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Al Hilal crowned Saudi Pro League champions

Al Hilal won the 2016-17 Saudi Pro League title with two games remaining after securing a 2-1 victory over Al Shabab on Thursday.

The victory, courtesy of goals from Syrian international Omar Kharbin and Brazilian star Carlos Eduardo left them on 60 points, eleven clear of second-placed Al Nassr.

It was a first title for the Riyadh-based team since their last winning the domestic league in the 2010-11 season under the guidance of Argentinian coach Gabriel Calderon.

Al Hilal are the most successful side in Saudi Arabia football history as they have won 14 league titles since the formation of national league in 1976.