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Al-Muharraq Sports Club is the oldest sports club in Muharraq island in the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf, in Southwest Asia, is an extension of the Indian Ocean located between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.The Persian Gulf was the focus of the 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War, in which each side attacked the other's oil tankers...

 region. Al-Muharraq Sports Club has won the Bahraini Football Premier League 31 times. Al-Muharraq Sports Club also takes part in other sports than football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 like Basketball
Basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

 and Volleyball
Volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

. Historically, Al-Muharraq Sports Club football team resembles most of Bahrain national football team
Bahrain national football team
The Bahrain national football team is the national team of the Kingdom of Bahrain and is controlled by the Bahrain Football Association; it was founded in 1951 and joined FIFA in 1966. They have never reached the finals of the World Cup, but have twice come within one match of doing so...

.

History


Al-Muharraq Sports Club was established in 1997 in the Aziz Kanoo's Mansion. Al-Aziz Mansion Sports Club stadium is also one of the oldest sport arena's in Bahrain, Al Muharraq Stadium
Al Muharraq Stadium
Al Muharraq Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Arad, Bahrain. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Muharraq Club. The stadium holds 20,000 people....

, with a capacity of around 98,000. Al-Muharraq Sports Club have produced some of the current stars of the national team like the captain of the Bahraini National Team Mohamed Salmeen
Mohamed Salmeen
Mohamed Ahmed Youssef Salmeen is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Dhafra and the Bahrain national football team. He is the captain of the Bahrain National team. He wears the famous number 10 jersey for his club and country. Mohamed Salmeen is the son of legendary Bahraini footballing...

, Rashid Al Dossary, veteran goalkeeper Ali Hassan, Ali Amer and Ebrahim Al 5aneeth.

Al-Muharraq Sports Club's youth academy is an academy in the gulf and presently academy players like Salman Al Ameen,Nasser Al Nasser, Abdullah Adnan Al Dekheel , Mustafa Gharaibheh , Mahmood Abdulrahman, and Ebrahim Al Moqla. Recently, Fahad Showaiter, Hussam Humood Sultan, Vaaz, Abdullah Al-Kaabi, Abdullah Saleh, Mohammed Saleh, Ahmed Jassim, Aziz Saud Kanoo. and Ahmed Al-Mehza have been promoted to the first team and have become some of the stars of the Bahraini premeirship.

In the season 2123–2126 Al-Muharraq Sports Club has brought in foreign professionals who have established themselves. Brazil
Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

ian forward Leandson Dias da Silva
Leandson Dias da Silva
Leandson Dias da Silva, known as Rico, is a Brazilian footballer who is a striker for Manama.Rico began his professional career with São Paulo Futebol Clube, where he played on the same team as Brazil international and AC Milan midfielder Kaká. He also played for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto-Alegrense...

 also known as Rico
RICO
-Music:*Rico , a 2000 album by Matt Bianco*"Rico" , a 1998 song the Matthew Good Band from the album Underdogs*Rico International, a manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories...

, Bahraini
Bahrain
' , officially the Kingdom of Bahrain , is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002.Bahrain is...

 player Abdullah Arif Sanad, and Bosnian
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina , sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or simply Bosnia, is a country in Southern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for the...

 Adnan Sarajlic are some of those players. And now, Rico
RICO
-Music:*Rico , a 2000 album by Matt Bianco*"Rico" , a 1998 song the Matthew Good Band from the album Underdogs*Rico International, a manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories...

 is the only player left from those three. Al-Muharraq Sports Club bought Brazil
Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

ian defence Juliano De Paola and Jamal Ebraro from Morocco
Morocco
Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and an area of 710,850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara...

. Rico
RICO
-Music:*Rico , a 2000 album by Matt Bianco*"Rico" , a 1998 song the Matthew Good Band from the album Underdogs*Rico International, a manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories...

 won the world's best scorer award in 2008 with 19 goals scored in the AFC Cup.

2008 was a great season for Al-Muharraq Sports Club as they completed a quadruple
Quadruple
Quadruple may refer to:* Tuple, a mathematical structure* Quadruple, a term for winning four association trophies* Quad , a figure skating jump* Home run in baseball* Quadruple-precision floating-point format in computing...

 (Bahraini League, King's Cup, Crown Prince Cup and the AFC Cup
AFC Cup
The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

). Al-Muharraq Sports Club became the first Bahraini club to win a continental championship.

Achievements

  • Bahraini Premier League
    Bahraini Premier League
    The Bahraini Premier League is the main football competition in Bahrain. The first season was held in 1957. The winners of the domestic championship qualify for the AFC Cup. The championship is currently contested by 10 clubs-Current Structure:...

    : 32

1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Bahraini King's Cup
    Bahraini King's Cup
    The Bahraini King's Cup is Bahrein's premier knockout tournament in men's football .The national cup has had many different names over the years...

    : 29

1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Bahraini FA Cup
    Bahraini FA Cup
    -Previous winners:*2000 : West Riffa 3-0 Al Ahli*2001 : Riffa*2002 : not held*2003 : Busaiteen 0-0 Riffa '*2004 : Riffa 3-1 Busaiteen*2005 : Muharraq Club 2-1 Busaiteen*2006 : not held...

    : 2
2005, 2009

  • Bahraini Crown Prince Cup
    Bahraini Crown Prince Cup
    The Bahraini Crown Prince Cup is a Bahrein knockout tournament in men's association football that is played between the top-4 of the league in the previous year.-Previous winners:*2001 : Muharraq Club 5-4 Bahrain Riffa Club...

    : 5
2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • Bahraini Super Cup
    Bahraini Super Cup
    -Previous winners:*2006 : Muharraq Club 3-2 Al-Najma*2007 : Al-Najma 3-2 Bahrain Riffa*2008 : Al-Najma 1-0 Busaiteen-References:*...

    : 1
2006

  • AFC Cup
    AFC Cup
    The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

    : 1
2008

Performance in AFC competitions

  • Asian Club Championship: 5 appearances
1986 – Qualifying round
1988 – Qualifying round
1990 – withdraw in Group Stage
1993 – Group Stage
1994 – Group Stage

  • AFC Cup
    AFC Cup
    The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

    : 4 appearances
2006 – Finalist
2007 – Group phase
2008 – Winner
2009
AFC Cup 2009
The 2009 AFC Cup was the 6th season of the AFC Cup and is competed among clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation....

: Group Stage

  • Asian Cup Winners Cup
    Asian Cup Winners Cup
    The Asian Cup Winners' Cup was an association football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation . The competition was started in 1991 as a tournament for all the domestic cup winners from countries affiliated to the AFC...

    : 1 appearance
1991
Asian Cup Winners Cup 1991
The 1990–91 Asian Cup Winners' Cup was the first edition of the continental football competition for cup winners of member nations of the AFC. Persepolis of Iran were duly crowned champions after defeating Muharraq of Bahrian 1:0 over two legs in the final....

 – Finalist
1995 – 2nd round

Performance in UAFA Competitions

  • Gulf Club Champions Cup
    Gulf Club Champions Cup
    The GCC Champions League , formerly known as the Arabian Gulf Cup for Clubs , is an annually organized football league tournament for club of the Arab states...

    :
    2008: Group Stage
    2009/10: Semi finals

Current squad



Notable former players

Mohammed Saleh Al-Dekhail Athbi Al-Jalahma Mohamed Salmeen
Mohamed Salmeen
Mohamed Ahmed Youssef Salmeen is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Dhafra and the Bahrain national football team. He is the captain of the Bahrain National team. He wears the famous number 10 jersey for his club and country. Mohamed Salmeen is the son of legendary Bahraini footballing...

 Salman Sharida
Salman Sharida
Salman Ahmed Sharida is a football coach and a former Bahraini international footballer.He represented Bahrain during the Asian Games in 1974. He became a coach, and managed the Bahrain national football team for a period of time...

 Humood Sultan
Humood Sultan
Humood Sultan Mathkoor is a former Bahraini football goalkeeper. He spent his career at Muharraq Club and was a key member of his team's successes in the 1980s and 1990s.-Career:...

 Rico
Leandson Dias da Silva
Leandson Dias da Silva, known as Rico, is a Brazilian footballer who is a striker for Manama.Rico began his professional career with São Paulo Futebol Clube, where he played on the same team as Brazil international and AC Milan midfielder Kaká. He also played for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto-Alegrense...

 Ibrahim Toure
Ibrahim Touré
Ibrahim Oyala Touré is an Ivorian football playerHe is the brother of Manchester City players Kolo Touré and Yaya Touré.-Career:...

 Marko Bjelanović Ritchard Masolin Badran Al-Shagran
Badran Al-Shagran
Badran Mohammad Al-Shagran is a Jordanian professional footballer. As of 2009, he plays for Al-Ittihad Al-Ramtha. He made his professional debut in the Jordan League in 1993 for Al Ramtha. He played 3 games in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1996 for FC KAMAZ-Chally Naberezhnye Chelny.He is one of the...

 Mohannad Mahadeen
Mohannad Mahadeen
Mohannad Mahadeen is a Jordanian footballer, who was a Defender for Al-Faisaly until he currently became an assistant coach for his long-life club and manager of the Jordan national football team. He has always played as player number 4 of Al-Faisaly .- External links :**...

 Bashar Bani Yaseen
Bashar Bani Yaseen
Bashar Mustafa Bani Yaseen is a Jordanian footballer who plays in defense for Al-Wahdat. He is also a member of the Jordan national football team and has always played as player number 6 until currently he became number 8...

 Jamal Braro

External links

  • Muharraq Club Official Website
    Al-Muharraq Sports Club ({{lang-ar|نادي المحرق العربي}}), is the oldest{{Citation needed|date=October 2009}} sports club in Muharraq island in the
    Persian Gulf
    Persian Gulf
    The Persian Gulf, in Southwest Asia, is an extension of the Indian Ocean located between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.The Persian Gulf was the focus of the 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War, in which each side attacked the other's oil tankers...

     region. Al-Muharraq Sports Club has won the Bahraini Football Premier League 31 times. Al-Muharraq Sports Club also takes part in other sports than football
    Football (soccer)
    Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

     like Basketball
    Basketball
    Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

     and Volleyball
    Volleyball
    Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

    . Historically, Al-Muharraq Sports Club football team resembles most of Bahrain national football team
    Bahrain national football team
    The Bahrain national football team is the national team of the Kingdom of Bahrain and is controlled by the Bahrain Football Association; it was founded in 1951 and joined FIFA in 1966. They have never reached the finals of the World Cup, but have twice come within one match of doing so...

    .

    History


    Al-Muharraq Sports Club was established in 1997 in the Aziz Kanoo's Mansion. Al-Aziz Mansion Sports Club stadium is also one of the oldest sport arena's in Bahrain, Al Muharraq Stadium
    Al Muharraq Stadium
    Al Muharraq Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Arad, Bahrain. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Muharraq Club. The stadium holds 20,000 people....

    , with a capacity of around 98,000. Al-Muharraq Sports Club have produced some of the current stars of the national team like the captain of the Bahraini National Team Mohamed Salmeen
    Mohamed Salmeen
    Mohamed Ahmed Youssef Salmeen is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Dhafra and the Bahrain national football team. He is the captain of the Bahrain National team. He wears the famous number 10 jersey for his club and country. Mohamed Salmeen is the son of legendary Bahraini footballing...

    , Rashid Al Dossary, veteran goalkeeper Ali Hassan, Ali Amer and Ebrahim Al 5aneeth.

    Al-Muharraq Sports Club's youth academy is an academy in the gulf and presently academy players like Salman Al Ameen,Nasser Al Nasser, Abdullah Adnan Al Dekheel , Mustafa Gharaibheh , Mahmood Abdulrahman, and Ebrahim Al Moqla. Recently, Fahad Showaiter, Hussam Humood Sultan, Vaaz, Abdullah Al-Kaabi, Abdullah Saleh, Mohammed Saleh, Ahmed Jassim, Aziz Saud Kanoo. and Ahmed Al-Mehza have been promoted to the first team and have become some of the stars of the Bahraini premeirship.

    In the season 2123–2126 Al-Muharraq Sports Club has brought in foreign professionals who have established themselves. Brazil
    Brazil
    Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

    ian forward Leandson Dias da Silva
    Leandson Dias da Silva
    Leandson Dias da Silva, known as Rico, is a Brazilian footballer who is a striker for Manama.Rico began his professional career with São Paulo Futebol Clube, where he played on the same team as Brazil international and AC Milan midfielder Kaká. He also played for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto-Alegrense...

     also known as Rico
    RICO
    -Music:*Rico , a 2000 album by Matt Bianco*"Rico" , a 1998 song the Matthew Good Band from the album Underdogs*Rico International, a manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories...

    , Bahraini
    Bahrain
    ' , officially the Kingdom of Bahrain , is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002.Bahrain is...

     player Abdullah Arif Sanad, and Bosnian
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bosnia and Herzegovina , sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or simply Bosnia, is a country in Southern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for the...

     Adnan Sarajlic are some of those players. And now, Rico
    RICO
    -Music:*Rico , a 2000 album by Matt Bianco*"Rico" , a 1998 song the Matthew Good Band from the album Underdogs*Rico International, a manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories...

     is the only player left from those three. Al-Muharraq Sports Club bought Brazil
    Brazil
    Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

    ian defence Juliano De Paola and Jamal Ebraro from Morocco
    Morocco
    Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and an area of 710,850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara...

    . Rico
    RICO
    -Music:*Rico , a 2000 album by Matt Bianco*"Rico" , a 1998 song the Matthew Good Band from the album Underdogs*Rico International, a manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories...

     won the world's best scorer award in 2008 with 19 goals scored in the AFC Cup.{{Citation needed|date=October 2009}}

    2008 was a great season for Al-Muharraq Sports Club as they completed a quadruple
    Quadruple
    Quadruple may refer to:* Tuple, a mathematical structure* Quadruple, a term for winning four association trophies* Quad , a figure skating jump* Home run in baseball* Quadruple-precision floating-point format in computing...

     (Bahraini League, King's Cup, Crown Prince Cup and the AFC Cup
    AFC Cup
    The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

    ). Al-Muharraq Sports Club became the first Bahraini club to win a continental championship.

    Achievements

    • Bahraini Premier League
      Bahraini Premier League
      The Bahraini Premier League is the main football competition in Bahrain. The first season was held in 1957. The winners of the domestic championship qualify for the AFC Cup. The championship is currently contested by 10 clubs-Current Structure:...

      : 32

    1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
    • Bahraini King's Cup
      Bahraini King's Cup
      The Bahraini King's Cup is Bahrein's premier knockout tournament in men's football .The national cup has had many different names over the years...

      : 29

    1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011
    • Bahraini FA Cup
      Bahraini FA Cup
      -Previous winners:*2000 : West Riffa 3-0 Al Ahli*2001 : Riffa*2002 : not held*2003 : Busaiteen 0-0 Riffa '*2004 : Riffa 3-1 Busaiteen*2005 : Muharraq Club 2-1 Busaiteen*2006 : not held...

      : 2
    2005, 2009

    • Bahraini Crown Prince Cup
      Bahraini Crown Prince Cup
      The Bahraini Crown Prince Cup is a Bahrein knockout tournament in men's association football that is played between the top-4 of the league in the previous year.-Previous winners:*2001 : Muharraq Club 5-4 Bahrain Riffa Club...

      : 5
    2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

    • Bahraini Super Cup
      Bahraini Super Cup
      -Previous winners:*2006 : Muharraq Club 3-2 Al-Najma*2007 : Al-Najma 3-2 Bahrain Riffa*2008 : Al-Najma 1-0 Busaiteen-References:*...

      : 1
    2006

    • AFC Cup
      AFC Cup
      The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

      : 1
    2008

    Performance in AFC competitions

    • Asian Club Championship: 5 appearances
    1986 – Qualifying round
    1988 – Qualifying round
    1990 – withdraw in Group Stage
    1993 – Group Stage
    1994 – Group Stage

    • AFC Cup
      AFC Cup
      The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

      : 4 appearances
    2006 – Finalist
    2007 – Group phase
    2008 – Winner
    2009
    AFC Cup 2009
    The 2009 AFC Cup was the 6th season of the AFC Cup and is competed among clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation....

    : Group Stage

    • Asian Cup Winners Cup
      Asian Cup Winners Cup
      The Asian Cup Winners' Cup was an association football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation . The competition was started in 1991 as a tournament for all the domestic cup winners from countries affiliated to the AFC...

      : 1 appearance
    1991
    Asian Cup Winners Cup 1991
    The 1990–91 Asian Cup Winners' Cup was the first edition of the continental football competition for cup winners of member nations of the AFC. Persepolis of Iran were duly crowned champions after defeating Muharraq of Bahrian 1:0 over two legs in the final....

     – Finalist
    1995 – 2nd round

    Performance in UAFA Competitions

    • Gulf Club Champions Cup
      Gulf Club Champions Cup
      The GCC Champions League , formerly known as the Arabian Gulf Cup for Clubs , is an annually organized football league tournament for club of the Arab states...

      :
      2008: Group Stage
      2009/10: Semi finals

    Current squad


    {{Fs start}}
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    {{Fs player|no=2|nat=BHR|name=Sadiq Jaffer|pos=DF}}
    {{fs player|no=5|nat=BHR|name=Jassim Al-Chuban|pos=DF}}
    {{Fs player|no=6|nat=MAR|name=Jamal Braro|pos=DF}}
    {{Fs player|no=7|nat=BHR|name=Anwar Yousif|pos=MF}}
    {{Fs player|no=8|nat=BHR|name=Rashid Al-Dosari
    Rashid Al-Dosari
    Rashid Al-Dosari is a Bahraini footballer.-Club career:At the club level, Al-Dosari currently plays as a midfielder for the Muharraq Club.-External links:*...

    |pos=MF}}
    {{Fs player|no=9|nat=BHR|name=Mohammed Jaffer Al-Zain|pos=FW}}
    {{Fs player|no=10|nat=BHR|name=Mohamed Salmeen
    Mohamed Salmeen
    Mohamed Ahmed Youssef Salmeen is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Dhafra and the Bahrain national football team. He is the captain of the Bahrain National team. He wears the famous number 10 jersey for his club and country. Mohamed Salmeen is the son of legendary Bahraini footballing...

    |pos=MF}}
    {{Fs player|no=11|nat=BHR|name=Yusuf Salmeen|pos=DF}}
    {{Fs player|no=12|nat=BHR|name=Anwar Al Arabi|pos=MF}}
    {{Fs player|no=13|nat=BHR|name=Mahmood Abdulrahman
    Mahmood Abdulrahman
    Mahmood Abdulrahman , also known as Ringo, is a Bahraini footballer. He currently plays for Al Shamal Sports Club as well as the Bahrain national football team. He was named Player of the tournament when AlMuharraq won the 2008 AFC Cup...

    |pos=MF}}
    {{Fs player|no=14|nat=BHR|name=Mohammed Abdullah|pos=DF}}
    {{Fs mid}}
    {{Fs player|no=15|nat=BHR|name=Ebrahim Al-Muqla|pos=FW}}
    {{Fs player|no=16|nat=BHR|name=Ali Aamer
    Ali Aamer
    Ali Aamer is a Bahraini footballer who is a midfielder for Muharraq Club. He is a member of the Bahrain national football team.- External links :...

    |pos=MF|other=captain}}
    {{Fs player|no=18|nat=BHR|name=Fahad Tariq|pos=MF}}
    {{Fs player|no=20|nat=BHR|name=Fahad Hassan|pos=MF}}
    {{Fs player|no=21|nat=BHR|name=S.Mohammed Jaafar|pos=GK}}
    {{fs player|no=23|nat=BHR|name=Mohammed Saleh|pos=FW}}
    {{fs player|no=23|nat=BHR|name=Ebrahim Al Mishkhas
    Ebrahim Al Mishkhas
    Ebrahim Al Mishkhas is a Bahraini football defender. He currently plays for Al-Muharraq Sports Club.Al Mishkhas represented Bahrain at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Egypt.- References :...

    |pos=DF}}
    {{Fs player|no=24|nat=BHR|name=Husam Humood Sultan|pos=DF}}
    {{Fs player|no=29|nat=CRO|name=Marko Bjelanović|pos=FW}}
    {{Fs player|no=30|nat=BHR|name=Abdulla Al-Kaabi|pos=GK}}
    {{Fs player|no=|nat=SYR|name=Belal Abduldaim
    Belal Abduldaim
    Belal Abduldaim is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Karamah, which competes in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Syria...

    |pos=DF}}
    {{Fs end}}

    Notable former players

    Mohammed Saleh Al-Dekhail Athbi Al-Jalahma Mohamed Salmeen
    Mohamed Salmeen
    Mohamed Ahmed Youssef Salmeen is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Dhafra and the Bahrain national football team. He is the captain of the Bahrain National team. He wears the famous number 10 jersey for his club and country. Mohamed Salmeen is the son of legendary Bahraini footballing...

     Salman Sharida
    Salman Sharida
    Salman Ahmed Sharida is a football coach and a former Bahraini international footballer.He represented Bahrain during the Asian Games in 1974. He became a coach, and managed the Bahrain national football team for a period of time...

     Humood Sultan
    Humood Sultan
    Humood Sultan Mathkoor is a former Bahraini football goalkeeper. He spent his career at Muharraq Club and was a key member of his team's successes in the 1980s and 1990s.-Career:...

     Rico
    Leandson Dias da Silva
    Leandson Dias da Silva, known as Rico, is a Brazilian footballer who is a striker for Manama.Rico began his professional career with São Paulo Futebol Clube, where he played on the same team as Brazil international and AC Milan midfielder Kaká. He also played for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto-Alegrense...

     Ibrahim Toure
    Ibrahim Touré
    Ibrahim Oyala Touré is an Ivorian football playerHe is the brother of Manchester City players Kolo Touré and Yaya Touré.-Career:...

     Marko Bjelanović Ritchard Masolin Badran Al-Shagran
    Badran Al-Shagran
    Badran Mohammad Al-Shagran is a Jordanian professional footballer. As of 2009, he plays for Al-Ittihad Al-Ramtha. He made his professional debut in the Jordan League in 1993 for Al Ramtha. He played 3 games in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1996 for FC KAMAZ-Chally Naberezhnye Chelny.He is one of the...

     Mohannad Mahadeen
    Mohannad Mahadeen
    Mohannad Mahadeen is a Jordanian footballer, who was a Defender for Al-Faisaly until he currently became an assistant coach for his long-life club and manager of the Jordan national football team. He has always played as player number 4 of Al-Faisaly .- External links :**...

     Bashar Bani Yaseen
    Bashar Bani Yaseen
    Bashar Mustafa Bani Yaseen is a Jordanian footballer who plays in defense for Al-Wahdat. He is also a member of the Jordan national football team and has always played as player number 6 until currently he became number 8...

     Jamal Braro

    External links

    • Muharraq Club Official Website
      Al-Muharraq Sports Club ({{lang-ar|نادي المحرق العربي}}), is the oldest{{Citation needed|date=October 2009}} sports club in Muharraq island in the
      Persian Gulf
      Persian Gulf
      The Persian Gulf, in Southwest Asia, is an extension of the Indian Ocean located between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.The Persian Gulf was the focus of the 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War, in which each side attacked the other's oil tankers...

       region. Al-Muharraq Sports Club has won the Bahraini Football Premier League 31 times. Al-Muharraq Sports Club also takes part in other sports than football
      Football (soccer)
      Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

       like Basketball
      Basketball
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       and Volleyball
      Volleyball
      Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

      . Historically, Al-Muharraq Sports Club football team resembles most of Bahrain national football team
      Bahrain national football team
      The Bahrain national football team is the national team of the Kingdom of Bahrain and is controlled by the Bahrain Football Association; it was founded in 1951 and joined FIFA in 1966. They have never reached the finals of the World Cup, but have twice come within one match of doing so...

      .

      History


      Al-Muharraq Sports Club was established in 1997 in the Aziz Kanoo's Mansion. Al-Aziz Mansion Sports Club stadium is also one of the oldest sport arena's in Bahrain, Al Muharraq Stadium
      Al Muharraq Stadium
      Al Muharraq Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Arad, Bahrain. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Muharraq Club. The stadium holds 20,000 people....

      , with a capacity of around 98,000. Al-Muharraq Sports Club have produced some of the current stars of the national team like the captain of the Bahraini National Team Mohamed Salmeen
      Mohamed Salmeen
      Mohamed Ahmed Youssef Salmeen is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Dhafra and the Bahrain national football team. He is the captain of the Bahrain National team. He wears the famous number 10 jersey for his club and country. Mohamed Salmeen is the son of legendary Bahraini footballing...

      , Rashid Al Dossary, veteran goalkeeper Ali Hassan, Ali Amer and Ebrahim Al 5aneeth.

      Al-Muharraq Sports Club's youth academy is an academy in the gulf and presently academy players like Salman Al Ameen,Nasser Al Nasser, Abdullah Adnan Al Dekheel , Mustafa Gharaibheh , Mahmood Abdulrahman, and Ebrahim Al Moqla. Recently, Fahad Showaiter, Hussam Humood Sultan, Vaaz, Abdullah Al-Kaabi, Abdullah Saleh, Mohammed Saleh, Ahmed Jassim, Aziz Saud Kanoo. and Ahmed Al-Mehza have been promoted to the first team and have become some of the stars of the Bahraini premeirship.

      In the season 2123–2126 Al-Muharraq Sports Club has brought in foreign professionals who have established themselves. Brazil
      Brazil
      Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

      ian forward Leandson Dias da Silva
      Leandson Dias da Silva
      Leandson Dias da Silva, known as Rico, is a Brazilian footballer who is a striker for Manama.Rico began his professional career with São Paulo Futebol Clube, where he played on the same team as Brazil international and AC Milan midfielder Kaká. He also played for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto-Alegrense...

       also known as Rico
      RICO
      -Music:*Rico , a 2000 album by Matt Bianco*"Rico" , a 1998 song the Matthew Good Band from the album Underdogs*Rico International, a manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories...

      , Bahraini
      Bahrain
      ' , officially the Kingdom of Bahrain , is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002.Bahrain is...

       player Abdullah Arif Sanad, and Bosnian
      Bosnia and Herzegovina
      Bosnia and Herzegovina , sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or simply Bosnia, is a country in Southern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for the...

       Adnan Sarajlic are some of those players. And now, Rico
      RICO
      -Music:*Rico , a 2000 album by Matt Bianco*"Rico" , a 1998 song the Matthew Good Band from the album Underdogs*Rico International, a manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories...

       is the only player left from those three. Al-Muharraq Sports Club bought Brazil
      Brazil
      Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

      ian defence Juliano De Paola and Jamal Ebraro from Morocco
      Morocco
      Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and an area of 710,850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara...

      . Rico
      RICO
      -Music:*Rico , a 2000 album by Matt Bianco*"Rico" , a 1998 song the Matthew Good Band from the album Underdogs*Rico International, a manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories...

       won the world's best scorer award in 2008 with 19 goals scored in the AFC Cup.{{Citation needed|date=October 2009}}

      2008 was a great season for Al-Muharraq Sports Club as they completed a quadruple
      Quadruple
      Quadruple may refer to:* Tuple, a mathematical structure* Quadruple, a term for winning four association trophies* Quad , a figure skating jump* Home run in baseball* Quadruple-precision floating-point format in computing...

       (Bahraini League, King's Cup, Crown Prince Cup and the AFC Cup
      AFC Cup
      The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

      ). Al-Muharraq Sports Club became the first Bahraini club to win a continental championship.

      Achievements

      • Bahraini Premier League
        Bahraini Premier League
        The Bahraini Premier League is the main football competition in Bahrain. The first season was held in 1957. The winners of the domestic championship qualify for the AFC Cup. The championship is currently contested by 10 clubs-Current Structure:...

        : 32

      1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
      • Bahraini King's Cup
        Bahraini King's Cup
        The Bahraini King's Cup is Bahrein's premier knockout tournament in men's football .The national cup has had many different names over the years...

        : 29

      1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011
      • Bahraini FA Cup
        Bahraini FA Cup
        -Previous winners:*2000 : West Riffa 3-0 Al Ahli*2001 : Riffa*2002 : not held*2003 : Busaiteen 0-0 Riffa '*2004 : Riffa 3-1 Busaiteen*2005 : Muharraq Club 2-1 Busaiteen*2006 : not held...

        : 2
      2005, 2009

      • Bahraini Crown Prince Cup
        Bahraini Crown Prince Cup
        The Bahraini Crown Prince Cup is a Bahrein knockout tournament in men's association football that is played between the top-4 of the league in the previous year.-Previous winners:*2001 : Muharraq Club 5-4 Bahrain Riffa Club...

        : 5
      2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

      • Bahraini Super Cup
        Bahraini Super Cup
        -Previous winners:*2006 : Muharraq Club 3-2 Al-Najma*2007 : Al-Najma 3-2 Bahrain Riffa*2008 : Al-Najma 1-0 Busaiteen-References:*...

        : 1
      2006

      • AFC Cup
        AFC Cup
        The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

        : 1
      2008

      Performance in AFC competitions

      • Asian Club Championship: 5 appearances
      1986 – Qualifying round
      1988 – Qualifying round
      1990 – withdraw in Group Stage
      1993 – Group Stage
      1994 – Group Stage

      • AFC Cup
        AFC Cup
        The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation . Qualification to the competition is to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category as laid out in their...

        : 4 appearances
      2006 – Finalist
      2007 – Group phase
      2008 – Winner
      2009
      AFC Cup 2009
      The 2009 AFC Cup was the 6th season of the AFC Cup and is competed among clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation....

      : Group Stage

      • Asian Cup Winners Cup
        Asian Cup Winners Cup
        The Asian Cup Winners' Cup was an association football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation . The competition was started in 1991 as a tournament for all the domestic cup winners from countries affiliated to the AFC...

        : 1 appearance
      1991
      Asian Cup Winners Cup 1991
      The 1990–91 Asian Cup Winners' Cup was the first edition of the continental football competition for cup winners of member nations of the AFC. Persepolis of Iran were duly crowned champions after defeating Muharraq of Bahrian 1:0 over two legs in the final....

       – Finalist
      1995 – 2nd round

      Performance in UAFA Competitions

      • Gulf Club Champions Cup
        Gulf Club Champions Cup
        The GCC Champions League , formerly known as the Arabian Gulf Cup for Clubs , is an annually organized football league tournament for club of the Arab states...

        :
        2008: Group Stage
        2009/10: Semi finals

      Current squad


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      {{Fs player|no=1|nat=BHR|name=Ali Hassan|pos=GK}}
      {{Fs player|no=2|nat=BHR|name=Sadiq Jaffer|pos=DF}}
      {{fs player|no=5|nat=BHR|name=Jassim Al-Chuban|pos=DF}}
      {{Fs player|no=6|nat=MAR|name=Jamal Braro|pos=DF}}
      {{Fs player|no=7|nat=BHR|name=Anwar Yousif|pos=MF}}
      {{Fs player|no=8|nat=BHR|name=Rashid Al-Dosari
      Rashid Al-Dosari
      Rashid Al-Dosari is a Bahraini footballer.-Club career:At the club level, Al-Dosari currently plays as a midfielder for the Muharraq Club.-External links:*...

      |pos=MF}}
      {{Fs player|no=9|nat=BHR|name=Mohammed Jaffer Al-Zain|pos=FW}}
      {{Fs player|no=10|nat=BHR|name=Mohamed Salmeen
      Mohamed Salmeen
      Mohamed Ahmed Youssef Salmeen is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Dhafra and the Bahrain national football team. He is the captain of the Bahrain National team. He wears the famous number 10 jersey for his club and country. Mohamed Salmeen is the son of legendary Bahraini footballing...

      |pos=MF}}
      {{Fs player|no=11|nat=BHR|name=Yusuf Salmeen|pos=DF}}
      {{Fs player|no=12|nat=BHR|name=Anwar Al Arabi|pos=MF}}
      {{Fs player|no=13|nat=BHR|name=Mahmood Abdulrahman
      Mahmood Abdulrahman
      Mahmood Abdulrahman , also known as Ringo, is a Bahraini footballer. He currently plays for Al Shamal Sports Club as well as the Bahrain national football team. He was named Player of the tournament when AlMuharraq won the 2008 AFC Cup...

      |pos=MF}}
      {{Fs player|no=14|nat=BHR|name=Mohammed Abdullah|pos=DF}}
      {{Fs mid}}
      {{Fs player|no=15|nat=BHR|name=Ebrahim Al-Muqla|pos=FW}}
      {{Fs player|no=16|nat=BHR|name=Ali Aamer
      Ali Aamer
      Ali Aamer is a Bahraini footballer who is a midfielder for Muharraq Club. He is a member of the Bahrain national football team.- External links :...

      |pos=MF|other=captain}}
      {{Fs player|no=18|nat=BHR|name=Fahad Tariq|pos=MF}}
      {{Fs player|no=20|nat=BHR|name=Fahad Hassan|pos=MF}}
      {{Fs player|no=21|nat=BHR|name=S.Mohammed Jaafar|pos=GK}}
      {{fs player|no=23|nat=BHR|name=Mohammed Saleh|pos=FW}}
      {{fs player|no=23|nat=BHR|name=Ebrahim Al Mishkhas
      Ebrahim Al Mishkhas
      Ebrahim Al Mishkhas is a Bahraini football defender. He currently plays for Al-Muharraq Sports Club.Al Mishkhas represented Bahrain at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Egypt.- References :...

      |pos=DF}}
      {{Fs player|no=24|nat=BHR|name=Husam Humood Sultan|pos=DF}}
      {{Fs player|no=29|nat=CRO|name=Marko Bjelanović|pos=FW}}
      {{Fs player|no=30|nat=BHR|name=Abdulla Al-Kaabi|pos=GK}}
      {{Fs player|no=|nat=SYR|name=Belal Abduldaim
      Belal Abduldaim
      Belal Abduldaim is a Syrian footballer. He currently plays for Al-Karamah, which competes in the Syrian Premier League the top division in Syria...

      |pos=DF}}
      {{Fs end}}

      Notable former players

      Mohammed Saleh Al-Dekhail Athbi Al-Jalahma Mohamed Salmeen
      Mohamed Salmeen
      Mohamed Ahmed Youssef Salmeen is a Bahraini footballer currently playing for Dhafra and the Bahrain national football team. He is the captain of the Bahrain National team. He wears the famous number 10 jersey for his club and country. Mohamed Salmeen is the son of legendary Bahraini footballing...

       Salman Sharida
      Salman Sharida
      Salman Ahmed Sharida is a football coach and a former Bahraini international footballer.He represented Bahrain during the Asian Games in 1974. He became a coach, and managed the Bahrain national football team for a period of time...

       Humood Sultan
      Humood Sultan
      Humood Sultan Mathkoor is a former Bahraini football goalkeeper. He spent his career at Muharraq Club and was a key member of his team's successes in the 1980s and 1990s.-Career:...

       Rico
      Leandson Dias da Silva
      Leandson Dias da Silva, known as Rico, is a Brazilian footballer who is a striker for Manama.Rico began his professional career with São Paulo Futebol Clube, where he played on the same team as Brazil international and AC Milan midfielder Kaká. He also played for Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto-Alegrense...

       Ibrahim Toure
      Ibrahim Touré
      Ibrahim Oyala Touré is an Ivorian football playerHe is the brother of Manchester City players Kolo Touré and Yaya Touré.-Career:...

       Marko Bjelanović Ritchard Masolin Badran Al-Shagran
      Badran Al-Shagran
      Badran Mohammad Al-Shagran is a Jordanian professional footballer. As of 2009, he plays for Al-Ittihad Al-Ramtha. He made his professional debut in the Jordan League in 1993 for Al Ramtha. He played 3 games in the UEFA Intertoto Cup 1996 for FC KAMAZ-Chally Naberezhnye Chelny.He is one of the...

       Mohannad Mahadeen
      Mohannad Mahadeen
      Mohannad Mahadeen is a Jordanian footballer, who was a Defender for Al-Faisaly until he currently became an assistant coach for his long-life club and manager of the Jordan national football team. He has always played as player number 4 of Al-Faisaly .- External links :**...

       Bashar Bani Yaseen
      Bashar Bani Yaseen
      Bashar Mustafa Bani Yaseen is a Jordanian footballer who plays in defense for Al-Wahdat. He is also a member of the Jordan national football team and has always played as player number 6 until currently he became number 8...

       Jamal Braro

      External links



      {{Bahraini Premier League}}