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Ground  Patriot Stadium
Owner  PT. Persija Jaya
Arena/Stadium  Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Manager  Stefano Cugurra Teco
Headquarters  South Jakarta, Indonesia
Ground Capacity  30,000
Chairman  Ferry Paulus
League  Liga 1
Founded  28 November 1928
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Full name  Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jakarta
Nickname(s)  Macan Kemayoran (The Kemayoran Tigers)
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Persatuan Sepak Bola Indonesia Jakarta, commonly known as Persija Jakarta, is a professional football club based in Jakarta, Indonesia. They currently compete in the Indonesia Soccer Championship A.

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History

MH Thamrin is one of the national heroes who was a fan and highly involved in VIJ which is now Persija Jakarta. He took care and helped VIJ in many ways, one of them was to construct the VIJ Stadium in Petojo, Central Jakarta using his own money.

Rivalries

Nowadays, Persija have a rivalry with Persib Bandung. This derby is usually called as the Derby Indonesia. Some people also call it as El Clasico Indonesia. However, this rivalry is seen more as a rivalry between both supporters. It have turned into hostility between both clubs hard-line supporters, Persija's The Jakmania and Persib's Bobotoh. Influenced by the media and some individuals that want the hostility to be preserved, many hostile incidents have occurred until today.

There have been many events and incidents that occurred as a result of enduring hostility these two hard-line supporters. However in 2014, there had been a reconciliation held by the West Java Police to avoid unnecessary future clashes.

Despite the reconciliation, in Thursday, March 24, 2017, an incident happened again when a mysterious group of people threw rocks at a group of Persija supporters. On Thursday evening, a group of Persija supporters were on their way to Cilacap using Serayu Train, to support their team at the 2017 Cilacap Cup. As they were on their way, at Serayu Train Station in Bandung, a mysterious group of people throw rocks at the train they were riding. As a result, mirrors of the Serayu Train's four carriages were broken. Shortly after the incident happened, the mysterious group of people were caught and arrested by the police. This mysterious group of people consist of 9 people. The police suspected that they were Persib supporters, and the police were right. When they were asked on why they did it, they simply replied that they only avenged the Persib supporters who have been attacked by Persija supporters in the past.

Stadium

Persija currently plays their home matches at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. There have been plans to build a new stadium for Persija in north Jakarta, which will be called Jakarta BMW Stadium. The plan is still in early planning stages and no construction has been done.

Current squad

As of 24 March 2017.

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

Note 1: The official club website lists the supporters as player number #12.

Kit Colors

Persija Jakarta's traditional football club color is red as the home kit, which is originally Persija Jakarta's color. Now the home kit is composed of orange color, accompanied by orange or red shorts and the socks is traditionally white. However the socks can be either be orange or red depending on the design. The traditional away kit is always all white but Persija also wears all black for the away kit. Persija originally wore a red color for home jersey but from 1997 Persija replaced it with orange color due to the decision from Jakarta governor at that time, Sutiyoso.

Perserikatan

  • Champions (9): 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1964, 1973, 1975, 1979
  • Runner-up (5): 1932, 1951, 1952, 1978, 1988
  • Liga Indonesia

  • Champions: 2001
  • Runner-up: 2005
  • National Cup

  • Trofeo Persija
  • Champion (3): 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Piala Indonesia
  • Runner-up: 2005
  • Indonesian Community Shield
  • Runner-up (3): 1972, 1974, 1976
  • Piala Marah Halim
  • Champion: 1977
  • Piala Emas Bang Yos
  • Champion: 2003
  • References

    Persija Jakarta Wikipedia