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16.05.2010 20:57

20 league titles!

Vanessa Forns

FC Barcelona clinched their 20th league title on Saturday evening and retained the championship after seeing off the challenge of Real Madrid throughout an exciting top flight season.

coach. Barça remain in second place in the all-time title winners chart with 20, while Real Madrid are out in front with 31, Atlético de Madrid are third with nine triumphs and Athletic Club have eight to their name.

Incredible run

After the treble win of last season Barça added the Spanish and European Super Cups to their tally in pre-season and then became world champions in December. This term they have yet another piece of silverware as Guardiola's incredible record continued.

Points record

2010-01-16_FCB_-_SEVILLA_017.jpgWith 99 points to their name this season Barça have recorded the highest ever tally in a league season. The win against Tenerife saw the Blaugrana move onto 93 points which beat the record set by Fabio Capello's Real Madrid team in the 1996/97 season of 92. Los Merengues chased Barça yet again this term and ensured that they had to maintain their great form in order to be crowned as champions.

Ten out of 20

CRUYFF-ENTRENADOR.jpgIn the past 20 years Barça have had an excellent record in the league. Ten of the club's 20 championship wins have come since 1990. Starting with Johan Cruyff's Dream Team the club have been led to glory in la Primera by Louis van Gaal, Frank Rijkaard and now Guardiola. Along with the ten title wins in that period, Real Madrid have been champions six times and Valencia twice while Deportivo and Atlético de Madrid have won it once each.
20 league titles!
Title points
Below is the points record of Barça in every year that they have won the title:

1928/29: FC Barcelona (25)
1944/45: FC Barcelona (39)
1947/48: FC Barcelona (37)
1948/49: FC Barcelona (37)
1951/52: FC Barcelona (43)
1952/53: FC Barcelona (42)
1958/59: FC Barcelona (51)
1959/60: FC Barcelona (43)
1973/74: FC Barcelona (42)
1984/85: FC Barcelona (53)
1990/91: FC Barcelona (57)
1991/92: FC Barcelona (57)
1992/93: FC Barcelona (58)
1993/94: FC Barcelona (56)
1997/98: FC Barcelona (74)
1998/99: FC Barcelona (79)
2004/05: FC Barcelona (84)
2005/06: FC Barcelona (82)
2008/09: FC Barcelona (87)
2009/10: FC Barcelona (99)

* From the 1995/96 season three points were awarded for a win

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