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Segunda División
LaLiga SmartBank
Country Flag of Spain Spain
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1929
Number of teams 22
Promotion to La Liga
Relegation to Segunda División B
Levels on pyramid 2
Domestic cup(s) Copa del Rey
UEFA cup(s) Europa League
(via winning Copa del Rey)
Current champions Osasuna (4th title) (2018–19)
Most successful club Real Murcia (9 titles)
TV Movistar+
GOL
Website Official website
Football current event 2019-20

The Segunda División, officially known as La Liga 2 and as La Liga SmartBank for sponsorship reasons, is the 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.

History

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. 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. Since the 2019-20 season, the Segunda División is named as La Liga SmartBank.

Since the 2010–11 season, a play-off has been played between teams in positions 3 through 6, to determine which team is promoted to La Liga with the top two in the league table.

League format

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 next four best qualified teams in positions 3 through 6 (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.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Albacete Albacete Carlos Belmonte &0000000000017300.00000017,300
Alcorcón Alcorcón Santo Domingo &0000000000005100.0000005,100
Almería Almería Juegos Mediterráneos &0000000000015000.00000015,000
Cádiz Cádiz Ramón de Carranza &0000000000025033.00000025,033
Deportivo La Coruña Riazor &0000000000032660.00000032,660
Elche Elche Martínez Valero &0000000000033732.00000033,732
Extremadura UD Almendralejo Francisco de la Hera &0000000000011580.00000011,580
Fuenlabrada Fuenlabrada Fernando Torres &0000000000004600.0000004,600
Girona Girona Municipal de Montilivi &0000000000011286.00000011,286
Huesca Huesca El Alcoraz &0000000000005500.0000005,500
UD Las Palmas Las Palmas Estadio de Gran Canaria &0000000000032392.00000032,392
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda &0000000000030044.00000030,044
Lugo Lugo Anxo Carro &0000000000007840.0000007,840
Mirandés Miranda de Ebro Anduva &0000000000005759.0000005,759
Numancia Soria Los Pajaritos &0000000000008727.0000008,727
Ponferradina Ponferrada El Toralín &0000000000008432.0000008,432
Oviedo Oviedo Carlos Tartiere &0000000000030500.00000030,500
Racing de Santander Santander El Sardinero &0000000000022222.00000022,222
Rayo Vallecano Madrid Vallecas &0000000000014505.00000014,505
Sporting Gijón Gijón El Molinón &0000000000029029.00000029,029
Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Heliodoro Rodríguez López &0000000000022824.00000022,824
Zaragoza Zaragoza La Romareda &0000000000034596.00000034,596

External links

Segunda División 2019-20

Albacete · Alcorcón · Almería · Cádiz · Deportivo · Elche · Extremadura · Fuenlabrada · Girona · Huesca · Las Palmas · Lugo · Málaga · Mirandés · Numancia · Oviedo · Ponferradina · Racing Santander · Rayo Vallecano · Sporting Gijón · Tenerife · Zaragoza

Segunda División seasons

2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

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