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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 2017-18

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

All-time La Liga table

The All-time La Liga table 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 2015–16 season. Teams in bold are part of the 2016–17 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 4385 2762 1647 552 563 5947 3140 33 23 8 8 3 4 79 1929 1929 1
2 Barcelona 86 4262 2762 1581 560 621 5900 3114 24 25 12 12 4 6 83 1929 1929 1
3 Atlético Madrid 80 3442 2614 1241 598 775 4534 3309 10 8 16 9 7 6 56 1929 2002–03 1
4 Valencia 82 3386 2664 1187 616 861 4398 3469 6 6 10 11 10 7 50 1931–32 1987–88 1
5 Athletic Bilbao 86 3368 2762 1209 633 920 4631 3700 8 7 10 5 8 10 49 1929 1929 1
6 Sevilla 73 2819 2408 990 531 887 3680 3373 1 4 4 5 12 6 32 1934–35 2001–02 1
7 Espanyol 82 2792 2626 948 608 1070 3609 3889 4 5 2 5 16 1929 1994–95 3
8 Real Sociedad 70 2573 2302 864 577 861 3228 3230 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 Betis 51 1884 1728 606 440 682 2159 2492 1 2 3 4 4 14 1932–33 2015–16 1
11 Deportivo 45 1814 1530 563 392 575 2052 2188 1 5 4 1 1 12 1941–42 2014–15 1
12 Celta Vigo 51 1789 1698 586 389 723 2278 2624 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 1500 1834 2 2 2 6 1935–36 2016–17 4
17 Oviedo 38 1174 1192 408 292 492 1642 1951 3 2 2 4 11 1933–34 2000–01 3
18 Mallorca 27 1148 988 333 256 399 1182 1371 2 2 1 5 1960–61 2012–13 3
19 Las Palmas 33 1020 1096 367 242 487 1347 1746 1 1 1 1 1 5 1951–52 2015–16 2
20 Villarreal 17 970 646 266 172 208 892 789 1 1 2 3 2 9 1998–99 2013–14 2
21 Málaga 16 771 608 204 159 245 755 837 1 1 2 1999–00 2008–09 4
22 Granada 23 667 742 218 175 349 819 1157 2 2 1941–42 2011–12 6
23 Rayo Vallecano 17 662 652 189 148 305 760 1088 1977–78 2015–16 8
24 Elche 21 606 678 203 180 295 750 1022 1 1 2 1959–60 2014–15 5
25 Getafe 12 553 456 147 112 197 520 633 1 1 2004–05 2015–16 6
26 CD Málaga 20 543 647 186 171 290 666 926 1949–50 1989–90 7
27 Hércules 20 538 628 184 149 295 716 1050 1 4 5 1935–36 2010–11 5
28 Tenerife 13 510 494 155 128 211 619 744 2 2 1961–62 2009–10 5
29 Murcia 18 445 586 145 143 298 607 992 1940–41 2007–08 11
30 Alavés 12 421 380 125 81 174 458 623 1 1 1930–31 2016–17 6
31 Levante 11 416 402 113 95 194 430 632 1 1 1963–64 2015–16 6
32 Salamanca 12 375 423 123 102 198 422 581 1974–75 1998–99 7
33 Sabadell 14 353 426 129 95 202 492 720 1 1 2 1943–44 1987–88 4
34 Cádiz 12 343 448 104 127 217 393 662 1977–78 2005–06 12
35 Logroñés 9 293 346 96 92 158 291 489 1987–88 1996–97 7
36 Castellón 11 285 334 103 79 152 419 588 1 2 3 1941–42 1990–91 4
37 Albacete 7 277 270 76 76 118 320 410 1991–92 2004–05 7
38 Almería 6 242 228 62 56 110 244 366 2007–08 2014–15 8
39 Córdoba 9 230 282 82 63 137 285 430 1 1 1962–63 2014–15 5
40 Compostela 4 190 160 52 45 63 199 241 1994–95 1997–98 10
41 Recreativo 5 188 186 50 46 90 202 296 1978–79 2008–09 8
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 Eibar 3 132 114 35 27 52 139 167 2014–15 2014–15 10
46 Arenas 7 107 130 43 21 66 227 308 1 3 4 1929 1934–35 3
47 Real Burgos 3 96 114 26 44 44 101 139 1990–91 1992–93 9
48 Gimnàstic 4 91 116 34 16 66 181 295 1947–48 2006–07 7
49 Extremadura 2 83 80 20 23 37 62 117 1996–97 1998–99 17
50 Mérida 2 81 80 19 24 37 70 115 1995–96 1997–98 19
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 Europa 3 42 54 18 6 30 97 131 1929 1930–31 8
56 Lleida 2 40 68 13 14 41 70 182 1950–51 1993–94 16
57 Leganés 1 35 38 8 11 19 36 55 2016–17 2016–17 17
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 Girona 1 2017–18 2017–18

League or status at 2015–16:

2015–16 La Liga
2015–16 Segunda División
2015–16 Segunda División B
2015–16 Tercera División
2015–16 Divisiones Regionales
To be determined
Clubs that no longer exist

External links

La Liga 2017-18

Alavés · Athletic Bilbao · Atlético Madrid · Barcelona · Betis · Celta Vigo · Deportivo La Coruña · Eibar · Espanyol · Getafe · Girona · Las Palmas · Leganés · Levante · Málaga · 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 ·

Football in Spain
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Primera División Spain Copa del Rey
Segunda División (U-21) (U-20) (U-19) Supercopa de España
Segunda División B (U-18) (U-17) (U-16) Copa Federación
Tercera División List of clubs Copa de la Liga
Divisiones Regionales List of stadiums
(by capacity)
List of leagues
Top level football leagues of Europe (UEFA)

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