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Segunda División
Segunda División

The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Segunda División,[1] commercially known as LaLiga 2[2] and stylized as LaLiga SmartBank for sponsorship reasons,[3] 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.

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.[4] 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.[5]

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 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 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.[6]

Stadia and locations


All-time standings


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:

Segunda División seasons


Champions and promotions


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

Media coverage


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.[31]

See also


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