Al-Orouba SC

Al-Orouba SC
نادي العروبة الرياضي
Full name Al-Orouba Sporting Club
Nickname(s) Al-Marid
(The Giant(s))
Founded 1970 (1970)
Ground Sur Sports Complex
Sur, Oman
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Oman His Excellency Abdullah Salim Al-Mukhaini
Manager Italy Fabio Lopez
League Oman Professional League
2014–15 1st (Winners)

Al-Orouba Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي العروبة الرياضي ; also known locally as Al-Marid, or "The Giant(s)" , or just plainly as Al-Orouba) 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.


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-Orouba. The first chairman of Al-Orouba SC was Sheikh Ali Said Al-Alawi. The club was founded in 1970 and was registered on 26 June 2002.

Being a multisport club

Although being mainly known for their football, Al-Orouba 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.

Crest and colours

Al-Orouba 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-Orouba 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.


The club has a unique fan culture with an orchestra playing traditional arabic music during home matches.

Club participation in CSR activities

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


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

National titles

  • Winners 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011
  • Winners 2001–02
  • Runners-up 1994–95
  • Winners 1992–93, 1993–94, 2002–03

Club performance-International Competitions

AFC competitions

  • 1991 : Qualifying-Round One

UAFA competitions


First team squad

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
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
No. Position Player
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

7 Oman MF Aiman Al-Rahbi
8 Oman MF Abdul Majeed Al-Hadi
10 Oman MF Younis Mubarak Al-Mahaijri
14 Oman MF Ahmed Mishaal Al-Mushrafi
87 Oman MF Ibrahim Al-Zadjali
90 Kyrgyzstan MF Edgar Bernhardt

19 Oman FW Azwar Al-Hasani
35 Oman FW Abdullah Abdul-Hadi
46 Oman FW Majid Al-Mukhaini
77 Mali FW Moussa Koné


Technical staff

Position Name
Head Coach Italy Fabio Lopez
Assistant Coach
Oman Said Nasser Al-Farsi
Goalkeeping Coach


Team Manager Oman Abdullah Jameel Al-Mukhaini
Team Doctor Egypt Khaled El-Shamy


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


  1. "Al-Oruba Sur".

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