Copa Del Rey winners, List of Champions in history

Copa Del Rey winners, List of Champions in history

May 10, 2021 0 By Ibiye Ambille

Copa Del Rey winners, List of Champions in history.


Who has won the most Copa del Rey? Barcelona is the most successful team in Copa Del Rey, winning 31 titles since the inception of the competition.


How many Copa del Rey has Messi won? Lionel Messi has won seven Copa Del Rey titles as a player.


The Argentine has spent his entire professional career in Spain with Barcelona.


How many times did Real Madrid win Copa del Rey? Real Madrid has won the Copa Del Rey titles 19 times and has ended up as runners up on 20 different occasions.


How many Copa del Rey has Atletico Madrid won? Atlético Madrid is the third most successful team in Copa Del Rey with 10 titles won its entire history.


Copa del Rey winners 2021? Barcelona won the 2021 title after beating Athletic Club Bilbao in the final.


Copa del Rey winners 2020? Real Sociedad were crowned Champions of the 2020 edition.




Copa Del Rey is the Spanish national cup contested by teams across the federation and have produced several notable winners in the past and present.


The Copa Del Rey is regarded as the oldest tournament in Spain.


The Competition had its inaugural season in 1903 and Athletic Club Bilbao emerges as the first national Champions after winning the Copa Del Rey.


The Competition is contested by over 126 teams across the top four league division including winners of the various regional cup Competition.


Barcelona holds the record as the most successful team in the history of the Spanish Copa Del Rey with over 31 titles won.


The Catalans won its first title in 1909–10, which seven years after the commencement of the national cup which was lifted by Athletic Club Bilbao.


Cool Facts

Athletic Club Bilbao and Barcelona have met more times in the final than any other sides.


It might interest you to know that Athletic Club Bilbao is the second most successful team in the history of the Copa Del Rey with 23 titles.



Giants Real Madrid is third and has only managed to win 19 titles followed by Atlético Madrid in the fourth position with 10 titles.


This shows the tradition, importance and priority placed on it by clubs with little chance at the league title.


Also, more teams have emerged winners in the Spanish Cup than the La Liga or the Supercopa de España.


Copa Del Rey Winners, List of Champions and most successful in history


When it comes to Copa Del Rey in Spain, Barcelona is the most successful team in the country with a total of 31 cup Trophies won.


The Catalans entered the scene seven years after it was launched, became winners of the Competition in 1910.


The Blaugrana did not stop at the 1910 triumph. The club went on to win the competition back to back between 1911–12 and 1912–13 season.


This success that was achieved by the Catalans sent a message across the country, marking the club’s name in bold as one of the early winners.

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Meaning in the first ten years of the Copa Del Rey, Barcelona alone won more than ten trophies in the first 20 years in its history.


For Barcelona, this was the major national cup trophy they can brag about since La Liga is mostly dominated by Real Madrid who’s regarded sabre as the most successful team in the country.


Barcelona had an incredible record of winning the title just within an interval of two to three years with the highest being four to six-year period.



Barcelona Copa Del Rey record breakdown

Four consecutive titles from 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 and 2020-21.


Breaking Barcelona’s Copa Del Rey titles would be a hard rock to crush for any other side in-country including big sides like Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, etc.


Barcelona Copa Del Rey winners in the modern era

Six consecutive titles from 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19.


Barcelona dominated the Competition in the modern era, winning the Competition in six consecutive seasons starting from the 2014-15 season until the 2018-19 campaign.


Even though there was a clear opposition in Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid in the modern era, Blaugrana still has priority in the Competition.


Messi, Xavi, Iniesta Ronaldinho Xavi, Puyol and Coach Pep Guardiola in the picture.


The aforementioned names formed the core record Spanish Cup-winning squad.


Lionel Messi in the past few years has been involved in leading the club to glory and have either scored or provided an assist in any of the finals he has played.


In total, Lionel Messi has won seven Copa Del Rey titles for Barcelona most of which he was captain and the leader in the attack.


In the recent final match for the 2020-21 edition, the Argentine superstar scored twice in the 68′, 72′ minutes of the game to help his club to a thumping 4-0 win over Athletic Club Bilbao, the inaugural winners of the Copa Del Rey.


Iniesta, Xavi, Puyol and Ronaldinho were the core Barcelona squad that also helped the club pull through in the previous seasons before Messi became the leader.


Pep Guardiola also had a hand in the success of the club in the Competition.


The Spanish manager now at Manchester City in the Premier League during his reign at Barcelona could manage two titles between Rey: 2008–09 and 2011–12 seasons respectively.


Can any other team in the history of the Competition overwrite the records set by Barcelona? The Blaugrana are the current Champions of the competition in 2020.


They defeated another Traditional side Athletic Club Bilbao in the final.


Athletic Club Bilbao

Athletic Club Bilbao is another Traditional side when it comes to Copa Del Rey and is the second most successful club in the history of the competition with over 23 titles.


This however comes as a surprise as one would think of Real Madrid as the second best after Barcelona as seen in the La Liga.


Rather, Bilbao has more pedigree in the Competition after the Catalans.


Athletic Club Bilbao won the first Spanish Copa Del Rey Cup title in 1903.

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To further show Bilbao’s rich pedigree, The club won the competition back to back from 1903 and 1904.


This shows Athletic Club Bilbao won the first two editions of the Copa Del Rey which is a national record amid Barcelona’s most titles won.



It took the club another six years to emerge Champions.

After this period, it was another three consecutive wins for the club from 1914, 1915 and 1916.


Athletic Club Bilbao Spanish Cup winners list breakdown

Two consecutive titles
1903, 1904

Three consecutive titles
1914, 1915, 1916,

1983–84 season was the last time the club won the oldest football tournament in the country.


In total, Athletic Club has ended up as runners up to sixteen times including the recent final in 2021 against eventual Champions Barcelona.


Real Madrid

Titles 19

Real Madrid is the third most successful team in the history of the Copa Del Rey with 19 titles.


Madrid has the worst record of about 20 losses in the final. They have ended up as runners up in the competition more than any other side in the country.


Real Madrid entered the scene two years after the Competition was founded.


The Los Blancos won the 1905 edition and went further to win four consecutive Copa Del Rey titles from 1905 to 1908.


Mixed with losses in several finals, the club could only manage consecutive wins on few occasions.


Four consecutive titles
1905, 1906, 1907, 1908.


Real Madrid Spanish Cup in the modern era

The Royal club has only emerged twice as Champions of the Competition in the modern era in 2010–11 and 2013–14 seasons respectively.


The worst record is the total number of runners up which the club holds, haven lost 20 times more than the titles they have won (19).


Atlético Madrid

Atlético Madrid is the fourth most successful team in the Cup tournament with 10 titles.


The Madrid city achieved its first title in 1959–60 and did so by winning it back to back the following season in 1960–61.


Atlético Madrid achieved another back to back titles between 1990–91 and 1991–92 and the last time the club won it was in the 2012–13 season.



Valencia is the fifth most successful team in the Spanish Copa Del Rey winners list with eight titles.


In 1941, Valencia clinched the title. The last time the club won the competition was in the 2018–19 season.


During the 2018-19 final, Valencia shocked the rest of the world by beating record titleholder Barcelona 2-1 in the final through goals from Gameiro and Rodrigo.


Valencia has also ended up as runners on nine occasions.


Copa Del Rey winners, List of Champions and all-time successful in history – full list

2020–21 Barcelona
2019–20 Real Sociedad
2018–19 Valencia
2017–18 Barcelona
2016–17 Barcelona
2015–16 Barcelona
2014–15 Barcelona
2013–14 Real Madrid
2012–13 Atlético Madrid
2011–12 Barcelona
2010–11 Real Madrid
2009–10 Sevilla
2008–09 Barcelona
2007–08 Valencia
2006–07 Sevilla
2005–06 Espanyol
2004–05 Real Betis
2003–04 Real Zaragoza
2002–03 Mallorca
2001–02 Deportivo La Coruña
2000–01 Real Zaragoza
1999–2000 Espanyol
1998–99 Valencia
1997–98 Barcelona
1996–97 Barcelona
1995–96 Atlético Madrid
1994–95 Deportivo La Coruña
1993–94 Real Zaragoza
1992–93 Real Madrid
1991–92 Atlético Madrid
1991–92 Atlético Madrid
1990–91 Atlético Madrid
1989–90 Barcelona
1988–89 Real Madrid
1987–88 Barcelona
1986–87 Real Sociedad
1985–86 Real Zaragoza
1984–85 Atlético Madrid
1983–84 Athletic Club Bilbao
1982–83 Barcelona
1981–82 Real Madrid
1980–81 Barcelona
1979–80 Real Madrid
1978–79 Valencia
1977–78 Barcelona
1976–77 Real Betis
1975–76 Atlético Madrid
1974–75 Real Madrid
1973–74 Real Madrid
1972–73 Athletic Club Bilbao
1971–72 Atlético Madrid
1970–71 Barcelona
1969–70 Real Madrid
1969 Athletic Club Bilbao
1967–68 Barcelona
1966–67 Valencia
1965–66 Real Zaragoza
1964–65 Atlético Madrid
1963–64 Real Zaragoza
1962–63 Barcelona
1961–62 Real Madrid
1960–61 Atlético Madrid
1959–60 Atlético Madrid
1958–59 Barcelona
1958 Athletic Club Bilbao
1957 Barcelona
1956 Athletic Club Bilbao
1955 Athletic Club Bilbao
1954 Valencia
1952–53 Barcelona
1952 Barcelona
1951 Barcelona
1949–50 Athletic Club Bilbao
1948–49 Valencia
1947–48 Sevilla
1947 Real Madrid
1946 Real Madrid
1944–45 Athletic Club Bilbao
1944 Athletic Club Bilbao
1943 Athletic Club Bilbao
1942 Barcelona
1941 Valencia
1940 Español
1939 Sevilla
1936 Real Madrid
1935 Sevilla
1934 Real Madrid
1933 Athletic Club Bilbao
1932 Athletic Club Bilbao
1931 Athletic Club Bilbao
1930 Athletic Club Bilbao
1928–29 RCD Español
1928 Barcelona
1927 Real Union
1926 Barcelona
1925 Barcelona
1924 Real Union
1923 Athletic Club Bilbao
1922 Barcelona
1921 Athletic Club Bilbao
1920 Barcelona
1919 Arenas
1918 Real Unión
1917 Real Madrid
1916 Athletic Club Bilbao
1915 Athletic Club Bilbao
1914 Athletic Club Bilbao
1913 Racing de Irún
1913 Barcelona
1912 Barcelona
1911 Athletic Club Bilbao
1910 Barcelona
1910 Athletic Club Bilbao
1909 Real Sociedad
1908 Real Madrid
1907 Real Madrid
1906 Real Madrid
1905 Real Madrid
1904 Athletic Club Bilbao
1903 Athletic Club Bilbao

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Copa Del Rey Standings

Barcelona 31

Athletic Club Bilbao 23

Real Madrid 19

Atlético Madrid 10

Valencia 8

Zaragoza 6

Sevilla 5

Espanyol 4

Real Unión 4

Real Sociedad 2

Real Betis 2

Deportivo La Coruña 2

Arenas 1

Mallorca 1


Copa Del Rey teams

Alavés, Athletic Bilbao, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Celta Vigo, Eibar, Espanyol, Getafe, Granada, Leganés, Levante, Mallorca, Osasuna, Real Betis, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Valencia, Valladolid, Villarreal.


Albacete, Alcorcón, Almería

Cádiz, Deportivo La Coruña, Elche, Extremadura, Fuenlabrada, Girona, Huesca, Las Palmas, Lugo, Málaga, Mirandés, Numancia, Ponferradina, Rayo Vallecano, Oviedo, Racing Santander, Sporting Gijón, Tenerife, Zaragoza



Amorebieta, Andorra, Atlético Baleares, Badajoz, Burgos, Calahorra, Cartagena, Castellón

Córdoba, Cornellà, Cultural Leonesa, Coruxo, Guijuelo

Haro, Internacional, La Nucía, Linense, Lleida Esportiu, Marbella, Olot, Peña Deportiva, Pontevedra, Rayo Majadahonda, Sabadell, San Fernando, UD Ibiza, UD, Logroñés, Yeclano.




Alcoyano, Atlético Pulpileño, Ciudad de Lucena, Compostela Coria, El Ejido, Gimnástica Segoviana, Gimnástica Torrelavega, Ibiza Islas Pitiusas, L’Hospitalet, Laredo, Lealtad, Linares, Llanera, Lorca Deportiva, Marino, Mutilvera, Navalcarnero, Ourense CF, Poblense, Portugalete, Quintanar del Rey, San Juan, SD Logroñés, Sestao River, Socuéllamos, Tarazona, Terrassa, Teruel, Varea, Villanovense, Zamora, Las, Rozas, Leioa, Llagostera, UCAM Murcia.


Anaitasuna, AUGC Deportiva, Buñol, Cantolagua, Cardassar

Chinato, Colegios Diocesanos, Épila, Guía, Marchamalo, Miengo, Montañesa, Móstoles, Racing Murcia, Racing Rioja, Ribadumia, Rincón, Rusadir, Titánico, Tomares.



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