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General
La Liga
LaLigaSantander
Country Flag of Spain Spain
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1929
Number of teams 20
Relegation to Segunda División
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Copa del Rey
Supercopa de España
UEFA cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Real Madrid (33rd title) (2016-17)
Most successful club Real Madrid (33 titles)
Website Official website
Football current event 2018-19

The Primera División (commonly known in the English-speaking world as La Liga, The League), and officially named for sponsorship reasons LaLiga Santander (The Santander League) is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system. It is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest placed teams relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams in that division plus the winner of a play-off. A total of 59 teams have competed in La Liga, nine of which have been crowned champions. Since the 1950s, Real Madrid and Barcelona have dominated the championship. Real Madrid have won the title a record 32 times and Barcelona 22 times. During the 1930s and 1940s and in the last two decades, however, La Liga has seen other champions, including, Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia, Real Sociedad, Deportivo, Real Betis, and Sevilla.

La Liga is the strongest league in Europe over the past five years, according to UEFA's league coefficient. La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 30,275 for league matches in the 2011–12 season. This is the fifth-highest of any domestic professional sports league in the world and the third-highest of any professional association football league in the world, behind the German Bundesliga and English Premier League.

Teams

A total of 20 teams contest the league in its current season, including 17 sides from the 2016–17 season and three promoted from the 2016–17 Segunda División. These are two clubs promoted directly from that division (Levante and Girona), and the winner of the play-offs, Getafe.

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza &0000000000019840.00000019,840[1]
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés &0000000000053289.00000053,289[2]
Atlético Madrid Madrid Wanda Metropolitano &0000000000068000.00000068,000[3]
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou &0000000000099354.00000099,354[4]
Celta Vigo Vigo Balaídos &0000000000029000.00000029,000[5]
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Abanca-Riazor &0000000000032912.00000032,912[6]
Eibar Eibar Ipurua &0000000000007083.0000007,083[7]
Espanyol Barcelona RCDE Stadium &0000000000040500.00000040,500[8]
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez &0000000000017000.00000017,000[9]
Girona Girona Montilivi &0000000000013500.00000013,500[10]
Las Palmas Las Palmas Gran Canaria &0000000000033111.00000033,111[11]
Leganés Leganés Butarque &0000000000010922.00000010,922[12]
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València &0000000000026354.00000026,354[13]
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda &0000000000030044.00000030,044[14]
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín &0000000000060720.00000060,720[15]
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu &0000000000081044.00000081,044[16]
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta &0000000000032000.00000032,000[17]
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán &0000000000042714.00000042,714[18]
Valencia Valencia Mestalla &0000000000049500.00000049,500[19]
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica &0000000000024890.00000024,890[20]

Champions

Performance by club

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
Real Madrid
33
23
1931–32, 1932–33, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2016–17
Barcelona
24
24
1928–29, 1944–45, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1973–74, 1984–85, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16
Atlético Madrid
10
8
1939–40, 1940–41, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1995–96, 2013–14
Athletic Bilbao
8
7
1929–30, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1942–43, 1955–56, 1982–83, 1983–84
Valencia
6
6
1941–42, 1943–44, 1946–47, 1970–71, 2001–02, 2003–04
Real Sociedad
2
3
1980–81, 1981–82
Deportivo La Coruña
1
5
1999–00
Sevilla
1
4
1945–46
Real Betis
1
0
1934–35

The All-time La Liga table[21] is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of every team that has played in La Liga since its inception in 1929. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2017–18 season.[22] Teams in bold are part of the 2018–19 La Liga.

Pos Team S Pts GP W D L GF GA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th T Debut Since/
Last App
Best
1 Real Madrid 86 4461 2800 1669 562 569 6041 3184 33 23 9 8 3 4 80 1929 1929 1
2 Barcelona 86 4355 2800 1609 582 609 5999 3143 25 25 12 12 4 6 84 1929 1929 1
3 Atlético Madrid 81 3521 2652 1264 608 780 4592 3331 10 10 16 9 7 6 57 1929 2002–03 1
4 Valencia 83 3459 2702 1209 623 870 4463 3507 6 6 10 12 10 7 51 1931–32 1987–88 1
5 Athletic Bilbao 86 3411 2800 1219 646 935 4672 3749 8 7 10 5 8 10 49 1929 1929 1
6 Sevilla 74 2877 2446 1007 538 901 3729 3431 1 4 4 5 12 6 32 1934–35 2001–02 1
7 Espanyol 83 2841 2664 960 621 1083 3645 3926 4 5 2 5 16 1929 1994–95 3
8 Real Sociedad 71 2622 2340 878 584 878 3294 3289 2 3 2 5 4 3 19 1929 2010–11 1
9 Zaragoza 58 2109 1986 698 522 766 2683 2847 1 4 5 4 4 18 1939–40 2012–13 2
10 Real Betis 52 1945 1766 624 446 696 2222 2552 1 2 3 4 5 15 1932–33 2015–16 1
11 Deportivo La Coruña 46 1843 1568 569 403 596 2090 2269 1 5 4 1 1 12 1941–42 2017–18 1
12 Celta Vigo 52 1838 1736 599 399 738 2337 2685 2 4 5 11 1939–40 2012–13 4
13 Valladolid 42 1471 1466 463 384 619 1767 2180 1 1 1 3 1948–49 2013–14 4
14 Racing Santander 44 1416 1428 453 336 639 1843 2368 1 1 2 1 5 1929 2011–12 2
15 Sporting Gijón 43 1389 1458 471 358 629 1753 2152 1 1 2 2 1 7 1944–45 2015–16 2
16 Osasuna 37 1351 1318 426 327 565 1497 1833 2 2 2 6 1935–36 2016–17 4
17 Málaga 37 1334 1293 395 335 563 1445 1824 1 1 2 1949–50 2017–18 4
18 Oviedo 38 1174 1192 408 292 492 1642 1951 3 2 2 4 11 1933–34 2000–01 3
19 Mallorca 27 1148 988 333 256 399 1182 1371 2 2 1 5 1960–61 2012–13 3
20 Las Palmas 34 1042 1134 372 249 513 1371 1820 1 1 1 1 1 5 1951–52 2017–18 2
21 Villarreal 18 1031 684 284 179 221 949 839 1 1 2 4 2 10 1998–99 2013–14 2
22 Granada 23 667 742 218 175 349 819 1158 2 2 1941–42 2016–17 6
23 Rayo Vallecano 17 662 652 189 148 305 760 1088 1977–78 2015–16 8
24 Getafe 13 608 494 162 122 210 562 662 1 1 2004–05 2017–18 6
25 Elche 21 606 678 203 180 295 750 1022 1 1 2 1959–60 2014–15 5
26 Hércules 20 538 628 184 149 295 716 1050 1 4 5 1935–36 2010–11 5
27 Tenerife 13 510 494 155 128 211 619 744 2 2 1961–62 2009–10 5
28 Alavés 13 468 418 140 83 195 498 673 1 1 1930–31 2016–17 6
29 Levante 12 462 440 124 108 208 474 690 1 1 1963–64 2017–18 6
30 Murcia 18 445 586 145 143 298 607 992 1940–41 2007–08 11
31 Salamanca 12 375 423 123 102 198 422 581 1974–75 1998–99 7
32 Sabadell 14 353 426 129 95 202 492 720 1 1 2 1943–44 1987–88 4
33 Cádiz 12 343 448 104 127 217 393 662 1977–78 2005–06 12
34 Logroñés 9 293 346 96 92 158 291 489 1987–88 1996–97 7
35 Castellón 11 285 334 103 79 152 419 588 1 2 3 1941–42 1990–91 4
36 Albacete 7 277 270 76 76 118 320 410 1991–92 2004–05 7
37 Almería 6 242 228 62 56 110 244 366 2007–08 2014–15 8
38 Córdoba 9 230 282 82 63 137 285 430 1 1 1962–63 2014–15 5
39 Compostela 4 190 160 52 45 63 199 241 1994–95 1997–98 10
40 Recreativo 5 188 186 50 46 90 202 296 1978–79 2008–09 8
41 Eibar 4 183 152 49 36 67 183 217 2014–15 2014–15 9
42 Burgos CF 6 168 204 59 50 95 216 310 1971–72 1979–80 12
43 Pontevedra 6 150 180 53 44 83 165 221 1963–64 1969–70 7
44 Numancia 4 148 152 37 37 78 155 253 1999–00 2008–09 17
45 Arenas 7 107 130 43 21 66 227 308 1 3 4 1929 1934–35 3
46 Real Burgos 3 96 114 26 44 44 101 139 1990–91 1992–93 9
47 Gimnàstic 4 91 116 34 16 66 181 295 1947–48 2006–07 7
48 Extremadura 2 83 80 20 23 37 62 117 1996–97 1998–99 17
49 Mérida 2 81 80 19 24 37 70 115 1995–96 1997–98 19
50 Leganés 2 78 76 20 18 38 70 106 2016–17 2016–17 17
51 Alcoyano 4 76 108 30 16 62 145 252 1945–46 1950–51 10
52 Jaén 3 71 90 29 13 48 121 183 1953–54 1957–58 14
53 Real Unión 4 56 72 21 14 37 153 184 1 1 1929 1931–32 6
54 AD Almería 2 52 68 17 18 33 71 116 1979–80 1980–81 10
55 Girona 1 51 38 14 9 15 50 59 2017–18 2017–18 9
56 Europa 3 42 54 18 6 30 97 131 1929 1930–31 8
57 Lleida 2 40 68 13 14 41 70 182 1950–51 1993–94 16
58 Xerez 1 34 38 8 10 20 38 66 2009–10 2009–10 20
59 Condal 1 22 30 7 8 15 37 57 1956–57 1956–57 16
60 Atlético Tetuán 1 19 30 7 5 18 51 85 1951–52 1951–52 16
61 Cultural Leonesa 1 14 30 5 4 21 34 65 1955–56 1955–56 15
62 Huesca 2018–19 2018–19

League or status at 2017–18:

2017–18 La Liga
2017–18 Segunda División
2017–18 Segunda División B
2017–18 Tercera División
2017–18 Divisiones Regionales
To be determined
Clubs that no longer exist

External links

La Liga 2018-19

Alavés · Athletic Bilbao · Atlético Madrid · Barcelona · Celta Vigo · Eibar · Espanyol · Getafe · Girona · Huesca · Leganés · Levante · Ciutat de València · Real Betis · Real Madrid · Real Sociedad · Sevilla · Valencia · Villarreal

La Liga seasons

1941-42 · 1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 ·

Football in Spain
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Tercera División List of clubs Copa de la Liga
Divisiones Regionales List of stadiums
(by capacity)
List of leagues
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