Bangladesh Football Federation
Bangladesh Football Federation or BFF is the governing body of football in Bangladesh. The organisation which manages the game of association football in Bangladesh. It administers the running of Bangladesh national football team and Bangladesh women's national football team including oversees all aspects of the country's football.
BFF controls Bangladesh Premier League and premier domestic club competition, in addition to various other competitions and teams.
BFF was one of founding members of South Asian Football Federation. It is based at BFF Bhaban, Motijheel, Dhaka.
BFF was founded on 15 July 1972, by Md. Yousuf Ali (Former Education, Culture and Sports Minister). Ali presided the association with Abul Hashem of Wari Club as general secretary.
The BFF continued the Dhaka League that started in 1948, after the independence of Bangladesh. It gained huge numbers of fans 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|
|BPL||2007||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club||The country's top tier professional football league.|
|BCL||2012||Rahmatganj MFS||The country's second tier professional league.|
|Senior Division 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||Dhaka Mohammedan SC||The country's highest budgeted cup competition.|
|Pioneer League||1987||Ansar & VDP||Tournament for grass root level football clubs.|
|Bangabandhu Cup||1996-97||Malaysia||International football tournament.|
Competitions previously run by BFF include:
|Competition||First Season||Last Season||Last Champion||Remarks|
|NFC||2000||2005-06||Dhaka Mohammedan SC||The country's national semi-pro league that had its last season in 2005-06.|
|Aga Khan Cup||1958||1981/1982||Bangkok Bank F.C. and Brothers Union
[Shared after 1-1 draw]
|Multinational club competition last held in 1981.|
|Sher-e-Bangla Cup||1975||1994||Bhola||Semi-pro cup that had its last season in 1994.|
- Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
- Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium, Dhaka
- MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
- Sylhet District Stadium, Sylhet
- Rajshahi District Stadium, Rajshahi
- Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium, Rajshahi
- Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium, Gopalgonj
- Shaheed Salam Stadium, Feni
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.
- Bangladesh national football team
- Bangladesh women's national football team
- List of Bangladeshi football champions
- Football in Bangladesh
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