PSM Makassar

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PSM Makassar
PSM newcrest.png
Full name Persatuan Sepak Bola Makassar
  • Juku Eja
    (The Red Fish)
  • Ayam Jantan dari Timur
    (The Eastern Roosters)
  • Pasukan Ramang
    (Ramang's Warriors)
Founded 2 November 1915; 101 years ago (1915-11-02) (as Makassar Voetbal Bond)
Ground Andi Mattalatta Stadium
Ground Capacity 15,000
Owner PT. PSM
Chairman Munafri Arifuddin
Head coach Robert Alberts
League Liga 1
2014 Indonesia Super League, 7th in First Round of East Zone
Website Club home page

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 currently competes in the 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 ones in eastern 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.[1]

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.[2] They managed to also won the championship in 1959, 1965, 1966 and 1992.[1]

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.[3]

In 2011 they joined the breakaway league Liga Primer Indonesia.[4] 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.[5][6]


Domestic league[edit]

Domestic cup[edit]

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 plays 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[10]
2013–2016 United States Nike[11]
2017–Present Spain Kelme

Club culture[edit]


PSM's creative supporters are called The Maczman. There are many big supporter groups, but the most well-known are Mappanyuki, Ikatan Suporter Makasar (ISM), Suporter Hasanuddin, Suporter Dealos, Suporter Reformasi, Komando, Suporter Bias, Suporter, Karebosi, Gunung Lokong, Suporter PKC (Pongtiku, Kalumpang, dan Cumi-cumi), Red Gank (Pattene), KVS, Zaiger, Antang Communitty.[citation needed]


PSM have rivalries with Persib Bandung, Persebaya Surabaya, and PSMS Medan rooting from the Perserikatan era.


Recent squad[edit]

As of 7 February 2017.

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 Deny Marcel
2 Indonesia DF Hendra Wijaya
3 Indonesia FW Ferdinand Sinaga
4 Indonesia DF Wasyiat Hasbullah
6 Indonesia MF Asnawi Mangkualam
8 Indonesia MF Syamsul Chaeruddin
11 Indonesia FW Muhammad Rachmat
14 Indonesia DF Fathlul Rahman
15 Indonesia MF Muhammad Arfan
16 Indonesia MF Ridwan Tawainella
17 Indonesia MF Rasyid Bakri
19 Indonesia MF Rizky Pellu
20 Indonesia GK Rivki Mokodompit
No. Position Player
22 Indonesia DF Ardan Aras
23 Indonesia DF Hamka Hamzah (Captain)
25 Indonesia FW Titus Bonai
27 Indonesia FW Ghozali Siregar
28 Indonesia DF Reva Adi Utama
33 Indonesia DF Zulkifli Syukur (Vice-Captain)
36 Indonesia DF Ahmad Aris
37 Indonesia GK Hilman Syah
38 Indonesia DF Khalik
51 Indonesia GK Syaiful Syamsuddin
71 Indonesia FW Andri Faisal Amru
80 Netherlands MF Wiljan Pluim
86 France DF Steven Paulle
99 Australia FW Reinaldo Elias

List of 2017 transfers[edit]


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

No. Position Player
6 Indonesia MF Asnawi Mangkualam (from Indonesia Persiba Balikpapan)
14 Indonesia DF Fathur Rahman (from Indonesia PS Barito Putera)
15 Indonesia MF Muhammad Arfan (from Indonesia PSM U-21)
20 Indonesia GK Rivki Mokodompit (from Indonesia Semen Padang F.C.)
No. Position Player
23 Indonesia DF Hamka Hamzah (from Indonesia Arema FC)
27 Indonesia FW Ghozali Siregar (from Indonesia Persegres Gresik United)
33 Indonesia DF Zulkifli Syukur (from Indonesia Pusamania Borneo F.C.)
38 Indonesia DF Khalik (from Indonesia PSM U-21)
86 France DF Steven Paulle (from France Dijon FCO)
99 Australia FW Reinaldo Elias (from Indonesia Pusamania Borneo II)


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

No. Position Player
Indonesia GK Davit Ariyanto (to free agent)
Indonesia DF Hisyam Tolle (to Indonesia Mitra Kukar F.C.)
Indonesia DF Zulvin Zamrun (to Indonesia Pusamania Borneo F.C.)
South Korea DF Kwon Jun (to free agent)
Indonesia MF Ivan Wahyudi (to free agent)
No. Position Player
Indonesia MF Maldini Pali (to Indonesia Sriwijaya FC)
Indonesia FW Muchlis Hadi (to Indonesia Bhayangkara F.C.)
Brazil FW Luiz Ricardo (to free agent)
Netherlands FW Ronald Hikspoors (to free agent)

Notable Players[edit]

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