2008–09 Segunda División

The 2008–09 Segunda División season (known from that season as Liga Adelante for sponsorship reasons) was the 78th since its establishment. The first matches of the season were played on 30 August 2008, and the season ended on 21 June 2009. Real Zaragoza, Real Murcia and Levante were the teams relegated from La Liga the previous season. Alicante, Girona, Huesca and Rayo Vallecano were the teams promoted from Segunda División B the previous season.

Segunda División
Season2008–09
ChampionsXerez
PromotedXerez
Real Zaragoza
Tenerife
RelegatedAlavés
Alicante
Eibar
Sevilla Atlético
Matches played462
Goals scored1,160 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorerSpain Nino

The first goal of the season was scored by Alexandre Geijo, who scored in the 11th minute for Levante against Real Zaragoza in the early kick-off. The first red card of the season was given to Paco Peña from Real Murcia after a challenge on Sergio Pachón in their opening match against Rayo Vallecano. The first hat-trick was scored by Sebastián Abreu in the match between Xerez and Real Sociedad.

Canary Islands

The 2008–09 Segunda División was made up of the following teams:

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza 19,840
Albacete Albacete Carlos Belmonte 17,500
Alicante Alicante José Rico Pérez 29,500
Castellón Castellón Nou Estadi Castàlia 14,485
Celta Vigo Vigo Balaídos 31,800
Córdoba Córdoba Nuevo Arcángel 18,280
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 6,267
Elche Elche Martínez Valero 36,017
Gimnàstic Tarragona Nou Estadi 14,500
Girona Girona Montilivi 9,500
Hércules Alicante José Rico Pérez 29,500
Huesca Huesca El Alcoraz 5,300
Las Palmas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Gran Canaria 31,250
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354
Rayo Vallecano Madrid Teresa Rivero 15,500
Real Murcia Murcia Nueva Condomina 31,179
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta 39,500
Salamanca Villares de la Reina El Helmántico 17,341
Sevilla Atlético Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 42,714
Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Heliodoro Rodríguez López 22,824
Xerez Jerez de la Frontera Chapín 20,523
Zaragoza  Zaragoza La Romareda 33,608


Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Xerez (C, P) 42 24 10 8 73 42 +31 82 Promotion to La Liga
2 Zaragoza (P) 42 23 12 7 79 42 +37 81[a]
3 Tenerife (P) 42 24 9 9 79 47 +32 81[a]
4 Hércules 42 21 15 6 82 43 +39 78
5 Rayo Vallecano 42 18 16 8 55 39 +16 70
6 Real Sociedad 42 17 16 9 48 38 +10 67
7 Castellón 42 17 14 11 55 42 +13 65
8 Levante 42 18 10 14 59 59 0 64
9 Salamanca 42 16 12 14 59 50 +9 60
10 Gimnàstic 42 14 15 13 60 50 +10 57
11 Huesca 42 13 14 15 47 46 +1 53[b]
12 Elche 42 13 14 15 52 50 +2 53[b]
13 Córdoba 42 14 11 17 47 54 −7 53[b]
14 Murcia 42 14 10 18 48 58 −10 52
15 Albacete 42 13 12 17 42 54 −12 51
16 Girona 42 11 16 15 43 54 −11 49
17 Celta de Vigo 42 10 18 14 46 56 −10 48
18 Las Palmas 42 10 17 15 46 51 −5 47
19 Alavés (R) 42 11 10 21 42 64 −22 43 Relegation to Segunda División B
20 Alicante (R) 42 8 11 23 38 69 −31 35[c]
21 Eibar (R) 42 8 11 23 31 63 −32 35[c]
22 Sevilla Atlético (R) 42 2 13 27 29 89 −60 19
Source: LFP - Liga Adelante
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b TEN 1–2 ZAR; ZAR 1–1 TEN
  2. ^ a b c HUE: 7 pts; ELC: 5 pts; CÓR: 4 pts
  3. ^ a b ALI 3–1 EIB; EIB 1–2 ALI

2008–09 resultsEdit

Home \ Away ALA ALB ALI CAS CDV CÓR EIB ELC GIM GIR HÉR HUE LPA LEV MUR RVA RSO SAL SAT TEN XER ZAR
Alavés 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 2–1 2–2 4–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–2
Albacete 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–1
Alicante 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–3 2–2 0–1 0–3
Castellón 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 0–3 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–1
Celta de Vigo 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0
Córdoba 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–4 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–3 1–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0
Eibar 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–3
Elche 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–4 0–1 2–0
Gimnàstic 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–0
Girona 0–1 3–3 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0
Hércules 3–0 4–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 3–2 4–2 4–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 8–0 3–1 0–0 2–1
Huesca 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 3–2 3–2 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Las Palmas 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 2–2
Levante 2–3 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1
Murcia 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–4
Rayo Vallecano 2–1 0–3 0–0 4–2 4–1 5–0 4–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 2–2
Real Sociedad 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1
Salamanca 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–5 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–3 0–1 0–1 6–0 1–2 2–1 1–3
Sevilla Atlético 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–2 0–4
Tenerife 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–2 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 2–0 1–2
Xerez 5–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 5–3 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–2
Zaragoza 4–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–3 2–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Pichichi Trophy for Top GoalscorersEdit

Last updated 21 June 2009

Goalscorers Goals Penalties Team
  Nino
29
4
Tenerife
  Ewerthon
28
5
Real Zaragoza
  Marcos Márquez
21
7
Las Palmas
  Alejandro Alfaro
20
0
Tenerife
  Momo
17
3
Xerez
  Leonardo Ulloa
16
2
Castellón
  Miku
15
2
Salamanca
  Rubén Navarro
15
1
Hércules
  Rubén Castro
14
3
Huesca
  Víctor
14
2
Gimnàstic de Tarragona

Zamora Trophy for Top GoalkeepersEdit

Last updated 21 June 2009

Goalkeeper Goals Matches Average Team
  David Cobeño
35
40
0.88
Rayo Vallecano
  Claudio Bravo
28
32
0.88
Real Sociedad
  Chema
41
41
1
Xerez
  Carlos Sánchez
34
34
1
Castellón
  Alberto Cifuentes
34
33
1.03
Salamanca
  Juan Calatayud
42
40
1.05
Hércules
  Eduardo Navarro
39
36
1.08
Huesca
  Willy Caballero
40
36
1.11
Elche
  Rubén Pérez
38
33
1.15
Gimnàstic de Tarragona
  Roberto Santamaría
45
39
1.15
Las Palmas

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

CardsEdit

Teams by autonomous communityEdit

Autonomous community Number of teams Teams
1   Valencia 5 Alicante, Castellón, Elche, Hércules and Levante
2   Andalusia 3 Córdoba, Sevilla Atlético and Xerez
  Basque Country 3 Alavés, Eibar and Real Sociedad
4   Aragon 2 Huesca and Zaragoza
  Canary Islands 2 Las Palmas and Tenerife
  Catalonia 2 Gimnàstic and Girona
7   Castile-La Mancha 1 Albacete
  Castile and León 1 Salamanca
  Galicia 1 Celta
  Madrid 1 Rayo Vallecano
  Murcia 1 Murcia