La Liga is one of the top three football leagues in the world. Some even declare this primary division of Spanish football as the champion among the other leagues in Europe. With a similar setup like the other top division leagues in Europe, LaLiga also holds matches among 20 different teams on a home-and-away basis to contest for the title every season.
But whether you consider La Liga best or not, La Liga teams have literally millions of followers around the world who follow them religiously. They support their favorite teams in stadiums and follow them on social media.
So we have dug into the league and come up with the list of most popular La Liga teams. These teams showcase their strength with great players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo. Even the history of the league shows great players emerging to glory through it.
So without further ado, here’s the list
Real Madrid is perhaps the most popular football club globally, let alone Spain. The team has won the La Liga cup 33 times and proved itself one of the best internationally too. Moreover, the team brought home the title of three Champions League in a row under manager Zinedine Zidane and star player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The team has over two hundred million followers on social media. The team plays their home games at Santiago Bernabéu, where you also have a chance to get a tour around the stadium on weekdays.
FC Barcelona is another reason to visit the cultural city of Spain along with the brilliant architecture of Antoni Gaudi. The main rival of Real Madrid has been home to many stars throughout history and has enjoyed great success.
FC Barcelona holds the top position with 25 La Liga titles, 30 Copa del Rey triumphs, and vast amounts of European success. However, the team’s star power was matchless as it had the great Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Maradona and Xavi over different times in its history. Barcelona also has over two hundred million social media followers but that’s quite less than Real Madrid.
Atlético Madrid is also another strong team striving hard to get to the level of real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The team has shown exceptional performance in recent years. As a result, they were able to be part of two Champions League finals and also won a Europa League trophy.
Many great players became a part of Atlético Madrid. One name that specifically stands out is the Club legend, Fernando Torres. French offensive player Antoine Griezmann is also one of the star players of Atlético.
Their social media followers are far less than Real Madrid and Barcelona. The team has only over thirty million followers.
The Valencia team may not be as strong as the top teams, but it surprises the fans with its performance. The seven Spanish titles speak for themself! With almost six million fans worldwide, Valencia CF can at times prove to be a serious challenge for the opponents.
Valencia also has produced several great players. And the team is famous for selling players at huge amounts.
Sevilla has only one title to its name, not so impressive! But this team has turned up as runner up several times to take its notice.
Other than that, Sevilla has some strong wins in the UEFA Europa League. The team has won this cup several times. With five million followers, this team holds a good fan base worldwide.
The Bottom Line
So all these teams make up the star studded La Liga season to entertain the fans throughout the world. Which team is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.