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12 Aug 2013 00:46:51

La Liga top six factfiles

Factfiles of the top contenders in La Liga with the new season to start on Saturday:

Name: Futbol Club Barcelona

Founded: 1899

Stadium: Camp Nou (capacity 99,786)

Nickname: Barca

Manager: Gerardo Martino

President: Sandro Rosell

Captain: Carles Puyol

Honours: La Liga (22): 1928-1929, 1944-45, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1973-74, 1984-85, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13

Copa del Rey (26): 1909-10, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1919-20, 1921-22, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1927-28, 1941-42, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1956-57, 1958-59, 1962-63, 1967-68, 1970-71, 1977-78, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2008-09, 2011-12

Supercopa de Espana (13): 1948, 1952, 1953, 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011

Copa de la Liga (2): 1982-83, 1985-86

European Cup / UEFA Champions League (4): 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (4): 1978-79, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1996-97

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup (3): 1955-58, 1958-60, 1965-66

UEFA Super Cup (4): 1992, 1997, 2009, 2011

Intercontinental Cup/ FIFA Club World Cup (3): 1992, 2009, 2011

Last Season: 1st

Transfers in: Neymar (Santos)

Transfers out: Eric Abidal (Monaco), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Marc Muniesa (Stoke City), Bojan Krkic (Ajax), Rafinha, Andreu Fontas (Celta Vigo, loan)

European Participation: Champions League (Group Stage)

Name: Real Madrid Club de Futbol

Founded: 1902

Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu (capacity 85,454)

Nickname: Los Blancos (The Whites)

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

President: Florentino Perez

Captain: Iker Casillas

Honours: La Liga (32): 1931-32, 1932-33, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1971-72, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1994-95, 1996-97, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2011-12

Copa del Rey (18): 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1917, 1934, 1936, 1946, 1947, 1961-62, 1969-70, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1992-93, 2010-11

Supercopa de Espana (10): 1947, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012

Copa de La Liga (1):1984-1985

European Cup/UEFA Champions League (9): 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1965-66, 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2001-02

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup (2): 1984-85, 1985-86

UEFA Super Cup (1): 2002

Intercontinental Cup (3): 1960, 1998, 2002

Last Season: 2nd

Transfers in: Dani Carvajal (Bayer Leverkusen), Casemiro (Sao Paulo), Isco (Malaga), Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad)

Transfers out: Ricardo Carvalho (released), Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Maria Callejon, Raul Albiol (Napoli)

European Participation: Champions League (Group Stage)

Name: Club Atletico de Madrid

Founded: 1903

Stadium: Estadio Vicente Calderon (capacity 54,960)

Nickname: Los Colchoneros (The Mattress Makers

Manager: Diego Simeone

President: Enrique Cerezo

Captain: Gabi

Honours: La Liga (9): 1939-40, 1940-41, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1965-66, 1969-70, 1972-73, 1976-77, 1995-96

Copa del Rey (10): 1959-60, 1960-61, 1964-65, 1971-72, 1975-76, 1984-85, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 2012-13

Supercopa de Espana (3): 1940, 1951, 1985

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1961-62

UEFA Europa League (2): 2009-10, 2011-12

UEFA Super Cup (1): 2010, 2012

Intercontinental Cup (1) 1974

Last Season: 3rd

Transfers in: Leo Baptistao (Rayo Vallecano), David Villa (Barcelona), Martin Demichelis (Malaga), Jose Maria Gimenez (Danubio)

Transfers out: Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Cata Diaz (Boca Juniors), Joel Robles (Everton), Sergio Asenjo (Villareal, loan)

European Participation: Champions League (Group Stage)

Name: Valencia Club de Futbol

Founded: 1919

Stadium: Mestalla (capacity 55,000)

Nickname: Los Che

Manager: Miroslav Djukic

President: Amadeo Salvo

Captain: Ricardo Costa

Honours: La Liga(6): 1941-42, 1943-44, 1946-47, 1970-71, 2001-02, 2003-04

Copa del Rey (7): 1941, 1948-49, 1954, 1966-67, 1978-79, 1998-99, 2007-08

Supercopa de Espana (2): 1949, 1999

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1979-80

UEFA Cup (3): 1961-62, 1962-63, 2003-04

UEFA Super Cup (2): 1980, 2004

Last Season: 5th

Transfers in: Javi Fuego (Rayo Vallecano), Michel (Levante), Oriol Romeu (Chelsea, loan), Yeray Gomez (Mallorca), Helder Postiga (Real Zaragoza)

Transfers out: David Albelda (retired), Fernando Gago (Boca Juniors), Tino Costa (Spartak Moscow), Nelson Valdez (Al Jazira), Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur)

European Participation: UEFA Europa League (Group Stage)

Name: Real Sociedad de Futbol

Founded: 1909

Stadium: Anoeta (capacity 32,200)

Nickname: La Real

Manager: Jagoba Arrasate

President: Jokin Aperribay

Captain: Xabi Preito

Honours: La Liga(2): 1980-81, 1981-82

Copa del Rey (2): 1909, 1986-87

Supercopa de Espana (1): 1982

Last Season: 4th

Transfers in: Haris Seferovic (Fiorentina)

Transfers out: Joseba Llorente (released), Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid)

European Participation: UEFA Champions League (Play-off round)

Name: Malaga Club de Futbol

Founded: 1904

Stadium: La Rosaleda (capacity 30,044)

Nickname: Los Boquerones (The Anchovies)

Manager: Bernd Schuster

President: Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani

Captain: Weligton

Honours: None

Last Season: 6th

Transfers in: Flavio Ferreira (Academica), Bobley Anderson (Wydad Casablanca), Fernando Tissone (Sampdoria), Marcos Angeleri (Estudiantes), Bartlomiej Pawlowski (Widzew Lodz), Roberto Chen (San Francisco)

Transfers out: Manuel Iturra (Granada), Joaquin (Fiorentina), Isco (Real Madrid), Jeremy Toulalan (Monaco), Martin Demichelis (Atletico Madrid), Julio Baptista (Cruzeiro), Ruben Martinez (Rayo Vallecano

European Participation: None


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