Football becomes the most popular sport in Indonesia after badminton for a long time ago. That makes the football player also becomes popular following their performance in the team. Moreover, when the national team shows their performances with chosen players. It becomes the most popular sport for children in Indonesia.
Not only men but also women come to love Indonesian footballers. Their performance steals the audience’s attention with their charming play or even the handsome face from them.
Speaking of footballer’s popularity, social media becomes the most prominent medium to show how popular they are. Some Indonesian footballers also use one of the media like Instagram.
Now, here we have some of the lists from the most well-known Indonesian footballer from time to time-based on Instagram followers. Check them out below!
1. Bambang Pamungkas
Bambang Pamungkas has more than 1,4 million followers on Instagram. This Persija Jakarta player is quite active in uploading his photos on Instagram. His popularity comes from his performance on every match he had that brings the great history of soccer in Indonesia.
Bambang Pamungkas becomes one of the Indonesian footballer legend and Persija Jakarta. Bepe or Bambang Pamungkas still playing at the age of 39 which was incised 85 caps and 37 goals for the Indonesian national team. He becomes one of the most successful Indonesian athletes in football.
The best achievement from Bambang is shown in so many football matches such as in the national team and many more. Bepe also becomes the sharpest striker with more than eight goals in six matches. The Kemayoran Tiger icon is famous for his gore skills and striker opportunism.
2. Irfan Bachdim
Irfan Bachdim is so popular with about more than 1million followers on Instagram. His name becomes so popular since the AFF cup as he took part as one of the Indonesian national team players in 2010.
In the 2010 AFF Cup, he joined the Indonesian senior national team under coach Alfred Riedl. He made his first debut with the Indonesian national team when the national team won 6-0 in a friendly match against Timor Leste, in Palembang on November 21, 2010.
Now, Bachdim plays for the PSS Sleman team and still exist in the Indonesian national team. In his team, he can occupy various positions such as attacker, midfielder, or in the wing.
3. Stefano Lilipaly
Stefano Lilipaly has about 1million followers in his Instagram account. He pretty often shares his moment on this social media platform. Since 2009 he managed to get a place at Jong FC Utrecht, the junior team second level under the senior team. Even though he has half Indonesian blood, but that becomes some facts about Indonesian sport that you should know about the footballer team.
In his first season at Jong FC Utrecht, he scored about eight goals, including one in his debut match. He played a great role in helping the youth team FC Utrecht win the 2009-10 KNVB Junior Cup.
Since then, his performance is better in so many football matches, and the most memorable was when he contributed to the AFF 2016 cup as one of the Indonesian national football teams. Now, he plays for Bali united and still has an amazing performance in the field.
4. Evan Dimas
Evan Dimas is so popular since he took part in the Indonesian national football team for AFF cup 2013. In the group deciding match against South Korea (12 October 2013), Evan scored a hat-trick that made Indonesia qualify for the 16th time.
Evan Dimas became the top scorer for Indonesia with five goals and made the national team win the AFF Cup for the first time. His Instagram followers reach up to 1 million people which is dominated by Millenials.
5. Andik Vermansah
Andik Vermansah becomes quite popular on Instagram, with more than 800 thousand followers. He shares so many moments about his daily life during the practice pr out of the field.
Andik Vermansyah always brings his team into the satisfied championship with his incredible performances. That is why people love him so much, not only for men but also among women.
Andik Vermansah started his career with Persebaya U-18. With this team, Andik won the East Java Regional Youth League in 2007. And the following year, Andik succeeded in bringing a gold medal to the city of Surabaya in the Provincial Sports Week.
Atep is one of the most popular Indonesian footballers with the Instagram follower that reach more than 760 thousand people. He became one of the Indonesian national football team from 2004 until 2007. He gave a great performance since then and becomes so famous until now.
7. Hansamu Yama Pranata
Hansamu Yama Pranata is quite popular on Instagram, with more than 460 thousand followers. His name became so popular since he was joined at the AFF cup 2013. In this championship, he helped to lead the national team to win the AFF Cup for the first time.
8. Boaz Solossa
Boaz is one of the best strikers that Indonesia has for a long time. He is known for his high scoring instincts, good pass accuracy, left-footed kicks, and above-average dribbling techniques. In terms of scoring goals, Boaz is also the only national soccer player capable of competing with foreign strikers to become the top ISL scorer.
Boaz quiet often shares his moment on Instagram, and he has more than 127 thousand followers. He became so popular when he appeared with the Indonesian National Team at the 2004 Tiger Cup.
So, there are some glances about the most well known Indonesian football players based on their followers on Instagram. Which one of your favorite Indonesian footballer? Have you followed one of them?