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La Liga

The Primera División of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), commonly known in English as La Liga has been the strongest league in Europe for the past five years according to UEFA’s league coefficient, and it has been the top league in Europe for more combined years than any other European league (18 years).


A total of 60 teams have competed in La Liga since its inception. Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 32 times and FC Barcelona 23 times. Real Madrid dominated the championship from the 1950s through the 1980s. Since the 1990s, however, Real Madrid and Barcelona have both dominated, although La Liga has seen other champions, including Atlético Madrid, Valencia CF, and Deportivo de La Coruña.

The news that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Spain and, therefore, Real Madrid, has set alarm bells ringing at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo is currently playing in the Confederations Cup with the Portugal national team and the European Champions are waiting until after the Confederations Cup final on July 2 to sit down and [...]

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly furious that he has been accused of defrauding the Spanish government of €15 million in unpaid taxes and he is said to have told Real Madrid that he will demand a transfer if he is convicted. That is what A Bola and Diario Record in Ronaldo's native Portugal as well as [...]

First it was the Barcelona stars who fell afoul of the Spanish tax authorities and now it is the turn of Real Madrid playersto fell the wrath of the government. A Spanish state prosecutor has accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with defrauding Spain's tax office of €14.7 million in unpaid taxes. In a statement [...]

Antoine Griezmann will sign a new five-year contract with Atletico Madrid that will retain his €100 million release clause, according to the club's president. The France international had looked on course to join Manchester United for a fee reportedly in the region of €100million (£88m) - the release clause in his Atletico contract - with [...]

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is grateful for the support Zinedine Zidane showed him during a difficult season. The Costa Rican keeper came under scrutiny at times during the 2016-17 season and the Spanish giants are reportedly looking for a long-term replacement between the posts. Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea was on Madrid's radar [...]

Chelsea striker Diego Costa looks set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after revealing Antonio Conte messaged him to tell him he wasn’t in his plans. The 26-year-old scored 26 goals for Chelsea last season on their way to the Premier League title but has previously been linked with a move to the Chinese Super [...]

According to the radio program El Larguero on Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Lionel Messi has agreed to extend his contract with Barcelona for an additional three years, with an option for a fourth year. The new deal would go to 2021 as a minimum, meaning that Messi will tie himself to Barcelona until he [...]

Real Madrid are reportedly planning to make a €135 million (£117.5 million) bid for AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, who is also the subject of a reported £113 million bid from Manchester United. Per Radio Montecarlo (h/t M.A. del Pozo of AS, via MailOnline's Oliver Todd), Los Blancos are prepared to smash the world-record transfer [...]

Next season's UEFA Europa League group stage is beginning to take shape, with Arsenal, Lazio, Lyon, Real Sociedad and Villarreal among 13 of the eventual 16 automatic qualifiers now known. Europa League Automatic Qualifiers Spain: Villarreal, Real Sociedad Germany: Köln, Hertha Berlin England: Arsenal Italy: Lazio, Atalanta Portugal: Guimarães France: Lyon Russia: Lokomotiv Moskva Ukraine: [...]

Zinedine Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, club President Florentino Perez has claimed. The Frenchman became the first manager to win the Champions League two years in a row with a dominant 4-1 win over Juventus. Real produced a ruthless second-half display after an evenly matched first 45 minutes. They put more goals [...]