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Life After Football ISSUE 81 is out now!

ISSUE 81 is themed ‘Champions’. On our cover, we feature Jeremie Frimpong who had an incredible and unbeaten season in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen, lifting the club’s first-ever title. Additionally, we spoke with the 18-year-old Dutch talent Wieke Kaptein, the Indonesian superstar Rafael Struick, and Feyenoord’s Brazilian winger Igor Paixão. Furthermore, we had a photoshoot with Estelle Bergkamp and focused on the art scene and interviewed the Dutch artist JEEJ. Order ISSUE 81 now!

Jeremie Frimpong

Jeremie Frimpong (23) wrote history with Bayer Leverkusen this season. His club won the Bundesliga title for the first time and also added the German Cup to their trophy cabinet. In his interview, he gives a special insight into the mentality of his team and events from the past that shaped his personality now. The Dutch international also looks ahead to the upcoming European Championships in Germany.

Jeremie Frimpong

Igor Paixão

Last year, he won the Eredivisie with Feyenoord and this year the Cup. Igor Paixão is putting his mark on Feyenoord’s incredible displays more and more. He gives us the secrets to what makes the new Liverpool manager Arne Slot so special and speaks about his childhood dreams and moving to the other side of Brazil to pursue a football career and walk in the footsteps of his hero Ronaldinho.

Igor Paixao

Rafael Struick

Rafael Struick was seventeen when he made the move from amateur to professional football. Four years later, the attacker of ADO Den Haag is one of the most followed footballers on social media in the Dutch football competitions and has worn the kit of the Indonesian national team ten times. He opens up about his anonymous life in The Netherlands and his stardom in Indonesia. He recollects great memories with the national team, from the moment he was first called up to playing against World Cup champions Argentina.

Rafael Struick Issue 81

Wieke Kaptein

The 18-year-old Wieke Kaptein is a fearless champion navigating the tumultuous waves of professional football. Upcoming Summer she moves from Dutch champions FC Twente to Women’s Super League champions Chelsea. In conversation with Life After Football, Kaptein speaks about her upbringing, her debut in professional football, and her upcoming new chapter in London.

Wieke Kaptein Issue 81


The Dutch artist JEEJ has been working hard for the past four years as an artist. His colourful work has caught the attention of Memphis Depay, DJ Afrojack and Dutch rapper Frenna. Currently, his work is also displayed in the United States. JEEJ reminisced on his journey, how he had to go against the grain and the time he painted with Memphis.

JEEJ Issue 81