Liga 3 (Indonesia)

Liga 3 (English: League Three) is the lowest tier in Indonesian football league system.[1] Formed as Liga Nusantara in 2014, this league occupies the third tier and consisted of 2 rounds: provincial qualification—held in every provinces in Indonesia, and national round, competed by provincial qualifiers (number varies between provinces).[1]

Liga 3
Liga 3 Indonesia logo.png
Founded2014; 7 years ago (2014)
CountryIndonesia
ConfederationAFC
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toLiga 2
Domestic cup(s)Piala Indonesia
Current championsPersijap Jepara (1st title)
(2019)
Most championshipsPersatu Tuban
Jakarta Timur FC
Persik Kediri
Persijap Jepara
(1 title)
TV partnerstvOne
Websiteliga-indonesia.id
Current: 2020

In 2017 Liga Nusantara was renamed to Liga 3, along with Indonesian Super League and Indonesian Premier Division which were renamed to Liga 1 and Liga 2, respectively.[2]

HistoryEdit

The competition was established after Liga Indonesia Second Division and Liga Indonesia Third Division merged in 2014. Starting in 2015, the Liga Indonesia First Division was also merged with Liga Nusantara making it the third-tier level in Indonesian football system.[1]

Persatu Tuban won the competition's first season.[3]

Naming historyEdit

  • 2014–2015: Liga Nusantara
  • 2016: ISC Liga Nusantara
  • 2017–present: Liga 3

Championship historyEdit

Season League name Champions Score Runners-up
2014 Liga Nusantara Persatu Tuban 2–1 Laga
2015 Liga Nusantara Season abandoned due to FIFA suspension of Indonesia
2017 Liga 3 Blitar United 2–1 Persik Kendal
2018 Liga 3 Persik Kediri 3–1
0–1
PSCS Cilacap
Persik Kediri won 3–2 on aggregate
2019 Liga 3 Persijap Jepara 3–1 PSKC Cimahi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Mulai Tahun Ini PSSI akan Gelar Liga Nusantara". tribunnews.com. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. ^ "PSSI Ubah ISL Jadi Liga 1". Bola.net. 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Persatu Juarai Piala Nusantara 2014" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.