Bontang F.C.

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Bontang FC
Full name Bontang Football Club
Nickname(s) The Equator Deer
Tursina Hill Army
Founded 18 June 1988[1]
Ground Mulawarman Stadium
Bontang, Indonesia
Ground Capacity 12,000
Owner PT.Pupuk Kaltim
Chairman Indonesia A. Bakir Pasaman
Manager Indonesia Andi Satya Adi Saputra
Coach Guinea Fodé Camara
League Liga 3

Bontang Football Club is an Indonesian professional football team located in Bontang, East Kalimantan in the island of Borneo. The homebase is Mulawarman Stadium. Bontang FC prides itself as the most successful club to come out of Kalimantan. They were semi finalist of the 1994-95 Liga Indonesia and finalist in 1999–2000 Liga Indonesia Premier Division. Bontang FC also build a football academy namely Diklat Mandau or PKT Junior.


The club was founded as PS Pupuk Kaltim Galatama on 18 June 1988[1] and founded by PT Pupuk Kaltim. It went through several name changes (Pupuk Kaltim and PKT Bontang) and changes as PS Bontang PKT (abbreviation from Persatuan Sepakbola Bontang Pupuk Kalimantan Timur) in 2002.[1] Bontang PKT also one team in Liga Indonesia, who never relegated from Divisi Utama Liga Indonesia. It also made some appearances in Asian Winners Cup and it first ever and last made by a club from Kalimantan. This club changed to currently name (Bontang FC) on 12 June 2009.[2]

Match-fixing scandal[edit]

In 2013 the club involved in the match fixing scandal in the event the Indonesian Premier League play-off during a game against PSLS Lhokseumawe club are also involved in the scandal. It was revealed after FIFA suspicion over the outcome of the game is not fair, an indication of match fixing is known by FIFA through the Early Warning System (EWS) which owned them. Therefore, after doing a thorough investigation over the last two months, the discipline committee of the Indonesia FA finally sentenced to ban all club players playing in Indonesia football competition for two years and their coach Fodé Camara from Guinea punished not permitted involved in Indonesian football lifetime life,[3] as well as an official team also received a five-year sentence. While the club barred from the league for two years and relegated to the lowest caste competition in Indonesia Third Division and a fine of IDR 100 million.[4]


old crest −2009

Player & Staff[edit]

Posisi Nama
Head coach Guinea Fodé Camara
Assistant coach Indonesia Charis Yulianto
Goalkeeping coach Indonesia Sumardi

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 Ade Mochtar
12 Indonesia GK Bhayu Kencana
28 Indonesia GK Edi Kurnia
3 Indonesia DF Joko Sidik
32 Indonesia DF Handi Hamzah
2 Indonesia DF Arnold Polii
4 Indonesia DF Sardianata
5 Indonesia DF Ardi Widyantoro
14 Indonesia DF Arbaddin
30 Indonesia DF Abdul Rahman
28 Indonesia MF Muhammad Ridwansyah
8 Indonesia MF Akbar Rasyid
40 Mali MF Boubacar Koné
No. Position Player
55 Indonesia MF Aidin Elmi
18 Guinea MF Aboubacar Sylla
7 Indonesia MF Andrea Lirival
15 Indonesia MF Ahmad Pitono
11 Indonesia MF Safrijani
17 Template:Country data West Sahara MF Uvuwewewe unyuwewew Osas
19 Indonesia MF Muhammad Taqwa
20 Indonesia MF Iswadi Syukur
6 Indonesia FW Rahman Abu Bakar
16 Indonesia FW Al Mutawakil
9 Indonesia FW Kenji Adachihara (captain)
10 Belgium FW Tuur Dierckx
77 Zimbabwe FW Gunawan E.S


  1. ^ a b c Pt. Pupuk Kaltim
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  3. ^ Gibran, Ridwan. "Komdis PSSI Hukum Camara Fode Tak Boleh Terlibat Sepakbola Seumur Hidup". Indonesia FA. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Gibran, Ridwan. "Bontang FC dan PSLS Lhokseumawe Tak Bisa Ikut Kompetisi Dua Tahun". Indonesia FA. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 

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