2003 Liga Indonesia Premier Division

The 2003 Liga Indonesia Premier Division (also known as the Liga Bank Mandiri for sponsorship reasons) was the ninth season of the Liga Indonesia Premier Division, the top Indonesian professional league for association football clubs, since its formation in 1994. It began on 12 January and ended on 15 September. Petrokimia Putra were the defending champions.[1]

Liga Indonesia Premier Division
Season2003
Dates12 January – 15 September 2003
ChampionsPersik
(1st title)
RelegatedPerseden
Arema
Petrokimia Putra
PSDS
Barito Putera
AFC Champions LeaguePersik
PSM
Matches played380
Goals scored993 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerOscar Aravena
(31 goals)
Biggest home winPersipura 6–0 Arema
(26 January)
Persipura 6–0 Petrokimia Putra
(11 June)
Persik 6–0 Persipura
(26 June)
Biggest away winPSPS 1–5 PSDS
(27 February)
Highest scoringPersik 6–3 Semen Padang
(6 April)
2002
2004

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 20 teams, and Persik Kediri won the championship.

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Persik (C) 38 18 13 7 72 32 +40 67 Qualification for the AFC Champions League
2 PSM 38 18 8 12 68 48 +20 62
3 Persita 38 16 14 8 47 33 +14 62
4 PSS 38 16 12 10 48 43 +5 60
5 Persipura 38 17 7 14 66 51 +15 58
6 Persikota 38 16 10 12 59 45 +14 58
7 Persija 38 15 10 13 59 46 +13 55
8 Semen Padang 38 15 10 13 44 54 −10 55
9 PSPS 38 14 12 12 49 46 +3 54
10 Pupuk Kaltim 38 16 5 17 49 49 0 53
11 Persijatim 38 14 11 13 47 47 0 53
12 Deltras 38 14 9 15 49 55 −6 51
13 PSIS 38 14 8 16 43 45 −2 50
14 Pelita Krakatau Steel 38 15 5 18 48 56 −8 50
15 Perseden (R) 38 14 6 18 46 56 −10 48 Qualification to relegation play-offs
16 Persib (O) 38 12 9 17 35 48 −13 45
17 Arema (R) 38 11 11 16 39 59 −20 44 Relegation to First Division
18 Petrokimia Putra (R) 38 11 9 18 52 72 −20 42
19 PSDS (R) 38 11 8 19 43 56 −13 41
20 Barito Putera (R) 38 9 11 18 30 52 −22 38
Source: RSSSF
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated

Relegation play-offsEdit

Perseden and Persib compete with Persela and PSIM in a round-robin play-off to secure two spots in next season's Premier Division. The matches were held in Solo.[2]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Persib 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7 Promotion to Premier Division
2 Persela 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
3 PSIM 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 Relegation to First Division
4 Perseden 3 0 1 2 5 8 −3 1
Source: RSSSF

AwardsEdit

Top scorersEdit

This is a list of the top scorers from the 2003 season.[2]

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Oscar Aravena PSM 31
2   Bamidelle Frank Bob Manuel Persik 29
3   Cristian Gonzáles PSM 27
4   Bambang Pamungkas Persija 24
5   Marcelo Braga PSS 21
  Musikan Persik 21

Best playerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indonesia 2002". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  2. ^ a b "Indonesia 2003". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

External linksEdit