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The 2012–13 La Liga season (known as the Liga BBVA for sponsorship reasons) was the 82nd since its establishment. The campaign began on 18 August 2012, and ended on 1 June 2013.[2] Barcelona won the league for a 22nd time, after leading the league the entire season and amassing 100 points. As in previous years, Nike provided the official ball for all matches, with a new Nike Maxim Liga BBVA model to be used throughout the season for all matches.[3][4]

La Liga
Season2012–13
Dates18 August 2012 – 1 June 2013
ChampionsBarcelona
22nd title
RelegatedMallorca
Deportivo La Coruña
Zaragoza
Champions LeagueBarcelona
Real Madrid
Atlético Madrid
Real Sociedad
Europa LeagueValencia
Real Betis
Sevilla
Matches played380
Goals scored1,091 (2.87 per match)
Top goalscorerLionel Messi
(46 goals)
Best goalkeeperThibaut Courtois
(0.78 goals/match)
Biggest home winAtlético Madrid 6–0 Deportivo La Coruña
(9 December 2012)
Biggest away winRayo Vallecano 0–5 Barcelona
(27 October 2012)
Mallorca 0–5 Real Madrid
(28 October 2012)
Valencia 0–5 Real Madrid
(20 January 2013)
Highest scoringDeportivo La Coruña 4–5 Barcelona (20 October 2012)
Longest winning run12 matches
Barcelona[1]
Longest unbeaten run19 matches
Barcelona[1]
Longest winless run15 matches
Zaragoza[1]
Longest losing run6 matches
Deportivo La Coruña
Mallorca[1]
Highest attendance96,589[1]
Barcelona 2–2 Real Madrid
Average attendance29,430[1]

Contents

TeamsEdit

A total of 20 teams contested the league, including 17 sides from the 2011–12 season and three promoted from the 2011–12 Segunda División. This included the two top teams from the Segunda División, and the victorious team of the play-offs.

Villarreal CF, Sporting de Gijón and Racing de Santander were relegated to 2012–13 Segunda División the previous season: Villarreal were relegated after twelve years in La Liga, Sporting de Gijón returns to Segunda División after four-year tenure in La Liga, while Racing de Santander ended ten consecutive seasons in La Liga, the longest period in its history.

The three teams that were relegated were replaced by three 2011–12 Segunda División sides: Deportivo de La Coruña made an immediate return to the top level as Segunda División champion. The second-placing team Celta de Vigo was also promoted to La Liga after a five-year absence. The third promoted team was decided in the promotion play-offs where Real Valladolid returned to La Liga after two seasons in Segunda División.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location of stadium Stadium Capacity
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 39,750
Atlético Madrid Madrid Vicente Calderón 54,851
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,354
Betis Seville Benito Villamarín 52,745
Celta Vigo Vigo Balaídos 31,800
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor 34,600
Espanyol Barcelona Cornellà-El Prat 40,500
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,700
Granada Granada Nuevo Los Cármenes 22,524
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 25,534
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda 28,963
Mallorca Palma Iberostar Stadium 23,142
Osasuna Pamplona El Sadar 19,553
Rayo Vallecano Madrid Campo de Vallecas 15,489
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 85,454
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta 32,076
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 45,500
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 55,000
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla 26,512
Zaragoza Zaragoza La Romareda 34,596

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Athletic Bilbao   Marcelo Bielsa   Carlos Gurpegui Umbro Petronor
Atlético Madrid   Diego Simeone   Gabi Nike Azerbaijan, Huawei1 and Kyocera2
Barcelona   Tito Vilanova   Carles Puyol Nike Qatar Foundation UNICEF2 3 and TV36
Betis   Pepe Mel   Juanma Macron Cirsa and Andalucía4
Celta de Vigo   Paco Herrera   Borja Oubiña Li-Ning Citroën4 and Estrella Galicia2 4
Deportivo La Coruña   Fernando Vázquez   Manuel Pablo Lotto Estrella Galicia
Espanyol   Javier Aguirre   Cristian Álvarez Puma Cancún
Getafe   Luis García Plaza   Jaime Gavilán Joma Confremar and IG Markets4
Granada   Lucas Alcaraz   Manuel Lucena Luanvi Caja Granada
Levante   Juan Ignacio Martínez   Sergio Ballesteros Kelme Comunitat Valenciana
Málaga   Manuel Pellegrini   Jesús Gámez Nike UNESCO5
Mallorca   Gregorio Manzano   José Nunes Macron Riviera Maya
Osasuna   José Luis Mendilibar   Patxi Puñal Astore Lacturale and Nevir2
Rayo Vallecano   Paco Jémez   Piti Erreà AE — Adquisiciones Empresariales and Nevir2
Real Madrid   José Mourinho   Iker Casillas Adidas BWIN
Real Sociedad   Philippe Montanier   Xabi Prieto Nike Canal+6 and Kutxa2
Sevilla   Unai Emery   Andrés Palop Umbro Interwetten
Valencia   Ernesto Valverde   David Albelda Joma JinKO Solar
Valladolid   Miroslav Đukić   Javier Baraja Kappa El Norte de Castilla4
Zaragoza   Manolo Jiménez   Javier Paredes Mercury Proniño and Canal+6
1. ^ Huawei is the sponsor for select matches.
2. ^ On the back of shirt.
3. ^ Barcelona makes a donation to UNICEF in order to display the charity's logo on the back of the club's kit.
4. ^ On the shorts.
5. ^ Málaga makes a donation to UNESCO in order to display the charity's logo on the club's kit.
6. ^ On the sleeves.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Barcelona   Pep Guardiola End of contract 30 June 2012[5]   Tito Vilanova 13 June 2012[6] Pre-Season
Valencia   Unai Emery End of contract 30 June 2012[7]   Mauricio Pellegrino 4 June 2012[8] Pre-Season
Rayo Vallecano   José Ramón Sandoval End of contract 30 June 2012[9]   Paco Jémez 14 June 2012[10] Pre-Season
Granada   Abel Resino End of contract 30 June 2012[11]   Juan Antonio Anquela 18 June 2012[12] Pre-Season
Espanyol   Mauricio Pochettino Mutual consent 26 November 2012[13]   Javier Aguirre 28 November 2012[14] 20th
Valencia   Mauricio Pellegrino Sacked 1 December 2012[15]   Voro (caretaker) 1 December 2012[15] 12th
Valencia   Voro (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 5 December 2012[16]   Ernesto Valverde 3 December 2012[17] 12th
Deportivo La Coruña   José Luis Oltra Sacked 30 December 2012[18]   Domingos Paciência 31 December 2012[19] 20th
Sevilla   Míchel Sacked 14 January 2013[20]   Unai Emery 14 January 2013[21] 12th
Granada   Juan Antonio Anquela Sacked 30 January 2013[22]   Lucas Alcaraz 30 January 2013[23] 17th
Mallorca   Joaquín Caparrós Sacked 4 February 2013[24]   Gregorio Manzano 5 February 2013[25] 19th
Deportivo La Coruña   Domingos Paciência Mutual consent 11 February 2013[26]   Fernando Vázquez 11 February 2013[27] 20th
Celta de Vigo   Paco Herrera Sacked 18 February 2013[28]   Abel Resino 18 February 2013[28] 18th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 32 4 2 115 40 +75 100 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 26 7 5 103 42 +61 85
3 Atlético Madrid 38 23 7 8 65 31 +34 76
4 Real Sociedad 38 18 12 8 70 49 +21 66 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Valencia 38 19 8 11 67 54 +13 65 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage[a]
6 Málaga 38 16 9 13 53 50 +3 57 Excluded from European competitions[b]
7 Real Betis 38 16 8 14 57 56 +1 56 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[a]
8 Rayo Vallecano 38 16 5 17 50 66 −16 53 Excluded from European competitions[c]
9 Sevilla 38 14 8 16 58 54 +4 50 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round[a]
10 Getafe 38 13 8 17 43 57 −14 47
11 Levante 38 12 10 16 40 57 −17 46
12 Athletic Bilbao 38 12 9 17 44 65 −21 45
13 Espanyol 38 11 11 16 43 52 −9 44
14 Valladolid 38 11 10 17 49 58 −9 43
15 Granada 38 11 9 18 37 54 −17 42
16 Osasuna 38 10 9 19 33 50 −17 39
17 Celta Vigo 38 10 7 21 37 52 −15 37
18 Mallorca (R) 38 9 9 20 43 72 −29 36 Relegation to Segunda División
19 Deportivo La Coruña (R) 38 8 11 19 47 70 −23 35
20 Zaragoza (R) 38 9 7 22 37 62 −25 34
Source: La Liga
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th goal difference; 5th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Since the 2012–13 Copa del Rey champions, Atlético Madrid and runners-up Real Madrid qualified to 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, the 5th, 6th and 7th placed teams will qualify for the group stage, play-off round, and third qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League respectively.[29]
  2. ^ Málaga was excluded from participating in any UEFA club competition in 2013–14 season.[30] Málaga appealed against this UEFA ban, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed the decision of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body.[31]
  3. ^ Rayo Vallecano was excluded from participating in any UEFA club competition for the next season after RFEF denied them a "UEFA license" because they didn't meet the requirements as they were immersed in a creditor contest.[32][33] They appealed to CAS in June 2013 and on 11 July that decision was confirmed.[34]

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Barcelona11111111111111111111111111111111111111
Real Madrid9149127654433333333333333333222222222222
Atlético Madrid94222222222222222222222222333333333333
Real Sociedad2012161014813151417139129997999987666544444444454
Valencia12131711151014911998111210119877765555756565655545
Málaga68434333355545444455444444465656566666
Betis291386946544654555544558877677777777777
Rayo Vallecano7356813101215117118101310876667678989999881010888
Sevilla578554757710710111113141212121111111012101210111010111098999
Getafe14101013171191181014107677101011111212121198988889989101010
Levante1116111491211766646866668889991011101110111212131213141111
Athletic Bilbao1820151516181617161412141415141213141414131315151614141413131414141414121312
Espanyol1317191919202019191819202020191918181615151413121313131312121110111111111213
Valladolid8269137810108812978811111010101010131112111214141313121312131414
Granada1515181818171516171916171818181715171716171614141516161616161717161516151515
Osasuna1919202020191920202020191916161619202018181717161415151515151515151715161616
Celta de Vigo1618121611141213131517161514151517151517161818181818191918192019181919201817
Mallorca46343568121315151617171816161819191919191919181819201918202020192018
Deportivo de La Coruña357710161818181618181719202020191920202020202020202020181616171818171719
Zaragoza161114171215171491211131313121412131313141516171717171717171820191617181920
Leader
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
Relegation to 2013–14 Segunda División

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ATH ATM FCB BET CEL RCD ESP GET GCF LEV MCF MLL OSA RVA RMA RSO SFC VCF VLD ZAR
Athletic Bilbao 3–0 2–2 3–5 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–3 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–2
Atlético Madrid 4–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 6–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 4–3 1–2 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–0
Barcelona 5–1 4–1 4–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 6–1 2–0 1–0 4–1 5–0 5–1 3–1 2–2 5–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1
Betis 1–1 2–4 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–3 1–0 0–0 4–0
Celta Vigo 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 2–1
Deportivo La Coruña 1–1 0–0 4–5 2–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–2 2–3 0–0 3–2
Espanyol 3–3 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 3–2 0–0 3–2 0–3 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–3 0–0 1–2
Getafe 1–0 0–0 1–4 2–4 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0
Granada 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–5 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–2
Levante 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–1 0–4 3–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 4–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
Málaga 1–0 0–0 1–3 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–1
Mallorca 0–1 1–1 2–4 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–5 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 1–1
Osasuna 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–0
Rayo Vallecano 2–2 2–1 0–5 3–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–4 1–2 0–2
Real Madrid 5–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 5–1 2–2 4–0 3–0 5–1 6–2 5–2 4–2 2–0 4–3 4–1 1–1 4–3 4–0
Real Sociedad 2–0 0–1 3–2 3–3 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–2 3–0 0–0 4–0 3–3 2–1 4–2 4–1 2–0
Sevilla 2–1 0–1 2–3 5–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 4–3 1–2 4–0
Valencia 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–3 2–1 4–2 1–0 2–2 5–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 0–5 2–5 2–0 2–1 2–0
Valladolid 2–2 0–3 1–3 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 6–1 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0
Zaragoza 1–2 1–3 0–3 1–2 0–1 5–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–1

Source: LFP
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

AwardsEdit

LFP AwardsEdit

La Liga's governing body, the Liga de Fútbol Profesional, honoured the competition's best players and coach with the LFP Awards.[35][36]

Recipient
Best Player   Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Best Coach   Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid)
Best Goalkeeper   Thibaut Courtois (Atlético Madrid)
Best Defender   Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Best Midfielder(s)   Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad)
  Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Best Forward   Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Top goalscorersEdit

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

Rank Player Club Goals[37]
1   Lionel Messi Barcelona 46
2   Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 34
3   Radamel Falcao Atlético Madrid 28
4   Álvaro Negredo Sevilla 25
5   Roberto Soldado Valencia 24
6   Rubén Castro Real Betis 18
  Piti Rayo Vallecano 18
8   Gonzalo Higuaín Real Madrid 16
9   Carlos Vela Real Sociedad 14
  Hélder Postiga Zaragoza 14
  Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao 14

Assists tableEdit

Rank Player Club Assists[38][39]
1   Andrés Iniesta Barcelona 16
2   Mesut Özil Real Madrid 13
3   Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
4   Karim Benzema Real Madrid 11
  Cesc Fàbregas Barcelona 11
6   Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 10
  Ivan Rakitić Sevilla 10
8   Ibai Athletic Bilbao 9
  Carlos Vela Real Sociedad 9
  Koke Atlético Madrid 9
  Alexis Sánchez Barcelona 9

Zamora TrophyEdit

The Zamora Trophy is awarded by newspaper Marca to the goalkeeper with fewest goals-to-games ratio. Keepers must play at least 28 games of 60 or more minutes to be eligible for the trophy.

Rank Name Club Goals Against Matches Average
1   Thibaut Courtois Atlético Madrid 29 37 0.78
2   Víctor Valdés Barcelona 33 31 1.06
3   Willy Caballero Málaga 42 34 1.24
  Andrés Fernández Osasuna 46 37 1.24
5   Claudio Bravo Real Sociedad 40 31 1.29

Source: Marca

Fair Play awardEdit

This award is given annually since 1999 to the team with the best fair play during the season. This ranking takes into account aspects[40] such as cards, suspension of matches, audience behaviour and other penalties. This section not only aims to determine the best fair play, but also serves to break the tie in teams that are tied in all the other rules: points, head-to-head, goal difference and goals scored.

Rank Team Games               Total Points
1
Barcelona
38
56
2
0
426
22
74
2
Valladolid
38
77
3
0
15
88
3
Real Sociedad
38
93
2
0
18
102
4
Real Madrid
38
90
4
1
42
105
5
Atlético Madrid
38
98
4
0
106
6
Málaga
38
92
2
2
19
107
7
Granada
38
104
4
1
115
8
Mallorca
38
91
5
3
27, 35
120
9
Deportivo La Coruña
38
93
6
2
24, 30
121
10
Celta de Vigo
38
94
3
0
428
25, 21
2 Mild3, 9
124
11
Levante
38
108
5
2
27, 27
134
12
Athletic Bilbao
38
114
6
3
135
13
Sevilla
38
98
6
6
16
1 Mild6
138
14
Betis
38
112
4
3
17
2 Mild3, 17
144
15
Getafe
38
109
3
5
431
36, 15, 19
149
16
Osasuna
38
109
3
5
42
316, 21, 37
1 Mild10
154
Valencia
38
124
4
4
210
154
18
Rayo Vallecano
38
131
2
2
29, 23
1 Mild11
156
19
Zaragoza
38
124
6
4
38, 9, 25
163
20
Espanyol
38
139
8
4
412
34, 20
186

Source: 2012–13 Fair Play Rankings Season[41]

Sources of cards and penalties: Referee's reports, Competition Committee's Sanctions, Appeal Committee Resolutions and RFEF section about Fair Play

Legend:[40]

Icon Term Points of sanction Description
  Yellow Card 1 point/yellow card
    Double Yellow Card/Ejection 2 points/double yellow card
  Direct Red Card 3 points/red card
  Games of Suspension (Player) As many as banned games When a player is banned for play more than 3 future games. This punishment overrides the possible red card which caused this sanction
  Games of Suspension (Club's Personnel) 5 points/banned game When some person of the club (not player) is banned for x future games. This punishment overrides the possible red card which caused this sanction
  Audience Behaviour Mild (5 points)
Serious (6 points)
Very Serious (7 points)
When the audience makes some altercations such as explosions, flares, throwing objects to the ground, racist chanting, etc.
Closure of Stadium 10 points/match with closured stadium When serious incidents happen which are punished by the closure of the stadium
It also accounts cards to non-players
The number in superscript is the corresponding round to the sanction
Important note: This table is not a count of cards and sanctions resulting from the matches, this table takes into account the removal or application of some cards and sanctions by the competent bodies (Competition Committee, Appeal Committee and Spanish Sports Disciplinary Committee)

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

  • First goal of the season:   Fabrice Olinga for Málaga against Celta de Vigo (18 August 2012)
  • Last goal of the season:   Piti for Rayo Vallecano against Athletic Bilbao (1 June 2013)

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Radamel Falcao Atlético Madrid Athletic Bilbao 4–0[42] 27 August 2012
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Deportivo La Coruña 5–1[43] 30 September 2012
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Deportivo La Coruña 5–4[44] 20 October 2012
  Radamel Falcao5 Atlético Madrid Deportivo La Coruña 6–0[45] 9 December 2012
  Xabi Prieto Real Sociedad Real Madrid 3–4[46] 6 January 2013
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getafe 4–0[47] 27 January 2013
  Lionel Messi4 Barcelona Osasuna 5–1[48] 27 January 2013
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Sevilla 4–1[49] 9 February 2013
  Álvaro Negredo Sevilla Celta de Vigo 4–1[50] 4 March 2013
  Cesc Fàbregas Barcelona Mallorca 5–0[51] 6 April 2013
  Álvaro Negredo4 Sevilla Valencia 4–3 1 June 2013
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals
  • 5 Player scored 5 goals

Clean sheetsEdit

  • Most clean sheets: 20
    • Atlético Madrid
  • Fewest clean sheets: 5
    • Mallorca

DisciplineEdit

  • Most yellow cards (club): 139
    • Espanyol
  • Fewest yellow cards (club): 56
    • Barcelona
  • Most yellow cards (player): 19
  • Most red cards (club): 12
    • Sevilla
  • Fewest red cards (club): 2
    • Barcelona
    • Real Sociedad
  • Most red cards (player): 4

Number of teams by autonomous communityEdit

Autonomous Community Number of teams Teams
1   Andalusia 4 Betis, Granada, Málaga and Sevilla
  Madrid Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Rayo Vallecano and Madrid C.F.|Real Madrid]]
3   Basque Country 2 Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad
  Catalonia Barcelona and Espanyol
  Galicia Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruña
  Valencian Community Levante and Valencia
7   Aragon 1 Zaragoza
  Balearic Islands Mallorca
  Castile and León Valladolid
  Navarre Osasuna

See alsoEdit

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