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The Copa de la Reina (English: Queen's Cup) is an annual cup competition for Spanish women's association football teams organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Its full name is Campeonato de España - Copa de Su Majestad la Reina (Championship of Spain - Her Majesty the Queen's Cup).

Copa de la Reina
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Founded1983
Region Spain
Number of teams16
Current championsReal Sociedad
(1st title)
Most successful club(s)Barcelona
Espanyol
Levante
(6 titles each)
2019–20 Copa de la Reina

HistoryEdit

Its first edition took place in 1983, five years before the Spanish women's league was created.[1] Up to the creation of the women's league the winners of this cup were crowned as Spanish football champions.

From 2004 to 2017, it was played knockout tournament taking place once the season is over as top eight clubs at the end of the league season qualify for it. Since 2018, all the 16 teams of the first division joined the competition, that started to be played during the league season.

FinalsEdit

In 1981 and 1982 two editions were held under the name Copa Reina Sofía and won by Karbo Deportivo. The first official recognized version of the tournament was the 1983 edition.[2]

Until 1988, just before the creation of the national league, the winners were claimed as Spanish champions.

Year Final host Winner Runner-up Score
1983 Karbo Deportivo Porvenir CF 4–1
1984 Riazor, A Coruña
Atotxa, San Sebastián
Karbo Deportivo Añorga KKE 4–2, 1–2[3]
1985 Riazor, A Coruña Karbo Deportivo Peña Barcilona 2–2 (3–1 p)
1986 Porvenir CF Oiartzun KE 2–1
1987 Oiartzun KE Añorga KKE 3–2
1988 Oiartzun KE Porvenir CF 3–1
1989 Las Gaunas, Logroño Parque Alcobendas Añorga KKE 4–2
1990 Carlos Belmonte, Albacete Añorga KKE RCD Espanyol 2–0
1991 Añorga KKE FC Barcelona 3–0
1992 Jesús María Pereda, Medina de Pomar CD Oroquieta Villaverde CE Sabadell 3–0
1993 Getafe Añorga KKE CD Oroquieta Villaverde 2–1
1994 Navalcarbón, Las Rozas FC Barcelona CD Oroquieta Villaverde 2–1
1995 CD Oroquieta Villaverde Añorga KKE 4–2
1996 Olímpic, Terrassa RCD Espanyol CD Oroquieta Villaverde 3–0
1997 Estadio Municipal, Arganda del Rey RCD Espanyol Atlético Málaga 4–2
1998 Atlético Málaga SD Lagunak 4–0
1999 CD Oroquieta Villaverde Eibartarrak FT 4–2
2000 Levante UD SD Lagunak 3–0
2001 Levante UD Club Irex Puebla 5–1
2002 Valencia Levante UD RCD Espanyol 1–0
2003 Nova Creu Alta, Sabadell CE Sabadell Estudiantes Huelva 3–1
2004 Anduva, Miranda de Ebro Levante UD CE Sabadell 3–1 (a.e.t.)
2005 Breña Alta, La Palma Levante UD Club Irex Puebla 2–1
2006 Nazaret, Valencia RCD Espanyol SD Lagunak 2–2 (4–3 p)
2007 García de la Mata, Madrid Levante UD RCD Espanyol 3–1
2008 Julián Ariza, Torrelodones Rayo Vallecano Levante UD 3–2
2009 La Romareda, Zaragoza RCD Espanyol Prainsa Zaragoza 5–1
2010 Artunduaga, Basauri RCD Espanyol Rayo Vallecano 3–1
2011 La Ciudad del Fútbol, Las Rozas FC Barcelona RCD Espanyol 1–0 (a.e.t.)
2012[4] La Ciudad del Fútbol, Las Rozas RCD Espanyol Athletic Club 2–1 (a.e.t.)
2013 La Ciudad del Fútbol, Las Rozas FC Barcelona Prainsa Zaragoza 4–0
2014[5] Alfonso Murube, Ceuta FC Barcelona Athletic Club 1–1 (5–4 p)
2015 Álvarez Claro, Melilla Sporting de Huelva Valencia CF 2–1
2016 La Ciudad del Fútbol, Las Rozas Atlético de Madrid FC Barcelona 3–2
2017 La Ciudad del Fútbol, Las Rozas FC Barcelona Atlético de Madrid 4–1
2018 Estadio Romano, Mérida FC Barcelona Atlético de Madrid 1–0 (a.e.t.)
2019 Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada Real Sociedad Atlético de Madrid 2–1

WinnersEdit

Club Winners Runners-Up Winning years
  RCD Espanyol 6 4 1996, 1997, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012
  FC Barcelona 6 2 1994, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018
  Levante UD 6 1 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007
  Añorga KKE 3 4 1990, 1991, 1993
  Oroquieta Villaverde 3 3 1992, 1995, 1999
  Karbo Deportivo 3 0 1983, 1984, 1985
  Oiartzun KE 2 1 1987, 1988
  Atlético de Madrid 1 3 2016
  CF Porvenir 1 2 1986
  CE Sabadell 1 2 2003
  Parque Alcobendas 1 1 1989
  Atlético Málaga 1 1 1998
  Rayo Vallecano 1 1 2008
  Sporting de Huelva 1 0 2015
  Real Sociedad 1 0 2019
  SD Lagunak 0 3
  Athletic Club 0 2
  CF Irex Puebla 0 2
  CD Transportes Alcaine 0 2
  SD Eibar 0 1
  CFF Estudiantes 0 1
  Peña Barcilona 0 1
  Valencia CF 0 1

Marked in italic those teams that won the league championship that season

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://hemeroteca.elmundodeportivo.es/preview/1985/04/26/pagina-21/1120665/pdf.html?search=karbo%20añorga
  2. ^ "Spain - List of Women's Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ When Añorga revolutionized Atocha. El Diario Vasco, 09/06/09
  4. ^ Laura Marta (11 June 2012). "El Español [sic] conquista su sexta Copa de la Reina al ganar 2-1 al Athletic" [Espanyol wins its sixth Copa de la Reina by beating Athletic 2-1]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ David Menayo (21 June 2014). "Los penaltis coronan al Barcelona como campeonas de Copa" [Penalties see Barcelona crowned as Cup winners]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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