Persiba Balikpapan

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Persiba Balikpapan
Full name Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Balikpapan
Nickname(s) Beruang Madu
(Honey Bear)
Founded 1950[1][2]
Ground Persiba Stadium
Ground Capacity 10,000[2]
Owner PT.Persiba Beriman
Chairman Syahril HM Taher
Head coach Jaino Matos
League Indonesia Soccer Championship
2014 Indonesia Super League, 5th in First Round

Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Balikpapan, commonly known as Persiba Balikpapan, or Persiba, is an Indonesian football club based in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. In media, the tautology is often used and to distinguish the club with another club with the same acronym, Persiba Bantul.

Beruang Madu is the club's nickname, taken from the city mascot of Balikpapan. Another nickname given is Selicin Minyak (slippery as oil) because Balikpapan is the center for oil and gas industry of Indonesia.

Persiba home stadium is Persiba Stadium with 9,000 capacity .A new stadium called Stadion Batakan with 45,000 capacity is underway and will be completed by August 2016.[2] Persiba plays in the Indonesia Soccer Championship A, the top rank football competition in Indonesia.

Currently, Ledi Utomo holds the captaincy band for Persiba.

Achievements in Indonesian Football Leagues[edit]

Perserikatan (Union League)[edit]

  • 1985: Division 1 Championship

Liga Indonesia[edit]

  • 1999/00: Championship playoff Division I (Runner-up Eastern Conference)
  • 2004: Promoted to Premiere Division (Finished 4th in Division I Eastern Conference)
  • 2006: Represented Premiere Division Eastern Conference for championship play-off

Indonesia Super League[edit]

Best : 2004/15: Finished 3rd in Indonesia Super League.


NOTE: Starting 2015 season, PT. Liga Indonesia has reduced the number of foreign players allowed to be used by clubs to only three players.[3]

As of 30 May 2016.[4]

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

No. Position Player
4 Indonesia DF Asep Budi Santoso
5 Brazil MF Antônio Teles (Captain)
6 Indonesia DF Ledi Utomo
7 Indonesia DF Gideon Victor Way
8 Indonesia FW Syamsir Alam
10 Brazil FW Vinicius Reis
11 Indonesia MF Bima Sakti (Vice-captain)
13 Indonesia MF Kurniawan Karman
17 Indonesia DF Abdul Rachman
18 Japan MF Shohei Matsunaga
19 Indonesia DF Iqbal Samad
20 Indonesia FW Ahmad Ihwan
22 Indonesia FW Siswanto
No. Position Player
23 Indonesia GK Yoewanto Setya Beny
26 Liberia DF Kohn Dirkir Glay
32 Indonesia DF Absor Fauzi
71 Indonesia MF I Gusti Rustiawan
77 Indonesia FW Rahel Radiansyah
78 Indonesia GK Alfonsius Kelvan
88 Indonesia MF Abdul Aziz
89 Indonesia FW Okto Maniani
91 Indonesia MF Fengky Turnando
93 Indonesia MF Bayu Guntoro
94 Indonesia FW Heri Susanto
96 Indonesia GK Kurniawan Kartika Ajie

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Jaino Matos
Head Coach Edi Simon Badawi
Assistant Coach Bima Sakti
Goalkeeping Coach Joko Dalbo
Team Doctor Ratih Kusuma
Masseur Johny Rikumahua


Shirt Sponsors

Kit manufacturer

Official Sponsor

  • BanKaltim
  • Philips
  • Anugerah Jaya Beton

Kit providers[edit]

Asian clubs ranking[edit]

As of 11 January 2015[5]
Current Rank Country Team
93 Indonesia Persiba Balikpapan
95 Saudi Arabia Al-Faisaly
96 China Jiangsu Sainty
97 South Korea Gyeongnam
98 Japan Omiya Ardija

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ::pfc-persiba online::.. – Seputar Persiba
  2. ^ a b c "Berita Bola Indonesia Terlengkap". Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ "ISL 3, DU Tanpa Ekspatriat" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "PERSIBA BALIKPAPAN" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Asia Football / Soccer Clubs Ranking". Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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