King Cup of Champions: All You Need To Know

King’s Cup or King Cup is a prestigious domestic cup of Saudi Arabia. This tournament features the top football clubs of Saudi Arabia to fight for the title. This football competition is organized annually by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation. A pool of Star footballers from around the world has joined the Saudi Arabian clubs recently. Let’s know a little bit more about this King Cup of Champions. 

What is King Cup Saudi?

The King Cup is a Saudi Arabian football knockout cup competition. Another name for this cup is “The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Cup”. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation started organizing this competition in 1957. The seasons continued till 1990. After that, this competition was re-launched again in 2007 with the title “King’s Cup of Champions”. At that time, only the top 6 finishers of the Professional League, winners of the Crown Prince Cup and Federation Cup could take part in this competition. In 2014, the competition was restructured in old format and renamed as King’s Cup. So far, 153 clubs have taken part in this prestigious domestic championship. 

King’s Cup: All Winners

King’s Cup SeasonWinning TeamVictory Coaches 
22/23Al-Hilal SFCRamón Díaz
21/22Al-Fayha FCVuk Rasovic
20/21Al-Faisaly FCPéricles Chamusca
19/20Al-Hilal SFCRăzvan Lucescu
18/19Al-Taawoun FCPedro Emanuel
17/18Al-Ittihad ClubJosé Luis Sierra
16/17Al-Hilal SFCRamón Díaz
15/16Al-Ahli SFCChristian Gross
14/15Al-Hilal SFCGeorgios Donis
13/14Al-Shabab FCAmmar Souayah
12/13Al-Ittihad ClubBeñat San José
11/12Al-Ahli SFCKarel Jarolim
10/11Al-Ahli SFCAleksandar Ilić
09/10Al-Ittihad ClubEnzo Trossero
08/09Al-Shabab FCEnzo Trossero
07/08Al-Shabab FCEnzo Trossero
89/90Al-Nassr FC
88/89Al-Hilal SFCCandinho
87/88Al-Ittihad Club
86/87Al-Nassr FCBilly Bingham
85/86Al-Nassr FC
84/85Al-Ettifaq FC
83/84Al-Hilal SFCLászló Kubala
82/83Al-Ahli SFC
81/82Al-Hilal SFC
80/81Al-Nassr FC
79/80Al-Hilal SFCRubens Minelli
78/79Al-Ahli SFCDidi
77/78Al-Ahli SFCDidi
76/77Al-Ahli SFC
75/76Al-Nassr FC
73/74Al-Nassr FC
72/73Al-Ahli SFC
71/72Al-Ahli SFC
70/71Al-Ahli SFC
69/70Al-Ahli SFC
68/69Al-Ahli SFC
67/68Al-Ettifaq FC
66/67Al-Ittihad Club
65/66Al-Wehda FC
64/65Al-Ahli SFC
63/64Al-Hilal SFC
62/63Al-Ittihad Club
61/62Al-Ahli SFC
60/61Al-Hilal SFC
59/60Al-Ittihad Club
58/59Al-Ittihad Club
57/58Al-Ittihad Club
56/57Al-Wehda FC

Who is the top scorer in the King Cup of Champions?

Abdulfattah Adam is the top scorer in the King Cup of Champions 2022/23 season with 3 goals scored. This Saudi Arabian professional footballer plays as a striker for Pro League side Al-Taawoun, and the Saudi Arabia national team. He joined Al-Nassr on 13 July 2019. 

Who is the defending champion of the King’s Cup? 

Al-Hilal SFC is the current defending champion of the King Cup. So far, they have won this title a total of 10 times. This team had the best attack in the King Cup of Champions 2022/23 with 9 goals scored in 4 games. Other than that, Al-Shabab owns the best defensive record of 1 goal 1 game conceded in 1 game in the King Cup of Champions 2022/23.

How many titles has Al Nassr won in the King Cup of Champions?

Al Nassr has won 6 King Cup of Champions titles so far. Besides that, they have a total of 26 official titles in multiple competitions in their record. Al Nassr is one of the best teams at the domestic level now. They have won the Professional League nine times, three Crown Prince Cup and Saudi Federation Cup titles, and two Super Cup titles.

Most valuable player of the King’s Cup

Currently, Neymar is the most valuable player in the King’s Cup of Champions with a market value of €45.00 m. Let’s take a look at the most valuable XI of the King’s Cup of Champions which is worth a market value of 291.800.000€  now. 

PlayerMain PositionSecondary PositionAgeMarket value
BonoGK32€11.00 m
Roger IbanezCB25€25.00 m
Aymeric LaporteCB29€25.00 m
Renan LodiLBLM25€20.00 m
Saud AbdulhamidRBLB, CB24€20.00 m
Ruben NevesDMCM26€40.00 m
Sergej  Milinkovic-SavicCMAM, DM29€35.00 m
OtavioAMRW, CM29€30.00 m
NeymarLWSS, AM32€45.00 m
FabinhoDM30€35.00 m
MalcomRWLW, SS27€30.00 m

How many goals have Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Al Nassr? 

Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr in January 2023 on the richest contract in football history. Al Nassr announced the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on December 31, 2022, on a two-year contract of €200 million per year. So far, CR7 has scored 34 goals in 35 appearances for Al Nassr in 2023/24. He finished in fifth place in the Saudi Pro League Golden Boot race and Al Nassr finished in second place in the Saudi Pro League. He started with a hat-trick in just his second Saudi Pro League match of the 2023/24 campaign. Now he will be determined to finish it well in the later half of the season. 

King Cup 2023-24 Stat

The 2023–24 King Cup started on 24 September 2023 and the final will take place in May 2024.

Country Saudi Arabia
Dates24 September 2023- May 2024
Matches played24
Defending ChampionsAl-Hilal
Top goal scorerYannick Carrasco (4 goals)
Total Goals scored67 (2.79 per match)

Final words

The football craze is dominating the whole world. The Saudi Arabian  King Cup is a cherry on top for the football enthusiasts. Hopefully, this article provided valuable insights for you about the recent news of the King Cup.