PSM Makassar

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PSM Makassar
PSM Makassar logo.png
Full namePersatuan Sepakbola Makassar
  • Ayam Jantan dari Timur
    (The Eastern Roosters)
  • Pasukan Ramang
    (Ramang's Army)
  • Juku Eja
    Makassarese: Red Fish
Founded2 November 1915; 103 years ago (1915-11-02) (as Makassar Voetbal Bond)
GroundAndi Mattalatta Stadium
Pakansari Stadium (AFC Cup matches)
OwnerPT Persaudaraan Sepak Bola Makassar[1] (direct owner)
Bosowa Corporation Grup
ChairmanMunafri Arifuddin
Head coachDarije Kalezić
LeagueLiga 1
2018Liga 1, 2nd
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Active departments of
PSM Makassar
Football pictogram.svg Football pictogram.svg
Football (Men's) Football U-19 (Men's)

PSM Makassar, or PSM, is an Indonesian professional football club based in Makassar, South Sulawesi. The club was founded in 1915 (as Makassar Voetbal Bond) and competes in the Indonesian Liga 1. Locally, it is known primarily by the nickname "Juku Eja", which translates to "The Red Fish". PSM plays their home matches in Andi Mattalatta Stadium.

PSM is the oldest team in the history of Indonesian football. They are also considered as one of the most successful clubs in Indonesia. In the 2001 season, they became the second Indonesia club side to reach quarter-final in the Asian Club Championship.


Foundation and early years (1915–1942)[edit]

PSM was founded on November 2, 1915 as Makassar Voetbal Bond (MVB). They are considered as the oldest football club in Indonesia and as one of the oldest in South East Asia. During the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, all type of organization with Dutch spellings are removed and MVB changed to PSM Makassar.ewako psm [2]

Perserikatan era (1942–1994)[edit]

Some of the early players of PSM Makassar was regularly called to the Indonesia national football team, the most famous was the club legend Ramang. They won their first Perserikatan title in 1957 by beating PSMS Medan.[3] They managed to also won the championship in 1959, 1965, 1966 and 1992.[2]

Modern era (1994–present)[edit]

After the merger of Perserikatan and Galatama in 1994, they won their first Indonesia Premier Division title in 2000. The squad consists of the combination of national team players, such as Miro Baldo Bento, Aji Santoso, Bima Sakti, Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto and Hendro Kartiko, and local talents, such as Ronny Ririn, Syamsudin Batola, Yusrifar Djafar, dan Rachman Usman. They won the 1999–2000 Liga Indonesia Premier Division by only losing 2 from 31 matches.[4]

In 2011 they joined the breakaway league Liga Primer Indonesia.[5] They continued to play in the Indonesian Premier League organized by PT Liga Prima Indonesia Sportindo until 2013, before joining the Indonesia Super League again in the 2014 season.[6][7]


National league[edit]

Perserikatan/Liga Indonesia

International competitions[edit]

Stadium and facilities[edit]

Home matches are played in Andi Mattalatta Stadium (also known as Mattoangin), with a capacity which adds up to 20,000, including VIP stands. The stadium, originally built in 1957 for Pekan Olahraga Nasional IV, and it was renovated in 2000 for 2000–01 Asian Club Championship. In the future PSM Makassar will play their home matches at new stadium, Barombong Stadium.

Colours and crest[edit]

Amongst PSM most popular nicknames are Juku Eja (Red Fish). From the foundation of the club, the common home kit includes a red shirt, red or white shorts, and white socks. Red and white colours are also seen in the crest. The away kit of the club is associated with a white or black background. Blue was adopted as the club's primary colour for their second uniform in 2015.

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor(s)
1994–1995 Germany Adidas Dunhill
1995–1996 Toyota
1996–1997 Kansas
1997–1999 No Sponsors
1999–2000 Tanjung Bunga
2000–2006 Semen Bosowa
2006–2007 Italy Diadora
2008–2009 Indonesia Specs
2011–2013 Indonesia Vilour[9]
2013–2016 United States Nike[10]
2017 Spain Kelme
2018–Present England Umbro


Supporter Group[edit]

PSM's creative supporters are The Maczman, Komunitas VIP selatan and Laskar Ayam Jantan. There are many big supporter groups, but the most well-known are Red Gank, Komunitas VIP Selatan (KVS), Komunitas VIP Utara (KVU), Komunitas Supporter VIP Utama (KSVU).[citation needed]


PSM have rivalries with Persija Jakarta, Persib Bandung, Persebaya Surabaya, and PSMS Medan rooting from the Perserikatan era. Their supporters have never been hostile outside of the match, even though inside the stadium they are competing.


Current Squad[edit]

As of 1 March 2019[11]

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

No. Position Player
2 Australia DF Aaron Evans
3 Indonesia DF Zulkifli Syukur (Vice-captain)
5 Indonesia DF Reva Adi Utama
6 Indonesia FW Ferdinand Sinaga
7 Indonesia FW Zulham Zamrun
9 Finland FW Eero Markkanen
10 Netherlands MF Marc Klok
11 Indonesia FW Muhammad Rachmat
14 Indonesia MF Asnawi Mangkualam
15 Indonesia DF Hasyim Kipuw
16 Indonesia DF Munhar
17 Indonesia MF Rasyid Bakri
19 Indonesia MF Rizky Pellu
20 Indonesia GK Rivky Mokodompit
23 Indonesia MF Bayu Gatra
No. Position Player
24 Indonesia MF Rizky Eka
26 Indonesia DF Taufik Hidayat
27 Indonesia DF Hendra Wijaya
28 Indonesia DF Abdul Rahman Sulaiman
32 Indonesia DF Beny Wahyudi
39 Indonesia FW Guy Junior
45 Indonesia GK Reza Arya Pratama
48 Indonesia MF Muhammad Arfan
55 Indonesia MF Takwir
77 Indonesia GK Hery Prasetyo
80 Netherlands MF Wiljan Pluim (Captain)
88 Indonesia MF Fajri Ardiansyah
97 Indonesia GK Hilman Syah
99 Indonesia MF Saldi Amiruddin

Naturalized player[edit]

Country Player
Cameroon Cameroon Guy Junior

Notable players[edit]

This list includes players whom have made significant contributions to the club. Bold indicates players still active in this club.