Oktovianus Maniani

Oktovianus Maniani (born 27 October 1990 in Jayapura, Indonesia) is an Indonesian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Liga 2 club Persiba Balikpapan.[1] Popularly known simply as "Okto," he gained nationwide popularity in his early caps for the national team, mainly during the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, where he is considered as one of the contributing players along with teammate Irfan Bachdim.[2] He is considered as one of ten Asia players that could hit in Europe by ESPN Soccernet.[3]

Oktovianus Maniani
Oktovianus Maniani.jpg
Okto with Indonesia in 2010
Personal information
Full name Oktovianus Maniani
Date of birth (1990-10-27) 27 October 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Jayapura, Indonesia
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Persiba Balikpapan
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 PSMS Medan 24 (1)
2009–2010 Persitara Jakarta Utara 13 (2)
2010–2011 Sriwijaya 32 (3)
2011–2012 Persiram Raja Ampat 19 (3)
2013 Persiba Bantul 16 (1)
2013–2014 Barito Putera 13 (1)
2014–2015 Perseru Serui 8 (2)
2015 Borneo 2 (0)
2016 Carsae 8 (6)
2016 Persiba Balikpapan 4 (0)
2016 Arema 18 (0)
2017 Madura 14 (6)
2018 Perserang Serang 16 (7)
2019 Persewar Waropen 14 (0)
2020– Persiba Balikpapan 0 (0)
National team
2005 Indonesia U15
2005 Indonesia U17
2011–2013 Indonesia U23 14 (0)
2010–2013 Indonesia 25 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:49, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 February 2013

Personal lifeEdit

Okto was born in Jayapura, Papua, to Benjamin Maniani, a fisherman, and Dorince May, both indigenous Papuans. Okto spent his childhood helping his father fishing in the beach of Hamidi, Papua.[4] He is married to Meriam Magdalena Worumboy, and together they have 2 children, Benyamin Elia Maniani and Carien Christine Maniani.

Club careerEdit

On 23 December 2014, he signed with Pusamania Borneo.[5]

On 30 January 2016, he signed with Carsae.[6] But due to administrative problems, he just appeared four times and then he became free agent.

International careerEdit

His first cap for Indonesia was in a friendly match against Uruguay on 8 October 2010, where he played as a substitute. His well performance in the match led him being placed in the starting lineup by coach Alfred Riedl in another friendly game four days later against Maldives where he scored his first goal for the national team. After the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, Okto is part of the under-23 team which competed in the Pre-Olympic Tournament and the 2011 Southeast Asian Games.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

Indonesia national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 10 3
2011 6 0
2012 7 0
2013 2 0
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
Total 25 3

Style of playEdit

Okto is well known for his blistering pace and could easily exposed the opponent's defender via his powerful pace and speed.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Sriwijaya

InternationalEdit

Indonesia

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.okterus.com/7011-pilih-jadi-pns-okto-maniani-berhenti-jadi-pemain-sepakbola
  2. ^ Okto–Bachdim might go to England (Indonesian)
  3. ^ John Duerden (1 January 2011). "Eastern promise; John Duerden: Players who could prove a hit in Europe". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
  4. ^ Oktovianus Maniani, nearly becoming a fisherman (Indonesian)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Inilah Daftar 12 Rekrutan Terbaru Pesut Etam" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  6. ^ "RESMI: Oktovianus Maniani Gabung Klub Timor Leste Carsae FC" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  7. ^ List of players participating in the u-23 team selection. (Indonesian)
  8. ^ "Sriwijaya sukses memenangkan Piala Inter-island 2010". www.tempointeraktif.com. TEMPOinteraktif. 6 September 2010. Archived from the original on 9 September 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
  9. ^ "Sriwijaya FC Bekuk Arema FC" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 26 September 2010.

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