2019–20 La Liga

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La Liga
Season2019–20
Dates16 August 2019 – 24 May 2020
2020–21 →
All statistics correct as of 23 May 2019.

The 2019–20 La Liga season, also known as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons,[1] is the 89th since its establishment.

Barcelona are the two-time defending champions after winning La Liga last season for the 26th time.

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)[edit]

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2018–19 season and three promoted from the 2018–19 Segunda División. This will include the two top teams from the Segunda División, and the winners of the play-offs.

Teams relegated to Segunda Division

The first team to be relegated from La Liga were Rayo Vallecano. Their relegation was ensured on 5 May 2019, after Real Valladolid beat Athletic Bilbao 1−0, suffering an immediate return to the Segunda Division.[2] The second team to be relegated were Huesca, who were also relegated on 5 May 2019 after a 2−6 home defeat to Valencia, also suffering an immediate return to the second tier.[3] The third and final relegated club were Girona, who concluded their two-year stay in La Liga in a 1−2 away loss at Alavés on 18 May 2019.[4]

Teams promoted from Segunda Division

On 20 May 2019, Osasuna were the first team to be promoted, after a two-year absence, following Granada's 1−0 win against Albacete.[5] The second team to earn promotion was Granada after their 1−1 draw against Mallorca on 4 June 2019. This marks an end to a two-year absence in the first division.[6] The third and final team to earn promotion to La Liga was play-offs winner Mallorca, after coming back from a 2 goal deficit against Deportivo La Coruña on 23 June 2019. Mallorca return after a six-year absence in Spain's top flight, spending one of those years in the Segunda División B and achieving two consecutive promotions.[7]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Location of Community of Madrid teams in 2019–20 La Liga
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza 19,840[8]
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,000[9]
Atlético Madrid Madrid Wanda Metropolitano 68,000[10]
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,354[11]
Celta Vigo Vigo Abanca-Balaídos 29,000[12]
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 7,083[13]
Espanyol Cornellà de Llobregat RCDE Stadium 40,000[14]
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,000[15]
Granada Granada Nuevo Los Cármenes 19,336[16]
Leganés Leganés Butarque 12,450[17]
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354[18]
Mallorca Palma Son Moix 24,262[19]
Osasuna Pamplona El Sadar 18,570[20]
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín 60,721[21]
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044[22]
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta 32,000[23]
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 43,883[24]
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 55,000[25]
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla 26,512[26]
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica 23,500[27]

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
Alavés Spain Asier Garitano Spain Manu García Kelme
Athletic Bilbao Spain Gaizka Garitano Spain Iker Muniain New Balance Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid Argentina Diego Simeone Spain Koke Nike Plus500, Hyundai2
Barcelona Spain Ernesto Valverde Argentina Lionel Messi Nike Rakuten, UNICEF,1 Beko2
Celta Vigo Spain Fran Escribá Spain Hugo Mallo Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Abanca,1 Grupo Recalvi3
Eibar Spain José Luis Mendilibar Spain Asier Riesgo Joma AVIA, BOJ1
Espanyol Spain David Gallego Spain Javi López Kelme Riviera Maya, InnJoo,13 #RCDE2
Getafe Spain José Bordalás Spain Jorge Molina Joma Tecnocasa Group
Granada Spain Diego Martínez Spain Fran Rico Nike
Leganés Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino Spain Unai Bustinza Joma Betway, Laboratorios Ynsadiet1
Levante Spain Paco López Spain José Luis Morales Macron
Mallorca Spain Vicente Moreno Spain Xisco Campos Umbro
Osasuna Spain Jagoba Arrasate Spain Oier Sanjurjo Hummel Kirolbet, Acunsa,2 Selk3
Real Betis Spain Rubi Spain Joaquín Kappa GreenEarth, Reale Seguros,2 BeSoccer3
Real Madrid France Zinedine Zidane Spain Sergio Ramos Adidas Emirates
Real Sociedad Spain Imanol Alguacil Spain Asier Illarramendi Macron Kutxabank,1 Reale Seguros2
Sevilla Spain Julen Lopetegui Spain Sergio Escudero Nike Marathonbet, EverFX3
Valencia Spain Marcelino Spain Daniel Parejo Puma bwin, Sailun Tyres2
Valladolid Spain Sergio González Spain Javi Moyano Adidas Cuatro Rayas, Integra Energía2
Villarreal Spain Javier Calleja Spain Bruno Joma Pamesa Cerámica
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ On the sleeves.
3. ^ On the shorts.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Real Betis Spain Quique Setién Mutual consent 19 May 2019[28] Pre-season Spain Rubi 6 June 2019[29]
Alavés Spain Abelardo Fernández Resigned 20 May 2019[30] Spain Asier Garitano 21 May 2019[31]
Sevilla Spain Joaquín Caparrós End of contract 23 May 2019[32] Spain Julen Lopetegui 4 June 2019[33]
Espanyol Spain Rubi Signed for Real Betis 6 June 2019[34] Spain David Gallego 6 June 2019[35]

League table[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Alavés 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Athletic Bilbao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Atlético Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Celta Vigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Eibar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
7 Espanyol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Getafe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Granada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Leganés 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Levante 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Mallorca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Osasuna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Real Betis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Real Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Real Sociedad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Sevilla 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Valencia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Valladolid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Villarreal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 16 August 2019. Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)[36]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALA ATH ATM BAR CEL EIB ESP GET GRA LEG LEV MLL OSA BET RMA RSO SEV VAL VLD VIL
Alavés
Athletic Bilbao a a a
Atlético Madrid a
Barcelona a a a
Celta Vigo
Eibar
Espanyol a
Getafe a
Granada
Leganés a
Levante a
Mallorca
Osasuna
Real Betis a
Real Madrid a a a
Real Sociedad a
Sevilla a
Valencia a a
Valladolid
Villarreal a
First match(es) will be played on 16 August 2019. Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Match ball[edit]

On 15 April 2019, Puma announced their official partnership with La Liga to manufacture the official match ball for the Spanish top flight and the Segunda División. This ends La Liga's 23-year partnership with Nike.[37]

Average attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Barcelona 75,208 0.0%
2 Real Madrid 60,598 0.0%
3 Atlético Madrid 56,055 0.0%
4 Real Betis 44,128 0.0%
5 Athletic Bilbao 40,800 0.0%
6 Valencia 39,566 0.0%
7 Sevilla 36,105 0.0%
8 Real Sociedad 22,260 0.0%
9 Levante 19,667 0.0%
10 Espanyol 19,064 0.0%
11 Valladolid 18,848 0.0%
12 Celta Vigo 17,705 0.0%
13 Villarreal 16,660 0.0%
14 Osasuna 14,841 0.0%1
15 Alavés 14,704 0.0%
16 Granada 11,566 0.0%1
17 Getafe 10,836 0.0%
18 Leganés 10,017 0.0%
19 Mallorca 8,924 0.0%1
20 Eibar 4,878 0.0%
League total 26,817 0.0%

Source: World Football
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Segunda División.

Number of teams by autonomous community[edit]

Rank Autonomous Community Number Teams
1  Basque Country 4 Alavés, Athletic Bilbao, Eibar and Real Sociedad
 Community of Madrid Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Leganés and Real Madrid
3  Andalusia 3 Granada, Real Betis and Sevilla
 Valencian Community Levante, Valencia and Villarreal
5  Catalonia 2 Barcelona and Espanyol
6
 Balearic Islands 1 Mallorca
 Castile and Leon Valladolid
 Galicia Celta Vigo
 Navarre Osasuna

References[edit]

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