Bahraini Premier League
FIFA Region
AFC
Season
2020-2021
Location
Bahrain
Abbreviation
BHR1

Summary

The Bahraini Premier League (BHR1) is the top football league in the Bahraini football system. At the end of the 2020-2021 BHR1 season, the BHR1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2022 AFC Champions League - Preliminary Round:
    • 1st place 2020-2021 BHR1 team
  • 2022 AFC Cup - Group Stage:
    • 2nd place 2020-2021 BHR1 team

The winner of the 2021 Bahraini King's Cup, typically an BHR1 team, also receives a berth in the Group Stage of the 2022 AFC Cup.

Leagues Pyramid - Bahrain

Abbrev League # of Teams
BHR1 Bahraini Premier League 10
BHR2 Bahraini Second Division 9

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

8 Dec 2020 - 7 May 2021  10: BHR1 (7 minimum), BHR2 (3 maximum)

Season Format

Each BHR1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 9 BHR1 teams for a total of 18 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) total goal difference, then (2) total goals scored.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 Regular season, the 9th and 10th place BHR1 teams will be relegated directly to the BHR2. The 8th place BHR1 team will have a Home-Away highest aggregate score wins Promotion/Relegation Playoff with the 3rd place BHR2 team. The winner of this playoff plays in the 2021-2022 BHR1 and the loser plays in the 2021-2022 BHR2.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Al-Riffa SC 1713 -3-142-29121775 -1-116954108 -2-02620713
2East Riffa Club 1711 -2-435-31161585 -2-1171751296 -0-31814113
3Manama Club 179 -4-431-251510106 -2-220106473 -2-2111596
4Al-Muharraq SC 176 -6-524-2114784 -2-214105592 -4-3101192
5Al-Hidd SCC 177 -3-724-2321297 -1-1221881080 -2-62513-8
6Al Ahli SC (Manama) 174 -6-718-1424-1082 -4-210912-392 -2-58512-7
7Al-Najma SC 173 -6-815-1628-1282 -1-57714-791 -5-38914-5
8Budaiya Club 172 -8-714-718-1192 -3-49511-680 -5-3527-5
9Malkiya Club 172 -7-813-1024-14102 -6-21289-170 -1-61215-13
10Busaiteen Club 171 -9-712-1519-481 -5-281310390 -4-5429-7
AFCCL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to BHR2

Fixtures

Fri - 7 May 2021
 Al-Muharraq SC   Manama ClubMadinat 'Isa Stadium
Sat - 8 May 2021
 East Riffa Club   Budaiya ClubMadinat 'Isa Stadium
 Al-Hidd SCC   Busaiteen ClubAl Ahli Stadium
 Al Ahli SC (Manama)   Al-Najma SCSheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium
 Al-Riffa SC   Malkiya ClubBahrain National Stadium

Results

Sat - 1 May 2021
 Al Ahli SC (Manama) 22 Al-Riffa SCBahrain National Stadium
 Al-Muharraq SC 11 Malkiya ClubMadinat 'Isa Stadium
Fri - 30 Apr 2021
 East Riffa Club 11 Manama ClubBahrain National Stadium
 Budaiya Club 11 Busaiteen ClubMadinat 'Isa Stadium
 Al-Hidd SCC 41 Al-Najma SCSheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium
Sat - 24 Apr 2021
 Al-Muharraq SC 31 Al Ahli SC (Manama)Bahrain National Stadium
 Al-Hidd SCC 02 Al-Riffa SCBahrain National Stadium
Fri - 23 Apr 2021
 Busaiteen Club 22 Al-Najma SCMadinat 'Isa Stadium
 East Riffa Club 30 Malkiya ClubSheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium
 Manama Club 00 Budaiya ClubMadinat 'Isa Stadium
Sat - 17 Apr 2021
 Al-Hidd SCC 10 Al-Muharraq SCMadinat 'Isa Stadium
 East Riffa Club 20 Al Ahli SC (Manama)Madinat 'Isa Stadium
Fri - 16 Apr 2021
 Manama Club 10 Malkiya ClubBahrain National Stadium
 Budaiya Club 11 Al-Najma SCMadinat 'Isa Stadium
 Busaiteen Club 11 Al-Riffa SCBahrain National Stadium
Sat - 10 Apr 2021
 Busaiteen Club 11 Al-Muharraq SCSheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium
 Manama Club 02 Al Ahli SC (Manama)Bahrain National Stadium
 East Riffa Club 31 Al-Hidd SCCSheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium
Fri - 9 Apr 2021
 Al-Najma SC 02 Al-Riffa SCMadinat 'Isa Stadium
 Malkiya Club 00 Budaiya ClubMadinat 'Isa Stadium