The 2002 Copa del Rey final was the 98th final since its establishment. The match took place on 6 March 2002 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid. The match was contested by Real Madrid and Deportivo de La Coruña, and it was refereed by Manuel Mejuto González. Deportivo lifted the trophy for the second time in their history with a 1-2 victory over Real Madrid.
This match is commonly known in Spain as El Centenariazo. Real Madrid were expected to win the final comfortably as they were at the time one of the most competitive teams in Europe and the final was being played at their home ground, the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Everything was prepared so that after the victory Madrid could celebrate their 100 anniversary lifting this new trophy. Real Madrid were indeed founded on exactly the same day 100 years ago.