La Liga is one of the most popular professional football leagues in the world, which was established in 1929. Founded in 1984, La Liga is organized by the national sports association Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (National Professional Football League). Till date, 62 teams have competed in La Liga and 9 teams have won the title.
In accordance with the UEFA’s league coefficient, La Liga has been ranked as the top league in Europe over the last five years. Having ranked as the third-highest professional association football league in the world, the 2017-18 season saw an average attendance of 26,983 for league matches.
Who Won the Inaugural La Liga Season?
The inaugural season of the La Liga was held in 1929. Barcelona won the first La Liga title and Real Madrid was the first runner-up team. During the initial seasons of the La Liga, Athletic Bilbao claimed several titles and is considered one of the most successful teams.
After the inaugural victory, team Barcelona won their second La Liga title in 1945, with Real Madrid as the runner-up team of the season again. Followed by the 1944-45 season, Barcelona won back-to-back title thrice (1948, 1949), (1952, 1953) (1959, 1960) until 1974.
Which Team has Won La Liga the Most?
The most successful team in La Liga is Real Madrid, with an overall record of 33 wins. Real Madrid has recorded 5 consecutive wins twice in the history of La Liga (1961-1965 and 1986-1990). The first 5 consecutive wins could have been extended to 8 wins if Atletico Madrid hadn’t intervened to win the title in 1966.
Domination of Real Madrid
The 1950s La Liga seasons were dominated by the two most popular clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid, winning four titles each throughout the decade. The next three decades (1960-1980) were completely dominated by the Real Madrid club, with 19 wins, whereas clubs like Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, and Real Sociedad won the league twice in those years. Valencia won the title once in 1971 during this period.
Real Madrid has won back-to-back titles going up to 5 wins in a row. They were the former defending champions (2016-17), who failed to take hold of even the runner-up position in 2018. Except in the 1940s, Real Madrid has won the title in every decade.
How many La Liga Titles have FC Barcelona Won?
The second highest winning team in La Liga is Barcelona with 25 wins. Followed by the domination of Real Madrid in the previous three decades, from the 1990s onward Barcelona caught hold of the winning streak, winning 15 titles, while Real Madrid has been accumulating 8 titles. Apart from these two clubs, the La Liga title has been won by other clubs which includes Atlético Madrid, Valencia, and Deportivo de La Coruña.
Who Won La Liga 2018?
The current reigning champion of the La Liga is FC Barcelona, who won the 2018 title with four more matches to play. Atletico Madrid is the current runner-up team. The club has been the La Liga title holder 25 times with their previous win in 2016 and has been runner-up 25 times till date.
Records of Barcelona
Barcelona became the first Spanish club to win the continental treble which comprises of Copa del Rey, La Liga, and the UEFA Champions League. They were the first to win six out of six competitions in a single year which includes the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup. Having won the fifth Champions League trophy in 2015, Barcelona became the first European club in history to win the continental treble twice.
What is El Clasico?
The matches conducted between the fierce rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona is called as the El Clasico. Both the clubs have been dominating La Liga since its inception. Considering the competitive matches, Real Madrid leads the head to head results with 95 wins to Barcelona’s 93, whereas Barcelona takes the lead in total matches with 113 wins to Real Madrid’s 99.
Has FC Barcelona Ever been on Relegation Zone?
The clubs that are at the bottom three of the La Liga table are relegated to the Segunda Division, which is the men’s second professional association football division. The only clubs in La Liga to have never been relegated is Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid, and Barcelona since its inception in 1929.
Complete List of the La Liga Winners
La Liga has been won by 9 teams, with Real Madrid and Barcelona leading the winning score. Three consecutive La Liga seasons in 1937, 1938 and 1939 were canceled due to the Spanish Civil War. Shared below is the list of La Liga winners since the inception of the league in 1929.
|1930–31||Athletic Bilbao||Racing Santander|
|1931–32||Real Madrid||Athletic Bilbao|
|1932–33||Real Madrid||Athletic Bilbao|
|1933–34||Athletic Bilbao||Real Madrid|
|1934–35||Real Betis||Real Madrid|
|1935–36||Athletic Bilbao||Real Madrid|
|1940–41||Atlético Aviación||Athletic Bilbao|
|1949–50||Atlético Madrid||Deportivo La Coruña|
|1957–58||Real Madrid||Atlético Madrid|
|1960–61||Real Madrid||Atlético Madrid|
|1962–63||Real Madrid||Atlético Madrid|
|1964–65||Real Madrid||Atlético Madrid|
|1965–66||Atlético Madrid||Real Madrid|
|1968–69||Real Madrid||Las Palmas|
|1969–70||Atlético Madrid||Athletic Bilbao|
|1978–79||Real Madrid||Sporting de Gijón|
|1979–80||Real Madrid||Real Sociedad|
|1980–81||Real Sociedad||Real Madrid|
|1982–83||Athletic Bilbao||Real Madrid|
|1983–84||Athletic Bilbao||Real Madrid|
|1987–88||Real Madrid||Real Sociedad|
|1993–94||Barcelona||Deportivo La Coruña|
|1994–95||Real Madrid||Deportivo La Coruña|
|1999–2000||Deportivo La Coruna||Barcelona|
|2000–01||Real Madrid||Deportivo La Coruña|
|2001–02||Valencia||Deportivo La Coruña|
|2002–03||Real Madrid||Real Sociedad|