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Football and La Liga

Not even one month left – in September the tournament of La Liga begins and will continue until June. Within these months, you can either follow the matches on the television or, to have the best experience of the championship and the fantastic and thrilling atmosphere, go to the stadium and watch a match live.

Football is the most popular sport in Spain, there are over 874.000 registered players (men and women) and more than 21.000 registered clubs. The victories of the Spanish teams of La Liga (mainly Real Madrid and FC Barcelona) in national as well as international cups and of the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012 are the reasons why everyone is so enthusiastic about the Spanish football teams.

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La Liga (League):

Already 90 years ago La Liga was founded. The first Premier League was formed by 10 teams including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad, Arenas Club de Getxo, Real Unión, Atlético Madrid, Espanyol, Europa and Racing de Santander. 60 teams have played in La Liga since its establishment.

Nowadays La Primera División includes 20 teams. According to UEFA´s league coefficient it has been the top league in Europe for 5 years. In total Spanish football teams won 66 international tournaments.

There are 2 annual competitions arranged by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, including Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España. La Liga is part of the federation, even though it has autonomy and is not governed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

This year 7 Spanish teams are playing in Europe’s two biggest club competitions: The Champions League will feature Real Madrid (the current champions of the League and of La Liga), FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, and Sevilla CF. Villarreal, Atlhetic de Bilbao, and Real Sociedad are playing in the Europa League.

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Important teams of La Liga:

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Real Madrid):

It was founded in 1902 and has the second largest stadium in Spain. With 33 Liga victories and 12 European Cub victories, it is not only one of the best teams in Spain, but also in the whole world.

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Futbol Club Barcelona (FC Barcelona):

Another world known football team is FC Barcelona, which exists since 1899 and has the biggest stadium in whole Spain. As successful and famous as Real Madrid it won 28 Liga games and 4 European Cups.

Club Atlético de Madrid (Atlético Madrid):

The second team of Madrid was established one year after Real Madrid. Atlético Madrid fights successfully in the upper league and already succeeded in 10 Liga championships.

Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona (RCD Espanyol):

Next to FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol is the second football club in Catalonia. Its stadium is the RCDE Stadium with a capacity of more than 40.000 visitors. They won the first place of Copa del Rey 4 times.

Be part of the game!

Doesn’t matter if you are a fan of the Spanish football league, a fan of football in general, or you don’t care about football – you will LOVE it. Attending one of the matches in Spain is overwhelming and should be on everyone’s bucket list. In the beginning of September the season for La Liga starts and games usually take place on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays. The atmosphere in one of the Spanish stadiums is intoxicating if you are attending one of the matches of the most famous clubs Real Madrid or FC Barcelona live. But also the high spirits during a game of Espanyol or Atlético de Madrid are incomparable.

And if the game is over and you are still not done with celebrating? Go to one of the bars in the city or celebrate in one of the city’s emblematic spots: every team “owns” its own: La Cibeles Fountain for Real Madrid fans, the Canaletas Fountain for Barcelona supporters, or the Neptuno Fountain for fans of Atlético de Madrid.

If you want to be part of one of these spectacles and celebrate together with national and international fans contact us for further information and bookings.

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