Riffa SC

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Al-Riffa
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Full name Al-Riffa Sports Club
Nickname(s) Their Excellencies, The Lions
Founded 1953; 64 years ago (1953)
Ground Bahrain National Stadium
Riffa, Bahrain
Ground Capacity 24,000
Chairman Sh. Abdulla bin Khalid Al-Khalifa
Manager Bahrain Salman Shireeda
League Bahraini Premier League
2015–16 5th

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[edit]

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, 2014
1973, 1985, 1986, 1998, 2010
2000, 2001, 2004, 2014
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

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
2013: Round 16
2014: Round 16
2015: Group Stage

Notable Managers[edit]

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