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The Longest Losing Run in La Liga History

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Let’s take a look at Las Palmas’ monumental losing streak in La Liga between 1959 and 1960.

In the annals of La Liga history, one record stands out like a sore thumb – the longest losing streak. This ignominious honor belongs to Las Palmas, a club from the picturesque Canary Islands.

Their woeful run of defeats spanned 11 agonizing matches, a torturous ordeal that unfolded between December 1959 and February 1960.

Las Palmas’ calamitous journey into the record books began with a humiliating 6-0 drubbing by Real Sociedad. The misery continued with resounding losses against giants like Barcelona and Real Zaragoza, the former handing them an 8-0 thumping, and the latter adding insult to injury with a 6-2 thrashing.

This disastrous run prompted a managerial change, with Luis Molowny taking the reins after the sacking of Marcel Domingo following the eighth consecutive loss.

The turning point arrived in the form of a 4-0 triumph over Real Valladolid in front of their home crowd. Although this victory ended their losing streak, it was too little, too late. Las Palmas ultimately suffered relegation that season, a bitter pill to swallow for the beleaguered club.

Remarkably, this unfortunate saga in Las Palmas’ history saw the club break two more unwanted records: the most consecutive losses in a single season, a woeful 11 in total, and the ignominious distinction of enduring the worst home defeat in La Liga history, a catastrophic 8-0 thrashing by Barcelona on October 25, 1959.