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June 20, 2013, 05:56:12 AM on

Offline Nicole

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With the ever increasing popularity of football throughout the globe, it is very common to say that all the nations in the worlds have established their own football clubs, some of the nations have also established more than one football club. The reason for this is because there are many football players have blossomed nowadays. The same goes for the football clubs in Bahrain. Some of the players that belonged to these football clubs have extraordinary talents and are very capable of being great. Football leagues in Bahrain are highly anticipated because of these talented players.

To date, there are currently 21 football clubs in Bahrain. Every single one of them belongs to different divisions in the league according to their records and capabilities. The country of Bahrain is known to have a top level play of football; in result football has drawn a very large number of attendance. Out of the 21 clubs only 10 are playing in the top division of the league. These are the teams who are very competitive and have drawn a large number of the Bahraini population to support one of these teams. It only shows how the people in Bahrain value the sport of football.

Many football athletes have dreamt about joining some of the football clubs in Bahrain. They know that being a member of these exclusive football clubs will pay them a good career in football. But, before you can join a club you have to show first what you’re capable of. You have to showcase your talents first so that these clubs will show an interest to you because they only recruit those athletes that deserve and are very talented. Joining might be very hard but once you’ve prove to them that you are what they are looking for they are going to recruit you for sure.

The level of play of football in Bahrain is considered to be one of the best in the world. That is why their recruitment processes are also tremendous. Some of the football clubs in Bahrain have set a very high standard for those athletes that want to join them. By doing so, these football clubs are on the top of the league in Bahrain and have maintained their positions thus far. Most of the people in Bahrain really love football, making the sport of football even more popular than the others sports in the world.

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The sport of football in the country of Bahrain is run by the Bahrain Football Association, and it is the most popular sport activity in the country.

Bahrain has its own top-tier domestic professional football league, the Bahraini Premier League. It features 10 football clubs that play a two round robin set , with each team playing a total of 18 fixtures. The winners of the domestic championship qualify for the AFC Cup.

The league uses a promotion and relegation system with the Bahraini Classification League, Bahrain's second tier football league. The season usually starts in September and concludes in May, as in other football leagues. The first season was held in 1952. Although games are played on a home and away basis, almost all games are played at the Bahrain National Stadium.

The bottom placed club is relegated with the team finishing second bottom entering a relegation/promotion playoff match. The most successful club in the league's history is Al-Muharraq SC. The current reigning champion of the 2011-2012 football season is Riffa club.

Top Football clubs in Bahrain

Al-Muharraq Sports Club

Al-Muharraq Sports Club (Arabic: نادي المحرق الرياضي‎) is a Bahraini football club based in Muharraq. It is the oldest sports club in the Gulf region. Al-Muharraq Sports Club has won the Bahraini Football Premier League 31 times. Al-Muharraq Sports Club also takes part in other sports than football like Basketball and Volleyball. Historically, Al-Muharraq Sports Club football team resembles most of Bahrain national football team.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muharraq_Club

Bahrain Riffa Club (includes West Riffa)    

Al-Riffa Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الرفاع الرياضي‎) is a Bahraini football club based in Riffa, playing in the top division of Bahraini football league. The club was founded in 1953 by the Kingdom's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain_Riffa_Club


Al-Bahrain Sports Club

Al-Bahrain Sports Club (Arabic: نادي البحرين الرياضي‎), otherwise simply known as Bahrain, is primarily a Bahraini football club based in the island-governorate of Al-Muharraq. Their football team currently plays in the Bahraini Premier League. Their home football stadium is the Al Muharraq Stadium, which they share along with their local island rivals, Al-Muharraq Sports Club. Bahrain Club also have teams for other sports, such as Basketball, Team Handball and Volleyball.

More info:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain_Club


Al-Ahli Club of Manama

Al-Ahli Club of Manama (Arabic: النادي الأهلي البحريني‎) is a Bahraini sports club based in the capital city of Manama. They used to play in the top division in Bahraini football but were relegated to the second division after finishing ninth in the 2011-2012 First Division league.[1] The club also fields players in other sports such as basketball, handball, and volleyball. Their home stadium is Al Ahli Stadium, although like all other teams in Bahrain they mainly play on Bahrain National Stadium.

Al Ahli (formerly known as Al Nusoor), along with Muharraq Club, are considered to be the pillars of sports in Bahrain. The matches between Al Ahli and Muharraq are known to draw the largest fan attendance in the Bahraini league and is considered to be the Bahrain Derby. [1]

Today they still are known to have the best youth products on their side, and still focus primarily on the youth players to challenge for the league title. Amongst the players that Al Ahli have produced recently are A'ala Hubail (the Asian Cup 2004 top scorer), Ali Saeed, Mohammed Hubail, and Mohammed Husain. The current president is Fuad Kanoo and the vice president is Moanes al Mardi.

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Ahli_%28Manama%29


Arabi Club


Al Hala    


Al-Nasr    


East Riffa Club



You can find more info about football in Bahrain  here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_in_Bahrain

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