2007 J. League Division 1

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J. League Division 1
Season 2007
Champions Kashima Antlers
5th J. League title
5th Japanese title
Relegated Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Ventforet Kofu
Consadole Sapporo
Champions League Kashima Antlers
Urawa Red Diamonds
Gamba Osaka
(all to the group stage)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 867 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorer Juninho (22 goals total)
Highest attendance 62,132 (Round 33,
Red Diamonds vs. Antlers)
Lowest attendance 4,114 (Round 30,
Yokohama F.C. vs. Ardija)
Average attendance 19,066
2006
2008

The 2007 J. League Division 1 season was the 15th season since the establishment of the J. League. The season began on March 3 and ended on December 1.

General[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Changes in competition formats[edit]

Honours[edit]

Competition Champion Runners-up 3rd place
J. League Division 1 Kashima Antlers Urawa Red Diamonds Gamba Osaka
J. League Division 2 Consadole Sapporo Tokyo Verdy 1969 Kyoto Sanga
Emperor's Cup Kashima Antlers Sanfrecce Hiroshima Kawasaki Frontale
Gamba Osaka
Nabisco Cup Gamba Osaka Kawasaki Frontale Kashima Antlers
Yokohama F. Marinos
XEROX Super Cup Gamba Osaka Urawa Red Diamonds n/a

Clubs[edit]

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Albirex Niigata
Kashima Antlers
Omiya Ardija
Urawa Red Diamonds
F.C. Tokyo
Kawasaki Frontale
Ventforet Kofu
Kashiwa Reysol
JEF United Chiba
Yokohama F. Marinos
Yokohama F.C.
Shimizu S-Pulse
Júbilo Iwata
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Gamba Osaka
Vissel Kobe
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Oita Trinita

Following eighteen clubs participated in J. League Division 1 during 2007 season. Of these clubs, Yokohama F.C., Kashiwa Reysol, and Vissel Kobe were newly promoted clubs.

  • Kashima Antlers
  • Urawa Red Diamonds
  • Omiya Ardija
  • JEF United Chiba
  • Kashiwa Reysol Arrowupgreen.png
  • F.C. Tokyo
  • Kawasaki Frontale
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
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  • Ventforet Kofu
  • Albirex Nigata
  • Shimizu S-Pulse
  • Jublio Iwata
  • Nagayo Grampus Eight
  • Gamba Osaka
  • Vissel Kobe Arrowupgreen.png
  • Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  • Oita Trinita

Format[edit]

Eighteen clubs will play in double round-robin (home and away) format, a total of 34 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 bottom two clubs will be relegated to J2, while the 16th placed club plays a two-legged Promotion/Relegation Series.

Changes from Previous Year

none

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kashima Antlers (C) 34 22 6 6 60 36 +24 72 Qualification to 2008 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 34 20 10 4 55 28 +27 70 Qualification to 2008 AFC Champions League Knockout stage 1
3 Gamba Osaka 34 19 10 5 71 37 +34 67 Qualification to 2008 AFC Champions League Group stage 1, 2
4 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 18 7 9 53 36 +17 61
5 Kawasaki Frontale 34 14 12 8 66 48 +18 54
6 Albirex Niigata 34 15 6 13 48 47 +1 51
7 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 14 8 12 54 35 +19 50
8 Kashiwa Reysol 34 14 8 12 43 36 +7 50
9 Júbilo Iwata 34 15 4 15 54 55 −1 49
10 Vissel Kobe 34 13 8 13 58 48 +10 47
11 Nagoya Grampus Eight 34 13 6 15 43 45 −2 45
12 FC Tokyo 34 14 3 17 49 58 −9 45
13 JEF United Chiba 34 12 6 16 51 56 −5 42
14 Oita Trinita 34 12 5 17 42 60 −18 41
15 Omiya Ardija 34 8 11 15 24 40 −16 35
16 Sanfrecce Hiroshima (R) 34 8 8 18 44 71 −27 32 2007 Promotion/Relegation Series
17 Ventforet Kofu (R) 34 7 6 21 33 65 −32 27 Relegation to 2008 J. League Division 2
18 Yokohama FC (R) 34 4 4 26 19 66 −47 16

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007.
Source: J. League Division 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Urawa Red Diamonds won the 2006 Emperor's Cup and have already qualified for AFC Champions League. Since Urawa takes the extra spot as the defending 2007 ACL champion; therefore Gamba Osaka received the third ACL spot as the third place team of the league.
2 Gamba Osaka qualifies to Pan-Pacific Championship as the Nabisco Cup winner.
(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 FRO GAM GRA JEF JÚB REY SFR SSP TOK TRI RED VEN VIS YFC FMA
Albirex Niigata 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 0–6
Kashima Antlers 3–1 0–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 5–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–1
Omiya Ardija 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 0–0
Kawasaki Frontale 4–3 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 3–0 2–1 5–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–0 1–2
Gamba Osaka 3–1 5–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 5–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 6–2 1–0 0–1 5–0 1–1 2–1 0–2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2–0 3–0 5–0 2–2 1–4 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–3 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–3
JEF United Chiba 1–2 3–3 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 3–2 6–0 2–4 3–2 4–2 4–0 2–3
Júbilo Iwata 2–4 1–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 4–2 0–1 5–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–3 3–0 1–0
Kashiwa Reysol 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–5 2–0 2–4 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3
Shimizu S-Pulse 3–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
FC Tokyo 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–7 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–1 0–1 2–4 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1
Oita Trinita 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–4 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–4 0–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 0–3
Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1
Ventforet Kofu 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–6 3–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–4 4–3 1–0 1–1
Vissel Kobe 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 5–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 1–2 4–1 3–0 0–0
Yokohama FC 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–4 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 1–0
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–0 2–3 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 4–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 5–0 0–1 1–0 1–4 8–1

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007.
Source: J. League Division 1
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Juninho Kawasaki Frontale
22
2 Brazil Baré Gamba Osaka
20
3 Brazil Edmilson Albirex Niigata
19
4 Brazil Ueslei Sanfrecce Hiroshima
17
5 Brazil Washington Urawa Red Diamonds
16
6 Brazil Leandro Vissel Kobe
15
7 Brazil Marquinhos Kashima Antlers
14
Japan Yoshito Ōkubo Vissel Kobe
14
Japan Hideo Ōshima Yokohama F. Marinos
14
10 South Korea Cho Jae-Jin Shimizu S-Pulse
13
Norway Frode Johnsen Nagoya Grampus Eight
13

Attendance[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 793,347 62,123 16,709 46,667 0.024005441818621+2.4%
2 Albirex Niigata 650,698 42,015 31,500 38,276 -0.98881397091116−1.1%
3 FC Tokyo 429,934 38,439 17,264 25,290 0.049551792828685+4.9%
4 Yokohama F. Marinos 408,656 53,916 10,828 24,039 0.015889785741453+1.5%
5 Oita Trinita 335,896 27,811 14,671 19,759 -0.97095823095823−2.9%
6 Gamba Osaka 296,465 20,982 12,163 17,439 0.072575189126022+7.2%
7 Kawasaki Frontale 294,751 23,355 13,185 17,338 0.20906555090656+20.9%
8 Júbilo Iwata 278,109 35,072 9,292 16,359 -0.90873236307077−9.1%
9 Kashima Antlers 276,058 36,146 8,036 16,239 0.052225750016199+5.2%
10 Shimizu S-Pulse 271,180 20,318 11,460 15,952 0.11536847993288+11.5%
11 Nagoya Grampus Eight 264,939 34,347 7,553 15,585 0.04429107477888+4.4%
12 JEF United Chiba 240,535 16,756 9,481 14,149 0.056447397894422+5.6%
13 Yokohama FC 238,662 46,697 4,114 14,039 1.7425278374683+174.2%
14 Ventforet Kofu 233,476 36,756 8,373 13,734 0.12453942520265+12.4%
15 Kashiwa Reysol 220,442 35,013 8,947 12,967 0.55703650336215+55.7%
16 Vissel Kobe 211,822 22,236 7,769 12,460 0.80318379160637+80.3%
17 Omiya Ardija 194,912 33,162 6,149 11,465 0.1202853234317+12.0%
18 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 194,199 22,675 6,037 11,423 0.021735241502683+2.1%
League total 5,834,081 62,123 4,114 19,066 +4.2%

Updated to games played on December 1, 2007
Source: J. League Division 1
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.

Awards[edit]

Individual[edit]

Award Recipient Club Notes
Player of the Year Brazil Robson Ponte Urawa Red Diamonds
Young Player of the Year Japan Takanori Sugeno Yokohama FC
Manager of the Year Brazil Oswaldo de Oliveira Kashima Antlers
Top Scorer Brazil Juninho Kawasaki Frontale 22 goals
Fair Play Player Award Japan Daisuke Sakata Yokohama F. Marinos
Japan Teruyoshi Ito Shimizu S-Pulse
Japan Hisato Satō Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Referee of the Year Japan Masayoshi Okada
Assistant Referee of the Year Japan Toru Sagara
Meritoriousness Player Award Japan Yasuto Honda
Brazil Amaral
Japan Shoji Jo

Best Eleven[edit]

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Ryōta Tsuzuki (1) Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
DF Daiki Iwamasa (1) Kashima Antlers  Japan
DF Marcus Tulio Tanaka (4) Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
DF Satoshi Yamaguchi (1) Gamba Osaka  Japan
MF Yuki Abe (3) Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
MF Keita Suzuki (2) Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
MF Robson Ponte (1) Urawa Red Diamonds  Brazil
MF Kengo Nakamura (2) Kawasaki Frontale  Japan
MF Yasuhito Endo (5) Gamba Osaka  Japan
FW Juninho (1) Kawasaki Frontale  Brazil
FW Baré (1) Gamba Osaka  Brazil

* The number in brackets denotes the number of times that the footballer has appeared in the Best 11.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 J1 Top Scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 

External links[edit]