División de Plata de Balonmano

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División de Plata
Flag of Spain.svg
Countries Spain
Confederation EHF
Founded 1994
Number of teams 16
Promotion to Liga ASOBAL
Relegation to Primera Nacional
Levels on pyramid Level 2
Current champions FC Barcelona B (2013–14)
Website http://www.rfebm.net/
2013–14 season

División de Plata de Balonmano, is the second level handball league in Spain. It was founded in 1994 and is managed by RFEBM. From 1994 until 2008–09 season, this competition was known as División de Honor B. From 2009–10 season onwards, it's officially known as División de Plata.[1]

The División de Plata, which is played under EHF rules, currently consists of 16 teams, including ones like Academia Octavio, Calmec Barakaldo, Alcobendas, and Pozoblanco.

Competition rules[edit]

The championship consist of 16 teams playing each other twice for a total of 30 matchdays. At end of regular season, the top team in the standings is promoted to Liga ASOBAL. Teams in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place play the promotion playoff for a single spot in Liga ASOBAL. Bottom team is relegated to Primera División Estatal while teams in 13th, 14th and 15th play the relegation playoff.

Points during regular season are awarded as following;

Each victory adds 2 points to the winner team.

Each drawn adds 1 point to each team.

2013–14 season teams[edit]

División de Plata de Balonmano is located in Spain
A. Octavio
A. Octavio
ARS Palma del Río
ARS Palma del Río
Barcelona B
Barcelona B
Alcobendas
Alcobendas
Teucro
Teucro
Torrelavega
Torrelavega
Sinfín
Sinfín
Pozoblanco
Pozoblanco
Bordils
Bordils
Benidorm
Benidorm
Zamora
Zamora
Antequera
Antequera
Chapela
Chapela
Barakaldo
Barakaldo
Amenabar
Amenabar
Ereintza
Ereintza
Location of teams in División de Plata 2013–14
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Academia Octavio Vigo As Travesas 4,500
ARS Palma del Río Palma del Río El Pandero 1,500
FC Barcelona B Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 7,500
Alcobendas Alcobendas Los Sueños 1,000
Teucro Pontevedra Pavillón Municipal 4,000
Torrelavega Torrelavega Vicente Trueba 5,375
Go Fit Sinfín Santander La Albericia 4,000
Pozoblanco Pozoblanco Juan Sepúlveda 1,500
Calmec Barakaldo Barakaldo Lasesarre 2,576
Amenabar Zarautz Zarautz Polideportivo Municipal 3,000
Ereintza Aguaplast Errenteria Galtzaraborda 1,000
Bordils Bordils Pavelló Blanc i Verd 500
Servigroup Benidorm Benidorm Palau d'Esports L'Illa 1,000
MMT Seguros Zamora Zamora Manuel Camba 500
Meridiano Antequera Antequera Fernando Argüelles 2,575
Construcciones Castro Chapela Chapela Pabellón Municipal 600

2013–14 regular season standings[edit]

Team P W D L G+ G- GD Pts
1 FC Barcelona B 30 20 5 5 920 788 132 45
2 MMT Seguros Zamora 30 18 3 9 913 841 72 39
3 Alcobendas 30 19 1 10 867 800 67 39
4 Servigroup Benidorm 30 18 3 9 827 785 42 39
5 Amenabar Zarautz 30 18 1 11 824 816 8 37
6 Calmec Barakaldo 30 15 4 11 897 895 2 34
7 Got Fit Sinfín 30 16 1 13 852 860 −8 33
8 Meridiano Antequera 30 16 3 10 856 835 21 33
9 Academia Octavio 30 14 3 13 863 831 32 31
10 Torrelavega 30 13 3 14 837 811 26 29
11 Bordils 30 13 2 15 869 863 6 28
12 Teucro 30 12 4 14 838 839 −1 28
13 Pozoblanco 30 13 1 16 815 819 −4 27
14 Construcciones Castro Chapela 30 7 5 18 800 860 −60 19
15 ARS Palma del Río 30 5 1 24 730 875 −145 9
16 Ereintza Aguaplast 30 2 2 26 782 972 −190 6

FC Barcelona B can't promote to Liga ASOBAL due its reserve team status.

Promoted
Promotion playoff
Relegation round
Relegated

Teams promoted by year[edit]

Year Teams promoted
1995 Caja Bilbao UPV Barakaldo & Ariston San Antonio
1996 Pescanova Chapela & PRASA Pozoblanco
1997 Universidad de Oviedo-Naranco
1998 Barakaldo-UPV
1999 Valencia Airtel & Stadium Casablanca
2000 Altea & Pilotes Posada
2001 Barakaldo-UPV, Teucro Caixanova & Almería 2005
2002 Canal Alcobendas & Torrevieja
2003 Octavio Pilotes Posada & Arrate
2004 Alcobendas Toyota & Torrevieja
Year Teams promoted
2005 Algeciras & CAI Aragón
2006 Antequera & Darien Logroño
2007 Pilotes Posada and Teucro
2008 Alcobendas and Edenca Ciudad Encantada
2009 Lábaro Toledo and Frigoríficos Morrazo
2010 Alser Puerto Sagunto and Realitas Guadalajara
2011 Octavio Pilotes Posada and Obearagón Huesca
2012 ARS PalmaNaranja and Frigoríficos del Morrazo
2013 Juanfersa Gijón, Ángel Ximénez and Bidasoa Irun
2014 MMT Seguros Zamora and Servigroup Benidorm

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