Manama Club

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Manama Football Club
Full name Manama Club
Nickname(s) Blue Birds , ALTaj , Lions
Founded 1946; 71 years ago (1946)
Ground Bahrain National Stadium, Manama, Bahrain
Ground Capacity 35,000
Chairman Bahrain Zuhair Kazerooni
Manager Bahrain Mousa Habib
League Bahraini Premier League
2014/15 1st

Manama Club (Arabic: المنامة‎‎) is a football club based in Manama, Bahrain.[1] They play in the top division in Bahraini football.[citation needed]

From the inception of the Bahrain league in 1945 till the start of the 1990s, Manama did not make an important impact on Bahraini football.[citation needed] While rivals Al Ahli were winning national titles, Manama were struggling to maintain their status among the elite.


Manama Club's name means "Blue Bird" Manama Sporting Club was associated in Bahrain 1946. Manama Club had an important role in changing the view of sport in Bahrain. Manama Club was the first Bahrain soccer team to play in the Asian competitions in the Asian Club Championship 1971. The club's sports department specializes in buying and selling of young players from Africa and Europe.


They made history by winning the Kings Cup for the first time in 2017.




The club currently share the Bahrain National Stadium with four other clubs.[citation needed]

1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2007
  • Sport United Cup: 5
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
7 Bahrain DF Ali Dashti
9 Serbia FW Zeljko Markov
13 Bahrain FW Isa Moosa
Bahrain GK Ahmad Al-Meshimeh
Bahrain GK Yunis Hussain
Bahrain GK Reza Bahram
Bahrain DF Ayad Hussain
Bahrain DF Mahmoud Al-Ansari
Bahrain MF Muhsin Ismael Alsaqri
Bahrain MF Mahmood Qamber
Nigeria MF Duash Makadas
Afghanistan MF Djelaludin Sharityar
Bahrain MF Hassan Al-Mosawi
No. Position Player
Bahrain MF Hameed Darwish (captain)
Bahrain FW Ali Habib
Brazil FW Gilmar
Bahrain FW Abdulla Abbas
Bahrain FW Mahmood Gahlom
Bahrain FW Masoud Qamber
Serbia FW Danial Milan
Bahrain FW Zayed Al Dosari
Nigeria FW Stephen Abdulsalami
Iraq Taleb Abdul-Latif
Bahrain Sayed Mohamed
27 Brazil Thiago Augusto Fernandes

Former managers[edit]

  • Brazil Marcos Falopa (1983–85)

Technical staff[edit]

  • Kuwait Fawzi Ibrahim – Head Coach
  • France Emiliano Latino – Ex-Physical Coach
  • Kuwait Fadhel Matar – Assistant Coach
  • Kuwait Khaleefa Al Mansour – Goalkeeper Coach
  • Kuwait Club Scout – Open Position
  • Kuwait Agents – Open positions

League results[edit]

Bahrain Preimer league


Handball Achievements[edit]

# Championship
9 times National League
10 times Federation Cup
1 time Al Khurafi Cup


Basketball Achievements[edit]

# Championship Years
8 times National League 1962/63, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1971/72, 1973/74, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78
9 times Federation Cup 1961/62, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1972/73, 1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77, 2007/08

They're beasts lions never talk they just perform and others talk


Volleyball Achievements[edit]

# Championship Years
3 times National League 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04
6 times Federation Cup 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09

Other sports[edit]

Besides football, the Club has teams for handball, basketball, volleyball, waterpolo, Squash, athletics, Gymnastics, Swimming, Boxing, Judo, Weightlifting, Karate.


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