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The 1996–97 Segunda División season saw 20 teams participate in the second flight Spanish league. CP Mérida, UD Salamanca and RCD Mallorca were promoted to Primera División. Almería CF, Real Madrid B, Barcelona B and Écija were relegated to Segunda División B.

Segunda División
Season1996-97
ChampionsCP Mérida
PromotedCP Mérida
UD Salamanca
RCD Mallorca
RelegatedAlmería CF
Real Madrid B
Barcelona B
Écija Balompié
Matches played380
Goals scored910 (2.39 per match)
Top goalscorerSpain Yordi
Portugal Pauleta
1995-96
1997-98
Canary Islands

Final tableEdit

Key to colors in league table:
Promoted to Primera División
Promotion playoff
Relegated to Segunda División B
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 CP Mérida 38 21 9 8 57 35 +22 72
2 UD Salamanca 38 20 11 7 72 33 +39 71
3 RCD Mallorca 38 20 10 8 59 38 +21 70
4 Albacete 38 19 9 10 51 32 +19 66
5 SD Eibar 38 17 15 6 44 26 +18 66
6 CD Badajoz 38 15 15 8 38 26 +12 60
7 UD Las Palmas 38 13 13 12 54 46 +8 52
8 CD Leganés 38 13 13 12 43 39 +4 52
9 Levante UD 38 13 11 14 53 46 +7 50
10 Villarreal CF 38 13 9 16 38 52 -14 48
11 UE Lleida 38 12 12 14 48 41 +7 48
12 Atlético de Madrid B 38 12 11 15 57 61 -4 47
13 Deportivo Alavés 38 12 11 15 43 47 -4 47
14 CD Toledo 38 12 9 17 37 53 -16 45
15 CD Ourense 38 11 11 16 35 46 -11 44
16 CA Osasuna 38 11 11 16 34 42 -8 44
17 Almería CF 38 9 14 15 40 51 -11 41
18 Real Madrid B 38 11 8 19 40 69 -29 41
19 Barcelona B 38 7 13 18 40 63 -23 34
20 Écija 38 7 9 22 27 64 -37 30

Promotion playoffEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
RCD Mallorca (a) 2–2 Rayo Vallecano 1–0 1–2

First LegEdit

Second LegEdit

Teams by Autonomous CommunityEdit