Sheikh Russel KC

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Full nameSheikh Russel Krira Chakra
Nickname(s)Bengal Blues
GroundSylhet District Stadium
Sylhet, Bangladesh
OwnerBashundhara Group
ChairmanBangladesh Sayem Sobhan Anvir
ManagerBangladesh Saiful Bari Titu
LeagueBangladesh Premier League
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Sheikh Russel KC is a football club from Dhaka, Bangladesh playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. It has won Federation Cup (Bangladesh) in 2012 which was their first major title. They also won their maiden Bangladesh Premier League title in the season 2012–13. Sayem Sobhan Anvir, managing director of Bashundhara Group, is the chairman of Sheikh Russel KC.[1]


Sheikh Russel KC was established in 1995 and named after Sheikh Russel, son of former President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[2] On 20 April 2017, Sheikh Russel KC was fined 2000 Swiss Francs by FIFA over contract disputes with a player and a coach.[3]






Current squad[edit]

Sheikh Russel KC squad for 2018–19 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
2 Bangladesh DF Ariful Islam
3 Bangladesh DF Rashedul Alam Moni
4 Bangladesh DF Yeasin Khan
5 Bangladesh DF Uttam Kumar Banik
6 Nigeria DF Alison Udoka
7 Bangladesh DF Khalekurzaman Sabuj
8 Bangladesh MF Sohel Rana
9 Brazil FW Alex Rafael
10 Uzbekistan FW Alisher Azizov
11 Bangladesh MF Biplu Ahmed
12 Bangladesh DF Sohel Rana
13 Bangladesh DF Nahidul Islam Nahid
14 Bangladesh FW Torikul Islam Julfekar
15 Bangladesh DF Yeamin Munna
No. Position Player
16 Bangladesh MF Fazlay Rabbi
17 Nigeria FW Raphael Odovin Onwrebe
18 Bangladesh MF Rummon Hossain
19 Bangladesh FW Aminur Rahman Sajib
21 Bangladesh MF Shahedul Alam Jr.
22 Bangladesh GK Mamun Khan
23 Bangladesh MF Mohammad Elias
24 Bangladesh DF Bishwanath Ghosh
25 Bangladesh GK Sobuj Das Raghu
26 Bangladesh MF Mezbah Uddin
27 Bangladesh FW Sajidur Rahman
28 Bangladesh MF Mohammad Abdullah
29 Bangladesh MF Jamal Hossain
31 Bangladesh MF Farhaduzzaman Babu
32 Bangladesh MF Saikat Mahmud Munna

Coaching staff[edit]

As of August 2018
Position Name
Head Coach Bangladesh Saiful Bari Titu
Assistant Coach India Francisco Bruto da Costa
Goalkeeping Coach Kenya Abdul Iddi Salim

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2018- Cosco Bashundhara Cement

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Score
2014 AFC President's Cup Group stage Pakistan KRL 0–0
Sri Lanka Air Force 5–0
Bhutan Ugyen Academy 4–0
Final stage Mongolia Erchim 1–0
North Korea Rimyongsu 0–4
2015 AFC Cup Preliminary stage Tajikistan Khayr Vahdat 0–1
2017 AFC Cup Qualifying round Taiwan Tatung 1–1
Bhutan F.C. Terton 3–4


  1. ^ "Grand reception for Sheikh Russel KC - Bashundhara Group". Bashundhara Group. 2015-08-18. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra pays tribute to Bangabandhu". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  3. ^ "Sheikh Russel to clear FIFA fine". The Daily Star. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2018-03-21.

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