La Liga (Spain) clubs average attendance 2018/19

FB Barcelona was the team that received most live spectators during the 2017/18 season, with over 65.8 thousand fans. Real Madrid followed second with a very similar result, amounting to over 65.6 thousand spectators in 2017/18. The Spanish top division football – commonly known as La Liga among fans – is the Spanish 20-team league system followed by millions in Spain and other countries. Many fans flock into stadiums when a game is on, even though the attendance of live matches has been in decline in the past years.

A popular phenomenon on television too

Football is quite an event in Spain with broadcast football games traditionally holding the first positions of audience rankings in the Mediterranean country. In fact, football games occupied three of the ten most watched broadcasts in Spain in May 2019, with the Copa del Rey final Valencia vs. Barcelona leading the list with 6.43 million viewers. The popularity of football in Spain can also be sensed when looking at the annual audience list, which, in 2018, was taken up by ten football game broadcasts, partly owing to the FIFA World Cup that took place that year.

The Spanish Liga

Spaniards are passionate about football, a sport that is often conceived as much more than just an entertainment – it revolves around strong feelings and emotion. It will then come as no surprise that some Spanish football teams not only made the global list of best paid players, but also topped it with its two flagship clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Football Club Barcelona led the list of highest salaries per player in La Liga at 13.76 million U.S. dollars in 2017/18. Real Madrid ranked second, with its average player earning approximately 10.64 million U.S. dollars that year.

Clubs of the Spanish football league La Liga by average attendance in 2018/19

Average attendance
FC Barcelona 75,208
Real Madrid C.F. 60,967
Club Atlético de Madrid 56,055
Real Betis 44,142
Athletic Bilbao 40,800
Valencia C.F. 39,566
Sevilla FC 36,050
Real Sociedad 22,206
Levante UD 19,690
RCD Espanyol 19,110
Real Valladolid 18,945
RC Celta de Vigo 17,705
Villarreal C.F. 16,660
Deportivo Alavés 14,770
Rayo Vallecano 11,823
Getafe C.F. 10,837
Girona FC 10,792
CD Leganés 9,998
SD Huesca 6,611
S.D. Eibar4,876
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Release date

June 2019



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