Bahraini Premier League

Bahraini Premier League

Premier League
2013–14 Bahrain First Division League
1952 (1952)
Number of Teams
Asian Qualification
King's Cup
FA Cup
Crown Prince Cup
Most time Champions
Muharraq Club (32)
Current Champions (2014)
Bahrain Riffa Club

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.


  • Structure 1
    • Current structure 1.1
    • Previous structures 1.2
  • Bahraini Premier League - 2014/15 2
  • Team re-structuring 3
  • List of champions 4
  • Total championships 5
  • Top scorers 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Current structure

10 clubs currently play a two round robin set of fixtures totalling 18 games in order 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 entering a relegation/promotion playoff match.

Previous structures

In seasons gone by, the league has been radically overhauled to feature all the professional clubs of Bahrain. Instances being the 2008-09 and 2002 league seasons. The leagues featuring up to 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.

Bahraini Premier League - 2014/15

Team re-structuring

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

Champions are:[1]

Total championships

The number of national championships that clubs in Bahrain have attained.
Number of Championships
Muharraq Club 32
Bahrain Riffa Club (includes West Riffa) 11
Bahrain Club 5
Al-Ahli (Manama) 5
Arabi Club 1
Al Hala Club 1
Al-Nasr 1
East Riffa Club 1
Busaiteen 1

Top scorers

Year Best scorers Team Goals
2003–04 Duaij Naser Abdulla Muharraq Club 15
2004–05 Salman Isa Bahrain Riffa Club 15
2005–06 Jaycee John Al-Ahli 17
2006–07 Rico Bahrain Riffa Club 25
2007–08 Jaycee John Muharraq Club 24
2008–09 Abdulrahman Mubarak Bahrain Riffa Club 14
2009–10 Rico Muharraq Club 17
Diego Silva
Abdulrahman Mubarak
Bahrain Riffa Club


  1. ^ "Bahrain - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 

External links

  • Bahraini Premiere League (Arabic)
  • - Bahraini Premiere League
  • Soccerway - Bahrain Premier League
  • Weltfussballarchiv - Bahraini Premier League
  • Bahrain Premier League - (Arabic)
  • Bahrain Premier League -