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The 2019–20 La Liga season, also known as La Liga Santander, due to sponsorship reasons with Santander, is the 89th since its establishment.

La Liga
Season2019–20
Dates16 August 2019 – 24 May 2020
Matches played40
Goals scored100 (2.5 per match)
Top goalscorerGerard (5 goals)
Biggest home winBarcelona 5–2 Betis
(25 August 2019)

Barcelona 5-2 Valencia
(14 September 2019)
Biggest away winEspanyol 0–3 Granada
(1 September 2019)

Leganés 0–3 Villarreal
(14 September 2019)
Highest scoringVillarreal 4–4 Granada
(17 August 2019)
Longest winning runAtlético Madrid
(3 matches)
Longest unbeaten runAthletic Bilbao
Real Madrid
Sevilla
(4 matches)
Longest winless runEibar
Getafe
Leganés
(4 matches)
Longest losing runLeganés
(4 matches)
Highest attendance81,617
Barcelona 5–2 Valencia
(14 September 2019)
Lowest attendance7,670
Leganés 0–3 Villarreal
(14 September 2019)
Attendance1,173,636 (29,341 per match)
2020–21
All statistics correct as of 15 September 2019.

Barcelona are the two-time defending champions after winning La Liga last season for the 26th time. Osasuna, Granada and Mallorca join as the promoted clubs from the 2018–19 Segunda División. They replaced Rayo Vallecano, Huesca and Girona who were relegated to the 2019–20 Segunda División.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)Edit

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2018–19 season and three promoted from the 2018–19 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 Rayo Vallecano. Their relegation was ensured on 5 May 2019, after Real Valladolid beat Athletic Bilbao 1−0, suffering an immediate return to the Segunda Division.[1] The second team to be relegated were Huesca, who were also relegated on 5 May 2019 after a 2−6 home defeat to Valencia, also suffering an immediate return to the second tier.[2] The third and final relegated club were Girona, who concluded their two-year stay in La Liga in a 1−2 away loss at Alavés on 18 May 2019.[3]

Teams promoted from Segunda Division

On 20 May 2019, Osasuna were the first team to be promoted, after a two-year absence, following Granada's 1−0 win against Albacete.[4] The second team to earn promotion was Granada after their 1−1 draw against Mallorca on 4 June 2019. This marks an end to a two-year absence in the first division.[5] The third and final team to earn promotion to La Liga was play-offs winner Mallorca, after coming back from a 2 goal deficit against Deportivo La Coruña on 23 June 2019. Mallorca return after a six-year absence in Spain's top flight, spending one of those years in the Segunda División B and achieving two consecutive promotions.[6]

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Location of Community of Madrid teams in 2019–20 La Liga
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza 19,840[7]
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,000[8]
Atlético Madrid Madrid Wanda Metropolitano 68,000[9]
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,354[10]
Celta Vigo Vigo Abanca-Balaídos 29,000[11]
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 7,083[12]
Espanyol Cornellà de Llobregat RCDE Stadium 40,000[13]
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,000[14]
Granada Granada Nuevo Los Cármenes 19,336[15]
Leganés Leganés Butarque 12,450[16]
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354[17]
Mallorca Palma Son Moix 24,262[18]
Osasuna Pamplona El Sadar 18,570[19]
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín 60,721[20]
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044[21]
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Reale Seguros Stadium 32,000[22]
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 43,883[23]
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 55,000[24]
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla 26,512[25]
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica 23,500[26]

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
Alavés   Asier Garitano   Manu García Kelme Betway, Zotapay,1 Araba-Álava,2 Euskaltel,3 Integra Energía3
Athletic Bilbao   Gaizka Garitano   Iker Muniain New Balance Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid   Diego Simeone   Koke 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   Iván Ramis Joma AVIA, BOJ1
Espanyol   David Gallego   Javi López Kelme LD Sports, InJoo,13 Riviera Maya2
Getafe   José Bordalás   Jorge Molina Joma Tecnocasa Group, Reale Seguros,2 El Brillante,3 Libertex3
Granada   Diego Martínez   Víctor Díaz Nike Winamax, Caja Rural2
Leganés   Mauricio Pellegrino   Unai Bustinza Joma Betway, Laboratorios Ynsadiet,1 KFC3
Levante   Paco López   José Luis Morales Macron Betway, Baleària1
Mallorca   Vicente Moreno   Xisco Campos Umbro Betfed, Blau Hotels,1 Roc Hotels,1 OK Cars,2 Juaneda3
Osasuna   Jagoba Arrasate   Oier Sanjurjo Hummel Kirolbet, Victorino Vicente,1 Acunsa,2 Selk3
Real Betis   Rubi   Joaquín Kappa easyMarkets, Reale Seguros,2 BeSoccer3
Real Madrid   Zinedine Zidane   Sergio Ramos Adidas Emirates
Real Sociedad   Imanol Alguacil   Asier Illarramendi Macron GoodBall.com, Kutxabank,1 Reale Seguros2
Sevilla   Julen Lopetegui   Jesús Navas Nike Marathonbet, EverFX3
Valencia   Albert Celades   Daniel Parejo Puma bwin, Libertex,1 Sailun Tyres2
Valladolid   Sergio González   Javi Moyano Adidas Cuatro Rayas, Integra Energía2
Villarreal   Javier Calleja   Bruno Joma Pamesa Cerámica
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ On the sleeves.
3. ^ On the shorts.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Real Betis   Quique Setién Mutual consent 19 May 2019[27] Pre-season   Rubi 6 June 2019[28]
Alavés   Abelardo Fernández Resigned 20 May 2019[29]   Asier Garitano 21 May 2019[30]
Sevilla   Joaquín Caparrós End of contract 23 May 2019[31]   Julen Lopetegui 4 June 2019[32]
Espanyol   Rubi Signed for Real Betis 6 June 2019[33]   David Gallego 6 June 2019[34]
Valencia   Marcelino Sacked 11 September 2019[35] 10th   Albert Celades 11 September 2019[36]

League tableEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sevilla 4 3 1 0 5 1 +4 10 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Atlético Madrid 4 3 0 1 5 4 +1 9
3 Real Madrid 4 2 2 0 9 6 +3 8
4 Athletic Bilbao 4 2 2 0 4 1 +3 8
5 Barcelona 4 2 1 1 12 7 +5 7 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Granada 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 7 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
7 Real Sociedad 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 7
8 Levante 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 6
9 Osasuna 4 1 3 0 4 3 +1 6
10 Villarreal 4 1 2 1 10 8 +2 5
11 Alavés 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 5
12 Valladolid 4 1 2 1 4 5 −1 5
13 Valencia 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 4
14 Mallorca 4 1 1 2 2 4 −2 4
15 Real Betis 4 1 1 2 6 9 −3 4
16 Celta Vigo 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4
17 Espanyol 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4 4
18 Getafe 4 0 3 1 3 4 −1 3 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Eibar 4 0 1 3 4 7 −3 1
20 Leganés 4 0 0 4 1 7 −6 0
Updated to match(es) played on 15 September 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)[37]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALA ATH ATM BAR CLT EIB ESB GET GRA LEG LEV MLL OSA BET RMA RSO SEV VAL VLD VIL
Alavés 0–0 1–0 0–1
Athletic Bilbao 1–0 a 2–0
Atlético Madrid 3–2 1–0 a
Barcelona a a 5–2 a 5–2
Celta Vigo 0–2 1–3 1–0
Eibar 1–2
Espanyol a 0–3 0–2
Getafe 1–1 1–1 a
Granada 0–1
Leganés 0–1 a 0–1 0–3
Levante a 2–0 2–1
Mallorca 0–0 2–1 0–1
Osasuna 2–2 0–0
Real Betis 1–1 2–1 a 1–2
Real Madrid a a a 3–2 1–1
Real Sociedad a 2–0
Sevilla 1–1 a
Valencia a 2–0 1–1 a
Valladolid 1–1
Villarreal 4–4 2–2 a
Updated to match(es) played on 15 September 2019. Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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
Sevilla2131
Atlético Madrid6212
Real Madrid1353
Athletic Bilbao5524
Barcelona16985
Granada91496
Real Sociedad116137
Levante181048
Osasuna7769
Villarreal10131610
Alavés88711
Valladolid341112
Valencia12171013
Mallorca4111414
Real Betis13201515
Celta Vigo19121216
Espanyol20181917
Getafe17151718
Eibar14161819
Leganés15192020
Leader and UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
Relegation to Segunda División

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 15 September 2019[38]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Gerard Villarreal 5
2   Karim Benzema Real Madrid 4
3   Loren Morón Real Betis 3

Top assistsEdit

As of 15 September 2019[39]
Rank Player Club Assists
1   Ander Capa Athletic Bilbao 3
2   Dani Carvajal Real Madrid 2
  Santi Cazorla Villarreal
  Marc Cucurella Getafe
  Emerson Real Betis
  Antoine Griezmann Barcelona
  Carles Pérez Barcelona
  Sergi Roberto Barcelona
  Karl Toko Ekambi Villarreal

Zamora TrophyEdit

As of 15 September 2019[40]

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.[41]

Rank Name Club Goals
against
Matches Average
1   Unai Simón Athletic Bilbao 1 4 0.25
  Tomáš Vaclík Sevilla
3   Rubén Martínez Osasuna 3 4 0.75
  Miguel Ángel Moyá Real Sociedad

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Round

DisciplineEdit

As of 1 September 2019[42]

PlayerEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 3
  • Most red cards: 1
    • 7 players

TeamEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 11
    • Osasuna
  • Most red cards: 2
    • Real Madrid
  • Fewest yellow cards: 4
    • Athletic Bilbao
    • Levante
    • Mallorca
    • Valencia
  • Fewest red cards: 0
    • 16 teams

Match ballEdit

On 15 April 2019, Puma announced their official partnership with La Liga to manufacture the official match ball for the Spanish top flight and the Segunda División. This ends La Liga's 23-year partnership with Nike.[43]

Average attendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Barcelona 160,777 81,617 79,160 80,389 +6.9%
2 Real Madrid 122,845 62,444 60,401 61,423 +1.4%
3 Atlético Madrid 111,763 56,664 55,099 55,882 −0.3%
4 Real Betis 145,257 49,554 47,819 48,419 +9.7%
5 Athletic Bilbao 94,390 47,693 46,697 47,195 +15.7%
6 Valencia 82,394 41,953 40,441 41,197 +4.1%
7 Sevilla 37,787 37,787 37,787 37,787 +4.7%
8 Real Sociedad 34,719 34,719 34,719 34,719 +56.0%
9 Valladolid 20,670 20,670 20,670 20,670 +9.7%
10 Celta Vigo 61,938 23,614 18,259 20,646 +16.6%
11 Espanyol 39,790 20,870 18,920 19,895 +4.4%
12 Levante 38,261 19,347 18,914 19,131 −2.7%
13 Villarreal 34,964 20,128 14,836 17,482 +4.9%
14 Mallorca 48,164 17,257 14,517 16,055 +79.8%1
15 Granada 15,880 15,880 15,880 15,880 +37.3%1
16 Osasuna 30,735 16,742 13,993 15,368 +3.6%1
17 Alavés 37,514 16,309 10,053 12,505 −15.0%
18 Getafe 20,908 10,806 10,102 10,454 −3.5%
19 Leganés 29,470 11,742 7,670 9,823 −1.9%
20 Eibar 5,410 5,410 5,410 5,410 +10.9%
League total 1,173,636 81,617 5,410 29,341 +9.4%

Updated to games played on 15 September 2019
Source: World Football
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Segunda División.

Number of teams by autonomous communityEdit

Rank Autonomous Community Number Teams
1   Basque Country 4 Alavés, Athletic Bilbao, Eibar and Real Sociedad
  Community of Madrid Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Leganés and Real Madrid
3   Andalusia 3 Granada, Real Betis and Sevilla
  Valencian Community Levante, Valencia and Villarreal
5   Catalonia 2 Barcelona and Espanyol
6
  Balearic Islands 1 Mallorca
  Castile and Leon Valladolid
  Galicia Celta Vigo
  Navarre Osasuna

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