Abahani Limited (Chittagong)

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Full name Chittagong Abahani Limited[1]
Nickname(s) Ctg Sky Blues
(Bengali: চট্টলার আকাশী নীল)
Blue Pirates
Founded 1972; 45 years ago (1972)
Ground MA Aziz Stadium
Chittagong, Bangladesh
Ground Capacity 20,000
Chairman Tarafder MD Ruhul Amin
Head coach Saiful Bari Titu
League Bangladesh Football Premier League
2016 2nd

Chittagong Abahani Limited (Bengali: আবাহনী লিমিটেড) is a sports club in Bangladesh.The club was established at Dhaka in 1972 through reorganisation of Iqbal Sporting Club. Within a short time, the club gained fame through commendable performances in hockey, cricket and football tournaments. A wing of Abahani Limited was established in Chittagong known as Chittagong Abahani.[2] It is currently a team of Bangladesh Premier League.
The team was relegated from Bangladesh Premier League in 2010–11 season. It again gained the promotion to Premier League by becoming champion of 2013 Bangladesh Championship League.[3] The club host Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup tournament every year in memories of their founder.[4] They won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2015.[5] The club won their first major domestic trophy in 2016 by winning 2016 Independence Cup under guidance of Slovakian coach Jozef Pavlik.[6]


Chittagong Abahani Limited Squad for 2016–17 season.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Bangladesh GK Ashraful Islam Rana
Bangladesh GK Mohammad Nehal
Bangladesh GK Mohammad Rasel
Bangladesh GK Sabuj Das Roghu
Bangladesh DF Krishna Pada
Bangladesh DF Mohammad Hannan
Bangladesh DF Monsur Amin
Nigeria DF Mufta Lawal
Bangladesh DF Nurul Nayeem Faisal
Nigeria DF Ndukaku Alison
Bangladesh DF Pintu Kumar Das
Bangladesh DF Ridwan Bin Rakin
Bangladesh DF Sushanta Tripura
Bangladesh MF Arifur Rahman
No. Position Player
Bangladesh MF Kawshik Barua
8 Bangladesh MF Mamunul Islam
Bangladesh MF Masuk Mia Jony
Bangladesh MF Mohammad Abdullah
Bangladesh MF Shofiqul Islam
Bangladesh MF Sohanur Rahman
Bangladesh MF Zahid Hossain
Haiti FW Leonel Saint-Preux
Bangladesh FW Chowmrin Rakhaine
Bangladesh FW Jafar Iqbal
Bangladesh FW Mannaf Rabby
Bangladesh FW Shakhawat Hossain Rony
Bangladesh FW Tawhidul Alam Sabuz

Coaching staff[edit]

As of May 2017

Position Name
Head Coach Bangladesh Saiful Bari Titu
Assistant Coach Bangladesh Julfiker Mahmud Mintu
Goalkeeping Coach Bangladesh A K M Nuruzzaman
Physio Bangladesh Abu-Sufian Sarkar


  • Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Jhontu (2015)
  • Bangladesh Shafiqul Islam Manik (October 2015-January 2016)
  • Slovakia Jozef Pavlik (March 2016-August 2016)
  • Bangladesh Julfiker Mahmud Mintu (September 2016-December 2016)
  • Bangladesh Saiful Bari Titu (January 2017–present)

Premier League history[edit]

Season Position
2007–08 10th
2008–09 8th
2009–10 11th
2010–11 12th (Relegated)
2011–12 In Relegation
2012–13 Did not qualify
2013–14 8th
2014–15 9th
2015–16 2nd





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