Ipswich Town
Elkan Baggott

The First Indonesian Player in EFL Championship

Elkan William Tio Baggott, born in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 23, 2002, is making waves in the world of football. His story is as unique as it is promising. Ipswich Town was his first club, the place where he took his initial steps into the world of football and honed his skills. Before making it to Ipswich Town's senior team, Elkan spent time on loan at various clubs in England, including King's Lynn, Gillingham FC, and Cheltenham Town.

However, it was during the 2022-2023 season that Elkan Baggott truly rose to prominence, notably during his loan spell at Gillingham FC. The highlight of that season was Gillingham's incredible journey in the English League Cup, where they advanced to the fourth round. Their thrilling victory against Brentford FC through a dramatic penalty shootout earned them the right to face Premier League giants Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Elkan's success extends beyond club football. He has made an indelible mark with the Indonesian national team. His debut during the 2020 AFF Championship showcased his prowess, where his towering presence provided a solid foundation for Indonesia's defense. Elkan's international excellence also played a key role in securing Indonesia's qualification for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup and the U-23 Asian Cup.

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