2015–16 Saudi Crown Prince Cup

The 2015–16 Saudi Crown Prince Cup was the 41st season of the Saudi Crown Prince Cup since its establishment in 1957. This season's competition featured a total of 30 teams, 14 teams from the Pro League, and 16 teams from the First Division.

2015–16 Crown Prince Cup
CountrySaudi Arabia
Dates15 August 2015 (2015-08-15) – 19 February 2016 (2016-02-19)
Teams30
Defending championsAl-Ahli
ChampionsAl-Hilal (13th title)
Runners-upAl-Ahli
Matches played29
Goals scored91 (3.14 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Saqer Otaif
(4 goals)
All statistics correct as of 19 February 2016.

The holders were Al-Ahli who beat Al-Hilal 2–1 in the previous season's final on 13 February 2015.[1]

The 2016 Saudi Crown Prince Cup Final was played between Al-Ahli and Al-Hilal at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.[2] In a rematch of the previous year's final, Al-Hilal defeated holders Al-Ahli 2–1 in the final to win their record-extending 13th Crown Prince Cup title.[3]

Participating teamsEdit

Pro LeagueEdit

First DivisionEdit

First stageEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The Preliminary round fixtures were played on 15, 16, 17 & 24 August 2015.[4][5][6][7] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).


15 August 2015 6Al-Fateh (1)1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
Al-Nahda (2) Al-Hasa
19:00 Bo Shaqra   39' Al-Malki   29' Stadium: Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Referee: Khaled Salwi
Penalties
Élton  
Al-Bladi  
Buhimed  
Sharahili  
Hazzazi  
Al-Asmari  
  Al-Aliany
  Al-Dhahi
  Al-Malki
  Al-Nashi
  Al-Rajaa
  Al-Omaisi
15 August 2015 11Al-Batin (2)2–3 (a.e.t.) Al-Khaleej (1) Hafar Al-Batin
19:15 Papa Diop   14'
Mohanna   85'
Al Salem   80'
Hussein   90+4'
Al-Turki   119'
Stadium: Al-Batin Club Stadium
Referee: Ahmed Al-Remeikhany
15 August 2015 13Damac (2)0–1 Najran (1) Abha
19:15 Al-Mehyani   45' Stadium: Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium
Referee: Majed Al-Shamrani
15 August 2015 14 Al-Ittihad (1) 5–0Ohod (2)Makkah
20:45 Sânmărtean   36'
Rivas   41'
Al-Ghamdi   49'
Khrees   63'
Fallatah   80'
Stadium: King Abdul Aziz Stadium
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Kaabi
16 August 2015 2 Al-Qadisiyah (1) 3–2Al-Jeel (2)Khobar
19:00 Hector   54'
Al-Obaid  83'
Abdul-Amir   90+5' (pen.)
Douglas   48' (pen.)
Adam   69'
Stadium: Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium
Referee: Khaled Al-Sennani
16 August 2015 8 Hajer (1) 2–1Al-Watani (2)Al-Hasa
19:00 Mojica   62' (pen.)
Al-Saiari   65'
Harzan   82' Stadium: Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Referee: Sami Al-Jires
16 August 2015 3 Al-Faisaly (1) 2–1Al-Fayha (2)Al Majma'ah
19:15 Salem   45'
Onyilo   84'
Al-Khamis   24' Stadium: King Salman Sport City Stadium
Referee: Haidar Al-Sharidah
16 August 2015 1 Al-Taawoun (1) 3–0Al-Diriyah (2)Buraidah
20:45 Fallatah   35'
Machado   44'
Al-Mousa   77'
Stadium: King Abdullah Sport City Stadium
Referee: Khaled Al-Teris
17 August 2015 10 Al-Ettifaq (2) 1–0Al-Raed (1)Dammam
19:00 Al-Bishi   60' (o.g.) Stadium: Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Shehri
17 August 2015 4 Al-Shoulla (2) 1–0Al-Nojoom (2)Al-Kharj
19:10 Hawsawi   63' Stadium: Al-Shoulla Club Stadium
Referee: Mohammed Al-Shehri
17 August 2015 9 Al-Orobah (2) 2–1Al Tai (2)Sakakah
19:40 Al-Joni   8'21' (pen.) Mohammed Ishak   42' Stadium: Al-Orobah Club Stadium
Referee: Hassan Al-Asmari
17 August 2015 5Al-Riyadh (2)0–1 Al-Shabab (1) Riyadh
20:45 Al-Mofarrej   90+4' (o.g.) Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
Referee: Mishari Al-Mishari
24 August 2015 12Al-Hazem (2)2–4 Al-Wehda (1) Ar Rass
19:15 Wazani   40'
Al-Harbi   61'
Madkhali   5'
Faresi   9'
Otaif   52'57'
Stadium: Al-Hazem Club Stadium
Referee: Abdullah Al-Awidan
24 August 2015 7 Al-Nassr (1) 5–0Al-Mujazzal (2)Riyadh
20:45 Fabián   35'66'
Al-Sahlawi   54'90+3'
Al-Shehri   73'
Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
Referee: Mishari Al-Mishari

Second stageEdit

BracketEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
            
A Al-Hilal 2
H Al-Taawoun 1
H Al-Hilal 4
A Al-Qadisiyah 1
A Al-Qadisiyah (aet) 1
H Al-Faisaly 0
H Al-Hilal 4
A Al-Shabab 0
A Al-Shoulla 1
H Al-Shabab (aet) 2
H Al-Shabab 1
A Al-Nassr 0
A Al-Nahda 1
H Al-Nassr 5
Al-Hilal 2
Al-Ahli 1
A Al-Ahli 4
H Hajer 2
H Al-Ahli 1
A Al-Ettifaq 0
H Al-Orobah 0
A Al-Ettifaq (aet) 1
A Al-Ahli 1
H Al-Ittihad 0
A Al-Khaleej (aet) 4
H Al-Wehda 2
H Al-Khaleej 1
A Al-Ittihad 2
A Najran 1
H Al-Ittihad 2

Note: H: Home team, A: Away team

Round of 16Edit

The Round of 16 fixtures were played on 11 & 12 September 2015.[4][5][8][9] The Al-Taawoun v Al-Hilal match was delayed to 30 November 2015 due to Al-Hilal's participation in the quarter-finals of the 2015 AFC Champions League. All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

11 September 2015 16Al-Faisaly (1)0–1 (a.e.t.) Al-Qadisiyah (1) Al Majma'ah
18:45 Report Abo Shararah   114' Stadium: King Salman Sport City Stadium
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Shehri
11 September 2015 16Al-Orobah (2)0–1 (a.e.t.) Al-Ettifaq (2) Sakakah
19:10 Report Gonçalves   93' (pen.) Stadium: Al-Orobah Club Stadium
Referee: Mishari Al-Mishari
11 September 2015 17 Al-Shabab (1) 2–1 (a.e.t.)Al-Shoulla (2)Riyadh
20:45 Al-Hashan   47'
Al-Qumaizi   93'
Report Al-Jehani   79' Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
Referee: Faisal Al-Blwi
11 September 2015 21Al-Wehda (1)2–4 (a.e.t.) Al-Khaleej (1) Makkah
20:45 Otaif   22'44' Report Sylla   34'
Al-Turki   75'
Al-Rashid   94'
Majrashi   109'
Stadium: King Abdul Aziz Stadium
Referee: Khaled Al-Teris
12 September 2015 19Hajer (1)2–4 Al-Ahli (1) Al-Hasa
18:30 Al-Saiari   78'
Ceran   90+1'
Report Hawsawi   7'
Al Somah   18'
Fetfatzidis   81'
Seraj   90+3'
Stadium: Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Referee: Fahad Al-Oraini
12 September 2015 18 Al-Nassr (1) 5–1Al-Nahda (2)Riyadh
18:40 Maïga   17'80'90+3'
Mierzejewski   45+2'
Al-Sahlawi   64'
Report Al-Dhiyabi   90' Stadium: King Fahd International Stadium
Attendance: 2,119
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hoaish
12 September 2015 22 Al-Ittihad (1) 2–1Najran (1)Jeddah
20:45 Noor   13'60' (pen.) Report Wahib   74' Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Saleh Al-Hathlool
30 November 2015 15Al-Taawoun (1)1–2 Al-Hilal (1) Buraidah
19:30 Al-Khamees   90+2' Report Al-Shamrani   19' (pen.)
Aílton   56'
Stadium: King Abdullah Sport City Stadium
Referee: Shukri Al-Hanfoush

Quarter-finalsEdit

The Quarter-finals fixtures were played on 22 & 23 October 2015.[4][5][10] The Al-Hilal v Al-Qadisiyah match was delayed due to Al-Hilal's participation in the semi-finals of the 2015 AFC Champions League. All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

22 October 2015 26Al-Khaleej (1)1–2 Al-Ittihad (1) Khobar
20:00 Al Salem   6' Report Troisi   80'
Sânmărtean   87'
Stadium: Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium
Attendance: 4,226
Referee: Marai Al Awaji
23 October 2015 25 Al-Ahli (1) 1–0Al-Ettifaq (2)Jeddah
20:00 Al Somah   70' Report Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City
Attendance: 15,453
Referee: Shukri Al-Hanfoush
23 October 2015 24 Al-Shabab (1) 1–0Al Nassr (1)Riyadh
20:00 Affonso   90+2' Report Stadium: King Fahd International Stadium
Referee: Saleh Al-Hathlool
28 December 2015 23 Al-Hilal (1) 4–1Al-Qadisiyah (1)Riyadh
17:50 Eduardo   36'65'
Al-Shamrani   54' (pen.)
Al-Qahtani   84'
Report N. Hazazi   39' Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
Attendance: 5,076
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hoaish

Semi-finalsEdit

The Semi-finals fixtures were played on 31 December 2015 and 1 January 2016.[4][5][11] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

31 December 2015 28Al-Ittihad (1)0–1 Al-Ahli (1) Jeddah
20:00 Report Hamad   44' Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City
Attendance: 53,256
Referee: Turki Al-Khudhayr
1 January 2016 27 Al-Hilal (1) 4–0Al-Shabab (1)Riyadh
20:00 Al-Shahrani   25'
Aílton   48'
Eduardo   69' (pen.)
Al-Faraj   74'
Report Stadium: King Fahd International Stadium
Attendance: 11,970
Referee: Shukri Al-Hanfoush

FinalEdit

The final was held on 19 February 2016 in the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.[5][12] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

WinnerEdit

2015–16 Crown Prince Cup
Winners
Al-Hilal
13th Title

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 19 February 2016[13]

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Saqer Otaif Al-Wehda 4
2   Nasser Al-Shamrani Al-Hilal 3
  Modibo Maïga Al-Nassr
  Carlos Eduardo Al-Hilal
  Mohammad Al-Sahlawi Al-Nassr

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