1997-98 La Liga
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1997%E2%80%9398 La Liga

La Liga
Season1997-98
ChampionsBarcelona
15th title
RelegatedCompostela (relegation playoff)
Mérida
Sporting
Champions LeagueReal Madrid (group stage) (via UEFA Champions League)
Barcelona (group stage)
Athletic Bilbao (second qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Winners' CupMallorca (first round) (Copa del Rey runner-up)
UEFA CupReal Sociedad (first round)
Celta Vigo (first round)
Atlético Madrid (first round)
Betis (first round)
Intertoto CupValencia (third round)
Espanyol (second round)
Matches played380
Goals scored1,009 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorerChristian Vieri (24)
Biggest home winSalamanca 6-0 Valencia
(12 April 1998)[1]
Biggest away winReal Oviedo 0-5 Real Sociedad
(19 October 1997)[2]
Highest scoringSalamanca 5-4 Atlético Madrid
(21 March 1998)[3]
1996-97

The 1997-98 La Liga season, the 67th since its establishment, started on 30 August 1997 and finished on 16 May 1998. On 29 March 1998, Sporting Gijón drew 0-0 with Real Zaragoza while Racing Santander, who were 19th in the table at the time, lost by Athletic Bilbao 4-3, to make Sporting Gijón the first team in La Liga history to be relegated in March, ending the season with a League record low points tally of just 13.

Promotion and relegation

Teams promoted from 1996-97 Segunda División

Teams relegated to 1997-98 Segunda División

Team information

Clubs and locations

Canary Islands

1997-98 season was composed of the following clubs:

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 23 5 10 78 56 +22 74 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Athletic Bilbao 38 17 14 7 52 42 +10 65 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Real Sociedad 38 16 15 7 60 37 +23 63[a] Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
4 Real Madrid 38 17 12 9 63 45 +18 63[a] Qualification for the Champions League group stage[b]
5 Mallorca 38 16 12 10 55 39 +16 60[c] Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[d]
6 Celta de Vigo 38 17 9 12 54 47 +7 60[c] Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
7 Atlético Madrid 38 16 12 10 79 56 +23 60[c]
8 Betis 38 17 8 13 49 50 −1 59
9 Valencia 38 16 7 15 58 52 +6 55 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round
10 Espanyol 38 12 17 9 44 31 +13 53 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup second round
11 Valladolid 38 13 11 14 36 47 −11 50
12 Deportivo La Coruña 38 12 13 13 44 46 −2 49
13 Zaragoza 38 12 12 14 45 53 −8 48
14 Racing Santander 38 12 9 17 46 55 −9 45[e]
15 Salamanca 38 12 9 17 46 46 0 45[e]
16 Tenerife 38 11 12 15 44 57 −13 45[e]
17 Compostela (R) 38 11 11 16 56 66 −10 44 Qualification for the relegation playoffs
18 Oviedo (O) 38 9 13 16 36 51 −15 40
19 Mérida (R) 38 9 12 17 33 53 −20 39 Relegation to the Segunda División
20 Sporting Gijón (R) 38 2 7 29 31 80 −49 13
Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b RMA 2-0 RSO; RSO 4-2 RMA
  2. ^ Real Madrid was qualified directly for the 1998-99 UEFA Champions League as holders.
  3. ^ a b c MLL: 9 pts; CEL: 5 pts; ATM: 2 pts
  4. ^ Since Barcelona, winners of 1997-98 Copa del Rey, was qualified for the 1998-99 UEFA Champions League, losing cup finalists RCD Mallorca earned a spot in the first round of the 1998-99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
  5. ^ a b c RAC: 8 pts; SAL: 4 pts -> SAL 2-0 TEN; TEN: 4 pts -> TEN 2-0 SAL

Positions by round

Team ? Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Barcelona11111111111122111111221121111111111111
Athletic Bilbao1716131515131198888911987564454567876666633222
Real Sociedad201215810874656664553333333334454333354433
Real Madrid107334222322211222222112212222222222344
Mallorca6922244576777810119899996675789874445555
Celta de Vigo710443556433356666477667756533445566786
Atlético Madrid929106337545533334645545443347789878977
Betis2512147998910101211107789888898810665557787668
Valencia1418181817161716171718171718191613131315131110111191098998999899
Espanyol36878663274445445756778910891111101010101010101010
Valladolid1620192020181919181817181817181416141618161919161514121213131211111011111111
Deportivo La Coruña1213161111151414151612131514141517171714141411121312141314111312121112131312
Zaragoza1314111313121512101113111091191010101010101310911111010121113131413121213
Racing Santander8116957811141514151312121212111211111314141415161616171916141314141414
Salamanca1517141616171818191919191919161714151416181517191918171517161717151515151515
Tenerife118559111210121315161616171919191819191618181816181819181818181716161616
Compostela43101212141315131416141415151818181917151815151719191918191619191918171717
Real Oviedo547614101013119998781011121112121212131213131412141414161617191818
Mérida1815171718191617161211101213131315161513171716171617151715151515171819181919
Sporting de Gijón1919201919202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020
Source: LFP 1-4 5-8 9-12 13-16 17-20
Notes: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup spot (in yellow) being non-related with a position in La Liga, does not appear until the team is assured to be qualified. Conditions to be assured are: Copa del Rey winner cannot reach UEFA Champions League's places or one of finalists' Copa del Rey cannot qualify mathematically to UEFA Champions League. Barcelona was qualified to UEFA Champions League since 33rd round, since this round, Mallorca's places are coloured in yellow where place is not of Champions League. In light yellow the spot expected for 1996-97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Results

Home \ Away ATH ATM FCB BET CEL COM RCD ESP MLL MER RAC RMA ROV RSO SAL RSG TEN VCF VLD ZAR
Athletic Bilbao 1-0 3-0 0-0 2-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 3-1 5-1 4-3 1-1 3-0 1-1 1-0 2-2 3-0 0-3 2-0 1-0
Atlético Madrid 3-0 5-2 0-0 3-3 3-1 3-0 0-2 2-3 4-0 2-1 1-1 4-1 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-1 5-0 2-1
Barcelona 4-0 3-1 1-3 3-2 2-0 2-1 3-1 0-0 3-1 2-0 3-0 2-1 3-0 1-4 2-1 3-2 3-4 1-2 1-0
Betis 1-1 2-3 0-2 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-3 2-1 2-1 0-2 3-2 1-1 0-0 2-1 2-1 3-0 1-0 3-0 3-3
Celta de Vigo 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 3-3 2-1 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-2 2-1 3-0 2-1 4-1 1-0 0-0 1-0 2-0 2-1
Compostela 1-4 2-1 2-2 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-2 3-0 3-1 2-3 1-0 1-3 2-0 2-0 1-2 3-1 0-0 2-0
Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 2-2 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-6 1-1 1-1 0-1 4-1 2-2 2-1 1-1 1-0 2-1 1-0 1-2 1-3 2-1
Espanyol 0-1 2-2 1-1 5-0 1-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-3 3-0 1-1 2-0 3-0 2-0 0-1
Mallorca 4-0 2-1 0-1 1-2 4-2 2-1 0-0 2-2 1-0 2-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 6-2 5-1 2-1 1-1 0-2
Mérida 0-0 2-1 1-2 1-3 4-0 3-3 1-0 1-1 0-0 1-2 2-2 2-1 3-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 0-0 0-1
Racing Santander 0-0 0-1 2-4 2-0 2-1 1-1 0-1 1-1 0-1 2-0 1-2 0-0 3-1 1-0 4-1 2-1 2-1 1-2 2-3
Real Madrid 0-0 1-1 2-3 1-0 3-1 2-1 0-0 2-1 2-0 1-0 2-2 5-1 2-0 1-0 3-0 3-0 1-2 3-1 0-2
Oviedo 1-2 0-2 1-0 0-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 2-0 0-1 1-1 0-5 2-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 0-1 3-0
Real Sociedad 1-1 0-0 2-2 2-0 2-1 5-1 1-1 2-0 1-0 2-1 1-0 4-2 2-2 1-1 2-1 1-1 1-1 3-0 0-1
Salamanca 0-0 5-4 4-3 0-0 0-1 0-1 4-1 2-1 1-1 3-1 0-0 0-2 0-2 0-0 4-0 2-0 6-0 1-0 1-2
Sporting Gijón 1-2 2-3 1-4 2-3 0-1 0-2 0-3 1-0 1-3 0-0 2-1 0-2 1-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-3 1-2 2-3
Tenerife 0-2 2-2 1-1 3-1 1-3 5-1 0-0 0-0 1-4 1-1 2-2 4-3 1-0 0-0 2-0 2-1 3-2 1-0 0-0
Valencia 1-1 4-1 0-3 1-0 2-1 4-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 6-1 0-2 1-1 3-2 0-1 2-2 1-2 1-2 2-1
Valladolid 3-0 2-1 1-2 1-3 0-0 4-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-0 0-4 1-2 1-1 2-1 0-3 4-0
Zaragoza 1-1 1-5 1-2 3-1 1-0 2-2 1-2 1-1 2-3 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-3 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-0 0-2 0-0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: LFP (in Spanish)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoff

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Villarreal CF (a) 1-1 SD Compostela 0-0 1-1
Real Oviedo 4-3 UD Las Palmas 3-0 1-3

First Leg

21 May 1998 Villarreal CF0-0SD CompostelaVillarreal
21:45 Report (in Spanish) Stadium: El Madrigal
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Víctor Esquinas Torres Community of Madrid
22 May 1998 Real Oviedo3-0UD Las PalmasOviedo
21:45 Iván Ania Goal 9 (pen.)27
Dely Valdés Goal 59
Report (in Spanish) Stadium: Carlos Tartiere
Attendance: 23,500
Referee: Eduardo Iturralde González Basque Country (autonomous community)

Second Leg

24 May 1998 SD Compostela1-1
(1-1 agg.)
Villarreal CFSantiago de Compostela
21:45 Chiba Goal 57 Report (in Spanish) Alberto Goal 7 Stadium: Multiusos de San Lázaro
Attendance: 11,500
Referee: Manuel Díaz Vega Asturias
25 May 1998 UD Las Palmas3-1
(3-4 agg.)
Real OviedoLas Palmas de Gran Canaria
22:00 Gamboa Goal 20
Walter Pico Goal 65
Paquito Goal 66
Report (in Spanish) Gamboa Goal 29 (o.g.) Stadium: Insular
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Antonio Jesús López Nieto Andalusia

Awards

Pichichi Trophy

The Pichichi Trophy is awarded to the player who scores the most goals in a season.

Zamora Trophy

The Zamora Trophy is awarded to the goalkeeper with least goals to games ratio.

Rank Goalkeeper Goals Matches Average Team
1
Spain Toni
31
37
0.84
Espanyol
2
Spain Alberto
37
38
0.97
Real Sociedad
3
Romania Bogdan Stelea
32
30
1.07
Salamanca
4
Spain Imanol Etxeberria
42
38
1.11
Athletic Bilbao
5
Spain Andoni Zubizarreta
40
34
1.18
Valencia

Signings

Source: http://www.bdfutbol.com/es/t/t1996-97.html

Team Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Barcelona Netherlands Ruud Hesp (Roda)
0
0
Netherlands Winston Bogarde (Milan)
Netherlands Michael Reiziger (Milan)
0
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan ?iri? (Partizan)
0
0
Brazil Sonny Anderson (Monaco)
France Christophe Dugarry (Milan)
Brazil Rivaldo (Deportivo)
Athletic Bilbao Spain Rafael Alkorta (Real Madrid)
Spain Patxi Ferreira (Valencia)
Spain Jesús Lacruz (Osasuna)
Spain Mikel Lasa (Real Madrid)
Spain Roberto Ríos (Betis)
Spain Gaizka Garitano (Lleida)
Spain Javi González (Celta)
Spain Txomin Nagore (Osasuna)
0
0
Spain Aitor Huegun (Eibar)
0
0
0
0
Real Sociedad Spain Mikel Antía (Valladolid)
Spain Iker Sarriegi (Eibar)
Austria Dietmar Kühbauer (Rapid Wien)
0
Croatia Igor Cvitanovi? (Croatia Zagreb)
Portugal Ricardo Sá Pinto (Sporting CP)
Real Madrid Spain Aitor Karanka (Athletic Bilbao)
0
Brazil Sávio (Flamengo)
France Christian Karembeu (Sampdoria)
Spain Manuel Canabal (Mérida)
Spain Fernando Morientes (Zaragoza)
Mallorca Argentina Carlos Roa (Lanús)
0
0
0
0
0
Spain Iván Campo (Valencia)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Milija? (Zemun)
Spain Enrique Romero (Valencia)
0
0
0
Spain Vicente Engonga (Valencia)
Spain Xabier Eskurza (Valencia)
Argentina Óscar Mena (Lanús)
Brazil Palhinha (Cruzeiro)
Spain Paco Sanz (Racing Santander)
Spain Juan Carlos Valerón (Las Palmas)
Argentina Gabriel Amato (Hércules)
Spain Gabi Moya (Valencia)
0
0
0
0
Celta Vigo Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran ?orovi? (Red Star Belgrade)
Norway Dan Eggen (Brøndby)
Spain Michel Salgado (Salamanca)
Spain Ito Álvarez (Extremadura)
Portugal Bruno Caires (Benfica)
Russia Valeri Karpin (Valencia)
Portugal Jorge Cadete (Celtic)
0
0
Atlético Madrid Spain Pedro Jaro (Betis)
0
0
0
Argentina Cristian Dáiz (Málaga)
Brazil Andrei Frascarelli (Atlético Paranaense)
Spain Ramón González (Valladolid)
0
Portugal Paulo Futre (West Ham United)
Israel Avi Nimni (Maccabi Tel Aviv)
0
0
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Rade Bogdanovi? (JEF United)
Spain Jordi Lardín (Espanyol)
Spain José Mari Romero (Sevilla)
Italy Christian Vieri (Juventus)
Betis Spain Jorge Otero (Valencia)
Spain Roberto Solozábal (Atlético Madrid)
Spain Joaquín Valerio (Albacete)
Spain Fernando Sánchez (Valladolid)
0
0
Spain Oli Álvarez (Oviedo)
Spain Ángel Cuéllar (Barcelona)
Spain Iván Pérez (Extremadura)
Valencia Argentina Gustavo Campagnuolo (Dep. Español)
0
0
0
0
0
France Jocelyn Angloma (Internazionale)
Italy Amedeo Carboni (Roma)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miroslav ?uki? (Dep. La Coruña)
Spain Juanfran García (Levante)
0
0
Brazil Marcelinho Carioca (Corinthians)
Spain Gerard López (Barcelona B)
Spain Luis Milla (Real Madrid)
Argentina Guillermo Morigi (Vélez Sarsfield)
Algeria Moussa Saïb (Auxerre)
Peru José del Solar (Celta)
Romania Adrian Ilie (Galatasaray)
Uruguay Nico Olivera (Defensor)
0
0
0
0
Espanyol Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Milo?evi? (Iraklis)
0
0
Spain Roberto Fresnedoso (Atlético Madrid)
Romania Constantin Gâlc? (Mallorca)
Spain José Mari García (Alavés)
Argentina Juan Esnáider (Atlético Madrid)
Spain Quique Martín (Mérida)
0
Valladolid Spain José Belman (Zaragoza)
0
0
Uruguay Chavo Díaz (River Plate (M))
Spain José García Calvo (Real Madrid)
Argentina Gabriel Heinze (Newell's Old Boys)
Spain Chema Jiménez (Atlético Madrid B)
Spain Eusebio Sacristán (Celta)
0
Spain Juan Carlos Gómez
Argentina Diego Klimowicz (Rayo Vallecano)
0
Deportivo Nigeria Peter Rufai (Hércules)
0
0
0
Spain Luis Ramis (Sevilla)
Argentina Lionel Scaloni (Estudiantes)
0
0
Brazil Djalminha (Palmeiras)
Morocco Mustapha Hadji (Sporting CP)
0
0
Uruguay Sebastián Abreu (San Lorenzo)
Morocco Salaheddine Bassir (Al-Hilal)
Brazil Luizão Goulart (Palmeiras)
Uruguay Manteca Martínez (Boca Juniors)
Zaragoza Sweden Gary Sundgren (AIK)
0
0
0
Paraguay Roberto Acuña (Independiente)
Spain José Ignacio Sáenz (Valencia)
Spain Marcos Vales (Sporting Gijón)
Netherlands Nordin Wooter (Ajax)
Spain Yordi González (Atlético Madrid)
Brazil Paulo Jamelli (Kashiwa Reysol)
Spain Pier Loggi (Betis)
0
Racing Santander Spain José Manuel Sietes (Valencia)
Uruguay Washington Tais (Peñarol)
0
0
Uruguay Nelson Abeijón (Nacional Montev.)
Spain Ignacio Conte (Tenerife)
Spain José Félix Guerrero (Eibar)
Portugal Hugo Porfírio (Sporting Portugal)
Guinea-Bissau Nando Có (Vitória Setubal)
0
0
0
Salamanca Romania Bogdan Stelea (Steaua)
0
0
0
0
0
Portugal Rogerio Brito (Os Belenenses)
Spain Sergio Korino (Athletic Bilbao)
Italy Marco Lanna (Roma)
Argentina Gustavo Lombardi (River Plate)
Croatia Dubravko Pavli?i? (Hércules)
Belgium Axel Smeets (Gent)
Spain Edu Alonso (Athletic Bilbao)
Romania Gabi Popescu (University of Craiova)
Portugal Manuel Tulipa (Boavista)
0
0
0
Israel Ronen Harazi (Beitar)
Argentina Walter Silvani (Extremadura)
0
0
0
0
Tenerife Spain Juan Carlos Unzué (Sevilla)
0
Brazil André Luiz Moreira (Corinthians)
Netherlands Ferdi Vierklau (Vitesse)
Brazil Emerson Costa (Mifddlebrough)
Slovakia Samuel Slovák (Slovan Bratislava)
Netherlands Roy Makaay (Vitesse)
Portugal Domingos (Porto)
Compostela Netherlands René Ponk (Utrecht)
0
0
0
0
Spain Francisco Agirretxu (Celta)
Spain Toño Castro (Almería)
France Jean-Fr. Hernandez (Marseille)
France Pignol (Aubargne)
Spain Óscar Tabuenka (Athletic Bilbao)
Netherlands Romano Sion (Emmen)
0
0
0
0
Oviedo Argentina José María Buljubasich (Lleida)
0
Panama Joyce Moreno (Real Madrid B)
0
Argentina Roberto Pompei (Boca Juniors)
0
Panama Julio Dely Valdés (PSG)
Uruguay Juan González (Nacional Montev.)
Mérida Argentina Leo Franco (Independiente)
Colombia Carlos N. Montoya (Extremadura)
0
0
0
0
Spain Pablo Alfaro (Atlético Madrid)
Spain José Cortés (Extremadura)
Spain Ramón de Quintana (Rayo Vallecano)
0
0
0
Spain Marcos Martín (Sevilla)
Spain Pirri Mori (Compostela)
Spain Francisco Ruano (Levante)
Uruguay Gonzalo de los Santos (Peñarol)
0
0
Spain David Ávila (Barcelona B)
Argentina Leonardo Biagini (Atlético Madrid)
Brazil Cléber Eduardo (Atlético Paranaense)
Argentina Iván Gabrich (Ajax)
Russia Dmitri Radchenko (Rayo Vallecano)
Spain Juan Sabas (Betis)
Sporting Gijón Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragoje Lekovi? (Kilmarnock)
0
0
0
0
Spain Carles Mingo (Barcelona B)
Argentina Roberto Trotta (Racing Club)
0
0
0
Spain José Manuel Colmenero (Mallorca)
Spain Mario Cotelo (Badajoz)
Brazil Rodrigão (Braga)
Russia Alexei Kosolapov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Spain Antonio Poyatos (Valencia)
Poland Cezary Kucharski (Legia)
Spain Kaiku Martín (Levante)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vladimir Popovi? (Zemun)
0
0

See also

References

  1. ^ "Salamanca 6-0 Valencia". LFP. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Real Oviedo 0-5 Real Sociedad". LFP. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "Salamanca 5-4 Atlético Madrid". LFP. Retrieved 2010.

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