Al-Orouba Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي العروبة الرياضي; also known locally as Al-Marid, or "The Giant(s)" , or just plainly as Al-Orouba) is an Omani sports club based in Sur, Oman. The club is currently playing in the Oman Professional League, top division of Oman Football Association. Their home ground is Sur Sports Complex. The stadium is government owned, but they also own their own personal stadium and sports equipment, as well as their own training facilities.
|Full name||Al-Orouba Sporting Club|
|Ground||Sur Sports Complex|
|Chairman||Abdullah Salim Al-Mukhaini|
|League||Oman Professional League|
The club was actually formed in 1956 in Kuwait and the name given was Al-Ahli. The first chairman of the club was late Sheikh Saleh Nasser Al-Hashar. In 1970, when His Majesty Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said rose to power many Omanis came back and settled in Oman. In November 1970, the club officials met for the first time in Oman and one year after this meeting the club was renamed to Al-Orouba. The first chairman of Al-Orouba SC was Sheikh Ali Said Al-Alawi. The club was founded in 1970 and was registered on 26 June 2002.
Being a multisport clubEdit
Although being mainly known for their football, Al-Orouba SC like many other clubs in Oman, have not only football in their list, but also hockey, volleyball, handball, basketball, badminton and squash. They also have a youth football team competing in the Omani Youth league.
Crest and coloursEdit
Al-Orouba SC have been known since establishment to wear a full white (with green stripes on the trim) or green (Away) kit, varying themselves from neighbors Al-Tali'aa SC (orange) and Sur SC (blue) kits. They have also had many different sponsorships over the years. As of now, Uhlsport provides them with kits.
The Al-Orouba SC logo consists of a dow steering representing the history of Sur in dow making & historical sea trading. It consists of three rings indicating a link between sports, culture and society.
The club has a unique fan culture with an orchestra playing traditional arabic music during home matches.
Club participation in CSR activitiesEdit
Al-Orouba SC is participating in a variety of activities related to corporate social responsibility such as museum, seminars, parties and festivals and charities.
There had always been the idea of creating a museum of the club which will inspire many of its members. Since its inception in 1986, the club members began to collect as much as possible historical collections which have been displayed in the museum.
Honours and achievementsEdit
- Sultan Qaboos Cup (4):
- Oman Super Cup (4):
- Winners 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011
- Winners 2001–02
- Runners-up 1994–95
- Oman Youth League (U-16) – Al-Sharqiya (3):
- Winners 1992–93, 1993–94, 2002–03
Club performance-International CompetitionsEdit
- Asian Club Championship : 1 appearance
- 1991 : Qualifying-Round One
- Asian Cup Winners' Cup : 1 appearance
- 1994–95 : First Round
- AFC Cup : 3 appearances
- UAFA Club Cup : 3 appearances
- Gulf Club Champions Cup: 2 appearances
First team squadEdit
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Head Coach||Fabio Lopez|
|Said Nasser Al-Farsi|
|Team Manager||Abdullah Jameel Al-Mukhaini|
|Team Doctor||Khaled El-Shamy|
|Chairman||His Excellency Abdullah Salim Al-Mukhaini|
|General Secretary||Fathi Al-Mukahini|
|Board Member||Jehad Al-Fanna|
|Board Member||Mohammed Al-Madalwi|
|Board Member||Ahmed Al-Araimi|
|Board Member||Nasr Al-Madalwi|
|Board Member||Qutaibah Al-Gheilani|