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La Liga: Top 5 longest goalkeeping runs without conceding 

Aditya Tiwari
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Luis Arconada, Spain (Real Sociedad, Spain)
Luis Arconada, Spain (Real Sociedad, Spain)

The La Liga was started in 1929 and some beautiful football has been witnessed since then. A number of footballing greats, like Di Stefano, Maradona, Zidane, Ronaldinho, have left their marks in the Spanish top division league.

La Liga has been known for its attacking football and the attackers have always got their fair share of goals. But between all this, there have been a few goalkeepers who brought a sense of order and calm to proceedings.

We look at five goalkeepers who had the best run without conceding a goal.

5. Luis Arconada

Season 1979-80

Minutes without conceding a goal = 753

Luis Arconada, famously known as 'El Pulpo', was a Real Sociedad goalkeeper for almost two decades. In the 1979-80 season, he went on for 753 minutes without conceding a goal. He collected the inaugural Trofeo Zamora, awarded to the goalkeeper conceding the least number of goals. Real Sociedad finished second in the league that season.

He captained the Spanish national side on many occasions. Unfortunately, he is remembered for a spectacular error in the final of the Euro 84 against France that led to a defeat for Spain. He finished his career with Real Sociedad winning 4 trophies. (2 La Liga, 1 Copa Del Rey, 1 Spanish Super Cup)

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