Primera División de Futsal

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Primera División
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Founded 1989
Country Spain
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 15
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Segunda División
Domestic cup(s) Copa de España
Copa del Rey
International cup(s) UEFA Futsal Cup
Current champions Movistar Inter
(2016–17)
Most championships Movistar Inter (12 titles)
TV partners Teledeporte, FORTA, Barça TV, Esport3
Website www.lnfs.es
2017–18 season

The Primera División or División de Honor of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Sala, is the premier professional futsal league in Spain. It was founded in 1989 with the name of División de Honor. The Liga Nacional de Fútbol Sala league, which is played under UEFA rules, currently consists of 16 teams, including teams like El Pozo Murcia, Inter Movistar, FC Barcelona, Marfil Santa Coloma, Santiago, Azkar Lugo or Xota Navarra.

The Liga Nacional de Futsal includes:

Liga championship rules[edit]

Each team of every division has to play with all the other teams of its division twice, once at home and the other at the opponent's stadium. This means that in Liga Nacional de Futbol Sala the league ends after every team plays 30 matches.

Like many other leagues in continental Europe, the Liga Nacional de Futbol Sala takes a winter break once each team has played half its schedule. One unusual feature of the league is that the two halves of the season are played in the same order—that is, the order of each team's first-half fixtures is repeated in the second half of the season, with the only difference being the stadiums used.

Each victory adds 3 points to the team in the league ranking. Each drawn adds 1 point. At the end of the league, the winner is:

  1. The team that has most points in the ranking.
  2. If two or more teams are level on points, the winner is the team that has the best results head-to-head.
  3. If there is no winner after applying the second rule, then the team with the best overall goal difference wins.

History[edit]

  • Before the creation of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Sala in 1989, in Spain were played two futsal championship at the same time, one managed by the Spanish Futsal Federation (FEFS),[1] and the other by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). Previously to any futsal league, futsal was limited to benefic and exhibition matches.[2] In 1989, after of years of struggle for the futsal control, the two futsal club associations, ACEFS and ASOFUSA merge to create Liga Nacional de Fútbol Sala.[3][4][5]
  • From 2011–12' season onwards, División de Honor will be known as Primera División.[6]
  • For the 2012–13 season, the league will be reduce from 16 to 14 teams.[7]

Champions by year[edit]

Source:[8]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Titles Seasons
Inter Movistar
12
1989–90, 1990–91, 1995–96, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
ElPozo Murcia
5
1997–98, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
Barcelona
3
2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
Playas de Castellón
2
1999–2000, 2000–01
Caja Toledo/CLM Talavera
2
1991–92, 1996–97
Caja Segovia
1
1998–99
Pinturas Lepanto
1
1994–95
Maspalomas Sol Europa
1
1993–94
Marsanz Torrejón
1
1992–93

All-time LNFS table[edit]

League or status at 2015–16 season:

Pos Team Seasons Played Won Drawn Lost G.F. G.A. G.D. Points
1 ElPozo Murcia 26 772 523 103 146 3870 2421 1449 1587
2 Inter Movistar 26 784 525 122 135 3556 2129 1427 1583
3 Playas de Castellón 22 658 375 112 181 2913 2153 760 1145
4 Caja Segovia 24 724 356 121 247 3000 2570 430 1110
5 FC Barcelona 21 624 310 95 219 2377 1961 416 947
6 Marfil Santa Coloma 23 652 257 95 330 2665 2898 −233 802
7 Magna Gurpea 17 514 206 92 216 1892 1909 −17 710
8 Carnicer Torrejón 15 462 172 81 209 1790 1895 −105 597
9 Cartagena 14 430 158 91 181 1538 1634 −96 565
10 CLM Talavera 10 306 200 39 67 1452 941 511 552
Primera División
Segunda División
Segunda División B
Tercera División
Regional divisions
No longer affiliated with RFEF
Club disbanded
  • Updated at completion of 2014–15 season.

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