The Spanish La Liga is one of the best and most watched leagues in world football. The top 20 Spanish sides compete each year with the four teams who finish highest qualifying for the Champions League, 5th and 6th gaining Europa League qualification, and with the bottom three sides relegated. Each side plays 19 matches at home and 19 matches away, in the exact same format as the Premier League.
La Liga boasts two players widely considered as the best in the world. Football fans worldwide flock to Spain to catch a glimpse of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action for their respective teams. A La Liga footballing experience is set apart from any other as the Spanish fans are uniquely passionate and the football on display is truly exceptional.
Irish football fans using Football Ticket Pad can secure their matchday ticket to watch some of the best players in the world at some of the greatest stadiums. Trips to the Spanish capital, Madrid and other popular destinations like Barcelona and Valencia, can be reached with ease from Dublin and Belfast airports.
Irish players to have played in the La Liga include; John Aldridge (Real Sociedad 1989-1991), Ian Harte (Levante 2004-2007) and Steve Finnan (Espanyol 2008-2009). Northern Ireland's Gerry Armstrong also played for Real Mallorca between 1983 and 1985 as Spanish football in Ireland continued to grow.
Steve McManaman is a player who has Irish roots despite playing internationally for England. Mcmanaman played for Liverpool for nine years between 1990 and 1999 before leaving to join Real Madrid where he went on to win eight trophies in his four season at the club, including two La Liga titles and two UEFA Champions League triumphs.
Spain and Ireland carry many similarities and have a strong relationship between the two countries. As many Spanish university students fill the Irish streets, the Irish have a long history of migration to Spain which goes back as far as 1587 as thousands of Irish migrated to fight in the Spanish Army. The two countries also share similar religious, economic and politial standpoints which makes Spain a very popular choice for the Irish and somewhat of a second home for others.
La Liga champions, Barcelona, play their home games at the magnificent Nou Camp, which holds close to 100,000 supporters on a matchday. Real Madrid, their main rivals play their games at the equally imposing Santiago Bernabeu, with in excess of 80,000 supporters in attendance for every home game. These two teams have the most sought after La Liga tickets but they are well worth it for what is a captivating, breathtaking football experience.
Although Real Madrid tickets and Barcelona tickets are unsurprisingly and understandably much coveted, there are many other hidden gems in Spain and you can purchase affordable tickets to other great teams such as Villarreal, Sevilla and Deportivo La Coruna at Ticket Pad.
Spain has many great cities so if you are planning a football trip to Barcelona, you could watch Espanyol, or similarly if you are in Madrid why not watch Atletico or make the short trip to Getafe. Valencia tickets and Malaga tickets are always popular for people looking to catch a game whilst on a sunny break, and if you fancy a trip to the glorious Basque country you can also purchase Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad tickets at great prices from Ticket Pad.
La Liga 2015/2016 Season
The 2015/16 title race went down to the final game of the season as Barcelona pipped their rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to retain their status as La Liga champions.
Villarreal made the top four Champions League places as Athletic Bilbao finished in fifth, closely followed by Celta Vigo in sixth to secure Europa League status.
This season attentions turned to former Everton manager David Moyes’ Real Sociedad. However, after a year in charge Moyes was sacked in November 2015 leaving the club in 16th place in La Liga. Sociedad turned their fortunes around and ended the season in ninth. Gary Neville was also a surprise managerial appointment for Valencia. However, the former Manchester United defender had a dismal reign and was sacked after four months in charge. The new boys in the division are Real Betis, Sporting Gijon and Las Palmas all secured their La Liga status, as Levante, Getafe and Rayo Vallecano were relegated. You can catch all the drama of the La Liga football with La Liga tickets for sale at Ticket Pad.
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La Liga football experiences are an incredible chance to watch some top European football in beautiful surroundings. Take your pick from any number of wonderful Spanish cities including Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Seville and plan your perfect European footballing break
Check out one of a whole host of La Liga matches Ticket Pad has to offer! A big feature of Spanish Football is the vast number of home grown players breaking through from their academies, and you can watch precocious young talents who have the potential to be the next stars of world football. The Spanish instil an ethos of pass and move as a result many of the players in La Liga are great technicians and are some of the most skilful players in the world. Spain dominated on the international stage a few years ago and you will see the same high quality unique Spanish style of football being played week in week out by La Liga sides.
In recent seasons La Liga has seen the progression of the lesser sides in the division and they now mount more of a challenge against the likes for Barcelona, Real and Atletico. La Liga also boasts an intriguing transfer market; there is constant activity and there are lots of big name players to look out for. La Liga never fails to surprise and amaze so purchase your La Liga tickets today from Ticket Pad and enjoy some scintillating Spanish football this season.