PS Barito Putera
|Full name||Persatuan Sepak Bola Barito Putera|
|Ground||May 17th Stadium|
|Head coach||Jacksen F. Tiago|
|League||Indonesia Soccer Championship|
|2014||Indonesia Super League, 7th in First Round|
Persatuan Sepak Bola Barito Putera is an Indonesian football club based in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. The club is currently competing in the Indonesia Soccer Championship A. Their nickname is Laskar Antasari (Antasari Warriors).
Foundation and Galatama era (1988–1994)
Barito Putera was founded in 1988 by H.A. Sulaiman. H.B and participated in the 1988–89 Galatama season with players such as Fachri Amiruddin, Abdillah and Sir Yusuf Huawe. Their first manajer was M Hatta and Andi Lala was their first coach. For the 1990 season, they signed Frans Sinatra Huwae, who would later be their captain and club legend, and Sukma Sejati as coach. The next year, Sukma Sejati was replaced by Maryoto, who previously coached Frans Sinatra Huwae in Diklat Ragunan. Salahuddin joined Barito and was called to the Indonesia national football team for the 1991 Southeast Asian Games, where he won the gold medal. In late 1992, Maryoto was replaced by Andi Teguh because he was appointed as the national team coach. Andi Teguh managed to guide Barito Putera to a third-placed finish in the 1992–93 Galatama season with players such as Frans Sinatra Huwae, Salahuddin, Zainuri, Yusuf Luluporo, Abdillah, Albert Korano, Fahmi Amiruddin, Samsul Bahri, Joko Hariyono, Heriansyah and Saiman. In the last season of Galatama, Daniel Roekito replaced Andi Teguh and Buyung Ismu was one of the most feared striker in Indonesia.
Modern era and recent history (1994–present)
Led by manager H Rahmadi HAS, they started their first season in the merged Liga Indonesia Premier Division by finishing as a semifinalist after being defeated by then champion Persib Bandung 1–0. In 1995, Daniel Roekito was replaced by Bulgarian coach A. Soso, who is their first and only foreign coach until now. In 1996 Maryoto again joined Barito replacing A. Soso. In 1997, Maryoto and A. Soso became a duet coaching Barito. Between 1999 and 2002, Rudy William Keltjes and Tumpak Sihite coached Barito.
Despite coached by Frans Sinatra Huwae, because of financial problems, Barito Putera was relegated to the Liga Indonesia First Division in 2003. Their crisis continued and they were relegated to the Liga Indonesia Second Division in 2004, despite changing their coach to Gusti Gazali. There were rumours that the club was bankrupt, but was later denied by manager Hasnuriyadi. Zainal Hadi HAS was then appointed as manager and he appointed Salahuddin as coach. Finally in 2008, they won the Liga Indonesia Second Division, and earned promotion to the Liga Indonesia First Division. In 2010, Barito finished in top eight position and were promoted to the Liga Indonesia Premier Division with players such as Sugeng Wahyudi, Husin Mugni, Dwi Permana, Zulkan Arief, Adre Djoko and Sartibi Darwis.
Ten years after relegated to the Liga Indonesia First Division, they became champion of the 2011–12 Liga Indonesia Premier Division by beating Persita Tangerang 2–1 and got returned to the highest professional level competition for football clubs in Indonesia, the Indonesia Super League. On June 14, 2015, H. Abdussamad Sulaiman Haji Basirun, the founder and chairman of Barito Putera, died in Jakarta.
They usually play their home games at 17 May Stadium, which is currently renovated. For the 2014 Indonesia Super League, they play their home matches at Demang Lehman Stadium. They will again use 17 May Stadium for their home matches in the 2015 Indonesia Super League after renovation finished in December 2014.
Their supporter groups are called Bartman (Barito Mania) and NDYB (ND Yellow Boys).
- Liga Indonesia Premier Division
- Champions: 2011–12
- Liga Indonesia Second Division
- Champions: 2008
- Third-placed: 1992–93
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Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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