Borussia Dortmund Legends and PERSIB All Stars shine in friendly


The Borussia Dortmund Legends team overcame their Indonesian counterparts, the PERSIB Bandung All Stars by 4-0 in an entertaining friendly on Sunday.

In front of over 10,000 spectators at the Siliwangi Stadium, David Odonkor gave the BVB legends the lead while Ibrahim Tanko, Jan Koller and Dede added further goals for the visitors after the break. 

The game was split into two halves of 35 minutes and featured a Persib All Stars side that contained several of the players who won the Indonesian championship in 1994/95 and 2014/15. Taking to the field for the Dortmund legends alongside the aforementioned Odonkor, Tanko, Koller and Dede, meanwhile, were Roman Weidenfeller, Marcel Schmelzer, Kevin Grosskreutz, Paul Lambert, Florian Kringe, Jörg Heinrich, Toni da Silva, Mladen Petric and Mo Zidan. 

A superb atmosphere pervaded when BVB Legends took to Indonesia to take on Persib All-Stars. - DFL/Getty Images/Robertus Pudyanto

The Legends match against Persib All Stars marked the intensifying ties between Indonesia and Germany following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Persatuan Sepakbola Seluruh Indonesia (PSSI) and Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) signed in June 2023 and aimed at strengthening the role of football in Indonesia. Over the course of the MoU, both parties have committed to conduct training activities and sessions as well as to collaborate in the organization of joint marketing activities, and the match kick off series of upcoming activities as part of the agreement. 

"Through this match, we aim to not only strengthen the ties between our two clubs but also to contribute to the overall development of football on a global scale," Teddy Tjahjono, Deputy CEO of PT PERSIB Bandung Bermartabat, said ahead of the Dortmund All Stars and Persib All Stars game. "We recognize the responsibility we have to inspire the next generation and create a positive impact through the sport we love" Tjahjono added.

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Speaking ahead of the game, Gabriella Witdarmono, Commercial Director of PT PERSIB Bandung Bermartabat, said: "We extend our gratitude to BVB Dortmund for their shared vision and enthusiasm. Our commitment to promoting the game extends beyond the pitch. We will actively engage in community-driven initiatives, leveraging our influence to make a positive impact on society. By uniting our resources, we can drive positive change and contribute to the growth of football at all levels." 

As part of the five-day trip, the BVB legends are taking part in various activities and training sessions with commercial partners and fans in Jakarta and Bandung with the aim of promoting football development, cultural exchange and community engagement.

About Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund is one of the most traditional and popular German football clubs. Founded in 1909, BVB boasts more than 10 million fans within Germany and, in addition, also looks to a rapidly growing fan base worldwide. The eight-time German champions and five-time DFB-Pokal winner was in 1966 the first German club to win a European Cup competition. BVB also became the first Bundesliga club to win the UEFA Champions League in 1997, followed by the Intercontinental Cup in the same year. With a turnover of over 400 million Euro, Borussia Dortmund nowadays is also one of the economically strongest football clubs in the world.

The Borussia Dortmund Legend Team is an assembly of legendary players who have left an indelible mark on the history of Borussia Dortmund. Comprising former players celebrated for their contributions to the club, the legendary team continues to inspire fans and football enthusiasts around the world.

About PT PERSIB Bandung Bermartabat

PERSIB is one of the biggest football clubs in Indonesia, based in Bandung, West Java, and has been established since 1933. PERSIB has won the Indonesian football league twice in the 1994/1995 and 2014 competition seasons. PERSIB is also one of the sports entities with the biggest fan base in Asia. Now PERSIB continues to develop education and training programs to produce national football talents in various age groups in order to have a positive impact on the football industry in Indonesia.

For media inquiries please contact:

Borussia Dortmund

Jing Zhang: jing.zhang@bvb.de 

PT PERSIB Bandung Bermartabat

Adhi Pratama: adhi.pratama@persib.co.id