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Kings Cup (Saudi Arabia)

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 teams64
International cup(s)AFC Champions League
Current championsAl-Taawoun FC (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Al-Ahli (13 titles)
Television broadcastersKSA Sports
2019–20 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.

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
13
1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 2011, 2012, 2016
Al-Ittihad
9
1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1988, 2010, 2013, 2018
Al-Hilal
8
1961, 1964, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1989, 2015, 2017
Al-Nassr
6
1974, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990
Al-Shabab
3
2008, 2009, 2014
Al-Ettifaq
2
1968, 1985
Al-Wehda
2
1957, 1966
Al-Taawoun
1
2019
Total
44

Source:[3][4]

FinalsEdit

Club Finalists Finals years
Al-Ahli
18
1962, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
Al-Ittihad
18
1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019
Al-Hilal
15
1961, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2010, 2015, 2017
Al-Nassr
13
1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2012, 2015, 2016
Al-Wehda
7
1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1970
Al-Ettifaq
6
1965, 1966, 1968, 1983, 1985, 1988
Al-Shabab
6
1969, 1980, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014
Al-Riyadh
2
1962, 1978
Al-Taawoun
2
1990, 2019
Al-Faisaly
1
2018
Total
88

Source:[5][6]

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 Arabia - List of Cup Winners".
  4. ^ "Saudi King Cup of Champions's history".
  5. ^ "Saudi Arabia - List of Cup Winners".
  6. ^ "Saudi King Cup of Champions's history".

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