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Al-Ahli Club (Manama)

 

Al-Ahli Club (Manama)

"Al-Ahli Club (Manama)
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Full name Al-Ahli Club of Manama
Nickname(s) Al Nusoor (the eagles)
Founded 1934 (1934)
Ground Al Ahli Stadium
Manama, Bahrain
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Fuad Kanoo
2008/09 3rd

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 2011-2012 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 (formerly known as Al Nusoor), along with Muharraq Club, are considered to be the pillars of sports in Bahrain. 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 still focus primarily on the youth players to challenge for the league title. Amongst the players that Al Ahli have produced recently are A'ala Hubail (the Asian Cup 2004 top scorer), Ali Saeed, Mohammed Hubail, and Mohammed Husain. The current president is Fuad Kanoo and the vice president is Moanes al Mardi.

Contents

  • Achievements 1
  • Squad 2
  • Performance in AFC competitions 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Achievements

1969, 1972, 1977, 1996, 2010
1960, 1968, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1991, 2001, 2003
2007

Squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
DF Marinkovic Milan
GK Ali Saeed Abdulla
DF Ahmed Al Hujairi
DF Hasan Ali Al Mosawi
DF Aalaa Aiad
DF Abbas Aiad
DF Yosef Al-Maqbool
No. Position Player
MF Hakem Bomelha
FW Ali Aamer Hasan
FW A'ala Hubail
FW Djuric Milan
FW Amadi Cisse
Jorge Perez Perez
Helio Escobar Antolinez

Performance in AFC competitions

2001: Second Round
1991/92: First Round

References

  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. 

External links

  • (Arabic) Official site
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