Firman Utina

Firman Utina (born 15 December 1981) is a retired Indonesian professional footballer, he normally plays as an attacking midfielder. Throughout his career, Firman has played for several clubs in Indonesia, most notably winning league titles with Sriwijaya, Persib Bandung, and Bhayangkara.

Firman Utina
Personal information
Full name Firman Utina
Date of birth (1981-12-15) 15 December 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Manado, Indonesia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1993−1994 Indonesia Muda Manado
1995−1998 Bina Taruna Manado
1998−1999 Persma Manado
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Persma Manado 14 (0)
2001−2004 Persita Tangerang 65 (8)
2004−2006 Arema Malang 38 (4)
2006−2008 Persita Tangerang 29 (0)
2008−2010 Pelita Jaya 40 (3)
2010−2011 Persija Jakarta 15 (3)
2011−2013 Sriwijaya 42 (6)
2013−2015 Persib Bandung 55 (4)
2016–2017 Sriwijaya 24 (0)
2017–2018 Bhayangkara 15 (0)
2018 Kalteng Putra 18 (1)
Total 355 (29)
National team
1998 Indonesia U19
2001−2003 Indonesia U23
2001−2014 Indonesia 67 (5)
Teams managed
2018 Bhayangkara (assistant coach)
2019 Kalteng Putra (academy director)
2020 PSJS Jakarta Selatan (manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 November 2014

At national level, Firman played for Indonesia in the under-19 and under-23 level, prior to his senior team debut in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Cambodia in 2001.[1] After his debut, he became regular call-up to the national side for 13 years, participating in four editions of the AFF Championship as well as the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. In the latter tournament, he arguably put his best performance when he was chosen as man of the match for Indonesia against Bahrain in a group stage match, which Indonesia won 2–1 due to his contribution for Indonesia's goals.[1] He captained Indonesia at the 2010 AFF Championship and was crowned the tournament's most valuable player.

Personal lifeEdit

Firman Utina is Muslim who observes the Islamic month of Ramadan.[2]

International careerEdit

National teamEdit

Indonesia national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 1 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 5 0
2005 3 0
2006 0 0
2007 7 0
2008 12 2
2009 4 0
2010 12 3
2011 10 0
2012 0 0
2013 0 0
2014 11 0
Total 65 5

International goalsEdit

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition [3]
1 13 November 2008 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar   Bangladesh 0–1 0–2 2008 Myanmar Grand Royal Challenge Cup
2 5 December 2008 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia   Myanmar 2–0 3–0 2008 AFF Championship
3 24 November 2010 Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang, Indonesia   Chinese Taipei 2–0 2–0 Friendly
4 4 December 2010 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia   Laos 1–0 6–0 2010 AFF Championship
5 3–0
Correct as of 13 January 2017[4]

HonoursEdit

Arema Malang
Sriwijaya
Persib Bandung
Bhayangkara
Indonesia

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lima Momen Terbaik Firman Utina Di Timnas Indonesia | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Puasa, Firman Utina dkk Latihan Malam Hari". inilah.com (in Indonesian). 4 August 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ Firman Utina at Soccerway
  4. ^ Firman Utina - International Appearances

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