La Liga is the common name of the First ( Primera ) division football league played in Spain known from the name of Liga BBVA from 2008. It is one of the the greatest league played in world constituting the world class top teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona and others.
According to the IFFHS La Liga is the best soccer league.Since its foundation in 1929 it has been a popular soccer league.Every year 20 teams collide for the title of Spanish Champions among which three teams with lowest scores in point table are relegated and transferred to Secunda Division and from secunda division top three teams gets chance to battle in Primera Division.
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Founded : 1929
Country : Spain
Confideration : UEFA
No. of Teams : 20
Official Site : http://www.lfp.es/
La Liga history
Since its foundation in 1929 it has been a world class league and the Primera Division. In terms of wins and titles Real Madrid and Barcelona has been dominant over the decades however some other teams like Athletico Madrid ( 9 titles ), Athletic Bilbao ( 8 titles ), Valencia ( 6 titles ), Real Sociedad ( 2 titles ), Deportivo ( 1 title ), Real Betis ( 1 title ) and Sevilla ( 1 title ) has shown some great games and had some fantastic seasons.
As far as history of La Liga is concerned it was founded in 1929 as the Primera Divison League of Spain with the idea of Jose Maria.It was played between ten teams in the first seasons which was won by Barcelona.
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COMPETITION FORMAT IN La Liga
Every year the season is played from September to June with round robin format.Each team collide with each other twice in a season with a match in their respective homeground and other away with a tally of 38 matches total.
Each year three teams with lowest points in point table are relegated and transferred t o Segunda divison where as three top teams from segunda division are transferred to Primera division.The top three teams in La Liga are qualified directly for the UEFA championship where as the fourth team in the point table is bound to face a qualifier round for entering in UEFA league.Game point system
For a win a team is awarded three points and similarly for a tie 1 point is given to both teams.
TEAMS AND WINNERS IN LA LIGA
There altogether 20 teams in La Liga among which 9 teams has won Spanish Championship titles with Real Madrid and Barcelona in the top as they are far from the reach of other clubs in terms of wins.
|Teams||Home grounds||Title won||Runner-ups|
|Real Madrid||Santiago Bernabau||31||21|
|Athletico Madrid||Vicente Calderon||9||8|
|Athletic Bilabao||San Mames||8||7|
|Real Sociedad||Estadio Anoita||2||3|
|Sevilla||Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan||1||4|
|Real Bettis||Benito Villamarin||1||0|
|Villa Real||EI Madrigal||0||1|
|Real Zaragoza||La Romareda||0||1|
|Levante||Estadi Ciutat De Valencia||-||-|
|Granada||Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes||-||-|
|Getafe||Coliseum Alfono Perez||-||-|
|Osasuna||Estadio Reyno De Navarra||-||-|
ALL TIME TOP SCORER IN LA LIGA
In terms of quality and best players even English Premier League can't match up to La Liga.The two most successful clubs and most expensive clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona are Spanish Clubs.Among the greatest players that have enhanced the La Liga's glory some of the best who had scored most goals in La Liga are listed below :
|Alfredo di Stefano||227||325|
La Liga trophy
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* La Liga Top Scorers
* English Premier League