Alcorcón vs Real Madrid
2009–10 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
Event 2009–10 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
Alcorcón qualify for the Round of 16
Date 27 October 2009
Venue Estadio Santo Domingo, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Man of the Match Borja Pérez (Alcorcón)
Referee Javier Turienzo Álvarez
Attendance 3,000

Alcorconazo is the name given to one of the 2009–10 Copa del Rey round of 32 eliminatories by the supporters and the Spanish sports press.[1] It received this name because of the stunning defeat of Real Madrid, one of the biggest teams in Spanish football, by AD Alcorcón, a modest team which then played in the third-tier Segunda División B.

This defeat was a lead sports story throughout Europe, being the title page in British,[2] French[3] and Italian publications.[4] It also marked a rise to relative prominence for the suburban Madrid club; in what may or may not have been a coincidence, Alcorcón began a major stadium renovation project the following month.

The half-time substitution of Guti when the score was 30 and when he was booked before was another topic in the Spanish press because of words exchanged between the player and his coach, Manuel Pellegrini.[5]

It generated superstition and the number of the 40 day, 27 October 2009, (27,109) was one of the best-selling lottery tickets on Christmas 2009.[6]

Both matches were broadcast to the entire country on Canal +.

Contrast between Real Madrid and Alcorcón

The two competing sides had significantly differing financial support. The annual salaries of Alcorcón's matchday squad added up to less than €1 million, compared to the €110 million salary of Real Madrid's squad. Real Madrid had spent €254 million on new signings the previous summer, out of a €420 million annual budget at the time. On the day before the first leg of the cup-tie versus Alcorcón, one of Real Madrid's corporate sponsors gave the entire senior squad new cars worth a total of €2 million. The average annual salary of an Alcorcón player at the time, €36,000, was less than Cristiano Ronaldo (who did not play in the match due to injury) made in a day that season. At the time of the match, Real Madrid's youth side played in Segunda B alongside Alcorcón—and had lost only once in seven previous meetings between the two.[7]

Match reports

Round of 32

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alcorcón 4–1 Real Madrid 40 01

First leg

27 October 2009
22:00 CET
First leg
Alcorcón 4–0 Real Madrid
Borja Pérez  16', 53'
Arbeloa  22' (o.g.)
Ernesto  39'
Estadio Santo Domingo, Alcorcón, Madrid
Attendance: 2,997
Referee: Javier Turienzo Álvarez (Castile and León)
GK 1 Spain Juanma  90+1'
DF 17 Spain Rubén Anuarbe
DF 18Spain Íñigo López  52'
DF 20Spain Borja Gómez
DF 15Spain Nagore  7'
MF 8 Spain Rubén Sanz
MF 11Spain Ernesto  63'
MF 10Spain Sergio Mora
MF 16Spain Fernando Béjar  75'
FW 14Spain Diego Cascón
FW 22Spain Borja Pérez  81'
GK 13 Spain Eladio
DF 4 Spain Mario
MF 21France Jérémy Lempereur  63'
MF 19Spain Carmelo  73'
FW 9 Spain Bravo  81'
Spain Juan Antonio Anquela
GK 13Poland Jerzy Dudek
DF 2 Spain Álvaro Arbeloa
DF 18Spain Raúl Albiol  61'
DF 21Germany Christoph Metzelder
DF 15Netherlands Royston Drenthe
MF 6 Mali Mahamadou Diarra  77'
MF 14Spain Guti   43'  45'
MF 23Netherlands Rafael van der Vaart
MF 24Spain Esteban Granero  61'
FW 7 Spain Raúl  71'
FW 11France Karim Benzema
GK 26 Spain Antonio Adán
DF 19 Argentina Ezequiel Garay
MF 5 Argentina Fernando Gago  45'
DF 12Brazil Marcelo  61'
FW 17Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy  71'
Chile Manuel Pellegrini

Man of the Match:
Borja Pérez (Alcorcón)

Assistant referees:
Luis Cote Sáez (Aragon)
Aurelio Asensio Rodríguez (Asturias)
Fourth official:
Rubén Gómez González (Castile and León)



  1. Alcorconazo, El Paí (Spanish), October 27, 2009
  2. Minnows knock Madrid out of cup BBC Sport, November 11, 2009
  3. Alcorcon donne la leçon au Real France Football (French), October 28, 2009
  4. Real una débacle storica perde 4-0 con squadra di C (Italian), October 27, 2009
  5. Pellegrini y Guti discutieron en el descanso y el jugador mandó al técnico a tomar por el c*** (Spanish), October 28, 2009
  6. ¿Tiene el 27109?, (Spanish), November 30, 2009
  7. Lowe, Sid (28 October 2009). "Manuel Pellegrini is on the ropes after Real Madrid's greatest humiliation". Retrieved 20 May 2012.
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