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Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa

Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa
سلمان بن ابراهيم آل خليفة
President of AFC
Assumed office
2 May 2013
Vice President Zhang Jilong
Preceded by Zhang Jilong
President of Bahrain Football Association
In office
2 October 2002 – 1 May 2013
Vice President Sheikh Ali Bin Khalifa
Preceded by Abdulrahman Sayyar
Succeeded by Sheikh Ali Bin Khalifa
Personal details
Born Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa
(1965-11-02) 2 November 1965
Riffa, Bahrain
Spouse(s) Sheikha Nada (m. 1993)
Children 3
Alma mater University of Bahrain
Occupation Football administrator
Religion Islam

Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (شیخ سلمان بن ابراهيم آل خليفة in Arabic, born 2 November 1965 in Riffa, Bahrain) is the President of the Asian Football Confederation since 2 May 2013. Before his election as the president of AFC, he was president of Bahrain Football Association[1] and also Chairman of the Asian Football Confederation Disciplinary Committee, and Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.[2]


Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is a member of the Bahrain Royal Family. He graduated from University of Bahrain in 1992 with a Bachelors Degree in English Literature and History. Shaikh Salman has been involved in football for many years dating back to the 1980s when he played in the youth team of Bahrain Division I team, Riffa Club.

Since leaving Riffa Club to focus on his academic studies, Shaikh Salman has held executive positions at the BFA. In 1996 he was appointed Chairman of the National Team, elected Vice President two years later and eventually became the Football Association’s president in 2002. He has also served as the Co-Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee at several FIFA Tournaments such as, the FIFA World Cups, FIFA Beach Tournaments, FIFA Club Championships, etc. He was also Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee at Beijing in 2008.

Shaikh Salman has three children, two daughters Sheikha Latifa born in 1994 and Sheikha Aysha born in 1998, and a son Sheikh Isa born in 2001.


  1. ^   Posted on » Monday, May 04, 2009 (2009-05-04). "'"Sports News » 'I don't want to be AFC head. Gulf Daily News. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  2. ^ Disciplinary Committee, FIFA.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Abdulrahman Sayyar
President of Bahrain Football Association
Succeeded by
Sheikh Ali Bin Khalifa
Preceded by
Zhang Jilong
President of Asian Football Confederation
Succeeded by
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