The "Campeonato de Copa" is a competition characterized mainly by the peculiarities of its progress, offering a special margin for the unexpected. And it must be taken into account that the unexpected is one of the main attractions of football.
In the Cup surprises happen relatively frequently. Due to its knock-out format, special circumstances and/or the form of the day, a supposedly worse team can eliminate its betters.
Below we present the history of the Spanish cup tournaments.
This tournament was played in Madrid under the name "Concurso Madrid", on the occasion of the festivities around the coronation of Alfonso XIII as King of Spain.
Participating Clubs: Madrid FC FC Barcelona New Foot-Ball de Madrid Club Espanyol de Football de Barcelona Club Vizcaya de Bilbao (*) (*) formed by players of Athletic de Bilbao and Bilbao The trophy, currently in the Palacio de Ibaigane, home of Athletic de Bilbao, shows the inscription: CORONACION ALFONSO XIII CONCURSO DE FOOT-BALL DEL EXCELENTISIMO AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID. (Año 1902). Results: [May 13] Club Vizcaya de Bilbao 5-1 Club Espanyol de Football de Barcelona FC Barcelona 3-1 Madrid FC [May 14] Club Vizcaya de Bilbao 8-1 New Foot-Ball de Madrid Final [May 15] Estadio del Hipódromo, Madrid Club Vizcaya de Bilbao 2-1 FC Barcelona [Cacaeaux, Astorquia - Parsons] [Ref: Carlos Padrós] Line-ups: Vizcaya: L. Arana, E. Careaga, P. Larrañaga, L. Silva, A. Arana, Goiri, Cacaeaux, Astorquia, Dyer, R. Silva, Evans Barcelona: S. Morris, Famies, Meyer, Morris, Witty, Valdés, Parsons, Gamper, Stemberg, Albéniz, E. Morris Concurso de Consolación [May 16] Madrid FC 3-2 Club Espanyol de Football de Barcelona [New Foot-Ball de Madrid did not inscribe for the consolation tournament, which was played for a trophy given bu the Gran Peña.]
Overview of Finals
Prepared and maintained by José Vicente Tejedor Carnicero for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
Author: José Vicente Tejedor Carnicero
Last updated: 15 Sep 2000
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