Indonesia Super League

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Indonesia Super League
Djarum Indonesia Super League.png
Country  Indonesia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 2008; 6 years ago (2008)
Number of teams 20
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Premier Division
Domestic cup(s) Piala Indonesia
Indonesian Inter Island Cup
International cup(s) AFC Champions League
ASEAN Super League
Current champions Persib Bandung (1st title)
Most championships Persipura Jayapura (3 titles)
TV partners BeritaSatu Sports
Infront Sports & Media (Worldwide)
2015 Indonesia Super League

Indonesia Super League (ISL) (Indonesian: Liga Super Indonesia) is the highest professional level competition for football clubs in Indonesia. This competition is managed by PT Liga Indonesia. It was once replaced with the rival Indonesian Premier League as the top level competition from 2011 to 2013, after which the ISL would once again emerge as the top level competition following the disbandment of the IPL. The opening song in ISL is Bola Bola (Ball Ball) by Indonesian rock band Slank.

Stadium and locations (2014 season)[edit]

Locations of the teams in the 2014 Indonesia Super League. Blue: Western Group. Red: Eastern Group
Club Regency or City Province Stadium Capacity 2013 season
Arema Cronus Malang Regency East Java Kanjuruhan 35,000 2nd in 2013 Super League
Barito Putera Banjar Regency South Kalimantan Demang Lehman 15,000 6th in 2013 Super League
Gresik United Gresik Regency East Java Petrokimia 25,000 9th in 2013 Super League
Madura United Pamekasan Regency East Java Gelora Bangkalan 15,000 10th in 2013 Super League
Mitra Kukar Kutai Kartanegara East Kalimantan Aji Imbut 40,000 3rd in 2013 Super League
Pelita Bandung Raya Bandung Regency West Java Si Jalak Harupat 45,000 15th in 2013 Super League
Persebaya Surabaya Surabaya East Java Gelora Bung Tomo 60.000 2013 Premier Division Champions
Persela Lamongan Lamongan Regency East Java Surajaya 18,000 12th in 2013 Supr League
Perseru Serui Yapen Islands Regency Papua Marora1
2013 Premier Division Runner-up
Persib Bandung Bandung Regency West Java Si Jalak Harupat 45,000 4th in 2013 Super League
Persiba Balikpapan Balikpapan East Kalimantan Persiba 35,000 13th in 2013 Super League
Persiba Bantul Bantul Regency Yogyakarta Sultan Agung 35,000 2013 Premier League team
Persija Jakarta Jakarta DKI Jakarta Gelora Bung Karno 88,083 11th in 2013 Super League
Persijap Jepara Jepara Regency Central Java Gelora Bumi Kartini 25,000 2013 Premier League team
Persik Kediri Kediri East Java Brawijaya Stadium 20,000 2013 Premier Division Third Place
Persipura Jayapura Jayapura Papua Mandala 30,000 2013 Super League Champions
Persiram Raja Ampat Sorong Regency West Papua Maguwoharjo2 40,000 8th in 2013 Super League
Persita Tangerang Karawang West Java Singaperbangsa Stadium 25,000 14th in 2013 Super League
PSM Makassar Makassar South Sulawesi Andi Mattalatta3
Gelora Mandiri Stadium3
Gelora Bung Tomo3
2013 Premier League team
Putra Samarinda Samarinda East Kalimantan Segiri4
7th in 2013 Super League
Semen Padang FC Padang West Sumatra Haji Agus Salim 28,000 2013 Premier League team
Sriwijaya Palembang South Sumatera Gelora Sriwijaya 40,000 5th in 2013 Super League

^1 Perseru Serui is using Mandala Stadium in Jayapura due to Marora Stadium being renovated to meet the stadium standards set by the league.[1]
^2 Persiram Raja Ampat this season using Maguwoharjo Stadium in Sleman because their new stadium in Waisai is under construction and targeted to be completed in 2015.[citation needed]
^3 PSM Makassar is using Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium in Surabaya because their stadium is being renovated to meet standards.[2]
^4 Putra Samarinda move the remaining home games of the Segiri Stadium towards Palaran Stadium.[3]

Indonesia Super League U-21[edit]

Building and managing a complete U-21 team is one of the requirements for clubs participating in the ISL. U-21 teams compete in the Indonesia Super League U-21 which is held in parallel with the main competition.

Championship history[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Third Place
2008–09 Persipura Jayapura Persiwa Wamena Persib Bandung
2009–10 Arema Indonesia Persipura Jayapura Persiba Balikpapan
2010–11 Persipura Jayapura Arema Indonesia Persija Jakarta
2011–12 Sriwijaya Persipura Jayapura Persiwa Wamena
2013 Persipura Jayapura Arema Indonesia Mitra Kukar
2014 Persib Bandung Persipura Jayapura

Before 2008, the highest level of professional soccer competition in Indonesia was the Premier Division. It used the combination format of double round-robin first round and single eliminations second round. Indonesia Super League uses the double round-robin competition format.

Considering only these two ISL editions, Persipura Jayapura is considered as the best achieving clubs, since they could finish the first and second position consecutively. Considering the whole history of top level of professional soccer league in Indonesia, Persebaya Surabaya, Persik Kediri along with Persipura Jayapura are the best achievers, winning the competitions twice.

Most successful club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Years won
Persipura Jayapura
2008–09, 2010–11, 2013
Arema Indonesia
Persib Bandung


Top Scorers[edit]

Year Scorer Club Goals
2008–09 Indonesia Boaz Solossa
Indonesia Cristian Gonzáles
Persipura Jayapura
Persik Kediri/Persib Bandung
2009–10 Paraguay Aldo Baretto Bontang 19
2010–11 Indonesia Boaz Solossa Persipura Jayapura 22
2011–12 Brazil Beto Gonçalves Persipura Jayapura 25
2013 Indonesia Boaz Solossa Persipura Jayapura 25
2014 Cameroon Pacho Kenmogne Persebaya Surabaya 25

Best Referees[edit]

Year Referee Origin
2008–09 Indonesia Najamuddin Aspiran Balikpapan
2009–10 Indonesia Oki Dwi Putra Bandung

Best Supporters[edit]

Year Supporter Club
2008–09 LA Mania Persela Lamongan
2009–10 Aremania Arema Indonesia
2010–11 Aremania Arema Indonesia
2013 Aremania Arema Cronus

Stats and players[edit]

All-time top scorers in the ISL
(ISL goals only)
Rank Player Goals
1 Indonesia Boaz Solossa 84
2 IndonesiaUruguay Cristian Gonzáles 82
3 Brazil Beto 80
4 Cameroon Herman Dzumafo Epandi 65
5 Paraguay Aldo Baretto 64
6 Indonesia Bambang Pamungkas 61
7 Saint Kitts and Nevis Keith Gumbs 61
8 Liberia Boakay Eddie Foday 61
(Italics denotes players still playing professional football,
Bold denotes players still playing in the Indonesia Super League).


Other sponsors[edit]

  • 2015: Bank Papua (Monthly Awards Sponsor)[7]

Television broadcaster[edit]

Foreign players[edit]

The first season of ISL used format for foreign players as the previous edition of top layer league in Indonesia, which allows club to have 4 foreign players from any countries without further restrictions. Only 3 of them are allowed to play together in a match.

Starting with the 2015 season, Indonesian FA has reduced the number of foreign players allowed to be used by clubs to only three players.[11] Furthermore, those foreign players need to conform with the following condition:[12]

  • Players from European or American countries should have played in the second division (third layer of their respective competition system).
  • Players from Asian countries whose club competed in the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup should have played in (at least) in the first division (second layer of their respective competition system).
  • Players from African countries and Asian countries (whose club did not competed in the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup) should have played (at least) in the premier/super league (highest layer of their respective competition system).
  • Players from Southeast Asian countries should be in their national team.

In 2010-2011 edition, Indonesian FA introduced a new restriction regarding registration of new foreign players from African countries. Players from African countries who have never played before in Indonesia Super League shall be an international player for his country. The respective players have to show formal evidences that they have played for their country in official FIFA matches. Players failed to show such evidences will not get permit to play in Indonesia Super League 2010-2011.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Perseru Pilih Satu Kandang dengan Persipura". 22 November 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "PSM Makassar Pilih Surabaya Jadi Homebase Sementara". 20 January 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Putra Samarinda Resmi Pindah Ke Stadion Palaran". 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ferdinand Raih Gelar Pemain Terbaik ISL 2014" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "ISL 2014 Kemungkinan Tanpa Sponsor Rokok" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "PT Liga Indonesia Gaet Sponsor Senilai Rp1,5 Triliun" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "PT Liga Gandeng Bank Papua" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "PT. LI (ISL)" (in Indonesia). Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "MNC Group Siarkan ISL bersama VIVA Group" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "ISL Musim 2015 Tak Bisa Lagi Disaksikan Melalui Antena UHF" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "ISL 3, DU Tanpa Ekspatriat" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Catatan DISL 2009/2010
  13. ^ [1]

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