Italy III Division Girone B

Serie C/1, Girone B.

Nocerina – 18th with 22 points.

Paganese – 17th with 23 points.

Reggina – 16th with 30 points.

Like Reggina, Livorno was down on their luck – head-to-head record benefited other clubs with 30 points and Livorno took 15th place and was relegated.

Ternana – lucky 14th with 30 points too.

Siena – the highest placed of the team with 30 points: 13th.

Ancona – 12th with 31 points.

Benevento – 11th with 31 points.

Rende – 10th with 31 points.

Virtus Casarano – 9th with 31 points.

Barletta – 8th with 34 points.

Salernitana – 7th with 35 points.

Cosenza – 6th with 36 points.

Casertana – 5th with 36 points.

Taranto – 4th with 45 points. Unlucky, really – fought for promotion and missed it by a point.

Campania – also unlucky: 45 points and 3rd place.

Lucky team – with 46 points, Pescara clinched 2nd place and promotion.

Empoli – third division champions on either better goal-difference (better by 1 goal than Pascara’s), or on head-to-head record. Otherwise, 46 points and practically clinching promotion. However, the best and very impressive defensive record in both third division groups this season – they allowed only 14 goals in their net in 34 games. Beating Taranto by a goal less.

Italy III Division Girone A

Third level – Seria C/1. Two groups of 18th teams each. The last 4 relegated to 4th division, the top 2 promoted to 2nd Division.

Girone A:

Forli – last with 22 points.

Pro Patria – 17th with 30 points.

Mestre – 16th with 30 points.

Piacenza – 15th with 32 points. Head-to-head record against 4 other clubs with the same points relegated them.

Rondinella Marzocco – lucky 14th with 32 points.

Modena – 13th with 32 points.

Sanremese – 12th with 32 points. This is the team of the city famous for its pop-music festival – San Remo. However, football is entirely different matter.

Brescia – 11th, but lucky to avoid relegation further down, for they also finished with 32 points. Perhaps one of the best known clubs now in Third Division – down on their luck, surely. And dressed in red, not on their usual blue – that is, a relatively rare picture of the team in their reserve kit.

Treviso – 10th with 33 points.

SPAL – 9th with 33 points.

Trento – 8th with 33 points.

Fano – 7th with 33 points.

Parma – 6th with 34 points. Parma was still unheard of club, for which second division was somewhat of a wild dream.

Rimini – 5th with 37 points. Stella Artois is a household name today, but back in 1980s the beer makers could push their add only in third division. Different times…

L.R. Vicenza – hard to believe that ‘only yesterday’ they were running for the Italian title. Once Paolo Rossi left, it was only downhill… to 4th place in third division so far. 37 points.

Carrarese – 3rd with 40 points. Like San Remo, Carrara is not famous for its football, but for something entirely different.

Padova, advertising the famous Bata shoes, finished 2nd with 43 points and was promoted. Happy boys.

Triestina – champions of Girone A of Serie C/1 with 47 points. Going to second division and rightly so.

Italy IV Division

Italy was the place to be in the 1980s – it became clear by this season: the top players of the world one after another moved to play for Italian clubs. And the clubs, in turn, restored their leading position in Europe. Of course, the word is about the top first division clubs – down in the lower levels it was anonymous as ever. So, a brief glance discovers only unfamiliar names. And one thing was stubbornly unchanging – ties continued to rule Italian football.

Forth level – Serie C/2. Four groups of 18 teams each, the top two promoted to Third level.

Perhaps the only club familiar to today’s observer is Frosinone. Nobody heard of the name back then – they were 5th in Girone D. In good year, they played third level football; in not so-good – 4th. Nobody ever envisioned First Division.

So, the winning teams, moving up:

Prato won Girone A with 50 points.

Foligno was 2nd with 44 points.

With 52 points Legnano was victorious in Girone B.

Fanfulla was 2nd with 44 points.

Francavilla – champions of Girone C with 48 points.

Civitanovese – 2nd with 45 points.

Messina was the winner of Girone G with 46 points.

Akragas – 2nd with 45 points.

Good luck to all of them in the Third Division next season.

West Germany the Cup














The German Cup final was unique than and is still unique now: for the first and so far the only time the finalists represented the same city. The only derby in the whole history of the tournament, very likely to remain the sole derby played forever. 1. FC Koln vs Fortuna Koln. Yet, compared to almost any other country, it was not derby… mighty 1. FC Koln was facing a club which never even hoped to reach the top German division. World-famous stars vs nobodies, not really a challenge, no mystery. But derby is a derby and pride, ambition, hope for success against the odds are never to be dismissed: Fortuna proved tough opponent. Unfortunately, no miracle happened – 1. FC Koln scored the single goal in the final and won.

Fortuna – unlikely finalist and doing its best, more than its best, to beat the odds. No blame after the lost final – the boys tried hard against overwhelming foe. One cannot just wave away small clubs – this was the best achievement ever. Too bad no sensation happened.

1. FC Koln did not save the season, but confirmed its leading position at the time. They won their 4th Cup and at this moment nobody could imagine that this was their last victory. How could such dark thought come to mind looking at the squad and who was coaching it? But it was the swan song of 1. FC Koln…

This West German season will stay as a benchmark, though – incredible and so rare race for the title, the first and only derby played at the Cup final, and last victory for both champion and Cup winner.


West Germany I Division

The Bundesliga. The season in a nutshell: three outsiders and dramatic battle for the title, which ended with victory on better goal-difference. The 70s-generation practically stepped-down and the new one established itself. Declining clubs were somewhat more than the those going up.

No end of troubles for Hertha (West Berlin) – apart from brief strong period in the mid-70s, the club was shaky at best. Dead last this year with 20 points, but hardly surprising. Apart from Danish Ole Rasmussen, nobody worth mentioning and rightly so: consider their goalkeeper Gregor Quasten – the only slightly memorable thing about him was that as an young man he was reserve goalie for Borussia (Moenchengladbach) at its peak.

Karlsruher SC – 17th with 21 points and the leakiest defense in the league – 86 goals in their net. This, combined with weakest strikers – only 39 goals, the only team scoring under 40 goals. Nobody to mention even in passing of this squad.

The decline of Schalke 04 reached logical conclusion – it was long and painful road, ending at 16th place this season with 22 points. Whatever other problems the club had, their recruiting policy was obviously wrong for years, bordering to desperate: 8 new players this season, but the bigger addition was the veteran defender Bernard Dietz from MSV Duisburg. Well over 30, no longer national team player… he joined the other old players Schalke seemingly depended: Norbert Nigbur and Norbert Janzon. All well beyond their peak and looking more for retirement than anything else. Schalke had a chance to survive, but was relegated after losing the relegation/promotion play-off against the 3rd in the second division, Bayer (Uerdingen).

Traditionally among the weakest, Eintracht (Braunschweig) were perhaps quite happy this season – lowly, but not in danger. 15th with 27 points, they had a 5-point cushion. No different from Schalke 04 in their make: veterans were their best players – Franke, Geyer, the Swedish Borg, and the Yugoslav Zavisic. But they were not demoralized like Schalke 04 and that helped.

Nothing new about 1. FC Nurnberg – lowly as ever. 14th with 28 points. And, naturally, similar to the other lowly clubs – few veterans lead otherwise unimpressive squad: Kargus, Eder, the Swiss Botteron, and the Austrian Hintermayer. It was telling that – like Schalke 04 – the biggest new addition was a player already past his prime: Rene Botteron – by now not only his hair was much shorter.

Also nothing new about VfL Bochum – it was just amazing, that this club managed to keep its place in the Bundesliga year after year. They never had stars – no current, no future, no former. It was just tough, dog-like team, which always play just a bit better than few others. 13th with 28 points and ahead of Nurnberg on goal-difference.

The decline clearly settled in Moenchengladbach, but the mind refused to accept that, so it was rather surprising to see Borussia (Moenchengladbach) in the company of Bochum – but there they were, 12th with 28 points too. And how to accept decline? This squad, at least on paper, was very different from the others in the lower half of the table – Mill, Hannes, Matthaus, Frontzek, Borowka, Rahn, coached by Heynckes, already noticed as a great promise.

Bayer 04 (Leverkusen) was only 11th with 29 points, but unlike Borussia M, this team was climbing up and expected to go higher soon. To begin with, they had great coach – Dettmar Cramer. They had few sturdy professionals like Winkhofer, Gelsdorf, the Norwegian Arne-Larsen Okland, and the 1974 World champion Dieter Herzog, now 36 years old. A promising young goalkeeper was recruited – Vollborn, who soon will become one of the most reliable keepers in the league. The team was still in the process of building, but definitely going in the right direction.

Eintracht (Frankfurt) was going down – not full-bloomed crisis, but down. The names are quite misleading… the team was getting old and tired both as a squad and as individuals. Players beyond their peak, players already reaching their limits and no developing further, but deadly inertia ruled. The typical problem with aging stars… many a club lingered too long, scared to let go players just because they were still playing well. Playing well, but no better than few years before – point in case: Karl-Heinz Korbel. It was already difficult to recall when he was called to the national team for the last time. But what to do… if you just sold Norbert Nachtweih to Bayern. Austrian coach Senekowitsch was hired – but it was just the same stuck-up: names, names, but not going up names. 10th with 29 points.

Fortuna (Dusseldorf) – 9th with 30 points. Mid-table position was not fooling anybody – Fortuna was going down. Slowly, but surely. Zewe and Kleff were old, Edvaldsson, Ormslev, Wenzel were not first rate stars.

What really was happening to Eintracht (Frankfurt) becomes clear by looking at the table – usually lowly Arminia (Bielefeld) was ahead of Eintracht. They were just like ever before – practically no stars, their foreigners were the only almost internationally known members of the squad – the Austrian striker Riedl and the two new Finnish recruits Rautiainen and Isoaho. The whole trio could not came close to sole Bruno Pezzey and no need even to name another Frankfurt player. But paper does not earn points… so, rather strong season for Arminia – it was so rare for them not to struggle to avoid relegation.

Up and coming Borussia (Dortmund), but yet in building process. 7th this year, but clearly belonging the the favourites – they ended with 39 points. Arminia, right behind them, finished with 31 points! However… Borussia was on ascent for may be 2 or three years now and thus at dangerous point: the team should have been approaching its peak, not just shaping and building. Feldkamp was still considered young and promising coach, but he shared the same risk – the team was practically completed: Russmann, Tenhagen, Burgsmuller, Abramczik, Freund, Zorc, Votava (to a point, because of his spell with Atletico Madrid). Romanian former international Marcel Raducanu was just added, Eike Immel was already the number 2 West German national team goalkeeper. This squad should have be winning… not simple at the bottom of the pack of top clubs. One more year and could be too late – the key players were getting older.

1. FC Kaiserslautern – 6th with 41 points. Good team – the Swedes Hellstrom and Nilsson, Geye, Bongartz, but the key figures were Briegel, Brehme and Thomas Allofs.

1. FC Koln – 5th with 43 points. One can say that with 6 strong rivals, Koln was doing fine, but still there was sense that a team having Bonhof, Cullmann, Klaus Allofs, Schumacher, Littbarski, Fischer, and the Yugoslav midfielder Sljivo, coached by Rinus Michels should have been more competitive.

Bayern – 4th with 44 points and outside the title race. Let’s count: Breitner, K-H. Rummenigge, Augenthaler, Del’Haye, Dremmler, Durnberger, Hoeness, Kraus, Horsmann, M. Rummenigge, and fresh recruits Pfaff and Nachtweih. Coached by Pal Csernai. Champion squad. The biggest problem of recent years was solved with the arrival of Jean-Marie Pfaff – next to him sit those who were all tried and found wanting: Aumann, Junghans, and Muller. At last Bayern had first class goalkeeper and every other line was already formidable. Yet, nothing… Perhaps it was too much Breitner-Rummenigge. Perhaps aging – Breitner, Durnberger, Kraus, Horsmann, Del’Haye, and Hoeness were nearing retirement.

VfB Stuttgart was 3rd with 48 points, but the team matured and was practically at its peak – a title contender. Strong coach – Benthaus – and wonderful squad: brothers Forster, Hansi Muller, the French winger Didier Six, Allgower, Ohlicher, the Islander Sigurvinsson, Roleder, Hadewicz, and the new arrival from Bayern Niedermayer. Stuttgart was the highest scoring team this season – 80 goals.

Big, strong come back of Werder (Bremen), lead by Otto Rehhagel. The stamp of Rehhagel, although still young coach, was present – he trusted old players and was master of getting the best of them. The new recruits for the season were Rudi Voller – now, he was young and practically established himself as a major star by finishing the season as the league’s top scorer with 23 goals – and Sidka. Sidka, by now, was vaguely remembered from the few good years Hertha (West Berlin) had in mid-70s. He joined players, who also were considered beyond their peak for some time – Fichtel (37 years old!), the Japanese Okudera, Burdenski. Kamp, Reinders. The team looked both too old and short, but not only played well, but actually run for the title, fought to the very end and lost it not on point-difference, but on goal-difference. 52 points, 76-38. If the rules considered head-to-head record, Werder would have been champions – they won and tied the direct clashes. Unfortunate ending.

Hats down to old fox Ernst Happel. Hamburger SV won – it was not overwhelming victory, but minimal one, just on better goal-difference, but who cares when they were champions. Young and coming coaches like Rehhagel, or or old big names like Michels and Csernai – Happel ate them all, as he did many times before with different teams in different countries. Of course, it was very strong formation and of course Happel did not hesitate to add to it – Beckenbauer retired, but immediately Wolfgang Rollf and old Danish horse Alan Hansen were recruited. Hansen was not taken to play a lot, but just to have solid back-up – the regular foreigners were his wonderful countryman Bastrup and the Yugoslav Djordjevic. There was no end of talent – Magath, Hrubesch, Kaltz, Stein, von Heesen, Jacobs, Milewski… one can even omit Groh, Hieronymus, Wehmeyer, who in another club would have been the leading players. Hamburger SV, in terms of the squad, had only one equal – Bayern. But that on paper – on the peach, HSV was at its peak and even when the going was rough was still able to come ahead – as it did precisely this year. Not an easy season, but also the best, for HSV was not fighting only on domestic front. Ernst Happel, looking bored and sipping his brandy, just won – the only thing he knew.

It was 2nd consecutive title for HSV and 6th in total. The club climbed to the top of the wold and the future looked bright indeed – nobody would envision that there will be no more: it turned out, this was the last title to this very day.

West Germany II Division

West Germany, second level. 20 teams in Bundesliga 2, four relegated to the regional leagues, three promoted up, but only the top two directly. Third placed moved to promotion/relegation play-off against the 18th in the Bundesliga.

Quite expected, newcomer TUS 07/10 Schloss Neuhaus finished last with 22 points.

FSV Frankfurt was 19th with 26 points.

SpVgg Furth – 18th with 31 points.

Unlucky FC Augsburg – 17th with 32 points, but going down on worse goal-difference. The last of the relegated.

Lucky Union Solingen – escaping relegation on better goal-difference and 16th with 32 points.

Wattenscheid 09 – 15th with 33 points.

Rot-Weiss Essen – steadily sinking lower and lower, left only with nostalgia. 14th with 33 points and ahead of Wattenscheid 09 on goal-difference.

BV 08 Luttringhausen – 13th with 34 points. The season was most likely judged successful – they managed to escape relegation and at least one more season in the second professional division secured.

Hannover 96 – nothing to brag about: instead of fighting for promotion, they had dangerous season, close to relegation. 12th with 36 points.

Following the path of Rot-Weiss Essen… one of the original Bundesliga members was now down in the middle of second division. 11th with 37 points.

VfL Osnabruck – 10th with 38 points. Not bad for unassuming club.

Alemannia Aachen – 9th with 39 points. Nothing new, they pretty much established themselves as solid second-division mid-table team. Third row from left: Montanes, Balke, Frenken, Mödrath, Buschlinger, Elser

Middle row: Ahmann, Buhtz, Vanhouttem, Rombach, Dörmann, Grabotin, Grünther, Dickert, Palm, Münzenberg

Front row: Bertrams, Wolf, W. Thomas, Dramsch, Koitka, Olck, Jansen

SC Freiburg – 8th with 42 points. Nobody imagined this club playing top league back then. And nobody called Joachim Low a genius…

Darmstadt 98 – 7th with 42 points.

Fortuna Koln – 6th with 43 points. Like Alemannia, Fortuna seemingly established itself as a solid second division club. But this season was one of their best ever.

Stuttgarter Kickers – 5th with 44 points. Another one of the ilk of Fortuna Koln and Alemannia Aachen and yet another evidence that no West German city was able to sustain two strong clubs: at best, the second club would be solid second-division member. Klinsmann was still learning his trade, still unknown.

Hessen Kassel – 4th with 45 points. By now Hessen had permanent low status, so the season would be seen as great. Yet, it was not a club to seriously try promotion.

Bayer Uerdingen – expected to be among the best team, possible candidate for promotion and expectations were generally fulfilled – 3rd with 48 points. Not directly promoted, but keeping high hopes, for there was still a chance. If they won the promotion/relegation play-off.

Kickers Offenbach – 2nd with 50 points. Not particularly great squad, but considering the relative weakness of the current second division, among the best formations. The South Korean Park was more or less exotica, but a helpful one. Looked like Kickers was coming back from its decline after 1975.

SV 07 Waldhof Mainheim won the championship with 52 points – 22 wins, 8 ties, 8 losses, 83-38 goal-difference. For a club like that, second division champions was a big victory, a title to be proud of. Moving up to the top league was wonderful, but… this squad was rather weak. That was the trouble with the other promoted clubs and something to worry about in general: the newly promoted did not appear able to challenge the establishment. Apart from local pride, there was no possible big contribution to the national football. And it was going on for quite some time…

Finally – the promotion/relegation play-off: Bayer Uerdingen met with the 18th in the Bundesliga, Schalke 04. Bayer won the home leg 3-1 and tied the away match 1-1. Another big name bit the dust… but there was great joy at Uerdingen. And possibly in the head-quarters of medical giant Bayer – now there to be two Aspirins in the Bundesliga, two bitter pills for others to swallow.

Spain the Cup

The Cup final needs no words: Barcelona vs Real Madrid. The final was played in Zaragoza and the Catalans prevailed 2-1. It was great. To a point.

Real Madrid finished empty-handed this season. A disaster… well, Di Stefano was the first to pay for it. But with or without him, this was not a champion squad – too many players aged. There was need of a goalkeeper – neither of the three at hand was all that reliable anymore. There was a problem with the imports – the Durch Metgod was chosen over English striker Cunningham. Nobody doubted Stielike, but the other two… not only one had to sit on the bench, but both reached their limits. Of course, playing against Barcelona brought the best of everybody, but the enemy won.

Barcelona should have been happy – ending the season with a trophy, and a trophy won against the archenemy. But once the fest was over, sober reality had to be considered: Maradona paired more than well with Schuster, but both clashed with coach Lattek. There were stars in the team, but at almost any post the number ones played for other clubs. It was saving grace, not dominating season… so familiar.

Well, Barcelona won the Cup, the feelings were mixed – at best – and changes were coming.

Spain I Division

Primera Division. Tough from bottom to top.

Racing Santander lost the battle for survival – 18th with 23 points.

Celta Vigo – 17th with 24 points. They scored least goals in the league – 27. Standing from left: Capo, Atilano, Mina, Sanchez, Lemos, Canosa;

First row: Ruben, Gomez, Andres, Mercader, Amoros.

UD Las Palmas – the third relegated, 16th with 25 points.

Valencia CF – nasty surprise: 15th. Barely escaped relegation on goal-difference or head-to-head record.

Atletico Osasuna – 14th with 26 points.

UD Salamanca – 13th with 28 points.

Real Valladolid – 12th with 29 points.

Real Betis – 11th with 30 points.

CD Malaga – 10th with 30 points. Standing from left: Fernando Peralta, Popo, Brescia, Canillas, Urdaci, Regenhardt

Front: Juan Carlos Pérez Frías, Recio, Totó, Martín, José

RCD Espanol – 9th with 32 points.

Sporting Gijon – 8th with 33 points. They tied most matches in the championship – 15.

One expected more from Real Sociedad – 7th with 36 points. A dynasty nobody envisioned, but dropping down so fast was not quite right either. The second weakest attack in the league – 29 goals, only Racing scored less, but also second best defensive record – 27 goals.

Real Zaragoza – 6th with 40 points.

Sevilla FC – good season, 5th with 42 points. Francisco Buyo making his way and eventually getting Real Madrid interested.

Barcelona – no end of disappointment. 4th with 44 points.

Atletico Madird – 3rd with 46 points. Fought for the title, surely, but the competition was tougher. A relatively rare look of the team dressed in their reserve kit at the time. Higo Sanches and Mirko Votava – somewhat strange foreign pair: the Mexican rapidly becoming superstar, the German more or less on his way down.

Real Madrid finished 2nd , which was a bit of a surprise – the team fought to the very end of the season for the title and lost it on single point difference, finishing with 49. They lost the fewer games than anybody – only 5 and also had the best defensive record in the championship, receiving just 25 goals. May be too much defense cost them the title, but such approach was even strange – their coach, the legendary Di Stefano, was known for attacking football and high scoring as a player.

Athletic Bilbao were almost surprise champions – 22 wins, 6 ties, 6 losses, 71-36, and 50 points. One point was very little advance, but they kept it and triumphed with the title. It was fantastic year – the Basques won their 7th title, but had to wait for it 27 years. And by now, it was increasingly looking mission impossible and futile dream – Athletic had no way competing with Barcelona and Madrid clubs in terms of money and their strict policy of using only Basque players further decreased their chances for having a squad comparable to the ones the big clubs had. Of course, this handicaps produced specific approach long time ago and to a point this vintage was no different than previous successful outfits: Xavier Clemente organized tough, even mean spirited team, always ready to battle. Not a flashy and highly entertaining team, but one who depended on collective play, based on defense. Somewhat like a terrier. Of course, there were good players and the squad was fairly equal, so there was no big problem replacing one player with another. There was significant daring by Athletic president appointing unknown Clemente to coach the team in the previous season – he was 3 years younger than the captain Rojo, who retired at the end of the season in which Athletic finished 4th. Clemente was not afraid to make Andoni Zubizarreta number one goalkeeper – he was 21-years old and nobody saw them as more than reserve, for Cedrun was the obvious choice for a regular. There were strong players – Goicoechea, Salinas, Dani, Urquiaga, Gallego, Sarabia – but it was not star-studded squad; it was mostly a squad of sturdy workers. Having vicious defense, Athletic used it in unusual way – since the opposition was preoccupied with trying to find way to Athletic’s gate, speedy and active midfield, commanded by Dani, organized many attacks in less populated opposition’s half and scored many goals. Every goal opened new opportunities, for now the other team had to go ahead in earnest, which immediately opened larger empty space. The title was earned in real workmen-manner, and the joy in Bilbao had no end, but the victory was also a big problem. Not a new one, but painful now, when the club was champion – how to keep their best players at home. Every small club has this problem, but Athletic’s was unique – they could not recruit not only foreigners, but Spaniards. Only Basques. It was not going to be easy… repeating the victory was even smaller problem than the one just to stay among the better teams: it all depended on keeping their stars.

Spain II Division

Segunda Division. Three teams going up, four teams going down, no B-team can be promoted.

Cordoba CF, 20th and last with 22 points.

Jerez Deportivo – 19th with 25 points.

CE Savadell FC – 18th with 30 points.

Deportivo Alaves – 17th with 32 points. These were the relegated at the bottom of the table.

Cartagena FC survived – 16th with 34 points.

CD Castellon – 15th with 35 points.

Linares CF – 14th with 36 points. Standing from left: Nicetic, Milo, Adriano, Juan Carlos, Pulido, Ocaña.

First row: Manolo Preciado, Martinez, Geñupi, Oscar, Cordesal.

Atletico Madrileno – Atletico Madird B – 13th with 36 points.

Real Oviedo – 12th with 36 points.

Barcelona Atletic – Barcelona B – 11th with 38 points.

Recreativo Huelva – 10th with 39 points.

Rayo Vallecano – 9th with 39 points.

Hercules CF – 8th with 40 points.

Elche CF – 7th with 41 points.

Castilla CF – Real Madrid B – 6th with 41 points.

Palencia CF – 5th with 43 points.

Deportivo La Coruna – 4th with 46 points.

RCD Mallorca – 3rd and happily promoted up. With 46 points, they won over Deportivo La Coruna on head-to-head record. Standing from left: Amer, Dacosta, Tirapu, Gallardo, Juanito, Barrachina.

Crouching: Morey, Delgado, Kustudic, Riado, Barrera.

Cadiz CF – 2nd with 47 points.

Real Murcia had excellent season, dominated the league, and won the championship with 54 points. Well done.

So, going to play first division football next year – Real Murcia, Cadiz CF, and RCD Mallorca.


Spain III Division

Spain, third level – Segunda B Division. Interesting just for one reason – the promoted winners. Four teams going up to Segunda Division.

CD Algesiras

Tenerife. Controversial Ruben Cano was playing his last days here.

Bilbao Athletic (Athletic Bilbao B), and


All promoted played second division football before, it was just a return with one question in mind – will they stay up, or plunge down again.