Bahrain women's national football team

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Bahrain
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Reds
Association Bahrain Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Adel Al Marzooqi
Captain Yasmine Fayez
Top scorer Reem Al Hashmi (44)
Home stadium Bahrain National Stadium
FIFA code BHR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 84 Steady (20 January 2016)
Highest 64 (March 2010)
Lowest 144 (December 2007)
First international
 Bahrain 7–0 Maldives 
(Male, Maldives; April 22, 2007)

The Bahrain Women's National Football Team was first formed in 2003. The team represents Bahrain in international women's football and thus falls under the governance of the Bahrain Football Association; more specifically run by the women's committee at the Association. Although participating in several friendly tournaments, the team played its first official international match against the Maldives on April 22, 2007 and entered the FIFA ranking list June, 2007 at 111 out of 142.

History[edit]

The Bahrain Women's National Team is the first National Women's Football Team to be formed in the GCC region. This was a big step for the island nation and it is just a part of Bahrain's dedication towards promoting women's sports. In 2004, Bahrain participated in a Futsal tournament in Amman, Jordan and the next year participated in the West Asian Championship held also in the Jordanian capital, though none of the matches were FIFA officiated. The team placed 4th in this tournament. In February 2006, Bahrain participated in the first ever Arabian Women's Tournament held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The team was better prepared this time and brought home the 1st place trophy as well as the Fair Play trophy. After this achievement, the sport became even more popular in the country and more girls have expressed their interest to join clubs. In an effort to improve the national team further, the committee put in a request to FIFA for a licensed female coach to lead the team. As a result, German coach Monika Staab was sent to Bahrain January 21, 2007 for a six month development program. Under the guidance of Staab, the team played its first official FIFA approved match on April 22, 2007 against the national team of Maldives in Malé, Maldives. During this match, Bahrain put up a great match and managed to secure a historic 7–0 win.[citation needed]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Farah Sherif Ghaly (1997-06-21)21 June 1997 (aged 18) 0
3 2DF Hessa Abdulla Al Zayani (1997-02-11)11 February 1997 (aged 18) 0
4 3MF Deena Abdulrahman (1983-02-23)23 February 1983 (aged 32) 8
5 3MF Al Anood Hamed Al Khalifa (1992-07-10)10 July 1992 (aged 23) 19
6 2DF Noora Abdulaziz Khamis (1990-03-26)26 March 1990 (aged 25) 0
7 4FW Reem Yusuf Al Hashmi (1987-06-27)27 June 1987 (aged 28) 44
8 3MF Dwa Khalid Al Khalifa (1987-11-29)29 November 1987 (aged 28) 2
9 4FW Mona Ebrahim Al Daaysi (1992-07-29)29 July 1992 (aged 23) 5
10 3MF Alyaa Juma Al Mudhahki (1989-07-03)3 July 1989 (aged 26) 2
11 3MF Mona Khaled Abdulrahman (1993-05-26)26 May 1993 (aged 22) 2
12 1GK Nouf Khalid Al Khalifa (1989-01-12)12 January 1989 (aged 27) 0
13 2DF Manar Ebrahim Jassim (1994-07-27)27 July 1994 (aged 21) 13
14 2DF Shaikha Abdulrahman Al Khalifa (1993-01-06)6 January 1993 (aged 23) 2
15 2DF Marwa Mohammed Mubarak (1988-09-13)13 September 1988 (aged 27) 0
16 3MF Rose Fayez Tobellah (1998-01-28)28 January 1998 (aged 17) 1
17 3MF Yasmeen Fayez Tobellah (captain) (1989-09-17)17 September 1989 (aged 26) 12
18 4FW Phoebe Licence (1999-08-20)20 August 1999 (aged 16) 2
19 3MF Razan Al Musawi (1999-07-04)4 July 1999 (aged 16) 0
20 2DF Reem Ebrahim Al Daaysi (1989-10-02)2 October 1989 (aged 26) 0
22 1GK Khulood Saleh Adam (1997-11-13)13 November 1997 (aged 18) 0
23 3MF Eman Rashed Al Khattal (1999-03-14)14 March 1999 (aged 16) 0
24 3MF Noor Anwar Zada (1998-02-18)18 February 1998 (aged 17) 0
25 3MF Latifa Mohammed Al Khalifa (2001-04-23)23 April 2001 (aged 14) 0
27 4FW Rawan Nabeel Al Ali (2000-10-26)26 October 2000 (aged 15) 0
29 4FW Amira Bader Swar (1998-01-18)18 January 1998 (aged 18) 0
30 4FW Lilya Jaweed Sabkar (2002-07-15)15 July 2002 (aged 13) 0

Recent Results[edit]

Since this time, women football in Bahrain has been on the rise. Under the guidance and leadership of women committee head, Sheikha Hussa bint Khalid Al Khalifa, the team has gone on to attain many achievements; most notably through its participation and podium finishes in all recent tournaments:

West Asian Football Federation Championship[edit]

Arabia Cup 2010: On the Road to Germany[edit]

    • 2010: Bronze medal in the inaugural Arabia tournament held in Bahrain, after beating Palestine in the playoff 5-1.[1]
    • Player of the Tournament award handed to Al-Anoud Hamad Al Khalifa.[citation needed]

Bahrain vs Italy[edit]

Bahrain Women created history by becoming the first Arab and Gulf team to play against a European Women National team on May 17, 2014 when they played against Italy in Florence.

Official Futsal Team[edit]

The team has also created its official Futsal team and participated in the West Asian Football Federation Women's Futsal Championship for the first time in April, 2012.[citation needed]

West Asian Football Federation Futsal Championship

Coaches / Former Coaches[edit]

  • Bahrain Ghazi Al-Majed
  • Bahrain Adnan Ebrahim
  • Bahrain Khalid Al-Harban
  • Bahrain Masoud Al-Ameeri
  • Germany Monika Staab (2007)
  • Bahrain Adel Al-Marzooqi
  • Jordan Maher Hantash

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asa on October 28, 2010 at 8:20 View Blog (2010-10-28). "Bahrain Beat Palestine 5 - 1 Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010". Women's Soccer United. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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