2011–12 Segunda División
The 2011–12 Segunda División season (known as the Liga Adelante for sponsorship reasons) was the 81st since its establishment. The first matches of the season were played on 26 August 2011 after the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) called a strike, the regular league ended on 3 June 2012, while the entire season ended on 16 June 2012 with the promotion play-off finals.
|Champions||Deportivo La Coruña|
|Promoted||Deportivo La Coruña|
Celta de Vigo
Gimnàstic de Tarragona
|Goals scored||1,218 (2.64 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Leonardo Ulloa|
|Biggest home win||Elche 6–0 Alcorcón (16 December 2011)|
|Biggest away win||Xerez 0–6 Barcelona B (3 June 2012)|
|Highest scoring||Girona 5–3 Xerez (10 March 2012)|
Murcia 2–6 Hércules (14 April 2012)
Cartagena 6–2 Villarreal B (27 May 2012)
The first goal of the season was scored by Xabier Etxeita, who scored a ninth-minute goal for Elche against Girona in the early kick-off. The first red card of the season was given to Richy from Girona in their opening game against Elche. The first hat-trick was scored by Joselu in the match between Villarreal B and Gimnàstic de Tarragona.
Deportivo La Coruña, Hércules and Almería are the teams which were relegated from La Liga the previous season. Deportivo were relegated after 20 years in La Liga, Hércules made their immediate return to the second level after just one season in the top division, while Almería ended a four-year tenure in La Liga. Betis were promoted after two consecutive seasons in the second level, Rayo Vallecano after eight years in lower divisions and Granada after playing in lower divisions for 35 years.
The teams which were relegated the previous season were Salamanca, Tenerife, Ponferradina and Albacete. These four were replaced by Real Murcia (group 4 champions and 2ªB champions), Sabadell (group 3 champions and 2ªB runners-up), Alcoyano and Guadalajara.
Stadia and locationsEdit
|Team||Home city||Stadium||Stadium capacity|
|Almería||Almería||Estadio del Mediterráneo||22,000|
|Barcelona B||Barcelona||Mini Estadi||15,276|
|Celta de Vigo||Vigo||Balaídos||31,800|
|Deportivo La Coruña||A Coruña||Riazor||34,600|
|Hércules||Alicante||Estadio José Rico Pérez||30,000|
|Las Palmas||Las Palmas de Gran Canaria||Gran Canaria||31,250|
|Sabadell||Sabadell||Nova Creu Alta||20,000|
|Villarreal B||Vila-real||Ciudad Deportiva||5,000|
|Xerez||Jerez de la Frontera||Chapín||20,523|
Personnel and sponsorshipEdit
- 1. ^ Barcelona B makes a donation to UNICEF in order to display the charity's logo on the club's kit.
- 2. ^ Club's own brand.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment||Position in table|
|Deportivo La Coruña||Miguel Ángel Lotina||End of contract||23 May 2011||José Luis Oltra||27 May 2011||18th (in La Liga)|
|Almería||Roberto Olabe||Sacked||24 May 2011||Lucas Alcaraz||25 June 2011||20th (in La Liga)|
|Hércules||Miroslav Đukić||End of contract||26 May 2011||Juan Carlos Mandiá||22 June 2011||19th (in La Liga)|
|Cartagena||Juan Ignacio Martínez||End of contract||28 May 2011||Paco López||28 May 2011||13th (2010–11)|
|Numancia||Juan Carlos Unzué||End of contract||31 May 2011||Pablo Machín||31 May 2011||10th (2010–11)|
|Córdoba||Lucas Alcaraz||End of contract||2 June 2011||Paco Jémez||8 June 2011||16th (2010–11)|
|Huesca||Onésimo Sánchez||End of contract||2 June 2011||Ángel Royo||8 June 2011||14th (2010–11)|
|Barcelona B||Luis Enrique||Resigned||3 June 2011||Eusebio Sacristán||28 June 2011||3rd (2010–11)|
|Xerez||Javi López||End of contract||4 June 2011||Juan Merino||14 June 2011||8th (2010–11)|
|Valladolid||Abel Resino||End of contract||17 June 2011||Miroslav Đukić||6 July 2011||7th (2010–11)|
|Recreativo||Carlos Ríos||Mutual consent||22 June 2011||Álvaro Cervera||24 June 2011||12th (2010–11)|
|Cartagena||Paco López||Sacked||19 September 2011||Javi López||20 September 2011||22nd|
|Huesca||Ángel Royo||Sacked||3 October 2011||Quique Hernández||3 October 2011||20th|
|Gimnàstic||Juan Carlos Oliva||Sacked||30 October 2011||Jorge D'Alessandro||31 October 2011||22nd|
|Xerez||Juan Merino||Sacked||4 December 2011||Vicente Moreno||4 December 2011||16th|
|Villarreal B||José Francisco Molina||Mutual consent||22 December 2011||Julio Velázquez||22 December 2011||18th|
|Cartagena||Javi López||Sacked||23 December 2011||Carlos Ríos||23 December 2011||22nd|
|Girona||Raül Agné||Sacked||15 January 2012||Josu Uribe||15 January 2012||21st|
|Recreativo||Álvaro Cervera||Mutual consent||9 March 2012||Juan Manuel Rodríguez||9 March 2012||11th|
|Alcoyano||David Porras||Sacked||18 March 2012||Luis César Sampedro||21 March 2012||19th|
|Girona||Josu Uribe||Sacked||25 March 2012||Javi Salamero||25 March 2012||21st|
|Almería||Lucas Alcaraz||Sacked||4 April 2012||Esteban Vigo||4 April 2012||5th|
|Elche||José Bordalás||Sacked||8 April 2012||César Ferrando||11 April 2012||8th|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Deportivo La Coruña (C, P)||42||29||4||9||76||45||+31||91||Promotion to La Liga|
|2||Celta de Vigo (P)||42||26||7||9||83||37||+46||85|
|3||Valladolid (P)||42||23||13||6||69||37||+32||82||Promotion play-offs|
|12||Villarreal B (R)||42||14||10||18||54||64||−10||52[b]||Relegation to Segunda División B|
|20||Cartagena (R)||42||9||13||20||37||58||−21||40||Relegation to Segunda División B|
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.
Positions by roundEdit
|2012–13 La Liga|
|2012 Promotion Play-off|
|Relegation to 2012–13 Segunda División B|
This promotion phase (known as Promoción de ascenso) was to determine the third team which was promoted to 2012–13 La Liga. Teams placed between third and sixth position (excluding reserve teams) took part in the promotion play-offs. Fifth placed faced against the fourth, while the sixth positioned team faced against the third. The first leg of the semi-finals was played on 6 June with the best positioned team playing at home the second leg was played on 10 June. The final was also be two-legged, with the first leg on 13 June and the second leg on 16 June, with the best positioned team also playing at home the second leg. This season was introduced the rule in which if a tie was drawn on aggregate and was still drawn after extra time, round of penalties was not used, instead the best positioned team advanced to next round. Valladolid and Alcorcón played the final phase, where Valladolid was winner and promoted to La Liga after a two-year absence. Córdoba and Hércules were eliminated in semi-finals.
|6 June 2012||Hércules||1 – 1||Alcorcón||Alicante|
|20:00 CEST||Escassi 44'
A. Sardinero 57'
O. Riera 89'
|Stadium: Rico Pérez|
Referee: Daniel Ocón Arráiz
|6 June 2012||Córdoba||0 – 0||Valladolid||Córdoba|
|22:00 CEST||Caballero 10'
|Stadium: Nuevo Arcángel|
Referee: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias
|10 June 2012||Valladolid||3 – 0|
(3 – 0 agg.)
|20:00 CEST||Rueda 25'
Jofre 86', 88'
López Garai 88'
A. García 88'
|Stadium: Nuevo José Zorrilla|
Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre (Aragon)
|10 June 2012||Alcorcón||0 – 0|
(1a – 1 agg.)
|22:00 CEST||Manu 56'
Aganzo 67' 89'
|Stadium: Santo Domingo|
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Extremadura)
|13 June 2012 First Leg||Alcorcón||0 – 1||Valladolid||Alcorcón|
|21:00 CEST||Nagore 2'
|Stadium: Santo Domingo|
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (Valencian Community)
Awards and season statisticsEdit
This is the list of goalscorers in accordance with LFP as organising body.
|2||Iago Aspas||Celta de Vigo|
|Fabián Orellana||Celta de Vigo|
- Source: Marca
The Zamora Trophy is awarded to the goalkeeper with least goals to games ratio.
|Diego Mariño||Villarreal B|
- Source: Marca
Fair Play awardEdit
This award is given annually since 1999 to the team with the best fair play during the season. This ranking takes into account aspects such as cards, suspension of matches, audience behaviour and other penalties. This section not only aims to know this aspect, but also serves to break the tie in teams that are tied in all the other rules: points, head-to-head, goal difference and goals scored.
|4||Deportivo La Coruña||42||123|
|6||Celta de Vigo||42||130|
Source: 2011–12 Fair Play Rankings Season
- First goal of the season: Xabier Etxeita for Elche CF against Girona FC (26 August 2011)
- Fastest goal in a match: 50 seconds – Leonardo Ulloa for UD Almería against Elche CF (23 September 2011)
- Goal scored at the latest point in a match: 90+5 minutes
- Widest winning margin: 6
- Most goals in a match: 8
- First hat-trick of the season: Joselu for Villarreal CF B against Gimnàstic de Tarragona (30 September 2011)
- Most goals by one player in a single match: 3
- Joselu for Villarreal CF B against Gimnàstic de Tarragona (30 September 2011)
- Ángel for Elche CF against AD Alcorcón (16 December 2011)
- Javi Guerra for Real Valladolid against CE Sabadell FC (7 January 2012)
- Leonardo Ulloa for UD Almería against Guadalajara (14 January 2012)
- Óscar for Real Valladolid against Gimnàstic de Tarragona (5 February 2012)
- Julio Álvarez for CD Numancia against Elche CF (17 March 2012)
- Jesús Berrocal for Recreativo de Huelva against CD Guadalajara (7 April 2012)
- Coro for Girona FC against CD Guadalajara (5 May 2012)
- Dani Nieto for Girona FC against CD Alcoyano (12 May 2012)
- Quini for AD Alcorcón against Elche CF (16 May 2012)
- Most goals by one team in a match: 6
- First own goal of the season: Ruymán Hernández for CD Guadalajara against UD Las Palmas (27 August 2011)
- Most goals in one half by one team: 4
- Elche CF 6–0 AD Alcorcón (16 December 2011)
- CD Numancia 5–0 Córdoba CF (18 February 2012)
- Hércules CF 4–2 Girona FC (6 April 2012)
- Real Murcia 2–6 Hércules CF (14 April 2012)
- Celta de Vigo 4–1 FC Barcelona B (28 April 2012)
- Villarreal CF B 1–4 UD Las Palmas (5 May 2012)
- CD Alcoyano 0–5 Hércules CF (23 May 2012)
- Xerez CD 0–6 FC Barcelona B (3 June 2012)
- Most goals scored by losing team: 3
Teams by autonomous communityEdit
|Autonomous community||Number of teams||Teams|
|1||Andalusia||4||Almería, Córdoba, Recreativo and Xerez|
|Catalonia||4||Barcelona B, Gimnàstic, Girona and Sabadell|
|Valencian Community||4||Alcoyano, Elche, Hércules and Villarreal B|
|4||Castile and León||2||Numancia and Valladolid|
|Galicia||2||Celta de Vigo and Deportivo La Coruña|
|Region of Murcia||2||Cartagena and Murcia|
|Canary Islands||1||Las Palmas|
|Community of Madrid||1||Alcorcón|
- "AFE anuncia que no habrá fútbol en la primera jornada de liga". Marca. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
- "Reglamento General de la RFEF 2011 (Artículo 196 1-a)" (PDF) (in Spanish). RFEF. 1 July 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
- "The LFP and AFE agree to call off strike". 25 August 2011.
- Because of the tight schedule, and given that any Liga Adelante team would compete to win the Copa del Rey trophy due to its early defeat, LFP approved on 18 January the television operators request to postpone the Matchday 30 to 23 May, between the Matchdays 40 and 41.
- "RFEF Circular 5" (in Spanish). RFEF. 22 July 2012. Archived from the original on 10 December 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
- "Play-Off's sin penaltis" (in Spanish). Marca. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
- "Criterios de puntuación del juego limpio" [Fair Play score criteria] (in Spanish). RFEF. 30 October 1998. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "El Barcelona B acaba primero en la clasificación del Juego Limpio de Segunda" [Barcelona B ends first in Fair Play classification of Segunda] (in Spanish). ABC. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.