Oktovianus Maniani

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Oktovianus Maniani
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Personal information
Full name Oktovianus Maniani
Date of birth (1990-10-27) 27 October 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Jayapura, Indonesia
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Perseru Serui
Number 87
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 PSMS Medan 26 (3)
2009 Persidafon Dafonsoro 8 (0)
2010 Persitara Jakarta Utara 14 (2)
2010–2011 Sriwijaya 16 (3)
2011–2012 Persiram Raja Ampat 20 (3)
2013 Persiter Ternate 6 (1)
2013 Barito Putera 14 (2)
2014– Perseru Serui 5 (2)
National team
2005 Indonesia U-15
2005 Indonesia U-17
2011–2013 Indonesia U-23 14 (0)
2010– Indonesia 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 February 2013

Oktovianus Maniani (born 27 October 1990 in Jayapura, Indonesia) is an Indonesian footballer who currently plays for Perseru Serui. Popularly known simply as "Okto," he gained nationwide popularity in his early caps for the national team, mainly during the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, where he is considered as one of the contributing players along with teammate Irfan Bachdim.[1] His favourite player is Elie Aiboy. He is considered as one of ten Asia players that could hit in Europe by ESPN Soccernet.[2]

Early life[edit]

Okto was born in Jayapura, Papua, to Benjamin Maniani, a fisherman, and Dorince May, both indigenous Papuans. Okto spent his childhood helping his father fishing in the beach of Hamidi, Papua.[3]

International career[edit]

His first cap for Indonesia was in a friendly match against Uruguay on 8 October 2010, where he played as a substitute. His well performance in the match led him being placed in the starting lineup by coach Alfred Riedl in another friendly game four days later against Maldives where he scored his first goal for the national team. After the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, Okto is part of the under-23 team which competed in the Pre-Olympic Tournament and the 2011 Southeast Asian Games.[4]

Indonesian's goal tally first.

Style of play[edit]

Okto is well known for his blistering pace and could easily exposed the opponent's defender via his powerful pace and speed.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Meriam Magdalena Worumboy, and together they have 2 children; Benyamin Elia Maniani and Carien Christine Maniani.

Honours[edit]

Club honors[edit]

Sriwijaya

Country honors[edit]

Individual honors[edit]

References[edit]