1977–78 La Liga

The 1977–78 La Liga was the 47th season since its establishment. It started on September 3, 1977, and finished on May 7, 1978.

Primera División
Season1977–78
ChampionsReal Madrid
(18th title)
RelegatedReal Betis
Elche
Cádiz
European CupReal Madrid
UEFA Cup Winners' CupBarcelona
UEFA CupAthletic Bilbao
Valencia
Sporting Gijón
Matches played306
Goals scored843 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorerMario Kempes (28)

Team locationsEdit

Canary Islands
Team Home city Stadium
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés
Atlético Madrid Madrid Vicente Calderón
Barcelona Barcelona Nou Camp
Burgos Burgos El Plantío
Cádiz Cádiz Ramón de Carranza
Elche Elche Altabix
Español Barcelona Sarriá
Hércules Alicante José Rico Pérez
Las Palmas Las Palmas Insular
Racing Santander Santander El Sardinero
Rayo Vallecano Madrid Vallecas
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Atocha
Salamanca Salamanca Helmántico
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Sporting Gijón Gijón El Molinón
Valencia Valencia Luis Casanova

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Real Madrid (C) 34 22 3 9 77 40 +37 47 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Barcelona 34 16 9 9 49 29 +20 41 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
3 Athletic Bilbao 34 16 8 10 62 36 +26 40 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
4 Valencia 34 16 7 11 54 33 +21 39
5 Sporting Gijón 34 15 9 10 53 43 +10 39
6 Atlético Madrid 34 16 4 14 61 52 +9 36
7 Las Palmas 34 12 11 11 43 41 +2 35
8 Sevilla 34 13 8 13 38 45 −7 34
9 Salamanca 34 14 6 14 37 40 −3 34
10 Rayo Vallecano 34 12 9 13 50 59 −9 33
11 Real Sociedad 34 12 9 13 52 46 +6 33
12 Burgos 34 10 11 13 33 47 −14 31
13 Racing Santander 34 11 9 14 29 45 −16 31
14 Español 34 12 6 16 48 60 −12 30
15 Hércules 34 10 10 14 32 40 −8 30
16 Real Betis (R) 34 11 8 15 51 52 −1 30 Relegation to the Segunda División
17 Elche (R) 34 11 5 18 44 66 −22 27
18 Cádiz (R) 34 7 8 19 30 69 −39 22
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Barcelona qualified to the Cup Winners' Cup as winners of the Copa del Rey.

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away ATH ATM BAR BET BUR CÁD ELC ESP HÉR LPA RAC RAY RMA RSO SAL SEV SPG VAL
Athletic Bilbao 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 6–1 4–1 4–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 6–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–1
Atlético Madrid 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 4–0 1–3 2–1 4–2 1–0 5–1 3–0
FC Barcelona 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–1 5–0 3–0 1–1 2–3 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–0
Betis 2–2 4–3 0–0 2–1 3–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 4–2 1–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–1
Burgos 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 3–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–0
Cádiz CF 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–5 4–0 0–0 2–4 0–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–2
Elche CF 2–1 4–4 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–2
RCD Español 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 4–1 4–2 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–2
Hércules CF 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0
UD Las Palmas 2–2 3–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 4–1 4–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0
Racing de Santander 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–2
Rayo Vallecano 3–2 2–0 2–1 4–2 0–0 6–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 3–3 4–1 3–1 3–0
Real Madrid 1–0 4–2 4–0 4–0 3–0 2–0 5–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 5–2 5–0 0–0 3–0 3–2 1–0
Real Sociedad 2–1 4–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 6–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1
UD Salamanca 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 0–1
Sevilla FC 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–3 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0
Sporting de Gijón 2–2 3–2 1–0 4–3 3–2 3–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 6–2 3–0 1–0 0–0
Valencia CF 3–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 1–0 3–0 4–1 3–0 6–1 0–1 0–0 7–0 2–0 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–0
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Pichichi TrophyEdit

Rank Player Goals Team
1   Mario Kempes
28
Valencia CF
2   Santillana
24
Real Madrid
3   Rubén Cano
21
Atlético Madrid
4   Dani
20
Athletic Bilbao
5
  Marañón
18
RCD Español
  Carlos Morete
18
UD Las Palmas
  Jesús María Satrústegui
18
Real Sociedad
8
  Héctor Scotta
16
Sevilla FC
  Carlos Ruiz
16
Athletic Bilbao

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