Pelita Bandung Raya
|Full name||Pelita Bandung Raya|
|Nickname(s)||The Blue Rhino|
|Founded||November 11, 1986|
|Ground||Si Jalak Harupat Stadium
|Owner||Ari D. Sutedi|
|League||Indonesia Super League|
|2011–12||Indonesia Super League, 6th|
|Website||Club home page|
Pelita Bandung Raya (formerly Pelita Jaya FC) is an Indonesian football team based in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, founded on November 11, 1986. It was one of the most successful clubs in the Galatama era. The club's finance is mostly supported by The Bakrie Group.
In the mid 90s, Pelita Jaya FC recruited several legendary World Cup footballers such as Mario Kempes, Roger Milla, Jules Onana, and Maboang Kessack. In 2011, the club made a phenomenal transfer when landed Malaysian striker Safee Sali, who crowned as top scorer at 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup.
In October 2012, Pelita Jaya was sold by the club owner PT Pelita Jaya Cronus to Ari D. Sutedi, the owner of Bandung Raya and President Director of PT Retower Asia."Since 100 percent of the shares Pelita Jaya, has been purchased by the Bandung Raya, then automatically powers the club next season will be held entirely by the Bandung Raya, the name of the new club of course," said Commissioner of PT Pelita Jaya Cronus, Andika Andrayudha Bakrie.
After Bandung Raya official purchase Pelita Jaya as well as the right to perform in the Indonesian Super League next season. President Retower Asia Ari D. Sutedi, as the owner of the club Bandung Raya forward with the acquisition ambitions to revive the club's golden era can be realized."We want to restore the glory of Bandung Raya in the past," said Ari.
- 1986/87 - Runner-up
- 1987/88 - Runner-up
- 1988/89 - Champions
- 1990 - Champions
- 1993/94 - Champions
Performance in AFC competitions
- Asian Club Championship: 4 appearances
- Pelita Mastrans (1997; lists the major shareholder of the transportation community)
- Pelita Bakrie (1998-1999; includes the name of the owner of a majority stake Pelita)
- Pelita Solo (2000-2002; home base at Manahan Stadium, Solo)
- Pelita Krakatau Steel (2002-2006)
- Pelita Jaya Purwakarta (2006-2007)
- Pelita Jabar (2008-2009); home base in Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung
- Pelita Jaya Karawang FC (2010-2012); home base in Singaperbangsa Stadium, Karawang
- Pelita Bandung Raya (since 2012)
- As of 12 January 2013.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Head Coach||Darko Janacković||France|
|Assistant Coach||Ajat Sudrajat||Indonesia|
|Doctor Team||Ia Kurnia||Indonesia|
|Owner||Ari D. Sutedi|
|President Director||Ali Fachri|
|Operational Director||Veby Permadi|
|Team Secretary||Agus Roni|
|Media Officer||Budi Kresnadi|
All time top scorer
|2009-2010 ( Pelita Jaya )
& 2013- ( Pelita Bandung Raya )
Pelita Jaya FC have a very tough competitor in the League of Persib Bandung. Since the beginning of the meeting of the league, This game is also often called the Derby Bandung. But Persib Bandung still dominating victory and become the ruler of football in West Java.
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- Aruan, Frengky. "Miliki Pelita, Bandung Raya Ingin Ulangi Sejarah". bolanews.com. Bola. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
- "Squad List". pelitabandungraya.co. Retrieved 2013-01-12.