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List of Spanish football champions

The Spanish football champions are the winners of the primary football competition in Spain, La Liga. The league is contested on a round robin basis and the championship awarded to the team that is top of the league at the end of the season. La Liga, first established in 1929, originally contained ten teams. Before La Liga's organization, the Copa del Rey—a regionalised cup competition—was effectively the national championship.[1] La Liga is contested in by 20 teams; the three lowest-placed teams are relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top three teams in that division. Of the founding teams in La Liga, only Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona and Real Madrid have not been relegated.[2] The league was cancelled between 1936 and 1939 because of the Spanish Civil War.[3]

List of Spanish football champions
Founded1929–1930
CountrySpain
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams20
Current championsBarcelona
(26th title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsReal Madrid
(33 titles)
2018–19 season

Real Madrid is the most successful club with 33 titles. The most recent club other than Real Madrid and Barcelona to win the league is Atlético Madrid in the 2013–14 season. Barcelona has won the Spanish version of the double the most times, having won the league and cup in the same year eight times in its history, three more than Athletic Bilbao's five.[4] Barcelona is the only Spanish team that has won the treble, which includes the UEFA Champions League along with the league and Copa del Rey, and the only UEFA club to have won the treble twice after accomplishing that feat in 2015.[5] The current champions are Barcelona, who won the 2018–19 competition.

Contents

ChampionsEdit

Key
* Champions also won the Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League that season
Champions also won the European Cup/UEFA Champions League that season
Champions also won the UEFA Cup that season
  Champions also won the Copa del Rey that season
  • The "Top scorer(s)" column refers to the player who scored the most goals during that season
  • The "Goals" column refers to the number of goals scored by the top scorer in the league in that season
Season Winner[3] Runner-up[6][7] Third place[6][7] Top scorer(s)[8] Top scorer's club(s)[8] Goals[8][9]
1929 Barcelona (1) Real Madrid (1) Athletic Bilbao Paco Bienzobas Real Sociedad 14
1929–30 Athletic Bilbao (1)   Barcelona (1) Arenas Guillermo Gorostiza Athletic Bilbao 19
1930–31 Athletic Bilbao (2)   Racing Santander (1) Real Sociedad Agustín Sauto Arana Athletic Bilbao 27
1931–32 Real Madrid (1) Athletic Bilbao (1) Barcelona Guillermo Gorostiza Athletic Bilbao 12
1932–33 Real Madrid (2) Athletic Bilbao (2) Espanyol Manuel Olivares Real Madrid 16
1933–34 Athletic Bilbao (3) Real Madrid (2) Racing Santander Isidro Lángara Real Oviedo 27
1934–35 Real Betis (1) Real Madrid (3) Real Oviedo Isidro Lángara Real Oviedo 26
1935–36 Athletic Bilbao (4) Real Madrid (4) Real Oviedo Isidro Lángara Real Oviedo 27
1936–37 Spanish Civil War (League Cancelled)
1937–38
1938–39
1939–40 Atlético Aviación (1) [A] Sevilla (1) Athletic Bilbao Víctor Unamuno Athletic Bilbao 22
1940–41 Atlético Aviación (2) Athletic Bilbao (3) Valencia Pruden Atlético Aviación 30
1941–42 Valencia (1) Real Madrid (5) Atlético Aviación Edmundo Suárez Valencia 27
1942–43 Athletic Bilbao(5)   Sevilla (2) Barcelona Mariano Martín Barcelona 32
1943–44 Valencia (2) Atlético Aviación (1) Sevilla Edmundo Suárez Valencia 27
1944–45 Barcelona (2) Real Madrid (6) Atlético Aviación Telmo Zarra Atlético Bilbao 19
1945–46 Sevilla (1) Barcelona (2) Athletic Bilbao Telmo Zarra Atlético Bilbao 24
1946–47 Valencia (3) Athletic Bilbao (4) Atlético Aviación Telmo Zarra Atlético Bilbao 34
1947–48 Barcelona (3) Valencia (1) Atlético Madrid Pahiño Celta Vigo 23
1948–49 Barcelona (4) Valencia (2) Real Madrid César Rodríguez Álvarez Barcelona 28
1949–50 Atlético Madrid (3) Deportivo La Coruña (1) Valencia Telmo Zarra Athletic Bilbao 25
1950–51 Atlético Madrid (4) Sevilla (3) Valencia Telmo Zarra Athletic Bilbao 38
1951–52 Barcelona (5)   Athletic Bilbao (5) Real Madrid Pahiño Real Madrid 28
1952–53 Barcelona (6)   Valencia (3) Real Madrid Telmo Zarra Athletic Bilbao 24
1953–54 Real Madrid (3) Barcelona (3) Valencia Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid 27
1954–55 Real Madrid (4) Barcelona (4) Athletic Bilbao Juan Arza Sevilla 28
1955–56 Athletic Bilbao(6)   Barcelona (5) Real Madrid Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid 24
1956–57 Real Madrid (5) Sevilla (4) Barcelona Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid 31
1957–58 Real Madrid (6) Atlético Madrid (2) Barcelona Manuel Badenes
Alfredo Di Stéfano
Ricardo
Valladolid
Real Madrid
Valencia
19
1958–59 Barcelona (7)   Real Madrid (7) Athletic Bilbao Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid 23
1959–60 Barcelona (8) Real Madrid (8) Athletic Bilbao Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid 26
1960–61 Real Madrid (7) Atlético Madrid (3) Real Zaragoza Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid 27
1961–62 Real Madrid (8)   Barcelona (6) Atlético Madrid Juan Seminario Zaragoza 25
1962–63 Real Madrid (9) Atlético Madrid (4) Real Oviedo Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid 26
1963–64 Real Madrid (10) Barcelona (7) Real Betis Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid 20
1964–65 Real Madrid (11) Atlético Madrid (5) Zaragoza Cayetano Ré Barcelona 25
1965–66 Atlético Madrid (5) Real Madrid (9) Barcelona Vavá Elche 19
1966–67 Real Madrid (12) Barcelona (8) Espanyol Waldo Machado Valencia 24
1967–68 Real Madrid (13) Barcelona (9) Las Palmas Fidel Uriarte Athletic Bilbao 22
1968–69 Real Madrid (14) Las Palmas (1) Barcelona Amancio Amaro
José Eulogio Gárate
Real Madrid
Atlético Madrid
14
1969–70 Atlético Madrid (6) Athletic Bilbao (6) Sevilla Amancio Amaro
Luis Aragonés
José Eulogio Gárate
Real Madrid
Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid
16
1970–71 Valencia (4) Barcelona (10) Atlético Madrid José Eulogio Gárate
Carles Rexach
Atlético Madrid
Barcelona
17
1971–72 Real Madrid (15) Valencia (4) Barcelona Enrique Porta Granada 20
1972–73 Atlético Madrid (7) Barcelona (11) Espanyol Marianín Real Oviedo 19
1973–74 Barcelona (9) Atlético Madrid (6) Zaragoza Quini Sporting de Gijón 20
1974–75 Real Madrid (16)   Zaragoza (1) Barcelona Carlos Ruiz Herrero Athletic Bilbao 19
1975–76 Real Madrid (17) Barcelona (12) Atlético Madrid Quini Sporting de Gijón 21
1976–77 Atlético Madrid (8) Barcelona (13) Athletic Bilbao Mario Kempes Valencia 24
1977–78 Real Madrid (18) Barcelona (14) Athletic Bilbao Mario Kempes Valencia 28
1978–79 Real Madrid (19) Sporting Gijón (1) Atlético Madrid Hans Krankl Barcelona 29
1979–80 Real Madrid (20)   Real Sociedad (1) Sporting Gijón Quini Sporting Gijón 24
1980–81 Real Sociedad (1) Real Madrid (10) Atlético Madrid Quini Barcelona 20
1981–82 Real Sociedad (2) Barcelona (15) Real Madrid Quini Barcelona 26
1982–83 Athletic Bilbao (7) Real Madrid (11) Atlético Madrid Hipólito Rincón Real Betis 20
1983–84 Athletic Bilbao (8)   Real Madrid (12) Barcelona Jorge da Silva
Juanito
Valladolid
Real Madrid
17
1984–85 Barcelona (10) Atlético Madrid (7) Athletic Bilbao Hugo Sánchez Atlético Madrid 19
1985–86 Real Madrid (21) ‡ Barcelona (16) Athletic Bilbao Hugo Sánchez Real Madrid 22
1986–87 Real Madrid (22) Barcelona (17) Espanyol Hugo Sánchez Real Madrid 34
1987–88 Real Madrid (23) Real Sociedad (2) Atlético Madrid Hugo Sánchez Real Madrid 29
1988–89 Real Madrid (24)   Barcelona (18) Valencia Baltazar Atlético Madrid 35
1989–90 Real Madrid (25) Valencia (5) Barcelona Hugo Sánchez Real Madrid 38
1990–91 Barcelona (11) Atlético Madrid (8) Real Madrid Emilio Butragueño Real Madrid 19
1991–92 Barcelona (12) † Real Madrid (13) Atlético Madrid Manolo Atlético Madrid 27
1992–93 Barcelona (13) Real Madrid (14) Deportivo La Coruña Bebeto Deportivo La Coruña 29
1993–94 Barcelona (14) Deportivo La Coruña (2) Zaragoza Romário Barcelona 30
1994–95 Real Madrid (26) Deportivo La Coruña (3) Real Betis Iván Zamorano Real Madrid 28
1995–96 Atlético Madrid (9)   Valencia (6) Barcelona Juan Antonio Pizzi Tenerife 31
1996–97 Real Madrid (27) Barcelona (19) Deportivo La Coruña Ronaldo Barcelona 34
1997–98 Barcelona (15)   Athletic Bilbao (7) Real Sociedad Christian Vieri Atlético Madrid 24
1998–99 Barcelona (16) Real Madrid (15) Mallorca Raúl Real Madrid 25
1999–2000 Deportivo La Coruña (1) Barcelona (20) Valencia Salva Ballesta Racing Santander 27
2000–01 Real Madrid (28) Deportivo La Coruña (4) Mallorca Raúl Real Madrid 24
2001–02 Valencia (5) Deportivo La Coruña (5) Real Madrid Diego Tristán Deportivo La Coruña 21
2002–03 Real Madrid (29) Real Sociedad (3) Deportivo La Coruña Roy Makaay Deportivo La Coruña 29
2003–04 Valencia (6) ‡ Barcelona (21) Deportivo La Coruña Ronaldo Real Madrid 25
2004–05 Barcelona (17) Real Madrid (16) Villarreal Diego Forlán Villarreal 25
2005–06 Barcelona (18) † Real Madrid (17) Valencia Samuel Eto'o Barcelona 26
2006–07 Real Madrid (30) Barcelona (22) Sevilla Ruud van Nistelrooy Real Madrid 25
2007–08 Real Madrid (31) Villarreal (1) Barcelona Daniel Güiza Mallorca 27
2008–09 Barcelona (19) * Real Madrid (18) Sevilla Diego Forlán Atlético Madrid 32
2009–10 Barcelona (20) Real Madrid (19) Valencia Lionel Messi Barcelona 34
2010–11 Barcelona (21) † Real Madrid (20) Valencia Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 40
2011–12 Real Madrid (32) Barcelona (23) Valencia Lionel Messi Barcelona 50
2012–13 Barcelona (22) Real Madrid (21) Atlético Madrid Lionel Messi Barcelona 46
2013–14 Atlético Madrid (10) Barcelona (24) Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 31
2014–15 Barcelona (23) * Real Madrid (22) Atlético Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 48
2015–16 Barcelona (24)   Real Madrid (23) Atlético Madrid Luis Suárez Barcelona 40
2016–17 Real Madrid (33) † Barcelona (25) Atlético Madrid Lionel Messi Barcelona 37
2017–18 Barcelona (25)   Atlético Madrid (9) Real Madrid Lionel Messi Barcelona 34
2018–19 Barcelona (26) Atlético Madrid (10) Real Madrid Lionel Messi Barcelona 36

Total titles wonEdit

Club Winners Runners-up
Real Madrid 33 23
Barcelona 26 25
Atlético Madrid 10 10
Athletic Bilbao 8 7
Valencia 6 6
Real Sociedad 2 3
Deportivo La Coruña 1 5
Sevilla 1 4
Real Betis 1 0
Racing Santander 0 1
Las Palmas 0 1
Zaragoza 0 1
Sporting Gijón 0 1
Villarreal 0 1

Titles won by club (%)

  Real Madrid – 33 (37%)
  Barcelona – 26 (30%)
  Atlético Madrid – 10 (11%)
  Athletic Bilbao – 8 (9%)
  Valencia – 6 (7%)
  Other clubs (6%)

NotesEdit

A. a Atlético Madrid were known as Atlético Aviación from 1939 until 1947.

ReferencesEdit

Bibliography
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