Abahani Limited (Dhaka)

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Abahani Limited Dhaka
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Full name Abahani Limited, Dhaka
Founded 1972; 42 years ago (1972)
Ground Bangabandhu National Stadium
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ground Capacity 36,000
Manager Bangladesh Sattajit Das Ropu
2012-13 3rd

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.

Achievements[edit]

Football[edit]

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.

Cricket[edit]

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.

Hockey[edit]

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.

Organisation[edit]

Abahani Club was made a limited company in 1989.

Abahani Football Squad[edit]

  • Goalkeepers:

Bangladesh Shahidul Alam Sohel
Bangladesh Md. Abdul Kader
Bangladesh Sultan Ahmed Shakil
Bangladesh Rajon Miah

  • Defenders:

Bangladesh Mohammad Sujon
Ghana Samad Youssif
Bangladesh Waly Faisal
Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul
Bangladesh Atiqur Rahman Meshu
Bangladesh Sariful Islam
Bangladesh Abdul Hamid Vashani
Bangladesh Saikat Bhowmik
Bangladesh Kazi Mofazzel Saikat
Bangladesh Nasirul Nasir
Bangladesh Obaidur Rahaman

  • Midfielders:

Bangladesh Arman Aziz
Bangladesh Pranotosh Kumar
Bangladesh Abdul Baten
Cameroon Steve Thomas Yoko Samnick
Bangladesh Towhidul Alam
Bangladesh Jamal Hossain
Bangladesh Sahedul Alam
Bangladesh Didarul Alam
Brazil André Luis Scorza de Souza
Brazil Rómulo

  • Forwards:

Ghana Osei Morrison
Cameroon Mbenoun Ekele Patrick
Ghana Awudu Ibrahim
Nigeria Otofe Lucky Paul
Nigeria Onyekachi Daniel
Bangladesh Sohel Rana
Bangladesh Mohammad Rony

Coaching Staffs (Football)[edit]

  • Head Coach= Iran Ali Akbar Pormuslimi
  • Asst Coach= Bangladesh Amalesh Sen
  • President = Italy Rahman md Habibur

Titles[edit]

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1986: Qualifying Stage
1994: withdrew in Qualifying – second round
2008: 3° in Group Stage
2009: 2° in Group Stage
2010: 2° in Group Stage
2011: 3° in Group Stage
2013: 4° in Group Stage
1991/92: First Round
1997/98: Second Round

Dhaka Premier League Cricket squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style
Batsmen
3 Rony Talukdar Bangladesh (1989-05-29) 29 May 1989 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm Medium fast
24 Mithun Manhas India (1977-09-12) 12 September 1977 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm off break
26 Shikhar Dhawan India (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm off break
32 Hannan Sarkar Bangladesh (1982-12-01) 1 December 1982 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm Medium
34 Yashpal Singh India (1981-11-27) 27 November 1981 (age 32) Right handed Right arm Medium
35 Fawad Alam Pakistan (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 28) Left handed Slow left arm orthodox
73 Imrul Kayes Bangladesh (1987-02-02) 2 February 1987 (age 27) Left handed Right arm Medium fast
All-rounders
9 Rajat Bhatia India (1979-10-22) 22 October 1979 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm Medium
17 Farhad Hossain Bangladesh (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
25 Lee Carseldine Australia (1975-11-17) 17 November 1975 (age 38) Right-handed Right arm medium pace
27 Marshall Ayub Bangladesh (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 25) Right-handed Legbreak
83 Mahmudullah Bangladesh (1986-02-04) 4 February 1986 (age 28) Right handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
7 Anamul Haque Bangladesh (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 21) Right-handed
31 Saghir Hossain Bangladesh (1986-08-14) 14 August 1986 (age 27) Right-handed
Bowlers
1 Saqlain Sajib Bangladesh (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 (age 25) Left handed Slow left arm orthodox
5 Mohammad Rafique Bangladesh (1970-09-05) 5 September 1970 (age 43) Left handed Slow left arm orthodox
6 Mashrafe Mortaza Bangladesh (1983-10-05) 5 October 1983 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm Fast medium
18 Tapash Baisya Bangladesh (1982-12-25) 25 December 1982 (age 31) Right handed Right arm Medium fast
20 Elias Sunny Bangladesh (1986-12-05) 5 December 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox
23 Alauddin Babu Bangladesh (1991-12-05) 5 December 1991 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm Medium fast
28 Mahbubul Alam Bangladesh (1983-12-01) 1 December 1983 (age 30) Right handed Right arm Medium fast
29 Abul Hasan Bangladesh (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm Fast medium

list of players

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