Indonesia national football team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Merah Putih
(The Red and White)
Tim Garuda
(The Garuda's Team)
AssociationFootball Association of Indonesia (PSSI)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachRoberto Carlos Mario Gomez
CaptainHansamu Yama
Most capsBambang Pamungkas (86)[1]
Top scorerSoetjipto Soentoro (57)
Home stadiumGelora Bung Karno Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current160 Increase 4 (25 October 2018)[2]
Highest76 (September 1998)
Lowest191 (July–August 2016)
Elo ranking
Current161 Decrease 7 (20 November 2018)[3]
Highest50 (July–September 1958, August 1961)
Lowest165 (November 2016)
First international
 Dutch East Indies 7–1 Japan 
(Manila, Philippines; 13 May 1934)[4][5]
Biggest win
 Indonesia 12–0 Philippines 
(Seoul, South Korea; 21 September 1972)
 Indonesia 13–1 Philippines 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 23 December 2002)
Biggest defeat
 Bahrain 10–0 Indonesia 
(Riffa, Bahrain; 29 February 2012)
World Cup
Best resultRound 1, 1938
Asian Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1996)
Best resultGroup stage, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2007

The Indonesia national football team (Indonesian: Tim Nasional Sepak Bola Indonesia) is an association football team that represents Indonesia. The team is controlled by the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) and is a member of the Asian Football Confederation. Prior to the declaration of independence in 1945, the team competed as the Dutch East Indies national football team. Under this name, Indonesia was the first Asian team to participate in the FIFA World Cup, at which time the team qualified for the 1938 FIFA World Cup tournament in France. The Indonesian team was eliminated by the Hungary national team in the first round and has not qualified for the World Cup since this defeat.[6]

The team's only Olympics appearance was in the 1956 Games in Melbourne, where they held the Soviet Union national team, the eventual gold medalists, to a goalless draw, but lost 0–4 in the replay match.[6] Indonesian national team qualified for the AFC Asian Cup on four occasions, but have never progressed beyond the group stage. Indonesia's best performance in Asia was at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, when it achieved the bronze medal.[6] The team has reached the AFF Championship final ties on five occasions, but has never won the tournament. Their local rivals are Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore; Indonesia's rivalry with the former is considered the fiercest due to cultural and political reasons such as the 1963 confrontation.


Beginning years[edit]

The early matches, involving sides from the Dutch East Indies, were organised by the Nederlandsch Indische Voetbal Bond (NIVB), or its successor, the Nederlandsch Indische Voetbal Unie (NIVU). The matches that were run prior to the nation's independence in 1945 are not recognised by the PSSI (the Football Association of Indonesia).[6]

The first recorded football match that involved a team from the Dutch East Indies was a contest against a Singapore national team on 28 March 1921. The match was played in Batavia and Indonesia won with a final score of 1–0. This was followed by matches against an Australian XI in August 1928 (2–1 victory) and a team from Shanghai two years later (4–4 draw).[6]

In 1934, a team from Java represented the Dutch East Indies in the Far Eastern Games that was played in Manila, Philippines. Despite defeating the Japan national team, 7–1, in its first match,[7] the next two matches ended in defeats (2–0 to the China national team and 3–2 to the host nation) resulting in a second-place tournament finish for the Java national team. Although not recognised by PSSI, these matches are treated by the World Football Elo ratings as the first matches involving the Indonesian national side.[8]

1938 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The Dutch East Indies were the first Asian team to participate in the FIFA World Cup, when the team qualified for the 1938 tournament after its opponent, Japan, withdrew from the qualification heats. The 6–0 loss to eventual finalists, the Hungary football team, in the first round of the tournament in Reims, France, remains the nation's only appearance in the World Cup.

This team is the only team in FIFA World Cup history who played only one match in all competitions, while all other teams played three matches at least.


After the Second World War, followed by the Indonesian National Revolution, the highlight of the football history of independent Indonesia occurred at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The team forced the Soviet Union national football team to a nil-all draw, but lost 0–4 in the replay match,[6] The Soviet Union later was successful in attaining the gold medal. This remains the country's only appearance in the Olympics.

In 1958, the team tasted its first World Cup action as Indonesia in the qualifying rounds. The team defeated China in the first round, but subsequently refused to play its next opponents, the Israel national team, for political reasons.[6] The team subsequently suffered a ban from the FIFA World Cup that lasted from 1958 to 1970 resulting from its political situation.[citation needed][clarification needed]

Shortly after, the Indonesian team won the bronze medal at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, Japan. Indonesia beat the India national team, 4–1, in the third-place match.[6] The team also drew, 2–2, with the East Germany national team in a friendly match.[6]


During this period, the Indonesian team lifted the Merdeka Tournament trophy in victory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on three occasions (1961, 1962 and 1969).[6] Indonesia were also champions of the 1968 King's Cup in Bangkok, Thailand .[6]

Indonesia returned to World Cup qualification competition in 1974; however, the team was eliminated in the first round, with only one win, from six matches, against the New Zealand national team.[6] During the 1978 qualification heats, the Indonesian team only won a single match, out of four matches, against host team, Singapore.[6] Four years later, in 1982, Indonesia recorded two victories in qualifying matches (from eight matches), against the Chinese Taipei national team and the Australia national team.[6]


The 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification round saw a better performance for Indonesia, as the nation's team advanced from the first round with four wins, one draw and one loss, eventually finishing at the top of its group. However, the South Korean national team emerged victorious over the Indonesians in the second round.[6]

The team also reached the semi-final of the 1986 Asian Games after beating the United Arab Emirates national team in the quarter-finals; but the Indonesians then lost to hosts South Korea in the semi-finals. The Indonesian team also lost to the Kuwait national football team, 5–0, in the bronze medal match.[9]

A milestone during this era was the gold medal victory at the Southeast Asian Games in both 1987 and 1991. In 1987, the Indonesians beat the Malaysian national football team, 1–0; while in 1991, the team beat the Thailand national football team, 4–3, in a penalty shoot-out.[6]

In the 1990 qualification, the Indonesian team lost in the first round, with only one win against Hong Kong, three draws and two defeats.[6] The team also only managed a single victory against the Vietnam national team in the 1994 qualification round.[6]


Asian Cup[edit]

Indonesia's first appearance in the AFC Asian Cup was against the United Arab Emirates in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup. During the tournament, Indonesia only scored a single point from a 2–2 draw against Kuwait in the first round. In that match, striker Widodo C Putro, gained fame for scoring a renowned goal with a bicycle kick.[10] The team's second appearance in the Asian Cup was in Lebanon in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup; again, the Indonesian team gained only one point from three games, and, again, from a match against Kuwait that finished without a score from either side.

Indonesia eventually established a better record in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, beating the Qatar national football team, 2–1, to record the team's first ever victory in the history of the tournament. Nevertheless, the win was not enough for the Indonesian team to qualify for the second round.

The team's participation in 2007 was especially notable, as Indonesia acted as one of four co-hosts of the tournament. The national team proceeded to defeat the Bahrain national football team, 2–1, in the first match; however, the next two ties proved tough, as the Indonesians faced Asian giants, Saudi Arabia, as well as South Korea. Despite decent performances, both ties ended in narrow 1–2 and 0–1 defeats – thus sealing the Indonesian team's fate as third-place achievers in the group.[11]

World Cup qualification[edit]

In the 1998 World Cup qualification matches, the Indonesian team decisively defeated Cambodia, 8–0, in the opening match. The team only lost a single match when visiting Uzbekistan, but drawing four other matches meant that the team failed to advance any further.[citation needed]

Indonesia recorded a better performance in the 2002 qualification round, beating Maldives and Cambodia, in home and away matches, respectively. The team shared the same points and the group leader position with China, but lost both home and away matches against China, leading to the elimination of the Indonesian team. China eventually advanced to the 2002 World Cup.

Four years later the Indonesians finished third in the second round of the 2006 World Cup qualification group, with two wins, one draw and three losses. Group winner, Saudi Arabia, later advanced to the 2006 World Cup.[12]

ASEAN Football Championship[edit]

Also during this era, Indonesia achieved a decent record in the ASEAN Football Championship (AFF Championship), reaching the final on five occasions (2000, 2002, 2004, 2010 and 2016), albeit never managing to lift the trophy victoriously. The team's claim of regional titles came in the Southeast Asian Games of 1987 and 1991.[13][14]

It was perceived that, immediately following the historic 2004 Asian Cup campaign, Indonesia might be on the verge of a more prominent stature in the ASEAN football scene. Under the guidance of former Aston Villa and England striker, Peter Withe, the Southeast Asian outfit appeared to be capable of continuing its success in terms of football development and FIFA World Rankings. However, the Indonesians failed on the group stage of the ASEAN Football Championship, and, on 18 January 2007, Withe was immediately sacked; he was replaced by Bulgarian, Ivan Venkov Kolev.

After the Withe era, the inability to fulfil the ASEAN target has been cited as the reason for Indonesia's "revolving door" in terms of team managers. Over the course of two years, the Indonesia national team's manager changed from Kolev to local coach, Benny Dollo, who was in turn sacked in 2010. The head coach position was then held by Alfred Riedl, former national coach of Vietnam and Laos; however, Riedl failed to lift any cups during his time and in July 2011, he was replaced by Wim Rijsbergen.[15]

The 1998 Tiger Cup controversy[edit]

The regional 1998 ASEAN Football Championship tournament is considered infamous in respect to Indonesian football history. In what was supposedly a sporting event, the group stage match between Thailand and Indonesia was marred by an unsportsmanlike attempt. At the time, both teams had already qualified for semi-finals, but both were also aware that the winner would be required to face hosts, Vietnam, while the losing team would play the supposedly weaker Singapore national team. A further issue involved moving training bases from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi for the team that eventually faced Vietnam; such a transfer was not desired by any of the relevant teams.[citation needed]

The first half was mostly uneventful, as both teams barely made attempts to score goals. During the second half, both teams managed to score, partly because of half-hearted defending, resulting in a 2–2 tie after 90 minutes of play. However, the actual incident did not occur until extra time, when Indonesian defender Mursyid Effendi deliberately kicked the ball into the Indonesian's own goal, as a Thai attacker ran towards the ball.[16] FIFA fined both teams $40,000 for "violating the spirit of the game", while Effendi was banned from domestic football for one year and international football for a lifetime.

In the semi-finals, Thailand lost to Vietnam, and Indonesia also lost to Singapore, pitting the teams together once again for the third-place playoff. Indonesia eventually won in a penalty shoot-out; in the final, Singapore, considered the underdog, shocked audiences by defeating Vietnam.[17]

2012 suspension[edit]

In March 2012, the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) received a warning for the divided state of Indonesian football, whereby two separate leagues existed: the rebel Super League (ISL), which isn't recognised by the PSSI or FIFA, and the Premier League (IPL). The National Sports Committee (KONI) encouraged the PSSI to work collaboratively with Indonesian Football Savior Committee (KPSI) officials to rectify the situation, but KONI chairman, Tono Suratman, stated, in March 2012, that KONI will take over the beleaguered PSSI if matters are not improved.[18] FIFA did not state whether Indonesia would face suspension, but on 20 March 2012, FIFA made an announcement. In the lead-up to 20 March 2012, the PSSI struggled to resolve the situation and looked to its annual congress for a final solution.[19] The PSSI was given until 15 June 2012 to settle the issues at stake, notably the control of the breakaway league; failing this, the case was to be referred to the FIFA Emergency Committee for suspension.[20]

FIFA eventually set a new 1 December 2012 deadline and in the two weeks preceding the deadline, three out of four PSSI representatives withdrew from the joint committee, citing frustrations in dealing with KPSI representatives. However, FIFA stated that it would only issue a punishment to Indonesian football after the Indonesian national squad finished its involvement in the 2012 AFF Championship.[21]

2013 Era of Dualism[edit]

In 2013, the president of PSSI, Djohar Arifin Husin signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with La Nyalla Matalitti (KPSI-PSSI) that was initiated by FIFA and the AFC through the Asian Football Confederation's Task Force. Since then, the control of Indonesia Super League was taken by Joint committee to remain manageable by PT Liga Indonesia until the establishment of a new professional competition by the committee.[22] This means the Indonesian players from ISL were able to play and join the national team. The PSSI called players from both football leagues, ISL and IPL to fortify the national team for Asian Cup qualifier of 2015. On 7 January 2013, PSSI announced a lists of 51 players from both side football leagues regardless of whether players from the breakaway Indonesia Super League (ISL) would make an appearance, allegedly ISL clubs were reluctant to release players because they doubted Djohar's leadership.[23] During the friendly match, Indonesia lost 0–5 to Jordan and lost 0–1 to Iraq in 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification.

The PSSI appointed Luis Manuel Blanco of Argentina as the head coach on 9 February 2013.

On 18 March 2013, The PSSI held the Extraordinary Congress which turned out to make very positive outcomes. This congress was held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Both parties, PSSI and KPSI (breakaway group) solved their differences in four contentious points; such as; Reunification of two leagues; Revision of the PSSI Statutes; Reinstatement of the four expelled PSSI Executive Committee members La Nyalla, Roberto Rouw, Erwin Dwi and Toni Aprilani; and Agreement of all parties to the Memorandum of Understanding from 7 June 2012 on the list of delegates to the PSSI Congress based on the list of the Solo Congress of July 2011.

As of 2014, Indonesia Super League (ISL) returned to be the top league of the country consists of total 22 teams (18 teams from ISL and 4 teams from Indonesia Premier League).[24]

The new Indonesia "PSSI" called 58 players from both sides leagues (ISL and IPL) for the national squad. Rahmad Darmawan returned as the caretaker coach for the senior team and his friend, Jacksen F. Tiago was also in-charge as the assistant coach. Both Rahmat and Jaksen trimmed the 58 players initially called for national training to 28. The list would then be trimmed again to just 23 players for the Saudi Arabia match. Victor Igbonefo, Greg Nwokolo, and Sergio van Dijk the three naturalised players were on the final list.[25]

On 23 March 2013, the Reunification Indonesia senior team show positive performance at a recent match with Saudi Arabia which was a narrow defeat. The new Indonesia's Timnas only loss 2–1 to their counterpart, Saudi Arabia of AFC Asian Cup qualification at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Boaz Solossa was the man who gave Indonesia the first goal at their long-running campaign at AFC Asian Cup qualification; the home team started with the goal in the sixth minute but the more experienced Saudi Side fought back with the equaliser from Yahya Al-Shehri in the 14th minute before Yousef Al-Salem the scored what turned out to be the winner on 56th minute.[26]

On 14 April 2013, The PSSI cleared out all the coaching staffs from all the teams. Those coaches affected were senior national team coach Nil Maizar, national assistant coach Fabio Oliveira, national goalkeeper coach Hariyanto, national Under-23 coach Aji Santoso, national U23 assistant coaches Widodo Cahyono Putro and Listiadi as well as national U19 coach Indra Syafri. The National Team Management (BTN), under La Nyalla Matalitti was the one in-charge for choosing the new coaches for all the teams.[27]

2015–16 suspension[edit]

The Indonesian Football Association was suspended by FIFA because of government interference in the Southeast Asian country's national league on 30 May 2015. The ban took effect immediately and meant that Indonesia would not be eligible to compete in the next round of qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup, starting less than two weeks later. However FIFA did allow Indonesia U-23 national team to play at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore because the tournament had already started. FIFA took action against Indonesia following a row between local government and the football association which has resulted in the cancellation of the domestic competition.[28]

The suspension was lifted at the 66th FIFA Congress.[29]

2017 new era[edit]

A few weeks after finishing second in the ASEAN Football Championship, The Indonesian Football Association held a congress on 8 January in efforts to sign Luis Milla to handle their senior and U-22 team. It is understood as well that they are also making significant changes in their domestic football league system and attempting to minimise the number of naturalisation players in 2 years time.


Indonesia's football jersey with numbers 17 in 1981

During the Dutch colonial era, the team competed as Dutch East Indies in international matches and played in an orange jersey, the national colour of the Netherlands. There are no official documents about the team's kit, only several black-and-white photos from the match against Hungary in the 1938 FIFA World Cup; but unofficial documents stated that the kit consisted of an orange jersey, white shorts and light blue socks.[30] Since Indonesia's independence, the kit consists red and white, the colours of the country's flag. A combination of green and white has also been used for the away kits, and was used for the team's participation in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, until the mid-1980s.[31]

The 2010–2012 home kit became an issue when the Indonesian team played against an opponent wearing an all-white uniform, since the socks were white instead of usual red. The solution was solved with a red-green-green combination (for away games) with green shorts and socks taken from the away kit, or initially an all-red uniform (for home games). After a home defeat in the 2014 World Cup third round qualifier match against Bahrain on 6 September 2011, the red shorts used (with green application) were scrapped after its first outing and never used again. The red socks had white application on it, different from the red socks with green application usually worn during training. The combination of red-white-red used many times in the future as the alternate home kit, for example on the subsequent home matches of the qualifiers against Qatar and Iran later that year.

On 12 November 2012, a week prior to the start of the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, Indonesia released its new home and away kits, again designed by Nike. The home kit returned to the red-white-red combination, as was the case in 2008, and the away kit consisted of a white-green-white combination. "The green colour brings a historical touch as the national team in the 1950s wore green shirts," Nike Indonesia marketing manager, Nino Priyambodo, said. "We hope it can inspire the national team for better performances in the future."[32] The alternate shorts for this home kit were red shorts and green away shorts, while the away kit's alternate shorts were white shorts with red numbering from the default home shorts.

On 31 October 2014, Nike released Indonesia's home and away kits for the 2014 AFF Championship. The home shirt was red with white Nike logo and lines and green accent on the shoulders and tip of the sleeves, restricted by the white lines. The home kit consisted of red-white-red combination. The away shirt is white with green collar, sleeve tips, and Nike logo. The away kit consisted of white-green-white combination.[33] Due to the FIFA sanction imposed in 2015, the kits were used again in the 2016 AFF Championship and up until 2018 with two different fonts other than the 2014 Nike fonts used earlier.

On 31 May 2018, Nike released Indonesia's new home and away kits. The home shirt is red with golden Nike logo inspired from the country's national emblem, the Garuda Pancasila. The home kit consists of red-white-red combination. The away shirt is white with green Nike logo. The away kit consists of white-green-white combination.[34]

Kit manufacturer Year
West Germany Adidas 1970–1995
Italy Diadora 1995–1996
Japan ASICS 1996–1997
Germany Adidas 1997–2000
United States Nike 2000–2002
Germany Adidas 2004–2006
United States Nike 2007–present

Media Coverage[edit]

All Indonesia team AFF Suzuki Cup (both home and away) and home friendly matches are currently broadcast by MNC Media.[35][36] Some Indonesia team away friendlies possible not broadcast due to broadcasting rights.[37][38]

Home stadium[edit]

Indonesia usually play their home matches at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium. located within the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Gelora, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, Indonesia. The stadium is named after Sukarno, Indonesia's first President. It is mostly used for football matches and has a seating capacity of over 76,127 spectators, though it has been able to hold more than that during special matches. The final of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup was held in this stadium. This stadium was once the 7th largest association football stadium in the world.

Indonesia national football team home stadiums
Image Stadium Capacity Location Last match
Aerial SUGBK.jpg Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium 77,193 Jakarta v   Timor-Leste
(13 November 2018; 2018 AFF Championship)
Wibawa Mukti 01.jpg Wibawa Mukti Stadium 28,778 Bekasi, West Java v   Hong Kong
(16 October 2018; Friendly match)
Harapan Bangsa Stadium 45,000 Banda Aceh, Aceh v   Kyrgyzstan
(6 December 2017; 2017 Aceh World Solidarity Tsunami Cup)
Patriot Stadium Bekasi (cropped).jpg Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium 30,000 Bekasi, West Java v   Guyana
(25 November 2017; Friendly match)
PSS Sleman fans at Maguwoharjo Stadium.jpeg Maguwoharjo Stadium 31,700 Sleman, Yogyakarta v   Puerto Rico
(13 June 2017; Friendly match)
Pakansari Asian Games 2018.jpg Pakansari Stadium 30,000 Bogor, West Java v   Myanmar
(21 March 2017; Friendly match)
Stadion Manahan Solo - LPI.jpg Manahan Stadium 25,000 Surakarta, Central Java v   Malaysia
(6 September 2016; Friendly match)
Gelora Delta Stadium 35,000 Sidoarjo, East Java v   Myanmar
(30 March 2015; Friendly match)
Gajayana Stadium.jpg Gajayana Stadium 35,000 Malang, East Java v     Nepal
(25 June 2014; Friendly match)
Gelora Bung Tomo.jpg Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium 55,000 Surabaya, East Java v   Vietnam
(15 September 2012; Friendly match)
Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium Tribune.jpg Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium 23,000 Palembang, South Sumatra v   Chinese Taipei
(24 November 2010; Friendly match)
Stadion Siliwangi (26968401584).jpg Siliwangi Stadium 25,000 Bandung, West Java v   Maldives
(12 October 2010; Friendly match)

Results and fixtures[edit]

Matches in last 12 months, as well as any future scheduled matches


  Win   Draw   Loss

Competitive records[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record Qualifications record
Host / Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
as Dutch East Indies
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938 Round 1 15th 1 0 0 1 0 6 Automatically qualified
as  Indonesia
Brazil 1950 Withdrew Withdrew
Switzerland 1954 Did not participate Did not participate
Sweden 1958 Withdrew during qualification 3 1 1 1 5 4
Chile 1962 Withdrew Withdrew
England 1966 Did not enter Did not enter
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 6 1 2 3 6 13
Argentina 1978 4 1 1 2 7 7
Spain 1982 8 2 2 4 5 14
Mexico 1986 8 4 1 3 9 10
Italy 1990 6 1 3 2 5 10
United States 1994 8 1 0 7 6 19
France 1998 6 1 4 1 11 6
South KoreaJapan 2002 6 4 0 2 16 7
Germany 2006 6 2 1 3 8 12
South Africa 2010 2 0 0 2 1 11
Brazil 2014 8 1 1 6 8 30
Russia 2018 Disqualified due to FIFA suspension Disqualified
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
CanadaMexicoUnited States 2026
Total Round 1 1/20 1 0 0 1 0 6 71 19 16 36 87 143
FIFA World Cup history
Year Round Opponent Score Result
1938 Round 1  Hungary 0–6 Loss

Olympic Games[edit]

(Under-23 team since 1992)

Olympic Games finals record Qualifications record
Host / Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
France 1900 Did not enter Did not enter
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
Germany 1936
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956 Quarter-finals 7th 2 0 1 1 0 4 Automatically qualified
Italy 1960 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 2 6
Japan 1964 Withdrew Withdrew
Mexico 1968 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 4 5
West Germany 1972 4 2 0 2 8 6
Canada 1976 4 2 1 1 11 5
Soviet Union 1980 5 1 0 4 7 12
United States 1984 8 0 3 5 3 14
South Korea 1988 4 1 0 3 3 8
1992–present See Indonesia national under-23 team See Indonesia national under-23 team
Total Best: Quarter-finals 1/18 2 0 1 1 0 4 31 7 5 19 38 56
Olympic Games history
Year Round Opponent Score Result
1956 Round 1  South Vietnam w/o Win1
Quarter-finals  Soviet Union 0–0 Draw
 Soviet Union 0–42 Loss


  • 1 : South Vietnam withdrew in the tournament.
  • 2 : A rematch of the quarter-finals.

AFC Asian Cup[edit]

AFC Asian Cup finals record Qualifications record
Host / Year Result Position Pld W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
Hong Kong 1956 Withdrew Withdrew before playing any matches
South Korea 1960
Israel 1964
Iran 1968 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 10 6
Thailand 1972 5 3 0 2 12 6
Iran 1976 4 1 1 2 3 5
Kuwait 1980 3 0 0 3 3 10
Singapore 1984 5 3 0 2 6 5
Qatar 1988 3 1 1 1 1 4
Japan 1992 3 1 1 1 3 4
United Arab Emirates 1996 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 4 8 2 1 1 0 7 1
Lebanon 2000 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 0 7 4 3 1 0 18 5
China 2004 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 3 9 6 3 1 2 9 13
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 3 4 Qualified as co-host
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify 6 0 3 3 3 6
Australia 2015 6 0 1 5 2 8
United Arab Emirates 2019 Disqualified due to FIFA suspension Disqualified
Total Best: Group stage 4/17 12 2 2 8 10 28 51 17 11 23 77 73

Asian Games[edit]

(Under-23 team since 2002)

AFF Championship[edit]

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

All Time Results[edit]

The following table shows Indonesia's all-time international record, correct as of 1 June 2018.

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Director of Football Indonesia Danurwindo
Head coach Indonesia Bima Sakti
Assistant coach Indonesia Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto
Assistant coach Indonesia Edy Syahputra
Goalkeeping coach Indonesia Kurnia Sandy
Fitness coach Indonesia Kartono Pramdhan
Team doctor Indonesia Syarif Alwi
Physiotherapist Indonesia Immanuel Maulang
Masseur Indonesia Armin Suhaidin
Indonesia Mohammad Sudir
Kitman Indonesia Ade Ali


Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for a 2018 AFF Championship.[39]
Caps and goals are accurate as of 17 November 2018 after the match against Thailand.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Muhammad Ridho (1991-01-21) 21 January 1991 (age 27) 1 0 Indonesia Borneo
12 1GK Awan Setho (1997-03-20) 20 March 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Indonesia Bhayangkara
26 1GK Andritany Ardhiyasa (1991-12-26) 26 December 1991 (age 26) 12 0 Indonesia Persija Jakarta

2 2DF Putu Gede (1995-06-07) 7 June 1995 (age 23) 9 0 Indonesia Bhayangkara
3 2DF Alfath Fathier (1996-05-28) 28 May 1996 (age 22) 3 1 Indonesia Madura United
5 2DF Bagas Adi (1997-03-08) 8 March 1997 (age 21) 5 0 Indonesia Arema
11 2DF Gavin Kwan (1996-04-05) 5 April 1996 (age 22) 7 1 Indonesia Barito Putera
14 2DF Rizky Pora (1989-11-22) 22 November 1989 (age 28) 19 1 Indonesia Barito Putera
15 2DF Ricky Fajrin (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 23) 10 0 Indonesia Bali United
16 2DF Fachrudin Aryanto (Vice-captain) (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 (age 29) 34 3 Indonesia Madura United
23 2DF Hansamu Yama (Captain) (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 23) 14 3 Indonesia Barito Putera

4 3MF Zulfiandi (1995-07-17) 17 July 1995 (age 23) 5 1 Indonesia Sriwijaya
6 3MF Evan Dimas (Third Captain) (1995-03-13) 13 March 1995 (age 23) 21 2 Malaysia Selangor
8 3MF Muhammad Hargianto (1996-07-24) 24 July 1996 (age 22) 8 0 Indonesia Bhayangkara
10 3MF Stefano Lilipaly (1990-01-20) 20 January 1990 (age 28) 18 3 Indonesia Bali United
19 3MF Bayu Pradana (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 27) 22 0 Indonesia Mitra Kukar
29 3MF Septian David (1996-09-01) 1 September 1996 (age 22) 12 2 Indonesia Mitra Kukar

9 4FW Alberto Gonçalves (1980-12-31) 31 December 1980 (age 37) 5 3 Indonesia Sriwijaya
13 4FW Febri Hariyadi (1996-02-19) 19 February 1996 (age 22) 11 0 Indonesia Persib Bandung
18 4FW Irfan Jaya (1996-05-01) 1 May 1996 (age 22) 4 2 Indonesia Persebaya
21 4FW Andik Vermansyah (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 26) 20 2 Malaysia Kedah
25 4FW Riko Simanjuntak (1992-01-26) 26 January 1992 (age 26) 4 0 Indonesia Persija Jakarta
27 4FW Dedik Setiawan (1994-06-27) 27 June 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Indonesia Arema

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Indonesia squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Satria Tama (1997-01-23) 23 January 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Indonesia Madura United v.  Iceland, 14 January 2018
GK Kurniawan Ajie (1996-06-20) 20 June 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Indonesia Arema 2017 Aceh Tsunami Cup

DF Alfin Tuasalamony (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 26) 2 0 Indonesia Arema v.  Hong Kong, 16 October 2018
DF Abdul Rahman Sulaiman (1988-05-14) 14 May 1988 (age 30) 2 0 Indonesia PSM Makassar v.  Hong Kong, 16 October 2018
DF Abduh Lestaluhu (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 25) 12 0 Indonesia PS TIRA v.  Hong Kong, 16 October 2018
DF Rezaldi Hehanusa (1995-11-07) 7 November 1995 (age 23) 4 1 Indonesia Persija Jakarta v.  Myanmar, 10 October 2018 INJ
DF Victor Igbonefo (1985-10-10) 10 October 1985 (age 33) 10 0 Indonesia Persib Bandung v.  Iceland, 14 January 2018
DF Henhen Herdiana (1995-09-10) 10 September 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Indonesia Persib Bandung v.  Iceland, 14 January 2018
DF Andy Setyo (1997-09-16) 16 September 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Indonesia PS TIRA 2017 Aceh Tsunami Cup

MF Saddil Ramdani (1999-01-02) 2 January 1999 (age 19) 5 0 Indonesia Persela Lamongan 2018 AFF ChampionshipWD
MF Dedi Kusnandar (1991-07-23) 23 July 1991 (age 27) 3 0 Indonesia Persib Bandung v.  Hong Kong, 16 October 2018
MF Hanif Sjahbandi (1997-04-07) 7 April 1997 (age 21) 5 0 Indonesia Arema v.  Mauritius, 11 September 2018
MF Osvaldo Haay (1998-05-17) 17 May 1998 (age 20) 5 1 Indonesia Persebaya Surabaya v.  Iceland, 14 January 2018
MF Muhammad Arfan (1998-01-22) 22 January 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Indonesia PSM Makassar 2017 Aceh Tsunami Cup
MF Miftahul Hamdi (1995-12-13) 13 December 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Indonesia Bali United 2017 Aceh Tsunami Cup

FW Esteban Vizcarra (1986-04-11) 11 April 1986 (age 32) 1 0 Indonesia Sriwijaya v.  Myanmar, 10 October 2018
FW Boaz Solossa (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986 (age 32) 48 14 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura v.  Mauritius, 11 September 2018
FW Ilham Armaiyn (1996-05-10) 10 May 1996 (age 22) 6 1 Malaysia Selangor v.  Mauritius, 11 September 2018
FW Lerby Eliandry (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 (age 27) 11 2 Indonesia Borneo v.  Iceland, 14 January 2018
FW Egy Maulana (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 18) 3 0 Poland Lechia Gdańsk v.  Iceland, 14 January 2018
FW Ilija Spasojević (1987-09-11) 11 September 1987 (age 31) 4 3 Indonesia Bali United 2017 Aceh Tsunami Cup
FW Yabes Roni (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 23) 4 1 Indonesia Bali United 2017 Aceh Tsunami Cup


  • SUS Player suspended
  • INJ Player withdrew from the roster due to an injury
  • RET Retired from the national team
  • WD Player withdrew from the roster for non-injury related reasons

Previous squads[edit]


Period Coach Achievements
1934–1938 Netherlands Johannes Mastenbroek 1934 Far Eastern GamesSilver medalist Runners-up (Silver medal)
1938 FIFA World Cup – Round 1
1951–1953 Singapore Choo Seng Quee and
Indonesia Tony Wen
1951 Asian Games – Quarter-finals
1954–1963 Croatia Antun Pogačnik 1954 Asian Games – Fourth place
1956 Summer Olympics – Quarter-finals
1957 Pestabola MerdekaRunners-up
1958 Asian GamesBronze medalist Third place (Bronze medal)
1958 Pestabola Merdeka – Third place
1960 Pestabola Merdeka – Third place
1961 Pestabola Merdeka – Winners
1961 Vietnam National Day Tournament – Third place
1962 Asian Games – Group stage
1962 Pestabola MerdekaWinners
1962 Vietnam national day tournament – Runners-up
1966–1970 Indonesia Ernest Alberth Mangindaan 1966 Asian Games – Quarter-finals
1968 King's CupWinners
1969 King's CupRunners-up
1969 Pestabola MerdekaWinners
1970 King's Cup – Fourth place
1970 Asian Games – Quarter-finals
1970 Indonesia Endang Witarsa 1970 Jakarta Anniversary Tournament – Third place
1970 Vietnam National Day Tournament – Fourth place
1971–1972 Indonesia Djamiaat Dalhar 1971 King's Cup – Fourth place
1971 Pestabola Merdeka – Runners-up
1971 Jakarta Anniversary TournamentRunners-up
1971 Korea CupThird place
1972–1974 Indonesia Suwardi Arland 1972 Jakarta Anniversary TournamentWinners
1972 Korea CupRunners-up
1974–1975 Indonesia Aang Witarsa 1975 Jakarta Anniversary Tournament – Third place
1975–1976 Netherlands Wiel Coerver 1976 Jakarta Anniversary Tournament – Third place
1976–1978 Indonesia Suwardi Arland 1977 Southeast Asian Games – Fourth place
1978 Jakarta Anniversary Tournament – Runners-up
1978–1979 Netherlands Frans van Balkom 1979 Southeast Asian GamesSilver medalist Runners-up (Silver medal)
1979–1980 Poland Marek Janota 1980 Korea CupRunners-up
1980–1981 West Germany Bernd Fischer 1981 Southeast Asian GamesBronze medalist Third place (Bronze medal)
1981–1982 Indonesia Harry Tjong 1982 Merlion CupThird place
1982–1983 Indonesia Sinyo Aliandoe 1983 Southeast Asian Games – Group stage
1983–1984 Indonesia Muhammad Basri,
Indonesia Iswadi Idris and
Indonesia Abdul Kadir
1984 King's Cup – Runners-up
1985–1987 Indonesia Bertje Matulapelwa 1985 Southeast Asian Games – Fourth place
1985 Indonesia Independence Cup – Group stage
1986 Indonesia Independence Cup – Group stage
1986 Asian Games – Fourth place
1987 King's Cup – Fourth place
1987 Southeast Asian GamesGold Medalist Winners (Gold medal)
1987 Indonesia Independence Cup – Winners
1987–1991 Russia Anatoli Polosin 1988 Indonesia Independence Cup – Runners-up
1988 Pestabola Merdeka – Semi-finals
1989 Southeast Asian GamesBronze medalist Third place (Bronze medal)
1990 Indonesia Independence CupThird place
1991 Southeast Asian GamesGold Medalist Winners (Gold medal)
1991–1993 Serbia Ivan Toplak 1992 Indonesia Independence Cup – Runners-up
1993 Southeast Asian Games – Fourth place
1993–1996 Italy Romano Mattè 1994 Indonesia Independence Cup – Group stage
1995 Southeast Asian Games – Group stage
1996 Indonesia Danurwindo 1996 Tiger Cup – Fourth place
1996 AFC Asian Cup – Group stage
1996–1997 Netherlands Henk Wullems 1997 Southeast Asian GamesSilver medalist Runners-up (Silver medal)
1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia – Group stage
1998 Indonesia Rusdy Bahalwan 1998 Tiger CupThird place
1999 Germany Bernhard Schumm 1999 Southeast Asian GamesBronze medalist Third place (Bronze medal)
1999–2000 Indonesia Nandar Iskandar 2000 Indonesia Independence Cup – Winners
2000 AFC Asian Cup – Group stage
2000 Tiger CupRunners-up
2000–2001 Indonesia Benny Dollo
2002–2004 Bulgaria Ivan Kolev 2002 Tiger CupRunners-up
2004 AFC Asian Cup – Group stage
2004–2007 England Peter Withe 2004 Tiger CupRunners-up
2006 Pestabola MerdekaRunners-up
2007 AFF Championship – Group stage
2005 Indonesia Bambang Nurdiansyah (caretaker)
2007 Bulgaria Ivan Kolev 2007 AFC Asian Cup – Group stage
2008–2010 Indonesia Benny Dollo 2008 Indonesia Independence CupWinners
2008 AFF ChampionshipSemi-finals
2008 Myanmar Grand Royal Challenge CupRunners-up
2010–2011 Austria Alfred Riedl 2010 AFF ChampionshipRunners-up
2011–2012 Netherlands Wilhelmus Rijsbergen
2012 Indonesia Aji Santoso (caretaker)
2012–2013 Indonesia Nil Maizar 2012 Palestine International CupSemi-finalist
2012 SCTV Cup – Runners-up
2012 AFF Championship – Group stage[40]
2013 Argentina Luis Manuel Blanco
2013 Indonesia Rahmad Darmawan (caretaker)
2013 Brazil Jacksen F. Tiago
2013–2014 Austria Alfred Riedl 2014 AFF Championship – Group stage
2015 Indonesia Benny Dollo (interim)
2015 Netherlands Pieter Huistra (interim)[41]
2016 Austria Alfred Riedl 2016 AFF ChampionshipRunners-up
2017–2018 Spain Luis Milla 2017 Aceh World Solidarity Tsunami CupRunners-up
2018–present Indonesia Bima Sakti 2018 AFF Championship


As of 12 September 2018


  • bold player still active in national team


Player Period
Achmad Nawir 1938
Mohammad Sidhi 1950–1952
Aang Witarsa 1954–1956
Maulwi Saelan 1956
Soetjipto Soentoro 1965–1970
Iswadi Idris 1970–1971
Anwar Udjang 1971–1974
Iswadi Idris 1974–1980
Ronny Pattinasarany 1980–1985
Herry Kiswanto 1985–1987
Ricky Yacobi 1987–1990
Ferril Raymond Hattu 1991–1992
Robby Darwis 1993–1995
Sudirman 1996
Robby Darwis 1997
Aji Santoso 1998–2000
Bima Sakti 2001
Agung Setyabudi 2002–2004
Ponaryo Astaman 2004–2008
Charis Yulianto 2008–2010
Bambang Pamungkas 2010-2012
Elie Aiboy 2012–2013
Firman Utina 2013–2014
Boaz Solossa 2014–2018
Hansamu Yama 2018–present

Official matches[edit]

Below is a list of matches detailing Indonesia's matches against FIFA-recognised teams.[42][43]



  • Quarter-finals (1) : 1956


  • Silver medal (1) : 1934



  • Winners (3) : 1987, 2000, 2008
  • Runners-up (2) : 1988, 1992
  • Third place (1) : 1990
  • Winners (1): 1972
  • Runners-up (4): 1971, 1973, 1974, 1978
  • Third place (3) : 1970, 1975, 1976
  • Fourth place (1) : 1981
  • Winners (3) : 1961, 1962, 1969
  • Runners-up (3) : 1957, 1971, 2006
  • Third place (2) : 1958, 1960
  • Fourth place (1) : 1968
  • Winners (1) : 1968
  • Runners-up (2) : 1969, 1984
  • Fourth place (3) : 1970, 1971, 1987
  • Bronze medal (1) : 1982
  • Semi-finalist (1) : 2012
  • SCTV Cup
  • Runners-up (1) : 2012
  • Runners-up (1) : 2017

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