Liga 2 (Indonesia)

Liga 2 (English: League Two) is the second-tier of the football competition system in Indonesia, organized by PSSI. Before 2017, this competition was named the Liga Indonesia Premier Division (from 1994 to 2007, it was the top-tier division in the Indonesian football league system).[1]

Liga 2
Liga 2 Indonesia logo.png
Founded1994; 27 years ago (1994) (as the First-tier)
2008; 13 years ago (2008) (as the Second-tier)
2017; 4 years ago (2017) (as Liga 2)
CountryIndonesia
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams24
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toLiga 1
Relegation toLiga 3
Domestic cup(s)Piala Indonesia
International cup(s)AFC Cup via Domestic Cup
Current championsPersik Kediri
(2019)
Most championshipsPersik Kediri
Persebaya Surabaya
(3 titles)
TV partnersEmtek
Telkom Indonesia
Kompas Gramedia Group
MNC Media
Websiteliga-indonesia.id
Current: 2021

HistoryEdit

The competition is usually divided into several groups because of geographic and number of participants factors.

As a result of continuing conflict between PT Liga Indonesia (LI) and PT Liga Prima Indonesia Sportindo (LPIS), there were two different Liga Indonesia Premier Division being organized for 2011–12 and 2013 season, one for the Indonesia Super League and the other for Indonesian Premier League. Starting the 2014 season Premier Division is organized again by PT Liga Indonesia after the dissolution of LPIS.

Prior to the formation of Indonesia Super League in 2008, Premier Division was the Indonesian top-flight football league. Along with Indonesia Super League, Premier Division is a fully professional competition.

In January 2017, PSSI renamed the competition to Liga 2.[1]

Current membersEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Muba Babel United Musi Banyuasin Serasan Sekate 5,000
Badak Lampung Bandar Lampung Sumpah Pemuda 15,000
Kalteng Putra Palangkaraya Tuah Pahoe 5,000
Dewa United Tangerang Regency Benteng Taruna 15,000
Mitra Kukar Tenggarong Rondong Demang 6,000
Persekat Tegal Regency Tri Sanja 5,000
Perserang Serang Maulana Yusuf 15,000
Persiba Balikpapan Batakan 40,000
Persijap Jepara Gelora Bumi Kartini 20,000
Persis Solo Manahan 20,000
PSBS Biak Numfor Regency Cendrawasih 15,000
PSCS Cilacap Wijayakusuma 15,000
PSIM Yogyakarta Mandala Krida 35,000
PSKC Cimahi Siliwangi 15,000
PSMS Medan Teladan 20,000
PSPS Pekanbaru Kaharudin Nasution 30,000
Persewar Waropen Cendrawasih 15,000
Sriwijaya Palembang Gelora Sriwijaya 23,000
PSHW Sidoarjo Gelora Delta 35,000
Semen Padang Padang Haji Agus Salim 20,000
Sulut United Manado Klabat 10,000
Tiga Naga Bangkinang Tuanku Tambusai 10,000
PSG Pati Pati Gelora Joko Samudro 10,000
RANS Cilegon Cilegon Krakatau Steel 25,000

Championship historyEdit

First-tier eraEdit

Season League name Champions Score Runners-up
1994–95 Liga Indonesia
(Liga Dunhill)
Persib Bandung 1–0 Petrokimia Putra
1995–96 Liga Indonesia II
(Liga Dunhill)
Bandung Raya 2–0 PSM Makassar
1996–97 Liga Indonesia III
(Liga Kansas)
Persebaya Surabaya 3–1 Bandung Raya
1997–98 Liga Indonesia IV Season abandoned due to political and economic turmoil
1998–99 Liga Indonesia V PSIS Semarang 1–0 Persebaya Surabaya
1999–2000 Liga Bank Mandiri PSM Makassar 3–2 Pupuk Kaltim
2001 Liga Bank Mandiri Persija Jakarta 3–2 PSM Makassar
2002 Liga Bank Mandiri Petrokimia Putra 2–1 Persita Tangerang
2003 Liga Bank Mandiri Persik Kediri PSM Makassar
2004 Liga Bank Mandiri Persebaya Surabaya PSM Makassar
2005 Liga Djarum Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 3–2 Persija Jakarta
2006 Liga Djarum Indonesia Persik Kediri 1–0 PSIS Semarang
2007–08 Liga Djarum Indonesia Sriwijaya 3–1 PSMS Medan

Second-tier eraEdit

Season League name Champions Score Runners-up
2008–09 Liga Utama Esia Persisam Putra Samarinda 1–0 Persema Malang
2009–10 Liga Joss Indonesia Persibo Bojonegoro 3–1 (pen.) Deltras Sidoarjo
2010–11 Liga Tiphone Persiba Bantul 1–0 Persiraja Banda Aceh
2011–12
(LPIS)
Divisi Utama Persepar Palangkaraya round robin Pro Duta
2011-12
(LI)
Divisi Utama Barito Putera 2-1 Persita Tanggerang
2013
(LPIS)
Divisi Utama PSS Sleman 2–1 Lampung FC
2013
(LI)
Divisi Utama Persebaya (DU) 2–0 Perseru Serui
2014 Divisi Utama Pusamania Borneo 2–1 Persiwa Wamena
2015 Divisi Utama Season abandoned due to FIFA suspension of Indonesia
2017 Liga 2 Persebaya Surabaya 3–2 PSMS Medan
2018 Liga 2 PSS Sleman 2–0 Semen Padang
2019 Liga 2 Persik Kediri 3–2 Persita Tangerang
2020 Liga 2 Season abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia
2021 Liga 2

Title sponsorsEdit

  • Dunhill (1994–1996)
  • Kansas (1996–1997)
  • antv (1994-2002, February 2004 – 2013)
  • Bank Mandiri (1999–2004)
  • Djarum Super (2005–2008)
  • Esia (2008–2009)
  • Extra Joss (2009–2010)
  • Ti-Phone (2010–2011)

Broadcasting partnerEdit

^1 : As the first tier.

^2 : As the second tier.

AwardsEdit

Best playersEdit

Season Player Club
1994–95   Widodo C. Putro Petrokimia Putra
1995–96   Ronny Wabia Persipura Jayapura
1996–97   Nuralim Bandung Raya
1997–98 Competition abandoned due to political and economic troubles in Indonesia
1998–99   Ali Sunan PSIS Semarang
1999–2000   Bima Sakti PSM Makassar
2001   Bambang Pamungkas Persija Jakarta
2002   Ilham Jaya Kesuma Persita Tangerang
2003   Musikan Persik Kediri
2004   Ponaryo Astaman PSM Makassar
2005   Christian Warobay Persipura Jayapura
2006   Maman Abdurrahman PSIS Semarang
2007–08   Zah Rahan Krangar Sriwijaya
2008–09   Aldo Baretto Persisam Putra Samarinda
2009–10   Victor da Silva Persibo Bojonegoro
2010–11   Wahyu Wijiastanto Persiba Bantul
2011–12
(LPIS)
  George Oyebode Oyedepo Persepar Palangkaraya
2011–12
(LI)
  Cristian Carrasco Persita Tangerang
2013
(LPIS)
Not awarded
2013
(LI)
  Jean Paul Boumsong Persebaya (DU)
2014   Sengbah Kennedy[3] Persiwa Wamena
2015 Competition abandoned due to FIFA suspension of Indonesia
2017   Irfan Jaya Persebaya Surabaya
2018   Ichsan Pratama PSS Sleman
2019   Taufiq Febriyanto Persik Kediri
2020 Competition abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia
2021

Top scorersEdit

Season Top scorer Club Goals
1994–95   Peri Sandria Bandung Raya 34
1995–96   Dejan Gluscevic Bandung Raya 30
1996–97   Jacksen F. Tiago Persebaya Surabaya 26
1997–98   Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto Pelita Jaya 20
1998–99   Alain Mabenda PSDS Deli Serdang 11
1999–2000   Bambang Pamungkas Persija Jakarta 24
2001   Sadissou Bako Barito Putera 22
2002   Ilham Jaya Kesuma Persita Tangerang 26
2003   Oscar Aravena PSM Makassar 31
2004   Ilham Jaya Kesuma Persita Tangerang 22
2005   Cristian Gonzáles Persik Kediri 25
2006   Cristian Gonzáles Persik Kediri 29
2007–08   Cristian Gonzáles Persik Kediri 32
2008–09   Herman Dzumafo Epandi
  Jean Paul Boumsong
  Mardiansyah
PSPS Pekanbaru
Persikad Depok
Persikabo Bogor
17
2009–10   Edward Junior Wilson Semen Padang 20
2010–11   Udo Fortune Persiba Bantul 34
2011–12
(LPIS)
  Abel Cielo Perseman Manokwari 11
2011–12
(LI)
  Sackie Teah Doe Barito Putera 18
2013
(LPIS)
Not awarded
2013
(LI)
  Jean Paul Boumsong
  Oliver Makor
Persebaya (DU)
Persik Kediri
18
2014   Yao Rudy Abblode Persiwa Wamena 17
2015 Competition abandoned due to FIFA suspension of Indonesia
2017   Rivaldi Bawuo Kalteng Putra 17
2018   Indra Setiawan PS Mojokerto Putra 29
2019   Sirvi Arfani Persita 14
2020 Competition abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia
2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "PSSI Ubah ISL Jadi Liga 1". Bola.net. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Kompas TV Resmi Siarkan Kompetisi Liga 2 2020". Kompas TV (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Biar Pun Jadi Runner-up, Persiwa Wamena Panen Gelar" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 27 November 2014.

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