Bashundhara Kings received the trophy of Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) formally in a prize giving ceremony after the closing match of the league on Monday.
They played a 1-1 draw against Dhaka Abahani Ltd in their last match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital.
The day’s draw had no impact on the point table as Kings already retained the league title for the successive time. The champions ended the season with 65 points from 21 wins, 2 draws and one defeat.
Kings captain cum defender Topu Barman compensated his side with an equalizer after he scored an own goal within a span of nine minutes in the first half.
Topu buried the ball into his own net while trying to clear a cross from Abahani’s Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto Santos Da Silva in the 28th minute.
After the shocking suicidal goal, Kings desperately tried to level the margin. Finally, the captain’s header, off a free kick from Robson Azevedo Da Silva in the 37th minutes (1-1) helped his side level the margin.
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd ended as runners-up with 52 points from 15 wins, 7 draws and 2 defeats while Dhaka Abahani third with 46 points from 13 wins, 8 draws and 3 defeats.
A prize distribution ceremony, jointly hosted by the Bangladesh Football Federation and Sports Journalist Community, took place after the match.
The BFF Senior Vice-president and profession league committee chairman Abdus Salam Murshed handed over the prizes amongst the winners.
Top scorer of the league Kings forward Robson won the best player award with his 21 goals while Kings goalkeeper Anisur Rahman Zico was adjudged the best local player.
Arambagh forward Nihat Zaman Ucchash was adjudged the emerging player of the league while Dhaka Abahani Ltd bagged the fair play award.
BDST: 1953 HRS, SEP 20, 2021