La Liga is the most coveted top professional association football league in Spain. Contested by a total number of 20 teams, this league too enjoys a huge fan following, and boasts of playing host to some of the most famous names in the world of Football. Founded in the year 1929, this coveted Spanish League has seen 2 famous clubs; Real Madrid & Barcelona dominating the competition with 31 & 20 title wins respectively. Barcelona also happens to be back to back winners of La Liga currently.
Just like English Premier League, the Spanish league too has some of the best footballers from around the world. Some of the most prominent among them include Lionel Messi, David Villa, Thierry Henry, Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos. Other strong teams in the league include Valencia,
Real Zaragoza, Villarreal, Sevilla, Getafe and Espanyol. Apart from being the 2nd most watched league in the world, Spanish league La Liga has also been known for its lucrative player deals. Real Madrid, one of the most famous clubs in La Liga has been known for hiring some of the most expensive players in the history of the game including the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Ronaldo and David Beckham.
In the present format, the 4 teams finishing at the top of La Liga standings are automatically qualified to play in the UEFA Champions League. Similarly, the 3 teams that finish at the bottom of the table are relegated to play in the Segundo Division. In the 80 years long history of the league, a total of 58 teams have competed in the La Liga so far and out of all of them, only 9 have been crowned La Liga champions.
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