Liga 1 (Indonesia)

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Liga 1
Gojek Traveloka Liga 1 logo.png
Organising body PT Liga Indonesia Baru
Founded 2008; 10 years ago (2008) (as Indonesia Super League)
2017; 1 year ago (2017) (as Liga 1)
Country  Indonesia
Confederation AFC
Number of teams 18
22 (in 2014)
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Liga 2
Domestic cup(s) Piala Indonesia
International cup(s) AFC Champions League
Current champions Bhayangkara (1st title)
Most championships Persipura (3 titles)
TV partners Indosiar, O Channel, and tvOne
2018 Liga 1

Liga 1 (English: League One), formerly known as the Indonesia Super League (ISL), also called GO-JEK Liga 1 due to sponsorship by GO-JEK[1], is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Indonesian football league system. It has been operating for nine years since the 2008–09 season. It had been organized by PT Liga Indonesia (LI) until 2015, when the PT Liga Indonesia Baru (LIB) was created for the 2017 season.[2]

In its current format, the Indonesian football league system was revised from having tournament format, to a single-tier league from the 2008–09 season onwards.


For most of Liga 1's history, there were 18 clubs competing at the top level. One season (2014) was played with 22 teams for the merging of the two professional leagues in Indonesia – Indonesia Premier League and Indonesia Super League. Below is a complete record of how many teams played in each season throughout the league's history;

  • 18 clubs: 2008–2013, 2015–present
  • 22 clubs: 2014

From 2017 season if 2 or more teams are tied in points (for every place), the deciding tie-breakers are follows:

  1. Head-to-head records
  2. Goal difference overall
  3. Higher number of goals scored
  4. Draw

Liga 1 clubs

For more details see List of football clubs in Indonesia

Below is a list of Liga 1 clubs who have competed in the competition when it has been a league format (35 in total).

2018 members

Team Location Stadium Capacity 2017 season
Arema Malang Kanjuruhan 42,449 9th in Liga 1
Bali United Gianyar Kapten I Wayan Dipta TBC 2nd in Liga 1
Barito Putera Banjarmasin May 17th
Demang Lehman
7th in Liga 1
Bhayangkara Jakarta PTIK 3,000 Liga 1 Champions
Borneo Samarinda Segiri 16,000 8th in Liga 1
Madura United Pamekasan Gelora Ratu Pamelingan
Gelora Bangkalan
5th in Liga 1
Mitra Kukar Tenggarong Aji Imbut 35,000 10th in Liga 1
Persebaya Surabaya Gelora Bung Tomo 55,000 Liga 2 Champions
Persela Lamongan Surajaya 14,000 14th in Liga 1
Perseru Serui Marora 5,000 15th in Liga 1
Persib Bandung Gelora Bandung Lautan Api 38,000 13th in Liga 1
Persija Jakarta Gelora Bung Karno 76,127 4th in Liga 1
Persipura Jayapura Mandala 30,000 6th in Liga 1
PS TIRA Bantul Sultan Agung 35,000 12th in Liga 1
PSIS Semarang Maguwoharjo 31,700 Liga 2 Third-place
PSM Makassar Andi Mattalata 12,000 3rd in Liga 1
PSMS Medan Teladan 20,000 Liga 2 Runner-up
Sriwijaya Palembang Gelora Sriwijaya
Bumi Sriwijaya
11th in Liga 1

Seasons in Liga 1

There are 35 teams that have taken part in 9 Liga 1 in a single round that was played from the 2008–09 season until the 2018 season, including the abandoned 2015 season. The teams in bold compete in Liga 1 currently. There are seven teams that has played ISL/Liga 1 football in every season.


  • ARE: Including as Arema Indonesia and Arema Cronus.
  • MDU: Including as Pelita Jaya, Pelita Bandung Raya, and Persipasi Bandung Raya.
  • BLU: Including as Persisam and Putra Samarinda.
  • TIR: Including as Persiram and PS TNI.
  • BHA: Including as Persebaya DU.
  • BON: Including as PKT Bontang.
  • BOR: Including as Pusamania Borneo.


In 1994, PSSI merged Perserikatan and Galatama to formed Liga Indonesia, integrating the fanaticism in the Perserikatan and the professionalism of Galatama with the aim of improving the quality of Indonesian football. And also marks a tiered system in Indonesian football league in the level of competition.[3]

In 2008, PSSI organize Indonesia Super League as the first professional football league in Indonesia, replacing Indonesia Premier Division as top-tier competition in Indonesia.[3] Indonesia Super League which puts full competition format, became a new thing for Indonesian football. Persipura was the team with the most championship titles with 4 titles.[4]

It was once competing together with the Indonesian Premier League as the top-tier competition from 2011 to 2013, after which the ISL would once again emerge as the top level competition following the disbandment of the IPL.[5][6]

The last champion of the Indonesian Super League in 2014 was Persib. Unfortunately in 2015, the league is suspended because Indonesia got sanction from FIFA until 2016.[3]

In 2017, the competition starts again using the official name Liga 1.[3]


Season Sponsors League Name
2008–12 Djarum[7] Djarum Indonesia Super League
2013–23 BV Sport (Commercial Rights)[8]
2014 Indonesia Super League
2015 Qatar National Bank Group[9] QNB League
2017 GO-JEK and Traveloka[10] GO-JEK Traveloka Liga 1
2018–present GO-JEK[1] GO-JEK Liga 1

Television rights

Season TV Broadcasters
2008–13 ANTV[11]
2014 VIVA Group, K-Vision (Pay TV) & MNC Group[12]
2015 NET., Matrix Garuda, Big TV, Domikado (Streaming Platform) & MNC Group[13][14]
2017 tvOne & Orange TV[15]
2018 Indosiar, O Channel, & tvOne[16]


Season Champion Runner-up
2008–09 Persipura Persiwa
2009–10 Arema Indonesia Persipura
2010–11 Persipura Arema Indonesia
2011–12 Sriwijaya Persipura
2013 Persipura Arema Indonesia
2014 Persib Persipura
2015 Competition abandoned due to FIFA suspension
2016 Competition replacement/unoffcial due to FIFA suspension
2017 Bhayangkara Bali United

Note: Indonesia Soccer Championship was a one-off competition and not sanctioned by the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI). The competition was held because PSSI still undergone FIFA suspension at that time.

Wins by club

Rank Club Wins Winning years
2008–09, 2010–11, 2013
Sriwijaya 2011–12
Persib 2014



Foreign players

PSSI restricting the number of foreign players strictly to four per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries and one marquee player starting 2017 season. A team could use four foreign players on the field each game including a least one player from the AFC confederation.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Ini Penyebab Berubahnya Titel Sponsor Liga 1 2018". Retrieved 22 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Eks Direktur PT Liga Indonesia sayangkan dibubarkannya Perusahaan". Striker.ID (in Indonesian). 10 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Go-Jek Traveloka Liga 1". PSSI - Football Association of Indonesia (in Indonesian). 
  4. ^ "Sejarah Kompetisi Sepakbola di Indonesia: Dari Masa Pra-Kemerdekaan Hingga (Menuju) Liga Profesional". FourFourTwo (in Indonesian). 29 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "15 Klub Ikuti Liga Primer Indonesia" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "ISL dan IPL Akhirnya Bersatu" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "ISL 2014 Kemungkinan Tanpa Sponsor Rokok" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "PT Liga Indonesia Gaet Sponsor Senilai Rp1,5 Triliun" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Liga & BVSport Gandeng QNB Group" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Jadi Sponsor Liga 1, Gojek-Traveloka Sumbang Rp 180 Miliar". 
  11. ^ "PT. LI (ISL)" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "MNC Group Siarkan ISL bersama VIVA Group" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Inilah Saluran Yang Menyiarkan Langsung ISL 2015" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "MNC Group dan NET TV Pegang Hak Siar ISL 2015" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "PSSI Resmi Tunjuk Pemegang Hak Siar Liga 1". Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "Live di Tiga Stasiun TV, Ini Pemegang Hak Siar Liga 1 2018". Retrieved 8 March 2018. 

External links

  • Official website (in Indonesian)
  • - Indonesia - List of Champions (in English)
  • Liga 1 Match - Official app of Liga 1 Indonesia
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