Djohar Arifin Husin

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Djohar Arifin
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16th President of PSSI
In office
9 July 2011 – 18 April 2015
Preceded by Nurdin Halid
Succeeded by La Nyalla Mattalitti
Personal details
Born Djohar Arifin Husin
(1950-09-13) 13 September 1950 (age 66)
Tanjung Pura, Langkat, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Nationality Indonesia
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater University of North Sumatra
Universitas Terbuka
University of Malaya

Djohar Arifin Husin (born in Tanjung Pura, Langkat Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 13 September 1950) is a former chairman of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI)[1] for the period 2011-2015, replacing Nurdin Halid.[2]

He was also a General Secretary of National Sport Committee Indonesia, under the leadership of Agum Gumelar and Regional Board of PSSI North Sumatra. He is also an active professor in Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara and Expert Staff of Ministry of Youth and Sports

In his youth, he was also a footballer and football referee in national level.

He was chosen as chairman of PSSI in the extraordinary congress of PSSI on July 9, 2011 in Surakarta.


The young Djohar was a player for PSL Langkat in the period from 1968 to 1969. His career then continued to the higher level in the country, PSMS Medan from 1973 to 1976.

After his retirement, he became a football referee, both for national and international from 1976 to 1987. He was also match inspector for the national football.

In 2000, he worked with PSSI Branch North Sumatra Region. And in 203, he was signed as chairman of KONI.

In 2011, Djohar was chosen to become the chairman of PSSI 2011 - 2016 as a result from the extraordinary congress of PSSI in Surakarta.

His leadership in PSSI brought disasters to the association, a new league called IPL (Indonesian Premier League) was formed to replace ISL (Indonesian Super League) as the top league, it was known as Indonesian Football dualism where two different leagues competed as top leagues and did not recognise each other.

His selfishness peaked when he replaced all the senior players in the national team with players from IPL, note that that time IPL was consisted of mostly new clubs with new squads. He sent the 'newly-made' national team to Riffa to face Bahrain national football team for 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification - Asia Zone - Third Round, Group E, on February 29, 2012 only to earn remarkable defeat 0-10. It is memorialised as the worst and biggest defeat for Indonesia national football team since the team's first international appearance in 1934.


  1. ^ "Association Information". FIFA. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "New Indonesian FA Boss Calls for Unity After Bitter Leadership Battle". World Football Insider. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nurdin Halid
President of PSSI
2011 – 2015
Succeeded by
La Nyalla Mattalitti