Al-Nasr SC (Salalah)

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Al-Nasr S.C.S.C.
نادي النصر الرياضي الثفافي الإجتماعي
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Full name Al-Nasr Sports, Cultural and Social Club
Nickname(s) Al-Malik
(The King)
Founded 1972; 45 years ago (1972) (20 May 1972 (as Al-Nasr))
Ground Al-Saada Stadium
Salalah Sports Complex
Salalah, Oman
Ground Capacity 12,000
8,000
Chairman Oman Amer Ali Al-Shanfari
Manager Croatia Marinko Koljanin
League Oman Professional League
2014–15 4th
Website Club home page

Al-Nasr Sports, Cultural and Social Club (Arabic: نادي النصر الرياضي و الثقافي و الاجتماعي‎‎; also known locally as Al-Malik, or "The King", or just plainly as Al-Nasr) is an Omani sports club based in Salalah, Oman.[1] The club is currently playing in the Oman Professional League, top division of Oman Football Association. Their home ground is Al-Saada Stadium, but they also recognize the older Salalah Sports Complex as their home ground. Both stadiums are government owned, but Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. also own their own personal stadium and sports equipment, as well as their own training facilities. Also Al-Nasr is famous for producing some of the greatest and most successful Omani footballers, such as Ali Al-Habsi, Hashim Saleh and Fawzi Bashir.

History[edit]

Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. started off playing in the Al-Haffa district of Salalah organizing specific meetings to play beach soccer. This eventually evolved into something very large. The club was founded on 20 May 1972,under sheikh/ Bakhit Said ALShanfari on the same day as fierce rivals Dhofar S.C.S.C. and was registered on 26 June 2002. As football was their main sport, Al-Nasr shifted to playing on grass fields in order to become a professional club. The club name literally translates from "The Victory" in the Arabic language. Such a name quite well suites a sports club in the Arab world. A club named "Al-Nasr" is commonly found in the Middle East. Some clubs with the same name can be found in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Libya, Kuwait and Bahrain.

In 1972 Al-Nasr was merged with Al-Shate'a team to carry the name of Al-Nasr. With this merge, the club office moved from Al-Haffa region to Al-Jouf region, where the current headquarters of the club is located.

In 1986, Al-Nasr competed in the Gulf Club Champions Cup and finished with third place.[2]

Al-Nasr, along with the neighbors Dhofar have been generally labelled as the front runners of the Omani League, but as seen in the recent seasons, both the clubs performed horribly with Dhofar losing many games, and not going far in the Sultan Qaboos Cup, along with Al-Nasr who even got relegated in the 2010–11 season. In the 2008–09 season, Al-Nasr settled to the 10th position in the league which was one of their worst performances ever in the Omani League. In the 2009–10 season also they could make it only to the 7th position in the league and were knocked out by Muscat FC in the Round-of-16 in the Sultan Qaboos Cup. In the 2010–11 season they again had to fight a relegation battle but this time they couldn't make it and got relegated for the first time to the Second Division league. Then in the 2011–12 season they secured the 2nd position in the 2nd Division League and got promoted back to the Omani League (First Division). In the 2012–13 season they bounced back and secured the 4th position in the Omani League.

Being a multisport club[edit]

Although being mainly known for their football, Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. 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 various youth football teams competing in Oman Olympic League, Oman Youth League (U-19) and Oman Youth League (U-17).

Crest and colours[edit]

Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. have been known since establishment to wear a full blue or white (Away) kit (usually a darker shade of blue), varying themselves from neighbors Al-Ittihad (Green), Dhofar S.C.S.C. (Red) and Salalah SC (Blue) kits. They have also had many different sponsors over the years. As of now, Kelme provides them with kits. Currently, Jeep and Al-Shanfari Marbles are featured on the team's shirt.

[edit]

Al-Nasr's logo has been recreated a few number of times. The most recent logo (as shown on this page) was created during the late 1980s or early 1990s, giving the club a more attractive logo, opposed to the older, duller-looking one. Although bearing quite a difference, the influence of the older-logo is still seen when compared to the newer version. Also note that the only scripture of the logo is only written in Arabic, a sign of being an older sports club logo compared to other Omani clubs which usually feature English scripture.

Honours and achievements[edit]

National titles[edit]

  • Runners-up: 2002.
  • Winners 2000, 2001
  • Winners 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008
  • Winners 1997–98
  • Winners 1985–86, 1990–91, 1998–99

Honours and achievements (Other Sports)[edit]

Hockey

  • Oman Hockey Premier League (1):
  • Winners 2008
  • Sultan Qaboos Cup (3):
  • Winners 2006, 2007, 2014
  • National Youth Championship (U-19) (0):
  • Runners-up 2007
  • Regional Youth Championship (U-19) (3):
  • Winners 2000, 2001, 2007
  • Runners-up 2003
  • Regional Youth Championship (U-16) (1):
  • Winners 2007
  • Runners-up 2008

Table Tennis

  • National Championship (0):
  • Runners-up 2007
  • Regional Championship (5):
  • Winners 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005

Basketball

  • National Championship (0):
  • Runners-up 2003
  • Regional Youth Championship (6):
  • Winners 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Handball

  • Second Division League (1):
  • Winners 2005
  • National Youth Championship (U-19) (1):
  • Winners 2005
  • National Youth Championship (U-16) (0):
  • Runners-up 2003, 2004

Cycling

  • Regional Championship (6):
  • Winners 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Club performance-International Competitions[edit]

AFC competitions[edit]

  • 2006 : Quarter-Finals

UAFA competitions[edit]

  • 2006 : Group Stage
  • 2007 : Semi-Finals

Players[edit]

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
16 Oman GK Ahmed Al-Rawahi
Oman GK Mohammed Khamis
2 Oman DF Ali Al-Shehri
3 Oman DF Anwar Al-Shakal
6 Oman DF Khalid Iskandar
13 Oman DF Marwan Abdul Rajab
17 Oman DF Anwar Said Kamona Naseeb
25 Oman DF Shuwain Rashid
26 Oman DF Abdul Naeem Mubarak
27 Oman DF Fahad Nasib Bamasila
28 Oman DF Fahmi Said
Oman DF Yazeed Rajab Jaman
4 Oman MF Ahmed Khamis Al-Maqas
5 Oman MF Ahmed Salim Bait Said
No. Position Player
14 Oman MF Amin Ashoor Ramadhan
19 Kenya MF Jamal Mohammed
21 Oman MF Abdullah Al-Hamar
22 Oman MF Juma Darwish Al-Mashari
Oman MF Abdullah Salim Al-Mashali
Oman MF Talal Al-Balushi
Oman MF Luam Hassan Mustahil
Oman MF Abdullah Al-Soori
Oman MF Mohannad Mubasher Ramadan
12 Oman FW Mohammed Faraj Ramadan
Oman FW Musallam Mohammed Akaak
Oman FW Khalid Hilal Sabeeha

Personnel[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach
Goalkeeping Coach Egypt Gaber Al-Bilasy
Team Manager Oman Hussain Mustahil
Club Doctor Egypt Imad Ahmed
Physiotherapist Egypt Imad Mujahid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Al-Nasr Salala". national-football-teams.com. 
  2. ^ http://live.sportsgoal.com.om/club-details.aspx?id=16 – Al-Nasr places 3rd in 1986 competition.

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