1902 Copa de la Coronación

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1902 Copa de la Coronación
Country Spain
Teams 5
Champions Bizcaya
Runners-up FC Barcelona
Matches played 5
Goals scored 27 (5.4 per match)

The 1902 Copa de la Coronación was a football competition in honour of the coronation of Alfonso XIII of Spain. It was an unofficial competition, the Royal Spanish Football Federation do not recognize itas the first season of the Copa del Rey, which began the followin year.[1]

The competition started on May 13, 1902 and concluded on May 16, 1902 with the Final, held at the Hipódromo in Madrid, in which Bizcaya lifted the trophy.

The competition was thought up after Carlos Padrós, later president of Madrid FC, suggested a football competition to celebrate the coronation of Alfonso XIII. Four other teams joined Madrid for the first competition: FC Barcelona, Club Español de Foot-Ball, Bizcaya (a combination of Athletic Club and Bilbao Football Club) and New Foot-Ball de Madrid. The competition featured the first recorded game between FC Barcelona and Madrid FC, with the former emerging 3–1 winners. Bizcaya eventually beat FC Barcelona in the final.

Quarterfinals[edit]

May 13, 1902
Bizcaya 5 – 1 Club Español

Semifinals[edit]

May 13, 1902
FC Barcelona 3 – 1 Madrid FC
May 14, 1902
Bizcaya 8 – 1 New Foot-Ball

Consolation Trophy[edit]

  • New Foot-Ball de Madrid did not show for the Consolation Trophy.
May 16, 1902
Madrid FC 3 – 2 Club Español

Final[edit]

May 15, 1902
Bizcaya 2 – 1 FC Barcelona
Cacaeaux
Astorquia
Steinberg
Copa de la Coronación 1902 Winners
Bizcaya
1st Title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La FEF no reconocerá al Barça la Liga del año 37". As.com (in Spanish). June 16, 2010.