Riffa SC

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Al-Riffa Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الرفاع الرياضي‎) is a Bahraini professional football club based in Riffa, that competes in the Bahraini Premier League, the top flight of Bahraini football.[1] The club was founded in 1953.

Al-Riffa SC
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Full nameAl-Riffa Sports Club
Nickname(s)Their Excellencies
Founded1953; 68 years ago (1953)
GroundBahrain National Stadium
Riffa
Capacity24,000
ChairmanSh. Abdulla bin Khalid Al-Khalifa
ManagerAli Ashour
LeagueBahraini Premier League
2020–21Bahraini Premier League, 1st of 10 (champions)

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1953 under the name of West Riffa Sports Club. In 2001, the club changed the name to Al-Riffa Sports Club.

StadiumEdit

Riffa use Bahrain National Stadium as their home ground, which has a capacity of nearly 24,000 spectators.[2]

AchievementsEdit

The club's first international achievement was in 1982 when Riffa placed second in the GCC Club Cup. This was an important achievement for the club and Bahraini football in general as it helped the region take notice of the talent available in Bahrain.

DomesticEdit

Bahraini Premier League: 13
1982, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2019, 2021.
Bahraini King's Cup: 7
1973, 1985, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2019, 2021.
Bahraini FA Cup: 4
2000, 2001, 2004, 2014.
Bahraini Crown Prince Cup: 4
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.
Bahraini Super Cup: 2
2019, 2021.

Friendly internationalEdit

Scissors Cup (India): 1
1997.[3][4]

Performance in AFC competitionsEdit

AFC Champions League
1 appearance
2004: Group stage
Asian Club Championship
5 appearances
1989: Qualifying stage
1992: Qualifying – 1st round
1995: Second round
1997: withdrew in First round
1999: First round
AFC Cup
4 appearances
2010: Semi-final
2013: Round of 16
2014: Round of 16
2015: Group stage

Notable managersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bahrain Riffa Club: team archive Soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 August 2021
  2. ^ Bahrain: Premier League: East Riffa Club 1-2 Al Ittihad scorespro.com. Retrieved 15 August 2021
  3. ^ List of Winners/Runners-Up of the Scissors Cup: Kerala indianfootball.de. Retrieved 15 August 2021
  4. ^ List of Winners/Runners-Up of the Scissors Cup jctfootball.com. Retrieved 15 August 2021