Spanish Football League History

The Spanish league competiton began in 1928, and was suspended for 3 years from 1936 to 1939 during the Spanish civil war.

In the 76 seasons played to date, only 9 teams have won the league: Real Madrid have been champions 32 times, FC Barcelona 22 , Atlético Madrid 9 (they won it as Atlético Aviación in 1939-40 and 1940-41), Athletic Bilbao 8, Valencia 5, Real Sociedad 2, Betis 1, Sevilla 1and Deportivo La Coruña 1.

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Athletic Club Bilbao are the only teams to have played in the first division every season, and Leganés are the 57th team to compete at this level.

Season No. Teams Winners Runners,up
28 - 29 10 Barcelona Real Madrid
29 - 30 10 Athletic Bilbao Barcelona
30 - 31 10 Athletic Bilbao Racing Santander
31 - 32 10 Real Madrid Athletic Bilbao
32 - 33 10 Real Madrid Athletic Bilbao
33 - 34 10 Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid
34 - 35 12 Betis Real Madrid
35 - 36 12 Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid
36 - 37 0 No competition
37 - 38 0 No competition
38 - 39 0 No competition
39 - 40 12 Atlético Madrid Sevilla
40 - 41 12 Atlético Madrid Athletic Bilbao
41 - 42 14 Valencia Real Madrid
42 - 43 14 Athletic Bilbao Sevilla
43 - 44 14 Valencia Atlético Madrid
44 - 45 14 Barcelona Real Madrid
45 - 46 14 Sevilla Barcelona
46 - 47 14 Valencia Athletic Bilbao
47 - 48 14 Barcelona Valencia
48 - 49 14 Barcelona Valencia
49 - 50 14 Atlético Madrid Deportivo Coruña
50 - 51 16 Atlético Madrid Sevilla
51 - 52 16 Barcelona Athletic Bilbao
52 - 53 16 Barcelona Valencia
53 - 54 16 Real Madrid Barcelona
54 - 55 16 Real Madrid Barcelona
55 - 56 16 Athletic Bilbao Barcelona
56 - 57 16 Real Madrid Sevilla
57 - 58 16 Real Madrid Atlético Madrid
58 - 59 16 Barcelona Real Madrid
59 - 60 16 Barcelona Real Madrid
60 - 61 16 Real Madrid Atlético Madrid
61 - 62 16 Real Madrid Barcelona
62 - 63 16 Real Madrid Atlético Madrid
63 - 64 16 Real Madrid Barcelona
64 - 65 16 Real Madrid Atlético Madrid
65 - 66 16 Atlético Madrid Real Madrid
66 - 67 16 Real Madrid Barcelona
67 - 68 16 Real Madrid Barcelona
68 - 69 16 Real Madrid Las Palmas
69 - 70 16 Atlético Madrid Athletic Bilbao
70 - 71 16 Valencia Barcelona
71 - 72 18 Real Madrid Valencia
72 - 73 18 Atlético Madrid Barcelona
73 - 74 18 Barcelona Atlético Madrid
74 - 75 18 Real Madrid Zaragoza
75 - 76 18 Real Madrid Barcelona
76 - 77 18 Atlético Madrid Barcelona
77 - 78 18 Real Madrid Barcelona
78 - 79 18 Real Madrid Sporting Gijon
79 - 80 18 Real Madrid Real Sociedad
80 - 81 18 Real Sociedad Real Madrid
81 - 82 18 Real Sociedad Barcelona
82 - 83 18 Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid
83 - 84 18 Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid
84 - 85 18 Barcelona Atlético Madrid
85 - 86 18 Real Madrid Barcelona
86 - 87 18 Real Madrid Barcelona
87 - 88 18 Real Madrid Real Sociedad
88 - 89 20 Real Madrid Barcelona
89 - 90 20 Real Madrid Valencia
90 - 91 20 Barcelona Atlético Madrid
91 - 92 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
92 - 93 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
93 - 94 20 Barcelona Deportivo La Coruña
94 - 95 20 Real Madrid Deportivo La Coruña
95 - 96 22 Atlético Madrid Valencia
96 - 97 22 Real Madrid Barcelona
97 - 98 20 Barcelona Athletic Bilbao
98 - 99 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
99 - 00 20 Deportivo La Coruña Barcelona
00 - 01 20 Real Madrid Deportivo La Coruña
01 - 02 20 Valencia Deportivo La Coruña
02 - 03 20 Real Madrid Real Sociedad
03 - 04 20 Valencia Barcelona
04 - 05 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
05 - 06 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
06 - 07 20 Real Madrid Barcelona
07 - 08 20 Real Madrid Villarreal
08 - 09 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
09 - 10 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
10 - 11 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
11 - 12 20 Real Madrid Barcelona
12 - 13 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
13 - 14 20 Atlético Madrid Barcelona
14 - 15 20 Barcelona Real Madrid
15 - 16 20 Barcelona Real Madrid