', claims match-fixer" - The Guardian, UK.
"Match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal 'influenced Olympic matches" - BBC Sport, UK.
"Fixed matches cast shadow over World Cup" - New York Times, USA.
"Manipulierte Fußballspiele: Die Marionette der Wettmafia" - Der Spiegel, Germany.
"FIFA report: World Cup ‘friendly’ matches more susceptible to fixing" - Al Jazeera, Qatar.
"一个“假球贩子”如何控制世界体坛" - Oriental Morning Post, China.
"I rigged Socceroos games, says notorious match-fixer" - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia.
"The goalkeeper of the Russian national team refused a bribe on WC-1994" - Russian News, Russia.
"Exclusive! Perumal has been fixing matches for Nigeria since Atlanta 1996" - Pulse, Nigeria.
"Ich war der unbesungene held" - Die Welt, Germany.
"Berygtet matchfixer på spil: Dansk VM-test udsat for korrupt dommer" - Ekstra Blader, Denmark.
"Mafioso confiesa más juegos amañados" - El Grafico, El Salvador.
"Ugly soccer scandal" - City Press, South Africa.
"The day Raj Perumal got into Zimbabwe" - The Standard, Zimbabwe.
"Ja sam 1997. namjestio utakmicu, BiH je trebala pobijediti 4:0" - ABC, Bosnia.
"Bigger fish unveiled in Wilson Raj's kelong book" - The New Paper, Singapore.
"Raj Perumal, el cerebro de la mafia de las apuestas en el fútbol mundial habla de Córdoba" - La Voz, Argentina.
"Hombre confiesa en libro haber amañado partidos de fútbol en Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador y varios países" - Informe25, Venezuela.
"Il calcioscommesse visto da dentro. Il re dei manipolatori si confessa" - La Repubblica, Italy.
"Sierra Leone: Sports Minister Tells Parliament SLFA Fixes Matches" - Concord Times, Sierra Leone.
"Was Kenya robbed? Match fixer claims to have helped Nigeria, Honduras qualify for 2010 World Cup" - The Standard, Kenya.
"Царят на черното тото замеси Генов в световен скандал" - Novsport, Bulgaria.
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