2014–15 La Liga

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La Liga
Season 2014–15
Matches played 199
Goals scored 517 (2.6 per match)
Top goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo (28 goals)
Best goalkeeper Claudio Bravo
(13 clean sheets)
Biggest home win Barcelona 6–0 Granada
(27 September 2014)
Biggest away win Deportivo La Coruña 2–8 Real Madrid
(20 September 2014)
Elche 0–6 Barcelona
(24 January 2015)
Highest scoring Deportivo La Coruña 2–8 Real Madrid
(20 September 2014)
Longest winning run 12 games[1]
Real Madrid
Longest unbeaten run 12 games[1]
Real Madrid
Longest winless run 16 games[1]
Granada
Longest losing run 6 games[1]
Celta Vigo
Highest attendance 85,450[1]
Real Madrid 3–1 Barcelona
Lowest attendance 4,115[1]
Eibar 2–1 Getafe
Average attendance 26,371[1]
2015–16
All statistics correct as of 26 January 2015.

The 2014–15 La Liga season (known as the Liga BBVA for sponsorship reasons) is the 84th since its establishment. The campaign began on 23 August 2014 and will end on 24 May 2015. Atlético Madrid are the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)[edit]

A total of 20 teams contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2013–14 season and three promoted from the 2013–14 Segunda División. This includes the two top teams (Eibar and Deportivo) from the Segunda División, and the winner of the play-offs, Córdoba CF.

Eibar became the first club from Segunda División to achieve promotion to La Liga after its 1–0 victory over Deportivo Alavés on 25 May 2014. Eibar will make their La Liga debut this season.[2]

Deportivo La Coruña won promotion back to La Liga after one season in Segunda División with a 1–0 victory over Real Jaén on 31 May 2014.[3]

Córdoba CF won the promotion play-off against UD Las Palmas and returned to the top level after 42 years.[4]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Almería Almería Juegos Mediterráneos 21,350
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,289
Atlético Madrid Madrid Vicente Calderón 54,907
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,786
Celta de Vigo Vigo Balaídos 31,800
Córdoba Córdoba El Arcángel 21,822
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor 34,600
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 6,000
Elche Elche Martínez Valero 36,017
Espanyol Barcelona Cornellà-El Prat 40,500
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,393
Granada Granada Nuevo Los Cármenes 23,156
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda 30,044
Rayo Vallecano Madrid Vallecas 14,708
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta 32,076
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 45,500
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 55,000
Villarreal Villarreal El Madrigal 25,000

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Almería Alfonso García Spain Juan Ignacio Martínez Spain Corona Nike Urcisol.com
Athletic Bilbao Josu Urrutia Spain Ernesto Valverde Spain Carlos Gurpegui Nike Petronor & BBK
Atlético Madrid Enrique Cerezo Argentina Diego Simeone Spain Gabi Nike Azerbaijan: Land of Fire & Plus500
Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu Spain Luis Enrique Spain Xavi Nike Qatar Airways & UNICEF1 2
Celta de Vigo Carlos Mouriño Argentina Eduardo Berizzo Spain Borja Oubiña Adidas Citroën & Estrella Galicia4
Córdoba Carlos González Serbia Miroslav Đukić Spain Abel Gómez Acerbis RD Impagos
Deportivo La Coruña Constantino Fernández Pico Spain Víctor Fernández Spain Manuel Pablo Lotto Estrella Galicia & Abanca
Eibar Alex Aranzabal Spain Gaizka Garitano Spain Txema Añibarro Hummel[5] Hierros Servando & Wiko1
Elche José Sepulcre Spain Fran Escribá Spain Edu Albácar Kelme Gioseppo
Espanyol Ramón Condal Spain Sergio González Soriano Spain Sergio García Puma Power8
Getafe Ángel Torres Spain Quique Sánchez Flores Spain Jaime Gavilán Joma Tecnocasa Group
Granada Quique Pina Spain Abel Resino Spain Diego Mainz Joma Solver Sports Capital
Levante Quico Catalán Spain Lucas Alcaraz Spain Juanfran García Nike East United
Málaga Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani Spain Javi Gracia Portugal Duda Nike UNESCO3
Rayo Vallecano Raúl Martín Presa Spain Paco Jémez Spain Roberto Trashorras Erreà QBAO.com & Nevir1
Real Madrid Florentino Pérez Italy Carlo Ancelotti Spain Iker Casillas Adidas Fly Emirates
Real Sociedad Jokin Aperribay Scotland David Moyes Spain Xabi Prieto Adidas QBAO.com & Kutxa1
Sevilla José Castro Carmona Spain Unai Emery Spain Fernando Navarro Warrior Visit Malaysia
Valencia Amadeo Salvo Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo Spain Dani Parejo Adidas La Caixa & Gol Televisión1
Villarreal Fernando Roig Alfonso Spain Marcelino García Toral Spain Bruno Soriano Xtep Pamesa Cerámica
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ Barcelona makes a donation to UNICEF to display the charity's logo on the back of the club's kit.
3. ^ Málaga makes a donation to UNESCO in order to display the charity's logo on the club's kit.
4. ^ On the shorts.
5. Additionally, referee kits are now being made by Adidas, sponsored by Würth, and Nike has a new match ball, the Ordem LFP.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Celta de Vigo Spain Luis Enrique Resigned 15 May 2014 Pre-season Argentina Eduardo Berizzo 2 June 2014
Málaga Germany Bernd Schuster End of contract 16 May 2014 Spain Javi Gracia 30 May 2014
Espanyol Mexico Javier Aguirre End of contract 16 May 2014 Spain Sergio González 28 May 2014
Barcelona Argentina Gerardo Martino Resigned 17 May 2014 Spain Luis Enrique 19 May 2014
Granada Spain Lucas Alcaraz End of contract 28 May 2014 Spain Joaquín Caparrós 28 May 2014
Levante Spain Joaquín Caparrós Signed by Granada 28 May 2014 Spain José Luis Mendilibar 30 May 2014
Valencia Argentina Juan Antonio Pizzi Sacked 2 July 2014 Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo 4 July 2014
Deportivo La Coruña Spain Fernando Vázquez Sacked 8 July 2014 Spain Víctor Fernández 10 July 2014
Córdoba Spain Albert Ferrer Sacked 20 October 2014 20th Serbia Miroslav Đukić 20 October 2014[6]
Levante Spain José Luis Mendilibar Sacked 20 October 2014 19th Spain Lucas Alcaraz 21 October 2014[7]
Real Sociedad Spain Jagoba Arrasate Sacked 2 November 2014 19th Scotland David Moyes 10 November 2014[8]
Almería Spain Francisco Sacked 9 December 2014[9] 17th Spain Juan Ignacio Martínez 12 December 2014[10]
Getafe Romania Cosmin Contra Signed by Guangzhou R&F 18 December 2014[11] 13th Spain Quique Sánchez Flores 5 January 2015[12]
Granada Spain Joaquín Caparrós Sacked 13 January 2015[13] 20th Spain Abel Resino 19 January 2015[14]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Real Madrid 19 16 0 3 64 16 +48 48 Qualification to UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Barcelona 20 15 2 3 54 9 +45 47
3 Atlético Madrid 20 14 2 4 40 19 +21 44
4 Valencia 20 12 5 3 38 18 +20 41 Qualification to UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 Sevilla 19 12 3 4 31 20 +11 39 Qualification to UEFA Europa League group stage
6 Villarreal 20 11 5 4 33 17 +16 38 Qualification to UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
7 Málaga 20 9 5 6 23 21 +2 32
8 Eibar 20 7 6 7 24 26 −2 27
9 Espanyol 20 7 5 8 25 29 −4 26
10 Rayo Vallecano 20 7 2 11 21 36 −15 23
11 Real Sociedad 20 5 7 8 20 24 −4 22
12 Celta Vigo 20 5 6 9 19 23 −4 21
13 Athletic Bilbao 20 5 5 10 16 26 −10 20
14 Getafe 20 5 5 10 16 28 −12 20
15 Córdoba 20 3 9 8 16 30 −14 18
16 Deportivo La Coruña 20 4 6 10 16 33 −17 18
17 Elche 20 4 5 11 18 41 −23 17
18 Almería 20 4 4 12 17 33 −16 16 Relegation to Segunda División
19 Levante 20 3 7 10 13 35 −22 16
20 Granada 20 2 9 9 13 33 −20 15
Updated to match(es) played on 26 January 2015. Source: La Liga
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored

Positions by round[edit]

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round.

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 3 10 13 7 5 5 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Barcelona 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Atlético Madrid 12 6 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Valencia 11 2 2 2 1 2 2 4 4 2 3 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 4
Sevilla 10 5 3 3 3 4 3 2 2 5 5 5 4 4 4 6 5 4 4 5
Villarreal 4 9 8 6 7 7 7 6 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6
Málaga 7 13 11 10 10 13 11 8 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Eibar 6 11 14 9 9 8 9 12 11 9 10 12 11 9 9 9 8 8 8 8
Espanyol 9 16 19 18 11 12 8 11 10 13 12 14 12 13 11 10 10 10 9 9
Rayo Vallecano 13 14 16 17 13 9 12 9 9 12 13 11 10 11 12 13 11 11 10 10
Real Sociedad 16 8 7 12 14 15 15 16 17 19 15 16 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 11
Celta de Vigo 2 3 5 8 6 6 6 7 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 11 12
Athletic Bilbao 15 7 12 15 18 16 18 17 15 11 11 9 9 10 10 11 12 13 13 13
Getafe 17 12 15 16 19 14 14 10 12 10 9 10 13 12 13 12 14 14 15 14
Córdoba 18 18 18 19 20 20 19 20 18 20 20 20 20 18 18 19 18 15 14 15
Deportivo La Coruña 14 15 9 14 15 17 20 15 16 16 17 18 18 19 16 17 16 16 17 16
Elche 20 19 10 13 16 18 16 18 19 17 18 19 19 20 20 20 20 19 16 17
Almería 8 17 17 11 12 10 10 13 13 14 16 17 17 17 19 16 15 17 18 18
Levante 19 20 20 20 17 19 17 19 20 18 19 13 15 15 15 15 17 18 19 19
Granada 5 4 6 5 8 11 13 14 14 15 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 20 20

Last updated: 26 January 2015
Source: Kicker

Leader
2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stage
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2015–16 Segunda División

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ALM ATH ATM BAR CEL CÓR DEP EIB ELC ESP GET GRA LEV MLG RVA RMA RSO SEV VAL VILL
Almería 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–4 0–2
Athletic Bilbao 1–4 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 a 1–0
Atlético Madrid 2–2 4–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 a 4–0 0–1
Barcelona 2–0 3–1 0–1 5–0 3–0 3–0 5–1 6–0 a 5–1
Celta de Vigo 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–3
Córdoba 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–2
Deportivo La Coruña 0–1 1–0 0–4 a 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 2–2 2–8 0–0 3–0
Eibar 5–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 0–4 1–0 0–1 1–1
Elche 0–2 0–6 0–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 2–2
Espanyol 3–0 a 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1
Getafe 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 0–3
Granada 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 a 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–0
Levante 2–1 0–5 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–5 1–1 2–1 0–2
Málaga 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–2 1–1
Rayo Vallecano 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–3 2–3 1–3 0–1
Real Madrid 5–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 5–1 3–0 5–1
Real Sociedad 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 4–2 1–1
Sevilla 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1
Valencia 3–2 0–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–1
Villarreal 2–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 0–2 4–0 1–3

Updated to games played on 26 January 2015.
Source: La Liga
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[edit]

Zamora Trophy[edit]

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

Goalkeepers with more than the 75% of the games played are included in the list.

Rank Name Club Goals Against Matches Average[18]
1 Chile Claudio Bravo Barcelona 9 20 0.45
2 Brazil Diego Alves Valencia 14 18 0.77
3 Spain Iker Casillas Real Madrid 14 17 0.82
4 Spain Sergio Asenjo Villarreal 17 19 0.89
5 Spain Miguel Ángel Moyà Atlético Madrid 18 19 0.95
6 Portugal Beto Sevilla 15 15 1
7 Cameroon Carlos Kameni Málaga 20 19 1.05
8 Spain Sergio Alvarez Celta Vigo 21 19 1.11
9 Spain Xabi Irureta Eibar 25 19 1.32
Spain Gorka Iraizoz Athletic Bilbao 25 19 1.32

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Deportivo La Coruña 8–2 20 September 2014
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo4 Real Madrid Elche 5–1 23 September 2014
Brazil Neymar Barcelona Granada 6–0 27 September 2014
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Athletic Bilbao 5–0 5 October 2014
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Sevilla 5–1 22 November 2014
Mexico Carlos Vela Real Sociedad Elche 3–0 28 November 2014
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Celta Vigo 3–0 6 December 2014
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Espanyol 5–1 7 December 2014
France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid Athletic Bilbao 4–1 21 December 2014
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 18 January 2015

4 Player scored four goals

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the season: Luis Alberto for Málaga against Athletic Bilbao (23 August 2014)
  • Fastest goal of the season: 2nd minute
    • Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao (5 October 2014) and Granada (1 November 2014)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 8 goals
    • Deportivo La Coruña 2–8 Real Madrid (20 September 2014)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 2 goals
    • Real Sociedad 4–2 Real Madrid (31 August 2014)
    • Rayo Vallecano 2–3 Elche (14 September 2014)
    • Deportivo La Coruña 2–8 Real Madrid (20 September 2014)
    • Villarreal 4–2 Rayo Vallecano (21 September 2014)
    • Atlético Madrid 4–2 Córdoba (1 November 2014)
    • Rayo Vallecano 2–3 Eibar (3 November 2014)
    • Eibar 5–2 Almería (8 December 2014)
    • Valencia 3–2 Almería (17 January 2015)

Clean sheets[edit]

Discipline[edit]

As of matches played on 21 December 2014.[19]
  • Most yellow cards (club): 63
    • Rayo Vallecano
  • Most red cards (club): 6
    • Málaga

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Real Madrid 611,200 85,450 63,634 76,400 0.070162905688392+7.0%
2 Barcelona 663,960 81,658 60,066 73,773 0.02563639144156+2.5%
3 Atlético Madrid 508,234 54,069 37,000 46,203 -0.99626962221839−0.3%
4 Valencia 479,703 50,738 38,389 43,552 0.23938531587934+23.9%
5 Athletic Bilbao 401,100 48,300 28,000 40,110 0.19389213001548+19.3%
6 Sevilla 297,141 34,304 19,925 29,714 -0.96819811013359−3.1%
7 Real Sociedad 260,762 28,748 19,098 23,706 0.018386459317811+1.8%
8 Málaga 226,682 29,025 19,000 22,668 0.0092159743555495+0.9%
9 Elche 237,189 28,235 14,726 21,563 -0.86059227330779−13.9%
10 Deportivo La Coruña 222,156 27,685 14,167 20,196 -0.91178329571106−8.8%1
11 Celta de Vigo 172,664 23,811 14,523 19,185 -0.91161796151105−8.8%
12 Villarreal 182,612 23,000 12,284 18,261 0.12168304668305+12.1%
13 Espanyol 186,852 22,732 12,710 16,987 -0.86478643791682−13.5%
14 Levante 149,041 23,506 12,106 16,560 0.082494443718133+8.2%
15 Granada 145,543 18,932 14,637 16,171 0.053142298925432+5.3%
16 Córdoba 177,696 21,495 13,092 16,154 0.43962213706443+43.9%1
17 Almería 100,367 13,950 9,212 11,152 0.091620986687549+9.1%
18 Rayo Vallecano 97,647 14,070 7,776 10,850 0.067493112947658+6.7%
19 Getafe 81,471 12,000 4,501 7,406 0.085446284625531+8.5%
20 Eibar 41,961 5,859 4,115 4,662 0.54319761668322+54.3%1
League total 5,243,351 85,450 4,115 26,458 +0.4%

Updated to games played on 26 January 2015
Source: [1]
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Segunda División

Awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
September Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo Valencia Spain Nolito Celta Vigo [20]
October Italy Carlo Ancelotti Real Madrid France Karim Benzema Real Madrid [21]
November Spain Ernesto Valverde Athletic Bilbao Mexico Carlos Vela Real Sociedad [22]
December Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo Valencia Argentina Luciano Vietto Villarreal [23]

Number of teams by autonomous community[edit]

Autonomous Community Number of teams Teams
1  Andalusia 5 Almería, Granada, Málaga, Córdoba and Sevilla
2  Madrid 4 Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid
 Valencian Community 4 Elche, Levante, Valencia and Villarreal
4  Basque Country 3 Athletic Bilbao, Eibar and Real Sociedad
5  Catalonia 2 Barcelona and Espanyol
 Galicia 2 Celta and Deportivo La Coruña

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "2014–15 Spanish Primera División statistics". ESPN FC. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN). Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Eibar seal stunning promotion to La Liga; Goal.com, 26 May 2014
  3. ^ Result: Deportivo La Coruna promoted to La Liga; SportsMole, 31 May 2014
  4. ^ "Las Palmas-Cordoba La Liga play-off ends with pitch invasion". Goal.com. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "La S.D. Eibar vestirá Hummel la próxima temporada" (in Spanish). SD Eibar. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Djukic será el entrenador del Córdoba; Marca.com, 20 October 2014
  7. ^ Lucas Alcaraz ya es el nuevo entrenador del Levante; As.com, 21 October 2014
  8. ^ David Moyes: Ex-Man Utd boss named Real Sociedad manager; BBC Sport, 10 November 2014
  9. ^ "Francisco deja de ser entrenador del Almería". UD Almería (in Spanish). 9 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Juan Ignacio Martínez, nuevo técnico del Almería". LFP (in Spanish). 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Guangzhou R&F names Getafe's Cosmin Contra coach". The New Zealand Herald. Associated Press. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Getafe names Quique Sanchez Flores as new coach". Yahoo!. Associated Press. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Caparrós deja de ser el técnico del Granada". Marca. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "El Granada hace oficial el fichaje de Abel Resino". AS (in Spanish). 19 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "2014–15 La Liga top goalscorers". ESPN FC. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Pichichi 2014/2015". Pichichi (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "2014–15 La Liga top assistsr". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Zamora Trophy 2014–15". Marca. Marca. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  19. ^ Yellow cards at LFP.es
  20. ^ Premios BBVA a los mejores de septiembre; LFP.es 6 October 2014
  21. ^ BBVA Awards for the best of October; LFP.es 12 November 2014
  22. ^ BBVA Awards for the best of November; LFP.es 10 December 2014
  23. ^ The BBVA Prizes for December's best; LFP.es 14 January 2015