Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 01/26 15:00 21 Persita Tangerang vs Persija Jakarta - View
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 01/30 15:00 22 Persija Jakarta vs Persiraja Aceh - View
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 02/05 15:15 23 Arema FC vs Persija Jakarta - View
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 02/09 15:00 24 Persija Jakarta vs Madura United - View
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 02/14 15:15 25 Persebaya Surabaya vs Persija Jakarta - View
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 02/18 15:15 26 Persija Jakarta vs Persik Kediri - View


Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 01/15 12:00 20 [17] Persela Lamongan v Persija Jakarta [8] D 1-1
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 01/11 09:30 19 [6] Persija Jakarta v Persipura Jayapura [17] L 1-2
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 01/06 13:30 18 [6] PSIS Semarang v Persija Jakarta [8] W 1-2
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 12/22 13:30 19 Persija Jakarta v Persipura Jayapura - PPT.
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 12/17 13:30 18 PSIS Semarang v Persija Jakarta - PPT.
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 12/11 10:15 17 [8] Persija Jakarta v Bhayangkara FC [1] D 0-0
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 12/07 13:45 16 [11] PSM Makassar v Persija Jakarta [9] W 0-3
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 12/03 13:45 15 [11] Persija Jakarta v PS TIRA [13] W 1-0
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 11/29 13:45 14 [8] Borneo FC v Persija Jakarta [10] L 2-1
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 11/25 12:00 13 [9] Persija Jakarta v Bali United [6] L 0-1
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 11/20 14:00 12 [2] Persib Bandung v Persija Jakarta [10] W 0-1
Indoneesia jalgpallimeistrivõistlused A 11/05 13:45 11 [8] Persija Jakarta v PS Barito Putera [16] D 1-1


Matches played 28 16 12
Wins 12 5 7
Draws 10 6 4
Losses 6 5 1
Goals for 34 13 21
Goals against 23 13 10
Clean sheets 11 6 5
Failed to score 8 7 1

Wikipedia - Persija Jakarta

Persatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Jakarta (commonly known as Persija Jakarta, literally translates to Indonesian Football Association of Jakarta), is a professional football club based in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta. Persija Jakarta is one of the most successful football clubs in Indonesia with 2 Indonesian League titles and 9 Perserikatan titles. It has never been in a lower league since a nationwide competition started in 1930, fifteen years before Indonesia became an independent country. Persija is one of the founders of the Indonesian football association PSSI, along with six other clubs. Persija's rivalry with fellow PSSI founder Persib Bandung has gone on for decades, occasionally marred by violence.


Foundation and early years

Persija has roots that predate the current Indonesian state, which declared independence in 1945. Its forerunner, the Voetbalbond Indonesische Jacatra (VIJ), was formed on 28 November 1928 as a football club for indigenous residents of Jakarta when the Dutch were still colonizing the country. The name Jacatra refers to a fort on the northern coast of present-day Jakarta. VIJ, along with six other indigenous clubs, established PSSI on 19 April 1930 and won the first PSSI-authorized competition in 1931.


VIJ changed its name to Persija in 1950, five years after the 1945 Indonesian independence. In mid-1951, a club with ethnic Chinese, Dutch and Eurasian players joined the rebranded outfit. As the Indonesian national football team in the 1950s heavily depended on Persija, its line-ups at that time were filled by many ethnic Chinese, Dutch and Eurasian players from the Jakarta club.

Amateur years (1951-1994)

After the 1945 independence, national football competitions in Indonesia centred on region-based associations of amateur clubs that received funding from the state. These associations, including Persija, played against each other in an annual tournament known as Perserikatan, which literally means union. Almost all of these associations were seen as representatives of the main ethnic group in their respective regions, flaming primordial sentiments. Multicultural Persija was the exception. Persija won six national titles in the Perserikatan years. However, its fanbase was small and less passionate compared to ethnic-based supporter groups of Persib Bandung, Persebaya Surabaya, PSM Makassar or PSMS Medan. As the Perserikatan games became popular and televised from the 1980s, the other clubs proved to be more dominant with their stronger band of supporters.

Semi-professional years (1994-2008)

PSSI tried to combine the popular Perserikatan teams with the professional clubs from the Galatama league, which was struggling to attract a healthy-sized audience as the clubs did not attract primordial sentiments, into a league called Liga Indonesia. Persija, with a weak fanbase, continued its poor streak in the early years of Liga Indonesia until former army general Sutiyoso was appointed as governor of Jakarta in 1997 amid nationwide demonstrations that demanded the end of military-backed authoritarianism and the start of democratic elections at all levels.

Recognizing that he must win support to secure another term, Sutiyoso used Persija as an outreach vehicle. In 1997, Sutiyoso rebranded Persija with a different colour. Orange replaced red to stress Persija's tiger symbol while national players were recruited and more professional management was introduced. The governor also wielded his powers to motivate other Jakarta clubs in Liga Indonesia, including the once-successful Pelita Jaya FC, to leave the capital city. To augment the fanbase, the Jakmania supporter group was created in December 1997. The total makeover paid off with Persija winning the 2001 national title, a fanbase developing into the biggest in the country and Sutiyoso securing a second term in 2002. The flip side of this top-down approach is constant taunts from supporters of other clubs calling Persija as "anak papa" (papa's boy), which has become louder since Persija won its next national title in 2018.

Professional years (2008-)

The emergence of the Indonesian Super League in 2008 came amid pressure on Perserikatan teams to stop relying on the state budget and increase professional management. Persija, with the ability to attract supporters, sponsors and quality players, evolved into a well-oiled machine that performed well in different forms of competitions in Indonesia. However, it failed to win a national title in these professional years until 2018 when it championed the 2018 Liga 1. While Jakmania turned the capital city orange after the crowning, supporters of other clubs mocked the victory as engineered so that Persija could finally end its 17-year drought. These naysayers argue that PSSI influenced several decisions during the season that unfairly benefitted Persija, including the goals scored in the 9 December 2018 game that sealed the title.

Controversy aside, Persija is undeniably one of Indonesia's leading clubs with a fanbase that is now considered as the biggest in Asia, according to a December 2020 survey by the Asian Football Confederation. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Persija games could easily gather more than 50,000 people inside the stadium with thousands watching on public screens in neighbourhoods across the sprawling capital. Persija holds the record for highest attendance in a AFC Cup match when it faced with Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C. in 2018.