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La Liga
2016–17
LaLigaSantander
Season information
Winners Real Madrid (33rd title)
Relegated Sporting Gijón
Osasuna
Granada
Continental cup qualifiers
UEFA Champions League Real Madrid
Barcelona
Atlético Madrid
Sevilla
UEFA Europa League Villarreal
Real Sociedad
Season statistics
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1,118
Average (2.94 per match)
Top goalscorer Lionel Messi (37 goals)
Biggest home win Atlético Madrid 7–1 Granada
(15 October 2016)
Biggest away win Alavés 0–6 Barcelona
(11 February 2017)
Highest scoring Sevilla 6–4 Espanyol
(20 August 2016)
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The 2016–17 La Liga season, also known as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons, was the 86th since its establishment. The season began on 19 August 2016 and concluded on 21 May 2017.

Defending champions Barcelona relinquished the title to Real Madrid, who became champions for the first time since the 2011–12 season. En route to their 33rd championship, Real Madrid became the first side to score in every match of their Liga campaign.

Teams

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2015–16 season and three promoted from the 2015–16 Segunda División. This will include the two top teams from the Segunda División, and the winners of the play-offs.

Deportivo Alavés was the first team from Segunda to achieve promotion, after a ten-year absence from La Liga, on 29 May 2016 after winning 2–0 against Numancia.

CD Leganés was promoted as the runners-up after winning 1–0 at CD Mirandés in the last matchday, on 4 June 2016. This was Leganés' first promotion to the top division.

CA Osasuna was the last to be promoted after beating Gimnàstic de Tarragona and Girona FC at the play-offs. The Reds come back to La Liga two years after its last relegation.

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza &0000000000019840.00000019,840
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés &0000000000053289.00000053,289
Atlético Madrid Madrid Vicente Calderón &0000000000054907.00000054,907
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou &0000000000099354.00000099,354
Celta Vigo Vigo Balaídos &0000000000029000.00000029,000
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor &0000000000034600.00000034,600
Eibar Eibar Ipurua &0000000000006285.0000006,285
Espanyol Barcelona RCDE Stadium &0000000000040500.00000040,500
Granada Granada Nuevo Los Cármenes &0000000000022369.00000022,369
Las Palmas Las Palmas Gran Canaria &0000000000033111.00000033,111
Leganés Leganés Butarque &0000000000008138.0000008,138
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda &0000000000030044.00000030,044
Osasuna Pamplona El Sadar &0000000000019800.00000019,800
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín &0000000000051700.00000051,700
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu &0000000000081044.00000081,044
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta &0000000000032000.00000032,000
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán &0000000000042714.00000042,714
Sporting Gijón Gijón El Molinón &0000000000030000.00000030,000
Valencia Valencia Mestalla &0000000000055000.00000055,000
Villarreal Villarreal El Madrigal &0000000000024890.00000024,890

Personnel and sponsorship

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alavés Alfonso Pérez de Trocóniz Flag of Spain José Bordalás Flag of Spain Manu García Hummel Euskaltel
Athletic Bilbao Josu Urrutia Flag of Spain Ernesto Valverde Flag of Spain Gorka Iraizoz Nike Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid Enrique Cerezo Flag of Argentina Diego Simeone Flag of Spain Gabi Fernández Nike Plus500
Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu Flag of Spain Luis Enrique Flag of Spain Andrés Iniesta Nike
Celta Vigo Carlos Mouriño Flag of Argentina Eduardo Berizzo Flag of Spain Hugo Mallo Adidas Citroën
Deportivo La Coruña Tino Fernández Flag of Spain Gaizka Garitano Lotto Estrella Galicia 0,0
Eibar Amaia Gorostiza Flag of Spain José Luis Mendilibar Puma AVIA
Espanyol Chen Yansheng Flag of Spain Quique Sánchez Flores Joma Rastar Group
Granada Jian Lizhang Flag of Spain Paco Jémez Joma
Las Palmas Miguel Ángel Ramírez Flag of Spain Quique Setién Acerbis Gran Canaria
Leganés María Victoria Pavón Flag of Spain Asier Garitano Flag of Argentina Martín Mantovani Joma
Málaga Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani Flag of Spain Juande Ramos Nike
Osasuna Luis Sabalza Flag of Spain Enrique Martín Flag of Spain Miguel Flaño Adidas Lacturale
Real Betis Ángel Haro Flag of Uruguay Gustavo Poyet Adidas UED Sports
Real Madrid Florentino Pérez Flag of France Zinedine Zidane Flag of Spain Sergio Ramos Adidas Fly Emirates
Real Sociedad Jokin Aperribay Flag of Spain Eusebio Sacristán Flag of Spain Xabi Prieto Adidas Qbao.com
Sevilla José Castro Carmona Flag of Argentina Jorge Sampaoli New Balance
Sporting Gijón Javier Fernández Flag of Spain Abelardo Fernández Flag of Spain Alberto Lora Nike Gijón
Valencia Chan Lay Hoon Flag of Spain Pako Ayestarán Flag of Spain Paco Alcácer Adidas
Villarreal Fernando Roig Flag of Spain Marcelino Flag of Spain Bruno Soriano Joma Pamesa Cerámica

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Málaga Flag of Spain Javi Gracia Signed by Rubin Kazan 24 May 2016 Pre-season Flag of Spain Juande Ramos 28 May 2016
Espanyol Romania Constantin Gâlcă Sacked 27 May 2016 Flag of Spain Quique Sánchez Flores 9 June 2016
Deportivo La Coruña Flag of Spain Víctor Sánchez 30 May 2016 Flag of Spain Gaizka Garitano 10 June 2016
Sevilla Flag of Spain Unai Emery Resigned 12 June 2016 Flag of Argentina Jorge Sampaoli 13 June 2016
Granada Flag of Spain José González End of contract 20 June 2016 Flag of Spain Paco Jémez 20 June 2016
Alavés Flag of Spain José Bordalás Sacked 21 June 2016 Flag of Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino 26 June 2016
Villarreal Flag of Spain Marcelino 10 August 2016 Flag of Spain Fran Escribá 11 August 2016
Valencia Flag of Spain Pako Ayestarán 20 September 2016 20th Flag of Italy Cesare Prandelli 28 September 2016
Granada Flag of Spain Paco Jémez 28 September 2016 19th Flag of Spain Lucas Alcaraz 3 October 2016
Osasuna Flag of Spain Enrique Martín 7 November 2016 19th Flag of Spain Joaquín Caparrós 8 November 2016
Real Betis Flag of Uruguay Gustavo Poyet 11 November 2016 14th Flag of Spain Víctor Sánchez 11 November 2016
Málaga Flag of Spain Juande Ramos Resigned 22 December 2016 11th Flag of Uruguay Marcelo Romero 28 December 2016
Valencia Flag of Italy Cesare Prandelli 30 December 2016 17th Flag of Spain Voro 10 January 2017
Osasuna Flag of Spain Joaquín Caparrós Sacked 5 January 2017 20th Flag of Serbia Petar Vasiljević 5 January 2017
Sporting Gijón Flag of Spain Abelardo Fernández Mutual consent 17 January 2017 18th Flag of Spain Rubi 17 January 2017
Deportivo La Coruña Flag of Spain Gaizka Garitano Sacked 27 February 2017 17th Flag of Spain Pepe Mel 27 February 2017
Málaga Flag of Uruguay Marcelo Romero 7 March 2017 15th Flag of Spain Míchel 7 March 2017
Granada Flag of Spain Lucas Alcaraz 10 April 2017 19th England Tony Adams 10 April 2017
Real Betis Flag of Spain Víctor Sánchez 9 May 2017 15th Flag of Spain Alexis Trujillo (interim) 9 May 2017

Ownership changes

Club New owner Previous owner Date
Granada Flag of the People's Republic of China Jiang Lizhang Flag of Italy Giampaolo Pozzo 16 June 2016


League table

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Real Madrid  (C) 38 29 6 3 106 41+65 93
Champions League group stage
2 Barcelona 38 28 6 4 116 37+79 90
3 Atlético Madrid 38 23 9 6 70 27+43 78
4 Sevilla 38 21 9 8 69 49+20 72
Champions League play-off round
5 Villarreal 38 19 10 9 56 33+23 67
Europa League group stage
6 Real Sociedad 38 19 7 12 59 53+6 64
Europa League Third qualifying round
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 19 6 13 53 43+10 63
8 Espanyol 38 15 11 12 49 50−1 56
9 Alavés 38 14 13 11 41 43−2 55
10 Eibar 38 15 9 14 56 51+5 54
11 Málaga 38 12 10 16 49 55−6 46
12 Valencia 38 13 7 18 56 65−9 46
13 Celta Vigo 38 13 6 19 53 69−16 45
14 Las Palmas 38 10 9 19 53 74−21 39
15 Real Betis 38 10 9 19 41 64−23 39
16 Deportivo La Coruña 38 8 12 18 43 61−18 36
17 Leganés 38 8 11 19 36 55−19 35
18 Sporting de Gijón  (R) 38 7 10 21 42 72−30 31 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Osasuna  (R) 38 4 10 24 40 94−54 22
20 Granada  (R) 38 4 8 26 30 82−52 20
Source: Soccerway
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

Positions by round

Leader
2017–18 UEFA Champions League group stage
2017–18 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage
2017–18 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2017–18 Segunda División
Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Real Madrid 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Barcelona 1 2 2 2 3 2 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Atlético Madrid 9 12 7 4 4 3 1 1 5 3 4 6 4 4 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Sevilla 3 4 2 5 2 6 3 3 2 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Villarreal 13 13 8 6 6 4 5 5 4 5 3 4 6 5 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Real Sociedad 19 9 12 13 8 11 9 10 7 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
Athletic Bilbao 14 18 14 10 7 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Espanyol 17 14 15 16 15 18 17 17 16 12 13 12 12 12 9 9 11 11 9 9 8 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 8
Alavés 8 11 9 9 12 9 12 9 13 15 12 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 9 9
Eibar 15 8 6 7 9 8 8 8 11 8 11 8 7 8 8 8 10 9 10 10 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 10
Málaga 11 10 16 15 14 17 14 13 10 11 10 11 11 11 11 11 13 13 14 14 14 14 13 13 15 15 16 15 15 15 14 15 15 14 12 11 11 11
Valencia 18 20 19 20 18 15 18 14 15 14 15 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 15 14 14 13 13 13 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12
Celta Vigo 16 19 20 19 17 12 10 12 8 9 8 9 9 9 12 13 9 8 8 8 10 10 9 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 12 13 13
Las Palmas 4 1 4 3 5 7 7 7 9 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 8 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14
Real Betis 20 17 13 12 16 10 15 16 12 13 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 15 15 14 14 14 13 14 14 15 14 14 15 15 15 15 15
Deportivo La Coruña 5 5 10 11 13 16 13 15 17 17 16 17 17 16 16 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 16
Leganés 7 7 11 14 10 13 11 11 14 16 17 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 17
Sporting de Gijón 6 6 3 8 11 14 16 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Osasuna 12 15 18 18 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19
Granada 10 16 17 17 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20

Source: [1]

Season statistics

Scoring

Top goalscorers

As of 21 May 2017
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 37
2 Flag of Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona 29
3 Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 25
4 Flag of Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo 19
5 Flag of France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 16
Flag of Spain Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao
7 Flag of Spain Álvaro Morata Real Madrid 15
8 Flag of Spain Sandro Málaga 14
9 Brazil Neymar Barcelona 13
Flag of Spain Gerard Moreno Espanyol
Flag of Spain Rubén Castro Real Betis

Top assists

As of 21 May 2017
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona 13
2 Germany Toni Kroos Real Madrid 12
3 Brazil Neymar Barcelona 11
4 Brazil Marcelo Real Madrid 10
Flag of Argentina Pablo Piatti Espanyol
6 Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 9
7 Flag of France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 8
Flag of Spain Isco Real Madrid
Flag of Argentina Ángel Correa Atlético Madrid
Flag of Spain Koke Atlético Madrid
Flag of Spain Pablo Sarabia Sevilla

Zamora Trophy

The Zamora Trophy is awarded by newspaper Marca to the goalkeeper with least goals-to-games ratio. A goalkeeper must play at least 28 games of 60 or more minutes to be eligible for the trophy.

As of 21 May 2017
Rank Name Club Goals
Against
Matches Average
1 Flag of Slovenia Jan Oblak Atlético Madrid 21 29 0.72
2 Germany Marc-André ter Stegen Barcelona 33 36 0.92
3 Flag of Spain Diego López Espanyol 37 33 1.12
4 Flag of Spain Fernando Pacheco Alavés 42 36 1.17
5 Flag of Spain Sergio Rico Sevilla 45 35 1.29

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Round Reference
Flag of Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona Real Betis 6–2 (H) 20 August 2016 1 [2]
Belgium Yannick Carrasco Atlético Madrid Granada 7–1 (H) 15 October 2016 8 [3]
Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Alavés 4–1 (A) 29 October 2016 10 [4]
Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Atlético Madrid 3–0 (A) 19 November 2016 12 [5]
Flag of Spain Vicente Iborra Sevilla Celta Vigo 3–0 (A) 11 December 2016 15 [6]
Flag of France Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla Real Sociedad 4–0 (A) 7 January 2017 17 [7]
Flag of France Kévin Gameiro Atlético Madrid Sporting Gijón 4–1 (A) 18 February 2017 23 [8]
Flag of Italy Giuseppe Rossi Celta Vigo Las Palmas 3–1 (H) 3 April 2017 29 [9]
Flag of Spain Álvaro Morata Real Madrid Leganés 4–2 (A) 5 April 2017 30 [10]
Brazil Neymar Barcelona Las Palmas 4–1 (A) 14 May 2017 37 [11]

(H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Discipline

As of 15 May 2017

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