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Real Madrid, Barcelona and Football Clubs with the Most Copa del Rey Titles

Barcelona Has The Most Copa Del Rey Titles

Barcelona Has The Most Copa Del Rey Titles

Real Madrid have won the 2014 Copa del Rey – Spain’s oldest soccer tournament (1902). They defeated Barcelona 2-1 off the foot of Gareth Bale, who knocked in the winner with five minutes to go. It is Real Madrid’s 19th cup (King’s Cup).

But Barcelona still gets the last laugh, at least in terms of history. They’ve got 26 Copa del Rey titles, most of all.

In between, there’s Athletic Bilbao with 23. They’ve fallen off the map, though, winning their last 30 years ago (1984).

Here’s a look at all the winners, sorted by clubs with the most titles.

WINNER TITLES YEARS RUNNER-UP SCORE
1. Barcelona 26 1910 Español de Madrid No Final
1912 Gimnástica 2–0
1913 Real Sociedad 2–1
1920 Athletic Bilbao 2–0
1922 Real Unión 5–1
1925 Arenas 2–0
1926 Atlético Madrid 3–2
1928 Real Sociedad 3–1
1942 Atlético Bilbao 4–3
1951 Real Sociedad 3–0
1952 Valencia 4–2
1953 Atlético Bilbao 2–1
1957 RCD Español 1–0
1959 Granada 4–1
1963 Zaragoza 3–1
1968 Real Madrid 1–0
1971 Valencia 4–3
1978 Las Palmas 3–1
1981 Sporting de Gijón 3–1
1983 Real Madrid 2–1
1988 Real Sociedad 1–0
1990 Real Madrid 2–0
1997 Betis 3–2 (Extra Time)
1998 Mallorca 1–1 (5–4)
2009 Athletic Bilbao 4–1
2012 Athletic Bilbao 3–0
2. Athletic Bilbao 23 1903 Madrid FC 3–2
1904 No Final
1910 Vasconia No Final
1911 RCD Espanyol 3–1
1914 Espanya 2–1
1915 RCD Español 5–0
1916 Madrid FC 4–0
1921 Atlético Madrid 4–1
1923 Europa 1–0
1930 Real Madrid 3–2
1931 Betis 3–1
1932 Barcelona 1–0
1933 Madrid 2–1
1943 Real Madrid 1–0
1944 Valencia 2–0
1945 Valencia 3–2
1950 Valladolid 4–1
1955 Sevilla 1–0
1956 Atlético Madrid 2–1
1958 Real Madrid 2–0
1969 Elche 1–0
1973 Castellón 2–0
1984 Barcelona 1–0
3. Real Madrid 19 1934 Valencia 2–1
1936 Barcelona 2–1
1905 No Final
1906 Athletic Bilbao No Final
1907 Bizcaya 1–0
1908 Real Vigo Sporting 2–1
1917 Arenas 2–1
1946 Valencia 3–1
1947 RCD Español 2–0
1962 Sevilla 2–1
1970 Valencia 3–1
1974 Barcelona 4–0
1975 Atlético Madrid 0–0 (4–3)
1980 Real Madrid Castilla 6–1
1982 Sporting de Gijón 2–1
1989 Valladolid 1–0
1993 Zaragoza 2–0
2011 Barcelona 1–0 (Extra Time)
2014 Barcelona 2–1
4. Atlético Madrid 10 1960 Real Madrid 3–1
1961 Real Madrid 3–2
1965 Zaragoza 1–0
1972 Valencia 2–1
1976 Zaragoza 1–0
1985 Athletic Bilbao 2–1
1991 Mallorca 1–0
1992 Real Madrid 2–0
1996 Barcelona 1–0 (Extra Time)
2013 Real Madrid 2–1 (Extra Time)
5. Valencia 7 1954 Barcelona 3–0
1941 RCD Español 3–1
1949 Atlético Bilbao 1–0
1967 Atlético Bilbao 2–1
1979 Real Madrid 2–0
1999 Atlético Madrid 3–0
2008 Getafe 3–1
6. Zaragoza 6 1964 Atlético Madrid 2–1
1966 Atlético Bilbao 2–0
1986 Barcelona 1–0
1994 Celta de Vigo 0–0 (5–4)
2001 Celta de Vigo 3–1
2004 Real Madrid 3–2 (Extra Time)
7. Sevilla 5 1935 Sabadell 3–0
1939 Racing de Ferrol 6–2
1948 Celta de Vigo 4–1
2007 Getafe 1–0
2010 Atlético Madrid 2–0
8. Real Unión 3 1918 Madrid FC 2–0
1924 Real Madrid 1–0
1927 Arenas 1–0
9. Betis 2 1977 Athletic Bilbao 2–2 (8–7)
2005 Osasuna 2–1 (Extra Time)
9. Deportivo La Coruña 2 1995 Valencia 2–1
2002 Real Madrid 2–1
9. Espanyol 2 2000 Atlético Madrid 2–1
2006 Zaragoza 4–1
9. RCD Español 2 1929 Real Madrid 2–1
1940 Real Madrid 3–2
13. Arenas 1 1919 Barcelona 5–2
13. Bizcaya 1 1902 Barcelona 2–1
13. Ciclista 1 1909 Español de Madrid 3–1
13. Mallorca 1 2003 Recreativo 3–0
13. Racing de Irún 1 1913 Athletic Bilbao 1–0
13. Real Sociedad 1 1987 Atlético Madrid 2–2 (4–2)

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The 20 Highest Sports Team Payrolls in the World

The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Have The Highest Payroll In The World Of Sports

The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Have The Highest Payroll In The World Of Sports

Baseball and World Football (Soccer) rule the tops of the payroll charts. These two sports almost evenly comprise the entire top 20 of teams doling out the most dough to their players over their latest seasons.

Baseball is represented by nine teams, including the top two overall: the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees (see all 30 baseball teams’ 2014 payrolls here).

Manchester City of the English Premier League (third overall) ushers in the 11 European football clubs represented by England (English Premier League), Spain (La Liga), Germany (Bundesliga) and Italy (Serie A).

The Dodgers, Yankees and City are the only sports squads on Earth that boast payrolls over $200 million.

TEAM LEAGUE ATHLETE PAYROLL
1. Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball $241,128,402
2. New York Yankees Major League Baseball $208,830,659
3. Manchester City English Premier League $202,747,812
4. Barcelona La Liga $193,610,600
5. Real Madrid La Liga $189,660,944
6. Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball $179,521,056
7. Bayern Munich Bundesliga $173,922,091
8. Manchester United English Premier League $164,169,367
9. Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball $163,078,526
10. Milan Serie A $155,928,000
11. Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball $154,380,395
12. Chelsea English Premier League $151,342,140
13. Juventus Serie A $149,431,000
14. San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball $148,239,158
15. Arsenal English Premier League $148,204,312
16. Washington Nationals Major League Baseball $134,366,735
17. Texas Rangers Major League Baseball $132,491,596
18. Internazionale Serie A $129,940,000
19. Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball $129,427,700
20. Liverpool English Premier League $129,283,779

Source data: espn.com

Photo: losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com

The 20 Worst Passing Performances in Super Bowl History

Ben Roethlisberger Had The Worst Passing Game In Super Bowl History

Ben Roethlisberger Had The Worst Passing Game In Super Bowl History (Super Bowl XL)

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos sure laid a huge egg in Super Bowl XLVIII, blasted away by the Seattle Seahawks, 43-8. That 35-point differential is tied for the third biggest blowout in Super Bowl history.

Manning looked bad from the first play, when the hike flew over his head and resulted in a safety.  He followed that up with two interceptions, one for a touchdown, and a fumble. Egad.

But this wasn’t the worst passing performance by a quarterback in Super Bowl history – not even close, in fact – if you use the passer rating statistic as a gauge. It’s not the most viable stat, and some debate its value (while others trump it), but it does attempt to quantify how a QB played overall. And according to passer rating, there’s been a whole lot worse than yesterday’s debacle under center.

Not only that, the Broncos team as a group looked awful – defense, special teams, offense (poor blocking, slippery hands). You can’t lay the egg of blame entirely at Manning’s feet for this one. And Denver sure did look like it gave up in the third quarter.

Meanwhile Manning had 34 completions – the most in a Super Bowl game ever. He threw for 280 yards, averaging 5.7 a pop, and had one passing TD. Many a quarterback had 0 touchdowns in the big game, and another handful had more than two interceptions. How about Rich Gannon with five at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense?

On top though, or bottom, depending on how you look at it, is another one of those statistical ironies sports fans love – the worst QB performance in a Super Bowl, Ben Roethlisberger‘s 22.6 passer rating in Super Bowl XL, was a win. Only three of the bottom 20 below were (noted with asterisks).

QUARTERBACK
PASSER RATING
COMP / ATT
YDS / TD / INT
SB
TEAM
SCORE
OPPONENT
1.
Ben Roethlisberger
22.6
9/21
123/0/2
XL (40)
Pittsburgh Steelers*
W 21-10
Seattle Seahawks
2.
Craig Morton
34.1
12/26
127/1/3
V (5)
Dallas Cowboys
L 13-16
Baltimore Colts
3.
John Elway
36.8
14/38
257/1/3
XXII (22)
Denver Broncos
L 10-42
Washington Redskins
4.
Johnny Unitas
42.0
11/24
110/0/1
III (3)
Baltimore Colts
L 7-16
New York Jets
5.
Jim Kelly
44.8
28/58
275/2/4
XXVI (26)
Buffalo Bills
L 24-37
Washington Redskins
6.
Joe Theismann
45.3
16/35
243/0/2
XVIII (18)
Washington Redskins
L 9-38
Los Angeles Raiders
7.
Boomer Esiason
46.1
11/25
144/0/1
XXIII (23)
Cincinnati Bengals
L 16-20
San Francisco 49ers
8.
Drew Bledsoe
46.6
25/48
253/2/4
XXXI (31)
New England Patriots
L 21-35
Green Bay Packers
9.
Chris Chandler
47.2
19/35
219/1/3
XXXIII (33)
Atlanta Falcons
L 19-34
Denver Broncos
10.
Norris Weese
47.9
4/10
22/0/0
XII (12)
Denver Broncos
L 10-27
Dallas Cowboys
11.
Rich Gannon
48.9
24/44
272/2/5
XXXVII (37)
Oakland Raiders
L 21-48
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12.
Ron Jaworski
49.3
18/38
291/1/3
XV (15)
Philadelphia Eagles
L 10-27
Oakland Raiders
13.
David Woodley
50.0
4/14
97/1/1
XVII (17)
Miami Dolphins
L 17-27
Washington Redskins
14.
Neil O’Donnell
51.3
28/49
239/1/3
XXX (30)
Pittsburgh Steelers
L 17-27
Dallas Cowboys
15.
Bob Griese
51.7
12/23
134/0/1
VI (6)
Miami Dolphins
L 3-24
Dallas Cowboys
16.
John Elway
51.9
12/22
123/0/1
XXXII (32)
Denver Broncos*
W 31-24
Green Bay Packers
17.
Joe Kapp
52.6
16/25
183/0/2
IV (4)
Minnesota Vikings
L 7-23
Kansas City Chiefs
18.
Fran Tarkenton
52.7
17/35
205/1/2
XI (11)
Minnesota Vikings
L 14-32
Oakland Raiders
19.
Earl Morrall
54.0
7/15
147/0/1
V (5)
Baltimore Colts*
W 16-13
Dallas Cowboys
20.
Stan Humphries
56.1
24/49
275/1/2
XXIX (29)
San Diego Chargers
L 26-49
San Francisco 49ers

Photo: nflfilms.nfl.com

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