Despite a successful stint in China with Chongqing Lifan, Brendon Santalab decided to take up Tony Popovic's offer to return to the A-League, and the rest they say is history.
Four years ago, Santalab thought his football career was on track. Based in China, he'd done a stint with Chengdu Blades and was scoring freely at Chongqing.
There were no plans to return to Australia, at least not in the near future.
Until former Sydney FC teammate Tony Popovic asked the striker yet again to play for his...