2009–10 Bahrain First Division League

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Bahrain First Division League
Season 2009–10
Champions Al-Ahli (Manama)
Relegated East Riffa Club

The 2009–10 Bahrain First Division League was the 53rd season of top level football in Bahrain.

Muharraq Club had been the defending champions for the previous four seasons, but lost this championship on the final day to Al-Ahli (Manama).

Structure Changes[edit]

The league was reduced from the previous season's 19 clubs to 10 clubs.

Members clubs[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2009–10 Bahrain CSL
Club City Stadium 2008–09 season
Al Ahli Manama Al Ahli Stadium 3rd
Al Hala Muharraq Al Muharraq Stadium 10th
Al-Muharraq Muharraq Al Muharraq Stadium Champions
Al-Najma Manama Madinat 'Isa Stadium 6th
Al-Shabab Manama Bahrain National Stadium 8th
Bahrain Riffa Club Riffa Bahrain National Stadium Runners-up
Busaiteen Club Busaiteen 5th
East Riffa Club Riffa Al Ahli Stadium 4th
Malkiya Malkiya Madinat 'Isa Stadium 9th
Manama Club Manama Bahrain National Stadium 7th

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Ahli Manama (C) 18 13 2 3 26 17 +9 41 Crown Prince Cup and
GCC Cup qualifier
2 Al-Muharraq 18 13 1 4 38 20 +18 40 Crown Prince Cup and
GCC Cup qualifier
3 Al-Riffa 18 12 2 4 36 18 +18 38 Crown Prince Cup qualifier
4 Al-Najma 18 10 2 6 26 17 +9 32
5 Busaiteen 18 6 5 7 29 23 +6 23
6 Manama Club 18 4 6 8 22 32 −10 18
7 Al-Shabab Manama 18 5 2 11 19 35 −16 17
8 Al Hala 18 4 4 10 27 31 −4 16 Relegation Playoff
9 Malkiya 18 4 4 10 18 31 −13 16
10 East Riffa Club (R) 18 3 4 11 21 38 −17 13 Relegation

Updated to games played on 18 May 2010.
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

8th place Play-off[edit]

Malkiya 2 – 3 Al Hala

Al Hala come 8th, Malkiya enter promotion/relegation playoff

Promotion/Relegation Play-off[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Malkiya 4-4 Sitra 2-3 2-1

Fixtures and results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] MHR BRC AHL ERC BUS NJM MNB SHB MLK HLA
Al-Muharraq 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 7–3 3–2 1–1 3–0
Al-Riffa 2–0 0–1 4–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 3–0 4–1 4–3
Al-Ahli Manama 2–6 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
East Riffa Club 1–2 1–3 0–3 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–2
Busaiteen 2–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0
Al-Najma 1–2 1–2 4–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1
Manama Club 0–2 2–3 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 2–1
Al-Shabab Manama 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–6 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–4
Malkiya 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–4 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–3
Al Hala 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–2

Updated to games played on 18 May 2010.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.