1907 Copa del Rey

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1907 Copa del Rey
Country Spain
Teams 5
Champions Madrid FC
Matches played 11
Goals scored 38 (3.45 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Spain Armando Giralt
Spain Antonio Sánchez
England Hambly
England Simmons
(3 goals each)

The Copa del Rey 1907 was the 5th edition of the Copa del Rey. The competition started on March 24, 1907 and concluded on March 30, 1907 with the Final Playoff, in which Madrid FC lifted the trophy for the third time in a row.

Participants[edit]

The tournament reached a new record of participants. Eleven teams registered to participate: FC Barcelona, Moderno of Guadalajara, Recreativo de Huelva, San Sebastián Recreation Club, Athletic de Madrid, Excelsior of Madrid, Hispania of Madrid, Madrid FC, Club Bizcaya (merger of Athletic de Bilbao and Unión Atlética Vizcaína), Hamilton FC of Salamanca and Vigo FC. Moreover, the Catalan regional champion, X Sporting Club, was invited but again refused to participate for internal and financial reasons.

At the last minute, FC Barcelona and San Sebastian RC did not attend the event, while the organization dismissed Moderno Guadalajara. The four teams of Madrid played preliminary rounds to choose one single representative of Madrid region. Madrid FC won the preliminary rounds and qualified.

So, finally, five teams took part in the tournament:

Group stage[edit]

March 24, 1907
Vigo FC 3–3 Huelva Recreation Club
Madrid FC 2–3 Club Bizcaya de Bilbao
March 25, 1907
Vigo FC 1–3 Madrid FC
Club Bizcaya de Bilbao 5–0 Hamilton FC
March 27, 1907
Hamilton FC 2–0 Huelva Recreation Club
Vigo FC 2–1 Club Bizcaya de Bilbao
March 28, 1907
Madrid FC 5–0 Hamilton FC
Club Bizcaya de Bilbao 4–0 Huelva Recreation Club
March 29, 1907
Hamilton FC 1–2 Vigo FC
Madrid FC 4–2 Huelva Recreation Club
Teams Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Pts
Club Bizcaya de Bilbao 4 3 0 1 13 4 6
Madrid FC 4 3 0 1 14 6 6
Vigo FC 4 2 1 1 8 8 5
Hamilton FC 4 1 0 3 3 12 2
Huelva Recreation 4 0 1 3 5 13 1

Tiebreaker Playoff Final[edit]

Although a round-robin tournament, a final match was played to decide the winners of the competition.

30 March 1907
Madrid FC 1–0 Club Bizcaya
Prast Goal
Hipódromo, Madrid
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Sidney
Copa del Rey 1907 Winners
Madrid FC
3rd Title

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