Bangladesh national football team

men's national association football team representing Bangladesh

Bangladesh national football team (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় ফুটবল দল) is the national football team of Bangladesh and is controlled by the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation, and became a member of FIFA in 1974. Even though the Bangladesh Football Federation was first founded in 1972. Bangladesh was elected as a member of the AFC Executive Committee in 1982–1986 and 1998–2002. The current Executive Committee was elected democratically, under an AFC approved constitution and direct supervision of FIFA & AFC, in April 2008.

Bangladesh
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Bengal Tigers
Red and Green
AssociationBangladesh Football Federation
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationSAFF (South Asia)
Head coachSpain Javier Cabrera
CaptainJamal Bhuyan
Most capsZahid Hasan Ameli (64)
Top scorerAshraf Uddin Ahmed Chunnu (17)
Home stadiumBangabandhu National Stadium
FIFA codeBAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 192 Steady (22 December 2022)[1]
Highest110 (April 1996)
Lowest197 (February–May 2018)
First international
 Bangladesh 2–2 Thailand 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 26 July 1973)
Biggest win
 Bangladesh 8–0 Maldives 
(Dhaka, Bangladesh; 23 December 1985)
Biggest defeat
 South Korea 9–0 Bangladesh 
(Incheon, South Korea; 16 September 1979)
Asian Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1980)
Best resultGroup stage (1980)
SAFF Championship
Appearances12 (first in 1995)
Best resultChampions (2003)
Medal record
Men's football
SAFF Championship
Gold medal – first place 2003 Bangladesh Team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Pakistan Team
Silver medal – second place 1999 India Team
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Sri lanka Team
South Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Katmandu Team
Silver medal – second place 1984 Kathmandu Team
Silver medal – second place 1985 Dhaka Team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Islamabad Team
Silver medal – second place 1995 Madras Team
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Colombo Team


Team image change

Colours change

The Bangladesh national football team plays in bottle green shirts and dark red shorts embedded. Also with red and green stripes. Green and red are the historic national colours of Bangladesh, originating from the national flag of Bangladesh. The red represents the sun rising over Bengal, and also the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh. The green stands for the lushness of the land of Bangladesh. The current Bangladesh away jersey is completely diametric to the regular one.

Home stadium change

 
Bangabandhu National Stadium

Bangladesh plays majority of their home matches at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, where they won the SAFF Championship in 2003 and 2010 South Asian Games football gold medal. The Bangabandhu National Stadium also hosted both 2009 and 2018 SAFF Championships. Occasionally home matches are also played at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong, Sylhet District Stadium in Sylhet, Rajshahi District Stadium in Rajshahi and Shamsul Huda Stadium in Jessore. Since 2020, the Bangabandhu National Stadium was once again used as the teams home venue and after the 2021 Bangladesh Premier League season, the stadium went under a year-long renovation process, as BFF have planned to organize both Bangladesh Football League and future football related events on the ground.[2]

Media coverage change

Bangladesh's home and away qualifiers and friendlies both home and away are broadcast live on Bangladesh Television , Bangla TV & T Sports (Bangladesh).

Results and fixtures change

Matches in the last 12 months, and future scheduled matches   Win   Draw   Loss

2021 change

23 March 2021 (2021-03-23) Three Nations Cup Group Stage Bangladesh   1–0   Kyrgyzstan U-23 Kathmandu, Nepal
17:45 BST Bajman   30' (o.g.) Stadium: Dasharath Rangasala
Referee: Nabindra Maharjan (Nepal)
27 March 2021 (2021-03-27) Three Nations Cup Group Stage Bangladesh   0–0     Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal
17:45 BST Stadium: Dasharath Rangasala
Referee: Tejas Nagvenkar (India)
29 March 2021 (2021-03-29) Three Nations Cup Final Bangladesh   1–2     Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal
17:45 BST Sufil   83' Sanjok Rai   18'
Bishal Rai   42'
Stadium: Dasharath Rangasala
Referee: Tejas Nagvenkar (India)
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03) 2022 World Cup qualification Bangladesh   1–1   Afghanistan Doha, Qatar
20:00 BST Topu Barman   84' FIFA Sharifi   48' Stadium: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
Referee: Mooud Bonyadifard (Iran)
7 June 2021 (2021-06-07) 2022 World Cup qualification Bangladesh   0–2   India Doha, Qatar
20:00 BST FIFA
Stadium: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
Referee: Zaid Thamer Mohammed (Iraq)
15 June 2021 (2021-06-15) 2022 World Cup qualification Bangladesh   0–3   Oman Doha, Qatar
23:10 BST FIFA
Stadium: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)
5 September 2021 (2021-09-05) 2021 Three Nations Cup (Kyrgyzstan) Palestine   2–0   Bangladesh Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
20:30 BST
Stadium: Dolen Omurzakov Stadium
7 September 2021 (2021-09-07) 2021 Three Nations Cup (Kyrgyzstan) Kyrgyzstan   4–1   Bangladesh Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
BST
Sufil   53' Stadium: Dolen Omurzakov Stadium
9 September 2021 (2021-09-09) Unofficial Friendly Kyrgyzstan U–23   3–2   Bangladesh Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
BST Report Sumon   11'64' Stadium: Dolen Omurzakov Stadium
1 October 2021 (2021-10-01) 2021 SAFF Championship Sri Lanka   0–1   Bangladesh Malé, Maldives
17:00 BST Report Topu   56' (pen.) Stadium: National Football Stadium
Referee: Feras Taweel (Syria)
4 October 2021 (2021-10-04) 2021 SAFF Championship Bangladesh   1–1   India Malé, Maldives
17:00 BST
Report
Stadium: National Football Stadium
Referee: Majed Mohammed Al-Shamrani (Saudi Arabia)
7 October 2021 (2021-10-07) 2021 SAFF Championship Maldives   2–0   Bangladesh Malé, Maldives
22:00 BST
Report Stadium: National Football Stadium
Referee: Yousif Saeed Hassan (Iraq)
13 October 2021 (2021-10-13) 2021 SAFF Championship Bangladesh   1–1     Nepal Malé, Maldives
17:00 BST
Report
Stadium: National Football Stadium
Referee: Axrol Riskullayev (Uzbekistan)
10 November 2021 (2021-11-10) 2021 Mahinda Rajapaksa Trophy Bangladesh   1–1   Seychelles Colombo, Sri Lanka
16:30 BST
Report
Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Referee: Kasun Lakmal Weerakkody (Sri Lanka)
13 November 2021 (2021-11-13) 2021 Mahinda Rajapaksa Trophy Bangladesh   2–1   Maldives Colombo, Sri Lanka
16:30 BST
Report
Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Referee: Crishantha Dilan Perera (Sri Lanka)
16 November 2021 (2021-11-16) 2021 Mahinda Rajapaksa Trophy Sri Lanka   2–1   Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka
21:30 BST
Report
Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 1250
Referee: Mohammed Ahmed Al-Shammari (Qatar)

Coaching staff change

As of January 2022
Position Name
Head Coach   Javier Cabrera
Assistant Coaches   Masud Parvez Kawsar
Goalkeeper Coach   Biplob Bhattacharjee
Fitness Coach   Ivan Razlog
Team Physio   Fuad Hasan Hawlader
Manager   Satyajit Das Rupu
BFF Technical Director   Paul Smalley

Coaching history change

Interim coaches are listed in italics.

Coaching record change

As of 13 November 2021

Players change

Current squad change

The following 23 players were named to the final squad for the 2021 Mahinda Rajapaksa Trophy.[25]

Caps and goals updated as of 16 November 2021 after the match against   Sri Lanka.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ashraful Islam Rana (1988-05-01) 1 May 1988 (age 35) 25 0   Sheikh Russel KC
13 1GK Anisur Rahman Zico (1997-08-10) 10 August 1997 (age 26) 14 0   Bashundhara Kings
23 1GK Shahidul Alam Sohel (1992-05-01) 1 May 1992 (age 31) 24 0   Dhaka Abahani
2 2DF Yeasin Arafat (2003-01-05) 5 January 2003 (age 21) 12 1   Saif Sporting Club
3 2DF Rahmat Mia (1999-12-08) 8 December 1999 (age 24) 25 0   Saif Sporting Club
4 2DF Topu Barman (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 29) 45 6   Bashundhara Kings
5 2DF Rezaul Karim (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 36) 19 1   Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club
12 2DF Sushanto Tripura (1998-10-05) 5 October 1998 (age 25) 7 0   Dhaka Abahani
14 2DF Yeasin Khan (1994-09-16) 16 September 1994 (age 29) 32 3   Bashundhara Kings
17 2DF Riyadul Hasan Rafi (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 24) 18 0   Saif Sporting Club
18 2DF Tutul Hossain Badsha (1999-08-12) 12 August 1999 (age 24) 17 0   Dhaka Abahani
6 3MF Jamal Bhuyan (Captain) (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 33) 60 1   Saif Sporting Club
8 3MF Obidur Rahman Nawbab (1998-12-18) 18 December 1998 (age 25) 0 0   Bashundhara Kings
19 3MF Atiqur Rahman Fahad (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 28) 10 0   Bashundhara Kings
20 3MF Mohammad Ridoy (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 22) 3 0   Dhaka Abahani
21 3MF Rakib Hossain (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 25) 16 0   Dhaka Abahani
7 4FW Foysal Ahmed Fahim (2002-02-24) 24 February 2002 (age 22) 1 0   Saif Sporting Club
9 4FW Sumon Reza (1995-06-15) 15 June 1995 (age 28) 16 1   Uttar Baridhara Club
10 4FW Mahbubur Rahman Sufil (1999-09-10) 10 September 1999 (age 24) 29 5   Bashundhara Kings
11 4FW Mehedi Hasan Royal (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 28) 5 0   Dhaka Abahani
15 4FW Jewel Rana (1995-12-25) 25 December 1995 (age 28) 26 1   Dhaka Abahani
16 4FW Mohammad Ibrahim (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 26) 27 2   Bashundhara Kings
22 4FW Md Saad Uddin (1998-09-01) 1 September 1998 (age 25) 23 1   Sheikh Russel KC

Recent call-ups change

The following players have also been called up to the Bangladesh squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Russel Mahmud Liton (1994-11-30) 30 November 1994 (age 29) 6 0   Rahmatganj MFS v.   Oman; 15 June 2021
GK Mitul Marma (2003-12-11) 11 December 2003 (age 20) 0 0   Uttar Baridhara Club 2021 Three Nations Cup

DF Bishwanath Ghosh (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 24) 21 0   Bashundhara Kings 2021 SAFF Championship
DF Tariq Kazi (2000-10-06) 6 October 2000 (age 23) 9 0   Bashundhara Kings 2021 SAFF Championship
DF Rimon Hossain (2005-07-01) 1 July 2005 (age 18) 3 0   Bashundhara Kings v.   Oman; 15 June 2021
DF Mohammad Emon (1997-07-10) 10 July 1997 (age 26) 2 0   Muktijoddha Sangsad KC v.   Oman; 15 June 2021
DF Habibur Rahman Sohag (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 31) 1 0   Dhaka Mohammedan v.   Oman; 15 June 2021
DF Mehedi Hasan Mithu (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 29) 2 0   Bashundhara Kings 2021 Three Nations Cup
DF Mohammad Atikuzzaman (1999-10-10) 10 October 1999 (age 24) 0 0   Dhaka Mohammedan 2021 Three Nations Cup

MF Sohel Rana (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 29) 46 0   Bashundhara Kings 2021 SAFF Championship
MF Biplu Ahmed (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 24) 28 3   Bashundhara Kings 2021 SAFF Championship
MF Masuk Mia Jony (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 26) 16 0   Bashundhara Kings v.   Oman; 15 June 2021
MF Mohammad Abdullah (1997-10-16) 16 October 1997 (age 26) 9 0   Sheikh Russel KC v.   Oman; 15 June 2021
MF Manik Hossain Molla (1999-03-11) 11 March 1999 (age 25) 9 0   Chittagong Abahani v.   Oman; 15 June 2021
MF Nayb Md. Tahmid Islam (2003-01-06) 6 January 2003 (age 21) 0 0   USSA Vertou 2021 Three Nations Cup

FW Motin Mia (1998-12-20) 20 December 1998 (age 25) 17 2   Bashundhara Kings 2021 SAFF Championship
FW Mohammad Jewel (2001-02-17) 17 February 2001 (age 23) 2 0   Bangladesh Police FC v.   Oman; 15 June 2021
FW Rahbar Wahed Khan (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 28) 2 0   Sheikh Jamal DC 2021 Three Nations Cup

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
COV Withdrew due to COVID-19
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Player records change

As of 16 November 2021
Players in bold are still active with Bangladesh.

Most appearances change

 
Zahid Hasan Ameli is Bangladesh's most capped player with 64 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Period
1 Zahid Hasan Ameli 64 15 2005–2016
2 Mamunul Islam 62 3 2008–2020
3 Jamal Bhuyan 60 1 2013–present
4 Rajani Kanta Barman 53 0 1999–2009
5 Alfaz Ahmed 52 11 1995–2008
6 Ashraf Uddin Ahmed Chunnu 50 17 1975–1985
Mohd Aminul Haque 50 0 1999–2010
8 Sohel Rana 47 0 2013–present
9 Topu Barman 45 6 2014–present
Waly Faisal 45 0 2006–2018

Top goalscorers change

 
Ashraf Uddin Ahmed Chunnu is Bangladesh's top goalscorer with 17 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Period
1 Ashraf Uddin Ahmed Chunnu 17 50 0.34 1975–1985
2 Zahid Hasan Ameli 15 64 0.23 2005–2016
3 Alfaz Ahmed 11 52 0.21 1995–2008
4 Kazi Salahuddin 9 27 0.33 1973–1980
5 Shakhawat Hossain Rony 8 20 0.4 2011–2018
Mohamed Zahid Hossain 8 39 0.21 2006–2016
7 Enamul Haque 7 16 0.44 2009–2016
8 Mizanur Rahman 6 12 0.5 1994–1999
Rokonuzzaman Kanchan 6 29 0.21 2000–2006
Topu Barman 6 45 0.13 2014–present

Competitive record change

Overview
Event 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
AFC Asian Cup 0 0 0
SAFF Championship 1 2 1
South Asian Games 1 4 1
Total 2 6 2

FIFA World Cup record change

Bangladesh has taken part in every FIFA World Cup qualification campaign since 1986, although they have never advanced to a further round during qualifying.

FIFA World Cup finals Qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1982 Did not enter; was part of British India until 1947
and then Pakistan between 1947 and 1971
Did not enter; was part of British India until 1947
and then Pakistan between 1947 and 1971
  1986 Did not qualify 6 2 0 4 5 10
  1990 6 1 0 5 4 9
  1994 8 2 0 6 7 28
  1998 6 1 0 5 4 14
   2002 6 1 2 3 5 15
  2006 2 0 0 2 0 4
  2010 2 0 1 1 1 6
  2014 4 2 1 1 5 4
  2018 8 0 1 7 2 32
  2022 10 1 3 6 4 19
      2026 TBD TBD
Total 0/22 58 10 8 40 37 131

AFC Asian Cup record change

AFC Asian Cup Qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1956 to   1968 Part of   Pakistan Part of   Pakistan
  1972 Not an AFC member Not an AFC member
  1976 Withdrew from qualification Withdrew from qualification
  1980 Group Stage 10th 4 0 0 4 2 17 4 1 2 1 7 8
  1984 Did not qualify 5 1 0 4 6 13
  1988 5 0 3 2 1 9
  1992 2 0 0 2 0 7
  1996 Withdrew Withdrew
  2000 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 5 12
  2004 2 0 1 1 3 4
        2007 8 1 1 6 2 19
  2011 AFC Challenge Cup
  2015
  2019 12 0 2 10 3 41
  2023 To be determined 10 1 3 6 4 19
Total Best: Group stage 1/17 4 0 0 4 2 17 52 5 13 34 31 132

SAFF Championship change

SAFF Championship
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1993 Did not enter
  1995 Third-place 3rd 3 1 1 1 2 1
  1997 Group stage 5th 2 0 1 1 1 4
  1999 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 6 3
  2003 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 8 2
  2005 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 7 3
   2008 Group stage 6th 3 0 2 1 3 4
  2009 Semi-finals 3rd 4 2 1 1 6 3
  2011 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 1 4
  2013 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 5
  2015 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 4 7
  2018 Group stage 5th 3 2 0 1 3 2
  2021 Group stage 4th 4 1 2 1 3 4
Total 1 Title 12/13 42 17 14 14 46 42

AFC Challenge Cup change

AFC Challenge Cup Qualification
Tahun Round Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  2006 Quarter final 4 2 1 1 7 8 Qualified as host
  2008 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 2
  2010 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 6 3 2 0 1 5 2
  2012 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 2 5
  2014 Did not qualify 3 2 0 1 6 1
Total Quarter final 7 3 1 3 10 14 11 5 1 5 14 10

Mujib Borsho FIFA International Football Series change

The Mujib Borsho FIFA International Football Series was held in the Bangabandhu National Stadium. The series included two games against Nepal. Bangladesh won the series with an aggregate scoreline of 2-0 after Nabib Newaj Jibon and Mahbubur Rahman Sufils goals earned the team victory in the first of the two games. The second game of the series was held four days later, the game finished goalless.[26]

Asian Games change

Asian Games
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1951 New Delhi Did not enter; was part of Pakistan and Pakistan national team until 1971 1
  1954 Manila
  1958 Tokyo
  1962 Jakarta
  1966 Bangkok
  1970 Bangkok
  1974 Tehran Did not participate
  1978 Bangkok Preliminary round 12/14 2 0 0 2 0 4
  1982 New Delhi Preliminary round 11/16 3 1 0 2 2 4
  1986 Seoul Preliminary round 16/18 4 1 0 3 1 12
  1990 Beijing Preliminary round 11/14 2 0 0 2 0 7
  1994 Hiroshima Did not participate
  1998 Bangkok Withdrew
  2002 – present See Bangladesh U23 national team 2
Total 4/13 - 11 2 0 9 3 27

Honours change

References change

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