2008–09 B.League

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B.League
Season2008–09
Dates13 September 2008 — 17 February 2009
ChampionsAbahani Krira Chakra
Premiers2
RelegatedKhulna Abahani SC
AFC President's CupAbahani Krira Chakra
Matches played110
Goals scored280 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorerAlamu Bukola Olalekan (18 goals)
Biggest home winDhaka Mohammedan SC 7–0 Muktijoddha Sangsad KC
(7 October 2008)
Biggest away winKhulna Abahani SC 0–7 Farashganj SC
(15 January 2009)
Highest scoringRahmatganj MFS 3–6 Abahani Krira Chakra
(16 February 2009)
Longest winning run8 games
Abahani Krira Chakra
Longest unbeaten run10 games
Abahani Krira Chakra
Longest winless run19 games
Khulna Abahani SC
Longest losing run14 games
Khulna Abahani SC
2007
All statistics correct as of February 17, 2009.

The 2008–09 B.League season was the second season of B.League. The season started on 13 September 2008 and concluded on 17 February 2009.

Abahani Ltd. were the defending champions, and they successfully defended their title.

League System[edit]

11 teams participated in the league just like the previous year. Season started on 13 September, 2008 and ended in March 2009. Each team will play each other home & away twice. There is no promotion or relegation system. Teams participating in the league is not allowed to participate in the local league. As the clubs do not have their own stadium. Bangladesh Football Federation will distribute stadiums located in & nearby outside Dhaka. Each team will play 1 match a week. Matches will be on Friday & Saturday. Each team will have a 23-member squad which is already announced. Winner of a match will receive 2 points, lost 0 points & if drawn, 1 point. There is no limitation for foreign player registration. But each team can play 3 foreigners at a time. The league winner will receive a large amount of prize money. The amount is not announced yet.

Qualification[edit]

The league champions qualify for AFC President's Cup 2009

Teams[edit]

12 teams were added to the league, with Fakirerpool Young Men's Club earning promotion by winning the 2007–08 Dhaka League, however the club was not invited to enter and the season started with 11 teams like the inaugural season.

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Abahani Krira Chakra Dhaka Bangabandhu National Stadium 36,000
Arambagh Krira Sangha Dhaka (Mymensingh) Mymensingh Stadium 12,000
Brothers Union Dhaka Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium 25,000
Chittagong Abahani Chittagong M. A. Aziz Stadium 20,000
Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club Chittagong M. A. Aziz Stadium 20,000
Farashganj SC Dhaka (Farashganj) Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium 25,000
Khulna Abahani SC Khulna
Mohammedan Sporting Club Dhaka Bangabandhu National Stadium 36,000
Muktijoddha Sangsad KC Dhaka (Gopalganj) Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Stadium 5,000
Rahmatganj MFS Dhaka Bir Sherestha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium 25,000
Sheikh Russel KC Sylhet Sylhet District Stadium 25,000

Venues[edit]

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Abahani Krira Chakra 20 16 2 2 45 11 +34 50
2 Mohammedan Sporting Club 20 13 5 2 42 12 +30 44
3 Sheikh Russel KC 20 12 5 3 40 20 +20 41
4 Brothers Union 20 10 7 3 34 23 +11 37
5 Chittagong Mohammedan SC 20 8 6 6 22 16 +6 30
6 Farashganj SC 20 7 5 8 23 22 +1 26
7 Rahmatganj MFS 20 6 3 11 24 32 −8 21
8 Chittagong Abahani SC 20 5 5 10 18 23 −5 20
9 Arambagh KS 20 4 6 10 14 27 −13 18
10 Muktijoddha Sangsad KS 20 3 4 13 8 35 −27 13
11 Khulna Abahani SC 20 1 2 17 10 59 −49 5

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Alamu Bukola Olalekan Mohammedan SC 18
2 Emeka Christian Abahani Krira Chakra 17
3 Alfaz Ahmed Sheikh Russel KC 16
4 Idris Kasirye Rahmatganj MFS 13
5 Zahid Hasan Emily Abahani Krira Chakra 11
6 Enamul Haque Mohammedan SC 8
7 Raphael Sagno Chittagong Mohammedan SC 6

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