PSM Makassar

Persatuan Sepakbola Makassar (abbreviated as PSM, literally translates to Football Association of Makassar) is an Indonesian professional football club based in Makassar, South Sulawesi that currently competes in Liga 1. PSM was founded in 1915 as Makassar Voetbal Bond, making it the oldest club in Indonesian football history. They are also considered one of the most successful clubs in Indonesia, mostly due to their success in the pre-professional era of Indonesian football. In the 2001 season, they became the second Indonesia club side to reach the quarterfinals of an Asia-level tournament in the Asian Club Championship.

PSM Makassar
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Full namePersatuan Sepakbola Makassar
  • Juku Eja
    (Makassarese: Red Fish)
  • Ayam Jantan dari Timur
    (The Roosters of the East)
  • Pasukan Ramang
    (Ramang's Army)
Short namePSM
Founded2 November 1915; 106 years ago (1915-11-02) (as Makassar Voetbal Bond)
GroundGelora B.J. Habibie Stadium
OwnerPT Persaudaraan Sepak Bola Makassar[1] (direct owner)
Bosowa Corporation Grup
CEOSadikin Aksa
Head CoachBernardo Tavares
LeagueLiga 1
2021–22Liga 1, 14th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Active departments of
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Football U-20 (Men's)
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Football U-16


Foundation and early years (1915–42)Edit

PSM was founded on 2 November 1915 as Makassar Voetbal Bond (MVB). They are considered the oldest competitive football club in Indonesia and one of the oldest in South East Asia. MVB changed its name to Persatuan Sepakbola Makassar during the 1942-45 Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies that forced all organizations with Dutch names to be renamed.[2]

Perserikatan era (1942–94)Edit

Some of the early players of PSM were regularly called to the Indonesia national football team, the most famous of them was the club legend Ramang. PSM won their first Perserikatan title in 1957 after defeating PSMS Medan. They also managed to win this national amateur championship in 1959, 1965, 1966 and 1992.[2][3]

Modern era (1994–present)Edit

After the merger of Perserikatan and Galatama in 1994 that led to the professionalization of teams that once mainly depend on the local government budget, PSM won their first and only Indonesia national professional title in 2000. The squad combined national team players from outside Makassar, such as Miro Baldo Bento, Aji Santoso, Bima Sakti, Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto and Hendro Kartiko, and local talents, such as Ronny Ririn, Syamsudin Batola, Yusrifar Djafar, dan Rachman Usman. They won the 1999–2000 Liga Indonesia Premier Division by only losing 2 from 31 matches.[4]

PSM in 2011 joined the breakaway league Liga Primer Indonesia.[5] They continued to play in the Indonesian Premier League organized by PT Liga Prima Indonesia Sportindo until 2013, before joining the Indonesia Super League again in the 2014 season.[6][7] In 2021 PSM Makassar sacked Milomir Seslija mainly because of the poor performance PSM Makassar had this year, currently PSM Makaasar is in 12th place in Liga 1 (Indonesia)

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season(s) League/Division Tms. Pos. Piala Indonesia AFC competition(s)
1994–95 Premier Division 34 First round
1995–96 Premier Division 31 Runner-up Asian Club Championship First round
1996–97 Premier Division 33 Semi-final
1997–98 Premier Division 31 Did not finish Asian Cup Winners' Cup Quarter-final
1998–99 Premier Division 28 Second-round
1999–00 Premier Division 28 1
2001 Premier Division 28 Runner-up Asian Club Championship Quarter-final
2002 Premier Division 24 Semi-final Asian Cup Winners' Cup First round
2003 Premier Division 20 Runner-up
2004 Premier Division 18 Runner-up AFC Champions League Group stage
2005 Premier Division 28 Second-round Second-round AFC Champions League Group stage
2006 Premier Division 28 Second-round Second-round
2007–08 Premier Division 36 First-round Third-round
2008–09 Indonesia Super League 18 8 First-round
2009–10 Indonesia Super League 18 13 Second-round
2011 Liga Primer Indonesia 19 3
2011–12 Indonesia Premier League 12 6 Third-round
2013 Indonesia Premier League 16 6
2014 Indonesia Super League 22 First round
2015 Indonesia Super League 18 Did not finish
2016 Indonesia Soccer Championship A 18 6
2017 Liga 1 18 3
2018 Liga 1 18 2 Ongoing (Continue on 2019)
2019 Liga 1 18 12 Champions AFC Cup ASEAN Zone Semi-final
2020 Liga 1 18 Did not finish AFC Cup Did not finish
2021-22 Liga 1 18 14
2022-23 Liga 1 18 ongoing AFC Cup ASEAN Zone Final
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league

AFC club rankingEdit

As of 9 August 2022.[8]
Rank Club Points
146   Oita Trinita 1306
147   Shahrdari Tabriz 1305
148   PSM Makassar 1305
149   United Sports Club 1304
150   Ventforet Kofu 1303


League/Division Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runners-up
Perserikatan 5 4 1955-57, 1957-59, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1991-92 1951, 1959-61, 1964, 1993-94
Liga Indonesia Premier Division 1 4 1999–2000 1995-96, 2001, 2003, 2004
Liga 1 0 1 2018
Cup Competitions Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runners-up
Piala Indonesia 1 0 2018-19
Piala Presiden Soeharto[9] 1 0 1974[10]
Friendly Tournament Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runners-up
Aga Khan Gold Cup 0 1 1960[11]
Ho Chi Minh City Cup[12] 1 0 2001[13]

AFC (Asian competitions)Edit

Performance in AFC club competitionsEdit

Season Competition Round NAT Club Home Away
2001 Asian Club Championship (present: AFC Champions League) First round   Sông Lam Nghệ An 0–0 4–1
Second round   Royal Thai Air Force 6–1 5–0
Quarter-final   Shandong Luneng Taishan 1–3  –
Quarter-final   Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1–8  –
Quarter-final   Júbilo Iwata 0–3  –
2004 AFC Champions League Group stage   Hoàng Anh Gia Lai 3–0 1–5
Group stage   Krung Thai Bank 2–3 2–1
Group stage   Dalian Shide 0–1 1–2
2005 AFC Champions League Group stage   BEC Tero 1–0 2–2
Group stage   Yokohama F. Marinos 0–2 0–3
Group stage   Shandong Luneng Taishan 0–1 1–6
2019 AFC Cup Group stage   Home United 3–2 1–1
Group stage   Kaya–Iloilo 1–1 2–1
Group stage   Lao Toyota 7–3 3–0
ASEAN Zone Semi-final   Becamex Bình Dương 2–1 0–1
2020 AFC Cup Play off round   Lalenok United 3–1 4–1
Group stage   Tampines Rovers Cancelled 1–2
Group stage   Shan United 3–1 Cancelled
Group stage   Kaya–Iloilo 1–1 Cancelled
2022 AFC Cup Group stage   Kuala Lumpur City 0–0
Group stage   Tampines Rovers 3–1
ASEAN Zone Semi-final   Kedah Darul Aman 2–1
ASEAN Zone Final   Kuala Lumpur City 2–5

Stadium and facilitiesEdit

Home matches were played at the legendary Andi Mattalatta Stadium (also known as Mattoangin), which had a capacity of 20,000 before current renovation work. The stadium, originally built in 1957 for Pekan Olahraga Nasional IV, was first renovated in 2000 for the 2000–01 Asian Club Championship. The latest renovation work started in 2020 with a 2022 target for completion. And PSM Makassar has a Training Ground called Bosowa Training Ground

Colours and crestEdit

PSM's most popular nickname is Juku Eja (Red Fish), in reference to the red shirt that PSM has used since its foundation and Makassar's reputation as a port city. The common home kit includes a red shirt, red or white shorts, and white socks. The crest is also dominantly red with a traditional Phinisi ship. The away kit of the club is associated with a white or black background. Blue was once adopted as the club's primary colour for their away kit in 2015.

Shirt sponsors and manufacturersEdit

Period Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor(s)
1994–1995   Adidas Dunhill
1995–1996 Toyota
1996–1997 Kansas
1997–1999 No Sponsors
1999–2000 Tanjung Bunga
2000–2006 Semen Bosowa
2006–2007   Diadora
2008–2009   Specs
2011–2013   Vilour[15]
2013–2016   Nike[16]
2017   Kelme
2018–2021   Umbro
2021–   Made by club and Marflex Honda1 / Semen Bosowa2

1 Main sponsorship for domestic competitions
2 Main sponsorship for AFC competitions


Supporter groupEdit

The most ardent PSM fan clubs are The Maczman and Laskar Ayam Jantan (LAJ). Other supporter groups include Red Gank, Komunitas VIP Selatan (KVS), Komunitas VIP Utara (KVU), Komunitas Supporter VIP Utama (KSVU). PSM is also supported by people with ethnic or familial links to South Sulawesi province who live across Indonesia due to migration trends, making the club receive support in any Indonesian city with a high concentration of migrants.[citation needed]


The rivalry with Persija Jakarta is very emotional up to now and can be called the "Red Derby Perserikatan" recalling the Perserikatan era, in which they were the oldest teams using red shirts.[17] The rivalry did not reach hostile levels before the establishment of Persija's fan club Jakmania.[18]


Current squadEdit

As of 23 July 2022[19][20]

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 Muhammad Ardiansyah
4 DF   CPV Yuran Fernandes
5 DF   IDN Erwin Gutawa
7 FW   IDN Victor Dethan
8 MF   IDN Bryan Cesar
9 FW   IDN Ramadhan Sananta
10 FW   BRA Everton
11 MF   IDN Yance Sayuri
15 FW   IDN Ricky Pratama
17 MF   IDN Rasyid Bakri
20 GK   IDN Rivky Mokodompit
22 MF   IDN Yakob Sayuri
24 MF   IDN Rizky Eka Pratama
27 DF   IDN Safrudin Tahar
28 DF   IDN Abdul Rahman Sulaeman
No. Pos. Nation Player
30 GK   IDN Reza Arya Pratama
31 DF   IDN Samuel Christianson
33 DF   IDN Dallen Doke
37 MF   IDN Dzaky Asraf
39 FW   JPN Kenzo Nambu
45 MF   IDN Akbar Tanjung
47 DF   IDN Agung Mannan
48 MF   IDN Muhammad Arfan
62 GK   IDN Harlan Suardi
70 MF   IDN Rafli Asrul
74 DF   IDN Edgard Amping
80 MF   NED Wiljan Pluim (captain)
82 DF   IDN Ibnul Mubarak
88 MF   IDN Ananda Raehan
99 FW   IDN Donald Bissa

Naturalized playersEdit

Country Player
  Ivory Coast Donald Bissa

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
4 DF   IDN Renaldi (at Gresik United)
21 GK   IDN Annas Fitranto (at PSCS Cilacap)
26 DF   IDN Ganjar Mukti (at PSCS Cilacap)


As of March 2021
Coaching staff
Head coach   Bernardo Tavares
Assistant coach   Paulo Duarte
Physical Coach   Ahmad Amiruddin
Goalkeeping coach   Alan Haviluddin
Medical staff
Team doctor   dr. Hardiansyah Muslimin
Nutritionists   dr Mufliha Paremma[21]
Nutritionists   dr Faradillah Anwar[21]
Physiotherapist   Immanuel Maulang
Technical staff[22]
Team director   Sadikin Aksa
General director   Irsal Ohorella
Accounting director   Ahmad Muhiddin
Secretary   Iko Md
Media officer   Sulaeman Karim
Photographer   Adhiaksa Ticha Mursalim

  Muh. Nurdin Pache


Notable playersEdit

This list includes players whom have made significant contributions to the club. Bold indicates players still active in this club.

Domestic playersEdit

Foreign playersEdit

Managerial historyEdit

Years Name
1999–2000   Syamsuddin Umar
2004–2005   Miroslav Janů
2005–2006   Fritz Korbach
2006–2007   Carlos De Mello
2007–2008   Radoy Minkovski
2008–2009   Raja Isa
2009–2010   Hanafing
2010   Tumpak Sihite
2010–2011   Robert Alberts[5]
2011   Wim Rijsbergen[23]
2011–2013   Petar Segrt[24]
2013   Imran Amirullah[25]
2013–2014   Jörg Steinebrunner[26]
2014   Rudy Keltjes[27]
2015   Alfred Riedl[28]
2015   Hans-Peter Schaller[29]
2015   Assegaf Razak[30]
2015–2016   Liestiadi[31]
2016   Luciano Leandro
2016–2019   Robert Alberts[32]
2019   Darije Kalezić[33]
2020–2021   Bojan Hodak
2021   Syamsudin Batola
2021   Milomir Šešlija
2021   Joop Gall
2022–   Bernardo Tavares

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Purnamasari, Desi. "Para Bos di Belakang Klub-Klub Sepakbola Indonesia di Liga 1".
  2. ^ a b "Sejarah Klub" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 12 March 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  3. ^ "PSM Makassar Klub Terbaik Se-Asia" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  4. ^ "SEJARAH BERDIRINYA PSM MAKASSAR" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b "PSM Makassar Bergabung ke LPI" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Rencana Persib ke LPI Memotivasi PSM" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  7. ^ "PSM Makasar Lolos Unifikasi Liga 2014 Terseok Di Peringkat?" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  8. ^ "AFC Club Ranking 2022".
  9. ^ "Piala Presiden Soeharto".
  10. ^ "Piala Presiden Soeharto".
  11. ^ "Aga Khan Gold Cup".
  12. ^ "Ho Chi Minh City Cups".
  13. ^ "Ho Chi Minh City Cups".
  14. ^ "Cup Winners' Cup 1997/98". Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  15. ^ "PSM Tetap Pakai Jersey Vilour" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  16. ^ "Nike Jadi Sponsor PSM" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  17. ^ "Bersaing Sejak Era Perserikatan, Laga PSM versus Persija Ibarat El Clasico". Tribun Timur (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  18. ^ Yunus, Muhammad (27 July 2019). "Pemain Persija Diserang Usai Uji Coba Lapangan". Makassar Terkini (in Indonesian). Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  19. ^ "Squad PSM Makassar Liga 1 2021-2022". Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  20. ^ "PSM Makassar". the-AFC. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  21. ^ a b "Robert Rene Akan Atur Makanan Pemain PSM Makassar". Tribun Timur.
  22. ^ "Ini Struktur Baru Manajemen PSM Setelah RUPS". Tribun Timur.
  23. ^ "Wim Minta Mundur dari Kursi Pelatih PSM Makassar" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  24. ^ "Petar Segrt Pergi dari PSM" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  25. ^ "Pelatih PSM Makassar Tunggu Nasib di Salatiga" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  26. ^ "Pelatih PSM Makassar Mundur" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  27. ^ "Rudy Keltjes Ungkap Alasan Pilih PSM" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  28. ^ "Alfred Riedl Mendarat di Makassar ,15 Januari" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  29. ^ "PSM Makassar Patenkan Peter Gantikan Riedle" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  30. ^ "Pelatih PSM: 90 Persen Pemain Pantas Dipertahankan" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  31. ^ "5 Peristiwa Menarik di PSM Pada 2015" (in Indonesian).
  32. ^ "RESMI: Robert Rene Alberts Jadi Pelatih PSM Makassar" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  33. ^ "RESMI: Robert Darije Kalezic Jadi Pelatih PSM Makassar" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2 February 2019.

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