Persiraja Banda Aceh
|Full name||Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Kutaraja Banda Aceh|
|Nickname(s)||Rencong Warriors The Banda Tigers|
|Founded||28 July 1957|
|Ground||H. Dimurthala Stadium
Banda Aceh, Indonesia
|Manager||M. Zaini Yusuf|
|League||Liga Indonesia Premier Division|
|2014||Liga Indonesia Premier Division, 6th Group 1|
|Website||Club home page|
Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Kutaraja, commonly known as Persiraja Banda Aceh is an Indonesian football club based in Banda Aceh, Aceh. They currently play in the Liga Indonesia Premier Division. Their home stadium is in Harapan Bangsa Stadium. Their most memorable achievements is champion of Perserikatan in the 1979-1980 season.
Persiraja Banda Aceh was founded as a semi-professional team on July 28, 1957, initiated by PSSI. The name change from a previous name of Persib Banda to current name Persiraja is unknown to the public. In the early formation of this team, the team's headquarters are located at Blang Padang Field, before being moved to the Stadium H. Dimurthala in Lampineung. At the beginning of this team, there's nothing special from this team. The club is still under the shadow of PSMS Medan who became one of the strongest teams. In finding talented players, the team is making a "Bonden" or another term for the academy. During the period 1957 to 1974, there was no great achievement to be proud of, until finally in 1975, Persiraja successfully passed the shadows of PSMS Medan. In the 1973-1975 National Championship PSSI western region, Persiraja successfully become champion by beating strong teams from Sumatra. At that time, Persiraja successfully topped the final standings with 11 points and goal difference 31-10 (21). Thus, Persiraja right to advance to the National Championship 1975-1978 PSSI national level with PSMS Medan, PSL, and PS Bangka. At the beginning of its participation, Persiraja broke through the ranks of the 8. Persiraja also began to be known by everyone. In the following season, Persiraja managed to increase ranking to top 5. Persiraja could have been relegated in 1979, but PSSI successfully prevented by adding a team so that a total of six teams. Finally, in 1980, Persiraja successfully become a national champion in 1980 by beating Persipura Jayapura 3-1 in the final game. An honor when it won the to remember, Persiraja known since 1975, five years after the rising levels. Persiraja have to wait for 23 years since 1957 to win the title in the national football arena.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Persiraja Banda Aceh's currently stadium is H. Dimurthala Stadium, located in Lampineung village, Kuta Alam sub-district, Banda Aceh. The stadium is considered as the "Stadium of the most Sacred", because every other team that played in Banda Aceh, never draw against Persiraja, let alone defeat it. Before deciding to move to the old stadium in the second round of competition Indonesian Premier League, the team is playing at the Harapan Bangsa Stadium, located in Lhong Raya, Banda Raya, Banda Aceh. The result did not disappoint, three wins and four draws. But, when returned to Lampineung, the result was incredible. Of the five games that were held in Lampineung, all five of them won by Persiraja with perfect or 100% without loss though. Persiraja winning record in Lampineung, is when playing against Persires Rengat, Persiraja won 5-2 over Persires. Indeed, if the person speaking, this team is the strongest teams throughout Aceh.
The team third kit is blue and white striped shirt, looks alike with Queens Park Rangers shirt.
|Teuku Ahmir Syahreza||Treasurer|
|Sulaiman Romario||Fitness Coach|
|Sis Giardi||Goalkeeping Coach|
- Murilo de Almeida From (- U-23 )
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- "LIGA INDONESIA". ligaindonesia.co.id. Retrieved 29 March 2017.