King Cup of Champions

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King Cup of Champions
Current sport.svg 2014 King Cup of Champions
Founded
2007
Nation
 Saudi Arabia
Number of Teams
8
Current Champions
Al-Shabab

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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