Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club

Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club (Bengali: শেখ জামাল ধানমন্ডি ক্লাব) is a professional football 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] Sheikh Jamal Club is one of the most successful football clubs in Bangladesh.[2]

Sheikh Jamal DC
Full nameLieutenant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited
Nickname(s)Yellow Fear
(Bengali: হলুদ আতঙ্ক)
Founded
  • 1962; 62 years ago (1962) (as Dhanmondi Club)
  • 2010; 14 years ago (2010) (renamed as Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited)
GroundSheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium
Capacity5,000
PresidentSafwan Sobhan Tasvir
Head CoachZulfiker Mahmud Mintu
LeagueBangladesh Premier League
2023–24BPL, 8th of 10
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Active departments of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club

Football (Men's)

Football (Women's)

Cricket (Men's)

Badminton

Volleyball

History

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Dhanmondi Club took control of its current ground in Dhanmondi in 1962 when it was established.[3][4] In 2004, the President of Dhanmondi Club and vice-president of Bangladesh Football Federation, Khairul Anwar Piaru was shot dead inside the club premises.[5] In 2007, a court in Dhaka sentenced five people to death for his murder.[6] In 2009, the club was renamed Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club after Sheikh Jamal, a brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The club's occupation of the playground has been protested by Bangladesh Poribesh Abndolon, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, and Institute of Architects, Bangladesh.[7] The club promised to play quality football when called up to the Bangladesh Premier League in 2010–11 season directly from the Dhaka Second Division League.[8] The club was crowned champions in their inaugural season in the professional league.[9]

Shirt sponsors

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

Stadium

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Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club wanted to use Faridpur Stadium as a their home Stadium for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League however they had to play all of their 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.[10]

Current squad

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As of 29 March 2024

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Squad for 2023–24 season.

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 Ishaque Akonddo
2 DF   BAN Monjurur Rahman Manik
3 DF   BAN Rajib Hossain
4 DF   BAN Mohamed Atikuzzaman
5 DF   BAN Tareq Miah
6 MF   BAN Abu Shaeid
8 MF   BAN Mohammad Abdullah
10 MF   BRA Higor Leite (Vice-captain)
11 FW   BAN Sazzad Hossain
12 MF   BAN Kaushik Barua
13 MF   BAN Atiqur Rahman Fahad (Captain)
14 MF   BAN Akkas Ali
15 DF   BAN Shakil Hossain
16 MF   UZB Shakhzod Shaymanov
17 FW   BAN Foysal Ahmed Fahim
18 MF   BAN Jayed Ahmed
19 FW   BAN Piash Ahmed Nova
20 DF   BAN Md Taj Uddin
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 DF   BAN Shakil Ahmed
22 GK   BAN Md Billal Hossain
23 DF   BAN Joynal Abedin Dipu
24 DF   BAN Md Alfaj Mia
27 MF   BAN Md Arifur Rahman Shemanto
29 FW   SEN Abou Touré
33 DF   BAN Md Sumon Ahmed
36 GK   BAN Hamidur Rahman Remon
37 FW   BAN Mehedi Hasan Hridoy
44 MF   BAN Md Alamgir
50 FW   GHA Philip Adjah
55 FW   BAN Al Amin
66 DF   BAN Mahamudul Hasan Kiron
77 FW   BAN Fayed Azim Ifty
88 MF   BAN Md Afnan Ishraq
93 DF   UZB Shokhrukhbek Kholmatov
99 GK   BAN Mahfuz Hasan Pritom

Coaching staff

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As of 30 January 2024
Position Name
Head coach   Aristica Cioaba
Assistant coach   TBA
Goalkeeping coach   Nazmul Karim Badal
Team Manager   Faraz Hossain
Trainer   TBA
Physio   Goljer Ahmed
Video Analyst   Nasif Islam
Media Manager   Mehady Hasan Redoy

Coaches

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Football Committee Chairman

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Ashraf Uddin Ahmed Chunnu[23]

Notable players

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  • The players below had senior international cap(s) for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed, represented their countries before or after playing for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club.

Africa

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North America

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Team records

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Head coach's record

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As of 29 May 2024
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 9 April 2022 18 8 8 2 28 24 044.44
  Joseph Afusi[26] 13 April 2022 2 August 2022 11 4 2 5 14 19 036.36
  Maruful Haque[27] 25 October 2022 August 2023 28 7 11 10 39 46 025.00
  Marjan Sekulovski[28] 31 August 2023 30 January 2024 3 1 1 1 5 2 033.33
  Francisco Bruto Da Costa 4 December 2023 14 January 2024 3 1 0 2 2 3 033.33
  Saifur Rahman Moni[29] 15 January 2024 30 January 2024 3 2 0 1 6 4 066.67
  Zulfiker Mahmud Mintu 30 January 2024 30 May 2024 14 2 6 6 10 20 014.29
  Aristică Cioabă 1 June 2024 Present 0 0 0 0 0 0 !

– Caretaker ^– 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

AFC club ranking

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As of 11 June 2023[30]
Ranking Team Points
345   Aizawl FC 54.0
346   Al-Fotuwa SC 54.0
347   Sheikh Jamal DC Club Limited 54.0
348   FC Kuktosh Rudaki 54.0
349   Persipura Jayapura FC 54.0

World club ranking

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As of 11 June 2023[31]
Ranking Team Points
1918   FC Samgurali Tsqaltubo 54.18
1919   Al-Fotuwa SC 54.18
1920   Sheikh Jamal DC Club Limited 54.16
1921   AS Police de Bamako 54.16
1922   FC Kuktosh Rudaki 54.15

Honours

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Winners

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2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
1978
2011–12, 2013–14,[32] 2014–15
2002
2011[33]
2014[34]

Runners-up

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1999
2012–13, 2020–21
2010–11, 2012–13
  •   Independence Cup (1)
2012–13
2014[35]

Performance in AFC competitions

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

2012 AFC President's Cup

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The first was in 2012 when they qualified for the third-tier AFC President's Cup. However, before the tournament started they withdrew,[36] citing security concern of playing in Pakistan.[37]

2016 AFC Cup

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Four years later, having won the 2013–14 Bangladesh Football Premier League, they qualified for the 2016 AFC Cup.[38] In the qualifying round, they were drawn in Group A along with hosts Alga Bishkek from Kyrgyzstan and Benfica de Macau.[39] They beat Benfica de Macau 4–1[40] in their opening game and then drew with hosts Alga[41] 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.[42]

Club records

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Notes

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

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