Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) was formed on 15th July, 1972. The then Education, Culture and Sports Minister Prof Md. Yousuf Ali headed the 25-member maiden Adhoc Executive Committee and late Abul Hashem of Wari Club was the General Secretary.
BFF got AFC and FIFA affiliation in 1973 and 1974 respectively. Bangladesh was elected as member in the AFC Executive Committee 1982-86 and 1998-02. Major (Rtd) Hafizuddin Ahmed was elected Vice-President of AFC for 1990-94.