Mohammed Al-Balushi

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This is an Arabic name; the family name is Al Balushi.
Mohammed Al-Balushi
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Mohammed Al-Balushi playing in an OPL match against Dhofar S.C.S.C. in the 2013-14 season
Personal information
Full name Mohammed Abdullah Mubarak Al-Balushi
Date of birth (1989-08-27) 27 August 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Oman
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-Back
Club information
Current team
Al-Nahda
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006-2008 Al-Nahda ? (2)
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)
2013- Al-Nahda (2)
National team
2009- Oman 44 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mohammed Abdullah Mubarak Al-Balushi commonly known as Mohammed Al-Sheiba (Arabic: محمد عبدالله مبارك البلوشي‎; born 27 August 1989) is an Omani footballer who plays for Al-Nahda Club.[1]

Career[edit]

Mohammed Al-Balushi is the first Omani player to play professionally in Africa[2] when he was loaned in 2008 to Al-Ahly (Tripoli)[3] 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[4] and some regional giants such as Al-Shabab (Saudi Arabia).[5]

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.[6] Before the end of the season, "Al Shaiba" proved his worth, and accepted a four year contract from Al-Wasl FC.[7] On 29 December 2013, Sheiba signed for his first club Al-Nahda Club for a period of 6 months.[8]

International career[edit]

Gulf Cup of Nations[edit]

Mohammed has made appearances in the 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations, the 2010 Gulf Cup of Nations and has represented the national team in the 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations.

AFC Asian Cup Qualification[edit]

Mohammed has made appearances in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification and the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification.

FIFA World Cup Qualification[edit]

Mohammed has made four appearances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification and eleven in the 2014 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.[9] 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.[10]

National team career statistics[edit]

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

Scores and results list Oman's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohammed Al-Balushi at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "AlSheiba, the First Omani Player to pick a career in Africa". AlSuper (in Arabic). 2008-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Omani AlBalushi: I preferred the Libyan offer over all the other offers". AlJamaheer (in Arabic). 2008-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Auxerre is in the race to win the Omani Mohammed Sheiba". alalmiyah.com (in Arabic). 2009-06-24. 
  5. ^ "AlShabab is close to signing Omani Sheiba". AlRiyadh (in Arabic). 2009-06-25. 
  6. ^ "Al Sheiba is in AlWasl Squad". AlKhaleej.ae (in Arabic). 2009-07-23. 
  7. ^ "Al Wasl signs a four year contract with AlShaiba". yallakora (in Arabic). 2010-04-27. 
  8. ^ "نجم المنتخب العماني محمد الشيبة يعود الى الدوري ويوقع للنهضة" (in Arabic). kooora.com. 
  9. ^ "Iraq VS Oman 1-1". fifa.com. 
  10. ^ "Jordan VS Oman 1-0 Match Report". fifa.com. 

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