Andik Vermansyah

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Andik Vermansyah
Personal information
Full name Andik Vermansyah
Date of birth (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Jember, Indonesia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Winger, Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Selangor FA
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2008 Persebaya Surabaya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Persebaya Surabaya 92 (36)
2014– Selangor FA 61 (12)
National team
2012 Indonesia U-21 6 (5)
2011–2013 Indonesia U-23 21 (3)
2012– Indonesia 8 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 28, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 28, 2016

Andik Vermansyah [1] (born 23 November 1992 in Jember, East Java) is an Indonesian footballer, who currently plays for Selangor in the Malaysia Super League.[2] The winger is considered one of the greatest talents in football in Indonesia. He is considered as one of ten Asian players to watch in 2012 by ESPN Soccernet.[3] He is nicknamed as The Leo Messi of Indonesia.

Early life[edit]

Vermansah was born in Jember, East Java, to Saman, a coolie, and Jumiah, a tailor, both indigenous Javanese. Vermansah spent his childhood selling ice as a means of earning money for his family. His parents, earning barely enough money for living expenditures, had little fund to help Vermansah realize his dream as a footballer. At first Vermansah was not allowed to pursue his footballing career due to his family's economic condition. However, a strongly motivated Vermansah did not gave up on his dream of becoming a professional footballer. He did everything he could to pursue his dream by all means and to fund his burgeoning career he had to sell cake and ice, even playing football for inter-village tournament, just to be able to buy a pair of football shoes. Vermansah received his big break when the coach of SSB Suryanaga, Rudi, discovered his talents. Rudi offered Vermansah to play at a football academy in Jember, free of charge.[4]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Andik Vermansah started his career with Persebaya (1927) U-18. With Persebaya (1927)U-18, Andik won the East Java Regional Youth League in 2007. And in that year, Andik presented gold medals to the city of Surabaya in the Provincial Sports Week.[5]

In 2008, Andik had a big role in bringing home the gold medal for East Java at National Sports Week, which was held in Kalimantan.[5]

Persebaya[edit]

Andik joined Persebaya after a successful trial. He succeeded in the trial due to his immense potential and ability. After joining the club, he continued working hard and impressed many with his pace and dribbling ability and eventually broke into Persebaya's first team. And at the age of 17, he was one of the youngest players in the squad at the time. He made his official debut for Persebaya on 29 August 2008, coming on in the 77th minute in a 2-0 victory against Persekabpas Pasuruan.

On October 2011, Serie A Giant Inter Milan was interested in him. On 7 September 2012, Vermansah joined Major League Soccer side D.C. United on trial and played several times for their reserve team but did not sign a contract with them and eventually returned to Persebaya .[5]

On 6 October 2013 following a trial in Ventforet Kofu, in his debut he scored a goal in a reserves match against Shimizu S-Pulse. His performance made headlines in Japanese newspapers and impressed the 2,000 supporters in attendance.

Selangor FA[edit]

On 1 December 2013, Andik joined Malaysian side Selangor on a two-years contract.[6] He chose Selangor because they offered him a bigger salary than the salary offered by Ventforet Kofu. His salary ( rumored $150,000/yr.) would make him one of the best paid Indonesian athletes. Andik Vermansah helped Selangor FA to become the Runner-Up in the 2014 Malaysian Super League and he's one of the main reason Selangor FA managed to reach that far for the 2014 and 2015 Malaysian Super League Season. Andik Vermansah also appeared as one of the Malaysian Super League Players who made one of the most assist for the 2014 Malaysian Super League Season before signing a new contract with Selangor FA for the 2015 Malaysian Super League Season to continue help Selangor FA win more cups and achievements for the 2015 Season.

Andik Vermansah also holds the second fastest goal record in the Malaysia Super League history which the goal is as early as the 28th second during a match against Johor Darul Ta'zim FC.While the fastest goal was scored by Ahmad Fakri Saarani who scored during the 12th second and holds the 6th place in the world's fastest goal record.

Andik Vermansah has expanded his contract with Selangor FA until 2017 worth 3 billion Rupiah's making him the most paid footballer in Indonesia.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malaysia League FA Cup Malaysia Cup AFC Cup Total
2014 Selangor FA Super League Malaysia 21 2 2 0 8 3 2 0 31 8
2015 22 6 1 0 12 1 - - 35 7
2016 - - - - - - - - - -
Total Malaysia 43 8 3 0 20 4 2 0 66 15
Career total 43 8 3 0 20 4 2 0 66 15

International career[edit]

National team[edit]

Indonesia national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 4 1
2013 4 0
2014 0 0
Total 8 1

International goals[edit]

International under-21 goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 February 2012 Track & Field Sports Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Laos Laos U-21 0–1 0–2 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
2 28 February 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Myanmar Myanmar U-21 0–1 3–1 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
3 4 March 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Philippines Philippines U-21 1–0 7-0 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
4 4 March 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Philippines Philippines U-21 2–0 3-0 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
5 7 March 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Vietnam Vietnam U-21 0–2 0-2 2012 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy

International under-23 goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia Cambodia Cambodia U-23 5–0 6–0 2011 Southeast Asian Games
2 21 November 2013 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia Laos Laos U-23 2–0 3–0 2013 MNC Cup
3 22 November 2013 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea U-23 3–0 6–0 2013 MNC Cup

International goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 November 2012 Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Singapore Singapore 1–0 1–0 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup

Honours[edit]

Club honours[edit]

Selangor FA

Country honours[edit]

Indonesia U-21
Indonesia U-23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indonesia - A. Vermansah - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andik Vermansah" (in Indonesian). Goal.com. 23 November 1991. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Eastern promise: Ten Asian Players to watch in 2012 - ESPNFC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andik Dulunya Penjual Es dari Tambaksari (1)". Persebaya 1927. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Biodata Lengkap Andik Vermansah | Berita Sepak Bola
  6. ^ "Transfer News: Andik Vermansah set to light up the Malaysian Super League". goal.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.bola.com/indonesia/read/2381684/kontrak-baru-andik-vermansah-di-selangor-fa-bernilai-wah

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