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Persib Bandung
Persib logo.png
Full namePerserikatan Sepakbola Indonesia Bandung
Nickname(s)
  • Maung Bandung
    (The Bandung Tiger)
  • Pangeran Biru
    (The Blue Prince)[1]
Founded14 March 1933; 86 years ago (1933-03-14) (as Bandoeng Inlandsche Voetbal Bond)[2]
GroundSi Jalak Harupat Stadium
Capacity27,000
OwnerPT Persib Bandung Bermartabat[3]
PresidentGlenn Sugita
CoachRobert Alberts
LeagueLiga 1
2018Liga 1, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Active departments of
Persib Bandung

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Football (Men's) Football B (Men's) Football U-19 (Men's)

Perserikatan Sepakbola Indonesia Bandung or commonly known as Persib Bandung , literally translated to Football Association Indonesia Bandung , is a professional football team in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, that competes in Liga 1, the top tier of Indonesian football. The team was founded in June 1933 from a merger of three clubs. It has not been relegated from the top flight since the foundation of the Indonesian League in 1994. Persib's home stadium is the Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium which has a capacity of 38,000. The team's nicknames are Maung Bandung (The Bandung Tiger) and Pangeran Biru (The Blue Prince).

The team won their first Indonesian Super League (now known as Liga 1) title in 2014 assisted by Glenn Sugita, the first title of the Liga Indonesia in 1995, and 5 Perserikatan titles.

Persib reached the quarter-finals of the Asian Club Championship in 1995.[4]

History[edit]

Foundation and early years (1933–1940)[edit]

An early organisation for football in Bandung was the Bandoeng Inlandsche Voetbal Bond (BIVB) (Dutch for 'Bandung Domestic Football Federation') formed in 1923. It was succeeded by Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Bandung (PSIB) ('Bandung Indonesian Football Association') and teams affiliated to the National Voetball Bond (NVB). These merged on 14 March 1933 to form Persib.

Persib was runner-up in the 1933, 1934 and 1936 Perserikatan seasons and champion in the 1939 season.[5][6]

Perserikatan era (1940–1994)[edit]

Persib was reformed in Bandung in 1948, during the Indonesian National Revolution.

Robby Darwis, one of the Persib Bandung Legends

In the 1950s Persib players Aang Witarsa and Anas appeared for the Indonesia national football team. Persib won their second Perserikatan title in 1961 and competed in the Aga Khan Gold Cup. The club's next significant achievement was as runner-up in the 1966 season.

The club's offices were in Cilentah from 1953–1957, then moved to their current location on Jalan Gurame.[7][8]

Persib's success declined in the 1970s culminating with their relegation to the First Division in the 1978–79 season. The club hired Polish coach Marek Janota to lead the youth squad and Risnandar Soendoro to manage the senior team. Persib earned promotion to the Premier Division, with players including Robby Darwis, Adeng Hudaya, Adjat Sudrajat and Suryamin. The team finished as runners up in the 1982–83 and 1984–85 seasons.[9][10]

The club won the league in 1986 by beating Perseman Manokwari by a goal from Djadjang Nurdjaman at the Senayan Stadium (Now Gelora Bung Karno Stadium). They became champions again in 1990, beating Persebaya Surabaya 2–0. Among the players of the era were Samai Setiadi, Ade Mulyono, Asep Sumantri and Djadjang Nurdjaman.[11][12]

They became champions in the final season of Perserikatan before it was merged with Galatama to became the Liga Indonesia Premier Division and so earned the right to keep the President Cup in perpetuity.[13][14]

Modern era and recent history (1994–2014)[edit]

Persib Bandung became the first champion of the newly formed Liga Indonesia Premier Division by beating Petrokimia Putra 1–0 in the final.[13] In 1995, Persib managed to perform until the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League. On the AFC Champions League, in the first round of the East Asian zone, Persib against Thailand club, Bangkok Bank F.C.. Persib won 2-0 on away games and lost 0-1 at home, and won on 2-1 aggregate. Next, turn the Philippines club Pasay City, Persib an opponent in the second round. Persib managed to advance to the quarter-finals after defeating Pasay City on a 5-2 aggregate. Unfortunately, the glories of Persib not continue in the quarterfinals. In a system of home tournament that was held on Bandung, Persib always suffered defeat in three matches. In the first game, Persib lose 2-3 to Japanese club, Verdy Kawasaki. Next, turn the South Korean club, Persib embarrass Ilhwa Chunma 2-5. In the last match, Persib lost to Thailand club, Thai Farmers Bank, with the score 1-2.[15]

Persib also failed to move further. However, Persib earned a consolation after they Coach Indra Tohir was selected as Best of Coach in Asian by Asian Football Confederation.[15]

In 2005 Liga Indonesia, Indra Thohir again called. However, Persib had to settle for fifth. The next competition, Risnandar Soendoro believed to be a coach. However, he only lasted until the first two games of the cage after losing PSIS Semarang and Persijap Jepara at Siliwangi Stadium, replacement was Arcan Iurie, Moldova coach was returning maintained for the 2007 Liga Indonesia. At that time, Persib had predicted would win the title for the half of the season appeared as the Western Conference standings and won the duel with PSM Makassar as the Eastern Conference standings.

However, in the second round, Persib slipped and his performance declined thus ranked fifth and failed to qualify for Round 8. In Competition 2008–09 Indonesia Super League for the first time formulated Persib coach from outside Bandung. Jaya Hartono, which brings Persik Kediri won the 2003 Liga Indonesia, called for dispensing Persib. Unfortunately, Persib had to settle for third in the competition using a format one region.[16]

They have used many local and international coaches such as Marek Andrzej Sledzianowski, Juan Antonio Paez, Arcan Iurie, Risnandar Soendoro, Indra Thohir, and Jaya Hartono, but their best finish was finishing third in the 2008–09 Indonesia Super League.[17][18]

As a result of the regulations of Permendagri No. 13/2006 which was revised to Permendagri No. 59/2007, where professional clubs are no longer allowed to use government budget, 36 members as the stakeholders of Persib gave a mandate to the former Mayor of Bandung Dada Rosada to save Persib so it can still enter the competition. PT. Persib Bandung Bermartabat was then founded on 20 August 2009 as the legal basis of the club.[19][16]

In 2012, Persib hired former player Djadjang Nurdjaman as their new head coach.[20] In 2013, Persib cannot use Siliwangi Stadium for official matches, because PSSI have degraded the class-level of the stadium to be only used as a training field.[21] Persib then used Si Jalak Harupat Stadium as a permanent home base.[22] On 8 September 2014, Persib got the license as a professional club.[23]

Golden era (2014–present)[edit]

2014 season[edit]

In 2014, after nineteen years without any major trophy, Persib managed to win the 2014 Indonesia Super League by beating Persipura Jayapura in the 2014 ISL Final. Ferdinand Sinaga also got the Best Player award for 2014.[24]

2015 season[edit]

Pre–2015 Persib was invited to compete in an international friendly tournament, Marah Halim Cup 2015, from 4–14 January 2015,[25] but declined it on 9 December 2014.[26] They began their first training for the 2015 Indonesia Super League on 23 December 2014.[27] They were planning to have a training center using the facilities of Inter Milan in Italy starting 6 January 2015, but due to tight schedule, the plan was cancelled.[28] Persib stated that they will participate in the 2015 Walikota Padang Cup on 4–8 January 2015.[29] On a 3×40 minutes friendly against local club Tiki Taka FC on 31 December 2014, Persib won 4–0 with each goal from Firman Utina, trial player Hector Eduardo Sosa, new recruit Yandi Sofyan Munawar, and Atep Rizal.[30]

Due to winning the 2014 Indonesia Super League, Persib was given a spot on 2015 AFC Champions League.[31] They, alongside Persipura, also received byes on the 2015 Piala Indonesia and will directly participate in the Round of 16.[32]

Persib retained the majority of the squad.[33] Persib released Djibril Coulibaly due to declining performance.[34] Some players who would still play for this season are Abdul Rahman,[35] Firman Utina,[36] and the three goalkeepers,[37] and some players who got new contracts are Makan Konaté,[38] Muhammad Agung Pribadi,[39] Vladimir Vujović,[40] and Rudiyana.[41] Ferdinand Sinaga left the club to join Sriwijaya F.C.[42] Persib has currently secured three new players, which are Dedi Kusnandar,[43] Dias Angga Putra,[44] and Yandi Sofyan Munawar.[45] Persib actually had gotten the signature of striker Aron da Silva,[46] but he backed out because his old club won't release him.[47] Strikers Michele Di Piedi[48] and Hector Eduardo Sosa[49] came to trial on Persib, but none of them were recruited.[50] Meanwhile, striker Maycon Calijuri who came to trial on 30 December continued the selection.[51]

On January, Emral Abus was signed to replace Djadjang Nurdjaman as the head coach for the AFC Champions League due to restricting requirement of the competition.[52] Joining Maycon, strikers Nicolás Vigneri[53] and Koh Traore[54] came to trial on Persib. Vigneri was released on 26 January,[55] while Maycon and Traore's fate will be determined after the 2014 Indonesian Inter Island Cup finals on 1 February.[56] Striker Sigit Hermawan were loaned to PSGC Ciamis on a 1 season-long loan.[57]

On the 2015 Piala Walikota Padang, Persib won the cup after defeating PSP Padang[58] and Pusamania Borneo F.C.[59] both 3–0 on group stage and Persiba Balikpapan 2–0 in the final.[60] Tantan also became the top-scorer.[61] On an international friendly against Felda United F.C. they won 3–1.[62] They won 2–1 on another friendly against Persibat Batang.[63] They run two friendly matches on their training center in Ciamis[64] against Persires Kuningan and PSGC Ciamis and won both of them 3–0 and 3–1 respectively.[65][66]

Three Diklat Persib players, Gian Zola, Hanif Sahbandi, and Jujun Saefuloh, were called up to Indonesia national U-16 and U-19 team selection.[67] Persib's third goal-keeper M Natshir were called up to Indonesia national U-22 national team.[68] Manager Umuh Muchtar became one of PT Liga Indonesia's commissioner for 2015 season due to Persib's win in the previous season.[69]

On February, on their first official match of the season, Persib lost against Hanoi T&T F.C. on Mỹ Đình National Stadium on the 2nd preliminary round of the 2015 AFC Champions League qualifying play-offs.[70] Their first ISL match was supposed to be on 20 February 2015 against last year's runners-up Persipura Jayapura, before Kemenpora on 18 February decided to postpone 2015 ISL due to too many clubs that haven't completed their licensing files.[71][72] On their first 2015 AFC Cup match, Persib won 4–1 in their home against Maldivian team New Radiant S.C. with Jufriyanto, Konaté, Atep, and Yandi scored each a goal.[73]

On the 2014 Indonesian Inter Island Cup finals, Persib lost 1–2 to Arema Cronus F.C. with Vujović scored Persib's only goal.[74] They won 5–1 on a friendly against Cilegon United F.C., with Yandi, Supardi, Tantan, Vujović, and trial player Robson da Silva scoring the goals.[75] They run another friendly against their youth team Diklat Persib and won 3–1 with Atep, Konaté, and Jufriyanto scored the goals.[76] They also won the following friendly against Football Plus FC on 20 February by 7–0, with Konaté scored three goals, Tantan scored two goals, and Atep and Firman scored a goal each.[77]

The two trial strikers, Maycon and Traore, were stripped from the squad,[78] but the statement was changed and Maycon will continue to trial because Persib is still waiting for Maycon's legal status from PT Liga Indonesia.[79] Three more strikers came to trial on Persib on 3 and 4 February, Robson da Silva, Kim Shin-young and Carlos Raul Sciucatti.[80][81] Maycon, Robson, and Carlos Raul were stripped from the trial on 7 February,[82] while Kim Shin-young stripped later on 13 February along with Nigerian striker Charles Parker who came on the same day.[83][84][85] Striker Silvio Escobar came to trial on 16 February, but released on the following day.[86][87] Local player Nico Malau who were invited to trial on Persib since mid-February were released on 21 February.[88] Malian striker Ousmane Ben Goïta came to trial on 23 February 2015, but probably weren't recruited, stated by head coach Djadjang Nurdjaman.[89][90] Croatian striker who were stated by the management to join Persib, Ivan Krstanović, declined and joined a European team.[91] Cameroonian striker George Menougong came to trial on 27 February, but released on the following day.[92][93]

Persib launch their team on 6 February in Siliwangi Stadium, introducing the players and 9 jerseys, three for 2015 Indonesia Super League and 2015 Piala Indonesia, two for Asian competition, two for training, and two for youth team.[94] 2×15 minutes exhibition match also ran here by Persib against Ligina 1994/95 winners, Persib won 4–0 with two goals by Konaté and the other two by Tantan and Rudiyana.[95] On 17 February, Persib announced Mulyana as the vice manager of the team for all competition.[96] Persib's team doctor, Rafi Ghani, take part in ISL Medic Team training in Jakarta on 17–18 February.[97] On 20 February, teams of 2015 ISL gathered in Bandung to state their actions against the delay of 2015 ISL as Declaration of Bandung.[98] Persib's third goalkeeper, M. Natshir, were called up to the list of 23 players of Indonesia national under-22 football team players.[99]

On March, on their visit to Bali, they won 1–0 against Bali United with Tantan scoring the lone goal.[100]

Finnish striker Niklas Tarvajarvi joined Persib's training while he was in Bali, but not intending to trial.[101][102] Georgian striker Apollon Lemondzhava trials on Persib.[103] Persib's assistant coach Asep Soemantri joined the AFC C License Coaching Course on 16–28 February in National Youth Training Center Facility, Depok.[104]

On May, the 2015 Indonesia Super League was officially discontinued by PSSI on 2 May 2015 due to a ban by Imam Nahrawi, Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs, against PSSI to run any football competition.[105]

2016 season[edit]

At the beginning of 2016 the club announced it had agreed to collaborate with Italian Serie A club Inter Milan including coaching courses for Persib's Djadjang Nurdjaman. [106]

2017 season[edit]

Persib Bandung staring 2017 season with "unusual way" in the affairs of signings. Label as an established team was shown the management of PT Persib Bandung Bermartabat to bring the two superstars at the same time, Michael Essien and Carlton Cole. The arrival of the two former Chelsea FC player completes a transfer list of players who have done Persib in late 2016, as Dedi Kusnandar, Supardi Nasir, Achmad Jufriyanto, Wildansyah, Imam Arief Fadillah, and Japanese attacking midfielder Shohei Matsunaga. That list does not include the planned Dutch-Indonesia descent midfielder Raphael Maitimo joined at the time of launching the team Persib on 2 April 2017.[107]

2018 season[edit]

The team has announced former assistant coach Hector Cuper at Lanus, Valencia, and Inter Milan Roberto Carlos Mario Gomez as a new coach. The Argentine coach was appointed to handle Persib in 2018 League 1 season.[108] Roberto Carlos Mario Gomez was signed by Persib for two years.[109] Earlier in 2017 Roberto Carlos Mario Gomez was appointed as Malaysian national football team's head coach by FAM president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, but he then asked for a higher salary and was therefore rejected as it was expensive.[110]

Crest and colours[edit]

The club colors are officially blue and white. The team's badge is similar with the seal of Bandung. The logo was used because during the early years of Perserikatan, Persib was seen as the representative of the Sundanese people[111] Persib Logo is taken from the symbol, plus the numbers 1933 and Persib writing. The logo is a heart-shaped shield. The shield is divided into two parts, separated girder horizontal black color as much as four.

On top of a golden yellow background with a green color painting of a mountain that rests on the girder. At the bottom, with a white background by painting four areas wavy lines in blue. At the bottom of the shield there is a golden yellow color band waved at both ends. On the ribbon was written in black Latin letters that read 'Gemah Ripah Wibawa mukti', meaning 'Land of the People Subur Makmur'. The sentence was taken from the Kawi language.

Philosophy shield or armor in the logo symbolizes the struggle to achieve a goal should be to use a shield to protect themselves. In addition, the shield has the meaning endure all sorts of dangers and difficulties.

The colors in the logo that is, yellow means wealth and nobleness. Black is a sturdy, upright and strong. Green means prosperity and cool. White is a symbol of purity and faithfulness meaningful blue. Currently over Persib logo plus images of two stars, as a sign Maung Bandung has won the league championship twice, namely in 1995 and 2014.[112][113]

The club colors are officially blue and white according to its statute and is used by the fans, the combination Biru-bodas (blue and white), in their songs and chants. These were the colors of Siliwangi Kingdom. The club original badge was implemented in 1996 consisting of the team's name, Persib Bandung, above the logo of Bandung government.[114]

Kit manufacturers[edit]

The club is presently outfitted by Sportama. Their previous kit sponsors are Adidas, Reebok, Nike, Vilour, Diadora, Joma, Mitre, and League.[115]

The following is a list of kit manufacturers by year:

Year(s) Manufacturer(s)
1994–1996 Adidas
1999–2000 Reebok
2000–2003 Nike
2003–2009 Vilour
2009–2010 Diadora
2010–2011 Joma
2011–2012 Mitre
2012–2015 League
2016– Sportama

Sponsorship[edit]

The complete sponsors are as follow.[116][117]

Main sponsors
Other sponsors
  • Pria Punya Selera
  • Mobil
  • Achilles
  • Corsa Motorcycle Tire
  • Panther Energy
  • Kopi ABC
  • Didimax
  • ISMC (Indonesia Sport Medicine Center)
  • Envi
  • Bobotoh FM
  • Azzuri
  • Elevenia
  • Halodoc

Grounds[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium under construction in 2013.

Persib play their home matches at Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium, after moving from Si Jalak Harupat Stadium.[118][119][120] Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium previously known as Gedebage Stadium, design adheres to the international standards for stadium design. The stadium is completed with 38,000 individual seats. The grass used is Zoysia matrella (Linn) Merr which is of FIFA standard class. The stadium is equipped with; a football pitch, athletics track, offices, big screen and fireproof seats from Ferco Seating. The stadium has four storey with an area of 72,000 square meters, combined with other supporting facilities with total of 40 hectares.

It also has a total of 766 toilets, a VIP box with bulletproof glass, and a helicopter pad.

Training ground[edit]

For the primary training ground and flat for players, Persib uses Persib Stadium at Ahmad Yani Road, which was formerly known as Sidolig Stadium. The training ground uses synthetic turf.[121] In addition to Siliwangi Stadium, Persib party was exploring the possibility of using Arcamanik Stadium or Pusdikpom Field in Cimahi. Djanur also hopes his team were able to practice on natural grass surfaces and not synthetic like Lodaya Field.

Club culture[edit]

Supporters[edit]

Supporters display a celebration during a match in Si Jalak Harupat Stadium.

The nickname of Persib Bandung supporters is Bobotoh, this name comes from the Sundanese language. The number of Persib supporters are estimated to be around 5,3 to 5,5 million all around Indonesia. In West Java is the largest population of supporters and sympathizers Persib Bandung, is generally spread in Indonesia.[122][123] The club's official Facebook page have 9 million likers.[124]

Viking Persib Club (VPC) is the biggest fan group of Persib supporters, and the first fan group in Indonesia, this Group has been established since 1993.

The Bomber or Bomber Persib is the second largest supporter group Persib Bandung. Fan club was formed by several small groups when in the southern stand, Siliwangi Stadium

Other small fan clubs that's considered as a regular in the Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium is the Flower City Casual, La Curva Pasundan, The Bomb's and more.[19][125]

Notable fans include Oto Iskandar di Nata (Indonesian Politician), Ridwan Kamil (Governor of West Java), Try Sutrisno (The sixth vice president of the Republic of Indonesia), Kamidia Radisti (Miss Indonesia 2007), Arina Ephipania (lead vocalist from Mocca), Melody Nurramdhani Laksani (former JKT48 member), Bastian Steel (former Coboy Junior member), Nazril Irham (lead vocalist from Noah), Conchita Caroline (Sportcaster), Ananda Omesh (Indonesian presenter), Kim Kurniawan (Persib player), and Sergio van Dijk (former Persib player).

Rivalries[edit]

Persib have rivalries with Persebaya Surabaya, PSMS Medan and PSM Makassar rooting from the Perserikatan era.[126] The rivalry with Persija Jakarta is called the Old Indonesia derby.

Finances and ownership[edit]

Persib Bandung is the richest club on Southeast Asia in 2015 with total wealth of 11.2 trillion rupiah according to Goal.com (Indonesian edition) website.[127]

Persib's success on becoming one of the most powerful financial club is certainly not without means. Director of Marketing Persib Bandung, M. Farhan said that the club's success was not separated from the marketing team's performance.[128]

Persib was previously owned by the city government and its budget was allocated from the city budget. In accordance with the regulations of Permendagri No. 13/2006 which was revised to Permendagri No. 59/2007, professional clubs are no longer allowed to use government budget. This condition forced 36 Football Union, the stakeholder of Persib, to agree giving a mandate to former Bandung Mayor Dada Rosada to save Persib so it can still enter the competition. PT. Persib Bandung Bermartabat was then founded on 20 August 2009 as the legal basis of the club.[19]

Erick Thohir, the owner of Mahaka Media, Viva Media, Philadelphia 76ers, Satria Muda BritAma Jakarta, D.C. United and Inter Milan, is one of the commissioners in PT. Persib Bandung Bermartabat.[129]

Media coverage[edit]

Persib TV[edit]

Persib TV has an official YouTube channel that is owned by Persib Bandung and contains club activities such as exclusive interviews with players and staff, club information and match highlights.[130]

Affiliated clubs[edit]

Persib Academy[edit]

Persib Bandung launched Persib Academy directly affiliated with Inter Milan. The inauguration of Persib Academy was held at Siliwangi Stadium, Bandung, Indonesia on 13 February 2018.[133] In the launching Persib bring president and vice-president of Inter Milan, Erick Thohir and Javier Zanetti. In addition, there were also Director and senior officials of Persib and also Director of Global Youth Business Inter Academy, Barbara Biggi and Inter Academy Head Coach, Andrea Ratti and his staff. For the Academy cooperation, Inter Milan specifically brought in Inter Academy coach, Claudio Brambilla. The plan he will be in Bandung for two months ahead. He will provide direct treatment and share his knowledge to learners and coaches Persib Academy. [134] Persib Academy is a form of collaboration with Inter Academy, not only presenting Inter Academy coaches, Persib Academy will use the academy curriculum based in Centro Sportivo Giacinto Facchetti, Milan, Italy.[135]

Players[edit]

As of 7 May 2019[136]

In 2017 the Football Association of Indonesia or PSSI restricted the number of foreign players to four per team including a slot for a player from Asian Football Confederation countries and a slot for a world class player. Each team could use four foreign players on the field each game. 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 Muhammad Natshir
3 Indonesia DF Ardi Idrus
4 Serbia DF Bojan Mališić
6 Indonesia DF Saepulloh Maulana
7 Indonesia MF Beckham Putra
8 Indonesia MF Abdul Aziz
9 Indonesia MF Esteban Vizcarra
10 Chad FW Ezechiel N'Douassel
11 Indonesia MF Dedi Kusnandar
12 Indonesia DF Henhen Herdiana
13 Indonesia FW Febri Haryadi
14 Indonesia MF Agung Mulyadi
15 Indonesia DF Fabiano Beltrame
16 Indonesia DF Achmad Jufriyanto
17 Indonesia DF Zalnando
18 Indonesia MF Gian Zola
No. Position Player
19 Indonesia DF Indra Mustafa
21 Indonesia FW Frets Butuan
22 Indonesia DF Supardi Nasir (captain)
23 Indonesia MF Kim Kurniawan
24 Indonesia MF Hariono (vice captain)
27 Indonesia MF Puja Abdillah
30 Indonesia GK Aqil Savik
37 Indonesia FW Muchlis Hadi
67 Indonesia MF Syafril Lestaluhu
71 Turkmenistan FW Artur Geworkýan
77 Indonesia FW Ghozali Siregar
78 Indonesia GK I Made Wirawan
82 Slovenia MF Rene Mihelič
93 Indonesia MF Erwin Ramdani
98 Indonesia FW Wildan Ramdhani

Naturalized players[edit]

Country Player
Argentina Argentina Esteban Vizcarra
Germany Germany Kim Kurniawan
Brazil Brazil Fabiano Beltrame

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
20 Indonesia FW Billy Keraf (at Badak Lampung until 31 December 2019)
94 Indonesia DF Mochamad Sabillah (at Badak Lampung until 31 December 2019)

Reserves players and Academy[edit]

For further information: Persib Bandung U-21

For further information: Persib Bandung U-19

Club officials[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 20 Januari 2019.[137][138]
Position Name
Manager Indonesia Umuh Muchtar
Head Coach Netherlands Robert Alberts
Assistant Coach Indonesia Budiman Yunus
Goalkeeping Coach Indonesia Gatot Prasetyo
Fitness Coach Indonesia Yaya Sunarya
Doctor Indonesia Mohammad Raffi Ghani
Physioterapist Indonesia Benidektus Adi Prianto
General Secretary Indonesia Yudiana

Head Coach history[edit]

Head Coach by years (1982–present)

Name From To
Indonesia Omo Suratmo 1982 1983
Indonesia Ade Dana 1984 1985
Indonesia Nandar Iskandar 1985 1986
Indonesia Ade Dana 1989 1990
Indonesia Indra Thohir 1993 1995
Indonesia Risnandar Soendoro 1995 1996
Indonesia M. Suryamin 1998 2000
Indonesia Indra Thohir 2000 2000
Indonesia Deny Syamsudin 2001 2002
Poland Marek Andrzej Śledzianowski 2003 2003
Chile Juan Antonio Páez 2003 2005
Indonesia Indra Thohir 2005 2006
Indonesia Risnandar Soendoro 2006 2006
Moldova Arcan Iurie 2006 2007
Indonesia Jaya Hartono 2008 2010
France Darko Janacković 2010 2010
Serbia Jovo Cuckovic 2010 2010
Indonesia Daniel Roekito 2010 2010
Serbia Drago Mamić 2011 2012
Indonesia Djadjang Nurdjaman 2012 2016
Serbia Dejan Antonić 2016 2016
Indonesia Djadjang Nurdjaman 2016 2017
Argentina Mario Gómez[139] 2017 2018
Montenegro Miljan Radović 2018 2019
Netherlands Robert Alberts 2019 Present

Past seasons[edit]

Season(s) Div. Tms. Pos. Piala Indonesia AFC competition(s)
1994–95 Premier Division 34 1
1995–96 Premier Division 31 Second round Asian Club Championship Quarter-finals
1996–97 Premier Division 33 Second round
1997–98 Premier Division 31 Did not finish
1998–99 Premier Division 28 3 in West Div.
1999–00 Premier Division 28 8 in West Div.
2001 Premier Division 28 Second round
2002 Premier Division 24 8 in West Div.
2003 Premier Division 20 16
2004 Premier Division 18 6
2005 Premier Division 28 5 in West Div. Second round
2006 Premier Division 28 12 in West Div. First round
2007–08 Premier Division 36 5 in West Div. Second round
2008–09 Indonesia Super League 18 3 Round of 16
2009–10 Indonesia Super League 18 4 Quarter-finals
2010–11 Indonesia Super League 18 7
2011–12 Indonesia Super League 18 8
2013 Indonesia Super League 18 4
2014 Indonesia Super League 22 1
2015 Indonesia Super League 18 Did not finish AFC Champions League Preliminary round 2
AFC Cup Round of 16
2016 Indonesia Soccer Championship A 18 5
2017 Indonesia Liga 1 18 13
2018 Indonesia Liga 1 18 4 Quarter-finals
Key
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

AFC competitions[edit]

Season Competition Round NAT Club Home Away
1995 Asian Club Championship (Present: AFC Champions League)[140] First round Thailand Bangkok Bank 2–0 1–0
Second round Philippines Pasay City 3–1 1–2
Quarter-finals Japan Verdy Kawasaki 2–3  –
Quarter-finals South Korea Ilhwa Chunma 2–5  –
Quarter-finals Thailand Thai Farmers Bank 1–2  –
2015 AFC Champions League Preliminary Round 2 Vietnam Hanoi T&T  – 0–4
AFC Cup Group stage Maldives New Radiant 4–1 1–0
Group stage Myanmar Ayeyawady United 3–3 1–1
Group stage Laos Lao Toyota FC 1–0 0–0
Round of 16 Hong Kong Kitchee SC 0–2  –

Asian club ranking[edit]

The club is ranked 33rd the current Asia Football Clubs Ranking.[141] The club is also ranked 250th in the latest IFFHS Club World Ranking, setting a new ranking-points record.[142]

As of 9 June 2019.[143]
Current Rank Country Team
91 Iran Mes Kerman
92 Iran Saba Qom
93 Indonesia Persib Bandung
94 Japan Vegalta Sendai
95 China Hebei CFFC

Honours[edit]

National League[edit]

Perserikatan/Liga Indonesia/Liga 1

  • Champions (7):

1937, 1961, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1994–95,[144] 2014

National Tournament[edit]

International Competitions[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Budi Kristanto, Arif (March 2015). Musim Sang Juara (in Indonesian). Bandung: Tatali Publishing. p. 200. ISBN 978-602-96971-2-4.[148]
  • Ryza, Dio (2011). Mengenal dan Mewarnai Pemain Sepak Bola Persib Bandung (in English and Indonesian). Jakarta: Zikrul Hakim. p. 24. ISBN 978-979-063-240-0.[149]
  • Ayati, Nur (2010). Liga Indonesia: Persija vs Persib (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Elex Media Komputindo. p. 24. ISBN 978-979-27-7425-2.[150]

References[edit]

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