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Football in bangladesh


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Football in bangladesh

  1. 1.  Throughout History Most Popular Sport  Recently Shadowed by Cricket  Neglected by Govt. & Authorities  Maniac During FIFA World Cup Rural children playing football
  2. 2.  Controlled by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF)  Nick name - Bengal Tigers  Current FIFA ranking – 163  Home stadium - Bangabandhu National Stadium  Never qualified to World Cup  Played Asian Cup only once, in 1980  Best achievement – SAFF championship winner, 2003 Bangladesh National Football Team celebrating a victory
  3. 3.  Honors: • SAFF Championship Champion (1): 2003 Runner-up (2): 1999, 2005 • South Asian Games Gold medal (2): 1999, 2010 Silver medal (4): 1984, 1985, 1989, 1995 Bronze medal (1): 1991 • Quaid-E-Azam International Cup Runner-up (1): 1985 Third-place (1): 1987
  4. 4.  During Liberation War, in 1971, “Swadhin Bangla Football Dal” Formed  Captain of the team: Zakaria Pintoo  The Team Played 16 Matches in India  Officially Received by BFF in 2009
  5. 5.  The Bangladesh Football Federation or BFF is the governing body of football in Bangladesh  Controls the country's men’s, women’s and youth national teams and oversees all aspects of the country's football  The BFF is based at BFF Bhaban Motijheel, Dhaka near Bangabandhu National Stadium  Current precident of BFF - Kazi Salahuddin
  6. 6.  BFF was founded on 15 July 1972, by Prof. Md. Yousuf Ali.  Became affiliated with AFC and FIFA in 1973 and 1976 respectively.  Bangladesh was elected as member in the AFC Executive Committee 1982-86 and 1998-02.  Major (Rtd) Hafizuddin Ahmed was elected vice president of AFC for 1990- 94.
  7. 7.  BFF continued the Dhaka League after the Independence from 1973  In 1980, started - Federation Cup  In 2007, launched top-tier professional league- Bangladesh Premier League  In 2009, started the Super Cup tournament, the highest budgeted football tournament organised by BFF  In 2012 BFF launched 2nd tier professional league Bangladesh Championship League
  8. 8.  The premier regional football league played by clubs in Dhaka.  Founded in 1948, first title winner - Victoria SC  Was popular during 1960s, major clubs in 1960s Dhaka Wanderers, Victoria SC, Mohammedan SC, Railways, and Fire service etc.  Footballers from Dhaka League are selected for ‘Pakistan National Football Team’
  9. 9. Stopped for 2 Year during Independent War in 1971 Become Most Popular League in 80s & 90s Faded away in 2000s Most Successful Team - Mohammedan SC, 19 times Championship winner
  10. 10.  In 2000, National Football Championship started as top-tier football league  Replaced by Bangladesh Premier League in 2007, which is currently top-tier league of the country  First Championship winner - Dhaka Abahani  Major Clubs are - Dhaka Abahani, Dhaka Mohammedan, Muktijoddha Sangsad KS, Brothers Union, Sheikh Russell KC etc
  11. 11.  Currently Sponsored by Grammenphone, thus also Known as Grameenphone Bangladesh Premier League  10 teams participated to the league  Championship winner allowed to AFC President's Cup, an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the AFC  Most Championship winner - Dhaka Abahani (4 times)
  12. 12.  Syed Abdus Samad(1895-1964): He was known in as football jadukar (magician). Legendary Abdus Samad played football during British period. He was captain of Indian National Team in 1926. Bangladesh govt. developed a Postage stamp in honor to him in 1993.  Kazi Salahuddin: He is the first player from the country to play in the professional league in Hong Kong and considered to be one of Bangladesh's most famous football players. He retired from football in 1984. He is the current president of BFF.
  13. 13.  Sheikh Aslam: He played as a specialist striker and was one of the most lethal marksmen in the Dhaka League during the 1980s and 1990s; gained his greatest fame while playing for Abahani Krira Chakra.  Alfaz Ahmed: In August 1996, he was elected as “AFC’s player of the month”  Aminul Hoque: Got to chance to play for Newcastle United, a English first-tier professional club, but due to communication error the deal fell through.