2004 J. League Division 2

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J. League Division 2
Season 2004
Champions Kawasaki Frontale
3rd D2 title
Promoted Kawasaki Frontale
Omiya Ardija
Matches played 264
Goals scored 635 (2.41 per match)
Top goalscorer Juninho (33 goals total)
Highest attendance 20,062 (Round 10,
Montedio vs. Vegalta)
Lowest attendance 1,338 (Round 31,
HollyHock vs. Bellmare)
Average attendance 7,213
2003
2005

The 2004 J. League Division 2 season is the 33rd season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 6th season since the establishment of J2 League.

In this season, twelve clubs competed in the quadruple round-robin format. Starting this season, promotion slots increased to 2.5 slots. The top two received automatic promotion and the third-placed finisher advanced to the Pro/Rele Series for the promotion. 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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Consadole Sapporo
Vegalta Sendai
Montedio Yamagata
Omiya Ardija
Mito HollyHock
Ventforet Kofu
Shonan Bellmare
Kawasaki Frontale
Yokohama F.C.
Kyoto Purple Sanga
Avispa Fukuoka
Sagan Tosu

Following twelve clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2004 season. Of these clubs, Vegalta Sendai and Kyoto Purple Sanga relegated from Division 1 last year.

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Vegalta Sendai Arrowdownred.png
  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHocks
  • Omiya Ardija
  • Kawasaki Frontale
  • Yokohama F.C.
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Kyoto Purple Sanga Arrowdownred.png
  • Avispa Fukuoka
  • Sagan Tosu

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 will be promoted to J1, while the 3rd placed club plays a two-legged Promotion/Relegation series.

Changes from previous year

Final League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Kawasaki Frontale (C) (P) 44 34 3 7 104 38 +66 105 Promotion to 2005 J. League Division 1
2 Omiya Ardija (P) 44 26 9 9 63 38 +25 87
3 Avispa Fukuoka 44 23 7 14 56 41 +15 76 2004 Promotion/Relegation Series
4 Montedio Yamagata 44 19 14 11 58 51 +7 71
5 Kyoto Purple Sanga 44 19 12 13 65 53 +12 69
6 Vegalta Sendai 44 15 14 15 62 66 −4 59
7 Ventforet Kofu 44 15 13 16 51 46 +5 58
8 Yokohama FC 44 10 22 12 42 50 −8 52
9 Mito HollyHock 44 6 19 19 33 60 −27 37
10 Shonan Bellmare 44 7 15 22 39 64 −25 36
11 Sagan Tosu 44 8 11 25 32 66 −34 35
12 Consadole Sapporo 44 5 15 24 30 62 −32 30

Updated to games played on November 27, 2004.
Source: J. League Division 2
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Final Results[edit]

Rounds 1 & 2
Home \ Away[1] ARD AVI BEL CON FRO HOL MON SAN SAG VEG VEN YFC
Omiya Ardija 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1
Avispa Fukuoka 2–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 0–0
Shonan Bellmare 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–2 1–1
Consadole Sapporo 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1
Kawasaki Frontale 1–0 1–0 5–0 6–0 5–2 2–0 1–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 2–0
Mito HollyHock 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–2
Montedio Yamagata 1–3 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–3 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1
Kyoto Purple Sanga 2–3 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–2
Sagan Tosu 0–0 0–3 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–1
Vegalta Sendai 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–5 3–1 1–2 1–0
Ventforet Kofu 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 4–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 6–1
Yokohama FC 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 0–0

Updated to games played on July 11, 2004.
Source: J. League Division 2
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Rounds 3 & 4
Home \ Away[1] ARD AVI BEL CON FRO HOL MON SAN SAG VEG VEN YFC
Omiya Ardija 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1
Avispa Fukuoka 0–3 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–2
Shonan Bellmare 2–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–0
Consadole Sapporo 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–0
Kawasaki Frontale 0–3 3–1 2–1 2–0 5–1 1–2 3–1 5–0 2–1 4–2 4–0
Mito HollyHock 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1
Montedio Yamagata 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–0
Kyoto Purple Sanga 2–1 2–1 1–2 4–2 2–6 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–1
Sagan Tosu 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–2
Vegalta Sendai 0–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–3 2–1 3–1 1–1
Ventforet Kofu 3–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1
Yokohama FC 0–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–5 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–1

Updated to games played on November 27, 2004.
Source: J. League Division 2
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Juninho Kawasaki Frontale
37
2 Japan Kazuki Ganaha Kawasaki Frontale
22
Japan Hideo Ōshima Montedio Yamagata
22
4 South Korea Choi Yong-Soo Kyoto Purple Sanga
20
Japan Hisato Satō Vegalta Sendai
20
6 Brazil Marcus Kawasaki Frontale
18
7 Brazil Baré Omiya Ardija
15
8 Brazil Baron Ventforet Kofu
14
9 Japan Michiaki Kakimoto Shonan Bellmare
10
Japan Hiroshi Morita Omiya Ardija
10

Attendance Figures[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Vegalta Sendai 356,359 18,751 12,023 16,198 -0.74617652478349−25.3%
2 Consadole Sapporo 208,241 19,873 5,061 9,466 -0.87924948913245−12.0%
3 Kawasaki Frontale 201,264 20,043 4,402 9,148 0.26040231468724+26.0%
4 Avispa Fukuoka 192,349 15,444 5,130 8,743 0.17877848186598+17.8%
5 Kyoto Purple Sanga 171,764 10,579 3,124 7,807 -0.71953917050691−28.0%
6 Montedio Yamagata 141,246 20,062 2,964 6,420 0.46910755148741+46.9%
7 Ventforet Kofu 140,141 10,121 2,401 6,370 0.099033816425121+9.9%
8 Omiya Ardija 134,365 12,004 1,901 6,108 0.20759193357058+20.7%
9 Shonan Bellmare 103,208 9,879 2,711 4,691 -0.99154512787994−0.8%
10 Yokohama FC 92,818 12,180 2,011 4,219 0.12717071867486+12.7%
11 Mito HollyHock 83,002 9,155 1,338 3,773 0.22301458670989+22.3%
12 Sagan Tosu 79,415 9,565 2,269 3,610 0.13808322824716+13.8%
League total 1,904,172 20,062 1,338 7,213 −8.6%

Updated to games played on November 27, 2004
Source: J. League Division 2
Notes:
Team played previous season in J1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 J2 Top scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 

See also[edit]