Liga 3 (Indonesia)

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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)
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toLiga 2
Domestic cup(s)Piala Indonesia
Current championsPersijap Jepara (1st title)
Most championshipsPersatu Tuban
Blitar United
Persik Kediri
Persijap Jepara
(1 title)
TV partnersMola
Current: 2021–22

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]


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]

Player regulationEdit

Player regulations for the 2019 Liga 3 season as stated in the PSSI Central circular number: 1637/PGD/311/V-2019 dated 15 May 2019 and the results of the PSSI Executive Committee decision number: K-E05/PSSI/05/2019 on the use of Liga 3 players 2019, is as follows.[4]

  1. The player was born 1 January 1997 to 1 January 2001
  2. It is allowed to register 5 (five) senior players with a maximum of 3 (three) senior players registered in the List of Players (DSP).


The system that will be used in Liga 3 is a full competition with a home-away format. Each participating club is required to compete at least 15 times during the competition season. This is different from previous amateur competitions where the number of matches per club can be uneven. There are those who can compete more than 10, but there are also those who only competed 2 times.

Provincial roundEdit

Each province will hold a provincial round, they are followed by amateur clubs without a limit of participants with different competition formats, the difference in the format is due to the different number of participants in each province. Furthermore, the teams that qualify from the provincial round will compete in Regional round.

Regional roundEdit

Participants are teams that have passed the Provincial round and held in 7 regional regions:

Competition system is knockout system (home and away) to get 32 slots in the National round.

National roundEdit

Total 32 teams will enter this round. In this first round, 32 teams divided into eight groups (4 groups in West region and 4 groups in East region). Each group played a home tournament basis. Winner and runner-up of each group advanced to the second round. The second round was featured by 16 teams which were the winners and runner-ups from each group of the first round. Each winner advanced to the third round. In third round, eight teams divided into two groups. Each group played a home tournament basis. Three best teams of each group promoted to the Liga 2. Winner of each group also advanced to the final.

Naming historyEdit

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

Championship historyEdit

Season League name Champions Score Runners-up
2014 Liga Nusantara Persatu Tuban 2–1 Laga
2015 Season abandoned due to FIFA suspension of Indonesia
2017 Liga 3 Blitar United 2–1 Persik Kendal
2018 Persik Kediri 3–1
PSCS Cilacap
Persik Kediri won 3–2 on aggregate
2019 Persijap Jepara 3–1 PSKC Cimahi
2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia


  1. ^ a b c "Mulai Tahun Ini PSSI akan Gelar Liga Nusantara". (in Indonesian). 25 January 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. ^ "PSSI Ubah ISL Jadi Liga 1" (in Indonesian). 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Persatu Juarai Piala Nusantara 2014" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  4. ^ Liga 3 2019 schedule and regulations