This tournament was played in Madrid for the trophy "Copa del Rey" or "Copa Alfonso XIII". It was not finished.
Participating Clubs: Club Espanyol de Football de Barcelona (1) Club Español de Madrid Athletic de Bilbao Madrid - Moderno (2) (1) Club Espanyol de Football de Barcelona did not play the tournament out of disagreement with the modus. (2) The name of Madrid FC in this tournament, because of a merger with Moderno. Accepted as participants later: Moncloa FC de Madrid Iberia de Madrid Results: [date and final score unknown] Moncloa FC de Madrid bt Iberia de Madrid [Mar 19] Madrid - Moderno 5-5 Club Español de Madrid [a] [a] The captains of both teams opposed extra time. Club Español desired to replay the next day, but Madrid-Moderno did not agree with this for being too soon and against the tournaments regulations; it seems the organisers gave guarantees to Madrid-Moderno that no replay would take place on Mar 20, but Club Español appeared that day and were declared winners as Madrid-Moderno did not show. [Mar 27] Club Español de Madrid 1-0 Moncloa FC de Madrid [b] [b] This match was abandoned after a serious injury of Hermúa, defender of Club Español. The winner of this match were supposed to play Athletic de Bilbao in the final. Final [Mar 26] Tiro de Pichón, Madrid Athletic de Bilbao w/o [c] [c] No opponent appeared on the originally scheduled date of March 26, and Athletic de Bilbao were proclaimed winners of the tournament. It appears that due to the difficulties in the preliminary rounds between the teams from Madrid, the local federation, the Federación Madrileña fixed the date of the final on March 30, on which date Club Español de Madrid were the only team present on the field, and were proclaimed winners by the president of the Federación Madrileña, who happened to be president of Club Español de Madrid as well. The other clubs from Madrid did not agree with the procedure and considered Athletic de Bilbao as winners.
Overview of Finals
Prepared and maintained by José Vicente Tejedor Carnicero for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
Author: José Vicente Tejedor Carnicero
Last updated: 13 Jan 2000
(C) Copyright José Vicente Tejedor Carnicero and RSSSF 1999/2000
You are free to copy this document in whole or part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the author. All rights reserved.