División de Plata de Balonmano

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División de Plata
Current season, competition or edition:
2015–16 season
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 Teucro (2014–15)
Website http://www.rfebm.net/

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 three teams are relegated to Primera División Estatal.

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.

2014–15 season teams[edit]

División de Plata de Balonmano is located in Spain
Bidasoa
Bidasoa
Barcelona B
Barcelona B
Alcobendas
Alcobendas
Amenabar
Amenabar
Barakaldo
Barakaldo
Sinfín
Sinfín
Antequera
Antequera
A. Octavio
A. Octavio
Torrelavega
Torrelavega
Bordils
Bordils
Teucro
Teucro
ARS Palma del Río
ARS Palma del Río
Atl. Valladolid
Atl. Valladolid
La Roca
La Roca
Nava
Nava
Algemesí
Algemesí
Location of teams in División de Plata 2014–15
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bidasoa Irun Irun Polideportivo Artaleku 2,200
FC Barcelona B Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 7,500
UCAM Alcobendas Alcobendas Los Sueños 1,000
Amenabar Zarautz Zarautz Polideportivo Municipal 3,000
Automobica Barakaldo Barakaldo Lasesarre 2,576
Go Fit Santander La Albericia 4,000
Meridiano Antequera Antequera Fernando Argüelles 2,575
Academia Octavio Vigo As Travesas 4,500
Torrelavega Torrelavega Vicente Trueba 5,375
Bordils Bordils Pavelló Blanc i Verd 500
Teucro Pontevedra Pavillón Municipal 4,000
Zumosol ARS Palma del Río Palma del Río El Pandero 1,500
Atlético Valladolid Valladolid Huerta del Rey 3,500
La Roca La Roca del Vallès Pavelló Nou 1,000
Viveros Herol Nava Nava de la Asunción Polideportivo Municipal 700
Interstar Deporte Algemesí Algemesí 9 d'Octubre 1,000

2014–15 regular season standings[edit]


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Teucro 30 24 2 4 957 830 +127 50 Promotion to Liga ASOBAL
2 Go Fit 30 21 3 6 912 800 +112 45 Qualified to promotion playoff
3 FC Barcelona B 30 21 2 7 916 823 +93 44
4 Atlético Valladolid 30 19 6 5 859 772 +87 44 Qualified to promotion playoff
5 Bidasoa Irun 30 19 2 9 849 780 +69 40
6 Viveros Herol Nava 30 17 3 10 804 776 +28 37
7 UCAM Alcobendas 30 15 6 9 818 788 +30 36
8 Academia Octavio 30 13 2 15 860 893 −33 28
9 Zumosol ARS Palma del Río 30 11 4 15 835 819 +16 26
10 Bordils 30 11 3 16 837 884 −47 25
11 La Roca 30 8 5 17 820 887 −67 21
12 Meridiano Antequera 30 9 3 18 817 858 −41 21
13 Amenabar Zarautz 30 8 3 19 819 882 −63 19
14 Torrelavega 30 8 2 20 784 853 −69 18 Relegation to Primera División
15 Automobica Barakaldo 30 7 3 20 790 870 −80 17
16 Interstar Deporte Algemesí 30 3 3 24 777 939 −162 9
Updated to match(es) played on 17 May 2015. Source: División de Plata
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored

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
2005 Algeciras & CAI Aragón
Year Teams promoted
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
2015 Teucro and Go Fit

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