Arambagh Krira Sangha is a Bangladeshi sports club based in Dhaka, that competes in the Dhaka Senior Division Football League, the third-tier of football in Bangladesh.[1][2][3]

Arambagh Krira Sangha
Full nameArambagh Krira Sangha Dhaka
Nickname(s)The Rising Strength
Founded1958; 66 years ago (1958)
GroundShaheed Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman Stadium
General SecretaryMd Yaqub Ali
Head coachSubrata Bhattacharya Jr.
LeagueDhaka Senior Division Football League
2021BPL, 12th of 13 (Relegated)



Arambagh Krira Sangha were formed in Dhaka way back in 1958. Originally established as a football club, Arambagh later added handball, basketball and volleyball in their roster.

However, they became the first club from Bangladesh who played in final in an international club tournament during 1981 ANFA Cup, hosted by Nepal. They also finished runners-up twice in the Sikkim Gold Cup.[4] In 1997, the club took part in a football tournament at Agartala that marked the golden jubilee of the independence of India. They used to be a top-five finisher prior to 1990, but failed to continue their form later and during 2012–13 season, the club experienced one of its lowest points when it was relegated from the Bangladesh Premier League. Since their return to the top flight again in 2016, their performance graph only shows upward movement.[5]

Moreover, after being appointed as the club president in 2015, Mominul Haque Shaeed made a link-up with Dilkusha and Arambagh Football Academy to collect footballers from grassroots for his club, and those players are now delivering results.

As far as domestic football is concerned, Arambagh emerged as the runners-up three times in the prestigious season-opening Federation Cup, in 1997, 2001 and 2016. International or domestic football, Arambagh's crowning moment came in the 2017–18 Independence Cup where they defeated established powerhouses on their way to the title.[6]

Saiful Bari Titu era


Arambagh KS appointed Saiful Bari Titu as head coach on 19 March 2016.[7]

Arambagh finished at sixth position in 2016 Bangladesh Football Premier League which is their best performance after 2009–10 Bangladesh League. They also played the final of Bangladesh Federation Cup after 15 long years where they lost the game to Dhaka Abahani by Lee Tuck's solitary goal.

Maruful Haque era


On 8 April 2017, Arambagh KS appointed former Bangladesh national team head coach Maruful Haque as their new head coach.[8]
A few days later Arambagh also became the first club ever to introduce GPS system in Bangladesh football.

On 10 February 2018, Arambagh KS celebrated their first ever domestic silverware[9] in the club's history of about 60 years by defeating defending champion Chittagong Abahani in the final of 2017–18 Independence Cup by 2–0 margin at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.
The champions received taka 500,000 and the runners-up received taka 300,000 as prize money. Besides, Arambagh club management also announced taka 10,00,000 for the entire team. Arambagh winger Mohammad Arifur Rahman was named the man of the final and also the man of the tournament. Arambagh striker Mohammad Jewel was adjudged the top scorer netting three goals.[10][11]

Subrata Bhattacharya Jr.


On 23 December 2020, Arambagh boys gifted their new Indian head coach Subrata Bhattacharya a winning debut as they beat Brothers Union by 2–0.[12]

On 16 August 2021 defeat against Uttar Baridhara SC at Dhaka the club have confirmed relegation from Bangladesh Premier League to Bangladesh Championship League. Its the club 2nd relegation after 2015–16 season.[13]

Suspension and relegation


On 29 August 2021 Bangladesh Football Federation disciplinary committee had confirmed the clubs involvement with spot fixing, match manipulations and live and online betting. The clubs management committee along with local and foreign players, were all reported to be involved. BFF disciplinary committee decided to fine 5 lakhs BDT & ban the club for two years from entering the Bangladesh Championship League. The club would have to enter domestic football again through the third-tier, the Dhaka Senior Division Football League.[14][15][16]

Current squad

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
2 DF   BAN Nazmul Hossain Akondo
3 DF   BAN Kazi Rahad Mia
4 DF   BAN Mustafizur Rahman Saikat
5 DF   BAN Shamim Reza
7 MF   BAN Arafat Mia
8 DF   AUS Bradie Smith (captain)
13 DF   BAN Ariful Rahaman
14 DF   BAN Rasel Munshi
15 DF   BAN Jahidul Islam Babu
16 FW   BAN Robin Rony
17 MF   BAN Umor Faruk
18 MF   BAN Md Sayde
19 DF   BAN Jahid Hossain
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   BAN Murad Hossain Chowdhury
21 MF   BAN Rakibul Islam
22 GK   BAN Abdul Kashem Milon
23 DF   BAN Md Alamin
24 DF   BAN Mohammad Rocky
27 DF   BAN Abu Taleb Parvez
29 MF   BAN Afjal Mia
30 FW   BAN Mahedi Fahad
33 GK   BAN Rayhan Ahmed Jaber
34 GK   BAN Appel Mahamud
35 GK   BAN Antor Ali
70 FW   BAN Miraz Molla
71 FW   BAN Nihat Jaman Ucchash

Reserves and academy


Team records


Head Coach's record

As of 27 August 2021
Head Coach Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W
Saiful Bari Titu   19 March 2016 3 January 2017 33 8 17 8 30 32 024.24
Maruful Haque   8 April 2017 18 July 2019 59 22 11 26 82 83 037.29
Sheikh Zahidur Rahman Milon   29 October 2019 September 2020 7 1 2 4 8 17 014.29
Subrata Bhattacharya Jr.   23 December 2020 Present 26 2 2 22 24 67 007.69

P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won

AFC club ranking

As of 11 June 2023[17]
Ranking Team Points
555   Islanders FC 15.0
556   Navy Sea Hawks FC 15.0
557   Arambagh KS 15.0
558   Royal Thimphu College FC 15.0
559   Druk Stars FC 16.0








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