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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 2011–12 First Division league.[2] 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 SC (Manama)
Full nameAl-Ahli Sports Club of Manama
Nickname(s)Al Nusoor (the eagles)
Founded1936; 83 years ago (1936)
GroundAl Ahli Stadium
Manama, Bahrain
ChairmanKhalid Kanoo
LeagueBahraini Premier League
2017 - 201810th

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. [2]

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.



1969, 1972, 1977, 1996, 2010
1960, 1968, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1991, 2001, 2003

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Ali Saeed Abdulla
  DF Milan Marinković
  DF Ahmed Al Hujairi
  DF Hasan Ali Al Mosawi
  DF Aalaa Aiad
  DF Abbas Aiad
  DF Yosef Al-Maqbool
  MF Hakem Bomelha
No. Position Player
  FW Mirlan Murzaev
  FW Ali Aamer Hasan
  FW A'ala Hubail
  FW Milan Djurić
  FW Amadi Cisse


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  2. ^ a b Hamzah, Mohammed (8 November 2012). "Bahrain at risk of losing one of its fiercest Derbies!". Gulf Daily News. Retrieved 27 December 2012.

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