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Football Trips Primera Divisón – Tips and Information

Would you like to go on a football trip to Spain and watch a match of the Primera División? Or are you generally interested in Spanish football? Then you’ve come to the right place! Footballtripsonline has a plenitude of tips and information about one of the best football competitions in the world. With this information you are optimally prepared for your football trip to the Primera División!

Content

    1.The history of the Primera División

    2.Clubs in the Primera División

    3.English players in the Primera División

    4.Primera División Statistics

    5.Spanish Clubs in European Football

    6.Tips for your football trip to the Primera División

 

1. The history of the Primera División

The first season of the Primera División took place in 1929. In April of 1927 the Spanish football association decided, that there was a need for a national competition. This idea, however, was not fully that of the association but more that of the president of the Arenas Club de Getxo. Nowadays, this clubs plays in the third Spanish division (Segunda División B).

The Spanish football association, or the Real Federación Espanola de Fútbol, decided that the first competition would entail 10 clubs. Those first 10 clubs of the Primera División were: Arenas Club de Getxo, Real Unión, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Europa, Español, Real Sociedad, Athletico Madrid and Racing Santander.

However, these clubs were not simply chosen at random, most of these clubs had previously won the Copa del Rey, which was founded in 1902. Some of the chosen clubs had simply reached the final of the Copa del Rey and one starting place was determined by a knock-out tournament. As Racing Santander won this competition, they were allowed to play in the first season of the Primera División.

FC Barcelona was the first club to win the Primera División. At that time though, FC Barcelona was far from being the best club in Spain. At that time and without a doubt the best club was Athletic Bilbao. The club won the Primera División in 1930, 1931, 1934 and 1936 and was second in 1932 and 1933.

Picture: Athletic Bilbao in the 1930/1931 season

The following years were rather turbulent for the Primera División. The Spanish Civil war broke out and several players became victims of the war. Following the civil war in the 1940s, FC Barcelona and Valencia performed best in the Primera División. Both clubs won three national titles and had successes in the Copa del Rey as well. Barcelona won the Copa del Rey once and Valencia twice.

In the 1950s the dominance of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona began; the way we are used to it today. Barcelona won three doubles in the seasons 1951/1952, 1952/1953 and 1958/1959. A double entails both the league title and the Copa del Rey. Real Madrid became national champions in the following seasons: 1953/1954, 1954/1955, 1956/1957 and 1957/1958. It is no surprise really that Real Madrid was so successful at that time as they had world class players such as Alfredo di Stéfano and Ferenc Puskás in their squad.

Picture: Ferenc Puskás (Right) and Di Stefano (Middle) in the Real Madrid kit

Between 1960 and 1990 there was no doubt about which club was the most successful: Real Madrid. They managed to win the championship an astounding 19 times in the span of 30 years! To the dismay of the fans. FC Barcelona only won the league in the 1973/1974 and 1984/1985 season. The championship title in the 1973/1974 season is heavily attributed to the Dutch footballing legend Johan Cruyff.

Johan Cruyff returned to Barcelona in 1988, this time however, as a manager. As the manager, Cruyff compiled his “Dream Team”, which according to him was perfect for modern football. The team consisted in parts of: Laudrup, Romario, Koeman, Stoichkov and Pep Guardiola. This team played on the basis of Cruyff’s “total football”. This worked very well, as Barcelona managed to win 11 titles in the 8 years Cruyff was the manager. This included the European Cup 1.

Picture: Cruyff’s dream team after winning the European Cup 1 in 1992

After the turn of the century it became increasingly difficult for Barcelona and Madrid. Deportivo la Coruña and Valencia had gotten into top shape. Deportivo won their first title in 2000 and finished in the top-3 for the following ten years. With manager Rafael Bénitez Valencia won the Primera División in 2002 and 2004; the fifth and sixth title in the club’s history. Following the successes of Deportivo and Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid began to dominate the coemption again, and this is still the case today.

2 Clubs in the Primera División

A total of 20 clubs play in the Primera División. All clubs play against each other twice in a season; once at home and once away. The clubs that finish the season within the top-4 qualify for the Champions League. Clubs that finish in position 6, 7 and 8 qualify for the Europa League. Those clubs that finish in the last three places in the league are relegated to the Segunda División A and those that finish in the top-3 in the Segunda División A are promoted to the Primera División.

2.1 Current Clubs in the Primera División

Here you can find all the clubs that will play in the Primera División during the 2018/2019 season:

 

Athletic Bilbao

  • Participation Primera División: All seasons (1929- present)
  • Stadium: San Mamés (Capacity: 53,289)
  • Nick name: Los Leones

Atletico Madrid

  • Participation Primera División: 1929-2000, 2002-present
  • Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano (Capacity: 67,703)
  • Nick name: Los Colchoneros

Picture: Atletico Madrid winner of the Europa League 2018

Alvaés

  • Participation Primera División: 1930/31, 1931/32, 1932/33, 1954/55, 1998-2003, 2005/2006, 2016 – present
  • Stadium: Mendizorrotza (Capacity: 19,840)
  • Nick name: El Glorios

FC Barcelona

  • Participation Primera División: All seasons (1929- present)
  • Stadium: Camp Nou (Capacity: 99,354)
  • Nick name: Barca

Picture: The super cup was FC Barcelona’s first title in the 2018/2019 season

Celta Vigo

  • Participation Primera División: 1939-1978, 1982/85/87/88/89, 1993-2006, 2013- present
  • Stadium: Baladíos (Capacity: 29,000)
  • Nick name: Celtiñas

SD Eidbar

  • Participation Primera División: 2014 – Present
  • Stadium: Ipurua (Capacity: 7,063)
  • Nick name: Armagiñak

Espanyol

  • Participation Primera División: 1929-1962, 1963-1969, 1970-1989, 1990-1993, 1994- present
  • Stadium: RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500)
  • Nick name: Los Pericos

Picture: Fans of Espanyol during the derby against Barcelona

Getafe

  • Participation Primera División: 2004-2015, 2017- present
  • Stadium: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (Capacity: 17,393)
  • Nick name: Azulones

Girona

  • Participation Primera División: 2017 – present
  • Stadium: Montilivil (Capacity: 13,500)
  • Nick name: Blanquivermells

Huesca

  • Participation Primera División: 2018 – present
  • Stadium: El Alcoraz (Capacity: 5,500)
  • Nick name: Oscenses

Leganés

  • Participation Primera División: 2017 – present
  • Stadium: Butarque (Capacity: 11,454)
  • Nick name: Los Pepineros

Levante

  • Participation Primera División: 1963/1964, 2004, 2005-2015, 2017- present
  • Stadium: Ciutat de Valéncia (Capacity: 26,354)
  • Nick name: Los Granotas

Rayo Vallecano

  • Participation Primera División: 1977/1978/1979/1989, 1992-2003, 2011-2015, 2018- present
  • Stadium: Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas (Capacity: 14,708)
  • Nick name: Franjirrojos

Picture: Rayo Vallecano after being promoted 2018

Real Betis

  • Participation Primera División: 1932/1933/1934/35/39/42, 1958-2008, 2001, 2012, 105- present
  • Stadium: Benito Villamarín (Capacity: 51,700)
  • Nick name: Beticos

Real Valladolid

  • Participation Primera División: 1948-1963, 1980-2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013-present
  • Stadium: Estadio Nuevo José Zorilla (Capacity: 26,512)
  • Nick name: Pucela

Real Sociedad

  • Participation Primera División: 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949-2006, 2010- present
  • Stadium: Anoeta (Capacity: 32,000)
  • Nick name: Erreala

Real Madrid

  • Participation Primera División: all seasons (1929- present)
  • Stadium: Santiago Bernabéu (Capacity: 81,044)
  • Nick name: Los Blancos

Picture: New Mardid player Vinivius Junior in action

Sevilla FC

  • Participation Primera División: 1934-1996, 1999- present
  • Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Capacity: 42,714)
  • Nick Name: Los Sevillistas

Valencia CF

  • Participation Primera División: 1931- present
  • Stadium: Mestalla (Capacity: 55,000)
  • Nick name: Los Che

Villareal

  • Participation Primera División: 1998-1999, 2000- present
  • Stadium: El Madrigal (Capacity: 24,890)
  • Nick name: El Submarino Amarillo

 

2.2 Former Clubs from the Primera División

Over the years, a total of 61 clubs have played in the Primera División. There are many clubs constantly bouncing back and forth between promotion and relegation. One club that has experience in that scenario is Malaga CF. The club was relegated in 2006 and promoted again in 2008. In the past season the club was once again relegated.

Real Zaragoza is another club that has played in the Primera División. However, since its relegation in 2013 the club has not managed to get back into the Primera División.

Picture: Real Zaragoza playing against Tenerife in the Segunda División

3 English Players in the Primera División

Since the start of the Primera División, 20 English players have played in the Primera División. Here is a quick overview of English players in the Primera División.

 

3.1 Current English Players in the Primera División

Kieran Trippier – Atletico Madrid (2019-)

Picture: Kieran Trippier, currently the only English player in the Primera División

 

3.2. Former English players in the Primera Division

Dalian Atkinson – Real Sociedad (1990-1991)

Peter Barnes – Betis (1982-1983)

David Beckham – Real Madrid (2003-2007)

Stan Collymore – Oviedo (2000-2001)

Laurie Cunningham – Real Madrid, Sporting (1979-82, 1983-1984)

Mark Draper – Rayo (1999-2000)

Adrian Heath – Espanyol (1988-1989)

Gary Lineker – Barcelona (1986-1989)

Harry Lowe – Real Sociedad (1934-1935)

Steve McManaman – Real Madrid (1999-2003)

Raphael Meade – Betis (1987-1988)

Michael Owen – Real Madrid (2004-2005)

Kevin Richardson – Real Sociedad (1990-1991)

Vinny Samways – Las Palmas, Sevilla (2000-2003)

Jonathan Woodgate – Real Madrid (2004-2006)

4 Primera División Statistics

4.1 Champions of the Primera División

In total 9 different Spanish clubs have captured the Primera División title. The record champion is Real Madrid with 33 titles. The complete overview of all Primera División champions can be found here:

Real Madrid (33x) 56/57, 57/58, 60/61, 61/61, 62/63, 64/65, 66/67, 67/68, 68/69, 71/72, 74/75, 75/76, 77/78, 78/79, 79/80, 85/86, 86/86, 87/88, 88/89, 89/90, 94/95, 00/01, 02/03, 06/07, 07/08, 11/12, 16/17

FC Barcelona (25x) 28/29, 44/45, 47/48, 48/49, 51/52, 52/53, 58/59, 59/60, 73/74, 84/85, 90/91, 91/92, 92/93, 93/94, 97/98, 98/99, 04/05, 05/06, 08/09, 09/10, 10/11, 14/15, 15/16, 17/18

Atlético Madrid (10x) 39/40, 40/41, 49/50, 50/51, 65/66, 69/70, 72/73, 76/77, 95/96, 13/14

Athletic Bilbao (8x) 29/30, 20/31, 33/34, 35/36, 42/43, 55/56, 82/83, 83/84

Valencia CF (6x) 41/42, 43/44, 46/47, 70/71, 01/02, 03/04

Real Sociedad (2x) 80/81, 81/82

Deportivo La Coruña (1x) 99/00

Sevilla FC (1x) 45/46

Real Betis (1x) 34/35

Picture: Valencia after winning the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Cup in the 2003/2004 season

4.2. Top Scorer in the Primera División

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the top scorer list for years. But who has scored the most goals in the Primera División in a single season? Have a look at the top 10 scorers of the Primera División below:

  1. 50 Tore: Lionel Messi in 2011/12
  2. 48 Tore: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014/15
  3. 46 Tore: Lionel Messi in 2012/13
  4. 40 Tore: Luiz Suárez in 2015/16 und Cristiano Ronaldo 2010/11
  5. 38 Tore: Telmo Zarra in 1950/51 und Hugo Sánchez in 1989/90
  6. 37 Tore: Lionel Messi in 2016/17
  7. 35 Tore: Baltazar in 1988/89
  8. 34 Tore: Ronaldo de Lima in 1996/97, Hugo Sánchez 1986/87, Lionel Messi in 2010 und 2018
  9. 33 Tore: Telmo Zarra in 1946/47 en Pruden in 1940/41
  10. 32 Tore: Diego Forlán in 2008/09

Picture: Lionel Messi in the 2011/2012 season, in which he scored 50 goals

4.3. All time leading scorer in the Primera División

Which player has scored the most goals in the history of the Spanish competition? Here is the list with the top 10 players who have scored the most goals in the Primera División:

  1. Lionel Messi (389 goals)
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (311 goals)
  3. Telmo Zarra (251 goals)
  4. Hugo Sánchez (234 goals)
  5. Raúl (229 goals)
  6. David Villa (185 goals)
  7. Samuel Eto’o (162 goals)
  8. Ferenc Puskás (156 goals)
  9. Aritz Aduriz (155 goals)
  10. José Mari Bakero (139 goals)

Of those listed in the above list, only Messi and Aduriz are still actively playing in the Primera División

4.4. The most clean sheets in the Primera División

In football it is important to score more goals than get scored on one. The defenders and goal keepers pay a crucial role in this. Following, you will find a list with goal keepers with the most clean sheets in the Primera División

  1. Andoni Zubizaretta – 235 clean sheets
  2. Paco Buyo – 213 clean sheets
  3. Iker Casillas – 177 clean sheets
  4. Victor Valdés – 173 clean sheets
  5. Luis Arkonada – 150 clean sheets
  6. Santiago Cañizares – 130 clean sheets
  7. César Sánchez – 115 clean sheets
  8. José Francisco Molina – 104 clean sheets
  9. Alberto López – 104 clean sheets
  10. Leo Franco – 99 clean sheets

Picture: Record goal keeper Zubizaretta wearing the kit of the Spanish national team

 

4.5 Players who have played the most games

The man with the most clean sheets is simultaneously the player who has played the most games in the Primera División

  1. Andoni Zubizaretta – 622 Games
  2. Raúl – 550 Games
  3. Eusebio – 543 Games
  4. Paco Buyo – 542 Games
  5. Manolo Sanchís – 523 Games
  6. Iker Casillas – 510 Games
  7. Xavi – 505 Games
  8. Miquel Soler – 504 Games
  9. Fernando Hierro – 497 Games
  10. Joaquín – 494 Games

The only still active player on this list is 37 year old Joaquín. He is currently the captain of Real Betis.

4.6 The most successful managers in the Primera División

Many world-class managers have been active in the Primera División over the last years. But who has been the most successful over the years, or who has won more points per game? Here is the top 10 list:

  1. Pep Guardiola with 373 points from 152 games (2,45 points per game)
  2. José Mourinho with 277 points from 114 games (2,43 points per game)
  3. Carlo Ancelotti with 179 points from 76 games (2,36 points per game)
  4. Zinédine Zidane with 222 points from 96 games (2,31 points per game)
  5. Luis Enrique with 324 points from 152 games (2,13 points per game)
  6. Fabio Capello with 168 points from 80 games (2,10 points per game)
  7. Diego Simeone with 541 points from 258 games (2,10 points per game)
  8. Luis Molowny 126 points from 61 games (2,07 points per game)
  9. Johan Cruyff with 605 points from 300 games (2,02 points per game)
  10. Frank Rijkaard with 381 points from 190 games (2,01 points per game)

From these managers, only the Argentinian Diego Simeone is still managing in the Primera División. He is currently the manager of Atletico Madrid.

Picture: Diego Simeone with al his passion on the side lines of Atletico Madrid

5 Spanish Clubs in European Football

There are many possibilities to qualify to take part in the European football competition. The clubs that place in the top 4 in the Primera División automatically qualify for the Champions League. The fifth placed qualifies for the Europa League and the sixth one starts the second round of qualification for the Europa League.

There are three Spanish clubs, that essentially take part in the European competition each year. These being: FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. There are however, also other clubs from the Primera División that have had success in the European competitions. Read more about them here.

5.1 Spanish Success in the Europa Cup 1 / in the Champions League

In the history of European football, 63 Champions League (Europa Cup 1) finals have taken place. 28 of the finals of these 63 tournaments have had Spanish clubs in them. And from these 28 finals, 18 were won by a team from the Primera División. There are however, only two Spanish clubs that have won the Champions League: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Real Madrid has won the Champions League a staggering 13 times, which makes them the record champion. Barcelona has won the tournament 5 times. Following is a list with all the finals a Spanish team played in.

1955-56: Real Madrid – Reims 4-3

1956-57: Real Madrid – Fiorentina 2-0

1957-58: Real Madrid – AC Milan 3-2

1958-59: Real Madrid – Reims 2-0

1959-60: Real Madrid – Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3

1960-61: SL Benfica – FC Barcelona 3-2

1961-62: SL Benfica – Real Madrid 5-3

1963-64: Inter Mailand – Real Madrid 3-1

1965-66: Real Madrid – Partizan Belgrado 2-1

1973-74: Bayern München – Atlético Madrid 4-0

1980-81: Liverpool – Real Madrid 1-0

1985-86: Steaua Bukarest – FC Barcelona 0-0* (Penalty Shooting 2-0)

1991-92: FC Barcelona – Sampdoria 1-0

1993-94: AC Milan – FC Barcelona 4-0

1997-98: Real Madrid – Juventus 1-0

1999-00: Real Madrid – Valencia CF 3-0

2000-01: Bayern München – Valencia CF 1-1 * (Penalty Shooting 5-4)

2001-02: Real Madrid – Bayer Leverkusen 2-1

2005-06: FC Barcelona – Arsenal 2-1

2008-09: FC Barcelona – Manchester United 2-0

2010-11: FC Barcelona – Manchester United 3-1

2013-14: Real Madrid – Atlético Madrid 4-1

2014-15: FC Barcelona – Juventus 3-1

2015-16: Real Madrid – Atlético Madrid 1-1* (Penalty Shooting 5-3)

2016-17: Real Madrid – Juventus 4-1

2017-18: Real Madrid – Liverpool 3-1

Picture: In 2018 Real Madrid won the Champions League for the third consecutive time

5.2. Spanish Success in the UEFA Cup/ Europa League

The Europa League, formerly known as the UEFA Cup is a well known territory for Primera División clubs. The record champion of the Europa League is FC Sevilla. The Spaniards were able to win the trophy five times. Atletico Madrid has also celebrated success in the Europa League. They have won the tournament three times, including in the 2017/2018 season. In total there have been 14 finals with Spanish participation. 11 of these finals were won by Primera División teams.

1976-77: Juventus – Athletic Bilbao 1-0 and 1-2

1964-85: Real Madrid – Videoton 3-0 and 0-1

1985-86: Real Madrid – FC Köln 5-1 and 0-2

1987-88: Bayer Leverkusen – Espanyol 0-3 and 3-0* (Penatly Shootout 3-2)

2000-01: Liverpool – Deportivo Alavés 5-4

2003-04: Valencia CF – Olympique Marseille 2-0

2005-06: FC Sevilla – Middlesbrough 4-0

2006-07: FC Sevilla – Espanyol 2-2

2009-10: Atlético Madrid – Fulham 2-1

2011-12: Atlético Madrid – Athletic Bilbao 3-0

2013-14: FC Sevilla – Benfica 0-0* (Penalty Shootout 4-2)

2014-15: FC Sevilla – Dnipro 3-2

2015-16: FC Sevilla – Liverpool 3-1

2017-18: Atlético Madrid – Olympique Marseille 3-0

Picture: Record champion Sevilla after their last success in the Europa League in 2016

5.3 Other international success

Primera División teams have also been quite successful in other European and international competitions. These include the European Cup 2, the Club World Championship, the Intercontinental Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.

The European Cup 2 is a tournament which was played until 1999. In this tournament the cup winners across different European national leagues played against each other.

Spanish Winners: Atletico Madrid (1x), FC Barcelona (4x), Valencia (1x) and Real Zaragoza (1x)

Spanish Losers: Atletico Madrid (2x), Real Madrid (2x), FC Barcelona (1x) and RCD Mallorca (1x)

Picture: Brazilian super start Ronaldo with the Intercontinental Cup in 2002

 

The UEFA Super Cup is a match played between the winner of the Champions League and the winner of the Europa League. Last season there was a Madrid Derby: Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid.

Spanish Winners: FC Barcelona (5x), Real Madrid (4x), Atletico Madrid (3x), Valencia CF (2x) and FC Sevilla (1x)

Spanish Losers: Real Madrid (2x), FC Barcelona (4x), Valencia CF (1x), Real Zaragoza (1x) and FC Sevilla (4x)

 

The Club World Championship has been played since 2000. In this tournament the winners of the six continental cup tournaments take part. These are: the Copa Libertadores, the OFC Champions League, the CONCACAF Champions League, the CAF Champions League, the UEFA Champions League and the AFC Champions League. The champion of the country in which the Club World Championship takes place, is also allowed to participate.

Spanish Winners: Real Madrid (3x) and FC Barcelona (3x)

Spanish Losers: FC Barcelona (1x)

Picture: Club World Championship 2017, Real Madrid playing against Grêmio

 

6 Tips for your football trip to the Primera División

We at Footballtripsonline have three tips for your trip to a match of the Primera División.

Our tips are:

  1. Avoid the expensive derbies
  2. Champions League matches played during the week are cheaper
  3. Make sure that you arrive at the stadium on time

 

Do you need any more tips? No problem! Take a look at our 6 tips for football trips to Spain.