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Ferdinand Sinaga

Ferdinand Sinaga
Full nameFerdinand Alfred Sinaga
Date of birth (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 27)
Place of birthBengkulu, Indonesia
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Playing positionForward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Sriwijaya F.C.
Youth career
2003–2007Persib Bandung
Senior career*
2006–2007Persibat Batang14(2)
2007–2008Persikab Bandung8(1)
2008–2009Pelita Jaya4(0)
2009–2010PPSM Sakti Magelang20(5)
2010–2011Persiwa Wamena26(10)
2011–2012Semen Padang25(16)
2012–2013Persisam Putra Samarinda18(10)
2013–2014Persib Bandung23(11)
2014–Sriwijaya F.C.2(1)
National team
2009–2014Indonesia U-2310(8)

Ferdinand Alfred Sinaga is an Indonesian professional footballer who currently plays for Sriwijaya F.C. in the Indonesia Super League.

Personal life

Sinaga is a devout Catholic Christian[1] who often celebrates goals by making the sign of the cross.[2] Sinaga was born to Samson Sinaga, a bus driver, and Risnalu Turnip. He is married to Aghie Veronicca and they have one child named Fabio.[3] Sinaga has more than eleven tattoos on his body, mostly on his arm and torso. Among his tattoos are the name of his wife and child, Catholic prayers, Virgin Mary and a Christian cross.[4]

Club career

Persib Bandung

In March 2014, Sinaga was banned for two matches by the PSSI for excessively cursing at a referee in a match against Semen Padang F.C. on February 16, 2014. He missed Persib's next matches against PS Barito Putera and Arema Cronus F.C.. In addition to the ban, he was also fined 25 million rupiahs for his behavior.[5]

On June 10, 2014, Sinaga scored a spectacular bicycle kick in a 3-1 win over PS Barito Putera.[6] He juggled the ball twice from a corner kick before unleashing an unstoppable overhead kick into the net.[7]

Sinaga played in the 2014 Indonesia Super League Final against Persipura Jayapura. Although he did not manage to score in normal time, Sinaga netted the second penalty for Persib in the 5-3 penalty shootout win. Afterwards, Sinaga was given the Best Player award for the 2014 season.[8]


On November 30, 2014, he was signed by Sriwijaya F.C..[9]

International career

Ferdinand won his first cap for Indonesia in a friendly match against Jordan on August 27, 2011, where he played as a substitute.

National team

Indonesia national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 3 0
2012 1 0
2013 0 0
2014 3 0
Total 7 0

Indonesia U-23

Ferdinand Sinaga: International under-23 goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 October 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia 23x15px Timor-Leste U-23 2–0 5–0 Friendly
2 13 November 2011 Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia 23x15px Thailand U-23 3–1 3–1 2011 Southeast Asian Games
3 15 September 2014 Goyang Stadium, Goyang, South Korea 23x15px Timor-Leste U-23 1–0 7–0 2014 Asian Games
4 2–0
5 3–0
6 6–0
7 18 September 2014 Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon, South Korea 23x15px Maldives U-23 2–0 4–0 2014 Asian Games
8 4–0



Semen Padang


Persib Bandung



Indonesia U-23


External links


  1. ^ "Blessings on Easter Day for Ferdinand Sinaga". (in Indonesian). 21 April 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Learning Tolerance of Green Field". BeritaSatu (in Indonesian). 25 May 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Profil Ferdinand Sinaga -
  4. ^ "Arti Tato Bagi Ferdinand Sinaga - Super Ball". Tribun (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Muhamad Rais Adnan (4 March 2014). "Hadapi Barito Putera, Persib Bandung Tanpa Ferdinand Sinaga". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Yogi Imamuddin (10 June 2014). "Diwarnai Gol Spektakuler Ferdinand Sinaga, Persib Hajar Barito Putera". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Antonius Hermanto (10 June 2014). "Gol Indah Ferdinand Sinaga Pastikan Persib Raih 3 Angka". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ferdinand Raih Gelar Pemain Terbaik ISL 2014" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Inilah 23 Pemain Skuad Sriwijaya FC Musim 2015" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 30 November 2014.