Alcorconazo is the name given by fans and by the Spanish sports press to the first leg of a 2009–10 Copa del Rey two-legged matchup between AD Alcorcón and Real Madrid in the round of 32, a 4–0 win by Alcorcón. The first leg received this name because of the defeat of Real Madrid, one of the largest clubs in Spanish football and indeed in the world, by a modest Alcorcón team which then played in the third-tier Segunda División B. Because Real Madrid won the second leg only 1–0, Alcorcón advanced victorious to the next round.
|Event||2009–10 Copa del Rey|
Round of 32
|Date||27 October 2009|
|Venue||Estadio Santo Domingo, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain|
|Man of the Match||Borja Pérez (Alcorcón)|
|Referee||Javier Turienzo Álvarez|
This defeat was a lead sports story throughout Europe, being the title page in British, French and Italian publications. It also marked a rise to relative prominence for the suburban Madrid club; in what may or may not have been a coincidence, Alcorcón began a major stadium renovation project the following month.
The half-time substitution of Guti when the score was 3–0 and when he was booked before was another topic in the Spanish press because of words exchanged between the player and his coach, Manuel Pellegrini.
Both matches were broadcast to the entire country on Canal +.
Contrast between Real Madrid and AlcorcónEdit
The two competing sides had significantly differing financial support. The annual salaries of Alcorcón's matchday squad added up to less than €1 million, compared to the €110 million salary of Real Madrid's squad. Real Madrid had spent €254 million on new signings the previous summer, out of a €420 million annual budget at the time. On the day before the first leg of the cup-tie versus Alcorcón, one of Real Madrid's corporate sponsors gave the entire senior squad new cars worth a total of €2 million. The average annual salary of an Alcorcón player at the time, €36,000, was less than Cristiano Ronaldo made in a day that season. At the time of the match, Real Madrid's youth side played in Segunda B alongside Alcorcón – and had lost only once in seven previous meetings between the two.
Round of 32Edit
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Pérez 16', 53'
Arbeloa 22' (o.g.)
Man of the Match:
- Alcorconazo, El País.com (in Spanish), October 27, 2009
- Minnows knock Madrid out of cup BBC Sport, November 11, 2009
- Alcorcon donne la leçon au Real Archived 2010-03-10 at the Wayback Machine France Football (in French), October 28, 2009
- Real una débacle storica perde 4-0 con squadra di C Gazzetta.it (in Italian), October 27, 2009
- Pellegrini y Guti discutieron en el descanso y el jugador mandó al técnico a tomar por el c*** MARCA.com (in Spanish), October 28, 2009
- ¿Tiene el 27109?, Leonoticias.com (in Spanish), November 30, 2009
- Lowe, Sid (28 October 2009). "Manuel Pellegrini is on the ropes after Real Madrid's greatest humiliation". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2012.