rankings, La Liga has been the top league in Europe in each of the seven years from 2013 to 2019 (calculated using accumulated figures from five preceding seasons), and has led Europe for 22 of the 60 ranked years up to 2019, more than any other country. It has also produced the continent’s top-rated club more times  than any other league in that period, more than double that of second-placed Serie A (Italy), including the top club in 10 of the 11 seasons between 2009 and 2019 – each of these pinnacles was achieved by either Barcelona or Real Madrid. La Liga clubs have won the most UEFA Champions League , UEFA Europa League , UEFA Super Cup , and FIFA Club World Cup titles, and its players have accumulated the highest number of Ballon d’Or awards , The Best FIFA Men’s Player awards including FIFA World Player of the Year , and UEFA Men’s Player of the Year awards including UEFA Club Footballer of the Year .

La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 26,933 for league matches in the 2018–19 season. This is the sixth-highest of any domestic professional sports league in the world and the third-highest of any professional association football league in the world, behind the Bundesliga and the Premier League.