Dhofar S.C.S.C.

Dhofar S.C.S.C.
Dhofar S.C.S.C.
نادي ظفار
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Full name Dhofar Sports, Cultural, and Social Club
Nickname(s) "Al-Zaeem"
(The Leader(s)/The Boss)
Founded 1968 (as Al-Shaab)
July 24, 1970
(as Dhofar)
Ground Al-Saada Stadium
Salalah, Oman
(Capacity: 12,000)
Chairman Oman Sheikh Badr Ali Said Al-Rawas
Manager Egypt Aiman Al-Ramadi
League Omani League
2009/10 Omani League, 2nd
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
[season]

Dhofar Sports, Cultural, and Social Club (Arabic: نادي ظفار الرياضي الثقافي الاجتماعي‎; also known locally as Al-Zaeem, or "The Leader(s)" because of their great success, or just plainly as Dhofar) is an Omani sports club, based in Salalah. Their home stadium is Al-Saada Stadium, but also recognize the older Salalah Sports Complex as their home ground. Both stadiums are government owned, but Dhofar also own their own personal stadium and sports equipment, as well as their own training facilities in the heart of Salalah on Al-Salaam Street.[1]

Dhofar is the most successful club in the Omani League, with a total of nine championships,[2] and seven Sultan Qaboos Cups[3] to its name, as well as reaching the final 12 times. Dhofar has also reached the final of the 1995-1996 Gulf Club Champions Cup, only losing to Saudi giants, Al-Nassr. The club has never been relegated to second division, along with counterparts Al-Nasr S.C., whom which they have a long lasting rivalry with. Although being relatively younger in foundation than many other Arab clubs, which generally were founded in the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's, Dhofar have been ranked as the 30th most successful club title-wise in the Arab World with a total of 19 titles.[4]

Contents

History

The idea for the founding of a club in Salalah began in the 1960s resulting in various meetings from the townspeople. The names considered for the new club were Al-Ahlia, Al-Nahda, Al-Arabi, and Al-Shaala, but the name to be chosen for the club was to be "Al-Shaab", a name literally translating to "The People",[5] and in 1968 the new club was finally founded.

2 years later the young club merged with neighboring club, Al-Shaala, from the Dahariz district of Salalah, and re-founded as Dhofar in 1970 appointing Salim Al-Kathiri as the club's first president, a position which was held by him until 1975.[6]

Dhofar, along with neighbors Al-Nasr have been generally labeled as the front runners of the Omani League, but as seen in the '08, '09 season, the clubs both performed horribly with Dhofar losing many games, and not going far in the Sultan Qaboos Cup, along with Al-Nasr even fighting a relegation battle.

The club is currently making a season comeback with their performance in the Sultan Qaboos Cup by reaching the final against a lower-leveled Saham tying in a thrilling 2-2 match then losing 6-7 in a penalty shootout after playing 30 minutes of extra time only to lose against the opposing team.

Dhofar also received second place in the 2009–10 Omani League losing only a few points short of first-time winners, Al-Suwaiq,[7] and in the process qualifying for the 2011 AFC Cup.

After the end of the second-place finishes earlier in the 09-10 season, Dhofar made major signings and re-signings in order to boost the club's performance in future competitions.[8]

Colors, kit providers, and sponsorships

Dhofar shirt and cap.
A Lotto-provided Dhofar Shirt, along with a Grand Sport-provided Dhofar cap.

Like the national team, Dhofar have also long-chosen red as the color to represent them. Historically, Dhofar usually wore a red jersey with white shorts, but during the 90's, and the new millennium Dhofar began to wear a full-red kit.

Over the years Dhofar have had numerous kit providers, ranging from Puma, to Lotto, and Grand Sport. As of now, Grand Sport provides Dhofar with kits.

Dhofar have also had many different sponsorships over the years, but rarely featured a shirt sponsor (only during notable matches such as the Sultan Qaboos Cup final.) Omani newspaper, Al-Watan, Dhofar Insurance, and Al Makan Cafe have all been featured on Dhofar's kit at one point in their history. Al Makan Cafe have most recently been used as Dhofar's shirt sponsor during the 2009/2010 Sultan Qaboos Cup Final, and in the friendly match against Swiss club, FC Zurich.

Achievements

Oman League Award.
Dhofar has won the most Oman League titles with a total of 9.

Performance in AFC competitions

  • Asian Club Championship: 2 appearances
1987: Qualifying Stage
1997: First Round
2004: Group Stage
2007: Group Stage
1991/92: Second Round

Performance in UAFA competitions

Year Host Country Place
1982 United Arab Emirates U.A.E. 6th place
1986 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 3rd place
1991 Oman Oman 4th place
1993 Kuwait Kuwait 4th place
1994 United Arab Emirates U.A.E. 6th place
1995 Bahrain Bahrain 2nd place
2001 United Arab Emirates Oman 3rd place
2002 Bahrain Bahrain 5th place
2005 Kuwait Kuwait Qualified but
did not participate
2008 ? 6th place
  • U-17 Gulf Club Champions Cup:
1994: Winners

Current squad

Hani Al-Dhabit
Dhofari captain, Hani Al-Dhabit has been on Dhofar for over a decade.

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

No. Position Player
1 Oman GK Badr Juma
2 Oman DF Muhammad Rabia
4 Oman DF Ashraf Eid
6 Republic of the Congo DF Sita Milandou
9 Oman FW Hashim Saleh
11 Oman MF Yousuf Shaaban
12 Oman FW Ahmed Manaa
14 Oman FW Hani Al-Dhabit (captain)
17 Oman DF Ahmed Awadh
19 Oman MF Suhail Ali
No. Position Player
20 Oman MF Hussain Al-Hadhri
22 Oman GK Riyadh Sibayt
23 Oman DF Fahd Naseeb
24 Oman FW Mitham Al-Ghazi
28 Oman FW Usama Subait
30 Oman DF Imtiyaz Abdul-Mutee
40 Oman GK Hani Najm
-- Oman DF Mohammed Rabia (vice-captain)
-- Oman DF Nabil Ashoor
-- Bahrain MF Jamal Rashid

Season transfers

In

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

No. Position Player
2 Oman DF Muhammed Rabia (from Oman Al-Nasr)
4 Oman DF Ashraf Eid (from Oman Al-Nasr)
16 Morocco FW Adil Lotfi (from Morocco FAR Rabat)
20 Oman MF Hussain Al-Hadhri (from United Arab Emirates Ajman)
22 Oman GK Riyadh Sibayt (from Oman Al-Oruba)
No. Position Player
24 Oman FW Mitham Al-Ghazi (from Oman Al-Ittihad)
28 Oman FW Usama Subait (from Oman Al-Talia)
-- Oman DF Mohammed Rabia (from Qatar Al-Ahli)
-- Oman DF Nabil Ashoor (from Kuwait Al Jahra)
-- Morocco MF Yassine Amlil (from Morocco Moghreb Tetouan)

Out

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

No. Position Player
8 Gabon MF Etienne Bito'o (to Oman Al-Nasr)
10 Oman MF Mohammed Taqi (to Oman Al-Suwaiq)
16 Gabon MF Cédric Moubamba (to ?)
15 Kuwait FW Marzouq Zaki (to Kuwait Al Arabi)
No. Position Player
27 Kuwait MF Hamad Aman (to Kuwait Al-Qadsiya)
-- Oman MF Hassan Al-Abrak (to Oman Salalah)
-- Morocco MF Yassine Amlil (to ?)
-- Morocco FW Adil Lotfi (to Oman Al-Oruba SC)

Notable players[10]

Many of Oman's greats once played on Dhofar.

Congo

  • Republic of the Congo Sita Milandou

Egypt

  • Egypt Ahmed Farooq
  • Egypt Shawki Gharib
  • Egypt Mohammed Mashaqi

Gabon

Iraq

  • Iraq Habib Jaafar
  • Iraq Sabah Jaeer

Kenya

  • Kenya Beant
  • Kenya Bob
  • Kenya De Glas
  • Kenya Francis
  • Kenya Joseph
  • Kenya Michel
  • Kenya Edgar Ochieng

Kuwait

Mexico

  • Mexico Alejandro Zurita

Morocco

  • Morocco Hisham Al-Alawi
  • Morocco Abdel-Hakim Bahoul
  • Morocco Taufiq Blagha
  • Morocco Kafavo
  • Morocco Simouni

Nigeria

  • Nigeria Gabriel
  • Nigeria Joseph

Oman

Senegal

  • Senegal Cisse
  • Senegal Mousa Kamara
  • Senegal Abdul-Rahman See

Somalia

  • Somalia Hassan Aslah

Sudan

  • Sudan Hussein Abdel-Hafid

Syria

  • Syria Aamar Al-Aznaoota
  • Syria Mohammed Swaidani

U.A.E.

Uruguay

  • Uruguay Fabián Trujillo

History of club presidents[11]

No Name From To
1 Oman Salim bin A'nnou Al-Kathiri 1970 1975
2 Oman Ali bin Said Badr Al-Rawas 1975 1976
3 Oman Saif bin Hafidh Abdullah Al-Rawas 1976 1986
4 Oman Ahmed bin Salim Ahmed Al-Rawas 1986 1997
5 Oman Ghazi bin Said Abdullah Al-Rawas 1997 2000
6 Oman Hamid bin Ahmed Al-Aajayli 2000 2004
7 Oman Naif bin Aamir Awadh Al-Rawas 2004 2006
8 Oman Badr bin Ali Said Al-Rawas 2006

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