There are some interesting facts that were created from Persija Jakarta’s gait in the first series of Liga 1 2021-2022.
Persija Jakarta ended the first series of Liga 1 this season by being in fourth place in the standings with a collection of 10 points.
The points were obtained from two wins and four draws from a total of six matches they played.
The Kemayoran Tigers are only six points away from the leader of the 2021-2022 Liga 1 standings, Bhayangkara FC (16 points).
Persija Jakarta’s gait in the first series of Liga 1 this season left some interesting notes.
Citing the club’s official release, here are five interesting facts about Persija Jakarta in the first series of Liga 1 2021-2022:
1. Seven debutants
In the first five matches of Liga 1 2012-2022, Persija Jakarta gave playing minutes to their seven young players.
The seven players are Alfriyanto Nico Saputro and Radzky Syawal Ginting (vs PSS), Ilham Rio Fahmi (vs PSIS), Raka Cahyana Rizky and Muhammad Salman Alfarid (vs Persipura), Muhammad Ferarri (vs Persela), and Dony Tri Pamungkas (vs Persita). ).
2. Youngest debutant
When he came on to replace Osvaldo Haay in the 77th minute in the match against Persita at Pakansari Stadium, Bogor Regency, Tuesday (28/9/2021), Dony Tri made new history in the League 1 era.
The player who was born in Boyolali, January 11, 2005, is listed as the youngest player in Liga 1 at this time. He made his debut at the age of 16 years eight months 17 days.
“I’m very grateful to the coach for giving me minutes to play. This opportunity that has been given is a very valuable moment in my career,” said Dony.
3. Youngest goalscorer
If Dony became the youngest player in Liga 1, Alfriyanto Nico became the youngest goalscorer in Liga 1 this season, at the age of 18 years five months 21 days.
He scored a goal against Persela Lamongan at Pakansari Stadium, Bogor Regency, Friday (24/9/2021), in the 46th minute.
“At that time the wild ball was in front of me. I also saw the goal and immediately thought of kicking towards the goal. Thank God the ball went in,” Nico said.
4. Otavio Dutra and Tony Sucipto are untouchable
Of the 19 players that coach Angelo Alessio has tested in Series 1 this season, there are two players who are irreplaceable, they are Otavio Dutra and Tony Sucipto.
Both of them have always been starters and have never been replaced in the six matches that have been passed by the Kemayoran Tigers.
5. Four players called up to the national team
During the past six matches in series 1, there were four Persija players who were called up to their respective national teams.
They are Osvaldo Haay, Braif Fatari, Taufik Hidayat, and Rohit Chand.
The first three names were called up to the national team’s training camp for the 2023 Asian Cup Qualification Play-off projection.
However, in the end only Taufik was selected to enter the Indonesian national team squad to appear against Taiwan (7 and 11 October 2021).
Meanwhile, Rohit Chand is currently defending the Nepalese national team in the SAFF event in the Maldives.