2015–16 La Liga

2015–16 La Liga

The 2015–16 La Liga season (known as the Liga BBVA for sponsorship reasons) is the 85th since its establishment. Barcelona are the defending champions. The season started on 22 August 2015 and will conclude on 15 May 2016.

La Liga
Liga BBVA.svg
Season2015–16
RelegatedRayo Vallecano
Getafe
Levante
Champions LeagueBarcelona
Real Madrid
Atlético Madrid
Villarreal
Europa LeagueAthletic Bilbao
Celta de Vigo
Sevilla
Matches played380
Goals scored1,041 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorerLuis Suárez
(40 goals)
Biggest home winReal Madrid 10–2 Rayo Vallecano
(20 December 2015)
Biggest away winDeportivo La Coruña 0–8 Barcelona
(20 April 2016)
Highest scoringReal Madrid 10–2 Rayo Vallecano
(20 December 2015)
Longest winning run12 games[1]
Barcelona
Real Madrid
Longest unbeaten run23 games[1]
Barcelona
Longest winless run13 games[1]
Deportivo La Coruña
Getafe
Longest losing run7 games[1]
Getafe
Highest attendance98,902
Barcelona 1–2 Real Madrid
(2 April 2016)[1]
Lowest attendance4,215
Eibar 5–1 Granada
(18 January 2016)[1]
Average attendance27,658[1]
All statistics correct as of 14 May 2016.

League tableEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 29 4 5 112 29 +83 91 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 28 6 4 110 34 +76 90
3 Atlético Madrid 38 28 4 6 63 18 +45 88
4 Villarreal 38 18 10 10 44 33 +11 64 Qualification to Champions League play-offs
5 Athletic Bilbao 38 18 8 12 58 45 +13 62 Qualification to Europa League group stage
6 Celta de Vigo 38 17 9 12 50 58 -8 60
7 Sevilla 38 14 10 14 51 50 +1 52 Qualification to Champions League group stage
(As winner of the 2015-16 Europa League)
8 Málaga 38 12 12 14 38 35 +3 48
9 Real Sociedad 38 13 9 16 45 48 -3 48
10 Real Betis 38 11 12 15 31 50 -19 45
11 Las Palmas 38 12 8 18 45 53 -8 44
12 Valencia 38 11 11 16 46 48 -2 44
13 Espanyol 38 12 7 19 36 72 -36 43
14 Eibar 38 11 10 17 47 57 -10 43
15 Deportivo La Coruña 38 8 18 12 45 62 -17 42
16 Granada 38 10 9 19 46 68 -22 39
17 Sporting Gijón 38 10 9 19 38 62 -24 39
18 Rayo Vallecano 38 9 11 18 49 72 -23 38 Relegation to Segunda División
19 Getafe 38 9 9 20 36 65 -29 36
20 Levante (R) 38 8 8 22 36 67 -31 32

ResultsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

 
Barcelona's Luis Suárez won the Pichichi Trophy, scoring 40 goals in the season.
Rank Player Team Goals
1   Luis Suárez Barcelona 40
2   Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 35
3   Lionel Messi Barcelona 26
4   Karim Benzema Real Madrid 24
  Neymar Barcelona
6   Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 22
7   Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao 20
8   Gareth Bale Real Madrid 19
9   Rubén Castro Real Betis 18
10   Borja Bastón Eibar 17
  Lucas Pérez Deportivo La Coruña

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Team Assists
1   Lionel Messi Barcelona 16
  Luis Suárez Barcelona
3   Koke Atlético Madrid 14
  Neymar Barcelona
4   Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 11
  Gareth Bale Real Madrid
6   Roberto Soldado Villarreal 10
7   Marco Asensio Espanyol 9
  Toni Kroos Real Madrid
  Jonathan Viera Las Palmas
11   James Rodríguez Real Madrid 8
  Lucas Pérez Deportivo La Coruña

Zamora TrophyEdit

Rank Name Club Goals
Against
Matches Average
1   Jan Oblak Atlético de Madrid 18 37 0.49
2   Claudio Bravo Barcelona 22 32 0.69
3   Alphonse Areola Villarreal 26 32 0.81
4   Keylor Navas Real Madrid 28 33 0.85
5   Gorka Iraizoz Athletic Bilbao 36 35 1.03

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Cristiano Ronaldo5 Real Madrid Espanyol 6–0 (A) 12 September 2015
  Imanol Agirretxe Real Sociedad Granada 3–0 (A) 22 September 2015
  Charles Málaga Real Sociedad 3–1 (H) 3 October 2015
  Neymar4 Barcelona Rayo Vallecano 5–2 (H) 17 October 2015
  Kévin Gameiro Sevilla Getafe 5–0 (H) 24 October 2015
  Luis Suárez Barcelona Eibar 3–1 (H) 25 October 2015
  Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao Rayo Vallecano 3–0 (A) 29 November 2015
  Antonio Sanabria Sporting Gijón Las Palmas 3–1 (H) 6 December 2015
  Gareth Bale4 Real Madrid Rayo Vallecano 10–2 (H) 20 December 2015
  Karim Benzema Real Madrid Rayo Vallecano 10–2 (H) 20 December 2015
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Granada 4–0 (H) 9 January 2016
  Gareth Bale Real Madrid Deportivo La Coruña 5–0 (H) 9 January 2016
  Luis Suárez Barcelona Athletic Bilbao 6–0 (H) 17 January 2016
  Antonio Sanabria Sporting Gijón Real Sociedad 5–1 (H) 22 January 2016
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Espanyol 6–0 (H) 31 January 2016
  Luis Suárez Barcelona Celta de Vigo 6–1 (H) 14 February 2016
  Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao Deportivo La Coruña 4–1 (H) 2 March 2016
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Rayo Vallecano 5–1 (A) 3 March 2016
  Cristiano Ronaldo4 Real Madrid Celta de Vigo 7–1 (H) 5 March 2016
  Luis Suárez4 Barcelona Deportivo La Coruña 8–0 (A) 20 April 2016
  Paco Alcácer Valencia Eibar 4–0 (H) 20 April 2016
  Youssef El-Arabi Granada Levante 5–1 (H) 21 April 2016
  Luis Suárez4 Barcelona Sporting Gijón 6–0 (H) 23 April 2016
  Luis Suárez Barcelona Granada 3–0 (A) 14 May 2016

4 Player scored four goals
5 Player scored five goals
(H) - Home ; (A) - Away

DisciplineEdit

  • Most yellow cards (club): 131
    • Granada
  • Most yellow cards (player): 16
  • Most red cards (club): 6
    • Rayo Vallecano
  • Most red cards (player): 1
    • 31 players

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "La Liga Statistics – 2015–16". ESPN FC. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN). Retrieved 26 September 2015.