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Arema Football Club is an Indonesian professional football club based in Malang, East Java. The club plays in the Liga 1. Arema's nickname is Singo Edan (The Mad Lions).[2]

Arema
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Full nameArek Malang Football Club
Nickname(s)Singo Edan (The Mad Lions)
Founded11 August 1987; 32 years ago (1987-08-11), as Arema Malang
GroundKanjuruhan Stadium
Capacity42,449
OwnerPT. Arema Aremania Bersatu Berprestasi Indonesia[1]
ManagerRuddy Widodo
CoachMilomir Šešlija
LeagueLiga 1
2018Liga 1, 6th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Active departments of
Arema FC

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Football (Men's) Football U-20 (Men's) Football U-18 (Men's) Football U-16 (Men's)

HistoryEdit

FoundationEdit

Arema was founded on 11 August 1987. Ovan Tobing, Acub Zaenal and Dirk Sutrisno was the founder of the club. During the early years, Arema was before known as Aremada and Arema`86. Their nickname Singo Edan, literally "The Mad Lion" in English, originated from the horoscope sign of August which is Leo and represented by the lion (singo).[3]

Galatama era (1987–1994)Edit

Their squad for the 1987–88 Galatama includes Dony Latuperisa, Maryanto, Jonathan, Kusnadi Kamaludin, Mahdi Haris, Jamrawi and Yohanes Geohera. Sinyo Aliandoe was their first coach. Arema achieved mid-table positions during their participation in Galatama. They finally won their first title in 1993 by winning the championship with players such as Aji Santoso, Mecky Tata, Singgih Pitono and Jamrawi, and M Basri as coach.[3]

Modern era and recent history (1994–present)Edit

Since the merger of Galatama and Perserikatan, Arema's participation in the Liga Indonesia Premier Division had financial problems every season. The problem culminated in the 2003 Liga Indonesia Premier Division, where they were relegated to the First Division despite change of ownership to PT Bentoel Internasional Tbk. 2004 saw the comeback of Arema with their new owner. Under the reign of Benny Dollo, they won the 2004 Liga Indonesia First Division, 2005 and 2006 Piala Indonesia, and 2007 Soeratin Cup.[3]

In 2009, again the ownership changed to a consortium. They manage to win the 2009–10 Indonesia Super League under coach Robert Alberts.[3]

Dualisme EraEdit

2011 due to dispute between newly founded Liga Primer Indonesia (LPI) and re-branded Liga Prima Indonesia (IPL) direct replacement to Liga Super Indonesia, the country top tier league. Arema also divided into two separate entity, Arema Indonesia in IPL and Arema FC in LPI.[4]

Arema Indonesia claimed they had been given permission from Lucky Acub Zaenal, the co founder of Arema since 1987 meanwhile, Arema Cronus later Arema FC said that they are suppprted by the fans, Aremania.[5]

Thus while playing in Afc cup 2012 Arema Indonesia having low attendance of supporters. Different situation two seasons later in 2014 Afc cup, the crowd influx the stadium.

Post DualismeEdit

In 2015, Arema Indonesia changed names to Arema Cronus.

In 2017 season, the club changed its name from Arema Cronus to Arema Football Club due to the protest of many supporters.[6]

Kit suppliersEdit

Years Kits
1995–1998   Adidas
1999–2000   Reebok
2001   Nike
2007–2009   Puma
2009–2010   Diadora
2010–2011   Lotto
2011   Axl
2012–2013   Ultras
2013–2014   Joma
2015–2018   Specs
2019   Munich
2019– Made by club

[7][8][9]

SponsorshipEdit

The complete sponsors are as follow

Sponsors

ManagementEdit

Position Name
President Director   Agoes Soerjanto
General manager   Ruddy Widodo
Business Manager   Muhammad Yusrinal
Legal Manager   Eko Prasetyo
International Relations Manager   Fuad Ardiansyah
Media Officer   Sudarmadji

Current squadEdit

As of 24 April 2019[10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
6   DF Ikhfanul Alam
7   FW Ahmad Nur Hardianto
8   MF Nasir
10   MF Makan Konaté
11   FW Rivaldi Bawuo
12   MF Hendro Siswanto
14   MF Jayus Hariono
15   FW Sunarto
16   MF Ridwan Tawainella
17   FW Zidane Pulanda
18   DF Ricky Ohorella
19   MF Hanif Sjahbandi
21   FW Ricky Kayame
22   DF Rachmat Latief
23   DF Hamka Hamzah (captain)
No. Position Player
27   FW Dedik Setiawan
30   MF Muhammad Rafli
31   GK Andriyas Francisco
32   DF Alfin Tuasalamony
37   DF Agil Munawar
41   FW Dendi Santoso (vice-captain)
44   DF Arthur Cunha
56   FW Titan Agung
77   MF Takafumi Akahoshi
86   GK Sandy Firmansyah
87   DF Johan Alfarizi
88   MF Vikrian Akbar
93   GK Utam Rusdiana
96   GK Kartika Ajie
99   FW Sylvano Comvalius

Reserves and academyEdit

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Retired numbersEdit

*1 – Kurnia Meiga, Goalkeeper, 2008–
*47 – Achmad Kurniawan, Goalkeeper, 2006–2008, 2010–2017

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Milomir Šešlija
Assistant Coach   Kuncoro
  Siswantoro
Goalkeeper Coach   Yanuar Hermansyah
Fitness Coach   Singgih Pitono

Head Coach historyEdit

Head Coach by years (1987–present)

Years Name
1987–1989   Sinyo Aliandoe
1989–1992   Andi M. Teguh
1992–1993   M Basri
1993–1994   Gusnul Yakin
1994–1995   Halilintar Gunawan
1995–1996   Gusnul Yakin
1996–1997   Suharno
1997–1998   Gusnul Yakin
1998   Hamid Asnan
1998–1999   Winarto
2000   M Basri
2001–2002   Daniel Roekito
2003   Gusnul Yakin
2003   Terry Wetton
2003   Henk Wullems
2004–2006   Benny Dollo
2006–2007   Miroslav Janů
2008 (5 month)   Bambang Nurdiansyah
2008–2009   Gusnul Yakin
2009–2010   Robert Alberts
2010–2011   Miroslav Janů
2011–2012 (2 month)   Milomir Šešlija (IPL)
2011–2012 (5 month)   Dejan Antonić (IPL)
2011   Wolfgang Pikal (ISL)
2011   Joko Susilo (ISL)
2012   Suharno (ISL)
2012–2013   Rahmad Darmawan
2013–2015   Suharno
2015–2016   Joko Susilo
2016–2017   Milomir Šešlija
2017   Aji Santoso
2017–2018   Joko Susilo
2018   Milan Petrović
2019–   Milomir Šešlija

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

National leaguesEdit

National cupsEdit

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

AFC clubs rankingEdit

As of 7 April 2019.[14]
Current Rank Country Team
68   Pathum United
69   Nagoya Grampus
70   Arema
71   Al-Nasr Dubai
72   Churchill Brothers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://tirto.id/kisruh-pssi-dualisme-arema-dan-tak-ada-saham-yayasan-di-arema-fc-cGfl
  2. ^ "Suharno Apresiasi Kinerja Singo Edan" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Sejarah" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  4. ^ Aminudin, Muhammad. "Tentang Arema FC dan Arema Indonesia". sepakbola. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Cinta Aremania yang Terbelah di Antara Arema FC dan Arema Indonesia". kumparan (in Indonesian). Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Ini Nama Baru Dari Arema Cronus" (in Indonesian). Goal Indonesia. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Joma Resmi Jadi Sponsor Arema" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Arema Gunakan Jersey Apparel Dalam Negeri Musim Depan" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Umbro Sponsori Arema Indonesia" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Daftar Pemain Arema Liga 1". Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Perserikatan 1951–1994". Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Piala Presiden: Arema Cronus Juara 3, Joko Susilo Kecewa" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Indonesia 1991/92".
  14. ^ "AFC Club Ranking (7th April 2019)". globalfootballranks.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 16 December 2018.

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