1902 Copa de la Coronación
The trophy on display in the Athletic Bilbao museum
|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 it as the first season of the Copa del Rey, which began the following year.
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 Club. 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.
|Bizcaya||5 – 1||Club Español|
William Dyer -' (pen.)
|FC Barcelona||3 – 1||Madrid FC|
Joan Gamper -' (pen.)
|Bizcaya||8 – 1||New Foot-Ball Club|
|Bizcaya||2 – 1||FC Barcelona|
|Juan Astorquia 10'
Armand Cazeaux 20'
|Udo Steinberg 75'|
|Copa de la Coronación 1902 Winners|
Consolation Trophy / Copa de la Gran Peña
- Bizcaya did not participate because they had nothing to console, being champions of Copa de la Coronación.
- FC Barcelona declined to participate because their players had to return to their occupations.
- New Foot-Ball Club declined to participate due to the very poor level showed in the Copa de la Coronación.
- "La FEF no reconocerá al Barça la Liga del año 37" [The FEF will not recognize Barça's League in 1937]. Diario AS (in Spanish). April 3, 2009. Retrieved June 16, 2010.