Indonesia national football team

Nickname(s) Garuda
Merah-Putih (The Red and Whites)
Association Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Head coach Alfred Riedl
Captain Boaz Solossa
Most caps Bambang Pamungkas (86)[1]
Top scorer Bambang Pamungkas (38)[2]
Home stadium Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 179 Steady (24 November 2016)
Highest 76 (September 1998)
Lowest 191 (July–August 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 152
Highest 35 (November 1969)
Lowest 159 (November 2014)
First international
As Dutch East Indies:
Dutch East Indies Dutch East Indies 7–1 Japan 
(Manila, Philippines; 13 May 1934)[3][4]
As Indonesia:
 India 3–0 Indonesia 
(New Delhi, India; 5 March 1951)[4]
Biggest win

 Indonesia 12–0 Philippines 
(Seoul, South Korea; 21 September 1972)

 Indonesia 13–1 Philippines 
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 23 December 2002)

Biggest defeat
 Bahrain 10–0 Indonesia 
(Riffa, Bahrain; 29 February 2012)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 1938)
Best result Round 1, 1938
Asian Cup
Appearances 4 (first in 1996)
Best result Group stage, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2007

The Indonesia national football team (Indonesian: Tim Nasional Sepak Bola Indonesia) represents Indonesia in competitive international association football. The team is controlled by the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) and is a member of the Asian Football Confederation. Prior to the declaration of independence in 1945, the team competed as the Dutch East Indies national football team. Under this name, Indonesia was the first Asian team to participate in the FIFA World Cup, at which time the team qualified for the 1938 FIFA World Cup tournament in France. The Indonesian team was eliminated by the Hungary national team in the first round and has not qualified for the World Cup since this defeat.[5]

The team's only Olympic appearance was in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, where they held the Soviet Union national team, the eventual gold medalists, to a nil-all draw, but lost 0–4 in the replay match.[5] Indonesian national team qualified for the AFC Asian Cup on four occasions, but have never progressed beyond the group stage. Indonesia's best performance in Asia was at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, when it achieved the bronze medal.[5] The team has reached the ASEAN Football Championship final on four occasions, but has never won the tournament.


Beginning Years

The early matches, involving sides from the Dutch East Indies, were organised by the Nederlandsch Indische Voetbal Bond (NIVB), or its successor, the Nederlandsch Indische Voetbal Unie (NIVU). The matches that were run prior to the nation's independence in 1945 are not recognised by the PSSI (the Football Association of Indonesia).[5]

The first recorded football match that involved a team from the Dutch East Indies was a contest against a Singapore national team on 28 March 1921. The match was played in Batavia and Indonesia won with a final score of 1–0. This was followed by matches against an Australian XI in August 1928 (2–1 victory) and a team from Shanghai two years later (4–4 draw).[5]

In 1934, a team from Java represented the Dutch East Indies in the Far Eastern Games that was played in Manila, Philippines. Despite defeating the Japan national team, 7–1, in its first match,[6] the next two matches ended in defeats (2–0 to the China national team and 3–2 to the host nation) resulting in a second-place tournament finish for the Java national team. Although not recognised by PSSI, these matches are treated by the World Football Elo ratings as the first matches involving the Indonesian national side.[7]

1938 FIFA World Cup

The Dutch East Indies were the first Asian team to participate in the FIFA World Cup, when the team qualified for the 1938 tournament after its opponent, Japan, withdrew from the qualification heats. The 6–0 loss to eventual finalists, the Hungary football team, in the first round of the tournament in Reims, France, remains the nation's only appearance in the World Cup.


After the Second World War, followed by the Indonesian National Revolution, the highlight of the football history of independent Indonesia occurred at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The team forced the Soviet Union national football team to a nil-all draw, but lost 0–4 in the replay match,[5] The Soviet Union later was successful in attaining the gold medal. This remains the country's only appearance in the Olympics.

In 1958, the team tasted its first World Cup action as Indonesia in the qualifying rounds. The team defeated China in the first round, but subsequently refused to play its next opponents, the Israel national team, for political reasons.[5] The team subsequently suffered a ban from the FIFA World Cup that lasted from 1958 to 1970 resulting from its political situation.

Shortly after, the Indonesian team won the bronze medal at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, Japan. Indonesia beat the India national team, 4–1, in the third-place match.[5] The team also drew, 2–2, with the East Germany national team in a friendly match.[5]


During this period, the Indonesian team lifted the Merdeka Tournament trophy in victory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on three occasions (1961, 1962 and 1969).[5] Indonesia were also champions of the 1968 King's Cup in Bangkok, Thailand .[5]

Indonesia returned to World Cup qualification competition in 1974; however, the team was eliminated in the first round, with only one win, from six matches, against the New Zealand national team.[5] During the 1978 qualification heats, the Indonesian team only won a single match, out of four matches, against host team, Singapore.[5] Four years later, in 1982, Indonesia recorded two victories in qualifying matches (from eight matches), against the Chinese Taipei national team and the Australia national team.[5]


The 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification round saw a better performance for Indonesia, as the nation's team advanced from the first round with four wins, one draw and one loss, eventually finishing at the top of its group. However, the South Korean national team emerged victorious over the Indonesians in the second round.[5]

The team also reached the semi-final of the 1986 Asian Games after beating the United Arab Emirates national team in the quarter final; but the Indonesians then lost to hosts, South Korea. The Indonesian team also lost to the Kuwait national football team, 5–0, in a third-place match.[8]

A milestone during this era was the gold medal victory at the Southeast Asian Games in both 1987 and 1991. In 1987, the Indonesians beat the Malaysian national football team, 1–0; while in 1991, the team beat the Thailand national football team, 4–3, in a penalty shoot-out.[5]

In the 1990 qualification, the Indonesian team lost in the first round, with only one win against Hong Kong, three draws and two defeats.[5] The team also only managed a single victory against the Vietnam national team in the 1994 qualification round.[5]


Asian Cup

Indonesia's first appearance in the AFC Asian Cup was against the United Arab Emirates in the 1996 AFC Asian Cup. During the tournament, Indonesia only scored a single point from a 2–2 draw against Kuwait in the first round. In that match, striker Widodo C Putro, gained fame for scoring a renowned goal with a bicycle kick.[9] The team's second appearance in the Asian Cup was in Lebanon in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup; again, the Indonesian team gained only one point from three games, and, again, from a match against Kuwait that finished without a score from either side.

Indonesia eventually established a better record in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, beating the Qatar national football team, 2–1, to record the team's first ever victory in the history of the tournament. Nevertheless, the win was not enough for the Indonesian team to qualify for the second round.

The team's participation in 2007 was especially notable, as Indonesia acted as one of four co-hosts of the tournament. The national team proceeded to defeat the Bahrain national football team, 2–1, in the first match; however, the next two ties proved tough, as the Indonesians faced Asian giants, Saudi Arabia, as well as South Korea. Despite decent performances, both ties ended in narrow 1–2 and 0–1 defeats – thus sealing the Indonesian team's fate as third-place achievers in the group.[10]

World Cup qualification

In the 1998 World Cup qualification matches, the Indonesian team decisively defeated Cambodia, 8–0, in the opening match. The team only lost a single match when visiting Uzbekistan, but drawing four other matches meant that the team failed to advance any further.

Indonesia recorded a better performance in the 2002 qualification round, beating Maldives and Cambodia, in home and away matches, respectively. The team shared the same points and the group leader position with China, but lost both home and away matches against China, leading to the elimination of the Indonesian team. China eventually advanced to the 2002 World Cup.

Four years later the Indonesians finished third in the second round of the 2006 World Cup qualification group, with two wins, one draw and three losses. Group winner, Saudi Arabia, later advanced to the 2006 World Cup.[11]

ASEAN Football Championship

Also during this era, Indonesia achieved a decent record in the ASEAN Football Championship (AFF Championship), reaching the final on four occasions (2000, 2002, 2004 and 2010), albeit never managing to lift the trophy victoriously. The team's claim of regional titles came in the Southeast Asian Games of 1987 and 1991.[12][13]

It was perceived that, immediately following the historic 2004 Asian Cup campaign, Indonesia might be on the verge of a more prominent stature in the ASEAN football scene. Under the guidance of former Aston Villa and England striker, Peter Withe, the Southeast Asian outfit appeared to be capable of continuing its success in terms of football development and FIFA World Rankings. However, the Indonesians failed on the group stage of the ASEAN Football Championship, and, on 18 January 2007, Withe was immediately sacked; he was replaced by Bulgarian, Ivan Venkov Kolev.

After the Withe era, the inability to fulfil the ASEAN target has been cited as the reason for Indonesia's "revolving door" in terms of team managers. Over the course of two years, the Indonesia national team's manager changed from Kolev to local coach, Benny Dollo, who was in turn sacked in 2010. The head coach position was then held by Alfred Riedl, former national coach of Vietnam and Laos; however, Riedl failed to lift any cups during his time and in July 2011, he was replaced by Wim Rijsbergen.[14]

The 1998 Tiger Cup controversy

The regional 1998 ASEAN Football Championship tournament is considered infamous in respect to Indonesian football history. In what was supposedly a sporting event, the group stage match between Thailand and Indonesia was marred by an unsportsmanlike attempt. At the time, both teams had already qualified for semi-finals, but both were also aware that the winner would be required to face hosts, Vietnam, while the losing team would play the supposedly weaker Singapore national team. A further issue involved moving training bases from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi for the team that eventually faced Vietnam; such a transfer was not desired by any of the relevant teams.

The first half was mostly uneventful, as both teams barely made attempts to score goals. During the second half, both teams managed to score, partly because of half-hearted defending, resulting in a 2–2 tie after 90 minutes of play. However, the actual incident did not occur until extra time, when Indonesian defender Mursyid Effendi deliberately kicked the ball into the Indonesian's own goal, as a Thai attacker ran towards the ball.[15] FIFA fined both teams $40,000 for "violating the spirit of the game", while Effendi was banned from domestic football for one year and international football for a lifetime.

In the semi-finals, Thailand lost to Vietnam, and Indonesia also lost to Singapore, pitting the teams together once again for the third-place playoff. Indonesia eventually won in a penalty shoot-out; in the final, Singapore, considered the underdog, shocked audiences by defeating Vietnam.[16]

2012 Suspension

In March 2012, the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) received a warning for the divided state of Indonesian football, whereby two separate leagues existed: the rebel Super League (ISL), which isn't recognised by the PSSI or FIFA, and the Premier League (IPL). The National Sports Committee (KONI) encouraged the PSSI to work collaboratively with Indonesian Football Savior Committee (KPSI) officials to rectify the situation, but KONI chairman, Toto Suratman, stated, in March 2012, that KONI will take over the beleaguered PSSI if matters are not improved.[17] FIFA did not state whether Indonesia would face suspension, but on 20 March 2012, FIFA made an announcement. In the lead-up to 20 March 2012, the PSSI struggled to resolve the situation and looked to its annual congress for a final solution.[18] The PSSI was given until 15 June 2012 to settle the issues at stake, notably the control of the breakaway league; failing this, the case was to be referred to the FIFA Emergency Committee for suspension.[19]

FIFA eventually set a new 1 December 2012 deadline and in the two weeks preceding the deadline, three out of four PSSI representatives withdrew from the joint committee, citing frustrations in dealing with KPSI representatives. However, FIFA stated that it would only issue a punishment to Indonesian soccer after the Indonesian national squad finished its involvement in the 2012 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup.[20]

2013 Era of Dualism

In 2013, the president of PSSI, Djohar Arifin Husin signed MoU with La Nyalla Matalitti (KPSI-PSSI) that was initiated by FIFA and the AFC through the Asian Football Confederation's Task Force. Since then, the control of Indonesia Super League was taken by Joint Committee to remain manageable by PT Liga Indonesia until the establishment of a new professional competition by the committee.[21] This means the Indonesian players from ISL were able to play and join the national team. The PSSI called players from both football leagues, ISL and IPL to fortify the national team for Asian Cup qualifier of 2015. On 7 January 2013, PSSI announced a lists of 51 players from both side football leagues regardless of whether players from the breakaway Indonesia Super League (ISL) would make an appearance, allegedly ISL clubs were reluctant to release players because they doubted Djohar's leadership.[22] During the friendly match, Indonesia lost 0–5 to Jordan and lose 0–1 to Iraq in 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification.

The PSSI appointed Luis Manuel Blanco of Argentine as the head coach on 9 February 2013.

On 18 March 2013, The PSSI held the Extraordinary Congress which turned out to make very positive outcomes. This congress were held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Both parties, PSSI and KPSI (breakaway group) solved their differences in four contentious points; such as; Reunification of two leagues; Revision of the PSSI Statutes; Re-instatement of the four expelled PSSI Executive Committee members La Nyalla, Roberto Rouw, Erwin Dwi and Toni Aprilani; and Agreement of all parties to the Memorandum of Understanding from 7 June 2012 on the list of delegates to the PSSI Congress based on the list of the Solo Congress of July 2011.

As of 2014, Indonesia Super League (ISL) returned to be the top league of the country consists of total 22 teams (18 teams from ISL and 4 teams from Indonesia Premier League).[23]

The new Indonesia "PSSI" called 58 players from both sides leagues (ISL and IPL) for the national squad. Rahmad Darmawan returned as the caretaker coach for the senior team and his friend, Jacksen F. Tiago was also in-charge as the assistant coach. Both Rahmat and Jaksen trimmed the 58 players initially called for national training to 28. The list would then be trimmed again to just 23 players for the Saudi Arabia match. Victor Igbonefo, Greg Nwokolo, and Sergio van Dijk the three naturalised players were on the final list.[24]

On 23 March 2013, the Reunification Indonesia senior team show positive performance at recent match with Saudi Arabia which were narrow defeat. The new Indonesia's Timnas only loss 2–1 to their counterpart, Saudi Arabia of AFC Asian Cup qualification at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Boaz Solossa the man who give Indonesia a first goal at their long running campaign at AFC Asian Cup qualification; the home team start with the goal in the sixth minute but the more experienced Saudi Side fought back with the equaliser off Yahya Al-Shehri in the 14th minute before Yousef Al-Salem the scored what turned out to be the winner on 56 minute.[25]

On 14 April 2013, The PSSI cleared out all the coaching staffs from all the teams. Those coaches affected were senior national team coach Nil Maizar, national assistant coach Fabio Oliveira, national goalkeeper coach Hariyanto, national Under-23 coach Aji Santoso, national U23 assistant coaches Widodo Cahyono Putro and Listiadi as well as national U19 coach Indra Syafri. The National Team Management (BTN), under La Nyalla Matalitti was the one in-charge for choosing the new coaches for all the teams.[26]

2015 Suspension

The Indonesian Football Association was suspended by football's world governing body FIFA because of government interference in the Southeast Asian country's national league on 30 May 2015. The ban took effect immediately and meant that Indonesia would not be eligible to compete in the next round of qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup, starting less than two weeks later. However FIFA did allow Indonesia U-23 national team to play at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore because the tournament had already started. FIFA took action against Indonesia following a row between local government and the football association which has resulted in the cancellation of the domestic competition.[27]

The suspension was lifted at the 66th FIFA Congress.[28]


Indonesia's football jersey with numbers 17 in 1981

During the Dutch colonial era, the team competed as Dutch East Indies in international matches and played in an orange jersey, the national colour of the Netherlands. There are no official documents about the team's kit, only several black-and-white photos from the match against Hungary in the 1938 FIFA World Cup; but unofficial documents stated that the kit consisted of an orange jersey, white shorts and light blue socks.[29] Since Indonesia's independence, the kit consists red and white, the colours of the country's flag. A combination of green and white has also been used for the away kits, and was used for the team's participation in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, until the mid-1980s.[30]

The 2010–2012 home kit became an issue when the Indonesian team played against an opponent wearing an all-white uniform. The solution was solved with a red-green-green combination (for away games), or an all-red uniform (for home games). On 8 September 2011, the Indonesia U-19 team wore the old colour combination, with a red shirt and white shorts, as usual, but team members used red socks, usually used in training, when the team forced a draw against Laos in the AFF U-19 Youth Championship in Myanmar.[31][32] The combination used many times in the future, for example by the Indonesian U-22 team in the first match of the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup group E qualifiers against Australian U-22 on 5 July 2012.[33] A combination also exists for away colours. The Indonesian U-23 team wore white home socks when they faced Persebaya 1927.[34]

On 12 November 2012, a week prior to the start of the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, Indonesia released its new home and away kits, again designed by Nike. The home kit returned to the red-white-red combination, as was the case in 2008, and the away kit consisted of a white-green-white combination. "The green colour brings a historical touch as the national team in the 1950s wore green shirts," Nike Indonesia marketing manager, Nino Priyambodo, said. "We hope it can inspire the national team for better performances in the future."[35]

Kit history
1938 World Cup
2007 Asian Cup
2007 Asian Cup

Home Stadium

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Located in Jakarta, the Indonesian home stadium is the Gelora Bung Karno and its capacity is 88,083. The stadium is the largest stadium in Indonesia, the second largest stadium in Southeast Asia and the ninth largest football stadium in the world. The stadium was built in 1960 for the 1962 Asian Games and its construction was supported by the government of the former Soviet Union, with a soft loan of US$12.5 million. The stadium was complete after two years and it was officially opened on 24 August 1962.[36]

Other used stadia include:

Tournament records

FIFA World Cup record

FIFA World Cup Finals Record Qualifications Record
Hosts / Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
Uruguay 1930Did not participate
Italy 1934
France 1938Round 115100106
Brazil 1950 Withdrew during qualification
Switzerland 1954Did not qualify 201137
Sweden 1958 Withdrew during qualification
Chile 1962
England 1966Did not participate
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974Did not qualify 6123613
Argentina 1978Did not participate
Spain 1982Did not qualify 8224514
Mexico 1986 641184
Italy 1990 6132510
United States 1994 8107619
France 1998 6141116
South KoreaJapan 2002 6402167
Germany 2006 6213812
South Africa 2010 2002111
Brazil 2014 8116832
Russia 2018 Disqualified due to FIFA sanction
Qatar 2022
TotalRound 11/20100106 66171534100137

  Note: In the 1938 FIFA World Cup, Indonesia is part of the Dutch East Indies colonial organisation.

Asian Cup record

AFC Asian Cup
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 Withdrew
South Korea 1960 Did not participate
Israel 1964 Withdrew
Iran 1968 to Japan 1992Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 1996 Round 1 301248
Lebanon 2000 301207
China 2004 310239
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 3 1 0 2 3 4
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify
Australia 2015
United Arab Emirates 2019 Disqualified from qualification due to FIFA sanction
TotalBest: Round 1 12 2 2 8 10 28

AFF Championship record

This competition was formerly known as the Tiger Cup

AFF Championship
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Singapore 1996 Fourth Place 6 3 1 2 18 9
Vietnam 1998 Third Place 5 2 1 2 15 10
Thailand 2000Runners Up 5 3 0 2 13 10
Indonesia Singapore 2002 6 3 3 0 22 7
Malaysia Vietnam 2004 8 4 1 3 24 8
Singapore Thailand 2007 Group Stage 3 1 2 0 6 4
Indonesia Thailand 2008 Semi Final 5 2 0 3 8 5
Indonesia Vietnam 2010 Runners Up 7 6 0 1 17 6
Malaysia Thailand 2012Group Stage 3 1 1 1 3 4
Singapore Vietnam 2014 3 1 1 1 7 7
MyanmarPhilippines 2016
Total Best: Runners Up, 4 times (2000, 2002, 2004, 2010) 51 26 10 15 133 70

Olympic Games competition history

(Under-23 team since 1992)

Olympic Games record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
France 1900 to
Finland 1952
Did not enter
Australia 1956Quarterfinals201104
Italy 1960Did not qualify
Japan 1964 Did not enter
Mexico 1968 to
Spain 1992
Did not qualify
TotalBest: Quarterfinals
(Australia 1956)

Asian Games competition history

(Under-23 team since 2002)

Asian Games record
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
India 1951Quarter Final100103
Philippines 1954Semi Finals3201117
Japan 1958Third Place5401136
Indonesia 1962Group Stage320193
Thailand 1966Quarter Final522184
Thailand 1970402237
Thailand 1974 to
India 1982
Did not enter
South Korea 1986Fourth Place4022414
China 1990 to
South Korea 2002
Did not enter
TotalBest: Thirdplace2510696144

South East Asian Games record

(Under-23 team since 2001)

South East Asian Games
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
Thailand 1959 to Thailand 1975Did not participate
Malaysia 1977 Semi Finals 421183
Indonesia 1979 Runners Up 521266
Philippines 1981 Third Place 320132
Singapore 1983 Group Stage 311137
Thailand 1985 Semi Finals 301219
Indonesia 1987 Champions 431071
Malaysia 1989 Third Place 4202125
Philippines 1991 Champions 532051
Singapore 1993 Semi Finals 521284
Thailand 1995 Group Stage 4202143
Indonesia 1997 Runners Up 6420166
Brunei 1999 Third Place 5311112
TotalBest: Winners 51 26 11 14 94 49

Official Matches

Below is a list of matches detailing Indonesia's matches against FIFA-recognised teams.[37][38]


Period Coach Achievements
1934–1938 Netherlands Johannes Mastenbroek 1938 FIFA World Cup – Round 1
1934 Far Eastern Games – Runner-Up
1951–1953 Indonesia Tony Wen (coach), Singapore Choo Seng Quee (trainer) 1951 Asian Games – Quarter Final
1954–1963 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Antun Pogačnik 1956 Summer Olympics – Quarter Final
1954 Asian Games – Fourth Place
1958 Asian Games – Third Place
1962 Asian Games – Group Stage
1966–1970 Indonesia Ernest Alberth Mangindaan 1966 Asian Games – Quarter Final
1968 King's Cup Winners
1969 King's Cup – Runners Up
1970 King's Cup – Fourth Place
1970 Asian Games – Quarter Final
1970 Indonesia Endang Witarsa
1971–1972 Indonesia Djamiaat Dalhar 1971 King's Cup – Fourth Place
1972–1974 Indonesia Suwardi Arland
1974–1975 Indonesia Aang Witarsa
1975–1976 Netherlands Wiel Coerver
1976–1978 Indonesia Suwardi Arland 1977 Southeast Asian Games – Fourth Place
1978–1979 Netherlands Frans van Balkom 1979 Southeast Asian Games – Runners Up
1979–1980 Poland Marek Janota
1980–1981 West Germany Bernd Fischer (football) 1981 Southeast Asian Games – Third Place
1981–1982 Indonesia Harry Tjong
1982–1983 Indonesia Sinyo Aliandoe 1983 Southeast Asian Games – Round 1
1983–1984 Indonesia Muhammad Basri, Iswadi Idris and Abdul Kadir
1985–1987 Indonesia Bertje Matulapelwa 1985 Southeast Asian Games – Fourth Place
1985 Indonesia Independence Cup – Group Stage
1986 Indonesia Independence Cup – Group Stage
1986 Asian Games – Fourth Place
1987 Southeast Asian Games Winners
1987 Indonesia Independence Cup Winners
1987–1991 Soviet Union Anatoli Polosin 1988 Indonesia Independence Cup – Runners Up
1989 Southeast Asian Games – Third Place
1990 Indonesia Independence Cup – Third Place
1991 Southeast Asian Games Winners
1991–1993 Serbia and Montenegro Ivan Toplak 1992 Indonesia Independence Cup – Runners Up
1993 Southeast Asian Games – Fourth Place
1993–1996 Italy Romano Mattè 1994 Indonesia Independence Cup – Group Stage
1995 Southeast Asian Games – Round 1
1996 Indonesia Danurwindo 1996 Tiger Cup – Fourth Place
1996 AFC Asian Cup – Round 1
1996–1997 Netherlands Henk Wullems 1997 Southeast Asian Games – Runners Up
1998 World Cup – Failed to qualify
1998 Indonesia Rusdy Bahalwan 1998 Tiger Cup – Third Place
1999 Germany Bernhard Schumm 1999 Southeast Asian Games – Third Place
1999–2000 Indonesia Nandar Iskandar 2000 Indonesia Independence Cup Winners
2000 AFC Asian Cup – Round 1
2000 Tiger Cup – Runners Up
2000–2001 Indonesia Benny Dollo 2002 World Cup – Failed to qualify
2002–2004 Bulgaria Ivan Kolev 2002 Tiger Cup – Runners Up
2004 AFC Asian Cup – Round 1
2004–2007 England Peter Withe 2004 Tiger Cup – Runners Up
2007 ASEAN Football Championship – Group Stage
2005 Indonesia Bambang Nurdiansyah (Caretaker role)
2007 Bulgaria Ivan Kolev 2007 AFC Asian Cup – Round 1
2010 World Cup – Failed to qualify
2008–2010 Indonesia Benny Dollo 2008 Indonesia Independence Cup Winners
2008 AFF Suzuki Cup – Semi Final
2011 Asian Cup – Failed to qualify
2010–2011 Austria Alfred Riedl 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup – Runners-Up
2011–2012 Netherlands Wilhelmus Rijsbergen 2014 World Cup – Failed to qualify
2012 Indonesia Aji Santoso (Caretaker role)
2012–2013 Indonesia Nil Maizar 2012 Palestine International Cup – Semifinalist
2012 SCTV Cup – Runners Up
2012 AFF Suzuki Cup – Group Stage[39]
2013 Indonesia Rahmad Darmawan (Caretaker role)
2013 Brazil Jacksen F. Tiago 2015 Asian Cup – Failed to qualify
2013–2014 Austria Alfred Riedl 2014 AFF Championship – Group Stage
2015 Indonesia Benny Dollo (Interim Coach)
2015 Netherlands Pieter Huistra (Interim Coach)[40] 2018 FIFA World Cup – Disqualified
2016– Austria Alfred Riedl 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup – To Be Determined

Coaching staff

Position Name
Team Manager Indonesia Iwan Budianto
Head Coach Austria Alfred Riedl
Assistant Coach Austria Wolfgang Pikal
Austria Hans-Peter Schaller
Goalkeeping Coach Indonesia Gatot Prasetyo
Fitness Coach Vacant
Team Doctor Indonesia Syarif Alwi
Physiotherapist Indonesia Immanuel Maulang
Masseur Indonesia Mohammad Sudir
Indonesia Armin Suhaidin
Kit Man Indonesia Dedi Riswanto
Indonesia Ade Ali


Current squad

The following 23 players were called up squads for the 2016 AFF Championship.[41]

Caps and goals updated as of 3 December 2016 after the match against Vietnam Vietnam.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kurnia Meiga (1990-05-07) 7 May 1990 14 0 Indonesia Arema Cronus
22 1GK Teja Paku Alam (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 0 0 Indonesia Sriwijaya
26 1GK Andritany Ardhiyasa (1991-12-26) 26 December 1991 4 0 Indonesia Persija Jakarta

2 2DF Benny Wahyudi (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 22 0 Indonesia Arema Cronus
3 2DF Abduh Lestaluhu (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 8 0 Indonesia PS TNI
4 2DF Abdul Rachman (1990-08-24) 24 August 1990 2 0 Indonesia Persiba Balikpapan
13 2DF Rudolof Basna (1995-03-12) 12 March 1995 7 0 Indonesia Persib Bandung
16 2DF Fachrudin Aryanto (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 17 1 Indonesia Sriwijaya
23 2DF Hansamu Yama Pranata (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 1 1 Indonesia Barito Putera
27 2DF Gunawan Dwi Cahyo (1989-04-20) 20 April 1989 1 0 Indonesia Persija Jakarta

6 3MF Evan Dimas (1995-03-13) 13 March 1995 9 1 Indonesia Bhayangkara
8 3MF Stefano Lilipaly (1990-01-10) 10 January 1990 6 1 Netherlands Telstar
10 3MF Zulham Zamrun (1988-02-19) 19 February 1988 24 5 Indonesia Persib Bandung
11 3MF Dedi Kusnandar (1991-07-23) 23 July 1991 2 0 Malaysia Sabah
14 3MF Rizky Pora (1989-11-22) 22 November 1989 11 0 Indonesia Barito Putera
18 3MF Bayu Gatra (1991-11-11) 11 November 1991 4 0 Indonesia Madura United
19 3MF Bayu Pradana (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 8 0 Indonesia Mitra Kukar
21 3MF Andik Vermansyah (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 15 2 Malaysia Selangor
25 3MF Manahati Lestusen (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 9 0 Indonesia PS TNI

7 4FW Boaz Solossa (captain) (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986 42 14 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura
9 4FW Ferdinand Sinaga (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 14 0 Indonesia PSM Makassar
12 4FW Lerby Eliandry (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 7 1 Indonesia Pusamania Borneo
17 4FW Muchlis Hadi (1996-10-26) 26 October 1996 0 0 Indonesia PSM Makassar

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Indonesia squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Dian Agus (1985-08-03) 3 August 1985 3 0 Indonesia Pusamania Borneo 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup INJ
GK Jandia Putra (1987-07-14) 14 July 1987 0 0 Indonesia Semen Padang 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup WD
GK Hery Prasetyo (1985-04-28) 28 April 1985 0 0 Indonesia Madura United v.  Vietnam, 9 October 2016
GK Teguh Amiruddin (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 0 0 Indonesia PS TNI v.  Malaysia, 6 September 2016

DF Dominggus Fakdawer (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 0 0 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura v.  Vietnam, 8 November 2016
DF Abdul Rahman Sulaiman (1988-05-14) 14 May 1988 1 0 Indonesia Bali United v.  Vietnam, 9 October 2016
DF Putu Gede (1995-06-07) 7 June 1995 0 0 Indonesia Bhayangkara v.  Vietnam, 9 October 2016
DF Dedi Gusmawan (1985-12-27) 27 December 1985 2 0 Indonesia Mitra Kukar v.  Malaysia, 6 September 2016
DF Indra Kahfi (1986-10-05) 5 October 1986 1 0 Indonesia Bhayangkara v.  Malaysia, 6 September 2016

MF Rizky Pellu (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 2 0 Indonesia PSM Makassar v.  Vietnam, 8 November 2016
MF Septian Maulana (1996-09-01) 1 September 1996 2 0 Indonesia Mitra Kukar v.  Vietnam, 8 November 2016
MF Jefri Kurniawan (1991-03-18) 18 March 1991 0 0 Indonesia Pusamania Borneo v.  Vietnam, 9 October 2016
MF Ichsan Kurniawan (1995-12-25) 25 December 1995 1 0 Indonesia Sriwijaya v.  Vietnam, 9 October 2016 INJ
MF Irsyad Maulana (1993-09-27) 27 September 1993 1 0 Indonesia Semen Padang v.  Malaysia, 6 September 2016
MF Adam Alis (1993-12-19) 19 December 1993 0 0 Indonesia Barito Putera v.  Malaysia, 6 September 2016

FW Yohanes Pahabol (1992-01-16) 16 January 1992 0 0 Indonesia Persipura Jayapura 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup WD
FW Irfan Bachdim (1988-08-11) 11 August 1988 29 10 Free agent 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup INJ


Results and fixtures



As of 3 Dec 2016

Most caps[1]
# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Bambang Pamungkas 1999–2012 85 37
2 Firman Utina 2001–2014 67 5
3 Ponaryo Astaman 2003–2013 61 2
4 Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto 1995–2005 60 31
5 Hendro Kartiko 1996–2011 60 0

Top goalscorers[2]
# Player Career Goals Caps Goals per game
1 Bambang Pamungkas 1999–2012 37 85 0.44
2 Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto 1995–2005 31 60 0.56
3 Rochy Putiray 1991–2004 17 41 0.41
4 Budi Sudarsono 2001–2010 16 46 0.35
5 Widodo Cahyono Putro 1991–1999 14 55 0.25
= Boaz Solossa 2004– 14 42 0.33


Previous squads


Player Period
Achmad Nawir 1938
Mohammad Sidhi 1950–1952
Aang Witarsa 1954–1956
Maulwi Saelan 1956
Soetjipto Soentoro 1965–1970
Iswadi Idris 1970–1971
Anwar Udjang 1971–1974
Iswadi Idris 1974–1980
Ronny Pattinasarany 1980–1985
Herry Kiswanto 1985–1987
Ricky Yacobi 1987–1990
Ferril Raymond Hattu 1991–1992
Robby Darwis 1993–1995
Sudirman 1996
Robby Darwis 1997
Aji Santoso 1998–2000
Bima Sakti 2001
Agung Setyabudi 2002–2004
Ponaryo Astaman 2004–2008
Charis Yulianto 2008–2010
Firman Utina 2010
Bambang Pamungkas 2011–2012
Elie Aiboy 2012
Boaz Solossa 2013–



  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal (1): 1958


Runner-Up (4): 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010
Third place (2) : 1998


  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal (1): 1978
  • Winners (3): 1987, 2000, 2008
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal (2): 1988, 1992
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal (1): 1990
  • Winners (3): 1961, 1962, 1969
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-Up (2): 1969, 1984
Fourth place (3) : 1970, 1971, 1987

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