Al-Oruba SC

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Al-Oruba SC
نادي العروبة الرياضي
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Full name Al-Oruba Sports Club
Nickname(s) Al-Marid
(The Giant(s))
Founded 1970; 45 years ago (1970)
Ground Sur Sports Complex
Sur, Oman
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Oman His Excellency Abdullah Salim Al-Mukhaini
Manager France Philippe Burle
League Oman Professional League
2013–14 11th

Al-Oruba Sports Club (Arabic: نادي العروبة الرياضي ‎; also known locally as Al-Marid, or "The Giant(s)" , or just plainly as Al-Oruba) is an Omani sports club based in Sur, Oman.[1] The club is currently playing in the Oman Professional League, top division of Oman Football Association. Their home ground is Sur Sports Complex. The stadium is government owned, but they also own their own personal stadium and sports equipment, as well as their own training facilities.

History[edit]

The club was actually formed in 1956 in Kuwait and the name given was Al-Ahli. The first chairman of the club was late Sheikh Saleh Nasser Al-Hashar. In 1970, when His Majesty Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said rose to power many Omanis came back and settled in Oman. In November 1970, the club officials met for the first time in Oman and one year after this meeting the club was renamed to Al-Oruba. The first chairman of Al-Oruba SC was Sheikh Ali Said Al-Alawi.

Being a multisport club[edit]

Although being mainly known for their football, Al-Oruba SC like many other clubs in Oman, have not only football in their list, but also hockey, volleyball, handball, basketball, badminton and squash. They also have a youth football team competing in the Omani Youth league.

Colors, logo, kit providers and sponsors[edit]

Al-Oruba SC have been known since establishment to wear a full white (with green stripes on the trim) or green (Away) kit, varying themselves from neighbors Al-Tali'aa SC (orange) and Sur SC (blue) kits. They have also had many different sponsorships over the years. As of now, Uhlsport provides them with kits.

The Al-Oruba SC logo consists of a dow steering representing the history of Sur in dow making & historical sea trading. It consists of three rings indicating a link between sports, culture and society.

Club participation in CSR activities[edit]

Al-Oruba SC is participating in a variety of activities related to corporate social responsibility such as museum, seminars, parties and festivals and charities.

Museum[edit]

There had always been the idea of creating a museum of the club which will inspire many of its members. Since its inception in 1986, the club members began to collect as much as possible historical collections which have been displayed in the museum.

Honours and achievements[edit]

National titles[edit]

  • Winners 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011

Club performance-International Competitions[edit]

AFC competitions[edit]

  • 1991 : Qualifying-Round One
  • 2009 : Group Stage
  • 2011 : Group Stage
  • 2012 : Group Stage

UAFA competitions[edit]

Players[edit]

Al-Oruba SC - 2014–15 Oman Professional League

First team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Oman GK Jarah Al-Tarshi
20 Oman GK Ahmed Al-Qulhati
22 Oman GK Riyadh Al-Alawi
72 Oman GK Ibrahim Saleh Al-Mukhaini
2 Oman DF Abdullah Saleh Al-Mukhaini
3 Oman DF Mazin Al-Alawi
4 Oman DF Mohammed Al-Mukhaini
5 Oman DF Nasser Al-Shimli
6 Oman DF Hassan Mudhafar Al-Gheilani
11 Oman DF Saad Al-Mukhaini
23 Oman DF Saad Al-Araimi
24 Oman DF Ahmed Al-Mukhaini
25 Oman DF Ibrahim Al-Mukhaini
28 Oman DF Rashid Juma Al-Farsi
44 Oman DF Faiz Al-Mukhaini
54 Oman DF Yasser Al-Mukhaini
69 Oman DF Yousuf Al-Mukhaini
85 Nigeria DF Hammed Adesope
No. Position Player
7 Oman MF Aiman Al-Rahbi
8 Oman MF Abdul Majeed Al-Hadi
10 Oman MF Younis Mubarak Al-Mahaijri
12 Oman MF Ahmed Mubarak Al-Mahaijri
14 Oman MF Ahmed Mishaal Al-Mushrafi
27 Oman MF Eid Al-Farsi
84 Brazil MF Guilherme Morano
87 Oman MF Ibrahim Al-Zadjali
19 Oman FW Azwar Al-Hasani
30 Spain FW Ángel Carrascosa Muñoz
35 Oman FW Abdullah Abdul-Hadi
46 Oman DF Majid Al-Mukhaini
66 East Timor DF Pedro Henrique

Personnel[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach France Philippe Burle
Assistant Coach Romania Daniel Movilă
Oman Said Nasser Al-Farsi
Goalkeeping Coach Romania Barbu Mihai
Team Manager Oman Abdullah Jameel Al-Mukhaini
Team Doctor Egypt Khaled El-Shamy

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Chairman His Excellency Abdullah Salim Al-Mukhaini
General Secretary Fathi Al-Mukahini
Vice-President Khalid Al-Farsi
Board Member Jehad Al-Fanna
Board Member Mohammed Al-Madalwi
Board Member Ahmed Al-Araimi
Board Member Nasr Al-Madalwi
Board Member Qutaibah Al-Gheilani

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Al-Oruba Sur". national-football-teams.com. 

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