2007 J. League Division 2

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J. League Division 2
Season 2007
Champions Consadole Sapporo
5th D2 title
Promoted Consadole Sapporo
Tokyo Verdy 1969
Kyoto Sanga
Matches played 312
Goals scored 782 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorer Hulk (37 goals total)
Highest attendance 32,599 (Round 50,
Consadole vs. Sanga)
Lowest attendance 958 (Round 11,
HollyHock vs. Bellmare)
Average attendance 6,521
2006
2008

The 2007 J. League Division 2 season is the 36th season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 9th season since the establishment of J2 League. The season began on March 3 and ended on December 1.

In this season, thirteen clubs competed in the quadruple round-robin format for the top two promotion slots. Farther, the third placed-finisher participated in the Pro/Rele Series for the promotion. There were no relegation to the third-tier Japan Football League.

General[edit]

Promotion and Relegation[edit]

Changes in Competition Formats[edit]

none

Changes in clubs[edit]

  • Kyoto Purple Sanga was renamed to Kyoto Sanga F.C.

Participating clubs[edit]

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Consadole Sapporo
Vegalta Sendai
Montedio Yamagata
Thespa Kusatsu
Mito HollyHock
Tokyo Verdy 1969
Shonan Bellmare
Kyoto Sanga
Cerezo Osaka
Tokushima Vortis
Ehime F.C.
Avispa Fukuoka
Sagan Tosu

Following thirteen clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2007 season. Of these clubs, Avispa Fukuoka, Cerezo Osaka, and Kyoto Sanga F.C. relegated from J1 last year.

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Vegalta Sendai
  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHock
  • Thespa Kusatsu
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Kyoto Sanga F.C. Arrowdownred.png
  • Cerezo Osaka Image:Arrowdownred.png
  • Tokushima Vortis
  • Ehime F.C.
  • Avispa Fukuoka Image:Arrowdownred.png
  • Sagan Tosu

League Format[edit]

Thirteen clubs will play in quadruple round-robin format, a total of 48 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 Consadole Sapporo (C) (P) 48 27 10 11 66 45 +21 91 Promotion to 2008 J. League Division 1
2 Tokyo Verdy 1969 (P) 48 26 11 11 90 57 +33 89
3 Kyoto Sanga (P) 48 24 14 10 80 59 +21 86 2007 Promotion/Relegation Series
4 Vegalta Sendai 48 24 11 13 72 54 +18 83
5 Cerezo Osaka 48 24 8 16 72 55 +17 80
6 Shonan Bellmare 48 23 8 17 72 55 +17 77
7 Avispa Fukuoka 48 22 7 19 77 61 +16 73
8 Sagan Tosu 48 21 9 18 63 66 −3 72
9 Montedio Yamagata 48 15 13 20 46 56 −10 58
10 Ehime FC 48 12 9 27 39 66 −27 45
11 Thespa Kusatsu 48 7 21 20 42 71 −29 42
12 Mito HollyHock 48 8 10 30 32 70 −38 34
13 Tokushima Vortis 48 6 15 27 31 67 −36 33

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007.
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 CER CON EHI HOL MON SAG SAN SPA VEG VER VOR
Avispa Fukuoka 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–4 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–1
Shonan Bellmare 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–4 4–1 2–4 3–2 1–2 3–0 2–1
Cerezo Osaka 2–0 1–4 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–1
Consadole Sapporo 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–3 1–1
Ehime FC 0–0 0–4 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–4 1–3 0–1
Mito HollyHock 1–4 0–2 1–3 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–1 1–1
Montedio Yamagata 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–0
Sagan Tosu 0–5 0–5 1–0 0–1 0–1 5–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Kyoto Sanga 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–4 1–1
Thespa Kusatsu 0–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–2
Tokyo Verdy 1969 4–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–5 1–0 3–1 1–3 5–0 2–1 0–3
Tokushima Vortis 0–1 0–2 0–4 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–4 0–0 2–2 0–1

Updated to games played on July 7, 2007.
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.

Rounds 3 & 4
Home \ Away[1] AVI BEL CER CON EHI HOL MON SAG SAN SPA VEG VER VOR
Avispa Fukuoka 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 3–2 3–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0
Shonan Bellmare 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–0
Cerezo Osaka 4–0 2–2 1–0 4–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–3 2–2 3–1
Consadole Sapporo 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–0
Ehime FC 3–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–0
Mito HollyHock 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0
Montedio Yamagata 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0
Sagan Tosu 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–1
Kyoto Sanga 4–3 2–1 2–2 2–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1
Thespa Kusatsu 1–5 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–0 2–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–4 2–0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 2–0 3–0 4–0 5–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0
Tokushima Vortis 0–3 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–2 0–3

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007.
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.

Top scorers[edit]

Pos Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Hulk Tokyo Verdy 1969
37
2 Brazil Alex Avispa Fukuoka
26
3 Japan Yoshihito Fujita Sagan Tosu
24
Brazil Paulinho Kyoto Sanga
24
5 Japan Tatsuya Furuhashi Cerezo Osaka
18
6 Brazil Davi Consadole Sapporo
17
7 Brazil Lincoln Avispa Fukuoka
16
8 Brazil Andre Kyoto Sanga
15
9 Japan Hiroki Bandai Vegalta Sendai
14
Brazil Lopes Vegalta Sendai
14

Attendance Figures[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Vegalta Sendai 352,432 19,033 11,301 14,685 0.016052030720266+1.6%
2 Consadole Sapporo 290,676 32,599 2,161 12,112 0.15594579118152+15.5%
3 Avispa Fukuoka 228,702 17,361 2,724 9,529 -0.69150943396226−30.8%
4 Tokyo Verdy 1969 175,850 16,342 2,481 7,327 0.28431200701139+28.4%
5 Kyoto Sanga 159,105 17,163 2,507 6,629 -0.67774256211021−32.2%
6 Cerezo Osaka 159,044 20,170 2,711 6,627 -0.5087517273146−49.1%
7 Sagan Tosu 146,731 16,661 2,860 6,114 -0.81902210314802−18.0%
8 Shonan Bellmare 112,254 7,968 3,092 4,677 -0.871761416589−12.8%
9 Montedio Yamagata 101,836 9,190 1,944 4,243 -0.83441494591937−16.5%
10 Thespa Kusatsu 91,401 6,817 2,061 3,808 0.019271948608137+1.9%
11 Ehime FC 79,619 6,381 1,933 3,317 -0.80140130466296−19.8%
12 Tokushima Vortis 78,936 6,566 1,802 3,289 -0.94593039976992−5.4%
13 Mito HollyHock 57,957 6,543 958 2,415 -0.80046403712297−19.9%
League total 2,034,543 32,599 958 6,521 +1.7%

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007
Source: J. League Division 2
Notes:
Team played previous season in J1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 J2 Top Scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 

See also[edit]