Spanish Civil War finished on April 1st, 1939. During the last months some regional championships were played, so the Spanish Cup was organised with only 14 teams. Note that some important regions didn't have football activity, so they didn't have representatives in the Spanish Cup, such as for instance Catalonia, Madrid or Valencia. The name of the tournament changes to Copa del Generalísimo. Qualified teams: Champ. Vizcaya (2): Bilbao Athletic, Baracaldo Orimendi Champ. Guipúzcoa (2): Alavés (Vitoria), Donostia (currently Real Sociedad) Champ. Galicia (1): Racing Ferrol Champ. Sur (Andalucía) (2): Sevilla, Real Betis (Sevilla) Champ. Aragón (2): Aviación Nacional (Zaragoza), Zaragoza FC Champ. Cantabria (2): Racing Santander, Unión Montañesa (Santander) Champ. Navarra (1): Osasuna (Pamplona) Champ. Baleares (1): Constancia (Inca) Champ. Northern Africa (1): Ceuta Sport An Asturian regional XI inscribed but didn't play. Championships not played: Catalonia, Centro, Valencia, Asturias, Castilla-León, Murcia, Extremadura and Canary Islands. FIRST ROUND May 14th and 21st Racing Ferrol - Asturias XI withdrew Unión Montañesa - Baracaldo Oriamendi 0-2, 1-5 Bilbao Athletic - Alavés (Vitoria) 1-2, 2-6 Osasuna (Pamplona) - Zaragoza 0-1, 1-3 Real Betis - Aviación Nacional 1-1, 0-4 Ceuta Sport - Sevilla 3-4, 1-2 Bye: Racing Santander and Donostia (San Sebastián) QUARTER FINALS May 28th and June 5th Racing Ferrol-Donostia (S.Sebastián) 3-1, 0-0 Baracaldo Oriamendi - Zaragoza 2-1, 2-2 Aviación Nacional (Zgza.) - Sevilla 2-0, 1-4 Racing Santander - Alavés (Vitoria) 2-5, 1-2 SEMIFINALS June 11th and 18th Racing Ferrol - Baracaldo Oriamendi 1-1, 2-1 Sevilla - D. Alavés (Vitoria) 6-5, 1-1 FINAL Barcelona (Montjuïc stadium), June 25th SEVILLA FC - RACING FERROL 6-2 Goals: Campanal I(3), Pepillo (2), Raimundo; Silvosa (2) Sevilla: Bueno, Cayuso, Villalonga, Torrontegui, Félix, Leoncito, López, Pepillo, Campanal I, Raimundo, Berrocal Racing Ferrol: Alberty, Caliche, Moreno,Bertolí, Silvosa, Basterrechea, Lelé, Gallart, Barón, Edelmiro, Portugués Note about Aviación Nacional: This was a military team, composed by members of the Air Force (many of them originally from the Canary Islands). At the end of the war, they settled in Zaragoza, where they won the championship of Aragón. Some military authorities had promised them a place in First Division. Since they didn't actually have a right to it, they were merged with Athletic Madrid, taking the name of Athletic Aviación (and they were league champions in 1940). Since 1946 this merger club has been called Atlético Madrid.
Overview of Finals
1937 (Copa de España Libre)
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