Bangladesh Football Federation

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Bangladesh Football Federation
AFC
Short nameBFF
Founded15 July 1972; 51 years ago (1972-07-15)
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
FIFA affiliation1976; 48 years ago (1976)
AFC affiliation1974; 50 years ago (1974)[1]
SAFF affiliation1997; 27 years ago (1997)
PresidentKazi Salahuddin
Vice-PresidentAbdus Salam Murshedy
General SecretaryMd. Abu Nayeem Shohag
Websitebff.com.bd

Bangladesh Football Federation (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ ফুটবল ফেডারেশন, Bānglādesh fūṭbôl fēḍārēshôn) is the governing body that administers the sport of association football in Bangladesh. It is in charge of running the country's men's and women's national teams, as well as the Bangladesh Premier League and various other competitions and tournaments. The BFF was one of founding members of the South Asian Football Federation. It is based at BFF Bhaban, in the Motijheel Thana of the country's capital, Dhaka.

History[edit]

The Bangladesh Football Federation was founded on 15 July 1972 by Md. Yousuf Ali, the country's former Minister for Education, Culture and Sport; the general secretary under Ali was Abul Hashem of Wari Club.[2]

It became affiliated with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in 1973, and FIFA in 1976.[3] It is also a founding member of South Asian Football Federation. Bangladesh has been elected to be part of the AFC Executive Committee for two four-year terms: in 1982–1986 and 1998–2002. Hafizuddin Ahmed was elected vice-president of the AFC for the term from 1990 to 1994.[2]

After Bangladesh gained independence in the early 1970s, the BFF assumed responsibility for the Dhaka League, which had begun in 1948. The league resumed for the 1973 season, but has since been superseded by the Bangladesh Premier League (founded in 2007 as the B.League) and the Bangladesh Championship League (in 2012), and now exists only as a regional league at the third tier of the nation's football league pyramid.

In 1980, the Federation started the Federation Cup, which grew to be the country's top national cup competition.

In 2009, it launched the Super Cup tournament, which ran in 2009, 2011 and 2013. In 2013, the prize money for winning the competition was Tk10 million.[4] In the inaugural competition, Mohammedan SC beat arch-rivals Abahani Limited Dhaka.[5]

Executive committee[edit]

Board of directors[edit]

Name Position Source
Bangladesh Kazi Salahuddin President [6][7]
Bangladesh Abdus Salam Murshedy Senior Vice-president [6][7]
Bangladesh Imrul Hasan 2nd Vice-president [6][7]
Bangladesh Kazi Nabil Ahmed 3rd Vice-president [6][7]
Bangladesh Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan Manik 4th Vice-president [6][7]
BangladeshMohiuudin Ahmed Mohi 5th Vice-president [6][7]
Bangladesh Imran Hossain Tushar General Secretary [8]
Bangladesh Md. Abu Hossain Tresurer
Vacant Technical Director [6]
Spain Javier Cabrera Team Coach (Men's) [6][7]
Bangladesh Saiful Bari Titu Team Coach (Women's) [6]
Bangladesh Md. Tanvir Ahmed Siddiqe Manager-Project [6]
Bangladesh Md. Emran Hossain Tushar Manager-Protocol
Bangladesh Azad Rahman Referee Coordinator [6]

Competitions[edit]

Man's club competitions[edit]

As of August 2023

Competitions currently run by BFF:

Competition First season Current champion Remarks
Bangladesh Premier League 2007 Bashundhara Kings The country's top tier football league.
Federation Cup 1980 Mohammedan SC The country's top tier leagues cup competition.
Independence Cup 1972 Bashundhara Kings The country's national cup competition.
Bangladesh Championship League 2012 Brothers Union The country's 2nd tier football league.
Senior Division League 1948 Somaj Kallyan KS Mugda The country's 3rd tier football league.
Second Division League 1948 Saif SC Youth Team The country's 4th tier football league.
Third Division League 1948 Chawkbazar Kings The country's 5th tier football league.
Pioneer Football League 1981 Barishal Football Academy The country's 6th tier football league.
BFF U-18 Football Tournament 2014 NoFeL Sporting Club U-18 The country's U-18 club football tournament.
BFF U-18 Football League 2021–22 Sheikh Jamal DC U-18 The country's top tier U-18 football league.
BFF U-16 Football Tournament 2021–22 Kawran Bazar PS U-16 The country's U-16 football tournament.

Other competitions[edit]

As of October 2022

Competitions currently run by BFF:

Competition First Season Current Champion Remarks
Bangabandhu Cup 1996–97 Palestine International football tournament.
Bangamata U-19 Women's International Gold Cup 2019 Bangladesh & Laos International U-19 Women's football tournament.
Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup 2015 Terengganu F.C. International clubs football tournament.
Sheikh Russel U-18 Gold Cup 2021–22 Wari Thana The country's Metropolis Thanas football competition
National Football Championship 1973 Bangladesh Army District and institutional cup tournament.
Bangladesh Women's Football League 2011 Bashundhara Kings The country's women's professional clubs football league.

Defunct[edit]

As of June 2023

Competitions previously run by BFF:

Competition First Season Last Season Last Champion Remarks
Aga Khan Cup 1958 1981–82 Bangkok Bank F.C. and Brothers Union
[Shared after 1–1 draw]
Continental club competition last held in 1982.
President's Gold Cup 1981 1993 Petrolul Ploiești International football tournament.
First Division League 1993 2004–05 Rahmatganj MFS 2nd tier semi-professional football league last held in 2005.
National Football League 2000 2006 Mohammedan SC The country's first semi-professional national league last held in 2006.
Super Cup 2009 2013 Mohammedan SC The country's highest budgeted cup football competition.

Stadiums[edit]

Official partners[edit]

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 2013–14 season.

On 13 March 2022, Pusti became the beverage partner of Bangladesh Football Federation following a two-year agreement.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFC Bars Israel from All Its Competitions". The Straits Times. Reuters. 16 September 1974. Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "BFF info". bangladeshdir.com. Archived from the original on 17 August 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2007.
  4. ^ Mahmood, Raihan (7 May 2013). "Super Cup prize money remain unchanged". Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 14 September 2023. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh: Mohammedan SC Clinch Citycell Super Cup". goal.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Member Association - Bangladesh - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on 13 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "The AFC.com - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Archived from the original on 31 December 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  8. ^ "বাফুফের ভারপ্রাপ্ত সেক্রেটারি ইমরান". www.samakal.com (in Bengali). 17 April 2023. Archived from the original on 22 April 2023. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  9. ^ Report, Star Sports (13 March 2022). "Pusti for Bangladesh footballers". The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.

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