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La Liga, its history and club records


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.

League logoBasic Info

Liga BBVA
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.

REAL MADRID WITH THE TROPHY BARCELONA WITH THE TROPHY




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.

TeamsHome groundsTitle won  Runner-ups
Real MadridSantiago Bernabau3121
BarcelonaCamp Nou2122
Athletico MadridVicente Calderon98
Athletic BilabaoSan Mames87
ValenciaMestalla66
Real SociedadEstadio Anoita23
DeportivoRiazor15
SevillaRamon Sanchez Pizjuan14
Real BettisBenito Villamarin10
Villa RealEI Madrigal0 1
SportingEI Molinon0 1
Real ZaragozaLa Romareda0 1
LevanteEstadi Ciutat De Valencia - -
EspanyolEstadi Cornella - -
GranadaEstadio Nuevo Los Carmenes - -
GetafeColiseum Alfono Perez - -
MalagaLa Rosaleda - -
MallorcaIberostar Estadio  - -
OsasunaEstadio 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 : 

PlayerGoalsMts
    Telmo Zara                                                            252                                   278                         
    Hugo Sanchez234347
    Raul228550
   Alfredo di Stefano227325
   Cesar Rodriguez226353
   Quini219448
   Pahino210278
   Edmundo Saurez195231
   Carlos Santillana186461
   Juan Arza182349

La Liga,Liga BBVA or Spanish league and its history



La Liga trophy
La Liga trophy
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* La Liga Top Scorers
* English Premier League
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