1936 Copa del Presidente de la República Final

The 1936 Copa del Presidente de la República Final decided the winner of the 1936 Copa del Presidente de la República, the 36th staging of Spain's premier football cup, now known as the Copa del Rey. The final was the last one before the tournament was cancelled due to the Spanish Civil War until 1939, and therefore the last one under the "Copa del Predidente de la República" name.

1936 Copa del Presidente de la República Final
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Event1936 Copa del Presidente de la República
Date21 June 1936 (1936-06-21)
VenueMestalla, Valencia
RefereeJulio Ostalé

In the match, held on 21 June at the Mestalla in Valencia, Real Madrid (then known as Madrid FC for political reasons) defeated FC Barcelona 2-1 in the first El Clásico final. It was Real Madrid's 7th title in their 15th final, while Barcelona appeared for the 16th time and were denied their 13th title.[1]

The match is remembered for the "impossible save" by Madrid goalkeeper Ricardo Zamora, which denied Barcelona's Josep Escolà from scoring a last-minute equaliser. This is the most remembered save in the history of Spanish football.[2]

Road to the finalEdit

Real Madrid Round Barcelona
Opponent Result Legs Opponent Result Legs
Arenas Getxo 3-3 2-1 home; 1-2 away; 6-1 replay Round of 16 Sporting Gijón 4-0 0-0 away; 4–0 home
Athletic Bilbao 3-1 2–1 home; 1–0 away Quarter-finals Español 5-2 1-2 away; 4–0 home
Hércules 8-2 7–0 home; 1-2 away Semi-finals Osasuna 9–5 2-4 away; 7–1 home

Match detailsEdit

Madrid FC2–1FC Barcelona
Eugenio   6'
Lecue   12'
Report (in Spanish) Escolà   29'
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Julio Ostalé
Madrid FC:
GK 1   Ricardo Zamora (c)
DF 2   Ciriaco Errasti
DF 3   Jacinto Quincoces
MF 4   Pedro Regueiro
MF 5   Antonio Bonet
MF 6   José Ramón Sauto
FW 7   Eugenio
FW 8   Luis Regueiro
FW 9   Ildefonso Sañudo
FW 10   Simón Lecue
FW 11   Emilín
  Francisco Bru
FC Barcelona:
GK 1   José Iborra
DF 2   Pedro Areso
DF 3   José Bayo
MF 4   José Argemí
MF 5   Antonio Franco
MF 6   Domènec Balmanya
FW 7   Martí Ventolrà (c)
FW 8   Josep Raich
FW 9   Josep Escolà
FW 10   Enrique Fernández
FW 11   Julio Munlloch
  Patrick O'Connell

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Spain - List of Cup Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Spain - Cup 1936". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 April 2014.

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