Indonesia President's Cup

The Indonesia President's Cup (Indonesian: Piala Presiden) is a pre-season association football tournament held in Indonesia, and run by the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) replacing the folded previous tournament, Indonesian Inter Island Cup. Originally, the tournament was founded to fill the void of the league when Indonesia was suspended by FIFA for government interference. The tournament has held four times, most recently in 2019.

Indonesia President's Cup
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Founded2015; 6 years ago (2015)
Number of teams20
Current championsArema FC (2nd title)
Most successful club(s)Arema FC (2 titles)
Television broadcastersIndosiar
2019 Indonesia President's Cup


The Presidential Cup is a substitute tournament for the Indonesia Super League after PSSI was declared FIFA sanctioned in May 2015.[1] The tournament void made Mahaka Sports and Entertainment initiate the Presidential Cup as a contribution to the world of national football. The first edition of the tournament was opened in Gianyar, Bali, on 30 August 2015. The tournament was completed on 18 October 2015 at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta, which resulted in Persib Bandung as the tournament winner.

After the tournament, the discourse of the tournament appeared in mid 2016. However, the discourse evaporated after Gelora Trisula Semesta initiated a one-season tournament entitled Indonesia Soccer Championship.

In 2017, PSSI which has been freed from FIFA sanctions re-schedule the 2017 Presidential Cup title. The tournament will be held on 4 February 2017, which will be joined by 20 clubs. That year, Mahaka Sports and Entertainment was not involved in the initiation of this tournament.

In 2018, PSSI re-scheduled the 2018 Presidential Cup. This event became a Liga 1 pre-season tournament.

In 2019, the final matches were two-legged (home-away) format and no third place match.[2]

The tournament was skipped for 2020.


Opening matchesEdit



Season Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Venue Third place Score Fourth place Venue
2015 Persib Bandung[3] 2–0 Sriwijaya Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta Arema Cronus 2–0 Mitra Kukar Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar
2016 Not held
2017 Arema[4] 5–1 Pusamania Borneo Pakansari Stadium, Bogor Persib Bandung 1–0 Semen Padang Pakansari Stadium, Bogor
2018 Persija Jakarta[5] 3–0 Bali United Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta Sriwijaya 4–0 PSMS Medan Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
Season Champions Score Runners-up Venue Semi finalists
2019[6] Arema 2–2 Persebaya Surabaya Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium, Surabaya Kalteng Putra and Madura United
2–0 Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang
Arema won 4–2 on aggregate
2020 Not held



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  2. ^ "Jadwal Final Piala Presiden 2019 - Partai Puncak Digelar 2 Kali -". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  3. ^ Kuswandi, Rio. "Persib Juara Piala Presiden 2015, Bandung Berpesta". Kompas. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  4. ^ Wirajati, Jalu Wisnu (ed.). "Arema Juara Piala Presiden 2017, El Loco Gonzales Raih Sepatu Emas". Kompas. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  5. ^ Harahap, Zulfirdaus. "Persija Juara, Marko Simic Sebut Euforia Piala Presiden Mirip Piala Dunia". Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  6. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber. "Final Piala Presiden 2019 Gunakan Sistem Home and Away". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  7. ^ Yanu Arifin (12 April 2019). "Dzhalilov dan Bruno Matos Jadi Top Skorer Bersama Piala Presiden 2019". (in Indonesian).