Copa del Rey Winners by Year (1903 – 2022)

Spanish soccer teams love to compete in the Copa del Rey.

The knockout tournament has been around ever since 1903, and players relish the opportunity to progress to the next stage of the competition.

In fact, the Copa del Rey can be likened to England’s FA Cup, as both of these domestic competitions hold a lot of prestige and good history.

Over the years there have been numerous winners of the Copa del Rey, so this article has been written to give a thorough breakdown of the clubs that have managed to lift the trophy across all the seasons that the competition has been played.

So, without further ado, let’s get started with a tabulated analysis of past Copa del Rey winners:

1903Athletic Bilbao3-2Real MadridHipódromo, Madrid-
1904Athletic BilbaoNot playedEspañol de MadridTiro del Pichón, Madrid-
1905Real Madrid1-0Athletic BilbaoTiro del Pichón, Madrid-
1906Real Madrid4-1Athletic BilbaoHipódromo, Madrid-
1907Real Madrid1-0BizcayaHipódromo, Madrid6,000
1908Real Madrid2-1Real Vigo SportingO'Donnell, Madrid4,000
1909Real Sociedad3-1Español de MadridO'Donnell, Madrid-
1910Athletic Bilbao1-0Real SociedadOndarreta, San Sebastián-
1910FC Barcelona3-2Español de MadridTiro del Pichón, Madrid-
1911Athletic Bilbao3-1RCD EspanyolJosaleta, Getxo-
1912FC Barcelona2-0GimnásticaLa Industria, Barcelona-
1913FC Barcelona2-1Real SociedadLa Industria, Barcelona-
1913Racing de Irún1-0Athletic BilbaoO'Donnell, Madrid-
1914Athletic Bilbao2-1FC Espanya de BarcelonaCostorbe, Irún-
1915Athletic Bilbao5-0RCD EspanyolAmute, Irún5,000
1916Athletic Bilbao4-0Real MadridLa Industria, Barcelona6,000
1917Real Madrid2-1Arenas Club de GetxoLa Industria, Barcelona2,500
1918Real Unión Club, S.A.D.2-0Real MadridO'Donnell, Madrid-
1919Arenas Club de Getxo5-2 (after extra time)FC BarcelonaMartínez Campos, Madrid-
1920FC Barcelona2-0Athletic BilbaoEl Molinón, Gijón10,000
1921Athletic Bilbao4-1Atlético MadridSan Mamés, Bilbao15,000
1922FC Barcelona5-1Real Unión Club, S.A.D.Coia, Vigo12,000
1923Athletic Bilbao1-0Club Esportiu EuropaLes Corts, Barcelona30,000
1924Real Unión Club, S.A.D.1-0Real MadridAtotxa, San Sebastián-
1925FC Barcelona2-0Arenas Club de GetxoReina Victoria, Seville6,000
1926FC Barcelona3-2 (after extra time)Atlético MadridMestalla, Valencia17,000
1927Real Unión Club, S.A.D.1-0 (after extra time)Arenas Club de GetxoTorrero, Zaragoza16,000
1928FC Barcelona3-1Real SociedadEl Sardinero, Santander18,000
1929RCD Espanyol2-1Real MadridMestalla, Valencia25,000
1930Athletic Bilbao3-2 (after extra time)Real MadridMontjuïc, Barcelona63,000
1931Athletic Bilbao3-1Real BetisChamartín, Madrid20,000
1932Athletic Bilbao1-0FC BarcelonaChamartín, Madrid25,000
1933Athletic Bilbao2-1Real MadridMontjuïc, Barcelona60,000
1934Real Madrid2-1Valencia CFMontjuïc, Barcelona46,000
1935Sevilla3-0Centre d'Esports SabadellChamartín, Madrid15,000
1936Real Madrid2-1FC BarcelonaMestalla, Valencia22,000
1939Sevilla6-2Racing Club de FerrolMontjuïc, Barcelona60,000
1940RCD Espanyol3-2 (after extra time)Real MadridCampo de Vallecas, Madrid20,000
1941Valencia CF3-1RCD EspanyolChamartín, Madrid23,000
1942FC Barcelona4-3 (after extra time)Athletic BilbaoChamartín, Madrid30,000
1943Athletic Bilbao1-0 (after extra time)Real MadridEstadio Metropolitano, Madrid50,000
1944Athletic Bilbao2-0Valencia CFMontjuïc, Barcelona65,000
1945Athletic Bilbao3-2Valencia CFMontjuïc, Barcelona55,000
1946Real Madrid3-1Valencia CFMontjuïc, Barcelona60,000
1947Real Madrid2-0 (after extra time)RCD EspanyolRiazor, A Coruña30,000
1948Sevilla4-1Celta de VigoChamartín, Madrid55,000
1949Valencia CF1-0Athletic BilbaoChamartín, Madrid70,000
1950Athletic Bilbao4-1 (after extra time)Real ValladolidChamartín, Madrid80,000
1951FC Barcelona3-0Real SociedadChamartín, Madrid75,000
1952FC Barcelona4-2 (after extra time)Valencia CFChamartín, Madrid80,000
1953FC Barcelona2-1Athletic BilbaoChamartín, Madrid67,145
1954Valencia CF3-0FC BarcelonaChamartín, Madrid110,000
1955Athletic Bilbao1-0SevillaSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid100,000
1956Athletic Bilbao2-1Atlético MadridSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid125,000
1957FC Barcelona1-0RCD EspanyolMontjuïc, Barcelona75,000
1958Athletic Bilbao2-0Real MadridSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid100,000
1959FC Barcelona4-1Granada CFSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid90,000
1960Atlético Madrid3-1Real MadridSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid100,000
1961Atlético Madrid3-2Real MadridSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid120,000
1962Real Madrid2-1SevillaSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid90,000
1963FC Barcelona3-1Real ZaragozaCamp Nou, Barcelona90,000
1964Real Zaragoza2-1Atlético MadridSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid75,000
1965Atlético Madrid1-0Real ZaragozaSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid90,000
1966Real Zaragoza2-0Athletic BilbaoSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid95,000
1967Valencia CF2-1Athletic BilbaoSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid100,000
1968FC Barcelona1-0Real MadridSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid100,000
1969Athletic Bilbao1-0ElcheSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid120,000
1970Real Madrid3-1Valencia CFCamp Nou, Barcelona80,000
1971FC Barcelona4-3 (after extra time)Valencia CFSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid100,000
1972Atlético Madrid2-1Valencia CFSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid100,000
1973Athletic Bilbao2-0CD CastellónVicente Calderón, Madrid64,200
1974Real Madrid4-0FC BarcelonaVicente Calderón, Madrid48,000
1975Real Madrid0-0 (finished 4-3 on penalties)FC BarcelonaVicente Calderón, Madrid60,000
1976Atlético Madrid1-0Real ZaragozaSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid80,000
1977Real Betis2-2 (finished 8-7 on penalties)Athletic BilbaoVicente Calderón, Madrid70,000
1978FC Barcelona3-1Las PalmasSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid60,000
1979Valencia CF2-0Real MadridVicente Calderón, Madrid70,000
1980Real Madrid6-1Real Madrid CastillaSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid65,000
1981FC Barcelona3-1Sporting GijónVicente Calderón, Madrid50,000
1982Real Madrid2-1Sporting GijónJosé Zorrilla, Valladolid30,000
1983FC Barcelona2-1Real MadridLa Romareda, Zaragoza35,000
1984Athletic Bilbao1-0FC BarcelonaSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid100,000
1985Atlético Madrid2-1Athletic BilbaoSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid85,000
1986Real Zaragoza1-0FC BarcelonaVicente Calderón, Madrid45,000
1987Real Sociedad2-2 (finished 4-2 on penalties)Atlético MadridLa Romareda, Zaragoza37,000
1988FC Barcelona1-0Real SociedadSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid70,000
1989Real Madrid1-0Real ValladolidVicente Calderón, Madrid30,000
1990FC Barcelona2-0Real MadridLuis Casanova, Valencia44,240
1991Atlético Madrid1-0 (after extra time)Real MallorcaSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid60,000
1992Atlético Madrid2-0Real MadridSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid70,000
1993Real Madrid2-0Real ZaragozaLuis Casanova, Valencia42,000
1994Real Zaragoza0-0 (finished 5-4 on penalties)Celta de VigoVicente Calderón, Madrid60,000
1995Deportivo La Coruña2-1Valencia CFSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid95,000
1996Atlético Madrid1-0 (after extra time)FC BarcelonaLa Romareda, Zaragoza37,000
1997FC Barcelona3-2 (after extra time)Real BetisSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid82,498
1998FC Barcelona1-1 (finished 5-4 on penalties)Real MallorcaMestalla, Valencia54,000
1999Valencia CF3-0Atlético MadridEstadio Olímpico, Seville45,000
2000RCD Espanyol2-1Atlético MadridMestalla, Valencia55,000
2001Real Zaragoza3-1Celta de VigoEstadio Olímpico, Seville38,000
2002Deportivo La Coruña2-1Real MadridSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid75,000
2003Real Mallorca3-0Real Club Recreativo de HuelvaMartínez Valero, Elche35,000
2004Real Zaragoza3-2 (after extra time)Real MadridLluís Companys, Barcelona54,000
2005Real Betis2-1 (after extra time)OsasunaVicente Calderón, Madrid55,000
2006RCD Espanyol4-1Real ZaragozaSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid78,000
2007Sevilla1-0GetafeSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid80,000
2008Valencia CF3-1GetafeVicente Calderón, Madrid54,000
2009FC Barcelona4-1Athletic BilbaoMestalla, Valencia50,000
2010Sevilla2-0Atlético MadridCamp Nou, Barcelona93,000
2011Real Madrid1-0 (after extra time)FC BarcelonaMestalla, Valencia55,000
2012FC Barcelona3-0Athletic BilbaoVicente Calderón, Madrid54,850
2013Atlético Madrid2-1 (after extra time)Real MadridSantiago Bernabéu, Madrid80,000
2014Real Madrid2-1FC BarcelonaMestalla, Valencia52,953
2015FC Barcelona3-1Athletic BilbaoCamp Nou, Barcelona99,354
2016FC Barcelona2-0 (after extra time)SevillaVicente Calderón, Madrid54,907
2017FC Barcelona3-1Deportivo AlavésVicente Calderón, Madrid45,000
2018FC Barcelona5-0SevillaMetropolitano Stadium, Madrid62,623
2019Valencia CF2-1FC BarcelonaBenito Villamarín, Seville53,698
2020Real Sociedad1-0Athletic BilbaoLa Cartuja, Seville0 (due to COVID-19 restrictions)
2021FC Barcelona4-0Athletic BilbaoLa Cartuja, Seville0 (due to COVID-19 restrictions)
2022Real Betis1-1 (finished 5-4 on penalties)Valencia CFLa Cartuja, Seville

You’ll see that Athletic Bilbao were the first team to win the trophy back when the tournament was founded in 1903.

And since then there’ve been so many different clubs winning it in dramatic fashion.


Who has won the most Copa del Rey titles?

For those of you that have been following soccer for some time, the answer to this question won’t really come as much of a surprise to you.

And that’s because…

FC Barcelona hold the record for the most Copa del Rey title wins, having successfully won the competition 31 times out of 42 appearances in the finals.

31 time copa del rey winners - fc barcelona

And before Real Betis won this year’s edition of the competition, Barcelona had claimed the Copa del Rey title for the 2021 season.


How many teams have won the Copa del Rey trophy?

Now here’s another good question to ask!

So, let’s get straight to the point with this one…

The Copa del Rey has been won by a total of 13 different soccer teams over the competition’s 119-year lifespan.

Check out the table below, which breaks down this list of winners and also highlights how many trophies each team has won.

ClubWinsRunners-upFinals AppearancesSeasons
FC Barcelona3111421910, 1912, 1913, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1932 1936, 1942, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Athletic Bilbao2316391903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1984, 1985, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2020, 2021
Real Madrid1920391903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2014
Atlético Madrid109191921, 1926, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1975, 1976. 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2013
Valencia CF810181934, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1952, 1954, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1979, 1995, 1999, 2008, 2019, 2022
Real Zaragoza65111963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2006
Sevilla5491935, 1939, 1948, 1955, 1962, 2007, 2010, 2016, 2018
RCD Espanyol4591911, 1915, 1929, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1957, 2000, 2006
Real Unión Club, S.A.D.4151913, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1927
Real Sociedad3581909, 1910, 1913, 1928, 1951, 1987, 1988, 2020
Real Betis3251931, 1977, 1997, 2005, 2022
Deportivo La Coruña2021995, 2002
Arenas Club de Getxo1341917, 1919, 1925, 1927
Real Mallorca1231991, 1998, 2003


How many Copa Del Rey trophies have Real Madrid won?

All you have to do is look at the data above to get your answer here.

Real Madrid have won the Copa del Rey tournament 19 times, and they have placed as runners-up on 20 separate occasions.

19 time copa del rey winners - real madrid

Quite surprisingly, Athletic Bilbao has more wins in this competition than them.

And this isn’t something a casual fan would expect to see, particularly because Real Madrid have been so dominant in other competitions like the UEFA Champions League and La Liga.


How many Copa del Rey trophies has Messi won?

Sometimes people run out of superlatives to describe just how good of a player Lionel Messi is.

The Argentinian is arguably the greatest professional soccer player of all time, having performed at the highest levels of the sport for so many years.

Messi’s trophy cabinet is undoubtedly stacked, but just how many Copa del Rey trophies does he have to his name?

Here’s the answer…

Lionel Messi has won seven Copa del Rey titles, which are all included in his club-record tally of 35 trophies.

So, there you have it.

Lionel Messi has won more Copa del Rey trophies than a number of clubs have managed to pick up in their entire history!


Closing thoughts

The Copa del Rey is a fantastic competition with a lot of history behind it.

You should now be much more informed about the previous winners of this competition, as the article has detailed precisely which teams won throughout the past century.

If you’re looking for more tournament history, then you might want to check out this article on America’s previous cup winners which goes through the victors from 1996 to 2021.

Samuel Waihenya
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