As I live in Spain, I will be updating with news, results etc from the Spanish top flight. Please feel free to comment & converse about anything on the thread.
The 2010–11 La Liga season will be the 80th since its establishment. Barcelona are the defending champions, having won their 20th La Liga title in the previous season for the second time in a row. The campaign will begin on 28 August 2010 and end on 22 May 2011.
Stadium/Capacity - Estadio del Mediterráneo, 22,000
Manager - Juan Manuel Lillo
Signings - Uruguayan defender Marcelo Silva from Danubio for a fee of €1.3m; Argentinean midfielder Diego Valeri on loan from Porto; Midfielder Miguel Angel Luque from Barcelona; Danish defender Michael Jakobsen from Aalborg for a fee of €2m; Argentinean forward Leonardo Ulloa from Castellon.
Stadium/Capacity - San Mamés, 39,750
Manager - Joaquín Caparrós
Signings - Goalkeeper Aitor from Baskonia; Midfielder Igor Martinez from Alaves; Forward Ibai Gomez from Sestao River.
Stadium/Capacity - Vicente Calderon, 54,851
Manager - Quique Sánchez Flores
Signings - Uruguayan defender Diego Godin from Villarreal for a fee of €8m; Brazilian defender Filipe Luis Kasmirski from Deportivo La Coruna for a fee of €12m; Midfielder Mario Suarez from Mallorca for a fee of €1.8m; Midfielder Fran Merida on a free transfer from Arsenal London.
Stadium/Capacity - Camp Nou, 98,772
Manager - Pep Guardiola
Signings - Brazilian defender Adriano Correia from Sevilla for a fee of €9.5m; Forward David Villa from Valencia for a fee of €40m.
Deportivo la Coruna
Stadium/Capacity - Estadio Riazor, 34,600
Manager - Miguel Ángel Lotina
Signings - Midfielder Ruben Perez on loan from Atletico Madrid B; Cape Verdean defender Stopira from Santa Clara; Uruguayan midfielder Jonathan Urretavizcaya on loan from Benfica Lisbon; French midfielder Yves Desmarets from Guimaraes; Midfielder Saul Fernandez from Elche; Forward Michel on loan from Valencia; Midfielder Michel Herrero on loan from Valencia.
Espanyol de Barcelona
Stadium/Capacity - Estadi Cornellà-El Prat, 40,500
Manager - Mauricio Pochettino
Signings - Brazilian defender Mattioni from Mallorca; Argentinean midfielder Jesus Datolo on loan from Napoli; Portuguese forward Rui Fonte on loan from Sporting; Forward Sergio García from Real Betis.
Stadium/Capacity - Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, 17,700
Manager - Míchel
Signings - Forward Adrian Colunga from Recreativo Huelva for a fee of €2m; Midfielder David Gamiz from Alicante; Midfielder Pedro Mosquera from Real Madrid Castilla; Forward Angel Javier Arizmendi from Zaragoza for a fee of €2m; Defender Ivan Marcano on loan from Villarreal; Midfielder Borja Fernandez on a free transfer from Valladolid.
Stadium/Capacity - Estadio José Rico Pérez, 30,000
Manager - Esteban Vigo
Signings - Defender David Cortés from Getafe; Midfielder Olivier Thomert from Le Mans; Midfielder Matías Fritzler on loan from Lanus; Midfielder Abel Aguilar from Udinese; Defender Cristian Pulhac on loan from Dinamo Bucharest.
Stadium/Capacity - Estadi Ciutat de València, 25,534
Manager - Luis García Plaza
Signings - Defender Juanfran from AEK; Midfielder Sergio from Deportivo; Midfielder Xavi Torres on loan from Malaga; Striker Cristian Stuani on loan from Reggina; Goalkeeper Gustavo Munúa from Malaga; Midfielder Valdo from Espanyol.
Stadium/Capacity - La Rosaleda, 28,963
Manager - Jesualdo Ferreira
Signings - Venezuela forward Salomon Rondon from Las Palmas for a fee of €3.5m; Brazilian midfielder Sandro Silva from Palmeiras for a fee of €2.2m; Argentinean defender Hernan Malagueno from Indios for a fee of €1m; Portuguese midfielder Eliseu Pereira from Lazio for a fee of €0.5m.
Stadium/Capacity - ONO Estadi, 23,142
Manager - Michael Laudrup
Signings - Canadian midfielder Jonathan de Guzman on a free transfer from Feyenoord; Defender Felipe Mattioni from Maga.
Stadium/Capacity - Estadio Reyno de Navarra, 19,800
Manager - José Antonio Camacho
Signings - Defender Damia Abella from Betis; Serbian forward Dejan Lekic from Red Star Belgrade for a fee of €2.5m; Goalkeeper Riesgo from Real Sociedad; Midfielder Fernando Soriano on a free transfer from Almeria.
Stadium/Capacity - El Sardinero, 22,271
Manager - Miguel Ángel Portugal
Signings - Swedish midfielder Kennedy Bakircioglu on a free transfer from Ajax; Defender Domingo Cisma on a free transfer from Almeria; Defender Francis on a free transfer from Xerez.
Stadium/Capacity - Santiago Bernabeu, 80,354
Manager - José Mourinho
Signings - Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho from Chelsea for a fee of €8m; German midfielder Sami Khedira from Stuttgart for a fee of €12m; Midfielder Pedro Leon from Getafe for a fee of €10m; Argentinean forward Angel di Maria from Benfica Lisbon for a fee of €25m; Forward Sergio Canales from Racing Santander for a fee of €5m.
Stadium/Capacity - Estadio Anoeta, 32,076
Manager - Martín Lasarte
Signings - Forward Raul Tamudo on a free transfer from Espanyol; Forward Joseba Llorente from Villarreal for a fee of €2.5m; Midfielder Paco Sutil from Eibar.
Stadium/Capacity - Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, 48, 469
Manager - Antonio Álvarez
Signings - Italian midfielder Luca Cigarini on loan from Napoli; Italian midfielder Tiberio Guarente from Atalanta for a fee of €5.5m; Senegalese midfielder Mouhamadou Dabo on a free transfer from Saint-Etienne.
Stadium/Capacity - El Molinón, 25,885
Manager - Manolo Preciado
Signings - Uruguayan midfielder Sebastian Eguren on a free transfer from Villarreal; Defender Alberto Botia on loan from Barcelona; Midfielder Ayoze Garcia from Tenerife; Forward Nacho Novo from Glasgow Rangers; Argentinean forward Gaston Sangoy from Apollon Limassol for a fee of €1m.
Stadium/Capacity - Mestalla, 55,000
Manager - Unai Emery
Signings - Forward Aritz Aduriz from Mallorca for a fee of €4m; Argentinean midfielder Alberto Costa from Montpellier for a fee of €6.5m; Forward Roberto Soldado from Getafe for a fee of €10m; French midfielder Sofiane Feghouli on a free transfer from Grenoble; Portuguese defender Ricardo Costa on a free transfer from Lille; Turkish midfielder Mehmet Topal from Galatasaray for a fee of €5m.
Stadium/Capacity - El Madrigal, 25,000
Manager - Juan Carlos Garrido
Signings - Defender Carlos Marchena from Valencia for a fee of €2.5m; Midfielder Borja Valero on loan from West Brom.
Stadium/Capacity - La Romareda, 34,596
Manager - José Aurelio Gay
Signings - Argentinean midfielder Nicolas Bertolo on loan from Palermo; Colombian forward Marco Perez on loan from Boyaca Chico; Argentinean goalkeeper Leo Franco on a free transfer from Galatasaray; Goalkeeper Toni Doblas from Huesca.