Full nameBontang Football Club ChairmanSofyan Hasdam Arena/StadiumMulawarman Stadium LeagueIndonesian Premier League
Ground Capacity12,000 ManagerAndi Satya Adi Saputra CoachFodé Camara Founded18 June 1988
Nickname(s)The Equator Deer
Tursina Hill Army GroundMulawarman Stadium
Bontang Football Club is an Indonesian professional football team located in Bontang, East Kalimantan in the island of Borneo. The homebase is Mulawarman Stadium. Bontang FC prides itself as the most successful club to come out of Kalimantan. They were semi finalist of the 1994-95 Liga Indonesia and finalist in 1999–2000 Liga Indonesia Premier Division. Bontang FC also build a football academy namely Diklat Mandau or PKT Junior.
The club was founded as PS Pupuk Kaltim Galatama on 18 June 1988 and founded by PT Pupuk Kaltim. It went through several name changes (Pupuk Kaltim and PKT Bontang) and changes as PS Bontang PKT (abbreviation from Persatuan Sepakbola Bontang Pupuk Kalimantan Timur) in 2002. Bontang PKT also one team in Liga Indonesia, who never relegated from Divisi Utama Liga Indonesia. It also made some appearances in Asian Winners Cup and it first ever and last made by a club from Kalimantan. This club changed to currently name (Bontang FC) on 12 June 2009.
In 2013 the club involved in the match fixing scandal in the event the Indonesian Premier League play-off during a game against PSLS Lhokseumawe club are also involved in the scandal. It was revealed after FIFA suspicion over the outcome of the game is not fair, an indication of match fixing is known by FIFA through the Early Warning System (EWS) which owned them. Therefore, after doing a thorough investigation over the last two months, the discipline committee of the Indonesia FA finally sentenced to ban all club players playing in Indonesia football competition for two years and their coach Fodé Camara from Guinea punished not permitted involved in Indonesian football lifetime life, as well as an official team also received a five-year sentence. While the club barred from the league for two years and relegated to the lowest caste competition in Indonesia Third Division and a fine of IDR 100 million.