Bahraini Premier League

Bahraini Premier League

Bahraini Premier League

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The Bahraini Premier League is the main football competition in Bahrain. The first season was held in 1957. The winners of the domestic championship qualify for the AFC Cup. The championship is currently contested by 10 clubs

Structure

Current Structure

10 clubs currently play a two round robin set of fixtures totalling 18 games in total to determine the league champions. Although games are played on a home and away basis, almost all games are played at the National Stadium.

The bottom placed club is relegated with the team finishing second bottom enetering a relegation/promotion playoff match.

Previous Structures

In seasons gone by, the league has been radically overhauled to feature all professional clubs of Bahrain. Instances being the 2008-09 and 2002 league seasons. The leagues featuring up to 19 teams would play each other on one occasion with the top 10 teams staying in the Premier League top flight and the bottom sides (from 11 to 19) forming the next seasons 2nd division.

Between the seasons of 2002 and 2009, the top four sides of the league would also play in the Crown Prince Cup.

Bahraini Premier League - 2010/11



Team Re-structuring

In 2002, a host of clubs were amalgamated together:

Bahrain are an amalgamation of Bahrain and Al-Khaleej<br> Riffa are an amalgamation of West Riffa and Zallaq<br> Al-Najma are an amalgamation...
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