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Ferdinand Alfred Sinaga (born 18 September 1988) is an Indonesian professional footballer who currently plays for Indonesian Liga 1 club PSM Makassar and the Indonesia national team. He plays mainly as a forward but can also play as a winger.

Ferdinand Sinaga
Personal information
Full name Ferdinand Alfred Sinaga[1]
Date of birth (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Bengkulu, Indonesia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
PSM Makassar
Number 6
Youth career
2003–2006 Persib Bandung
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Persibat Batang 14 (2)
2007–2008 Persikab Bandung 25 (15)
2008–2009 Pelita Jaya 30 (11)
2009–2010 PPSM Magelang 20 (5)
2010–2011 Persiwa Wamena 26 (10)
2011–2012 Semen Padang 25 (16)
2012–2013 Putra Samarinda 18 (10)
2013–2014 Persib Bandung 23 (11)
2014–2015 Sriwijaya 3 (1)
2016–2017 PSM Makassar 57 (22)
2018 Kelantan 5 (0)
2018– PSM Makassar 26 (8)
National team
2009–2014 Indonesia U-23 10 (8)
2011– Indonesia 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 December 2016

Contents

Club careerEdit

PSM MAKASSAREdit

In March 2014, Sinaga was banned for two matches by the Football Association of Indonesia for excessively cursing at a referee in a match against Semen Padang on 16 February 2014. He missed Persib's next matches against PS Barito Putera and Arema Cronus. In addition to the ban, he was also fined 25 million rupiahs for his behavior.[2]

On 10 June 2014, Sinaga scored a spectacular bicycle kick in a 3–1 win over PS Barito Putera.[3] He juggled the ball twice from a corner kick before unleashing an unstoppable overhead kick into the net.[4]

Sinaga played in the 2014 Indonesia Super League Final against Persipura Jayapura. Although he did not manage to score in normal time, Sinaga netted the second penalty for Persib in the 5–3 penalty shootout win.

SriwijayaEdit

On 30 November 2014, he was signed by Sriwijaya.[5]

KelantanEdit

On 4 January 2018, Sinaga signed a one-year contract with Malaysian Malaysia Super League side Kelantan.[6] He made his league debut for Kelantan FA in 2–1 defeat to Melaka United on 3 February 2018. [7] On 19 March 2018, Sinaga has been released from Kelantan and returned to Indonesian club PSM Makassar.[8]

International careerEdit

Sinaga has played for Indonesia at youth and senior level. Sinaga has played in 2011 Southeast Asian Games where his side lost with a penalty kick against Malaysia in the final. Sinaga also has represented Indonesia U-23 at 2014 Asian Games in South Korea. He has scored 6 goals during that tournament.

Sinaga was first capped for senior team on 27 August 2011 in a 0–1 friendly defeat against Jordan at the Amman International Stadium, Amman coming off the bench for Cristian Gonzáles.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Sinaga is a devout Catholic[10] who often celebrates goals by making the sign of the cross.[11] Sinaga was born to Samson Sinaga, a bus driver, and Risnalu Turnip. He is married to Aghie Veronicca and they have two children named Fabio and Fabian Sinaga.[12] Sinaga has more than eleven tattoos on his body, mostly on his arm and torso. Among his tattoos are the name of his wife and child, Catholic prayers, Virgin Mary and a Christian cross.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 17 March 2018.[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Persibat Batang 2007 Indonesia First Division 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Total 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Persikab Bandung 2008–09 Indonesia Premier Division 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Pelita Jaya 2008–09 Indonesia Super League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
PPSM Magelang 2009–10 Indonesia Premier Division 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 4
Total 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 4
Persiwa Wamena 2010–11 Indonesia Super League 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 10
Total 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 10
Semen Padang 2011–12 Indonesian Premier League 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 16
Total 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 16
Bali United 2013 Indonesia Super League 18 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 10
Total 18 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 10
Persib Bandung 2014 Indonesia Super League 23 11 0 0 5[a] 2 0 0 28 13
Total 23 11 0 0 5 2 0 0 28 13
Sriwijaya 2015 Indonesia Super League 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
PSM Makassar 2016 Indonesia Soccer Championship 30 10 0 0 5[b] 1 0 0 35 11
2017 Liga 1 27 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 12
Total 57 22 0 0 5 1 0 0 62 23
Kelantan 2018 Malaysia Super League 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
PSM Makassar 2018 Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 196 87 1 0 10 3 0 0 207 90
  1. ^ 2014 Indonesian Inter Island Cup
  2. ^ 2015 Indonesia President's Cup

InternationalEdit

SeniorEdit

Indonesia national team[15]
Year Apps Goals
2011 3 0
2012 1 0
2013 0 0
2014 3 0
2015 2 0
2016 10 0
Total 19 0

Indonesia U-23Edit

International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 October 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia   Timor-Leste 2–0 5–0 Friendly
2 13 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia   Thailand 3–1 3–1 2011 Southeast Asian Games
3 15 September 2014 Goyang Stadium, Goyang, South Korea   Timor-Leste 1–0 7–0 2014 Asian Games
4 2–0
5 3–0
6 6–0
7 18 September 2014 Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon, South Korea   Maldives 2–0 4–0 2014 Asian Games
8 4–0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Semen Padang
Persib Bandung

InternationalEdit

Indonesia U-23
Indonesia

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile at Liga 1". Go-Jek Traveloka Liga 1. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. ^ Muhamad Rais Adnan (4 March 2014). "Hadapi Barito Putera, Persib Bandung Tanpa Ferdinand Sinaga". Goal.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  3. ^ Yogi Imamuddin (10 June 2014). "Diwarnai Gol Spektakuler Ferdinand Sinaga, Persib Hajar Barito Putera". BolaSkor.com (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ Antonius Hermanto (10 June 2014). "Gol Indah Ferdinand Sinaga Pastikan Persib Raih 3 Angka". Liputan6.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Inilah 23 Pemain Skuad Sriwijaya FC Musim 2015" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  6. ^ "RESMI: Ferdinand Sinaga gabung Kelantan FA". Goal.com. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Debut Ferdinand Sinaga Di Liga Malaysia Berujung Kekalahan". bola.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Kelantan, Ferdinand berpisah". Stadium Astro. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Jordan vs. Indonesia (1:0)". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Blessings on Easter Day for Ferdinand Sinaga". Inilah.com (in Indonesian). 21 April 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Learning Tolerance of Green Field". BeritaSatu (in Indonesian). 25 May 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  12. ^ Profil Ferdinand Sinaga - WowKeren.com
  13. ^ "Arti Tato Bagi Ferdinand Sinaga - Super Ball". Tribun News.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Ferdinand Sinaga". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Sinaga, Ferdinand". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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