1971–72 Segunda División

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Segunda División
Season1971–72
ChampionsOviedo
PromotedOviedo
Castellón
Zaragoza
RelegatedVillarreal
Ferrol
Xerez
Langreo
Matches played380
Goals scored801 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorerEnrique Galán
(23 goals)
Best goalkeeperAlfredo Lombardía
(0.5 goals/match)
Biggest home winCultural Leonesa 5–0 Cádiz
(17 October 1971)
Hércules 5–0 San Andrés
(31 October 1971)
San Andrés 5–0 Logroñés
(7 May 1972)
Biggest away winFerrol 0–4 Elche
(10 October 1971)
Highest scoringValladolid 6–2 Cultural Leonesa
(10 October 1971)

The 1971–72 Segunda División season was the 41st since its establishment and was played between 4 September 1971 and 1 June 1972.

Overview before the season[edit]

20 teams joined the league, including two relegated from the 1970–71 La Liga and 5 promoted from the 1970–71 Tercera División.

Relegated from La Liga
Promoted from Tercera División


League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Oviedo (P) 38 21 9 8 40 19 +21 51 Promotion to La Liga
2 Castellón (P) 38 21 8 9 50 29 +21 50[a]
3 Zaragoza (P) 38 21 8 9 66 31 +35 50[a]
4 Elche 38 20 9 9 47 21 +26 49
5 Cultural Leonesa 38 18 6 14 55 53 +2 42
6 Logroñés 38 16 9 13 39 36 +3 41
7 Valladolid 38 16 7 15 50 45 +5 39[b]
8 Rayo Vallecano 38 14 11 13 37 40 −3 39[b]
9 Tenerife 38 14 10 14 48 33 +15 38[c]
10 San Andrés 38 15 8 15 36 33 +3 38[c]
11 Pontevedra 38 13 10 15 38 45 −7 36[d]
12 Mallorca 38 11 14 13 25 33 −8 36[d]
13 Mestalla (O) 38 11 12 15 31 47 −16 34[e] Qualification for the relegation playoffs
14 Hércules (O) 38 13 8 17 43 40 +3 34[e]
15 Real Santander (O) 38 14 6 18 33 45 −12 34[e]
16 Cádiz (O) 38 14 6 18 38 43 −5 34[e]
17 Villarreal (R) 38 10 12 16 30 48 −18 32 Relegation to Tercera División
18 Ferrol (R) 38 10 9 19 31 58 −27 29
19 Xerez (R) 38 6 15 17 26 49 −23 27[f]
20 Langreo (R) 38 11 5 22 38 53 −15 27[f]
Source: BDFútbol
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Castellón finished ahead of Zaragoza on head-to-head points: Castellón–Zaragoza 5–1, Zaragoza–Castellón 1–1
  2. ^ a b Valladolid finished ahead of Rayo Vallecano on overall goal difference
  3. ^ a b Tenerife finished ahead of San Andrés on head-to-head goal difference: San Andrés–Tenerife 1–0, Tenerife–San Andrés 4–1
  4. ^ a b Pontevedra finished ahead of Mallorca on head-to-head points: Mallorca–Pontevedra 0–1, Pontevedra–Mallorca 1–1
  5. ^ a b c d Mestalla finished ahead of Hércules, Real Santander and Cádiz on head-to-head points: Mestalla 8 pts, Hércules 7 pts, Real Santander 6 pts, Cádiz 3 pts
  6. ^ a b Xerez finished ahead of Langreo on head-to-head points: Langreo–Xerez 0–0, Xerez–Langreo 2–1

Relegation playoffs[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

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