La Liga

Sport: Soccer
Country: Spain Spain
Founding year: 1929
Teams: 20
Teams promoted / relegated: 3

Commonly known as La Liga, the Primera Division of the Liga de Futbol Profesional, is the topmost professional football league in Spain. Contested by 20 teams, it is considered by many as the best and most competitive as well as the most entertaining domestic football league in the world.

The idea of a national football league in Spain was proposed by Jose Maria Acha, a director at Arenas Club de Getxo, in April 1927. The first season was played in 1928-1929 which was won by Catalan giants FC Barcelona. La Liga has since grown in stature and popularity and is now one of the most watched domestic football league in the world.

La Liga is comprised of 30 teams and follows the customary double round-robin format. The season usually lasts from September to June of the following year. Each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away from home.

The team that gains the most points during the course of a season is considered the winner. If two teams are tied on points for the league title, then their head-to-head record is considered. The bottom three teams at the end of the season are relegated to the Spanish Segunda Division while three top teams from the second division are promoted to the first division.

The top four teams in La Liga qualify for the UEFA Champions League, although the third and fourth placed teams have to go through the third qualifying rounds to make it through. The fifth and the sixth placed teams qualify for the first round of the UEFA Cup.

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Standings table 2016/17

Rank Team G W D L GF GA Pts
1 Real Madrid Real Madrid 38 29 6 3 106 41 93
2 FC Barcelona FC Barcelona 38 28 6 4 116 37 90
3 Atletico Madrid Atlético 38 23 9 6 70 27 78
4 Sevilla FC Sevilla 38 21 9 8 69 49 72
5 Villarreal CF Villarreal 38 19 10 9 56 33 67
6 Real Sociedad Sociedad 38 19 7 12 59 53 64
7 Athletic Club Bilbao Bilbao 38 19 6 13 53 43 63
8 Espanyol Espanyol 38 15 11 12 49 50 56
9 Deportivo Alaves Deportivo Alaves 38 14 13 11 41 43 55
10 SD Eibar SD Eibar 38 15 9 14 56 51 54
11 Malaga CF Malaga 38 12 10 16 49 55 46
12 Valencia CF Valencia 38 13 7 18 56 65 46
13 Celta de Vigo Celta de Vigo 38 13 6 19 53 69 45
14 Las Palmas Las Palmas 38 10 9 19 53 74 39
15 Real Betis Real Betis 38 10 9 19 41 64 39
16 Deportivo de La Coruna Deportivo 38 8 12 18 43 61 36
17 CD Leganés CD Leganés 38 8 11 19 36 55 35
18 Sporting de Gijon Gijon 38 7 10 21 42 72 31
19 Osasuna Osasuna 38 4 10 24 40 94 22
20 Granada CF Granada 38 4 8 26 30 82 20

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