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La Liga
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Founded

1929

Country

Spain

Current champions

Atlético Madrid (11th title)

Most successful team(s)

Real Madrid (34 titles)

TV partners

Movistar+, Gol


The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, commonly known simply as Primera División (Spanish Premier League) in Spain, and as La Liga in English-speaking countries and officially as LaLiga Santander for sponsorship reasons, stylized as LaLiga, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams at the end of each season relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams and a play-off winner in that division.

Since its inception, a total of 62 teams have competed in La Liga. Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 34 times and Barcelona 26 times. During the 1940s Valencia, Atlético Madrid and Barcelona emerged as the strongest clubs, winning several titles. Real Madrid and Barcelona dominated the championship in the 1950s, each winning four La Liga titles during the decade. During the 1960s and 1970s, Real Madrid dominated La Liga, winning 14 titles, with Atlético Madrid winning four. During the 1980s and 1990s Real Madrid were prominent in La Liga, but the Basque clubs of Athletic Club and Real Sociedad had their share of success, each winning two Liga titles. From the 1990s onward, Barcelona have dominated La Liga, winning 16 titles to date. Although Real Madrid has been prominent, winning nine titles, La Liga has also seen other champions, including Atlético Madrid, Valencia, and Deportivo La Coruña.

According to UEFA's league coefficient rankings, La Liga has been the top league in Europe in each of the seven years from 2013 to 2019 (calculated using accumulated figures from five preceding seasons) and has led Europe for 22 of the 60 ranked years up to 2019, more than any other country. It has also produced the continent's top-rated club more times (22) than any other league in that period, more than double that of second-placed Serie A (Italy), including the top club in 10 of the 11 seasons between 2009 and 2019; each of these pinnacles was achieved by either Barcelona or Real Madrid. La Liga clubs have won the most UEFA Champions League (18), UEFA Europa League (13), UEFA Super Cup (15), and FIFA Club World Cup (7) titles, and its players have accumulated the highest number of Ballon d'Or awards (23), The Best FIFA Men's Player awards including FIFA World Player of the Year (19), and UEFA Men's Player of the Year awards including UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (11).

La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues globally, with an average attendance of 26,933 for league matches in the 2018–19 season. This is the eighth-highest of any domestic professional sports league in the world and the third-highest of any professional association football league in the world, behind the Bundesliga and the Premier League, and above the other two so-called "Big Five" European leagues, Serie A and Ligue 1. La Liga is also the sixth wealthiest professional sports league in the world by revenue, after the NFL, MLB, the NBA, the Premier League, and the NHL.

Clubs[]

as of the 2021-22 season

Club Location Stadium
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorroza Stadium
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés Stadium
Atlético Madrid Madrid (San Blas-Canillejas) Wanda Metropolitano
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou
Cádiz Cádiz Nuevo Mirandilla
Celta Vigo Vigo Abanca-Balaídos
Elche Elche Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero
Espanyol Barcelona (Cornellà-El Prat) RCDE Stadium
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Granada Granada Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes
Levante Valencia Estadi Ciutat de València
Mallorca Palma Visit Mallorca Stadium
Osasuna Pamplona El Sadar Stadium
Rayo Vallecano Madrid (Puente de Vallecas) Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas
Real Betis Seville Estadio Benito Villamarín
Real Madrid Madrid (Chamartín) Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta Stadium
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium
Valencia Valencia Mestalla Stadium
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica

Broadcasters[]

Country Broadcaster(s)
Spain
Spain Movistar LaLiga, Gol
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport, StarTimes, Canal+
Angola
Mozambique
ZAP
South Africa e.tv News & Sport, SuperSport, StarSat
Americas
Caribbean SportsMax, ESPN
Argentina
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela
ESPN, DirecTV Sports
Bolivia ESPN, Tigo Sports
Brazil
Paraguay
Puerto Rico
ESPN
Canada TSN, RDS
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Sky Sports, TUDN
Cuba Tele Rebelde
Haiti Haiti Sport
Mexico Sky Sports, Wizz Sports
Suriname ABC, ATV, SCCN, STVS
United States ESPN, ESPN+
Asia-Pacific
Central Asia Setanta Sports Eurasia
Australia
Brunei
Cambodia
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
New Zealand
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
beIN Sports
Bangladesh MTV, T Sports
Bhutan
Maldives
Sri Lanka
MTV
China iQIYI
India MTV, Voot
Japan WOWOW, DAZN
Macau TDM, iQIYI
Mongolia SPS
Nepal MTV, Action Sports
Pakistan Geo Super
South Korea SPOTV
Tajikistan Varzish TV, Football TV
Uzbekistan Uzreport TV, Futbol TV
Vietnam SCTV, VTV Cab
Middle East and North Africa
Middle East and North Africa beIN Sports
Israel ONE
Europe
Albania SuperSport
Armenia
Belarus
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova
Setanta Sports Eurasia
Austria
Germany
Italy
San Marino
DAZN
Azerbaijan CBC Sport, Setanta Sports Eurasia
Belgium
Portugal
Eleven Sports
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Montenegro
North Macedonia
Serbia
Slovenia
Arena Sport
Bulgaria Max Sport
Cyprus PrimeTel Sports
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Nova Sport
Denmark TV 2 Sport
Finland
Sweden
C More Sport
France beIN Sports
Georgia Silk Sport
Greece Nova Sports
Hungary Spíler TV
Kosovo ArtSport, K Sport
Liechtenstein Blue Sport, DAZN
Luxembourg Eleven Sports, DAZN
Malta Total Sports Network
Netherlands Ziggo Sport
Norway TV 2 Sport
Poland Eleven Sports, NC+
Romania Digi Sport, Look Sport, Telekom Sport
Russia Okko Sport
Switzerland Blue Sport
Turkey SporSmart, S Sport+
Ukraine MEGOGO
United Kingdom
Ireland
La LigaTV, FreeSports
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