List of football clubs in Oman

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The Sultanate of Oman has had a relatively long history of football clubs dating back to the 1940s. The oldest club still surviving to date in the Sultanate is Oman Club which was established in 1942. Many clubs have also experienced mergers such as Muscat, and Seeb. There are currently 43 clubs known to Oman.

Dhofar is known as the most successful club in Omani football earning them the nickname, "Al-Zaeem, or "The Leaders" due to them holding 9 Omani League titles; the most won by a club, and winning 7 Sultan Qaboos Cups, as well as reaching the final of the Gulf Club Champions Cup once in 1996 losing to Saudi club Al-Nassr. Fanja has also had a successful title history with 7 Omani League titles to their name, 8 Sultan Qaboos Cups to their name; the most ever won by a club, and also winning in 1989 the Gulf Club Championship, the only Omani club to hold the title, despite having a successful history, Fanja has been in downfall since the early 1990s, winning no titles since.

Evolution to a Professional League[edit]

Although being very popular in the local community, it is ranked according to the AFC as a Class D football League. Sayyid Khalid bin Hamid, OFA President, has announced his organization's plan to transform the Omani Football League into a professional league by the year 2012,[1][2] and will change its name to the "Oman Mobile League."[3] Many companies such as Nissan, Shell, and Oman Mobile, are one of the main reasons why the league is expected to transform,[4] along with the leadership of Sayyid Khalid.

2014–15 Oman Professional League teams[edit]

List of football clubs in Oman is located in Oman
Salalah
Salalah
Sur
Sur
Sohar
Sohar
Al-Buraimi
Al-Buraimi
Al-Seeb
Al-Seeb
Bowsher
Bowsher
Locations of teams in the 2014–15 Omani League
Club Home city Manager Stadium Capacity
Al-Khabourah Al-Khabourah Egypt Sherif El-Khashab Nizwa Sports Complex 10,000
Al-Musannah Al-Musannah Oman Musabah Al-Saadi (Feb 2015–) Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Nahda Al-Buraimi Portugal Bernardo Tavares (Feb 2015-) Al-Buraimi Sports Complex 10,000
Al-Nasr Salalah Croatia Edo Flego (Mar 2015–) Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Al-Oruba Sur France Philippe Burle (Oct 2014–) Sur Sports Complex 8,000
Al-Seeb Al-Seeb Syria Emad Dahbour (Dec 2014-) Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Shabab Barka Oman Waleed Zaid Al-Saadi (April 2015–) Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Suwaiq Al-Suwaiq Morocco Abderrazak Khairi (Nov 2014-) Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Bowsher Bowsher Serbia Željko Markov (Jan 2015-) Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium 39,000 / 18,000
Dhofar Salalah Romania Grigore Sichitiu (Jan 2015–) Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Fanja Fanja Oman Abdulraheem Al-Hajri (Mar 2015-) Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium / Al-Seeb Stadium 14,000
Saham Saham Serbia Branko Smiljanić (Nov 2014-) Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Sohar Sohar Iraq Thair Adnan (Apr 2015–) Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Sur Sur Morocco Youssef Al-Rafaly (Jan 2015–) Sur Sports Complex 8,000

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