Raphael Guillermo Eduardo Maitimo (born 17 March 1984 in Rotterdam) is an Indonesian professional footballer who plays for Liga 1 club Persita Tangerang as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder or centre-forward, but he was used as an emergency centre-back. Maitimo was born and raised in the Netherlands. He is of Minangkabau descent.
|Full name||Raphael Guillermo Eduardo Maitimo|
|Date of birth||17 March 1984|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2018||→ Persebaya Surabaya (loan)||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2019 |
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:07, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Maitimo started his football career at the age of 6 years old, for club VV Nieuwerkerk in the Netherlands. Already after two years Maitimo was scouted from several professional Dutch clubs, one being Feyenoord where he took his first steps of his professional career. Maitimo spent his whole youth career at Feyenoord Academy. In Feyenoord youth, Maitimo played together with Robin van Persie.
Although having professional sporting commitments Maitimo also finished his bachelor's degree in Economics of Commerce with Sports Marketing & Management as his minor. Maitimo followed a special program for professional athletes, at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, to complete his Bachelor of Economics.
On January 2005, He made his debut at a senior level with club FC Dordrecht in the Eerste Divisie which is the second-highest division of football in the Netherlands. Played for two seasons for club fc dordrecht maitimo played 19 matches and 2 goals.
Bali Devata → vv CapelleEdit
In May 2013 Maitimo signed for Mitra Kukar in the Indonesian Super League. He played 35 matches and scored 1 goal in 2013 season for Mitra Kukar. He also scored 3 goals in 6 matches playing in 2014 Inter Island Cup.
In January 2015, he signed with Sriwijaya.
Loan to Persebaya SurabayaEdit
In July 2018, Maitimo join Liga 1 club Persebaya on loan for the rest 2018 season. Towards the end of the first half of Liga 1 season 2018, Persebaya Surabaya gets new ammunition to meet the second half. Raphael Maitimo joined the club with the name Bajul Ijo. His debut came on 18 July as Substitute he replaced at Persebaya, Feri Pahabol the match ended 2–0 to Persebaya as an home victory.
Maitimo signing a year contract with Persita Tangerang in 2020. and made his debut in the 2020 Liga 1. Maitimo scored his debut in the 2020 Liga 1 against TIRA-Persikabo. He coming as a substitute.
In October 2010 Maitimo got invited by the Football Association of Indonesia to become a part of Indonesia national team. After a long process with finalizing documents, Maitimo finally made his international debut for the Indonesia national team on 25 November 2012 in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup against Laos. He also scored his first international goal in the match as a 1–1 equalizer with a looping header. The game ended in a 2–2 draw. On 26 March 2014 Maitimo scored winning goal in the match between Andorra and Indonesia, held in Spain. The match ended in a 1-0 win for Indonesia national team which was their first win in Europe in their history. During 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification Indonesia changed five coaches, and Maitimo was the only player in the squad invited by all five of them.
A highlight in his international career was the friendly match at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on 7 June 2013 against the Netherlands. In this match Maitimo met his former teammates Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben.
|Indonesia national team|
- Score and Result list Indonesia'a goal tally first
|1.||25 November 2012||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Malaysia||Laos||2012 AFF Championship|
|2.||26 March 2014||Estadio Luis Suñer Picó, Alzira, Spain||Andorra||Friendly|
|3.||25 September 2014||Gelora Delta Stadium, Sidoarjo, Indonesia||Cambodia||Friendly|
|4.||30 March 2015||Gelora Delta Stadium, Sidoarjo, Indonesia||Myanmar||Friendly|
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- "Maitimo's Goal Brought Victory for Indonesia Against Andorra".