1950–51 La Liga

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Primera División
Season 1950–51
Champions Atlético Madrid
(4th title)
Relegated Málaga
Murcia
Alcoyano
Lérida
Matches played 240
Goals scored 1,038 (4.33 per match)
Top goalscorer Telmo Zarra
(38 goals)
Biggest home win Atlético Bilbao 10–0 Lérida
Biggest away win Lérida 1–6 Real Madrid
Lérida 1–6 Valencia
Highest scoring Atlético Bilbao 9–4 Celta Vigo
Longest winning run 5 matches
Barcelona
Valladolid
Longest unbeaten run 9 matches
Valladolid
Longest winless run 10 matches
Alcoyano
Lérida
Longest losing run 10 matches
Alcoyano

The 1950–51 La Liga season was the 20th edition of the Spanish football top division. Atlético Madrid achieved their fourth tournament.

Format[edit]

This was the first season after the expansion of the league to 16 teams. The two last qualified teams were directly relegated to Segunda División and teams in the 13th and 14th position joined the relegation play-offs with the second and third qualified teams of each one of the two groups of the Segunda División.

Team locations[edit]

Lérida made their debut in La Liga.

Club City Stadium
Alcoyano Alcoy El Collao
Atlético Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés
Atlético Madrid Madrid Metropolitano
Barcelona Barcelona Les Corts
Celta Vigo Vigo Balaídos
Deportivo La Coruña La Coruña Riazor
Español Barcelona Sarriá
Lérida Lérida Campo de los Deportes
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda
Murcia Murcia La Condomina
Real Madrid Madrid Chamartín
Real Santander Santander El Sardinero
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Atotxa
Sevilla Seville Nervión
Valencia Valencia Mestalla
Valladolid Valladolid Municipal

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Atlético Madrid (C) 30 17 6 7 87 50 +37 40
2 Sevilla 30 17 4 9 79 46 +33 38
3 Valencia 30 17 3 10 64 48 +16 37
4 Barcelona 30 16 3 11 83 61 +22 35
5 Real Sociedad 30 15 5 10 77 56 +21 35
6 Valladolid 30 14 5 11 51 51 0 33
7 Atlético Bilbao 30 15 3 12 88 56 +32 33
8 Celta Vigo 30 15 3 12 62 56 +6 33
9 Real Madrid 32 15 5 12 80 71 +9 35
10 Real Santander 30 12 6 12 49 60 −11 30
11 Deportivo La Coruña 30 13 4 13 64 47 +17 30
12 Español 30 13 4 13 82 72 +10 30
13 Málaga (R) 30 12 5 13 55 52 +3 29 Qualification to the relegation group
14 Murcia (R) 30 8 3 19 40 86 −46 19
15 Alcoyano (R) 32 8 2 22 36 92 −56 18 Relegation to Segunda División
16 Lérida (R) 30 6 1 23 41 134 −93 13
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALC ATB ATM BAR MAL CEL DEP ESP LER MUR RSA RMA RSO SEV VAL VAD
Alcoyano 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 4–1 6–2 1–0 3–3 2–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 1–4
Atlético Bilbao 8–1 4–0 4–3 3–1 9–4 1–1 4–2 10–0 5–1 3–1 2–5 7–1 3–0 4–1 1–1
Atlético Madrid 5–1 2–0 6–4 3–0 3–2 5–2 1–1 7–1 2–2 9–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 7–0
Barcelona 6–0 2–1 3–0 7–2 3–1 2–2 4–1 6–1 2–1 2–1 7–2 8–2 4–1 2–1 3–1
Málaga 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 4–2 2–0 9–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 4–1 2–0 0–2 0–0
Celta Vigo 6–2 4–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 5–1 0–1
Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 4–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 4–1 10–1 4–1 0–1 5–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–1
Español 5–3 3–2 4–3 6–0 4–2 3–1 3–2 8–0 7–0 2–0 7–1 2–1 2–4 2–2 3–2
Lérida 3–1 0–3 3–4 0–3 2–5 2–3 1–0 5–4 3–2 4–2 1–6 1–0 4–5 1–6 2–2
Murcia 3–1 3–6 1–3 3–2 4–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 2–5 2–1 3–2 2–4 1–2
Real Santander 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 4–2 4–3 5–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 4–1
Real Madrid 7–0 2–2 3–6 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–2 7–0 6–0 0–1 7–2 3–3 3–2 2–1
Real Sociedad 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 4–1 5–1 5–1 3–1 2–0 7–0 5–0 6–2 1–0 3–0 5–2
Sevilla 7–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 4–2 3–0 3–1 5–2 5–0 5–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 4–0 4–0
Valencia 4–1 3–1 1–0 4–2 3–1 0–1 0–3 3–2 4–1 2–0 3–3 2–1 1–1 4–0 4–1
Valladolid 0–1 4–2 3–3 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 4–1 0–1 3–2 4–1 0–1
Source: BDFútbol
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation group[edit]

Teams qualified in the 13th and 14th position joined the relegation group with the teams qualified in the second and third group of each one of the two groups of the Segunda División. The two top teams would play the next La Liga season.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Las Palmas (O, P) 10 8 0 2 26 11 +15 16 Qualification to La Liga
2 Zaragoza (O, P) 10 7 1 2 31 16 +15 15
3 Málaga (R) 10 7 1 2 34 18 +16 15 Qualification to Segunda División
4 Murcia (R) 10 3 0 7 23 33 −10 6
5 Sabadell 10 2 1 7 14 25 −11 5
6 Salamanca 10 1 1 8 8 33 −25 3
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away LPA MAL MUR SAB SAL ZAR
Las Palmas 4–1 6–1 2–0 2–1 2–0
Málaga 2–0 5–2 4–0 6–0 4–2
Murcia 2–5 1–5 5–2 6–2 1–4
Sabadell 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–4
Salamanca 0–2 1–3 0–3 3–2 1–1
Zaragoza 3–1 6–2 3–2 3–1 5–0
Source: BDFútbol
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Spain Telmo Zarra Atlético Bilbao 38
2 Spain César Rodríguez Barcelona 29
3 Spain Pahiño Real Madrid 21
4 Spain Manuel Badenes Valencia 20
5 Spain Adrián Escudero Atlético Madrid 19
Spain Juan Araujo Sevilla
Spain Gerardo Coque Valladolid
8 Spain Francisco Javier Marcet Español 18
9 Spain Epi Real Sociedad 17
Spain José Caeiro Real Sociedad

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