Pelita Bandung Raya
|Full name||Pelita Bandung Raya|
|Nickname(s)||The Blue Rhino
The Boys Are Back
|Founded||November 11, 1986|
|Ground||Si Jalak Harupat Stadium|
|Owner||Ari Dewanto Sutedi|
|Chairman||Marco Gracia Paulo|
|League||Indonesia Super League|
|2013||Indonesia Super League, 15th|
|Website||Club home page|
Pelita Bandung Raya (formerly Pelita Jaya FC) is an Indonesian football team based in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, founded on November 11, 1986. It was one of the most successful clubs in the Galatama era.
In the mid 90s, Pelita Jaya FC recruited several legendary World Cup footballers such as Mario Kempes, Roger Milla, Jules Onana, and Maboang Kessack. In 2011, the club completed a phenomenal transfer by signing Malaysian striker Safee Sali, who was crowned as top scorer at the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup.
In October 2012, Pelita Jaya was sold by the club owner PT Pelita Jaya Cronus to Ari Dewanto Sutedi, the owner of Bandung Raya and President Director of PT Retower Asia. "Since 100 percent of Pelita Jaya's shares has been purchased by Bandung Raya, they will automatically powers the entire club for the next season, with a new name, of course," said Commissioner of PT Pelita Jaya Cronus, Andika Andrayudha Bakrie.
After the official purchase Pelita Jaya, Bandung Raya will automatically have the right to perform in the 2013 Indonesia Super League. President Retower Asia–Ari Dewanto Sutedi–as the club owner, said that they will realize their ambitions to revive the club's golden era. "We want to restore the glory of Bandung Raya as it was in the past," said Ari.
- 1986/87 - Runner-up
- 1987/88 - Runner-up
- 1988/89 - Champions
- 1990 - Champions
- 1993/94 - Champions
Performance in AFC competitions
- Asian Club Championship: 4 appearances
- Pelita Mastrans (1997; lists the major shareholder of the transportation community)
- Pelita Bakrie (1998-1999; includes the name of the owner of a majority stake Pelita)
- Pelita Solo (2000-2002; home base at Manahan Stadium, Solo)
- Pelita Krakatau Steel (2002-2006)
- Pelita Jaya Purwakarta (2006-2007)
- Pelita Jabar (2008-2009); home base in Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung
- Pelita Jaya Karawang FC (2010-2012); home base in Singaperbangsa Stadium, Karawang
- Pelita Bandung Raya (since 2012)
|6||Dias Angga Putra||SB|
|11||Agus Indra Kurniawan||AM|
|Head Coach||Dejan Antonic|
|Assistant Coach|| Darko Vargec
|Goalkeeping Coach||Gatot Prasetyo|
|Fitness Coach||Kartono Pramdhan|
|Kit Man|| Arifin
|Owner||Ari Dewanto Sutedi|
|President Director||Marco Gracia Paulo|
|Team Secretary||Teguh Cahyo|
|Media Officer||Budi Kresnadi|
All time top scorer
|2009–2010 (Pelita Jaya)
2013 (Pelita Bandung Raya)
Pelita Bandung Raya have a very tough competition with Persib Bandung. This game is often called the Derby Bandung.
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