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The 2016–17 Crown Prince Cup was the 42nd season of the Saudi premier knockout tournament for football teams of the Saudi Professional League and Saudi First Division. It began on 15 August 2016 and concluded with the final on 10 March 2017.[1]

2016–17 Crown Prince Cup
Country Saudi Arabia
Dates15 August 2016 – 10 March 2017
Teams30
ChampionsAl-Ittihad (8th title)
Runners-upAl-Nassr
Matches played29
Goals scored80 (2.76 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Omar Al-Somah (7 goals)
2017-18

Al-Ittihad won their eighth title after a 1–0 win over Al-Nassr in the final.[2]

Al-Hilal were the defending champions,[3] but they were eliminated by Al-Nassr in the semi-finals after reaching finals in 10 years in a row [4]

Contents

FormatEdit

The Crown Prince Cup is open to all 30 members of the Pro League and the First Division and is divided into two stages. The two finalists from the previous season receive a bye to the second stage, the remaining 28 clubs enter at the preliminary round.

The Crown Prince Cup is played as a knockout cup competition with each tie being played as a single match with the winner advancing to the next round.

Participating teamsEdit

First stageEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Preliminary round were played from 15 to 28 August 2016.[5][6] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Second stageEdit

BracketEdit

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
            
H Al-Ahli 2
A Al-Faisaly 1
A Al-Ahli 6
H Hajer 1
H Hajer 1
A Al-Fateh 0
A Al-Ahli 2
H Al-Ittihad 3
H Al-Ittihad (p) (8)
A Al-Qadisiyah (7)
A Al-Ittihad 1
H Al-Batin 0
A Al-Batin 2
H Al-Taawoun 0
Al-Ittihad 1
Al-Nassr 0
A Al-Hilal 2
H Al-Raed 1
H Al-Hilal 2
A Al-Shabab 0
A Najran 0
H Al-Shabab 6
H Al-Hilal 0
A Al-Nassr 2
A Al-Nassr 3
H Al-Watani 1
H Al-Nassr 1
A Al-Wehda 0
H Al-Wehda (p) (4)
A Al-Khaleej (1)

Note: H: Home team, A: Away team

Round of 16Edit

Round of 16 were played from 26 to 29 September 2016.[7][8] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Quarter-finalsEdit

Quarter-finals were played on 24 and 25 October 2016.[9][10] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Semi-finalsEdit

Semi-finals will be played on 26 and 27 December 2016.[11][12] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

FinalEdit

The final was held on 10 March 2017 at King Fahd International Stadium. It was won by Al-Ittihad, who defeated Al-Nassr to achieve their 8th title.

Al-Ittihad1–0Al-Nassr
Kahraba   16' Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "نتائج قرعة كأس سمو ولي العهد 2016-2017" [2016–17 Saudi Crown Prince Cup Draw] (in Arabic). SAFF. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ "الاتحاد بطلا لكأس ولي العهد السعودي2017" (in Arabic). Sky News. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Al-Hilal Football first team wins the Saudi Crown Prince Cup after beating Al-Ahli". alhilal. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  4. ^ "النصر يقصي الهلال ويتأهل لنهائي كأس ولي العهد" (in Arabic). arriyadiyah. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  5. ^ "صدور جدول دور الـ32 لكأس سمو ولي العهد" [Round of 32 fixtures] (in Arabic). SAFF. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Round of 32". goalzz.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  7. ^ "صدور جدول دور ال16 لكأس سمو ولي العهد" [Round of 16 fixtures] (in Arabic). SAFF. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Round of 16". goalzz.com. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  9. ^ "صدور جدول دور ال8 من كأس سمو ولي العهد" [Quarterfinals fixtures] (in Arabic). SAFF. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Quarter finals". goalzz.com. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  11. ^ "المسابقات تصدر مواعيد دور الأربعة والجولتين 14-15" (in Arabic). SAFF. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Semi finals". goalzz.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016.