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The King Cup, officially known as "The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Cup" (Arabic: كأس خادم الحرمين الشريفين‎), is the Saudi Arabian football knockout cup competition, run by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.

The Custodian Of The Two Holy Mosques Cup
Founded1957
RegionSaudi Arabia
Number of teams170[64]
International cup(s)AFC Champions League
Current championsAl-Taawoun FC (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Al-Ahli (13 titles)
Television broadcasters K sa Sports, Al-Riyadiah (only the Final)
2019 King Cup

The cup was created in 1957 and was played until 1990. It was re-launched again in 2007 as "King Cup of Champions", and was played by only the top 6 finishers of the Professional League plus the Crown Prince Cup and Federation Cup winners. Since 2014, it was renamed to "King Cup", the competition is closely going back to its roots, by implementing the old format, 153 clubs have taken part in the tournament.[1] Al-Taawoun are the current holders of the cup.

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Qualification and prize moneyEdit

The cup winner will be guaranteed a place in the AFC Champions League.[2]

Prize money:[2]

  • Final winners: 5,500,000 Saudi Riyals.
  • Final runners-up: 4,000,000 Saudi Riyals.

Winners by yearEdit

Kings Cup

Performance by clubEdit

TrophiesEdit

Club Winners Winning years
Al-Ahli
7
1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 2011, 2012, 2016
Al-Hilal
6
1980, 1982, 1984, 1989, 2015, 2017
Al-Nassr
5
1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990
Al-Ittihad
4
1988, 2010, 2013, 2018
Al-Shabab
3
2008, 2009, 2014
Al-Ettifaq
1
1985
Al-Taawoun
1
2019
Totals
27

FinalsEdit

Club Finalists Finals years
Al-Ahli
11
1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
Al-Hilal
11
1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2010, 2015, 2017
Al-Ittihad
11
1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019
Al-Nassr
9
1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2012, 2015, 2016
Al-Shabab
5
1980, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014
Al-Ettifaq
3
1983, 1985, 1988
Al-Taawoun
2
1990, 2019
Al-Riyadh
1
1978
Al-Faisaly
1
2018
Totals
54

Source:[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "بيان: موافقة على تغيير نظامي كأس الملك وولي العهد". TheSAFF.com.sa. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "لائحة المسابقات والبطولات بالإتحاد العربي السعودي لكرة القدم" [Regulations of Saudi Arabian Football Federation Competitions] (PDF) (in Arabic). Saudi Arabian Football Federation. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Saudi King Cup of Champions". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Saudi Kings Cup (1957 to 1988)". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2008". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2009". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2010". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2011". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2012". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup of Champions 2012-2013". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2014". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2015". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup - Saudi Arabia 2016". goalzz.com. Retrieved 30 April 2016.

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