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Saudi El Clasico (Arabic:كلاسيكو السعودية) (The Classic), also called Saudi Derby, It is called El Clasico proportion to the Spanish football rivalry. is a name of football rivalry for any match between Al-Hilal and Al-Ittihad. It is contested twice a year in the Saudi Premier League competition and often meet in other competitions. Both of them holds two Champions League titles. The rivalry comes about as Riyadh and Jeddah are the two largest cities in Saudi Arabia.[1]

Saudi Super Clasico
LocaleSaudi Arabia
TeamsAl-Ittihad, Al-Hilal
First meeting10 January 1960
Latest meetingAl-Ittihad 1–2 Al-Hilal
2018 Saudi Super Cup
(18 August 2018)
Statistics
Meetings total153
Most wins62, Al-Hilal
Largest victoryAl-Hilal 5–0 Al-Ittihad
2009–10 Saudi Pro League
(Round 9: 10 December 2009)

Contents

StatisticsEdit

As of 4 November 2016
There had been 153 all time meetings between the two teams. Al-Hilal won 62 times, while Al-Ittihad won 54 times.
Competition Total Al-Ittihad wins Draws Al-Hilal wins
League 93 28 26 39
AFC Champions League 2 2 0 0
Crown Prince Cup 11 4 1 6
Federation Cup 14 6 1 7
King Cup 15 7 4 4
Saudi Super cup 1 0 0 1
Arab Tournaments 4 2 0 2
Friendly / Other 14 5 5 4
Total 154 54 37 63

Results in the leagueEdit

Results at Cup matchesEdit

King's CupEdit

(1957-1990)Edit

Date Venue Matches Level
Team 1 Score Team 2
10 January 1964 Al-Sayeek Al-Hilal 0–3 Al-Ittihad Final
13 March 1965 Al-Sayeek Al-Hilal 1–1
(3–1 p)
Al-Ittihad Final
18 May 1979 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 2–2
(9–10 p)
Al-Ittihad Round of 16
6 May 1981 PAF Al-Ittihad 1–2 Al-Hilal Semifinals
7 May 1982 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 3–1 Al-Ittihad Final
Al-Ittihad wins Al-Hilal wins Draws
2 3 0

(2008-Present)Edit

Date Venue Matches Level
Team 1 Score Team 2
1 May 2008 PAF Al-Ittihad 4–1 Al-Hilal Semi-finals
11 May 2008 Al-Ittihad 2–1 Al-Hilal
7 May 2010 Fahd Stadium Al-Hilal 0–0
(4–5 p)
Al-Ittihad Final
15 June 2011 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 0–3 Al-Ittihad Semi-finals
19 June 2011 PAF Al-Ittihad 1–1 Al-Hilal
22 April 2012 PAF Al-Ittihad 2–2 Al-Hilal Quarter-finals
26 April 2012 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 1–1 Al-Ittihad
5 May 2013 Abdulaziz Stadium Al-Ittihad 3–2 Al-Hilal Quarter-finals
9 May 2013 Fahd Stadium Al-Hilal 1–1 Al-Ittihad
31 May 2015 Fahd Stadium Al-Hilal 4–1 Al-Ittihad Semi-finals
Al-Ittihad wins Al-Hilal wins Draws
5 1 4

Crown Prince CupEdit

Date Venue Matches Level
Team 1 Score Team 2
15 August 1991 PAF Al-Ittihad 1–1
(8–7 p)
Al-Hilal Semi-finals
15 June 1993 PAF Al-Ittihad 0–0
(4–3 p)
Al-Hilal Semi-finals
16 May 1995 PAF Al-Ittihad 0–1 Al-Hilal Semi-finals
9 May 1997 PAF Al-Ittihad 0–0
(4–1 p)
Al-Hilal Semi-finals
14 April 2000 Fahd Stadium Al-Hilal 2–0 Al-Ittihad Semi-finals
13 April 2001 Fahd Stadium Al-Hilal 2–2
(7–8 p)
Al-Ittihad Semi-finals
29 March 2003 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 2–0 Al-Ittihad Semi-finals
26 April 2005 Fahd Stadium Al-Hilal 1–0 Al-Ittihad Semi-finals
30 April 2005 PAF Al-Ittihad 1–1 Al-Hilal
27 January 2012 Fahd Stadium Al-Hilal 2–0 Al-Ittihad Semi-finals
23 December 2014 The Jewel Stadium Al-Ittihad 2–3
(aet)
Al-Hilal Round of 16
Al-Ittihad wins Al-Hilal wins Draws
4 6 1

Federation CupEdit

Date Venue Matches Level
Team 1 Score Team 2
4 November 1977 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 2–1 Al-Ittihad Quarterfinals
21 March 1986 PAF Al-Ittihad 0–0
(3–2 p)
Al-Hilal Final
23 October 1992 PAF Al-Ittihad 2–1 Al-Hilal Group Stage
27 November 1992 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 1–0 Al-Ittihad
13 October 1994 PAF Al-Ittihad 2–0 Al-Hilal Group Stage
3 November 1994 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 2–1 Al-Ittihad
10 October 1996 PAF Al-Ittihad 1–2 Al-Hilal Group Stage
22 October 1996 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 0–1 Al-Ittihad
27 September 1998 PAF Al-Ittihad 2–1 Al-Hilal Group Stage
16 October 1998 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 0–2 Al-Ittihad
20 September 1999 PAF Al-Ittihad 1–2 Al-Hilal Semifinals
20 September 2000 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 3–2 Al-Ittihad Group Stage
15 October 2000 PAF Al-Ittihad 1–1 Al-Hilal
30 September 2001 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 2–0 Al-Ittihad Semifinals
Al-Ittihad wins Al-Hilal wins Draws
6 7 1

Super CupEdit

Date Venue Matches Level
Team 1 Score Team 2
18 August 2018 Loftus Road Al-Hilal 2–1 Al-Ittihad Final
Al-Ittihad wins Al-Hilal wins Draws
0 1 0

ContinentalEdit

Date Venue Matches Level
Team 1 Score Team 2
30 November 1994 Fahd Stadium Al-Hilal 0–0
(4–3 p)
Al-Ittihad Arab Cup – Final
20 December 1995 Fahd Stadium Al-Hilal 4–1 Al-Ittihad Arab Cup – Group Stage
9 March 2001 Azadi Stadium Al-Ittihad 2–0 Al-Hilal AFC – Quarterfinals
9 May 2005 Al-Malaz Al-Hilal 0–1 Al-Ittihad ARCL – Semifinals
18 May 2005 PAF Al-Ittihad 2–1 Al-Hilal
24 May 2011 PAF Al-Ittihad 3–1 Al-Hilal AFC – Round of 16
Al-Ittihad wins Al-Hilal wins Draws
4 2 0

Friendly / OtherEdit

Date Matches
Team 1 Score Team 2
27 July 1962 Al-Hilal 0–2 Al-Ittihad Friendly
26 June 1969 Al-Ittihad 1–0 Al-Hilal Final Seasons Cup
24 June 1969 Al-Ittihad 1–1 Al-Hilal Seasons Cup
28 August 1969 Al-Hilal 3–0 Al-Ittihad Friendly
20 January 1971 Al-Ittihad 3–3 Al-Hilal Friendly
15 March 1984 Al-Hilal 0–1 Al-Ittihad Friendly
10 March 1986 Al-Ittihad 3–1 Al-Hilal Friendly
22 July 1986 Al-Hilal 0–0 Al-Ittihad Friendly
2 October 1995 Al-Ittihad 0–0 Al-Hilal Friendly
17 April 1998 Al-Hilal 4–1 Al-Ittihad Friendly
11 May 1998 Al-Ittihad 2–4 Al-Hilal Friendly
9 November 1998 Al-Hilal 0–0 Al-Ittihad Friendly
18 August 2004 Al-Ittihad 3–2 Al-Hilal International Friendship Tournament
11 February 2005 Al-Hilal 2–1 Al-Ittihad International Friendship Tournament
Al-Ittihad wins Al-Hilal wins Draws
5 4 5

HonoursEdit

The rivalry reflected in "El Clásico" matches comes about as Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal are the most successful football clubs in Saudi Arabia. As seen below, Al-Hilal leads the count in official titles won with 60 trophies, while Al-Ittihad has won 47 trophies. Both teams have won other titles as well.

Al–Hilal[2] Championship Al–Ittihad[3] Official
International (official)
2 AFC Champions League 2 Yes
2 Asian Super Cup 0 Yes
2 Asian Cup Winners Cup 1 Yes
2 Arab Champions League 1 No
1 Arab Super Cup 0 No
1 Arab Cup Winners' Cup 0 No
2 Gulf Club Champions Cup 1 No
Domestic (official)
14 Saudi League 8 Yes
8 King's Cup 9 Yes
13 Crown Prince Cup 8 Yes
2 Super Cup 0 Yes
7 Federation cup 3 Not official since 2007
International (Defunct, official)
1 Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup 2 No
2 International Friendship Tournament 0 No
Other Domestic (Defunct, official)
1 Saudi Founder's Cup 0 Yes
0 Saudi Society Cup 1 No
0 Prince Majed Cup 1 No
0 Seasons Cup 7 No
0 Saudi Regional Cup 3 No
0 Nishan-Nazer Cup 1 No
Total Championships
60 Total 48

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