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The 2017 King Cup (also known as The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup) was the 42nd edition of the King Cup since its establishment in 1957, and the 10th under the current format. It started on 18 January and concluded with the final on 18 May 2017. The winner qualifies for the 2018 AFC Champions League group stage.

2017 King Cup
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup
Country Saudi Arabia
Dates18 January – 18 May 2017
Teams32
ChampionsAl-Hilal (8th title)
Runners-upAl-Ahli
Matches played31
Goals scored108 (3.48 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Omar Kharbin
(5 goals)
2016
2018
All statistics correct as of 18 May 2017.

Al-Hilal won their eighth title after a 3–2 win over defending champions Al-Ahli in the final on 18 May 2017.[1]

The winner of the King Cup earns automatic qualification to the 2018 AFC Champions League group stage. However, as Al-Hilal qualified for the AFC Champions League via winning the league, Al-Nassr, the highest placed team in the 2016–17 Saudi Professional League not already qualified took the group stage spot.

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Participating teamsEdit

A total of 32 teams participated in this season. 14 teams from the Professional league, 15 teams from the First Division, and 3 teams qualifying from the preliminary stage. Al-Hazm were excluded from participating this season after they withdrew from the competition last year.[2]

League Teams
Pro league
1st Division
2nd Division

BracketEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
               
H Al-Ahli 2
A Al-Shoulla 1
A Al-Ahli 3
H Al-Qadisiyah 1
A Al-Qadisiyah 4
H Al-Safa 0
H Al-Ahli 6
A Wej 0
H Hajer 2
A Al-Orobah 1
A Hajer 1
H Wej 3
A Al-Shabab 0
H Wej 1
A Al-Ahli 3
H Al-Faisaly 0
H Al-Khaleej 8
A Al-Ain 1
A Al-Khaleej 1
H Al-Faisaly 2
H Al-Faisaly 3
A Al-Jeel 2
H Al-Faisaly 2
A Al-Adalh 1
A Al-Batin 2
H Al-Adalh 3
H Al-Adalh 4
A Al-Tai 3
A Al-Ittihad 1
H Al-Tai (aet) 2
Al-Ahli 2
Al-Hilal 3
A Al-Taawoun 1
H Al-Nojoom 0
A Al-Taawoun 1
H Al-Raed 0
H Al-Raed 3
A Al-Jabalain 0
A Al-Taawoun 2 (p)
H Al-Ettifaq 2
A Al-Ettifaq 2
H Damac 0
H Al-Ettifaq 1
A Al-Fateh 0
H Al-Fateh 2
A Al-Watani 1
A Al-Taawoun 3
H Al-Hilal 4
H Al-Nassr 4
A Al-Feiha 0
A Al-Nassr 2
H Al-Nahda 0
A Najran 0
H Al-Nahda 1
H Al-Nassr 0
A Al-Hilal 2
A Al-Wehda 1
H Ohod 0
A Al-Wehda 2
H Al-Hilal 3
H Al-Hilal 2
A Al-Qaisumah 1

Note: H: Home team, A: Away team

source: SAFF[3]

Round of 32Edit

The Round of 32 matches were played between 18 and 21 January 2017.[4][5] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Round of 16Edit

The Round of 16 matches were played between 23 January and 25 February 2017.[6][7] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Quarter-finalsEdit

The Quarter-finals matches were played between 30 March and 2 April 2017.[8] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Semi-finalsEdit

The four winners of the quarter-finals progressed to the semi-finals. The semi-finals were played on 12 and 13 May 2017.[10] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Al-Faisaly0–3Al-Ahli
Report Fetfatzidis   55'
Seraj   75'81'
Balghaith   79'
Referee: Shoukri Al-Hanfoush
Al-Hilal4–3Al-Taawoun
Kharbin   16'46'80'
Al-Hafith   28'
Al-Dawsari   62'
Report N'Diaye   4'90+4'
Al-Mousa   18'
Al-Olayan   76'

FinalEdit

The final was played on Thursday 18 May 2017 at King Abdullah Sports City.[11]

Al-Ahli2–3Al-Hilal
Hawsawi   43'
Al-Somah   90+3' (pen.)
Report Kharbin   28'
Jahfali   77'
Carlos Eduardo   88'

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 18 May 2017[12]

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Omar Kharbin Al-Hilal 5
2   Omar Al Somah Al-Ahli 4
3   Patrick Eze Al-Qadisiyah 3
  Ismaël Bangoura Al-Raed
  Jehad Al-Zowayed Al-Adalh
  Luisinho Al-Faisaly
  Mohammed Majrashi Al-Faisaly
  Housain Al-Mogahwi Al-Ahli

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.thesaff.com.sa/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsID=15936
  2. ^ "تم استبعاد نادي الحزم" (in Arabic). mojaznews. 24 December 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  3. ^ "نتائج قرعة كأس خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Cup Draw] (in Arabic). SAFF. 24 December 2016.
  4. ^ "صدور جدول دور الـ32 لكأس خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Round of 32 of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Cup Dates] (in Arabic). akhbaar. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2016 - Round of 32". goalzz.com. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  6. ^ "دور جدول دور ال16" (in Arabic). saff. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2017 - Round of 16". goalzz.com. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  8. ^ "صدورجدول دور الثمانية من كأس خادم الحرمين الشريفين" (in Arabic). saff. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Faisaly–Adalh abandoned". thesaff.net. 1 April 2017.
  10. ^ "مباريات قبل نهائى كأس الملك السعودى 2017 -1438" (in Arabic). nmisr. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017. - Nogoom Masrya
  11. ^ "تقديم نهائي كأس خادم الحرمين إلى 18 مايو" (in Arabic). akhbaar24. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Top Scorers -King Cup". goalzz. Retrieved 12 March 2017.