Persib Bandung

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Persib Bandung
Persib Bandung.svg
Full name Persatuan Sepak Bola
Indonesia Bandung
  • Maung Bandung
    (The Bandung Tigers)
  • Pangeran Biru
    (Blue Prince)
Founded 14 March 1933; 81 years ago (1933-03-14)
Ground Jalak Harupat Soreang Stadium[1]
Bandung, Indonesia
Ground Capacity 45,000
Owner PT. Persib Bandung Bermartabat
President Indonesia Glenn Sugita
Manager Indonesia Umuh Muchtar
Coach Indonesia Djajang Nurjaman
League Indonesia Super League
2013 Indonesia Super League, 4th
Website Club home page
Current season

Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Bandung, commonly known as Persib Bandung, or Persib [per sib], is an Indonesian football club based in Bandung. Persib was founded in June 1933 from a merger of three clubs. Since the beginning of Liga Indonesia era, the team has never been relegated from the top-flight league. Persib had won the Perserikatan championship five times and Liga Indonesia once. They had also reached the quarter-finals in the 1995 Asian Club Championship. Persib play their home games at the Jalak Harupat Soreang Stadium in Bandung Regency. The team's most common nicknames are "Maung Bandung" (The Bandung Tigers) and Pangeran Biru (The Blue Prince). Persib is also notable with their youth development team. The club's U-21 team, Persib Bandung U-21 is competing in the Indonesia Super League U-21. Persib is considered as one of the biggest sports clubs in Indonesia with over 1,000,000 supporters in all of their supporter groups.


Early years[edit]

Persib was formed as Bandoeng Inlandsche Voetbal Bond (BIVB) in 1923. It was one of the nationalist struggle organizations at that time. Noted as the Chairman of BIVB was Mr. Syamsudin which was then forwarded to the son of the Indonesian heroines Dewi Sartika and the first Commissioner of West Java, R. Atot. BIVB utilize Tegallega field as their ground, and several home matches outside the city, like Yogyakarta and Jatinegara.

On April 19, 1930, along with VIJ Jakarta (now Persija Jakarta), SIVB (Persebaya Surabaya), MIVB (PPSM Magelang), MVB (Madiun Putra FC), VVB (Persis Solo), and PSM (PSIM Yogyakarta) participated in the formation of PSSI in a meeting held in Societeit Hadiprojo, Yogyakarta. BIVB was represented by Mr. Syamsuddin. A year later, the annual competition between cities / union was held. BIVB made it into the final league competition in 1933 despite losing VIJ Jakarta.

BIVB then disappeared and reappeared as two associations tinged with Indonesian nationalism, which are Bandung Indonesian Football Association Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Bandung(PSIB) and the National Voetball Bond (NVB). On March 14, 1933, the two associations and several small teams agreed to perform fusion and a new association was born named Persib. They then chose Anwar St. Pamoentjak as Chairman. Other small clubs that joined the Persib were SIAP, Soenda, Singgalang, Diana, Sun, Ovu, RAN, HBOM, JOP, MALTA, and Merapi.

Persib went back to the league competition final in 1934, and lost again to VIJ Jakarta. Two years later, Persib went back in the final, but defeated by Persis Solo. In 1937, Persib finally won the competition in the final over Persis.

At the time, there was also an association football team led by the Dutch, Voetbal Bond Bandung & Omstreken (VBBO). They gained more supporters as they were playing in the city center, such as UNI field and Sidolig filed, while Persib played their game in the countryside, such as Tegallega and Ciroyom.

As time goes on, Persib gained more and more supporters due to the local players and became the only football team in Bandung. Clubs that had been ruled under VBBO like SIDOLIG and UNI joined Persib. VBBO (changed to PSBS as a strategy) then allowed Persib to use several stadiums inside the city, such as the UNI Field, Sidolig Field (now Persib Stadium), and Sparta Field (now Siliwangi Stadium).

Japanese era[edit]

When Indonesia fell to the Japanese side, all of Indonesia's football organizations and activities were banned and discontinued. The Japanese colonial government then set up a new name for Persib that houses the sports events, which was Rengo Kai Tai Iku (連合甲斐泰郁 (Rengō Kai Tai Iku?)).

Physical revolution era[edit]

In the Physical Revolution era after Indonesia's independence, Persib re-showed their existence. But due to circumstances Persib were scattered in different cities, such as in Tasikmalaya, Sumedang, and Yogyakarta due to the Dutch military aggression.

In 1948, Persib was reformed in Bandung. VBBO attempted to rebirth, but failed as Persib that was part of the national struggle's power energetically sought to thwart these efforts. During the NICA occupation, Persib sent several people, among others are doctor Musa, H. Alexa, Rd. Sugeng and the Chairman Munadi.

Persib's struggle was successful and they stood still as the football team that continues to grow. In the period 1953-1957, Persib had a secretariat in Cilentah, which was built by the mayor of Bandung R. Enoch. Before the end of R. Soendoro leadership, Persib managed to build a secretariat that until now stood on Jalan Gurame.

Golden era[edit]

At the time, Persib's reputation as one of the Perserikatan league competition team began. During Perserikatan, Persib had been crowned as champions for four times, namely in 1961, 1986, 1990, and the last competition in 1994. Persib had also managed to finish as runners-up in 1950, 1959, 1966, 1983, and 1985.

However after the champions, Persib achievement tended to decrease. The climax occurred when they almost got relegated to Division I in 2003. Luckily, through the playoffs, the team managed to stay in the Liga Indonesia.

Modern era[edit]

Persib is known as a frequent contributor to both junior and senior national team. Among the players are Risnandar Soendoro, Nandar Iskandar, Adeng Hudaya, Herry Kiswanto, Adjat Sudrajat, Yusuf Bachtiar, Dadang Kurnia, Robby Darwis, Budiman Yunus, Nur'alim, Yaris Riyadi, Erik Setiawan and Eka Ramdani. Some of the active national players in Persib are I Made Wirawan, Supardi Nasir, Firman Utina, Muhammad Ridwan, and Ferdinand Sinaga. Persib had also signed naturalized Dutch-born player, Sergio van Dijk.

Colors, kits and badge[edit]

A shield with stylized green mountain, black building, sea with blue-white stripes, and yellow sky and the word "Persib" and the club's birth year "1933" on the sky.
Logo used from 1996 to 2003

The club colors are officially blue and white according to its statute and is used by the fans, the combination "biru-bodas" (blue-white), in their songs and chants. These were the colors of Siliwangi Kingdom. The team's home kit is blue jersey and blue shorts, while the away kit is white jersey and white shorts. The team's original badge was implemented in 1996 consisting of the team's name, Persib Bandung, above the logo of Bandung government. The green mountain means prosperous land, the yellow sky means welfare, the black building means solid, and white and blue stripes means purity & fidelity. It also symbolizes many of the attributes of the team, including speed and power. The logo was redesigned before the 2001 season. The current design reoriented a firmer emblem with black lines and other lines also emphasized.

Kit apparel[edit]

Persib's kit was made by Nike from 2000 to 2003 and Vilour from 2006 to 2009 and Diadora in 2009. The shirt always carries a lot of sponsor, due to Persib's popularity. The following is a list of shirt apparel by year:

Season Apparel
1994–1996 Adidas
1999-2000 Reebok
2000-2003 Nike
2003–2009 Vilour
2009-2010 Diadora
2010-2011 Joma
2011-2012 Mitre
2012–2015 League


Bank BJB was announced as the main jersey sponsor on Jan 31, 2014 for a year agreement, replacing the previous sponsor One Heart Honda. Other sponsors include Extra Joss, KantorPOS, Indosat IM3, and Corsa Tire.


Persib play their home matches at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium after their previous stadium, Siliwangi Stadium doesn't meet the criteria for 2014 ISL onwards. Persib's new home stadium, Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium is still under construction which is scheduled to finish in 2014.

Si Jalak Harupat Stadium home of Persib Bandung for the 2013-2014 season .
Gelora Bandung Lautan Api will be the home of Persib Bandung for the 2015 season onwards.

For the training pitch and players' flat, they use Persib Stadium (former Sidolig Stadium) in Jl. Ahmad Yani, which was formerly known as Sidolig Stadium.

Club culture[edit]

Supporters & mascot[edit]

Supporters display a celebration during a match against the Arema Cronus F.C..

Persib's supporters is called Bobotoh and has four major supporters groups; Viking Persib Club, the Bomber (Bobotoh Maung Bandung Bersatu), Flowers City Casuals and the Ultras Persib. Each group has a designated section of the home stadium. All four clubs host public tailgates before home matches, and are known for singing, streamers, large drum, and harassment of the opposition during the game.

Persib's mascot is Maung, the Sundanese language of the Javan Tiger.

Rivals and affinities[edit]

Persib shares a cross-town rivalry with Persija Jakarta called Derbi Indonesia (Indonesia Derby), which is considered as the fiercest rivalries in Indonesian football. In this derby, Persib had won 6 times out of 29 clashes. Persib also had rivalries with Persebaya Surabaya and PSMS Medan, rooting from the Perserikatan era. The rivalries are called Derbi Klasik (Classic Derby). They also shares a rivalry with Bandung Raya which is called Derbi Jawa Barat (West Java Derby) or Derbi Bandung (Bandung Derby) due to their same location. Persib's supporters have a very dark relationship with Persija's supporters group, The Jakmania. There have been many events and incidents that occurred as a result of enduring hostility these two hard-line supporters. However in 2014, there had been a reconciliation held by Polda Jabar to avoid unnecessary future clashes.


Persib was previously owned by city government and its budget was allocated from the city budget. In accordance with the regulations of Permendagri No. 13/2006 which was revised to Permendagri No. 59/2007, professional clubs are no longer allowed to use government budget. This conditions forced 36 Football Union as the stakeholder of Persib agreed to give a mandate to the former Bandung Mayor Dada Rosada to save Persib so it can still enter the competition. PT Persib Bandung Bermartabat then founded in 20 August 2009 as the legal basis of the club.

Billionaire investor Erick Thohir, a primary financial backer and director of Mahaka Media, owned 70% share of Persib Bandung while the other 30% owned by PT Persib Bandung Bermartabat.

In July 2012, Persib earned a strategic partnership with US Major League Soccer club D.C. United and Serie A club Inter Milan in September 2013 due to Erick Thohir ownership. The goal of the partnership is to enhance the sporting and commercial success of the respective clubs by sharing expertise and experience as well as creating new opportunities for the clubs in both areas.

Affiliated clubs[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

Reserves and Academy[edit]

For the reserve team, see Persib Bandung U-21.


For details on former players and coaches, see Persib Bandung former players and coaches.

First team[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position
1 Muhammad Nathsir Indonesia GK
12 Shahar Ginanjar Indonesia GK
78 I Made Wirawan Indonesia GK
3 Vladimir Vujović Montenegro CB
6 Tony Sucipto Indonesia SB
13 Muhammad Agung Pribadi Indonesia SB
16 Achmad Jufriyanto Indonesia CB
18 Jajang Sukmara Indonesia SB
22 Supardi Nasir Indonesia SB
28 Abdul Rahman Sulaiman Indonesia CB
7 Atep Rizal (vice-captain) Indonesia SM
8 Muhammad Taufiq Indonesia CM
10 Makan Konaté Mali AM
15 Firman Utina (captain) Indonesia AM
23 Muhammad Ridwan Indonesia SM
24 Hariono Indonesia DM
17 Ferdinand Sinaga Indonesia ST
19 Sigit Hermawan Indonesia ST
21 Djibril Coulibaly Mali ST
11 Rudiyana Indonesia ST
82 Tantan Indonesia ST


Persib had won the Perserikatan championship five times and Liga Indonesia Premier Division once. They had also reached the quarter-finals in the 1995 Asian Club Championship.

National Level[edit]

National League[edit]

  • Perserikatan
    • Champions (5): 1937, 1961, 1986, 1990, 1994
    • Runner-up (8): 1933, 1934, 1936, 1950, 1959, 1960, 1982/1983, 1984/1985
  • Indonesian League
    • Champions (1): 1995

National Cup[edit]

  • Indonesian Cup
    • Champions (0):
    • Runner-Up (0):

National Tournament[edit]

  • Siliwangi Cup
    • Champions (4): 1981, 1989, 1994, 2000
  • Persija Cup
    • Champions (1): 1991
  • Kang Dada Cup
    • Champions (1): 2008
  • Celebes Cup
    • Champions (1): 2012
  • Jusuf Cup
    • Champions (1): 1979
  • Juara Cup
    • Champions (1): 1957

International Level[edit]

  • Pesta Sukan (Sultan Brunei Cup)
    • Champions (1): 1986
  • AFC Champions League
    • Quarterfinal (1): 1995
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1995 Asian Club Championship First round Thailand Bangkok Bank 2–0 1–0
Second round Philippines Pasay City F.C. 3–1 1–2
Quarterfinal Japan Verdy Kawasaki 2–3
Quarterfinal South Korea Ilhwa Chunma 2–5
Quarterfinal Thailand Thai Farmers Bank 1–2


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