Mohammedan Sporting Club (Dhaka)

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Full name Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited
Nickname(s) MSC
Founded 1936
Ground Bangabandhu National Stadium
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ground Capacity 36,000
Manager vacant
League Bangladesh Premier League (football)
2012-2013 5th

Mohammedan Sporting Club (MSC) is a top sporting club in Bangladesh. It is headquartered in Dhaka, with local branches throughout the country.


Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club was formed in 1933, though others put it at 1938. Although apparently, Dhaka Mohammedan was a branch of the Calcutta Mohammedan, the former was a club created through reorganisation of the Muslim Sporting Club formed at Hazaribag, Dhaka in 1927. After the Partition of Bengal in 1947, a vacuum was created in the sports arena of Dhaka. At that time, Mohammad Shahjahan, a famous football player of Calcutta Mohammedan came to Dhaka and took charge of the Dhaka Mohammedan. He reorganised it and also developed its football team as a very strong one. The achievements of the team, however, were not significant until 1955. Dhaka's football was dominated at the time by Dhaka Wanderers' Club. Some star players and an official of the Wanderers had joined Dhaka Mohammedan in 1956. Later, the players themselves took initiatives of organising the team for increasingly better performance. In 1961, Dhaka Mohammedan played in the final match of the first division football league and in the next year, it became its champion. The club also won the champion ship of Independence Day Football Tournament of that same year. Later, Dhaka Mohammedan Club extended their participations in a number of famous games and sports including hockey, swimming, athletics, volleyball, table tennis and badminton.

Abahani is considered to be the lifetime rival of Mohammedan.



The club clinched the football league championship title 15 times between 1957 and 1999 and during the same period, it was runners up 12 times.[citation needed] It was champion in the Dhaka Metropolitan Football League (in 1993) and in the Independence Cup Football Tournament (5 times, between 1957 and 1966). The club is five times champion in the Federation Cup Football. It became champion in the Ashis-Jabbar Shield Tournament held in Durgapur of West Bengal in 1982. In the international football tournaments, Aga Khan Gold Cup (unofficial Asian Champions' Cup) held in Dhaka, it was record champions in 1959, 1964 and 1968 and runner up in 1966, 1967 and 1976. They were once coached by Iranian superstar Nasser Hejazi.


The club's performance in cricket is marked by its becoming champion several times in the Dhaka Cricket League and three times in Damal Summer Cricket League.

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The club won the national volleyball tournaments in three consecutive years between 1967 and 1969. Kamrunnahar Dana of Dhaka Mohammedan Club won the triple crown in Sputnik Badminton in 1981 and also in Biman Badminton in 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985. The Mohammedan team was champion in national badminton tournaments in 1982, 1983 and 1985. Mohammedan Sporting Club also hat trick Champions in Hockey since 1993 to 1996 in Premier Division Hockey League and also in 1997 they were Champions in the Premier Division.

Football Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Bangladesh GK Titumir Tito
Bangladesh GK Ahsan Habib
Bangladesh DF Mohammed Ariful Islam
Bangladesh DF Mintu Sheikh
Bangladesh DF Topu Barman
Bangladesh DF Arup Kumar Baidya
Bangladesh DF Nahidul Islam
Bangladesh DF Monsur Alam
Bangladesh DF Imran Hassan
Bangladesh DF Nurul Alam
Bangladesh MF Towhidul Alam
No. Position Player
Bangladesh MF Emon Mahmud
Bangladesh MF Mesbahul Haque
Bangladesh MF Yousuf Sifat
Bangladesh MF Habibur Rahaman Sohag
Bangladesh MF Faisal Ahmed
Nigeria MF Owadokum Sesan Idowu
Nigeria MF Demion
Burkina Faso MF Ousseni Zongo
Portugal FW Hardy Pinto
Egypt FW Mostofa Mohammad Saddik

Coaching staff[edit]

As of March, 2014

Name Position
Rui José Capela Batista Head coach
Juwel Rana Assistant coach
Alfaz Ahmed Assistant coach and youth team instructor
A.K.M. Nuruzzaman Nayan Goalkeeper coach

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1988: Group Stage
1989: Group Stage
1990: Qualifying Stage
1991: Group Stage
1992: Group Stage
1998: First Round
2004: Qualified but withdrew
2006: Group Stage
1990/91: Second Round
1992/93: Intermediate Round
1993/94: Second Round
1996/97: Round of 16

Managerial history[edit]

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