Bangladesh League

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Template:Infobox football league The Bangladesh League (Citycell Bangladesh League for sponsorship reasons) is the top-tier football league of Bangladesh run by the country's football association. It was previously known as the B.League that began in 2007 and in 2009 the league was renamed to the current one. It marked the start of the professional era and an open wide national league.

History[edit]

A national league was first started in 2000, before that, the Dhaka League was renowned as the top-tier football league in Bangladesh.

In 2007, the winner of the Dhaka League and top club teams mainly from Dhaka and other parts of the country were promoted to the first pro league. The B.League replaced the National Football Championship as the premier national league. A total of 12 clubs were scheduled to participate before Sylhet DSA withdrew and were not replaced.

With clubs playing professional football from all over the country and not from the capital only unlike the Dhaka League, the professional league even then failed to gain the popularity of the Dhaka League and to improve the country's football.

The 2009-10 season brought, along with the change in name of the league, newly-built football clubs like Beanibazar. This might seem promising for the country's football.

No second division league was introduced until in 2011 and this hampered the fate of the relegated teams. Clubs were selected from regional leagues especially from the Dhaka League and called up.

List of winners[edit]

Season Club P W D L GF GA Pts
2007 Dhaka Abahani 20 14 5 1 36 8 47
2008-09 Dhaka Abahani 20 16 2 2 45 11 50
2009-10 Dhaka Abahani 24 22 1 1 63 8 67

Total Championships[edit]

The number of national championships that clubs in Bangladesh have attained since the professional Bangladesh League (formally B. League) was introduces is as below.

Club
Number of Championships
Dhaka Abahani 3

Bangladesh League 2010-11 teams, stadia and locations[edit]

Club Stadium Location
Arambagh Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka
Brothers Union Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka
Chittagong Abahani MA Aziz Stadium Chittagong
Chittagong Mohammedan MA Aziz Stadium Chittagong
Dhaka Abahani Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka
Dhaka Mohammedan Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka
Farashganj Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka
Feni Sokar Club Bangladesh Army Stadium Feni
Muktijoddha Sangsad Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka
Rahmatganj Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka
Sheikh Jamal Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka
Sheikh Russell Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka

Teams relegated in 2009-10 season[edit]

Topscorers[edit]

Year Top scorer Team Goals
2004 Moni
Twaiti Younes
Muktijoddha Sangsad KC
Sheikh Russell
7
2007 Flag of Nigeria Elijah Obagbemiro Junior Brothers Union 16
2009 Flag of Nigeria Alamu Bukola Olalekan Dhaka Mohammedan 18

External links[edit]


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