Bangladesh Police FC

Bangladesh Police Football Club (also known as Bangladesh Police Athletic Club) is an association football team based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1] The club was founded by Bangladesh Police. The services team had previously played in the Senior Division Football League in 1998 – then the second tier of football. In recent times, Police FC became champions of the Second Division Football League in 2014[2] to get promotions to the First Division before making their debut in the Bangladesh Championship League in 2015.[3] Police FC gained the promotion to Bangladesh Premier League for the very first time in the club's history by becoming champion of the 2018-19 Bangladesh Championship League.

Bangladesh Police Football Club
বাংলাদেশ পুলিশ ফুটবল ক্লাব
Logo of Bangladesh Police FC.png
Full nameBangladesh Police Football Club
Nickname(s)The Policemen
Short nameBPFC
Founded1972
GroundBangabandhu National Stadium
Capacity36,000
PresidentBangladesh Benazir Ahmed
Head CoachRomania Aristică Cioabă
LeagueBangladesh Premier League
2019–20BPL, 9th of 13
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

BCL eraEdit

Season League Performance Note
2015–16 BCL 4/8 After being champion in the Second Division League in 2014, the police team applied to play in the Bangladesh Championship League. On 14 October 2015, the club registered to play in BCL.[4] They finished fourth in their first season at BCL.
2016 4/8 Like the first season, the second season, they finished the league in fourth place.
2017 7/10 The club finished their worst season by finishing seventh in this edition.
2018–19 1/11

Champion

Police FC got promoted to the Bangladesh Premier League from the Bangladesh Championship League with three games still remaining to the end of the season.[5][6] This is the first time, the club has returned to the top-tier league after 2002.[7][8][9][10] Forward Amirul Islam of the club was the highest scorer in the league with 18 goals.

Nicolas Vitorović eraEdit

On 4 August 2019, Police FC appointed Cypriot Nicolas Vitorović as their first-ever foreign head coach for the upcoming season. On 31 December 2019, Bangladesh Police Football Club reached the semi-final of the Federation Cup for the first time, after beating a shaky Saif Sporting Club 3–1 in the third quarter-final.[11]

Shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Shirt sponsor
2015–16 Popular Life Insurance Limited[12][13][14]
2017–18 Runner Group[15]
2018–19 Nirman
2019–Present Nasir Group

Current squadEdit

Bangladesh Police FC squad for 2021–22 season.

As of 25 December 2021

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   BAN Dinaj Hosen Jubed
2 DF   BAN Mohammad Rocky
3 DF   BAN Rashedul Alam Moni
4 DF   BRA Danilo Quipapá (Captain)
6 MF   BAN Monaem Khan Raju
7 FW   BAN M S Bablu
8 MF   BRA Denilson Rodrigues Roldão
9 FW   AFG Amredin Sharifi
10 MF   MAR Adil Kouskous
11 MF   BAN Faisal Ahmed
12 FW   BAN Arifur Rahman Raju
13 FW   BAN Atikur Rahman Atik
14 MF   BAN Shahedul Alam Shahed
15 MF   BAN Shamim Ahmed
16 MF   BAN Noman Ahmed Rubel
17 DF   BAN Isa Faysal
18 MF   BAN Saifur Rahman Asif
19 DF   BAN Rabiul Islam
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   BAN Mohamed Amirul Islam
21 MF   BAN Mohidul Islam
22 GK   BAN Ariful Islam
25 DF   BAN Ismail Hossen
27 FW   BAN Faisal Ahmed Shitol
28 FW   BAN Mohammad Al Amim
29 FW   BAN Robel Junior
31 GK   BAN Mohammad Nehal
33 DF   BAN Akibur Rahman
37 DF   BAN Esanur Rahman
38 DF   BAN Rasel Hossain
39 FW   BAN Mizanur Rahman Mizan
40 FW   BAN Rashedul Islam Jihan
60 GK   BAN Roni Basfor
70 DF   BAN Raja Sheikh
60 GK   BAN Saiful Islam Khan
77 DF   BAN Joyonto Kumar Roy
99 MF   BAN Umor Faruk Mithu

Current technical staffEdit

As of 17 October 2021
Position Name
Head Coach   Aristică Cioabă
Assistant Coach   Mahbubul Haque Jewel
  Shamim Al Mamun
Goalkeeping Coach   Sha Alam Tutul
Fitness Coach   Ashraful Islam
Manager   Sheikh Maruf Hasan

Team recordsEdit

Head coach's recordEdit

As of 28 December 2021
Head Coach Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W
S. M. Asifuzzaman   February 2019 May 2019 20 11 6 3 31 13 055.00
Nicolas Vitorović   4 August 2019[16] 31 August 2020 9 3 2 4 10 16 033.33
Pakir Ali   October 2020 August 2021 26 6 8 12 28 42 023.08
Aristică Cioabă   October 2021 Present 7 1 3 3 5 8 014.29

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

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

ControversyEdit

On 24 May 2019, The police constable, Shamim, assaulted BFF's competition manager Zaber Bin Ansari after being denied entry into the ground during that match against Feni Soccer Club.[17] Later, four more players joined him in the assault, just after the completion of the prize-giving ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. All four police players – Amirul Islam, Tarek Aziz, Azmi Omar, and Sarwar Hossain – have been given Tk one lakh fine for their involvement. Islam and Aziz have been suspended for two matches while Omar and Hossain have been handed nine-match bans each. Physiotherapist of the team, Santanu Mallik, too, has been banned for nine matches and fined Tk 2 lakh.

Constable Shamim has been given life-time stadium ban across the country.[18][19]

Notable playersEdit

Had international caps for their respective countries whilst playing for Bangladesh Police FC.

Asia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bangladesh Police FC". Soccerway.
  2. ^ প্রথম বিভাগে উত্তীর্ণ হলো পুলিশ অ্যাথলেটিক্স. Risingbd.com (in Bengali).
  3. ^ "Police take Championship League crown". The Daily Star. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  4. ^ পেশাদার ফুটবল লীগে পুলিশ. Jugantor (in Bengali). Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Police FC promoted to BPL". Dhaka Tribune.
  6. ^ প্রিমিয়ার লিগ ফুটবলে জায়গা করে নিল পুলিশ ফুটবল ক্লাব, Jamuna TV (in Bengali), 15 May 2019, retrieved 1 June 2019
  7. ^ আবারও ফুটবলের সর্বোচ্চ পর্যায়ে পুলিশ. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Police secure BPL promotion". The Daily Star. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Bangladesh Police lift BCL trophy, Uttar Baridhara runners up". BFF (in American English). Archived from the original on 28 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  10. ^ "BCL Football league final: Police FC beat Feni Soccer Club by 5-1 goals". The Independent. Dhaka. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  11. ^ Hoque, Shishir (31 December 2019). "Police reach Fed Cup semis for first time". Dhaka Tribune.
  12. ^ "Popular Life Insurance sponsors Bangladesh Police Football Team". Daily Sun. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  13. ^ পুলিশ ফুটবল দল স্পন্সর পেল. Jugantor (in Bengali). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Popular boost for Police AC". The Daily Star.
  15. ^ বাংলাদেশ পুলিশ ফুটবল ক্লাবের স্পন্সর রানার গ্রুপ. dmpnews.org (in Bengali). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  16. ^ সাইপ্রাসের ফুটবল কোচ নিয়োগ দিয়েছে পুলিশ. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 4 August 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  17. ^ Independent Television (24 May 2019), মাঠে ঢোকা নিয়ে পুলিশ-বাফুফে কর্মকর্তাদের মারপিট, আহত ৫ ।। BFF-Police (in Bengali), retrieved 1 June 2019
  18. ^ "BFF fines Police; bans four players". The Daily Star. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Police FC penalized for breaching code of conduct". BFF (in American English). Archived from the original on 30 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.

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