Supporters & mascot

Supporters display a celebration during a match in Si Jalak Harupat Stadium.
Choreography in Si Jalak Harupat Stadium.
Persib's supporters are called Bobotoh, which means the ones who supports individuals competing in a competition.[28] There are many big supporter groups, but the most famous groups are Viking Persib Club, Bomber (Bobotoh Maung Bandung Bersatu), The Bomb's and Flowers City Casuals.[9][29] The number of Persib supporters are estimated to be around 5,3 to 5,5 million all around Indonesia.[30][31]
The mascot of Persib is the Maung Bandung.[32]


Persib have rivalries with Persebaya Surabaya, PSMS Medan and PSM Makassar rooting from the Perserikatan era.[33]
Nowadays, Persib have a rivalry with Persija Jakarta, which is more seen as a rivalry between supporters and have turned into hostility between both clubs hard-line supporters. Influenced by the media and some individuals that want the hostility to be preserved, many hostile incidents have occurred until today.[34][35] In 2014, there had been a reconciliation held by Polda Jabar to avoid unnecessary future clashes.[36]
Persib Bandung also have a crosstown derby with Pelita Bandung Raya. This derby is called Derby Bandung. [37]


Persib was previously owned by city government and its budget was allocated from the city budget. In accordance with the regulations of Permendagri No. 13/2006 which was revised to Permendagri No. 59/2007, professional clubs are no longer allowed to use government budget. This conditions forced 36 Football Union as the stakeholder of Persib agreed to give a mandate to the former Bandung Mayor Dada Rosada to save Persib so it can still enter the competition. PT. Persib Bandung Bermartabat then founded in 20 August 2009 as the legal basis of the club.[9]
Erick Thohir, the owner of Mahaka Media, Viva Media, Philadelphia 76ers, Satria Muda BritAma Jakarta, D.C. United and Inter Milan, is one of the commissioner in PT. Persib Bandung Bermartabat and owns a large share of the club.[38]

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