2014–15 La Liga

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Primera División
Season 2014–15
2015–16

The 2014–15 Primera División season (known as the Liga BBVA for sponsorship reasons) will be the 84th since its establishment. The campaign will begin on 23 August 2014 and end on 14 June 2015. Atlético Madrid will be the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)[edit]

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2013–14 season and three promoted from the 2013–14 Segunda División. This will include the two top teams (Eibar and Deportivo) from the Segunda División, and the play-offs winning team, 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 debut in the 2014–15 La Liga.

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 of stadium 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 Vila-real 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 and BBK
Atlético Madrid Enrique Cerezo Argentina Diego Simeone Spain Gabi Nike Azerbaijan
Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu Spain Luis Enrique Spain Xavi Nike Qatar Airways and UNICEF1 2
Celta de Vigo Carlos Mouriño Argentina Eduardo Berizzo Spain Borja Oubiña Adidas Citroën and Estrella Galicia4
Córdoba Carlos González Spain Albert Ferrer Spain Abel Gómez Nike RD Impagos
Deportivo La Coruña Constantino Fernández Pico Spain Víctor Fernández Spain Manuel Pablo Lotto Estrella Galicia
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 NJQY and 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 Canal+ and Kutxa1
Sevilla José Castro Carmona Spain Unai Emery TBA Warrior Malaysia
Valencia Amadeo Salvo Portugal Nuno Espirito Santo France Jérémy Mathieu Adidas 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 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

League table[edit]

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

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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.

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Barcelona 0 0 0 71,929 0
2 Real Madrid 0 0 0 71,391 0
3 Atlético Madrid 0 0 0 46,376 0
4 Valencia 0 0 0 35,140 0
5 Athletic Bilbao 0 0 0 33,596 0
6 Sevilla 0 0 0 30,690 0
7 Elche 0 0 0 25,056 0
8 Real Sociedad 0 0 0 23,278 0
9 Málaga 0 0 0 22,461 0
10 Deportivo La Coruña 0 0 0 22,150 01
11 Celta de Vigo 0 0 0 21,045 0
12 Espanyol 0 0 0 19,643 0
13 Villarreal 0 0 0 16,280 0
14 Granada 0 0 0 15,355 0
15 Levante 0 0 0 15,298 0
16 Córdoba 0 0 0 11,050 01
17 Almería 0 0 0 10,216 0
18 Rayo Vallecano 0 0 0 10,164 0
19 Getafe 0 0 0 6,823 0
20 Eibar 0 0 0 3,021 01
League total 0 0 0 26,766

Updated to games played on 22 June 2014
Source: Official websites and other Spanish media[3]
Notes:
Average numbers agree to the 2013–14 season.
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. ^ "Spanish La Liga Stats – 2013–14". ESPN FC. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN). Retrieved 18 August 2013.