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Dhaka Abahani Limited
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Full nameDhaka Abahani Limited
Nickname(s)The Sky Blue Brigade
Founded1972; 47 years ago (1972)
GroundBangabandhu National Stadium
Capacity36,000
ChairmanBangladesh Kazi Nabil Ahmed
ManagerBangladesh Satyajit Das Rupu
CoachPortugal Mário Lemos
LeagueBangladesh Premier League
2017/181st
colours

Dhaka Abahani Limited (Bengali: ঢাকা আবাহনী লিমিটেড), formerly known as Abahani Krira Chakra (Bengali: আবাহনী ক্রীড়াচক্র) is a professional sports club based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]

The club was founded through the re-organisation of Iqbal Sporting Club in 1972 by Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

In domestic football, they have achieved a record six Bangladesh Football Premier League titles.[2]

History[edit]

The club won their first major domestic trophy in 1974 when they clinch the title of Dhaka League. In 2007, Bangladesh Football Premier League was introduced by Bangladesh Football Federation.Dhaka Abahani won the 2007 B.League which was the first edition of the league.[3] Dhaka Abahani Limited claimed their hat-trick titles of the Bangladesh Football Premier League by winning 2008–09 B.League & 2009–10 Bangladesh League respectively.[4] After a one-season break, Dhaka Abahani won their fourth league trophy by winning 2012 Bangladesh Football Premier League.[5] After a long trophyless run,Dhaka Abahani won the title of 2016 Bangladesh Federation Cup.[6] The triumph drew an end to the wait of the Dhanmondi outfit as the club last won a silverware back in the 2010–11 season.They also won the title of 2016 Bangladesh Football Premier League with an unbeaten record.The team became the first team to win the professional league title with an unbeaten record under the guidance of experienced coach György Kottán.[7] It was their fifth professional league title.

Dhaka Abahani started their 2016–17 season by retaining the title of 2017 Bangladesh Federation Cup.Equalling the record of arch-rival Dhaka Mohammedan,it was the 10th Bangladesh Federation Cup title for Abahani.[8] On 5 January 2018, Abahani also emerged as the champion of the Bangladesh Premier League for the record sixth time after they edged Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club 2–0 to confirm their second straight title with a game in hand.The club dedicated the title to their lifelong coach and former player Amalesh Sen, who died in October,2017.[9]

Kit suppliers[edit]

Period Kit supplier
2009–10 Thailand FBT
2010–11
2011–12
2012–13
2013–14 Pakistan Kika Sports
2014–15 Thailand Pegan Sport
2015–16 Thailand Grand Sport
2016-17 Bangladesh Sports & Sportz Design
2017-18 Bangladesh Unknown
2018-19 Thailand FBT

Current squad[edit]

Dhaka Abahani starting XI in Federation Cup 2018 final

Dhaka Abahani Limited squad for 2018–19 season.

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

No. Position Player
1 Bangladesh GK Shahidul Alam Sohel (Captain)
2 Bangladesh DF Raihan Hasan
3 Bangladesh DF Waly Faisal
4 Bangladesh DF Topu Barman
5 Bangladesh DF Tutul Hossain Badsha
6 Bangladesh MF Mamunul Islam
7 Bangladesh MF Sohel Rana
8 Bangladesh MF Pranotosh Kumar Das
9 Bangladesh FW Nabib Newaj Jibon
10 Nigeria FW Sunday Chizoba (3rd captain)
11 Bangladesh FW Rubel Miya
12 Bangladesh MF Jewel Rana
13 Bangladesh MF Atiqur Rahman Fahad (Vice-captain)
14 Bangladesh DF Mamun Miah
No. Position Player
15 Bangladesh FW Saad Uddin
16 Bangladesh MF Imtiaz Sultan Jitu
17 South Korea MF Ko Min-hyuk
19 Afghanistan DF Masih Saighani
20 Haiti FW Kervens Belfort
21 Bangladesh DF Hafizur Rahman
22 Bangladesh GK Mohammad Nayeem Mia
23 Bangladesh MF Mohammad Ridoy
24 Bangladesh MF Dipok Roy
25 Bangladesh GK Sultan Ahmed Shakil
26 Bangladesh MF Syed Arafat Hossain Tasin
27 Bangladesh FW Faisal Ahmed Shitol
28 Bangladesh FW Mohammad Rony
30 Bangladesh GK Ariful Islam

2019 AFC Cup[edit]

Dhaka Abahani Limited squad for 2019 AFC Cup.

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

No. Position Player
1 Bangladesh GK Shahidul Alam Sohel (Captain)
2 Bangladesh DF Raihan Hasan
3 Bangladesh DF Waly Faisal
4 Bangladesh DF Topu Barman
5 Bangladesh DF Tutul Hossain Badsha
6 Bangladesh MF Mamunul Islam
7 Bangladesh MF Sohel Rana
8 Bangladesh MF Pranotosh Kumar Das
9 Bangladesh FW Nabib Newaj Jibon
10 Nigeria FW Sunday Chizoba (3rd captain)
11 Bangladesh FW Rubel Miya
12 Bangladesh MF Jewel Rana
No. Position Player
13 Bangladesh MF Atiqur Rahman Fahad (Vice-captain)
14 Bangladesh DF Mamun Miah
15 Bangladesh FW Saad Uddin
16 Bangladesh MF Imtiaz Sultan Jitu
19 Afghanistan DF Masih Saighani
20 Haiti FW Kervens Belfort
21 Bangladesh DF Hafizur Rahman
22 Bangladesh GK Mohammad Nayeem Mia
25 Bangladesh GK Sultan Ahmed Shakil
26 Bangladesh MF Syed Arafat Hossain Tasin
27 Bangladesh FW Faisal Ahmed Shitol
29 Brazil MF Wellington Priori
Home \ Away ALD CFC MPFC MMC
Abahani 2–2
Chennaiyin 0–0 2–0
Minerva
Marshyangdi 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 03 April 2019. Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Coaching staff[edit]

As of December 2018

Position Name
Head Coach Portugal Mário Lemos
Assistant Coaches Bangladesh Jakaria Babu
Bangladesh Ali Yakub Jhontu
Goalkeeper Coach Bangladesh Atiqur Rahman Atiq
Trainer Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul Islam
Physio Bangladesh Atiqur Rahman Mithun

Coaches[edit]

AFC club ranking[edit]

As of 11 November 2018.[11]
Current rank Country Team Points
135 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh F.C. 5.74
136 Laos Lao Toyota F.C. 5.72
137 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani 5.57
138 Oman Dhofar Club 5.40
139 Oman Saham Club 5.06

Achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

2007, 2008–09 , 2009–10, 2012, 2016, 2017/18
1974, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989–90, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2001
1982*, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Bangladesh Liberation Cup: (1)
1977
1990
  • Bangladesh DMFA Cup: (1)
1994
2000
  • Bangladesh Independence Gold Cup (Rajshahi): (1)
2005
2011[12]

Invitational[edit]

1989
  • Bangladesh BTC Club Cup: (1)
1991
  • India Charms Cup: (1)
1994
2010[13]

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangladesh – Abahani Limited, Dhaka – Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Abahani seal record sixth title – Dhaka Tribune". Dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  3. ^ "And the first-ever B. League crown goes to Abahani". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.banglanews24.com. "Abahani claims hat-trick titles in B-League". www.banglanews24.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Abahani clinch BPL title". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Fed Cup champions Abahani on cloud nine – Dhaka Tribune". Dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Champions Abahani end unbeaten". thedailystar.net. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Walton Federation Cup 2017: Dominant Abahani retain title – Dhaka Tribune". www.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Abahani dedicate title to Amalesh – Dhaka Tribune". www.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Abahani appoint Lemos as head coach". dhakatribune.com. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  11. ^ "AFC Club Ranking 2018".
  12. ^ "Abahani crowned champions -". reflectionnews.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Abahani romp to Bordoloi Trophy". Thedailystar.net. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2018.

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