Bangladesh Football Federation

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Bangladesh Football Federation
AFC
Association crest
Founded 1972
FIFA affiliation 1974
AFC affiliation 1973
President Kazi Salahuddin
Website www.bffonline.com

The Bangladesh Football Federation (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ ফুটবল ফেডারেশন) or BFF is the governing body of football in Bangladesh. It 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.

History[edit]

BFF was founded on 15 July 1972, by Prof. Md. Yousuf Ali (former Education, Culture and Sports Minister). Prof. Yousuf Ali presided the association with Abul Hashem of Wari Club as general secretary.[1]

It became affiliated with AFC and FIFA in 1973 and 1976 respectively.[2] 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.[3]

The BFF continued the Dhaka Football League that started in 1948, after the independence of Bangladesh. It gained huge fanship and support and continued with premier, first, second and third divisions in the process. In 1980, the Federation started top the Federation Cup, which grew to be the country's top national cup competition.

In 2007 BFF started the country's top tier professional league Bangladesh Premier League (known as B. League then).

In 2009 it launched the Super Cup tournament, the highest budgeted football tournament organised by BFF, which kicked-off in 2009 for the first time and it was won by club Dhaka Mohammedan SC beating arch-rivals Dhaka Abahani.[4]

In 2012 BFF launched 2nd tier professional league Bangladesh Championship League.

Competitions[edit]

Competitions currently run by BFF include:

Official partners[edit]

In April 2008, the BFF secured BDT 16,00,00,000 (equivalent to USD 22,85,714 appx) for three years from a multinational mobile operator company, Citycell (Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited) for three years as sponsorship for Bangladesh Football Federation, which is a record in the football sponsorship money securing in the history of Bangladesh football. Later in 2010, it made contract with Grameenphone - country's leading mobile phone operator, for the sponsorship of BFF's tournaments.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BFF info". bangladeshdir.com. 
  2. ^ "Bangladesh on FIFA.com". FIFA.com. 
  3. ^ "BFF info". bangladeshdir.com. 
  4. ^ doi= "Bangladesh: Mohammedan SC Clinch Citycell Super Cup". goal.com. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 

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