2008–09 Omani League

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Omani League
Season2008–09
ChampionsAl-Nahda
RelegatedSur
Sohar
AFC CupAl-Nahda
Saham
Matches played132
Goals scored314 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorerOman Said Al-Ruzaiqi (13 goals)
Biggest home winAl-Nasr 4-0 Sohar
(6 March 2009)
Saham 5-1 Al-Shabab
(29 April 2009)
Al-Khaboura 4-0 Dhofar
(21 May 2009)
Biggest away winSohar 0-3 Al-Tali'aa
(28 November 2008)
Sohar 0-3 Al-Oruba
(26 February 2009)
Dhofar 0-3 Al-Shabab
(3 April 2009)
Saham 0-3 Muscat
(24 April 2009)
Al-Shabab 0-3 Al-Tali'aa
(7 May 2009)
Highest scoringAl-Tali'aa 3-3 Al-Seeb
(2 March 2009)
Al-Nasr 4-2 Saham
(21 May 2009)
Longest winning run(5 games)
Al-Nahda
Muscat
Longest unbeaten run(10 games)
Al-Nahda
Muscat
Longest losing run(5 games)
Al-Shabab
Dhofar
Sohar

The 2008–09 Omani League was the 33rd edition of the top football league in Oman.[1] It began on 23 October 2008 and finished on 27 May 2009. Al-Oruba SC were the defending champions, having won the previous 2007–08 Omani League season. On Wednesday, 27 May 2009, Al-Nahda Club lost 1-0 away in their final league match against Sur SC and emerged as the champions of the 2008–09 Omani League with a total of 45 points.

Teams[edit]

This season the league had 12 teams. Al-Wahda SC, Oman Club and Bahla Club were relegated to the Second Division League after finishing in the relegation zone in the 2007-08 season. The three relegated teams were replaced by Second Division League teams Sohar SC, Saham SC and Al-Shabab Club.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Home city Stadium Capacity
Al-Khaboura Al-Khaboura Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Al-Nahda Al-Buraimi Nizwa Sports Complex 10,000
Al-Nasr Salalah Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Al-Oruba Sur Sur Sports Complex 8,000
Al-Seeb Seeb Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Shabab Barka Seeb Stadium 14,000
Al-Tali'aa Sur Sur Sports Complex 8,000
Dhofar Salalah Al-Saada Stadium / Salalah Sports Complex 12,000 / 8,000
Muscat Muscat Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex / Royal Oman Police Stadium 39,000 / 18,000
Saham Saham Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Sohar Sohar Sohar Regional Sports Complex 19,000
Sur Sur Sur Sports Complex 8,000

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Nahda (C) 22 13 6 3 32 15 +17 45 2010 AFC Cup group stage
2 Muscat 22 9 10 3 24 13 +11 37
3 Al-Oruba 22 9 9 4 26 14 +12 36 2009–10 Gulf Club Champions Cup Group stage
4 Al-Khaboura 22 9 8 5 27 19 +8 35
5 Saham 22 8 6 8 30 29 +1 30 2010 AFC Cup group stage[a]
6 Al-Shabab 22 8 6 8 27 31 −4 30
7 Dhofar 22 9 2 11 24 33 −9 29
8 Al-Tali'aa 22 8 4 10 32 31 +1 28
9 Al-Seeb 22 5 11 6 25 24 +1 26
10 Al-Nasr 22 6 7 9 28 30 −2 25 Relegation Playoff
11 Sur (R) 22 5 6 11 20 33 −13 21 Relegation to 2009–10 Oman First Division League
12 Sohar (R) 22 3 5 14 19 42 −23 14
Updated to match(es) played on 27 May 2009. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Saham were the second representative from Oman as the winners 2009 Sultan Qaboos Cup.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALK ALNH ALN ALO ALS ALSH ALT DHO MCT SAH SOH SUR
Al-Khaboura 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1
Al-Nahda 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0
Al-Nasr 1–3 0–0 2–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 4–2 4–0 1–1
Al-Oruba 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0
Al-Seeb 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–3 0–1 2–2
Al-Shabab 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–1
Al-Tali'aa 2–3 2–3 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–3 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–0
Dhofar 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–3 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–0
Muscat 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–1
Saham 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 5–1 1–2 3–0 0–3 1–1 3–2
Sohar 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–3 3–1 2–3 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2
Sur 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 3–1
Updated to match(es) played on 27 May 2009. Source: [2]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

As of 27 May 2009

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Oman Said Al-Ruzaiqi Al-Tali'aa 13
2 Brazil Aoerson D'Costa Al-Oruba 11
Oman Mohammed Al Mashaikhi Al-Suwaiq
3 Oman Hassan Al-Ajmi Sohar 8
Gabon Etienne Bito'o Dhofar
Oman Doaej Khalfan Al-Khaboura
6 Brazil Rodrigo Jorge Muscat 7
Oman Qasim Said Al-Nasr
Oman Hani Al-Dhabit Dhofar
Oman Sultan Al-Fulaiti Al-Seeb

Media coverage[edit]

Oman Mobile League Media Coverage
Country Television Channel Matches
 Oman Oman TV2 3 Matches per round

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ELITE LEAGUE". soccerway.com.