Remember when the Brunei Sultan’s nephew visited Leicester three years ago? Then everyone dubbed him the world’s richest footballer – Faik Bolkiah’s fortune is estimated to be around $ 20 billion. It appears that the “royal” football squad has been replenished – the ex-defender of Espanyol and Swansea Jordi Amat has been recognized as the prince of one of Indonesia’s islands.
What caused it to happen?
Jordi was born on the outskirts of Barcelona in the municipality of Canet de Mar. His parents are Catalans who have never lived in another country for more than a year.
The origin of grandmother Amat, on the other hand, is far more intriguing.
She is from the Indonesian island of Siau, where she was not only born, but is also considered a princess. This was discovered when Jordi applied for Indonesian citizenship for the benefit of the local team. He was a member of the Spanish youth team of all ages, but he never made it to the first team. The player discovered an unexpected alternative solution in October.
He claims that he was simply guided by his grandmother’s strange stories as a child.
“My grandmother used to tell me funny stories when I was a kid. For example, I am the Indonesian region’s crown prince. She claimed to be 100% Indonesian and that she could prove it at any time. I didn’t take it seriously at all. I assumed it was a common occurrence. It had no effect on my personality. “I’ve always been completely focused on Spain,” Jordi explained to Marca..
Amat first obtained citizenship, after which he conducted an examination and discovered that his great-grandfather ruled on the island of Siau. Jordi is a third-generation descendant of Manalang Doelada Kansil, according to the Archipelago Council of Kingdoms.
He is now known as Pengeran Jordi Amat. As we are more familiar with – Prince Amat.
What exactly is Siau?
The island’s size is estimated to be around 160 square kilometers. According to the 2020 census, the population is 45,804 people..
You may have heard of the island because of the Karangetang volcano, one of Indonesia’s most active. There have been as many as 40 eruptions recorded there since 1675. The most devastating occurred in 1992, when six people were killed. At least four more eruptions have occurred since then.
Because much of Siau’s territory is untouched forest, there are numerous interesting things to see. Otus siaoensis, for example, is a rare species of owl. We call it Siaus splyushka. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the species is critically endangered. The smaller size and unique vocalization set it apart.
Tarsier, a tiny insectivorous primate with enormous eyes, is another island pride. Siau is home to one of the world’s rarest subspecies. It has a less golden back and more gray belly, a larger skull, and one-syllable morning calls rather than two-syllable morning calls.”
However, Amat has not yet considered nature. His main concern is the economy. “You know, everything has a place in life. This is clearly not comparable to the title of prince in Spain. I want to work for these people’s benefit. I have a lot of work to do. “This is especially true in economic terms.”