NB: underlined entries refer to city or regional federations rather than proper clubs, which however started entering the Indonesian league structure as clubs following the 1994 merger of the Perserikatan and Galatama championship into the Liga Indonesia; city federations of the colonial era only listed if they still exist. 1887 16-Nov Gymnastiek-Vereeniging (Medan) [started playing football before 1890] 1893 28-Sep Rood-Wit (Batavia) 1894 1-Sep Victoria (Soerabaja) 1896 28-Feb B.S.C. (Batavia) [football section dissolved 1903; see B.V.C.] Mar Quick (Batavia) Sparta (Soerabaja) 1898 30-Jul Go Ahead (Semarang) E.C.A. (Soerabaja) [as split-off Sparta; dissolved 1910] Go Ahead (Malang) 1899 1-Jun S.C. S.O.K. (Medan) S.V.V. (Semarang) 1900 5-Oct Hercules (Batavia) [football section formed in 1904] B.V.C. (Bandoeng) 1901 Jan Langkat S.C. (Bindjey) 7-Sep T.H.O.R. (Soerabaja) Padangsche V.C. (Padang) [dissolved within a year] Voorwaarts (Soerabaja) [dissolved 1904] 1902 6-Jul Oliveo (Batavia) 17-Oct V.I.O.S. (Meester Cornelis) H.B.S. (Soerabaja) [dissolved 1904] R.A. (Soerabaja) [dissolved 1910] Sidolig (Bandoeng) Voorwaarts (Malang) 1903 28-Feb U.N.I. (Bandoeng) [out of gymnastic club Olympia, founded Jan 1900] 25-Sep B.V.C. (Batavia) [took over equipment from B.S.C., whose football Sparta (Medan) section was dissolved in the summer of 1903] Uitspanning (Padang) [renamed Thor 1905] 1904 20-Jun Deli S.C. (Medan) [as split-off S.O.K.] Sep Sparta (Batavia) [military club, moved to Bandoeng 1916] M.O.T. (Malang) M.O.T. (Semarang) 1905 12-Mar Achilles (Batavia) Mar Ajax (Batavia) Chinese S.C. (Medan) [as C.V.C. Tiong Hoa] Teman Sefakat (Bindjey) 15-Dec Tiong Hoa Oen Tong Hwee [sports club, football introduced later; merged 1906 1-Apr Excelsior (Soerabaja) into U.M.S. 1923] Jun Moeda Bangsawan (Padang) Tapanoeli V.C. (Medan) Uni (Padang) Voorwaarts (Medan) [merger of S.O.K. and Deli S.C.] 1907 1-Feb E.M.M. (Buitenzorg) Jul De Zwarte Diamant (Sawah Loento) Aug Vios (Padang) 1908 Hout Olie (Tjepoe) Quick (Batavia) Thor (Batavia) 1909 Prosit (Makassar) Wilhelmina (Malang) 1910 4-Sep De Krokodillen (Soerabaja) Ons Genoegen (Batavia) Quick (Soerabaja) [out of E.C.A. and R.A., both dissolved] 1911 1-May D.S.V. (Medan) [merger of Voorwaarts with Medan Cricket Club and 2-Jul Union (Semarang) Medan Hockey Club; merged into D.L.S.V. 1933] Olivo (Soerabaja) 1912 20-Feb Tiong Hoa Hwee Koan [merged into U.M.S. 1923] 28-Sep S.V.B.B. (Batavia) [dissolved 24 Sep 1939] C.S.C. (Medan) 1913 19-Jan H.B.S. (Soerabaja) [as split-off T.H.O.R.] 10-Feb L.S.V. (Bindjey) [merged into D.L.S.V. 1933] Kam Soe Twie (Malang) [merged into H.C.T.N.H. 1930] Tjoe Kian Hwee (Malang) [merged into H.C.T.N.H. 1930] 1914 1-Mar Go Ahead (Medan) Excelsior (Makassar) Hak Sing Hwee (Malang) [merged into H.C.T.N.H. 1930] Suryanaga (Soerabaja) [as Tiong Hoa football section; gymnastics and T.H.O.S. (Semarang) fencing sections founded 1908] 1915 7-Mar Jong Java (Batavia) Thor (Bindjey) 1916 27-Feb P.S.M. (Makassar) [as M.V.B.; see note *1] 1916 S.S. (Bandoeng) [renamed L.U.N.O. 1920; merged into Sidolig 1933] M.R.V. (Makassar) Vios (Makassar) 1917 12-Oct K.I.O. (Kertosono) A.L.V.A. (Magelang) 1918 T.O.A. (Tegal) 1919 Pasisir (Bandoeng) T.O.P. (Madioen) Y.M.A. (Soekaboemi) 1920 Madjoe (Malang) M.V.C. (Modjokerto) 1922 17-Jul Helios (Sidoardjo) 23-Jul A.S.C. (Soerabaja) B.V.V. (Batavia) 1923 Jun S.V.J.A. (Batavia) Jul D.V.C. (Djember) Jul U.N.I. (Madioen) Diana (Bandoeng) Oliveo (Soerabaja) Persis (Solo) [as V.V.B.] Stormvogels (Bandoeng) U.M.S. (Batavia) [as merger of various Chinese clubs] [*2] 1924 20-Apr Glück Auf (Sawah Loento) 7-Sep P.V.C. (Soekaboemi) 1-Oct D.S.V. (Djember) 24-Dec B.O.C. (Malang) [renamed The Corinthians in March 1926] sv Aniem (Soerabaja) L.E.G.O. (Pamekasan) [renamed Alfalah 1931, renamed P.A.S. 1932] M.V.C. (Modjokerto) [founded as Robur et Velocitas] V.V.M. (Batavia) 1925 Apr Ardjoeno (Malang) 13-May H.V.V. (Batavia) Jun O.N.A. (Koetoardjo) 1926 sv L.A. (Bandoeng) P.S.V. (Tebing Tinggi) 1927 5-Jun E.M.M. (Cheribon) 18-Jun Persebaya (Soerabaja) [as S.I.V.B.; but see note *3] V.V.V. (Djokjakarta) 1928 Jan V.O.P. (Medan) [founded under preliminary name Jong Molukken] 23-May T.O.D. (Semarang) 28-Jul Velox (Djokjakarta) 28-Nov Persija (Batavia) [as V.I.J.] 8-Dec P.S.V. (Cheribon) Mena (Soerabaja) M.V.C. (Soerabaja) P.S.P. (Padang) [as S.V.M.; but see note *4] Setia (Batavia) Xerxes (Malang) 1929 Jan M.O.V.V. (Meester Cornelis) Doho (Kediri) Dolok Ilir Voetbal Club E.V.A. (Blitar) The Yok Hwee (Probolinggo) 1930 2-Oct S.V.S.S. (Djember) 10-Aug V.I.S. (Semarang) [renamed P.S.I.S. in May 1932; see note *5] Nov S.V.V. (Sitoebondo) [merged into S.V.S. 25-Aug 1933] H.C.T.N.H. (Malang) [merger of Kam Soe Twie, Tjoe Kian Hwee, Hak Sing Hwee s.v. Madoera (Soerabaja) and possibly other clubs] P.S.B.I. (Blitar) P.S.I.M. (Djokjakarta) [as P.S.M.] T.N.H. (Solo) Uni (Cheribon) v.c. Wilis (Ngandjoek) 1931 17-Feb D.E.K. (Kalibaroe) 14-Mar U.N.I. (Lamongan) 15-Mar Djati (Tjepoe) 24-Jun W.I.K. (Depok) 16-Aug P.S.I.Sa. (Salatiga) Albad'r (Malang) v.v. Beer (Probolinggo) Oranje-Nassau (Djombang) 1932 18-May P.S.I.S. (Semarang) [but see note *5] Jun Jong Ambon (Tjimahi) 1933 26-Feb D.L.S.V. (Medan) [merger of D.S.V. and L.S.V. (Bindjey)] 14-Mar Persib (Bandoeng) [merger of P.S.I.B. (former B.I.V.B.) and N.V.B.] A.L.V.A. (Depok) 1934 5-Jan De Kraaien (Siantar) Persiku (Koedoes) 1935 26-Oct Sahata (Medan) [merger of H.V.V. (former B.S.V.) and P.S.V.] 1936 May Doreh (Manokwari) 1937 Blauw Wit (Buitenzorg) S.P.I.L. (Lamongan) 1938 Sahata (Tebing Tinggi) 1940 1-Feb S.V. Lawang Heracles (Solo) 1947 Orion (Djokjakarta) 1948 1-May Indonesia Muda (Bandung) Perssi (Sukabumi) 1949 12-Mar Persibo (Bodjonegoro) 28-Sep Persigar (Garut) Oct Persip (Parakan) 1950 14-Apr E.D.O. (Hollandia) 19-Apr P.S.C.S. (Cilacap) 21-Apr P.S.M.S. (Medan) [but see note *6] 10-Sep Hercules (Hollandia) Persiba (Balikpapan) Persibas Banyumas (Purwokerto) [as I.S.B.; renamed Persibas 11 Aug 1986] Persik (Kediri) Persik (Kendal) Persim (Maros) Persipura (Jayapura) [as V.B.H.] W.I.K. (Hollandia) 1951 Persipa (Pati) 1952 24-Jan H.B.S. (Hollandia) Persid (Jember) Persip (Purwodadi) 1953 20-Jun Persema (Malang) [but see note *7] Persita (Tangerang) 1954 11-Apr Persipro (Probolinggo) [but see note *8] 11-Apr Persijap (Jepara) P.S.I.S.S. (Salatiga) [also included clubs from Ambarawa and Ungaran] 1955 2-May Persip (Pekalongan) [but see note *9] P.O.M.S. (Hollandia) P.S.P.S. (Pekanbaru) 1957 Mar Vios (Hollandia) 28-Jul Persiraja (Banda Aceh) P.S.A.A. (Asahan) 1958 Perserang (Serang) Persikota Tidore (Tidore) Persiter (Ternate) P.S.D.S. (Deli Serdang) 1960 28-Nov Persma (Manado) [formerly V.I.M.] Persijap (Jepara) 1963 8-Jun Persibom (Bolaang Mongondow) 22-Jul Persmin (Minahasa) Persikab (Bandung) 1965 Persipo (Purwokarta) 1967 18-Apr Persela (Lamongan) Persemai (Dumai) Persiba (Bantul) 1969 Perseden (Denpasar) Persipur (Purwodadi) 1970 Persegi (Gianyar) Persepar (Palangkaraya) [known as Kalteng Putra since 2013] Perseru (Serui) Perseta (Tulungagung) [formerly Persit] Persidafon (Dafonsoro) P.S.A.P. (Sigli) 1971 P.S.B. (Bogor) 1972 Persiwa (Wamena) 1975 11-Oct Persatu (Tuban) Persikabo (Bogor) 1976 20-May P.S.S. (Sleman) Persig (Gunungkidul) Persijatim (Jakarta Timur) Persikup (Kulonprogo) 1977 Arseto (Solo) 1980 30-Nov Semen Padang 1983 24-Apr Persekabpas (Pasuruan) 1985 Kramayudha Tiga Berlian (Jakarta) Mastrans Raya (Bandung) P.S.B.L. (Bandar Lampung) 1986 2-Feb Pelita Krakatau Steel/Pelita Jaya/Pelita Solo Persedikab (Kediri) 1987 11-Aug Arema (Malang) Bontang FC [as Pupuk Kaltim (Bontang)] Medan Jaya 1988 21-Apr Barito Putra (Banjarmasin) Petrokimia Putra (Gresik) 1989 11-May Deltras FC (Sidoarjo) [as Gelora Dewata (Denpasar)] Putra (Samarinda) Assyabaab SGS (Surabaya) [later played in Sidoarjo] 1990 10-Nov Mitra Kukar 1994 11-Oct Persikota (Tangerang) Persekaba (Badung) 2000 Persibo (Bojonegoro) 2001 21-Mar Mojokerto Putra P.S.K.C. (Cimahi) 2004 11-Apr Persiram (Raja Ampat) 23-Oct Sriwijaya FC (Palembang) 2012 Blitar United FC (Blitar) [dissolved 2019] 2014 7-Mar 7 Borneo FC (Samarinda) [*1] P.S.M. list 2 Nov 1915 as foundation date but in fact the M.V.B. was founded after the completion of the first ever league competition (which presumably started in November 1915) at a meeting on 27 Feb 1916, as research by Nico van Horn has revealed (source: okezone). [*2] U.M.S. celebrated their 20th anniversary on 31 Jan 1925 and their 30th in December 1935 (apparently on the strength of the foundation of Tiong Hoa Oen Tong Hwee in 1905) although some sources claim they were founded as Tiong Hoa Hwee Koan on 20 Feb 1912. [*3] Persebaya list 18 Jun 1927 as foundation date (when the "native" S.I.V.B. was founded) but in fact the S.V.B. (founded 13 Jul 1909), after having been renamed S.V.B./P.S.S. in 1949, merged with Persibaja (or rather P.O.R.I.S., the Surabaja section of P.O.R.I.) in the summer of 1950; the 1950/51 top level league of Persibaja consisted exclusively of clubs which competed in the S.V.B./P.S.S. leagues in 1949/50 (as did P.O.R.I.S.). [*4] P.S.P. list 1928 as year of foundation through a (fairly tenuous) link with S.V.M. (Sport Vereeniging Minangkabau), the first "native" association in Padang, which in actual fact was founded on 20 Aug 1922; the name P.S.P. first appeared during Japanese occupation in W.W. II. [*5] P.S.I.S. list 18 May 1932 as foundation date but in fact the V.S.O. (founded 2 Feb 1912) was renamed P.S.I.S. on 12 Jul 1950, after having been renamed V.S.O./P.S.S. in September 1949; the last renaming included a merger with P.O.R.I.S., the Semarang section of P.O.R.I., which had already entered teams in the 1949/50 V.S.O./P.S.S. league, winning the Eerste Klasse; moreover, the pre-war P.S.I.S. was not founded in May 1932 but on 10 Aug 1930 (as V.I.S.: Voetbalbond Indonesia Semarang). [*6] P.S.M.S. list 21 Apr 1950 as foundation date but in fact the O.S.V.B. (founded 1 Dec 1915) was renamed V.B.M.O./P.S.M.S. in November 1949 (and played as such in the 1950 stedenwedstrĳden organised by V.U.V.S.I./I.S.N.I.S.). Like in Makassar, no notable "native" federation existed in Medan prior to W.W. II. [*7] Persema list 20 Jun 1953 as foundation date but were already mentioned in newspaper articles as early as Aug 1951 (and entered the 1951 P.S.S.I. championship); in all likelihood Persema is just a new name for the M.V.U. (founded 11 Jul 1935) which was renamed M.V.U./P.S.M. at the end of 1949. [*8] Persipro list 11 Apr 1954 as foundation date but a federation from Probolinggo, possibly related to the S.P.O. founded in July 1934, already entered the 1952 P.S.S.I. championship). [*9] Persip list 2 May 1955 as foundation date but already entered the 1951 P.S.S.I. championship).
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