Mitra Kukar F.C.

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Mitra Kukar
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Full name Mitra Kutai Kartanegara Football Club
Nickname(s) Si Naga Mekes
(The Fierce Dragon)
Founded 1979
Ground Aji Imbut Stadium
Ground Capacity 35,000
Owner PT. Kutai Kartanegara Sport Mandiri
Chairman Endri Erawan
Head coach Scott Cooper
League Indonesia Super League
2014 3rd in Second Round
Website Club home page

Mitra Kukar Football Club is an Indonesian football club based in Tenggarong, Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan. They currently compete in Indonesia Super League.

History[edit]

This club was founded in 1979,[1] where they were named Niac Mitra or Mitra Surabaya in the 1990s. After relegated to First Division, the club moved to Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan and were renamed to Mitra Kalteng Putra (MKP)[2] in 1999. At the end of 2001 season, the club was relegated to the Second Division. Financial problems made the club to be loaned to H Suryanto Anwar, making them moved to Tenggarong, Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, where they were renamed to Mitra Kukar.[2] The new ownership made a great impact. On the end of the 2003 season, Mitra Kukar succeeded to be promoted to First Division. On the 2005 season, the new owner fully bought Mitra Kukar. By the end of 2007 season, Mitra Kukar succeeded to be promoted to Premier Division, after finishing first in the group stage. On the 2010/2011 Premier Division, Mitra Kukar was promoted to Indonesia Super League after finishing third in the final round.

Team Officials[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

Role Name
Head Coach England Scott Cooper
Assistant Coach Indonesia Sukardi
Assistant Coach Indonesia Rudy Eka Priyambada
Goalkeeper Coach Indonesia Joice Sorongan
Team Doctor Indonesia Radjiman
Masseur Indonesia Uthe

Management[edit]

Role Name
Chairman Indonesia Endri Erawan
Manager Indonesia Rony Fauzan
Secretary Indonesia Trias Slamet

Players[edit]

NOTE: Starting 2015 season, PT. Liga Indonesia has reduced the number of foreign players allowed to be used by clubs to only three players.[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Indonesia DF Irfan Raditya
5 Indonesia MF Hendra Ridwan
7 Indonesia MF Zulham Zamrun
13 Indonesia DF Gunawan Dwi Cahyo
15 Indonesia DF Samsudin
16 Indonesia MF Misriadi Didiet
19 Indonesia FW Zulvin Zamrun
20 South Korea DF Park Chul-hyung
21 Indonesia GK Joice Sorongan
22 Indonesia DF Tigam Alif Farisma
24 Indonesia DF Diego Michiels
25 Indonesia FW Yogi Rahadian
No. Position Player
27 Indonesia DF Dedi Gusmawan
35 Indonesia GK Riki Pambudi
77 Indonesia DF Danan Puspito
Indonesia GK Ravi Murdianto
Indonesia MF Ryuji Utomo Prabowo
Indonesia DF Mahdi Fahri Albaar
Indonesia GK Wawan Hendrawan
Indonesia MF Gavin Kwan Adsit
Indonesia DF Syahrizal Syahbuddin
Indonesia FW Rachmat Afandi
Indonesia DF Rudolf Yanto Basna

Sponsorship[edit]

Shirt sponsor

  • Petrona
  • Bank Kaltim

Official Sponsor

  • ABP
  • PT. Beton Kaltim

Kit supplier[edit]

Achievement[edit]

  • Winners (3): 1980-82, 1982-83, 1987-88
  • Runner up (1): 1988-89
  • Winners (1): 1979

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1988/89: Qualifying round
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1988/89 Asian Club Championship Qualifying round Brunei Bandaran 1–3
Qualifying round Malaysia Pahang FA 0–0
Qualifying round Thailand Royal Thai Air Force 2–1
Qualifying round Singapore Geylang International 1–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "View Topic - Andai Ada Galatama Lagi". LigaIndonesia.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Profil Klub Mitra Kukar". MitraKukar.com. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  3. ^ "ISL 3, DU Tanpa Ekspatriat" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mitra Kukar Resmi Disponsori Joma" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

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