Raphael Maitimo

Raphael Guillermo Eduardo Maitimo[3] (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.

Raphael Maitimo
Maitimo playing for Indonesia against Nederlands in 2013
Personal information
Full name Raphael Guillermo Eduardo Maitimo
Date of birth (1984-03-17) 17 March 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Persita Tangerang
Number 17
Youth career
1990–1992 VV Nieuwerkerk
1992–2003 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 FC Dordrecht 19 (2)
2005–2008 SC Feyenoord 45 (18)
2009–2010 BIT 41 (4)
2011–2012 Bali Devata 16 (3)
2012 Capelle 1 (0)
2013–2014 Mitra Kukar 35 (2)
2015 Sriwijaya 3 (1)
2015 Persija Jakarta 7 (3)
2016 Arema Cronus 30 (2)
2017 Persib Bandung 28 (9)
2018–2019 Madura United 10 (3)
2018Persebaya Surabaya (loan) 2 (0)
2019 PSIM Yogyakarta 7 (2)
2019 PSM Makassar 18 (1)
2020– Persita Tangerang 1 (1)
National team
1997–1998 Netherlands U15
1998–1999 Netherlands U16
1999–2000 Netherlands U17 6 (1)
2012–2015 Indonesia 21 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2019 [2]
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:07, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

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.[4]

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.

FC DordrechtEdit

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.


In January 2011, Maitimo continued his professional senior career in the China League One with club BIT FC for two seasons.

Bali Devata → vv CapelleEdit

He made his next move to Indonesia. In 2011 Maitimo signed with Liga Primer Indonesia club Bali Devata. A short stint in 2012 Maitimo played for vv Capelle in Topklasse.

Mitra KukarEdit

In May 2013 Maitimo signed for Mitra Kukar in the Indonesian Super League.[5] 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.

Sriwijaya FCEdit

In January 2015, he signed with Sriwijaya.[6]

Arema CronusEdit

He was signed for Arema Cronus to played in Indonesia Soccer Championship A on 2016 season. He made 30 appearance and scored 2 goals for Arema Cronus.[7]

Persib BandungEdit

In 2017, Raphael Maitimo signed a one-year contract with Indonesian Liga 1 club Persib Bandung. He made 28 league appearance and scored 9 goals for Persib Bandung.[8]

Madura UnitedEdit

He was signed for Madura United to played in Liga 1 on 2018 season. He made 10 league appearance and scored 3 goals for Madura United.[9]

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.[10]

PSIM YogyakartaEdit

He was signed for PSIM Yogyakarta to played in Liga 2 on 2019 season. He made 7 league appearance and scored 2 goals for PSIM Yogyakarta.[11]

PSM MakassarEdit

In middle season 2019, Maitimo signed a year contract with Liga 1 club PSM Makassar.[12]

Persita TangerangEdit

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.[13]

International careerEdit

In his early career he played alongside Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben[14] in the Netherlands U15, Netherlands U16 and Netherlands U17.

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.[15] The game ended in a 2–2 draw. On 26 March 2014 Maitimo scored winning goal[16] 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.

Career statisticsEdit


Indonesia national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 3 1
2013 7 0
2014 9 2
2015 2 1
Total 21 4

International goalsEdit

Score and Result list Indonesia'a goal tally first
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
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
3. 25 September 2014 Gelora Delta Stadium, Sidoarjo, Indonesia   Cambodia
4. 30 March 2015 Gelora Delta Stadium, Sidoarjo, Indonesia   Myanmar


  1. ^ "Raphael Maitimo: Profile". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  2. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/players/raphael-guillermo-eduardo-maitimo/275450/
  3. ^ "Raphael Maitimo Statistics". Archived from the original on 2013-07-09.
  4. ^ "Raphael Maitimo Reunited With Robin Van Persie".
  5. ^ "Raphael Maitimo Join Mitra Kukar".
  6. ^ "Pilih Sriwijaya FC Karena Bendol" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Gabung Bersama Arema, Impian Maitimo Terwujud". www.indosport.com.
  8. ^ "Raphael Maitimo Gabung Persib". www.sportanews.com.
  9. ^ "Raphael Maitimo Gabung Madura United". sport.detik.com.
  10. ^ "Raphael Maitimo Kemungkinan Besar Gabung Persebaya". www.bolasport.com.
  11. ^ "Raphael Maitimo Resmi Gabung PSIM dengan Durasi Kontrak 2 tahun". www.bola.com.
  12. ^ "Dilepas PSIM Yogyakarta, Raphael Maitimo Resmi Gabung Klub Liga 1 2019". www.suara.com.
  13. ^ "Raphael Maitimo Mengaku Beruntung Bisa Gabung ke Persita". www.bola.com.
  14. ^ "Raphael Maitimo Looking Forward To Meet Sneijder and Robben Again".
  15. ^ "Maitimo eyes Indonesia response". Archived from the original on 2013-10-22.
  16. ^ "Maitimo's Goal Brought Victory for Indonesia Against Andorra".

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