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LA COPA DEL REY- A PRESTIGIOUS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN SPAIN

Spain is a famous country with many noble and competitive football competitions. Apart from La Liga tournaments, fans of Spanish football all over the world also spend their special interest in the Spain Copa Del Rey championship. What is Copa Del Rey and How is its attraction? Let’s check out with us in this article.

WHAT IS COPA DEL REY?

The Copa del Rey or La Copa is the English name of the La Copa del Rey football championship in Spain. Its full name is the Campeonato de España–Copa de Su Majestad el Rey with the meaning of "Championship of Spain–His Majesty The King's Cup". This is an annual knockout football competition for professional teams in Spanish football, organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

Copa del ReyCopa del Rey

The Copa del Rey was regarded as Spain's football national championship from 1903 with the winning title belonging to Athletic Bilbao. Juan de Astorquia was the president of the competition until the foundation of  the Campeonato de Liga- League Championship in 1928. It was formerly known as the Copa del Ayuntamiento de Madrid (Madrid City Council's Cup). From 1905 to 1932, the tournament was renamed into the Copa de Su Majestad El Rey Alfonso XIII (His Majesty King Alfonso XIII's Cup). During the Second Spanish Republic, it was known as the Copa del Presidente de la República or Copa de España (Spanish Cup). In the 1939-76 seasons, under the presidency of Francisco Franco, its name was Copa de S.E. El Generalísimo (Copa del Generalísimo).

The competition is considered the oldest Spanish football competition and also one of the most prestigious national cup trophies in the world. The winners qualify for the following season's UEFA Europa League. If they have already qualified for Europe through their position in the league, then the Europa League slot is given to the highest-placed team in the league who has not yet qualified.  

HOW DOES THE COPA DEL REY WORK?

Any club or professional football team playing in Spain( from clubs with the highest rankings in La Liga to teams having lower positions) can register for the King's Cup. The top giants of the country such as Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, ... are especially entered without having to play the preliminary round. 

According to the rules changed from the 2019/2020 season, teams in La Liga who attend from Round 1 will not have to play in the round-robin format as before. If there is a tie, the result will be settled by extra time and penalty. The four teams participating in the Spanish Super Cup ( Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Real Sociedad, and Athletic) will start playing from the 1/16 round.

4 teams straight to round 16 in Copa del Rey4 teams straight to round 16 in Copa del Rey

When a draw is held, the organizers stipulate that La Liga teams will be ensured to meet opponents in the lowest possible rank among teams participating in that round. To reach the final match of the Copa del Rey, clubs in La Liga have to play 8 matches, while clubs participating in the Spanish Super Cup play 6 matches only. The team that becomes the champions of this tournament is definitely to qualify for the Europa League.

WHERE AND WHEN DOES THE COPA DEL REY HAPPEN?

Here below is the specific schedule of the Spanish King’s Cup in the 2020-21 season:

Schedule of the Spanish King’s Cup in the 2020-21 season

Round

Draw date

Date

Fixtures

Clubs

Format details

Preliminary

29 Oct 2020

11 Nov 2020

10

126 → 116

New entries: Clubs qualified through the 2019–20 fifth tier.

Opponents seeding: Teams faced each other thanks to proximity criteria.

Local team seeding: according to the draw.

Knock-out tournament type: Single match

First-round

16 Nov 2020

16 Dec 2020

56

116 → 60

New entries: All qualified teams except the 4 participants in the Spain Super Cup

Opponents seeding: Teams from La Liga faced teams from the lowest divisions. The four remaining teams face teams from Segunda División B.

Local team seeding: Match played at homes of teams in the lower division.

Knock-out tournament type: Single match.

Second round

18 Dec 2020

6 Jan 2021

28

60 → 32

Opponents seeding: Teams from the lowest divisions face La Liga teams.

Local team seeding: Matches played at homes of teams in the lower division.

Knock-out tournament type: Single matches

Round of 32

8 Jan 2021

16 Jan 2021

16

32 → 16

New entries: Clubs participating in Supercopa de España gained entry.

Opponents seeding: Clubs from the lowest divisions face La Liga clubs.

Local team seeding: Match played at the home fields of teams in the lower division.

Knock-out tournament type: Single matches.

Round of 16

22 Jan 2021

27 Jan 2021

8

16 → 8

Opponents seeding: clubs from the lowest divisions will face La Liga clubs.

Local team seeding: Match played at homes of teams in the lower division.

Knock-out tournament type: Single matches.

Quarter-

finals

29 Jan 2021

3 Feb 2021

4

8 → 4

Opponents seeding: due to the draw.

Local team seeding: Match played at homes of teams in the lower division.

Knock-out tournament type: Single matches.

Semi-

finals

5 Feb 2021

10 Feb 2021

2

4 → 2

Opponents seeding: according to the draw.

Local team seeding: according to the draw.

Knock-out tournament type: Double matches.

3 Mar 2021

Final

 

17 Apr 2021

1

2 → 1

Single match at Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville. Both teams qualify for the 2021–22 Supercopa de España.

UEFA Europa League qualification: winner will qualify for the 2021–22 UEFA Europa League Group stage.

 

TOP COPA DEL REY WINNERS IN THE 2018-2019 SEASON

( The 2019-20 season was cancelled because of the Covid 19 pandemic)

Top Copa del Rey Winners (2018-19)

Team

Wins

FC Barcelona

30

Athletic Bilbao

24

Real Madrid

19

Atletico Madrid

10

Valencia CF

8

Real Zaragoza

6

Sevilla FC

5

RCD Espanyol Barcelona

4

REal Union Club

4

Real Betis Balompie

2

Deportivo de La Coruña

2

Real Sociedad

2

RcD Mallorca

1

Arenas Club

1

 

TOP 10 CHAMPIONS IN THE MOST RECENT YEARS

Top 10 Champions in the most recent years

Season 

Winning team

Victory coaches

18/19

Valencia CF

Marcelino

17/18

FC Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde

16/17

FC Barcelona

Luis Enrique

15/16

FC Barcelona

Luis Enrique

14/15

FC Barcelona

Luis Enrique

13/14

Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti

12/13

Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone

11/12

FC Barcelona

Pep Guardiola

10/11

Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho

09/10

Sevilla FC

Antonio Alvarez

 

MORE NOTICEABLE INFORMATION OF COPA DEL REY

  • The team won the King's Cup 4 times continually

Barca from 2015 to 2018.

Bilbao from 1930 to 1933.

Real Madrid from 1905 to 1908.

  • The player with the most King's Cup

With 7 King's Cups, the legend of Bilbao, Agustín Gaínza, still holds his own record for many years.

  • Top goalscorers in the current time 

Lionel Messi: 54 goals

Óscar Rodríguez López: 34 goals 

Cristiano Ronaldo: 22 goals.

Karim Benzema: 21 goals 

Pedrol: 20 goals 

 

REFERENCE SOURCES

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_del_Rey
  • https://www.goal.com/en-us/copa-del-rey/apdwh753fupxheygs8seahh7x