FI 09: Kim Kurniawan: Football, life and Persib Bandung

Kim Kurniawan has had a tough road to success as a professional footballer.

The midfielder suffered a couple of career-threatening injuries and had to travel thousands miles away from the country of his birth. However he has battled back to become a crucial part of the squad at Persib Bandung

Right now, he is recovering from a broken leg but he spoke to Football Indonesia about football, life and, of course, Persib Bandung.

FI 08: Danny Guthrie - Why I moved to Mitra Kukar

The 2018 Liga1 campaign is nearly upon us.

One of the most eye-catching pre-season signings has been Mita Kukar’s capture of Danny Guthrie. The midfielder has extensive experience in the Premier League and The Championship in England. He rose through the ranks at Liverpool then for a host of other clubs, notably Newcastle, Reading and Blackburn.

But what made Guthrie swap Ewood Park to East Kalimantan? How has he found the transition and what does he want to achieve in Indonesia?

FI 07: Arthur Irawan - Europe, entrepreneurship and fighting back

Arthur Irawan is a rarity in Indonesian football.

He comes from Jakarta but received his education in the game in England, Spain and Belgium with the likes of Manchester United, Espanyol and Malaga. In 2017 he returned back home to spend his first full season playing in Indonesia.

But it was far from plain-sailing. 

In this podcast he talks about his injury-hit time with Persija Jakarta last term, education abroad, Manchester United, his tech start-up, his religion, dealing with criticism on social media, moving positions and where he might play his football next season.