Shadhin Bangla Football Team

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Shadhin Bangla Football Team
Nickname(s) Bengal Tigers
Association Bangladesh Krira Samity
Head coach Nani Bashak
Captain Zakaria Pintoo
First international
Bangladesh 2–2 India Nadia XI
Khishnanagar Stadium,
Nadia District,West Bengal
26 July 1971

The Shadhin Bangla Football Team was formed by Bangladesh Krira Samity of the Bangladeshi government in exile shortly after the start of liberation war in 1971. This is the first instance of a Bangladesh national football team in any form. The team toured throughout India playing a total of 16 friendly matches to raise international awareness and economic support for the liberation war.

The Shadhin Bangla football team captain Zakaria Pintoo, was the first person to hoist the Bangladesh flag outside the territorial Bangladesh.[1] By the end of the 16th match the team had contributed Tk 5 lac to Muktijuddho Fund in 1971.[2]

Players[edit]

Name Home Town
Bangladesh Zakaria Pintoo (captain)
Bangladesh Protap Shankar Hazra (vice-captain)
Bangladesh Kazi Salahuddin Dhaka
Bangladesh Nowsheruzzaman
Bangladesh Lt Nurunnabi
Bangladesh Taslim
Bangladesh Ainul Haque
Bangladesh Khokon Rajshahi
Bangladesh Lutfor Jessore
Bangladesh Sheikh Ashraf Ali
Bangladesh late Amalesh Sen
Bangladesh Hakim Jessore
Bangladesh Aminul Islam Suruz Barisal
Bangladesh Bimal Kar Chittagong
Bangladesh Shuvash Chandra Shaha Narsingdi
Bangladesh Mujibur Rahman
Bangladesh Kaikobad
Bangladesh Siru
Bangladesh Sattar
Bangladesh Sanjit
Bangladesh Momen Joarder Chuadanga
Bangladesh Saidur Rahman Patel
Bangladesh Piara Kushtia
Bangladesh Enayetur Rahman Khan
Bangladesh Shahjahan, Aniruddha
Bangladesh Nihar
Bangladesh Govinda Kundu
Bangladesh late Ali Imam
Bangladesh late Mahmud
Bangladesh late Lalu
Bangladesh late Azab Ali Habiganj

Officials[edit]

Position Name
Manager Bangladesh Tanveer Mazhar Islam Tanna
Coach Bangladesh Nani Bashak
Secretary, Bangladesh Krira Samity Bangladesh late Lutfor Rahman

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