1959–60 La Liga

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Primera División
Season 1959–60
Champions Barcelona
(8th title)
Relegated Osasuna
Las Palmas
European Cup Barcelona
Real Madrid (as title holders)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 807 (3.36 per match)
Top goalscorer Ferenc Puskás
(25 goals)
Biggest home win Real Madrid 11–2 Elche
Biggest away win Las Palmas 0–8 Barcelona
Highest scoring Real Madrid 11–2 Elche
Longest winning run 8 matches
Barcelona
Longest unbeaten run 14 matches
Barcelona
Longest winless run 15 matches
Las Palmas
Longest losing run 11 matches
Las Palmas

The 1959–60 La Liga was the 29th season since its establishment. The season started on September 13, 1959, and finished on April 17, 1960.

Team locations[edit]

Canary Islands
Team Home city Stadium
Atlético Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés
Atlético Madrid Madrid Metropolitano
Barcelona Barcelona Nou Camp
Elche Elche Altabix
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 Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Atocha
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Valencia Valencia Mestalla
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla
Zaragoza Zaragoza La Romareda

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 30 22 2 6 88 28 +60 46 Qualification for the European Cup preliminary round
2 Real Madrid 30 21 4 5 96 36 +60 46 Qualification for the European Cup round of 16[a]
3 Atlético Bilbao 30 19 1 10 74 45 +29 39
4 Sevilla 30 16 4 10 63 44 +19 36
5 Atlético Madrid 30 15 3 12 59 40 +19 33
6 Oviedo 30 13 7 10 38 51 −13 33
7 Real Betis 30 15 3 12 42 53 −11 33
8 Español 30 11 8 11 33 29 +4 30
9 Valencia 30 11 6 13 37 33 +4 28
10 Elche 30 11 5 14 41 64 −23 27
11 Zaragoza 30 10 5 15 49 58 −9 25
12 Granada 30 10 5 15 38 52 −14 25
13 Valladolid (O) 30 11 3 16 48 61 −13 25 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
14 Real Sociedad (O) 30 10 3 17 41 61 −20 23
15 Las Palmas (R) 30 8 2 20 42 75 −33 18 Relegation to Segunda División
16 Osasuna (R) 30 5 3 22 24 77 −53 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 ELC ESP GRA LPA OSA OVI BET RMA RSO SEV VAL VAD ZAR
Atlético Bilbao 5–2 4–1 5–0 2–0 3–0 4–1 4–1 6–0 4–1 1–3 4–0 2–5 2–0 4–3 3–1
Atlético Madrid 0–1 0–1 5–1 3–1 0–2 3–0 1–2 4–0 6–1 3–3 3–0 3–2 0–0 2–3 1–1
Barcelona 4–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 5–4 8–0 6–0 3–1 6–0 3–1 3–0 5–0 2–1 5–1 5–0
Elche 0–1 3–4 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–5 3–2 3–2 2–1 2–1 5–0
Español 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–1
Granada 3–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–4 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–1
Las Palmas 0–2 0–3 0–8 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–4 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 2–0
Osasuna 1–4 1–3 2–3 1–3 1–0 2–0 4–1 4–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 4–1 2–3
Oviedo 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–1 5–0
Real Betis 1–0 1–4 0–3 2–2 2–1 3–2 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–4 2–0 0–0 1–2
Real Madrid 3–1 3–2 2–0 11–2 4–0 6–0 2–0 7–0 8–1 7–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1
Real Sociedad 1–3 0–3 0–0 4–2 0–2 1–0 6–0 4–1 6–2 1–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–0
Sevilla 5–0 3–0 0–3 4–1 0–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 5–0 1–0
Valencia 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 3–3 1–0 4–0
Valladolid 2–2 0–1 1–4 1–0 1–1 3–2 5–0 5–1 3–0 0–1 3–1 4–1 3–1 3–2 2–1
Zaragoza 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 6–2 6–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 4–1 2–2 3–1 4–0
Source: BDFútbol
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Play-off between Córdoba and Real Sociedad was decided after a tie-break match, where Real Sociedad won 1–0.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Celta Vigo 2–5 Valladolid 2–2 0–5
Córdoba 2–2 Real Sociedad 2–1 0–1

Pichichi Trophy[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Spain Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid 25
2 Spain Eulogio Martínez Barcelona 23
3 Spain Eneko Arieta Atlético Bilbao 18
4 Spain Joaquín Peiró Atlético Madrid 17
5 Spain Félix Marcaida Atlético Bilbao 16

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