Bangladesh Football Premier League
|Founded||2 March 2007|
|Number of teams||11|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Domestic cup(s)||Federation Cup
|International cup(s)||AFC Cup|
|Current champions||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club (3rd title)
|Most championships||Dhaka Abahani (4 titles)|
|TV partners||Channel 9 & BTV (live matches)|
|2016 Bangladesh Football Premier League|
Bangladesh Premier League is the top-tier association football league of Bangladesh run by the country's Football Federation. It was previously known as the B. League that began in 2007. The league was renamed to Bangladesh League in 2009. In 2012 it was renamed to the current name. It marked the start of the professional era and an open wide national league. It is currently sponsored by Manyavar, thus it is also known as Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League. Dhaka Derby is one of the most popular match in the league.
In 2007, the winner of the Dhaka League and top club teams mainly from Dhaka and other parts of the country were promoted to the first professional league. The B.League replaced the National Football Championship as the premier national league. A total of 12 clubs were scheduled to participate before Sylhet DSA withdrew and were not replaced.
With clubs playing professional football from all over the country and not from the capital only unlike the Dhaka League, the professional league even then failed to gain the popularity of the Dhaka League and to improve the country's football.
No second division league was introduced until in 2011 and this hampered the fate of the relegated teams. Clubs were selected from regional leagues especially from the Dhaka League and called up.
List of winners
Champions so far are:
List of Bangladeshi football champions
The number of national championships that clubs in Bangladesh have attained since the professional Bangladesh Football Premier League (formerly B. League or Bangladesh League) was introduced, is as below.
|Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club||3|
|Sheikh Russel KC||1|
Clubs and locations
|Dhaka Mohammedan SC||Dhaka|
|Feni Soccer Club||Feni|
|Muktijoddha Sangsad KS||Gopalganj|
|Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club||Dhaka|
|Sheikh Russel KC||Dhaka|
Two most old and famous clubs in the history of Bangladesh football Dhaka Abahani and Dhaka Mohammedan SC. The match between these rivals called Dhaka Derby. The Dhaka Derby played in Bangabandhu National Stadium
- 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
|2007||Elijah Obagbemiro Junior||Brothers Union||16|
|2008||Alamu Bukola Olalekan||Dhaka Mohammedan||18|
|2009||Enamul Haque||Abahani Limited, Dhaka||21|
|2012||Ismael Bangoura||Team BJMC||17|
|2012–13||Osei Morrison||Dhaka Mohammedan||11|
|2013–14||Wedson Anselme||Sheikh Jamal||26|
|2014–15||Wedson Anselme||Sheikh Jamal||18|
Currently, the league's official name begins with Bangladesh's official football sponsors Manyavar. Telecommunications company, Citycell first sponsored professional football in the country after Nitol Tata kicked off semi-pro tournament but did not seek to renew its contract with the football association leaving in 2009–10 season. It was an uncertain situation for the country's already underdeveloped football but BFF managed to get Grameenphone, the country's leading mobile phone telecommunications company. Nitol Tata has become sponsor of the league in 2013–14 season. Currently Manyavar is title sponsors of premier League.
|2015–16 |Mahbub=1|Jaj Bhuiyan Group
- Bangladesh Football Federation
- Federation Cup
- Super Cup
- Dhaka Derby
- List of Bangladeshi football champions