Three sides have earned the right to feast at the top table of Spanish football ahead of the new season, but who are they? What is their topflight history? And do they have what it takes to stay up?
Huesca – Segunda Champions
Huesca will be a familiar name to any recent follower of La Liga after bouncing straight back to the topflight after finishing 19th in their debut season in 2018/19.
However, the season was not without its highs with a 2-1 home win over Sevilla a particular highlight.
This season, the minnows will be far better prepared than their first foray into La Liga in which they finished seven points adrift of safety, but if this season has shown us anything, the Azulgranas have a winning mentality and have learnt plenty of lessons as they bid to remain a La Liga club for more than one more season.
Cadiz – Segunda Runners Up
Cadiz have only managed season in La Liga this Millennium prior to the new campaign. That was during the 2005/06 season in which the club finished 19th and were dumped straight back into Spain’s second tier.
The club soon dropped to the third tier too before starting to rekindle former glories with promotion back to the Segunda in 2017.
The four seasons that followed has seen the minnows never drop out the top ten and finally they have been rewarded with promotion.
However, they will be up against it and look to be fodder for the bigger boys in the division.
Expect Cadiz to make a swift return to the second tier.
Elche – Segunda Playoff Winners
Elche are another side who have been no strangers to La Liga over the years.
In the 1960’s, the club spent six seasons inside the top ten and enjoyed success in the 1970’s.
Even in 2015, the club were holding their own and 13th in La Liga when due to a change in financial regulations, the club was relegated for infringements in their second straight season.
It looks as if the club in the Valencian community has sorted its issues out and the side managed by Jorge Almirón have a very real chance of staying up.