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.
|Number of teams||20|
|Current champions||Arema FC (2nd title)|
|Most successful club(s)||Arema FC (2 titles)|
|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. 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.
The tournament was skipped for 2020.
- 2015: Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar
- 2017: Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman
- 2018: Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium, Bandung
- 2019: Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung
|Season||Final||Third place match|
|Champions||Score||Runners-up||Venue||Third place||Score||Fourth place||Venue|
|2015||Persib Bandung||2–0||Sriwijaya||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta||Arema Cronus||2–0||Mitra Kukar||Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar|
|2017||Arema||5–1||Pusamania Borneo||Pakansari Stadium, Bogor||Persib Bandung||1–0||Semen Padang||Pakansari Stadium, Bogor|
|2018||Persija Jakarta||3–0||Bali United||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta||Sriwijaya||4–0||PSMS Medan||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta|
|2019||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|
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