Bangladesh Premier League (football)
The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is the top tier of the country's football leagues. It is run directly by the Professional Football League Committee of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). Dhaka Derby is one of the most popular matches in the league. The league is the successor of National Football Championship running from 2000-2006.
|Founded||2 March 2007|
|Number of teams||13|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Domestic cup(s)||Federation Cup|
|International cup(s)||AFC Cup|
|Current champions||Dhaka Abahani (6th title) |
|Most championships||Dhaka Abahani|
|TV partners||Bangla TV|
|2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League|
Founded in 2007, the league was previously known as the B League. The league was renamed to Bangladesh League in 2009 Then in 2012, it was renamed to Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The start of BPL marked the start of professional league and a wide open national league.
Role of HonorEdit
Dhaka Abahani have won the league a record six times since 2007. During 2016 Bangladesh Football Premier League, Dhaka Abahani also became the first team to win the professional league title with an unbeaten record.
Performance in the Bangladesh Premier League by clubs as of the end of 2017-18 season:
||Winers||Runner-up||Years won||Years Runners-up|
|Dhaka Abahani||6||1||2007, 2008–09, 2008–09, 2012, 2016, 2017–18||2013–14|
|Sheikh Jamal DC||3||2||2010–11, 2013–14, 2014-15||2012–13, 2017–18|
|Sheikh Russel KC||1||1||2012–13||2014-15|
|Dhaka Mohammedan||3||2007, 2008–09, 2009–10|
|Muktijoddha Sangsad||2||2010–11, 2012|
Clubs and Home VenuesEdit
20 clubs have played in the Bangladesh Football Premier League from its inception in 2007, up to and including the 2018–19 season.
The following clubs are not competing in the Bangladesh Football Premier League during the 2018–19 season, but competed in the Premier League for at least one season.
Stats and playersEdit
BPL Golden Boot winners
|2007||Elijah Obagbemiro Junior||Brothers Union||16|
|2008–09||Alamu Bukola Olalekan||Dhaka Mohammedan||18|
|2009–10||Enamul Haque||Dhaka Abahani||21|
|2010–11||James Moga||Muktijoddha Sangsad KC||19|
|2012||Ismael Bangoura||Team BJMC||17|
|2012–13||Osei Morrison||Dhaka Mohammedan||11|
|2013–14||Wedson Anselme||Sheikh Jamal DC||26|
|2014-15||Emeka Onuoha||Sheikh Jamal DC||19|
|2016||Sunday Chizoba||Dhaka Abahani||19|
|2017–18||Solomon King Kanform||Sheikh Jamal DC||15|
Bangladeshi top scorers
|2007||Jahid Hasan Ameli||Dhaka Abahani||12|
|2008–09||Alfaz Ahmed||Sheikh Russel KC||17|
|2009–10||Enamul Haque||Dhaka Abahani||21|
|2010–11||Mithun Chowdhury||Muktijoddha Sangsad KC||16|
|2012||Mithun Chowdhury||Muktijoddha Sangsad KC||6|
|2012–13||Shakhawat Hossain Rony||Dhaka Abahani||7|
|2013–14||Wahed Ahmed||Dhaka Mohammedan||15|
|2014-15||Enamul Haque||Muktijoddha Sangsad KC||13|
|2016||Sajidur Rahman Sajid||Arambagh KS||8|
|2017–18||Tawhidul Alam Sabuz||Chittagong Abahani||8|
|2007–10||Citycell||Bangladesh Football Federation(BFF) signed a three-year partnership deal with Citycell.
Citycell was co- sponsor for the Federation Cup, the B. League and the School football tournament across the country.
|2013–14||Nitol-Tata||Nitol-Tata Group sponsored of the Bangladesh Premier League after 35 matches into the ongoing league.|||
|2014–15||Manyavar||Besides Manyavar; KFC, Pragati Insurance, Amber Group and Treasurer had joined the country's professional football league as co-sponsors.|||
|2015–16||JB Group||JB group had bought the title rights for Tk 4 crores.|||
|2016–18||Saif Power Battery||Saif Power Battery bought the title rights this for Tk 1.5 crores.|||
|2018-2019||TVS||BFF ink a one year deal with TVS after finishing first leg of season.|||
132 matched of season 2015-2016 was broadcast live at BTV World and Boishakhi TV, also live commentary was produced by Radio Next FM. Every match of this league has been streaming live on BFF's page of Mycujoo platform from 2018-19 season. Bangla TV start broadcasting selected matches of the BPL 2018-19 matches live from May 9, 2019.
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