|Full name||Irfan Haarys Bachdim|
|Date of birth||August 11, 1988|
|Place of birth||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Forward, Winger|
|2013||→ Sriracha (loan)||14||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Bachdim was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands to a former Indonesian footballer of Arab Indonesian descent, Noval Bachdim and Dutch mother, Hester van Dijk.
He started his career in Ajax along with Mitchell Donald, Jeffrey Sarpong, Christian Supusepa and Ryan Babel, but moved to Hoofdklasse side SV Argon after 3 years. He became the top scorer in the league, despite his position as a midfielder.
FC Utrecht scouted him and brought him to FC Utrecht. He was the first choice for the FC Utrecht junior team and sometimes played for the reserve team. He made his debut for FC Utrecht in Eredivisie on 17 February 2008, playing 90 minutes against VVV-Venlo.
Bachdim desire to play in Indonesia was finally realized when he joined the club Persema Malang with Timo Scheunemann as his coach at that time. The contract was signed on 9 August 2010. His performance in his first game for the Indonesia national team made him well known among the Indonesian public.
Bachdim gave a trial at Thailand club BEC Tero Sasana where he was able to give an average performance, then he was not selected by team. Later he was signed by another Thailand club Chonburi on a 2 years contract.
In early December 2013 J-League clubs Vegalta Sendai and Ventforet Kofu trialed Irfan Bachdim for 2 weeks. He said that if he did not get a contract with these clubs, he would go back to Chonburi to prove himself to the new manager.
Bachdim announced on Monday, January 27 2014 that he had officially joined J. League first-division side Ventforet Kofu.
According to Ventforet, the club thought highly of the forward’s potential during a tryout held by the J. League Players Association. His fast playing style caught the club’s eye even though he wasn’t in top physical condition at the time.
Ventforet general manager Satoru Sakuma said Bachdim will be the J. League’s first Indonesian player and his contract will run through the end of the 2014 season.
International CareerIndonesian's goal tally first.
Bachdim is well known for starring in many product advertisements including Pocari Sweat, Suzuki, Nike, and many more. He is one of very select few Indonesian Footballers who have appeared in other scopes outside of football. He rapidly gained a large following, particularly among women.
Bachdim has been in a relationship with Kim Kurniawan sister, Jennifer Kurniawan for 5 years. In July 8, 2011, Bachdim and his German-Chinese Indonesian model Jennifer Kurniawan tied the knot in Germany amid inter-religious marriage issues due to there are no regulation in Indonesia that allows mixed-marriages between people who follow different religions.
- "Irfan Bachdim Bikin Bangga".
- "Stats Centre: Irfan Bachdim Facts".
- Resmi Irfan Bachdim Gabung Chonburi FC
- Tiga Pemain Indonesia Trial Di Ventforet Kofu
- Irfan Bachdim Joins Ventforet Kofu
- Irfan, Jennifer announce marriage via Twitter | The Jakarta Post
- Jennifer happy with her marriage | The Jakarta Post
- Irfan Bachdim Official Website