Fortis Football Club (Bengali: ফর্টিস ফুটবল ক্লাব) is a Bangladeshi football club based in Badda, Dhaka.[1] They compete in the Bangladesh Premier League, the top flight of Bangladesh football, having gained promotion as the 2021–22 Bangladesh Championship League champion.[2] Despite being a Dhaka based club, the club gives priority to players from Chittagong Division as majority of its owners are from the port city.

Fortis FC
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Full nameFortis Football Club Limited
Founded2020; 3 years ago (2020)
GroundMuktijuddho Sriti Stadium
OwnerFortis Group
PresidentShahin Hasan
Head CoachMasud Parvez Kaisar
LeagueBangladesh Premier League
2021–22Championship League, 1st of 12
Current season


Journey to the top flightEdit

In 2020, Fortis Group established Fortis FC as part of their football development project, the club president Shahin Hasan stated that the club's main purpose is to establish academies all around the country in order to create a pipeline of future international players. Before its league journey set about, the club established the Fortis FC Academy. On 4 February 2020, Bangladesh Football Federation gave the green signal for the club to directly enter the Bangladesh Championship League, without having to play through the lower divisions in Dhaka.[3][4]

Before the start of the 2020–21 Championship League season, Fortis completed the signings of 10 players with premier league experience. Notable among them were Khan Mohammad Tara, Uttam Barua and former national team striker Towhidul Alam Towhid. They also appointed head-coach Akbor Hossain Ridon, who previously won the 2019 BFF U-18 Tournament with NoFeL SC.[5] On 8 February 2021, Fortis FC began their professional league journey as they drew 0–0 against Farashganj SC in the opening day of the new league season.[6] On 1 March 2021, the club registered their first ever victory, by defeating Dhaka Wanderers 3–2 as, striker Mohammad Hasanuzzaman registered the club's first-ever professional league goal.[7] During their debut season, Fortis finished in third place and were only 2 points off from the top spot.[8]

Before the start of the 2021–22 Championship League, president Shahin Hasan informed that the club recruited players from the then ongoing Chittagong League, and only retained 15 players from their previous campaign. Jahidur Rahman Milon was appointed as the new head coach and former senior national team defender Atiqur Rahman Meshu was added to the club's coaching staff as an assistant coach. On 24 April 2022, Fortis recorded a goalless draw against newcomers Azampur FC, which meant that the club were unbeaten in their previous 31 league games.[9] On 1 June 2022, Fortis secured promotion to the Bangladesh Premier League with two games to go, thrashing Kawran Bazar 5–0, with forward Mohammad Hasanuzzaman scoring a hattrick. Fortis finished the league season with the least goals conceded, and veteran keeper Uttam Barua topped the cleansheet charts.[10]

Premier League eraEdit

On 19 March 2022, Fortis FC initiated their 2022–23 Bangladesh Premier League campaign as they registered a 1–1 draw against the reigning 2nd place-holders Abahani Limited Dhaka.

Shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Shirt sponsor
2021–2022 Sarah Resort
2022– TORR

Current squadEdit

As of 30 December 2022

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 Uttam Barua
2 DF   BAN Shahin Ahmmed
3 DF   BAN Ariful Islam Jitu
4 DF   BRA Danilo Quipapá (captain)
5 MF   BRA Thiago Bonfim
6 DF   BAN Mozammel Hossain Nira
7 MF   BAN Kawser Ali Rabbi
8 MF   BAN Mamunul Islam
9 FW   AFG Amredin Sharifi
10 FW   BRA Luiz Júnior
11 FW   BAN Shakhawat Hossain Rony
12 DF   BAN Sajon Mia
13 DF   BAN Jaynal Abedin Dipu
14 MF   BAN Shadat Hossen
15 MF   BAN Jabed Khan
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF   BAN Shahidul Islam Sumon
17 MF   BAN Mojibur Rahman Jony
18 FW   BAN Rafiqul Islam
19 MF   BAN Tariqul Islam
20 MF   BAN Mazharul Islam Sourav
21 FW   BAN Mohammed Jahedul Alam
22 GK   BAN Shanto Kumar Roy
23 MF   BAN Didarul Alam
24 DF   BAN Prokash Das
25 GK   BAN Azad Hossen
26 FW   BAN Mohamed Didarul Islam
27 FW   BAN Borhan Uddin
30 GK   BAN Mitul Marma
44 DF   BAN Sabuz Hossain
66 DF   BAN Abdullah Omar
88 MF   BAN Mostajeb Khan

Reserves and academyEdit


Current technical staffEdit

As of 25 January 2023
Position Name
Head coach   Masud Parvez Kaisar
Assistant coach   Francisco Bruto Da Costa
Goalkeeping coach   Fabio Roca Jr.
  Md Mostafizur Rahman
Team manager   Rashedul Islam
Physiotherapist   Md Yusuf Ali
Fitness Trainer   Touhidul Islam Siddique
Head of reserves and academy   Atiqur Rahman Meshu
Junior academy coach   Joseph Nur Rahman
  Jashim Mahadi

Team recordsEdit

Head coaches' recordEdit

As of 24 February 2023
Coach From To P W D L GS GA %W
  Akbor Hossain Ridon January 2021 July 2021 22 12 7 3 40 17 054.55
  Sheikh Zahidur Rahman Milon January 2022 13 June 2022 22 13 8 1 29 9 059.09
  Masud Parvez Kaisar 20 September 2022 Present 17 3 8 6 15 19 017.65

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


Board of directorsEdit

As of 25 January 2023
Position Name
President   Md Shahin Hasan
Managing director   Shahadat Hossain
Media Officer   Mohammad Moinul Hossain
Marketing Officer   Mohammad Ziaur Rahman Shakib
Equipment Manager   Abdul Mannan Shamim
Masseur   Fakrul Ahmed

Competitive recordEdit

Season Division League Federation Cup Independence Cup Top league scorer(s)
P W D L GF GA Pts Position Player Goals
2020–21 BCL 22 12 7 3 40 17 43 3rd   Zillur Rahman 12
2021–22 BCL 22 13 8 1 29 9 47 Champions   Md Jakir Hossain Ziku
Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated




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