Persebaya Surabaya

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Persebaya Surabaya
Persebaya logo.png
Full name Persatuan Sepakbola Surabaya
  • Bajul Ijo (The Green Crocodile)
  • The Green Force
Short name Persebaya
Founded 18 June 1927; 90 years ago (18 June 1927), as S.I.V.B
Ground Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium, Surabaya
Ground Capacity 55.000
Investors Jawa Pos Group
President Indonesia Azrul Ananda
Head coach Argentina Angel Alfredo Vera
League Liga 2
2014 Second Round (4th in Group B)
Website Club website

Persebaya Surabaya, or Persebaya, is a professional football club based in Surabaya, East Java. They play in Liga 2.



National League[edit]



Persebaya was founded by Paijo and M. Pamoedji on June 18, 1927. At the beginning of its establishment, Persebaya was called Soerabhaiasche Indonesische Bond Voetbal (SIVB). At that time there was a club in Surabaya also Sorabaiasche Voebal Bond (SVB), bonden (club) was founded in 1910 and players are Dutch people in Surabaya.

On 19 April 1930, SIVB along with VIJ Jakarta, BIVB Bandung (now Persib Bandung), MIVB (PPSM Magelang), MVB (PSM Madiun), VVB (Persis Solo), PSM (PSIM Yogyakarta) also gave birth to the Union of Football All Indonesia (PSSI) in a meeting held at Societeit Hadiprojo Yogyakarta. SIVB in the meeting was represented by M. Pamoedji. A year later the annual competition between cities / unions. SIVB made it into the final of the union competition in 1938 despite losing to VIJ Jakarta.

When the Dutch lost to Japan in 1942, SIVB's achievements of almost all players were indigenous players and a small proportion of Chinese descent soared and again reached the final before being defeated by Persis Solo. Finally in 1943 SIVB changed its name to Persibaja (Indonesian Football Association Soerabaja). In this era Persibaja chaired by Dr. Soewandi. At that time, Persibaja won the title in 1951 and 1952.

In 1960, the name Persibaja changed into Persebaya (Football Association of Surabaya). In the era of this union, Persebaya achievement is also special. Persebaya is one of the giants union other than PSMS Medan, PSM Makassar, Persib Bandung and Persija Jakarta. Twice Persebaya became champions in 1978 and 1988, and seven-fold ranked second in 1965, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1987, and 1990.

Brilliant achievement continues to be maintained when PSSI unite clubs of Perserikatan and Galatama in competition titled Liga Indonesia since 1994. Persebaya won the league title Indonesia in 1997. Persebaya's errors scored history as the first team to twice become Indonesia League champion when in 2005 Green Force Again winning the title Despite predicated as a classic team full of titles, Green Force also had felt bitterly relegated in 2002. Bitter pills are immediately redeemed with the title of Division I and Division champions in the next two seasons.

Persebaya status was reinstated as the member of PSSI in January 2017 after being sanctioned due to playing in an illegal competition. They will participate again in 2017 Liga 2.[1]


Persebaya plays their home matches in Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium.[2]. On July 23, 2012 there has been a friendly match between Persebaya with Queens Park Rangers in Gelora Bung Tomo. On that day the match was won by Queens Park Rangers with a score of 2-1.[3].



In addition, on his way, Persebaya several times experienced controversial events. When winning the 1988 Competition, Persebaya had played a famous match with the term "elephant football" for succumbing to Persipura Jayapura 0-12, to get rid of their rival PSIS Semarang which in the previous year shattered Persebaya dream in the final of the competition competition. This tactic brings at least results and Persebaya succeeded in becoming the union champion in 1988 by removing PSMS Medan 3 - 1

In Liga Indonesia 2002, Persebaya strike action in the face of the PKT Bontang and suspension of value reduction. The incident became one of the causes of the degradation of Persebaya to Division I. Three years later or in 2005, Persebaya shocked the public of national football when resigned in the last eight so that the PSIS Semarang and PSM Makassar hope to pass the final. The incident Persebaya suspended 16 months should not follow the competition Liga Indonesia. However, the revised suspension was revised to relegation duty to Division I Liga Indonesia.


In the 2009/2010 season is the beginning of dualism Persebaya Surabaya. Persebaya Surabaya (PT Persebaya Indonesia) is relegated to Prime Division due to forced re-match 3 times against Persik Kediri with different place in Kediri, Yogyakarta,[4] dan Palembang.[5] In the third re-match Persebaya refused to re-match, the management did not accept and did not want to join the Main Division and then follow the illegal league "Indonesian Premier League" from the previous named Persebaya Surabaya (PT Surabaya Indonesia) converted into Persebaya 1927 (PT Persebaya Indonesia). Then the Main Division of the next season, the West Kutai Persikubar was won by Wisnu Wardhana and changed its name to Persebaya Surabaya (now Bhayangkara F.C.) to follow the Indonesian League and then successfully promoted back to Super League Indonesia in 2014. In that season unfortunately the league was dismissed after it was not recognized by the Government and then Indonesia was banned by FIFA.

In the 2015 season Persebaya Surabaya (now Bhayangkara F.C.) changed its name to Bonek FC and Surabaya United caused Persebaya 1927 (PT. Persebaya Indonesia) won the name and logo patent lawsuit,[6] Which automatically legality Persebaya Surabaya is under PT. Persebaya Indonesia.


The supporters of Persebaya are known as Bonek (abbreviation of Bondo Nekat, literally "The Reckless People") and were known for violence and hooliganism in the past and present.[7]

Bonek fans have a strong rivalry with Aremania, the fans of Arema Indonesia.[8][9] This game is often called the East Java Derby.


The complete sponsors are as follow.[10]


Colours and Crest[edit]

Amongst Persebaya most popular nicknames are Bajul Ijo (The Green Crocodile). From the foundation of the club, the common home kit includes a green shirt, green or white shorts, and white socks. green and white colours are also seen in the crest. The away kit of the club is associated with a white or black background.

Non-playing staff[edit]



Current squad[edit]

As of 1 October 2017.

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 Abdul Aziz
4 Indonesia DF Mokhamad Syaifuddin
5 Indonesia DF Rahmad Juliandri
6 Indonesia MF Misbakhus Solikin (vice-captain)
7 Indonesia MF Sidik Saimima
8 Indonesia MF Oktavianus Fernando
9 Indonesia FW Ricky Kayame
10 Indonesia MF Nerius Alom
11 Indonesia FW Rachmat Afandi
12 Indonesia MF Rendy Irawan (captain)
13 Indonesia DF Rachmat Irianto
14 Indonesia MF Adam Maulana
15 Indonesia MF Rangga Muslim Perkasa
17 Indonesia MF Thaufan Hidayat
No. Position Player
21 Indonesia DF Fandry Imbiri
22 Indonesia MF Abu Rizal Maulana
23 Indonesia MF Mei Handoko
25 Indonesia DF M. Irvan Febrianto
26 Indonesia FW Rishadi Fauzi
31 Indonesia MF Kurniawan Karman
33 Indonesia GK Miswar Saputra
41 Indonesia FW Irfan Jaya
44 Indonesia DF Andri Muliadi
71 Indonesia DF Said Mardjan
78 Indonesia FW Yogi Novrian
92 Indonesia GK Dimas Galih
93 Indonesia GK Samuel Reimas
96 Indonesia MF Muhammad Hidayat

Retired numbers[edit]


  1. ^ "Diakui PSSI, Persebaya Bermain di Divisi Utama" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Persebaya Surabaya Berencana Pindah Kandang Untuk Babak Delapan Besar ISL" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Persebaya Surabaya kalah Tipis dari QPR" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Tempo.Co. "Persebaya Tuntut Kemenangan WO Atas Persik". Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Persik Menang WO Atas Persebaya - ANTARA News". Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "PT Persebaya Indonesia Menangkan Hak Atas Persebaya Surabaya -". 30 June 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Welcome to East Java — the Passionate, Crowded Center of Indonesian Football, Jakarta Globe, October 21, 2010
  8. ^ "Awal Perseteruan Aremania Vs Bonek -". Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Aremania: Sweeping Dilakukan Orang Berkaos Bonek - Arema & Aremania News Online". Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "Official Sponsors PERSEBAYA 2017". 
  11. ^ "Staff Profiles". 
  12. ^ "Nomor punggung yang dipensiunkan dalam sepakbola" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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