Persiba Balikpapan

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For the club based in Bantul, Indonesia, see Persiba Bantul.
Persiba Balikpapan
Full name Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Balikpapan
Nickname(s) Beruang Madu
(Honey Bear)
Founded 1950[1][2]
Ground Persiba Stadium
Ground Capacity 9,000[2]
Owner PT. Balikpapan Kick Off
Chairman Syahril HM Taher
Head coach Edi Simon Badawi
League Indonesia Super League
2014 5th in First Round

Persiba, an acronym for Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Balikpapan is an Indonesian football club based in Balikpapan, Indonesia. In media, the tautology Persiba Balikpapan is often used and to distinguish the club with another club with the same acronym, Persiba Bantul.

Beruang Madu is the club's nickname, taken from the city mascot of Balikpapan. Another nickname given is Selicin Minyak (slippery as oil) because Balikpapan is the center for oil and gas industry of Indonesia.

Persiba home stadium is Persiba Stadium with 9,000 capacity .[2] Persiba plays in the Indonesia Super League, the top rank football competition in Indonesia.

Currently, Absor Fauzi holds the captaincy band for Persiba.

Achievements in Indonesian Football Leagues[edit]

Perserikatan (Union League)[edit]

  • 1985: Division 1 Championship

Liga Indonesia[edit]

  • 1999/00: Championship playoff Division I (Runner-up Eastern Conference)
  • 2004: Promoted to Premiere Division (Finished 4th in Division I Eastern Conference)
  • 2006: Represented Premiere Division Eastern Conference for championship play-off

Indonesia Super League[edit]

Best : 2009/10: Finished 3rd in Indonesia Super League


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]

As of 13 December 2014.[4]

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 Yasin Kurniawan
7 Indonesia DF Arifki Eka Putra
11 Indonesia MF Fengky Turnando
15 Indonesia DF Joko Sidik
32 Indonesia DF Absor Fauzi
78 Indonesia GK Dwi Yuda Pratama
87 Indonesia DF Yudi Khoerudin
Indonesia MF Bryan Cesar Ramadhan
No. Position Player
Indonesia FW Jumansyah
Indonesia FW Hendri Satriadi
Indonesia MF Hendra Sandi Gunawan
Indonesia FW Miftahul Hamdi
Indonesia DF Muhammad Faisal Mahmud
Indonesia DF Febly Gushendra
Indonesia DF Ricky Fajrin
Indonesia FW Septian David Maulana

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Indonesia Faisal Husin
Head Coach Indonesia Edi Simon Badawi
Assistant Coach Indonesia Hariyadi
Goalkeeping Coach Indonesia Joko Dalbo
Team Doctor Indonesia Ratih Kusuma
Masseur Indonesia Johny Rikumahua


Shirt Sponsors

Kit manufacturer

Official Sponsor

  • BanKaltim
  • Artha Reka Satria
  • Extra Joss

Kit providers[edit]

  • Reebok (2008–2011)
  • SPECS (2011–2013)
  • Injers (2013-2014)

Asian clubs ranking[edit]

As of 12 October 2014.[5]
Current Rank Country Team
87 Australia Gold Coast United
88 China Jiangsu Sainty
89 China Shanghai Dongya
90 Indonesia Persib Bandung
91 Saudi Arabia Al-Faisaly
92 China Guizhou Renhe
93 Indonesia Persiba Balikpapan

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ ::pfc-persiba online::.. - Seputar Persiba
  2. ^ a b c "Berita Bola Indonesia Terlengkap". Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ "ISL 3, DU Tanpa Ekspatriat" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "PERSIBA BALIKPAPAN" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Asia Football / Soccer Clubs Ranking". Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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