Bali United F.C.

Bali United
Full name Bali United Football Club
Nickname(s) Serdadu Tridatu
(Tridatu Warriors)
Founded 1989 (1989), as Putra Samarinda
15 February 2015 (15 February 2015), as Bali United
Ground Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium
Ground Capacity 25,000
Owner PT Bali Bintang Sejahtera
CEO Yabes Tanuri
Head coach Indra Sjafri
League Indonesia Soccer Championship A
Website Club home page

Bali United Football Club is a professional football club based in Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia that competes in the Torabika Soccer Championship, a football competition that replaced the temporarily-suspended Indonesia Super League.[1] Nicknamed Serdadu Tridatu (Tridatu Warriors),[2] the club was founded as Puta Samarinda in 1989, changed its name to Bali United in 2015 and moved to its current stadium, Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium, in the same year.


Foundation and Early Years (1989-2003)

The club was formed in 1989 as Putra Samarinda Football Club. Putra Samarinda competed in Galatama and later in Liga Indonesia since that competition formed in 1994/1995.[3]

Merge with Persisam (2003-2014)

Putra Samarinda experiencing financial difficulties since Galatama and Perserikatan merge into one competition. In 2003, Putra Samarinda and Persisam, Perserikatan club that funded by APBD Samarinda merged to form Persisam Putra Samarinda[4] and used Putra Samarinda license to compete in Liga Indonesia. In 2008/2009, Persisam Putra Samarinda win the Premier Division and promoted to Indonesia Super League[3]

Move to Bali and Become Bali United (2014–)

To improve the marketability and achievements, Persisam Putra Samarinda declaring changed its name to Bali United F.C. Therefore, the team moved from Samarinda, East Kalimantan to Gianyar, Bali. Harbiansyah Hanafiah, the main commissioner of Bali United explained that he was willing to change the name and base to Bali because on the island there was no professional football team that competed in the highest competition in Indonesia.[5] Also in Samarinda, fans are prefer to support Pusamania Borneo F.C. making it difficult to run the football business there.[3]


Bali United plays their home matches at Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium after moving their homebase from Samarinda to Bali.[6]

For the primary training ground, Bali United uses Trisakti Field in Legian.[7]

Colours and Badge

The club colors are officially red, white, and black, based on the sacred color Tridatu.[8]

Supporter and Mascot

Their supporter is called Semeton Dewata, that comes from the word Semeton meaning brother and Dewata meaning Bali's nickname, Island of Gods. Also there is Lady Dewata for female supporters. Semeton Dewata usually fill the east stand of Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium. There are two more big supporter groups, North Side Boys 12 that fill the north stand and Brigaz that fill the south stand.[9][10]

The mascot of Bali United is Jalbo (Jalak Boys) that takes shape of Jalak Bali.[11]


Main article: Bali Utd TV


Shirt Sponsors

Other Sponsors

Kit suppliers

Period Kit manufacturer
1994–1997 Adidas
1998–2000 Reebok
2000-2005 n/a
2006-2007 Vilour
2007-2008 Nike
2009-2012 Lotto[13]
2012-2013 Bold[14]
2014 Joma[15]
2015- n/a


Current Squad

As of 11 August 2016.[16]

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

No. Position Player
1 Indonesia GK Rully Desrian
4 Indonesia DF Mahdi Fahri Albaar
6 Indonesia DF Junius R. Bate
7 Indonesia FW Miftahul Hamdi
8 Indonesia DF Ricky Fajrin
9 Indonesia FW Alsan Sanda
10 Indonesia MF Loudry Setiawan
11 Indonesia FW Yabes Roni
13 Indonesia DF Bobby Satria
14 Indonesia MF Fadil Sausu (captain)
15 Indonesia MF Leo Guntara
17 Indonesia FW I Nyoman Sukarja
18 Indonesia FW I Made Wirahadi
19 Indonesia MF Hendra Sandi Gunawan
20 Indonesia GK Ngurah Komang Arya
22 Indonesia DF I Komang Sujana
27 Indonesia DF Agus Nova
No. Position Player
28 Indonesia DF Abdul Rahman Sulaiman
29 Indonesia MF Syeh Fadiel
30 England FW Daniel Heffernan
32 South Korea DF Ahn Byung-keon
33 Indonesia DF I Made Andhika Wijaya
37 Indonesia FW Samsul Pellu
39 Indonesia GK I Putu Pager Wirajaya
44 Indonesia MF I Gede Sukadana (vice-captain)
59 Indonesia DF Hasyim Kipuw
86 Serbia MF Zoran Knežević
88 Indonesia DF I Nyoman Adi Parwa
90 Indonesia FW Yulius Mauloko
92 Indonesia MF Syakir Sulaiman
93 Indonesia MF I Wayan Ariawan
95 Indonesia FW Martinus Novianto
97 Indonesia GK Dicky Indrayana
99 Serbia FW Nemanja Vidaković

Other Players Under Contract

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

No. Position Player
5 Indonesia DF Indra Permana

Reserve Squad

This is the reserve squad that also played in 2016 Indonesia Soccer Championship U-21
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
22 Indonesia DF I Komang Sujana
29 Indonesia MF Syeh Fadiel Abdriansyah
33 Indonesia DF I Made Andhika Pradana Wijaya
No. Position Player
37 Indonesia FW Samsul Muhidin Pellu
39 Indonesia GK Putu Pager Wirajaya
93 Indonesia MF I Wayan Bayu Ariawan

Youth Sector

Club officials

Coaching Staff

Role Name
Manager CoachIndonesia Indra Sjafri
Assistant CoachIndonesia Eko Purjianto
Goalkeeper CoachIndonesia Jarot Supriadi
Physical TrainersIndonesia Nursaelan Santoso
Team DoctorIndonesia Luh Virsa Paradissa
Coach U-21 Indonesia I Wayan Arsana
Assistant Coach U-21 Indonesia Faiz


Asian clubs ranking

As of October 23rd 2016.[19]
Rank Club Points
204 Jordan That Ras Club 1,257
205 China Shenzhen 1,256
206 Indonesia Bali United 1,256
207 Jordan Al-Faisaly 1,255
208 United Arab Emirates Sharjah 1,255

Past seasons

As Persisam Putra Samarinda

Season(s) Div. Team Pos. Piala Indonesia
1994–95 Premier Division 34 11th in East Div.
1995–96 Premier Division 31 Second round
1996–97 Premier Division 33 5th in East Div.
1997–98 Premier Division 31 Did not finish
1998–99 Premier Division 28 4th in East Div.
1999–00 Premier Division 28 11th in East Div.
2001 Premier Division 28 14th in East Div.
2002[20] First Division 27 Second Round
2003[21] First Division 26 6th in Group D
2004[22] Second Division 41 3rd in Group G
2005[23] Second Division 36 Second Stage Did not participate
2006[24] First Division 36 8th in Region 4 First round
2007[25] First Division 40 3rd in Region 4 Walk out
2008–09 Premier Division 29 Champion Did not participate
2009–10 Indonesia Super League 18 12 Round of 16
2010–11 Indonesia Super League 18 6
2011–12 Indonesia Super League 18 11
2013 Indonesia Super League 18 7
2014 Indonesia Super League 22 6th in East Region

As Bali United

Season(s) Div. Team Pos. Piala Indonesia
2015 Indonesia Super League 18 Did not finish






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  2. "Julukan Pasukan Tridatu untuk Bali United Mencuat dari Suporter" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 "Menelusuri 'Akar' Bali United Pusam FC" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 October 2016.
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  5. "Putra Samarinda Berubah Jadi Bali United Pusam". Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  6. "Pindah Kandang ke Bali, Pusam Ganti Nama". Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  8. "BALI UNITED PERKENALKAN PEMAIN DAN JERSEY TERBARU UNTUK TSC 2016" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  9. "Launching Bali United, Semeton Dewata merahkan Stadion Dipta" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  10. "Brigaz Keluar, Semeton Dewata Berharap Tetap Solid Dukung Bali United" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  11. "Jalak Boys Jadi Maskot Bali United, Ini Komentar dari Indra Sjafri" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 October 2016.
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  13. "Persisam Putra Lepas 27 Pemain" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  14. "Pusam Perkenalkan Jersey Khusus Inter Island Cup" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  15. "Kostum Keren Klub ISL 2014" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  16. "Daftar pemain Bali United". Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  17. "Bali United players and officials". Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  18. "Dokter Cantik ini Tangani Pemain Bali United". Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  19. "Asia Football/Soccer Clubs Ranking". Retrieved 26 October 2016.

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