PSIS Semarang

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PSIS Semarang
PSIS logo.svg
Full namePersatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Semarang
Nickname(s)Laskar Mahesa Jenar
(Mahesa Jenar Warriors)
Founded18 May 1932; 87 years ago (1932-05-18) as Voetbalbond Indonesia Semarang
GroundJatidiri Stadium (Under Construction)
OwnerPT Mahesa Jenar Semarang
CEOYoyok Sukawi
Head CoachDragan Đukanović[1]
LeagueLiga 1
2019Liga 1, 14th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Active departments of
PSIS Semarang

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PSIS (Persatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Semarang) is an Indonesian football club based in Semarang, Central Java. The team's homebase is at Jatidiri Stadium in Semarang. They compete in the Liga 1.


Founded in 1932, PSIS is one of the oldest football teams in Indonesia. It was previously known as Voetbalbond Indonesia Semarang.


First title victory[edit]

Before the professional league was held in 1994/1995, PSIS joined Perserikatan, an amateur football competition organized by PSSI. Their greatest success was in the 1986/87 seasons when PSIS won the title after defeating Persebaya Surabaya in the final 1–0 by Syaiful Amri's Goal. At the time, PSIS legend Ribut Waidi was in the team. There is now a sculpture of Ribut Waidi in the center of Semarang city.

Ligina (Liga Indonesia) Era[edit]

In 1994, when Perserikatan and Galatama merged to form Liga Indonesia, PSIS was placed in the Premier division. In the 1998/1999 season, PSIS attained their highest achievement by winning the probe. In the final, PSIS defeated Persebaya Surabaya with score 1–0 in a Final match which was held at Manado. The goal was scored by Tugiyo, who was renowned as "Maradona from Purwodadi", in the injury time of the second half. But after that excellent performance, PSIS did not do well in the transfer window. Consequently, PSIS were ironically relegated in 1999/2000 season. A year later, PSIS managed to secure a promotion ticket back again to the Premier division.

Golden Era : 2005–2007[edit]

PSIS Semarang makes a surprise by accomplished 3rd place after defeating PSMS Medan with a score of 2–1. The ordinary player like M. Ridwan, Khusnul Yakin, Modestus Setyawan, Idrus Gunawan, Maman Abdurrahman and Abdoulaye Djibril Diallo become superstars and wanted by bigger team. Also helped by Superb Signing Emanuel De Porras and the touch of Indonesian legend, coach Bambang Nurdiansyah.

In 2006, competed in the Western Zone, PSIS finished in 3rd place of regular home and away season. Therefore, PSIS went to the next round robin elimination system with 7 other teams which were split into two groups of 4. In this round, PSIS won the first match against Arema Malang, 1–0, courtesy of a Gustavo Hernan Ortiz's goal. However, they were defeated by Persik Kediri with a score of 1–3 on matchday 2 of the round robin elimination system. PSIS needed a win in the last match against Persiba Balikpapan to progress to the semi-final, and they successfully booked a place in the semi-final with 1–0 victory in a controversially postponed match due to the pitch invasion by the fans. In the semi-final match, PSIS won 1–0 against Persekabpas Pasuruan who defeated them twice in a regular home and away season. In the grand final, PSIS met Persik Kediri once again, and PSIS were defeated with the score of 0–1 in extra time. The goal was scored by Christian Gonzalez in 107th minutes. The result brought PSIS as runner-up in 2006 season.

In 2007 season, PSIS have successfully recruited Julio Lopez from Chile. Julio Lopez is projected as a replacement for Emanuel De Porras who controversially left the team after a defeat in the 2006 Liga Indonesia grand final despite the fact that PSIS were still due to be competing in Copa Dji Sam Soe against Persija Jakarta a few days later.

Super League Era and After no more Regional Government Budget Support[edit]

After Indonesian Government regulates that no more Regional Government Budget to Support Football Team, PSIS can not recruit Stars Player anymore. PSIS also can't defend their local stars like M. Ridwan, Khusnul Yakin, Imral Usman, Yaris Riyadi, Maman Abdurrahman, and many other. PSIS can give them expected salary.

In the 2008 season, PSIS and PKT Bontang joined the Indonesia Super League, replacing Persmin Minahasa and Persiter ternate.

In the 2011–2012 season, when a tumultuous of football Indonesia, PSIS Semarang choose 2011–12 Indonesian Premier Division under the authority of PT Liga Prima Indonesia Sportindo (LPIS). finished in 5th position at 2nd group defeat by the other football Team from Central Java like PSIR Rembang and PSCS Cilacap.

In the 2013 season, PSIS moved to Divisi Utama, edition of Liga Indonesia Premier Division since its establishment in 1994 under the authority of PT Liga Indonesia. PSIS be better in this seasons. success through the second round. Ronald Fagundez and Addison Alves injury in the second round and can replace by young players, make PSIS defeated by the champion Persebaya Surabaya, PSBS Biak Numfor, and PS Bangka.

Scandal in 2014 season[edit]

PSI Semarang which reinforced two foreign players Julio Alcorsé and Ronald Fagundez start 2014 Liga Indonesia Premier Division with extraordinary, topped the standings in Group 4 with only 1 defeat. In the 2nd round, PSIS Semarang played so fantastic and has been ascertained advance to the semi-finals along with PS Sleman before 2nd round finished, including a victory against Persiwa Wamena 5–0. Hari Nur Yulianto scored 14 goals and being the 4th top goal scorer of 2014 Liga Indonesia Premier Division and Julio Alcorsé in the 7th position with 13 goals.

Steps painstakingly built since the beginning of the season had to end tragically in the final match for the position of which only the group winners and runners-up with PS Sleman. PS Sleman and PSI Semarang involved in match fixing where both clubs wanted to be defeated in order not to meet with Pusamania Borneo FC. In that match, both teams scored 5 own goals in 7 minutes, and finally the game ended with a score of 2–3 for PS Sleman.[2] As a result of this scandal, PSI Semarang were disqualified from 2nd round (babak delapan besar). While head coach Eko Riyadi, Striker Saptono, Fadli Manan and GoalKeeper Catur Adi Nugraha received a lifetime sentence should not be playing in football Indonesia and fines each of 100 million rupiahs .

Supporters and rivalries[edit]

PSIS Semarang's supporters call themselves Panser Biru (Pasukan Supporter Semarang Biru)[3] and Snex (Supporter Semarang Extreme) Indonesia's most passionate and fanatical supporters. Panser Biru Blue Panzer birth on March 25, 2001, and through a long process. When PSIS became champions in 1999, Actually is already a lot of fans Semarang and surrounding areas Mahesa Jenar warriors loyal support, but when it has not been coordinated. Along with PSIS relegation to Division I, some supporters of the fans wants to form an organization that coordinated the first in Semarang good and neat. Therefore, October 22, 2000, at the House of Diamonds (Rumah Berlian Semarang), approximately 15 fanatical supporters hold the first conference. Finally agreed on that day to set up a Care Forum PSIS Semarang. They then continue a proceed with the conference on October 29, 2000, which was attended by about 35 people . Until in the end on 5 November 2000 at GOR Tri Lomba Juang, forming a Panser Biru. Biru means Blue Colour (the pride color of PSIS Semarang Jersey) and Panser means Panzer / Tank show the struggling of PSIS Supporter. Snex (Supporter Semarang Extreme) actually a part of Panser Biru, but on March 20, 2005, they became an Independent organization.


PSIS has a rivalry with Persis Solo because of the prestige between the two teams in Central Java, their supporters are always involved in a fight.

PSIS supporters had a rivalry with supporters of Persijap Jepara because of the riots that had already taken place. But now they are at peace and there is no longer friction between groups.[4]


Current squad[edit]

As of 12 February 2020

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

No. Position Player
1 Indonesia GK Joko Ribowo
2 Indonesia DF Riyan Ardiansyah
3 Indonesia DF Soni Setiawan
4 Brazil DF Wallace Costa (captain)
5 Indonesia DF Tegar Pribadi
6 Indonesia MF Tegar Infantri
7 Indonesia FW Muhammad Ridwan
8 Indonesia MF Mahir Radja Satya
9 Indonesia FW Adithya Jorry Guruh
10 Indonesia FW Komarodin
13 Indonesia DF Fauzan Fajri
14 State of Palestine MF Jonathan Cantillana
15 Indonesia DF Frendi Saputra
16 Indonesia MF Finky Pasamba
17 Indonesia DF Rio Saputro
19 Indonesia DF Alfeandra Dewangga
21 Indonesia DF Abanda Rahman
22 Indonesia FW Hari Nur Yulianto (vice-captain)
24 Indonesia DF Yoga Adiatama
No. Position Player
26 Indonesia DF Aqsha Saniskara Prawira
27 Indonesia DF Safrudin Tahar
29 Indonesia MF Septian David Maulana
30 Indonesia GK Jandia Eka Putra
44 Indonesia MF Eka Febri Yogi Setiawan
46 Indonesia DF Fredyan Wahyu
58 Indonesia DF Pratama Arhan Alif Rifai
60 Indonesia GK Yofandani Damai Pranata
68 Indonesia MF Damas Damar Jati
77 Indonesia FW Andreas Ado
79 Indonesia MF Fandi Eko Utomo
87 Brazil MF Flávio Beck Júnior
91 Brazil FW Bruno Silva
93 Indonesia DF Akbar Riansyah
98 Indonesia DF Wahyu Prasetyo
99 Indonesia GK Muhamad Fadli
Indonesia FW Riski Fajar Saputra
Indonesia DF Kartika Vedhayanto

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. Position Player
11 Indonesia FW Aldaier Makatindu (at PSIM Yogyakarta until 31 December 2019)

Management staff[edit]

Position Staff
General Manager Indonesia Wahyu Winarto
Team Manager Indonesia Anton Nikijuluw
Head Coach Montenegro Dragan Đukanović
Assistant Coach Serbia Zarko Curcic
Assistant Coach Indonesia Imran Nahumarury
Goalkeeper Coach Indonesia I Komang Putra
Fitness Coach Brazil Izasé Emilio Cugniér Filho
Under-19 Coach Indonesia Muhammad Ridwan
Under-16 Coach Indonesia Tithan Wulung Suryata



League/Division Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runners-up
Liga Indonesia Premier Division
Liga Indonesia First Division
Perserikatan First Division

AFC (Asian competitions)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Resmi! Dragan Djukanovic Tangani PSIS Semarang di Liga 1 2020". Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-29. Retrieved 2015-01-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Panser Biru Archived 2012-04-13 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ (2018-09-30). "Cerita Perdamaian Suporter PSIS-Persijap: Berkat Kemauan Kuat dan Ngopi Bareng". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  5. ^ Indonesia - List of Second Level Champions

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