The Spanish La Liga is the number one ranked league in Europe according to UEFA’s league coefficient rankings. The 2016-17 edition of the La Liga which for sponsorship reasons is called the La Liga Santander is the 86th edition of the La Liga since its inception in 1929. The La Liga have seen 60 clubs participating with 9 teams being crowded as champions. For five seasons now there have being a La Liga team at the UEFA champions league finals. Real Madrid is the all-time winner of the La Liga with 34 trophies. The La Liga is organized under the auspices of the Spanish football federation. La Liga Standings The 2016-17 is being contested by 20 clubs with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid with Valencia on the side lines after hiring the services of former Italian coach Cesare Prandelli. Currently, Real Madrid are leading the table with defending champions Barcelona chasing them. The top four teams are eligible to participate in the Champions league and the bottom three will also be relegated. Each team will play a total of 38 matches but so far there are 11 games played. Here is the full table.

2016-17 La Liga Standings:

Rank Team Matches Points
1  FC Barcelona 26 60
2  Real Madrid 25 59
3  FC Sevilla 26 56
4  Atletico Madrid 26 49
5  Real Sociedad 26 48
6  Villarreal 26 45
7  Athletic Bilbao 26 41
8  Eibar 26 39
9  Espanyol 27 39
10  Celta Vigo 25 35
11  Alaves 26 34
12  Las Palmas 27 32
13  Valencia 27 30
14  Real Betis 26 28
15  Malaga 26 26
16  Deportivo 26 24
17  Leganes 26 24
18  Granada 26 19
19  Sporting Gijon 27 18
20  Osasuna 26 10