1965–66 La Liga

The 1965–66 La Liga was the 35th season since its establishment. The season started on September 4, 1965, and finished on April 3, 1966.

Primera División
Season1965–66
ChampionsAtlético Madrid
(5th title)
RelegatedMálaga
Mallorca
Real Betis
European CupAtlético Madrid
Real Madrid (as title holders)
Cup Winners' CupZaragoza
Matches played240
Goals scored609 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerVavá II
(19 goals)
Biggest home winAtlético Bilbao 6–1 Real Betis
Atlético Madrid 6–1 Sevilla
Zaragoza 6–1 Elche
Barcelona 5–0 Sabadell
Biggest away winReal Betis 0–4 Córdoba
Highest scoringValencia 6–3 Real Betis

Team locationsEdit

Canary Islands
Team Home city Stadium
Atlético Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés
Atlético Madrid Madrid Metropolitano
Barcelona Barcelona Nou Camp
Córdoba Córdoba El Arcángel
Elche Elche Altabix
Español Barcelona Sarrià
Las Palmas Las Palmas Insular
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda
Mallorca Palma Lluís Sitjar
Pontevedra Pontevedra Pasarón
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu
Sabadell Sabadell Creu Alta
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Valencia Valencia Mestalla
Zaragoza Zaragoza La Romareda

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Atlético Madrid (C) 30 18 8 4 54 20 +34 44 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Real Madrid 30 19 5 6 53 30 +23 43 Qualification for the European Cup second round
3 Barcelona 30 16 6 8 51 27 +24 38 Invited for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
4 Zaragoza 30 14 8 8 47 29 +18 36 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
5 Atlético Bilbao 30 14 6 10 43 32 +11 34 Invited for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
6 Elche 30 12 8 10 36 37 −1 32
7 Pontevedra 30 13 5 12 31 34 −3 31
8 Sevilla 30 9 9 12 27 38 −11 27 Invited for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
9 Valencia 30 11 5 14 40 35 +5 27
10 Las Palmas 30 9 8 13 32 39 −7 26
11 Córdoba 30 10 5 15 34 42 −8 25
12 Español 30 7 10 13 31 48 −17 24
13 Málaga (R) 30 8 8 14 24 37 −13 24 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
14 Sabadell (O) 30 10 3 17 30 46 −16 23
15 Mallorca (R) 30 9 5 16 40 55 −15 23 Relegation to Segunda División
16 Real Betis (R) 30 7 9 14 36 60 −24 23
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Zaragoza qualified to the Cup Winners' Cup as champions of the Copa del Generalísimo.

Results tableEdit

  • Please note that the home teams are read down the left hand side while the away teams are indicated along the top.
AtB AtM Bar Bet Cór Elc Esp LPa Mál Mall Pon RMa Sab Sev Val Zar
Atlético Bilbao 0-2 1-0 6-1 3-2 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 4-0 2-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 2-0
Atlético Madrid 1-0 0-1 3-0 2-0 3-0 5-2 2-0 1-0 1-0 4-0 1-1 3-0 6-1 2-2 0-1
CF Barcelona 1-0 1-4 4-1 3-1 0-0 4-2 3-2 4-0 3-1 3-0 2-1 5-0 3-0 1-2 0-1
Betis 2-0 1-2 0-0 0-4 2-1 1-1 1-0 4-0 1-2 3-0 1-2 2-1 1-2 1-1 1-0
Córdoba CF 1-0 0-1 0-0 3-3 1-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 2-0 0-2 1-2 3-0 0-0 1-0 2-1
Elche CF 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 2-0 3-0 1-1 0-2 3-2 2-0 1-0 0-0 1-1 2-1 3-1
RCD Español 3-4 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-0 0-3 1-1 3-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 2-0 1-1
UD Las Palmas 1-1 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1 1-0 1-1 2-0 0-0 0-1 1-2 1-0 1-0 0-2 2-1
CD Málaga 2-0 1-1 1-0 1-1 1-3 0-1 0-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-1 2-1 0-1
RCD Mallorca 3-1 0-0 1-2 4-0 2-1 4-2 3-0 4-1 2-2 0-3 2-5 0-1 2-1 2-0 0-0
Pontevedra CF 3-0 1-0 2-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 3-0 1-0 3-0 2-1 1-3 2-1 2-1 2-0 1-1
Real Madrid 2-0 3-1 1-3 2-0 2-1 2-1 0-0 3-1 1-0 5-1 1-0 1-0 4-0 2-1 2-0
CE Sabadell FC 1-2 0-1 1-3 4-1 2-1 3-4 2-0 1-0 3-2 1-0 1-0 1-1 2-2 0-1 3-1
Sevilla CF 0-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-0 0-2 0-1 0-1 3-1 1-0 2-1 2-0 1-1 1-1
Valencia CF 1-1 1-2 0-2 6-3 1-0 1-2 2-1 4-0 1-0 4-1 4-0 3-0 0-1 0-1 0-0
Zaragoza 3-2 2-2 0-0 4-1 4-0 6-1 1-0 3-1 1-1 4-0 2-0 2-3 1-0 2-0 2-0

Relegation play-offsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sabadell 2–0 Celta Vigo 2–0 0–0
Granada 3–2 Málaga 2–1 1–1

Pichichi TrophyEdit

Goalscorers Goal Team
  Luciano Sánchez "Vavá II"
19
Elche CF
  Luis Aragonés
18
Atlético Madrid
  Nemesio Martín Montijo
14
Pontevedra CF
  Javier Ormaza Garay
14
Atlético Bilbao
  Danny Bergara
13
RCD Mallorca

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