Last updated : Monday, 27 November 2023
The Shapla League is an amateur football league in Bangladesh. It is named after the Shapla flower, which is the national flower of Bangladesh. The league was founded in 1972 and is currently the most popular amateur football league in the country.
The league is open to all teams in Bangladesh, regardless of their level of experience or skill. There are currently over 100 teams competing in the league. The season runs from November to March.
The top two teams at the end of the season are promoted to the Bangladesh Premier League, the top professional football league in Bangladesh.
The Shapla League is a great way for young players to develop their skills and experience. It is also a popular way for people to get involved in football in Bangladesh.
The Shapla League was founded in 1972 by a group of football enthusiasts. The first season of the league was played with only 8 teams. The league has grown steadily over the years and now has over 100 teams competing.
The Shapla League has produced some of the best footballers in Bangladesh, including Mohammedan Sporting Club's Mamunul Islam and Sheikh Russel KC's Nabib Newaz.
The Shapla League is a round-robin tournament. Each team plays each other team once. The top two teams at the end of the season are promoted to the Bangladesh Premier League.
The teams that finish in third to sixth place play a playoff to determine the third team to be promoted to the Bangladesh Premier League.
The bottom two teams are relegated to the Dhaka Second Division Football League.