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The Copa del Rey de Baloncesto (English: King's Cup of Basketball) is an annual cup competition for Spanish basketball teams organized by Spain's top professional league, the Liga ACB.

Copa del Rey de Baloncesto
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto
Copa del Rey Baloncesto (adjusted).png
Current trophy
SportBasketball
Inaugural season1933
No. of teams8
CountrySpain Spain
ContinentEuropean Union Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
FC Barcelona Lassa
(25th title)
Most titlesReal Madrid
(27 titles)
Related
competitions
ACB League
Spanish Supercup

Contents

HistoryEdit

Originally known as the Copa de España de Baloncesto, was first played in 1933 and contested in its first editions only by teams from the provinces of Madrid and Barcelona. It was the first nationwide basketball competition played in Spain. During the Francoism, it was referred to as the Copa del Generalísimo, before becoming the Copa del Rey in 1977.

FormatEdit

Until the establishment of the ACB in 1983, the Cup was played in its latest rounds with double-legged series and its final as a single game in a neutral venue. In several seasons, there was a group stage as first round.

From 1983 and 1986, a Final Four format was adopted. The two best qualified teams from the two groups of the Liga ACB at the end of the first stage qualified for the tournament.

Since 1987, the tournament was expanded to a Final Eight format has been used. Since the league is played with a round-robin single group, the top seven teams at the end of the first half of the regular season from the Spanish League and the host one, if it is not between these teams, qualify for the tournament. The eight teams play a knockout tournament at one venue, over four days, eventually producing a winner.

The Copa del Rey is one of the highlights of the Spanish sporting calendar.

FinalsEdit

Year Winner Score Runners-up Venue Location Top scorer
Copa de España
1933 Rayo Club Madrid 21–11 Madrid CF Jardines del Cine Goya Madrid   Juan Castellví
1934 Not played as a result of the boycott by Catalan teams.
1935 Societé Patrie 23–19 Rayo Club Madrid Parc Municipal de Montjuïc Barcelona   Fernando Font
1936 Rayo Club Madrid 23–20 Societé Patrie Frontón de Recoletos Madrid   Raoul Arnaud
Copa del Generalísimo
1940 L'Hospitalet 20–17 Atlético Gracia[N 1] Polideportivo de Sarriá Barcelona   Ramón Sanahuja
1941 Español 35–20 L'Hospitalet Frontón Fiesta Alegre Madrid   Ramón Sanahuja
1942 Layetano 30–28 FC Barcelona Frontón Zaragozano Zaragoza   Sebastián Navarrete
1943 FC Barcelona 27–25 Layetano Frontón Balear Palma   Eduardo Kucharski
1944 Layetano 32–18 Real Madrid Club de Campo Vigo   Eduardo Kucharski
1945 FC Barcelona 37–34 Layetano Pista de Gran Vía Barcelona   Eduardo Kucharski
1946 FC Barcelona 44–35 Montgat Plaza de toros de las Arenas Barcelona   Juan Ferrando
1947 FC Barcelona 39–25 Canarias de Madrid Centro de Natación Helios Zaragoza   Juan Ferrando
1948 Juventud Badalona 41–32 Real Madrid Instituto Deportivo General Yagüe Burgos   Andrés Oller
1949 FC Barcelona (play-off) Real Madrid Palacio de Deportes del Club América Madrid   Andrés Oller
1950 FC Barcelona 46–39 Juventud Badalona Plaza de toros de las Arenas Barcelona   Andrés Oller
1951 Real Madrid 47–36 FC Barcelona Frontón Gros San Sebastián   Guillermo Galíndez
1952 Real Madrid 43–31 Juventud Badalona Plaza de toros de Alicante Alicante   Guillermo Galíndez
1953 Juventud Badalona 41–39 Real Madrid Colegio San José Valladolid   Ignacio Pinedo
1954 Real Madrid 56–41 Juventud Badalona Frontón Fiesta Alegre Madrid   Guillermo Galíndez
1955 Juventud Badalona 59–44 Real Madrid Pabellón del Deporte Barcelona   José Brunet
1956 Real Madrid 59–55 Aismalíbar Frontón Fiesta Alegre Madrid   Alfonso Martínez
1957 Real Madrid 54–50 Aismalíbar Pista de Vista Alegre Vigo   Alfonso Martínez
1958 Juventud Badalona 74–69 Real Madrid Centro de Natación Helios Zaragoza   José Brunet
1959 FC Barcelona 50–36 Aismalíbar Palacio de los Deportes Barcelona   Jorge Bonareu
1960 Real Madrid 76–64 Hesperia Frontón Fiesta Alegre Madrid   Travis Montgomery
1961 Real Madrid 76–51 FC Barcelona Frontón Deportivo Bilbao   Emiliano Rodríguez
1962 Real Madrid 80–66 Estudiantes Palacio de los Deportes Barcelona   José Ramón Ramos
1963 Estudiantes 94–90 Real Madrid Frontón Urumea San Sebastián   José Ramón Ramos
1964 Picadero 63–51 Aismalíbar Palacio de Deportes Lugo   Miguel Albanell
1965 Real Madrid 102–82 Náutico Tenerife Pabellón de Deportes Salamanca   Alejandro Plasencia
  Lolo Sainz
1966 Real Madrid 62–61 Juventud Kalso Pabellón del Casal Sagrada Familia Terrassa   Clifford Luyk
1967 Real Madrid 82–80 Kas Vitoria Frontón Vitoriano Vitoria-Gasteiz   Clifford Luyk
1968 Picadero 58–55 Juventud Kalso Pabellón de Deportes de La Arena Gijón   Enrique Margall
1969 Juventud Nerva 82–81 Real Madrid Pabellón de Deportes Ourense   Clifford Luyk
1970 Real Madrid 102–90 Juventud Nerva Palacio de los Deportes León   Clifford Luyk
1971 Real Madrid 72–63 Juventud Nerva Pabellón de Deportes de Mendizorroza Vitoria-Gasteiz   Clifford Luyk
  Luis Miguel Santillana
1972 Real Madrid 92–77 Juventud Schweppes Palacio de Deportes de Riazor A Coruña   Emiliano Rodríguez
1973 Real Madrid 123–79 Estudiantes Monteverde Pabellón Polideportivo de La Salle Paterna   Clifford Luyk
1974 Real Madrid 87–85 Juventud Schweppes Pabellón de Deportes Alicante   Miguel Ángel Estrada
1975 Real Madrid 114–85 Estudiantes Monteverde Pabellón Polideportivo Jaén   Gonzalo Sagi-Vela
1976 Juventud Schweppes 99–88 Real Madrid Pabellón Municipal Cartagena   Wayne Brabender
Copa del Rey
1977 Real Madrid 97–71 FC Barcelona Nuevo Palacio de Deportes Palma   Wayne Brabender
1978 FC Barcelona 103–96 Real Madrid Pabellón Municipal Zaragoza   Bob Guyette
1979 FC Barcelona 130–113 Tempus Polideportivo Anaitasuna Pamplona   Chicho Sibilio
1980 FC Barcelona 92–83 Manresa EB Pabellón Municipal de Punta Arnela Ferrol   Bob Fullarton
1981 FC Barcelona 106–90 Real Madrid Pabellón Municipal Almería   Epi
1982 FC Barcelona 110–108 Real Madrid Polideportivo Entrepuentes Badajoz   Chicho Sibilio
1983 FC Barcelona 125–93 Inmobanco Pabellón Municipal de Deportes Palencia   Epi
1984 CAI Zaragoza 81–78 FC Barcelona Pabellón Municipal Zaragoza   Epi
1985 Real Madrid 90–76 Ron Negrita Joventut Pavelló Club Joventut Badalona Badalona   Fernando Martín
1986 Real Madrid 87–79 Ron Negrita Joventut Palau Blaugrana Barcelona   Jordi Villacampa
1987 FC Barcelona 110–102 Ron Negrita Joventut Palacio Municipal de Deportes Santa Cruz de Tenerife   Wallace Bryant
1988 FC Barcelona 84–83 Real Madrid Pabellón Polideportivo Pisuerga Valladolid   Wendell Alexis
1989 Real Madrid 85–81 FC Barcelona Pazo dos Deportes de Riazor A Coruña   Dražen Petrović
Year Winner Score Runners-up Venue Location MVP
1990 CAI Zaragoza 76–69 Ram Joventut Centro Insular de Deportes Las Palmas   Mark Davis
1991 FC Barcelona 67–65 Estudiantes Caja Postal Pabellón Príncipe Felipe Zaragoza   Juan Antonio Orenga
1992 Estudiantes Caja Postal 61–56 CAI Zaragoza Palacio de Deportes Granada   John Pinone
1993 Real Madrid Teka 74–71 Joventut Marbella Coliseum da Coruña A Coruña (2)   Joe Arlauckas
1994 Banca Catalana FC Barcelona 86–75 Taugrés Palacio San Pablo Sevilla   Velimir Perasović
1995 Taugrés 88–80 AmWay Zaragoza Palacio de Deportes (2) Granada (2)   Pablo Laso
1996 TDK Manresa 94–92 Banca Catalana FC Barcelona Palacio de Deportes Murcia   Joan Creus
1997 Festina Joventut 79–71 Cáceres Palacio de los Deportes León   Andre Turner
1998 Pamesa Valencia 89–75 Pinturas Bruguer Badalona Pabellón Polideportivo Pisuerga (2) Valladolid (2)   Nacho Rodilla
1999 Tau Cerámica 70–61 Caja San Fernando Pabellón Fuente de San Luis Valencia   Elmer Bennett
2000 Adecco Estudiantes 73–63 Pamesa Valencia Fernando Buesa Arena Vitoria-Gasteiz   Alfonso Reyes
2001 FC Barcelona 80–77 Real Madrid Teka Palacio Martín Carpena Málaga   Pau Gasol
2002 Tau Cerámica 85–83 FC Barcelona Fernando Buesa Arena (2) Vitoria-Gasteiz (2)   Dejan Tomašević
2003 FC Barcelona 84–78 Tau Cerámica Pabellón Fuente de San Luis (2) Valencia (2)   Dejan Bodiroga
2004 Tau Cerámica 81–77 DKV Joventut Palacio San Pablo (2) Sevilla (2)   Rudy Fernández
2005 Unicaja 80–76 Real Madrid Pabellón Príncipe Felipe (2) Zaragoza (2)   Jorge Garbajosa
2006 Tau Cerámica 85–80 Pamesa Valencia Palacio de los Deportes Madrid   Pablo Prigioni
2007 Winterthur FC Barcelona 69–53 Real Madrid Palacio Martín Carpena (2) Málaga (2)   Jordi Trias
2008 DKV Joventut 82–80 Tau Cerámica Fernando Buesa Arena (3) Vitoria-Gasteiz (3)   Rudy Fernández (2)
2009 Tau Cerámica 100–98 Unicaja Palacio de los Deportes (2) Madrid (2)   Mirza Teletović
2010 Regal FC Barcelona 80–61 Real Madrid Bizkaia Arena Bilbao   Fran Vázquez
2011 Regal FC Barcelona 68–60 Real Madrid Palacio de los Deportes (3) Madrid (3)   Alan Anderson
2012 Real Madrid 91–74 FC Barcelona Regal Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona   Sergio Llull
2013 FC Barcelona Regal 85–69 Valencia Basket Fernando Buesa Arena (4) Vitoria-Gasteiz (4)   Pete Mickeal
2014 Real Madrid 77–76 FC Barcelona Palacio Martín Carpena (3) Málaga (3)   Nikola Mirotić
2015 Real Madrid 77–71 FC Barcelona Gran Canaria Arena Las Palmas (2)   Rudy Fernández (3)
2016 Real Madrid 85–81 Herbalife Gran Canaria Coliseum da Coruña (2) A Coruña (3)   Gustavo Ayón
2017 Real Madrid 97–95 Valencia Basket Fernando Buesa Arena (5) Vitoria-Gasteiz (5)   Sergio Llull (2)
2018 FC Barcelona Lassa 92–90 Real Madrid Gran Canaria Arena (2) Las Palmas (3)   Thomas Heurtel
2019 Barça Lassa 94–93 Real Madrid Palacio de los Deportes (4) Madrid (4)   Thomas Heurtel (2)

Source: [1][2]

Titles by teamEdit

Team Winners Runners-up Winning years
Real Madrid 27 21 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Barcelona 25 11 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019
Joventut 8 16 1948, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1969, 1976, 1997, 2008
Baskonia 6 3 1995, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009
Estudiantes 3 4 1963, 1992, 2000
Laietà 2 2 1942, 1944
Zaragoza 2 2 1984, 1990
Rayo Club Madrid 2 1 1933, 1936
Picadero 2 0 1964, 1968
Valencia Basket 1 4 1998
Societé Patrie 1 2 1935
L'Hospitalet 1 1 1940
Manresa 1 1 1996
Málaga 1 1 2005
Espanyol 1 0 1941
Aismalíbar 0 4
Inmobanco 0 2
Montgat 0 1
Canarias de Madrid 0 1
Hesperia 0 1
Náutico Tenerife 0 1
Kas Vitoria 0 1
Cáceres 0 1
Sevilla 0 1
Gran Canaria 0 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ After the Spanish Civil War, Societé Patrie changed its name to Atlético Gracia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Palmarés de la Copa del Rey; ACB.com. In Spanish.
  2. ^ Copa de España; Linguasport. In Spanish.

External linksEdit