The 1985–86 La Liga season, the 55th since its establishment, started on August 31, 1985, and finished on April 20, 1986.
Barcelona lost their defence of the title to Real Madrid, who won the title by an 11-point margin.
|Dates||31 August 1985–20 April 1986|
|European Cup||Real Madrid|
|Cup Winners' Cup||Zaragoza|
|Goals scored||798 (2.61 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Hugo Sánchez|
|Athletic Bilbao||Bilbao||San Mamés|
|Atlético Madrid||Madrid||Vicente Calderón|
|Cádiz||Cádiz||Ramón de Carranza|
|Hércules||Alicante||José Rico Pérez|
|Las Palmas||Las Palmas||Insular|
|Racing Santander||Santander||El Sardinero|
|Real Betis||Seville||Benito Villamarín|
|Real Madrid||Madrid||Santiago Bernabéu|
|Real Sociedad||San Sebastián||Atocha|
|Sevilla||Seville||Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán|
|Sporting Gijón||Gijón||El Molinón|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Real Madrid (C)||34||26||4||4||83||33||+50||56||Qualification for the European Cup first round|
|2||Barcelona||34||18||9||7||61||36||+25||45||Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round|
|4||Zaragoza||34||15||12||7||51||34||+17||42||Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]|
|5||Atlético Madrid||34||17||8||9||53||38||+15||42||Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round|
|16||Valencia (R)||34||8||9||17||38||62||−24||25||Relegation to Segunda División|
|Celta de Vigo||0-1||0-1||0-2||0-1||1-2||2-1||1-2||4-0||2-0||1-2||1-5||1-3||1-2||1-1||1-0||3-2||1-2|
|UD Las Palmas||2-2||1-3||3-0||1-0||2-2||1-1||3-1||2-1||0-0||1-0||4-3||1-2||2-5||1-3||2-0||1-0||2-2|
|Racing de Santander||0-0||2-0||0-0||1-1||3-0||3-0||2-2||4-1||0-0||1-0||1-1||2-0||1-0||0-1||2-2||1-1||2-3|
|Sporting de Gijón||1-0||1-1||1-1||0-0||2-2||2-0||1-1||3-1||1-0||1-2||2-0||0-2||0-0||2-1||1-0||3-0||2-2|
|Hugo Sánchez||Real Madrid|
|Jorge Valdano||Real Madrid|
|Juan Antonio Señor||Zaragoza|
|Luis Mario Cabrera||Atlético Madrid|
|Jorge da Silva||Atlético Madrid|
|La Liga 1985–86 Winners|
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La Liga seasons
1985–86 in Spanish football
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