Sheikh Russel KC
|Full name||Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited|
|Ground||Bangabandhu National Stadium |
|Chairman||Sayem Sobhan Anvir|
|Manager||Saiful Bari Titu|
|League||Bangladesh Premier League|
|2019–20||BPL, 10th of 13|
Sheikh Russel KC is a professional football club based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, currently 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.
Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra was established in 1995 and named after Sheikh Russel, son of former President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The founder was Shahjahan Kabir. The club started its journey in 1996 with Pioneer Football. Then in 1998 the team became runners-up in the third division league, under the coaching of Wazed Gazi.
In 2002, Sheikh Russel KC became runners-up in the Dhaka first division league (second Tier). In their first appearance in top-flight football in 2003-04 season, Sheikh Russel stunned traditional powerhouses like Abahani, Mohammedan and Muktijoddha Sangsad to finish second in the now defunct Premier Division Football League. Since then, despite playing in the Bangladesh Premier League regularly, Sheikh Russel did not get the expected success.
In the 2012-13 season, Sheikh Russel KC got their highest success by winning the domestic treble. Sheikh Russel defeated Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club 2-1 in extra time in the 2012-13 Federation Cup Final to win a title for the first time ever in their club history. They then won the 2013 Independence Cup 3-2 against Sheikh Jamal. Then again, they left behind a strong team like Sheikh Jamal and won the 2012-13 Bangladesh Premier League. Bangladeshi Maruful Haque was the coach of the treble winning team.
On 20 April 2017, Sheikh Russel KC was fined 2000 Swiss Francs by FIFA over contract disputes with a player and a coach.
Sheikh Russel KC squad for 2020–21 season.
- As of 15 December 2020
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- As of December 2020
|Head Coach||Saiful Bari Titu|
|Assistant Coach||Masud Parvez Kaiser|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Abdul Iddi Salim|
|Assistant Coach cum Fitness Coach||Francisco Bruto Da Costa|
Head Coach's record
- As of 20 January 2021
|Wazed Gazi||18 January 2007||—||0||0||0||0||0||0||—|
|Kamal Babu||27 August 2009||—||0||0||0||0||0||0||—|
|Mahmudul Haq Liton||December 2010||June 2011||0||0||0||0||0||0||—|
|Maruful Haque||September 2011||15 April 2014||73||45||12||16||130||61||61.64|
|Dragan Đukanović||21 April 2014||20 May 2015||40||16||10||14||60||44||40.00|
|Maruful Haque||3 June 2015||26 August 2016||28||12||5||11||46||40||42.86|
|Shafiqul Islam Manik||27 August 2016||3 February 2018||44||14||15||15||46||42||31.82|
|Saiful Bari Titu||October 2018||Present||47||27||10||10||65||36||57.45|
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
- Independence Cup (2):
- 2011, 2018-19
Performance in AFC competitions
|2014||AFC President's Cup||Group stage||KRL||0–0|
|2015||AFC Cup||Preliminary stage||Khayr Vahdat||0–1|
|2017||AFC Cup||Qualifying round||Tatung||1–1|
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- "Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra pays tribute to Bangabandhu". theindependentbd.com. The Independent. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
- "Sheikh Russel to clear FIFA fine". The Daily Star. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2018.