Al Shabab (Oman)

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Al-Shabab is a sports club based in Seeb
Seeb
Seeb, As Seeb or As Sib is a coastal fishing town, located several kilometres northwest of Muscat, in northeastern Oman. It is located at around...

, Oman
Oman
Oman , officially called the Sultanate of Oman , is an Arab state in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the...

. It is most noted for its Omani football club
Football clubs of Oman
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...

, currently playing in first division of the Omani League
Omani League
The Omani League is the top division of the Oman Football Association, and was officially created in 1976. Currently the most successful team in the Omani League, trophy-wise is Dhofar with a total of 9 trophies....

. The team was recently founded in 2003. The sports club also has nationally competing handball team, amongst other sports.

History


Al-Shabab were promoted to the first division of the Omani League
Omani League
The Omani League is the top division of the Oman Football Association, and was officially created in 1976. Currently the most successful team in the Omani League, trophy-wise is Dhofar with a total of 9 trophies....

 after reaching the second division final in the 2007–08 season, where the club lost to Saham Club
Saham Club
Saham Club is an Omani football club from Saham, Al Batinah Region currently playing in first division.The club caused a major upset when beating 7-time Sultan Qaboos Cup winners, Dhofar in 2009, receiving their first ever title....

 on penalties.

In December 2009, Al-Shabab were struggling to avoid relegation from the first division and signed Oman national football team
Oman national football team
The Oman national football team is the national team of Oman. Although the team was officially founded in 1978, the squad was formed long before, and has established a proper football association in only December, 2005...

 defender Juma Abdullah al-Wahaibi from Kuwaiti Premier League
Kuwaiti Premier League
The Kuwaiti Premier League is the top division of the Kuwait Football Association league pyramid system. It was created in 1961. Al Arabi holds the best record in the competition, winning it 16 times...

 side Al-Tadamon.Players who joined the club in 2010 include Al Shoon and Al Wahaibi in January and Al Bulushi, Al Musaifri and Rabia, H in July.

Notable players

Eirak Lamin Bangor Abdul Wahab alKtlan Saeed Al-Shon Emad Dhefallah Hontol Vernes Kunovac

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