1950–51 La Liga

The 1950–51 La Liga season was the 20th edition of the Spanish football top division. Defending champions Atlético Madrid achieved their fourth title, securing it with a 1–1 draw on the final matchday away to Sevilla, their direct rivals for the championship who would have taken the trophy with a win, had a 100% home record up to that point, and who won the league five years earlier in almost identical circumstances.[1]

Primera División
Season1950–51
ChampionsAtlético Madrid
(4th title)
RelegatedMálaga
Murcia
Alcoyano
Lérida
Latin CupAtlético Madrid
Matches played240
Goals scored1,038 (4.33 per match)
Top goalscorerTelmo Zarra
(38 goals)
Biggest home winAtlético Bilbao 10–0 Lérida
Biggest away winLérida 1–6 Real Madrid
Lérida 1–6 Valencia
Highest scoringAtlético Bilbao 9–4 Celta
Longest winning run5 matches
Barcelona
Valladolid
Longest unbeaten run9 matches
Valladolid
Longest winless run10 matches
Alcoyano
Lérida
Longest losing run10 matches
Alcoyano

FormatEdit

This was the first season after the expansion of the league to 16 teams. The two last qualified teams were directly relegated to Segunda División and teams in the 13th and 14th position joined the relegation play-offs with the second and third qualified teams of each one of the two groups of the Segunda División.

Team locationsEdit

Lérida made their debut in La Liga.

Club City Stadium
Alcoyano Alcoy El Collao
Atlético Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés
Atlético Madrid Madrid Metropolitano
Barcelona Barcelona Les Corts
Celta Vigo Balaídos
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor
Español Barcelona Sarriá
Lérida Lérida Campo de los Deportes
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda
Murcia Murcia La Condomina
Real Madrid Madrid Chamartín
Real Santander Santander El Sardinero
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Atotxa
Sevilla Seville Nervión
Valencia Valencia Mestalla
Valladolid Valladolid Municipal

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Atlético Madrid (C) 30 17 6 7 87 50 +37 40 Qualification for the Latin Cup
2 Sevilla 30 17 4 9 79 46 +33 38
3 Valencia 30 17 3 10 64 48 +16 37
4 Barcelona 30 16 3 11 83 61 +22 35
5 Real Sociedad 30 15 5 10 77 56 +21 35
6 Valladolid 30 14 5 11 51 51 0 33
7 Atlético Bilbao 30 15 3 12 88 56 +32 33
8 Celta 30 15 3 12 62 56 +6 33
9 Real Madrid 30 13 5 12 80 71 +9 31
10 Real Santander 30 12 6 12 49 60 −11 30
11 Español 30 13 4 13 82 72 +10 30
12 Deportivo La Coruña 30 13 4 13 64 47 +17 30
13 Málaga (R) 30 12 5 13 55 52 +3 29 Qualification for the relegation group
14 Murcia (R) 30 8 3 19 40 86 −46 19
15 Alcoyano (R) 30 6 2 22 36 92 −56 14 Relegation to the Segunda División
16 Lérida (R) 30 6 1 23 41 134 −93 13
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALC ATB ATM BAR MAL CEL DEP ESP LER MUR RSA RMA RSO SEV VAL VAD
Alcoyano 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 4–1 6–2 1–0 3–3 2–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 1–4
Atlético Bilbao 8–1 4–0 4–3 3–1 9–4 1–1 4–2 10–0 5–1 3–1 2–5 7–1 3–0 4–1 1–1
Atlético Madrid 5–1 2–0 6–4 3–0 3–2 5–2 1–1 7–1 2–2 9–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 7–0
Barcelona 6–0 2–1 3–0 7–2 3–1 2–2 4–1 6–1 2–1 2–1 7–2 8–2 4–1 2–1 3–1
Málaga 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 4–2 2–0 9–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 4–1 2–0 0–2 0–0
Celta 6–2 4–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 5–1 0–1
Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 4–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 4–1 10–1 4–1 0–1 5–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–1
Español 5–3 3–2 4–3 6–0 4–2 3–1 3–2 8–0 7–0 2–0 7–1 2–1 2–4 2–2 3–2
Lérida 3–1 0–3 3–4 0–3 2–5 2–3 1–0 5–4 3–2 4–2 1–6 1–0 4–5 1–6 2–2
Murcia 3–1 3–6 1–3 3–2 4–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 2–5 2–1 3–2 2–4 1–2
Real Santander 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 4–2 4–3 5–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 4–1
Real Madrid 7–0 2–2 3–6 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–2 7–0 6–0 0–1 7–2 3–3 3–2 2–1
Real Sociedad 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 4–1 5–1 5–1 3–1 2–0 7–0 5–0 6–2 1–0 3–0 5–2
Sevilla 7–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 4–2 3–0 3–1 5–2 5–0 5–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 4–0 4–0
Valencia 4–1 3–1 1–0 4–2 3–1 0–1 0–3 3–2 4–1 2–0 3–3 2–1 1–1 4–0 4–1
Valladolid 0–1 4–2 3–3 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 4–1 0–1 3–2 4–1 0–1
Source: BDFútbol
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation groupEdit

Teams qualified in the 13th and 14th position joined the relegation group with the teams qualified in the second and third group of each one of the two groups of the Segunda División. The two top teams would play the next La Liga season.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Las Palmas (O, P) 10 8 0 2 26 11 +15 16 Qualification to La Liga
2 Zaragoza (O, P) 10 7 1 2 31 16 +15 15
3 Málaga (R) 10 7 1 2 34 18 +16 15 Qualification to Segunda División
4 Murcia (R) 10 3 0 7 23 33 −10 6
5 Sabadell 10 2 1 7 14 25 −11 5
6 Salamanca 10 1 1 8 8 33 −25 3
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away LPA MAL MUR SAB SAL ZAR
Las Palmas 4–1 6–1 2–0 2–1 2–0
Málaga 2–0 5–2 4–0 6–0 4–2
Murcia 2–5 1–5 5–2 6–2 1–4
Sabadell 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–4
Salamanca 0–2 1–3 0–3 3–2 1–1
Zaragoza 3–1 6–2 3–2 3–1 5–0
Source: BDFútbol
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Telmo Zarra Atlético Bilbao 38
2   César Rodríguez Barcelona 29
3   Pahiño Real Madrid 21
4   Manuel Badenes Valencia 20
5   Adrián Escudero Atlético Madrid 19
  Juan Araujo Sevilla
  Gerardo Coque Valladolid
8   Francisco Javier Marcet Español 18
9   Epi Real Sociedad 17
  José Caeiro Real Sociedad

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael Yokhin (16 May 2014). "Last day drama in Spain". ESPN. Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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