Persib Bandung

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Persib Bandung
Persib logo.png
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 Indonesia 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[2]
Website Club home page
Current season

Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Bandung, commonly known as Persib Bandung, or Persib [per sib], is a professional Indonesian football club based in Bandung. The football team plays in the top tier of Indonesian football, Indonesia Super League since 2008. 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 1,500,000 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, Achmad Jufriyanto, Muhammad Ridwan, Hariono, Tony Sucipto, Tantan and Ferdinand Sinaga. Persib had also signed naturalized Dutch-born player, Sergio van Dijk.

On 8 September 2014, Persib got the license as a professional club.[3]

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 team is presently outfitted by Indonesian kit makers, League, for the 2014 season. Their previous kit sponsors include Adidas, Reebok, Nike, Vilour, Diadora, Joma, and England apparel makers, Mitre.

The following is a list of shirt apparel by year:

Season Apparel
1994–1996 Germany Adidas
1999-2000 England Reebok
2000-2003 United States Nike
2003–2009 Indonesia Vilour
2009-2010 Italy Diadora
2010-2011 Spain Joma
2011-2012 England Mitre
2012–2015 Indonesia League


Shirt Sponsors

Kit Manufacturer

Official Sponsors

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.

Gelora Bandung Lautan Api in 2013 and still under construction which is scheduled to finish in 2014.

Gelora Bandung Lautan Api, (Indonesian: Stadion Gelora Bandung Lautan Api), previously known as Gedebage Stadium (Indonesian: Stadion Gedebage) is a sports stadium located in Mekar Mulya, Gedebage District, Bandung. The stadium is located between Cileunyi Highway 151 and KM-Padalarang Bypass Road Soekarno-Hatta Bandung. The Stadium will be the home of Persib Bandung starting 2015.

Training ground[edit]

For the primary training ground and flat for players, Persib uses Persib Stadium at Ahmad Yani Road, which was formerly known as Sidolig Stadium. In 2015, the training ground will use synthetic turf. [4]

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, Bobotoh is considered as one of the biggest supporter in Indonesia with over 5,000,000 supporters. 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.

The mascot of Persib's 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]

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

First team[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position
78 I Made Wirawan Indonesia GK
12 Shahar Ginanjar Indonesia GK
1 Muhammad Nathsir 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

Reserves and Academy[edit]

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

Club officials[edit]

Backroom staff[edit]

Position Name
President Indonesia Glenn Sagita
Chairman Indonesia H. Dada Rosada
Manager Indonesia Umuh Muchtar
Assistant Manager Indonesia Deddy Firmansyah
Director of Marketing and Development Indonesia Veby Permadi
Director of Development Indonesia Ari D. Sutedi
Head Coach Indonesia Djajang Nurjaman
Assistant Coach Indonesia Sutiono Lamso
Technical Director Indonesia Indra Thohir
Goalkeeping Coach Indonesia Anwar Sanusi
Fitness Coach Indonesia Dino Sefriyanto
U-21 Head Coach Brazil Jairo Matos
U-18 Head Coach Indonesia Asep Sumantri
U-18 Manager Indonesia Edi Djukardi
U-15 Head Coach Indonesia Anggi Prasetya
U-15 Manager Indonesia Sigit Iskandar
Masseur Indonesia Emen Suwarman
Indonesia Sutisna
Indonesia Wara Muharam
Team Doctor Indonesia Mohammad Raffi Ghani


Coaches by Years (1994–present)

Period Name
1994–1995 Indonesia Indra Thohir
1995–1996 Indonesia Risnandar Soendoro
1996–1998 Indonesia Nandar Iskandar
1998–1999 Indonesia M. Suryamin
1999–2000 Indonesia M. Suryamin
Indonesia Indra Thohir
2000–2001 Indonesia Indra Thohir
2001–2002 Indonesia Deny Syamsudin
2003–2004 Poland Marek Andrzej Sledzianowski
Indonesia Bambang Sukowiyono & Iwan Sunarya (caretaker)
Chile Juan Antonio Paez
2004–2005 Chile Juan Antonio Paez
2005–2006 Indonesia Indra Thohir
2006–2007 Indonesia Risnandar Soendoro
Indonesia Djadjang Nurdjaman & Dedi Sutendi (caretaker)
Moldova Arcan Iurie Anatolievichi
2007–2008 Moldova Arcan Iurie Anatolievichi
Indonesia Djajang Nurdjaman & Robby Darwis (caretaker)
2008–2009 Indonesia Jaya Hartono
2009–2010 Indonesia Jaya Hartono
Indonesia Robby Darwis (caretaker)
2010–2011 France Darko Janacković
Serbia Jovo Cuckovic
Indonesia Daniel Roekito
2011–2012 Croatia Drago Mamic
Indonesia Robby Darwis (caretaker)
2012–present Indonesia Djajang Nurdjaman


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 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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