1996–97 Omani League

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Omani League
Season 1996-97
Champions Oman
Relegated Al-Suwaiq
Al-Bustan
Fanja
Ruwi
Matches played 132
Goals scored 322 (2.44 per match)
Top goalscorer Oman Said Faraj (19 goals)
← 1996-97

The 1996–97 Omani League was the 23rd edition of the top football league in Oman. Sur SC were the defending champions, having won the previous 1995–96 Omani League season. Oman Club emerged as the champions of the 1996–97 Omani League with a total of 49 points.

Teams[edit]

This season the league had decreased from 14 to 12 teams. Al-Ahli Club, Buraimi SC, Al-Khaboura SC and Mirbat SC were relegated to the Second Division League after finishing in the relegation zone in the 1995-96 season. The four relegated teams were replaced Second Division League teams Sohar SC and Fanja SC.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Home city Stadium Capacity
Al-Bustan Muscat Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium 39,000 / 18,000
Al-Ittihad Salalah Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Al-Nasr Salalah Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Al-Oruba Sur Sur Sports Complex 8,000
Al-Seeb Seeb Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Suwaiq Al-Suwaiq Seeb Stadium 14,000
Dhofar Salalah Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Fanja Fanja Seeb Stadium 14,000
Ruwi Muscat Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium 39,000 / 18,000
Oman Muscat Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium 39,000 / 18,000
Sohar Sohar Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Sur Sur Sur Sports Complex 8,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Oman (C) 22 15 4 3 46 16 +30 49
2 Sur 22 11 5 6 35 33 +2 38
3 Al-Ittihad 22 11 3 8 33 25 +8 36
4 Dhofar 22 8 6 8 40 27 +13 30
5 Al-Seeb 22 7 8 7 23 29 −6 29
6 Al-Nasr 22 6 10 6 31 27 +4 28
7 Al-Oruba 22 6 10 6 24 21 +3 28
8 Sohar 22 7 6 9 20 29 −9 27
9 Al-Suwaiq (R) 22 6 7 9 25 22 +3 25 Relegation to 1997–98 Oman First Division League
10 Al-Bustan (R) 22 6 6 10 20 30 −10 24
11 Fanja (R) 22 5 9 8 15 18 −3 24
12 Ruwi (R) 22 3 8 11 10 29 −19 17

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Oman Said Faraj Dhofar 19

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