2013 J. League Division 1

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J. League Division 1
Season 2013
Champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2nd J. League title
7th Japanese title
Relegated Oita Trinita
Júbilo Iwata
Shonan Bellmare
Champions League Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Yokohama F. Marinos
Kawasaki Frontale
Cerezo Osaka
Matches played 270
Goals scored 788 (2.92 per match)
Top goalscorer Yoshito Okubo
(26 goals)
Highest attendance 62,632
F. Marinos vs Albirex
Lowest attendance 5,698
Júbilo vs Albirex
Average attendance 17,226
2012
2014

The 2013 J. League Division 1 season was the 48th season of Japanese top-flight football and 21st since the establishment of the J. League. The season began on 2 March and finished on 7 December.[1]

Sanfrecce Hiroshima are the defending champions.

Average attendance[2][edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds - 37,100

Yokohama F. Marinos - 27,496

Albirex Niigata - 26,112

FC Tokyo - 25,073

Cerezo Osaka - 18,819

Kawasaki Frontale - 16,644

Kashima Antlers - 16,419

Sanfrecce Hiroshima - 16,209

Nagoya Grampus - 16,135

Vegalta Sendai - 14,866

Shimizu S-Pulse - 14,137

Ventforet Kofu - 12,614

Kashiwa Reysol - 12,553

Sagan Tosu - 11,515

Oita Trinita - 11,915

Omiya Ardija - 11,138

Júbilo Iwata - 10,895

Shonan Bellmare - 9,911

Clubs[edit]

Vissel Kobe, Gamba Osaka and Consadole Sapporo were relegated at the end of the 2012 season after finishing in the bottom three places of the table. Consadole Sapporo returned to J2 after only one season in the top flight, while Vissel Kobe was relegated after six seasons in the top flight. Gamba Osaka, instead, was relegated for the first time since the creation of J. League in 1993 and first time since their forerunners, Matsushita Electric Soccer Club, were relegated to the second Division of Japan Soccer League after the 1986–87 season.

The three relegated teams were replaced by 2012 J. League Division 2 champions Ventforet Kofu, runners-up Shonan Bellmare and sixth-placed and play-off winner team Oita Trinita. Kofu made an immediate return to the top division, while Shonan after a two-year absence. In the end, Oita beat JEF United Chiba in the playoff final and returned in J1 after three seasons in the second division. Due to Oita's promotion, it will be the first time to have 2 clubs in the top-flight league competitions from Kyushu since 2006, and Kansai region will have only one club competing in the top flight first time since 1994 season due to Kobe and Gamba's relegations.

Club Name Home Town(s) Note(s)
Albirex Niigata Niigata & Seiro, Niigata
Kashima Antlers Kashima, Ibaraki
Omiya Ardija Omiya, Saitama
Cerezo Osaka Osaka, Osaka
Yokohama F. Marinos Yokohama & Yokosuka, Kanagawa
Kawasaki Frontale Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Nagoya Grampus Nagoya, Aichi
Júbilo Iwata Iwata, Shizuoka
Oita Trinita Oita, Oita Promoted from J2 League
(6th place/play-off winner in J2 2012)
Urawa Red Diamonds Urawa, Saitama 2013 ACL participant
(3rd place in J1 2012)
Kashiwa Reysol Kashiwa, Chiba 2013 ACL Participant
(2012 Emperor's Cup Winners)
Shimizu S-Pulse Shizuoka, Shizuoka
Sagan Tosu Tosu, Saga
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Hiroshima, Hiroshima 2013 ACL participant
(Champions in J1 2012)
Shonan Bellmare Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Promoted from J2 League
(Runners-up in J2 2012)
FC Tokyo Tokyo
Vegalta Sendai Sendai, Miyagi 2013 ACL participant
(Runners-up in J1 2012)
Ventforet Kofu Kofu, Yamanashi Promoted from J2 League
(Champions in J2 2012)

Foreign players[edit]

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player Non-Visa Foreign Type-C Contract
Albirex Niigata Brazil Léo Silva Brazil Roger Gaúcho South Korea Kim Kun-Hoan South Korea Kim Jin-Su
Kashima Antlers Brazil Davi Brazil Juninho
Omiya Ardija Australia Lucas Neill Slovenia Milivoje Novaković Slovenia Zlatan Ljubijankič South Korea Cho Young-Cheol
Shonan Bellmare Brazil Alex Santana Brazil Wellington Republic of Macedonia Stevica Ristić South Korea Han Kook-Young
Cerezo Osaka Brazil Branco Brazil Edno Brazil Fábio Simplício South Korea Kim Jin-Hyeon South Korea Gu Sung-Yun
Yokohama F. Marinos Brazil Dutra Brazil Fabio Brazil Marquinhos South Korea Jeong Dong-Ho
Kawasaki Frontale Brazil Alan Pinheiro Brazil Jeci Brazil Renato North Korea Ahn Byung-Jun Brazil Robson
Nagoya Grampus Brazil Daniel Colombia Danilson Córdoba Republic of Macedonia Nikola Jakimovski Australia Joshua Kennedy Brazil Thiago Pereira
Júbilo Iwata Brazil Carlinhos South Korea Cho Byung-Kuk South Korea Jung Woo-Young South Korea Baek Sung-Dong
Urawa Red Diamonds Brazil Marcio Richardes
Kashiwa Reysol Brazil Cléo Brazil Jorge Wagner Brazil Leandro Domingues South Korea Kim Chang-Soo
Shimizu S-Pulse Netherlands Calvin Jong-a-Pin Montenegro Dženan Radončić South Korea Lee Min-Soo South Korea Lee Ki-Je
Sagan Tosu Brazil Nilson South Korea Kim Min-Woo South Korea Yeo Sung-Hye South Korea Kim Jung-Ya Colombia Jonathan
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Croatia Mihael Mikić South Korea Park Hyung-Jin South Korea Lee Dae-Heon South Korea Hwang Seok-Ho South Korea Kim Jeong-Seok
Oita Trinita Brazil Rodrigo Mancha South Korea Choi Jung-Han South Korea Kim Jung-Hyon
FC Tokyo Brazil Lucas Serbia Nemanja Vučićević South Korea Jang Hyun-Soo
Ventforet Kofu Brazil Gilsinho Brazil Marquinhos Paraná Brazil Patric South Korea Choi Sung-Kuen Indonesia Irfan Bachdim
Vegalta Sendai Brazil Diogo Brazil Heberty Brazil Wilson North Korea Ryang Yong-Gi

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima (C) 34 19 6 9 51 29 +22 63 Qualification to 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 18 8 8 49 31 +18 62
3 Kawasaki Frontale 34 18 6 10 65 51 +14 60
4 Cerezo Osaka 34 16 11 7 53 32 +21 59
5 Kashima Antlers 34 18 5 11 60 52 +8 59
6 Urawa Red Diamonds 34 17 7 10 66 56 +10 58
7 Albirex Niigata 34 17 4 13 48 42 +6 55
8 FC Tokyo 34 16 6 12 61 47 +14 54
9 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 15 5 14 48 57 −9 50
10 Kashiwa Reysol 34 13 9 12 56 59 −3 48
11 Nagoya Grampus 34 13 8 13 47 48 −1 47
12 Sagan Tosu 34 13 7 14 54 63 −9 46
13 Vegalta Sendai 34 11 12 11 41 38 +3 45
14 Omiya Ardija 34 14 3 17 45 48 −3 45
15 Ventforet Kofu 34 8 13 13 30 41 −11 37
16 Shonan Bellmare (R) 34 6 7 21 34 62 −28 25 Relegation to 2014 J. League Division 2
17 Júbilo Iwata (R) 34 4 11 19 40 56 −16 23
18 Oita Trinita (R) 34 2 8 24 31 67 −36 14

Updated to games played on 7 December 2013.
Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 The winners of the 2013 Emperor's Cup will also qualify for the group stage of the 2014 AFC Champions League. If the winners have already qualified to ACL through the championship, the spot will be awarded to the fourth-placed team.
(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.


Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALB ANT ARD BEL CER FMA FRO GRA JÚB RED REY SAG SFR SSP TOK TRI VEG VEN
Albirex Niigata 2–3 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–3 2–3 1–0 1–1
Kashima Antlers 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 3–2 3–1 3–2 0–0
Omiya Ardija 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–5 0–1 0–2 1–2
Shonan Bellmare 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 3–2 1–2
Cerezo Osaka 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Yokohama F. Marinos 0–2 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1
Kawasaki Frontale 2–1 4–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–2 1–1
Nagoya Grampus 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 0–0
Júbilo Iwata 2–1 2–3 0–1 4–0 2–2 0–1 2–4 2–3 1–2 0–1 3–3 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1
Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–5 2–3 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 6–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 4–3 1–1 1–1
Kashiwa Reysol 1–1 2–1 0–4 5–2 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–3 1–3 2–6 2–1 1–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 0–0 2–0
Sagan Tosu 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 5–4 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–3 0–2 0–1 2–3 3–2 1–0 2–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 4–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 5–1
Shimizu S-Pulse 1–2 4–3 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–5 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 6–4 0–4 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–1
FC Tokyo 2–0 1–4 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–2 3–0 2–3 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–1
Oita Trinita 1–3 2–3 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–4 1–1 2–3 1–2 0–1 0–1
Vegalta Sendai 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 6–0 1–1
Ventforet Kofu 1–1 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–1

Updated to games played on 7 December 2013.
Source: J. League Division 1
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Japan Yoshito Ōkubo Kawasaki Frontale
26
2 Japan Kengo Kawamata Albirex Niigata
23
3 Japan Yoichiro Kakitani Cerezo Osaka
21
4 Japan Yohei Toyoda Sagan Tosu
20
5 Japan Masato Kudo Kashiwa Reysol
19
Japan Yuya Osako Kashima Antlers
19
7 Japan Hisato Satō Sanfrecce Hiroshima
17
Japan Kazuma Watanabe FC Tokyo
17
9 Brazil Marquinhos Yokohama F. Marinos
16
10 Japan Shinzo Koroki Urawa Red Diamonds
13
Brazil Wilson Vegalta Sendai
13

Updated to games played on 7 December 2013
Source: J. League

Awards[edit]

Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player Club
March Japan Shunsuke Nakamura[3] Yokohama F. Marinos
April Slovenia Zlatan Ljubijankič[3] Omiya Ardija
May Japan Yoichiro Kakitani Cerezo Osaka
June N/A[4]
July Japan Shusaku Nishikawa Sanfrecce Hiroshima
August Japan Yuya Osako Kashima Antlers
September Japan Aria Jasuru Hasegawa FC Tokyo
October Japan Tetsuya Enomoto Yokohama F. Marinos
November Japan Yoshito Ōkubo Kawasaki Frontale

Best XI[edit]

Position Player Club
GK Japan Shusaku Nishikawa Sanfrecce Hiroshima
DF Japan Daisuke Nasu Urawa Red Diamonds
DF Japan Masato Morishige FC Tokyo
DF Japan Yuji Nakazawa Yokohama F. Marinos
MF Japan Hotaru Yamaguchi Cerezo Osaka
MF Japan Toshihiro Aoyama Sanfrecce Hiroshima
MF Japan Shunsuke Nakamura Yokohama F. Marinos
MF Japan Yoichiro Kakitani Cerezo Osaka
FW Japan Yuya Osako Kashima Antlers
FW Japan Yoshito Ōkubo Kawasaki Frontale
FW Japan Kengo Kawamata Albirex Niigata

Attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 630,701 54,905 23,295 37,100 0.012720423650161+1.2%
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 467,425 62,632 12,537 27,496 0.19829164124466+19.8%
3 Albirex Niigata 443,906 33,378 18,919 26,112 0.043728515468862+4.3%
4 FC Tokyo 426,246 40,371 12,905 25,073 0.046670841160509+4.6%
5 Cerezo Osaka 319,928 36,361 9,119 18,819 0.11269437710637+11.2%
6 Kawasaki Frontale 282,952 21,657 12,345 16,644 -0.93468860560454−6.5%
7 Kashima Antlers 279,115 32,305 6,681 16,419 0.067485859176907+6.7%
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 275,556 27,911 10,045 16,209 -0.91467750126968−8.5%
9 Nagoya Grampus 274,297 30,478 9,237 16,135 -0.94054211600117−5.9%
10 Vegalta Sendai 252,725 17,892 11,755 14,866 -0.8955421686747−10.4%
11 Shimizu S-Pulse 240,324 21,420 9,238 14,137 -0.9349249388268−6.5%
12 Ventforet Kofu 214,441 28,906 7,754 12,614 0.21206879984626+21.2%
13 Kashiwa Reysol 213,406 34,021 7,013 12,553 -0.91175188843696−8.8%
14 Sagan Tosu 184,242 22,530 6,292 11,515 -0.96030356100409−3.9%
15 Oita Trinita 202,557 23,814 7,067 11,915 0.22569694475877+22.5%
16 Omiya Ardija 189,342 13,365 7,412 11,138 0.047099746169033+4.7%
17 Júbilo Iwata 185,207 20,049 5,698 10,895 -0.83028501752782−16.9%
18 Shonan Bellmare 168,481 13,786 6,080 9,911 0.4464389959136+44.6%
League total 5,271,047 62,632 5,698 17,226 −1.9%

Updated to games played on 7 December 2013
Source: J. League Division 1
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.

References[edit]