Timo Scheunemann

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Timo Scheunemann
Personal information
Full name Timo Scheunemann
Date of birth (1973-11-29) 29 November 1973 (age 50)
Place of birth Kediri, East Java, Indonesia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Persik Kediri
Senior career*
1993–1996 The Master's College 0 (0)
1997 Persiba Balikpapan 0 (0)
1998 Tampines Rovers 0 (0)
Managerial career
2000–2010 Wesley International School
2000 Malang Football Club
2007 Persikoba Batu (technical director)
2008–2009 Indonesia Women
2010–2011 Persema Malang
2017 Persiba Balikpapan
2022– Nusantara United (technical director)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Timo Scheunemann (born 29 November 1973) is an Indonesian-German youth football coach and manager. [1] He is also a former professional football forward. He used to play professionally in Indonesia's Liga Indonesia and Singapore's S-League and was one of the coaches of the Indonesia women's national football team and Persema Malang. In addition, he helmed the Indonesian U-12 football team during the Danone Nations Cup in 2012 and 2013 and his last managerial position was with Persiba Balikpapan.


Outside of his footballing career, he acted as Lieutenant Colonel Hoogeband in the Indonesian film, Soekarno, in which that was his sole acting appearance in the film industry.

Early life and education

Scheunemann was born in Indonesia to expatriate immigrant German parents.[ citation needed ]

He holds a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from The Master's University.

Football career

Playing career

Scheunemann started his career at the youth level with Persik Kediri, and started his senior career in the US collegiate system with The Master's College in NCCAA division I in 1993. Upon graduation in 1997, he played for Persiba Balikpapan, as their first foreign player ever. After a year, he continues to play in S-League with Tampines Rovers. By the end of the year 1998, he was invited for trials at Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgarter Kickers (in Germany) and Gillingham in England.

Coaching career

Scheunemann started coaching at Wesley International School and Malang Football Club, both in Malang. In 2007, he was appointed technical director of Persikoba Batu. After that, he was asked to control Indonesia women's national football team for SEA Games 2009. In 2010, he was appointed as a manager for Persema Malang.

Personal life

Scheunemann currently lives in Batu, East Java as well as maintaining a residence in Dau, Malang Regency and is currently married to Devi Scheunemann, a native Javanese woman and the couple had two children namely Naya and Brandon, a footballer.

He also has a niece named Claudia, also a footballer who plays for the women's under-20 national team.

An Indonesian national of German ancestry but born in post-independence Indonesia to expatriate cum immigrant parents from Germany, he is a native speaker of German but also speaks his adoptive country's national language of Indonesian and the local Javanese language fluently, because he spent most of his childhood as well as his adulthood in East Java province (especially in his birthplace of Kediri as well as his adoptive hometown of Malang alike) and also Indonesia as a whole, in which that made him fluently speaking the above two languages in addition to his own mother tongue.

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