Bhayangkara Presisi Indonesia F.C.

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Bhayangkara Presisi Indonesia
Full nameBhayangkara Presisi Indonesia Football Club
Nickname(s)The Guardians
Short nameBFC, BHY
Founded2010; 13 years ago (2010), as Persebaya (DU)[1]
2016; 7 years ago (2016), as Bhayangkara FC
2023; 0 years ago (2023), as Bhayangkara Presisi Indonesia FC
GroundPatriot Candrabhaga Stadium
OwnerIndonesian National Police
ManagerArief Kurniawan
CoachMario Gomez
LeagueLiga 1
2022–23Liga 1, 7th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Bhayangkara Presisi Indonesia Football Club is an Indonesian professional football club based in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia. The club are linked to the Indonesian National Police, with many of their players serving as policemen. Even the name of the club is based on a police rank. They currently compete in the Liga 1, the highest level of football in Indonesia and won the title once in 2017.


A Persebaya offspring (2010–2016)[edit]

Bhayangkara FC has a complicated history as it was a by-product of internal conflict in one of Indonesia's oldest clubs, Persebaya Surabaya. As the conflict was peaking in 2010, a rebel faction in Persebaya acquired Persikubar West Kutai, a second-tier club based in West Kutai on Borneo island, following the decision of the main faction to pull Persebaya out of the Indonesian Super League (ISL) and register it for the inaugural season of the Indonesian Premier League (IPL). The competition schism itself derived from a rift between the ISL organizers and the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI). The rebel faction renamed Persikubar into Persebaya and moved its base to Surabaya so that the latter could still have a representation in the 2011 season of ISL, albeit in its second-tier.[citation needed]

When the Persebaya DU team managed to win promotion into the top-tier of ISL in 2013, the naming issue became a legal battle as another Persebaya was playing in the top-tier of IPL. In a span of a year (August 2015 to September 2016), this team changed names four times in order to circumvent legal challenges from different parties, including the notorious Persebaya ultras, known as Bonek. In April 2016, this team, known at that time as Surabaya United, merged with PS Polri, the amateur club of the Indonesian National Police, to obtain legal backing and create Bhayangkara Surabaya United.[2][3]

A police team (2016–present)[edit]

On 10 September 2016, the Indonesian National Police became the main operator of the club and renamed it into its current identification, Bhayangkara FC, which no longer has any visible link to Persebaya Surabaya. Bhayangkara itself is a nickname for the Indonesian police, deriving from the name of the guardians of the ancient kingdom of Majapahit. That is why the club from 2016 onward was known as the Guardians. In November 2020, the club moved its base from Jakarta to Surakarta after failing to win support from football fans in the national capital who are already loyal to one of the most popular club in the country, Persija Jakarta, and planned to change its name to Bhayangkara Solo. However, the renaming plan was canceled according to PSSI in its 2021 annual congress.[4]

First National Trophy[edit]

In 2017, Bhayangkara FC won the 2017 Liga 1 championship on a head-to-head decision, which was seen as controversial by football fans nationwide who preferred the runner-up Bali United, which had collected the same number of points. While the procedure was legal and both teams were made out of controversial mergers, fans considered Bhayangkara as an elitist creation of the police with no popular support while Bali United had won the hearts of the people in Bali.[5] Despite the championship, Bhayangkara FC was unable to compete in the 2018 AFC Champions League as it was unable to obtain an AFC license; the AFC Champions League spot went to Bali United.[6]

Colours and badges[edit]

Bhayangkara FC's main colour is gold, which is associated with the golden badge of police officers. The golden badge is also clearly included at the top section of its logo.

Kit history[edit]

Year(s) Manufacturer(s)
2010–2011 Nike
2011–2012 Vilour
2012–2013 Warrior
2014 Specs
2015 Mitre
2016 Vision Superior (SU)
2017 Vilour
2018 Umbro
2019 Lotto
2020 Specs
2021 Mills


League/Division Titles
Seasons won Seasons runners-up
2013[7](second-tier era)
Cup Competitions Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runners-up
Piala Gubernur Jatim
Trofeo Kapolda Jatim
Friendly Tournament Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runners-up
Siem Reap Cup


Bhayangkara FC played their home matches in stadiums in the Greater Jakarta conurbation and trained at the PTIK Stadium, a small stadium inside the Indonesian National Police higher learning centre in South Jakarta, for the 2017–2020 seasons.[10] When they won the 2017 Liga 1 season, they used the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi, which is part of Greater Jakarta, along with Persija Jakarta.[11] For 2022–23 season, they use Wibawa Mukti Stadium as their homebase.[12]


Bhayangkara's supporters are called Bhara Mania and the majority of them are linked to the Indonesian National Police. While the club has collected the best players in the league, it lacks loyal grassroots supporters who are uncomfortable with the police connections. The November 2020 plan to move to Surakarta. which is also known as Solo, was an attempt to win supporters. However, that plan was cancelled before the 2021 Liga 1 season after lukewarm reception from football fans in that city.[13][14]


The club is financially supported by a company owned by the police's traffic division. Sometimes, it can win external sponsorship but from state-owned enterprises, such as Bank BNI.[15]


Current squad[edit]

As of 4 December 2023[16]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Indonesia IDN Aqil Savik
2 DF Indonesia IDN Putu Gede
3 DF Indonesia IDN Abdul Rahman Abanda
4 DF Brazil BRA Anderson Salles
5 DF Indonesia IDN Muhammad Fatchurohman
6 DF Indonesia IDN Andik Rendika Rama (on loan from Madura United)
7 FW Indonesia IDN Muhammad Ragil
8 MF Indonesia IDN Muhammad Hargianto
10 MF Belgium BEL Radja Nainggolan
12 GK Indonesia IDN Awan Setho (vice-captain)
13 MF Indonesia IDN Ichwan Tuharea
14 DF Indonesia IDN Ramadhan Yusuf
15 DF Indonesia IDN Surya Maulana
16 FW Indonesia IDN Osvaldo Haay
17 MF Indonesia IDN Rifky Ananta
19 MF Indonesia IDN Teuku Ichsan
20 MF Indonesia IDN Sani Rizki
21 FW Indonesia IDN Titan Agung
22 FW Indonesia IDN Dendy Sulistyawan (captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF Indonesia IDN Wahyu Subo Seto
24 GK Indonesia IDN Iqbal Septian
26 DF Indonesia IDN Arif Satria (on loan from RANS Nusantara)
27 DF Indonesia IDN Indra Kahfi
28 DF Indonesia IDN Alsan Sanda
29 MF Indonesia IDN Reza Kusuma
30 GK Indonesia IDN Indra Adi Nugraha
31 DF Indonesia IDN Dimas Pamungkas
33 MF Uruguay URU Matías Mier
35 FW Indonesia IDN Arsa Ahmad
37 MF Singapore SGP Zulfahmi Arifin
41 MF Indonesia IDN Frezy Al Hudaifi
43 FW Indonesia IDN Faiz Maulana
45 FW Indonesia IDN Aprius Surbay
66 MF Indonesia IDN David Maulana
81 DF Argentina ARG Marcelo Herrera
88 MF Indonesia IDN Witan Sulaeman (on loan from Persija Jakarta)
94 DF Indonesia IDN Mochammad Sabillah
95 FW Brazil BRA Júnior Brandão (on loan from Madura United)

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. Pos. Nation Player
MF Indonesia IDN Gugun Syaiful Rahman (at Persekat Tegal)


Position Name
Manager Indonesia Arief Kurniawan
Head coach Argentina Mario Gomez
Assistant coach Indonesia Agus Sugeng Riyanto
Assistant coach Indonesia Gendut Doni
Assistant coach Indonesia Hanim Sugiarto
Fitness coach Indonesia Muchtar Hendra
Goalkeeper coach Indonesia Hendro Kartiko
Analyst Indonesia Regi Yonathan
Team Doctor Indonesia Septia Mandala
Team Physiotherapist Indonesia Fahmi Fahriza
Team Physiotherapist Indonesia Ilham Setyo Putra
Masseur Indonesia Muhammad Toha
Masseur Indonesia Syefrina Salsabila
Media Officer Indonesia Angga Bratama Putra
Kitman Indonesia Taufik Usup
Under-20's Head Coach Indonesia Yusuf Ekodono
Under-18's Head Coach Indonesia Hartono
Under-16's Head Coach Indonesia Aulia Tri Hartanto


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