A total of 62 teams have competed in La Liga since its inception. Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 33 times and Barcelona 26 times. Barcelona won the inaugural La Liga in 1929 with Athletic Bilbao claiming several titles in the league's early years. During the 1940's, Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona emerged as the strongest clubs winning several titles. Real Madrid and Barcelona dominated the championship in the 1950's, winning four La Liga titles each throughout the decade. During the 1960's-1970's Real Madrid dominated La Liga winning 14 titles, with Atletico Madrid winning four . From the 1980's-1990's, Real Madrid were prominent in La Liga, but the Basque clubs of Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad had their share of success, winning two Liga titles each. From the 1990's onward, Barcelona have dominated La Liga winning 16 titles up to date . Although Real Madrid have been prominent, winning 8 titles, La Liga has also seen other champions, including Atlético Madrid, Valencia, and Deportivo de La Coruña.