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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,[1] the regular league ended on 3 June 2012, while the entire season ended on 16 June 2012 with the promotion play-off finals.

Segunda División
Season2011–12
ChampionsDeportivo La Coruña
PromotedDeportivo La Coruña
Celta de Vigo
Valladolid
RelegatedVillarreal B
Alcoyano
Cartagena
Gimnàstic de Tarragona
Matches played462
Goals scored1,218 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorerArgentina Leonardo Ulloa
Biggest home winElche 6–0 Alcorcón (16 December 2011)
Biggest away winXerez 0–6 Barcelona B (3 June 2012)
Highest scoringGirona 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.

TeamsEdit

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

Canary Islands
Team Home city Stadium Stadium capacity
Alcorcón Alcorcón Santo Domingo 5,400
Alcoyano Alcoy El Collao 4,500
Almería Almería Estadio del Mediterráneo 22,000
Barcelona B Barcelona Mini Estadi 15,276
Cartagena Cartagena Cartagonova 14,500
Celta de Vigo Vigo Balaídos 31,800
Córdoba Córdoba Nuevo Arcángel 18,280
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor 34,600
Elche Elche Martínez Valero 36,017
Gimnàstic Tarragona Nou Estadi 14,500
Girona Girona Montilivi 9,500
Guadalajara Guadalajara Pedro Escartín 8,000
Hércules Alicante Estadio José Rico Pérez 30,000
Huesca Huesca El Alcoraz 5,300
Las Palmas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Gran Canaria 31,250
Murcia Murcia Nueva Condomina 31,179
Numancia Soria Los Pajaritos 9,025
Recreativo Huelva Nuevo Colombino 21,670
Sabadell Sabadell Nova Creu Alta 20,000
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla 26,512
Villarreal B Vila-real Ciudad Deportiva 5,000
Xerez Jerez de la Frontera Chapín 20,523

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alcorcón   Julián Villena   Juan Antonio Anquela Erreà
Alcoyano   Juan Serrano Morillas   Luis César Sampedro Rasán Unión Alcoyana Seguros, Grupo Realsa
Almería   Alfonso García Gabarrón   Esteban Vigo Rasán Urcisol.com
Barcelona B   Sandro Rosell   Eusebio Sacristán Nike Qatar Foundation and UNICEF1
Cartagena   Francisco Gómez   Carlos Ríos Kelme Bodegas Francisco Gómez
Celta de Vigo   Carlos Mouriño   Paco Herrera Li-Ning Citroën, Estrella Galicia
Córdoba   Carlos González   Paco Jémez Printing Dimension CCF2
Deportivo La Coruña   Augusto Lendoiro   José Luis Oltra Lotto Estrella Galicia, Leyma Natura
Elche   José Sepulcre   César Ferrando Acerbis Comunitat Valenciana
Gimnàstic   Antonio Vallverdú   Jorge D'Alessandro N2 Tarragona 2017
Girona   Joaquim Boadas   Javi Salamero Nike Grup Disbesa Darnés
Guadalajara   Germán Retuerta Sánchez   Carlos Terrazas Joma Caja Guadalajara, Piscinas Polifibra
Hércules   Valentín Botella Ros   Juan Carlos Mandiá Nike Comunitat Valenciana
Huesca   Fernando Losfablos   Quique Hernández Bemiser CAI
Las Palmas   Miguel Ángel Ramírez   Juan Manuel Rodríguez KS La Caja de Canarias
Murcia   Miguel Álvarez Benítez   Iñaki Alonso Joma No-typical
Numancia   Francisco Rubio   Pablo Machín Erreà Caja Rural
Recreativo   Susana Duque   Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cejudo Cajasol
Sabadell   Joan Soteras   Lluís Carreras Kelme Maderas Rojas, Estrella Damm
Valladolid   Carlos Suárez   Miroslav Đukić Kappa
Villarreal B   Fernando Roig   Julio Velázquez Xtep
Xerez   Jesús Gómez   Vicente Moreno Cejudo Cajasol
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.

Managerial changesEdit

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

League tableEdit

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
4 Alcorcón 42 21 10 11 58 42 +16 73
5 Hércules 42 22 6 14 62 43 +19 72
6 Córdoba 42 20 11 11 52 43 +9 71
7 Almería 42 18 16 8 63 43 +20 70
8 Barcelona B 42 16 11 15 63 53 +10 59
9 Las Palmas 42 16 10 16 58 59 −1 58
10 Numancia 42 15 12 15 54 52 +2 57[a]
11 Elche 42 17 6 19 56 58 −2 57[a]
12 Villarreal B (R) 42 14 10 18 54 64 −10 52[b] Relegation to Segunda División B
13 Huesca 42 14 9 19 49 63 −14 51
14 Xerez 42 13 11 18 50 66 −16 50
15 Girona 42 12 13 17 58 61 −3 49[c]
16 Guadalajara 42 14 7 21 50 75 −25 49[c]
17 Recreativo 42 12 11 19 49 52 −3 47[d]
18 Murcia 42 13 8 21 49 67 −18 47[d]
19 Sabadell 42 11 13 18 45 64 −19 46
20 Cartagena (R) 42 9 13 20 37 58 −21 40 Relegation to Segunda División B
21 Alcoyano (R) 42 9 10 23 46 78 −32 37
22 Gimnàstic (R) 42 6 13 23 37 58 −21 31
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 ELC 2–2 NUM; NUM 3–0 ELC
  2. ^ Since first team Villarreal was relegated to the Segunda División, reserve team Villarreal B was automatically relegated to Segunda División B.[2]
  3. ^ a b GIR 0–0 GUA; GUA 1–4 GIR
  4. ^ a b REC 0–2 MUR; MUR 0–3 REC

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142
Deportivo7118485676977575632211111111111111111111111
Celta Vigo3361210912129643367776535332222222223333222222
Valladolid213896564354422344442223343333332222333333
Alcorcón16911738710811101112141289111011119108888888755555544444
Hércules447242111111111113353556655645644444455565
Córdoba10161310644475910746457677677766566466777666656
Almería121310621335422234565766444434454577666777777
Barcelona B198141618191920171513141412101312141214121011910131312111111101088999101198
Las Palmas117491113881186811111491012131010141213111410101091011111111101011118109
Numancia121416151618181616141413101013141410999118109999910989101011111089810
Elche121171213131012116853221124765577777898998889101111
Villarreal B51012141411111114161617161818181718181819181718181717161615161414151315131212121212
Huesca152120211920201920212122222221191919191920202020201918191818171717161512141714131313
Xerez812911131010913131515171715161816161616161616151515151414141615131213151313141414
Girona211717191717171819202019191920202120202121212121212121212121202020202019191919191715
Guadalajara1465517953713121313111189111314131515161616171717181818181818181818181816
Recreativo161915131214161718181816151517151515151213121314131111111213131313121414121617161517
Murcia1820211715151515121089688101388888911121012131516121516171716161515151618
Sabadell652353222235999121113141515151412141214141312151212141617171416171919
Cartagena192222222222222221191920212122222222212018191919192020202020222121212221212121212120
Alcoyano91518182016141415171718181616171617171717171817171819181919191919191920202020202021
Gimnàstic221819202121212122222221202019212021222222222222222222222222212222222122222222222222
Leader
2012–13 La Liga
2012 Promotion Play-off
Relegation to 2012–13 Segunda División B
Source: LFP Liga Adelante
Note: Due to a strike at the beginning of the season, Round 1 was played on 25–27 October.[3] Round 30 was rescheduled between rounds 40 and 41.[4]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ADA ALY ALM BAR CAR CEL CÓR RCD ELC GIM GIR GUA HÉR HUE LPA MUR NUM REC SAB VLD VIL XER
Alcorcón 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–1
Alcoyano 0–0 2–2 1–4 2–2 0–3 3–3 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–5 0–3 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1
Almería 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–2 2–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–1
Barcelona B 3–2 2–1 3–3 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–3 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 4–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–0
Cartagena 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 6–2 0–0
Celta de Vigo 3–0 4–0 4–3 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 1–2 1–0 5–0 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 4–1
Córdoba 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–0 4–2 1–0 3–2 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1
Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–3 2–2 3–2 4–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Elche 6–0 1–2 1–3 3–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–3 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–0
Gimnàstic 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 5–0 0–3 0–1 0–1
Girona 0–0 5–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–4 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 5–3
Guadalajara 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–3 3–1 1–2 2–4 1–0 1–4 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–3 0–2 1–2
Hércules 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–4 1–2 1–3 4–2 5–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–2
Huesca 0–3 3–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–1
Las Palmas 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 3–1 0–0
Murcia 0–2 3–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–6 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–0
Numancia 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–2 5–0 0–3 3–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–4 0–1 2–2
Recreativo 1–2 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2
Sabadell 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 3–2 1–2 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–0 1–4 3–1 2–0
Valladolid 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1
Villarreal B 0–3 4–3 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–2 2–2 3–3 0–1 4–2 1–4 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–4 0–1 3–1
Xerez 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–6 3–0 3–3 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 0–1
Source: LFP - Liga Adelante
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion play-offsEdit

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.

Play-OffsEdit

  Semi-finals Final
                         
5 Hércules 1 0 1  
4 Alcorcón (a) 1 0 1  
    4 Alcorcón 0 1 1
  3 Valladolid 1 1 2
6 Córdoba 0 0 0
3 Valladolid 0 3 3  

SemifinalsEdit

First legEdit
Second legEdit

FinalEdit

Awards and season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

This is the list of goalscorers in accordance with LFP as organising body.

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Leonardo Ulloa Almería
28
2   Iago Aspas Celta de Vigo
23
3   Coro Girona
18
4   Borja García Córdoba
17
  Javi Guerra Valladolid
17
6   Manuel Gato Alcoyano
14
  Lassad Nouioui Deportivo
14
8   Ángel Elche
13
  Míchel Hércules
13
  Fabián Orellana Celta de Vigo
13
  Óscar Valladolid
13
  Quini Alcorcón
13
  Riki Deportivo
13

Zamora TrophyEdit

The Zamora Trophy is awarded to the goalkeeper with least goals to games ratio.

Goalkeeper Goals Matches Average Team
  Jaime
36
40
0.9
Valladolid
  Manu
42
42
1
Alcorcón
  Esteban
43
42
1.02
Almería
  Ismael Falcón
39
38
1.03
Hércules
  Alberto García
37
36
1.03
Córdoba
  Daniel Aranzubia
43
38
1.13
Deportivo
  Manu
44
35
1.26
Recreativo
  Juan Carlos
49
38
1.29
Elche
  Rubén Pérez
58
42
1.38
Gimnàstic
  Diego Mariño
47
34
1.38
Villarreal B

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[7] 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.

Rank Team Games Points
1 Barcelona B 42 91
2 Valladolid 42 113
3 Alcorcón 42 117
4 Deportivo La Coruña 42 123
5 Gimnàstic 42 128
6 Celta de Vigo 42 130
7 Recreativo 42 131
8 Córdoba 42 133
9 Sabadell 42 137
10 Girona 42 143
10 Almería 42 144
12 Numancia 42 148
13 Villarreal B 42 156
14 Huesca 42 158
15 Guadalajara 42 164
16 Las Palmas 42 179
Xerez 42 179
18 Alcoyano 42 180
19 Hércules 42 185
Murcia 42 185
21 Cartagena 42 198
22 Elche 42 211

Source: 2011–12 Fair Play Rankings Season[8]

ScoringEdit

DisciplineEdit

Teams by autonomous communityEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFE anuncia que no habrá fútbol en la primera jornada de liga". Marca. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "The LFP and AFE agree to call off strike". 25 August 2011.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "RFEF Circular 5" (in Spanish). RFEF. 22 July 2012. Archived from the original on 10 December 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Play-Off's sin penaltis" (in Spanish). Marca. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "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.