La Liga

CountrySpainSpain
Season2023

La Liga, officially known as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the National Professional Football League (LFP), it is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams relegated to the Segunda Division and replaced by the top two teams in that division plus the winner of a play-off.

La Liga, which means "The League" in Spanish, was founded in 1929. Since its inception, it has been dominated by two of the world's most famous and successful clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Real Madrid has won the title a record 34 times, while Barcelona has claimed the championship 26 times. Other clubs such as Atletico Madrid, Valencia, and Sevilla have also enjoyed success, but not at the same level.

La Liga is known for its technical style of play, which emphasizes skillful dribbling and precise passing. It has been home to many of the world's greatest players, including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alfredo Di Stefano, and Johan Cruyff. Messi, in particular, has become synonymous with La Liga, having spent his entire career at Barcelona before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in 2021.

La Liga's popularity extends far beyond Spain's borders. It is broadcast in over 180 countries, reaching a potential audience of 2.1 billion people. This global reach has helped make it one of the wealthiest football leagues in the world, with Real Madrid and Barcelona regularly featuring among the highest-earning clubs in any sport.

Despite its success, La Liga has faced challenges. The financial disparity between the top two clubs and the rest of the league has been a recurring issue. In recent years, efforts have been made to distribute TV revenue more equitably in order to increase competitiveness. The league has also grappled with the issue of match-fixing, with several investigations and sanctions in the past decade.

In addition, the league has been at the center of debates over the future of European football. In 2020, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid were among the clubs involved in the controversial proposal to form a breakaway European Super League, which was met with widespread opposition and was eventually abandoned.

Despite these challenges, La Liga remains one of the most prestigious and popular football leagues in the world. Its combination of technical skill, star power, and intense rivalries continues to captivate fans around the globe, ensuring its place at the pinnacle of the beautiful game.

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La Liga Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for La Liga in 2023

Player Team Goals
girona 16
real-madrid 16
osasuna 16
getafe 15
atletico-madrid 14
athletic-club 13
barcelona 13
villarreal 13
real-madrid 12
valencia 12

La Liga standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Real Madrid players, news and schedule Real Madrid 30 23 6 1 66 20 46 75
2 Barcelona players, news and schedule Barcelona 30 20 7 3 61 34 27 67
3 Girona players, news and schedule Girona 30 20 5 5 62 36 26 65
4 Athletic Club players, news and schedule Athletic Club 30 16 8 6 50 28 22 56
5 Atletico Madrid players, news and schedule Atletico Madrid 29 17 4 8 54 34 20 55
6 Real Sociedad players, news and schedule Real Sociedad 30 13 10 7 43 31 12 49
7 Real Betis players, news and schedule Real Betis 30 10 12 8 36 36 0 42
8 Valencia players, news and schedule Valencia 29 11 8 10 32 32 0 41
9 Osasuna players, news and schedule Osasuna 30 11 6 13 36 43 -7 39
10 Villarreal players, news and schedule Villarreal 29 10 8 11 47 51 -4 38
11 Getafe players, news and schedule Getafe 30 9 11 10 37 43 -6 38
12 Las Palmas players, news and schedule Las Palmas 30 10 7 13 29 33 -4 37
13 Alaves players, news and schedule Alaves 30 8 8 14 26 36 -10 32
14 Sevilla players, news and schedule Sevilla 30 7 10 13 37 44 -7 31
15 Mallorca players, news and schedule Mallorca 30 6 13 11 25 35 -10 31
16 Rayo Vallecano players, news and schedule Rayo Vallecano 30 6 12 12 25 38 -13 30
17 Celta Vigo players, news and schedule Celta Vigo 30 6 10 14 32 44 -12 28
18 Cadiz players, news and schedule Cadiz 30 4 13 13 21 40 -19 25
19 Granada CF players, news and schedule Granada CF 29 2 8 19 30 59 -29 14
20 Almeria players, news and schedule Almeria 30 1 10 19 28 60 -32 13

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 195/266 73%
Over/Under 38/52 73%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%