Sheikh Russel KC

Sheikh Russel KC is a professional football club based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, currently playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. The club has won the Federation Cup in 2012, which was their first major title. They also won their maiden Bangladesh Premier League title in the season 2012–13. Sayem Sobhan Anvir, managing director of Bashundhara Group, is the chairman of Sheikh Russel KC.[1]

Sheikh Russel KC
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Full nameSheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited
Nickname(s)Bengal Blues
Founded1995; 27 years ago (1995)
GroundBangabandhu National Stadium
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Capacity25,000
OwnerBashundhara Group
ChairmanBangladesh Sayem Sobhan Anvir
ManagerBangladesh Saiful Bari Titu
LeagueBangladesh Premier League
2021BPL, 7th of 13
Current season

HistoryEdit

Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra was established in 1995 and named after Sheikh Russel, son of former President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[2] The founder was Shahjahan Kabir. The club started its journey in 1996 with Pioneer Football. Then in 1998 the team became runners-up in the third division league, under the coaching of Wazed Gazi.

In 2002, Sheikh Russel KC became runners-up in the Dhaka first division league (second Tier). In their first appearance in top-flight football in 2003–04 season, Sheikh Russel stunned traditional powerhouses like Abahani, Mohammedan and Muktijoddha Sangsad to finish second in the now defunct Premier Division Football League. Since then, despite playing in the Bangladesh Premier League regularly, Sheikh Russel did not get the expected success.

2010sEdit

In the 2012–13 season, Sheikh Russel KC got their highest success by winning the domestic treble. Sheikh Russel defeated Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club 2–1 in extra time in the 2012 Bangladesh Federation Cup Final to win a title for the first time ever in their club history. They then won the 2013 Independence Cup 3–2 against Sheikh Jamal. Then again, they left behind a strong team like Sheikh Jamal and won the 2012-13 Bangladesh Premier League. Bangladeshi Maruful Haque was the coach of the treble winning team.

On 20 April 2017, Sheikh Russel KC was fined 2000 Swiss Francs by FIFA over contract disputes with a player and a coach.[3]

Current squadEdit

Sheikh Russel KC squad for 2021–22 season.

As of 28 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 Ashraful Islam Rana
3 DF   BAN Rahmat Mia
4 DF   BAN Asaduzzaman Bablu
5 DF   BAN Nasiruddin Chowdhury
6 DF   BAN Habibur Rahman Sohag
7 DF   BAN Khalekurzaman Sabuj
8 MF   BAN Mohammad Abdullah
9 MF   BRA Thiago Amaral
10 MF   BAN Hemanta Vincent Biswas
11 FW   BAN Mannaf Rabby
12 MF   BAN Fahim Ahmed
15 GK   BAN Ibrahim Hossain
14 MF   BAN Manik Hossain Molla
15 DF   BAN Apurbo Mali
18 DF   BAN Rabiul Alam
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   BAN Mohammad Jewel
21 DF   BAN Mohammad Emon
22 FW   BAN Md Saad Uddin
23 DF   BAN Rostam Islam Dukhu Mia
22 GK   BAN Sabuj Das Raghu
24 MF   BAN Dipok Roy
25 GK   BAN Russel Mahmud Liton
26 MF   BAN MD Didarul Islam
27 MF   BAN Golam Rabby
29 DF   BAN Rashedul Islam Rashed
30 GK   BAN Sabuj Das Roghu
34 DF   KGZ Aizar Akmatov
77 FW   GNB Esmaël Gonçalves (Captain)
94 FW   BRA Ailton Machado

Coaching staffEdit

As of November 2021
Position Name
Head Coach   Saiful Bari Titu
Assistant Coach   Zulfiker Mahmud Mintu
Goalkeeping Coach   Abdul Iddi Salim
Team Manager   Khandoker Wasim Iqbal
Physio   Yusuf Ali

Team recordsEdit

Head Coach's recordEdit

As of 3 January 2022
Head Coach Nat. From To P W D L GS GA %W
Wazed Gazi   18 January 2007[4] 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Kamal Babu   27 August 2009[5] 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Mahmudul Haq Liton   December 2010[6] June 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
Maruful Haque   September 2011 15 April 2014 73 45 12 16 130 61 061.64
Dragan Đukanović   21 April 2014[7] 20 May 2015 40 16 10 14 60 44 040.00
Maruful Haque   3 June 2015 26 August 2016 28 12 5 11 46 40 042.86
Shafiqul Islam Manik   27 August 2016[8] 3 February 2018 44 14 15 15 46 42 031.82
Saiful Bari Titu   October 2018[9] Present 76 40 14 22 112 72 052.63

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2018- Cosco Bashundhara Cement

HonoursEdit

WinnersEdit

2012–13
2012
2012–13

Runners-upEdit

2014–15
2003-04
  •   Dhaka First Division League:
2002
2012–13
2011, 2018-19

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

Season Competition Round Club Score
2014 AFC President's Cup Group stage   KRL 0–0
  Air Force 5–0
  Ugyen Academy 4–0
Final stage   Erchim 1–0
  Rimyongsu 0–4
2015 AFC Cup Preliminary stage   Khayr Vahdat 0–1
2017 AFC Cup Qualifying round   Tatung 1–1
  F.C. Terton 3–4

ReferencesEdit

[10]

  1. ^ "Grand reception for Sheikh Russel KC - Bashundhara Group". Bashundhara Group. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra pays tribute to Bangabandhu". theindependentbd.com. The Independent. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Sheikh Russel to clear FIFA fine". The Daily Star. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ "The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 938".
  5. ^ "Russel stick to youth". 27 August 2009.
  6. ^ http://archive.prothom-alo.com/detail/news/119700
  7. ^ "প্রেসিডেন্ট কাপ মিশনে দেশ ছাড়ছে রাসেল". 3 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Manik all set for Sk Russel post". 27 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Sheikh Russel register heavyweight team | Daily Sun |".

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