SAFF Championship winning captain and veteran defender Rajanikanta Barman called time on his footballing career with the Bangladesh Premier League match for Sheikh Russell KC against Mohammedan Sporting Club on Thursday.
The 40-year old defender, who now works with Russell as their physical trainer, was given the opportunity by his club to play the first-half of the match to say goodbye to football.
He also played the match with the number 40 jersey.
‘It’s a great honour for me to say goodbye
from the field,’ said an emotional Rajani, who led Bangladesh in 2003 SAFF Championship.
Rajani started his playing career in 1994 for Agrani Bank in the then first division football league and served most of the big clubs of the country including Mohammedan SC, Muktijoddha Sangsad, Brothers Union, Abahani and Sheikh Russell.
The defender represented the national team from 1996 to 2013.
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