77 years since the 15th Cup
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77 years since the 15th Cup

On June 20, 1943, Athletic Club defeated Real Madrid CF in the Cup final

77 years since the 15th Cup
77 years since the 15th Cup
Jun 20, 2020

Today marks 77 years of the 15th Cup conquered by Athletic Club. On June 20, 1943, the lions led by Juan Urkizu defeated Real Madrid CF by 1-0 in the final played at the Metropolitan Stadium.

After 90 minutes without any goal, the scoreboard only moved in the extra-time, when Zarra’s goal in the 104th minute gave us the victory and caused we could lift the trophy.

Before beating the team from Madrid in the final and in their city, Athletic Club eliminated Barakaldo CF, CD Castellón, Atlético de Madrid and Valencia CF.

Photo: Athletic Club Museoa