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Jacksen Ferreira Tiago (born 28 May 1968) commonly known as Jacksen F. Tiago or JFT, is a Brazilian retired footballer, One of the most influential in Indonesian football history, he has a tremendous records for both as a player and as a manager. As a long-time resident of Indonesia, he is fluent in Indonesian and Javanese.

Playing career

In his first season in Indonesia League, he played for Petrokimia Putra which ended up as league runners-up Indonesia's first. Tiago then moved to PSM Makassar before finding success with Persebaya Surabaya. He was the best player in the Liga Indonesia on the season 1996/1997 when he helped Persebaya to championship.

After two seasons in Persebaya, he then moved to Singapore to play for Geylang United, but only lasted one season before returning to Persebaya. In 2001, he moved to Petrokimia and at the end of the season retired as a player.

Tiago brought Persebaya, which relegated the previous season, promotion to the First Division in 2003 and winner of the season 2004.

Management career

In 2008, he signed managerial contract with Persipura Jayapura. During the train at Persipura Jayapura he has given three titles Indonesia Super League in the 2008-09, 2010-11, and 2013 seasons.

In March 2013, the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) requested Jacksen to become assistant coach of the Indonesia national team in the face of Saudi Arabia at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification round. After that in April he was officially appointed by the PSSI as head coach of the Indonesia national team.[1]

In November 2014, he signed with Penang FA, and brought Penang FA promotion to the Malaysia Super League.[2]

In 2017 seasons of Liga 1 Indonesia, he signed a long-term contract with PS Barito Putera.[3]

Honours and awards

  • Mario Jorge Lobo Zagallo Trophy: 1


On 15 April 2014, after press conference match between Persipura Jayapura vs Persebaya Surabaya, Jacksen got into a fight with Greg Nwokolo, because they have personal problems since in Indonesia national football team, the situation eased after the police restrained both of them.[4]

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