The La Liga is the men's top professional league in Spain. It's been 90 years since this coveted championship started but the craze around it still intact. The league has mostly been dominated by two long-standing temas- Real Madrid and Barcelona. Off late, Atletico Madrid have also joined these two in the favourites tag for every season.
It is the third most popular football competition, behind the Bundesliga and Premier League. A major chunk of supporters come just to watch the magic that is created by the likes of Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and many more. Here is a look at some of the records created in the La Liga over the years.
Most consecutive titles
Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona, Real Madrid
Most wins overall
Most draws overall
Athletic Bilbao (627)
Most losses overall
Most games without a loss
Most league goals in a season
Real Madrid (121)
Most consecutive games without conceding a goal
Atletico Madrid (13)
Most games without a win
Real Madrid- Unparalleled Kings of La Liga
The La Liga has always been about Real Madrid and Barcelona. The El Clasico is still the most spectated encounter in the footballing circuit and people wait to witness the Clasico with bated breaths. However, the Los Blancos have edged their opponents out when it has come to winning titles.
In the 90 year history of this League, they have taken the title a record 33 times, 8 more than Barca's 25. While the Catalans have more overall trophies, Real have been better at La Liga. They also have 5 consecutive titles, which they have achieved twice in the periods of 1960-65 and 1985-90. Most of the team records are shared, but it is the former which has prevailed time and again.
Over the years, the Santiago Bernabeu has had the privilege of hosting modern time greats like Raul, Iker Casillas, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo as well as former legends like Alfredo di Stefano, Hugo Sanchez and goalscoring king Santillana. While their recent form has put a doubt on the club's legacy, many believe that it will still go down as perhaps the greatest club in footballing history.
Lionel Messi- The King of Records
Lionel Messi is perhaps the most famous name in the footballing fraternity. The admiration and respect the man has is almost unparalleled. Barcelona is lucky to have him throughout his whole club career. As a young 17 year old, he made several heads turn when he showed the world the magic he could display.
Over the years, he has made a name for himself as the main warhorse of Barcelona. The Spanish giants have always known his importance and have time and again benefitted from his class in crunch situations. He is a big record maker and here are just a few to show his legacy:
Most career goals- 412
First player to reach 300,400 goals
Most goals in a season- 50 (2011-12)
Most goals in a calendar year- 91
Most goals scored in a game- 7
Most hat-tricks in a season-8
The 5’7” Argentine has made even the greatest of the sport speechless. His playmaking on the field is lethal and whenever he is in possession of the ball, the defenders are mostly left as mere spectators. He is arguably the greatest player on the planet right now.