King Cup of Champions

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King Cup of Champions
Current sport.svg 2014 King Cup of Champions
 Saudi Arabia
Number of Teams
Current Champions

King Cup of Champions is the final tournament in the Saudi football season. It has started in the 2007-2008 season.

It is officially known as "The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Champions Cup" (Arabic: كأس خادم الحرمين الشريفين للأبطال‎), and is a cup championship launched on 31/5/2007. Due to be held from the 2007/2008 season onwards, it is expected to become the country's premier football competition. League star player Mohammad Al-Deayea is quoted as saying "its a fantastic competition that will grow in stature over the years, I'm proud to be a part of it". The first team to win the new tournament, was Al-Shabab in 2008.

Format and Participants[edit]

The cup is organised as a straight knockout tournament with 8 teams participating.

8 teams compete for the King's Cup:

The 8 teams play knockout games of 2 legs where they are classefied to 2 levels.

Level 1 :

Level 2 :

In the event of duplicate qualifiers, they are replaced in the following order: The Crown Prince Cup runner up, Prince Faisal Cup runner up, 7th place team, and 8th place team.

Qualification and Prize Money[edit]

The winner of the cup qualifies to the AFC Asian Champions League.

The prize money is awarded as follows:

  • Winner: 4 million Saudi Riyals
  • Runner up: 2.5 million Riyals
  • Third place: 1.5 million Riyals

Previous winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-Up Final Score Top scorer(s) Goals
2007-08 Al-Shabab Al-Ittihad 3-1 Nasser Al-Shamrani 7
2008-09 Al-Shabab Al-Ittihad 4-0 Nasser Al-Shamrani & Waleed Al-Gizani 3
2010 Al-Ittihad Al-Hilal 0-0 (5-4 pens) Saad Al-Harthi 5
2011 Al-Ahli Al-Ittihad 0-0 (4-2 pens) Mukhtar Fallatah 6
2012 Al-Ahli Al-Nassr 4-1 Élton 5
2013 Al-Ittihad Al-Shabab 4-2 Mukhtar Fallatah 4
2014 Al-Shabab Al-Ahli 3-0

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