Bangladesh Football Premier League

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Bangladesh Premier League
Country Bangladesh Bangladesh
Confederation AFC
Founded 2 March 2007; 9 years ago (2 March 2007)
Number of teams 11
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to BCL
Domestic cup(s) Federation Cup
Super Cup
Independence Cup
International cup(s) AFC Cup
Current champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club (3rd title)
(2015)
Most championships Dhaka Abahani (4 titles)
TV partners Channel 9 & BTV (live matches)
Website www.bff.com.bd
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.

History[edit]

A national football championship was first started in 2000, before that, the Dhaka League was renowned as the top-tier football league in Bangladesh.[1]

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.

The 2009–10 season brought, along with the change in name of the league, newly built football clubs like Beanibazar. This might seem promising for 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.

Bangladesh Football Federation introduced the second-tier league Bangladesh Championship League in 2012 as 5th season of Premier League was commencing.

List of winners[edit]

Champions so far are:[1]

Season Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts
2007 Dhaka Abahani 20 14 5 1 36 8 28 47
2008–09 Dhaka Abahani 20 16 2 2 45 11 34 50
2009–10 Dhaka Abahani 24 22 1 1 63 8 55 67
2010–11 Sheikh Jamal 22 15 6 1 42 12 30 51
2012 Dhaka Abahani 20 13 6 1 42 15 27 45
2012-13 Sheikh Russel 16 12 2 2 30 14 16 38
2013–14 Sheikh Jamal 27 19 7 1 78 26 52 64
2015 Sheikh Jamal 20 16 3 1 60 22 38 51

Total Champions[edit]

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.

Club
Titles
Dhaka Abahani 4
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club 3
Sheikh Russel KC 1

Clubs and locations[edit]

Bangladesh Football Premier League is located in Bangladesh
Dhaka
Dhaka
Chittagong
Chittagong
Feni
Feni
Gopalganj
Gopalganj
Locations of teams in Bangladesh Premier League

Top clubs:

Club Location
Brothers Union Dhaka
Chittagong Abahani Chittagong
Dhaka Abahani Dhaka
Dhaka Mohammedan SC Dhaka
Feni Soccer Club Feni
Muktijoddha Sangsad KS Gopalganj
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Dhaka
Sheikh Russel KC Dhaka
Team BJMC Dhaka

SylhetFClogoBangladesh.jpg Sylhet United will be added along with 3 more teams.

Dhaka Derby[edit]

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

Stadiums[edit]

Topscorers[edit]

Year Top scorer Team Goals
2007 Nigeria Elijah Obagbemiro Junior Brothers Union 16
2008 Nigeria Alamu Bukola Olalekan Dhaka Mohammedan 18
2009 Bangladesh Enamul Haque Abahani Limited, Dhaka 21
2010 Sudan James Moga Muktijoddha 19
2012 Guinea Ismael Bangoura Team BJMC 17
2012–13 Ghana Osei Morrison Dhaka Mohammedan 11
2013–14 Haiti Wedson Anselme Sheikh Jamal 26
2014–15 Haiti Wedson Anselme Sheikh Jamal 18

[2]

Sponsorship[edit]

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.

Period Sponsor
2007–10 Citycell
2010–13 Grameenphone
2013–14 Nitol Tata
2014–15 Manyavar
2015–16 Jaj Bhuiyan Group

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bangladesh - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Top Scorers". Bangladesh Football Federation. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 

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