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La Liga
2019–20
LaLigaSantander
Season information
Dates 16 August 2019 – 19 July 2020
Winners Real Madrid (34th title)
Relegated Leganés
Mallorca
Espanyol
Continental cup qualifiers
UEFA Champions League Real Madrid
Barcelona
Atlético Madrid
Sevilla
UEFA Europa League Villarreal
Real Sociedad
Granada
Season statistics
Matches played 380
Goals scored 942
Average 2.48 (per match)
Top goalscorer Lionel Messi
(25 goals)
Biggest home win Celta Vigo 6–0 Alavés
(21 June 2020)
Biggest away win Osasuna 0–5 Atlético Madrid
(17 June 2020)

Alavés 0–5 Barcelona
(19 July 2020)
Highest scoring Villarreal 4–4 Granada
(17 August 2019)
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The 2019–20 La Liga season, also known as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons, was the 89th since its establishment.

Barcelona were the two-time defending champions after winning La Liga last season for the 26th time. Osasuna, Granada and Mallorca join as the promoted clubs from the 2018–19 Segunda División. They replaced Rayo Vallecano, Huesca and Girona who were relegated to the 2019–20 Segunda División.

On 12 March 2020, the league was suspended for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic in Spain, after a Real Madrid basketball player tested positive for the virus, which resulted in Real Madrid's players being put in quarantine. The league was suspended indefinitely on 23 March. The season recommenced on 11 June, with matches being played every day until 13 July, while all games in the penultimate round was played on 16 July and last round on 19 July.

On 16 July, Real Madrid were crowned league winners for a record 34th time with one match remaining, after defeating Villarreal 2–1 (in addition to Barcelona's 2–1 loss to Osasuna).

Teams

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)

A total of 20 teams contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2018–19 season and three promoted from the 2018–19 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 Rayo Vallecano. Their relegation was ensured on 5 May 2019, after Real Valladolid beat Athletic Bilbao 1−0, suffering an immediate return to the Segunda Division.

The second team to be relegated were Huesca, who were also relegated on 5 May 2019 after a 2−6 home defeat to Valencia, also suffering an immediate return to the second tier.

The third and final relegated club was Girona, they concluded their two-year stay in La Liga in a 1−2 away loss at Alavés on 18 May 2019.

Teams promoted from Segunda Division

On 20 May 2019, Osasuna was the first team to be promoted, after a two-year absence, following Granada's 1−0 win against Albacete.

The second team to earn promotion was Granada after their 1−1 draw against Mallorca on 4 June 2019. This marks an end to a two-year absence in the first division.

The third and final team to earn promotion to La Liga was play-offs winner Mallorca, after coming back from a 2-goal deficit against Deportivo La Coruña on 23 June 2019. Mallorca return after a six-year absence from Spain's top flight, spending one of those years in the Segunda División B and achieving two consecutive promotions.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
AlavésVitoria-GasteizMendizorrotza&0000000000019840.00000019,840
Athletic BilbaoBilbaoSan Mamés&0000000000053289.00000053,289<
Atlético MadridMadridWanda Metropolitano&0000000000068456.00000068,456
BarcelonaBarcelonaCamp Nou&0000000000099354.00000099,354
Celta VigoVigoAbanca-Balaídos&0000000000029000.00000029,000
EibarEibarIpurua&0000000000008164.0000008,164
EspanyolBarcelonaRCDE Stadium&0000000000040000.00000040,000
GetafeGetafeColiseum Alfonso Pérez&0000000000017393.00000017,393
GranadaGranadaNuevo Los Cármenes &0000000000019336.00000019,336
LeganésLeganésButarque&0000000000012450.00000012,450
LevanteValenciaCiutat de València&0000000000026354.00000026,354
Camilo Cano, at La Nucía&0000000000003000.0000003,000
MallorcaPalmaSon Moix &0000000000024262.00000024,262
OsasunaPamplonaEl Sadar&0000000000018570.00000018,570
Real BetisSevilleBenito Villamarín&0000000000060721.00000060,721
Real MadridMadridSantiago Bernabéu&0000000000081044.00000081,044
Alfredo Di Stéfano &0000000000006000.0000006,000
Real SociedadSan SebastiánReale Arena&0000000000039500.00000039,500
SevillaSevilleRamón Sánchez Pizjuán&0000000000043883.00000043,883
ValenciaValenciaMestalla&0000000000055000.00000055,000
ValladolidValladolidJosé Zorrilla&0000000000028012.00000028,012
VillarrealVillarrealEstadio de la Cerámica&0000000000024890.00000024,890

Personnel and sponsorship

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alavés Flag of Spain Juan Muñiz Flag of Spain Manu García Kelme Betway, Zotapay,1 Araba-Álava,2 Integra Energía,3 Euskaltel3
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,1 Hyundai2
Barcelona Flag of Spain Quique Setién Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Nike Rakuten, UNICEF,1 Beko2
Celta Vigo Flag of Spain Óscar García Flag of Spain Hugo Mallo Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Abanca,1 Grupo Recalvi3
Eibar Flag of Spain José Luis Mendilibar Flag of Spain Iván Ramis Joma AVIA, BOJ2
Espanyol Flag of Spain Francisco Rufete (interim) Flag of Spain Javi López Kelme LD Sports, InJoo,13 Riviera Maya2
Getafe Flag of Spain José Bordalás Flag of Spain Jorge Molina Joma Tecnocasa Group, Reale Seguros,2 El Brillante,3 Libertex3
Granada Flag of Spain Diego Martínez Flag of Spain Víctor Díaz Nike Winamax, Caja Rural2
Leganés Flag of Mexico Javier Aguirre Flag of Spain Unai Bustinza Joma Betway, Laboratorios Ynsadiet,1 KFC3
Levante Flag of Spain Paco López Flag of Spain José Luis Morales Macron Betway, Baleària1
Mallorca Flag of Spain Vicente Moreno Flag of Spain Xisco Campos Umbro Betfred, Blau Hotels,1 Roc Hotels,1 OK Cars,2 Air Europa,3 Juaneda3
Osasuna Flag of Spain Jagoba Arrasate Flag of Spain Oier Sanjurjo Hummel Kirolbet, Victorino Vicente,1 Acunsa,2 Selk3
Real Betis Flag of Spain Alexis Trujillo (interim) Flag of Spain Joaquín Kappa easyMarkets, Reale Seguros,2 BeSoccer3
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 GoodBall.com, Kutxabank,1 Reale Seguros2
Sevilla Flag of Spain Julen Lopetegui Flag of Spain Jesús Navas Nike Marathonbet, EverFX3
Valencia Flag of Spain Voro (interim) Flag of Spain Dani Parejo Puma bwin, Libertex,1 Sailun Tyres2, Škoda3
Valladolid Flag of Spain Sergio González Flag of Spain Javi Moyano Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Cuatro Rayas1, Integra Energía2, Air Europa3
Villarreal Flag of Spain Javier Calleja Flag of Spain Bruno Joma Pamesa Cerámica
1. ^On the back of shirt.
2. ^On the sleeves.
3. ^On the shorts.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Real Betis Flag of Spain Quique Setién Mutual consent 19 May 2019 Pre-season Flag of Spain Rubi 6 June 2019
Alavés Flag of Spain Abelardo Resigned 20 May 2019 Flag of Spain Asier Garitano 21 May 2019
Sevilla Flag of Spain Joaquín Caparrós End of contract 23 May 2019 Flag of Spain Julen Lopetegui 4 June 2019
Espanyol Flag of Spain Rubi Signed for Real Betis 6 June 2019 Flag of Spain David Gallego 6 June 2019
Valencia Flag of Spain Marcelino Sacked 11 September 2019 10th Flag of Spain Albert Celades 11 September 2019
Espanyol Flag of Spain David Gallego 7 October 2019 19th Flag of Spain Pablo Machín 7 October 2019
Leganés Flag of Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino Resigned 21 October 2019 20th Flag of Mexico Javier Aguirre 4 November 2019
Celta Vigo Flag of Spain Fran Escribá Sacked 3 November 2019 18th Flag of Spain Óscar García 4 November 2019
Espanyol Flag of Spain Pablo Machín 23 December 2019 20th Flag of Spain Abelardo 27 December 2019
Barcelona Flag of Spain Ernesto Valverde 13 January 2020 1st Flag of Spain Quique Setién 13 January 2020
Real Betis Flag of Spain Rubi 21 June 2020 14th Flag of Spain Alexis Trujillo (interim) 21 June 2020
Espanyol Flag of Spain Abelardo 27 June 2020 20th Flag of Spain Francisco Rufete (interim) 27 June 2020
Valencia Flag of Spain Albert Celades 29 June 2020 8th Flag of Spain Voro (interim) 29 June 2020
Alavés Flag of Spain Asier Garitano 5 July 2020 15th Flag of Spain Juan Muñiz 5 July 2020

League table

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Real Madrid  (C) 38 26 9 3 70 25+45 87
Qualification for the  Champions League group stage
2 Barcelona 38 25 7 6 86 38+48 82
3 Atlético Madrid 38 18 16 4 51 27+24 70
4 Sevilla 38 19 13 6 54 34+20 70
5 Villarreal 38 18 6 14 63 49+14 60
Qualification for the  Europa League group stage
6 Real Sociedad 38 16 8 14 56 48+8 56
7 Granada 38 16 8 14 52 45+7 56
Qualification for the  Europa League Second qualifying round
8 Getafe 38 14 12 12 43 37+6 54
9 Valencia 38 14 11 13 46 53−7 53
10 Osasuna 38 13 13 12 46 54−8 52
11 Athletic Bilbao 38 13 12 13 41 38+3 51
12 Levante 38 14 7 17 47 53−6 49
13 Valladolid 38 9 15 14 32 43−11 42
14 Eibar 38 11 9 18 39 56−17 42
15 Real Betis 38 10 11 17 48 60−12 41
16 Alavés 38 10 9 19 34 59−25 39
17 Celta Vigo 38 7 16 15 37 49−12 37
18 Leganés  (R) 38 8 12 18 30 51−21 36 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Mallorca  (R) 38 9 6 23 40 65−25 33
20 Espanyol  (R) 38 5 10 23 27 58−31 25
Source: La Liga, 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

Season statistics

Scoring

  • Last goal of the season:
    Flag of Spain Coke for Levante against Getafe (19 July 2020)

Top goalscorers

The Pichichi Trophy is awarded by newspaper Marca to the top goalscorer.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 25
2 Flag of France Karim Benzema Real Madrid 21
3 Flag of Spain Gerard Moreno Villarreal 18
4 Flag of Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona 16
5 Flag of Spain Raúl García Athletic Bilbao 15
6 Flag of Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo 14
Flag of Argentina Lucas Ocampos Sevilla
8 Croatia Ante Budimir Mallorca 13
9 Flag of Spain Álvaro Morata Atlético Madrid 12
10 Flag of Spain Santi Cazorla Villarreal 11
Brazil Willian José Real Sociedad
Flag of Spain Joselu Alavés
Flag of Spain Jaime Mata Getafe
Flag of Spain Lucas Pérez Alavés
Flag of Spain Sergio Ramos Real Madrid
Flag of Spain Roger Levante

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 21
2 Flag of Spain Mikel Oyarzabal Real Sociedad 11
3 Flag of Spain Santi Cazorla Villarreal 9
4 Flag of France Karim Benzema Real Madrid 8
Flag of Spain Portu Real Sociedad
Flag of Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona
Flag of Spain Roberto Torres Osasuna
8 Flag of Argentina Éver Banega Sevilla 7
Flag of Spain José Campaña Levante
Croatia Luka Modrić Real Madrid
Flag of Spain Jesús Navas Sevilla
Flag of CHI Fabián Orellana Eibar
Flag of Spain Rodrigo Valencia

Zamora Trophy

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

Rank Name Club Goals
against
Matches Average
1 Belgium Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid 20 34 0.59
2 Flag of Slovenia Jan Oblak Atlético Madrid 26 37 0.70
3 Flag of Spain Unai Simón Athletic Bilbao 29 33 0.88
4 Flag of Spain David Soria Getafe 36 37 0.97
Flag of Czech Tomáš Vaclík Sevilla 31 32

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Round
Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Celta Vigo 4–1 (H) 9 November 2019 13
Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Mallorca 5–2 (H) 7 December 2019 16
Flag of Spain Joaquín Real Betis Athletic Bilbao 3–2 (H) 8 December 2019 16
Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi4 Barcelona Eibar 5–0 (H) 22 February 2020 25

4 – Player scored four goals.

Discipline

Player

Team

  • Most yellow cards: 130
    • Getafe
  • Most red cards: 9
    • Espanyol
    • Real Betis
  • Fewest yellow cards: 71
    • Levante
  • Fewest red cards: 0
    • Valladolid

Match ball

On 15 April 2019, Puma announced their official partnership with La Liga to manufacture the official match ball for the Spanish top flight and the Segunda División. This ends La Liga's 23 year partnership with Nike.

La Liga 2019-20

Alavés · Athletic Bilbao · Atlético Madrid · Barcelona · Betis · Celta Vigo · Eibar · Espanyol · Getafe · Granada · Leganés · Levante · Mallorca · Osasuna · Real Madrid · Real Sociedad · Sevilla · Valencia · Valladolid · Villarreal

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