Diego Michiels

Diego Muhammad bin Robbie Michiels or Diego Michiels (born August 8, 1990 in Deventer, Netherlands)[1] is an Indonesian professional footballer who currently plays for Borneo as a full-back in the Liga 1. Diego is of Dutch-Indonesian roots. His father, Robbie Michiels, is from Jakarta. While his mother, Annet Kloppenburg, is a Dutch citizen.

Diego Michiels
Personal information
Full name Diego Muhammad bin Robbie Michiels
Date of birth (1990-08-08) August 8, 1990
Place of birth Deventer, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Full-back
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
2006 DVV RDC
2007–2009 Go Ahead Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Go Ahead Eagles 17 (0)
2011–2013 Pelita Jaya 45 (0)
2012Arema Indonesia (loan) 18 (0)
2013–2014 Sriwijaya 32 (0)
2014–2015 Mitra Kukar 25 (0)
2015– Borneo 71 (1)
National team
2011–2013 Indonesia U23 16 (0)
2012– Indonesia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2014

International career

In 2011, Diego and Joey Suk were invited by the Indonesian Football Association to play for the Indonesia national under-23 football team in Jakarta. According to the newspaper report, he was interested in joining the Indonesian national team, even though he would have to give up his Dutch passport. Along with Joey and Ruben Wuarbanaran, will be able to play for the Indonesia.[2] He made his debut for Indonesia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification against Bahrain on February 29, 2012.

National team

Indonesia national team


Country honors

Indonesia U-23

Personal life

On November 9, 2012, Diego allegedly violated two criminal code articles on assault in a Jakarta nightclub and faced at least three months and twenty days in jail. On March 7, 2013, he was released from jail.[3]

Diego converted to Islam in 2013 and took the Islamic name Diego Muhammad bin Robbie Michiels.[4]


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