Kings Cup (Saudi Arabia)

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The Custodian Of The Two Holy Mosques Cup
Founded 1957
Region Saudi Arabia
Number of teams 153
International cup(s) AFC Champions League
Current champions Al-Hilal (8th title)
Most successful club(s) Al-Ahli (13 titles)
Television broadcasters MBC Pro Sports, Al-Riyadiah (only the Final)
2017 season

The King Cup, officially known as "The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Cup" (Arabic: كأس خادم الحرمين الشريفين‎‎), is the Saudi Arabian football knockout cup competition, run by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.

The cup was created in 1957 and was played until 1990. It was re-launched again in 2007 as "King Cup of Champions", and was played by only the top 6 finishers of the Professional League plus the Crown Prince Cup and Federation Cup winners. Since 2014, it was renamed to "King Cup", the competition is closely going back to its roots, by implementing the old format, 153 clubs have taken part in the tournament.[1] Al-Hilal are the current holders of the cup.

Qualification and prize money[edit]

The cup winner will be guaranteed a place in the AFC Champions League.[2]

Prize money:[2]

  • Final winners: 5,500,000 Saudi Riyals.
  • Final runners-up: 4,000,000 Saudi Riyals.

Winners by year[edit]

Kings Cup

Performance by club[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Club Winners Winning years
Al-Ahli
13
1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 2011, 2012, 2016
Al-Ittihad
8
1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1988, 2010, 2013
Al-Hilal
8
1961, 1964, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1989, 2015, 2017
Al-Nassr
6
1974, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990
Al-Shabab
3
2008, 2009, 2014
Al-Ettifaq
2
1968, 1985
Al-Wehda
2
1957, 1966
Totals
42

Finals[edit]

ITTIHAD Jeddah

Club Finalists Finals years
AL-Ahli FC
17
1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
16
1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Al-Hilal FCl-Hilal
14
1961, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2010, 2015
AL-NASSER FC
13
1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2012, 2015, 2016
Al-Wehda
7
1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1970
Al-Ettifaq
6
1965, 1966, 1968, 1983, 1985, 1988
AL-Shabab fc
6
1969, 1980, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014
Al-Riyadh
2
1962, 1978
Al-Taawoun
1
1990
Totals
82

Source:[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "بيان: موافقة على تغيير نظامي كأس الملك وولي العهد". TheSAFF.com.sa. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "لائحة المسابقات والبطولات بالإتحاد العربي السعودي لكرة القدم" [Regulations of Saudi Arabian Football Federation Competitions] (PDF) (in Arabic). Saudi Arabian Football Federation. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Saudi King Cup of Champions". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Saudi Kings Cup (1957 to 1988)". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2008". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2009". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2010". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2011". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2012". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2012-2013". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2014". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2015". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup - Saudi Arabia 2016". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 

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