Since then, the new management of the UD Almería has not only managed to consolidate this project but also set the bar higher and higher. Almeria was promoted to the First Division in 28 years AD Almeria achieved it in the past. The team led by Unai Emery won 3-1 against Ponferradina at Juegos Mediterraneos on 17th May 2017. The promotion, which until then was ‘virtual’, was confirmed with four match weeks to go before the end of the championship. Almería will compete in the First Division!