Category: La Liga

The Primera División,[a] commonly known as La Liga[b] and as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons,[1] is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system. Administrated by the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), La Liga 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 60 teams have competed in La Liga since its inception. Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 32 times and Barcelona 24 times. Real Madrid dominated the championship from the 1950s through the 1980s. From the 1990s onwards, Barcelona (14 titles) and Real Madrid (7 titles) both dominated, though La Liga also saw other champions, including Atlético Madrid, Valencia, and Deportivo de La Coruña. In more recent years, Atlético Madrid has joined a coalition of now three teams dominating La Liga alongside Real Madrid and Barcelona.

According to UEFA’s league coefficient, La Liga has been the top league in Europe over the last five years, and has produced the continent’s top-rated club more times (18) than any other league, double that of second-placed Serie A. Its clubs have won the most UEFA Champions League (16), UEFA Europa League (10), UEFA Super Cup (13), and FIFA Club World Cup (5) titles, and its players have accumulated the highest number of (FIFA) Ballon d’Or awards (19).

La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 26,741 for league matches in the 2014–15 season. This is the sixth-highest of any domestic professional sports league in the world and the fourth-highest of any professional association football league in the world, behind the Bundesliga, the Premier League, and the Indian Super League.

Ligue info were according to Wikipedia

Real Madrid “needs a change” – Zinedine Zidane reveals reason for quitting

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane spoke in a press conference on Thursday afternoon to announce his decision to resign as Real Madrid head coach. The Frenchman explained that Los Blancos “needs a change” after winning three consecutive Champions League titles. Zidane explained his reasons with Real president Florentino Pérez seated next to him who had a surprised look […]

Man Utd’s hopes of agreeing deal for Real Madrid forward hit stumbling block

Manchester United’s hopes of agreeing a deal for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale have hit a major stumbling block, with the Telegraph reporting that Bayern Munich have entered the race for his signature. In the aftermath of Real’s Champions League final victory over Liverpool, the 28-year-old hinted he could depart the Santiago Bernabeu this summer […]

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Arsenal | Three things learned from Arsenal’s Europa League eviction

Arsène Wenger

Atletico Madrid reached the Europa League final after beating Arsenal 2-1 on aggregate. They picked up a valuable away goal from their 1-1 draw at the Emirates and triumphed with a 1-0 win at the Estadio Metropolitano on Thursday. Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored a first-half winner for the Rojiblancos. Costa keeps haunting Arsenal […]

Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich | Three things we learned from Real’s 4-3 aggregate victory

Sven Ulreich mistake cost Bayern with much loss

Real Madrid reached their third consecutive Champions League final after beating off a strong Bayern Munich side in Tuesday’s semis. Jupp Heynckes‘ men lost 4-3 on aggregate but put up a fantastic fight and came close to going through themselves. Ulreich‘s mistake cost Bayern dearly Bayern’s man between the sticks, Sven Ulreich, had been in […]

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal | Europa League semi-final preview | Players to watch

Atletico Madrid v Arsenal - Football Weeks

Atletico Madrid welcome Arsenal to the Wanda Metropolitano for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final clash on Thursday night. Diego Simeone‘s men scored a vital away goal in the 1-1 draw at the Emirates last week and can now rely on home advantage to progress to the final. Players to watch: Antoine Griezmann […]