Bangladesh national football team

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Bangladesh
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Bengal Tigers
Association Bangladesh Football Federation
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation SAFF (South Asia)
Head coach Tom Saintfiet
Captain Mamunul Islam
Most caps Jahid Hasan Ameli (63)
Top scorer Jahid Hasan Ameli (15)
Home stadium Bangabandhu National Stadium
FIFA code BAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 183 Decrease 2 (14 July 2016)
Highest 110 (April 1996)
Lowest 183 (June 2008, July 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 199 Decrease 3 (7 June 2016)
Highest 147 (September 1986)
Lowest 199 (June 2016)
First international
 Bangladesh 2–2 Thailand 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 26 July 1973)
Biggest win
 Bangladesh 8–0 Maldives 
(Dhaka, Bangladesh; 23 December 1985)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 9–0 Bangladesh Bangladesh
(Incheon, South Korea; 16 September 1979)
 Iran 9–0 Bangladesh Bangladesh
(Karachi, Pakistan; 25 February 1982)
Asian Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 1980)
Best result Round 1: 1980

The Bangladesh national football team (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় ফুটবল দল) is the national team of Bangladesh controlled by the Bangladesh Football Federation. It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation, and became a member of FIFA in 1974 even though the Bangladesh Football Federation was first founded in 1972. Bangladesh was elected as member in the AFC Executive Committee 1982–86 and 1998-02. The current Executive Committee was elected democratically, under an AFC approved constitution and direct supervision of FIFA & AFC, in April 2008.

Bangladesh's national team debuted in 1973 and has yet to qualify for the World Cup finals. They were dismissed in the first round of their only Asian Cup appearance to date in 1980, and the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. But the nation's best results came at South Asian level where it won the SAFF Championship once and were gold medalists in South Asian Games twice. As is the case elsewhere on the subcontinent, top-level football in Bangladesh is played somewhere in the shadow of the country's national cricket team. It was one of Southern Asia's leading team in the 2000s.

History[edit]

20th century[edit]

The first instance of a Bangladesh national football team was the emergence of the Shadhin Bangla football team during the 1971 liberation war. They toured throughout India to raise international awareness and economic support for the liberation war.

Following her independence from Pakistan achieved at the end of 1971, the Bangladesh football team played its first official game on July 26, 1973, a 2–2 draw against Thailand. During the period between July 26 and August 14, 1973, the national team played 13 friendly matches against Asian teams, all hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, resulting in 3 draws and 10 defeats. One year later, the national team played 2 more friendlies, this time in Bangkok, and were defeated twice more.

The next official matches came in 1978, 2 friendly games against Malaysia and India, also in Bangkok, finished once more as defeats. In January 1979, the qualification tournament for the 1980 AFC Asian Cup began and – surprisingly considering their previous record – Bangladesh opened their campaign with draws against Afghanistan and Qatar. A heavy 4–0 defeat against Qatar followed, but a 4–1 win over the Afghans, the team's first ever victory, saw them qualify for the tournament.

In preparation for the Asian Cup, Bangladesh played four more friendly matches, losing three of them (notably a 9–0 thrashing by South Korea) but scoring their second win, 3–1 over Sri Lanka.

The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was held in September 1980 in Kuwait, and Bangladesh were grouped with defending champions Iran as well as North Korea, Syria and China. The Bangladeshis opened the tournament respectably with narrow defeats to the North Koreans (3–2) and Syrians (1–0) but were embarrassed 7–0 and 6–0 respectively by Iran and China, finishing the tournament bottom of their table with a goal difference of −15. This was the only time that Bangladesh have qualified for a major tournament.

In 1982, after a year and a half without any matches, the team played four games in Karachi, Pakistan, again suffering, 3 defeats and a draw, with a heavy 9–0 loss, this time to Iran. The next five friendlies yielded 2 victories and 3 defeats, and by the 1984, the team had only 4 victories, in 10 years.

The qualifiers for the 1984 AFC Asian Cup took place in August of that year, with Bangladesh matched with Iran and Syria from the 1980 tournament alongside Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Bangladesh lost all but one of their games, a 3–2 defeat of the Philippines to salvage a little pride after yet another mauling by Iran.

A month later, the team played friendlies against Maldives and Nepal and handed out two thrashings of their own for a change, winning both games 5–0. But Nepal answered the day after, defeating Bangladesh 4–2.

In 1985 the team made its first attempt to qualify for the World Cup and was grouped with India, Indonesia and Thailand. Two wins from six saw Bangladesh finish bottom of their group.

From April 1985 to November 1987 team played 13 games, registering 4 victories, 2 draws and 7 defeats, before failing to qualify for either the 1988 AFC Asian Cup or the 1990 FIFA World Cup, posting just one win in the eleven games they played over both tournaments (a 3–1 defeat of Thailand in World Cup qualifying).

From 1989 to 1991, the team played 8 matches, gaining 3 victories, 1 draw and 4 defeats, before failing once again to qualify for the Asian Cup, this time thanks to a 6–0 drubbing by South Korea. Two years later, the qualifying tournament for the 1994 FIFA World Cup involved 8 matches – Bangladesh's longest ever campaign, but no more successful – only a pair of victories over Sri Lanka prevented a complete whitewash which included 8–0 and 7–0 thrashings at the hands of Japan and United Arab Emirates respectively.

In 1995, Bangladesh won silver in Football at the South Asian Games, losing in the final to hosts India, but qualification for 1998 FIFA World Cup saw a return to form, with the team even losing to Chinese Taipei.

The team's fortunes in regional competitions improved – the SAFF Gold Cup in 1999, held in Goa, saw Bangladesh again reach the final and lose to India, picking up another silver medal, and at 1999 South Asian Games held in Kathmandu the team finally took the extra step and won the gold medal, the first tournament win in the team's history. However, they were unable to parlay this into a successful qualification for the 2000 Asian Cup and failed to recover from an opening 6–0 thrashing by Uzbekistan.

21st century[edit]

A historic moment occurred for the Bangladesh team on 12 January 2001, when they played their first match against a team from outside Asia, a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina, who won 2–0.

Since 2000, the team have rarely looked like qualifying for either the Asian Cup or the World Cup (with successive first-round eliminations by Tajikistan in 2006 and 2010), but the same period has brought a tournament title being champions of SAFF Championship in 2003 as tournament host. Bangladesh won their second gold medal in South Asian Games at 2010 South Asian Games as tournament host.

On 29 June 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3–0 in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. They went on to play Pakistan again at Punjab Stadium, Lahore on 3 July 2011 where they drew 0–0. This allowed the Bangladesh team to move on to the second round to play against Lebanon. The first game was played in Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut on 23 July 2011 where Bangladesh lost 4–0. The second game was played in Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka where Bangladesh won 2–0. Since Lebanon was able to score more goals out of the two games they advanced to the third round eliminating Bangladesh. Bangladesh could not qualify into the semifinal of 2011 SAFF Championship as they had drawn against Pakistan but lost to Nepal and Maldives in group stage.

Bangladesh played three international friendly matches in 2012. They managed to draw against Nepal by 1–1. They started their South-east Asian tour by a heavy 5–0 defeat to Thailand but drawn against Malaysia by 1–1.

Lodewijk de Kruif[edit]

Bangladesh failed to qualify into 2014 AFC Challenge Cup as they lost to Palestine by 0–1 despite their wins against host Nepal and Northern Mariana Islands in 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualification stage held in March 2013. Bangladesh could not qualify into the semifinal of 2013 SAFF Championship as they lost to Nepal and Pakistan in group matches. Although they had a consolation draw against tournament runner-up India in group stage, it was second consecutive SAFF Championship where they failed to qualify into knockout stage.

On March 5, 2014 Bangladesh tied a thrilling 2–2 International Friendly against India at Fatorda Stadium, Goa, India.

In 2015 Bangabandhu Cup, Bangladesh became the runners-up of the tournament as they lost against Malaysia U-23 by 2–3 in the final match. In the group stage, Bangladesh lost in the very first match against Malaysia U-23 but won against Sri Lanka which led them to qualify in the semi final round where they beat Thailand U-23 football team by 1–0.

On 30 May and 2 June Bangladesh Played International Friendly as preparation of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying against Singapore and Afghanistan, lost the first match by 1-2 and drawn the second one by 1-1. On 29 August, Bangladesh Played another International Friendly against Malaysia at Shah Alam Stadium and made a goal less draw.

Bangladesh played first four match of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying against Kyrgyzstan ,Tajikistan, Australia and Jordan lost all match without match against Tajikistan. This match was drawn by 1-1.

Gonzalo Sanchez Moreno[edit]

Bangladesh ended their FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign on a disappointing note as they suffered a huge 8-0 defeat to Jordan (managed by Harry Redknapp) in their last and final Group B match at the Amman National Stadium on 24 March 2016.[1] With seven defeats and a solitary draw against Tajikistan, Bangladesh conceded 32 goals and scored only twice, once apiece against Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Lodewijk de Kruif reappointment[edit]

On May 2016 de Kruif returned to take charge of the national team for a third time in an failed attempt in the AFC Asia Cup 2019 qualification playoff round 1. Losing both home and away to Tajikistan. It was reported that he favored the older player from his previous run with team rather giving opportunities to younger players.

Tom Saintfiet[edit]

The BFF appointed Tom Saintfiet on 29th June 2016, initially on a short term contract to guide the national team to the AFC Asia Cup 2019 qualification playoff round 2 matches against Bhutan.

Team image[edit]

Colours[edit]

The Bangladesh national football team plays in bottle green shirts and dark red shorts embedded with red and green stripes. Green and red are the historic national colour of Bangladesh, originated from the national flag of Bangladesh. The red represents the sun rising over Bengal, and also the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh. The green stands for the lushness of the land of Bangladesh. The current Bangladesh away jersey is completely diametric to the regular one.

Kit history[edit]

Shadhin Bangla Football Team 1971

Home stadium[edit]

Bangladesh plays majority of their home matches at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, where they won the SAFF Championship in 2003 and 2010 South Asian Games football gold medal. Occasionally home matches are played at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong, Sylhet District Stadium in Sylhet, Rajshahi District Stadium in Rajshahi and Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore .

Media coverage[edit]

All Bangladesh matches are broadcast with full commentary on Radio Foorti. Bangladesh's home and away qualifiers and friendlies both home and away are broadcast live on Bangladesh Television & Channel 9.

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 29 June 2016
Head Coach Belgium Tom Saintfiet
Assistant Coach Bangladesh Saiful Bari Titu
Technical Director Australia Paul Smalley
Goalkeeper Coach Vacant
Fitness Coach Vacant
Team Manager Bangladesh Satyajit Das Rupu

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players are in the squad for the two-legged tie against Tajikistan, as the two sides look for a second-round berth in the Asian Cup qualifiers in Dushanbe at on June 2 & in Dhaka on June 7.[2]

Caps and goals updated as of 7 June 2016 after the match against Tajikistan.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
22 1GK Shahidul Alam Sohel (1992-01-09) 9 January 1992 (age 24) 17 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
23 1GK Russel Mahmud Liton (1994-11-30) 30 November 1994 (age 21) 6 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Russel KC
1 1GK Ashraful Islam Rana (1988-05-01) 1 May 1988 (age 28) 5 0 Bangladesh Chittagong Abahani

15 2DF Wali Faisal (1985-03-01) 1 March 1985 (age 31) 36 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
12 2DF Nasirul Islam Nasir (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 27) 35 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Russel KC
17 2DF Ariful Islam (1987-12-20) 20 December 1987 (age 28) 28 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
2 2DF Raihan Hasan (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 21) 21 0 Bangladesh Chittagong Abahani
3 2DF Nasiruddin Chowdhury (1985-10-09) 9 October 1985 (age 30) 20 1 Bangladesh Chittagong Abahani
4 2DF Topu Barman (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 21) 18 1 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
5 2DF Rezaul Karim (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 29) 16 1 Bangladesh Chittagong Abahani
13 2DF Mohd Mamun Miah (1987-09-11) 11 September 1987 (age 28) 9 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani

8 3MF Mamunul Islam (Captain) (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 27) 48 2 Bangladesh Chittagong Abahani
6 3MF Jamal Bhuyan (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 26) 26 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Russel KC
16 3MF Monaem Khan Raju (1990-07-07) 7 July 1990 (age 26) 22 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Russel KC
18 3MF Sohel Rana (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 21) 21 0 Bangladesh Chittagong Abahani
10 3MF Shahedul Alam Shahed Jr. (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 25) 8 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
19 3MF Emon Mahmud (1991-06-03) 3 June 1991 (age 25) 8 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
14 3MF Faisal Mahmud (1983-01-16) 16 January 1983 (age 33) 4 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
20 3MF Masuk Mia Jony (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 18) 4 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Mohammedan

7 4FW Jewel Rana (1995-12-25) 25 December 1995 (age 20) 16 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
9 4FW Nabib Newaj Jibon (1990-08-17) 17 August 1990 (age 25) 12 2 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani
21 4FW Rubel Miah (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Bangladesh Chittagong Abahani
11 4FW Syed Rashed Turzo [citation needed] 1 0 Bangladesh Rahmatganj MFS

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been selected for the squad within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mazharul Islam Himel (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 27) 3 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v.  Jordan, 24 March 2016
GK Mohammad Nayeem (1996-03-09) 9 March 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Bangladesh Team BJMC v.  Afghanistan, 2 June 2015

DF Kesto Kumar Bose (1992-04-16) 16 April 1992 (age 24) 4 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v.  Jordan, 24 March 2016
DF Shakil Ahmed [citation needed] 2 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani v.  Jordan, 24 March 2016
DF Atiqur Rahman Meshu (1988-08-26) 26 August 1988 (age 27) 31 2 Bangladesh Sheikh Russel KC v.    Nepal, 15 January 2016
DF Yeasin Khan (1994-09-16) 16 September 1994 (age 21) 18 1 Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v.    Nepal, 15 January 2016
DF Yeamin Ahmed Chowdhury Munna (1991-08-02) 2 August 1991 (age 24) 14 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v.    Nepal, 15 January 2016
DF Abdul Baten Mojumdar Komol (1987-08-02) 2 August 1987 (age 28) 22 1 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani v.  Australia, 17 November 2015
DF Ashraf Mahmud Linkon (1990-06-06) 6 June 1990 (age 26) 15 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v.  Jordan, 8 September 2015

MF Atiqur Rahman Fahad (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani v.  Jordan, 24 March 2016
MF Fazlay Rabbi (1996-05-16) 16 May 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani v.  Jordan, 24 March 2016
MF Zahid Hossain (1988-06-15) 15 June 1988 (age 28) 37 5 Bangladesh Sheikh Russel KC v.    Nepal, 15 January 2016
MF Hemanta Vincent Biswas (1995-12-13) 13 December 1995 (age 20) 18 2 Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v.    Nepal, 15 January 2016
MF Sheikh Alamgir Kabir Rana (1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 26) 3 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v.    Nepal, 15 January 2016
MF Ischan Reasat Khaton (1989-08-01) 1 August 1989 (age 26) 0 0 Germany SV Seligenporten v.  Afghanistan, 2 June 2015

FW Shakhawat Hossain Rony (1993-04-18) 18 April 1993 (age 23) 13 7 Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v.  Jordan, 24 March 2016
FW Aminur Rahman Sajib (1994-06-18) 18 June 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani v.  Jordan, 24 March 2016
FW Jahid Hasan Ameli (1987-12-25) 25 December 1987 (age 28) 63 15 Bangladesh Sheikh Russel KC v.    Nepal, 15 January 2016
FW Mithun Chowdhury (1989-02-10) 10 February 1989 (age 27) 18 2 Bangladesh Sheikh Russel KC v.    Nepal, 15 January 2016
FW Toklis Ahmed (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 20) 11 0 Bangladesh Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club v.  Australia, 17 November 2015
FW Enamul Haque (1985-09-01) 1 September 1985 (age 30) 15 7 Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad KC v.  Jordan, 8 September 2015
FW Tawhidul Alam Sabuz (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 25) 6 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Mohammedan v.  Tajikistan, 16 June 2015
FW Wahed Ahmed (1993-12-03) 3 December 1993 (age 22) 5 0 Bangladesh Dhaka Abahani v.  Tajikistan, 16 June 2015

Results and fixtures[edit]

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming matches.

      Win       Draw       Loss

Date Competition Venue Location Opponent Result Scorers for Bangladesh
29 January 2015 2015 Bangabandhu Cup Sylhet District Stadium Bangladesh Sylhet Malaysia Malaysia U-23 0–1
2 February 2015 2015 Bangabandhu Cup Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka  Sri Lanka 1–0 Vincent Goal 40'
6 February 2015 2015 Bangabandhu Cup (Semi Final 2) Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka Thailand Thailand U-23 1–0 Nasiruddin Goal 38'
8 February 2015 2015 Bangabandhu Cup (Final) Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka Malaysia Malaysia U-23 2–3 Ameli Goal 49'
Yeasin Goal 55'.
30 May 2015 International friendly Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka  Singapore 1–2 Nasiruddin Goal 4'
2 June 2015 International friendly Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka  Afghanistan 1–1 Ameli Goal 4'
29 August 2015 International friendly Shah Alam Stadium Malaysia Shah Alam  Malaysia 0–0
17 December 2015 International friendly Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka    Nepal 1–0 Rony Goal 18'
24 December 2015 2015 SAFF Championship Trivandrum International Stadium India Kariavattom  Afghanistan 0–4
26 December 2015 2015 SAFF Championship Trivandrum International Stadium India Kariavattom  Maldives 1–3 Vincent Goal 87'
28 December 2015 2015 SAFF Championship Trivandrum International Stadium India Kariavattom  Bhutan 3–0 Topu Goal 8'
Rony Goal 24' (pen.)67'
8 January 2016 2016 Bangabandhu Cup Shamsul Huda Stadium Bangladesh Jessore  Sri Lanka 4–2 Rony Goal 17' (goal)86'
Yeasin Goal 22'
Jibon Goal 42'
13 January 2016 2016 Bangabandhu Cup Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka Malaysia Malaysia XI 1–1 Mithun Goal 76'
15 January 2016 2016 Bangabandhu Cup Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka    Nepal 0–0
18 January 2016 2016 Bangabandhu Cup (Semi Final 1) Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka Bahrain Bahrain U-23 0–1
18 March 2016 International friendly Zayed Sports City Stadium United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 6–1 Jibon Goal 23'

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Date Competition Venue Location Opponent Result Scorers for Bangladesh
11 June 2015 FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka  Kyrgyzstan 1–3 Kichin Goal 32'(Own goal)
16 June 2015 FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka  Tajikistan 1–1 Ameli Goal 50'
3 September 2015 FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification nib Stadium Australia Perth  Australia 5–0
8 September 2015 FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka  Jordan 0–4
13 October 2015 FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Spartak Stadium Kyrgyzstan Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan 2–0
12 November 2015 FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Pamir Stadium Tajikistan Dushanbe  Tajikistan 5–0
17 November 2015 FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka  Australia 0–4
24 March 2016 FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying (AFC) and 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Al-Hassan Stadium Jordan Irbid  Jordan 8–0

2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualification[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Date Competition Venue Location Opponent Result Scorers for Bangladesh
2 June 2016 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Pamir Stadium Tajikistan Dushanbe  Tajikistan 5–0
7 June 2016 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka  Tajikistan 0–1
6 September 2016 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Bangabandhu National Stadium Bangladesh Dhaka  Bhutan
11 October 2016 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification Changlimithang Stadium Bhutan Thimphu  Bhutan

Coaches[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

Bangladesh took part in every FIFA World Cup qualifier although never made it past the first round. The best they did was clinch wins in some of them.

  • 1930 to 1982 – Did not enter; was part of British Empire until 1947 and then part of Pakistan between 1947–1971
  • 1986 to 2018 – Did not qualify

AFC Asian Cup record[edit]

  • 1956 to 1968 – Did not enter; was part of Pakistan until 1971
  • 1972  – Not a member of AFC & FIFA until 1973 & 1976 respectively
AFC Asian Cup
Year Round
Iran 1976
Withdrew from qualification
Kuwait 1980
Group Stage
Singapore 1984
Did not qualify
Qatar 1988
Did not qualify
Japan 1992
Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 1996
Withdrew
Lebanon 2000
Did not qualify
China 2004
Did not qualify
Indonesia Malaysia Thailand & Vietnam 2007
Did not qualify
Qatar 2011
Did not qualify
Australia 2015
Did not qualify
United Arab Emirates 2019
Yet to qualify

AFC Challenge Cup record[edit]

AFC Challenge Cup
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Bangladesh 2006
Quarter Final
4
2
1
1
7
8
India 2008
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
Sri Lanka 2010
Group Stage
3
1
0
2
3
6
Nepal 2012
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
Maldives 2014
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
7
3
1
3
10
14

AFC Challenge Cup qualification record:

AFC Challenge Cup qualification
Year Qualification GP W D L GF GA
Bangladesh 2006
Qualified as host
-
-
-
-
-
-
Kyrgyzstan 2008
Did not qualify
2
0
1
1
1
2
Bangladesh 2010
Qualified as best group runner-up
3
2
0
1
5
2
Myanmar 2012
Did not qualify
3
1
0
2
2
5
Nepal 2014
Did not qualify
3
2
0
1
6
1
Total
11
5
1
5
14
10

SAFF Championship[edit]

SAFF Championship
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Pakistan 1993
Did not enter
-
-
-
-
-
-
Sri Lanka 1995
Semi Final
3
1
1
1
2
1
Nepal 1997
Group Stage
2
0
1
1
1
4
India 1999
Runner-up
4
2
1
1
6
3
Bangladesh 2003
Champion
5
4
1
0
8
2
Pakistan 2005
Runner-up
5
3
1
1
7
3
Sri Lanka & Maldives 2008
Group Stage
3
0
2
1
3
4
Bangladesh 2009
Semi Final
4
2
1
1
6
3
India 2011
Group Stage
3
0
1
2
1
4
Nepal 2013
Group Stage
3
0
1
2
2
5
India 2015
Group Stage
3
1
0
2
4
7
Bangladesh 2017
Group Stage
Total
35
13
10
12
40
36

South Asian Games[edit]

  • 2004 onwards – Bangladesh U-23 plus three overage players entered the competition, as per age limit in football competitions in Olympic Games.
South Asian Games
Year Round GP W D L GF GA
Nepal 1984
Silver
4
3
0
1
14
4
Bangladesh 1985
Silver
3
2
1
0
11
2
India 1987
Semi-Final
3
1
0
2
3
2
Pakistan 1989
Silver
3
1
1
1
4
2
Sri Lanka 1991
Bronze
3
2
0
1
4
2
Bangladesh 1993
Group Stage
2
0
1
1
0
1
India 1995
Silver
4
2
1
1
2
2
Nepal 1999
Gold
4
3
0
1
4
2
Pakistan 2004
Group Stage
3
1
1
1
2
2
Sri Lanka 2006
Group Stage
3
0
2
1
2
3
Bangladesh 2010
Gold
5
5
0
0
13
0
India 2016
Bronze
4
2
1
1
3
7
Total
41
22
8
11
62
29

Asian Games[edit]

  • 1951 to 1970 – Did not enter; was part of Pakistan until 1971
  • 2002 onwards – Bangladesh U-23 plus three overage players entered the competition, as per age limit in football competitions in Olympic Games.
Asian Games Record
Hosts / Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA
Iran 1974 Tehran
Did not participate
- - - - - - -
Thailand 1978 Bangkok
Preliminary round
12/14 2 0 0 2 0 4
India 1982 New Delhi
Preliminary round
11/16 3 1 0 2 2 4
South Korea 1986 Seoul
Preliminary round
16/18 4 1 0 3 1 12
China 1990 Beijing
Preliminary round
11/14 2 0 0 2 0 7
Japan 1994 Hiroshima
Did not participate
- - - - - - -
Thailand 1998 Bangkok
Withdrew
- - - - - - -
South Korea 2002 Busan
Preliminary round
20/24 3 0 0 3 1 9
Qatar 2006 Doha
Preliminary round
24/24 3 0 0 3 2 13
China 2010 Guangzhou
Preliminary round
24/24 3 0 0 3 1 10
South Korea 2014 Incheon
Preliminary round
20/29 3 1 0 2 2 5
Indonesia 2018 Jakarta
Preliminary round
- - - - - - -
Total - - 23 3 0 20 9 64

Opponents[edit]

The team's head-to-head records against all 48 nations whom they have played to date, including friendly internationals:[3] Two of these teams no longer exist (South Vietnam and Yugoslavia), so Bangladesh have played against 46 of the current 209 FIFA members: 43 AFC, 2 CAF, 0 CONCACAF, 0 CONMEBOL, 0 OFC and 1 UEFA members as of 7 June 2016.[4]

As of 7 June 2016
Against Region P W D L GF GA GD  %Win  %Loss
 Afghanistan AFC 6 1 4 1 9 10 −1 16.67% 16.67%
 Algeria CAF 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0.0% 100.0%
 Australia AFC 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0.0% 100.0%
 Bahrain AFC 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0.0% 100.0%
 Bhutan AFC 5 4 1 0 14 2 +12 80.0% 0.0%
 Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0.0% 100.0%
 Cambodia AFC 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 66.67% 0.0%
 China PR AFC 5 0 0 5 0 15 −15 0.0% 100.0%
 Chinese Taipei AFC 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 50.0% 50.0%
 Guam AFC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.0% 0.0%
 Hong Kong AFC 4 0 1 3 3 14 −11 0.0% 75.0%
 India AFC 24 3 10 11 18 34 −16 12.5% 45.83%
 Indonesia AFC 6 1 1 4 4 12 −8 16.67% 66.67%
 Iran AFC 6 0 0 6 1 28 −27 0.0% 100.0%
 Japan AFC 5 0 0 5 1 22 −21 0.0% 100.0%
 Jordan AFC 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12 0.0% 100.0%
 Kuwait AFC 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0.0% 100.0%
 Kyrgyzstan AFC 4 0 0 4 2 10 −8 0.0% 100.0%
 Laos AFC 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0.0% 100.0%
 Lebanon AFC 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 50.0% 50.0%
 Macau AFC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.0% 0.0%
 Malaysia AFC 9 1 2 6 3 16 −13 11.11% 66.67%
 Maldives AFC 11 3 5 3 20 11 +9 27.27% 27.27%
 Mongolia AFC 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 50.0% 0.0%
 Myanmar AFC 10 3 1 6 10 24 −14 30.0% 60.0%
   Nepal AFC 21 12 3 6 26 14 +12 57.14% 28.57%
 North Korea AFC 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0.0% 100.0%
 Northern Mariana Islands AFC 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100.0% 0.0%
 Oman AFC 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0.0% 100.0%
 Pakistan AFC 16 6 4 6 16 10 +6 37.5% 37.5%
 Palestine AFC 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 0.0% 66.67%
 Philippines AFC 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2 50.0% 50.0%
 Qatar AFC 4 0 1 3 2 12 −10 0.0% 75.0%
 Saudi Arabia AFC 5 0 0 5 1 20 −19 0.0% 100.0%
 Singapore AFC 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 0.0% 33.33%
 South Korea AFC 3 0 0 3 0 19 −19 0.0% 100.0%
 South Vietnam AFC 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0.0% 0.0%
 Sri Lanka AFC 16 11 2 3 25 12 +13 68.75% 18.75%
 Sudan CAF 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0.0% 100.0%
 Syria AFC 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0.0% 100.0%
 Tajikistan AFC 10 1 2 7 5 29 −24 10.0% 70.0%
 Thailand AFC 14 2 3 9 11 29 −18 14.29% 64.29%
 Turkmenistan AFC 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0.0% 100.0%
 United Arab Emirates AFC 5 0 0 5 1 21 −20 0.0% 100.0%
 Uzbekistan AFC 3 0 0 3 0 15 −15 0.0% 100.0%
 Vietnam AFC 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 0.0% 50.0%
 Yemen AFC 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 50.0% 0.0%
 Yugoslavia UEFA 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0.0% 100.0%
Total 46 nations 236 58 48 130 214 466 −252 24.58% 55.08%

      Team ceased to exist

Honours[edit]

Champion (1): 2003
Runner-up (2): 1999, 2005
Gold medal (2): 1999, 2010
Silver medal (4): 1984, 1985, 1989, 1995
Bronze medal (2): 1991, 2016
Runner-up (1): 2015
  • Quaid-E-Azam International Cup[5]
Runner-up (1): 1985
Third-place (1): 1987
  • President's Gold Cup[6]
Champion (1): 1989
  • Four-nation International Invitational Football Tournament[7]
Champion (1): 1995

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harry Redknapp: Jordan thrash Bangladesh in qualifier". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "'Forget 5-0, only remember 1-1'". The Daily Star. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Head to Head". fifa.com. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bangladesh > Head to Head". eloratings.net. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Quaid-E-Azam International Cup (Pakistan)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "President's Gold Cup 1989". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Burma Tournament 1995". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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Preceded by
1999 India 
South Asian Champions
2003 Bangladesh  (First title)
Succeeded by
2005 India