|Full name||Arek Malang Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Singo Edan (The Mad Lions)|
|Founded||11 August 1987|
|Head coach||Aji Santoso|
|2014||Indonesia Super League|
|Website||Club home page|
Arema F.C. commonly referred to as Arema (pronounced [ˈAːrema]), is an Indonesian professional football club based in Malang, East Java. The club plays in the Liga 1. Arema's nickname is Singo Edan (The Mad Lions).
- 1 History
- 2 Kit suppliers
- 3 Players
- 4 Affiliated clubs
- 5 Honours
- 6 Performance in AFC competitions
- 7 Asian clubs ranking
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Arema was founded on 11 August 1987. Ovan Tobing, Acub Zaenal and Dirk Sutrisno was the founder of the club. During the early years, Arema was before known as Aremada and Arema`86. Their nickname Singo Edan, literally "The Mad Lion" in English, originated from the horoscope sign of August which is Leo and represented by the lion (Singo).
Galatama era (1987–1994)
Their squad for the 1987–88 Galatama includes Dony Latuperisa, Maryanto, Jonathan, Kusnadi Kamaludin, Mahdi Haris, Jamrawi and Yohanes Geohera. Sinyo Aliandoe was their first coach. Arema achieved mid-table positions during their participation in Galatama. They finally won their first title in 1993 by winning the championship with players such as Aji Santoso, Mecky Tata, Singgih Pitono and Jamrawi, and M Basri as coach.
Modern era and recent history (1994–present)
Since the merger of Galatama and Perserikatan, Arema's participation in the Liga Indonesia Premier Division had financial problems every season. The problem culminated in the 2003 Liga Indonesia Premier Division, where they were relegated to the First Division despite change of ownership to PT Bentoel Internasional Tbk. 2004 saw the comeback of Arema with their new owner. Under the reign of Benny Dollo, they won the 2004 Liga Indonesia First Division, 2005 and 2006 Piala Indonesia, and 2007 Soeratin Cup.
In 2015, Arema Indonesia changed names to Arema Cronus.
In 2017 season, the club changed its name from Arema Cronus to Arema Football Club due to the protest of many supporters.
- Puma (2007–09)
- Diadora (2009–10)
- Lotto (2010–11)
- Umbro (2011–12)
- Joma (2013–14)
- SPECS (2015–present)
- As of 13 April 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Indonesia Super League
- Liga Indonesia Premier Division
- Champions: 2004
- Champions: 1992–93
- Bali Island Cup
- Champions (2): 2015, 2016
- Bhayangkara Cup
- Champions (2): 2016, 2017
- East Java Governor Cup
- Champions: 2013
- Inter Island Cup
- Champions: 2014
- Menpora Cup
- Champions: 2013
- President Cup
- Soeratin Cup
- Champions: 2007
- Piala Indonesia
- Piala Galatama
- Runners-up: 1992
Performance in AFC competitions
- Asian Club Championship
- First round: 1993–94
- AFC Champions League
- AFC Cup
Asian clubs ranking
- As of 17 April 2017.
- "Suharno Apresiasi Kinerja Singo Edan" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- "Sejarah" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 November 2014.
- "Ini Nama Baru Dari Arema Cronus" (in Indonesian). Goal Indonesia. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Joma Resmi Jadi Sponsor Arema" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- "Arema Gunakan Jersey Apparel Dalam Negeri Musim Depan" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 11 December 2014.
- "Umbro Sponsori Arema Indonesia" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- "Arema Bakal Lanjutkan Kerja Sama Dengan Gresik United" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 20 November 2014.
- "Perserikatan 1951–1994". Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- "Piala Presiden: Arema Cronus Juara 3, Joko Susilo Kecewa" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 March 2016.
- "Arema Juarai Piala Suratin 2007" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- "Indonesia 1991/92".
- "Asia Football/Soccer Clubs Ranking". Retrieved 1 January 2017.