2010–11 Copa del Rey

The Copa del Rey 2010/11 was the 107th edition of the Spanish Football Cup Copa del Rey.

The competition started on 21 August 2010 and ended with the final on 20 April 2011 at the Estadio Mestalla (Valencia). Defender of the cup competition was the Sevilla FC. The title was won by Real Madrid a 1-0 victory in the final against FC Barcelona. For the people of Madrid it was the first Cup win since 1993. Since both finalists qualify for the Champions League, fell into the place designated for the Cup Winners' Cup starting place for the Europa League 2011/12.

Participating teams

FC Barcelona

Real Madrid

FC Valencia

Sevilla FC

RCD Mallorca



Athletic Bilbao

Atlético Madrid

Deportivo La Coruna

Espanyol Barcelona

CA Osasuna

UD Almería

Real Zaragoza

Sporting Gijón

Racing Santander

FC Málaga

Real Valladolid

CD Tenerife

Deportivo Xerez

Real Sociedad

Hércules Alicante

UD Levante

Betis Sevilla

FC Cartagena

FC Elche

CD Numancia

Recreativo Huelva

FC Cordoba

Rayo Vallecano

Celta Vigo

SD Huesca

FC Girona

Albacete Balompié

UD Salamanca

UD Las Palmas

Gimnàstic de Tarragona

FC Cadiz

Real Murcia

Real Unión

CD Castellón

  • Group 1 CCD Cerceda †
  • Group 2   Caudal Deportivo
  • Group 3 SD Noja
  • Group 4   Club Portugalete
  • Group 5   CE l' Hospitalet
  • Group 6 FC Gandía
  • Group 7 AD Parla †
  • Group 8   FC Burgos
  • Group 9 Atlético Mancha Real
  • Group 10 CD Alcalá
  • Group 11   CD Atlético Baleares
  • Group 12 CD Corralejo
  • Group 13 FC Jumilla
  • Group 14   CD Badajoz
  • Group 15 CD Tudelano
  • Group 16 SD Oyonesa
  • Group 17 CD Teruel
  • Group 18   FC La Roda

1 Villarreal B is not eligible as a B- team 2 in the absence of B- teams 3 is a B- team champion, automatically moves the best-placed A- team for each league after Nachgerückt † for a B team ‡ qualifies as a point Best


Main article Copa del Rey

The tournament will be played in KO system. The game is played in the first three rounds in only one game - in a draw is with extension, if applicable penalty shoot a decision sought. From the round of 32 games will be played in home and away matches. In the Copa del Rey, the same rules apply as for UEFA competitions ( away goals ). The final will be played in a game that looked the winner in a draw through extra time and penalties. To qualify for the Copa del Rey is the preseason, when the draws the league affiliation of the current season shall prevail. Youth and reserve teams of clubs that are eligible to play in the Copa del Rey, are not permitted.

Some teams are exempted from certain rounds:

  • In the first round the teams play Tercera División and the Segunda División B.
  • In the second round of the main teams in the Segunda División come to the clubs Segunda División B and Tercera División added.
  • In the third main round these teams play from the opponents of the first division.
  • In the Round of 32 teams in the Primera División are added.
  • In the Copa del Rey working with byes in the first round, to get to an even number of participants.

First Main Round

For the first round of the competition 43 teams that División in the 2010/11 season in the Segunda B and the Tercera División were played, qualified. The draw took place on 23 July 2010, like all other draws in the Ciudad del Fútbol in Las Rozas de Madrid. There have been drawn 18 pairings and awarded seven byes. In this case, the pairings for the second main round were determined.

The matches were played between 21 and 25 August 2010.

Byes: Alcoyano UD Melilla, FC Jumilla, CCD Cerceda, Real Jaén, FC Lucena and Poli Ejido Deportivo CD

Second Main Round

In the second round of the main teams from the Segunda División entered in the competition.

The games were held on 1 September 2010.

Bye: FC Orihuela

Third main round

The draw for the third main round took place on 2 September 2010, this club Portugalete received a bye.

The matches were played on 8 September 2010. The match between AD Alcorcón and SD Ponferradina was held on 15 September 2010.

Bye: Club Portugalete

Round of 32

In the Round of 32 came to the eleven winners from the games of the third main round and Portugalate who received a bye, the teams from the Primera División. The draw was held with five Lostöpfen on 22 September 2010.

1RCD Mallorca qualified in fifth preseason for the Europa League, but was not allowed to compete because of financial irregularities.

First, the teams an opponent be drawn from Pot 2 in Pot 1, the remaining teams from Pot 1 then an opponent from Pot 3 It was then drawn against the teams of special pot 1 an opponent of special pot 2 and then the pairings from the other clubs were the Primera División determined.

The first legs were played between 26 and 28 October, the return legs on 10 and 11 November 2010. It was the away goals rule.

Team # 1 played the first game at home.

Second round

The draw for the pairings for the second round was held on 18 November 2010. Here also the pairings were determined for the further rounds.

The first legs were played between 21 and 23 December 2010 the return matches between the 4th and 6th January 2011. It was the away goals rule.

Team # 1 played the first game at home.


The first legs were played on 12 and 13 January 2011 the return matches on the 18th, 19th and 20th January 2011. It was the away goals rule.

Team # 1 played the first game at home.


The first legs were played on 26 August 2011, the return matches on 2 February 2011. It was the away goals rule.

Team # 1 played the first game at home.


The final was played on April 20, 2011. With the Estadio Mestalla in Valencia, a neutral venue was chosen. In the duel known as El Clásico, the two permanent rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona met for the sixth time, a total of one another in the final of the Copa. It was the ninth final, which took place at the Mestalla. Already in the years 1936 and 1990, Barcelona and Madrid met at this place in the cup final. On the weekend before the Cup final, both teams played already in the second half (1:1) of La Liga at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu against each other.

Since both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona qualified via the league for a European competition, fell of the grid obtained by the cup win in the playoffs of the Europa League 2011/12.

After winning the player of Real Madrid celebrated their success with a triumphal tour of Madrid in a double-decker bus. Here, Sergio Ramos dropped the trophy, so that they ended up on the street, the bus drove over it and crushed it. As a replacement for the damaged trophy Real Madrid then received a copy of the trophy.

Winning team

(in brackets the matches and goals are specified)

  • Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas ( C) ( 8 / - ), Antonio Adán (1 / -)
  • Defenders: Raul Albiol (6 / -), Álvaro Arbeloa (8 / -), Ricardo Carvalho ( 6 / -), Ezequiel Garay (2 / -), Marcelo (6 / - ), David Mateos (1 / -), Pepe (4 / -), Sergio Ramos ( 7/1)
  • Midfielders: Xabi Alonso ( 7/1), Sergio Canales (3 / -), Mahamadou Diarra ( 3 / -) ( since 2011 with AS Monaco), Fernando Gago (3 / -), Esteban Granero ( 8/1), Kaka (3 / -), Sami Khedira ( 7 / -), port ( 3 / -), Pedro León ( 4/1), Mesut Ozil ( 8/3)
  • Striker Emmanuel Adebayor ( 2/1), Karim Benzema ( 7/5), Gonzalo Higuaín ( 2/1), Juan Francisco (1 / -), Ángel Di María ( 8/2), Álvaro Morata (1 / -) Cristiano Ronaldo ( 8/7 )
  • Coach: José Mourinho