Persita Tangerang

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Persita Tangerang
Full name Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Tangerang
Nickname(s) Lodaya Benteng
(en: The Castle Tigers)
Laskar Cisadane
(en: The Cisadane Warriors)
Founded 9 December 1953[1]
Ground Stadion Singa Perbangsa, Karawang, Indonesia
Ground Capacity 18,000
Chairman Ahmad Zaki Iskandar
Manager Ahmed Rully Zulfikar
Coach Arcan Iurie
League Indonesia Super League
2013 14th

Persita Tangerang, or simply Persita, officially the Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Tangerang (The Football Union of Tangerang, Indonesia), are an Indonesian football club based in Tangerang, Indonesia. By finishing as runners-up in the 2011-12 Liga Indonesia Premier Division season, they were promoted to the 2012–13 Indonesia Super League.


Persita was first formed in the city of Tangerang on 19 April 1940. It only became an official club on 15 September 1945 before it was approved by and admitted into the PSSI on 9 September 1953 . The first kit Persita used in its early days was a red strip with white shorts and white socks and was only changed when Urip Hermansyah took over the club and replaced the red strips with purple ones.

The "Hari Ulang Tahun Pendekar Cisadane" (Birthday of the Cisadane Warriors) is celebrated every year on 9 September with the aim of remembering the day that Persita was officially recognised by the PSSI.


The team is nicknamed the Cisadane Warriors. They are also known as the Viola Army (Laskar Viola) due to the violet kit which they play their home games in.In December 23, 2001 was born the Persita groups of supporters who called themselves Laskar Benteng Viola (LBV). as time goes, formed a new supporters group called Viola Xtrim Persita in 2005.


Liga Indonesia Premier Division

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 May 2013.[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Monaco GK Mukti Ali Raja
3 Chile DF Luis Durán (captain)
4 Indonesia MF Windu Hanggono Putra
6 Indonesia MF Mahadirga Lasut
7 Indonesia FW Ade Jantra Lukmana
9 Indonesia FW Sirvi Arfani
10 Japan FW Kenji Adachihara
12 Indonesia MF Gilang Angga
13 Indonesia DF Hendra Bastian
14 Indonesia GK Fitra Beni Nurachman
15 Indonesia DF Aldy Al-Achya
16 Indonesia DF Rio Ramandika
18 Indonesia FW Ilham Jaya Kesuma
No. Position Player
19 Indonesia MF Yusuf Bachtiar
20 Indonesia FW Dibyo Previan Caesario
22 Indonesia MF Sukron Makmun
23 Indonesia MF Maman
24 Indonesia DF Ledi Utomo
25 Indonesia MF Denis Supriyanto
27 Indonesia MF Andy Dwi Kurniawan
28 Indonesia GK Yogi Triana
29 Indonesia DF Zikri Akbar
32 Indonesia DF Adam Nurcholis
77 Indonesia FW Herry Herawan
99 Chile FW Cristian Carrasco

Performance in Asia[edit]

AFF competitions[edit]

2003: Quarter final
Season Competition Round Club Score
2003 ASEAN Club Championship Group Stages Vietnam Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 2-1
Laos Telecom and Transportation 1-5
Quarter final India East Bengal 1-2

AFC competitions[edit]

2002–03: Qualifying round 2
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
2002–03 AFC Champions League Qualifying Thailand Osotspa 0-1 0-0

Former players[edit]