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FC Barcelona win their 31st Copa del Rey title
The blaugranes claim the trophy three years after their last success with a fine win over Athletic Club in the final in Seville
The king of cups has been crowned once more. After two seasons in which Barça missed out on the Copa del Rey title, Ronald Koeman’s side have claimed victory once again in the final for the 31st time in FC Barcelona history, a 4-0 win over Athletic Club in La Cartuja stadium in Seville handing them the trophy.
Seven wins in the last 13 seasons
Barça are the most successful club in Copa del Rey history with 31 victories in the competition. In the last 13 seasons their dominance in the cup has been complete with seven titles in that time in 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2016 and 2021. Furthermore, in that time the blaugranes have also been runners up on three occasions.
First trophy for a large part of the squad
The Copa del Rey win is a first trophy for Ronald Koeman as coach, a title he can now add to the 10 he won as a player for the blaugranes. Amongst the squad it is the first trophy for no less than 17 players; Dest, Araujo, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Riqui Puig, Neto, Pedri, Trincao, Matheus, De Jong, AnsuFati, Junior, Mingueza, Iñaki Peña, Arnau TenasandIlaix.
The 31st Copa del Rey title for Barça means they are now eight ahead of their nearest rival, beaten finalists Athletic Club, who have won the cup on 23 occasions. Following the Basques come Real Madrid on 19, Atlético Madrid on 10 and Valencia on 8.