Mohammed Al-Balushi playing in an OPL match against Dhofar S.C.S.C. in the 2013-14 season
|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.
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 Sheiba is in AlWasl Squad". AlKhaleej.ae (in Arabic). 2009-07-23.
- "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.
- Mohammed AL BALUSHI – FIFA competition record
- Mohammed Al-Balushi profile at Soccerway
- Player Info at Goalzz.com
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