1997–98 Segunda División

Segunda División
Season 1997-98
Champions Deportivo Alavés
Promoted Deportivo Alavés
CF Extremadura
Villarreal CF
Relegated Elche CF
Real Jaén
Xerez CD
Levante UD
Matches played 462
Goals scored 999 (2.16 per match)
Top goalscorer Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Igor Gluščević

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.

Canary Islands

Final table

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
1Deportivo Alavés 4282241085425+29
2CF Extremadura 4279231096038+22
3UD Las Palmas 4273191677247+25
4Villarreal CF 4273191675138+13
5UE Lleida 4263189155046+4
6CD Badajoz 42631615114837+11
7Sevilla FC 42621711144744+3
8Rayo Vallecano 4260179165148+3
9Atlético de Madrid B 42601612146449+15
10SD Eibar 42571415133832+6
11Hércules CF 42561414144643+3
12CD Toledo 42561414144348-5
13CD Leganés 42531314154554-9
14Albacete 42501311184153-12
15CA Osasuna 42501311183642-6
16CD Ourense 42491213173746-9
17CD Numancia 42471017153350-17
18CD Logroñes 42461016163843-5
19Elche CF 42451112194556-11
20Real Jaén 4245918153952-13
21Xerez CD 4238814202449-25
22Levante UD 4235811233759-22

Promotion playoff

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Villarreal CF (a) 1–1 SD Compostela 0–0 1–1
Real Oviedo 4–3 UD Las Palmas 3–0 1–3

First Leg

Second Leg

Teams by Autonomous Community

Autonomous community Number of teams Teams
1  Valencian Community4Elche, Hércules, Levante, Villarreal
2  Andalusia3Real Jaén, Sevilla, Xerez
 Madrid3Atlético Madrid B, Leganés, Rayo Vallecano
4  Basque Country2Alavés, Eibar
 Castile-La Mancha2Albacete, Toledo
 Extremadura2Badajoz, Extremadura
7  Canary Islands1Las Palmas
 Castile and León1Numancia
 La Rioja1Logroñés
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