Irfan Bachdim

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Irfan Bachdim
Irfan Haarys Bachdim.jpg
Personal information
Full name Irfan Haarys Bachdim
Date of birth (1988-08-11) August 11, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Bali United
Number 10
Youth career
1997–1998 SV Argon
1998–2000 Ajax Amsterdam
2000–2003 SV Argon
2003–2007 FC Utrecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 FC Utrecht 7 (0)
2009–2010 HFC Haarlem 19 (6)
2010 SV Argon 22 (0)
2010–2013 Persema Malang 55 (30)
2013–2014 Chonburi 15 (8)
2013 Sriracha (loan) 15 (11)
2014 Ventforet Kofu 15 (0)
2015–2016 Consadole Sapporo 8 (0)
2017– Bali United 7 (0)
National team
2010– Indonesia 29 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 November 2016

Irfan Bachdim (born August 11, 1988) is an Indonesian footballer who currently plays for Bali United.

Early life[edit]

Bachdim was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands to a former Indonesian footballer of Arab-Indonesian descent, Noval Bachdim and Dutch mother, Hester van Dijk.


Early career[edit]

He started his career in Ajax along with Mitchell Donald, Jeffrey Sarpong, Christian Supusepa and Ryan Babel, but moved to Hoofdklasse side SV Argon after 3 years. He became the top scorer in the league, despite his position as a midfielder.

FC Utrecht[edit]

FC Utrecht scouted him and brought him to FC Utrecht. He was the first choice for the FC Utrecht junior team and sometimes played for the reserve team. He made his debut for FC Utrecht in Eredivisie on 17 February 2008, playing 90 minutes against VVV-Venlo.[1]

When the Indonesia U-23 had a training camp in the Netherlands, Irfan played a number times for the team, but he was injured a week before going to the 2006 Asian Games.

HFC Haarlem[edit]

On July 2009 he signed for HFC Haarlem in a free transfer deal. On March 2010 he had trials for Persib Bandung and Persija Jakarta but neither club signed him.

Persema Malang[edit]

Bachdim desire to play in Indonesia was finally realized when he joined the club Persema Malang with Timo Scheunemann as his coach at that time. The contract was signed on 9 August 2010. His performance in his first game for the Indonesia national team made him well known among the Indonesian public.

Chonburi FC[edit]

Bachdim gave a trial at Thailand club BEC Tero Sasana where he was able to give an average performance, then he was not selected by team. Later he was signed by another Thailand club Chonburi on a 2 years contract.[2]

In early December 2013 J-League clubs Vegalta Sendai and Ventforet Kofu trialed Irfan Bachdim for 2 weeks. He said that if he did not get a contract with these clubs, he would go back to Chonburi to prove himself to the new manager.[3][4]

Ventforet Kofu[edit]

Bachdim announced on Monday, 27 January 2014 that he had officially joined J. League first-division side Ventforet Kofu.

According to Ventforet, the club thought highly of the forward’s potential during a tryout held by the J. League Players Association. His fast playing style caught the club’s eye even though he wasn’t in top physical condition at the time.

Ventforet general manager Satoru Sakuma said Bachdim will be the J. League’s first Indonesian player and his contract will run through the end of the 2014 season.[5]

Consadole Sapporo[edit]

Japanese media on Monday, December 22, 2014 published that Consadole Sapporo has signed the Indonesia international Irfan Bachdim from Ventforet Kofu.[6] The introduction of Irfan Bachdim as one of six new players of the club was presented on January 20, 2015.[7] On May 3, 2015 Irfan Bachdim made his first J2 appearance on Sunday in Consadole Sapporo’s 3-0 win over leaders Jubilo Iwata. After replacing Brazilian teammate Nildo on the right wing, Irfan drew cheers from the crowd when he streaked up the sideline and sent a well-placed cross in his first play.[8]

Career statistics[edit]


National team appearances[edit]

Indonesia national team[9]
Year Apps Goals
2010 8 2
2011 4 0
2012 9 4
2013 2 0
2014 3 1
2015 0 0
2016 3 3
Total 29 10

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 December 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia 3  Malaysia 5–1 5–1 (Won) 2010 AFF Championship
2 4 December 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia 4  Laos 4–0 6–0 (Won)
22 May 2012 Al-Husseein Stadium, Hebron, Palestine State of Palestine Palestine B 0–1 2–1 Lost) 2012 Palestine International Cup
3 5 June 2012 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines 15  Philippines 1–2 2–2 (Drawn) Friendly
4 26 September 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei 18  Brunei 0–1 0–5 (Won) Friendly
5 0–3
6 0–5
7 14 July 2014 Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar 24  Qatar 2–2 2–2 (Drawn) Friendly
8 6 September 2016 Manahan Stadium, Surakarta, Indonesia 27  Malaysia 2–0 3–0 (Won) Friendly
9 9 October 2016 Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman, Indonesia 28  Vietnam 2–2 2–2 (Drawn) Friendly
10 8 November 2016 My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam 29  Vietnam 1–2 3–2 (Lost) Friendly


Club honours[edit]

Consadole Sapporo

Country honours[edit]


Personal life[edit]

Bachdim is well known for starring in many product advertisements including Pocari Sweat, Suzuki, Nike, and many more. He is one of very select few Indonesian Footballers who have appeared in other scopes outside of football. He was massively popular domestically, particularly among female fans.

Bachdim is married to Jennifer Kurniawan, a German-Chinese Indonesian model and sister of Kim Kurniawan. In July 8, 2011, Bachdim and Kurniawan tied the knot in Germany. In February 5th, 2012, Bachdim's first child and daughter, Kiyomi Sue Bachdim, was born. Two years later, in March 21st, 2014, Bachdim's second child and first son, Kenji Zizou Bachdim, was born. [10][11] [12] [13]


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