Bangladesh Football Federation
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.
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.
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 2012 BFF launched 2nd tier professional league Bangladesh Championship League.
The BFF is also a founding member of South Asian Football Federation
Competitions currently run by BFF include:
|Competition||First Season||Current Champion||Remarks|
|Bangladesh Premier League||2007||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club||the country's top tier professional football league|
|Bangladesh Championship League||2012||Rahmatganj MFS||the country's second tier professional league|
|Senior Division Football League||1948||Badda Jagarani Sangsad||the new name for the Dhaka League|
|Federation Cup||1980||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club||the country's top club cup competition|
|Super Cup||2009||Mohammedan Sporting Club||the country's highest budgeted cup competition|
Competitions previously run by BFF include:
|Competition||First Season||Last Season||Last Champion||Remarks|
|National Football Championship (Bangladesh)||2000||2005-06||Mohammedan Sporting Club||the country's national semi-pro league that had its last season in 2005-06|
|Aga Khan Gold Cup||1958||1981/1982||Bangkok Bank F.C. and Brothers Union
[Shared after 1-1 draw]
|multinational club competition last held in 1981|
|Bangabandhu Cup||1996/1997||1999||Japan League XI||multinational club and B Team competition last held in 1999|
|Sher-e-Bangla Cup||1975||1994||Bhola||semi-pro cup that had its last season in 1994|
Nitol-Tata the sole distributor of Tata vehicles in Bangladesh was the official sponsor between 2000 till 2005
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.
BFF secured USD 70,000 for one year when Nitol-Tata again became the official sponsor for the 2013/2014 season