Andik Vermansyah

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Andik Vermansyah
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Personal information
Full name Andik Vermansyah
Date of birth (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Jember, Indonesia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Barcelona
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2008 Persebaya Surabaya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Persebaya Surabaya 34 (8)
2010–2013 Persebaya 1927 36 (22)
2014– Selangor FA 26 (7)
National team
2012 Indonesia U-21 6 (5)
2011– Indonesia U-23 21 (3)
2012– Indonesia 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 14, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 14, 2014

Andik Vermansyah[1] (born 23 November 1991 in Jember, East Java) is an Indonesian footballer, who currently plays for Selangor in the Malaysia Super League.[2] The attacking midfielder is considered one of the greatest talents in football in Indonesia. He is considered as one of ten Asian players to watch in 2012 by ESPN Soccernet.[3]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Andik Vermansyah started his career with Persebaya (1927) U-18. With Persebaya (1927)U-18, Andik won the East Java Regional Youth League in 2007. And in that year, Andik presented gold medals to the city of Surabaya in the Provincial Sports Week.[4]

In 2008, Andik had a big role in bringing home the gold medal for East Java at National Sports Week, which was held in Kalimantan.[4]

Persebaya[edit]

Andik joined Persebaya (1927)after a successful trial. He succeeded in the trial due to his immense potential and ability. After joining the club, he continued working hard and impressed many with his pace and dribbling ability and eventually broke into Persebaya's first team. And at the age of 17, he was one of the youngest players in the squad at the time. He made his official debut for Persebaya on 29 August 2008, coming on in the 77th minute in a 2-0 victory against Persekabpas Pasuruan.

On 7 September 2012, Vermansyah joined Major League Soccer side D.C. United on trial and played several times for their reserve team but did not sign a contract with them and eventually returned to Persebaya (1927).[4]

On October 6, 2013 following a trial in Ventforet Kofu, in his debut he scored a goal in a reserves match against Shimizu S-Pulse. His performance made headlines in Japanese newspapers and impressed the 2,000 supporters in attendance.

Selangor[edit]

On 1 December 2013, Andik joined Malaysian side Selangor on a two-years contract.[5] He chose Selangor because they offered him a bigger salary than the salary offered by Ventforet Kofu. His salary (a rumored $150,000/yr.) would make him one of the best paid Indonesian athletes.[6]

Early life[edit]

Vermansyah was born in Jember, East Java, to Saman, a Coolie, and Jumiah, a Tailor, both indigenous Javanese. Vermansyah spent his childhood selling ice as a means of earning money for his family. His parents, earning barely enough money for living expenditures, had little fund to help Vermansyah realize his dream as a footballer. At first Vermansyah was not allowed to pursue his footballing career due to his family's economic condition. However, a strongly motivated Vermansyah did not gave up on his dream of becoming a professional footballer. He did everything he could to pursue his dream by all means and to fund his burgeoning career he had to sell cake and ice, even playing football for inter-village tournament, just to be able to buy a pair of football shoes. Vermansyah received his big break when the coach of SSB Suryanaga, Rudi, discovered his talents. Rudi offered Vermansyah to play at a football academy in Jember, free of charge.[7]

International career[edit]

National team[edit]

Indonesia national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 4 1
2013 4 0
2014 0 0
Total 8 1

International goals[edit]

International under-21 goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 February 2012 Track & Field Sports Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Laos Laos U-21 0–1 0–2 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
2 28 February 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Burma Myanmar U-21 0–1 3–1 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
3 4 March 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Philippines Philippines U-21 1–0 3-0 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
4 4 March 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Philippines Philippines U-21 2–0 3-0 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
5 7 March 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Vietnam Vietnam U-21 0–2 0-2 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy

International under-23 goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia Cambodia Cambodia U-23 5–0 6–0 2011 Southeast Asian Games
2 21 November 2013 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia Laos Laos U-23 2–0 3–0 2013 MNC Cup
3 22 November 2013 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea U-23 3–0 6–0 2013 MNC Cup

International goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 November 2012 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Singapore Singapore 1–0 1–0 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup

Honours[edit]

Country honours[edit]

Indonesia U-21
Indonesia U-23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indonesia - A. Vermansyah - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andik Vermansyah" (in Indonesian). Goal.com. 23 November 1991. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Eastern promise: Ten Asian Players to watch in 2012 - ESPNFC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Biodata Lengkap Andik Vermansyah | Berita Sepak Bola
  5. ^ "Transfer News: Andik Vermansyah set to light up the Malaysian Super League". goal.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pilih Selangor, Andik Vermansah Lewatkan Kesempatan Berkembang". tribunnews.com. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Andik Dulunya Penjual Es dari Tambaksari (1)". Persebaya 1927. Retrieved 4 September 2012.