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Manama Club

Manama Football Club
Full name Manama Club
Nickname(s) Blue Birds , ALTaj , Lions
Founded 1946 (1946)
Ground Bahrain National Stadium, Manama, Bahrain
Ground Capacity 35,000
Chairman Zuhair Kazerooni
Manager Mousa Habib
League Bahraini Premier League
2014/15 1st

Manama Club (Arabic: المنامة‎) is a football club based in Manama, Bahrain.[1] They play in the top division in Bahraini football.

From the inception of the Bahrain league in 1945 till the start of the 1990s, Manama did not make an important impact on Bahraini football. While rivals Al Ahli were winning national titles, Manama were struggling to maintain their status among the elite.


  • History 1
  • Football 2
    • Stadium 2.1
  • Current squad 3
  • Former managers 4
    • Technical staff 4.1
    • League results 4.2
  • Handball 5
    • Handball Achievements 5.1
  • Basketball 6
    • Basketball Achievements 6.1
  • Volleyball 7
    • Volleyball Achievements 7.1
  • Other sports 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Manama Club's name means "Blue Bird" Manama Sporting Club was associated in Bahrain 1946. Manama Club had an important role in changing the view of sport in Bahrain. Manama Club was the first Bahrain soccer team to play in the Asian competitions in the Asian Club Championship 1971. The club's sports department specializes in buying and selling of young players from Africa and Europe.



The club currently share the Bahrain National Stadium with four other clubs.

1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2007
  • Sport United Cup: 5
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
7 DF Ali Dashti
9 FW Zeljko Markov
13 FW Isa Moosa
27 FW Thiago Augusto
GK Ahmad Al-Meshimeh
GK Yunis Hussain
GK Reza Bahram
DF Ayad Hussain
DF Mahmoud Al-Ansari
MF Muhsin Ismael Alsaqri
MF Mahmood Qamber
MF Duash Makadas
No. Position Player
MF Hassan Al-Mosawi
MF Hameed Darwish (captain)
FW Ali Habib
FW Gilmar
FW Abdulla Abbas
FW Mahmood Gahlom
FW Masoud Qamber
FW Danial Milan
FW Zayed Al Dosari
FW Stephen Abdulsalami
Taleb Abdul-Latif
Sayed Mohamed

Former managers

  • Marcos Falopa (1983–85)

Technical staff

  • Fawzi Ibrahim – Head Coach
  • Emiliano Latino – Ex-Physical Coach
  • Fadhel Matar – Assistant Coach
  • Khaleefa Al Mansour – Goalkeeper Coach
  • Club Scout – Open Position
  • Agents – Open positions

League results


Handball Achievements

# Championship
9 times National League
10 times Federation Cup
1 time Al Khurafi Cup


Basketball Achievements

# Championship Years
8 times National League 1962/63, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1971/72, 1973/74, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78
9 times Federation Cup 1961/62, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1972/73, 1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77, 2007/08


Volleyball Achievements

# Championship Years
3 times National League 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04
6 times Federation Cup 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09

Other sports

Besides football, the Club has teams for handball, basketball, volleyball, waterpolo, Squash, athletics, Gymnastics, Swimming, Boxing, Judo, Weightlifting, Karate.


  1. ^ Manama Club Fans, Facebook.

External links

  • (Official website) (Arabic)
  • [1]
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