Al-Ahli Club (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 2011–12 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 SC (Manama)
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Full nameAl-Ahli Sports Club of Manama
Nickname(s)Al Nusoor (The Eagles)
Founded1936; 85 years ago (1936)
GroundAl Ahli Stadium
Manama
Capacity10,000
ChairmanKhalid Kanoo
LeagueBahraini Premier League
2020–21Bahraini Premier League, 6th of 10

HistoryEdit

Al Ahli (formerly known as Al Nusoor), along with Muharraq Club, is considered to be the pillar of sports in Bahrain. Another club known as Al Tursana (which reached the Bahraini King's Cup in 1969) merged with Al Nusoor to form Al-Ahli Club.[2]

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 focus primarily on the youth players to challenge for the league title. Amongst the players that Al Ahli has produced are A'ala Hubail (the Asian Cup 2004 top scorer), Ali Saeed, Mohammed Hubail, and Mohammed Husain.

AchievementsEdit

1969, 1972, 1977, 1996, 2010
2015
1960, 1968, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1991, 2001, 2003

Former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hamzah, Mohammed (8 November 2012). "Bahrain at risk of losing one of its fiercest Derbies!". Gulf Daily News. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  2. ^ "فريق الترسانة". alayam.com (in Arabic). 19 October 2012.

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