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La Liga side on course to create history that has never been recorded in Europe's top five divisions

La Liga side on course to create history that has never been recorded in Europe's top five divisions

This would be an unwanted achievement.

La Liga side Almeria are currently on track to record a piece of history that has never been recorded before in Europe's top five divisions - and it is certainly unwanted.

The Andalusian-based club narrowly avoided relegation from Spain's top tier last season, finishing in 17th place.

With that being their first campaign back in La Liga after winning the second division, the club will have hoped to kick on this season.

But the exact opposite has happened, with Almeria having been rooted to the bottom of the table since the beginning of the season.

They did spend reasonably big in the summer, splashing out €14 million to sign centre-back Cesar Montes and €8 million on Colombian striker Luis Suarez from Marseille.

But after losing five of their first seven matches, alarm bells began to ring, and the club parted company with manager Vicente Moreno.

His replacement was the respected former Athletic Bilbao boss Gaizka Garitano - but the Spaniard simply hasn't been able to trigger any sort of revival.

And Almeria are still stuck to the bottom of the table, with just nine points from their 27 games. To make matters worse, they haven't won a single league match all season.

Ironically, their list of nine draws makes for good reading. Almeria have picked up a point against Athletic Bilbao, Valencia, Real Betis and Atletico Madrid this season.

They also suffered narrow 3-2 defeats to Barcelona and Real Madrid, and have only lost by more than two goals on three occasions.


But they are now at risk of breaking a record for the lowest points in a La Liga season since the system changed to three points for a win, with Sporting Gijon holding that unwanted landmark with 13 in the 1997/98 campaign.

And Almeria are also on track to end the season winless, which has never been recorded in Europe's top five divisions.

It has happened in other top divisions, though - with Welsh side Airbus UK Broughton actually ending the 2022/23 season on minus four points after drawing two and losing 30 games, and then being given a points deduction for good measure.

Almeria, who are 15 points from safety, have 11 games left to finish the season in respectable fashion after Friday's 1-0 defeat at Celta Vigo.

They are five points behind 19th-placed Granada, who have two wins to their name this season.

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Topics: La Liga, Football