2013–14 Segunda División

Segunda División
Season2013–2014
ChampionsEibar
PromotedEibar
Deportivo La Coruña
Córdoba
RelegatedMurcia
RM Castilla
Jaén
Hércules
Matches played468
Goals scored1,085 (2.32 per match)
Top goalscorerSpain Borja Viguera
(25 goals)
Biggest home winEibar 6–0 RM Castilla
(17 November 2013)
Girona 6–0 Lugo
(16 February 2014)
Biggest away winTenerife 0–4 Alcorcón
(18 January 2014)
Sabadell 0–4 Alavés
(8 February 2014)
Highest scoring6 goals
(17 games)
Highest attendance33,639
Deportivo 1–0 Jaén
(31 May 2014)
Lowest attendance1,136
RM Castilla 3–2 Girona
(4 December 2013)
Average attendance7,787

The 2013–14 Segunda División season (known as the Liga Adelante for sponsorship reasons[1]) was the 83rd since its establishment. The season started on 17 August 2013 and the league phase of 42 rounds ended on 8 June 2014. The entire season ended on 22 June 2014 with the promotion play-off finals.[2]

Teams

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)

A total of 22 teams contested the league, including 15 sides from the 2012–13 season, four promoted from the 2012–13 Segunda División B and three relegated from the 2012–13 La Liga.

RCD Mallorca, Deportivo de La Coruña and Real Zaragoza were the teams relegated from La Liga the previous season. Mallorca was relegated after sixteen years in La Liga, the longest period in its history and ending their golden era, Zaragoza returned to the Segunda División after a four-year tenure in La Liga, while Deportivo de La Coruña made an immediate return to the Segunda División after being promoted the previous year. All three teams were relegated in the last matchday.[3] Elche CF was promoted the previous season to La Liga after 14 consecutive seasons in the Segunda División.[4] Villarreal made an immediate return to La Liga[5] after a win over Almería in the decisive match of the last matchday where the winner would be directly promoted to La Liga.[6] Almería was promoted on 22 June 2013 as winner of play-off games after two years of absence in La Liga.[7]

The teams which had been relegated from the Segunda División the previous season were Guadalajara, Racing Santander, Huesca and Xerez. Xerez was relegated after twelve years in the division some weeks before the end of season.[8] On 2 June 2013, after the penultimate matchday, Racing, Huesca and Murcia were relegated after Mirandés' win, however on 4 June 2013 the LFP relegated Guadalajara[9] and the three teams had their last opportunity to stay in Segunda División in the last matchday.[10] Finally, Huesca was relegated after five years in the second level, while Racing de Santander returned to the third level after twenty years and nineteen of them in La Liga.[11] Murcia was the team saved from the relegation after the administrative relegation of Guadalajara.[12]

The four teams relegated were replaced by four Segunda División B teams: Deportivo Alavés (group 2 champions and overall champions) and CD Tenerife (group 1 champions and overall runners-up), both from the champions play-offs and two from the third round play-offs: Eibar and Jaén. Alavés and Tenerife returned to the second level respectively after 4 and 2 years,[13] while Eibar and Jaén returned to the second level respectively after 4 and 11 years.[14][15]

Guadalajara case

Guadalajara was relegated to Segunda División B administratively after irregularities detected in the capital increase made the previous summer for conversion to a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva.[16] Murcia remained in Segunda after the relegation administratively of Guadalajara, however RFEF didn't recognize the unilateral sanction by LFP[17] and the relegated or saved team was disputed between Guadalajara and Murcia until Spanish sports jurisdictional body, the CEDD (part of CSD), would make a resolution.[18] CEDD ruled refusing the precautionary suspension of Guadalajara relegation, whereby Murcia remained in Segunda.[19]

Stadia and locations

Canary Islands
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria Mendizorroza 19,840
Alcorcón Alcorcón Santo Domingo 5,880
Barcelona B Barcelona Mini Estadi 15,276
Córdoba Córdoba El Arcángel 18,280
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor 34,600
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 5,250
Girona Girona Estadi Municipal Montilivi 9,286
Hércules Alicante José Rico Pérez 30,000
Jaén Jaén Estadio de La Victoria 12,569
Las Palmas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Estadio Gran Canaria 31,250
Lugo Lugo Anxo Carro 7,840
Mallorca Palma Iberostar Estadio 23,142
Mirandés Miranda de Ebro Municipal de Anduva 6,000
Murcia[20] Murcia Nueva Condomina 31,179
Numancia Soria Estadio Los Pajaritos 9,025
Ponferradina Ponferrada El Toralín 8,800
Real Madrid Castilla Madrid Alfredo di Stéfano 6,000
Recreativo Huelva Nuevo Colombino 21,670
Sabadell Sabadell Nova Creu Alta 11,981
Sporting de Gijón Gijón El Molinón 30,000
Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Heliodoro Rodríguez López 24,000
Zaragoza Zaragoza La Romareda 34,596

Personnel and sponsorship

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alavés Spain Avelino Fernández Spain Alberto López Hummel Euskaltel
Alcorcón Spain Julián Villena Spain José Bordalás Spain Rubén Sanz Erreà
Barcelona B Spain Josep Maria Bartomeu Spain Eusebio Sacristán Spain Ilie Sánchez Nike Qatar Airways, Unicef
Córdoba Spain Carlos González Spain Albert Ferrer Spain Abel Gómez Nike RD Impagos
Deportivo La Coruña Spain Constantino Fernández Pico Spain Fernando Vázquez Spain Manuel Pablo Lotto Estrella Galicia
Eibar Spain Alex Aranzabal Spain Gaizka Garitano Spain Astore Hierros Servando
Girona Spain Pablo Machín Spain Ricardo Rodríguez Kedeké Tamesol
Hércules Spain Carlos Parodi Serbia Slaviša Jokanović Spain Paco Peña Nike Comunitat Valenciana
Jaén Spain Rafael Teruel Spain Manolo Herrero Spain Fran Machado M2A Jaén Paraíso Interior
Las Palmas Spain Miguel Ángel Ramírez Spain Josico Spain David García Hummel[21] Gran Canaria
Lugo Spain José Bouso Spain Quique Setién Spain Manu CDLU Estrella Galicia
Mallorca Spain Lorenzo Serra Ferrer Spain Javier Olaizola Portugal Nunes Macron Riviera Maya
Mirandés Spain Ramiro Revuelta Spain Carlos Terrazas Spain Iván Agustín Erreà Province of Burgos
Murcia Spain Jesús Samper Spain Julio Velázquez Spain Richi Joma
Numancia Spain Francisco Rubio Spain Juan Antonio Anquela Spain Txomin Nagore Erreà Solarig
Ponferradina Spain José Fernández Nieto Spain Claudio Barragán Spain Máyor Adidas Bio3
Real Madrid Castilla Spain Nicolás Martín-Sanz Spain José Manuel Díaz Spain Jorge Casado Adidas Fly Emirates
Recreativo Spain Pablo Comas-Mata Spain Sergi Barjuán Spain David Córcoles Adidas Cajasol
Sabadell Spain Joan Soteras Spain Miquel Olmo Spain Agustín Fernández Kelme
Sporting de Gijón Spain Antonio Veiga Spain Abelardo Fernández Spain Iván Hernández Kappa Gijón
Tenerife Spain Miguel Concepción Spain Álvaro Cervera Spain Suso Hummel Tenerife
Zaragoza Spain Fernando Molinos Spain Víctor Muñoz Spain Javier Paredes Mercury

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Mallorca Spain Gregorio Manzano End of contract 5 June 2013[22] Spain José Luis Oltra 9 June 2013[23] 18th (in La Liga)
Murcia Spain Onésimo Sánchez End of contract 11 June 2013[24] Spain Julio Velázquez 10 July 2013 19th (in 2012–13)
Zaragoza Spain Manolo Jiménez Mutual consent 18 June 2013[25] Spain Paco Herrera 20 June 2013[26] 20th (in La Liga)
Córdoba Argentina Juan Eduardo Esnáider Sacked 11 June 2013[27] Spain Pablo Villa 27 June 2013[28] 14th (in 2012–13)
Mirandés Spain Carlos Pouso End of contract 29 June 2013[29] Spain Gonzalo Arconada 30 June 2013[30] 15th (in 2012–13)
Sabadell Spain Lluís Carreras End of contract 9 June 2013[31] Spain Javi Salamero 3 July 2013[32] 16th (in 2012–13)
Alcorcón Spain José Bordalás End of contract 19 June 2013[33] Spain Miguel Álvarez 3 July 2013[34] 5th (in 2012–13)
Girona Spain Rubi End of contract 26 June 2013[35] Spain Ricardo Rodríguez 3 July 2013[36] 4th (in 2012–13)
Real Madrid Castilla Spain Alberto Toril Sacked 19 November 2013[37] Spain José Manuel Díaz 19 November 2013[37] 22nd
Sabadell Spain Javi Salamero Sacked 28 November 2013[38] Spain Miquel Olmo (as caretaker) 28 November 2013 20th
Alavés Spain Natxo González Sacked 3 December 2013[39] Spain Juan Carlos Mandiá 3 December 2013 21st
Mirandés Spain Gonzalo Arconada Sacked 17 December 2013[40] Spain Carlos Terrazas 16th
Girona Spain Ricardo Rodríguez Sacked 18 December 2013[41] Spain Javi López 18 December 2013[42] 18th
Alcorcón Spain Miguel Álvarez Sacked 5 February 2014[43] Spain José Bordalás 5 February 2014[44] 17th
Córdoba Spain Pablo Villa Sacked Spain Albert Ferrer 12th
Mallorca Spain José Luis Oltra Sacked 24 February 2014[45] Spain Lluís Carreras 24 February 2014[46] 11th
Girona Spain Javi López Sacked 9 March 2014[47] Spain Pablo Machín 9 March 2014 22nd
Zaragoza Spain Paco Herrera Sacked 17 March 2014[48] Spain Víctor Muñoz 18 March 2014[49] 12th
Alavés Spain Juan Carlos Mandiá Sacked 24 March 2014[50] Spain Alberto López 24 March 2014 21st
Sporting de Gijón Spain José Ramón Sandoval Sacked 4 May 2014[51] Spain Abelardo 4 May 2014 7th
Hércules Spain Quique Hernández Sacked 5 May 2014 Serbia Slaviša Jokanović 5 May 2014 22nd
Mallorca Spain Lluís Carreras Sacked 20 May 2014[52] Spain Javier Olaizola 20 May 2014[53] 18th
Las Palmas Spain Sergio Lobera Sacked 26 May 2014[54] Spain Josico 26 May 2014 3rd