TBerita Maung Bandung his article is about the men’s football club. For the women’s football club, see Persib Putri.
Persatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Bandung, commonly referred to as Persib Bandung, or simply Persib, is an Indonesian professional football club based in Bandung, West Java, that competes in Liga 1, the top tier of Indonesian football.The club was founded in March 1933 as BIVB (Bandoeng Inlandsche Voetbal Bond) a merger of three clubs. Persib is one of the most successful football clubs in Indonesia with dua Indonesian League titles and 5 Perserikatan titles. It has not been relegated from the top flight since the foundation of Liga Indonesia in 1994. Persib’s home stadium is Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium which has a capacity of 38,000.The club’s nicknames are Maung Bandung (Bandung Tigers) and Pangeran Biru (The Blue Prince).
The club won its first Indonesian Super League (now known as Liga 1) title in 2014, the 1994–95 Liga Indonesia Premier Division title, and five Perserikatan titles. They have also reached the quarter-finals of the Asian Club Championship in 1995.HistoryFoundation and early years (1933–1940)
An early organisation for football in Bandung was the Bandoeng Inlandsche Voetbal Bond (BIVB) (Dutch for ‘Bandung Domestic Football Federation’) formed in 1923. It was succeeded by Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Bandung (PSIB) (‘Bandung Indonesian Football Association’) and teams affiliated to the National Voetball Bond (NVB). These merged on 14 March 1933 to form Persib.
Persib was runner-up in the 1933, 1934 and 1936 Perserikatan seasons and won the competition in the 1937 season.Perserikatan era (1940–1994)
Persib was reformed in Bandung in 1948, during the Indonesian National Revolution.
In the 1950s, Persib players Aang Witarsa and Anas appeared for the Indonesia national football team. Persib won their second Perserikatan title in 1961 and competed in the Aga Khan Gold Cup. The club’s next significant achievement was as runner-up in the 1966 season.
The club’s offices were in Cilentah from 1953–1957, then moved to their current location on Jalan Gurame.
Persib’s success declined in the 1970s culminating with their relegation to the First Division in the 1978–79 season. The club hired Polish coach Marek Janota to lead the youth squad and Risnandar Soendoro to manage the senior team. Persib earned promotion to the Premier Division, with players including Robby Darwis, Adeng Hudaya, Adjat Sudrajat and Suryamin. The team Berita Maung Persib finished as runners up in the 1982–83 and 1984–85 seasons.
The club won the league in 1986 by beating Perseman Manokwari by a goal from Djadjang Nurdjaman at the Senayan Stadium (now Gelora Bung Karno Stadium). They became champions again in 1990, beating Persebaya Surabaya dua–0. Among the players of the era were Samai Setiadi, Ade Mulyono, Asep Sumantri and Djadjang Nurdjaman.
They became champions in the final season of Perserikatan before it was merged with Galatama to become the Liga Indonesia Premier Division and so earned the right to keep the President Cup in perpetuity.Modern era and recent history (1994–2014)
Persib Bandung became the first champion of the newly formed Liga Indonesia Premier Division by beating Petrokimia Putra 1–0 in the final.In 1995, Persib managed to perform until the quarter-finals of the Asian Club Championship.On the Asian Club Championship, in the first round of the East Asian zone, Persib against Thailand club, Bangkok Bank F.C.. Persib won 2–0 on away games and lost 0–1 at home, and won on dua–1 aggregate.Next, turn the Philippines club Pasay, Persib an opponent in the second round. Persib managed to advance to the quarter-finals after defeating Pasay on a 5–dua aggregate.Unfortunately, the glories of Persib not continue in the quarterfinals. In a system of home tournament that was held on Bandung, Persib always suffered defeat in three matches.In the first game, Persib lose 2–tiga to Japanese club, Verdy Kawasaki. Next, turn the South Korean club, Persib embarrass Ilhwa Chunma dua–5. In the last match, Persib lost to Thailand club, Thai Farmers Bank, with the score 1–2.
Persib also failed to move further. However, Persib earned a consolation after they Coach Indra Tohir was selected as Best of Coach in Asian by Asian Football Confederation.
In 2005 Liga Indonesia, Indra Thohir again called. However, Persib had to settle for fifth. The next competition, Risnandar Soendoro believed to be a coach. However, he only lasted until the first two games of the cage after losing PSIS Semarang and Persijap Jepara at Siliwangi Stadium, replacement was Arcan Iurie, Moldova coach was returning maintained for the 2007 Liga Indonesia. At that time, Persib had predicted would win the title for the half of the season appeared as the Western Conference standings and won the duel with PSM Makassar as the Eastern Conference standings.
However, in the second round, Persib slipped and his performance declined thus ranked fifth and failed to qualify for Round 8. In Competition 2008–09 Indonesia Super League for the first time formulated Persib coach from outside Bandung. Jaya Hartono, which brings Persik Kediri won the 2003 Liga Indonesia, called for dispensing Persib. Unfortunately, Persib had to settle for third in the competition using a format one region.
They have used many local and international coaches such as Marek Andrzej Sledzianowski, Juan Antonio Paez, Arcan Iurie, Risnandar Soendoro, Indra Thohir, and Jaya Hartono, but their best finish was finishing third in the 2008–09 Indonesia Super League.
As a result of the regulations of Permendagri No. 13/2006 which was revised to Permendagri No. 59/2007, where professional clubs are no longer allowed to use government budget, 36 members as the stakeholders of Persib gave a mandate to the former Mayor of Bandung Dada Rosada to save Persib so it can still enter the competition. PT. Persib Bandung Bermartabat was then founded on 20 August 2009 as the legal basis of the club.
In 2012, Persib hired former player Djadjang Nurdjaman as their new head coach. In 2013, Persib cannot use Siliwangi Stadium for official matches, because PSSI have degraded the group-level of the stadium to be only used as a training field. Persib then used Si Jalak Harupat Stadium as a permanent home base. On 8 September 2014, Persib got the license as a professional club.Golden era (2014–present)2014 season
In 2014, after nineteen years without any major trophy, Persib managed to win the 2014 Indonesia Super League by beating Persipura Jayapura in the 2014 ISL Final. Ferdinand Sinaga also got the Best Player award for 2014.2015 season
Pre–2015 Persib was invited to compete in an international friendly tournament, Marah Halim Cup 2015, from 4–14 January 2015, but declined it on 9 December 2014. They began their first training for the 2015 Indonesia Super League on 23 December 2014. They were planning to have a pembinaan center using the facilities of Inter Milan in Italy starting 6 January 2015, but due to tight schedule, the plan was cancelled. Persib stated that they will participate in the 2015 Walikota Padang Cup on 4–8 January 2015. On a tiga×40 minutes friendly against local club Tiki Taka FC on 31 December 2014, Persib won 4–0 with each goal from Firman Utina, trial player Hector Eduardo Sosa, new recruit Yandi Sofyan Munawar, and Atep Rizal.
Due to winning the 2014 Indonesia Super League, Persib was given a spot on 2015 AFC Champions League. They, alongside Persipura, also received byes on the 2015 Piala Indonesia and will directly participate in the Round of 16.
Persib retained the majority of the squad. Persib released Djibril Coulibaly due to declining performance. Some players who would still play for this season are Abdul Rahman, Firman Utina, and the three goalkeepers, and some players who got new contracts are Makan Konaté, Muhammad Agung Pribadi, Vladimir Vujović, and Rudiyana. Ferdinand Sinaga left the club to join Sriwijaya F.C. Persib has currently secured three new players, which are Dedi Kusnandar, Dias Angga Putra, and Yandi Sofyan Munawar. Persib actually had gotten the signature of striker Aron da Silva, but he backed out because his old club won’t release him. Strikers Michele Di Piedi and Hector Eduardo Sosa came to trial on Persib, but none of them were recruited. Meanwhile, striker Maycon Calijuri who came to trial on 30 December continued the selection.