Bangladesh Federation Cup

Federation Cup
Founded 1980 (1980)
Region Bangladesh
Number of teams 16
Current champions Dhaka Abahani (10 titles)
Most successful club(s) Dhaka Mohammedan (10 titles)
Television broadcasters Bangladesh Television
2016 Bangladesh Federation Cup

Federation Cup, previously called in full Bangladesh Federation Cup, is Bangladesh's premier knockout competition in men's association football. The competition started in 1980 and is run by the Bangladesh Football Federation which is responsible for all types of competitive matches in the country. The teams from the country's premier league and other clubs compete in the tournament while occasionally Indian sides were invited in the past. Most of the matches are played in the country's main football venue Bangabandhu National Stadium.


A total of 16 teams participate in the final round. The top 10 teams from the Bangladesh Premier League directly take part in the final round while the other six teams are qualified out of 11 teams from preliminary round competitions in which the teams are split into three groups. In the final round the teams are split into four groups. Two teams from each group qualify for the knockout rounds.[1]

Cup winners and finalists

The clubs that were winners and runners-up of the previous tournaments are listed.[2][3] In 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006 and 2007 no competitions were held.

Year Winners Runners-up Score Ref.
1980Mohammedan Sporting Club & Brothers Union(Finalists were joint winners)0-0 
1981Mohammedan Sporting ClubAbahani Krira Chakra 2-0
1982Abahani Krira Chakra & Mohammedan Sporting Club(Finalists were joint winners)0-0
1983Mohammedan Sporting ClubAbahani Krira Chakra 2-0
1984Mohammedan Sporting Club & Abahani Krira Chakra(Final match abandoned due to riots)0-0(before riots began)
1985Abahani Krira ChakraBrothers Union1-0
1986Abahani Krira ChakraBrothers Union2-1
1987Mohammedan Sporting ClubDhaka Wanderers Club1-0
1988Abahani LimitedMohammedan Sporting Club1-0
1989Mohammedan Sporting ClubAbahani Limited 2-1 (a.e.t.)
1991Brothers UnionMohammedan Sporting Club0-0(a.e.t.)(4-2 pen.)
1994Muktijoddha Sangsad KCAbahani Limited 3-2
1995Mohammedan Sporting ClubAbahani Limited0-0(a.e.t.)(6-5 pen.)
1997Abahani LimitedArambagh Krira Sangha2-1
1999Abahani LimitedMuktijoddha Sangsad KC0-0(a.e.t.)(5-3 pen.)
2000Abahani LimitedMohammedan Sporting Club2-1
2001Muktijoddha Sangsad KCArambagh Krira Sangha3-0
2002Mohammedan Sporting ClubMuktijoddha Sangsad KC2-0
2003Muktijoddha Sangsad KCMohammedan Sporting Club2-1(a.e.t.)
2005Brothers UnionMuktijoddha Sangsad KC1-0
2008Mohammedan Sporting ClubAbahani Limited1-1(a.e.t.)(3-2 pen.)
2009Mohammedan Sporting ClubAbahani Limited0-0(a.e.t.)(4-1 pen.)
2010Abahani LimitedSheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club5-3(a.e.t.)
2011-12Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi ClubTeam BJMC3-1
2012Sheikh Russel KCSheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club2-1(a.e.t.)
2013Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi ClubMuktijoddha Sangsad KC1-0
2015Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi ClubMuktijoddha Sangsad KC6-4(a.e.t.)
2016Abahani LimitedArambagh Krira Sangha1-0[4]

Statistics by club

Team Winner Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Mohammedan Sporting Club 1041980*, 1981, 1982*, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1995, 2002, 2008, 20091988, 1991, 2000, 2003
Abahani Limited 971982*, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2010, 20161981, 1983, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2009
Muktijoddha Sangsad KC351994, 2001, 20031999, 2002, 2005, 2013, 2015
Brothers Union321980*, 1991, 20051985, 1986
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club322011–12, 2013, 20152010, 2012
Sheikh Russel KC102012
Arambagh Krira Sangha031997, 2001, 2016
Dhaka Wanderers Club011987
Team BJMC012011–12


The tournament is currently sponsored by Walton. Below is a list of sponsors: [5]

Period Sponsor
1980–1988 No main sponsor
1989 Coca-Cola
1991–1994 No main sponsor
1995 Beximco
1997 No main sponsor
1999 Pedrolo Pump
2000 No main sponsor
2001 Nitol Group
2002 Muktijoddha Sangsad
2003-2005 Kohinoor Chemical
2008-2009 Citycell
2010-2012 Grameenphone
2013- Walton

See also


  2. "Bangladesh - List of Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  3. "Federation Cup". Bangladesh Football FEderation. 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  4. "Abahani Win Fed Cup Title". 27 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. "Federation Cup role of honor". BFF. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
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