Fanja (Football club)

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Fanja Sports Club is an 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 the second division of the Oman Football Association
Oman Football Association
The Oman Football Association is the governing body of football in Oman. It was founded in 1978, has been a member of the Asian Football Confederation since 1979 and of FIFA since 1980. Oman Football Association is a relatively young member of the football fraternity...

. Fanja finished the 2010 season in the second division with third place—just short of qualifying for 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....

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It has an illustrious history, with seven Omani League championship titles (1976–77, 1978–79, 1983–84, 1985–88, 1990–91), the second-highest number in Omani history. The club's best years were in the 1970s and the 1980s, but the death of club owner HRH Sayyid Sami adversely affected the club, and for nearly the last 20 years, Fanja have failed to receive one trophy. Their last achievements were in 1991 when they had won 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....

 and the Sultan Qaboos Cup
Sultan Qaboos Cup
The Sultan Qaboos Cup is Oman's premier knockout tournament in men's football . Its first edition was held in 1972 and the champions were Al-Ahli. Fanja are the most successful club in the competition by the cup 8 times, and Dhofar comes next by winning 7 times.-Previous winners:-Performance by club:...

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They are considered one of 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...

's best football clubs along with Dhofar.

Achievements

  • 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....

    : 7
1977, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991
  • Sultan Qaboos Cup
    Sultan Qaboos Cup
    The Sultan Qaboos Cup is Oman's premier knockout tournament in men's football . Its first edition was held in 1972 and the champions were Al-Ahli. Fanja are the most successful club in the competition by the cup 8 times, and Dhofar comes next by winning 7 times.-Previous winners:-Performance by club:...

    : 8
1975, 1976, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991
  • Gulf Club Champions Cup
    Gulf Club Champions Cup
    The GCC Champions League , formerly known as the Arabian Gulf Cup for Clubs , is an annually organized football league tournament for club of the Arab states...

    : 1989 - 1st place.
  • Gulf Club Champions Cup: 1988 - 4th place.
  • Gulf Youth Tournament: 1995 & 1997 - 1st place.

Performance in AFC competitions

  • Asian Club Championship: 4 appearances


1986: Qualifying Stage
1988: Qualifying Stage

1989: Qualifying Stage
1990: Group Stage

  • Asian Cup Winners Cup
    Asian Cup Winners Cup
    The Asian Cup Winners' Cup was an association football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation . The competition was started in 1991 as a tournament for all the domestic cup winners from countries affiliated to the AFC...

    : 2 appearances
1990/91
Asian Cup Winners Cup 1991
The 1990–91 Asian Cup Winners' Cup was the first edition of the continental football competition for cup winners of member nations of the AFC. Persepolis of Iran were duly crowned champions after defeating Muharraq of Bahrian 1:0 over two legs in the final....

: First Round
1992/93: Second Round

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