Aremania is a supporter of the association football club, Arema FC. They are known for its fanaticism, and opposite to Bonek, ultras of Persebaya.

Aremania
Established1997
TypeSupporters' group
TeamArema FC
LocationMalang, East Java
Key people
  • Yuli Sumpil
  • Sukarno (Cak No)
  • El Kepet
Membership4,000,000+

HistoryEdit

The group came to prominence in the late 1990s, and Aremania name appears as a supporting community name Arema.

Since then they have been praised for their input into Indonesian football and supporter culture and in 2006, they were awarded "The Best Indonesian Football Supporters" by Football Association of Indonesia.

Despite the Arema's dualism in 2012, the community name (Aremania) never split to every side. Every 11 August, the club's anniversary, they gather at one point to celebrate together. In the music community, every side's bands are often found perform on same stage.

In 2014 the ultras during a game against Persib Bandung made a tifo consisting of a banner 15000m² large, considered to be one of the biggest ever made [1]

RivalriesEdit

Aremania have a very strong rivalry with supporters of Persebaya Surabaya, who are known as Bonek and the games between the two sides, known as the East Java Derby, often escalates into violence.[2][3]

SongsEdit

Aremania has been known to sing many songs before even the game begins. These songs have been recorded by the local rappers and musicians. These songs are:

  • "Salam Satu Jiwa" by APA Rapper
  • "Arema Juara" by ARRO
  • "Selalu Setia" by Arema Voice
  • "We are the Champions" by Arema Voice
  • "Untuk-mu Arema" by B-Qini
  • "Arema Milik Kita Semua" by Djanoer
  • "Singo Edan" by Peace Maker
  • "Aremania" by The Klokid
  • "Cinta Bola Cinta Arema" by Tropical Forest
  • "Sang Juara" by Vitruvian
  • "Tanah Kejayaan" by Corner Side

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arema Malang - Persib Bandung 25.05.2014".
  2. ^ http://halomalang.com/serba-serbi/awal-perseteruan-aremania-vs-bonek
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-08-25. Retrieved 2014-06-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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