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The 2018–19 La Liga season, also known as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons,[2] is the 88th since its establishment. The season began on 17 August 2018 and is scheduled to finish on 26 May 2019.[3] Fixtures for the 2018–19 season were announced on 24 July 2018.[4] This is the first La Liga season using VAR.[5]

La Liga
Season2018–19
Dates17 August 2018 – 26 May 2019
Champions LeagueBarcelona
Matches played320
Goals scored830 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorerLionel Messi
(33 goals)
Biggest home winBarcelona 8–2 Huesca
(2 September 2018)
Biggest away winLevante 0–5 Barcelona
(16 December 2018)
Highest scoringBarcelona 8–2 Huesca
(2 September 2018)
Longest winning run8 matches[1]
Barcelona
Longest unbeaten run20 matches[1]
Barcelona
Longest winless run16 matches[1]
Huesca
Longest losing run7 matches[1]
Rayo Vallecano
Highest attendance93,265
Barcelona 5–1 Real Madrid
(28 October 2018)
[1]
Lowest attendance3,652
Eibar 3–0 Espanyol
(21 January 2019)
[1]
Attendance8,697,745 (27,180 per match)
All statistics correct as of 15 April 2019.

Barcelona are the defending champions after winning La Liga last season for the 25th time. Huesca, Rayo Vallecano and Valladolid join as the promoted clubs from the 2017–18 Segunda División. They replaced Málaga, Las Palmas and Deportivo La Coruña who were relegated to the 2018–19 Segunda División.

Contents

SummaryEdit

Several clubs made managerial changes before the start of the season. Among them were Real Madrid, when Zinedine Zidane resigned following the club's third consecutive UEFA Champions League victory. He was replaced by Julen Lopetegui, who was managing the Spanish national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at the time of announcement and was dismissed from that job as a result.[6] Other incomers included Pablo Machín at Sevilla, who was hired after his success with newly promoted Girona the previous season.[7]

In the transfer window, the biggest deal saw Real Madrid lose Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for a fee of €112 million; the Portuguese forward had scored 450 goals in 438 games during his nine years in the Spanish capital.[8] Real Madrid's additions included Belgium international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for €35 million from Chelsea, and striker Mariano returned to the club from Lyon for €22 million.[9][10] Defending champions Barcelona added Clément Lenglet to their defence, Arturo Vidal to midfield, and spent over €40 million on Brazilian forward Malcom.[11] Players exiting Barcelona included Andrés Iniesta at the end of a successful 16-year-spell, as he signed for Vissel Kobe in Japan.[12]

Veterans Gabi and Fernando Torres also left Atlético Madrid for new teams in Asia,[13] while the same club welcomed in the likes of World Cup-winning French midfielder Thomas Lemar and Portugal's Gelson Martins.[14] After a successful previous season, in which the team finished fourth and returned to the Champions League, Valencia made permanent the loan signing of Portuguese winger Gonçalo Guedes from Paris Saint-Germain. Forward Simone Zaza and midfielder João Cancelo both left to Italy, while Kevin Gameiro and Geoffrey Kondogbia arrived as replacements.[15] Athletic Bilbao sold Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea for €80 million, a world record fee for a goalkeeper.[16]

The tenth round of matches featured the first El Clásico of the season, which Barcelona won 5–1 at home against Real Madrid with a hat-trick by Luis Suárez. The result put Madrid into 9th place,[17] and led to the dismissal of Lopetegui after only five months.[18] Other early pace-setters included Sevilla with their prolific strike partnership of André Silva and Wissam Ben Yedder,[19] Alavés who were briefly league leaders in mid-October,[20] Espanyol, and Valladolid who had been taken over by former Brazil international Ronaldo.[21]

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)Edit

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2017–18 season and three promoted from the 2017–18 Segunda División. This will include the two top teams from the Segunda División, and the winners of the play-offs.

Teams relegated to Segunda Division

The first team to be relegated from La Liga were Málaga. Their relegation was ensured on 19 April 2018, following a late 1−0 defeat to Levante, ending their 10-year spell in the top division.[22]

The second team to be relegated were Las Palmas, after a 4−0 home defeat to Deportivo Alavés on 22 April 2018, ending their three-year spell in the league.[23]

The last team to be relegated were Deportivo La Coruña, following a 4−2 home loss to Barcelona on 29 April 2018. This result ensured Deportivo's third relegation in seven years, and also handed Barcelona their 25th La Liga title.[24]

Teams promoted from Segunda Division

On 21 May 2018, Huesca were promoted to La Liga for the first time ever by winning 2–0 at Lugo.

Rayo Vallecano was the second team to earn promotion to La Liga on 27 May 2018 by winning against Lugo as well, this time 1–0. Rayo returns after a two-year absence.

Real Valladolid was the last team to be promoted after beating Sporting Gijón and Numancia in the play-offs. Valladolid returned to top division after 4 years.

This was the first season since the 2014–15 season without any teams from the archipelagos of Spain (teams located on the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands) since Las Palmas was relegated and Tenerife failed to qualify for the promotion play-offs.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of Community of Madrid teams in 2018–19 La Liga

Celta signed a sponsorship contract with Abanca to rename their stadium as Abanca-Balaídos.[25]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza 19,840[26]
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,000[27]
Atlético Madrid Madrid Wanda Metropolitano 68,000[28]
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,354[29]
Celta Vigo Vigo Abanca-Balaídos 29,000[30]
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 7,083[31]
Espanyol Cornellà de Llobregat RCDE Stadium 40,000[32]
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,000[33]
Girona Girona Montilivi 13,500[34]
Huesca Huesca El Alcoraz 7,638[35]
Leganés Leganés Butarque 12,450[36]
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354[37]
Rayo Vallecano Madrid Vallecas 14,708[38]
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín 60,721[39]
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044[40]
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta 32,000[41]
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 42,714[42]
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 49,500[43]
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla 26,512[44]
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica 23,500[45]

Matches outside SpainEdit

On 16 August 2018, La Liga signed a 15-year agreement with Relevent Sports (owners of the International Champions Cup) to schedule one match per season within the United States. This would mark the first time ever that an official La Liga league match would be held there.[46][47] The match between Girona and Barcelona, to be played on 27 January 2019, was selected to be played in Miami, but it required the approval of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.[48] On 21 September 2018, the Spanish Football Federation denied approval of the match being held in Miami.[49] On 26 October 2018, following a request for guidance from the Spanish Football Federation, US Soccer and CONCACAF, the FIFA Council discussed La Liga’s proposal. At the end of the meeting, the FIFA Council stated that "Consistent with the opinion expressed by the Football Stakeholders Committee, the Council emphasised the sporting principle that official league matches must be played within the territory of the respective member association".[50] On 13 December 2018, Barcelona left their disposition to play the match in Miami without effect.[51]

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Manager[52] Captain[53] Kit manufacturer[54] Shirt sponsor[54]
Alavés   Abelardo Fernández   Manu García Kelme Betway, LEA,1 Araba-Álava,2 Integra Energía,3 Euskaltel3
Athletic Bilbao   Gaizka Garitano   Markel Susaeta New Balance Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid   Diego Simeone   Diego Godín Nike Plus500, Hyundai2
Barcelona   Ernesto Valverde   Lionel Messi Nike Rakuten, UNICEF,1 Beko2
Celta Vigo   Fran Escribá   Hugo Mallo Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Abanca,1 Grupo Recalvi3
Eibar   José Luis Mendilibar   Asier Riesgo Puma AVIA, HiKOKI2
Espanyol   Rubi   Javi López Kelme Riviera Maya, InnJoo13
Getafe   José Bordalás   Jorge Molina Joma Tecnocasa Group, @getafecf3
Girona   Eusebio Sacristán   Álex Granell Umbro Marathonbet, Costa Brava2
Huesca   Francisco   Juanjo Camacho Kelme Huesca La Magia, DISA,1 Bodega Sommos,1 Grupo Cosehisa,2 El Dorado,3 Ambar 0,03
Leganés   Mauricio Pellegrino   Unai Bustinza[a] Joma Betway, Sambil Outlet Madrid,2 BeSoccer,3 Arriaga Asociados3
Levante   Paco López   Pedro López Macron Betway, Baleària1
Rayo Vallecano   Paco Jémez   Adri Embarba Kelme Creditea1
Real Betis   Quique Setién   Joaquín Kappa GreenEarth, Reale Seguros,2 BeSoccer3
Real Madrid   Zinedine Zidane   Sergio Ramos Adidas Emirates
Real Sociedad   Imanol Alguacil   Asier Illarramendi Macron Kutxabank,1 Reale Seguros2
Sevilla   Joaquín Caparrós   Jesús Navas Nike Playtika, Betfair,2 EverFX3
Valencia   Marcelino   Daniel Parejo Adidas BLU, beIN Sports,1 Sesderma,2 Alfa Romeo3
Valladolid   Sergio González   Javi Moyano Hummel Cuatro Rayas, Integra Energía,2 Valladolid Ciudad Amiga3
Villarreal   Javier Calleja   Bruno Joma Pamesa Cerámica, Endavant2
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ On the sleeves.
3. ^ On the shorts.
  1. ^ Captain Alexander Szymanowski was on a recovery from Pubitis injury effectively making Bustinza captain for the remainder of the season.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Celta Vigo   Juan Carlos Unzué Sacked 21 May 2018[55] Pre-season   Antonio Mohamed 22 May 2018[56]
Girona   Pablo Machín Signed for Sevilla 28 May 2018[57]   Eusebio Sacristán 7 June 2018[58]
Real Madrid   Zinedine Zidane Resigned 31 May 2018[59]   Julen Lopetegui 12 June 2018[60]
Real Sociedad   Imanol Alguacil End of contract 30 June 2018[61]   Asier Garitano 24 May 2018[62]
Huesca   Rubi 30 June 2018[63]   Leo Franco 28 May 2018[64]
Sevilla   Joaquín Caparrós End of caretaker spell 30 June 2018[65]   Pablo Machín 28 May 2018[66]
Espanyol   David Gallego 30 June 2018[67]   Rubi 3 June 2018[68]
Leganés   Asier Garitano Signed for Real Sociedad 30 June 2018[69]   Mauricio Pellegrino 2 June 2018[70]
Athletic Bilbao   José Ángel Ziganda Mutual consent 30 June 2018[71]   Eduardo Berizzo 31 May 2018[72]
Huesca   Leo Franco Sacked 9 October 2018 20th   Francisco 10 October 2018[73]
Real Madrid   Julen Lopetegui 29 October 2018 9th   Santiago Solari 30 October 2018
Celta Vigo   Antonio Mohamed 12 November 2018 14th   Miguel Cardoso 12 November 2018
Athletic Bilbao   Eduardo Berizzo 4 December 2018 18th   Gaizka Garitano 4 December 2018
Villarreal   Javier Calleja 10 December 2018 17th   Luis García 10 December 2018
Real Sociedad   Asier Garitano 26 December 2018[74] 15th   Imanol Alguacil 26 December 2018[75]
Villarreal   Luis García 29 January 2019[76] 19th   Javier Calleja 29 January 2019[77]
Celta Vigo   Miguel Cardoso 3 March 2019 17th   Fran Escribá 3 March 2019[78]
Real Madrid   Santiago Solari 11 March 2019 3rd   Zinedine Zidane 11 March 2019[79]
Sevilla   Pablo Machín 15 March 2019[80] 6th   Joaquín Caparrós 15 March 2019[81]
Rayo Vallecano   Míchel 18 March 2019[82] 19th   Paco Jémez 20 March 2019[83]

League tableEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (Q) 32 22 8 2 81 31 +50 74 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Atlético Madrid 32 19 8 5 47 21 +26 65
3 Real Madrid 32 19 4 9 56 38 +18 61
4 Sevilla 32 15 7 10 54 39 +15 52
5 Getafe 32 13 12 7 40 29 +11 51 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
6 Valencia 32 11 16 5 36 27 +9 49
7 Athletic Bilbao 32 11 13 8 36 37 −1 46 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
8 Alavés 32 12 9 11 33 40 −7 45
9 Real Betis 32 12 7 13 38 43 −5 43
10 Real Sociedad 32 10 11 11 38 39 −1 41
11 Leganés 32 10 11 11 32 36 −4 41
12 Espanyol 32 11 8 13 37 46 −9 41
13 Eibar 32 9 13 10 42 44 −2 40
14 Girona 32 8 10 14 33 44 −11 34
15 Villarreal 32 7 12 13 40 45 −5 33
16 Levante 32 8 9 15 45 59 −14 33
17 Celta Vigo 32 8 8 16 45 55 −10 32
18 Valladolid 32 7 10 15 26 45 −19 31 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Rayo Vallecano 32 7 6 19 36 57 −21 27
20 Huesca 32 5 10 17 35 55 −20 25
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2019. Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)[84]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the finalists of the 2018–19 Copa del Rey, Barcelona and Valencia, would currently at least qualify 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 second qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches.
In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Barcelona22111112111121111111111111111111111
Atlético Madrid8910953435443333322222232222222222
Real Madrid412222247966654445433323333333333
Sevilla135127531433212223334444456667654
Getafe171195101191398811129877766655544444445
Valencia11151717151614141414151511141514812119788997776566
Athletic Bilbao5568121515171716171718181818171715141112131110121298887
Alavés19171173466325444565455576665555778
Real Betis20181310138581113141214117566778678788891099
Real Sociedad778139101391012131081013151511889997899101091010
Leganés1512192020182018181818181716161616161315161311131211131412121111
Espanyol10474867525255710111481013151512141413111314131312
Eibar1419151511131712121512131012141313131611101010101110101111111213
Girona1216126612111515111097891099912141717151514141213141414
Villarreal161318141491216161716161617171718181919191919181818171717171815
Levante310411161716118778966810101210121114121315151515151516
Celta Vigo98334781013101114151311911141717181616171717181818181617
Valladolid13141619181410766971315121212151416131415161616161616161718
Rayo Vallecano1820201819191819191919191919191919191818171818191919191919191919
Huesca66141617201920202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020
Leader
UEFA Champions League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
Relegation to Segunda División
Source: BDFutbol.com

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALA ATH ATM BAR CEL EIB ESP GET GIR HUE LEG LEV RAY BET RMA RSO SEV VAL VLD VIL
Alavés 0–0 0–4 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Athletic Bilbao 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–3
Atlético Madrid 3–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 2–0
Barcelona 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 8–2 3–1 3–1 3–4 5–1 4–2 2–2 1–0 2–0
Celta Vigo 0–1 1–2 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–4 0–1 2–4 3–1 1–0 1–2 3–3 3–2
Eibar 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–4 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–0
Espanyol 2–1 1–0 0–4 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–4 0–1 2–0 3–1 3–1
Getafe 4–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0
Girona 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–4 0–0 2–3 0–0 0–1
Huesca 1–3 0–1 0–3 0–0 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 4–0 2–2
Leganés 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1
Levante 2–1 3–0 0–5 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–3 2–6 2–2 2–0 0–2
Rayo Vallecano 1–5 1–1 0–1 2–3 4–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–4 2–0 2–2
Real Betis 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–4 3–3 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–0 0–3 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1
Real Madrid 3–0 a 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 3–2 4–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0
Real Sociedad 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2
Sevilla 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 5–0 3–2 3–0 5–2 0–1 1–0 0–0
Valencia 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0
Valladolid 0–1 2–3 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–4 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–0
Villarreal 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–4 2–3 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2019. Source: La Liga
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 15 April 2019[85]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Lionel Messi Barcelona 33
2   Luis Suárez Barcelona 20
3   Karim Benzema Real Madrid 18
  Cristhian Stuani Girona
5   Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla 16
6   Iago Aspas Celta Vigo 15
7   Raúl de Tomás Rayo Vallecano 14
  Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid
9   Charles Eibar 13
  Jaime Mata Getafe

Top assistsEdit

As of 15 April 2019[86]
Rank Player Club Assists
1   Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
2   Pablo Sarabia Sevilla 11
3   Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 9
  Jony Alavés
5   Jordi Alba Barcelona 8
  Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla
  Santi Cazorla Villarreal
8   Brais Méndez Celta Vigo 7

Zamora TrophyEdit

The Zamora Trophy is awarded by newspaper Marca to the goalkeeper with the lowest goals-to-games ratio. A goalkeeper has to have played at least 28 games of 60 or more minutes to be eligible for the trophy.[87]

As of 15 April 2019[88]
Rank Name Club Goals
against
Matches Average
1   Jan Oblak Atlético Madrid 21 32 0.66
2   Neto Valencia 27 30 0.90
3   David Soria Getafe 28 31
4   Marc-André ter Stegen Barcelona 31 32 0.97
5   Iván Cuéllar Leganés 35 30 1.17

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Round
  André Silva Sevilla Rayo Vallecano 4–1 (A) 19 August 2018 1
  Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla Levante 6–2 (A) 23 September 2018 5
  Iago Aspas Celta Vigo Eibar 4–0 (H) 27 October 2018 10
  Luis Suárez Barcelona Real Madrid 5–1 (H) 28 October 2018
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Levante 5–0 (A) 16 December 2018 16
  Raúl de Tomás Rayo Vallecano Celta Vigo 4–2 (H) 11 January 2019 19
  Youssef En-Nesyri Leganés Real Betis 3–0 (H) 10 February 2019 23
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Sevilla 4–2 (A) 23 February 2019 25
  Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla Real Sociedad 5–2 (H) 10 March 2019 27
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Real Betis 4–1 (A) 17 March 2019 28
Note

(H) – Home ; (A) – Away

DisciplineEdit

As of 15 April 2019[89]

PlayerEdit

TeamEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 98
    • Athletic Bilbao
  • Most red cards: 7
    • Rayo Vallecano
  • Fewest yellow cards: 59
    • Real Madrid
  • Fewest red cards: 0
    • Valladolid

Average attendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Barcelona 1,205,795 91,077 50,670 75,362 +8.6%
2 Real Madrid 994,620 78,819 48,346 62,164 −5.3%
3 Atlético Madrid 908,494 67,804 40,863 56,781 +2.3%
4 Real Betis 737,942 53,443 28,212 46,121 −0.6%
5 Athletic Bilbao 691,995 47,629 34,060 40,706 +8.9%
6 Valencia 678,394 46,280 35,711 39,906 +3.1%
7 Sevilla 592,436 42,885 33,056 37,027 +12.0%
8 Real Sociedad 356,287 27,073 17,266 22,268 +13.0%
9 Levante 296,882 23,736 16,198 19,792 +11.9%
10 Espanyol 301,253 24,037 13,469 18,828 +6.7%
11 Valladolid 295,013 22,585 16,136 18,438 +57.7%1
12 Celta Vigo 271,647 22,564 13,266 16,978 +4.2%
13 Villarreal 266,089 19,903 13,685 16,631 −0.4%
14 Alavés 221,023 19,349 10,394 14,735 −5.5%
15 Rayo Vallecano 191,287 13,691 11,073 11,955 +27.3%1
16 Girona 180,688 13,649 6,482 10,629 +3.8%
17 Getafe 157,333 14,721 7,600 10,489 +2.5%
18 Leganés 143,066 11,425 8,917 10,219 +9.5%
19 Huesca 107,484 7,341 6,052 6,718 +60.4%1
20 Eibar 78,041 6,519 3,652 4,878 −8.4%
League total 8,685,954 91,077 3,652 27,229 +0.9%

Updated to games played on 14 April 2019
Source: World Football
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Segunda División.

LFP AwardsEdit

MonthlyEdit

Month Player of the Month Reference
Player Club
September   Lionel Messi Barcelona [90]
October   Luis Suárez Barcelona [91]
November   Tomáš Vaclík Sevilla [92]
December   Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid [93]
January   Iñaki Williams Athletic Bilbao [94]
February   Jaime Mata Getafe [95]
March   Lionel Messi Barcelona [96]

Number of teams by autonomous communityEdit

Source:[97]

Autonomous Community Number Teams
1   Community of Madrid 5 Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Leganés, Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid
2   Basque Country 4 Alavés, Athletic Bilbao, Eibar and Real Sociedad
3   Catalonia 3 Barcelona, Espanyol, and Girona
  Valencian Community Levante, Valencia, and Villarreal
5   Andalusia 2 Real Betis and Sevilla
6   Aragon 1 Huesca
  Castile and Leon Valladolid
  Galicia Celta Vigo

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