Persib Bandung
Marc Klok

Player for Persib Bandung and Indonesian National team

Marc Klok is the first Dutch footballer without Indonesian roots to make his mark on Indonesia's national football team. His journey has been one of sporting success, growth and unprecedented reach through social media and personal branding.

Klok's football career began in the Netherlands, where his talent was noticed at an early age. He went through FC Utrecht's youth academy, but later encountered obstacles at Jong FC Utrecht. The urge for adventure led him to Scotland, where he played for clubs such as Ross County and Dundee FC. But he only found true footballing happiness when he made the move to Indonesia.

At PSM Makassar, a mid-tier side in the Indonesian Liga 1, Klok found his home in a new country and culture. Football is in the blood of the Indonesian people and Klok soon grew into an absolute star. With his devastating free kicks and distinctive semi-long hair, he reminded many Indonesians of none other than David Beckham.  Not only was Klok a success story on the pitch, but also off it. He conquered social media with his authentic posts and inspirational messages, making a big impression and inspiring many young footballers. Brands also recognised Klok's potential and influence, and partnered with him to strengthen their brand.  

After years of success in Indonesia, Klok was approached by the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) asking if he wanted to naturalise and play for the national team. Klok already felt fully integrated into the country and saw it as an opportunity to inspire young footballers and contribute to the development of football in Indonesia. The naturalisation process was long and complex, but eventually he officially became an Indonesian citizen.  

With his new status as an Indonesian international, Klok made his debut for the national team. He represented Indonesia at the South East Asian Games in Vietnam and has since played 15 international matches for Indonesia's A-team. He also participated in matches for Indonesia's O23 team as a dispensation player. At his club, Persib Bandung, Klok is a key player and is admired for his strong social media strategy and collaborations with international brands.  

Marc Klok's story is an inspiring tale of perseverance, adventure and success. It shows that dreams can come true and that the world of football offers limitless possibilities. At Status Pro Sport, we are proud to be part of Marc Klok's journey and look forward with anticipation to his continued sporting successes and growth, both on and off the football pitch. Off the pitch, Klok is also praised for his strong social media strategy for his personal brading combined with the collaborations he has now done with international leading brands, such as Hublot, Technogym, Dior, Samsonite and many others.‍

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