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Deportivo La Coruna: Champions of La Liga’s maddest season

Deportivo 2000

Deportivo La Coruna celebrate their one and only league title, achieved in a strange, strange season.

Season: 1999/2000

This was one of the maddest seasons La Liga has seen, the kind of thing that is hard to imagine now, regardless of Atletico Madrid’s 2014 heroics.

Deportivo La Coruna, a small provincial club who had been growing in stature in the 90s with the likes of Rivaldo making a name for himself there, went on to win their first and more than likely only top flight title. But remarkably they secured the title with just 69 points. In the season just gone Real Madrid finished second with 92. Continue reading