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Al-Bahri Sport Club (Arabic: نادي البحري الرياضي‎, lit. 'Navy Club') is an Iraqi football team based in Al-Jubaila, Basra, arrived twice to the semi-final in Iraq FA Cup. In 1990, the Iraqi Defense Ministry dissolved the club within its decision to dissolve all Iraqi military clubs, the club was playing in the Iraqi Premier League, then it was reconstituted.

Al-Bahri Club
Al-Bahri SC logo.png
Full nameAl-Bahri Sport club
Founded1976; 43 years ago (1976)
GroundAl-Zubair Stadium (temporary use)
ChairmanAlaa Saber
ManagerAbdul Yemma Warwar
LeagueIraqi Premier League
2018–19Iraqi Premier League, 20th
Current season



Al-Bahri were founded in 1976, and in only their second season in existence, they reached the semifinals of the 1977–78 Iraq FA Cup, beating the reigning champions at the time (Al-Zawra'a) on the way, however they withdrew from the semifinal and handed their opponents Al-Tayaran a 3–0 victory. The following season, they won the Iraq Division One and were promoted into the 1979–80 Iraqi National League. However, they failed to win a single match, drawing four games and losing a huge 18 matches, finishing bottom of the league and being relegated back into the lower division.

They returned to the Iraqi Premier League in the 1986–87 season by finishing in the top two of a ten-team relegation/promotion playoff. They finished eighth out of 12 teams in the league, successfully avoiding relegation for the first time in their history. In the 1987–88 Iraqi National League, Al-Bahri finished 11th out of 16 teams, and in 1988–89, they were one of the ten teams to reach the final round, eventually finishing in the top eight of the league. In 1989–90, Al-Bahri finished 11th out of 14 teams. Their spell in the Iraqi Premier League would come to an end when halfway through the 1990–91 season, the Iraqi Defense Ministry dissolved the club within its decision to dissolve all Iraqi military clubs.

The club was brought back but never managed to make it back into the Iraqi Premier League until the 2016–17 season when they finished as runners-up in the 2015–16 Iraq Division One, which was enough to secure promotion.

Current squadEdit

First-team squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
2   DF Hazem Mhemeed
3   DF Abdullah Ibrahim
4   DF Alex Junior Nwaze
5   DF Hussein Jabbar
6   MF Haider Salem
7   MF Saber Didehvar
8   MF Saif Ameen
9   MF Hussien Ibrahim
10   FW Ahmed Dawood
11   MF Ahmed Jalil Hanoon
12   GK Medhat Abdul Hussein
13   DF Ali Sbahi
14   FW Haider Abdul Raheem
15   DF Muthana Abdul Hassan
16   DF Hussein Bader
No. Position Player
17   MF Hassan Hadi Ahmed
19   FW Jabor Sorour
20   FW Amer Mithaa
21   FW Benjamin Terry
22   MF Haider Jabbar
24   MF Wael Abdul Hussein (captain)
25   DF Ahmed Mustafa
26   DF Sami Jabor
28   MF Hamza Hadi Ahmed
31   GK Saif Karim
35   GK Abdullah Jabbar
37   FW Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona
  DF Ali Mohammed Kanoosh
  MF Mohammed Abdullah

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Manager: Abdul Yemma Warwar  
Assistant manager: Ahmed Rahim Karim  
Goalkeeping coach: Nouri Abed Zaid  
Administrative director: Hamed Shather  
Club doctor: Saad Abdullah  

Last updated: 14 April 2019


Other gamesEdit


Al-Bahri volleyball team team won the Iraqi volleyball League title at 2006–07 and 2010–11 seasons[1]. The team also participated in AVC Club Volleyball Championship and Arab Clubs Championship as a representative of Iraq.[2][3]

Al-Bahri volleyball team U-20 won the Iraqi volleyball League U-20 title at 2015–16 season.[4].


  1. ^ "طائرة البحري تتوج بلقب الدوري الممتاز بفارق النقاط". (in Arabic). May 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "البحري يتأهل إلى الدور ربع النهائي من دوري أبطال آسيا للكرة الطائرة". (in Arabic). July 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "البطولة 26 لأندية الكرة الطائرة : فريق البحرى يتوجه الى ليبيا للمشاركة فى البطولة العربية للأندية". (in Arabic). February 19, 2008.
  4. ^ "البحري يتوج بطلاً لأندية العراق للشباب بالكرة الطائرة". (in Arabic). October 24, 2016.

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