List of football clubs in Oman

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The Sultanate of Oman has had a relatively long history of football clubs dating back to the 1940s. The oldest club still surviving to date in the Sultanate is Oman Club which was established in 1942. Many clubs have also experienced mergers such as Muscat, and Seeb. There are currently 43 clubs known to Oman.

Dhofar is known as the most successful club in Omani football earning them the nickname, "Al-Zaeem, or "The Leaders" due to them holding 10 Omani League titles; the most won by a club, and winning 7 Sultan Qaboos Cups, as well as reaching the final of the Gulf Club Champions Cup once in 1996 losing to Saudi club Al-Nassr. Fanja has also had a successful title history with 7 Omani League titles to their name, 8 Sultan Qaboos Cups to their name; the most ever won by a club, and also winning in 1989 the Gulf Club Championship, the only Omani club to hold the title, despite having a successful history, Fanja has been in downfall since the early 1990s, winning no titles since.

Evolution to a Professional LeagueEdit

Although being very popular in the local community, it is ranked according to the AFC as a Class D football League. Sayyid Khalid bin Hamid, OFA President, has announced his organization's plan to transform the Omani Football League into a professional league by the year 2012,[1][2] and will change its name to the "Oman Mobile League."[3] Many companies such as Nissan, Shell, and Oman Mobile, are one of the main reasons why the league is expected to transform,[4] along with the leadership of Sayyid Khalid.

2014–15 Oman Professional League teamsEdit

 
 
Salalah
 
Sur
 
Sohar
 
Al-Buraimi
 
Al-Seeb
 
Bowsher
Locations of teams in the 2014–15 Omani League
Club Home city Manager Stadium Capacity
Al-Khabourah Al-Khabourah   Sherif El-Khashab Nizwa Sports Complex 10,000
Al-Musannah Al-Musannah   Musabah Al-Saadi (Feb 2015–) Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Nahda Al-Buraimi   Bernardo Tavares (Feb 2015–) Al-Buraimi Sports Complex 10,000
Al-Nasr Salalah   Edo Flego (Mar 2015–) Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Assassins.F.C Muscat   Pep Gardiuola (Oct 2018–) Al Wadi Sports Complex 8,000
Al-Seeb Al-Seeb   Emad Dahbour (Dec 2014–) Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Shabab Barka   Waleed Zaid Al-Saadi (April 2015–) Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Suwaiq Al-Suwaiq   Abderrazak Khairi (Nov 2014–) Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Bowsher Bowsher   Željko Markov (Jan 2015–) Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium 39,000 / 18,000
Dhofar Salalah   Grigore Sichitiu (Jan 2015–) Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Fanja Fanja   Abdulraheem Al-Hajri (Mar 2015–) Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium / Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Saham Saham   Branko Smiljanić (Nov 2014–) Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Sohar Sohar   Thair Adnan (Apr 2015–) Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Sur Sur   Youssef Al-Rafaly (Jan 2015–) Sur Sports Complex 8,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sportsoman.com/news-details.aspx?id=22435[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Best Football Cleats". Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.sportsoman.com/news-details.aspx?id=19108[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-06. Retrieved 2010-03-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)