History. It happened today in Madrid on 13th May

It happened today in Madrid

on 13th May

13th May 1902 

First clásico game FC Barcelona. Coinciding with the festivities of the coronation of King Alfonso XIII, the president of the recently established Madrid FC (now Real Madrid), a Catalan called Juan Padrós, had the idea of organizing the first national Spanish football championship called the Copa de la Coronación. It was contested in Madrid, and five teams participated. They were FC Barcelona, Club Español (now RCD Espanyol), Madrid FC (now Real Madrid), New Club and Club Vizcaya.

The competition featured the first recorded game between Barcelona and Madrid FC which was played on 13th May 1902, with the FC Barcelona emerging as 3–1 winners, courtesy of goals from Steinberg who scored Barça's first-ever goal in the history of the El Clásico and a goal from Joan Gamper, the founder of FC Barcelona football club. Barça reached the final of this championship, where they were defeated by Bizcaya 2–1

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