Bahrain national football team

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Bahrain
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Nickname(s) محاربي ديلمون (Muharabi Dilmun, Dilmun's Warriors)
غواصين اللؤلؤ (Ghawaseen Al-Lulu, The Pearl Divers) [1]
الأحمر (The Reds)
Association Bahrain Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation WAFF (West Asia)
Head coach Hélio Sousa
Captain Sayed Mohammed Jaffer
Most caps Salman Isa (156) [2]
Top scorer Ismail Abdul-Latif (42) [2]
Home stadium Bahrain National Stadium
FIFA code BHR
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FIFA ranking
Current 99 Steady2.svg(20 February 2020) [3]
Highest44 (September 2004)
Lowest139 (March 2000)
Elo ranking
Current 73 Increase2.svg 28 (25 March 2020) [4]
Highest49 (September 2000)
Lowest138 (March 1979)
First international
Flag of Bahrain (1932 to 1972).svg  Bahrain 4–4 Kuwait  Flag of Kuwait.svg
(Baghdad, Iraq; 2 April 1966)
Biggest win
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 10–0 Indonesia  Flag of Indonesia.svg
(Riffa, Bahrain; 29 February 2012)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg  Iraq 10–1 Bahrain  Flag of Bahrain (1932 to 1972).svg
(Baghdad, Iraq; 5 April 1966)
Asian Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1988 )
Best resultFourth place, (2004)

The Bahrain national football team (Arabic : منتخب البحرين لكرة القدم) represents Bahrain in international football and is controlled by the Bahrain Football Association, which was founded in 1951 and joined FIFA in 1966. They have never reached the World Cup, but have twice come within one match of doing so. Bahrain won the FIFA's most improved team award in 2004, and finished fourth in the 2004 Asian Cup, beating Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals but losing to Japan in the semi-finals 4–3. Bahrain then lost to Iran in the third-place match, thus finishing in fourth place overall. Bahrain had a golden year in 2019, winning both the WAFF Championship and the Arabian Gulf Cup for the first time, under the stewardship of Hélio Sousa.

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History

The 1959 national football team Kamaluddin in First National Soccer Team.jpg
The 1959 national football team

Early time

Despite the first national team was founded in 1959, Bahraini team was only first officially assembled in 1966 where they played a friendly game against Kuwait, where they drew 4–4. At that time, despite being under British rule, Bahrain was given autonomy and they had utilized this opportunity to expand its football development. Nonetheless, Bahrain was regarded as a weaker side in the Gulf Arab region, where it constituted stronger Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Kuwait. For this reason, Bahrain's international feat had been mostly limited in the Arabian Gulf Cup.

In 1988, Bahrain qualified to its first ever AFC Asian Cup, but finished bottom with only two draws in the 1988 AFC Asian Cup. Since then, Bahraini side remained neglected and less invested, despite its youth successes at the U-17 and U-20. Only by the end of 20th century, Bahrain began to really emerge and would change the country's football history.

Rise

Bahrain managed a fine performance during 2000 AFC Asian Cup qualification and 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification, the latter was the first time Bahrain reached the final round. Despite being unable to reach either of them, Bahrain managed one of their greatest football feats, by beating Iran in both qualifications 1–0 in Damascus in 2000 Asian Cup run, and 3–1 at home in 2002 World Cup run, which remains one of the most embarrassing defeats for Iranian football. This win, though mean less for Bahrain, did manage to pull Iran out from reaching a direct World Cup ticket and helped Saudi Arabia to qualify for 2002 FIFA World Cup, Iran later failed to qualify; Bahraini fans had waged Saudi flag as a response of this win, fueling tensions between Bahrain and Iran. [5]

2004 Asian Cup

The form of Bahrain in 2004 AFC Asian Cup was a complete stunning for many. In their just second appearance, Bahrain was drawn with mighty host China, neighbor Qatar and Southeast Asia's finest Indonesia. However, Bahrain went on undefeated at the group stage, including a famous 2–2 draw to China in Beijing, 1–1 to Qatar before trashed Indonesia 3–1 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. Then, Bahrain overcame Uzbekistan on penalty shootout in the quarter-finals, having being held 2–2. Bahrain put up another astonishing performance against defending champions Japan, only lost 3–4 after extra time, before losing 2–4 to Iran in the third place game. This tournament would mark the rise of Bahrain as a serious competitor for football in Asia.

2006 World Cup

After Uzbekistan and Bahrain both finished third in their respective groups during the 2006 World Cup qualifiers, Bahrain entered a two-legged playoff with Uzbekistan, which they won on away goals with an aggregate score of 1–1. This allowed Bahrain to enter another two-legged playoff with the fourth-placed CONCACAF nation, (Trinidad and Tobago), for a spot in the World Cup. But a 0–1 Bahrain loss in Manama after a 1–1 draw in Port of Spain saw the CONCACAF nation go through.

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification - AFC Fourth Round play-offs:

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Uzbekistan  Flag of Uzbekistan.svg1–1 (a)Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 1–1 0–0

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC – CONCACAF play-off) play-offs:

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Bahrain  Flag of Bahrain.svg1–2Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 1–1 0–1

2007 Asian Cup

Bahrain played in group D in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification group games. Bahrain fielded a side which was essentially the Olympic (under 23) team against Australia, and they lost 2–0. Bahrain qualified for the 2007 Asian Cup after defeating Kuwait in their last match. Bahrain were knocked out in the group stage via two losses against Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, despite a shock win against Korea Republic.

2010 World Cup

The Bahrain national football team playing Australia on 10 June 2009 in a World Cup qualifier SocceroosvsBahrain.jpg
The Bahrain national football team playing Australia on 10 June 2009 in a World Cup qualifier

In the third round of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, Bahrain were drawn into group B along with Japan, Oman, and Thailand. They finished second overall to qualify to the final round, in which Bahrain finished third overall in their group, below Australia and Japan, but above Uzbekistan and Qatar. In the second leg of the playoff against Saudi Arabia to decide Asia's fifth best team, Bahrain drew 2–2 with Saudi Arabia after scoring in stoppage time which allowed them to go through on away goals, after drawing their home leg 0–0. They went on to play New Zealand in the final playoff in which the victory would qualify them for the World Cup, but after a goalless draw in Manama on 10 October 2009, Bahrain lost the return leg 1–0 in Wellington, missing out on qualification at the last hurdle for the second time running.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Fifth Round play-offs:

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Bahrain  Flag of Bahrain.svg(a) 2–2Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0–0 2–2

AFC 5th place v OFC winner play-offs:

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Bahrain  Flag of Bahrain.svg0–1Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0–0 0–1

2014 World Cup

In the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Bahrain did considerably worse. In the third round, they were drawn against Indonesia, Iran and Qatar. Although they managed to defeat Indonesia both home and away, they also lost 6–0 by Iran away from home, and drew their other 3 games. Although they had a higher goal difference than Qatar, they needed an extra point to advance to the next round, or Qatar had to be beaten by Iran in the final round. If they had also drawn to Iran away from home, they would have advanced. But neither luck came to them, and their campaign ended in the third round, their worst result since the 1998 World Cup qualifiers.

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Flag of Iran.svg Flag of Qatar.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Indonesia.svg
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 6330175+1212 2–2 6–0 3–0
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 6240105+510 1–1 0–0 4–0
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 6231137+69 1–1 0–0 10–0
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 6006326230 1–4 2–3 0–2
Source: [ citation needed ]

2018 World Cup

In the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers second round, Bahrain finished fourth in a group with Uzbekistan, North Korea, Philippines and Yemen. Later on, Bahrain finished first in the third round in a group with Turkmenistan, Chinese Taipei and Singapore, to qualify to the next AFC Asian Cup.

2019–present

At the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Bahrain reached the round of 16, where they lost 2–1 to South Korea after extra time. Afterwards, Bahrain managed to win two competitions for the first time, after defeating both Iraq and Saudi Arabia, 1–0 under the leadership of Hélio Sousa against all odds, in the WAFF Championship and Gulf Cup respectively. [6] [1]

Competition records

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup recordFIFA World Cup Qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWD*LGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934
Flag of France.svg 1938
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958
Flag of Chile.svg 1962
Flag of England.svg 1966
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970
Flag of Germany.svg 1974
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 Did not qualify410346
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 410316
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 412186
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Did not qualify833296
Flag of France.svg 1998 410339
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 147431713
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 165652114
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 207761917
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 6231137
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 620479
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determined
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determined
Total0/218630253110293

Asian Cup record

AFC Asian Cup Finals record AFC Asian Cup qualification
Hosts / yearResultPositionGPWDLGFGAGPWDLGFGA
Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg 1956 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of South Korea.svg 1960
Flag of Israel.svg 1964
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1968
Flag of Thailand.svg 1972 Did not qualify420284
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1976 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1980 Withdrew after qualifying300305
Flag of Singapore.svg 1984 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of Qatar.svg 1988 Group stage9th402213321040
Flag of Japan.svg 1992 Did not qualify200215
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1996 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of Lebanon.svg 2000 Did not qualify630366
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2004 Fourth place4th613213146411149
Flag of Indonesia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Vietnam.svg 2007 Group stage13th310237411236
Flag of Qatar.svg 2011 Group stage11th3102656402126
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2015 Group stage12th310235642071
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2019 Round of 1614th411234147162513
TotalFourth place6/17235612293854276218055

Arabian Gulf Cup record

Arabian Gulf Cup record
YearRoundPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Bahrain (1932 to 1972).svg 1970 Runners-up311134
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938-1973).svg 1972 Record annulled
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1974 Group stage200218
Flag of Qatar.svg 1976 Fourth place6303915
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg 1979 Fourth place622289
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1982 Runners-up5311107
Old Flag of Oman.svg 1984 Fifth place612336
Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg 1986 Fifth place614145
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1988 Fourth place630344
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1990 Third place412111
Flag of Qatar.svg 1992 Runners-up530264
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1994 Third place513156
Flag of Oman.svg 1996 Fifth place502348
Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg 1998 Fifth place503236
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2002 Fourth place512246
Flag of Kuwait.svg 2003 Runners-up6411133
Flag of Qatar.svg 2004 Third place5221106
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2007 Semi-finals411245
Flag of Oman.svg 2009 Group stage310234
Flag of Yemen.svg 2010 Group stage301247
Flag of Bahrain.svg 2013 Fourth place511349
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2014 Group stage302103
Flag of Kuwait.svg 2017 Semi-finals412133
Flag of Qatar.svg 2019 Champions522176
Total24/24107323441113135

Arab Nations Cup

Arab Nations Cup record
YearRoundPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Lebanon.svg 1963 Did not enter
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1964
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg 1966 Group stage4013722
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1985 Runners-up412143
Flag of Jordan.svg 1988 Group stage403123
Flag of Syria.svg 1992 Did not enter
Flag of Qatar.svg 1998 Withdrew
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2002 Runners-up631285
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2012 Group stage300318
TotalBest: Runners-up2147102241

Asian Games

Football at the Asian Games has been an under-23 tournament since 2002.
Asian Games record
YearResultPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of India.svg 1951 Did not enter
Flag of the Philippines.svg 1954
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1958
Flag of Indonesia.svg 1962
Flag of Thailand.svg 1966
Flag of Thailand.svg 1970
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg 1974 15th place3003115
Flag of Thailand.svg 1978 14th place3003112
Flag of India.svg 1982 Did not enter
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1986 12th place311145
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1990 Did not enter
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1994 10th place412165
Flag of Thailand.svg 1998 Did not enter
2002–presentSee Bahrain national under-23 football team
Total4/13143381237

Pan Arab Games

Pan Arab Games record
YearRoundPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Egypt (1952-1958).svg 1953 Did not enter
Flag of Lebanon.svg 1957
Flag of Morocco.svg 1961
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg 1965
Flag of Syria (1972-1980).svg 1976
Flag of Morocco.svg 1985
Flag of Lebanon.svg 1997
Flag of Jordan.svg 1999 First round200206
Flag of Egypt.svg 2007 Did not enter
Flag of Qatar.svg 2011 Champions431093
Total2/10631299

WAFF Championship record

WAFF Championship record
YearResultPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Jordan.svg 2000 Did not participate
Flag of Syria.svg 2002
Flag of Iran.svg 2004
Flag of Jordan.svg 2007
Flag of Iran.svg 2008
Flag of Jordan.svg 2010 Group stage210123–1
Flag of Kuwait.svg 2012 Fourth place522132+1
Flag of Qatar.svg 2014 Third place403101–1
Flag of Iraq.svg 2019 Champions431030+3
Total4/91566386+2

Results and fixtures

Previous matches

  Win  Draw  Loss

DateVenueOpponentCompetitionResultBahrain scorers
2019
5 January 2019 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 2019 Asian Cup 1–1 D78' Al Romaihi
10 January 2019 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 2019 Asian Cup 0–1 L
14 January 2019 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah Flag of India.svg  India 2019 Asian Cup 1–0 W90+1' (P) Rashid
22 January 2019 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Rashid Stadium, Dubai Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2019 Asian Cup 1–2 L ( a.e.t. )77' Al Romaihi
4 August 2019 Flag of Iraq.svg Franso Hariri Stadium, Erbil Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 2019 WAFF 1–0 W69' Abdullatif
7 August 2019 Flag of Iraq.svg Franso Hariri Stadium, Erbil Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2019 WAFF 0–0 D
10 August 2019 Flag of Iraq.svg Franso Hariri Stadium, Erbil Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 2019 WAFF 1–0 W80' Abdullatif
14 August 2019 Flag of Iraq.svg Karbala International Stadium, Karbala Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 2019 WAFF 1–0 W40' Al-Anezi
5 September 2019 Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers 1–1 D9' Al Aswad
10 September 2019 Flag of Cambodia.svg Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers 1–0 W78' Al Aswad
9 October 2019 Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Friendly 2–3 L32' Al-Malood, 68' Al-Shaikh
15 October 2019 Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain National Stadium, Riffa Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers 1–0 W65' (P) Al-Hardan
14 November 2019 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers 0–0 D
19 November 2019 Flag of Jordan.svg Amman International Stadium, Amman Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers 0–0 D
27 November 2019 Flag of Qatar.svg Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 2019 Gulf Cup 0–0 D
30 November 2019 Flag of Qatar.svg Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2019 Gulf Cup 0–2 L
2 December 2019 Flag of Qatar.svg Khalifa International Stadium, Doha Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 2019 Gulf Cup 4–2 W45+1' Madan, 69' Al-Shaikh, 83', 90+3' Thiago Augusto
5 December 2019 Flag of Qatar.svg Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 2019 Gulf Cup 2–2 D (5–3 Pen)14' Al-Haza'a, 45+2' Marhoon
8 December 2019 Flag of Qatar.svg Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2019 Gulf Cup 1–0 W69' Al Romaihi

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup.
Caps and goals updated as of 2 August 2019.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Sayed Jaffer (1985-08-25)25 August 1985 (aged 33)1150 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Muharraq
1 GK Sayed Shubbar Alawi (1985-08-11)11 August 1985 (aged 33)190 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Riffa
1 GK Hamed Al-Doseri (1989-07-24)24 July 1989 (aged 30)70 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Hala

2 DF Waleed Al Hayam (1991-02-03)3 February 1991 (aged 28)600 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Muharraq
2 DF Abdulla Al-Haza'a (1990-07-19)19 July 1990 (aged 29)410 Flag of Bahrain.svg East Riffa
2 DF Ahmed Abdulla (1987-04-01)1 April 1987 (aged 32)203 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Najma
2 DF Sayed Redha Isa (1994-08-07)7 August 1994 (aged 24)130 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Riffa
2 DF Sayed Baqer (1994-04-14)14 April 1994 (aged 25)100 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Riffa
2 DF Mohamed Adel (1996-09-20)20 September 1996 (aged 22)70 Flag of Bahrain.svg Manama
2 DF Ahmed Bughammar (1997-12-30)30 December 1997 (aged 21)10 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Hidd
2 DF Ahmed Nabeel (1995-08-25)25 August 1995 (aged 23)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Manama

3 MF Sayed Dhiya Saeed (1992-07-17)17 July 1992 (aged 27)783 Flag of Kuwait.svg Al-Nasr
3 MF Abdulwahab Al-Malood (1990-06-07)7 June 1990 (aged 29)434 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Hidd
3 MF Kamil Al Aswad (1994-04-08)8 April 1994 (aged 25)393 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Riffa
3 MF Ali Madan (1995-11-30)30 November 1995 (aged 23)274 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Najma
3 MF Jasim Al-Shaikh (1996-02-01)1 February 1996 (aged 23)90 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Ahli
3 MF Ali Haram (1988-12-11)11 December 1988 (aged 30)40 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Riffa
3 MF Mohammed Al-Hardan (1997-10-06)6 October 1997 (aged 21)10 Flag of Denmark.svg Vejle Boldklub
3 MF Mohamed Abdulwahab (1989-11-13)13 November 1989 (aged 29)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Hidd
3 MF Issa Ali Jihad (1993-03-14)14 March 1993 (aged 26)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Manama

4 FW Ismail Abdullatif (1986-09-11)11 September 1986 (aged 32)11140 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Muharraq
4 FW Sami Al-Husaini (1989-09-29)29 September 1989 (aged 29)688 Flag of Bahrain.svg East Riffa
4 FW Abdulla Yusuf Helal (1993-06-12)12 June 1993 (aged 25)405 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Praha

Recent callups

The following players have been called up for the Bahrain squad within the last twelve months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Yusuf Habib (1998-01-09)9 January 1998 (aged 20)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Malkiya Club 2019 AFC Asian Cup
GK Abdulkarim Fardan (1992-04-25)25 April 1992 (aged 26)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Riffa 2019 AFC Asian Cup

DF Hamad Al-Shamsan (1997-09-29)29 September 1997 (aged 21)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Riffa 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Ahmed Merza (1991-02-24)24 February 1991 (aged 27)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Hidd 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Ahmed Juma (1992-10-08)8 October 1992 (aged 26)30 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Muharraq 2019 AFC Asian Cup
DF Ahmed Abdulla (1987-04-01)1 April 1987 (aged 31)170 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Najma 2019 AFC Asian Cup

MF Abdulwahab Al-Safi (1984-06-04)4 June 1984 (aged 34)821 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Muharraq 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Jamal Rashid (1988-11-07)7 November 1988 (aged 30)398 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Muharraq 2019 AFC Asian Cup
MF Mohamed Marhoon (1998-02-12)12 February 1998 (aged 20)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Riffa 2019 AFC Asian Cup

FW Mohamed Al Romaihi (1990-09-09)9 September 1990 (aged 28)209 Flag of Bahrain.svg East Riffa 2019 WAFF Championship
FW Isa Moosa (1989-05-11)11 May 1989 (aged 30)160 Flag of Bahrain.svg Manama 2019 WAFF Championship
FW Mahdi Al-Humaidan (1993-05-19)19 May 1993 (aged 25)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Ahli 2019 AFC Asian Cup
FW Thiago Augusto (1990-05-20)20 May 1990 (aged 29)00 Flag of Bahrain.svg Al-Muharraq 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Note: Caps and goals may be incomplete for certain players, therefore being inaccurate.

Current staff

RoleName
Head coach Flag of Portugal.svg Hélio Sousa
Assistant coach Flag of Bahrain.svg Saad Farooq
Assistant coach Flag of Bahrain.svg Ahmed Isa
Goalkeeper coach Flag of Bahrain.svg Abdullah Ismail
Fitness coach Flag of Bahrain.svg Nawaz Noor
Team Analyst Flag of Bahrain.svg Ahmed Kamal

Coaches

Source

Honours

Continental

Fourth place: 2004

Regional

Champions: 2019
Runner-up: 1970, 1982, 1992, 2003
Third Place: 1990, 1994, 2004
Champions: 2019
Third Place: 2012
Gold Medalists: 2011
Runner-up: 1985, 2002

Kit providers

ManufacturerPeriod
Flag of Italy.svg Legea
Flag of Germany.svg Puma
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Romai [7] [8] 2014–2018
Flag of Italy.svg Macron [9] 2019–

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