La Liga 2019/2020 season has finally come to its conclusion, and now is the time to see which players make it to the La Liga Team of the Season.
La Liga returned from the pandemic break for the final 11 match days and raced to the finish line with some fantastic storylines. Real Madrid lifted the La Liga trophy besting Barcelona by five points. Villareal leapfrogged into the fifth position while Valencia missed out on European football.
When the league went into hiatus due to the pandemic, there was no certainty if the season would conclude. As the uncertainty grew, we took a look a what the La Liga Team of the Season will look like if that was all we got from the Spanish Top Flight football in the 2019/2020 season.
However, football returned to our television screens, and we can bring you a comprehensive La Liga Team of the Season. Let us look at who kept their place and who missed out.
When Real Madrid signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in the summer of 2018, many Madridistas were not on board. Those loyal to Keylor Navas believed the Costa Rican to be the better of the two goalkeepers.
The 2018/2019 season was disastrous for Courtois. Los Blancos had a poor season, and the Belgian had an equally miserable campaign. There were chatters in the Twitterverse of how Chelsea managed to sell a finished Courtois to the Merengues. The 2019/2020 season started, and things still looked bleak for the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper.
However, Zinedine Zidane trusted Courtois to turn things around. The tide turned in the Belgian international’s favor when he rose for a header in the dying minutes against Valencia. His presence in the opposition box led to Karim Benzema scoring the equalizer and saving a point at Mestalla. Courtois regained his confidence, and he did not look back since.
The Real Madrid goalkeeper went on the get 18 clean sheets in the season, the second-most by a Los Blancos goalkeeper. Courtois also became the first Real Madrid goalkeeper to win the Zamora trophy for having the best goals conceded per 90 ratios since the 2007/2008 season.