1997–98 Segunda División

The 1997–98 Segunda División season saw 22 teams participate in the second flight Spanish league. Deportivo Alavés, CF Extremadura and Villarreal CF were promoted to Primera División. Elche CF, Real Jaén, Xerez CD and Levante UD were relegated to Segunda División B.

Segunda División
Season1997-98
ChampionsDeportivo Alavés
PromotedDeportivo Alavés
CF Extremadura
Villarreal CF
RelegatedElche CF
Real Jaén
Xerez CD
Levante UD
Matches played462
Goals scored999 (2.16 per match)
Top goalscorerSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Igor Gluščević
1996-97
1998-99

The league was expanded to 22 teams due to reduction of Primera División to 20 teams.

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 Deportivo Alavés 42 24 10 8 54 25 +29 82
2 CF Extremadura 42 23 10 9 60 38 +22 79
3 UD Las Palmas 42 19 16 7 72 47 +25 73
4 Villarreal CF 42 19 16 7 51 38 +13 73
5 UE Lleida 42 18 9 15 50 46 +4 63
6 CD Badajoz 42 16 15 11 48 37 +11 63
7 Sevilla FC 42 17 11 14 47 44 +3 62
8 Rayo Vallecano 42 17 9 16 51 48 +3 60
9 Atlético de Madrid B 42 16 12 14 64 49 +15 60
10 SD Eibar 42 14 15 13 38 32 +6 57
11 Hércules CF 42 14 14 14 46 43 +3 56
12 CD Toledo 42 14 14 14 43 48 -5 56
13 CD Leganés 42 13 14 15 45 54 -9 53
14 Albacete 42 13 11 18 41 53 -12 50
15 CA Osasuna 42 13 11 18 36 42 -6 50
16 CD Ourense 42 12 13 17 37 46 -9 49
17 CD Numancia 42 10 17 15 33 50 -17 47
18 CD Logroñes 42 10 16 16 38 43 -5 46
19 Elche CF 42 11 12 19 45 56 -11 45
20 Real Jaén 42 9 18 15 39 52 -13 45
21 Xerez CD 42 8 14 20 24 49 -25 38
22 Levante UD 42 8 11 23 37 59 -22 35

Promotion playoffEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Villarreal CF (a) 1–1 SD Compostela 0–0 1–1
Real Oviedo 4–3 UD Las Palmas 3–0 1–3

First LegEdit

Second LegEdit

Teams by Autonomous CommunityEdit

Autonomous community Number of teams Teams
1   Valencian Community 4 Elche, Hércules, Levante, Villarreal
2   Andalusia 3 Real Jaén, Sevilla, Xerez
  Madrid 3 Atlético Madrid B, Leganés, Rayo Vallecano
4   Basque Country 2 Alavés, Eibar
  Castile-La Mancha 2 Albacete, Toledo
  Extremadura 2 Badajoz, Extremadura
7   Canary Islands 1 Las Palmas
  Castile and León 1 Numancia
  Catalonia 1 Lleida
  Galicia 1 Ourense
  La Rioja 1 Logroñés
  Navarre 1 Osasuna