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The 2018 King Cup (also known as The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup) was the 43rd edition of the King Cup since its establishment in 1957, and the 11th under the current format. It started on 3 January and concluded with the final on 12 May 2018. The winner qualified for the 2019 AFC Champions League group stage.

2018 King Cup
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup
Country Saudi Arabia
Dates3 January – 12 May 2018
Teams32
ChampionsAl-Ittihad
Runners-upAl-Faisaly
Matches played31
Goals scored96 (3.1 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Carlos Villanueva
(4 goals)
2017
2019
All statistics correct as of 12 May 2018.

Al-Ittihad won their eighth title after a 3–1 win over Al-Faisaly in the final on 12 May 2018.[1]

Pro League side Al-Hilal were the defending champions, but they were eliminated by Al-Qadsiah in the Round of 16.[2] It was the earliest exit by the title holders since the introduction of the new format.

Contents

Participating teamsEdit

BracketEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
               
H Al-Hilal 2
A Hajer 1
A Al-Hilal 0
H Al-Qadsiah 1
H Al-Qadsiah 3
A Jeddah 2
H Al-Qadsiah 2
A Al-Faisaly 3
H Al-Wehda 0
A Al-Nojoom (a.e.t.) 2
A Al-Nojoom 0
H Al-Faisaly 2
A Al-Faisaly (a.e.t.) 3
H Al-Watani 2
H Al-Faisaly 1
A Al-Ahli 0
A Al-Fayha (a.e.t.) 3
H Al-Qaisumah 2
H Al-Fayha (a.e.t.) 2
A Al-Fateh 1
H Al-Fateh 1
A Al-Hazem 0
H Al-Fayha 2 (3)
A Al-Ahli (pen.) 2 (4)
H Ohod 0
A Al-Orobah 1
A Al-Orobah 0
H Al-Ahli 6
A Al-Ahli 2
H Al-Shoulla 0
Al-Faisaly 1
Al-Ittihad 3
A Al-Ittihad 3
H Al-Kawkab 1
H Al-Ittihad 2
A Al-Ettifaq 1
H Al-Ettifaq 6
A Al-Tai 0
H Al-Ittihad 3
A Al-Shabab 1
H Al-Shabab 2
A Najran 0
H Al-Shabab 3
A Al-Khaleej 1
A Al-Khaleej 1
H Al-Baha 0
A Al-Ittihad 6
H Al-Batin 2
A Al-Batin 3
H Al-Mujazzal 1
H Al-Batin 2
A Damac 0
H Al-Taawoun 1
A Damac 2
A Al-Batin 1
H Al-Nassr 0
H Al-Raed 0
A Al-Nahda 1
A Al-Nahda 0
H Al-Nassr 1
H Al-Nassr 2
A Al-Zulfi 0

Note: H: Home team, A: Away team

Source: SAFF[4]

Round of 32Edit

The Round of 32 matches were played between 3 and 7 January 2018.[5][6] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Round of 16Edit

The Round of 16 matches were played between 19 and 25 January 2018.[7][8] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Quarter-finalsEdit

The Quarter-finals matches were played between 22 and 25 February 2018.[9][10] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Semi-finalsEdit

The Semi-finals matches were be played on 30 and 31 March 2018.[11][12] All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

FinalEdit

The final was held on 12 May 2018. All times are local, AST (UTC+3).

Al-Faisaly1–3 (a.e.t.)Al-Ittihad
Luisinho   67'
Al-Robeai   84',   90+2'
Report Assiri   19'
Al-Ghamdi   45'
Akaïchi   70'
Sufyani   100'
Al-Aryani   116'

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 12 May 2018[13]

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Carlos Villanueva Al-Ittihad 4
2   Mohammed Al-Saiari Al-Ettifaq 3
  Salman Al-Moasher Al-Ahli
  Rogério Al-Faisaly
  Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi Al-Ittihad

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.dawriplus.com/video/3918-%D9%85%D9%84%D8%AE%D8%B5-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B5%D9%84%D9%8A-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%86%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A-%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%B3-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%84%D9%83.html
  2. ^ "الاتحاد السعودي لكرة القدم - مركز الأخبار". thesaff.com.sa. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  3. ^ "الاتحاد السعودي لكرة القدم on Twitter📌| تُسحب بعد قليل قرعة #مسابقة_كأس_خادم_الحرمين_الشريفين في القاعة الرئيسة بمجمع الأمير فيصل بن فهد الأولمبي بالرياض.. ماهي توقعاتكم؟ 👍🏻"". twitter.com. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  4. ^ "نتائج قرعة كأس خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Cup Draw] (in Arabic). SAFF. 25 December 2017.
  5. ^ "جدول مباريات #مسابقة_كأس_خادم_الحرمين_الشريفين" [Round of 32 of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Cup Dates] (in Arabic). saudiff. 25 December 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2016 - Round of 32". kooora.com. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  7. ^ "جدول مباريات دور الـ16 من #مسابقة_كأس_خادم_الحرمين_الشريفين بعد التعديل" [Round of 16 of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Cup Dates] (in Arabic). saudiff. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2018 - Round of 16". goalzz.com. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  9. ^ "جدول مباريات دور الـ8 من" [Round of 8 of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Cup Dates] (in Arabic). saudiff. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2018 - Round of 8". goalzz.com. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  11. ^ "مواعيد مباريات الدور نصف النهائي من مسابقة" [Semi-finals of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Cup Dates] (in Arabic). saudiff. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2018 - Round of 4". goalzz.com. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Top Scorers -King Cup". goalzz. Retrieved 2 January 2018.