Andik Vermansah

Andik Vermansah[1] (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.[2] He is one of ten Asian players to watch in 2012 by ESPN Soccernet.[3]

Andik Vermansah
Andik with Indonesia in 2012
Personal information
Full name Andik Vermansah
Date of birth (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991
Place of birth Jember, East Java, Indonesia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Madura United
Number 27
Youth career
2005–2008 Persebaya Surabaya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Persebaya Surabaya 92 (36)
2013–2018 Selangor 67 (11)
2018 Kedah 13 (2)
2019– Madura United 23 (2)
National team
2012 Indonesia U21 14 (10)
2011–2013 Indonesia U23 21 (3)
2012– Indonesia 24 (2)
* 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)

Early life

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.[4]

Club career

Early career

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.[5]

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.[5]


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 .[5]

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.[6] 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.

Andik has expanded his contract with Selangor FA until 2017 worth 3 billion Rupiah's making him the most paid footballer in Indonesia.[7]


On 9 February 2018, Andik signed a contract with Malaysia Super League side Kedah. He has been given jersey number 30.[8]

Madura United

On 24 December 2018, Andik signed a contract with Liga 1 side Madura United.[9]

Career statistics


As of 3 November 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Asia[lower-alpha 1] Total
Selangor 2014 Super League 202208320325
2015 Super League 22610111347
2016 Super League 171109150322
2017 Super League 820080162
Total 6711403657011416
Kedah 2018 Super League 132102000162
Total 132102000162
Career total 8013503857013018
  1. Appearances in AFC Cup


As of 15 June 2019
Indonesia national team

International goals

128 November 2012Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Singapore1–01–02012 AFF Championship
225 November 2016Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippines Singapore1–11–22016 AFF Championship



Persebaya Surabaya
  • Malaysia-Indonesia Unity Cup Champion (1): 2011
Selangor FA


Indonesia U-21
Indonesia U-23



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