AthleticTOArtetxe, who scored a double in the final, made an exceptional tournament with 5 goals in 7 games
Lto1956 Cup in Athletic is linked to the League,That year was celebrating the 25th anniversary of its foundation and it was also painted red-white. The Bilbao team won the League with a point advantage over Barcelona and then set about attacking the Cup, which was their fetish tournament, with a knockout round that was held between May 6 and June 24 .The lions, trained by Daucick, made a running championshipeliminating Leonesa, Osasuna and Real Madrid, who was their rival in the semifinals.
The first leg of the semifinals was played in Madrid and Atheltic plowed a draw with goals from Arieta I and Artetxe. They served to equal twice the goals of Gento and Prez Paya. The sThe next chapter of the semifinal was played in San Mams a week before the Bernabu final. Artetxe (2) and Arita I were the top scorers again against Real Madrid who adorned the scoreboard in the last 10 minutes after losing 3-0. The last goal of the game was Garay’s own goal a minute before the Catalan Azn pitted the end of the game.
The final of the Bernabu faced Athletic with the Atlético of the recently deceased Peir and Athletic was always in the form of a champion. He took advantage of the Atlantic shortly after starting butArtetxe and Maguregui made the Cup travel to Bilbaoin a double season with the addition that the club, after winning the League, qualified for the first time for the European Cup.Artetxe completed a great yearas a scorer with 15 goals in 24 League games played and 5 in the 7 he played in the Cup.
The enjoyment ofthat victory touched Daucick very closely. The Slovakian coach was at the helm of Athletic between 1953 and 1957 before signing for Atlético and traveling to Portugal to lead Porto. Daucick had an extensive 30-year career on the bench from the year after hanging up his boots, he took over Bratislava, a role that he combined with that of coach of Slovakia to later train Czechoslovakia. TheAthletic was not their first team in the Leaguesince he spent four years in Barcelona after having made himself known in Europe with the Hungaria, a club formed by exiles from Czechoslovakia that played friendlies with different teams from western Europe. He had a long career in League teams, both First and Second, and had a foray into the Toronto Falcons in Canada.
June 24, 1956
Santiago Bernabu (Madrid)
Athletic:Carmelo, Orue, Garay, Canito, Mauri, Maguregui, Artetxe, Markaida, Arieta, Uribe, Gainza
Athletic: Pazos, Martn, Herrera, Verde, Hernndez, Cobo, Gonzlez, Molina, Peir, Snchez, Collar II
Goals: 0-1 26 ‘Molina; 1-1 37 ‘Artetxe; 2-1 70 ‘Maguregui
referee:Arch. Ejects Collar (89 ‘)