La Liga Fast Facts

La Liga Santander (aka Primera Division) is a professional soccer league with 20 clubs located across Spain. Each club plays 38 regular season games (two against each club), beginning in late August and concluding in May.

La Liga does not have playoffs. The club with the most points at the end of the regular season is champion.

La Liga Promotion & Relegation

The 18th, 19th, and 20th worst regular season teams in La Liga are automatically demoted at season’s end and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place clubs in La Liga automatically qualify for the subsequent group phase of UEFA Champions League.

La Liga International Competition

The 1st thru 4th place clubs in La Liga qualify automatically for the group phase of UEFA Champions League; 5th and 6th place qualify for UEFA Europa League.