At the end of the 2009/10 Spanish top-flight season Barcelona were celebrating their 20th La Liga title, Atletico Madrid were left frustrated down in ninth and Xerez had just been relegated from their one and only appearance in the big time (the club now plays in the fourth tier of Spanish football).
However, there was another story that went under the radar unless you hail from a city located in the Madrid metropolitan area known as Getafe.
That season, the club achieved its highest ever finish since the club’s reformation in 1983.
Sixth place a still unbeaten haul of 58-points was impressive while the club also reached the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey to cap off a fine season for the Deep Blues.
However, as the 2018/19 starts to get closer and closer to the finish line, Getafe could be on the verge of breaking all their own records.
One glance at the table will show you that the club clearly well managed by José Bordalás find themselves sat in the dizzying heights of fourth place but perhaps more importantly well in form.
In February, the Deep Blues picked up eight points from a possible twelve with two wins and a draw, upcoming games against the equally impressive Real Betis and rock bottom Huesca offer the chance to extend that unbeaten run to six games.
One of the most impressive things about Getafe this season has been their consistency. Not once in the league this term have they lost back to back games whilst their stoic defence has conceded less times than Barcelona this season.
Admittedly, the team are still 19-points light of that 2009/10 points total despite their lofty position, however, with thirteen games to go, that remains a very realistic target.
With those around them dropping points (especially Sevilla), the opportunity for Getafe to make history remains very much on and who knows, on current form, the Champions League may well beckon.