1956–57 La Liga

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Primera División
Season 1956–57
Champions Real Madrid
(5th title)
Relegated Deportivo La Coruña
Condal
European Cup Real Madrid
Sevilla (as Real Madrid qualified as holders)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 777 (3.24 per match)
Top goalscorer Alfredo di Stéfano
(31 goals)
Biggest home win Atlético Madrid 8–1 Español
Biggest away win Deportivo La Coruña 0–6 Barcelona
Highest scoring Barcelona 7–3 Atlético Madrid

The 1956–57 La Liga was the 26th season since its establishment. The season started on September 9, 1956, and finished on April 21, 1957. Real Madrid won their fifth title.

Format changes[edit]

For this season, the relegation playoffs was eliminated and the two last qualified teams were directly relegated to Segunda División.

Team locations[edit]

Location of teams in 1956–57 La Liga (Canary Islands)

After their promotion, España Industrial was renamed as Condal.

Team Home city Stadium
Atlético Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés
Atlético Madrid Madrid Metropolitano
Barcelona Barcelona Las Corts
Celta Vigo Balaidos
Condal Barcelona Las Corts
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor
Español Barcelona Sarriá
Jaén Jaén La Victoria
Las Palmas Las Palmas Insular
Osasuna Pamplona San Juan
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Atocha
Sevilla Seville Nervión
Valencia Valencia Mestalla
Valladolid Valladolid Municipal
Zaragoza Zaragoza Torrero

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Real Madrid (C) 30 20 4 6 74 35 +39 44 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Sevilla 30 17 5 8 64 49 +15 39 Qualification for the European Cup preliminary round[a]
3 Barcelona 30 16 7 7 70 37 +33 39
4 Atlético Bilbao 30 16 5 9 59 45 +14 37
5 Atlético Madrid 30 15 4 11 65 54 +11 34
6 Osasuna 30 12 7 11 40 38 +2 31
7 Español 30 11 8 11 39 48 −9 30
8 Valladolid 30 11 6 13 52 58 −6 28
9 Zaragoza 30 11 6 13 37 51 −14 28
10 Las Palmas 30 9 9 12 41 58 −17 27
11 Valencia 30 10 7 13 43 46 −3 27
12 Real Sociedad 30 9 8 13 39 47 −8 26
13 Celta 30 8 7 15 39 47 −8 23
14 Jaén 30 9 5 16 37 55 −18 23
15 Deportivo La Coruña (R) 30 10 2 18 41 61 −20 22 Relegation to Segunda División
16 Condal (R) 30 7 8 15 37 57 −20 22
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Sevilla qualified for the European Cup as Real Madrid qualified as title holders.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATB ATM BAR CEL CON DEP ESP JAE LPA OSA RMA RSO SEV VAL VAD ZAR
Atlético Bilbao 1–4 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 4–0 5–0
Atlético Madrid 0–0 2–1 1–0 6–2 6–0 8–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–4 3–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 2–1
Barcelona 2–0 7–3 4–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 4–2 6–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–2 4–0 4–2
Celta 3–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 3–3 1–0 0–3 2–3 3–3 2–1 1–1 5–0
Condal 3–3 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 4–0 0–0
Deportivo La Coruña 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–6 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 4–1
Español 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 2–0
Jaén 4–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–3 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–4 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 0–1
Las Palmas 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–3 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–5 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–1
Osasuna 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 5–2 2–0 1–0 2–0
Real Madrid 3–0 0–2 1–0 4–1 6–0 1–0 7–2 7–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–3
Real Sociedad 3–4 2–1 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–3 1–1
Sevilla 4–1 5–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 5–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 3–2 2–0 3–0
Valencia 1–2 2–2 3–3 3–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 4–1 1–2 3–2 2–0 0–0 1–0
Valladolid 2–0 4–3 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–2 1–2 6–2 3–0 3–3 2–2 1–2 4–0 4–1
Zaragoza 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 3–1
Source: BDFútbol
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Pichichi Trophy[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Spain Alfredo di Stéfano Real Madrid 31
2 Spain Joaquín Murillo Valladolid 18
3 Spain Manuel Badenes Valladolid 17
4 Spain Mauro Rodríguez Celta 16

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