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Monday 8th January 2018
|Malaga v Espanyol||La Liga||20:00||Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event|
Friday 12th January 2018
|Getafe v Malaga||La Liga||20:00||Sky Sports Red Button|
Saturday 13th January 2018
|Girona v Las Palmas||La Liga||12:00||Sky Sports Mix - Sky Sports Red Button|
|Eibar v Atletico Madrid||La Liga||17:30||Sky Sports Red Button|
|Deportivo La Coruna v Valencia||La Liga||19:45||Sky Sports Football|
Sunday 14th January 2018
|Huesca v Numancia||La Liga 2||11:00||FreeSports|
|Levante v Celta Vigo||La Liga||11:00||Sky Sports Football|
|Alaves v Sevilla||La Liga||15:15||Sky Sports Football|
|Espanyol v Athletic Bilbao||La Liga||17:30||Sky Sports Football|
|Real Sociedad v Barcelona||La Liga||19:45||Sky Sports Football|
Monday 15th January 2018
|Real Betis v Leganes||La Liga||20:00||Sky Sports Football|
Sunday 21st January 2018
|TBC||La Liga 2||11:00||FreeSports|
Sunday 28th January 2018
|TBC||La Liga 2||11:00||FreeSports|
La Liga is the top flight of Spanish football that is contested by 20 teams. Formed in 1929 the league sees 3 teams automatically relegated for finishing in the bottom three positions. 3 teams are promoted from the Segunda Division, the second tier of Spanish football, the first two placed in the division and the winner of a play off.
Attendances car vary but the average attendace for the 2016/17 season up to and including all fixtures to March 19th was 27,961. With the highest attendances enjoyed by Barcelona and the lowest by Eibar.
Stadium sizes can differ quite drastically in La Liga with Barcelona and Real Madrid having the biggest. You can see all the 2016/17 La Liga stadium capacities below.
Alavés Mendizorrotza 19,840
Athletic Bilbao San Mamés 53,289
Atlético Madrid Vicente Calderón 54,907
Barcelona Camp Nou 99,354
Celta Vigo Balaídos 29,000
Deportivo La Coruña Riazor 34,600
Eibar Ipurua 7,083
Espanyol RCDE Stadium 40,500
Granada Nuevo Los Cármenes 22,369
Las Palmas Gran Canaria 33,111
Leganés Butarque 10,954
Málaga La Rosaleda 30,044
Osasuna El Sadar 18,761
Real Betis Benito Villamarín 51,700
Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044
Real Sociedad Anoeta 32,000
Sevilla Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 42,714
Sporting Gijón El Molinón 30,000
Valencia Mestalla 55,000
Villarreal La Cerámica 24,890
Most successful teams
La Liga’s most successful club to date are Real Madrid who have won the league 32 times to date, they also hold the record for the most consecutive titles at 5.
Spanish football recently signed a domestic TV broadcasting deal worth 2.65 billion Euro’s for the seasons of 2016/17 through to 2018/19. The league is also beamed around the world with ‘El Clasico’, the metting between Barcelona and Real Madrid being the most popular fixture.
The highest transfer fee paid by a La Liga club was the 100million Euro transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham to Real Madrid. The biggest transfer between two La Liga clubs happened when Luis Figo moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid in a controversial move.
Cash prizes for La Liga are broken down by the clubs finishing position, resource generation and an equal share of TV revenue. The following shows what teams received in 2016 following the 2015/16 season.
Barcelona 140€ Million
Real Madrid 140€ Million
Valencia 48€ Million
Atletico Madrid 42€ Million
Sevilla 32€ Million
Athletic Bilbao 32€ Million
Villarreal 32€ Million
Real Betis 30€ Million
Espanyol 28€ Million
Real Sociedad 25€ Million
Malaga 25€ Million
Getafe 25€ Million
Osasuna 22€ Million
Celta de Vigo 22€ Million
Levante 22€ Million
Granada 18€ Million
Elche 18€ Million
Valladiod 18€ Million
Rayo Vallecano 18€ Million
Almeria 18€ Million
Lionel Messi has scored the most goals in the history of La Liga with 337, however, rival Christiano Ronaldo has a better goal per game ratio of 1.08 to Messi’s 0.90. Messi also holds the record for most goals in a single season with 50.
Barcelona currently have the highest average attendance in the 2016/17 season up to March 19th with an average of 77,456 attending home matches. They are followed by Real Madrid on 66,800. The lowest is Eibar who average just 5,228.
The Spanish national team are run by the Royal Spanish Football Federation and were first started in 1920 for the Belgium Olympics of that year.
As well as competing in the World Cup and European Championships, Spain also compete in the Mediterranean Games and Olympic Games.
To date spain have qualified for 14 World Cups and have won it once in 2010. The 2010 World Cup Finals were held in South Africa and after losing their first game of the tournament to Switzerland, they went on to progress from their group in first place.
Three 1-0 victories in the last 16, Quarter Final and Semi Final against Portugal, Paraguay and Germany respectively saw them meet the Netherlands in the final.
The 2010 World Cup final was played at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg in front of 84,490 fans. The game is remembered for the Netherlands rough style of play and it took extra time for Spain to find the winner with Andres Iniesta netting in the 116th minute of play after the Dutch were reduced to 10 men when John Heitinga was dismissed in the 109th minute for his second booking.
Spain have also qualified for the European Championships a total of 10 times, winning it most recently in 2012 with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Italy.
The current record holder for the most appearances for Spain is Iker Casillas who has played 167 times to date. The current record holder for the highest goal scorer in Spain’s history is David Villa who has scored 59 times in 97 games.