Goalkeeper Marteen Vincent Paes Has Been Naturalized By Indonesia. This Is The Story Of His Career In Football

Goalkeeper Maarten Vincent Paes Has Been Naturalized By Indonesia. This Is The Story Of His Career In Football

Goalkeeper Maarten Vincent Paes has been naturalized by Indonesia. This is the story of his career in football. The competition for the position of goalkeeper for the Indonesian National Team will certainly be tighter. Because PSSI succeeded in helping Maarten Paes move to become an Indonesian citizen, or as a naturalized player. This news emerged after the Instagram of the DKI Jakarta Legal and Human Rights Regional Office uploaded a video of an interview with Maarten Paes on Tuesday, April 30 2024. Complete with a jazz jacket and cap on his head.

After taking the oath of citizenship, then who exactly is Maarten Paes, whose real name is Maarten Vincent Paes and how good is this Dutch-born player? Paes was born on May 14 1998 in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Indonesian Paes blood was obtained from his grandmother who was born in Pare Kediri sub-district, when Indonesia was not yet independent, and was still called the Dutch East Indies.

Paes graduated from the Nijmegen Academy and joined the FC Utrecht u-21 national team in 2018. From 2019 to 2022 Martin has strengthened the FC Utrecht first team and finally in July 2022 the American club FC Dallas asked him to become a permanent player.

Playing in MLS, this 192 cm tall goalkeeper once faced Lionel Messi in the round of 16 of the 2023 League Cup. At that time, FC Dallas lost dramatically to Inter Miami with a score of 5-3. In fact, FC Dallas almost won, but Lionel Messi’s free kick goal in the 85th minute ruined everything.

Meanwhile, PSSI as the parent of Indonesian football must immediately complete all of Maarten’s requirements within a month, because the national team will compete in the second round of the 2026 World qualifiers in the Asian zone in June 2024.