Indonesia Super League
|This article is outdated. (January 2014)|
|Number of teams||18 (2008-2013)
18 (since 2016)
|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||Persipura Jayapura
|Most championships||Persipura Jayapura (3 titles)|
|2014 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.
- 1 Stadium and locations (2014 season)
- 2 ISL U-21
- 3 Championship history
- 4 Awards
- 5 Stats and players
- 6 Sponsorship
- 7 Television broadcasting
- 8 Foreign players
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Stadium and locations (2014 season)
^1 Perseru Serui is using Mandala Stadium in Jayapura due to Marora Stadium being renovated to meet the stadium standards set by the league.
^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.
^3 PSM Makassar is using Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium in Surabaya because their stadium is being renovated to meet standards.
^4 Putra Samarinda move the remaining home games of the Segiri Stadium towards Palaran Stadium.
Building and managing a complete U-21 team is one of the requirements for clubs participating in the ISL. Those U-21 teams will participate in the Indonesia Super League U-21 which is held in parallel with the main competition. In 2009-10, Persib Bandung U-21 team won the league, then Persela U-21 won the title two years in a row (2011 & 2012).
ISL U-21 champions
|2008-09||Pelita Jaya U-21||Persita U-21||Persib Bandung U-21|
|2009-10||Persib Bandung U-21||Pelita Jaya U-21||Persipura Jayapura U-21|
|2011||Persela U-21||Semen Padang FC U-21||Persiwa Wamena U-21|
|2012||Persela U-21||Persisam Putra Samarinda U-21||Pelita Jaya U-21|
|2013||Sriwijaya FC U-21||Mitra Kukar U-21||Persipura Jayapura U-21|
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
||2008–09, 2010–11, 2013|
|2008-09|| Boaz Solossa
Persik Kediri/Persib Bandung
|2010-11||Boaz Solossa||Persipura Jayapura||22|
|2013||Boaz Solossa||Persipura Jayapura||26|
Best Young Players
|2009-10||Oki Dwi Putra||Bandung|
|2008-09||LA Mania||Persela Lamongan|
Stats and players
|4||Herman Dzumafo Epandi||65|
|8||Boakay Eddie Foday||61|
|(Italics denotes players still playing professional football,
Bold denotes players still playing in the Indonesia Super League).
- 2008–2011: Djarum (Djarum Indonesia Super League)
- 2011–2012: antv (Indonesia Super League)
- 2013–present: BV Sport (Indonesia Super League), Indosat IM3 (now MNC IM3), Indosat Mentari (now MNC Mentari)
- tvOne (Live): Weekday (Monday to Friday)
- antv (Live): Weekend (Saturday to Sunday)
Live Streaming via internet:
The first edition of ISL used the same 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.
Since the 2014 edition, Indonesian FA has applied a new restriction as known as "3+1" format, in which at least 1 of 4 foreign players in every club are originated from Asian countries. Furthermore, those foreign players need to conform with the following condition:
- 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.
- "Perseru Pilih Satu Kandang dengan Persipura". bolanews.com. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
- "PSM Makassar Pilih Surabaya Jadi Homebase Sementara". bola.net. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
- "Putra Samarinda Resmi Pindah Ke Stadion Palaran". goal.com. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
- Catatan DISL 2009/2010
- (Indonesian) Official website of Liga Indonesia
- (Indonesian) List of Asian players in 2009-10 ISL
- (English) RSSSF.com - Indonesia - List of (Semi-)Professional Champions