2011–12 Oman Elite League
|Goals scored||311 (2.36 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Waleed Al-Saadi (14 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Al-Suwaiq 4–0 Salalah
(29 April 2012)
|Biggest away win||Al-Musannah 1–5 Salalah
(27 January 2012)
|Highest scoring||Al-Nahda 4–3 Al-Musannah
(29 March 2012)
Al-Musannah 3–4 Oman
(14 April 2012)
Ahli Sidab 3–4 Al-Shabab
(4 May 2012)
|Longest winning run||(4 games)
|Longest unbeaten run||(9 games)
|Longest losing run||(4 games)
The 2011–12 Oman Elite League (known as the Omantel Elite League for sponsorship reasons) was the 36th edition of the top football league in Oman. It began on 25 September 2011 and was scheduled to finish on 19 May 2012, but for the first time in the history of Omani League, the league title had to be decided by a playoff. Al-Suwaiq Club were the defending champions, having won the previous 2010–11 Elite League season. On Monday, 21 May 2012, Fanja SC won the Championship Final match against Al-Shabab Club 7–6 on penalties after the match had ended 3–3 after extra time and emerged as the champions of the 2011–12 Oman Elite League.
This season the league had 12 teams. Saham SC and Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. were relegated to the Second Division League after finishing in the relegation zone in the 2010–11 season. Muscat Club were also relegated after losing the relegation/promotion playoff against Fanja SC. The winner qualified for 2013 AFC Cup. The three relegated teams were replaced by Second Division League winners Fanja SC (Group A) and Sur SC (Group B) and runners-up Al-Musannah SC (Group B).
Stadia and locations
|Al-Nahda||Al-Buraimi||Nizwa Sports Complex||10,000|
|Al-Oruba||Sur||Sur Sports Complex||8,000|
|Ahli Sidab||Sidab||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex||39,000|
|Al-Suwaiq||Al-Suwaiq||Sohar Regional Sports Complex||19,000|
|Al-Tali'aa||Sur||Sur Sports Complex||8,000|
|Dhofar||Salalah||Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex||12,000 / 8,000|
|Oman||Muscat||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium||39,000 / 18,000|
|Sur||Sur||Sur Sports Complex||8,000|
- As of 19 May 2012
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Fanja (C)||22||12||7||3||31||19||+12||43||2012 AFC Cup group stag e|
|2||Al-Shabab||22||13||4||5||28||19||+9||43||2012–13 GCC Champions League group stage|
|5||Dhofar||22||8||7||7||19||18||+1||31||2012 AFC Cup group stage1|
|12||Ahli Sidab (R)||22||3||4||15||24||40||−16||13||Relegation to 2012–13 Oman First Division League|
Updated to games played on 19 May 2012.
Source: League Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Dhofar won the 2011 Sultan Qaboos Cup and qualified for the 2013 AFC Cup (final came too late for 2012 AFC Cup)
(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.
- As of 19 May 2012
|Home \ Away||ALM||ALNH||ALO||ALSH||ALH||ALSU||ALT||DHO||FAN||OMA||ALHI||SUR|
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.
21 May 2012
|Mohammed Mubarak 41'
Ely Cissé 105'
Amin Al-Mahaijri 123'
|Report||Hassan Rabia 17'
Youness Ouganna 91', 116'
25 May 2012
|Al-Seeb||1 - 1||Al-Hilal|
|Azwar Al-Farsi 13'||Report||Aman 42'|
31 May 2012
|Ali Al-Mahroon 11'
|Report||Hamad Al-Qaidhi 6'
Abdulaziz Al-Nofali 88'
Al Seeb secured promotion after winning 4:3 on aggregate In the 2012–13 season the league had increased from 12 to 14 teams. As a result, despite losing the relegation play-off to Al-Seeb Club, Al-Hilal SC retained their place in the top division and Al-Musannah SC, whose 11th place finish would have seen them relegated also retained their place in the top division.
- As of 19 May 2012
|Mohammed Mubarek Al Hinai||Fanja|
|Omantel Elite League Media Coverage|
|Oman||Oman TV2||3 Matches per round|