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Abahani Limited (Dhaka)

Abahani Limited Dhaka
Full name Abahani Limited, Dhaka
Founded 1972 (1972)
Ground Bangabandhu National Stadium
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ground Capacity 36,000
Manager György Kottán
2012-13 3rd

Abahani Limited (Bengali: আবাহনী ক্রীড়াচক্র) is a sports club in Bangladesh. It was established at Dhaka in 1972 through reorganisation of Iqbal Sporting Club. Within a short time, the club gained fame through commendable performances in hockey, cricket and football tournaments.

Abahani introduced junior coaching camps on its own initiative and employed foreign trainers in them. Abahani also did a lot to improve football in Bangladesh through new experiments.


Abahani Limited, Dhaka football team plays in the Bangladesh Premier League as of 2014.[1]

Bangladesh league Squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Shahidul Yousuf Sohel
DF Nasirul Islam Nasir
DF Atiqur Rahman Meshu
DF Samad Yussif
MF Shahedul Alam
MF Awdu Ibrahim
FW Osei Morrison
FW Wahed Ahmed
FW Ismael Bangoura
FW Henry Ubom Felix



Between 1973 to 1993, Abahani became the champion of Dhaka's first division cricket league eleven times and runner up on five occasions. In the Damal Summer Cricket Tournament, Abahani became champion in 1980–81 and 1984–85 and runner up in 1982–83 and 1985–86. The club was champion in the Shaheed Smriti Cricket Tournament in 1977–78, 1981–82 and 1984–85 and in the Star Summer Cricket Tournament in 1980–81 and 1984–85. It finished the Alpha Cup Cricket as champion in 1982–83 and as runner up in 1983–84.Abahani won the premier cricket league for three years in a row 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10.


The club became champion in the first division hockey league in 1977, 1978, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1988–89 and 1993–94, and was runner up in 1977–78, 1979–80, 1981–82 and 1987–88. The club was champion in the Shaheed Smriti Hockey Tournament in 1973 and 1974 and runner up in 1976, 1977 and 1979. It was champion in the Independence Cup Hockey Tournament in 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1979 and runner up in 1973 and 1985.


Abahani Club was registered as a limited company in 1989.

Dhaka Premier League Cricket squad

No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style
3 Rony Talukdar (1989-05-29) 29 May 1989 Right-handed Right arm Medium fast
24 Mithun Manhas (1977-09-12) 12 September 1977 Right-handed Right arm off break
26 Shikhar Dhawan (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 Left-handed Right arm off break
32 Hannan Sarkar (1982-12-01) 1 December 1982 Right-handed Right arm Medium
34 Yashpal Singh (1981-11-27) 27 November 1981 Right handed Right arm Medium
35 Fawad Alam (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 Left handed Slow left arm orthodox
73 Imrul Kayes (1987-02-02) 2 February 1987 Left handed Right arm Medium fast
9 Rajat Bhatia (1979-10-22) 22 October 1979 Right-handed Right arm Medium
17 Farhad Hossain (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987 Right-handed Right arm off break
25 Lee Carseldine (1975-11-17) 17 November 1975 Right-handed Right arm medium pace
27 Marshall Ayub (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 Right-handed Legbreak
83 Mahmudullah (1986-02-04) 4 February 1986 Right handed Right arm off break
7 Anamul Haque (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 Right-handed
31 Saghir Hossain (1986-08-14) 14 August 1986 Right-handed
1 Saqlain Sajib (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 Left handed Slow left arm orthodox
5 Mohammad Rafique (1970-09-05) 5 September 1970 Left handed Slow left arm orthodox
6 Mashrafe Mortaza (1983-10-05) 5 October 1983 Right-handed Right arm Fast medium
18 Tapash Baisya (1982-12-25) 25 December 1982 Right handed Right arm Medium fast
20 Elias Sunny (1986-12-05) 5 December 1986 Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox
23 Alauddin Babu (1991-12-05) 5 December 1991 Right-handed Right arm Medium fast
28 Mahbubul Alam (1983-12-01) 1 December 1983 Right handed Right arm Medium fast
29 Abul Hasan (1992-08-05) 5 August 1992 Right-handed Right arm Fast medium

list of players


  1. ^ "Abahani Limited, Dhaka". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 

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