Bangladesh Premier League

Bangladesh Premier League

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The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is a top tier of Bangladeshi professional football league pyramid. It is run directly by the professional football league committee of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). Dhaka Derby is one of the most popular matches in the league. The league is the successor of National Football Championship, which existed from 2000 to 2006.

History

Founded in 2007, the league was previously known as the B League. The league was renamed to Bangladesh League in 2009 Then in 2012, it was renamed to Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The start of BPL marked the start of professional league and a wide open national league.

The first B League match took place on 2 March 2007 between Dhaka Abahani and Muktijoddha Sangsad KC. The match, which took place at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, ended in a goalless draw. The next day in Khulna, Prashanta Dey scored the first goal in the history of professional football in the country as Khulna Abahani blanked the capital side Rahmatganj MFS 2–0. On 27 March 2007, Alfaz Ahmed netted the first hat-trick in B.League history to give Muktijoddha SKC a 4–1 win over Rahmatganj MFS.

Dhaka Abahani have won the league a record six times since 2007. During 2016 Bangladesh Football Premier League, Dhaka Abahani also became the first team to win the professional league title with an unbeaten record.