La Liga – Foundation, Competition Format, Teams: All You Need To Know

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La Liga

Introduction About La Liga

The first division is commonly known as La Liga also known as La Liga Santander. The name La-Liga Santander is known because of sponsorship reasons with Santander. La Liga is a professional association football division of the Spanish football league system. La Liga is administered by the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP). This Spanish football league consists of 20 football teams. This football league was founded in the year 1929. This league comes under the confederation UEFA. This league operates a system of promotion and relegation.

Form starting of this league foundation till now 60 teams have completed their participation. Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid team winning the title for 33 times and Barcelona team winning the title for 24 times. In the early years of league, Atletico Bilbao team has won several titles but Real Madrid dominated the championship. From 1990s onwards Barcelona won 14 titles, Real Madrid won 9 titles, La Liga also saw other champions which include Atletico Madrid, Deportivo de La Coruna, and Valencia.

According to UEFA’s league coefficient, La Liga has been the top league in Europe for over 5 years and has led Europe for more than 13 years. The clubs of La Liga has mostly won the UEFA Europa League for 10 times, UEFA Champions League for 17 times, UEFA Supercup for 14 times, FIFA Club World cup for 5 times and the highest number of FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. La Liga also produced the continent’s top-rated club more than 20 times than any other league.

La-Liga season is conducted every year during the months from August to May. During every season 20 teams participate in the league. In 2017 La Liga started on 18 August 2017 and ends on 20 May 2018. The La Liga fixture for the season 2017-18 was released on 21 July 2017. In this season the teams which are lost the matches are relegated to Segunda Division. Up to know a total of 60 teams have competed in this league.

This league is one of the most professional sports league in the world. The league has an average audience of 26, 741 for season 2014-15. La Liga is the 6th highest domestic professional sports league and the 4th highest professional association football league in the world. There are many television broadcasters which provide coverage of La Liga. There are broadcasters separate for all regions. The broadcasters for Spain region are Movistar Partidazo, GOL and beIN LaLiga. There are many international broadcasters based on the region they are African broadcasters, America broadcasters, Asia broadcasters, Europe broadcasters, Oceania broadcasters, Middle East and North Africa broadcasters.

La Liga Foundation

The idea of this La-Liga foundation was first proposed by Jose Maria Acha, director of Arenas Club de Getxo in April 1927. After so many discussions about the size of the league and who would participate in the league, the Real Federacion Espanola de Futbol eventually agreed to allow 10 teams to form the first Primera Division in 1929. The teams Real Madrid, Real union, Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Arenas Club de Getxo and Real Sociedad were all selected as previous winners of the Copa del Rey.

La Liga Competition Format

The competition format of La Liga follows the usual double round-robin format. Each team plays 38 matches during the season. They play twice in the club once at home and once away. If the team wins they will be awarded 3 points, 1 point for draw match and 0 points for loss match. The La Liga ranks its teams with highest rank club with the base of points. At the end of the season the last three teams are relegated to Segunda Division and the top two teams from Segunda division are promoted to La Liga.

Promotion and Relegation

As La Liga competition runs on the basis of a system of promotion and relegation, this system exists between the Segunda Divison and Primeria Division. The three lowest ranked teams in LaLiga are relegated to the Segunda Division, and the top 2 teams of the Segunda Division are promoted to Primeria Division and an additional club promoted after a series of play-offs involving the third, fourth, fifth and sixth placed clubs. Here we are providing a recorded of how many team splayed in each season through the league’s history.

  • 1929–1934: 10 clubs
  • 1934–1941: 12 clubs
  • 1941–1950: 14 clubs
  • 1950–1971: 16 clubs
  • 1971–1987: 18 clubs
  • 1987–1995: 20 clubs
  • 1995–1997: 22 clubs
  • 1997–present: 20 clubs

Qualifying for European Competitions

The top football teams in La-Liga qualify for UEFA Champions League. The teams who are ranked first, second and third places will directly enter the group stage, and the fourth placed team enters the playoffs for the group stage of UEFA Champions League. The teams who are in places 5th and 6th are allowed to play in UEFA Europa League, along with the cup winners.

La Liga Teams List

  • Alaves
  • Athletic Bilbao
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Celta Vigo
  • Deportivo La Coruna
  • Eibar
  • Espanyol
  • Getafe
  • Girona
  • Las Palmas
  • Leganes
  • Levante
  • Malaga
  • Real Betis
  • Real Sociedad
  • Sevilla
  • Valencia
  • Villarreal

La Liga Stadiums

The football teams in La Liga are professional football clubs and each club have specific stadium to play their home and away matches. Here we are providing a table which provides the information of stadiums of La Liga teams.

Team NameStadium
Athletic BilbaoSan Mames
Atletico MadridWanda Metropolitano
BarcelonaCamp Nou
Celta VigoBalaidos
Deportivo La CorunaAbanca – Riazor
EspanyolRCDE Stadium
GetafeColiseum Alfonso Perez
Las PalmasGran Canaria
LevanteCiutat de Valencia
MalagaLa rosaleda
Real BetisBenito Villamarin
Real MadridSantiago Bernabeu
Real SociedadAnoeta
SevillaRamon Sanchez


VillarrealEstadio de la Ceramica

La Liga Managers

Every sports team has managers to guide the team players to win the matches. So there are managers for Football teams in La Liga. There is an individual manger for each team. The managers of the team are professionals with highest degrees in sports. The duties of the managers are to train the players, motivate them, and tell them the regulations and rules of the match and all the guidelines of the match to be explained by them to the team players. Now we are providing a table which shows the current managers for La Liga teams.

Team NameManager
AlavesGianni De Biasi
Athletic BilbaoJose Angel Ziganda
Atletico MadridDiego Simeone
BarcelonaErnesto Valverde
Celta VigoJuan Carlos Unzue
Deportivo La CorunaCristobal Parralo
EibarJose Luis Mendilibar
EspanyolQuique Sanchez Flores
GetafeJose Bordalas
GironaPablo Machin
Las PalmasPako Ayestaran
LeganesAsier Garitano
LevanteJuan Muniz
Real BetisQuique Setien
Real MadridZindine Zidane
Real SociedadEusebio Sacristan
SevillaEduardo Berizzo
VillarrealJavier Calleja

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