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The Primera División (First Division) aka La Liga (The League) is Spain's premier football club competition and one of the most popular soccer leagues in the world with its biggest teams including Real Madrid and Barcelona attracting some of the world's best players. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas and David Villa are some of the big names that play in Spain.

La Liga Format

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The Primera División (First Division) aka La Liga (The League) is Spain's premier football club competition and one of the most popular soccer leagues in the world with its biggest teams including Real Madrid and Barcelona attracting some of the world's best players. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas and David Villa are some of the big names that play in Spain.

La Liga Format

La Liga began in 1928 and is presently contested by 20 teams in the first division. The three last placed teams in La Liga's Primera División are relegated to the Segunda División, and the top three teams from the Segunda División replace them in La Liga.

Find La Liga news, reports on the Spanish national team and Spanish players overseas.

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Estadio Benito Villamarín of of Real Betis
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Real Betis v Espanyol, Estadio Benito Villamarínn, Sevilla

Latest Spanish Soccer News

Spain Facing Period of Transition Under Lopetegui

New manager Julen Lopetegui has a tough task on his hands overseeing the transition towards the new generation, but La Roja are making the right noises thus far in Group G, winning three out of their four matches.

Rafa Benitez New Real Coach

Ex-Napoli boss Rafa Benitez succeeds the popular Carlo Ancellotti at Real Madrid to mixed reviews.

David Moyes at Real Sociedad

David Moyes engineers a 1-0 win for Real Sociedad over Barcelona.

Sun Sets On Spain

The sun has surely set on the Spanish national team after more disappointing results in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Real Madrid: Money & Penalties

Huge spending by Real Madrid and favours from referees in awarding penalties over the years have not led to recent success.

Barcelona: A Haunted Club

Barcelona have suffered some bad luck over the years from the suicide of founder of Hans Joan Gamper to the illness of coach Tito Vilanova.

Is it the End of an Era for Barca?

Barcelona are suffering after two defeats to rivals Real Madrid and a 2-0 loss to Milan in the Champions League.

Messi's Worth To Barcelona

Lionel Messi is currently earning 51,287.67 euros per day, 2136.98 euros per hour or 36.61 euros per minute!

Catalonia's Independence

Would Catalonia's independence put an end to el clasico? We look at what would happen to Barcelona if Catalonia became independent.

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Estadio Bernabeu, home of Real Madrid, Madrid

El Clasico

The biggest match in Spain between powerhouses Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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After a great run of recent success are Barcelona still hungry for more trophies?

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We look at the reasons for Spain's sporting success in soccer and other sports.

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Spain 2010 an in-depth look at European Champions Spain before World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

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Estadio Vicente Calderon, home of Atletico, Madrid

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