Sheikh Russel KC

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Sheikh Russel KC
Official logo of Sheikh Russel KC.png
Full nameSheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited
Nickname(s)Bengal Blues
Founded1995; 26 years ago (1995)
GroundBangabandhu National Stadium
Dhaka, Bangladesh
OwnerBashundhara Group
ChairmanBangladesh Sayem Sobhan Anvir
ManagerBangladesh Saiful Bari Titu
LeagueBangladesh Premier League
2019–20BPL, 10th of 13
Current season

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.[1]


Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra was established in 1995 and named after Sheikh Russel, son of former President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[2] 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.[3]

Current squad[edit]

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.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Bangladesh BAN Ashraful Islam Rana
2 DF Tajikistan TJK Siyovush Asrorov
3 DF Bangladesh BAN Rashedul Alam Moni
4 DF Bangladesh BAN Asaduzzaman Bablu
5 DF Bangladesh BAN Uttam Kumar Banik
6 MF Bangladesh BAN Sheikh Galibe Newaz
7 DF Bangladesh BAN Khalekurzaman Sabuj
8 MF Bangladesh BAN Md Abdullah
9 FW Brazil BRA Giancarlo Rodrigues
10 MF Bangladesh BAN Hemanta Vincent Biswas
11 FW Bangladesh BAN Toklis Ahmed
12 DF Bangladesh BAN Sohel Rana
13 DF Bangladesh BAN Didarul Haque
14 MF Bangladesh BAN Fahim Ahmed
15 DF Bangladesh BAN Yeamin Munna
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF Nigeria NGA Ugochukwu Obi Moneke
17 MF Bangladesh BAN Md Elias
18 DF Bangladesh BAN Md Habibur Rahman Nolok
19 FW Bangladesh BAN Khondoker Ashraful Islam
20 MF Kyrgyzstan KGZ Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov
21 DF Bangladesh BAN Rostam Islam Dukhu Mia
22 GK Bangladesh BAN Sabuj Das Raghu
23 MF Bangladesh BAN Md Rumon
24 DF Bangladesh BAN Chinmoy Das
25 GK Bangladesh BAN Md Sarwar Jahan
26 MF Bangladesh BAN MD Didarul Islam
27 MF Bangladesh BAN Golam Rabby
28 MF Bangladesh BAN Ainal Haque
29 DF Bangladesh BAN Rashedul Islam Rashed
30 GK Bangladesh BAN Md Faisal Islam

Coaching staff[edit]

As of December 2020
Position Name
Head Coach Bangladesh Saiful Bari Titu
Assistant Coach Bangladesh Masud Parvez Kaiser
Goalkeeping Coach Kenya Abdul Iddi Salim
Assistant Coach cum Fitness Coach India Francisco Bruto Da Costa

Team records[edit]

Head Coach's record[edit]

As of 20 January 2021
Head Coach Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W
Wazed Gazi Bangladesh 18 January 2007[4] 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Kamal Babu Bangladesh 27 August 2009[5] 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Mahmudul Haq Liton Bangladesh December 2010[6] June 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Maruful Haque Bangladesh September 2011 15 April 2014 73 45 12 16 130 61 061.64
Dragan Đukanović Montenegro 21 April 2014[7] 20 May 2015 40 16 10 14 60 44 040.00
Maruful Haque Bangladesh 3 June 2015 26 August 2016 28 12 5 11 46 40 042.86
Shafiqul Islam Manik Bangladesh 27 August 2016[8] 3 February 2018 44 14 15 15 46 42 031.82
Saiful Bari Titu Bangladesh October 2018[9] Present 47 27 10 10 65 36 057.45

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2018- Cosco Bashundhara Cement





  • Bangladesh Dhaka First Division League:
2011, 2018-19

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. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra pays tribute to Bangabandhu". The Independent. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Sheikh Russel to clear FIFA fine". The Daily Star. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
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