Southeast Asia Indonesia

Five high-profile footballers playing in Indonesia’s Liga 1 this season

1. Michael Essien (Persib Bandung)

The former Chelsea and Ghanaian international made the headlines by his surprise move to Persib Bandung in March, signing a one-year contract.

At the age of 34, Essien is perhaps not the tireless midfielder he once was, but his vast European experience could prove to be a decisive factor for Persib’s campaign this season.

Essien enjoyed tremendous success when he was playing for Chelsea, winning 4 FA Cups, 2 Premier Leagues, 1 League Cup and 1 Champions League.

Persib have already reaped the benefit of signing Essien by selling over 1,000 jerseys in the past 3 weeks.