Bangladesh national football team

The Bangladesh National Football Team (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় ফুটবল দল) is the national recognised football team of Bangladesh and is controlled by the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation, and became a member of FIFA in 1974. Even though the Bangladesh Football Federation was first founded in 1972. Bangladesh was elected as a member of the AFC Executive Committee in 1982–1986 and 1998–2002. The current Executive Committee was elected democratically, under an AFC approved constitution and direct supervision of FIFA & AFC, in April 2008.

Bangladesh Football Federation
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Bengal Tigers, Red and Green
AssociationBangladesh Football Federation
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationSAFF (South Asia)
Head coachJamie Day
CaptainJamal Bhuyan
Most capsJahid Hasan Ameli (64)
Top scorerAshraf Uddin Ahmed Chunnu (17)
Home stadiumBangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
FIFA codeBAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 187 Steady (11 June 2020)[1]
Highest110 (April 1996)
Lowest197 (February–May 2018)
First international
 Bangladesh 2–2 Thailand 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 26 July 1973)
Biggest win
 Bangladesh 8–0 Maldives 
(Dhaka, Bangladesh; 23 December 1985)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 9–0 Bangladesh 
(Incheon, South Korea; 16 September 1979)
 Iran 9–0 Bangladesh 
(Karachi, Pakistan; 25 February 1982)
Asian Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1980)
Best resultGroup stage (1980)
Asian Games
Appearances5 (first in 2002)
Best resultRound of 16 (2018)
SAFF Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1995)
Best resultChampions (2003)
Websitehttps://bff.com.bd
Bangladesh national football team
Medal record
Men’s Football
South Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Kathmandu Team
Silver medal – second place 1985 Dhaka Team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Islamabad Team
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Colombo Team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Madras Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Katmandu Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Dhaka Team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Guwahati Team
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Kathmandu Team

Bangladesh's national team debuted in 1973 and has yet to qualify for the World Cup final rounds. They were dismissed in the first round of their only Asian Cup appearance to date in 1980, and the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The nation's best results came at South Asian level where it won the SAFF Championship once and were gold medalists in South Asian Games twice. Bangladesh was one of southern Asia's leading team in the 2000s. However, as is the case elsewhere on the subcontinent, top-level football in Bangladesh is played somewhere in the shadow of the country's national cricket team. This is mostly due to inadequate budget allocation and lack of technical skills adaptation. To date, football remains a popular sport in Bangladesh but cricket remains the most popular sport in the nation.

HistoryEdit

20th centuryEdit

The first instance of a Bangladesh national football team was the emergence of the Shadhin Bangla football team during the 1971 liberation war. They toured throughout India to raise international awareness and economic support for the liberation war.

Following her independence from Pakistan achieved at the end of 1971, the Bangladesh football team played its first official game on 26 July 1973, a 2–2 draw against Thailand. During the period between 26 July and 14 August 1973, the national team played 13 friendly matches against Asian teams, all hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, resulting in 3 draws and 10 defeats. One year later, the national team played 2 more friendlies, this time in Bangkok, and were defeated twice more.

The next official matches came in 1978 asian games in Bangkok, against Malaysia and India, finished once more as defeats. In January 1979, the qualification tournament for the 1980 AFC Asian Cup began and – surprisingly considering their previous record – Bangladesh opened their campaign with draws against Afghanistan and Qatar. A heavy 4–0 defeat against Qatar followed, but a 4–1 win over the Afghans, the team's first ever victory, saw them qualify for the tournament.

In preparation for the Asian Cup, Bangladesh played four more friendly matches, losing three of them (notably a 9–0 thrashing by South Korea) but scoring their second win, 3–1 over Sri Lanka.

The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was held in September 1980 in Kuwait, and Bangladesh were grouped with defending champions Iran as well as North Korea, Syria and China. The Bangladeshis opened the tournament respectably with narrow defeats to the North Koreans (3–2) and Syrians (1–0) but were embarrassed 7–0 and 6–0 respectively by Iran and China, finishing the tournament bottom of their table with a goal difference of −15. This was the only time that Bangladesh have qualified for a major tournament.

In 1982, after a year and a half without any matches, the team played four games in Karachi, Pakistan, again suffering, 3 defeats and a draw, with a heavy 9–0 loss, this time to Iran. The next five friendlies yielded 2 victories and 3 defeats, and by the 1984, the team had only 4 victories, in 10 years.

The qualifiers for the 1984 AFC Asian Cup took place in August of that year, with Bangladesh matched with Iran and Syria from the 1980 tournament alongside Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Bangladesh lost all but one of their games, a 3–2 defeat of the Philippines to salvage a little pride after yet another mauling by Iran.

A month later, the team played friendlies against Maldives and Nepal and handed out two thrashings of their own for a change, winning both games 5–0. But Nepal answered the day after, defeating Bangladesh 4–2.

In 1985 the team made its first attempt to qualify for the World Cup and was grouped with India, Indonesia and Thailand. Two wins from six saw Bangladesh finish bottom of their group.

From April 1985 to November 1987 team played 13 games, registering 4 victories, 2 draws and 7 defeats, before failing to qualify for either the 1988 AFC Asian Cup or the 1990 FIFA World Cup, posting just one win in the eleven games they played over both tournaments (a 3–1 defeat of Thailand in World Cup qualifying).

From 1989 to 1991, the team played 8 matches, gaining 3 victories, 1 draw and 4 defeats, before failing once again to qualify for the Asian Cup, this time thanks to a 6–0 drubbing by South Korea. Two years later, the qualifying tournament for the 1994 FIFA World Cup involved 8 matches – Bangladesh's longest ever campaign, but no more successful – only a pair of victories over Sri Lanka prevented a complete whitewash which included 8–0 and 7–0 thrashings at the hands of Japan and United Arab Emirates respectively.

In 1995, Bangladesh won silver in Football at the South Asian Games, losing in the final to hosts India, but qualification for 1998 FIFA World Cup saw a return to form, with the team even losing to Chinese Taipei.

The team's fortunes in regional competitions improved – the SAFF Gold Cup in 1999, held in Goa, saw Bangladesh again reach the final and lose to India, picking up another silver medal, and at 1999 South Asian Games held in Kathmandu the team finally took the extra step and won the gold medal, the first tournament win in the team's history. However, they were unable to parlay this into a successful qualification for the 2000 Asian Cup and failed to recover from an opening 6–0 thrashing by Uzbekistan.

21st centuryEdit

A historic moment occurred for the Bangladesh team on 12 January 2001, when they played their first match against a team from Europe, a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina, who won 2–0. Firoz Mahmud became the first Bangladeshi player to score against an European team by scoring against Yugoslavia on 18 March 2001.

Since 2000, the team have rarely looked like qualifying for either the Asian Cup or the World Cup (with successive first-round eliminations by Tajikistan in 2006 and 2010), but the same period has brought a tournament title being champions of SAFF Championship in 2003 as tournament host. Bangladesh as the host started by winning their opening game against Nepal (1-0) with Alfaz Ahmed scoring the only goal in the 30th minute. In their next game against Maldives they won 1–0 by a late winning goal scored by Arif Khan Joy in the 90 minute. Bangladesh topped their group by winning their last game against Bhutan 3–0 with Farhad scoring two goals and Karhan scoring another one. In the semifinals they faced India who were defending champions beating Bangladesh in 1999 SAFF Cup final. Bangladesh avenged their defeat four years earlier by beating India 2–1 and thus progressing to their second consecutive SAFF Cup final. In the final Bangladesh again faced Maldives, Ronnokuzzam Kanchan gave an early lead to the host nation in the 13th minute with Bangladesh dominating the first half and in the second half a defensive mistake made Bangladesh to concede a goal as Ali Umar equalized in the 57th minute. The final remained tied at 1–1 at 90 minutes of play and extra time was played and after a thrilling 120 minutes of play a tiebreaker was needed to decide the winners. In the penalty shootout the goalkeeper Aminul saved the second penalty of Maldives and at last Mohammad Sujon held his nerves and scored the winning penalty and thus Bangladesh won their first and only SAFF title till today. Bangladesh again made it to the final of SAFF Cup in 2005 hosted by Pakistan. They started by defeating Bhutan (3–0), Nepal (2–0) and drawing against India (1–1) to top their group. In the semifinals they knocked out the host nation Pakistan (1–0). In the final they faced India just like in the 1999 SAFF Cup final, it was a fifty-fifty affair as the both teams were a favourite to win but India won the final and their fourth title with Bangladesh finishing as runners up and it was the last time the team played in the SAFF Cup final. Their last best result in SAFF Cup came in 2008 where they finished 3rd. Bangladesh won their second gold medal in the South Asian Games during the 2010 South Asian Games as tournament host. They surprisingly defeated Afghanistan 4–0 who beat the likes of India and Maldives.

On 29 June 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3–0 in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. They went on to play Pakistan again at Punjab Stadium, Lahore on 3 July 2011 where they drew 0–0. This allowed Bangladesh to advance to the second round to play against Lebanon. The first game was played in Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Beirut on 23 July 2011 where Bangladesh lost 4–0. The second game was played in Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka where Bangladesh won 2–0. Since Lebanon was able to score more goals out of the two games they were into the third round eliminating Bangladesh. Bangladesh could not qualify into the semifinal of 2011 SAFF Championship as they had drawn against Pakistan but lost to Nepal and Maldives in group stage.

Bangladesh played three international friendly matches in 2012. They managed to draw against Nepal by 1–1. They started their South-east Asian tour with a heavy 5–0 defeat to Thailand but drawn against Malaysia by 1–1.

Lodewijk de KruifEdit

Bangladesh failed to qualify into the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup as they lost to Palestine by 0–1 despite their wins against the host Nepal and Northern Mariana Islands in 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualification stage held in March 2013. Bangladesh could not qualify into the semifinal of 2013 SAFF Championship as they lost to Nepal and Pakistan in group matches. Although they had a consolation draw against tournament runner-up India in group stage, it was the second consecutive SAFF Championship where they failed to qualify into knockout stage.

On 5 March 2014 Bangladesh tied a thrilling 2–2 friendly against India at Fatorda Stadium, Goa, India.

In the 2015 Bangabandhu Cup, Bangladesh became the runners-up of the tournament as they lost against Malaysia U-23 by 2–3 in the final match. In the group stage, Bangladesh lost in the very first match against Malaysia U-23 but won against Sri Lanka which led them to qualify in the semi final round where they beat Thailand U-23s by 1–0.

On 30 May and 2 June Bangladesh played several friendlies as preparation of the upcoming FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Singapore and Afghanistan, losing the first match by 1–2 and drawing the second one by 1–1. On 29 August, Bangladesh played another friendly against Malaysia at the Shah Alam Stadium and it concluded with a goalless draw.

Bangladesh played their first four matches of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Australia and Jordan losing all of the matches apart from the home game against Tajikistan where they drew 1–1.

Gonzalo Sanchez MorenoEdit

Bangladesh ended their FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign on a disappointing note as they suffered a huge 8–0 defeat to Jordan (managed by Harry Redknapp) in their last and final Group B match at the Amman National Stadium on 24 March 2016.[3] With seven defeats and a solitary draw against Tajikistan, Bangladesh conceded 32 goals and scored only twice, once apiece against Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Lodewijk de Kruif reappointmentEdit

On May 2016 de Kruif returned to take charge of the national team for a third time in a failed attempt in the AFC Asia Cup 2019 qualification playoff round 1 as they lost both home and away matches to Tajikistan. It was reported that he favored the older players from his previous run with the team rather giving opportunities to younger players.

Tom SaintfietEdit

The BFF appointed Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet on 29 June 2016, initially on a short term contract to guide the national team to the AFC Asia Cup 2019 qualification playoff round 2 matches against Bhutan.

Following a 0–0 draw in the first leg in Dhaka, Bhutan inflicted a 3–1 defeat on Bangladesh at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu during the second leg. The result in the Asian Cup qualifying play-off means Bangladesh will not be a part of any AFC and FIFA tournaments for the next two to three years until the launching of the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers.

Coach Saintfiet called up the veteran striking pair of Jahid Hasan Ameli and Enamul Haque for the match, but to no avail.

"It was very bad for Bangladesh football. I think Bhutan showed that despite being a small nation, with good fundamentals and hard work, you can still reach somewhere. I think some well-paid Bangladesh players should start thinking if they are ready to play at this level. I would like to apologize to Bangladesh Football Federation and all the football loving people," said the frustrated coach.[4]

Andrew OrdEdit

Following a six-month period with no National Team coach Andrew Ord was appointed on 18 May 2017.[5] His reputation in Asia for promoting young players and giving them an opportunity was part of a long term strategy from the Federation to rebuild the National Team. Ord oversaw an upswing in results at AFC youth tournaments and then fast tracked these young players into the Senior side. On 27 March 2018 they travelled to Laos and fielded five players who had played in the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualification three months previously.[6] The 2-2 draw finally put the Bhutan debacle into the past and was the start of new dawn for Bangladesh Football with a vibrant young team.

Jamie Day: resurgenceEdit

Bangladesh advanced to the second round of 2022 World Cup qualifying when they defeated Laos 1–0 on aggregate.[7]

In the qualification, Bangladesh was grouped together with neighbor India, alongside Asian powerhouse Qatar and two other difficult rivals, Afghanistan and Oman. Bangladesh did manage a surprise away draw to giant India 1–1, only to concede a goal near dying minutes. Bangladesh then lost to the remaining, but their losses were not as heavy as expected, even caused hardship to Qatar and Oman.

Team imageEdit

ColoursEdit

The Bangladesh national football team plays in bottle green shirts and dark red shorts embedded. Also with red and green stripes. Green and red are the historic national colours of Bangladesh, originating from the national flag of Bangladesh. The red represents the sun rising over Bengal, and also the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh. The green stands for the lushness of the land of Bangladesh. The current Bangladesh away jersey is completely diametric to the regular one.

Home stadiumEdit

Bangladesh plays majority of their home matches at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, where they won the SAFF Championship in 2003 and 2010 South Asian Games football gold medal. Occasionally home matches are played at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong, Sylhet District Stadium in Sylhet, Rajshahi District Stadium in Rajshahi and Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore .

Media coverageEdit

Bangladesh's home and away qualifiers and friendlies both home and away are broadcast live on Bangladesh Television & Bangla TV (Bangladesh)

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were selected for the 2020 Bangabandhu Cup.[8]
Caps and goals updated as of 23 January 2020 after the match against   Burundi.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ashraful Islam Rana (1988-05-01) 1 May 1988 (age 32) 23 0   Sheikh Russel KC
13 1GK Anisur Rahman Zico (1997-08-10) 10 August 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Bashundhara Kings
23 1GK Shahidul Yousuf Sohel (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 29) 22 0   Dhaka Abahani
2 2DF Raihan Hasan (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 25) 30 0   Dhaka Abahani
3 2DF Rahmat Mia (1999-12-08) 8 December 1999 (age 20) 15 0   Saif Sporting Club
4 2DF Topu Barman (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 25) 30 3   Bashundhara Kings
5 2DF Yeasin Khan (1994-09-16) 16 September 1994 (age 25) 28 3   Bashundhara Kings
12 2DF Bishwanath Ghosh (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 21) 13 0   Bashundhara Kings
15 2DF Monjurur Rahman Manik (1996-05-09) 9 May 1996 (age 24) 1 0   Chittagong Abahani
17 2DF Riyadul Hasan Rafi (1999-10-01) 1 October 1999 (age 20) 7 0   Saif Sporting Club
19 2DF Sushanto Tripura (1998-10-05) 5 October 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Bashundhara Kings
6 3MF Jamal Bhuyan (Captain) (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 30) 44 0   Saif Sporting Club
7 3MF Mamunul Islam (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 31) 61 3   Dhaka Abahani
10 3MF Robiul Hasan (1999-06-26) 26 June 1999 (age 21) 13 3   Bashundhara Kings
11 3MF Sohel Rana (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 25) 36 0   Dhaka Abahani
14 3MF Arifur Rahman (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Saif Sporting Club
16 3MF Mohammad Ibrahim (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 22) 13 1   Bashundhara Kings
18 3MF Manik Hossain Molla (1999-03-11) 11 March 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Chittagong Abahani
21 3MF Rakib Hossain (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Chittagong Abahani
8 4FW Saad Uddin (1998-09-01) 1 September 1998 (age 21) 12 1   Dhaka Abahani
9 4FW Motin Mia (1998-12-20) 20 December 1998 (age 21) 7 2   Bashundhara Kings
20 4FW Mahbubur Rahman Sufil (1999-09-10) 10 September 1999 (age 20) 16 2   Bashundhara Kings
22 4FW Foysal Ahmed Fahim (2002-02-24) 24 February 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Saif Sporting Club

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Bangladesh squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Pappu Hossain (1999-04-07) 7 April 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Saif Sporting Club v.   Bhutan; 3 October 2019

DF Tutul Hossain Badsha (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 21) 11 0   Dhaka Abahani v.   Oman; 14 November 2019
DF Yeasin Arafat (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 17) 1 0   Saif Sporting Club v.   Oman; 14 November 2019

MF Biplu Ahmed (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 21) 16 3   Bashundhara Kings v.   Oman; 14 November 2019
MF Masuk Mia Jony (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 22) 13 0   Bashundhara Kings v.   Afghanistan; 10 September 2019

FW Nabib Newaj Jibon (1990-08-17) 17 August 1990 (age 29) 27 4   Dhaka Abahani v.   Oman; 14 November 2019
FW Tawhidul Alam Sabuz (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 29) 10 0   Bashundhara Kings v.   Oman; 14 November 2019
FW Jewel Rana (1995-12-20) 20 December 1995 (age 24) 21 0   Dhaka Abahani v.   India; 15 October 2019

Coaching staffEdit

As of November 2019
Position Name
Head Coach   Jamie Day[9]
Assistant Coach   Stuart Watkiss[10]
Assistant Coach   Masud Parvej Kaisar
Goalkeeper Coach   Bobby Mimms
Physiotherapist   Simon Maltby
Manager   Satyajit Das Rupu
Academy Coach   Andy Turner[11]
Youth Coach   Rob Ryles[12]
BFF Technical Director

Results and fixturesEdit

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming matches.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Competition Venue Location Opponent Result Scorer(s) for Bangladesh
9 March 2019 International friendly Olympic Stadium Phnom Penh, Cambodia   Cambodia 1–0 Robiul   83'
29 September 2019 International friendly Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh   Bhutan 4–1 Jibon   12'39'
Biplu   74'
Robiul   81'
3 October 2019 International friendly Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh   Bhutan 2–0 Yeasin   23'66'
15 January 2020 2020 Bangabandhu Cup Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh   Palestine 0–2
19 January 2020 2020 Bangabandhu Cup Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh   Sri Lanka 3–0 Motin   17'64'
Ibrahim   83'
23 January 2020 2020 Bangabandhu Cup Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh   Burundi 0–3

2022 FIFA World Cup & 2023 AFC Asian Cup Joint QualificationEdit

Date Competition Venue Location Opponent Result Scorer(s) for Bangladesh
6 June 2019 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round New Laos National Stadium Vientiane, Laos   Laos 1–0 Robiul   71'
11 June 2019 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC First Round Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh   Laos 0–0
10 September 2019 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round Republican Central Stadium Dushanbe, Tajikistan   Afghanistan 0–1
10 October 2019 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh   Qatar 0–2
15 October 2019 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata, India   India 1–1 Saad   42'
14 November 2019 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Muscat, Oman   Oman 1–4 Biplu   81'
8 October 2020 (2020-10-08) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round Sylhet District Stadium Sylhet, Bangladesh   Afghanistan
13 October 2020 (2020-10-13) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round Jassim bin Hamad Stadium Doha, Qatar   Qatar
12 November 2020 (2020-11-12) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh   India
17 November 2020 (2020-11-17) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka, Bangladesh   Oman

CoachesEdit

Head coach's recordEdit

As of 23 January 2020
Coach From To P W D L GS GA %W
  Mark Harrison April 2000 May 2000 3 0 2 1 2 3 000.00
  Hasanuzzaman Bablu July 2000 August 2000 1 0 0 1 0 1 000.00
  György Kottán November 2000 January 2003 13 6 2 5 14 23 046.15
  Golam Sarwar Tipu 22 November 2003 December 2003 2 0 0 2 0 4 000.00
  Andres Cruciani 3 August 2005[13] 10 April 2006 12 6 3 3 15 16 050.00
  Hasanuzzaman Bablu February 2006 November 2006 5 0 0 5 1 14 000.00
  Syed Nayeemuddin 1 August 2007[14] 31 December 2007 6 0 2 4 2 13 000.00
  Abu Yousuf 5 March 2008[15] 18 June 2008 5 0 3 2 4 6 000.00
  Shafiqul Islam Manik 18 August 2008[16] 13 November 2008 3 0 1 2 0 3 000.00
  Dido 1 January 2009[17] 9 November 2009 3 2 0 1 5 2 066.67
  Shahidur Rahman Shantoo 9 November 2009[18] 11 December 2009 4 2 1 1 6 3 050.00
  Saiful Bari Titu 16 February 2010 20 February 2010 3 1 0 2 2 7 033.33
  Robert Rubčić 3 September 2010[19] 2 June 2011 3 1 0 2 2 5 033.33
  Nikola Ilievski 24 June 2011[20] 22 December 2011 7 2 2 3 6 8 028.57
  Saiful Bari Titu 2 September 2012[21] 20 November 2012 3 0 2 1 2 7 000.00
  Lodewijk de Kruif 29 January 2013[22] 14 October 2014 6 1 2 3 6 8 016.67
  Saiful Bari Titu 18 October 2014[23] 27 October 2014 2 1 1 0 2 1 050.00
  Lodewijk de Kruif 24 January 2015[24] 8 September 2015 8 1 3 4 5 16 012.50
  Fabio Lopez 11 September 2015[25] 24 November 2015 3 0 0 3 0 11 000.00
  Maruful Haque 25 November 2015[26] 18 January 2016 6 3 1 2 9 9 050.00
  Gonzalo Sanchez Moreno 23 February 2016[27] 24 March 2016 2 0 0 2 1 14 000.00
  Lodewijk de Kruif 7 May 2016[28] 7 June 2016 2 0 0 2 0 6 000.00
  Tom Saintfiet 26 June 2016[29] 10 October 2016 3 0 1 2 1 8 000.00
   Andrew Ord 18 May 2017[30] 4 April 2018 1 0 1 0 2 2 000.00
  Jamie Day 17 May 2018[31]
19 8 2 9 17 20 042.11

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

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World Cup recordEdit

Bangladesh took part in every FIFA World Cup qualifier although never made it past the first round. The best they did was clinch wins in some of them.

FIFA World Cup Finals record Qualifications record
Hosts / year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
  1930 to   1982 Did not enter; was part of British Empire until 1947 and then Pakistan between 1947–1971
  1986 Did not qualify 6 2 0 4 5 10
  1990 6 1 0 5 4 9
  1994 8 2 0 6 7 28
  1998 6 1 0 5 4 14
   2002 6 1 2 3 5 15
  2006 2 0 0 2 0 4
  2010 2 0 1 1 1 6
  2014 4 1 1 2 5 4
  2018 8 0 1 7 2 32
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 48 8 5 35 33 112

AFC Asian Cup recordEdit

AFC Asian Cup
Year Round
  1976
Withdrew from qualification
  1980
Group Stage
  1984
Did not qualify
  1988
Did not qualify
  1992
Did not qualify
  1996
Withdrew
  2000
Did not qualify
  2004
Did not qualify
      &   2007
Did not qualify
  2011
Did not qualify
  2015
Did not qualify
  2019
Did not qualify

AFC Challenge Cup recordEdit

AFC Challenge Cup
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
  2006
Quarter-finals
4
2
1
1
7
8
  2008
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
  2010
Group stage
3
1
0
2
3
6
  2012
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
  2014
Did not qualify
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
Quarter-finals
7
3
1
3
10
14

AFC Challenge Cup qualification record:

AFC Challenge Cup qualification
Year Qualification Pld W D L GF GA
  2006
Qualified as host
-
-
-
-
-
-
  2008
Did not qualify
2
0
1
1
1
2
  2010
Qualified as best group runner-up
3
2
0
1
5
2
  2012
Did not qualify
3
1
0
2
2
5
  2014
Did not qualify
3
2
0
1
6
1
Total
11
5
1
5
14
10

SAFF ChampionshipEdit

SAFF Championship
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
  1993
Did not enter
-
-
-
-
-
-
  1995
Semi-finals
3
1
1
1
2
1
  1997
Group stage
2
0
1
1
1
4
  1999
Runners-up
4
2
1
1
6
3
  2003
Champion
5
4
1
0
8
2
  2005
Runners-up
5
3
1
1
7
3
  &   2008
Group stage
3
0
2
1
3
4
  2009
Semi-finals
4
2
1
1
6
3
  2011
Group stage
3
0
1
2
1
4
  2013
Group stage
3
0
1
2
2
5
  2015
Group stage
3
1
0
2
4
7
  2018
Group stage
3
2
0
1
3
2
Total
1 Title
38
16
12
13
43
38

Asian GamesEdit

  • 1951 to 1970 – Did not enter; was part of Pakistan until 1971
  • 2002 onwards – Bangladesh U-23 plus three overage players entered the competition, as per age limit in football competitions in Olympic Games.
Asian Games record
Hosts / Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA
  1974 Tehran
Did not participate
- - - - - - -
  1978 Bangkok
Preliminary round
12/14 2 0 0 2 0 4
  1982 New Delhi
Preliminary round
11/16 3 1 0 2 2 4
  1986 Seoul
Preliminary round
16/18 4 1 0 3 1 12
  1990 Beijing
Preliminary round
11/14 2 0 0 2 0 7
  1994 Hiroshima
Did not participate
- - - - - - -
  1998 Bangkok
Withdrew
- - - - - - -
Total 4/13 - 11 2 0 9 3 27

OpponentsEdit

The team's head-to-head records against all 48 nations whom they have played to date, including friendly internationals:[32] Two of these teams no longer exist (South Vietnam and Yugoslavia), so Bangladesh have played against 47 of the current 209 FIFA members: 43 AFC, 3 CAF, 0 CONCACAF, 0 CONMEBOL, 0 OFC and 1 UEFA members as of 23 January 2020.[33]

Against Region P W D L GF GA GD %Win
  Afghanistan AFC 7 1 4 2 9 11 −2 014.29
  Algeria CAF 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 000.00
  Australia AFC 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 000.00
  Bahrain AFC 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 000.00
  Bhutan AFC 13 10 2 1 31 7 +24 076.92
  Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 000.00
  Burundi CAF 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 000.00
  Cambodia AFC 4 3 1 0 5 2 +3 075.00
  China PR AFC 5 0 0 5 0 15 −15 000.00
  Chinese Taipei AFC 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 050.00
  Guam AFC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
  Hong Kong AFC 4 0 1 3 3 14 −11 000.00
  India AFC 26 3 11 12 19 36 −17 011.54
  Indonesia AFC 6 1 1 4 4 12 −8 016.67
  Iran AFC 7 0 1 6 1 28 −27 000.00
  Japan AFC 5 0 0 5 1 22 −21 000.00
  Jordan AFC 2 0 0 2 0 12 −12 000.00
  Kuwait AFC 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 000.00
  Kyrgyzstan AFC 4 0 0 4 2 10 −8 000.00
  Laos AFC 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 040.00
  Lebanon AFC 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 050.00
  Macau AFC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
  Malaysia AFC 9 1 2 6 3 16 −13 011.11
  Maldives AFC 12 3 5 4 20 16 +4 025.00
  Mongolia AFC 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 050.00
  Myanmar AFC 10 3 1 6 10 24 −14 030.00
    Nepal AFC 22 13 3 6 30 17 +13 059.09
  North Korea AFC 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 000.00
  Northern Mariana Islands AFC 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100.00
  Oman AFC 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5 000.00
  Pakistan AFC 18 8 4 6 18 10 +8 044.44
  Palestine AFC 5 0 1 4 1 8 −7 000.00
  Philippines AFC 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 033.33
  Qatar AFC 5 0 1 4 2 14 −12 000.00
  Saudi Arabia AFC 5 0 0 5 1 20 −19 000.00
  Singapore AFC 4 1 2 1 4 4 +0 025.00
  South Korea AFC 4 0 0 4 0 20 −20 000.00
  South Vietnam AFC 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00
  Sri Lanka AFC 18 12 2 4 27 12 +15 066.67
  Sudan CAF 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 000.00
  Syria AFC 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 000.00
  Tajikistan AFC 10 1 2 7 5 29 −24 010.00
  Thailand AFC 15 2 5 8 13 29 −16 013.33
  United Arab Emirates AFC 5 0 0 5 1 21 −20 000.00
  Uzbekistan AFC 3 0 0 3 0 15 −15 000.00
  Vietnam AFC 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 000.00
  Yemen AFC 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 050.00
  Yugoslavia UEFA 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 000.00
Total 48 nations 267 72 55 140 248 496 −248 026.97

  Team ceased to exist


  • Last Updated on 23 January 2020.

HonoursEdit

  Champion (1): 2003
  Runner-up (2): 1999, 2005
  Gold medal (2): 1999, 2010
  Silver medal (4): 1984, 1985, 1989, 1995
  Bronze medal (3): 1991, 2016, 2019
  Runner-up (1): 2015
  • Quaid-E-Azam International Cup[34]
  Runner-up (1): 1985
  Third-place (1): 1987
  • President's Gold Cup[35]
  Champion (1): 1989
  • Four-nation International Invitational Football Tournament[36]
  Champion (1): 1995
  Runner-up (1) : 2005

Bangladesh national football team results

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  35. ^ "President's Gold Cup 1989". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  36. ^ "Burma Tournament 1995". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 September 2015.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1999 India  
South Asian Champions
2003 Bangladesh   (First title)
Succeeded by
2005 India