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 as a forward. He plays mainly as a striker but can also play as a winger.
|Full name||Ferdinand Alfred Sinaga|
|Date of birth||18 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Bengkulu, Indonesia|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 December 2016
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.
On 10 June 2014, Sinaga scored a spectacular bicycle kick in a 3–1 win over PS Barito Putera. He juggled the ball twice from a corner kick before unleashing an unstoppable overhead kick into the net.
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.
On 4 January 2018, Sinaga signed a one-year contract with Malaysian Malaysia Super League side Kelantan. He made his league debut for Kelantan FA in 2–1 defeat to Melaka United on 3 February 2018.  On 19 March 2018, Sinaga has been released from Kelantan and returned to Indonesian club PSM Makassar.
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 is a devout Catholic who often celebrates goals by making the sign of the cross. 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. 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.
- As of match played 17 March 2018.
|Persibat Batang||2007||Indonesia First Division||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|
|Pelita Jaya||2008–09||Indonesia Super League||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|
|Persiwa Wamena||2010–11||Indonesia Super League||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|
|Bali United||2013||Indonesia Super League||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|
|Sriwijaya||2015||Indonesia Super League||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|
|Kelantan||2018||Malaysia Super League||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|
- 2014 Indonesian Inter Island Cup
- 2015 Indonesia President's Cup
|Indonesia national team|
|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|
|7||18 September 2014||Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon, South Korea||Maldives||2–0||4–0||2014 Asian Games|
- Semen Padang
- Persib Bandung
- Indonesia U-23
- "Profile at Liga 1". Go-Jek Traveloka Liga 1. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- Muhamad Rais Adnan (4 March 2014). "Hadapi Barito Putera, Persib Bandung Tanpa Ferdinand Sinaga". Goal.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- 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.
- Antonius Hermanto (10 June 2014). "Gol Indah Ferdinand Sinaga Pastikan Persib Raih 3 Angka". Liputan6.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- "Inilah 23 Pemain Skuad Sriwijaya FC Musim 2015" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- "RESMI: Ferdinand Sinaga gabung Kelantan FA". Goal.com. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Debut Ferdinand Sinaga Di Liga Malaysia Berujung Kekalahan". bola.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 February 2018.
- "Kelantan, Ferdinand berpisah". Stadium Astro. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Jordan vs. Indonesia (1:0)". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Blessings on Easter Day for Ferdinand Sinaga". Inilah.com (in Indonesian). 21 April 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- "Learning Tolerance of Green Field". BeritaSatu (in Indonesian). 25 May 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- Profil Ferdinand Sinaga - WowKeren.com
- "Arti Tato Bagi Ferdinand Sinaga - Super Ball". Tribun News.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "Ferdinand Sinaga". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Sinaga, Ferdinand". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- Ferdinand Sinaga at Soccerway