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Bahrain Riffa Club

 

Bahrain Riffa Club

Al-Riffa
Logo
Full name Al-Riffa Sports Club
Nickname(s) Their Excellencies, The Lions
Founded 1953;  (1953)
Ground Bahrain National Stadium
Riffa, Bahrain
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Sh. Abdulla bin Khalid Al-Khalifa
Manager Romania Florin Motroc
League Bahraini Premier League
2011/12 Champions

Al-Riffa Sports Club (Arabic: نادي الرفاع الرياضي‎) is a Bahraini football club based in Riffa, playing in the top division of Bahraini football league. The club was founded in 1953 by the Kingdom's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

Achievements and Honors

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.

1982, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2012
1973, 1985, 1986, 1998, 2010
2000, 2001, 2004
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Performance in AFC competitions

1988-89: Group Stage
2004: Group Stage
1989: Qualifying Stage
1992: Qualifying - 1st round
1995: Second Round
1997: withdrew in First Round
1999: First Round
2010: Semi-final

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Bahrain GK Mahmood Mansour
2 Bahrain DF Mohammed Husain
3 Bahrain DF Abdulla Al-Marzooqi
4 Bahrain DF Sultan Thani
5 Bahrain DF Dawood Saad
6 Bahrain MF Hassan Jameel
7 Bahrain MF Hamad Rakea Al Anezi
8 Bahrain DF Nidhal Ismaeel
9 Brazil FW Diego Carvalho
10 Bahrain MF Salem Altamimi
11 Bahrain MF Abdulla Abdo
12 Serbia MF Mladen Jovančić
13 Bahrain MF Talal Yousef
14 Bahrain MF Salman Isa
15 France MF Sofian Kheyari
16 Bahrain FW Fisal Bu-Dahoom
No. Position Player
17 Bahrain MF Mohammed Abullwahab
18 Bahrain MF Abdulla Mubarak
19 Bahrain FW Hasan Fareed
20 Bahrain FW Husain Isa
21 Bahrain GK Hamed Al-Doseri
22 Bahrain DF Mohammed Duaij
23 Bahrain FW Saad Al Amer
24 Bahrain MF Ismaeel Mohammed
25 Bahrain MF Mohammed Saad
27 Portugal MF Jaime Bragança
28 Bahrain DF Ahmed Bu Bshait
29 Bahrain GK Sayed Sheber Alwai
30 Bahrain FW Abdulrahman Mubarak
Syria MF Mahmoud Al Mawas
Syria FW Ahmad Al Douni

Notable Managers

  • Germany Uli Maslo (1985–88), (1993–94)
  • Croatia Rodion Gačanin (July 1, 2003–June 30, 2005)
  • Croatia Dragan Talajić (July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006)
  • Netherlands Eelco Schattorie (2006–07)
  • Croatia Srećko Juričić (July 1, 2007–Dec 31, 2007)
  • Netherlands Wilco van Buuren (Youth Team Director)
  • Brazil Julio Peixoto
  • Brazil Stefano Impagliazzo (2011–13)
  • Romania Florin Motroc (June 1, 2013–)

External links

  • Official website
  • Article on Riffa Club first achievement
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