The Copa Del Rey is one of Spanish football’s oldest club competitions and one that excites many fans across the world when it takes place generally in the month of April. The tournament sees every team in Spain provided with a chance of winning the title through a draw system, which can provide some rather unique opportunities and some crazy moments when matches take place each year.
Top Achievements and Winners In the Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey
The Copa Del Rey has been won by a number of clubs, however, there have been a couple of clubs to have dominated the tournament throughout its history. FC Barcelona stands out as winning the most, with 30 titles to their name whilst Athletic Bilbao have an impressive 23 winners medals in their trophy cabinet. Real Madrid has won the competition no fewer than 19 times, whilst the likes of Atletico Madrid and Valencia trail behind with a minimum of 10 and eight titles respectively.
As with many finals in club football, the Copa Del Rey has managed to produce a number of memorable moments throughout its history, which has seen the tournament become as popular as it has for fans around the world. There have been a number of shocks to have been caused, whilst the likes of Real Mallorca and Recreativo de Huelva have both competed in a final in recent history.
Memorable Moments In The Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey
Indeed, shocks have included some big ‘giant-killings’ in the past, which truly makes the Copa Del Rey a special tournament, with the 2019/20 edition of the tournament providing a number of them. Then-Segunda Division side, Mirandes, managed to beat three La Liga teams in a row in their campaign as they managed to reach the semi-final stage of the tournament. They defeated Celta de Vigo, Sevilla and Villarreal in consecutive rounds, before being edged out by Real Sociedad in the Last Four.
Top Players Over The Years In The Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey
A tournament as prestigious as the Copa Del Rey would be expected to see a number of top players feature throughout the numerous rounds played and many have. With clubs like FC Barcelona and Real Madrid competing, superstars such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul and Luis Suarez have all graced the pitch in the tournament.
Top Coaches During The Years In The Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey
There have also been a number of world-class managers to have been in the dugout for the Copa Del Rey as well over the years. Individuals such as Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Ernesto Valverde have all been just a few of the top names to have led their clubs to glory within the competition.