1916 Copa del Rey

The Copa del Rey 1916 was the 16th staging of the Copa del Rey, the Spanish football cup competition.

1916 Copa del Rey
16th Copa del Rey
CountrySpain Spain
Teams3
Defending championsAthletic Bilbao
ChampionsAthletic Bilbao (7th title)
Runners-upMadrid FC
Matches played5
Goals scored30 (6 per match)
1915
1917

The competition started on 26 March 1916, and concluded on 7 May 1916, with the final, held at the Camp de la Indústria in Barcelona, in which Athletic Bilbao lifted the trophy for the 7th time ever with a 4–0 victory over Madrid FC, with a hat-trick from Félix Zubizarreta. It was Athletic's third title in a row, thus gaining the right to keep the trophy. However, this tournament is best known for its El Clásico in the semi-finals which saw Madrid FC and FC Barcelona go head-to-head for the first time in 14 years in the competition's history, and the two sides were only separated after four thrilling matches including a dramatic 6–6 draw with extra-time and hat-tricks from the likes of Bernabéu and Alcántara.[1][2]

TeamsEdit

Fortuna de Vigo (Champions of Galicia) and Español de Cádiz (Champions of Andalusia) did not inscribe for the tournament.

SemifinalEdit

First legEdit

FC Barcelona2–1Madrid FC
Alcántara   39'
Martínez   85'
Report Bernabéu   17'
Camp del carrer Muntaner, Barcelona

[1][3]

Second legEdit

[1][4]

FC Barcelona and Madrid CF won one match each. At that year, the Goal difference was not taken into account.

First replayEdit

Madrid CF6–6
(a.e.t.)
FC Barcelona
Luis Belaunde   2', 55', 87'
Bau   23' (o.g.)
Bernabéu   98', 118' (pen.)
Report Alcántara   15', 30', 102'
Mallorqui   67'
Bau   70'
Martínez   112'

[5][6][7]

Second replayEdit

Madrid FC4–2
(a.e.t.) [8]
FC Barcelona
Bernabéu   25'
Zabalo   85'
Aranguren   100', 108'
Report Martínez   11', 38'

[9][10][11]

FinalEdit

Athletic Bilbao4–0Madrid FC
Acedo   12'
Zubizarreta   23', 60', 69'

[12][13][14]

Copa del Rey 1916 winners
Athletic Bilbao
7th title

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Eighteenth different Clásico venue". www.fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Spain - Cup 1916". RSSSF. 20 January 2000. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Barça partidos 1915/16". Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Barça partidos 1915/16". Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Temporada 1915-16". Archived from the original on 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  6. ^ "El Aguanis - Ficha Madrid F.C.-Barcelona 1915-1916".
  7. ^ "Barça partidos 1915/16".
  8. ^ FC Barcelona withdrew the game seven minutes before the end of the extra-time in protest for the refereeing.
  9. ^ "El Aguanis - Ficha Madrid F.C.-Barcelona 1915-1916".
  10. ^ "Temporada 1915-16". Archived from the original on 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  11. ^ "Barça partidos 1915/16".
  12. ^ "El Aguanis - Ficha Athletic Bilbao-Madrid F.C. 1915-1916".
  13. ^ "Official Athletic Club Website".
  14. ^ "Temporada 1915-16". Archived from the original on 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2015-07-08.

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