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Adam Mitter: the celebrity English ‘king’ of Indonesian football | Will Unwin

Globetrotting defender plays in front of 40,000-plus fans, one of whom declared the day they met ‘the best day of my life’

In Indonesia Adam Mitter is known as “the King”. The English defender is Persiraja Banda Aceh’s captain in the country’s top flight, the latest move in a nomadic life that looks on paper more like a backpacking holiday than a professional football career.

Mitter has played in Sweden, India, the Philippines, Canada and Singapore since leaving the UK after spells with Blackpool and Hibernian. The centre-back has captained five of the seven clubs he has represented, a sign of the respect he has earned, despite being relatively unknown in his homeland.

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