Al Hilal lift Roshn Saudi League trophy in glitzy ceremony

Roshn Saudi League champions Al Hilal were awarded the 2023-24 league trophy in a stunning ceremony at Kingdom Arena on Friday night – with manager Jorge Jesus saying the season may be the best in the 66-year history of the club.

Unbeaten domestically this season, Al Hilal clinched the title in Matchweek 31, with three games to spare. The champions, who created world history by winning 34 matches in succession across all competitions between September and April, are 14 points ahead of second-placed Al Nassr heading into the final round next week.

Friday's ceremony also saw club president Fahad bin Nafel and coach Jesus receive an official certificate of recognition from Guinness World Record, acknowledging Al Hilal's world record.

An invincible league season will be secured for the Saudi Super Cup winners if they avoid defeat in their final match at Al Wehda on Monday. The King’s Cup final against Al Nassr concludes Al Hilal’s campaign.

“This season has been truly exceptional for the team – arguably our best ever," Jesus said. "The credit goes to the immense talent within the squad and the incredible sense of unity that transcends both on and off-field interactions.

"We're currently vying for three local trophies this season. We've already secured two and are determined to win the last one.”

Al Hilal’s latest victory saw them beat Al Tai 3-1 on Thursday thanks to first-half goals from Salem Al Dawsari and Michael, and a goal on the hour mark from Malcom. Andrei Cordea netted a consolation strike for Al Tai.