Andik Vermansah (born 23 November 1991 in Jember, East Java) is an Indonesian footballer, who currently plays for Indonesian Liga 1 club Madura United and the Indonesia national team. He is one of ten Asian players to watch in 2012 by ESPN Soccernet.
Andik with Indonesia in 2012
|Full name||Andik Vermansah|
|Date of birth||23 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Jember, East Java, Indonesia|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Attacking midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Andik was born in Jember, East Java, to Saman, a coolie, and Jumiah, a tailor, both indigenous Javanese. He spent his childhood selling ice as a means of earning money for his family. His parents, earning barely enough money for living expenditures, had little fund to help Andik realise his dream as a footballer. At first Andik was not allowed to pursue his footballing career due to his family's economic condition. However, a strongly motivated Andik did not gave up on his dream of becoming a professional footballer. He did everything he could to pursue his dream by all means and to fund his burgeoning career he had to sell cake and ice, even playing football for inter-village tournament, just to be able to buy a pair of football shoes. Andik received his big break when the coach of SSB Suryanaga, Rudi, discovered his talents. Rudi offered Andik to play at a football academy in Jember, free of charge.
Andik started his career with Persebaya (1927) U-18. With Persebaya (1927) U-18, Andik won the East Java Regional Youth League in 2007. And in that year, Andik presented gold medals to the city of Surabaya in the Provincial Sports Week.
In 2008, Andik had a big role in bringing home the gold medal for East Java at National Sports Week, which was held in Kalimantan.
Andik joined Persebaya after a successful trial. He succeeded in the trial due to his immense potential and ability. After joining the club, he continued working hard and impressed many with his pace and dribbling ability and eventually broke into Persebaya's first team. And at the age of 17, he was one of the youngest players in the squad at the time. He made his official debut for Persebaya on 29 August 2008, coming on in the 77th minute in a 2-0 victory against Persekabpas Pasuruan.
On October 2011, Serie A Giant Inter Milan was interested in him. On 7 September 2012, Andik joined Major League Soccer side D.C. United on trial and played several times for their reserve team but did not sign a contract with them and eventually returned to Persebaya .
On 6 October 2013 following a trial in Ventforet Kofu, in his debut he scored a goal in a reserves match against Shimizu S-Pulse. His performance made headlines in Japanese newspapers and impressed the 2,000 supporters in attendance.
On 1 December 2013, Andik joined Malaysian side Selangor on a two-years contract. He chose Selangor because they offered him a bigger salary than the salary offered by Ventforet Kofu. His salary ( rumoured $150,000/yr.) would make him one of the best paid Indonesian athletes. Andik helped Selangor FA to become the Runner-Up in the 2014 Malaysian Super League and he's one of the main reason Selangor FA managed to reach that far for the 2014 and 2015 Malaysian Super League Season. Andik also appeared as one of the Malaysian Super League Players who made one of the most assist for the 2014 Malaysian Super League Season before signing a new contract with Selangor FA for the 2015 Malaysian Super League Season to continue help Selangor FA win more cups and achievements for the 2015 Season.
Andik also holds the second fastest goal record in the Malaysia Super League history which the goal is as early as the 28th second during a match against Johor Darul Ta'zim FC. While the fastest goal was scored by Ahmad Fakri Saarani who scored during the 12th second and holds the 6th place in the world's fastest goal record.
- As of 3 November 2018
- Appearances in AFC Cup
- As of 15 June 2019
|Indonesia national team|
|1||28 November 2012||Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||1–0||1–0||2012 AFF Championship|
|2||25 November 2016||Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines||1–1||1–2||2016 AFF Championship|
- Persebaya Surabaya
- Malaysia-Indonesia Unity Cup Champion (1): 2011
- Selangor FA
- Indonesia U-21
- Indonesia U-23
- 2016 AFF Championship : Best Goal
- "Indonesia - A. Vermansah - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "Andik Vermansah" (in Indonesian). Goal.com. 23 November 1991. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "Eastern promise: Ten Asian Players to watch in 2012 - ESPNFC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "Andik Dulunya Penjual Es dari Tambaksari (1)". Persebaya 1927. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- "Biodata Lengkap Andik Vermansah | Berita Sepak Bola". Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
- "Transfer News: Andik Vermansah set to light up the Malaysian Super League". goal.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
- Kedah announce Andik as ASEAN signing http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/kedah-fa-announce-andik-vermansah-asean-signing/10wjy4chriezj1vtkhc2atg8pc