|Full name||Persatuan Sepakbola Surabaya|
|Founded||18 June 1927, as S.I.V.B|
|Ground||Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium, Surabaya|
|Investors||Jawa Pos Group|
|Head coach||Angel Alfredo Vera|
|2014||Second Round (4th in Group B)|
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 plays their home matches in Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium.. 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..
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, dan Palembang. 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, Which automatically legality Persebaya Surabaya is under PT. Persebaya Indonesia.
The complete sponsors are as follow.
Colours and Crest
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.
- 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.
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