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Friday 17th November 2017

Almeria v Real Zaragoza La Liga 2 20:00 FreeSports
Girona v Real Sociedad La Liga 20:00 Sky Sports Mix

Saturday 18th November 2017

Getafe v Alaves La Liga 12:00 Sky Sports Football
Sevilla v Celta Vigo La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid La Liga 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event

Sunday 19th November 2017

Malaga v Deportivo La Coruna La Liga 11:00 Sky Sports Football
Espanyol v Valencia La Liga 15:15 Sky Sports Football
Las Palmas v Levante La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Football
Athletic Bilbao v Villarreal La Liga 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Monday 20th November 2017

Eibar v Real Betis La Liga 20:00 Sky Sports Football

Friday 24th November 2017

Tenerife v Rayo Vallecano La Liga 2 20:00 FreeSports

Saturday 23rd December 2017

Real Madrid v Barcelona La Liga 12:00 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event

 

La Liga

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

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 Capacity

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.

Coverage

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.

Transfers

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

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

Players Records

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.

Fanbase

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.

International Football

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.