Despite failing to break their finals curse and finishing as runners-up for a record sixth time in the tournament’s 25-year history, it was still a hugely positive campaign featuring a valiant effort by a youthful and talented Indonesia outfit.

Led by coach Shin Tae-yong, the team’s AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 campaign was the youngest squad Indonesia has ever fielded for the tournament. Following stand-out performances by several players during the campaign, the fans have reason to look forward to a bright future from the promising Indonesia side that is capable of challenging for the titles in the years ahead.

We have shortlisted six exciting players and would like you to pick the number one player that has impressed you the most during the competition. Cast your votes and help decide who was the best Indonesian Player at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020.

Pratama Arhan

The 20-year-old full-back is arguably the breakout star of the tournament and a worthy winner of the GOAL NXGN Award.

Putting in stellar performances both defensively and offensively, Arhan capped off his brilliant display at the tournament with two assists and two goals, including his worldie against Malaysia and the all-important late equaliser against Singapore in the semi-final.

Asnawi Mangkualam

Being named the captain at a young age of 22 certainly didn’t fazed him. Asnawi led by example and has been solid and consistent for his team throughout the tournament.

The right-back showed fantastic energy up and down the flank, covering opposition forwards defensively while also offering plenty going forward, with a goal and an assist to his name.

Alfeandra Dewangga

Dewangga was an absolutely vital player for Indonesia and his mature performances and excellent reading of the game belie his age.

While he has also showed his versatility by playing in midfield at times, the 20-year-old has proven to be an absolute rock at the back when he played in central defence. No other player could match his defensive work – he topped the charts as the player with the most clearances and interceptions during the tournament. Not to mention, his Man of the Match display against Vietnam in the group stage was pivotal in holding the defending champions to a goalless draw.

Ricky Kambuaya

Whenever Kambuaya steps onto the pitch, you can be sure that he will give his all and have every blade of grass covered. His Man of the Match performance against Thailand in the second leg of the finals showed just what the central midfielder was all about – an all-action display coupled with his high work rate.

In every game, the 25-year-old has defended resiliently and helped his team win the ball back at crucial points, while he also recorded a goal and an assist at the tournament.

Witan Sulaeman

Another young starlet who has burst onto the scene at the tournament, Sulaeman has been Indonesia’s creative catalyst and has dazzled many opposition defenders with his quick feet, movement, and vision.

The exciting 20-year-old winger/attacking midfielder has provided the most assists in the competition, with five to his name, while also chipping in with two goals.

Irfan Jaya

Jaya had a fantastic campaign for Indonesia, whether it is within the starting line-up or as an impact off the bench. The 25-year-old offered that flexibility to interchange positions and has played through the middle and on both flanks, each time imposing his classy but industrious presence on the field.

He also finished the campaign as Indonesia’s leading goal scorer with three goals, as well as two assists.