3 Asian Legions Who Have Uniformed Persib, Who is the Most Successful?

Persib Bandung has recruited a foreign Asian player for Liga 1 2021/2022, Mohamed Rashid. The Palestinian national team player is bound by a one-year contract with the option of an extension.

Persib Bandung brought in Mohamed Rashid to strengthen the midfield in the 2021/2022 League 1 competition. While in midfield, the 26-year-old will partner Marc Klok.

Mohamed Rashid is not the first Asian foreign player that Persib has. Long before, Persib had many foreign players from Asia, such as Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.

The presence of Asian foreign players gives Persib its color. They were able to have a positive impact on the performance of the Maung Bandung Squad in the match.

Persib first used the services of foreign players from Asia in the 2004/2005 Indonesian League. Persib management recruited players from Thailand, Pradit Taweechai.

The player who was born on February 7, 1979 plays as a full-back. Pradit Taweechai’s performance at the start of the competition was quite promising. However, he failed to maintain consistency on the field so Persib kicked him out in the middle of the 2006 season.

After Pradit Taeechai, Persib is increasingly keen to bring in foreign players from Asia. Especially with the changes in the regulation of imported players for the 2009/2010 season.

The operator of the Indonesian League competition at that time determined that each club could use the services of 3 non-Asian foreign players and two Asian players.

Bola.com tries to summarize the Asian players who have stopped at Persib Bandung. Who is the most successful?

Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool
The goalkeeper who was born on March 23, 1982, has played for Persib Bandung in the 2005 Indonesian League. The goalkeeper, who is familiarly called Kosin, has a one-year contract.

Kosin’s appearance in Persib’s crossbar made the Bolaoh fall in love. Not infrequently the Boboh was willing to wait to meet Kosin just to ask for an autograph.

The debut match of the Thai goalkeeper occurred when Persib faced Arema Malang at the Siliwangi Stadium, Bandung, on February 11, 2006. In that match, Kosin was able to bring Maung Bandung to a 1-0 win.

Kosin became the star of Persib’s victory at that time. He was able to thwart Arema Malang’s penalty which was executed by Email Serge in the 67th minute.

However, Persib’s togetherness with Persib did not last long. At the end of the 2006 season, Kosin chose to hang out because he had to undergo military service in his home country.

Three years later, Kosin returned to Persib’s arms on loan from Chonburi. Kosin’s presence in Persib’s squad makes Boboh even more in love.

With Persib, Kosin only lasted half a season. In the final match, Kosin brought Persib to win over Persisam Samarinda with a final score of 2-0.

In the 86th minute, Persib made a substitution. Persib coach at that time, Jaya Hartono, replaced Kosin with Markus Horison.

The applause of the Botooh echoed at the Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung Regency. Furthermore, Kosin took the time to surround the stadium as a tribute to the bobo.

Suchao Nutnum
This Thai player joined Persib Bandung in the 2009 Indonesian League competition on loan from Buriram United. He came with his compatriot, Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool or Kosin.

Buriram loaned the Thai national team player because the Thai League competition was a long holiday and would start in 2010. This means that Suchao Nutnum only lasted half a season at Persib.

Half a season with Persib, Suchao Nutnum was able to hypnotize Bobotoh with his performance on the field. He made 13 appearances and scored three goals.

The last match occurred in the match against Persib Persik Kediri at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung Regency, January 26, 2010. In that match, Persib won with a landslide score of 6-1.

Suchao Nutnum was able to score Persib’s fourth goal in the 64th minute. This 170 cm player scored a goal through a corner kick on the left side of the Persik Kediri defense.

Although it did not bring Persib to win the league title, Suchao Nutnum made a deep impression on the bola. He has become a parameter for Persib’s midfielder to date.

Omid Nazari
The player who was born on April 29, 1991, was recruited by Persib Bandung in the middle of the 2019 League 1 competition. He came with two other foreign players from the Netherlands, Nick Kuipers, and Kevin van Kippersluis.

Even though he just joined, Omid Nazari was able to adapt quickly to the Persib game. He made 16 appearances from 17 matches.

Omid Nazari’s appearance in the Persib midfield amazed the crowd. As a midfielder, he is good at reading the movements of opposing players and can make attacking set-ups.

In the 2020 season, Omid Nazari was again trusted to fill the midfield and managed to bring Persib to a clean sweep of the first three matches. Unfortunately, the competition was stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit Indonesia.

Persib management has agreed to extend Omid’s contract for the 2021 season. However, Omid chose to resign and join the Philippine League club, United FC.

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