2005 J. League Division 2

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J. League Division 2
Season 2005
Champions Kyoto Purple Sanga
2nd J2 title
2nd D2 title
Promoted Kyoto Purple Sanga
Avispa Fukuoka
Ventforet Kofu
Matches played 264
Goals scored 692 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorer Paulinho (22 goals total)
Highest attendance 20,841 (Round 42,
Avispa vs. Vortis)
Lowest attendance 1,344 (Round 35,
Thespa vs. Ventforet)
Average attendance 7,482
2004
2006

The 2005 J. League Division 2 season was the 34th season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 7th season since the establishment of J2 League.

In this season, two additional clubs joined from the third-tier Japan Football League, though the number of participating clubs stayed at twelve, as no teams were relegated from 2004 J1 League to replace the two promoted clubs. The clubs competed in the quadruple round-robin format for the top two promotion slots. The third placed-finisher participated in the Pro/Rele Series for the promotion. There was 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
Thespa Kusatsu
Mito HollyHock
Ventforet Kofu
Shonan Bellmare
Yokohama F.C.
Kyoto Purple Sanga
Tokushima Vortis
Avispa Fukuoka
Sagan Tosu

The following twelve clubs played in J. League Division 2 during the 2005 season. Thespa Kusatsu and Tokushima Vortis newly joined the J. League Division 2 from Japan Football League. Due to expansion of J. League Division 1, there was no relegated club from 2004 J1 League. Since Tokushima is based in Shikoku, it became the first season for J. League being presented on all four major islands of Japan, Hokkaidō, Honshū, Kyūshū, and Shikoku.

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Vegalta Sendai
  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHocks
  • Thespa Kusatsu Arrowupgreen.png
  • Yokohama F.C.
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Kyoto Purple Sanga
  • Tokushima Vortis Arrowupgreen.png
  • Avispa Fukuoka
  • Sagan Tosu

League format[edit]

Twelve clubs play in a 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

None

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Kyoto Purple Sanga (C) (P) 44 30 7 7 89 40 +49 97 Promotion to 2006 J. League Division 1
2 Avispa Fukuoka (P) 44 21 15 8 72 43 +29 78
3 Ventforet Kofu (P) 44 19 12 13 78 64 +14 69 2005 Promotion/Relegation Series
4 Vegalta Sendai 44 19 11 14 66 47 +19 68
5 Montedio Yamagata 44 16 16 12 54 45 +9 64
6 Consadole Sapporo 44 17 12 15 54 57 −3 63
7 Shonan Bellmare 44 13 15 16 46 59 −13 54
8 Sagan Tosu 44 14 10 20 58 58 0 52
9 Tokushima Vortis 44 12 16 16 60 76 −16 52
10 Mito HollyHock 44 13 13 18 41 57 −16 52
11 Yokohama FC 44 10 15 19 48 64 −16 45
12 Thespa Kusatsu 44 5 8 31 26 82 −56 23

Updated to games played on December 3, 2005.
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] AVI BEL CON HOL MON SAN SAG SPA VEG VEN VOR YFC
Avispa Fukuoka 0–0 0–3 4–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 4–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–0
Shonan Bellmare 0–2 0–3 3–1 2–1 1–2 4–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
Consadole Sapporo 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–3 3–1 0–0 1–0
Mito HollyHock 0–0 4–1 2–0 1–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–2
Montedio Yamagata 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–1
Kyoto Purple Sanga 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 3–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–0
Sagan Tosu 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–0
Thespa Kusatsu 1–2 1–0 1–4 1–1 0–3 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1
Vegalta Sendai 0–2 3–0 4–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–2 4–0 2–1 0–3 3–4
Ventforet Kofu 2–1 2–2 2–2 4–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 4–1 1–1 5–0 0–1
Tokushima Vortis 2–2 2–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 3–3 1–1 2–0
Yokohama FC 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–3 1–1

Updated to games played on July 17, 2005.
Source: J. League Division 2
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Rounds 3 & 4
Home \ Away[1] AVI BEL CON HOL MON SAN SAG SPA VEG VEN VOR YFC
Avispa Fukuoka 2–0 3–0 3–0 0–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–0
Shonan Bellmare 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2
Consadole Sapporo 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–4 2–0 1–2
Mito HollyHock 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–0
Montedio Yamagata 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–3 1–0 4–0 0–2 1–2 1–3 2–2
Kyoto Purple Sanga 3–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 6–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1
Sagan Tosu 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–2 3–2 4–1 2–0 1–2 3–3 4–1
Thespa Kusatsu 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–3
Vegalta Sendai 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0
Ventforet Kofu 0–5 5–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 5–0 0–0
Tokushima Vortis 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–5 2–1 3–2 2–4 1–3 1–3
Yokohama FC 3–1 1–4 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–4 2–3

Updated to games played on December 3, 2005.
Source: J. League Division 2
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Pos Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Paulinho Kyoto Purple Sanga
22
2 Brazil Baré Ventforet Kofu
21
3 Brazil Gláucio Avispa Fukuoka
18
4 Japan Tatsunori Arai Sagan Tosu
17
Japan Taro Hasegawa Ventforet Kofu
17
6 Brazil Alemão Kyoto Purple Sanga
15
Japan Michiaki Kakimoto Shonan Bellmare
15
Japan Takaaki Suzuki Sagan Tosu
15
9 Brazil Baron Vegalta Sendai
14
10 Brazil Schwenck Vegalta Sendai
13

Attendance Figures[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Vegalta Sendai 350,544 19,128 11,695 15,934 -0.98370169156686−1.6%
2 Consadole Sapporo 244,935 20,374 4,959 11,133 0.17610395098246+17.6%
3 Avispa Fukuoka 237,299 20,841 6,620 10,786 0.23367265240764+23.3%
4 Kyoto Purple Sanga 172,846 14,170 4,221 7,857 0.0064045087741771+0.6%
5 Sagan Tosu 172,816 13,039 4,467 7,855 1.1759002770083+117.5%
6 Ventforet Kofu 152,491 14,234 4,903 6,931 0.08806907378336+8.8%
7 Montedio Yamagata 130,867 19,418 1,647 5,949 -0.92663551401869−7.3%
8 Yokohama FC 130,644 12,849 2,863 5,938 0.40744252192463+40.7%
9 Shonan Bellmare 126,416 14,203 3,521 5,746 0.22489874227244+22.4%
10 Tokushima Vortis 96,045 8,226 2,205 4,366 0.4333552199606+43.3%
11 Thespa Kusatsu 87,098 7,314 1,344 3,959 -0.8001212611156−19.9%
12 Mito HollyHock 73,339 8,158 1,371 3,334 -0.88364696527962−11.6%
League total 1,975,340 20,841 1,344 7,482 +3.7%

Updated to games played on December 3, 2005
Source: J. League Division 2
Notes:
Team played previous season in JFL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 J2 Top Scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 

See also[edit]