Ready for the new season of La Liga, Across Spain offers football packages to enjoy all matches from FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and RCD Espanyol. When the whole country turns into a big playing field, what could be better than combine a nice holiday with exciting sport games? From VIP Tickets up to Stadium tours and accommodation in every category, we create the ideal Football journey for everyone.
Football in Spain
Football has been an important part of Spain since the late 19th century, as British immigrant workers and Spanish students, after studying on the British Isles, imported this famous game. The oldest official Spanish football club, Huelva Recreation Club, was formed at the end of 1889 by British immigrants. Just one year later the first official football game took place in Seville. The opposing teams were Huelva Recreation Club and Sevilla FC, and most of the players on both teams were British. But that was just the beginning, it took almost 40 years before football become recognized as an official sport in Spain.
Nowadays, Spanish football is played in four professional leagues with promotion and relegation taking place at the end of each season. The season itself running between mid-August and mid-May. During this time each Saturday and Sunday sees over 100 professional games taking place across the country.
Recreativo de Huelva, Spain’s oldest team, photographed in 1930.
La Liga from the beginning up to now
La Liga, fully named Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system and has been founded in 1927. It needed two years before ten teams have been selected to participate in the first La Liga 1929. Exactly ninety years later 20 teams are part of the season, which started this August.
The first eight seasons, after the league was born, were dominated by Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid, with Athletic as most successful team. But this has changed over the years, nowadays Real Madrid with 33 title is on top of the league, closely followed by FC Barcelona with 26 titles. Nevertheless, it seems like FC Barcelona comes closer and closer, since they have won the last two competitions and even four times in the last five years.
La Liga could not be compared with football leagues from other European countries because its clubs have won the most UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup titles. According to UEFA, it has been the top league in Europe over the last five years and it is one of the most famous sport leagues worldwide.
But the main question is: who will win La Liga 2019/20? Will it again be FC Barcelona or their rival Real Madrid, or neither of them? Find out while being live at the final, or any other match you are interested in, and write us a message to book your football package today!
Do not miss to read our new blog post about the two most important football matches you have to know to call yourself a true football fan.
Across Spain Ticketing Agent
Across Spain is an official ticketing agent for the following teams, amongst others on request:
- Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Real Madrid)
Founded in 1902, play in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, with 33 league titles and 13 European cups, Real Madrid was named the FIFA Best Club of the 20th Century.
- Futbol Club Barcelona (FC Barcelona)
Founded in 1899, play in Camp Nou Stadium, with 30 Copa del Rey titles and 26 league titles, Barcelona is one of the most famous football teams in the world and play in the biggest stadium in Spain.
- Club Atlético de Madrid (Atlético Madrid)
Founded in 1903, play in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, also known as Los Colchoneros. The team has 3 Europa League titles and 3 Super Cup titles, and have become a real competitor to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
- Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona (RCD Espanyol)
Founded in 1900, they play in the RCDE Stadium and are the second biggest team in Catalonia. They have earned 4 Spanish Cup titles and 11 Copa Catalunya titles.