1926 Copa del Rey

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1926 Copa del Rey
Country Spain
Teams 24
Champions FC Barcelona
Runners-up Athletic Madrid
Matches played 62
Goals scored 300 (4.84 per match)

The Copa del Rey 1926 (known at that time as King Alfonso XIII's Cup) was the 26th edition of the Copa del Rey.

The competition started on February 28, 1926 and concluded on May 16, 1926 with the final, held at the Mestalla in Valencia, in which FC Barcelona lifted the trophy for the 7th time ever with a 3–2 victory over Athletic Madrid.

Teams

For the first time ever, runners-up of each regional championship were able to participate in the tournament. So the tournament was expanded to 24 teams.

Group stage

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
RCD Espanyol 4 4 0 0 15 3 8
Valencia CF 4 1 0 3 12 9 2
Iberia SC 4 1 0 3 5 20 2
February 28, 1926
Valencia CF 1–4 RCD Espanyol
March 7, 1926
Iberia SC 3–1 Valencia CF
March 14, 1926
RCD Espanyol 6–1 Iberia SC
March 21, 1926
RCD Espanyol 2–0 Valencia CF
March 28, 1926
Valencia CF 10–0 Iberia SC
April 4, 1926
Iberia SC 1–3 RCD Espanyol

Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
FC Barcelona 4 4 0 0 19 1 8
Zaragoza CD 4 1 1 2 7 13 3
Levante FC 4 0 1 3 4 16 1
February 28, 1926
FC Barcelona 5–0 Levante FC
March 7, 1926
Levante FC 2–2 Zaragoza CD
March 14, 1926
Zaragoza CD 0–7 FC Barcelona
March 21, 1926
Levante FC 1–4 FC Barcelona
March 28, 1926
Zaragoza CD 5–1 Levante FC
April 4, 1926
FC Barcelona 3–0 Zaragoza CD

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Real Madrid 4 3 0 1 11 6 6
Sevilla FC 4 2 1 1 8 5 5
Real Murcia 4 0 1 3 5 13 1
February 28, 1926
Real Murcia 2–2 Sevilla FC
March 7, 1926
Real Madrid 6–2 Real Murcia
March 14, 1926
Sevilla FC 0–1 Real Madrid
March 21, 1926
Sevilla FC 3–0 Real Murcia
March 28, 1926
Real Murcia 1–2 Real Madrid
April 4, 1926
Real Madrid 2–3 Sevilla FC

Group 4

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Athletic Madrid[1] 4 3 0 1 11 6 6
Real Betis 4 3 0 1 10 5 6
Cartagena FC 4 0 0 4 2 12 0
February 28, 1926
Real Betis 3–0 Cartagena FC
March 7, 1926
Cartagena FC 1–2 Athletic Madrid
March 14, 1926
Athletic Madrid 3–1 Real Betis
March 21, 1926
Cartagena FC 1–4 Real Betis
March 28, 1926
Athletic Madrid 4–1 Cartagena FC
April 4, 1926
Real Betis 3–2 Athletic Madrid

Tie-break match

April 15, 1926
Athletic Madrid 4–2 Real Betis

Group 5

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Celta Vigo[2] 4 3 0 1 19 7 6
Sporting Gijón 4 3 0 1 16 7 6
Cultural Leonesa 4 0 0 4 3 24 0
February 28, 1926
Celta Vigo 9–0 Cultural Leonesa
March 7, 1926
Sporting Gijón 3–1 Celta Vigo
March 14, 1926
Cultural Leonesa 2–6 Sporting Gijón
March 21, 1926
Cultural Leonesa 1–5 Celta Vigo
March 28, 1926
Celta Vigo 4–3 Sporting Gijón
April 4, 1926
Sporting Gijón 4–0 Cultural Leonesa

Tie-break match

April 10, 1926
Celta de Vigo 5–0 Sporting de Gijón

Group 6

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Deportivo la Coruna 4 3 0 1 19 7 6
Real Union de Valladolid 4 1 1 2 7 11 3
Fortuna de Gijón 4 1 1 2 4 12 1
February 28, 1926
Real Union de Valladolid 4–2 Deportivo la Coruna
March 7, 1926
Deportivo la Coruna 9–0 Fortuna de Gijón
March 14, 1926
Fortuna de Gijón 2–0 Real Union de Valladolid
March 21, 1926
Deportivo la Coruna 6–2 Real Union de Valladolid
March 28, 1926
Fortuna de Gijón 1–2 Deportivo la Coruna
April 4, 1926
Real Union de Valladolid 1–1 Fortuna de Gijón

Group 7

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Real Unión 4 3 0 1 12 8 6
Athletic Bilbao 4 1 1 2 8 9 3
Racing Santander 4 1 1 2 7 10 3
February 28, 1926
Real Union de Irun 2–1 Racing Santander
March 7, 1926
Athletic Bilbao 1–3 Real Union de Irun
March 14, 1926
Racing Santander 0–1 Athletic Bilbao
March 21, 1926
Racing Santander 4–3 Real Union de Irun
March 28, 1926
Real Union de Irun 4–2 Athletic Bilbao
April 4, 1926
Athletic Bilbao 4–1 Racing Santander

Group 8

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Real Sociedad 4 4 0 0 18 5 8
Arenas Club de Getxo 4 2 0 2 11 11 4
Gimnástica de Torrelavega 4 0 0 4 3 16 0
February 28, 1926
Gimnástica Torrelavega 0–5 Real Sociedad
March 7, 1926
Real Sociedad 5–3 Arenas Club de Getxo
March 14, 1926
Arenas Club de Getxo 4–1 Gimnástica Torrelavega
March 21, 1926
Real Sociedad 4–1 Gimnástica Torrelavega
March 28, 1926
Arenas Club de Getxo 1–4 Real Sociedad
April 4, 1926
Gimnástica Torrelavega 1–3 Arenas Club de Getxo

Quarterfinals

First leg:

April 18, 1926
RCD Espanyol 6–1 Athletic Madrid
Celta Vigo 2–1 Real Sociedad
Real Madrid 1–5 FC Barcelona
Real Union de Irun 3–0 Deportivo la Coruna
Second leg:
April 26, 1926
Athletic Madrid 2–0 RCD Espanyol
Real Sociedad 2–2 Celta Vigo agg:4–5
FC Barcelona 3–0 Real Madrid agg:8–1
Deportivo la Coruna 3–4 Real Union de Irun agg:3–7
Tie break: May 2, 1926
Athletic Madrid 3–2 RCD Espanyol agg:6–8

Semifinals

May 9, 1926

Played at Bilbao
Athletic Madrid 3–2 Celta Vigo
Played at Zaragoza
FC Barcelona 2–1 Real Union de Irun

Final

16 May 1926
17:30 CET
FC Barcelona 3–2
(a.e.t.)
Athletic Madrid
Samitier Goal 62'
Just Goal 63'
Alcántara Goal 112'
Goal 16' Palacios
Goal 58' (pen.) Cosme
Mestalla, Valencia
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Pablo Saracho
Copa del Rey 1926 winners
FC Barcelona
7th title

Notes

  1. ^ Athletic Madrid qualified on a tie-break match.
  2. ^ Celta de Vigo qualified on a tie-break match.

References