The Spanish La Liga Santander is home to arguably some of the greatest and most successful teams in European football – boasting Champions League legends Real Madrid and Barcelona – as well as Atletico Madrid, R. Sociedad, Granada CF and more. Moreover, they have had some of the most successful managers in the sport including French footballing legend and Champions League-winning manager, Zinedine Zidane. The Spanish football competition is almost as popular in the UK as it is in the Spanish regions, and football lovers in this country – and all over the globe enjoy watching what happens in the Spanish Championships – as the two big teams, Barcelona and Real Madrid, fight it out for supremacy.
On this Spanish La Liga news page, you will find out everything you need to know about this fantastic football league, including all the biggest headlines as they happen throughout the season. This includes player injury news, team news, coach and manager position news, La Liga fixtures, the most recent La Liga results and everything you need to know about Spain football news!
The Spanish football league is one of the most successful leagues across the globe, and is almost as popular as the Premier League around the world, with millions of fans not just in Spain, but also in numerous other countries including the UK and even South American countries such as Brazil and Argentina – who often have their football legends playing in the Spanish stadiums.
Spain’s La Liga is sponsored by Santander and is contested in a similar way to the UK Premier League. It has 20 teams all vying for the number one spot and European football places, while the bottom three teams will face certain relegation to Spain’s Segunda Division, while the three best teams from that same division move up to fill those spaces.
Since its start date in 1929, 62 different Spanish clubs have competed in the league. However, only nine teams in this time have ever been crowned champs:
Real Madrid – 34 times
Barcelona – 26 times
Atletico Madrid – 11 times
Athletic Bilbao – 8 times
Valencia – 6 times
Real Sociedad – Twice
Deportivo La Coruna, Sevilla and Real Betis – 1 time each.
In one of their most successful periods, Real Madrid were La Liga winners five times in a row – from 1986 to 1990. R. Sociedad managed back-to-back titles in 1981 and 1982, managing to pip Real Madrid. This was followed by the other Basque team, Athletic Club, winning back-to-back titles in 1983 and 1984, with Athletic Club winning their fifth La Liga title.
La Liga has produced Europe’s most successful clubs and has boasted the greatest clubs in Europe for 22 years out of 60, which is twice as many as the next most successful – Italy’s Serie A. La Liga teams have won 18 UEFA Champions League titles, 13 Europa League trophies, 15 UEFA Super Cup titles, and 7 FIFA World Club titles. Moreover, the La Liga players have managed to accumulate 23 Ballon D’Or Awards, 19 FIFA World Player of the Year titles and 11 UEFA Club Footballer of the Year awards.
As such, this makes it one of the most successful and popular sport leagues across the globe – with the eighth-highest average domestic attendance in the sporting world – and the third-highest in football, behind the Bundesliga and the Premier League.
If you are interested in watching football fixtures in Spain and Spanish soccer results and news, then you need look no further than our 888post La Liga Espanola news page. Unlike English league football, the games, matches and updates aren’t as readily available. That’s where we come into it: we want to make sure that you have all the information you need about the first-tier Spanish league, fixtures and results – which teams and players are scoring those goals – and which teams are leaking the goals. We also look to bring you all the news and rumours on the transfers happening in La Liga football today.
For those of you who are looking to place bets on La Liga today, we aim to make sure that you have everything you need to make the most well-informed wager possible. Aside from bringing you competitive and up-to-date betting odds on all of the big fixtures, whether it’s Real Madrid v Barcelona or even Elche v Getafe, we also bring you the stats and information to help you make that bet. So, for everything you need to know and more on La Liga Santander, La Liga fixtures and La Liga results, check out all the latest news stories here at 888post.
The highest number of LaLiga wins of any team comes from R. Madrid who has won the La Liga title a record 34 times. This is followed by arch rivals, Barcelona, which has won the football season 26 times. The current winners, Atletico Madrid, has won 11 times.
It’s hard to ignore arguably the most famous forward in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, in this list. He is definitely up there along with Lionel Messi, Raul Gonzalez and Xavi Hernandez. Other mentionable names are Dutchman Johan Cruyff who played alongside Michael Laudrup in the Barcelona dream team.
The record-breaking striker, Sergio Aguero, has just finished his time in the UK at Man City and is set to join Barcelona on a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.
It has been confirmed that Zinedine Zidane has stepped down as head coach at R Madrid for the second time. However, whether this is the last he will be seen in the Spanish League remains to be seen. Zinedine Zidane had great success with the Madrid club, winning the Champions League three times in a row.
The Bernabeu Stadium is one of the most recognised names in sport and is the home to R Madrid and has been since its completion in 1947. It has a capacity of 81,044. It is the second-largest Spanish Stadium and is the third-largest Stadium in Europe behind Camp Nou (Barcelona) and Westfalenstadion (Borussia Dortmund).
You certainly can, whether it’s first-tier Spanish football, Segunda Division or more. Over at 888 sport, there are all sorts of sport betting options, not just UK sports but international football sport fixtures. They bring you up-to-date odds, generous prices and more for the leading leagues in the UK and across the globe.
At 888post, we know that transfer news can have a big effect on how a team performs at the start of the season. That’s why we endeavour to make sure that you have all the information you need on transfers as they happen, as well as manager and coach changes.