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The Oman
Oman
Professional League (Arabic: دوري المحترفين عمان‎) (known as the Omantel Professional League for sponsorship reasons), previously known as the Omantel Elite League is the top division of the Oman
Oman
Football Association, and was officially created in 1976. Currently the most successful team in the league is Dhofar with a total of ten titles to their name.

Contents

1 Evolution to a professional league 2 Oman
Oman
Professional League clubs (2016–17)

2.1 Relegated in 2015-16

3 Championship History

3.1 Year by year 3.2 Cities 3.3 Performance by club

4 Topscorers 5 Notable achievements by Omani clubs 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Evolution to a professional league[edit] In 2010, during the annual draw for the Sultan
Sultan
Qaboos Cup, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultan
Sultan
of Oman, granted the OFA an annual 2.6 million rial (approximately 6.7 million dollars) till the year 2015 to further boost the development of the league. The move was made to nurture Oman's football youth, and create higher hopes of Oman
Oman
qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The deal is in addition to the annual 1.6 million rial that the Sultan
Sultan
gives to the OFA every year. Although being very popular in the local community, it was ranked according to the AFC as a Class D football League till the 2012–13 season. Sayyid Khalid bin Hamid Al-Busaidi, OFA President, had already announced his organization's plan to transform the Omani Football League into a professional league by 2012, and also announced to change the league's name to the Oman
Oman
Mobile League. The interest from many companies such as Nissan, Shell and Oman
Oman
Mobile, was one of the main reasons why the league was expected to transform, under with the leadership of Sayyid Khalid.[1] The contract was extended again for the 2011–12 season for another three years to be known as the Omantel Elite League. In 2013, ahead of the 2013–14 season, it was announced that the league had taken the first steps to becoming fully professional.[2] The Oman
Oman
Football League got the seal of approval as a professional league on 1 September 2013 and will henceforth be called the Omantel Professional League (OPL).[3] On 10 September 2014, one day before the first match of the 2014–15 season was played, Oman
Oman
Football Association announced the extension of Omantel’s support for the country’s Professional League as its title sponsor.[4] On 30 April 2016, OFA and the Public Authority for Radio and Television (PART) reached an agreement on TV broadcasting rights of all competitions and matches organised by OFA including those related to OPL and any other competitions and matches for three seasons.[5][6] On 5 September 2016, the leading healthcare services provider in the Sultanate, Badr Al Samaa Group of Hospitals renewed their partnership with OFA for the 2016-17 Omani football season.[7] On 8 September 2016, OFA confirmed that Omantel will be renewing their contract as the title sponsors of the OPL for the following three years, starting with the 2016-17 season until the 2018-19 season.[8] Oman
Oman
Professional League clubs (2016–17)[edit]

Al-Khabourah (Al-Khaburah) Al-Nahda (Al-Buraimi) Al-Nasr (Salalah) Al-Oruba (Sur) Al-Rustaq
Al-Rustaq
(Al-Rustaq) Al-Shabab (Barka) Al-Suwaiq (Al-Suwaiq) Dhofar (Salalah) Fanja (Fanja) Ja'lan (Jalan Bani Bu Hassan) Muscat (Muscat) Oman
Oman
(Muscat) Saham
Saham
(Saham) Sohar
Sohar
(Sohar)

Relegated in 2015-16[edit]

Al-Musannah
Al-Musannah
(Al-Musannah) Salalah
Salalah
(Salalah) Sur (Sur)

Championship History[edit]

As of 28 May 2015[9][10]

Year by year[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up

1976–77 Fanja (1)

1977–78 Ruwi (1)

1978–79 Fanja (2)

1979–80 Al-Nasr (1)

1980–81 Al-Nasr (2)

1981–82 Al-Ahli (1)

1982–83 Dhofar (1) Al-Nasr

1983–84 Fanja (3) Al-Ahli

1984–85 Dhofar (2) Al-Nasr

1985–86 Fanja (4) Al-Ittihad

1986–87 Fanja (5)

1987–88 Fanja (6) Dhofar

1988–89 Al-Nasr (3)

1989–90 Dhofar (3) Al-Nasr

Season Champion Runner-up

1990–91 Fanja (7)

1991–92 Dhofar (4) Al-Oruba

1992–93 Dhofar (5)

1993–94 Dhofar (6)

1994–95 Sur (1) Al-Seeb

1995–96 Sur (2) Oman

1996–97 Oman
Oman
(1) Sur

1997–98 Al-Nasr (4) Sur

1998–99 Dhofar (7) Al-Nasr

1999–00 Al-Oruba (1) Al-Nasr

2000–01 Dhofar (8) Al-Oruba

2001–02 Al-Oruba (2) Sur

2002–03 Muscat (2) Dhofar

2003–04 Al-Nasr (5) Muscat

Season Champion Runner-up

2004–05 Dhofar (9) Al-Oruba

2005–06 Muscat (3) Al-Nahda

2006–07 Al-Nahda (1) Al-Oruba

2007–08 Al-Oruba (3) Dhofar

2008–09 Al-Nahda (2) Muscat

2009–10 Al-Suwaiq (1) Dhofar

2010–11 Al-Suwaiq (2) Al-Oruba

2011–12 Fanja (8) Al-Shabab

2012–13 Al-Suwaiq (3) Fanja

2013–14* Al-Nahda (3) Fanja

2014–15 Al-Oruba (4) Fanja

2015–16 Fanja (9) Al-Suwaiq

2016–17 Dhofar (10) Al-Shabab

*The Professional League began from the 2013–14 season Cities[edit] The following table lists the Oman
Oman
Professional League champions by cities.

City Titles Winning Clubs

Salalah

15

Dhofar (10), Al-Nasr (5)

Fanja

9

Fanja (9)

Sur

6

Al-Oruba (4), Sur (2)

Muscat

4

Muscat (3), Oman
Oman
(1)

Al-Suwaiq

3

Al-Suwaiq (3)

Al-Buraimi

3

Al-Nahda (3)

Sidab

1

Al-Ahli (1)

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Seasons

Dhofar

10

4

1982–83, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2016-17

Fanja

9

3

1976–77, 1978–79, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1990–91, 2011–12, 2015–16

Al-Nasr

5

5

1979–80, 1980–81, 1988–89, 1997–98, 2003–04

Al-Oruba

4

5

1999–00, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2014–15

Muscat*

3

2

1977–78, 2002–03, 2005–06

Al-Nahda

3

1

2006–07, 2008–09, 2013–14

Al-Suwaiq

3

1

2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13

Sur

2

3

1994–95, 1995–96

Ahli Sidab

1

1

1981–82

Oman

1

1

1996–97

Al-Shabab

2

2011–12, 2016-17

*Includes championships won by Ruwi. Topscorers[edit]

Season Player Club Goals

1991–92 Hilal Hamid Dhofar 14

1995–96 Hilal Hamid Dhofar 20

1996–97 Said Faraj Dhofar 19

2005–06 Salim Al-Shamsi Ismail Al-Ajmi Al Nahda Muscat 12

2006–07 Mohammed Abdullah Al-Nasr 6

2007–08 Aoerson D'Costa Al Oruba 9

2008–09 Said Al-Ruzaiqi Sur 13

2009–10 Ibrahim Al-Gheilani Al Suwaiq 11

2010–11 Rodrigo Felix de Oliveira Al Nahda 12

2011–12 Waleed Al-Saadi Al Suwaiq 14

2012–13 Ely Cissé Fanja 14

2013–14 Juma Saeed Mohammed Al-Ghassani Al Nahda Al Suwaiq 16

2014–15 Mechac Koffi Al-Nasr 19

2015–16 Vedran Gerc Sohar 14

2016–17 Essam Al-Barahi Al-Rustaq 16

Notable achievements by Omani clubs[edit] The only trophy won by an Omani club in the regional or continental level was by Fanja in the 1989 Gulf Club Champions Cup. Fanja was the first Omani club to win an international tournament. It was the 1989 Gulf Club Champions Cup, later named GCC Champions League. Fanja defeated Al-Muharraq of Bahrain
Bahrain
in a penalty shootout after the match had ended 1–1 in the normal time. Fanja has appeared four times in the same tournament. In the 1993–94 Asian Club Championship
1993–94 Asian Club Championship
Omani club, Oman
Oman
Club were awarded with second place after failing to beat Thai club, Thai Farmers Bank. A few years later in 1996, Dhofar attempted to win the GCC Champions Cup, as Fanja did in 1989, but failed in the final match against Saudi club, Al-Nassr and finished with second place. Most recently Al-Nahda competed in the 2008 AFC Cup, but were knocked-out in the semi-finals by eventual champions of the competition, Al-Muharraq on scoring aggregate. See also[edit]

Sultan
Sultan
Qaboos Cup Oman
Oman
Professional League Cup Oman
Oman
Super Cup

References[edit]

^ "His Highness Sayyid Khalid Hamad Hamoud al Busaidi, chairman and president, Oman
Oman
Football Association shares his plans to professionalise football in Oman". OER Oman
Oman
Economic Review. Archived from the original on 6 November 2009.  ^ " Oman
Oman
football to enter a new phase tomorrow". Times of Oman.  ^ "Professional League launched". Times of Oman. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014.  ^ "OFA extends league tie-up with Omantel". Oman
Oman
Observer.  ^ "OFA, PART reach TV coverage deal". Oman
Oman
Observer.  ^ "شراكة تسويقية بين اتحاد القدم والتليفزيون لـ 3 مواسم". azamn.com.  ^ " Oman
Oman
FA, Badr Al Samaa renew partnership". Times of Oman.  ^ " Omantel Renew as Title Sponsors of Omantel Professional League". opl.om.  ^ "Oman – List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 March 2012.  ^ "Most championships". goalzz.com. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

[1] table xscores.com Kooora Omani League
Omani League
Seasons Oman
Oman
Elite League – Hailoosport.com

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Top level Omani football league seasons

1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

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Football in Oman

National teams

Oman
Oman
men Oman
Oman
women Oman
Oman
U-23 Oman
Oman
U-20 Oman
Oman
U-17

League competitions

Omani League Oman
Oman
First Division League Oman
Oman
Second Division League

Cup competitions

Sultan
Sultan
Qaboos Cup Omani Super Cup Omani Federation Cup Omani Prince Cup (Defunct)

Champions Awards List of clubs (by number of titles) List of stadiums Top goalscorers

Omani League Sultan
Sultan
Qaboos Cup Super Cup

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Top level football leagues of Asia (AFC)

Afghanistan Australia Bahrain Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Cambodia China PR Chinese Taipei Guam Hong Kong India (I-League, Super League) Indonesia Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Macau Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal North Korea Northern Mariana Islands† Oman Pakistan Palestine (Gaza Strip, West Bank) Philippines Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Syria Tajikistan Thailand Timor-Leste Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Vietnam Yemen

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