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2012–13 Bahrain First Division League

Bahrain First Division League
Season 2012–13
Champions Busaiteen
AFC Cup Busaiteen

The 2012–13 Bahrain First Division League is the 56th edition of top level football in Bahrain. Bahrain Riffa Club are the defending champions. The season started on 21 September.


East Riffa Club and Al Ahli were relegated from the 2011–12 league campaign and replaced by both Al-Shabab and Malkiya who were last in the top flight in the 2010–11 league season of which they both withdrew from.

Stadia and locations

Locations of teams in the 2012–13 Bahraini League
Club Location Stadium
Al Hadd Al Hidd
Al Hala Muharraq Al Muharraq Stadium
Al-Muharraq Muharraq Al Muharraq Stadium
Al-Najma Manama Madinat 'Isa Stadium
Al-Shabab Manama Bahrain National Stadium
Bahrain Club Muharraq Al Muharraq Stadium
Bahrain Riffa Club Riffa Bahrain National Stadium
Busaiteen Club Busaiteen
Malkiya Malkiya Madinat 'Isa Stadium
Manama Club Manama Bahrain National Stadium
  • Although most clubs do have a stadium, most are actually played at the National Stadium. Games are normally played as back to back headers.

League table

Qualification or relegation
1 Busaiteen 18 14 2 2 44 12 +32 44 2013 AFC Cup Group stage
2 Al-Muharraq 18 13 3 2 41 11 +30 42 2013 AFC Cup Group stage
3 Al Hadd 18 12 1 5 38 19 +19 37
4 Al-Riffa 18 8 4 6 24 24 0 28
5 Manama Club 18 6 5 7 36 31 +5 23
6 Al-Najma 18 7 4 7 18 30 −12 0221
7 Al Hala 18 4 4 10 26 33 −7 16
8 Al-Shabab Manama 18 3 4 11 22 38 −16 13
9 Malkiya 18 3 4 11 18 35 −17 13 Relegation Playoff
10 Bahrain Club 18 2 5 11 24 59 −35 11 Relegation

Updated to games played on 1 June 2013.
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Al Najma were deducted 3 points
(C)=Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q)=Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Promotion/Relegation Play-off

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Malkiya 2-1 East Riffa 1-0 1-1
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