The Clasico giants are synonymous with national, continental and global success, but have they ever dropped out of the top flight?

Barcelona and Real Madrid are institutions of Spanish football, with the reverberations of their bitter rivalry felt across the world each year in El Clasico.

Between them they have won over 50 league titles, dominating the domestic landscape, and each year on the continent they are inevitably in the mix in the fight for European supremacy.

Success is second nature to these clubs, but even the biggest teams endure peaks and troughs over the course of time.

So, have Barca and Real ever experienced relegation? Goal brings you everything you need to know.

Have Barcelona and Real Madrid ever been relegated from La Liga?

No. Barcelona and Real Madrid have never been relegated from La Liga.

The Clasico rivals have been permanent fixtures in the competition for nearly a century, having been a part of the competition since its foundation in 1929.

A total of just three teams have not suffered relegation from Spain’s Primera Division, with only Athletic Club joining Barca and Real in the exclusive club.

The three sides were among the 10 original founding members of the league, which also included: Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid, Espanyol, Europa, Racing Santander, Getxo and Real Union. Continue reading

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