Abahani Limited (Dhaka)
|Full name||Abahani Limited, Dhaka|
|Ground||Bangabandhu National Stadium
|Manager||Sattajit Das Ropu|
Abahani Limited (Bengali: আবাহনী ক্রীড়াচক্র) is a sports club in Bangladesh. It was established at Dhaka in 1972 through reorganisation of Iqbal Sporting Club. Within a short time, the club gained fame through commendable performances in hockey, cricket and football tournaments.
Abahani introduced junior coaching camps on its own initiative and employed foreign trainers in them. Abahani also did a lot to improve football in Bangladesh through new experiments.
In the 32 years between 1973 to 2005, Abahani played a number of times in the finals of the first division & Premier division football league. It finished as champion eleven times (1974, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1994, 1995, 2001) and as runner up on as many occasions (1973, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988–89, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2002). The club was champion in the Federation Cup Football in 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2010 and runner up in 1981, 1983, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2008 and 2009. In the Asia Cup Club Tournament held in 1985 in Sri Lanka, Abahani was the runner up and got the Championship of Nagji Trophy Football Tournament held in (Kerala) India in 1989. Beside that they won the charms cup at Kolkata in 1994 and Bardolui trophy at Gouhati, Assam in 2010. Abahani won the Champions trophy of the first ever professional football league in 2007. They have also won the second and third B. League Tournament, in 2008–09 and 2009–10 respectively, as well as achieving a hat-trick championship for the second time after twenty five years in Bangladesh football history. Famous football players e.g. Kazi Salahuddin (current BFF president), Chunnu, Nizam, Tutul, Aslam, Nannu, Helal, Pakir Ali once played for this club.
Between 1973 to 1993, Abahani became the champion of Dhaka's first division cricket league eleven times and runner up on five occasions. In the Damal Summer Cricket Tournament, Abahani became champion in 1980–81 and 1984–85 and runner up in 1982–83 and 1985–86. The club was champion in the Shaheed Smriti Cricket Tournament in 1977–78, 1981–82 and 1984–85 and in the Star Summer Cricket Tournament in 1980–81 and 1984–85. It finished the Alpha Cup Cricket as champion in 1982–83 and as runner up in 1983–84.Abahani won the premier cricket league for three years in a row 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10.
The club became champion in the first division hockey league in 1977, 1978, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1988–89 and 1993–94, and was runner up in 1977–78, 1979–80, 1981–82 and 1987–88. The club was champion in the Shaheed Smriti Hockey Tournament in 1973 and 1974 and runner up in 1976, 1977 and 1979. It was champion in the Independence Cup Hockey Tournament in 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1979 and runner up in 1973 and 1985.
Abahani Club was made a limited company in 1989.
Abahani Football Squad
Steve Thomas Yoko Samnick
André Luis Scorza de Souza
Coaching Staffs (Football)
- National Championship (1): 2000.
- Bangladesh Premier League (football) (4): 2007, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012.
- Bangladesh Federation Cup (8): 1982*, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2010. (* shared)
- Super cup (1): 2011
Performance in AFC competitions
- Asian Club Championship: 2 appearances
- AFC President's Cup: 5 appearances
- Asian Cup Winners Cup: 2 appearances
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Dhaka Premier League Cricket squad
|No.||Name||Nationality||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|3||Rony Talukdar||29 May 1989||Right-handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|24||Mithun Manhas||12 September 1977||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|26||Shikhar Dhawan||5 December 1985||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|32||Hannan Sarkar||1 December 1982||Right-handed||Right arm Medium|
|34||Yashpal Singh||27 November 1981||Right handed||Right arm Medium|
|35||Fawad Alam||8 October 1985||Left handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|73||Imrul Kayes||2 February 1987||Left handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|9||Rajat Bhatia||22 October 1979||Right-handed||Right arm Medium|
|17||Farhad Hossain||10 February 1987||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|25||Lee Carseldine||17 November 1975||Right-handed||Right arm medium pace|
|27||Marshall Ayub||5 December 1988||Right-handed||Legbreak|
|83||Mahmudullah||4 February 1986||Right handed||Right arm off break|
|7||Anamul Haque||16 December 1992||Right-handed||–|
|31||Saghir Hossain||14 August 1986||Right-handed||–|
|1||Saqlain Sajib||1 December 1988||Left handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|5||Mohammad Rafique||5 September 1970||Left handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|6||Mashrafe Mortaza||5 October 1983||Right-handed||Right arm Fast medium|
|18||Tapash Baisya||25 December 1982||Right handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|20||Elias Sunny||5 December 1986||Right-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|23||Alauddin Babu||5 December 1991||Right-handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|28||Mahbubul Alam||1 December 1983||Right handed||Right arm Medium fast|
|29||Abul Hasan||5 August 1992||Right-handed||Right arm Fast medium|