The Copa de la Reina is an annual cup competition for Spanishwomen's association football teams organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Its first edition took place in 1983, five years before the Spanish women's league was created. Up to the creation of the women's league the winners of this cup were crowned as Spanish football champions. Nowadays it is a knockout tournament taking place once the season is over as top eight clubs at the end of the league season qualify for it.
In 1981 and 1982 two editions were held under the name Copa Reina Sofia and won by Karbo Deportivo, today Real Deportivo La Coruña. The first official recognized version of the tournament was the 1983 edition.