Balikpapan Masters Cup 2017

Date: 5th November, 2017
Location: Stadion Batakan
Kick Off: 17:00
Winners: Liverpool Masters

The inaugural Balikpapan Masters Cup took place on the 5th November 2017 at Stadion Batakan. A three way, round robin tournament was contested by Indonesia Masters, Arsenal Masters and Liverpool Masters.
Masters Football are delighted to have worked alongside our local promoter I-sportaintment on this event. This was the first event Masters Football have had in Balikpapan and the first time an international team had played at Stadion Batakan, it is also the first time these two giant’s of the English game will come head to head on Indonesian soil!

Official Hotel  Grand Jatra
Official Apparel  Superior
Official Broadcaster  RCTI
Official Sponsors – Phillips, Bank Kaltimtara, SilkAir, PPL and Honda
Official Partners  Bank Mandiri, Swiss-belhotel, BSB and FourFourTwo

Liverpool’s squad boast some world class names including Robbie Fowler, Emile Heskey and John Arne Riise whilst Arsenal Masters had Nigerian superstar Kanu and World Cup winner Gilberto Silva making their Masters debuts, alongside the likes of Nigel Winterburn and Lauren. With Premier League, Champions League and World Cup winners on show – it promised to be a real exhibition for the locals to enjoy!

A 4-day itinerary was planned including a Masters golf day, kids soccer clinics, gala dinner’s to meet sponsors and fans, a city jeep tour and a visit to the Mangrove Centre to explore their beautiful rainforest, these activities give the players an opportunity to see the beautiful sights of Balikpapan and allows the public an opportunity to mix closely with their footballing legends.



  • Media work and lunch in Singapore
  • Fly to Balikpapan with SilkAir
  • Travel to Grand Jatra Hotel, Balikpapan
  • Pre-match press conference
  • Meet & Greet with fans

Indonesia Masters

0 - 2

Liverpool Masters

Luis Garcia

Indonesia Masters


1 - 2

Arsenal Masters


League Table


Liverpool Masters

3 2 0 0 5 1 6

Arsenal Masters

3 1 0 1 3 4 3

Indonesia Masters

3 0 2 2 1 4 0


Liverpool Masters

Luis Garcia

3 -

Arsenal Masters

Boa Morte



Man of the Match:
Robbie Fowler

Golden Boot:
Luis Garcia

Team Squads

Liverpool Masters

1 David James goalkeeper
20 Rob Jones defender
2 Stephane Henchoz defender
4 Bjorn Kvarme defender
3 Jan Kromkamp defender
5 Phil Babb defender
22 Steve Harkness defender
12 Fabio Aurelio midfield
6 John Arne Riise midfield
37 Jari Litmanen midfield
11 Albert Riera midfield
25 David Thompson midfield
14 Mark Walters forward
10 Luis Garcia forward
8 Emile Heskey forward
9 Robbie Fowler forward

Arsenal Masters

1 Rami Shaaban goalkeeper
17 David Hillier defender
12 Lauren defender
32 Rhys Weston defender
3 Nigel Winterburn defender
18 Mikael Silvestre defender
23 Gus Caesar defender
22 Ian Selley midfield
4 Stefan Schwartz midfield
19 Gilberto Silva midfield
21 Luis Boa Morte midfield
7 Robert Pires midfield
16 Jimmy Carter midfield
25 Nwankwo Kanu forward
8 Omer Riza forward
15 Anders Limpar forward