Mohammedan Sporting Club (Dhaka)

Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited Dhaka, founded in 1936 at Dhaka, is one of the oldest and one of the most popular football clubs in Bangladesh, with a support base in all parts of the country. The club currently plays in the Bangladesh Premier League.[1]

Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club
Official logo of Dhaka Mohammedan SC.png
Full nameMohammedan Sporting Club Limited Dhaka
Nickname(s)The Black & Whites
Short nameMSC
Founded1936; 84 years ago (1936)
PresidentBangladesh Adv. A.M. Amin Uddin
Head CoachEngland Sean Lane
LeagueBangladesh Premier League
2019–20BPL, 4th of 13
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The journey began in Hajaribagh. Members of the famed Nawab family of Dhaka wanted to establish a local club for the youth. As a result, Muslim Sports Club came into being in 1927. Nine years later, with Khwaja M. Ajmal as its president, it was renamed Mohammedan Sporting Club, after its more renowned predecessor the Kolkata Mohammedan.

Though it was established to create enthusiasm for sports amongst the local Muslim community, the club later broke the race, class and ethnic barrier and became a crowd favorite.

In the late 40s, MSC started to flourish with Mohammad Shahjahan at the helm. Shahjahan left Kolkata Mohammedan and came to Bangladesh after the partition. The 1950s was a time for Dhaka Wanderers. They were the top dog in the sporting arena. In 1956, some of their star players and senior officials joined MSC and started restructuring the club. The results were evident as MSC secured their first league title in 1957. The same year they won the Independence Cup, thus ensuring their domestic double. The trophies kept coming over the next two decades.[2]

Before independence, Mohammedan also clinched the Dhaka League title in the year of 1959, '61,'63,'66 and '69. It was not easy to find success against teams like EPIDC, Victoria. Yet, Mohammedan did not yield to failure, they pursued their way.

Mohammedan wins the Aga Khan Gold Cup for the first time in 1959. They repeat the feat twice in 1964 and 1968 respectively.

Dhaka Abahani adds a new dimension to domestic football in the post-independent era. And it begins a new rivalry involving Dhaka Abahani and Dhaka Mohammedan termed Dhaka Derby which took no time to spread the passion and madness throughout the country. Abahani won the league in 1974 and 1977 but the decade, however, belonged to Mohammedan as they got the better of their hardcore rival to win the league in 1975, 1976, 1978 and 1980.

They were unbeaten in the first division league from the 8th of September, 1985 to 15th of March, 1990! Unbelievably enough, Mohammedan did not lose a single match in those one thousand six hundred and fifty days winning 63 of them, drawing 12 times and 1 ended up being postponed. They scored 160 and conceded 22 goals. The Black and Whites took the league title three times in a row from 1986 to 1988.[3] The last time Mohammedan won the league was back in 2002 and with all these years gone, they are still the most number of league winners in Bangladesh- 19 times.

Mohammedan won the Federation Cup ten times, beating Abahani six times in the final. They won their last Federation Cup title back in 2009.[4] Mohammedan also won the most expensive domestic football tournament of the country, Super Cup twice by taking the inaugural edition in 2009 and then the one in 2013. Their record attendance for a football game is nearly 45,000 which took place in 2009.[5]

They had their touch on Independence Cup title three times in 1972, 1991 and 2014 with the latest triumph being their last title in any domestic competition thus far.

Dhaka Mohammedan was the most dominating force in continental competitions among Bangladeshi clubs as well. They made it to the Asian Club Championship (the then Asian Champions League) finals in 1988 thus becoming the first-ever Bangladeshi club to do so. They participated in this tournament a record six times making it to the finals thrice, a record yet to be matched by any South Asian club.[6]

RivalriesEdit

Dhaka DerbyEdit

The Dhaka Derby is a football rivalry between Abahani and Mohammedan, although the rivalry was bigger in the past. Dhaka Mohammedan and Dhaka Abahani first met each other during 1973 Dhaka League. Late Amalesh Sen scored the first goal in that match and became the first-ever goal scorer in the history of Dhaka Derby.

On 16 July 2019, Mohammedan Sporting Club thrashed their archrival Abahani Ltd Dhaka 4-0 in their BPL meeting at Bangabandhu National Stadium. This win also equals their biggest ever Dhaka Derby victory.[7]

Shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2005 None Tibet
2008 None Fresh Cement
2009–10 None NTV
2011–17 None Orion Group
2018–19 None K–Sports

StadiumEdit

 
Dhaka Mohammedan starting XI before their first-ever match in Comilla

From the 2019–2020 season the club started playing their matches at the 8,000 capacity Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium. On 7 March 2020, Mohammedan Sporting Club hogging the spotlight with a 1-0 win over defending champions Bashundhara Kings in their home debut.[8]Nigerian forward Obi Moneke's 25th minute strike, a superb curling effort from the edge of the box, proving to be enough to split the sides.

Current squadEdit

Dhaka Mohammedan squad for 2019–20 season.[9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Mazharul Islam Himel
4   DF Ousmane Berthe
5   DF Stanley Onyekachi Amadi
6   MF Anik Hossain
7   MF Habibur Rahman Shohag
8   MF Shamol Bapari
9   FW Aminur Rahman Sajib
10   FW Souleymane Diabate
11   MF Yousuf Sifat
12   MF Sahed Hossain
13   GK Ahsan Habib Bipu
14   MF Anik Ghosh
15   DF Mohammad Atiquzzaman
16   MF Ugochukwu Obi Moneke
17   MF Mohammad Mithu
No. Position Player
18   FW Ousai Mong Marma
19   MF Uryu Nagata (Captain)
20   MF Sayed Rakib Khan Evan
21   MF Farhad Mona
22   GK Jasim Uddin
23   DF Mohammed Abid Hossain
24   DF Masud Rana Mredha
25   DF Humayun Kabir Khan
26   MF Sohanur Rahman
27   MF Rumon Hossain
28   DF Kamrul Islam
29   FW Amir Hakim Bappy
30   GK Mohammad Sujon
32   DF Emon Khan
33   DF Sadekujaman Fahim

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

As of January 2020

Position Name
Head Coach   Sean Lane
Assistant Coach   James McAloon
Team Manager   Imtiaz Ahmed Nakib

ManagementEdit

Board of directorsEdit

As of January 2020[10][11].

Position Name
President   A.M. Amin Uddin

Team recordsEdit

Head Coach's recordEdit

As of 14 March 2020
Head Coach Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W
Kang Man-young   December 2004 March 2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Shafiqul Islam Manik[12]   11 October 2005 2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Maruful Haque[13]   2008 13 May 2010[14] 61 48 11 2 150 33 078.69
Shafiqul Islam Manik   23 August 2010 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Emeka Ezeugo   18 November 2011[15][16] 2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Saiful Bari Titu   2012 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Rui Capela   31 December 2013[17] July 2014 29 13 10 6 37 24 044.83
Alfaz Ahmed^   May 2014 May 2014 1 1 0 0 1 0 100.00
Jewel Rana^   May 2014 June 2014 2 2 0 0 5 3 100.00
Joshimuddin Joshi[18][19]   24 November 2014 7 October 2016 44 17 13 14 73 52 038.64
Mizanur Rahman Don^   14 October 2016 29 December 2016 13 3 5 5 12 15 023.08
Abdul Qaium Sentu[20]   10 January 2017 24 February 2017 3 1 1 1 2 3 033.33
Syed Nayeemuddin[21]   9 May 2017 31 October 2017 14 6 2 6 21 17 042.86
Rashed Ahmed Pappu^   November 2017 February 2018 13 4 5 4 14 14 030.77
Christopher Evans[22]   19 September 2018 3 January 2019 6 1 3 2 5 8 016.67
Ali Asgar Nasir[23]   3 January 2019 16 February 2019 5 1 0 4 4 11 020.00
Shahidul Islam Jewel[24]^   18 February 2019 4 March 2019 4 0 2 2 1 5 000.00
Sean Lane[25]   4 April 2019 present 26 11 7 8 38 33 042.31

^– Interim 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

  •   Dhaka League
    • Winners (19): 1957,1959,1961,1963,1965,1966,1969,1975,1976,1978,1980,1982,1986,1987,1988-89,1993,1996,1999,2002

CupEdit

  •   Federation Cup
    • Winners (10): 1980*, 1981, 1982*, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1995, 2002, 2008, 2009
  •   Independence Cup
    • Winners (3): 1972,1991,2014
  •   Super Cup
    • Winners (2): 2009,2013
  •   National Championship
    • Winners (2): 2001–02, 2005–06

It was champion in the Independence Cup Football Tournament (5 times, between 1957 and 1966).

InvitationalEdit

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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