2014–15 La Liga

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La Liga
Season 2014–15
Matches played 20
Goals scored 48 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorer Lionel Messi
Fabián Orellana
(2 goals)
Biggest home win Barcelona 3–0 Elche
(24 August 2014)
Valencia 3–0 Málaga
(29 August 2014)
Biggest away win Levante 0–2 Villarreal
(23 August 2014)
Highest scoring Real Sociedad 4–2 Real Madrid
(31 August 2014)
Highest attendance 70,356
Real Madrid 2–0 Córdoba
(25 August 2014)
Lowest attendance 5,173
Eibar 1–0 Real Sociedad
(24 August 2014)
Average attendance 26,520
2015–16

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 its La Liga debut this season.

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.

Córdoba CF won the promotion play-off against UD Las Palmas and returned to the top level after 42 years.[1]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Almería Almería Juegos Mediterráneos 21,350
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,332
Atlético Madrid Madrid Vicente Calderón 54,960
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 5,250
Elche Elche Martínez Valero 36,017
Espanyol Barcelona Power8 Stadium 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 Campo de 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 Vilareal El Madrigal 25,000

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Almería Alfonso García Spain Francisco 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
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 Spain Albert Ferrer 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[2] Hierros Servando
Elche José Sepulcre Spain Fran Escribá Spain Sergio Mantecón Kelme Gioseppo
Espanyol Ramón Condal Spain Sergio González Soriano Spain Sergio García Puma Power8
Getafe Ángel Torres Romania Cosmin Contra Spain Jaime Gavilán Joma Tecnocasa Group
Granada Quique Pina Spain Joaquín Caparrós Spain Diego Mainz Joma Solver Sports Capital
Levante Quico Catalán Spain José Luis Mendilibar Spain Juanfran García Nike
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 Spain Jagoba Arrasate Spain Xabi Prieto Adidas QBAO.com & Kutxa1
Sevilla José Castro Carmona Spain Unai Emery TBA Warrior Malaysia
Valencia Amadeo Salvo Portugal Nuno Espirito 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 Indomie, 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 Jose 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

Season summary[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Barcelona 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6 2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Valencia 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 4
3 Celta Vigo 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 4
4 Granada 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4 2015–16 UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 Sevilla 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4 2015–16 UEFA Europa League group stage
6 Atlético Madrid 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4 2015–16 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
7 Athletic Bilbao 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 3
8 Real Sociedad 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
9 Villarreal 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
10 Real Madrid 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
11 Eibar 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
12 Getafe 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
13 Málaga 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
14 Rayo Vallecano 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
15 Deportivo La Coruña 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
15 Espanyol 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
16 Almería 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
17 Córdoba 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 1 Relegation to the 2015–16 Segunda División
19 Elche 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
20 Levante 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 0

Updated to games played on 29 August 2014.
Source: La Liga
Rules for classification: [3] 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points;
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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


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

Last updated: 31 August 2014
Source: kicker.de
Round 4 clarification Source : LFP Statement

Leader
2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage
2014–15 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage
2014–15 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2014–15 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Relegation to 2014–15 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 1–1
Athletic Bilbao 3–0 a
Atlético Madrid 2–1 a
Barcelona 3–0 a a
Celta de Vigo a 3–1
Córdoba 1–1
Deportivo La Coruña a 2–2
Eibar 1–0
Elche
Espanyol a 1–2
Getafe 1–0
Granada 2–1 a
Levante 0–2
Málaga 1–0 a
Rayo Vallecano 0–0
Real Madrid a a 2–0
Real Sociedad a 4–2
Sevilla 1–1
Valencia 3–0
Villarreal 0–1

Last updated: 26 August 2014
Source: LFP

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.

Rank Name Club Goals Against Matches Average[5]
1 Chile Claudio Bravo Barcelona 0 2 0
2 Spain Sergio Asenjo Villarreal 1 2 0.5
Brazil Diego Alves Valencia 1 2 0.5
Spain Miguel Ángel Moyà Atlético Madrid 1 2 0.5
Spain Xabi Irureta Eibar 1 2 0.5

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Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the season: Luis Alberto for Málaga against Athletic Bilbao (23 August 2014)
  • Fastest goal of the season: 5th minute
    • Sergio Ramos for Real Madrid against Real Sociedad (31 August 2014)
    • Nolito for Celta de Vigo against Getafe (24 August 2014)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 3 goals[6]
    • Real Sociedad 4–2 Real Madrid (31 August 2014)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 2 goals
    • Real Sociedad 4–2 Real Madrid (31 August 2014)

Clean sheets[edit]

Discipline[edit]

  • Most yellow cards (club): 4
    • Celta de Vigo
    • Eibar
    • Sevilla
  • Most yellow cards (player): 1
    • 44 players
  • Most red cards (club): 2
    • Málaga

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Real Madrid 70,356 70,356 70,356 70,356 -0.98550237424885−1.4%
2 Barcelona 68,105 68,105 68,105 68,105 -0.94683646373507−5.3%
3 Athletic Bilbao 48,300 48,300 48,300 48,300 0.43767115132754+43.7%
4 Atlético Madrid 48,000 48,000 48,000 48,000 0.035018112816974+3.5%
5 Valencia 41,550 41,550 41,550 41,550 0.18241320432555+18.2%
6 Sevilla 29,352 29,352 29,352 29,352 -0.9564027370479−4.3%
7 Real Sociedad 27,879 27,879 27,879 27,879 0.19765443766647+19.7%
8 Málaga 24,500 24,500 24,500 24,500 0.090779573482926+9.0%
9 Villarreal 21,830 21,830 21,830 21,830 0.34090909090909+34.0%
10 Celta de Vigo 20,416 20,416 20,416 20,416 -0.97011166547874−2.9%
11 Elche 20,025 20,025 20,025 20,025 -0.79920977011494−20.0%
12 Deportivo La Coruña 18,054 18,054 18,054 18,054 -0.81507900677201−18.4%1
13 Espanyol 16,490 16,490 16,490 16,490 -0.83948480374688−16.0%
14 Córdoba 15,982 15,982 15,982 15,982 0.44633484162896+44.6%1
15 Granada 14,908 14,908 14,908 14,908 -0.97088896125041−2.9%
16 Levante 12,620 12,620 12,620 12,620 -0.82494443718133−17.5%
17 Rayo Vallecano 11,070 11,070 11,070 11,070 0.08913813459268+8.9%
18 Almería 9,782 9,782 9,782 9,782 -0.95751761942052−4.2%
19 Getafe 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 -0.87937857247545−12.0%
20 Eibar 5,173 5,173 5,173 5,173 0.71234690499834+71.2%1
League total 530,392 70,356 5,173 26,520 −0.9%

Updated to games played on 31 August 2014
Source: Official club websites and LFP.es[6]
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Segunda División

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. ^ "Las Palmas-Cordoba La Liga play-off ends with pitch invasion". Goal.com. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "La S.D. Eibar vestirá Hummel la próxima temporada" (in Spanish). SD Eibar. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Reglamento General RFEF – Artículo 201. Sistema de puntos. (page 104)". RFEF. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Spanish La Liga Stats: Top Goal Scorers – 2013–14". ESPN. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Zamora Trophy 2013–14". Marca. Marca. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Spanish La Liga Stats – 2013–14". ESPN FC. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN). Retrieved 18 August 2013.