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.
UD Almeria 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.
Atletic Bilbao 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.
Atletico Madrid 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.
FC Barcelona 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.
Getafe 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.
Hercules 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.
Levante UD 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.
Malaga 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.
Mallorca 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.
CD Osasuna 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.
Racing Santander 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.
Real Madrid 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.
Real Sociedad 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.
Sevilla 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.
Sporting Gijon 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.
Valencia 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.
Villarreal 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.
Real Zaragoza 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.
Last edited by StuW; 16/08/2010 at 06:40 PM.
Reason: Transfer update.
I'm going for Barcelona to win everything this season. There team last season was excellent, and with Villa this season just makes them more of a threat up-front, which is actually pretty scary. They have lost some players, but I still think they'll be too strong for Madrid, and anyone in Europe.