Kalonda & the Indonesian super star: Diego Michiels

Whether it’s a textbook tackle or a tackle ‘below the belt’, the right fullback from the Indonesian Football Club ‘Sriwijaya FC’ does not take half measures. Besides guarding the flanks for his club, Diego Michiels also does what he does best for the Indonesian national team: being the opponents’ strikers’ worst nightmare.

“You always have to respect your opponent, but they have to respect me even more, always.”

Diego Muhammad bin Robbie Michiels, or Diego Michiels was born on the 8th of August 1990 in Deventer, the Netherlands. He first touched the ball when he was three years old and little Diego found his lifetime passion: football.