Arthur Irawan

Arthur Daniel Irawan (born 3 March 1993) is an Indonesian professional footballer who plays as a full-back for Liga 1 club PSS Sleman.

Arthur Irawan
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Arthur training with Badak Lampung in 2019
Personal information
Full name Arthur Daniel Irawan
Date of birth (1993-03-03) 3 March 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Surabaya, Indonesia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Full-back
Club information
Current team
PSS Sleman
Number 8
Youth career
2010–2011 Lytham Town
2011–2012 RCD Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Espanyol B 8 (0)
2013–2014 Málaga B 6 (0)
2014–2016 Waasland-Beveren 1 (0)
2017 Persija Jakarta 1 (0)
2017Borneo (loan) 2 (0)
2018 Persebaya Surabaya 1 (0)
2019 Badak Lampung 3 (0)
2020– PSS Sleman 3 (0)
National team
2012 Indonesia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early careerEdit

Arthur started playing football in Jakarta since he was seven years old. He played for Jakarta Intercultural School's varsity soccer team.[2] Spanish club RCD Espanyol became interested in him when he was playing in a 2011 game in England. The Catalonia-based club offered a two-month trial. After impressing in the trial period, Espanyol gave him a four-year contract and an opportunity to train at its youth academy.

Club careerEdit

RCD Espanyol BEdit

On November 9, 2011, Irawan officially signed for RCD Espanyol B, which plays in Segunda B, the third-tier of Spanish football. He struggled to earn playtime with eight appearances in three years. [3]

Málaga BEdit

In January 2014, Irawan decided to move to a lower league and sign for Málaga B that plays in the Tercera Division, the fourth-tier of Spanish football, after three years playing for Espanyol B in Segunda B.[4]


In the summer of 2014, Irawan joined Belgian first division side Waasland-Beveren. Arthur Irawan finally made his Belgian Pro League debut in their final match of the season. In this game, Waasland lost 1-2 in a home match against KV Mechelen. Injuries prevented him to find another opportunity to play for this club.[5][6]

Persija JakartaEdit

After five years unable to break into the first-team in Europe, Irawan in 2017 returned home to Indonesia and joined Liga 1 (Indonesia) giant Persija Jakarta on a one-year contract. He made his 2017 Liga 1 debut in a match against Bhayangkara F.C that ended with his team winning 1-0. However, like in Europe, he struggled to secure a starting position.[7]


On 18 August 2017, Persija loaned Irawan to Borneo F.C until the end of the season. He only played a game for this Samarinda-based club.[8]

Persebaya SurabayaEdit

Unable to impress Persija, Irawan in 2018 moved to Liga 1 rival Persebaya Surabaya, but again he failed to become a starter.[9]

Badak LampungEdit

Like in Europe, he opted to move to a weaker team for the sake of playing time. He joined Badak Lampung, a club that was newly promoted from Liga 2 to play in the 2019 Liga 1 season. Irawan failed to prevent Badak Lampung from relegation.[10]

PSS SlemanEdit

Insisting to stay in top-flight football in Indonesia, Irawan moved to PSS Sleman that won promotion from Liga 2 together with Badak Lampung in 2018 but, unlike the latter, managed to finish in the middle of the table in its inaugural Liga 1 season in 2019. Finally finding a place where he can shine, Irawan played in all of the club's three matches in the 2020 Liga 1 season that abruptly stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[11]

International careerEdit

Irawan was first called to play for Indonesia for the preparation of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2012, which was held in Malaysia. He played against Timor Leste national football team[12] at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium which ended with 1-0 win for Indonesia.



PSS Sleman


  1. ^ "Arthur Irawan: Profile". HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  2. ^ "RCD Espanyol signing a young player from South-East Asia". RCD Espanyol Official. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Irawan with the first team". RCD Espanyol Official. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Arthur Irawan Bergabung ke Malaga". 26 January 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Arthur Irawan Debut di Akhir Musim Liga Belgia". 10 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  7. ^ 9. "Arthur irawan join Persija Jakarta and contracted for 1 year". maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ 8. "Arthur di pinjamkan Persija ke Borneo F.C sampai akhir musim". maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  12. ^ "Arthur Irawan Senang Timnas Menang Lawan Timor Leste". Tribunnews. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  13. ^ Donny, Afroni (24 April 2021). "Tekuk PSM Makassar, PSS Sleman Rebut Peringkat Tiga Piala Menpora". Goal. Retrieved 29 April 2021.

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