Bangladesh Premier League (football)

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Bangladesh Premier League
Bangladesh Premier League (football) 2019 logo.png
BPL
Founded2 March 2007; 12 years ago (2 March 2007)
CountryBangladesh Bangladesh
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toBCL
Domestic cup(s)Federation Cup
Independence Cup
International cup(s)AFC Cup
Current championsBashundhara Kings (1st title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsDhaka Abahani
(6 titles)
TV partnersBangla TV
Websitewww.bff.com.bd/leagues/men-leagues-domestic/bpl/
2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League

The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is the top tier of the country's football leagues. It is run directly by the Professional Football League Committee of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). Dhaka Derby is one of the most popular matches in the league.[1] The league is the successor of National Football Championship running from 2000[2]-2006.[3][4]

History[edit]

Founded in 2007, the league was previously known as the B League. The league was renamed to Bangladesh League in 2009[5] Then in 2012, it was renamed to Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).[6] The start of BPL marked the start of professional league and a wide open national league.

Role of Honor[edit]

Dhaka Abahani have won the league a record six times since 2007. During 2016 Bangladesh Football Premier League, Dhaka Abahani also became the first team to win the professional league title with an unbeaten record.[7]

Season Champions Runners-up Third place
2007 Dhaka Abahani Dhaka Mohammedan Muktijoddha Sangsad
2008–09 Dhaka Abahani Dhaka Mohammedan Sheikh Russell
2009–10 Dhaka Abahani Dhaka Mohammedan Sheikh Russel
2010–11 Sheikh Jamal DC Muktijoddha Sangsad Sheikh Russel
2012 Dhaka Abahani Muktijoddha Sangsad Dhaka Mohammedan
2012–13 Sheikh Russel Sheikh Jamal DC Dhaka Abahani
2013–14 Sheikh Jamal DC Dhaka Abahani Muktijoddha Sangsad
2014-15 Sheikh Jamal DC Sheikh Russel Dhaka Mohammedan
2016 Dhaka Abahani Chittagong Abahani Sheikh Russel
2017–18 Dhaka Abahani Sheikh Jamal DC Chittagong Abahani
2018–19 Bashundhara Kings Dhaka Abahani Sheikh Russel

Performance in the Bangladesh Premier League by clubs as of the end of 2018-19 season[8]:

Club
Winers Runner-up Years won Years Runners-up
Dhaka Abahani 6 2 2007, 2008–09, 2008–09, 2012, 2016, 2017–18 2013–14, 2018–19
Sheikh Jamal DC 3 2 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014-15 2012–13, 2017–18
Sheikh Russel KC 1 1 2012–13 2014-15
Bashundhara Kings 1 2018–19
Dhaka Mohammedan 3 2007, 2008–09, 2009–10
Muktijoddha Sangsad 2 2010–11, 2012
Chittagong Abahani 1 2016


Clubs and Home Venues[edit]

Locations of the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League teams

20 clubs have played in the Bangladesh Football Premier League from its inception in 2007, up to and including the 2018–19 season.

Team Stadium Capacity
Arambagh KS Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium, Mymensingh 12,000
Bashundhara Kings Sheikh Kamal Stadium, Nilphamari 20,000
Brothers Union Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 36,000
Chittagong Abahani Ltd. Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 36,000
Dhaka Abahani Ltd. Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 36,000
Dhaka Mohammedan SC Ltd. Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 36,000
Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd. Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 36,000
Muktijoddha Sangsad KC Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium, Gopalganj 5,000
NoFeL Sporting Club Shaheed Bulu Stadium, Noakhali 10,000
Rahmatganj MFS Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 36,000
Saif Sporting Club Rafiq Uddin Bhuiyan Stadium, Mymensingh 12,000
Sheikh Russel KC Sylhet District Stadium, Sylhet 25,000
Team BJMC Shaheed Bulu Stadium, Noakhali 10,000

Relegated Clubs[edit]

The following clubs are not competing in the Bangladesh Football Premier League during the 2018–19 season, but competed in the Premier League for at least one season.

Stats and players[edit]

BPL Golden Boot winners[9]

Year Nationality Player Club Goals
2007 Nigeria Elijah Obagbemiro Junior[10] Brothers Union 16
2008–09 Nigeria Alamu Bukola Olalekan Dhaka Mohammedan 18
2009–10 Bangladesh Enamul Haque Dhaka Abahani 21
2010–11 South Sudan James Moga Muktijoddha Sangsad KC 19
2012 Guinea Ismael Bangoura Team BJMC 17
2012–13 Ghana Osei Morrison Dhaka Mohammedan 11[11]
2013–14 Haiti Wedson Anselme Sheikh Jamal DC 26[12]
2014-15 Nigeria Emeka Onuoha Sheikh Jamal DC 19[13][14]
2016 Nigeria Sunday Chizoba Dhaka Abahani 19[15]
2017–18 The Gambia Solomon King Kanform Sheikh Jamal DC 15
Nigeria
Raphael Odovin Onwrebe
2018–19 Nigeria Raphael Odovin Onwrebe Sheikh Russel KC 22

Bangladeshi top scorers

Year Nationality Player Club Goals
2007 Bangladesh Jahid Hasan Ameli Dhaka Abahani 12
2008–09 Bangladesh Alfaz Ahmed Sheikh Russel KC 17[16]
2009–10 Bangladesh Enamul Haque Dhaka Abahani 21
2010–11 Bangladesh Mithun Chowdhury Muktijoddha Sangsad KC 16
2012 Bangladesh Anower Hossain Sheikh Russel KC 6[17]
Bangladesh
Mithun Chowdhury
Muktijoddha Sangsad KS
2012–13 Bangladesh Shakhawat Hossain Rony Dhaka Abahani 7[18]
2013–14 Bangladesh Wahed Ahmed Dhaka Mohammedan 15[19]
2014-15 Bangladesh Enamul Haque Muktijoddha Sangsad KC 13[20][21][22]
2016 Bangladesh Sajidur Rahman Sajid Arambagh KS 8[23]
Bangladesh
Tawhidul Alam Sabuz
Dhaka Mohammedan
2017–18 Bangladesh Tawhidul Alam Sabuz Chittagong Abahani 8
2018–19 Bangladesh Nabib Newaj Jibon Dhaka Abahani 17

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Sponsor Notes Ref.
2007–10 Citycell Bangladesh Football Federation(BFF) signed a three-year partnership deal with Citycell.

Citycell was co- sponsor for the Federation Cup, the B. League and the School football tournament across the country.

[24]
2010–13 Grameenphone
2013–14 Nitol-Tata Nitol-Tata Group sponsored of the Bangladesh Premier League after 35 matches into the ongoing league. [3][25]
2014–15 Manyavar Besides Manyavar; KFC, Pragati Insurance, Amber Group and Treasurer had joined the country's professional football league as co-sponsors. [26][27][28]
2015–16 JB Group JB group had bought the title rights for Tk 4 crores. [29][30][31][32]
2016–18 Saif Power Battery Saif Power Battery bought the title rights this for Tk 1.5 crores. [29]
2018-2019 TVS BFF ink a one year deal with TVS after finishing first leg of season. [33][34][35][36]

Media Coverage[edit]

132 matched of season 2015-2016 was broadcast live at BTV World and Boishakhi TV, also live commentary was produced by Radio Next FM[37]. Every match of this league has been streaming live on BFF's page of Mycujoo platform from 2018-19 season. Bangla TV started broadcasting selected matches of the BPL 2018-19 matches live from May 9, 2019[34].

See also[edit]

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