Abdul Rahman Gurning

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Abdul Rahman
Personal information
Full name Abdul Rahman Gurning
Date of birth (1958-01-15) 15 January 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth Asahan Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
PSSA Asahan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976-1978 PSSA Asahan
1974-1980 PSS Simalungun
1980-1984 Mercu Buana
1985-1988 PSMS Medan
1989-1990 Pusri
1990-1995 Medan Jaya
1995-1996 Harimau Tapanuli
1996-1997 Medan Jaya
National team
1981-1985 PON North Sumatra
1986 Indonesia
Teams managed
1997-1999 Medan Jaya
2000-2001 PSSA Asahan
2002 PSMS Medan
2003-2004 PON North Sumatra
2003-2004 PS Palembang
2006-2007 Persitara North Jakarta
2008-2009 Persitara North Jakarta (assistant coach)
2009-2011 PSPS Pekanbaru
2011 (1 mounth) PSMS Medan
2011-2012 (7 mounth) Arema IPL (assistant coach)
2012 (40 days) Gresik United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1997.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 October 1986

Abdul Rahman Gurning (born on January 15, 1958 in Kisaran, Asahan Regency) is an Indonesian football player and manager that previously managed a club Gresik United in the Indonesia Super League.[1]



He began his career by playing at local clubs in the Asahan, then he was recruited Kamarudin Panggabean to play in the club Mercu Buana. After the club Mercu Buana broke up, he played for the club Medan Jaya and PSMS Medan.


After retiring as a player, he turned into a football coach with a license A to train a football team. The club has ever trained is Persitara North Jakarta and PSPS Pekanbaru. After success with PSPS he was contracted by PSMS Medan but he soon resigned after a dispute with management. Then he received the proposal Arema Indonesia playing at Indonesia Premier League to be the assistant coach of the Milomir Šešlija, but with the internal problems at the club he resigned. After that he was dealing with Gresik United replace Freddy Muli,[2] before he was sacked by the club because the team did not meet the target.

International careers[edit]

He had a career for the Indonesia national football team playing the Asian Games in Seoul, South Korea in 1986. He brought Indonesia became the fourth champion in the arena.

Coaching license[edit]

  • S3 (1991)
  • S2 (1995)
  • Lisensi C (1997)
  • Lisensi B (1998)
  • Lisensi A (2000).


  1. ^ "Abdul Rahman Gurning Penjegal Para Raksasa" (in Indonesian). korantempo.com. Retrieved 10 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Gurning Resmi Besut Persegres". jpnn.com. Retrieved 31 March 2012.