1958–59 La Liga

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Primera División
Season 1958–59
Champions Barcelona (7th title)
Relegated Real Gijón
Celta
European Cup Barcelona
Real Madrid (as title holders)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 775 (3.23 per match)
Top goalscorer Alfredo di Stéfano
(23 goals)
Biggest home win Atlético Bilbao 9–0 Celta
Atlético Bilbao 9–0 Real Gijón
Real Madrid 10–1 Las Palmas
Biggest away win Osasuna 1–8 Atlético Bilbao
Highest scoring Real Madrid 10–1 Las Palmas
Longest winning run 9 matches
Barcelona
Longest unbeaten run 9 matches
Barcelona
Longest winless run 11 matches
Celta
Longest losing run 5 matches
Celta
Las Palmas

The 1958–59 La Liga season was the 28th since its establishment. The season started on September 14, 1958, and finished on April 19, 1959.

Competition format[edit]

For this season, the relegation play-offs were re-established. 13th and 14th qualified teams would play a double-legged playoff against the second qualified teams of the two groups of Segunda División.

Team locations[edit]

Canary Islands

Sevilla inaugurated this season the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.

Team Home city Stadium
Atlético Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés
Atlético Madrid Madrid Metropolitano
Barcelona Barcelona Nou Camp
Celta Vigo Balaídos
Español Barcelona Sarriá
Granada Granada Los Cármenes
Las Palmas Las Palmas Insular
Osasuna Pamplona San Juan
Oviedo Oviedo Carlos Tartiere
Real Betis Seville Heliópolis
Real Gijón Gijón El Molinón
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Atocha
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Valencia Valencia Mestalla
Zaragoza Zaragoza La Romareda

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 30 24 3 3 96 26 +70 51 Qualification for the European Cup preliminary round
2 Real Madrid 30 21 5 4 89 29 +60 47 Qualification for the European Cup round of 16[a]
3 Atlético Bilbao 30 17 2 11 72 33 +39 36
4 Valencia 30 13 7 10 47 41 +6 33
5 Atlético Madrid 30 13 6 11 58 48 +10 32
6 Betis 30 14 4 12 54 53 +1 32
7 Español 30 11 7 12 42 45 −3 29
8 Osasuna 30 12 4 14 44 59 −15 28
9 Zaragoza 30 12 4 14 47 60 −13 28
10 Real Sociedad 30 9 10 11 32 33 −1 28
11 Oviedo 30 11 5 14 31 49 −18 27
12 Sevilla 30 12 2 16 44 58 −14 26
13 Granada (O) 30 11 4 15 30 43 −13 26 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
14 Las Palmas (O) 30 10 4 16 43 69 −26 24
15 Real Gijón (R) 30 7 6 17 25 70 −45 20 Relegation to Segunda División
16 Celta (R) 30 4 5 21 21 59 −38 13
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Goal difference; 4) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Real Madrid qualified directly to the round of 16 as title holders.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATB ATM BAR CEL ESP GRA LPA OSA OVI BET GIJ RMA RSO SEV VAL ZAR
Atlético Bilbao 1–2 1–2 9–0 4–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 7–0 9–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–2
Atlético Madrid 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 5–0 1–2 7–1
Barcelona 3–0 5–0 2–0 5–3 3–0 5–1 6–1 7–1 4–1 4–1 4–0 4–2 4–0 6–0 3–0
Celta 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–4 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–0
Español 2–1 2–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1
Granada 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 6–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1
Las Palmas 1–0 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 5–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–4 3–1
Osasuna 1–8 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–3 3–0
Oviedo 1–2 2–1 2–4 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–1
Real Betis 4–0 3–2 2–5 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 5–3 2–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 7–0
Real Gijón 0–2 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–4 2–1 0–2
Real Madrid 0–0 5–0 1–0 3–0 3–3 2–0 10–1 8–0 4–0 4–2 5–1 6–1 8–0 3–0 3–0
Real Sociedad 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 6–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–0
Sevilla 3–2 3–3 0–2 2–0 3–0 3–0 3–4 1–0 4–0 2–4 3–0 1–3 0–1 1–0 3–1
Valencia 2–0 4–2 1–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–3
Zaragoza 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 5–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 4–2 6–1
Source: BDFútbol
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Granada 6–1 Sabadell 5–0 1–1
Levante 2–3 Las Palmas 1–2 1–1

Pichichi Trophy[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid 23
2 Hungary Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid 21
3 Brazil Evaristo de Macedo Barcelona 20
4 Spain Justo Tejada Barcelona 19
5 Brazil Vavá Atlético Madrid 16
6 Spain Antoniet Sevilla FC 15

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