|Full name||Irfan Haarys Bachdim|
|Date of birth||August 11, 1988|
|Place of birth||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Forward, Winger|
|2013||→ Sriracha (loan)||15||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 January 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Bachdim was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands to a former Indonesian footballer of Arab Indonesian descent, Noval Bachdim and Dutch mother, Hester van Dijk.
He started his career in Ajax along with Mitchell Donald, Jeffrey Sarpong, Christian Supusepa and Ryan Babel, but moved to Hoofdklasse side SV Argon after 3 years. He became the top scorer in the league, despite his position as a midfielder.
FC Utrecht scouted him and brought him to FC Utrecht. He was the first choice for the FC Utrecht junior team and sometimes played for the reserve team. He made his debut for FC Utrecht in Eredivisie on 17 February 2008, playing 90 minutes against VVV-Venlo.
Bachdim desire to play in Indonesia was finally realized when he joined the club Persema Malang with Timo Scheunemann as his coach at that time. The contract was signed on 9 August 2010. His performance in his first game for the Indonesia national team made him well known among the Indonesian public.
Bachdim gave a trial at Thailand club BEC Tero Sasana where he was able to give an average performance, then he was not selected by team. Later he was signed by another Thailand club Chonburi on a 2 years contract.
In early December 2013 J-League clubs Vegalta Sendai and Ventforet Kofu trialed Irfan Bachdim for 2 weeks. He said that if he did not get a contract with these clubs, he would go back to Chonburi to prove himself to the new manager.
Bachdim announced on Monday, January 27 2014 that he had officially joined J. League first-division side Ventforet Kofu.
According to Ventforet, the club thought highly of the forward’s potential during a tryout held by the J. League Players Association. His fast playing style caught the club’s eye even though he wasn’t in top physical condition at the time.
Ventforet general manager Satoru Sakuma said Bachdim will be the J. League’s first Indonesian player and his contract will run through the end of the 2014 season.
Japanese media on Monday, December 22 2014 published that Consadole Sapporo has signed the Indonesia international Irfan Bachdim from Ventforet Kofu. The introduction of Irfan Bachdim as one of six new players of the club was presented on January 20th 2015.. On May 3, 2015 Irfan Bachdim made his first J2 appearance on Sunday in Consadole Sapporo’s 3-0 win over leaders Jubilo Iwata. After replacing Brazilian teammate Nildo on the right wing, Irfan drew cheers from the crowd when he streaked up the sideline and sent a well-placed cross in his first play.
Bachdim is well known for starring in many product advertisements including Pocari Sweat, Suzuki, Nike, and many more. He is one of very select few Indonesian Footballers who have appeared in other scopes outside of football. He rapidly gained a large following, particularly among women.
Bachdim has been in a relationship with Kim Kurniawan sister, Jennifer Kurniawan for 5 years. In July 8, 2011, Bachdim and his German-Chinese Indonesian model Jennifer Kurniawan tied the knot in Germany amid inter-religious marriage issues due to there are no regulation in Indonesia that allows mixed-marriages between people who follow different religions.
- "Stats Centre: Irfan Bachdim Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-05-26.
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