Abahani Limited (Chittagong)

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Full nameChittagong Abahani Limited[1][failed verification]
Nickname(s)Blue Pirates
(Bengali: ব্লু পাইরেটস)
Founded1972; 47 years ago (1972)
GroundMA Aziz Stadium
Chittagong, Bangladesh
OwnerSaif Powertec Limited
ChairmanTarafder MD Ruhul Amin
Head CoachZulfiker Mahmud Mintu
LeagueBangladesh Football Premier League

Chittagong Abahani Limited (Bengali: আবাহনী লিমিটেড) is a sports club in Bangladesh.The club was established at Dhaka in 1972 through the reorganisation of Iqbal Sporting Club. Within a short time, the club gained fame through commendable performances in hockey, cricket and football tournaments. A wing of Abahani Limited was established in Chittagong known as Chittagong Abahani.[2] It is currently a team of Bangladesh Premier League.
The team was relegated from Bangladesh Premier League in 2010–11 season. It again gained the promotion to Premier League by becoming champion of the 2013 Bangladesh Championship League.[3] The club host Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup, a bi-annual tournament in memory of their founder.[4] They won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2015.[5] The club won their first major domestic trophy in 2016 by winning the 2016 Independence Cup under the guidance of Slovakian coach Jozef Pavlik.[6]


Chittagong Abahani Ltd. 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 Mohammad Nehal
2 Bangladesh DF Anisur Alam Sweet
3 Bangladesh DF Kasto Kumar Bosh
4 Kyrgyzstan DF Daniel Tagoe
5 Bangladesh DF Kazi Shariful Islam Sajib
6 Bangladesh MF Nazmul Islam Rasel
7 Bangladesh MF Naimur Rahman Shahed
8 Bangladesh MF Monaem Khan Raju
9 Bangladesh FW Sohel Mia
10 The Gambia MF Momodou Bah
11 Bangladesh FW Abdul Baten Mojumdar Komol
12 Bangladesh MF Kawshik Barua
13 Bangladesh DF Ashik Barua
14 Bangladesh MF Mostajeb Khan
15 Bangladesh FW Abdul Malek
No. Position Player
16 Bangladesh MF Arif Khan Joy
17 Bangladesh DF Monsur Amin
18 Bangladesh MF Fahim Morshed
19 Bangladesh MF Sahed Hossain
20 Bangladesh FW Rashedul Islam Shuvo
21 Bangladesh DF Arup Kumar Baidya
22 Bangladesh GK Russel Mahmud Liton
23 Bangladesh DF Monir Alam
24 Bangladesh DF Sheikh Khalekuzzaman Sabuj
25 Nigeria DF Mufta Lawal
28 Bangladesh FW Tauduzzaman Liton
30 Bangladesh GK Azad Hossen
35 Bangladesh GK Nasarul Islam Hero
80 Nigeria FW Magalan Ugochukwu Awala

Coaching staff[edit]

As of January 2018

Position Name
Head Coach Bangladesh Zulfiker Mahmud Mintu
Assistant Coach Vacant
Goalkeeping Coach Bangladesh Md. Poniruzzaman
Physio Bangladesh Md. Moneruzzaman



Season Position
2007–08 10th
2008–09 8th
2009–10 11th
2010–11 12th (Relegated)
2011–12 In Relegation
2012–13 Did not qualify
2013–14 8th
2014–15 9th
2015–16 2nd
2017-18 3rd





External links[edit]


  1. ^ "BFF".
  2. ^ "Bangladesh – Abahani Limited Chittagong". Soccerway.
  3. ^ http://www.dhakatribune.com/football/2013/jun/10/ctg-abahani-wins-bcl-title
  4. ^ "Sheikh Kamal Int'l Club Cup football tournament kicks off Oct 20". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Hasina says Chittagong Abahani created history in Bangladesh football". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Chittagong Abahani win Independence Cup". The Daily Sun. 8 May 2016. Archived from the original on 18 March 2017.