La Liga Logo – The Primera Division in Spain (for reasons of patronage also called Liga BBVA ) is the pinnacle of system football league in Spain . Dispute began in 1929 and is the defending champion Real Madrid CF . The first division of Spain is the first league in the world according to the ranking officer of the annual International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). also ranks second as the strongest league in the last decade in Europe , only overcome by the Premier League .
In this competition participated 59 different teams, but only three have remained in the series since its first edition. This is the Athletic Club , the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF . These three, along with CA Osasuna , are the only entities that are still owned by its partners sports rather than sports corporations owned by shareholders.
Besides the three aforementioned teams have always played in the First Division, there are only six other teams in Spain who have never participated in a lower category than the second: Valencia CF , Club Atlético de Madrid , RCD Spanish , Sevilla FC , Real Sporting Gijon and Real Sociedad . After many years without this happens, the nine teams are in first division from the season 2010/11 . The only stadium that has hosted all editions of the First Division’s San Mamés , which plays its home games at Athletic Club. Moreover, the oldest stadium in the clubs playing in the category is the Molinón , opened in 1908 and used by the Real Sporting de Gijón .
Although in the early years only 10 teams participated, was later gradually increasing the figure to the current 20 teams. Also totaled 22 during the seasons 1995/96 and 1996/97 .