Premier League
File:Current sport.svg 2010–11 Bahrain First Division League
Number of Teams
Asian Qualification
King's Cup </br> FA Cup </br> Crown Prince Cup
Most time Champions
Muharraq Club (31)
Current Champions (2010)
Al-Ahli (Manama)

The Bahraini Premier League is the main football competition in Bahrain. The first season was held in 1957. The winners of the domestic championship qualify for the AFC Cup. The championship is currently contested by 10 clubs


Current StructureEdit

10 clubs currently play a two round robin set of fixtures totalling 18 games in total to determine the league champions. Although games are played on a home and away basis, almost all games are played at the National Stadium.

The bottom placed club is relegated with the team finishing second bottom enetering a relegation/promotion playoff match.

Previous StructuresEdit

In seasons gone by, the league has been radically overhauled to feature all professional clubs of Bahrain. Instances being the 2008-09 and 2002 league seasons. The leagues featuring upto 19 teams would play each other on one occasion with the top 10 teams staying in the Premier League top flight and the bottom sides (from 11 to 19) forming the next seasons 2nd division.

Between the seasons of 2002 and 2009, the top four sides of the league would also play in the Crown Prince Cup.

Team Re-structuringEdit

In 2002, a host of clubs were amalgamated together:

[*1] Bahrain are an amalgamation of Bahrain and Al-Khaleej
[*2] Riffa are an amalgamation of West Riffa and Zallaq
[*3] Al-Najma are an amalgamation of Al-Hilal, Al-Qadisiya and Ras Al-Rumman
[*4] Al-Sahel are an amalgamation of Qalali and Hadd
[*5] Al-Tadamun are an amalgamation of Boori, Karazkan, Hamla, Reef Union and Damastan
[*6] Al-Shabab are an amalgamation of Deyya, Sanabis, Jadd Hafs, Naeem, Karrana, Sahla and Karbabad
[*7] Al-Ittifaq are an amalgamation of Al-Arabi, Maqaba and Bani Jumra

List of Champions Edit

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Total ChampionshipsEdit

The number of national championships that clubs in Bahrain have attained.

Number of Championships
Muharraq Club31
Bahrain Riffa Club (includes West Riffa)9
Bahrain Club5
Al-Ahli (Manama)5
Arabi Club1
Al Hala1
East Riffa Club1


Year Best scorers Team Goals
2003-04 Template:Flagicon Duaij Naser Abdulla Muharraq Club 15
2004-05 Template:Flagicon Salman Isa Bahrain Riffa Club 15
2005-06 Template:Flagicon Jaycee John Al-Ahli 17
2006-07 Template:Flagicon Leandson Dias da Silva Bahrain Riffa Club 25
2007-08 Template:Flagicon Jaycee John Muharraq Club 24
2008-09 Template:Flagicon Abdulrahman Mubarak Bahrain Riffa Club 14

See also Edit

External links Edit

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