Ricky Yacobi

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Ricky Yacobi
Ricky Yakobi.jpg
Yacobi in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-03-12) 12 March 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980s PSMS Medan
1988 Matsushita 6 (1)
National team
1985–90 Indonesia 31 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ricky Yacobi (born Ricky Yacob, 12 March 1963, in Medan) is an Indonesian former football player. He usually played as a striker and was one of the most prominent Indonesian footballers of the 1980s. His nickname is the "Indonesian Paul Breitner". He made a name for himself at the 1986 Asian Games when led the Indonesian national football team. In 1988, Japanese club Matsushita (currently known as Gamba Osaka) bought him, but he failed to make an impact with the team because of the climate and weather conditions. He only played 6 games for the side, scoring one goal.

After retiring, he opened a football school called Sekolah Sepak Bola (SSB) Ricky Yacobi in Jakarta, which he currently operates. He also served as manager of one of the first Indonesian division clubs, Jakarta Matador FC.



Preceded by
Herry Kiswanto
Indonesian Captain
Succeeded by
Ferril Hattu