2011–12 Segunda División

Segunda División
Season2011–12
ChampionsDeportivo La Coruña
PromotedDeportivo La Coruña
Celta de Vigo
Valladolid
RelegatedVillarreal B
Alcoyano
Cartagena
Gimnàstic de Tarragona
Matches played462
Goals scored1,218 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorerArgentina Leonardo Ulloa
Biggest home winElche 6–0 Alcorcón (16 December 2011)
Biggest away winXerez 0–6 Barcelona B (3 June 2012)
Highest scoringGirona 5–3 Xerez (10 March 2012)
Murcia 2–6 Hércules (14 April 2012)
Cartagena 6–2 Villarreal B (27 May 2012)

The 2011–12 Segunda División season (known as the Liga Adelante for sponsorship reasons) was the 81st since its establishment. The first matches of the season were played on 26 August 2011 after the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) called a strike,[1] the regular league ended on 3 June 2012, while the entire season ended on 16 June 2012 with the promotion play-off finals.

The first goal of the season was scored by Xabier Etxeita, who scored a ninth-minute goal for Elche against Girona in the early kick-off. The first red card of the season was given to Richy from Girona in their opening game against Elche. The first hat-trick was scored by Joselu in the match between Villarreal B and Gimnàstic de Tarragona.

Teams

Deportivo La Coruña, Hércules and Almería are the teams which were relegated from La Liga the previous season. Deportivo were relegated after 20 years in La Liga, Hércules made their immediate return to the second level after just one season in the top division, while Almería ended a four-year tenure in La Liga. Betis were promoted after two consecutive seasons in the second level, Rayo Vallecano after eight years in lower divisions and Granada after playing in lower divisions for 35 years.

The teams which were relegated the previous season were Salamanca, Tenerife, Ponferradina and Albacete. These four were replaced by Real Murcia (group 4 champions and 2ªB champions), Sabadell (group 3 champions and 2ªB runners-up), Alcoyano and Guadalajara.

Stadia and locations

Canary Islands
Team Home city Stadium Stadium capacity
Alcorcón Alcorcón Santo Domingo 5,400
Alcoyano Alcoy El Collao 4,500
Almería Almería Estadio del Mediterráneo 22,000
Barcelona B Barcelona Mini Estadi 15,276
Cartagena Cartagena Cartagonova 14,500
Celta de Vigo Vigo Balaídos 31,800
Córdoba Córdoba Nuevo Arcángel 18,280
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor 34,600
Elche Elche Martínez Valero 36,017
Gimnàstic Tarragona Nou Estadi 14,500
Girona Girona Montilivi 9,500
Guadalajara Guadalajara Pedro Escartín 8,000
Hércules Alicante Estadio José Rico Pérez 30,000
Huesca Huesca El Alcoraz 5,300
Las Palmas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Gran Canaria 31,250
Murcia Murcia Nueva Condomina 31,179
Numancia Soria Los Pajaritos 9,025
Recreativo Huelva Nuevo Colombino 21,670
Sabadell Sabadell Nova Creu Alta 20,000
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla 26,512
Villarreal B Vila-real Ciudad Deportiva 5,000
Xerez Jerez de la Frontera Chapín 20,523

Personnel and sponsorship

Team Chairman Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alcorcón Spain Julián Villena Spain Juan Antonio Anquela Erreà
Alcoyano Spain Juan Serrano Morillas Spain Luis César Sampedro Rasán Unión Alcoyana Seguros, Grupo Realsa
Almería Spain Alfonso García Gabarrón Spain Esteban Vigo Rasán Urcisol.com
Barcelona B Spain Sandro Rosell Spain Eusebio Sacristán Nike Qatar Foundation and UNICEF1
Cartagena Spain Francisco Gómez Spain Carlos Ríos Kelme Bodegas Francisco Gómez
Celta de Vigo Spain Carlos Mouriño Spain Paco Herrera Li-Ning Citroën, Estrella Galicia
Córdoba Spain Carlos González Spain Paco Jémez Printing Dimension CCF2
Deportivo La Coruña Spain Augusto Lendoiro Spain José Luis Oltra Lotto Estrella Galicia, Leyma Natura
Elche Spain José Sepulcre Spain César Ferrando Acerbis Comunitat Valenciana
Gimnàstic Spain Antonio Vallverdú Argentina Jorge D'Alessandro N2 Tarragona 2017
Girona Spain Joaquim Boadas Spain Javi Salamero Nike Grup Disbesa Darnés
Guadalajara Spain Germán Retuerta Sánchez Spain Carlos Terrazas Joma Caja Guadalajara, Piscinas Polifibra
Hércules Spain Valentín Botella Ros Spain Juan Carlos Mandiá Nike Comunitat Valenciana
Huesca Spain Fernando Losfablos Spain Quique Hernández Bemiser CAI
Las Palmas Spain Miguel Ángel Ramírez Spain Juan Manuel Rodríguez KS La Caja de Canarias
Murcia Spain Miguel Álvarez Benítez Spain Iñaki Alonso Joma No-typical
Numancia Spain Francisco Rubio Spain Pablo Machín Erreà Caja Rural
Recreativo Spain Susana Duque Spain Juan Manuel Rodríguez Cejudo Cajasol
Sabadell Spain Joan Soteras Spain Lluís Carreras Kelme Maderas Rojas, Estrella Damm
Valladolid Spain Carlos Suárez Serbia Miroslav Đukić Kappa
Villarreal B Spain Fernando Roig Spain Julio Velázquez Xtep
Xerez Spain Jesús Gómez Spain Vicente Moreno Cejudo Cajasol
1. ^ Barcelona B makes a donation to UNICEF in order to display the charity's logo on the club's kit.
2. ^ Club's own brand.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Deportivo La Coruña Spain Miguel Ángel Lotina End of contract 23 May 2011 Spain José Luis Oltra 27 May 2011 18th (in La Liga)
Almería Spain Roberto Olabe Sacked 24 May 2011 Spain Lucas Alcaraz 25 June 2011 20th (in La Liga)
Hércules Serbia Miroslav Đukić End of contract 26 May 2011 Spain Juan Carlos Mandiá 22 June 2011 19th (in La Liga)
Cartagena Spain Juan Ignacio Martínez End of contract 28 May 2011 Spain Paco López 28 May 2011 13th (2010–11)
Numancia Spain Juan Carlos Unzué End of contract 31 May 2011 Spain Pablo Machín 31 May 2011 10th (2010–11)
Córdoba Spain Lucas Alcaraz End of contract 2 June 2011 Spain Paco Jémez 8 June 2011 16th (2010–11)
Huesca Spain Onésimo Sánchez End of contract 2 June 2011 Spain Ángel Royo 8 June 2011 14th (2010–11)
Barcelona B Spain Luis Enrique Resigned 3 June 2011 Spain Eusebio Sacristán 28 June 2011 3rd (2010–11)
Xerez Spain Javi López End of contract 4 June 2011 Spain Juan Merino 14 June 2011 8th (2010–11)
Valladolid Spain Abel Resino End of contract 17 June 2011 Serbia Miroslav Đukić 6 July 2011 7th (2010–11)
Recreativo Spain Carlos Ríos Mutual consent 22 June 2011 Spain Álvaro Cervera 24 June 2011 12th (2010–11)
Cartagena Spain Paco López Sacked 19 September 2011 Spain Javi López 20 September 2011 22nd
Huesca Spain Ángel Royo Sacked 3 October 2011 Spain Quique Hernández 3 October 2011 20th
Gimnàstic Spain Juan Carlos Oliva Sacked 30 October 2011 Argentina Jorge D'Alessandro 31 October 2011 22nd
Xerez Spain Juan Merino Sacked 4 December 2011 Spain Vicente Moreno 4 December 2011 16th
Villarreal B Spain José Francisco Molina Mutual consent 22 December 2011 Spain Julio Velázquez 22 December 2011 18th
Cartagena Spain Javi López Sacked 23 December 2011 Spain Carlos Ríos 23 December 2011 22nd
Girona Spain Raül Agné Sacked 15 January 2012 Spain Josu Uribe 15 January 2012 21st
Recreativo Spain Álvaro Cervera Mutual consent 9 March 2012 Spain Juan Manuel Rodríguez 9 March 2012 11th
Alcoyano Spain David Porras Sacked 18 March 2012 Spain Luis César Sampedro 21 March 2012 19th
Girona Spain Josu Uribe Sacked 25 March 2012 Spain Javi Salamero 25 March 2012 21st
Almería Spain Lucas Alcaraz Sacked 4 April 2012 Spain Esteban Vigo 4 April 2012 5th
Elche Spain José Bordalás Sacked 8 April 2012 Spain César Ferrando 11 April 2012 8th