2013 King Cup of Champions

The 2013 King Cup of Champions, or The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup, was the 38th season of King Cup of Champions since its establishment in 1957, and the 6th under the current edition. The top eight in the Professional League competed in the King cup which kicked off on 4 May.[1] Al-Ahli were the defending champion but they were eliminated by Al-Shabab in semifinals.

2013 King Cup of Champions
CountrySaudi Arabia
Dates4 - 29 May 2013
Teams8
ChampionsAl-Ittihad
Runners-upAl-Shabab
Matches played14
Goals scored45 (3.21 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Mukhtar Fallatah
Muhannad Assiri
(4 goals)
2012
2014

Al-Ittihad won their eighth title after beating Al-Shabab 4–2 in the final, and qualified to the Champions League.

Prize moneyEdit

  • Final winner: 4,000,000 Saudi Riyals.
  • Final runners-up: 2,500,000 Saudi Riyals.
  • Third place: 1,500,000 Saudi Riyals.[2]

Participating teamsEdit

Team Qualifying method App* Last App
Al-Fateh 2012–13 Professional League champions 3rd 2012
Al-Hilal 2012–13 Professional League runners up 6th 2012
Al-Shabab 2012–13 Professional League 3rd place 6th 2012
Al-Nassr 2012–13 Professional League 4th place 6th 2012
Al-Ahli 2012–13 Professional League 5th place 6th 2012
Al-Ettifaq 2012–13 Professional League 6th place 5th 2012
Al-Ittihad 2012–13 Professional League 7th place 6th 2012
Al-Raed 2012–13 Professional League 8th place 1st none

* Number of appearance in King Cup of Champions since the 2008 season.

Fixtures and resultsEdit

BracketEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
             
7 Al-Ittihad 3 1 4
2 Al-Hilal 2 1 3
7 Al-Ittihad 2 4 6
1 Al-Fateh 0 0 0
1 Al-Fateh 2 2 4
6 Al-Ettifaq 2 1 3
7 Al-Ittihad 4
3 Al-Shabab 2
5 Al-Ahli 3 3 6
4 Al-Nassr 1 1 2
5 Al-Ahli 1 0 1 Third place
3 Al-Shabab 0 2 2
8 Al-Raed 0 1 1 5 Al-Ahli 2
3 Al-Shabab 2 3 5 1 Al-Fateh 0

Quarter-finalsEdit

Quarter-finals were played on 4, 5, 8, & 9 May 2013.[3]

First legEdit

4 May 2013 Al-Ahli 3–1Al-NassrMakkah
20:45 (UTC+3) Bruno César   11' (pen.)
Al-Hosni   26'45'
  57' Ghaleb Stadium: King Abdul Aziz Stadium
5 May 2013 Al-Raed0–2 Al-Shabab Buraidah
19:05 (UTC+3)   6' Assiri
  69' Al-Dawsari
Stadium: King Abdullah Sport City Stadium
5 May 2013 Al-Ittihad 3–2Al-HilalMakkah
20:45 (UTC+3) Fallatah   34' (pen.)46'
Al-Ghamdi   82'
  5' Al-Shalhoub
  48' Wesley
Stadium: King Abdul Aziz Stadium

Second legEdit

8 May 2013 Al-Nassr1–3 Al-Ahli Riyadh
20:45 (UTC+3) Al-Sahlawi   35'   37' Bruno César
  67' Al-Hosni
  71' Palomino
Stadium: King Fahd International Stadium
9 May 2013 Al-Shabab 3–1Al-RaedRiyadh
19:05 (UTC+3) Al-Dawsari   41'
Al-Shamrani   69'
Assiri   88'
  74' Yves Diba Ilunga Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
9 May 2013 Al-Hilal 1–1 Al-Ittihad Riyadh
20:45 (UTC+3) Al-Abed   7'   81' Al-Ghamdi Stadium: King Fahd International Stadium

Semi-finalsEdit

Semi-finals were played on 17, 18, 24, & 25 May 2013.[4]

First legEdit

17 May 2013 Al-Ittihad 2–0Al-FatehMakkah
20:50 (UTC+3) Fallatah   30'
Qassem   83'
Stadium: King Abdul Aziz Stadium

Second legEdit

25 May 2013 Al-Shabab 2–0Al-AhliRiyadh
19:05 (UTC+3) Assiri   22'34' Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium

Third placeEdit

Third place game was played on 28 May 2013.[5]

28 May 2013 Al-Ahli 2–0Al-FatehMakkah
20:00 (UTC+3) Bassas   2'
Al-Mehyani   28'
Stadium: King Abdul Aziz Stadium

FinalEdit

WinnerEdit

2013 King Cup of Champions
Winners
Al-Ittihad
8th Title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In King Cup of Champions". STC Sports. STC Sports. Archived from the original on 17 November 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  2. ^ "كأس الملك ينطلق السبت .. وتسعة ملايين ريال جوائز لاصحاب المراكز الاولى". Sportksa. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Quarterfinals". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Simefinal". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Third Place". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 2 December 2015.