2010–11 Segunda División

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The 2010–11 Segunda División season (known as the Liga Adelante for sponsorship reasons) was the 80th since its establishment.wikipedia
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Segunda División

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The 2010–11 Segunda División season (known as the Liga Adelante for sponsorship reasons) was the 80th since its establishment.
Since the 2010–11 season, a play-off has been played between the teams that finished 3rd to 6th (reserve teams are not eligible for promotion).

Girona FC

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The first hat-trick was scored by Quini in the match between Alcorcón and Girona.
Vilaró was elected the new president while Agné, after a spell with Recreativo de Huelva, returned as manager for the upcoming second division campaign, lasting in the position until 14 January 2012 when he was sacked following a 0–3 loss at Recreativo.

CD Tenerife

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Real Valladolid, Tenerife and Xerez are the teams which were relegated from La Liga the previous season.
2010–11 brought with it three coaching changes, as Tenerife eventually suffered another relegation, returning to the third division after 24 years.

Granada CF

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These four were replaced by another four play-off winners from Segunda División B: Granada (2ªB champion), Ponferradina (2ªB runner-up), Barcelona B (play-off winner) and Alcorcón (play-off winner). Elche and Granada played the final phase, where Granada CF was promoted to La Liga for the first time in 35 years, having spent 26 of them in Segunda División B and Tercera División.
In 2010–11, Granada finished in fifth position, with most of the players loaned by Udinese still on board.

Albacete Balompié

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The 2010–11 season brought two coaching changes, with both Antonio Calderón and David Vidal (who returned to the club only a few months after leaving) being fired, as Albacete returned to the third division after 21 years.

SD Ponferradina

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These four were replaced by another four play-off winners from Segunda División B: Granada (2ªB champion), Ponferradina (2ªB runner-up), Barcelona B (play-off winner) and Alcorcón (play-off winner).
In 2010–11 Ponferradina played in the second division for the second time, meeting the same fate after finishing in 21st position.

Xerez CD

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Real Valladolid, Tenerife and Xerez are the teams which were relegated from La Liga the previous season.
Xerez ranked eighth and 14th in the two following second level seasons, respectively.

Javi Guerra

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The first goal of the season was scored by Javi Guerra, who scored a sixth-minute goal for Real Valladolid against Villarreal B in the early kick-off.
He had a breakthrough season in his first year, bettering his previous best by 12 goals, and finishing second in the top scorers' list: highlights included braces against Recreativo de Huelva (2–0, at home), SD Huesca (2–0, home), SD Ponferradina (2–1, home), UD Salamanca (5–0, away), FC Barcelona B (2–1 home) and AD Alcorcón (2–0, home), and a hat-trick against CD Numancia (4–5 loss, home).

FC Barcelona B

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These four were replaced by another four play-off winners from Segunda División B: Granada (2ªB champion), Ponferradina (2ªB runner-up), Barcelona B (play-off winner) and Alcorcón (play-off winner).
In 2009–10 the club finished second in Group III and returned to division two after an absence of 11 years; this was followed by a third-place in the following campaign, but the team was not eligible for promotion.

Quini (footballer, born 1980)

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The first hat-trick was scored by Quini in the match between Alcorcón and Girona.
He finished the 2010–11 campaign with 22 goals, fifth-best in the competition as the team easily retained their newly acquired status; highlights included a hat-trick against Girona FC (3–1 home win) and braces against SD Ponferradina (2–0, home), Xerez CD (3–1, home), Córdoba CF (2–1 at home), UD Las Palmas (5–0, home) and CD Tenerife (3–2 home success).

Elche CF

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Elche and Granada played the final phase, where Granada CF was promoted to La Liga for the first time in 35 years, having spent 26 of them in Segunda División B and Tercera División.
In 2010–11, again in the "silver category", the team finished fourth and thus qualified for the play-offs: after disposing of Real Valladolid in the first round (3–2 on aggregate) the dream of top flight promotion ended at the hands of Granada, on the away goals rule.

Gimnàstic de Tarragona

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However, in the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons, the club only managed to rank one position above the relegation zone.

Real Betis

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Again under Pepe Mel, Betis started 2011–12 with four wins in as many games, with Rubén Castro retaining his goal scoring form from the previous season, where he scored 27 goals.

Rayo Vallecano

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In 2010–11, Rayo Vallecano ranked in second position and returned to the top flight after an eight-year absence, only trailing champions Real Betis in spite of very serious economic problems.

UD Salamanca

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2010–11 brought a club record ten consecutive defeats between December 2010/February 2011, and two coaching changes, as Salamanca returned to the third division after five years.

RC Celta de Vigo

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Celta Vigo and Valladolid were eliminated in semi-finals.

AD Alcorcón

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The first hat-trick was scored by Quini in the match between Alcorcón and Girona. These four were replaced by another four play-off winners from Segunda División B: Granada (2ªB champion), Ponferradina (2ªB runner-up), Barcelona B (play-off winner) and Alcorcón (play-off winner).

Villarreal CF B

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The first goal of the season was scored by Javi Guerra, who scored a sixth-minute goal for Real Valladolid against Villarreal B in the early kick-off.

Pepe Mel

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In 1999 Mel took up coaching, going on to be in charge of several teams, mainly Rayo Vallecano and Betis, leading the latter to the second level championship in 2011 and 2015.

Real Valladolid

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Real Valladolid, Tenerife and Xerez are the teams which were relegated from La Liga the previous season. The first goal of the season was scored by Javi Guerra, who scored a sixth-minute goal for Real Valladolid against Villarreal B in the early kick-off. Celta Vigo and Valladolid were eliminated in semi-finals.

Luis Enrique (footballer)

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In mid-March 2011, Luis Enrique announced he would leave Barcelona B at the end of the campaign, despite still having two years left on his contract.