Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club

Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, nicknamed Yellow Fear, is a multi-sports club based in the Dhanmondi area, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The club competes in the Bangladesh Premier League, the top-flight of football in Bangladesh. It was known as Dhanmondi Club before adding the founder's name after turning into a limited company.[1] Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club is one of the most successful football clubs in Bangladesh.[2] In 2017, they have over 16,000 followers on their two most popular social media pages.[3][4]

Sheikh Jamal DC
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Full nameLt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited
Nickname(s)Yellow Fear
(Bengali: হলুদ আতঙ্ক)
FoundedDhanmondi Club renamed as Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited in 2010
GroundMunshigonj Stadium
Capacity10,000
OwnerBashundhara Group
ChairmanSafwan Sobhan Tanvir
CoachSpain Juan Manuel Martínez Sáez
LeagueBangladesh Premier League
2021BPL, 2nd of 13
Current season

HistoryEdit

Dhanmondi Club took controlled its current ground in Dhanmondi since 1962 when it was established.[5][6] In 2004, the President of Dhanomondi Club and vice-president of Bangladesh Football Federation, Khairul Anwar Piaru was shot dead inside the club premises.[7] In 2007, a court in Dhaka sentenced five people to death for his murder.[8] In 2009, Dhanmondi Club was renamed to Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club after Sheikh Jamal, the brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Its occupation of the playground has been protested by Bangladesh Poribesh Abndolon, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, and Institute of Architects, Bangladesh.[9] Sheikh Jamal promised to play quality football when called up for the Bangladesh Football Premier League in 2010–11 season over two other clubs playing in the Dhaka League second division.[10] The club was champion of the 2010–11 Bangladesh League.

Shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Shirt sponsor
2010–2014 United Commercial Bank (UCB)
2015 Bashundhara Group
2016 Yellow
2018– Bashundhara A4 Paper

StadiumEdit

Faridpur Stadium Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club want use as a their home Staium of 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club plays all its matches at the Bangabandhu National Stadium which is in the Motijheel area in the heart of the city. The stadium had a capacity of close to 55,000 before the work of renovation, making it then the largest stadium of the country. After the renovation, it still remains the largest stadium of the country.

Current squadEdit

Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited Squad for 2021–22 season.

As of 18 November 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 Mitul Marma
2 DF   BAN Raihan Hasan
3 DF   BAN Ariful Islam
4 DF   BAN Yeasin Khan
5 DF   BAN Mohammad Atikuzzaman
6 DF   BAN Mojammel Hossain Nira
7 MF   BAN Rahbar Wahed Khan
8 FW   UZB Otabek Valijonov
9 FW   NGA Matthew Chinedu
10 FW   GAM Solomon King Kanform
11 FW   GAM Sulayman Sillah
12 FW   BAN Jabed Khan
13 MF   BAN Mazharul Islam Sourav
14 MF   BAN Sohanur Rahman
15 MF   BAN Mohammad Shagor
16 DF   BAN Sohel Rana
17 MF   BAN Faysal Ahmed
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   BAN Omar Faruk Babu
19 FW   BAN Rashedul Islam Shuvo
20 FW   BAN Nurul Absar
21 DF   BAN Shakil Ahamed
22 GK   BAN Samiul Islam Masum
23 GK   BAN Miraj Hawlader
24 DF   BAN Rofiqur Rahman Mamun
25 MF   BAN Shafiqul Islam Bipul
26 MF   BAN Ali Hossain
27 DF   BAN Shamol Miah
28 DF   BAN Arman Sadi
29 DF   BAN Shahin Mia
30 GK   BAN Mohammad Nayem
31 DF   BAN Rifat Hasan Sarthok
32 MF   BAN Tawhid Hasan
33 FW   BAN Mehedi Hasan Hridoy

Coaching staffEdit

As of November 2021

Position Name
Head Coach   Juan Manuel Martínez Sáez
Assistant Coach   Mosharaf Badal
Goalkeeping Coach   Fabio Juniour Cordeiro Rocha
Team Manager   Anwarul Karim Helal
Trainer   Ariel Colman
Physio   Hossain Md. Syfuzzaman

CoachesEdit

^ − Interim coach

Football Committee ChairmanEdit

Ashraf Uddin Ahmed Chunnu[22]

Team recordsEdit

Head coach's recordEdit

As of 3 January 2022
Coach From To P W D L GS GA %W
  Pakir Ali 18 January 2011 2011 18 14 4 0 39 10 077.78
  Maruful Haque 14 June 2014 27 May 2015 30 23 4 3 81 31 076.67
  Shafiqul Islam Manik 9 February 2016 19 July 2016 15 6 1 8 28 33 040.00
  Mahabub Hossain Roksy 15 November 2017 5 February 2018 14 7 4 3 28 20 050.00
  Joseph Afusi 7 May 2018 18 April 2019 19 5 8 6 19 24 026.32
  Shafiqul Islam Manik 2 May 2019 8 August 2021 40 19 10 11 77 63 047.50
  Mosharraf Hossain Badal 9 August 2021 27 August 2021 6 4 1 1 10 4 066.67
  Juan Manuel Martínez Sáez November 2021 Present 7 3 2 2 8 12 042.86

AFC club rankingEdit

HonoursEdit

WinnersEdit

2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
2011–12, 2013–14,[23] 2014–15
2002
2011[24]
2014[25]

Runners-upEdit

2012–13, 2020–21
2010–11, 2012–13
  •   Independence Cup (1)
2012–13
2014[26]

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club have qualified for continental competition on two occasions.

2012 AFC President's CupEdit

The first was in 2012 when they qualified for the third-tier AFC President's Cup. However, before the tournament started they withdrew,[27] citing security concern of playing in Pakistan.[28]

2016 AFC CupEdit

Four years later, having won the 2013–14 Bangladesh Football Premier League, they qualified for the 2016 AFC Cup.[29] In the qualifying round, they were drawn in Group A along with hosts Alga Bishkek from Kyrgyzstan and Benfica de Macau.[30] They beat Benfica de Macau 4–1[31] in their opening game and then drew with hosts Alga[32] to qualify for the group stage without having to go through the playoff round due to a lack of teams in the east region. They were drawn against Tampines Rovers from Singapore, Ceres from the Philippines and Selangor from Malaysia.[33]

Club recordsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Fourth oldest club competition, organized by the IFA (W.B.) and played between local clubs of West Bengal and other invited ones.

ReferencesEdit

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