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La Liga
2020–21
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Season information
Dates 12 September 2020 – 23 May 2021
Winners Atlético Madrid
11th title
Relegated Huesca
Valladolid
Eibar
Continental cup qualifiers
UEFA Champions League Atlético Madrid
Real Madrid
Barcelona
Sevilla
Europa Conference League
Season statistics
Top goalscorer Lionel Messi
(30 goals)
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The 2020–21 La Liga season, also known as LaLiga Santander due to sponsorship reasons, is the 90th since its establishment. The season begin on 12 September 2020 and is scheduled to end on 23 May 2021. Real Madrid are the defending champions.

Teams

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)

A total of 20 teams contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2019–20 season and three promoted from the 2019–20 Segunda División. This includes 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 Espanyol. Their relegation was ensured on 8 July 2020, after trailing 1−0 on the Derbi Barceloní, ending their 26-year stay in the top tier. The second team to be relegated were Mallorca, who secured relegation on 16 July 2020 after a 1−2 home defeat against Granada, suffering an immediate return to the second division. The third and final team to achieve relegation were Leganés on 19 July 2020 after drawing 2−2 against Real Madrid in the final game of the season. This ends Lega's four-year stint in the first tier.

Teams promoted from Segunda Division

On 12 July 2020, Cádiz were the first to be promoted, after a 14-year absence, following Oviedo's 4−2 win against Zaragoza. The second team to earn promotion was Huesca after their 3−0 win against Numancia on 17 July 2020. This marks an immediate return to the first division.

Stadia and locations

Teams Locations Stadiums Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza &0000000000019840.00000019,840
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés &0000000000053289.00000053,289
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Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou &0000000000099354.00000099,354
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín &0000000000060721.00000060,721
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Celta Vigo Vigo Abanca-Balaídos &0000000000029000.00000029,000
Eibar Eibar Ipurua &0000000000008164.0000008,164
Elche Elche Martínez Valero &0000000000033732.00000033,732
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez &0000000000017393.00000017,393
Granada Granada Nuevo Los Cármenes &0000000000019336.00000019,336
Huesca Huesca El Alcoraz &0000000000007638.0000007,638
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València &0000000000026354.00000026,354
Osasuna Pamplona El Sadar &0000000000023576.00000023,576
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Real Sociedad San Sebastián Reale Arena &0000000000039500.00000039,500
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán &0000000000043883.00000043,883
Valencia Valencia Mestalla &0000000000055000.00000055,000
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla &0000000000028012.00000028,012
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica &0000000000024890.00000024,890

Personnel and sponsorship

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
Alavés Flag of Spain Pablo Machín Flag of Spain Manu García Kelme Betway
Athletic Bilbao Flag of Spain Gaizka Garitano Flag of Spain Iker Muniain New Balance Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid Flag of Argentina Diego Simeone Flag of Spain Koke Nike Plus500, Ria Money Transfer, Hyundai
Barcelona Flag of Netherlands Ronald Koeman Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Nike Rakuten, UNICEF, Beko
Real Betis Flag of Chile Manuel Pellegrini Flag of Spain Joaquín Kappa Betway, #welcometoSeville, Reale Seguros
Cádiz Flag of Spain Álvaro Cervera Flag of Spain Alberto Cifuentes Adidas Dafabet
Celta Vigo Flag of Spain Óscar García Flag of Spain Hugo Mallo Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Visit Maldives, Grupo Recalvi
Eibar Flag of Spain José Luis Mendilibar Flag of Spain Sergi Enrich Joma AVIA
Elche Flag of Argentina Jorge Almirón Flag of Spain Nino Hummel TM Grupo Inmobiliario
Getafe Flag of Spain José Bordalás Flag of Togo Djené Dakonam Joma Tecnocasa Group, Reale Seguros, El Brillante
Granada Flag of Spain Diego Martínez Flag of Spain Víctor Díaz Νike Winamax, Caja Rural Granada
Huesca Flag of Spain Míchel Flag of Spain Jorge Pulido Kelme Huesca La Magia
Levante Flag of Spain Paco López Flag of Spain José Luis Morales Macron Betway
Osasuna Flag of Spain Jagoba Arrasate Flag of Spain Oier Sanjurjo Adidas Verleal, Victorino Vicente, Selk
Real Madrid Flag of France Zinedine Zidane Flag of Spain Sergio Ramos Adidas Emirates
Real Sociedad Flag of Spain Imanol Alguacil Flag of Spain Asier Illarramendi Macron Kutxabank, Reale Seguros
Sevilla Flag of Spain Julen Lopetegui Flag of Spain Jesús Navas Νike Marathonbet, Valvoline
Valencia Flag of Spain Javi Gracia Flag of Spain José Gayà Puma bwin, Sailun Tyres, Škoda
Valladolid Flag of Spain Sergio González Flag of Spain Javi Moyano Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Integra Energía
Villarreal Flag of Spain Unai Emery Flag of Spain Mario Gaspar Joma Pamesa Cerámica

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Villarreal Flag of Spain Javier Calleja Sacked 20 July 2020 Pre-season Flag of Spain Unai Emery 23 July 2020
Alavés Flag of Spain Juan Muñiz End of contract Flag of Spain Pablo Machín 5 August 2020
Real Betis Flag of Spain Alexis Trujillo End of interim spell Flag of Chile Manuel Pellegrini 9 July 2020
Valencia Flag of Spain Voro Flag of Spain Javi Gracia 27 July 2020
Barcelona Flag of Spain Quique Setién Sacked 17 August 2020 Flag of Netherlands Ronald Koeman 19 August 2020
Elche Flag of Spain Pacheta Resigned 25 August 2020 Flag of Argentina Jorge Almirón 26 August 2020

League table

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Atlético Madrid  (C) 38 26 8 4 67 25 +42 86 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 25 9 4 67 28 +39 84
3 Barcelona 38 24 7 7 85 38 +47 79
4 Sevilla 38 24 5 9 53 33 +20 77
5 Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 59 38 +21 62 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Betis 38 17 10 11 50 50 0 61
7 Villarreal 38 15 13 10 60 44 +16 58 Qualification to Champions League group stage
8 Celta Vigo 38 14 11 13 55 57 −2 53
9 Granada 38 13 7 18 47 65 −18 46
10 Athletic Bilbao 38 11 13 14 46 42 +4 46
11 Osasuna 38 11 11 16 37 48 −11 44
12 Cádiz 38 11 11 16 36 58 −22 44
13 Valencia 38 10 13 15 50 53 −3 43
14 Levante 38 9 14 15 46 57 −11 41
15 Getafe 38 9 11 18 28 43 −15 38
16 Alavés 38 9 11 18 36 57 −21 38
17 Elche 38 8 12 18 34 55 −21 36
18 Huesca  (R) 38 7 13 18 34 53 −19 34 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Valladolid  (R) 38 5 16 17 34 57 −23 31
20 Eibar  (R) 38 6 12 20 29 52 −23 30

Source: La Liga
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

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