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Segunda División B (English: Second Division B) is the third level of the Spanish football league system currently divided into 4 groups of 20 teams each. It is administered by the RFEF. It is below the top two levels of the league, the Primera División (also known as La Liga) and the Segunda División, and above the Tercera División. The Segunda División B includes the reserve teams of several La Liga and Segunda División teams.

Segunda División B
Segunda B logo.png
Founded1977
CountrySpain
Other club(s) fromAndorra (1 team)
Divisions4
Number of teams4 groups of 20 teams each (80)
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toSegunda División
Relegation toTercera Division
Domestic cup(s)Copa del Rey
Copa Federación
International cup(s)UEFA Europa League
(via winning Copa del Rey)
Current championsFuenlabrada
TV partnersETB 1, laOtra, tvG2, TPA
IB3, TV Melilla
Real Madrid TV, SFC TV
WebsiteOfficial website
2019–20 season

Contents

HistoryEdit

The term Segunda División B was first used in 1929. It was used to designate a third level of teams after the Primera División and a Segunda División A. This division featured 10 teams and at the end of the season Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa were crowned champions. However the 1929–30 season saw the first of many reorganisations of the Spanish football league system and the original Segunda División B was replaced by the Tercera División. At the start of the 1977–78 season the Segunda División B was revived, replacing the Tercera División as the third level. Initially the division consisted of only two groups. The 1986–87 season was played as a single group of 22 teams. It was changed the next year, with 80 teams in four groups from the 1987–88 season.

Historical classificationEdit

The classification will be updated at the end of each season.

League or status at the end of the 2018–19 season:

2018–19 La Liga
2018–19 Segunda División
2018–19 Segunda División B
2018–19 Tercera División
2018–19 Divisiones Regionales
To be determined
No longer affiliated with RFEF
Clubs that no longer exist

Segunda División B currently features 80 teams divided into 4 groups of 20. The top four teams from each group, 16 teams in total, qualify for play-offs to determine which four teams will replace the four teams relegated from the Segunda División. However reserve teams are only eligible for promotion to the Segunda División if their senior team is in the Primera División. The top five teams from each group and best two teams regardless of group outside the previous twenty, excluding reserve teams, also qualify for the following seasons Copa del Rey. The bottom four teams in each league are relegated to the Tercera División. Also, the four 16th-placed teams enter into a relegation playoff to determine the two teams to be relegated. One team is paired with one of the others in home and away series. the two winners remain in the division while the losers are relegated. A reserve team can also be relegated if their senior team is relegated from the Segunda División. Along with teams from the Tercera División, teams from the division also compete in the Copa Federación.

Since the 2008-09 season, the four group winners had the opportunity to be promoted directly and be named the overall Segunda División B champion. The four group winners are drawn into a two-legged series where the two winners are promoted to the Segunda División and enter into the final for the Segunda División B championship. The two losing semifinalists enter the playoff round for the last two promotion spots.

The four group runners-up are drawn against one of the three fourth-placed teams outside their group while the four third-placed teams are drawn against one another in a two-legged series. The six winners advance with the two losing semifinalists to determine the four teams that will enter the last two-legged series for the last two promotion spots. In all the playoff series, the lower-ranked club plays at home first. Whenever there is a tie in position (like the group winners in the Semifinal Round and Final or the third-placed teams in the first round), a draw will determine the club to play at home first.

Eligibility of playersEdit

Each team of Segunda División B can have 22 players in their roster, with these two limitations:

  • A maximum of 16 players over 23 years old.[1]
  • A minimum of 10 players under professional contract.[2]

GroupsEdit

Promotions by yearEdit

Starting in 2008–09 season, the four group winners get a spot in the Group Winners Promotion Playoff. The two semifinal winners get promoted to Segunda División and play the final to decide the season champions.

season champions season runner-ups other promoted teams
Season Group winners Other promoted teams
Group I Group II Group III Group IV
1977–78 Racing Ferrol Almería N/A N/A Algeciras, Castilla
1978–79 Palencia Levante Gimnàstic, Oviedo
1979–80 Barakaldo Linares Atlético Madrileño, Ceuta
1980–81 Celta Mallorca Córdoba, Deportivo La Coruña
1981–82 Barcelona B Xerez Cartagena, Palencia
1982–83 Athletic B Granada Algeciras, Tenerife
1983–84 Sabadell Lorca Calvo Sotelo, Logroñés
1984–85 Sestao Rayo Vallecano Albacete, Deportivo Aragón
1985–86 Figueres Xerez
1986–87 Tenerife N/A Granada, Lleida, Real Burgos
1987–88 Eibar Mollerussa Salamanca Alzira
1988–89 Athletic B Palamós Atlético B Levante
1989–90 Avilés Lleida Albacete Orihuela
1990–91 Real Madrid B Racing Santander Badajoz Barcelona B[a] Compostela, Mérida
1991–92 Salamanca Sant Andreu Cartagena Marbella Badajoz, Lugo, Villarreal
1992–93 Leganés Alavés Murcia Las Palmas Hércules, Toledo
1993–94 Salamanca Alavés Gramenet CF Extremadura Getafe, Ourense
1994–95 Racing Ferrol Alavés Levante Córdoba Almería, Écija, Sestao
1995–96 Las Palmas Sporting Gijón B Levante Jaén Atlético Madrid B, Ourense
1996–97 Sporting Gijón B Aurrerá Vitoria Gimnàstic Córdoba Elche, Jaén, Numancia, Xerez
1997–98 Cacereño Barakaldo Barcelona B Málaga Mallorca B, Recreativo
1998–99 Getafe Cultural Leonesa Levante Melilla Córdoba, Elche
1999–00 Universidad LPGC Gimnástica Torrelavega Gandía Granada Jaén, Murcia, Racing Ferrol
2000–01 Atlético B Burgos Gramenet Cádiz Gimnàstic, Ejido, Xerez
2001–02 Barakaldo Barcelona B Real Madrid B Motril Almería, Compostela, Getafe, Terrassa
2002–03 Universidad LPGC Real Unión Castellón Algeciras Cádiz, Ciudad de Murcia, Málaga B
2003–04 Pontevedra Atlético B Lleida Lanzarote Gimnàstic, Racing Ferrol
2004–05 Real Madrid B Ponferradina Alicante Sevilla B Castellón, Hércules, Lorca
2005–06 Universidad LPGC Salamanca Badalona Cartagena Las Palmas, Ponferradina, Vecindario
2006–07 Pontevedra Eibar Alicante Sevilla Atlético Córdoba, Racing Ferrol
2007–08 Rayo Vallecano Ponferradina Girona Écija Alicante, Huesca
2008–09 Real Unión Cartagena Alcoyano Cádiz Villarreal B
2009–10 Ponferradina Alcorcón Sant Andreu Granada Barcelona B
2010–11 Lugo Eibar Sabadell Murcia Alcoyano, Guadalajara
2011–12 Real Madrid Castilla Mirandés Atlético Baleares Cádiz Lugo, Ponferradina
2012–13 Tenerife Alavés L'Hospitalet Jaén Eibar
2013–14 Racing Santander Sestao River Llagostera Albacete Leganés
2014–15 Oviedo Huesca Gimnàstic Cádiz Bilbao Athletic
2015–16 Racing Santander Real Madrid Castilla Reus Deportiu UCAM Murcia Cádiz, Sevilla Atlético
2016–17 Cultural Leonesa Albacete Barcelona B Lorca FC
2017–18 Rayo Majadahonda Mirandés Mallorca Cartagena Elche, Extremadura UD
2018–19 Fuenlabrada Racing Santander Atlético Baleares Recreativo Ponferradina, Mirandés
  1. ^ Promoted after the administrative relegation to Segunda B of Orihuela.

Top scorersEdit

Goals in playoffs are not counted.

Season Top scorer Club Goals
1981–82   Luis Alonso Barcelona B 20
  Francesc Valverde Andorra
1982–83   Ricardo Arrien Athletic Bilbao B 22
  Agustín Lasaosa Tenerife
1983–84   Pepe Mel Alcalá 30
1984–85   Ramón Masqué Gimnàstic 20
1985–86   Antonio Cuevas Figueres 25
1986–87   Manolo Muñoz Granada 30
1987–88   Xavier Escaich Gimnàstic 25
1988–89   Juan Carlos de Diego Atlético Madrileño 33
1989–90   Mariano Azcona Lleida 26
  Pedro Corbalán Albacete
1990–91   Juan Gómez Alcoyano 24
1991–92   Adriano García Villarreal 24
1992–93   Eduardo Rodríguez Hércules 32
1993–94   Julio Engonga Gimnástica Torrelavega 28
1994–95   Javi Prendes Avilés 24
  José Luis Garzón Sabadell
1995–96   Estefan Julià Sant Andreu 23
1996–97   Iván Rosado Recreativo 25
1997–98   Quini Talavera 26
1998–99   Changui Pontevedra 21
1999–2000   Chili Gimnástica 31
2000–01   Quico Rey Ourense 22
  Egoitz Sukia Beasain
2001–02   Haruna Babangida Barcelona B 23
  David Prats Mataró
2002–03   Kiko Lacasa Alavés B 22
2003–04   Paulino Martínez Cultural Leonesa 21
2004–05   Kepa Blanco Sevilla Atlético 23
2005–06   Iñigo Díaz de Cerio Real Sociedad B 24
2006–07   Yuri de Souza Pontevedra 24
  Javi Moreno Córdoba
2007–08   Luciano Becchio Mérida 22
2008–09   Tariq Spezie Puertollano 24
2009–10   Airam López Tenerife B 27
2010–11   Mikel Arruabarrena Leganés 21
2011–12   Jesús Perera Atlético Baleares 23
2012–13   Aridane Santana Tenerife 25
2013–14   Joselu Gómez Compostela 30
2014–15   Miguel Linares Oviedo 28
2015–16   Mariano Díaz Real Madrid B 25
2016–17   Borja Iglesias Celta Vigo B 32
2017–18   Enric Gallego Cornellà/Extremadura 27
2018–19   Asier Villalibre Athletic Bilbao B 23

Top goalkeepersEdit

Season Player Club Games Goals Coefficient
1981–82   Vicente Gómez Algeciras 37 22 0.59
1982–83   Vicente Gómez (2) Algeciras 29 13 0.44
1983–84   Luciano Casado CD Logroñés 29 19 0.65
1984–85   Juano Muñoz Algeciras 30 15 0.50
1985–86   Carlos Osma Xerez 38 24 0.63
1986–87   Miguel Bastón Real Burgos 42 20 0.47
1987–88   Ángel Lozano Salamanca 29 14 0.48
1988–89   Manolo López Ceuta 35 16 0.45
1989–90   José Luis Montes Melilla 35 17 0.48
1990–91   José Domínguez Lugo 38 21 0.55
1991–92   Luis Raudona Cartagena 37 14 0.37
1992–93   José Miguel Robayna Las Palmas 28 13 0.46
1993–94   Alfonso Núñez Alavés 35 12 0.34
1994–95   Laureano Echevarría Numancia 35 16 0.46
1995–96   Manolo López (2) Las Palmas 33 18 0.55
1996–97   Emilio Álvarez Jaén 36 23 0.63
1997–98   César Quesada Recreativo 35 20 0.57
1998–99   José Carlos Burgos Polideportivo Almería 30 11 0.37
1999–2000   Pedro Dorronsoro Gimnástica Torrelavega 32 12 0.38
2000–01   Armando Riveiro Cádiz 36 14 0.39
2001–02   Urko Macías Barakaldo 36 19 0.52
2002–03   Xavi Oliva Castellón 35 15 0.42
2003–04   Santi Lampón Vecindario 37 19 0.51
2004–05   Manu Herrera Levante B 35 17 0.48
2005–06   Moisés Trujillo Universidad Las Palmas 30 14 0.46
2006–07   Alberto Cifuentes Rayo Vallecano 34 21 0.61
2007–08   Roberto Pampín Sestao River 35 19 0.54
  Jesús Unanua Alicante
2008–09   José Bermúdez Cultural Leonesa 34 18 0.52
2009–10   David Rangel Ontinyent 38 25 0.65
2010–11   Alberto Cifuentes (2) Murcia 37 20 0.54
2011–12   Oinatz Aulestia Cádiz 35 22 0.62
2012–13   Francis Solar Olímpic Xàtiva 34 15 0.44
2013–14   Alberto Cifuentes (3) La Hoya Lorca 37 19 0.51
2014–15   Oinatz Aulestia (2) Cádiz 36 19 0.52
2015–16   Iván Crespo Lleida Esportiu 36 20 0.55
2016–17   Iván Crespo (2) Racing Santander 36 20 0.55
2017–18   Andoni Zubiaurre Real Sociedad B 29 15 0.52
2018–19   Miguel Martínez UD Logroñés 35 18 0.51

RecordsEdit

Updated at the end of the 2018–19 season.
Most seasons
Most points
Most games played
Most wins
Most draws
Most losses
Most goals scored
Most goals received
Most group championships
Most promotion play-offs played
Most promotions to Segunda División
Highest attendance

ScorelinesEdit

Record win
Record away win

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "La plantilla máxima de los equipos especial consideración 2ªB y 3ª División". Bufete Carrasco. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Los clubes deberán tener 10 fichas profesionales" [Clubs must have ten professional players]. Diario AS. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ "A Segunda con llenos de Primera" (in Spanish). ABC. 27 June 2005.

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