Mohammed Al-Balushi, Omani footballer
|Full name||Mohammed Abdullah Mubarak Al-Balushi|
|Date of birth||27 August 1989|
|Place of birth||Oman|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2008||→ Al Ahly Tripoli (Loan)||?||(0)|
|2008-2009||→ Al-Arabi (Loan)||?||(0)|
|2009-2011||→ Al-Wasl (Loan)||17||(2)|
|2011-2012||→ Al-Wahda (Loan)||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mohammed Al-Balushi is the first Omani player to play professionally in Africa when he was loaned in 2008 to Al-Ahly (Tripoli) of Libya. He then moved to Al-Arabi SC where he played for a full season and displayed a great performance with the club and with the Oman national football team. His solid defensive abilities plus the gift to score goals made him a target to a number of international clubs such as AJ Auxerre and some regional giants such as Al-Shabab (Saudi Arabia).
But on 22 July 2009, Al-Wasl FC of the UAE won the race and signed the gifted Omani footballer for a season long loan. Before the end of the season, "Al Shaiba" proved his worth, and accepted a four year contract from Al-Wasl FC. On 29 December 2013, Sheiba signed for his first club Al-Nahda Club for a period of 6 months.
Club career statistics
|Al-Nahda||2013–14||Oman Professional League||-||3||-||2||0||0||-||0||-||5|
- Includes goal in the Club Friendlies
Gulf Cup of Nations
AFC Asian Cup Qualification
FIFA World Cup Qualification
In the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, he scored one goal in the Fourth Round in a 1-1 draw against Iraq. Oman entered the last game of group play with a chance to qualify for at least the playoff-round, but a 1-0 loss to Jordan eliminated them from contention.
National team career statistics
Goals for Senior National Team
- Scores and results list Oman's goal tally first.
|1||28 March 2009||Seeb Stadium, Seeb, Oman||Senegal||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|2||12 June 2012||Grand Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar||Iraq||1–0||1-1||2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification|
- Mohammed Al-Balushi at National-Football-Teams.com
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- "Omani AlBalushi: I preferred the Libyan offer over all the other offers". AlJamaheer (in Arabic). 2008-02-26.
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- "Al Wasl signs a four year contract with AlShaiba". yallakora (in Arabic). 2010-04-27.
- نجم المنتخب العماني محمد الشيبة يعود الى الدوري ويوقع للنهضة (in Arabic). kooora.com.
- "Iraq VS Oman 1-1". fifa.com.
- "Jordan VS Oman 1-0 Match Report". fifa.com.