Al-Nasr SC (Salalah)

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Al-Nasr Sports, Cultural and Social Club (Arabic: نادي النصر الرياضي و الثقافي و الاجتماعي‎; also known locally as Al-Malik, or "The King", or just plainly as Al-Nasr) is an Omani sports club based in Salalah, Oman.[1] The club is currently playing in the Oman Professional League, top division of Oman Football Association. Their home ground is Al-Saada Stadium, but they also recognize the older Salalah Sports Complex as their home ground. Both stadiums are government owned, but Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. also own their own personal stadium and sports equipment, as well as their own training facilities. Also Al-Nasr is famous for producing some of the greatest and most successful Omani footballers, such as Ali Al-Habsi, Hashim Saleh and Fawzi Bashir.

Al-Nasr S.C.S.C.
نادي النصر الرياضي الثفافي الإجتماعي
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Full nameAl-Nasr Sports, Cultural and Social Club
Nickname(s)Al-Malik
(The King)
Founded20 May 1970; 50 years ago (1970-05-20)
GroundAl-Saada Stadium
Salalah Sports Complex
Salalah, Oman
Capacity12,000
8,000
ChairmanOman Amer Ali Al-Shanfari
ManagerCroatia Marinko Koljanin
LeagueOman Professional League
2018–192nd
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. started off playing in the Al-Haffa district of Salalah organizing specific meetings to play beach soccer. This eventually evolved into something very large. The club was founded on 20 May 1972,under sheikh/ Bakhit Said ALShanfari on the same day as fierce rivals Dhofar S.C.S.C. and was registered on 26 June 2002. As football was their main sport, Al-Nasr shifted to playing on grass fields in order to become a professional club. The club name literally translates from "The Victory" in the Arabic language. Such a name quite well suites a sports club in the Arab world. A club named "Al-Nasr" is commonly found in the Middle East. Some clubs with the same name can be found in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Libya, Kuwait and Bahrain.

In 1972 Al-Nasr was merged with Al-Shate'a team to carry the name of Al-Nasr. With this merge, the club office moved from Al-Haffa region to Al-Jouf region, where the current headquarters of the club is located.

In 1986, Al-Nasr competed in the Gulf Club Champions Cup and finished with third place.[2]

Al-Nasr, along with the neighbors Dhofar have been generally labelled as the front runners of the Omani League, but as seen in the recent seasons, both the clubs performed horribly with Dhofar losing many games, and not going far in the Sultan Qaboos Cup, along with Al-Nasr who even got relegated in the 2010–11 season. In the 2008–09 season, Al-Nasr settled to the 10th position in the league which was one of their worst performances ever in the Omani League. In the 2009–10 season also they could make it only to the 7th position in the league and were knocked out by Muscat FC in the Round-of-16 in the Sultan Qaboos Cup. In the 2010–11 season they again had to fight a relegation battle but this time they couldn't make it and got relegated for the first time to the Second Division league. Then in the 2011–12 season they secured the 2nd position in the 2nd Division League and got promoted back to the Omani League (First Division). In the 2012–13 season they bounced back and secured the 4th position in the Omani League.

Being a multisport clubEdit

Although being mainly known for their football, Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. 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 various youth football teams competing in Oman Olympic League, Oman Youth League (U-19) and Oman Youth League (U-17).

Crest and coloursEdit

Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. have been known since establishment to wear a full blue or white (Away) kit (usually a darker shade of blue), varying themselves from neighbors Al-Ittihad (Green), Dhofar S.C.S.C. (Red) and Salalah SC (Blue) kits. They have also had many different sponsors over the years. As of now, Kelme provides them with kits. Currently, Jeep and Al-Shanfari Marbles are featured on the team's shirt.

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Al-Nasr's logo has been recreated a few number of times. The most recent logo (as shown on this page) was created during the late 1980s or early 1990s, giving the club a more attractive logo, opposed to the older, duller-looking one. Although bearing quite a difference, the influence of the older-logo is still seen when compared to the newer version. Also note that the only scripture of the logo is only written in Arabic, a sign of being an older sports club logo compared to other Omani clubs which usually feature English scripture.

Honours and achievementsEdit

National titlesEdit

  • Winners: 2018.
  • Runners-up: 2002.

YouthEdit

  • Winners 2000, 2001
  • Winners 1997–98
  • Winners 1985–86, 1990–91, 1998–99

Honours and achievements (other sports)Edit

Hockey

  • Oman Hockey Premier League (1):
  • Winners 2008
  • Sultan Qaboos Cup (3):
  • Winners 2006, 2007, 2014
  • National Youth Championship (U-19) (0):
  • Runners-up 2007
  • Regional Youth Championship (U-19) (3):
  • Winners 2000, 2001, 2007
  • Runners-up 2003
  • Regional Youth Championship (U-16) (1):
  • Winners 2007
  • Runners-up 2008

Table Tennis

  • National Championship (0):
  • Runners-up 2007
  • Regional Championship (5):
  • Winners 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005

Basketball

  • National Championship (0):
  • Runners-up 2003
  • Regional Youth Championship (6):
  • Winners 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Handball

  • Second Division League (1):
  • Winners 2005
  • National Youth Championship (U-19) (1):
  • Winners 2005
  • National Youth Championship (U-16) (0):
  • Runners-up 2003, 2004

Cycling

  • Regional Championship (6):
  • Winners 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Club performance-International CompetitionsEdit

AFC competitionsEdit

  • 2006 : Quarter-Finals

UAFA competitionsEdit

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
16 GK   OMA Ahmed Al-Rawahi
GK   OMA Mohammed Khamis
2 DF   OMA Ali Al-Shehri
3 DF   OMA Anwar Al-Shakal
6 DF   OMA Khalid Iskandar
13 DF   OMA Marwan Abdul Rajab
17 DF   OMA Anwar Said Kamona Naseeb
25 DF   OMA Shuwain Rashid
26 DF   OMA Abdul Naeem Mubarak
27 DF   OMA Fahad Nasib Bamasila
28 DF   OMA Fahmi Said
DF   OMA Yazeed Rajab Jaman
4 MF   OMA Ahmed Khamis Al-Maqas
5 MF   OMA Ahmed Salim Bait Said
10 MF   OMA Qasim Said Sanjoor Hardan
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF   OMA Amin Ashoor Ramadhan
19 MF   KEN Jamal Mohammed
21 MF   OMA Abdullah Al-Hamar
22 MF   OMA Juma Darwish Al-Mashari
MF   OMA Abdullah Salim Al-Mashali
MF   OMA Talal Al-Balushi
MF   OMA Luam Hassan Mustahil
MF   OMA Abdullah Al-Soori
MF   OMA Mohannad Mubasher Ramadan
12 FW   OMA Mohammed Faraj Ramadan
FW   OMA Musallam Mohammed Akaak
FW   OMA Khalid Hilal Sabeeha

PersonnelEdit

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach
Goalkeeping Coach   Gaber Al-Bilasy
Team Manager   Hussain Mustahil
Club Doctor   Imad Ahmed
Physiotherapist   Imad Mujahid

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Al-Nasr Salala". national-football-teams.com.
  2. ^ http://live.sportsgoal.com.om/club-details.aspx?id=16 –[permanent dead link] Al-Nasr places 3rd in 1986 competition.

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