The Spanish Cup 1937 couldn't be played because of the Civil War. In the Republican part, two regional championships and the Mediterranean League were played, looking to maintain a bit of normality. In the same way, a Cup was organized, with the name "Copa de España Libre" (Cup of Free Spain). It was to be played by the top four teams of the Mediterranean League. However, FC Barcelona prefered to travel to Mexico and USA to play more than 20 matches, looking to increase its international prestige and earning money for the Republicans. So, Levante FC (fifth in the Mediterranean League) was admitted to play the Cup. Results: Semifinal round 06.06.1937 Levante FC - Girona FC 2-2 CE Espanyol - Valencia FC 0-2 12.06.1937 CE Espanyol - Girona FC 6-3 Valencia FC - Levante FC 0-4 20.06.1937 Levante FC - CE Espanyol 4-1 Girona FC - Valencia FC 1-1 27.06.1937 Valencia FC - CE Espanyol 5-1 Girona FC - Levante FC 2-2 04.07.1937 Levante FC - Valencia FC 5-2 Girona FC - CE Espanyol 1-2 11.07.1937 CE Espanyol - Levante FC 2-1 15.07.1937 Girona FC - Valencia FC 2-2 1.Levante FC (Valencia) 6 3 2 1 18- 9 8 2.Valencia FC 6 2 2 2 12-13 6 3.CE Espanyol (Barcelona) 6 3 0 3 12-16 6 4.Girona FC 6 0 4 2 11-15 4 Levante FC and Valencia FC qualify to final Final 18.07.1937 Levante FC - Valencia FC 1-0 Played in Barcelona Champion: Levante FC (Valencia) Note: in the history of Spanish football, this tournament is not accepted as an official Spanish Cup. Name changes: Levante FC merged with Gimnástico FC in 1939, forming the current Levante UD (Valencia) CE Espanyol changed its name to RCD Espanyol (Barcelona).
1937 (mediterranean league)
list of champions.
list of final tables.
list of cup finals.
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Author: Carles Lozano Ferrer
Last updated: 21 Mar 2001
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