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; 46 years ago (1976)
GroundAl-Bahri Stadium
Capacity7,000
ChairmanAlaa Saber
ManagerAbdul Yemma Warwar
LeagueIraq Division One
2021–22Iraq Division One, 12th of 24
Current season

HistoryEdit

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. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   IRQ Abdullah Ibrahim
5 DF   IRQ Hussein Jabbar
6 MF   IRQ Haider Salem
8 MF   IRQ Mohammed Abdullah
9 MF   IRQ Hussien Ibrahim
11 MF   IRQ Ahmed Jalil Hanoon
12 GK   IRQ Medhat Abdul Hussein
13 DF   IRQ Ali Sbahi
14 FW   IRQ Haider Abdul Raheem
15 DF   IRQ Muthana Abdul Hassan
16 DF   IRQ Hussein Bader
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   IRQ Hassan Hadi Ahmed
19 FW   IRQ Jabor Sorour
20 FW   IRQ Amer Mithaa
22 MF   IRQ Haider Jabbar
24 MF   IRQ Wael Abdul Hussein (captain)
25 DF   IRQ Ahmed Mustafa
26 DF   IRQ Sami Jabor
28 MF   IRQ Hamza Hadi Ahmed
35 GK   IRQ Abdullah Jabbar
FW   IRQ Hussein Ali Wahid
DF   IRQ Karrar Al-Amir Ali

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Manager: Asaad Abdul Razzaq  
Assistant manager: Ihsan Hadi Salih  
Goalkeeping coach: Aqeel Abdul-Moshin  
Administrative director: Hamed Shather  
Club doctor: Saad Abdullah  

Updated to match played 23 October 2019
Source: Kooora.com

ManagersEdit

As of 2 August 2020
Name From To Record
G W D L Win %
  Abdul Yemma Warwar 13 August 2016 2 March 2018 53 11 14 28 020.75
  Nasser Talla Dahilan 4 March 2018 27 December 2018 34 7 14 13 020.59
  Saad Hafidh 29 December 2018 12 April 2019 9 1 4 4 011.11
  Abdul Yemma Warwar 14 April 2019 23 July 2019 16 4 1 11 025.00
  Asaad Abdul Razzaq 23 October 2019 ""Present"" 13 6 6 1 046.15

HonoursEdit

Other gamesEdit

VolleyballEdit

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

The U-20 volleyball team won the Iraqi volleyball League U-20 title in the 2015–16 season.[4]

ReferencesEdit

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

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