2002 J. League Division 1

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J. League Division 1
Season 2002
Champions Júbilo Iwata
3rd J. League title
4th Japanese title
Relegated Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Consadole Sapporo
2001
2003

The 2002 season was the 10th season since the establishment of the J. League. The league began on March 2, 2002 and ended on November 30, 2002. The Suntory Championship was not held, because Jubilo Iwata was winner of both stages. At the end Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Consadole Sapporo were relegated to J2.

General[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Changes in competition formats[edit]

  • Extra time was scracted for J. League Division 2. After regulation time, clubs in J2 now receives 3pts for a win, 1pt for a tie, and 0pts for a loss. (NOTE: J1 still has extra time)

Changes in clubs[edit]

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Honours[edit]

Competition Champion Runner-Up 3rd Place
J. League Division 1 Júbilo Iwata Yokohama F. Marinos Gamba Osaka
J. League Division 2 Oita Trinita Cerezo Osaka Albirex Niigata
Emperor's Cup Kyoto Purple Sanga Kashima Antlers JEF United Ichihara
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Nabisco Cup Kashima Antlers Urawa Red Diamonds Gamba Osaka
Shimizu S-Pulse
Xerox Super Cup Shimizu S-Pulse Kashima Antlers

Clubs[edit]

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Consadole Sapporo
Vegalta Sendai
Kashima Antlers
Urawa Red Diamonds
Tokyo Verdy 1969
F.C. Tokyo
Yokohama F. Marinos
Kashiwa Reysol
JEF United Ichihara
Shimizu S-Pulse
Júbilo Iwata
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Kyoto Purple Sanga
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Vissel Kobe
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Following sixteen clubs participated in J. League Division 1 during 2002 season. Of these clubs, Kyoto Purple Sanga and Vegalta Sendai were promoted from Division 2.

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • JEF United Ichihara
  • Kashiwa Reysol
  • F.C. Tokyo
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Jublio Iwata
  • Nagoya Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Vissel Kobe
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
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  • Kyoto Purple Sanga Arrowupgreen.png

First stage[edit]

Pos Club P W/OT D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Jubilo Iwata 15 9/4 1 1 39 17 22 36
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 15 8/3 3 1 28 11 17 33
3 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 9/1 0 5 28 18 10 29
4 Gamba Osaka 15 8/1 1 5 35 19 16 27
5 Kashima Antlers (C) 15 9/0 0 6 21 18 3 27
6 Kyoto Purple Sanga (P) 15 5/4 1 5 26 18 8 24
7 Shimizu S-Pulse (CW) 15 5/3 3 4 17 19 -2 24
8 JEF United Ichihara 15 6/1 3 5 22 23 -1 23
9 Vegalta Sendai (P) 15 6/1 0 8 23 27 -4 20
10 FC Tokyo 15 5/0 2 8 23 27 -4 17
11 Urawa Red Diamonds 15 3/2 1 9 21 24 -3 14
12 Tokyo Verdy 1969 15 2/3 1 9 15 24 -9 13
13 Vissel Kobe 15 3/1 1 10 12 22 -10 12
14 Kashiwa Reysol 15 3/1 0 11 20 31 -11 11
15 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 3/0 1 11 14 26 -12 10
16 Consadole Sapporo 15 2/0 0 13 15 35 -20 6
Legend
Qualification to the Suntory Championship
(C) Champion from 2001 J. League Division 1
(CW) Cup-Winner 2001 Emperor's Cup
(P) Promoted from 2001 J. League Division 2

Second stage[edit]

Pos Club P W/OT D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Jubilo Iwata 15 9/4 0 2 33 13 20 35
2 Gamba Osaka 15 7/3 0 5 24 13 12 27
3 Kashima Antlers (C) 15 8/1 0 6 25 21 4 26
4 Tokyo Verdy 1969 15 6/2 2 5 26 19 7 24
5 FC Tokyo 15 6/2 0 7 20 19 1 22
6 Yokohama F. Marinos 15 5/3 1 6 16 16 0 22
7 Kyoto Purple Sanga (P) 15 6/2 0 7 18 24 -6 22
8 Urawa Red Diamonds 15 4/4 1 6 20 14 6 21
9 Kashiwa Reysol 15 6/0 3 6 18 17 1 21
10 Vissel Kobe 15 5/1 2 7 21 22 -1 19
11 JEF United Ichihara 15 6/0 0 9 16 19 -3 18
12 Shimizu S-Pulse (CW) 15 5/1 0 9 16 24 -8 17
13 Nagoya Grampus Eight 15 5/0 1 9 21 23 -2 16
14 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 4/1 2 8 18 21 -3 16
15 Vegalta Sendai (P) 15 3/1 1 10 17 30 -13 12
16 Consadole Sapporo 15 2/1 1 11 15 29 -14 9
Legend
Qualification to the Suntory Championship
(C) Champion from 2001 J. League Division 1
(CW) Cup-Winner 2001 Emperor's Cup
(P) Promoted from 2001 J. League Division 2

Overall Table[edit]

Pos Club P W/OT D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Jubilo Iwata 30 18/8 1 3 72 30 42 71
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 30 13/6 4 7 44 27 17 55
3 Gamba Osaka 30 15/4 1 10 59 32 27 54
4 Kashima Antlers (C) 30 17/1 0 12 46 39 7 53
5 Kyoto Purple Sanga (P) 30 11/6 1 12 44 42 2 46
6 Nagoya Grampus Eight 30 14/1 1 14 49 41 8 45
7 JEF United Ichihara 30 12/1 3 14 38 42 -4 41
8 Shimizu S-Pulse (CW) 30 10/4 3 13 33 43 -10 41
9 FC Tokyo 30 11/2 2 15 43 46 -3 39
10 Tokyo Verdy 1969 30 8/5 3 14 41 43 -2 37
11 Urawa Red Diamonds 30 7/6 2 15 41 38 3 35
12 Kashiwa Reysol 30 9/1 3 17 38 48 -10 32
13 Vegalta Sendai (P) 30 9/2 1 18 40 57 -17 32
14 Vissel Kobe 30 8/2 3 17 33 44 -11 31
15 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 30 7/1 3 19 32 47 -15 26
16 Consadole Sapporo 30 4/1 1 24 30 64 -34 15
Legend
Champion and qualified to the AFC Champions League 2004 *
Relegated to the 2003 J. League Division 2
Cup-Winner 2002 Emperor's Cup is qualified to the AFC Champions League 2003-04 **
(C) Champion from 2001 J. League Division 1
(CW) Cup-Winner 2001 Emperor's Cup
(P) Promoted from 2001 J. League Division 2

* AFC Champions League 2003-04 was not held, therefore Jubilo was later qualified to the AFC Champions League 2004.
** AFC Champions League 2003-04 was not held, therefore Kyoto Sanga wes later qualified for the AFC Champions League 2004. But Sanga was relegeated to the Division 2 in 2003, so this spot was withdrawn.

Top scorers[edit]

Pos Footballer Club Goals PK GP Shots Goals Per Game
1st
Japan Naohiro Takahara Jubilo Iwata
26
2/2
27
79
1.04
2nd
Brazil Magrão Gamba Osaka
22
5/5
29
81
0.73
3rd
Brazil Ueslei Nagoya Grampus Eight
20
2/2
27
115
0.76
4th
Brazil Marcos Vegalta Sendai
18
2/2
24
79
0.72
5th
Japan Masashi Nakayama Jubilo Iwata
16
1/1
29
79
0.54
Brazil Edmundo Tokyo Verdy 1969
16
5/5
26
110
0.57
South Korea Choi Yong-Soo JEF United Ichihara
16
7/8
23
74
0.68
8th
Brazil Emerson Urawa Red Diamonds
15
1/1
24
118
0.61
Brazil Amaral FC Tokyo
15
4/4
29
72
0.54
10th
Brazil Will Yokohama F. Marinos
14
2/2
24
97
0.55

Awards[edit]

Individual[edit]

Award Recipient Club Notes
Player of the Year Japan Naohiro Takahara Jubilo Iwata
Young Player of the Year Japan Keisuke Tsuboi Urawa Red Diamonds
Manager of the Year Japan Masakazu Suzuki Jubilo Iwata
Top scorer Japan Naohiro Takahara Jubilo Iwata 26 goals.

Best Eleven[edit]

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Hitoshi Sogahata (1) Kashima Antlers  Japan
DF Hideto Suzuki (1) Jubilo Iwata  Japan
DF Makoto Tanaka (2) Jubilo Iwata  Japan
DF Naoki Matsuda (2) Yokohama F. Marinos  Japan
MF Mitsuo Ogasawara (2) Kashima Antlers  Japan
MF Takashi Fukunishi (3) Jubilo Iwata  Japan
MF Toshiya Fujita (3) Jubilo Iwata  Japan
MF Hiroshi Nanami (2) Jubilo Iwata  Japan
FW Emerson (1) Urawa Red Diamonds  Brazil
FW Naohiro Takahara (1) Jubilo Iwata  Japan
FW Masashi Nakayama (4) Jubilo Iwata  Japan

* The number in brackets denotes the number of times that the footballer has appeared in the Best 11.

Attendance[edit]

Team Attendance
(Average)
Division 1 Division 2
Urawa Red Diamonds 394,445
(26,296)
Yokohama F. Marinos 361,613
(24,108)
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(22,173)||
Vegalta Sendai 327,925
(21,862)
Kashima Antlers 323,855
(21,590)
Albirex Niigata 472,507
(21,478)
Consadole Sapporo 287,098
(19,140)
Júbilo Iwata 248,462
(16,564)
Nagoya Grampus Eight 244,848
(16,323)
Tokyo Verdy 1969 226,926
(15,128)
Shimizu S-Pulse 224,443
(14,963)
Gamba Osaka 191,429
(12,762)
Oita Trinita 271,669
(12,349)
Kashiwa Reysol 169,716
(11,314)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 164,111
(10,941)
Vissel Kobe 157,011
(10,467)
Kyoto Purple Sanga 155,276
(10,352)
Cerezo Osaka 174,951
(7,952)
JEF United Ichihara 118,460
(7,897)
Avispa Fukuoka 142,808
(6,491)
Omiya Ardija 115,846
(5,266)
Kawasaki Frontale 115,431
(5,247)
Ventforet Kofu 108,108
(4,914)
Shonan Bellmare 100,125
(4,551)
Sagan Tosu 85,586
(3,890)
Montedio Yamagata 82,601
(3,755)
Yokohama FC 76,498
(3,477)
Mito HollyHock 60,262
(2,739)

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