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This is the story of how Derek Currie became one of the first European professional footballers ever in Asia, and became an icon of the game's golden age in Hong Kong. In spells with Rangers and Seiko, along with fellow Scots Walter Gerrard and Jack Trainer, he won league titles and trophies aplenty. He also rubbed shoulders with some of the world's best sportsmen and even some pop stars, including Pele, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Rod Stewart, and many more. In Part 2, Currie leaves Ian Petrie's Rangers for new boys Seiko, reuniting with Walter Gerrard and teaming up with a young Wu Kwok-hung. And thus begins one of the fiercest rivalries in Hong Kong football history, as the Watchmen do battle with the historic and much loved South China. Currie also briefly leaves Hong Kong, starts his international career, and, eventually, winds down his career. Share your opinions with us at email@example.com and follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.