One of the founding clubs of PSSI, PPSM Magelang, was really unlucky. Already only competing in League 3, now they are also threatened with disqualification because of the actions of the supporters.
As a result of the fan commotion that occurred in the match between PPSM Magelang vs Persip Pekalongan on the final matchday of Group F League 3 in the Central Java zone, Central Java Asprov gave a severe punishment.
In the match which took place at the Moch Soebroto Stadium, Magelang, supporters entered the food which caused the match to stop and there was beating of visiting team players by PPSM supporters as well as intimidation of the match officials by the committee or officials.
As a result of this incident, PPSM was sanctioned with disqualification and a fine of IDR 45,000,000. And for next season PPSM teams are not allowed to hold matches with spectators.
PPSM itself was also punished with an expulsion match with a minimum distance of 75 KM from Magelang City for next season’s match.
This disqualification penalty from League 3 made PPSM Magelang’s hopes of advancing to a higher caste competition disappear.
In fact, PPSM has a long history and is one of the founding clubs of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI).
PPSM Magelang profile
PPSM Magelang became the first Javanese club to be founded. This club is recorded as having been founded on March 15, 1919.
PPSM Magelang also existed in the United era, but they failed to compete up to the highest caste in the more modern era. Their best achievement was becoming semifinalists in the 2012 Indonesian Cup.
With the forerunner called Indonesische Voetbal Bond Magelang (IVBM). IVBM was one of the clubs that helped establish PSSI with the participation of EA Mangindaan in the formation of PSSI at Societeit Hadiprodjo Yogyakarta on Saturday 19 April 1930.
After PSSI was formed and IVBM became a member, the name IVBM was changed to PPSM. This club became a bond member of PSSI in 1934 along with several clubs such as PSISa Salatiga, VIT Tegal, PSIM Yogyakarta, PSTS Tasikmalaya, and PSIS Semarang.
In 1975, PPSM returned to the highest caste competition in Indonesian football, which at that time was called Kerjurnas PSSI. PPSM managed to qualify for the 1975 PSSI National Championship at the national level after successfully defeating its opponents in regional level qualifications.
In that competition, PPSM joined in Pool C with Persipal Palu, Persebaya Surabaya, PSBS Biak and PSL Langkat. Unfortunately, PPSM failed to advance to the quarter-finals after experiencing four consecutive defeats in Pool C, so they had to be willing to be caretaker.
Since then, until now PPSM has not been able to return to the highest caste of the national football competition. PPSM Magelang’s best achievement in the Indonesian League era was playing in the First Division or second caste in the 2008/09 season.
The emergence of competitive dualism in 2013 caused the club nicknamed Tidar Tigers to split. At that time, PT Liga Prima Indonesia Sportindo (LPIS) which was under PSSI and PT Indonesia under KPSI had different competitions, so it also influenced PPSM.
Until now, PPSM Magelang, which has the status of one of the oldest clubs in Indonesia, is unable to compete for the highest caste of national football.