After holding the position of the Vice President of the Bahrain Football Association from 2005-2012, H.E. Sheikh Ali Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed AL Khalifa, was elected by acclamation to become the President of the Association in 2013, and is currently serving a second term.

Member of the FIFA Competitions Committee, and the AFC Financial Committee, H.E. Sheikh Al Khalifa is currently the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Gulf Cup.

H.E. Sheikh Ali Al Khalifa is considered the Golden President of the association. During his presidency many feats were accomplished, as the Bahrain National Team won 1st place in the West Asia Men’s Championship 2019, and the coveted Gulf Cup (Khaleeji 24) for the first time since the start of the championship in 1970. The U23 national team won its Olympic gold medal in the Gulf Olympic Games of 2016 hosted in Saudi Arabia, and the Bahrain Women Futsal Team won its golden medal in the Gulf Women Championship 2019 in Kuwait.