PSIS Semarang

PSIS (Persatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Semarang) is an Indonesian football club based in Semarang, Central Java. The team's homebase is at Jatidiri Stadium in Semarang. They compete in the Liga 1.

PSIS Semarang
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Full namePersatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Semarang
Nickname(s)Mahesa Jenar Warriors
The Warak Dragon
Founded18 May 1932; 88 years ago (1932-05-18)
GroundJatidiri Stadium
OwnerPT Mahesa Jenar Semarang
CEOYoyok Sukawi
Head coachDragan Đukanović[1]
LeagueLiga 1
2019Liga 1, 14th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Active departments of
PSIS Semarang

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Founded in 1932, PSIS is one of the oldest football teams in Indonesia. It was previously known as Voetbalbond Indonesia Semarang.

First title victoryEdit

Before the professional league was held in 1994/1995, PSIS joined Perserikatan, an amateur football competition organized by PSSI. Their greatest success was in the 1986/87 seasons when PSIS won the title after defeating Persebaya Surabaya in the final 1–0 by Syaiful Amri's Goal. At the time, PSIS legend Ribut Waidi was in the team. There is now a sculpture of Ribut Waidi in the center of Semarang city.

Ligina (Liga Indonesia) EraEdit

In 1994, when Perserikatan and Galatama merged to form Liga Indonesia, PSIS was placed in the Premier division. In the 1998/1999 season, PSIS attained their highest achievement by winning the probe. In the final, PSIS defeated Persebaya Surabaya with score 1–0 in a Final match which was held at Manado. The goal was scored by Tugiyo, who was renowned as "Maradona from Purwodadi", in the injury time of the second half. But after that excellent performance, PSIS did not do well in the transfer window. Consequently, PSIS were ironically relegated in 1999/2000 season. A year later, PSIS managed to secure a promotion ticket back again to the Premier division.

Golden Era : 2005–2007Edit

PSIS Semarang makes a surprise by accomplished 3rd place after defeating PSMS Medan with a score of 2–1. The ordinary player like M. Ridwan, Khusnul Yakin, Modestus Setyawan, Idrus Gunawan, Maman Abdurrahman and Abdoulaye Djibril Diallo become superstars and wanted by bigger team. Also helped by Superb Signing Emanuel De Porras and the touch of Indonesian legend, coach Bambang Nurdiansyah.

In 2006, competed in the Western Zone, PSIS finished in 3rd place of regular home and away season. Therefore, PSIS went to the next round robin elimination system with 7 other teams which were split into two groups of 4. In this round, PSIS won the first match against Arema Malang, 1–0, courtesy of a Gustavo Hernan Ortiz's goal. However, they were defeated by Persik Kediri with a score of 1–3 on matchday 2 of the round robin elimination system. PSIS needed a win in the last match against Persiba Balikpapan to progress to the semi-final, and they successfully booked a place in the semi-final with 1–0 victory in a controversially postponed match due to the pitch invasion by the fans. In the semi-final match, PSIS won 1–0 against Persekabpas Pasuruan who defeated them twice in a regular home and away season. In the grand final, PSIS met Persik Kediri once again, and PSIS were defeated with the score of 0–1 in extra time. The goal was scored by Christian Gonzalez in 107th minutes. The result brought PSIS as runner-up in 2006 season.

In 2007 season, PSIS have successfully recruited Julio Lopez from Chile. Julio Lopez is projected as a replacement for Emanuel De Porras who controversially left the team after a defeat in the 2006 Liga Indonesia grand final despite the fact that PSIS were still due to be competing in Copa Dji Sam Soe against Persija Jakarta a few days later.

Super League Era and After no more Regional Government Budget SupportEdit

After Indonesian Government regulates that no more Regional Government Budget to Support Football Team, PSIS can not recruit Stars Player anymore. PSIS also can't defend their local stars like M. Ridwan, Khusnul Yakin, Imral Usman, Yaris Riyadi, Maman Abdurrahman, and many other. PSIS can give them expected salary.

In the 2008 season, PSIS and PKT Bontang joined the Indonesia Super League, replacing Persmin Minahasa and Persiter ternate.

In the 2011–2012 season, when a tumultuous of football Indonesia, PSIS Semarang choose 2011–12 Indonesian Premier Division under the authority of PT Liga Prima Indonesia Sportindo (LPIS). finished in 5th position at 2nd group defeat by the other football Team from Central Java like PSIR Rembang and PSCS Cilacap.

In the 2013 season, PSIS moved to Divisi Utama, edition of Liga Indonesia Premier Division since its establishment in 1994 under the authority of PT Liga Indonesia. PSIS be better in this seasons. success through the second round. Ronald Fagundez and Addison Alves injury in the second round and can replace by young players, make PSIS defeated by the champion Persebaya Surabaya, PSBS Biak Numfor, and PS Bangka.

Scandal in 2014 seasonEdit

PSI Semarang which reinforced two foreign players Julio Alcorsé and Ronald Fagundez start 2014 Liga Indonesia Premier Division with extraordinary, topped the standings in Group 4 with only 1 defeat. In the 2nd round, PSIS Semarang played so fantastic and has been ascertained advance to the semi-finals along with PS Sleman before 2nd round finished, including a victory against Persiwa Wamena 5–0. Hari Nur Yulianto scored 14 goals and being the 4th top goal scorer of 2014 Liga Indonesia Premier Division and Julio Alcorsé in the 7th position with 13 goals.

Steps painstakingly built since the beginning of the season had to end tragically in the final match for the position of which only the group winners and runners-up with PS Sleman. PS Sleman and PSI Semarang involved in match fixing where both clubs wanted to be defeated in order not to meet with Pusamania Borneo FC. In that match, both teams scored 5 own goals in 7 minutes, and finally the game ended with a score of 2–3 for PS Sleman.[2] As a result of this scandal, PSI Semarang were disqualified from 2nd round (babak delapan besar). While head coach Eko Riyadi, Striker Saptono, Fadli Manan and GoalKeeper Catur Adi Nugraha received a lifetime sentence should not be playing in football Indonesia and fines each of 100 million rupiahs .

Crest and ColoursEdit

Amongst PSIS most popular nicknames are Laskar Mahesa Jenar. From the foundation of the club, the common home kit includes a blue shirt and blue shorts. The away kit of the club is associated with a white or black background.

Supporters and rivalriesEdit

PSIS Semarang's supporters call themselves Panser Biru (Pasukan Supporter Semarang Biru)[3] and Snex (Supporter Semarang Extreme) Indonesia's most passionate and fanatical supporters. Panser Biru Blue Panzer birth on March 25, 2001, and through a long process. When PSIS became champions in 1999, Actually is already a lot of fans Semarang and surrounding areas Mahesa Jenar warriors loyal support, but when it has not been coordinated. Along with PSIS relegation to Division I, some supporters of the fans wants to form an organization that coordinated the first in Semarang good and neat. Therefore, October 22, 2000, at the House of Diamonds (Rumah Berlian Semarang), approximately 15 fanatical supporters hold the first conference. Finally agreed on that day to set up a Care Forum PSIS Semarang. They then continue a proceed with the conference on October 29, 2000, which was attended by about 35 people . Until in the end on 5 November 2000 at GOR Tri Lomba Juang, forming a Panser Biru. Biru means Blue Colour (the pride color of PSIS Semarang Jersey) and Panser means Panzer / Tank show the struggling of PSIS Supporter. Snex (Supporter Semarang Extreme) actually a part of Panser Biru, but on March 20, 2005, they became an Independent organization.


The rivalry with Persebaya was born from the controversy of Sepakbola Gajahsince Perserikatan.[4] Until now the two clubs always compete with high tension when they meet.

PSIS has a rivalry with Persis Solo because of the prestige between the two teams in Central Java, their supporters are always involved in a fight.

PSIS supporters had a rivalry with supporters of Persijap Jepara because of the riots that had already taken place. But now they are at peace and there is no longer friction between groups.[5]


Current squadEdit

As of 29 April 2021[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   IDN Joko Ribowo
2 DF   IDN Riyan Ardiansyah
4 DF   BRA Wallace Costa (captain)
5 DF   IDN Wahyu Prasetyo
6 MF   IDN Tegar Infantrie
7 FW   IDN Muhamad Ridwan
8 MF   IDN Mahir Radja
9 FW   IDN Jorry Guruh
10 MF   PLE Jonathan Cantillana
11 DF   IDN Pratama Arhan
15 DF   IDN Frendi Saputra
16 MF   IDN Finky Pasamba
17 DF   IDN Rio Saputro
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   IDN Alfeandra Dewangga
20 FW   IDN Riski Fajar Saputra
22 FW   IDN Hari Nur Yulianto (vice-captain)
28 DF   IDN Kartika Vedhayanto
29 MF   IDN Septian David Maulana
30 GK   IDN Jandia Eka Putra
32 FW   IDN Farrel Arya
44 MF   IDN Eka Febri Setiawan
46 DF   IDN Fredyan Wahyu
77 MF   IDN Andreas Ado
79 MF   IDN Fandi Eko Utomo
91 FW   BRA Bruno Silva
95 FW   IDN Komarodin

Players with multiple nationalitiesEdit

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
87 MF   BRA Flávio Beck Júnior (at NK Solin until 30 June 2021)

Other players under contractEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF   IDN Yoga Adiatama
26 DF   IDN Aqsha Saniskara
60 GK   IDN Yofandani Pranata
No. Pos. Nation Player
68 MF   IDN Damas Damar
FW   IDN Galih Trianggoro
FW   IDN Bahril Fahreza

Management staffEdit

Position Staff
General Manager   Wahyu Winarto
Team Manager   Anton Nikijuluw
Head Coach   Dragan Đukanović
Assistant Coach   Zarko Curcic
Assistant Coach   Imran Nahumarury
Goalkeeper Coach   I Komang Putra
Fitness Coach   Izasé Emilio Cugniér Filho
Team Doctor   Alfan Nur Asyhar
Under-19 Coach   Muhammad Ridwan
Under-16 Coach   Tithan Wulung Suryata



League/Division Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runners-up
Liga Indonesia Premier Division
Liga Indonesia First Division
Perserikatan First Division

AFC (Asian competitions)Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Resmi! Dragan Djukanovic Tangani PSIS Semarang di Liga 1 2020". Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Panser Biru Archived 2012-04-13 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Fattah, Naim (23 February 2020). "12 Gol ke Jala Persebaya Sore Itu, Sebuah Sejarah Berharga". Emosi Jiwaku. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  5. ^ (30 September 2018). "Cerita Perdamaian Suporter PSIS-Persijap: Berkat Kemauan Kuat dan Ngopi Bareng". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Squad PSIS Semarang Liga 1 2021". Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  7. ^ Indonesia - List of Second Level Champions

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