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The 2017–18 Crown Prince Cup is the 43rd season of the Saudi premier knockout tournament for football teams of the Saudi Professional League. It will begin on 7 September 2017 and will concluded with the final on March 2018.[1]

2017–18 Crown Prince Cup
Country Saudi Arabia
Dates7 September 2017 – 19 September 2017
Matches played4
Goals scored5 (1.25 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Andria
Abdelkader Oueslati
Danilo Asprilla
Marcos Pizzelli
(1 goal each)
All statistics correct as of 19 September 2017.

Al-Ittihad are the defending champions after a 1–0 win over Al-Nassr in the final.[2]

On 19 September 2017, the General Sports Authority decided to cancel and abolish the tournament and start the new edition next season[3]


Changes and FormatEdit

For the first time, the Crown Prince Cup tournament will be contested by the 14 teams of the Pro League, having been decreased from the 30-team format that had been used since the 2013–14 season.[4] Under this new format, the finalists from the previous season will receive a bye to the knockout stage while the remaining 12 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.

On 16 June 2017 it was announced by the SAFF that VAR would be implemented in the tournament.[5]

Participating teamsEdit

Pro League (14 Teams)

First stageEdit

Round of 16Edit

The Round of 16 matches are to be played from 7 September to 30 October 2017.[6][7] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 9 September 2017[8]

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Andria Ohod 1
  Abdelkader Oueslati Al-Fateh
  Shikabala Al-Raed
  Danilo Asprilla Al-Fayha
  Marcos Pizzelli Al-Shabab

Note: Players and teams marked in bold are still active in the competition.


  1. ^ "2017–18 Saudi Crown Prince Cup Draw" (in Arabic). SAFF. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ "الاتحاد بطلا لكأس ولي العهد السعودي2017" (in Arabic). Sky News. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  3. ^ "قرارات معالي رئيس مجلس إدارة الهيئة العامة للرياضة". September 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "اكأس ولي العهد لفرق دوري جميل" (in Arabic). akhbaar. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  5. ^ "مصادر .. "تقنية الفيديو" تراقب 10 مباريات من دوري جميل" (in Arabic). akhbaar. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Skip Navigation Linksالاتحاد السعودي لكرة القدم > مركز الأخبار > صدور جدول دور ال16 من كأس سمو ولي العهدد" [Round of 16 fixtures] (in Arabic). SAFF. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Round of 16". Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Top Scorers -Crown Prince Cup". goalzz. Retrieved 8 September 2017.