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The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Segunda División,[a] commercially known as LaLiga 2[b] and stylized as LaLiga SmartBank for sponsorship reasons,[1] is the men's second professional association football division of the Spanish football league system. Administrated by the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), it is contested by 22 teams, with the top two teams plus the winner of a play-off promoted to La Liga and replaced by the three lowest-placed teams in that division.

Segunda División
LaLiga SmartBank.svg
Founded1929 (1929)
CountrySpain
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams22
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toPrimera División
Relegation toSegunda División B
Domestic cup(s)Copa del Rey
International cup(s)UEFA Europa League
(via winning Copa del Rey)
Current championsOsasuna (4th title)
Most championshipsReal Murcia (9 titles)
TV partnersMovistar+
Gol
Websitelaliga.com
2019–20 Segunda División

HistoryEdit

This championship was created in 1929 by the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Since 1984 it has been organized by the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP).

From 2006, the LFP had a ten-year sponsorship agreement with the banking group BBVA. Initially rebranded as Liga BBVA, the Segunda División was renamed Liga Adelante two years later, after the BBVA sponsorship was extended to the Primera División, which received the Liga BBVA name.[2] Another banking group, Banco Santander, took over the sponsorship of both divisions in 2016, upon which the Segunda División was renamed La Liga 1|2|3, before being renamed La Liga Smartbank in time for the 2019/20 season.[3]

Since the 2010–11 season, a play-off has been played between the teams that finished 3rd to 6th (reserve teams are not eligible for promotion).

League formatEdit

As of 2010-11 the league contains 22 teams that play each other home and away for a 42 match season. Each year three teams are promoted to La Liga. The top two teams earn an automatic promotion. The third team to be promoted is the winner of a play-off between the teams that finished 3rd to 6th (reserve teams are not eligible for promotion). The play-offs comprise two-legged semi-finals followed by a two-legged final. The bottom four are relegated to Segunda División B.[4]


Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in 2019–20 Segunda División (Canary Islands)
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Albacete Albacete Carlos Belmonte 17,524[5]
Alcorcón Alcorcón Santo Domingo 5,100[6]
Almería Almería Juegos Mediterráneos 15,000[7]
Cádiz Cádiz Ramón de Carranza 21,000[8]
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Abanca-Riazor 32,660[9]
Elche Elche Martínez Valero 33,722[10]
Extremadura Almendralejo Ciudad de Almendralejo 11,580[11]
Fuenlabrada Fuenlabrada Fernando Torres 2,200[12]
Girona Girona Montilivi 9,200[13]
Huesca Huesca El Alcoraz 7,638[14]
Las Palmas Las Palmas Gran Canaria 31,250[15]
Lugo Lugo Anxo Carro 7,840[16]
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda 30,044[17]
Mirandés Miranda de Ebro Anduva 5,759[18]
Numancia Soria Los Pajaritos 8,272[19]
Oviedo Oviedo Carlos Tartiere 30,800[20]
Ponferradina Ponferrada El Toralín 8,400[21]
Racing Santander Santander El Sardinero 22,222[22]
Rayo Vallecano Madrid Vallecas 14,505[23]
Sporting Gijón Gijón El Molinón 29,029[24]
Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Heliodoro Rodríguez López 23,000[25]
Zaragoza Zaragoza La Romareda 34,596[26]

Team changesEdit

Season Promoted to La Liga Relegated from La Liga Promoted from Segunda División B Relegated to Segunda División B
2018–19

All-time standingsEdit

The All-Time Segunda Table is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of every team that has played in La Segunda División since its inception in 1929. The table that follows is accurate as of the end of the 2018–19 season.

League or status at 2019–20:

La Liga
Segunda División
Segunda División B
Tercera División
Divisiones Regionales
Suspended
No longer affiliated with RFEF
Club no longer exists

Segunda División seasonsEdit

Season Champions Runners-up Other Teams Promoted
1929 Sevilla (not promoted) Real Zaragoza (not promoted)
1929–30 Alavés Sporting Gijón (not promoted)
1930–31 Valencia Sevilla (not promoted)
1931–32 Real Betis Real Oviedo (not promoted)
1932–33 Real Oviedo Atlético Madrid (not promoted)
1933–34 Sevilla Atlético Madrid
1934–35 Hércules Osasuna
1935–36 Celta de Vigo Real Zaragoza
1939–40 Real Murcia Deportivo La Coruña (not promoted)
1940–41 Granada Real Sociedad Castellón and Deportivo La Coruña
1941–42 Real Betis Real Zaragoza
1942–43 Sabadell Real Sociedad
1943–44 Sporting de Gijón Real Murcia
1944–45 Alcoyano Hércules Celta de Vigo
1945–46 Sabadell Deportivo La Coruña
1946–47 Alcoyano Gimnàstic de Tarragona Real Sociedad
1947–48 Real Valladolid Deportivo La Coruña
1948–49 Real Sociedad Málaga
Season Northern Group Winner Southern Group Winner Other teams promoted
1949–50 Racing de Santander Alcoyano Lleida and Real Murcia
1950–51 Sporting de Gijón Moghreb Athletic Tétouan Real Zaragoza and Las Palmas
1951–52 Real Oviedo Málaga
1952–53 Osasuna Real Jaén
1953–54 Alavés Las Palmas Hércules and Málaga
1954–55 Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa Real Murcia
1955–56 Osasuna Real Jaén Real Zaragoza and CD Condal
1956–57 Sporting de Gijón Granada
1957–58 Real Oviedo Real Betis
1958–59 Elche CF Real Valladolid
1959–60 Racing de Santander Mallorca
1960–61 Osasuna Tenerife
1961–62 Deportivo La Coruña Córdoba Real Valladolid and Málaga
1962–63 Pontevedra Real Murcia Levante and Espanyol
1963–64 Deportivo La Coruña Las Palmas
1964–65 Pontevedra Mallorca Sabadell and Málaga
1965–66 Deportivo La Coruña Hércules Granada
1966–67 Real Sociedad Málaga Real Betis
1967–68 Deportivo La Coruña Granada
Season Champions Runner Up Other teams promoted
1968–69 Sevilla Celta de Vigo Mallorca
1969–70 Sporting de Gijón Málaga Espanyol
1970–71 Real Betis Burgos Deportivo La Coruña and Córdoba
1971–72 Real Oviedo Castellón Real Zaragoza
1972–73 Real Murcia Elche Racing de Santander
1973–74 Real Betis Hércules Salamanca
1974–75 Real Oviedo Racing de Santander Sevilla
1975–76 Burgos Celta de Vigo Málaga
1976–77 Sporting de Gijón Cádiz Rayo Vallecano
1977–78 Real Zaragoza Recreativo de Huelva Celta de Vigo
1978–79 AD Almería Málaga Real Betis
1979–80 Real Murcia Real Valladolid Osasuna
1980–81 Castellón Cádiz Racing de Santander
1981–82 Celta de Vigo Salamanca Málaga
1982–83 Real Murcia Cádiz Mallorca
1983–84 Castilla (not promoted due to being Real Madrid's reserve team) Bilbao Athletic (not promoted due to being Athletic Bilbao's reserve team) Hércules, Racing de Santander and Elche
1984–85 Las Palmas Cádiz Celta de Vigo
1985–86 Real Murcia Sabadell Mallorca
1986–87 Valencia Logroñés Celta de Vigo
1987–88 Málaga Elche Real Oviedo
1988–89 Castellón Rayo Vallecano Mallorca and Tenerife
1989–90 Real Burgos Real Betis Espanyol
1990–91 Albacete Balompié Deportivo La Coruña
1991–92 Celta de Vigo Rayo Vallecano
1992–93 Lleida Real Valladolid Racing de Santander
1993–94 Espanyol Real Betis Compostela
1994–95 Mérida Rayo Vallecano Salamanca
1995–96 Hércules Logroñés Extremadura
1996–97 Mérida Salamanca Mallorca
1997–98 Alavés Extremadura Villarreal
1998–99 Málaga Atlético Madrid B (not promoted due to being Atlético Madrid's reserve team) Numancia, Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano
1999–2000 Las Palmas Osasuna Villarreal
2000–01 Sevilla Real Betis Tenerife
2001–02 Atlético Madrid Racing de Santander Recreativo de Huelva
2002–03 Real Murcia Real Zaragoza Albacete Balompié
2003–04 Levante Numancia Getafe
2004–05 Cádiz Celta de Vigo Deportivo Alavés
2005–06 Recreativo de Huelva Gimnàstic de Tarragona Levante
2006–07 Real Valladolid UD Almería Real Murcia
2007–08 Numancia Málaga Sporting de Gijón
2008–09 Xerez Real Zaragoza Tenerife
2009–10 Real Sociedad Hércules Levante
2010–11 Real Betis Rayo Vallecano Granada
2011–12 Deportivo La Coruña Celta de Vigo Real Valladolid
2012–13 Elche Villarreal Almeria
2013–14 Eibar Deportivo La Coruña Córdoba
2014–15 Real Betis Sporting Gijón Las Palmas
2015–16 Alavés Leganés Osasuna
2016–17 Levante Girona Getafe
2017–18 Rayo Vallecano Huesca Valladolid
2018–19 Osasuna Granada Mallorca

Champions and promotionsEdit

Club Winners Promotions Winning Years
Murcia
9
11
1935–36, 1939–40, 1954–55, 1962–63, 1972–73, 1979–80, 1982–83, 1985–86, 2002–03
Real Betis
7
12
1931–32, 1941–42, 1957–58, 1970–71, 1973–74, 2010–11, 2014–15
Deportivo La Coruña
5
11
1961–62, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1967–68, 2011–12
Sporting Gijón
5
7
1943–44, 1950–51, 1956–57, 1969–70, 1976–77
Oviedo
5
6
1932–33, 1951–52, 1957–58, 1971–72, 1974–75
Málaga*
4
13
1951–52, 1966–67, 1987–88, 1998–99
Osasuna
4
7
1952–53, 1955–56, 1960–61, 2018–19
Alavés
4
6
1929–30, 1953–54, 1997–98, 2015–16
Sevilla
4
5
1929, 1933–34, 1968–69, 2000–01
Las Palmas
4
5
1953–54, 1963–64, 1984–85, 1999–2000
Celta Vigo
3
11
1935–36, 1981–82, 1991–92
Hércules
3
8
1934–35, 1965–66, 1995–96
Valladolid
3
8
1947–48, 1958–59, 2006–07
Real Sociedad
3
6
1948–49, 1966–67, 2009–10
Granada
3
5
1940–41, 1956–57, 1967–68
Alcoyano
3
3
1944–45, 1946–47, 1949–50
Racing Santander
2
8
1949–50, 1959–60
Mallorca
2
7
1959–60, 1964–65
Levante
2
5
2003–04, 2016–17
Elche
2
4
1958–59, 2012–13
Castellón
2
4
1980–81, 1988–89
Sabadell
2
4
1942–43, 1945–46
Mérida
2
2
1994–95, 1996–97
Valencia
2
2
1930–31, 1986–87
Pontevedra
2
2
1962–63, 1964–65
Real Jaén
2
2
1952–53, 1955–56
Zaragoza
1
8
1977–78
Rayo Vallecano
1
7
2017–18
Cádiz
1
5
2004–05
Espanyol
1
4
1993–94
Tenerife
1
4
1960–61
Numancia
1
3
2007–08
Recreativo
1
3
2005–06
Córdoba
1
3
1961–62
Atlético Madrid
1
2
2001–02
Lleida
1
2
1992–93
Albacete Balompié
1
2
1990–91
Burgos
1
2
1975–76
Eibar
1
1
2013–14
Xerez
1
1
2008–09
Real Burgos
1
1
1989–90
AD Almería
1
1
1978–79
Cultural Leonesa
1
1
1954–55
Atlético Tetuán
1
1
1950–51
Castilla
1
0
1983–84

Italics: shared titles
*Championships won by Málaga CF and CD Málaga

Media coverageEdit

SpainEdit

Broadcaster Summary Ref
Movistar+ 11 (all) matches per week, live. [27]
Gol 2 matches per week, live and free. [28]

InternationalEdit

All regular season matches exclusively live and free, in 155 countries on YouTube channel «LaLiga2» (exclude Spain, Balkan countries, Canada, Latin America countries, and USA), with promotion play-offs aired on several other broadcasters around the world based on this broadcasters list.[29]

Country/Region Broadcaster
  Australia beIN Sports
  New Zealand
  Turkey
  United States
  Canada
DAZN
  Austria
  Germany
  Italy
  Japan
   Switzerland
Sport Klub
  Caribbean Digicel
DirecTV Sports
  Puerto Rico
  Czech Republic Digi Sport
  Romania
  Slovakia
Setanta Sports
  Finland C More
  Hong Kong Now TV
  Ireland Eleven Sports
  United Kingdom
  Poland
Canal+ Sport
  Malta GO
  Netherlands Ziggo Sport
Strive

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Spanish: [kampeoˈnato naθjoˈnal de ˈliɣa ðe seˈɣunda ðiβiˈsjon]; "Second Division National League Championship"
  2. ^ /læ ˈlɡə/, Spanish: [la ˈliɣa dos]; "The League 2"

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Presentado el acuerdo por el que Primera División se llamará Liga BBVA y Segunda, Liga Adelante" (in Spanish). lfp.es. 4 June 2008. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "LaLiga and Santander strike title sponsorship deal". LaLiga. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  4. ^ Spanish League regulations 2010/11 - see pages 12-13 of pdf Archived 27 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine(in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Estadio Municipal Carlos Belmonte" (in Spanish). Albacete Balompié. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Información" (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Estadio de los Juegos del Mediterráneo" (in Spanish). UD Almería. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Estadio Ramón de Carranza" (in Spanish). Cádiz CF. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Abanca-Riazor". RC Deportivo. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Estadio Martínez Valero" (in Spanish). Elche CF. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Estadio Ciudad de Almendralejo" (in Spanish). Extremadura UD. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Estadio Fernando Torres" (in Spanish). CF Fuenlabrada. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Montilivi" (in Catalan). Girona FC. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  14. ^ "El Alcoraz" (in Spanish). SD Huesca. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Gran Canaria Stadium". UD Las Palmas. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Estadio Anxo Carro" (in Spanish). CD Lugo. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  17. ^ "LA ROSALEDA STADIUM". Málaga CF. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  18. ^ "El Estadio Municipal de Anduva". CD Mirandés. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  19. ^ "INSTALACIONES". CD Numancia. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Stadiums". Real Oviedo. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  21. ^ "Estadio El Toralín". SD Ponferradina. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  22. ^ "El Estadio". Real Racing Club. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  23. ^ "Estadio de Vallecas" (in Spanish). Rayo Vallecano. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  24. ^ "El Molinón" (in Spanish). Sporting de Gijón. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  25. ^ "Instalaciones" (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  26. ^ "Estadio La Romareda" (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  27. ^ "Telefónica se queda Segunda División". elmundo.es (in Spanish). 21 December 2018.
  28. ^ "LaLiga adjudica dos lotes de TV más a Telefónica y Mediapro". as.com (in Spanish). 21 December 2018.
  29. ^ "LaLiga 1|2|3 matches to be broadcast via YouTube in over 155 global markets". LFP. 10 January 2019.

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