|Full name||Persatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Jakarta|
|Nickname(s)||Macan Kemayoran (The Kemayoran Tigers)|
|Founded||28 November 1928as Voetbalbond Indonesische Jacatra (VIJ)|
Patriot Candrabaga Stadium|
Sultan Agung Stadium
|Owner||PT. Persija Jaya Jakarta|
|Chairman||I Gede Widiade|
|Head coach||Stefano Cugurra|
|2018||Liga 1, 4th|
Persatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Jakarta, commonly known as Persija Jakarta, is a Football club and they are based in Jakarta. The club has won 10 League titles, and they have not been relegated since the competition start in 1930. Persija is one of the teams who founded the PSSI in 1930 along with several other teams. They currently compete in the Liga 1.
In 1928, some youth from Jakarta had the idea to create a football team with one goal is making the struggle movement at that time occupiers through sport. And finally, they founded the club as Voetbalbond Indonesische Jacatra (VIJ). MH Thamrin is one of the youth who founded Persija and highly involved in VIJ which is now Persija Jakarta. He aqiltook care and helped VIJ in many ways, one of them was to construct the VIJ Stadium in Petojo, Central Jakarta using his own money. On the journey, Persija is the most successful team in the Perserikatan with successfully won it 9 times and managed to become champion at the beginning of the competition was held.
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 or Viking Persib Club. 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.
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 last time Persib vs Persija ended 0-1.
Persija currently plays their home matches at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, but for the 2017 Liga 1, Persija will use the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium 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 of Jakarta, which will be called Jakarta International Stadium. The plan is still in early planning stages and no construction has been done.
- As of 5 April 2018
Note 1: The official club website lists the supporters as player number #12. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Out on loan
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|First-team Coach||Stefano Cugurra|
|Assistant Coach||Yogie Nugraha|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Ahmad Fauzi|
|Physioterapy||Muhammad Yanizar Lubis|
|Team Doctor||Donny Kurniawan|
Persija Jakarta has been trained several times by foreign trainers, but is often trained by local coaches. Sofyan Hadi is the last coach to bring Persija Jakarta become champions as coach and also as a player.
|1999–2000||Ivan Venkov Kolev|
|2003||Atanas Georgiev Georgiev|
|2004||Carlos García Cambón|
|2016||Zein Al Hadad|
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.
- Champions (9): 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1964, 1973, 1975, 1979
- Runner-up (5): 1932, 1951, 1952, 1978, 1988
- President's Cup
- Champion: 2018
- Trofeo Persija
- Champion (3): 2011, 2012, 2014
- Piala Indonesia
- Runner-up: 2005
- Indonesian Community Shield
- Runner-up (3): 1972, 1974, 1976
- Piala Marah Halim
- Champion: 1977
- Piala Emas Bang Yos
- Champion: 2003
- Fatahillah Cup
- Champion: 1978
- Bang Ali Cup
- Champion: 1977
- Siliwangi Cup
- Champion (2): 1976 , 1978
- Brunei Invitation Cup
- Champions (2): 2000, 2001
- Ho Chi Minh City Cup
- Champion (1): 1973
- BoostSportsFix SuperCup, Malaysia
- Champion (1): 2018
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