Real Madrid relegated if only Spanish goals counted

James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo
James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo contributed a combined 61 league goals in 2014-15

Real Madrid have reason to thank Portugal, France, Colombia and Wales.

The countries, represented by Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale respectively, delivered Real 89 of 118 league goals in 2014-15.

The La Liga table if only goals scored by Spanish players counted
The La Liga table if only goals scored by Spanish players counted

In theory, Los Blancos would have been relegated if strikes by only Spanish players counted in La Liga, while Athletic Bilbao would be champions with Barcelona falling from first to fourth.

Spanish talent contributed only 14 Real league goals as they reached 92 points to finish second to their Catalan rivals.

Midfielder Isco and defender Sergio Ramos were the top native Real scorers with four goals apiece.

New Real manager Rafael Benitez will probably care little for where the goals come from next season as they attempt to secure the club's first title since 2011-12.

The top-scoring Spaniard in the country was Athletic's Aritz Aduriz on 18 as La Liga saw fewer goals than in any season since 2006-07 with 1,009 scored.

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