2009–10 Segunda División

Segunda División
Season2009–10
ChampionsReal Sociedad
PromotedReal Sociedad
Hércules CF
Levante UD
RelegatedCádiz CF
Real Murcia
Real Unión
CD Castellón
Matches played462
Goals scored1,114 (2.41 per match)
Top goalscorerSpain Jorge Molina

The 2009–10 Segunda División season (known as the Liga Adelante for sponsorship reasons) was the 79th since its establishment. The first matches of the season were played on 29 August 2009, and the season ended on 19 June 2010. Real Betis, Numancia and Recreativo de Huelva are the teams which were relegated from La Liga the previous season. The teams which were promoted from Segunda División B were: Cádiz (champion), Cartagena (runner-up), Real Unión (play-off winner) and Villarreal B (play-off winner).

The first goal of the season was scored by Quique de Lucas, who scored a seventh-minute goal for Cartagena against Girona in the early kick-off. The first red card of the season was given to David González from Las Palmas in their opening game against Real Sociedad. The first hat-trick was scored by Cristhian Stuani in the match between Castellón and Albacete.

Canary Islands

The 2009–10 Segunda División was made up of the following teams:

 

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Real Sociedad (C) (P) 42 20 14 8 53 37 +16 74 Promotion to La Liga
2 Hércules (P) 42 19 14 9 61 34 +27 71 HÉR: 7 pts
LEV: 6 pts
BET: 4 pts
3 Levante (P) 42 19 14 9 63 45 +18 71
4 Betis 42 19 14 9 61 38 +23 71
5 Cartagena 42 18 11 13 58 49 +9 65
6 Elche 42 18 9 15 67 57 +10 63
7 Villarreal B 42 16 13 13 60 56 +4 61
8 Numancia 42 16 11 15 55 53 +2 59
9 Recreativo 42 14 15 13 40 42 −2 57
10 Córdoba 42 14 13 15 40 46 −6 55
11 Rayo Vallecano 42 13 14 15 67 58 +9 53
12 Celta de Vigo 42 13 13 16 38 44 −6 52 CEL: 13 pts
HUE: 12 pts
GIR: 11 pts
ALB: 9 pts
SAL: 8 pts
13 Huesca 42 12 16 14 36 40 −4 52
14 Girona 42 13 13 16 45 59 −14 52
15 Albacete 42 12 16 14 60 62 −2 52
16 Salamanca 42 13 13 16 44 54 −10 52
17 Las Palmas 42 12 15 15 49 49 0 51 GIM 2–1 LPA
LPA 1–0 GIM
18 Gimnàstic 42 14 9 19 42 55 −13 51
19 Cádiz (R) 42 12 14 16 49 64 −15 50 Relegation to Segunda División B MUR 2–2 CAD
CAD 1–0 MUR
20 Murcia (R) 42 11 17 14 49 51 −2 50
21 Real Unión (R) 42 12 10 20 40 59 −19 46
22 Castellón (R) 42 7 12 23 37 62 −25 33

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; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.