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 Khalid Al Harban
Captain Yasmine Fayez
Most caps Reem Al Hashmi (58)
Top scorer Reem Al Hashmi (51)
Home stadium Bahrain National Stadium
FIFA code BHR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 78 Decrease 5 (23 June 2017)
Highest 64 (March 2010)
Lowest 144 (December 2007)
First international
 Bahrain 7–0 Maldives 
(Male, Maldives; April 22, 2007)
Biggest win
 Bahrain 17–0 Qatar 
(Riffa, Bahrain; October 18, 2010)[1]
Biggest defeat
 Jordan 9–0 Bahrain 
(Amman, Jordan; September 25, 2005)
-- Not FIFA officiated

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 Women's World Rankings in June 2007 at 111th 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 19) 3 0 {{{club}}}
12 1GK Nouf Khalid Al Khalifa (1989-01-12)12 January 1989 (aged 27) 43 0 {{{club}}}
22 1GK Khulood Saleh Adam (1997-11-13)13 November 1997 (aged 18) 4 0 {{{club}}}

3 2DF Hessa Abdulla Al Zayani (1997-02-11)11 February 1997 (aged 19) 18 0 {{{club}}}
6 2DF Noora Abdulaziz Khamis (1990-03-26)26 March 1990 (aged 26) 28 0 {{{club}}}
10 2DF Alyaa Juma Al Mudhahki (1989-07-03)3 July 1989 (aged 27) 45 2 {{{club}}}
13 2DF Manar Ebrahim Jassim (1994-07-27)27 July 1994 (aged 22) 45 13 {{{club}}}
14 2DF Shaikha Abdulrahman Al Khalifa (1993-01-06)6 January 1993 (aged 23) 29 2 {{{club}}}
15 2DF Marwa Mohammed Mubarak (1988-09-13)13 September 1988 (aged 28) 51 0 {{{club}}}
19 2DF Razan Al Musawi (1999-07-04)4 July 1999 (aged 17) 5 0 {{{club}}}
20 2DF Reem Ebrahim Al Daaysi (1989-10-02)2 October 1989 (aged 27) 33 0 {{{club}}}

4 3MF Deena Abdulrahman (1983-02-23)23 February 1983 (aged 33) 30 11 {{{club}}}
5 3MF Al Anood Hamed Al Khalifa (1992-07-10)10 July 1992 (aged 24) 51 21 {{{club}}}
8 3MF Dwa Khalid Al Khalifa (1987-11-29)29 November 1987 (aged 28) 39 2 {{{club}}}
11 3MF Mona Khaled Abdulrahman (1993-05-26)26 May 1993 (aged 23) 23 2 {{{club}}}
16 3MF Rose Fayez Tobellah (1998-01-28)28 January 1998 (aged 18) 5 1 {{{club}}}
17 3MF Yasmeen Fayez Tobellah (captain) (1989-09-17)17 September 1989 (aged 27) 55 15 {{{club}}}
23 3MF Eman Rashed Al Khattal (1999-03-14)14 March 1999 (aged 17) 10 0 {{{club}}}
24 3MF Noor Anwar Zada (1998-02-18)18 February 1998 (aged 18) 4 0 {{{club}}}
25 3MF Latifa Mohammed Al Khalifa (2001-04-23)23 April 2001 (aged 15) 8 0 {{{club}}}
26 3MF Wesal Ahmed Al Yassi (2000-07-05)5 July 2000 (aged 16) 2 0 {{{club}}}
31 3MF Iman Ebrahim Ramadhan (1993-01-07)7 January 1993 (aged 23) 5 0 {{{club}}}
33 3MF Zainab Abdulhadi AlQaidoom (1997-03-14)14 March 1997 (aged 19) 1 0 {{{club}}}

7 4FW Reem Yusuf Al Hashmi (1987-06-27)27 June 1987 (aged 29) 58 51 {{{club}}}
9 4FW Noora Sami Al Dossary (2000-08-01)1 August 2000 (aged 16) 8 3 {{{club}}}
18 4FW Phoebe Licence (1999-08-20)20 August 1999 (aged 17) 19 2 {{{club}}}
21 4FW Zain Mohammed Al Khalifa (1991-04-21)21 April 1991 (aged 25) 2 3 {{{club}}}
27 4FW Rawan Nabeel Al Ali (2000-10-26)26 October 2000 (aged 15) 11 0 {{{club}}}
29 4FW Amira Bader Swar (1998-01-18)18 January 1998 (aged 18) 4 0 {{{club}}}
30 4FW Lilya Jaweed Sabkar (2002-07-15)15 July 2002 (aged 14) 2 0 {{{club}}}
9 4FW Mona Ebrahim Al Daaysi (1992-07-29)29 July 1992 (aged 24) 21 5 {{{club}}}

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.[2]
    • 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

2014[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2014:

2015[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2015:

2016[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2016:

2017[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2016:

Current Coaches[edit]

  • Bahrain Khalid Al Harban (Head Coach)
  • Bahrain Abdulla Belal (Goalkeeper Coach)
  • Bahrain Mohammed Adnan (Assistant Coach)

Former Coaches[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bahrain picked up a resounding 17–0 victory over Qatar – Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010
  2. ^ Asa on October 28, 2010 at 8:20 View Blog (October 28, 2010). "Bahrain Beat Palestine 5 - 1 Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010". Women's Soccer United. Archived from the original on August 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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