1911 Copa del Rey

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1911 Copa del Rey
10th Copa del Rey
Country Spain Spain
Teams 10
Defending champions FC Barcelona (Copa FEF)
Athletic Bilbao (Copa UECF)
Champions Athletic Bilbao (4th title)
Runners-up CD Español
Matches played 8
Goals scored 27 (3.38 per match)

The Copa del Rey 1911 was the 10th staging of the Copa del Rey, the Spanish football cup competition.

The competition started on April 9, 1911, and concluded on April 15, 1911, with the Final, held at the Josaleta Stadium in Getxo, in which Athletic Bilbao lifted the trophy for the 5th time ever with a 3–1 victory over CD Español. This Tournament should have been 13 teams, but 3 teams withdrew, and another 3 teams withdrew during the competition.


RC Deportivo de la Coruña and Academia de Ingenieros withdrew the competition before it started. They were against the fielding of foreign players in the teams. During the tournament, there were more protests and withdrawal threats from some teams. After the first round match between Athletic Bilbao and Fortuna Vigo, Real Sociedad contested the match, claiming the illegal selection of two English players in Athletic's side. The Football Federation rejected the claim and Real Sociedad withdrew immediately. The rest of teams supported Real Sociedad and threatened to withdraw. Finally, Athletic decided not to use those players in their matches, but refused to replay the match against Fortuna Vigo.

This dispute was a major factor in Athletic Bilbao's decision to select only local Basque players from then on, a club policy which survived into the 21st century.[1]

Preliminary round[edit]

Athletic Bilbao 2–0 Fortuna Vigo
Martyn Veitch Goal
Alejandro Smith Ybarra Goal
Referee: Spain Tojo


Bilbao FC 2–1 Academia de Artillería
? Goal
 ? Goal
? Goal
Referee: ?


CD Español 6–0 Academia de Infantería
? Goal
 ? Goal
 ? Goal
 ? Goal
 ? Goal
 ? Goal
Referee: ?
Academia de Caballería 1–0 Santander FC
? Goal
Referee: ?
FC Barcelona 4–0
Sociedad Gimnástica
Percy Wallace Goal
Percy Wallace Goal
Percy Wallace Goal
Patullo Goal
Referee: Spain Presidente


Athletic Bilbao 4–1 Bilbao FC
Severino Zuazo Goal
José María Belauste Goal
Remigio Iza Goal
Arbaiza Goal
Rafael Moreno "Pichichi" Goal
Referee: England Martyn Veitch



Athletic Bilbao 2–0
Sociedad Gimnástica
Martyn Veitch Goal
Severino Zuazo Goal
Referee: England Slopp



Athletic Bilbao 3–1 CD Español
Martyn Veitch Goal
Luis Belaunde Goal
Manolo Guernica Goal
Goal Neira
Referee: England Scott Martyr

[9] [10]

Copa del Rey 1911 Winners
Athletic Bilbao
4th Title



  1. ^ "Athletic de Bilbao, cien años sin extranjeros" [Athletic Bilbao, a hundred years without foreigners]. La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 18 November 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 
  2. ^ http://www.athletic-club.eus/en/match-statistics/1_2369/1910-11_athletic-club_fortuna-vigo.html
  3. ^ Gimnástica Española comnplained about the lineup of FC Barcelona goalkeeper Luis Reñé, Percy Wallace and Charles Wallace. The Football Federation ordered to replay the match, but FC Barcelona refused to do it claiming the lineup of English players in Athletic Bilbao. FC Barcelona was disqualified and Gimnástica Española qualified for semifinals.
  4. ^ http://www.webdelcule.com/partidos/pa1910-11.html
  5. ^ http://www.athletic-club.eus/en/match-statistics/1_2370/1910-11_athletic-club_bilbao.html
  6. ^ Sociedad Gimnástica withdrew in the second half, with Athletic winning 2-0, in protest for the referee indulgence with Athletic foul play.
  7. ^ http://www.athletic-club.eus/en/match-statistics/1_2371/1910-11_athletic-club_gimnastica-espanola.html
  8. ^ Academia de Caballería, a military team, withdrew before the game because they were called to their regiment.
  9. ^ http://www.linguasport.com/FUTBOL/nacional/copa/cup.htm
  10. ^ http://www.athletic-club.eus/en/match-statistics/1_2372/1910-11_athletic-club_rcd-espanyol.html