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The 2014–15 La Liga season (known as the Liga BBVA for sponsorship reasons) was the 84th season of the premier association football league in Spain. The campaign began on 23 August 2014 and ended on 24 May 2015.

La Liga
Season2014–15
Dates24 August 2014 – 24 May 2015
ChampionsBarcelona
23rd title
RelegatedElche
Almería
Córdoba
Champions LeagueBarcelona
Real Madrid
Atlético Madrid
Valencia
Sevilla (as Europa League champions)
Europa LeagueVillarreal
Athletic Bilbao
Matches played380
Goals scored1,009 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorerCristiano Ronaldo
(48 goals)[1]
Best goalkeeperClaudio Bravo
(0.51 goals/match)
Biggest home winReal Madrid 9–1 Granada
(5 April 2015)
Biggest away winCórdoba 0–8 Barcelona
(2 May 2015)
Highest scoringDeportivo La Coruña 2–8 Real Madrid
(20 September 2014)
Real Madrid 9–1 Granada
(5 April 2015)
Real Madrid 7–3 Getafe
(23 May 2015)
Longest winning run12 matches[2]
Real Madrid
Longest unbeaten run14 matches[2]
Barcelona
Longest winless run20 matches[2]
Córdoba
Longest losing run10 matches[2]
Córdoba
Highest attendance98,760[3]
Barcelona 2–1 Real Madrid
(22 March 2015)
Lowest attendance3,500[3]
Getafe 2–1 Celta Vigo
(26 January 2015)
Total attendance10,161,726[3]
Average attendance26,741[3]

Barcelona won its 23rd title on 17 May 2015 after defeating defending champions Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón Stadium, and also set an all-time record goal difference of +89 (110 goals scored and 21 conceded).[4][5]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)Edit

A total of 20 teams contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2013–14 season and three promoted from the 2013–14 Segunda División. This includes the two top teams (Eibar and Deportivo La Coruña) from the Segunda División, and the winner of the play-offs, Córdoba.

Eibar became the first club from Segunda División to achieve promotion to La Liga after its 1–0 victory over Alavés on 25 May 2014. Eibar made their La Liga debut in the 2014–15 season.[6]

Deportivo La Coruña won promotion back to La Liga after one season in Segunda División with a 1–0 victory over Real Jaén on 31 May 2014.[7]

Córdoba won the promotion play-off against Las Palmas and returned to the top level after 42 years.[8]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity[citation needed]
Almería Almería Juegos Mediterráneos 21,350
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,289
Atlético Madrid Madrid Vicente Calderón 54,907
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,786
Celta Vigo Vigo Balaídos 31,800
Córdoba Córdoba El Arcángel 21,822
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor 34,600
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 6,000
Elche Elche Martínez Valero 36,017
Espanyol Barcelona Power8 Stadium 40,500
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,393
Granada Granada Nuevo Los Cármenes 23,156
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda 30,044
Rayo Vallecano Madrid Vallecas 14,708
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta 32,076
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 45,500
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 55,000
Villarreal Villarreal El Madrigal 25,000

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Almería   Miguel Rivera   Corona Nike Urcisol.com
Athletic Bilbao   Ernesto Valverde   Carlos Gurpegui Nike Petronor & BBK
Atlético Madrid   Diego Simeone   Gabi Nike Azerbaijan: Land of Fire & Plus500
Barcelona   Luis Enrique   Xavi Nike Qatar Airways, UNICEF & Beko1 2 6
Celta Vigo   Eduardo Berizzo   Borja Oubiña Adidas Citroën, Abanca & Estrella Galicia4
Córdoba   José Antonio Romero   Abel Gómez Acerbis RD Impagos
Deportivo La Coruña   Víctor Fernández   Manuel Pablo Lotto Estrella Galicia & Abanca
Eibar   Gaizka Garitano   Txema Añibarro Hummel[9] Hierros Servando & Wiko1
Elche   Fran Escribá   Edu Albácar Kelme Gioseppo
Espanyol   Sergio González   Sergio García Puma Power8
Getafe   Pablo Franco   Jaime Gavilán Joma Tecnocasa Group
Granada   José Ramón Sandoval   Diego Mainz Joma Solver Sports Capital
Levante   Lucas Alcaraz   Juanfran Nike East United
Málaga   Javi Gracia   Duda Nike UNESCO3
Rayo Vallecano   Paco Jémez   Roberto Trashorras Erreà QBAO.com & Nevir1
Real Madrid   Carlo Ancelotti   Iker Casillas Adidas Fly Emirates
Real Sociedad   David Moyes   Xabi Prieto Adidas QBAO.com & Kutxa1
Sevilla   Unai Emery   Fernando Navarro Warrior Visit Malaysia
Valencia   Nuno Espírito Santo   Dani Parejo Adidas La Caixa & Gol Televisión1
Villarreal   Marcelino   Bruno Xtep Pamesa Cerámica
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ Barcelona makes a donation to UNICEF to display the charity's logo on the back of the club's kit.
3. ^ Málaga makes a donation to UNESCO in order to display the charity's logo on the club's kit.
4. ^ On the shorts.
5. Additionally, referee kits are now being made by Adidas, sponsored by Würth, and Nike has a new match ball, the Ordem LFP.

6. ^ On the sleeves.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Celta Vigo   Luis Enrique Resigned 15 May 2014 Pre-season   Eduardo Berizzo 2 June 2014
Málaga   Bernd Schuster End of contract 16 May 2014   Javi Gracia 30 May 2014
Espanyol   Javier Aguirre End of contract 16 May 2014   Sergio González Soriano 28 May 2014
Barcelona   Gerardo Martino Resigned 17 May 2014   Luis Enrique 19 May 2014
Granada   Lucas Alcaraz End of contract 28 May 2014   Joaquín Caparrós 28 May 2014
Levante   Joaquín Caparrós Signed by Granada 28 May 2014   José Luis Mendilibar 30 May 2014
Valencia   Juan Antonio Pizzi Sacked 2 July 2014   Nuno Espírito Santo 4 July 2014
Deportivo La Coruña   Fernando Vázquez Sacked 8 July 2014   Víctor Fernández 10 July 2014
Córdoba   Albert Ferrer Sacked 20 October 2014 20th   Miroslav Đukić 20 October 2014[10]
Levante   José Luis Mendilibar Sacked 20 October 2014 19th   Lucas Alcaraz 21 October 2014[11]
Real Sociedad   Jagoba Arrasate Sacked 2 November 2014 19th   David Moyes 10 November 2014[12]
Almería   Francisco Sacked 9 December 2014[13] 17th   Juan Ignacio Martínez 12 December 2014[14]
Getafe   Cosmin Contra Signed by Guangzhou R&F 18 December 2014[15] 13th   Quique Sánchez Flores 5 January 2015[16]
Granada   Joaquín Caparrós Sacked 13 January 2015[17] 20th   Abel Resino 19 January 2015[18]
Getafe   Quique Sánchez Flores Resigned 26 February 2015[19] 13th   Pablo Franco 11 March 2015[20]
Córdoba   Miroslav Đukić Sacked 16 March 2015 20th   José Antonio Romero 16 March 2015[21]
Almería   Juan Ignacio Martínez Sacked 5 April 2015[22] 18th   Sergi Barjuán 6 April 2015[23]
Deportivo La Coruña   Víctor Fernández Sacked 8 April 2015 17th   Víctor Sánchez 8 April 2015
Granada   Abel Resino Sacked 1 May 2015[24] 19th   José Ramón Sandoval 1 May 2015[25]

OverviewEdit

On 2 May, Córdoba were relegated with three games left to play in the season, after losing 0–8 at home against Barcelona.[26] Eight days later, Villarreal confirmed sixth place and an entry into the UEFA Europa League with Joel Campbell's winning goal against Elche.[27]

Barcelona, playing with a three-man attack of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez under new manager Luis Enrique,[28] won the title on 17 May with a goal by Messi to defeat holders Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón Stadium. It came exactly a year after Atlético had won their league title at Barcelona's Camp Nou.[29] Real Madrid, with profound inconsistency in the second half of the season,[30] secured second place on the same day as Barcelona won the title, with a 1–4 win at Espanyol.[31]

The battle for the Champions League was settled in the last ten minutes of the season. Valencia, in fourth place with 74 points, went into the last match of the season at relegation-threatened Almería, facing all three possibilities of direct qualification to the group stage of the Champions League, qualification to the play-off round, or missing out on the Champions League altogether. Valencia won the match 3–2 to secure fourth place, as Atlético Madrid, three points ahead, drew at Granada. Sevilla, with a 3–2 win at Málaga, achieved a record 76 points total without Champions League qualification, finishing fifth.[32][33][34] Sevilla however qualified for the Champions League by winning the 2015 UEFA Europa League Final.

Earlier in the season, on 7 February, Atlético Madrid achieved a 4-0 victory over city rivals Real Madrid. It was Real's biggest loss since a 5-0 loss to Barcelona in November 2010.[35]

Despite finishing the season in the 13th position, on 5 June, Elche was relegated to Segunda División due to its financial struggles.[36] Newcomers Eibar, who finished the season in the 18th position, will take Elche's place in 2015–16 La Liga.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 30 4 4 110 21 +89 94 Qualification to UEFA Champions League group stage[a]
2 Real Madrid 38 30 2 6 118 38 +80 92
3 Atlético Madrid 38 23 9 6 67 29 +38 78
4 Valencia 38 22 11 5 70 32 +38 77 Qualification to UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 Sevilla 38 23 7 8 71 45 +26 76 Qualification to UEFA Champions League group stage[a]
6 Villarreal 38 16 12 10 48 37 +11 60 Qualification to UEFA Europa League group stage[b]
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 15 10 13 42 41 +1 55 Qualification to UEFA Europa League third qualifying round[b]
8 Celta Vigo 38 13 12 13 47 44 +3 51
9 Málaga 38 14 8 16 42 48 −6 50
10 Espanyol 38 13 10 15 47 51 −4 49[c]
11 Rayo Vallecano 38 15 4 19 46 68 −22 49[c]
12 Real Sociedad 38 11 13 14 44 51 −7 46
13 Elche[d] (R) 38 11 8 19 35 62 −27 41 Relegation to Segunda División
14 Levante 38 9 10 19 34 67 −33 37[e]
15 Getafe 38 10 7 21 33 64 −31 37[e]
16 Deportivo La Coruña 38 7 14 17 35 60 −25 35[f]
17 Granada 38 7 14 17 29 64 −35 35[f]
18 Eibar 38 9 8 21 34 55 −21 35[f]
19 Almería[g] (R) 38 8 8 22 35 64 −29 29 Relegation to Segunda División
20 Córdoba (R) 38 3 11 24 22 68 −46 20
Source: La Liga
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) fair-play points; 7) playoff match[38]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sevilla qualified for the Champions League group stage by winning the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. As a result, the fifth-placed spot for the Europa League group stage they earned was vacated without replacement as per UEFA regulations.
  2. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2014–15 Copa del Rey, Barcelona, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team, and the spot awarded to the sixth-placed team (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.
  3. ^ a b Espanyol ahead on head-to-head record; Rayo Vallecano–Espanyol 1–3, Espanyol–Rayo Vallecano 1–1.
  4. ^ Elche administratively relegated by the LFP.[36]
  5. ^ a b Levante ahead on head-to-head record; Levante–Getafe 1–1, Getafe–Levante 0–1.
  6. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: Deportivo 7 pts, Granada 6 pts, Eibar 2 pts
  7. ^ Almería was docked 3 points due to an unpayment of a transfer.[37]

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches were not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match was scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it was added to the standings for day 16.

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Barcelona 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Real Madrid 3 10 13 7 5 5 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Atlético Madrid 12 6 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Valencia 11 2 2 2 1 2 2 4 4 2 3 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Sevilla 10 5 3 3 3 4 3 2 2 5 5 5 4 4 4 6 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Villarreal 4 9 8 6 7 7 7 6 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Athletic Bilbao 15 7 12 15 18 16 18 17 15 11 11 9 9 10 10 11 12 13 13 13 11 13 13 12 10 8 8 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 7 8 7 7
Celta Vigo 2 3 5 8 6 6 6 7 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 11 12 10 10 9 8 8 9 11 10 11 12 10 9 9 9 10 10 11 8
Málaga 7 13 11 10 10 13 11 8 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 8 9
Espanyol 9 16 19 18 11 12 8 11 10 13 12 14 12 13 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 10 9 12 12 9 8 10 10 10 9 9 9 10
Rayo Vallecano 13 14 16 17 13 9 12 9 9 12 13 11 10 11 12 13 11 11 10 10 12 15 11 14 11 13 12 11 9 10 12 11 11 11 12 11 10 11
Real Sociedad 16 8 7 12 14 15 15 16 17 19 15 16 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 13 12 12 10 12 11 10 9 10 11 11 12 12 12 11 12 12 12
Elche 20 19 10 13 16 18 16 18 19 17 18 19 19 20 20 20 20 19 16 17 19 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 15 16 15 14 14 13 13 13 13 13
Levante 19 20 20 20 17 19 17 19 20 18 19 13 15 15 15 15 17 18 19 19 20 18 19 18 18 17 18 18 16 15 18 16 15 15 15 14 15 14
Getafe 17 12 15 16 19 14 14 10 12 10 9 10 13 12 13 12 14 14 15 14 15 14 15 13 14 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 15 14 15
Deportivo La Coruña 14 15 9 14 15 17 20 15 16 16 17 18 18 19 16 17 16 16 17 16 14 11 14 15 15 16 16 16 17 17 16 18 18 18 18 17 16 16
Granada 5 4 6 5 8 11 13 14 14 15 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 20 20 18 20 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 17 17
Eibar 6 11 14 9 9 8 9 12 11 9 10 12 11 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 11 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 16 16 17 19 19 18
Almería 8 17 17 11 12 10 10 13 13 14 16 17 17 17 19 16 15 17 18 18 16 16 16 16 16 18 17 17 18 18 17 17 17 17 16 16 18 19
Córdoba 18 18 18 19 20 20 19 20 18 20 20 20 20 18 18 19 18 15 14 15 17 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Last updated: 23 May 2015
Source: Liga BBVA

Leader
2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stage
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2015–16 Segunda División

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ALM ATH ATM FCB CEL CÓR RCD EIB ELC ESP GET GCF LEV MCF RVA RMA RSO SFC VCF VIL
Almería 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–4 1–2 0–1 1–4 2–2 0–2 2–3 0–0
Athletic Bilbao 2–1 1–4 2–5 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 4–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0
Atlético Madrid 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 4–2 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 0–1
Barcelona 4–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 5–0 2–2 3–0 3–0 5–1 6–0 6–0 5–0 0–1 6–1 2–1 2–0 5–1 2–0 3–2
Celta Vigo 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 6–1 2–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3
Córdoba 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–8 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–2
Deportivo La Coruña 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–8 0–0 3–4 3–0 1–1
Eibar 5–2 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 1–2 0–4 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–1
Elche 1–0 2–3 0–2 0–6 0–1 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–4 2–2
Espanyol 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–4 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–1
Getafe 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 0–1 2–1 0–3 1–1
Granada 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0
Levante 2–1 0–2 2–2 0–5 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–1 0–2 0–5 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2
Málaga 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 3–2 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–1
Rayo Vallecano 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 2–3 1–3 2–0 3–1 4–2 1–0 0–2 2–4 0–1 1–1 2–0
Real Madrid 3–0 5–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 5–1 3–0 7–3 9–1 2–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 2–1 2–2 1–1
Real Sociedad 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 3–0 0–1 0–1 4–2 4–3 1–1 0–0
Sevilla 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 4–1 0–0 3–0 3–2 2–0 5–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–1
Valencia 3–2 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–0
Villarreal 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 4–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 4–2 0–2 4–0 0–2 1–3

Updated to games played on 23 May 2015.
Source: La Liga
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

  • First goal of the season:
      Luis Alberto for Málaga against Athletic Bilbao (23 August 2014)
  • Last goal of the season:
      Marcelo for Real Madrid against Getafe (23 May 2015)

Zamora TrophyEdit

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

As of 23 May 2015[41]
Rank Name Club Goals Against Matches Average
1   Claudio Bravo Barcelona 19 37 0.51
2   Diego Alves Valencia 29 37 0.78
3   Sergio Asenjo Villareal 31 34 0.91
4   Iker Casillas Real Madrid 35 32 1.09
5   Gorka Iraizoz Athletic Bilbao 38 34 1.12

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Reference
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Deportivo La Coruña 8–2 (A) 20 September 2014 Report
  Cristiano Ronaldo4 Real Madrid Elche 5–1 (H) 23 September 2014 Report
  Neymar Barcelona Granada 6–0 (H) 27 September 2014 Report
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Athletic Bilbao 5–0 (H) 5 October 2014 Report
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Sevilla 5–1 (H) 22 November 2014 Report
  Carlos Vela Real Sociedad Elche 3–0 (H) 28 November 2014 Report
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Celta Vigo 3–0 (H) 6 December 2014 Report
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Espanyol 5–1 (H) 7 December 2014 Report
  Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid Athletic Bilbao 4–1 (A) 21 December 2014 Report
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 (A) 18 January 2015 Report
  David Barral Levante Málaga 4–1 (H) 7 February 2015 Report
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Levante 5–0 (H) 15 February 2015 Report
  Alberto Bueno4 Rayo Vallecano Levante 4–2 (H) 28 February 2015 Report
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Rayo Vallecano 6–1 (H) 8 March 2015 Report
  David Barral Levante Almería 4–1 (A) 4 April 2015 Report
  Cristiano Ronaldo5 Real Madrid Granada 9–1 (H) 5 April 2015 Report
  Santi Mina4 Celta Vigo Rayo Vallecano 6–1 (H) 11 April 2015 Report
  Luis Suárez Barcelona Córdoba 8–0 (A) 2 May 2015 Report
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Sevilla 3–2 (A) 2 May 2015 Report
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Espanyol 4–1 (A) 17 May 2015 Report
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getafe 7–3 (H) 23 May 2015 Report

4 Player scored four goals
5 Player scored five goals
(H) – Home ; (A) – Away

DisciplineEdit

As of 26 April 2015.[42]

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Barcelona 1,475,013 98,760 60,005 77,632 +7.9%
2 Real Madrid 1,395,280 85,450 63,634 73,436 +2.9%
3 Atlético Madrid 884,106 54,069 37,000 46,532 +0.3%
4 Valencia 832,798 51,200 36,763 43,831 +24.7%
5 Athletic Bilbao 772,054 48,437 28,000 40,634 +20.9%
6 Sevilla 591,030 40,355 19,925 31,107 +1.4%
7 Málaga 422,714 29,025 16,181 22,248 −0.9%
8 Real Sociedad 419,996 28,748 14,836 22,105 −5.0%
9 Elche 411,691 31,512 14,162 21,668 −13.5%
10 Deportivo La Coruña 404,223 30,334 14,167 21,275 −4.0%1
11 Celta de Vigo 363,629 25,274 14,386 19,138 −9.1%
12 Espanyol 355,128 30,253 12,710 18,691 −4.8%
13 Granada 313,151 20,848 14,338 16,482 +7.3%
14 Villarreal 303,336 23,000 9,788 15,965 −1.9%
15 Córdoba 296,721 21,495 7,619 15,617 +39.2%1
16 Levante 290,022 23,506 10,558 15,264 −0.2%
17 Rayo Vallecano 201,988 14,070 7,776 10,631 +4.6%
18 Almería 198,238 13,950 8,575 10,434 +2.1%
19 Getafe 139,854 10,591 4,570 7,361 +7.9%
20 Eibar 90,754 6,065 4,008 4,777 +58.1%1
League total 10,161,726 98,760 4,008 26,741 +1.5%

Updated to games played on 23 May 2015
Source: [3][43]
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Segunda División

LFP AwardsEdit

SeasonalEdit

La Liga's governing body, the Liga de Fútbol Profesional, honoured the competition's best players and coach with the LFP Awards.[44]

Recipient
Best Player   Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Best Coach   Luis Enrique (Barcelona)
Best Goalkeeper   Claudio Bravo (Barcelona)
Best Defender   Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Best Midfielder   James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)
Best Forward   Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

MonthlyEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
September   Nuno Espírito Santo Valencia   Nolito Celta Vigo [45]
October   Carlo Ancelotti Real Madrid   Karim Benzema Real Madrid [46]
November   Ernesto Valverde Athletic Bilbao   Carlos Vela Real Sociedad [47]
December   Nuno Espírito Santo Valencia   Luciano Vietto Villarreal [48]
January   Unai Emery Sevilla   Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid [49]
February   Nuno Espírito Santo Valencia   Alberto Bueno Rayo Vallecano [50][51]
March   Ernesto Valverde Athletic Bilbao   Vitolo Sevilla [52][53]
April   Carlo Ancelotti Real Madrid   Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid [54][55]
May   José Ramón Sandoval Granada   Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid [56][57]

Number of teams by autonomous communityEdit

Autonomous Community Number of teams Teams
1   Andalusia 5 Almería, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga and Sevilla
2   Community of Madrid 4 Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid
  Valencian Community Elche, Levante, Valencia and Villarreal
4   Basque Country 3 Athletic Bilbao, Eibar and Real Sociedad
5   Catalonia 2 Barcelona and Espanyol
  Galicia Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruña

ReferencesEdit

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