Jumat, 26 November 2010

Irfan Bachdim

Irfan Bachdim is an Indonesian footballer who is currently playing for the Indonesian football club, Persema Malang. His father, Noval Bachdim, is an Indonesian while his mother is Dutch[citation needed].

He started his career for Ajax, but moved to Hoofdklasse side SV Argon after 3 years. He became the top scorer in the league, despite his position as a midfielder. FC Utrecht scouted him and brought him to FC Utrecht. Now he is the first choice at FC Utrecht Junior team and sometimes playing for the reserve team. He made his debut for FC Utrecht in Eredivisie on 17 February 2008, playing 90 minutes against VVV-Venlo.[1]

When the Indonesia national under-23 football team had a training camp in the Netherlands, Irfan played a number times for the team, but he got injured a week before going to the 2006 Asian Games.

On July 2009 he had signed for HFC Haarlem in a free transfer deal. On March 2010 he went trial in Persib Bandung and Persija Jakarta but none of them signed him.

Irfan Bachdim desire to graze in Indonesia is finally realized. Officially, the 22-years-old player joined the club Persema Malang. The signing of the contract itself is conducted in Persema Mess, Monday (09/08/2010).

rfan Haarys Bachdim
Personal information
Date of birth August 11, 1988 (1988-08-11) (age 22)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
Playing position Second Striker/Forward
Club information
Current club Persema Malang
Youth career
2003–2007 Ajax Amsterdam
HFC Haarlem
FC Utrecht
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2010– FC Utrecht
HFC Haarlem
Persema Malang 1 (0)
19 (2)
5 (3)
National team
2010– Indonesia 2 (0)


Persema Malang

Persema, an acronym for Persatuan Sepak Bola Malang is an Indonesian football club based in Malang. They play in the top division in Indonesian football, Indonesian Super League. In media, tautology Persema Malang is often used.


Although Persema established since 1953, former United soccer team lunge this one is actually losing prestige of his hometown team one Arema Malang. Cause, because the achievement is not inscribed sementereng these young brothers. One again, funding sources still rely on local budget funds, Malang.Since appearing in the arena of Indonesian League 1994/95 season, the best achievement of the team nicknamed "Laskar Ken Arok" ranked only fourth in Group D in the 1998/99 season. The rest, Persema always in the middle of the board and not rare even in the bottom board.

This team had been thrown into division one season in 2003. Two seasons in a second-level competition, back Persema promotion to first division after entering one of six major divisions. But, they failed to win a ticket to the Superliga this season because it only ranked 13th East region. In the first division this season performances, achievements Persema spelled bad. Of the 18 matches they have played, this team successfully recorded 13 victories with incised 40 points and is ranked second while the region II standings.

Unfortunately, they step in the Copa Indonesia is not as smooth as expected. Because, in the last 16 of the prestigious tournament that brings the three teams from different castes, Persema've had to deal with one national football giants Persipura Jayapura Youth career Jayapura.

Predictably, Persema failed cruised into the next round and had to bury his dream to continue its success in this prestigious tournament. Of the two meetings with Persipura Jayapura Youth career, always fail to subdue Persema Superliga champion and the first edition of the 5-1 aggregate defeat. Their home stadium is Gajayana Stadium[1].


PSIS Semarang

PSIS (Persatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Semarang) is an Indonesian soccer team based in Semarang, Central Java. The team's homebase is at Jatidiri Stadium in Semarang.


Founded in 1932, PSIS is one of the oldest soccer teams in Indonesia. Before the professional league was held in 1994/1995, PSIS joined Perserikatan, football amateur competition organized by PSSI. The best achievement was in the 1986/87 season when PSIS won the title after defeating Persebaya Surabaya in the final 1-0.

In 1994, when Perserikatan and Galatama merged into Liga Indonesia, PSIS were put into the Premier division. In the 1998/1999 season, PSIS got their highest achievement by winning the probey. In the final, PSIS defeated Persebaya Surabaya with score 1-0. The goal was scored by Tugiyo, who was renowned as "Maradona from Purwodadi", in the injury time of the second half. But after that excellent performance, PSIS did not well in the transfer window. Consequently, PSIS were ironically relegated in 1999/2000 season. A year later, PSIS managed to secure a promotion ticket back again to the Premier division.
Current years

The last two years, PSIS Semarang had become one of the favourite team to win the title of Liga Indonesia. In 2005, PSIS finished in 3rd place after defeating PSMS Medan with a score of 2-1.

In 2006, competed in the Western Zone, PSIS finished in 3rd place of regular home and away season. Therefore PSIS went to the next round robin elimination system with 7 other teams which were split into two groups of 4. In this round, PSIS won the first match against Arema Malang, 1-0, courtesy of a Gustavo Hernan Ortiz's goal. However,they were defeated by Persik Kediri with a score of 1-3 on matchday 2 of the round robin elimination system. PSIS needed a win in the last match against Persiba Balikpapan to progress to the semi final, and they successfully booked a place in semi final with 1-0 victory in a controversial postponed match due to pitch invasion by the fans. In the semifinal match, PSIS won 1-0 against Persekabpas Pasuruan who defeated them twice in a regular home and away season. In the grand final, PSIS met Persik Kediri once again and unfortunately, PSIS were defeated with score of 0-1 in extra time. The goal was scored by Christian Gonzalez in 107th minutes. The result, brought PSIS as runner up in 2006 season.

In 2007 season, PSIS have successfully recruited Julio Lopez from Chile. Julio Lopez is projected as a replacement for Emanuel De Porras who controversially left the team after a defeat in the 2006 Liga Indonesia grand final despite the fact that PSIS were still due to be competing in Copa Dji Sam Soe against Persija Jakarta few days later.

In 2009, PSIS has been relegated from Indonesian Super League

Arema FC

Arema Football Club is an Indonesian football team based in Malang, East Java. It is one of the most supported and successful football clubs in Indonesia. They currently play at the Indonesian top league, the Indonesia Super League (ISL).

The Arema Culture
The Arema is born out of the pride of the citizens of Malang. With the desire to establish themselves as a famous and a high nobility society, the people (especially the teenagers) of Malang participated in all kinds of activities (which includes boxing, rock music and athleticism) to help establish the Malang as one of the famous societies in Indonesia.

Arema is also the name of an Indonesian/Javanese legend, Kebo Arema who is thought to originate from Malang. Due to this fact, "Arema" became a relevant name to be used for the culture and identity of Malang.

Arema is a professional club based in Malang, East Java. Initially the team was born on August 11, 1987 on the basis of the initiative Acub Zaenal, founder of the birth Galatama club, this is called Aremada, which is a combination of local clubs and 86 Malang Arema Fleet. But that name can not be lasting. A few months later changed to Arema 86.

Efforts to maintain the club 86 Arema Galatama undergone many obstacles, even the team that was expected to take part in the arena began Galatama VIII stumbled because of difficulties in funding. From here, along with his son Lucky Acub Zaenal, then took over and tried to save Arema 86 in order to survive.

Arema name was changed to 86 Arema and set the foundation on August 11, 1987 in accordance notarial document Pramu Haryono SH No. 58. Since then, held a preparatory Arema began as a professional team. Whether it's about his team's squad and facilities for all players and ofisialnya.

Achievement club Arema on Indonesian football countless ups and downs. That's because the club depends on the financing of the main constraints. Understood not only because the club "Red Plate", so do not get budget funding. However, crown their champions had won Galatama the 1992/93 season.

Since follow Liga Indonesia, a combination competition Amateur and Galatama, Arema been recorded seven times in the second round. However, financial constraints continue to squeeze the club trip, until eventually acquired ownership by PT Bentoel Internasional Tbk in mid-season 2003.

As a result of the financial crisis that was made Arema down caste in division one. But with the new financial strength, Arema only one season in division one and re-promotion to the status as champion. Since then the performance was stable Arema to penetrate the Super League, the highest caste of competition in the country for the first time this season rolling.


Arema plays up to 30,000 capacity's Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang . In the past they played at the Gajayana Stadium, Malang for AFC Champions League matches.

The club's supporters who call themselves as the Aremania are considered to be one of the most fanatic supporters among all of the Indonesian football clubs supporters. Apart from their home base city, the club fans are spread all around the country. In 2000 & 2006, the Aremania has been awarded as The Best Indonesian Football Supporters by Football Association of Indonesia.


Persija Jakarta

Persija (Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jakarta) is an Indonesian football club from Jakarta. It is one of Indonesia's most successful clubs. The club's patron is Sutiyoso, the governor of Jakarta until 2007. Persija Jakarta was founded in November 28, 1928, with the embryo called Voetbalbond governor of Jakarta (VIJ). VIJ is one who co-founded the club Football Association All of Indonesia (PSSI) with the participation of representatives VIJ, Mr. Soekardi in the formation of Societeit PSSI Hadiprojo Yogyakarta, Saturday, April 19, 1930. Club coach for Indonesia Super League season 2010 is Rahmad Darmawan, with Francis Wawengkang as an assistant coach. Persija is also known for its fanatical supporters (Jakmania).


Persija was founded on November 28, 1928, with name VIJ (Voetbalbond Indonesische Jakarta). VIJ was one of the clubs which set up Persatuan Sepakbola Seluruh Indonesia (PSSI) with its representative, with BIVB Bandung, SIVB Surabaya, MIVB (PPSM Magelang), MVB (PSM Madiun), VVB and PSM at Societeit Hadiprojo, Yogyakarta, 19 April 1930. At the time of the Dutch East Indies, the name of Persija is beginning VIJ (Voetbalbond Indonesische Jacatra). Post-Republic of Indonesia back to the form of a unitary state, VIJ renamed Persija (Football Association of Indonesia, Jakarta). At that time, NIVU (Nederlandsch Indisch Voetbal Unie) as a rival organization PSSI still there. On the other side, VBO (Voetbalbond Batavia en Omstreken) as a bond (the union) Persija match there as well. Regardless of the fate or not, along with Indonesian state sovereign, NIVU inevitably be disbanded. Perhaps also because of social and political is not conducive (to support). The atmosphere is finally spreading to the members, among others VBO. In mid-1951, VBO meeting to disperse (liquidation) and encourage him to join Persija. In its development, the VBO join Persija. In the triangular tournament of friendship, a joint Indonesian national players who joined in Persija "new" is confronted with the Dutch and Tionghoa. This is the result: Persija (Indonesia) vs Netherlands 3-3 (June 29, 1951), Netherlands vs Tionghoa 4-3 (June 30, 1951), and Persija (Indonesia) vs Tionghoa 3-2 (July 1, 1951). All matches took place in the field BVC Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta.
Premier Division

* 1994, 13th place
* 1995, 14th place
* 1996, 10th place
* 1997, Not finished
* 1998, 4th place
* 1999, 4th place (Top score: Bambang Pamungkas)
* 2001, Champions
* 2002, 5th place
* 2003, 8th place
* 2004, 3rd place
* 2005, Runners-up
* 2006, 5th place
* 2007, 3th place (Qualification for 2008-09 Indonesia Super League)

Indonesia Super League

* 2008, 7th place
* 2009, 5th place

National League

* Perserikatan
o Champions: 10
+ 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1964, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1979
o Runner - Up: 8
+ 1932, 1951, 1952, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1988
* Liga Indonesia
o Champions: 1
+ 2001
# Best Player Of the Year: Bambang Pamungkas
o Runner - Up: 1
+ 2005

National Cup

* Piala Indonesia
o 2007 (3rd Places) after win 2-1 from Pelita Jaya (4th Places) at Bung Karno Stadium.


* Sultan Brunei Darussalam Cup
o Winners: 1
+ 2001

Performance in AFC competitions

* Asian Club Championship: 1 appearance

2002: Qualifying - 1st round


Persija Jakarta's supporters call themselves The Jakmania. They are amongst Indonesia's most passionate and fanatical supporters. The growth of Jakmania can be felt both inside and outside the stadium — now there are upward of 60,000 supporters at each home match. There are more than 100,000 registered members. A registered member is given a special T-shirt, which has the words: Gue Anak Jakarta, which means I am a Jakarta kid. It helps new members identify themselves as Jakartans. After a year, they are given a T-shirt that says “Satu Jakarta Satu,” or One Jakarta One. “They have to agree there is only one Jakarta, . Then after two years of membership, another T-shirt with “Jakmania 12,” to represent the twelfth player of Persija, is issued to supporters. After three years of active membership, they will wear a different T-shirt according to the theme of the year was founded with a mentality of “the Ultras,” a category of football supporters. Other categories are the spectators, individuals who are not organized, who love the game and often do not affiliate with any clubs; and the hooligans are the very fanatics who do not hesitate to use violence to support their clubs. the ultras are organized supporters, with an organizational tree and structure. “ Jakmania have 60 field coordinators. The Jakmania not only in the Jakarta area alone. But outside of Jakarta was already there, such as Jak Semarang, Jak Jogja, Jak Karawang, Jak Depok, Jak Bogor, Jak Solo, Surabaya Jak even really be in the "enemy". Supporter groups, characterized by the color orange was once a supporter favorite soccer 2003 version of ANTV-award and the best supporters in the Cup 2008 Indonesia. They're also the big enemy of Persebaya Surabaya, Bonekmania and Persib Bandung, Viking or Bobotoh (Bobotoh literally means Supporters in Sundanese language). They did it since Perserikatan era. And another group of Persija supporters that is Ultras Persija.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persija_Jakarta

Persipura Jayapura

Persipura, an acronym for Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jayapura is a professional football club based in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. The tautology Persipura Jayapura is often used in local media.

The team nickname is "The Black Pearls" or Mutiara Hitam. Persipura competes in the top division in Indonesian football. Persipura's stadium is known as the Mandala Stadium, which has a capacity of over 25,000 fans. The stadium is located near Dok 5 beach. The stadium has a beautiful view and is close to the local fishing village. To the east is scenic Cyclops Mountains.

In Indonesia's second division, Persipura Jayapura were crowned champion in the 1979 and 1993 seasons. Despite his success, the team was still not able to appear competitive on the national football stage, until they succeeded in winning the top flight in 2005.

Entering the era of professional football with beginning of the Super League in the 2008–09 season, the team from Papua shows the trappings of a successful team. That, coupled with the improved appearance of several local players coached, supported the presence of qualified foreign players.

Predictably, the current squad led by coach Jacksen F. Tiago of Brazil was able to continue this success, more recently culminating in a Super League title.

Persipura Jayapura use Mandala Stadium as their home field. The stadium has a capacity of around 30,000 seats and still being renovated for 50,000 seat capacity. Mandala Stadium located in downtown Jayapura around Dok V, near the mouth of Humboldt Bay (otherwise known as Teluk Jayapura). The stadium is located approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sentani Airport.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persipura_Jayapura

Indonesia - Football Association of Indonesia

The Football Association of Indonesia or PSSI (Indonesian language: Persatuan Sepak bola Seluruh Indonesia; sometimes translated as All Indonesia's Football Association) is the governing body of football in Indonesia. It was founded on April 19, 1930, 15 years before the Indonesian independence day. PSSI joined the Asian Football Confederation in 1954 and FIFA in 1952 and on the current international football list, Indonesian football is listed at 139th place.

PSSI was established by a civil engineer named Soeratin Sosrosoegondo, who graduated in Germany and came back to Indonesia in 1928. In Indonesia, he worked at a Dutch company in Yogyakarta and became the first Indonesian to work at that company. However, later he resigned from the company and became more active in the revolutionary movement. As a man who loved football (soccer), he realised that football could be one of Indonesia's "weapons" to gather Indonesian men and forced the Dutch colonies to leave Indonesia.

To accomplish his mission, Soeratin held many meetings with Indonesian football professional players at that time, mostly through personal contact since they wanted to avoid the Dutch police. Later, at a meeting that was held in Jakarta with Soeri, the head of Vetbalbond Indonesische Jakarta (VIJ), and other players, they decided to establish a national football organization. On April 19, 1930, almost all non-national organizations, such as Persija Jakarta (Jakarta), Bandoengsche Indonesische Voetbal Bond (Bandung), Persatuan Sepakbola Mataram (Yogyakarta (city)), Madioensche Voetbal Bond (Madiun), Indonesische Voetbal Bond Magelang (Magelang), Soerabajashe Indonesische Voetbal Bond (Surabaya), and Vortenlandsche Voetbal Bond (Surakarta) gathered at the final meeting and established Persatoean Sepakbola Seloeroeh Indonesia (Football Association of Indonesia or PSSI) with Soeratin as the first leader.

In PSSI's earlier years, they mainly used football as a method to resist the Dutch control of the colonies by gathering all the footballers which mostly were men. Later, because PSSI became stronger. In 1936, NIVB was changed to NIVU (Nederlandsh Indische Voetbal Unie) and cooperation with the Dutch began. In 1938, with "Dutch East Indies" as a name, NIVU sent their team to the 1938 FIFA World Cup. However, most the players came from NIVU, instead of PSSI, although there were 9 Tionghoa/"pribumi" players. As a result, Soeratin expressed his protest since he wanted a match between NIVU and PSSI before the world cup. In addition, he was also disgraced because the flag that was used at the world cup was the NIVU's (Netherlands)'s flag. Soeratin then cancelled the agreement with NIVU and Muhammad Rizki at the PSSI congress in 1939 in Solo.

When the Japanese armies came to Indonesia, PSSI became inactive because Japan classified PSSI as a Tai Iku Kais organization, or a Japanese sport association.

National Teams
Currently, Indonesia has three football teams, which are Team-A, U-23 Team, and Junior Team.
PSSI has five active main leagues. The premier league of PSSI is the Liga Indonesia,with 18 teams in each table. The second-class league is the "First Division Indonesian League", divided into four groups with nine teams each. On the other hand, the third-class league, which is called "Second Division Indonesian League" has four groups but only four teams in each group. However, each group only plays in one particular area or city; the first group is in Tambilahan, second is in Rembang, Pontianak for the third and the last group is in Palu. The other two groups are "Youth League" (KU-15) and "Women's League".
In 2008, the premier league will be changed into Super league which consists 18 teams from the top 9 teams in "Liga Djarum Indonesia 2007". Super league teams play 34 times in a double round-robin system with home and away matches. Premier league will be the second division league which consists 34 teams which are divided into 2 regional leagues. The regional leagues are "Wilayah Timur" (East Region) and "Wilayah Barat" (West Region) with 17 teams in each table.

Principals of PSSI
- Soeratin (1930-1940)
- Artono Martosoewignyo (1941-1949)
- Maladi (1950-1959)
- Abdul Wahab Djojohadikusumo (1960-1964)
- Maulwi Saelan (1964-1967)
- Kosasih Poerwanegara (1967-1974)
- Bardosono (1975-1977)
- Moehono (1977)
- Ali Sadikin (1978-1981)
- Syarnoebi Said (1982 - 1983)
- Kardono (1983-1991)
- Azwar Anas (1991-2000)
- Agum Gumelar (2000-2004)
- Nurdin Halid (2004-present)