PS TIRA

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PS TIRA
PS TIRA logo.png
Full name Persatuan Sepak Bola Tentara Indonesia dan Rakyat
Nickname(s) The Young Warriors
The Army[1]
Founded 2015
2016; 2 years ago (2016) as PS TNI
(merger with Persiram)
2018; 0 years ago (2018) as PS TIRA[2]
Ground Sultan Agung Stadium[2]
Ground Capacity 35,000
Manager Nil Maizar
League Liga 1[3]
2017 Liga 1, 12th

PS TIRA is a professional football club based in Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia that competes in Liga 1.[4] It was founded in 2015 during the 2015 General Sudirman Cup. The manager of the club is Judan Ali. PS TNI was created as a merger of PSMS Medan and the Indonesian National Armed Forces (Indonesian: Tentara Nasional Indonesia, often abbreviated as TNI) to compete in the Jenderal Sudirman Cup,[5] but are now independent as PSMS Medan announced their split on 13 March 2016. After that, on 30 March 2016, PS TNI was officially acquired Persiram Raja Ampat. The acquisition process conducted through PT. Arka Gega Magna and the total costs incurred to take over was 17 billion rupiah.[6]

In 19 January 2018, it was announced the club changed name to PS TIRA after moving their base to Bantul.[2]

History[edit]

Formation and Jenderal Sudirman Cup[edit]

As a result of the conflict between the PSSI and the Indonesia Minister for Youth and Sports Affairs, FIFA then froze the membership of the PSSI, resulting in the suspension of the Indonesian Football Association. Tournaments were made to replace the Indonesia Super League. The Jenderal Sudirman Cup (Indonesian: Piala Jenderal Sudirman, also known as Jenderal Sudirman Cup Indonesian Championship Torabika 2015 for sponsorship reasons) was made to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Indonesian Armed Forces, and would be held in November 2015 until January 2016 with fifteen clubs participating. PSMS Medan agreed to represent the PS TNI name for the tournament, as well as recruiting players who were also in the army such as Manahati Lestusen and Abduh Lestaluhu. PS TNI was the only non-ISL club to participate in the Jenderal Sudirman Cup.

In the Jenderal Sudirman Cup, PS TNI was seeded in Group C and would play all four matches in Gelora Delta Stadium in Sidoarjo. Along with four other clubs are Surabaya United, Pusamania Borneo F.C., Persib Bandung, and Persela Lamongan. The club came out as underdogs in the group stage, winning all four games and grabbing 11 points. They beat Surabaya United 2-1, won 6-5 on penalties against Pusamania Borneo after a 2-2 draw, won 4-2 against Persela Lamongan including a hat-trick from Dimas Drajat, and a 2-0 win against Persib Bandung. PS TNI then qualified for the Quarter-finals, where they were joined by Semen Padang, Mitra Kukar, and Persija Jakarta. They lost all three matches and was out of the competition.

Split and Bhayangkara Cup[edit]

After the Jenderal Sudirman Cup, it was announced that the club and PSMS Medan had split their ways,[7] with a few of PSMS Medan's players joining the Armed Forces club instead. They targeted England Coach Judan Ali to be their manager and technical director with a view for Coach Judan Ali agreeing to become their Head Coach subject to contractual conditions. They then qualified for another tournament, the Bhayangkara Cup 2016 (Indonesian: Piala Bhayangkara, also known as Torabika Bhayangkara Cup 2016 for sponsorship reasons) with nine other teams to commemorate "Bhayangkara Day". The tournament was held from 17 March until 3 April in 2016. Divided into two groups of five, PS TNI was slotted in Group A with Sriwijaya FC, Mitra Kukar F.C., Pusamania Borneo F.C., and Persib Bandung. They lost their first match, losing 1-2 against Sriwijaya FC, but then followed with a 3-1 win against Pusamania Borneo. PS TNI didn't do as well as they were in the Jenderal Sudirman Cup, winning only one out of four games and losing two. They finished third in Group A with five points, but did not qualify for the semi-finals.[4]

Indonesia Soccer Championship A[edit]

In April 2016, the Indonesia Soccer Championship was officially launched. It was established to replace the temporarily-suspended Indonesia Super League. While PS TNI and other 17 clubs of the ISL would join the top division, the Indonesia Soccer Championship A, another 59 teams–including PS TNI's former merger PSMS Medan–would participate in the Indonesia Soccer Championship B. PS TNI would play their home games at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung. Their first match of the 2016 Indonesia Soccer Championship A season was a 2-1 loss at home to Madura United.[8]

Colours and badges[edit]

Players[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

As of 1 August 2018[9]

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

No. Position Player
3 Indonesia DF Abduh Lestaluhu (Vice-captain)
4 Indonesia DF Mahdi Albaar
5 Indonesia DF Andy Setyo
6 Trinidad and Tobago DF Radanfah Abu Bakr
7 Indonesia MF Ahmad Nufiandani
8 South Korea MF Woo-young Jeon
9 Serbia FW Aleksandar Rakić
10 Indonesia MF Wawan Febrianto
11 Indonesia MF Pandi Lestaluhu
12 Indonesia MF Irfandy Zein
13 Indonesia MF Manahati Lestusen (Captain)
14 Indonesia DF Izmy Hatuwe
15 Indonesia GK Teguh Amiruddin
16 Indonesia DF Derry Herlangga
20 Indonesia DF Herwin Tri Saputra
No. Position Player
21 Indonesia MF Firmansyah
22 Indonesia DF Ganjar Mukti
23 Indonesia FW Willyando
24 Indonesia MF Ryan Wiradinata
32 Indonesia GK Ramadhan
39 Indonesia GK Syahrul Fadil
68 Indonesia DF Roni Sugeng
72 Indonesia DF Didik Wahyu
88 Indonesia DF Safrial Irfandi
89 Indonesia FW Sansan Husaeni
94 Indonesia MF Iman Fathurohman
97 Indonesia FW Dimas Drajad
99 Indonesia FW Angga Febryanto
Belarus MF Dzmitry Rekish

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
95 Indonesia GK Ravi Murdianto (at Mitra Kukar until 31 December 2018)

Honours[edit]

  • AIA Charity Trofeo Championship (1): 2016

Affiliated clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abdullah-Juara.net, Segaf. "Alasan PS TNI Tunjuk Ivan Kolev dan Coret Dua Pemain Asing". 
  2. ^ a b c "PS TIRA Resmi Bermarkas di Bantul". Bolalob - Situsnya Anak Futsal! (in Indonesian). 
  3. ^ "Marger dengan Persiram". 
  4. ^ a b Kurniawati, Ely (20 March 2016). "Judan Ali: Pemain Sudah Disiplin Tapi Kurang Konsentrasi". Galamedianews. Retrieved 21 March 2016. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Ini PS TNI yang Ikut Piala Jenderal Sudirman". detik.com. 4 November 2015.  (in Indonesian)
  6. ^ "PS TNI Tuntaskan Akuisisi Terhadap Persiram Raja Ampat". sport.detik.com. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "PSMS Medan Resmi Cerai dari PS TNI". Koran Sindo. 13 March 2016.  (in Indonesian)
  8. ^ "MU Raih Kemenangan di Markas PS TNI". Koran Sindo. 2 May 2016.  (in Indonesian)
  9. ^ "Daftar Pemain PS TIRA Liga 1". Retrieved 2 August 2018.