Bangladesh Football Federation
Bangladesh Football Federation or BFF (Bengali: বাফুফে BaFuFe) 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 and oversees every aspect of the country's football.
BFF controls Bangladesh Premier League and premier domestic club competition, in addition to various other competitions and tournaments.
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.
|Kazi Ahmed||Vice President|||
|Abdus Murshedey||2nd Vice President|||
|Mohiuddin Ahmed||3rd Vice President|||
|Tabith Awal||4rd Vice President|||
|Badal Roy||5th Vice President|||
|Abu Shohag||General Secretary|||
|Bayazid Nipu||Technical Director|||
|Jamie Day||Team Coach (Men's)|||
|Golam Choton||Team Coach (Women's)|||
|Khalid Mahmud Nowmee||Media/Communications Manager|
|Shahidul Islam||Referee Coordinator|||
Competitions currently run by BFF include:
|Competition||First Season||Current Champion||Remarks|
|BPL||2007||Bashundhara Kings||The country's top tier professional football league.|
|BCL||2012||Bangladesh Police FC||The country's second tier professional league.|
|Senior Division League||1948||Badda Jagarani Sangsad||The new name for the Dhaka League.|
|Federation Cup||1980||Dhaka Abahani||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.|
|Independence Cup||1972||Bashundhara Kings||The Country's top club cup competition.|
|Bangabandhu Cup||1996-97||Palestine||International football tournament.||
Competitions previously run by BFF include:
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 US$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 US$70,000 for one year when Nitol-Tata again became the official sponsor for the 2013/2014 season.