1961–62 La Liga

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Primera División
Season1961–62
ChampionsReal Madrid
(8th title)
RelegatedEspañol
Real Santander
Real Sociedad
Tenerife
European CupReal Madrid
European Cup Winners' CupSevilla
Atlético Madrid (as title holders)
Matches played240
Goals scored761 (3.17 per match)
Top goalscorerJuan Seminario
(25 goals)
Biggest home winBarcelona 8–0 Real Santander
Biggest away winMallorca 1–5 Español
Osasuna 0–4 Atlético Bilbao
Highest scoringZaragoza 6–3 Osasuna
Zaragoza 6–3 Real Sociedad
Longest winning run8 matches
Real Madrid
Longest unbeaten run9 matches
Barcelona
Longest winless run8 matches
Español
Longest losing run5 matches
Real Sociedad
Tenerife

The 1961–62 La Liga was the 31st season since its establishment. The season started on September 2, 1961, and finished on April 1, 1962.

Team locations[edit]

Canary Islands

Tenerife made their debut in La Liga, thus becoming the second Canarian team to play in the top tier.

Team Home city Stadium
Atlético Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés
Atlético Madrid Madrid Metropolitano
Barcelona Barcelona Nou Camp
Elche Elche Altabix
Español Barcelona Sarriá
Mallorca Palma Lluís Sitjar
Osasuna Pamplona San Juan
Oviedo Oviedo Carlos Tartiere
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu
Real Santander Santander, Spain El Sardinero
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Atocha
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Heliodoro Rodríguez López
Valencia Valencia Mestalla
Zaragoza Zaragoza La Romareda

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Real Madrid (C) 30 19 5 6 58 24 +34 43 Qualification for the European Cup preliminary round
2 Barcelona 30 18 4 8 81 46 +35 40
3 Atlético Madrid 30 15 6 9 50 36 +14 36 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
4 Zaragoza 30 15 5 10 70 51 +19 35
5 Atlético Bilbao 30 12 8 10 52 38 +14 32
6 Sevilla 30 12 7 11 48 45 +3 31 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round[b]
7 Valencia 30 12 7 11 50 50 0 31
8 Elche 30 10 9 11 52 52 0 29
9 Real Betis 30 10 8 12 29 51 −22 28
10 Oviedo 30 10 7 13 27 47 −20 27
11 Osasuna 30 11 5 14 30 47 −17 27
12 Mallorca 30 10 7 13 54 59 −5 27
13 Español (R) 30 8 10 12 45 55 −10 26 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
14 Real Santander (R) 30 11 4 15 35 54 −19 26
15 Real Sociedad (R) 30 9 5 16 37 49 −12 23 Relegation to Segunda División
16 Tenerife (R) 30 6 7 17 33 57 −24 19
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. ^ Atlético Madrid qualified to the Cup Winners' Cup as title holders.
  2. ^ Sevilla qualified to the Cup Winners' Cup as champions as runners-up of the Copa del Generalísimo, due to the qualification of Real Madrid to the European Cup.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ATB ATM BAR ELC ESP MLL OSA OVI BET RMA RSA RSO SEV TFE VAL ZAR
Atlético Bilbao 5–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 3–3 5–1 5–0 0–0 1–0
Atlético Madrid 2–0 1–1 5–2 5–2 1–1 4–2 5–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 3–0
Barcelona 4–2 5–1 3–2 2–0 3–2 3–1 4–1 6–1 3–1 8–0 5–0 3–2 5–2 4–0 1–1
Elche 2–2 1–2 1–2 6–2 2–0 6–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 5–3
Español 0–3 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–3
Mallorca 1–3 0–3 3–1 3–1 1–5 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 1–0
Osasuna 0–4 3–1 3–1 3–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–3 3–1 5–2 5–1
Oviedo 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2
Real Betis 1–1 2–1 2–3 5–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2
Real Madrid 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 6–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–1 2–1
Real Santander 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–3 3–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–1
Real Sociedad 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 6–0 0–1 3–0 4–1 0–1 1–1 1–0
Sevilla 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 4–0
Tenerife 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–4 1–1 0–3 0–0 4–1 3–3 2–1 4–2
Valencia 2–2 2–1 6–2 0–0 4–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 5–1 2–1 2–1 1–1
Zaragoza 4–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 3–0 3–0 6–3 5–1 4–0 2–1 6–1 6–3 3–2 3–1 3–0
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
Español 1–2 Valladolid 1–0 0–2
Málaga 3–1 Real Santander 3–0 0–1

Pichichi Trophy[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Peru Juan Seminario Zaragoza 25
2
Spain Ferenc Puskás Real Madrid 20
Brazil Evaristo de Macedo Barcelona 20
4 Paraguay Juan Romero Isasi Elche 18
5 Hungary Sándor Kocsis Barcelona 17
Spain Joaquín Murillo Zaragoza 17

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