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Ipswich sensation Elkan Baggott, 17, has huge following on Instagram and YouTube from fans in Indonesia

, Ipswich sensation Elkan Baggott, 17, has huge following on Instagram and YouTube from fans in Indonesia

ON Tuesday, Elkan Baggott made his debut for Ipswich Town in the EFL Trophy against Gillingham.

The 17-year-old featured in a team of youngsters, standing out in defence as the League One side ran out 2-0 victors.

Elkan Baggott made his debut for Ipswich in the EFL Trophy vs Gillingham

And that would’ve, no doubt, filled his social media followers with joy.

Unbelievably, despite being a relative unknown, Baggott NEARLY has as many Instagram followers as his club!

Also, if you combine all the Instagram followers the usual staring eleven for The Blues has, it still wouldn’t reach Baggott’s count of 56,000.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Last year, when Baggot signed scholarship terms with Ipswich, his social media blew up.

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All of a sudden, thousands of Indonesians began following the talent on social media.

Why? Baggot, who was born in Bangkok, has an English father and an Indonesian mother.

It’s the latter heritage he has embraced, representing Indonesia at U19 level.

Having been brought up in the country, it’s who Baggot feels most loyal too.

Football-mad Indonesians are also keen to see how their new favourite footballer is faring in English football.

, Ipswich sensation Elkan Baggott, 17, has huge following on Instagram and YouTube from fans in Indonesia

Baggott has a huge following in Indonesia
, Ipswich sensation Elkan Baggott, 17, has huge following on Instagram and YouTube from fans in Indonesia
On Instagram Baggott has amassed 56,000 followers
, Ipswich sensation Elkan Baggott, 17, has huge following on Instagram and YouTube from fans in Indonesia
Baggott has almost as many followers as his club Ipswich and more than all his team-mates combined

Which is why he has built a strong-arm of 56,000 followers – more than double that Ipswich’s most popular star on Instagram James Norwood, who has 18,000.

Ipswich Town have 75,000 followers themselves.

SOCIAL MEDIA HIT

Many of Baggott’s posts are liked over 10,000 times.

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And when it became evident he was going to make his Ipswich Town well-wishers from across the globe wished him well.

But Baggott isn’t just popular on Instagram. On YouTube he’s getting plenty of traction too.

A number of videos featuring the teen’s talents and viewed (in some cases) hundreds of thousands of times.

, Ipswich sensation Elkan Baggott, 17, has huge following on Instagram and YouTube from fans in Indonesia

In 2019 Baggott signed scholarship terms with Ipswich Town
, Ipswich sensation Elkan Baggott, 17, has huge following on Instagram and YouTube from fans in Indonesia
Indonesian football fans are obsessed with his development and tune into his social media account to find out the latest on Baggott
, Ipswich sensation Elkan Baggott, 17, has huge following on Instagram and YouTube from fans in Indonesia
Baggott has only played once for Ipswich – in the EFL Trophy win over Gillingham

, Ipswich sensation Elkan Baggott, 17, has huge following on Instagram and YouTube from fans in Indonesia

Already an Indonesian U19 international, Baggott is set for a promising future in the game

However, it was an exclusive chat with the Indonesian FA that proved to be the most popular.

So far, that has been viewed unbelievably over a million times.

Should be become a full international, expect his social media numbers to swell even further.

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