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Bangladesh League
Country Flag of Bangladesh.png Bangladesh
Confederation AFC
Founded 2 March 2007
Number of teams 13
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Federation Cup
Super Cup
AFC cup(s) AFC President's Cup
Current champions Dhaka Abahani (2009-10 Bangladesh League)
Website [ Official website]
Football current event 200910

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.


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

Season Club P W D L GF GA Pts
2007Dhaka Abahani20145136847
2008-09Dhaka Abahani201622451150
2009-10Dhaka Abahani24221163867

Total Championships

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

Number of Championships
Dhaka Abahani3

Bangladesh League 2010-11 teams, stadia and locations

Club Stadium Location
ArambaghBangabandhu National StadiumDhaka
Brothers UnionBangabandhu National StadiumDhaka
Chittagong AbahaniMA Aziz StadiumChittagong
Chittagong MohammedanMA Aziz StadiumChittagong
Dhaka AbahaniBangabandhu National StadiumDhaka
Dhaka MohammedanBangabandhu National StadiumDhaka
FarashganjBangabandhu National StadiumDhaka
Feni Sokar ClubBangladesh Army StadiumFeni
Muktijoddha SangsadBangabandhu National StadiumDhaka
RahmatganjBangabandhu National StadiumDhaka
Sheikh JamalBangabandhu National StadiumDhaka
Sheikh RussellBangabandhu National StadiumDhaka

Teams relegated in 2009-10 season


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

External links

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