2007–08 La Liga

The 2007–08 La Liga season, the 77th since its establishment, started on 25 August 2007 and finished on 18 May 2008. Real Madrid defended their La Liga title successfully after a 2–1 victory over Osasuna. This season, all European leagues ended earlier than the previous season, due to the UEFA Euro 2008 championship. It also was the first year of the new La Liga television agreement that had La Sexta mark its first year of television broadcasting.

La Liga
Season2007–08
Dates25 August 2007 – 18 May 2008
ChampionsReal Madrid
31st title
RelegatedZaragoza
Murcia
Levante
Champions LeagueReal Madrid (group stage)
Villarreal (group stage)
Barcelona (playoff round)
Atlético Madrid (playoff round)
UEFA CupSevilla (playoff round)
Racing Santander (playoff round)
Valencia (playoff round) (via Copa del Rey)
Intertoto CupDeportivo (third round)
Matches played380
Goals scored1,021 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorerDaniel Güiza
(27 goals)
Biggest home winReal Madrid 7–0 Valladolid
(10 February 2008)[1]
Biggest away winVillarreal 0–5 Real Madrid
(2 September 2007)[2]
Highest scoringAtlético Madrid 6–3 Almería
(6 April 2008)[3]

TeamsEdit

Twenty teams competed in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the Segunda División. The promoted teams were Valladolid, Almería and Murcia. Valladolid and Murcia returned to the top flight after an absence of three years while UD Almería were promoted for the first time. However, since AD Almería played in the 1980–81 La Liga, the city of Almería returned to the top fight after an absence of twenty six years. They replaced Celta de Vigo, Real Sociedad and Gimnàstic, ending their top flight spells of two, forty and one year respectively.

Team informationEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Stadium Capacity
Barcelona Camp Nou 98,772
Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 80,354
Espanyol Lluís Companys 55,926
Atlético Madrid Vicente Calderón 55,005
Valencia Mestalla 55,000
Betis Manuel Ruiz de Lopera 52,132
Sevilla Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 45,500
Athletic Bilbao San Mamés 39,750
Deportivo La Coruña Riazor 34,600
Zaragoza La Romareda 34,596
Murcia* Nueva Condomina 33,045
Valladolid* José Zorrilla 26,512
Levante Ciutat de València 25,354
Mallorca ONO Estadi 23,142
Villarreal El Madrigal 23,000
Racing Santander El Sardinero 22,400
Recreativo Nuevo Colombino 21,600
Osasuna Estadio Reyno de Navarra 19,553
Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 16,300
Almería* Estadio del Mediterráneo 15,000

(*) Promoted from Segunda División.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Real Madrid (C) 38 27 4 7 84 36 +48 85 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Villarreal 38 24 5 9 63 40 +23 77
3 Barcelona 38 19 10 9 76 43 +33 67 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Atlético Madrid 38 19 7 12 66 47 +19 64[a]
5 Sevilla 38 20 4 14 75 49 +26 64[a] Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
6 Racing Santander 38 17 9 12 42 41 +1 60
7 Mallorca 38 15 14 9 69 54 +15 59
8 Almería 38 14 10 14 42 45 −3 52[b]
9 Deportivo La Coruña 38 15 7 16 46 47 −1 52[b] Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round
10 Valencia 38 15 6 17 48 62 −14 51 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[c]
11 Athletic Bilbao 38 13 11 14 40 43 −3 50
12 Espanyol 38 13 9 16 43 53 −10 48
13 Betis 38 12 11 15 45 51 −6 47[d]
14 Getafe 38 12 11 15 44 48 −4 47[d]
15 Valladolid 38 11 12 15 42 57 −15 45
16 Recreativo 38 11 11 16 40 60 −20 44
17 Osasuna 38 12 7 19 37 44 −7 43
18 Zaragoza (R) 38 10 12 16 50 61 −11 42 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Murcia (R) 38 7 9 22 36 65 −29 30
20 Levante (R) 38 7 5 26 33 75 −42 26
Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b ATM 4–3 SEV; SEV 1–2 ATM
  2. ^ a b DEP 0–3 ALM; ALM 1–0 DEP
  3. ^ Valencia entered UEFA Cup as winners of 2007–08 Copa del Rey.
  4. ^ a b BET 3–2 GET; GET 1–1 BET


 La Liga 2007–08 Winners 
Real Madrid
31st title

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALM ATH ATM FCB BET RCD ESP GET LEV MLL MUR OSA RAC RMA REC SFC VCF VLD VIL ZAR
Almería 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1
Athletic Bilbao 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 2–0 1–2 1–1
Atlético Madrid 6–3 1–2 4–2 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 3–0 4–3 1–0 4–3 3–4 4–0
Barcelona 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 5–1 2–3 4–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 6–0 4–1 1–2 4–1
Betis 3–1 1–2 0–2 3–2 0–1 2–2 3–2 0–1 3–0 4–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1
Deportivo La Coruña 0–3 3–0 0–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–4 3–1 0–2 1–1
Espanyol 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–4 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Getafe 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 3–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–3 1–3 0–0
Levante 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–4 4–3 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 0–3 1–2 2–1
Mallorca 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 7–1 2–3 0–2 4–2 0–1 3–2
Murcia 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–5 0–0 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–3 1–4 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1
Osasuna 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 4–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–2 1–0
Racing Santander 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–3 1–0 2–0 0–2 2–2
Real Madrid 3–1 3–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 5–2 4–3 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–3 7–0 3–2 2–0
Recreativo 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 4–2 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–1
Sevilla 1–4 4–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–3 4–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–0
Valencia 0–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–3 3–0 3–0 1–2 1–5 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–0
Valladolid 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 2–0 2–1
Villarreal 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 4–3 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–5 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–0 2–0
Zaragoza 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–0 3–3 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–3 4–1
Source: LFP
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

AwardsEdit

Pichichi TrophyEdit

The Pichichi Trophy is awarded to the player who scores the most goals in a season.

Goalscorers Goals Penalties Team
  Daniel Güiza 27 0 Mallorca
  Luís Fabiano 24 2 Sevilla
  Sergio Agüero 19 0 Atlético Madrid
  Raúl 18 3 Real Madrid
  David Villa 18 2 Valencia
  Nihat Kahveci 18 0 Villarreal
  Ricardo Oliveira 17 1 Zaragoza
  Ruud van Nistelrooy 16 3 Real Madrid
  Diego Forlán 16 2 Atlético Madrid
  Frédéric Kanouté 16 1 Sevilla
  Samuel Eto'o 16 0 Barcelona

Zamora TrophyEdit

The Zamora Trophy is awarded to the goalkeeper with least goals to games ratio.

Goalkeeper Goals Matches Average Team
  Iker Casillas 32 36 0.89 Real Madrid
  Víctor Valdés 35 35 1 Barcelona
  Toño 31 30 1.03 Racing Santander
  Ricardo 38 36 1.06 Osasuna
  Miguel Ángel Moyà 34 29 1.17 Mallorca
  Roberto Abbondanzieri 42 34 1.24 Getafe
  Carlos Kameni 38 29 1.31 Espanyol
  Andrés Palop 41 30 1.37 Sevilla
  Stefano Sorrentino 60 38 1.58 Recreativo
  César 56 35 1.6 Zaragoza

Fair Play awardEdit

Rank Club Points
1 Deportivo 89
2 Villarreal 92
3 Barcelona 93
4 Valladolid 99
5 Racing Santander 107
6 Real Madrid 109
7 Getafe 117
8 Levante 123
Mallorca 123
Valencia 123
11 Espanyol 127
12 Zaragoza 129
13 Sevilla 140
14 Almería 141
15 Osasuna 143
16 Atlético Madrid 157
17 Recreativo 158
18 Murcia 159
19 Athletic Bilbao 160
20 Betis 178
  • Source: 2007–08 Fair Play Rankings Season.[4]

Pedro Zaballa awardEdit

Spain supporters[5]

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

CardsEdit

Average home attendanceEdit

Clean sheetsEdit

OverallEdit

HomeEdit

AwayEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Real Madrid 7-0 Valladolid" (in Spanish). RFEF. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Villarreal 0-5 Real Madrid" (in Spanish). RFEF. 2 September 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Atlético Madrid 6-3 Almería" (in Spanish). RFEF. 6 April 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Clasificaciones del Premio Juego Limpio" (PDF) (in Spanish). RFEF. 2 June 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
  5. ^ "El premio Zaballa, a la afición de España" [Zaballa award, to the Spain supporters] (in Spanish). ideal.es. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Attendances Spain average 2007-08". European Football Statistics. Archived from the original on 13 June 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2008.

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