2002 J. League Division 2

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J. League Division 2
Season 2002
Champions Oita Trinita
Promoted Oita Trinita
Cerezo Osaka
Matches played 528
Top goalscorer Marcus (19 goals)
2001
2003

The 2002 J. League Division 2 season is the 31st season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 4th season since the establishment of J2 League.

Starting this season, extra-time rule was abolished and the league adopted the traditional 3-1-0 points system. The twelve clubs competed in the quadruple round-robin format. The top two received promotion to the J. League Division 1. There were no relegation to the third-tier Japan Football League.

General[edit]

Promotion and Relegation[edit]

To be completed

Changes in Competition Formats[edit]

To be completed

Changes in clubs[edit]

To be completed

Participating clubs[edit]

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Montedio Yamagata
Albirex Niigata
Omiya Ardija
Mito HollyHock
Ventforet Kofu
Shonan Bellmare
Kawasaki Frontale
Yokohama F.C.
Cerezo Osaka
Avispa Fukuoka
Sagan Tosu
Oita Trinita

Following twelve clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2002 season. Of these clubs, Cereso Osaka and Avispa Fukuoka were relegated from J1 League last year.

  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHocks
  • Omiya Ardija
  • Kawasaki Frontale
  • Yokohama F.C.
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Albirex Niigata
  • Cerezo Osaka
  • Avispa Fukuoka
  • Sagan Tosu
  • Oita Trinita

League Format[edit]

Twelve clubs will play in quadruple round-robin format, a total of 44 games each. A club receives 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. The clubs are ranked by points, and tie breakers are, in the following order:

  • Goal differential
  • Goals scored
  • Head-to-head results

A draw would be conducted, if necessary. However, if two clubs are tied at the first place, both clubs will be declared as the champions. The top two clubs are promoted to J1.

Final League Table[edit]

To be completed

Final Results[edit]

To be completed

Top scores[edit]

Pos Footballer Club Goals PK GP Shots Goals Per Game
1st
Brazil Marcus Albirex Niigata
19
4/5
36
139
0.55
2nd
Japan Yoshito Okubo Cerezo Osaka
18
1/2
29
65
0.91
Brazil Andradina Oita Trinita
18
1/1
39
117
0.50
4th
Brazil Bentinho Kawasaki Frontale
16
3/3
36
176
0.44
5th
Japan Takayoshi Ono Mito HollyHock
14
2/2
36
85
0.46
Japan Hiroshi Morita Sagan Tosu
14
0/0
38
86
0.45
Argentina David Bisconti Sagan Tosu
14
4/4
39
92
0.42
8th
Japan Yasuo Manaka Cerezo Osaka
13
1/1
28
67
1.05
Panama Jorge Dely Valdés Omiya Ardija
13
2/2
32
72
0.46
10th
Japan Hiroaki Morishima Cerezo Osaka
12
0/0
37
75
0.34
Brazil Marlon Kawasaki Frontale
12
0/0
23
74
0.58

Attendance Figures[edit]

To be compeleted

References[edit]

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