Sriwijaya F.C.

Sriwijaya Football Club or commonly known as Sriwijaya [sriwiˈdʒaja] or SFC, is an Indonesian professional football club based in Palembang, South Sumatra, that competes in the Liga 2, the second tier of Indonesian football. The club was founded on 23 October 2004 after the South Sumatra government bought Persijatim Solo FC, which was based in Surakarta. Their current home stadium is Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium in Jakabaring, southern section of Palembang. The club is widely known by their nickname, Laskar Wong Kito (Our Warriors). Sriwijaya is the first club in Indonesia which achieves double titles achievement in the same season.[citation needed]

Sriwijaya FC logo.svg
Full nameSriwijaya Football Club
  • Elang Andalas
    (The Andalas Eagles)
  • Laskar Wong Kito
    (Our People's Warriors)
Founded23 October 2004; 16 years ago (23 October 2004), as Sriwijaya F.C.
GroundGelora Sriwijaya Stadium
OwnerPT Sriwijaya Optimis Mandiri[1]
ChairmanAsfran Fikri Sanaf
ManagerHendri Zainuddin
CoachNil Maizar
LeagueLiga 2
2019Liga 2, 4th
WebsiteClub website
Current season


The club was founded in 1976 as Persijatim Jakarta Timur with home base in East Jakarta.[2] Due to a financial crisis, the club was sold and moved to Solo, Central Java in 2002, changed their club name to Persijatim Solo FC. In 2004, South Sumatra Government bought the debt-ridden Persijatim as they want to manage a Palembang-based football team to compete in the top tier of Indonesian football system since the province did not have any football clubs competing in the top tier of Indonesian football league, after the dissolution of Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian in 1992. The government also did not want the Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium went wasted after the 2004 National Games. The club then changed its name to Sriwijaya FC and moved its home base to Palembang, South Sumatra.[3][4] The name Sriwijaya is thought to come from the ancient Srivijaya Empire, an empire that used to rule the land in the old days. The club is owned by PT Sriwijaya Optimis Mandiri.[5]

It is the first team to have done a double in Indonesia by winning both 2007–08 Liga Indonesia Premier Division and 2008 Piala Indonesia in the same season.[6][7] This double winner achievement was also its first titles since the foundation of the club. The following years saw Sriwijaya again winning the Piala Indonesia in 2009 and 2010, setting up a record as the first team to have won the Piala Indonesia three years in a row. Sriwijaya also managed to win the 2011-12 Indonesia Super League, as well as the 2010 and 2012 Indonesian Inter Island Cup.[8]

Relegation to Indonesian Liga 2 in 2018Edit

The team failed to build on their success after winning the 2011–12 Indonesia Super League and the club was relegated (six years later after the triumph) to the Indonesian second division, Liga 2 in 2018. This happened after they finished second from bottom in the 2018 season Liga 1.

Continental historyEdit

As of match played 4 November 2017
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
AFC Champions League 6 1 0 5 7 24
AFC Cup 14 7 2 5 27 21
Total 20 8 2 10 34 45
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2009 AFC Champions League Group F   Gamba Osaka 0–3 0–5 4th
  Seoul 2–4 1–5
  Shandong Luneng Taishan 4–2 0–5
2010 AFC Cup Group C   Bình Dương 1–0 1–2 1st
  Selangor 6–1 4–0
  Victory 5–0 0–0
Round of 16   Thai Port 1–4
2011 AFC Cup Group C   Sông Lam Nghệ An 3–1 0–4 2nd
  TSW Pegasus 3–2 2–1
  VB Addu 1–1 0–2
Round of 16   Chonburi 0–3


Sriwijaya's home fields are Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium[9] and Bumi Sriwijaya Stadium.


The first circle of the team crest symbolizes the club's strength, unity and peace. The words Sumatera Selatan shows that it is owned by South Sumatra government. Bersatu Teguh is a representation of the supporters' and the club's wholeness. The Garuda image shows power and thoroughness. Behind the main logo, Mount Dempo and Ampera Bridge can be seen, both seen as South Sumatra's pride and determination.[10]

Kit suppliersEdit


Current squadEdit

As of 15 March 2020[14]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   IDN Obet Choiri
5 DF   IDN Feri Sistianto
7 MF   IDN Suandi
11 FW   IDN Imam Bagus
13 MF   IDN Lucky Wahyu
14 MF   IDN Dwi Andika Cakra Yudha
15 MF   IDN Fadil Redian
17 MF   IDN Nur Iskandar
19 DF   IDN Ambrizal (captain)
20 GK   IDN Rudi Nurdin Rajak
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF   IDN Denny Arwin
28 MF   IDN Hari Habrian
29 FW   IDN Rudiyana
39 DF   IDN Akbar Zakaria
78 MF   IDN Rahel Radiansyah
82 DF   IDN Valentino Telaubun
MF   IDN Dedi Hartono
GK   IDN Rizky Darmawan
GK   IDN Hendra Mole

All time topscorersEdit

Year Player Caps Goals
2007–13   Keith Gumbs 145 74
2016–18     Beto Gonçalves 106 68
2011–13, 2016-17   Hilton Moreira 77 47
2008–09   Ngon A Djam 34 22
2007–10   Zah Rahan Krangar 100 22
2007–10   Anoure Obiora 91 21
2009, 2010–11   Budi Sudarsono 37 14


Year Manager
2005   Erick William
2005   Jenny Wardin
2005–2006   Suimin Diharja
2007–2010   Rahmad Darmawan
2010–2011   Ivan Kolev
2011–2013   Kas Hartadi[15]
2013–2014   Subangkit[15]
2014–2016   Benny Dollo[16]
2016–2017   Widodo C. Putro[17]
2017   Osvaldo Lessa
2017   Hartono Ruslan
2018   Rahmad Darmawan
2018   Subangkit
2018   Alfredo Vera
2019   Hartono Ruslan
2019   Kas Hartadi
2020   Budiarjo Thalib
2021–   Nil Maizar

Coaching StaffEdit

Position Staff
Team Manager   Hendri Zainuddin
Head Coach   Nil Maizar
Assistant Coach   Ambrizal
Goalkeeper Coach   Ferry Rotinsulu


League/Division Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runners-up
Liga Indonesia Premier Division / Indonesia Super League
2007-08, 2011-12*
Cup Competitions Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runners-up
Piala Indonesia
2007-08, 2008-09, 2010
Indonesian Community Shield
Inter Island Cup
2010, 2012
Indonesia President's Cup
  • = ISL wasn't recognized by PSSI at that year

AFC (Asian competitions)Edit


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  2. ^ "Official Club Profile at Liga Indonesia Website". Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Sejarah Lengkap SRIWIJAYA FC" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Mengapa Klub-Klub Indonesia Mudah Pindah dan Berganti Nama?". 13 April 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Sejarah Berdirinya Sriwijaya Football Club ( SFC )" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Sikat Persela, Sriwijaya FC Juarai ISL" (in Indonesian). 20 June 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Cetak Sejarah, SRIWIJAYA FC Jadi Tim Indonesia Pertama Peraih Double Winner" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Sejarah Jawara Sumatera Sriwijaya FC dari Masa Ke Masa" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Sriwijaya FC Vs Persib Bandung, Djanur: Laskar Wong Kito Punya Motivasi Berlipat" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Sriwijaya FC Ganti Logo, Target 4 Besar" (in Indonesian). 7 November 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Reebok Resmi Gandeng Sriwijaya FC" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  12. ^ "SFC Jajaki Kerjasama Dengan Apparel Makedonia & Australia" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Sriwijaya FC Lanjutkan Kerja Sama Dengan Joma" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Daftar Pemain Sriwijaya Liga 2". Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Sriwijaya FC Nonaktifkan Pelatih Kas Hartadi" (in Indonesian). 13 September 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Benny Dollo Berlabuh ke Sriwijaya FC" (in Indonesian). 30 September 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
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