1997–98 Segunda División

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The 1997–98 Segunda División season saw 22 teams participate in the second flight Spanish league. Deportivo Alavés, CF Extremadura and Villarreal CF were promoted to Primera División. Elche CF, Real Jaén, Xerez CD and Levante UD were relegated to Segunda División B.

The league was expanded to 22 teams due to reduction of Primera División to 20 teams.

Final table[edit]

Key to colors in league table:
Promoted to Primera División
Promotion playoff
Relegated to Segunda División B
Position Club Played Points Wins Draws Losses Goals for Goals against Goal Difference
1 Deportivo Alavés 42 82 24 10 8 54 25 +29
2 CF Extremadura 42 79 23 10 9 60 38 +22
3 UD Las Palmas 42 73 19 16 7 72 47 +25
4 Villarreal CF 42 73 19 16 7 51 38 +13
5 UE Lleida 42 63 18 9 15 50 46 +4
6 CD Badajoz 42 63 16 15 11 48 37 +11
7 Sevilla FC 42 62 17 11 14 47 44 +3
8 Rayo Vallecano 42 60 17 9 16 51 48 +3
9 Atlético de Madrid B 42 60 16 12 14 64 49 +15
10 SD Eibar 42 57 14 15 13 38 32 +6
11 Hércules CF 42 56 14 14 14 46 43 +3
12 CD Toledo 42 56 14 14 14 43 48 -5
13 CD Leganés 42 53 13 14 15 45 54 -9
14 Albacete 42 50 13 11 18 41 53 -12
15 CA Osasuna 42 50 13 11 18 36 42 -6
16 CD Ourense 42 49 12 13 17 37 46 -9
17 CD Numancia 42 47 10 17 15 33 50 -17
18 CD Logroñes 42 46 10 16 16 38 43 -5
19 Elche CF 42 45 11 12 19 45 56 -11
20 Real Jaén 42 45 9 18 15 39 52 -13
21 Xerez CD 42 38 8 14 20 24 49 -25
22 Levante UD 42 35 8 11 23 37 59 -22

Promotion playoff[edit]

Home Matches:
Villarreal CF 0-0 SD Compostela
Real Oviedo 3-0 UD Las Palmas
Away Matches:
SD Compostela 1-1 Villarreal CF Agg:1-1(ag)
UD Las Palmas 3-1 Real Oviedo Agg:3-4

Teams by Autonomous Community[edit]

Autonomous community Number of teams Teams
1  Valencian Community 4 Elche, Hércules, Levante, Villarreal
2  Andalusia 3 Real Jaén, Sevilla, Xerez
 Madrid 3 Atlético Madrid B, Leganés, Rayo Vallecano
4  Basque Country 2 Alavés, Eibar
 Castile-La Mancha 2 Albacete, Toledo
 Extremadura 2 Badajoz, Extremadura
7  Canary Islands 1 Las Palmas
 Castile and León 1 Numancia
 Catalonia 1 Lleida
 Galicia 1 Ourense
 La Rioja 1 Logroñés
 Navarre 1 Osasuna