Persija Jakarta

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Persija Jakarta
Persija Jakarta.svg
Full name Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jakarta
Nickname(s) Macan Kemayoran (The Kemayoran Tigers)
Founded 28 November 1928; 86 years ago (1928-11-28)
Ground Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Ground Capacity 88,083
Owner PT. Persija Jaya
Chairman Ferry Paulus
Head coach Rahmad Darmawan
League Indonesia Super League
2014 5th in First Round
Website Club home page

Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jakarta, commonly known as Persija Jakarta, is a professional football club based in Jakarta, Indonesia. They currently compete in the Indonesia Super League.


In the time of the Dutch East Indies, the name of Persija is VIJ (Voetbalbond Indonesische Jacatra). VIJ was one who co-founded the club Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) with the participation of representatives from VIJ, Mr. Soekardi in the establishment of PSSI in Societeit Hadiprojo Yogyakarta, Saturday, 19 April 1930. Post-Republic of Indonesia back to the Unitary State, VIJ renamed to Persija (Football Association of Indonesia, Jakarta). At that time, NIVU (Nederlandsch Indisch Voetbal Unie) as a rival organization PSSI still exist. On the other side, VBO (Voetbalbond Batavia en Omstreken) as bond (league) match Persija also still exist. Irrespective from the destiny or not, along with the sovereign state of Indonesia, NIVU will inevitably have to disband. The atmosphere eventually spread to their members, such as VBO. In the middle 1951, VBO held a meeting to dissolve itself (liquidation) and recommends itself to joined Persija. In the development, VBO joined Persija. In the triangular tournament friendlies, the combined players who are members of the Indonesian nation Persija "new" is confronted with Netherlands and Chinese. Here's the result: Persija (Indonesia) vs Netherlands 3–3 (29 June 1951), Chinese vs Netherlands 4–3 (30 June 1951), and Persija (Indonesia) vs Chinese 3–2 (1 July 1951). All games took place in the field BVC Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta.[1]

MH Thamrin is one of the national heroes who cares about VIJ who now become Persija Jakarta, because he also likes football and he was born in Jakarta. He also take care of various things about Persija including the stadium. Reportedly Stadion VIJ in Petojo, Central Jakarta was also constructed by MH Thamrin using his own money.[2]


Nowadays, Persija have a rivalry with Persib Bandung, which is more seen as a rivalry between supporters and have turned into hostility between both clubs hard-line supporters. Influenced by the media and some individuals that want the hostility to be preserved, many hostile incidents have occurred until today.[3][4] In 2014, there had been a reconciliation held by Polda Jabar to avoid unnecessary future clashes.[5]


Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Persija currently plays their home matches at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.[6] There have been a plan to make a new stadium for Persija in north Jakarta, which will be called Jakarta BMW Stadium. The plan is still in early planning and no construction have been done.[7]

Indonesia Super League seasons[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 April 2015.[8]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Indonesia DF Vava Mario Yagalo
4 Indonesia DF Syaiful Indra Cahya
5 Indonesia DF Alfin Tuasalamony
6 Indonesia DF Ambrizal
7 Indonesia MF Ramdhani Lestaluhu
9 Indonesia MF Stefano Lilipaly
10 Indonesia FW Greg Nwokolo
11 Indonesia MF Rudi Setiawan
14 Indonesia DF Ismed Sofyan (vice-captain)
16 Indonesia MF Delton Stevano
17 Indonesia MF Mahadirga Lasut
19 Indonesia MF Rendy Irawan
20 Indonesia FW Bambang Pamungkas (captain)
21 Indonesia MF Amarzukih
23 Indonesia FW Firmansyah Priyatna
No. Position Player
24 Indonesia MF Gilbert Dwaramury
26 Indonesia GK Andritany Ardhiyasa
29 Indonesia GK Adixi Lenzivio
30 Nepal MF Rohit Chand
31 Indonesia GK Reky Rahayu
32 Indonesia MF Novri Setiawan
33 Indonesia MF Andro Levandy
35 Indonesia GK Daryono
52 Argentina DF Alan Aciar
70 Indonesia MF Abdul Lestaluhu
77 Indonesia DF Abduh Lestaluhu
81 Indonesia MF Muhammad Ilham
89 Indonesia DF Gunawan Dwi Cahyo
93 Indonesia MF Adam Alis Setyano
99 Russia FW Yevgeni Kabayev

Note 1: The official club website lists the supporters as player 12th man.


Years Name
1999–2000 Bulgaria Ivan Venkov Kolev
2001 Indonesia Sofyan Hadi
2004 Argentina Carlos García Cambón
2004 Moldova Sergei Dubrovin
2005–2006 Moldova Arcan Iurie
2006–2007 Indonesia Rahmad Darmawan
2008–2009 Indonesia Danurwindo
2009–2010 Indonesia Benny Dollo
2010–2011 Indonesia Rahmad Darmawan
2011–2012 Indonesia Iwan Setiawan
2013–2014 Indonesia Benny Dollo
2014–present Indonesia Rahmad Darmawan

Kit Colours[edit]

Persija Jakarta's traditional football club colour is red as the home kit, it follow Persija Jakarta colour. Now the home kit composed of orange jersey, accompanied by orange or red shorts and socks is traditionally white but however the socks can be either orange or red depending on the design. The traditional away kit is always all white but Persija also wear all black for the away kit. Persija was originally wear a red colour for home jersey but from 1997 Persija replace it with orange colour due to the decision from Jakarta governor at that moment, Sutiyoso.[9]

Period Kit Provider [10]
1985–1996 Adidas
1998–2000 Reebok
2000–2003 Nike
2004–2007 SPECS
2007–2009 Diadora
2009–present League



Liga Indonesia[edit]

National Cup[edit]


  • Piala Emas Bang Yos [12]
    • Champion: 2003


  1. ^ "History of Persija". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Voetbal, Volksraad, dan Hari Sepakbola Hindia Belanda". Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Persib vs Persija = Rival Abadi, Lelucon macam apa ini?". Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sejarah: Persib vs Persija Sebuah Rivalitas Semu". Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Suporter Persib-Persija Berikrar Damai, Polisi Akan Terus Evaluasi". Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Di Kandang Sendiri Persija Dipermalukan Arema" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pemprov DKI Bisa Bangun Stadion Kelas Dunia untuk Persija" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Persija is Red". Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Jersey Persija". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Kalah Di Singapura Menang Di Medan (Persija juara Marah Halim Cup 1977)" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Piala Emas Bang Yos (Jakarta)". Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

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