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.
|Full name||Al-Bahri Sport club|
|Ground||Al-Zubair Stadium (temporary use)|
|Manager||Abdul Yemma Warwar|
|League||Iraqi Premier League|
|2018–19||Iraqi Premier League, 20th|
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.
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Current technical staffEdit
|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
- Iraq Division One
- Winner (1): 1978–79
Al-Bahri volleyball team team won the Iraqi volleyball League title at 2006–07 and 2010–11 seasons. The team also participated in AVC Club Volleyball Championship and Arab Clubs Championship as a representative of Iraq.
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- "البحري يتأهل إلى الدور ربع النهائي من دوري أبطال آسيا للكرة الطائرة". alsumaria.tv (in Arabic). July 29, 2017.
- "البطولة 26 لأندية الكرة الطائرة : فريق البحرى يتوجه الى ليبيا للمشاركة فى البطولة العربية للأندية". kooora.com (in Arabic). February 19, 2008.
- "البحري يتوج بطلاً لأندية العراق للشباب بالكرة الطائرة". alsumaria.tv (in Arabic). October 24, 2016.