2011–12 Bahrain First Division League

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Bahrain First Division League
Season2011–12
ChampionsBahrain Riffa Club
AFC CupBahrain Riffa Club
Al-Muharraq

The 2011–12 Bahrain First Division League is the 55th edition of top-level football in Bahrain. Al-Muharraq are the defending champions. The season started on 1 December after numerous postponements to the original fixture list and finished on 4 June with the relegation/promotion playoff match.

Teams[edit]

The 2010–11 league campaign was heavily disrupted by the Bahraini uprising in February and a number of games were cancelled or awarded to the opposition team. As it became clear that the league would struggle to continue with the number of postponements, it appeared that Al-Shabab and Malkiya either withdrew from the championship or suspended from the championship which resulted in automatic relegation.

These relegated clubs were replaced by East Riffa Club, returning after one season away from the top flight and Bahrain Club who return for the first time since the 2008–09 Bahrain Classification Soccer League season.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2011–12 Bahraini League
Club Location Stadium
Al Ahli Manama Al Ahli Stadium
Al Hidd Al Hidd
Al Hala Muharraq Al Muharraq Stadium
Al-Muharraq Muharraq Al Muharraq Stadium
Al-Najma Manama Madinat 'Isa Stadium
Bahrain Riffa Club Riffa Bahrain National Stadium
Busaiteen Club Busaiteen
East Riffa Club Manama Al Ahli Stadium
Bahrain Club Muharraq Al Muharraq Stadium
Manama Club Manama Bahrain National Stadium
  • Although most clubs do have a stadium, most are played at the National Stadium. Games are usually played as back to back headers.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Riffa 18 14 3 1 34 16 +18 45 2013 AFC Cup Group stage
2 Al-Muharraq[a] 18 12 2 4 41 13 +28 38
3 Busaiteen 18 10 4 4 34 25 +9 34
4 Hidd SCC 18 5 7 6 23 26 −3 22
5 Al-Najma 18 6 3 9 24 24 0 21
6 Al Hala 18 6 3 9 29 33 −4 21
7 Manama Club 18 6 2 10 20 29 −9 20
8 Bahrain Club 18 5 4 9 23 29 −6 19
9 Al-Ahli Manama 18 5 3 10 16 28 −12 18 Relegation Playoff
10 East Riffa Club 18 4 3 11 19 36 −17 15 Relegation
Updated to match(es) played on 27 May 2012. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Al-Muharraq qualified as winners of 2012 Bahraini King's Cup.

Promotion/Relegation Play-off[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Ahli 3-4 Malkiya 2-0 1-4

Fixtures and results[edit]

Home \ Away AHL HID HLA MHR NJM BHR BRC BUS ERC MNM
Al-Ahli Manama 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–4 0–1 4–1
Hidd SCC 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–4 2–2 1–1 4–2
Al Hala 2–5 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–1
Al-Muharraq 2–0 0–0 6–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 3–0 2–1
Al-Najma 3–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 2–3
Bahrain Club 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–5 2–0 2–4 1–2 3–0 2–2
Al-Riffa 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 4–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
Busaiteen 5–1 3–1 1–5 0–2 1–0 4–2 0–2 2–2 4–2
East Riffa Club 3–0 2–3 2–1 0–7 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–2
Manama Club 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 27 May 2012. Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.