PSS Sleman

Perserikatan Sepakbola Sleman, or mostly known through its abbreviation PSS, is a professional football club based in Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The club competes in Liga 1 (Indonesia), the top-tier of Indonesian football, after winning promotion from Liga 2 in 2018. Fans call the team Super Elang Jawa (Super Java Eagles).

PS Sleman
PSS Sleman logo.svg
Full namePerserikatan Sepakbola Sleman
Nickname(s)Super Elang Jawa
(Super Java Eagle)
Founded20 May 1976; 44 years ago (1976-05-20)
GroundMaguwoharjo Stadium
Capacity31,700
CEOMarco Gracia Paulo
Head CoachDejan Antonić
LeagueLiga 1
2019Liga 1, 8th

HistoryEdit

PSS was established in 1976 as a regional football association for amateur clubs (known as Perserikatan) in Sleman, the third of its kind in Yogyakarta province after PSIM Yogyakarta and Persiba Bantul. PSS needed 24 years to reach the top-tier of the amateur Perserikatan competitions in 2000. After six years in the premier division, PSS was unable to complete the 2006 season after suffering from the 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people and damaged thousands of buildings. However, the Indonesian football association PSSI did not relegate the three teams from Yogyakarta province, including PSS, although they forfeited their remaining games due to the earthquake's impact on their facilities and personal lives. [1][2]

PSS left the top flight of Indonesian football in 2008 due to administrative matters. The club could not quickly adjust to the shift towards professional football with the launching of the Indonesian Super League (ISL) that year. ISL required Perserikatan clubs to wean off from their dependence on their region's state budget. Teams like PSS that continued to rely on the government had to compete in the second tier, which persistently used the Perserikatan's name for its top division (Divisi Utama). Amid heavy pressure from fans, PSS became a professional team in 2012 after the incorporation of PT Putra Sleman Sembada, the company that now manages the club. That move ensured PSS could return to the top flight if they manage to win promotion. PSS did so after winning the 2018 Liga 2 competition.[3]

StadiumEdit

PSS in 2007 began to use its current home base Maguwoharjo Stadium after construction was disrupted by the earthquake a year before. Maguwoharjo's southern tribune, where the club's ultras occupy, is known as one of the loudest in Indonesia with non-stop 90-minute chanting. [4]

FansEdit

PSS is known for its loyal and creative ultras. Supported by two fan clubs, the north tribune Slemania [5] and the south tribune Brigata Curva Sud 1976 (BCS),[6] PSS' current form cannot be extricated from the dedication of supporters who strive to improve their team's managerial quality. The older one, Slemania, was established in 2000 in line with the promotion to top-flight football while BCS emerged in 2011 in the run-up to the 2012 professionalization of PSS.

Besides its popularity as the fan club with one of the best choreographies in Asia, BCS is known for its tough scrutiny over PSS management. BCS boycotted games in the 2020 Liga 1 over disappointment with the level of professionalism in PSS and only ended its strike in 2021 after a massive restructuring that has led to improvements in how the club is managed. BCS is particularly aware of concerns among female spectators when they are in a packed stadium, leading to the formation of its own female arm to ensure safety in the tribune. [7][8][9]

The song "Sampai Kau Bisa" (Until You Can) is the anthem that fans sing after the match. The anthem symbolizes fan loyalty to the team in good and bad times, knowing the club went through trials until it earned its spot in top-flight football. PSS fan clubs have a policy of zero insults for opposing teams during 90 minutes of a football game, making them the friendliest ultras in Indonesia football. Their chants are exclusive to motivating PSS.[10]

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 23 March 2021[11]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   AUS Aaron Evans
3 DF   IDN Bagus Nirwanto (captain)
4 DF   IDN Fandry Imbiri
5 DF   IDN Asyraq Gufron
6 MF   IDN Wahyu Sukarta
7 MF   IDN Fitra Ridwan
8 DF   IDN Arthur Irawan
9 FW   IDN Saddam Gaffar
10 FW   ARG Nicolás Vélez
13 DF   IDN Samsul Arifin
15 DF   IDN Fabiano Beltrame
17 FW   IDN Irfan Bachdim
19 DF   IDN Dendi Agustan Maulana
21 GK   IDN Ega Rizky
23 MF   IDN Kim Kurniawan
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 MF   IDN Irkham Zahrul Mila
30 GK   IDN Adi Satryo
32 FW   IDN Arsyad Yusgiantoro
33 GK   IDN Miswar Saputra
37 FW   IDN Bagas Umar
41 FW   IDN Irfan Jaya
45 MF   IDN Wahyu Boli
46 GK   IDN Dimas Fani Firmansyah
51 DF   SRB Mario Maslać
66 MF   IDN Misbakus Solikin
69 DF   IDN Derry Rachman
77 MF   IDN Jefri Kurniawan
78 DF   IDN Irfan Nanda Pratama
88 MF   IDN Ocvian Chanigio
96 FW   IDN Dwi Rafi Angga

Naturalized playersEdit

Country Player
  Brazil Fabiano Beltrame
  Germany Kim Kurniawan

Club officialsEdit

Board of commissioners and directorsEdit

Position Name
CEO   Marco Gracia Paulo

Team managementEdit

Position Name
Team Manager   Danilo Fernando
Assistant Manager   Muhammad Eksan
Head coach   Dejan Antonić
Assistant coach   Mladen Dodic
Goalkeeping coach   Carlos Salomao
Physiotherapist   Lutfinanda Amary
Under-21 manager vacant
Under-21 head coach   Guntur Cahyo Utomo
Under-18 manager vacant
Under-18 head coach   Anang Hadi Saputra
Team doctor   Dr. Elwizan Aminudin
Masseur   Djamad
Kit man   Riyono,Agung

CoachesEdit

Period Name
1976–1994 unknown
1995–1996   Suwarno
1997–1998 vacant
1999–2000   Drs. Bambang Nurdjoko, Drs. Herwin Sjahruddin
2001–2002   Suharno
2003   Yudi Suryata
2004–2005   Daniel Roekito
2005   Mundari Karya
2005–2006   Herry Kiswanto
2007   Horacio Alberto Montes
2007   Rudy William Keltjes
2008   Iwan Setiawan
2008   Yudi Suryata
2008–2009   Maman Durachman
2009–2010   Yance Efraim Matmey
2010   Singh Bettay
2010   Inyong Lolombulan
2010–2011   M. Basri
2011–2012   Widyantoro
2013   Hanafi
2013   Yusak Sutanto
2013   Lafran Pribadi
2014   Sartono Anwar
2014   Herry Kiswanto
2015   Jaya Hartono
2015 (Piala kemerdekaan)   Didik Listyantara
2016–2017   Freddy Mulli
2017   Seto Nurdiantoro
2017–2018   Herry Kiswanto
2018–2019   Seto Nurdiantoro
2020   Eduardo Perez Moran
2020-   Dejan Antonic

HonoursEdit

National LeagueEdit

National TournamentEdit

ReferencesEdit

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