Persija Jakarta

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Persija Jakarta
Persija Jakarta.svg
Full name Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jakarta
Nickname(s) Macan Kemayoran
Founded 28 November 1928; 85 years ago (1928-11-28)
as Voetbalbond Indonesische Jacatra
Ground Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (Borrow) [1]
Jakarta, Indonesia
Ground Capacity 88,083
Owner PT Persija Jaya
Chairman Fery Paulus
League Indonesia Super League
Website Club home page

Persija, an acronym for Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jakarta is a professional football club based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The tautology Persija Jakarta is often used in local media. It is one of Indonesia's most successful clubs and the most popular sports club in the city. Persija Jakarta was founded on 28 November 1928, with the embryo called Voetbalbond Indonesische Jacatra (VIJ). VIJ is one who co-founded the club Football Association All of Indonesia (PSSI) with the participation of representatives VIJ, Mr. Soekardi in the formation of Societeit PSSI Hadiprojo Yogyakarta, Saturday, 19 April 1930.

Persija Jakarta is Indonesia's most successful football team, having won 10 trophies including a joint-record 9 Perserikatan titles and 1 Liga Indonesia titles. Persija was the only club who has never been relegated from the highest level of football Indonesia from their first appearance in 1930.[2]


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.[3]

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.[4]


Persija shares a cross-town rivalry with Persib Bandung called Derbi Indonesia (Indonesia Derby), which is considered as the fiercest rivalries in Indonesian football, In this derby.[citation needed]


Persija's play home matches at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Persija's new home stadium, Jakarta BMW Stadium is still under construction which is scheduled to finish in 2015. Before in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium and Lebak Bulus Stadium, Persija's previously have been played at Menteng Stadium


Indonesia Super League[edit]


National League[edit]

National Cup[edit]


  • Sultan Brunei Darussalam Cup
    • Winners: 1
      • 2001

Juniors Team[edit]

Persija U-18[edit]

  • Soeratin Cup
  • Champions (4): 1967, 1970, 1972, 1974
  • Runners-Up (1): 2000

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

2001–02: First round
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2001–02 Asian Club Championship First round Japan Kashima Antlers 4–1

Current squad[edit]

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 Dany Saputra
7 Indonesia MF Ramdhani Lestaluhu
8 Indonesia MF Egi Melgiansyah
9 Indonesia MF Ponaryo Astaman (on loan from PSM)
10 Croatia FW Ivan Bošnjak
11 Indonesia FW Rachmat Afandi
14 Indonesia DF Ismed Sofyan (vice-captain)
15 Brazil DF Fabiano Beltrame (captain)
17 Indonesia MF Defri Riski
18 Indonesia FW Agus Salim
19 Indonesia FW Agung Supriyanto
21 Indonesia MF Amarzukih
No. Position Player
22 Indonesia MF Feri Komul
23 Indonesia DF Victor Pae
24 Indonesia MF Gilbert Dwaramury
25 Liberia FW Boakay Eddie Foday
26 Indonesia GK Andritany Ardhiyasa
28 Indonesia DF Ngurah Nanak
29 Indonesia GK Adixi Lenzivio
32 Nepal MF Rohit Chand
33 Indonesia DF Syahrizal Syahbuddin
35 Indonesia GK Daryono
77 Indonesia MF Abduh Lestaluhu
99 Indonesia DF April Hadi

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

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
6 Indonesia DF Guntur Triaji (at Villa 2000)
9 Indonesia MF Rudi Setiawan (at Martapura FC)
No. Position Player
16 Indonesia MF Delton Stevano (at Villa 2000)
34 Indonesia DF Mardiansyah (at Villa 2000)

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


Years Name Nationality
2004 Carlos García Cambón Argentina Argentina
2004 Sergei Dubrovin Moldova Moldova
2005–2006 Arcan Iurie Moldova Moldova
2006–2007 Rahmad Darmawan Indonesia Indonesia
2008–2009 Danurwindo Indonesia Indonesia
2009–2010 Benny Dollo Indonesia Indonesia
2010–2011 Rahmad Darmawan Indonesia Indonesia
2011–2012 Iwan Setiawan Indonesia Indonesia
2013-2014 Benny Dollo Indonesia Indonesia


Kit Manufacturer

  • League

Official Sponsor


Shirt Sponsor

  • K-Vision

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.[5]

Period Kit Provider
2004–2007 Indonesia SPECS
2007–2009 Italy Diadora
2009–present Indonesia League


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Indonesia Amateur Era". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  3. ^ "History of Persija". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Voetbal, Volksraad, dan Hari Sepakbola Hindia Belanda". Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Persija is Red". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 

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