Persija Jakarta

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Persija Jakarta
Persija Jakarta.svg
Full name Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jakarta
Nickname(s) Macan Kemayoran (The Kemayoran Tigers)
Founded 28 November 1928; 88 years ago (1928-11-28)
Ground Patriot Candrabhaga
Ground Capacity 30.000
Owner PT. Persija Jaya Jakarta
Chairman Indonesia Gede Widiade
Head coach Brazil Stefano Cugurra Teco
League Liga 1
2014 Indonesia Super League,
First Round (5th in West Group)
Website Club home page

Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jakarta, commonly known as Persija Jakarta, is a Football club based in Patriot Stadium, Indonesia. They currently compete in the Liga 1.


MH Thamrin is one of the national heroes who was a fan and highly involved in VIJ which is now Persija Jakarta. He took care and helped VIJ in many ways, one of them was to construct the VIJ Stadium in Petojo, Central Jakarta using his own money.[1]


Nowadays, Persija have a rivalry with Persib Bandung. This derby is usually called as the "Indonesian Derby". Some people also call it as "Indonesian El Clásico" or "Indonesian Old Firm". However, this rivalry is seen more as a rivalry between both supporters. It have turned into hostility between both clubs hard-line supporters, Persija's The Jakmania and Persib's Bobotoh. Influenced by the media and some individuals that want the hostility to be preserved, many hostile incidents have occurred until today.

There have been many events and incidents that occurred as a result of enduring hostility these two hard-line supporters. However in 2014, there had been a reconciliation held by the West Java Police to avoid unnecessary future clashes.[2]

Despite the reconciliation, in Thursday, March 24, 2017, an incident happened again when a mysterious group of people threw rocks at a group of Persija supporters. On Thursday evening, a group of Persija supporters were on their way to Cilacap using Serayu Train, to support their team at the 2017 Cilacap Cup. As they were on their way, at Serayu Train Station in Bandung, a mysterious group of people throw rocks at the train they were riding. As a result, mirrors of the Serayu Train's four carriages were broken. Shortly after the incident happened, the mysterious group of people were caught and arrested by the police. This mysterious group of people consist of 9 people. The police suspected that they were Persib supporters, and the police were right. When they were asked on why they did it, they simply replied that they only avenged the Persib supporters who have been attacked by Persija supporters in the past.[3]


Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Persija currently plays their home matches at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium,[4] but for the 2017 Liga 1, Persija will use the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium[5] as their home stadium because the GBK stadium is being renovated for the 2018 Asian Games.

There have been plans to build a new stadium for Persija in north Jakarta, which will be called Jakarta BMW Stadium. The plan is still in early planning stages and no construction has been done.[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 April 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 MF Irfandy Zein
4 Indonesia DF Ryuji Utomo
5 Indonesia DF Vava Mario Yagalo
6 Indonesia DF Maman Abdurrahman
7 Indonesia MF Ramdani Lestaluhu
8 Indonesia MF Sutanto Tan
9 Brazil FW Luiz Júnior (on loan from Madura United)
10 Indonesia FW Rudi Widodo
11 Indonesia MF Novri Setiawan
13 Indonesia DF Gunawan Dwi Cahyo
14 Indonesia DF Ismed Sofyan (captain)
17 Indonesia FW Ambrizal Umanailo
18 Indonesia MF Muhammad Hargianto
20 Indonesia FW Bambang Pamungkas (vice-captain)
21 Indonesia MF Amarzukih
No. Position Player
24 Indonesia DF Muhammad Idham
26 Indonesia GK Andritany Ardhiyasa
28 Indonesia DF Rezaldi Hehanusa
29 Indonesia MF Sandi Sute
30 Indonesia GK Rizky Darmawan
31 Indonesia DF Arthur Irawan
32 Nepal MF Rohit Chand
33 Brazil DF Willian Pacheco
34 Indonesia GK Daryono
40 Indonesia DF Andi Usman
41 Indonesia MF Dendi Maulana
44 Indonesia DF Muhammad Rasul
50 Brazil FW Bruno Lopes
70 Indonesia FW Pandi Lestaluhu
77 Indonesia FW Jefri Kurniawan

Note 1: The official club website lists the supporters as player number #12.



Years Name
1999–2000 Bulgaria Ivan Venkov Kolev
2001 Indonesia Sofyan Hadi
2004 Argentina Carlos García Cambón
2004 Moldova Sergei Dubrovin
2005–2006 Moldova Arcan Iurie
2006–2007 Indonesia Rahmad Darmawan
2008–2009 Indonesia Danurwindo
2009–2010 Indonesia Benny Dollo
2010–2011 Indonesia Rahmad Darmawan
2011–2012 Indonesia Iwan Setiawan
2013–2014 Indonesia Benny Dollo
2014–2015 Indonesia Rahmad Darmawan
2015–2016 Indonesia Bambang Nurdiansyah
2016 Brazil Paolo Camargo
2016 Indonesia Zein Al Hadad
2017- Brazil Stefano Cugurra

Kit Colors[edit]

Persija Jakarta's traditional football club color is red as the home kit, which is originally Persija Jakarta's color. Now the home kit is composed of orange color, accompanied by orange or red shorts and the socks is traditionally white. However the socks can be either be orange or red depending on the design. The traditional away kit is always all white but Persija also wears all black for the away kit. Persija originally wore a red color for home jersey but from 1997 Persija replaced it with orange color due to the decision from Jakarta governor at that time, Sutiyoso.[8]

Period Kit Provider [9]
1985–1996 Adidas
1998–2000 Reebok
2000–2003 Nike
2004–2007 SPECS
2007–2009 Diadora
2009–present League


Perserikatan/Liga Indonesia[edit]

Liga 1[edit]

National Cup[edit]


  1. ^ "Voetbal, Volksraad, dan Hari Sepakbola Hindia Belanda". Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Suporter Persib-Persija Berikrar Damai, Polisi Akan Terus Evaluasi". Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Di Kandang Sendiri Persija Dipermalukan Arema" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nah! Sudah Deal, Ini Kandang Persija untuk Musim 2017". Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Pemprov DKI Bisa Bangun Stadion Kelas Dunia untuk Persija" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "RESMI: Bambang Nurdiansyah Dampingi Persija Jakarta Di Piala Jenderal Sudirman" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Persija is Red". Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jersey Persija". Ismeders14. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kalah Di Singapura Menang Di Medan (Persija juara Marah Halim Cup 1977)" (in Indonesian). History Indonesia. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Piala Emas Bang Yos (Jakarta)". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ayati, Nur (2010). Liga Indonesia: Persija vs Persib (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Elex Media Komputindo. p. 24. ISBN 978-979-27-7425-2.  [1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Liga Indonesia: Persija vs Persib".