La Liga Facts
Top professional association football division of Spanish football league system
- La Liga is the Primera División (First Division) of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP).
- Its official name came for sponsorship reasons Liga BBVA.
- It is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest placed teams relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top three teams in that division.
- Since the 1950s, Real Madrid (32 wins) and FC Barcelona (21 wins) have dominated the championship.
- It is the sixth-highest of any domestic professional sports league in the world and the third-highest of any professional association football league in Europe.