The King Cup (also known as the King Cup of Champions) is the main domestic cup competition in top-flight Saudi Arabian football

running alongside the Saudi Pro League and the Saudi Super Cup

The competition is a straight knockout format, which has been limited to the 16 members of the Saudi Pro League for the last three seasons

due to a COVID-19 enforced reformatting of the tournament.

Previous editions of the competition included earlier rounds, stretching out to involve 32 and 64 clubs, in different seasons

but there has been no confirmation over plans to return to a pre-COVID structure in the coming years.

Since its inception in 1957, Al Ahli have claimed the most King Cup titles (13), with the most recent coming in 2016.

Ronaldo's Al Nassr are the fourth most successful club in the competition's history, with six title wins, but they have not lifted the trophy since 1990.

The club coached by Rudi Garcia will be aiming to change that record this season,

with the former Lyon manager taking over in Riyadh just weeks after Al Nassr lost the 2022 final, in a penalty shootout defeat to Al Fayha.

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation have not confirmed the latest prize money pot for winners of the King Cup.

Figures from 2016 indicated the champions received 5.5 million Saudi Riyals (£1.2m / $1.46m) with 4 million (£800k / $1m) going to the runners-up.