2006 J.League Division 2

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J.League Division 2
Season2006
ChampionsYokohama FC
1st J2 title
1st D2 title
PromotedYokohama FC
Kashiwa Reysol
Vissel Kobe
Matches played312
Goals scored833 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorerBorges (26 goals total)
Highest attendance18,648 (Round 14,
Vegalta vs. Bellmare)
Lowest attendance1,019 (Round 23,
HollyHock vs. Thespa)
Average attendance6,406
2005
2007

The 2006 J. League Division 2 season is the 35th season of the second-tier club football in Japan and the 8th season since the establishment of J2 League.

In this season, number of participating clubs became thirteen, increased by one from the previous season. The 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 format[edit]

  • Number of participating club increased to 13 games
  • Each clubs will play 48 games instead 44 games

Changes in clubs[edit]

none

Participating clubs[edit]

Following thirteen clubs played in J. League Division 2 during 2006 season. Of these clubs, Kashiwa Reysol, Tokyo Verdy 1969, and Vissel Kobe relegated from J1 last year. Also, Ehime F.C. newly joined the J. League Division 2 from Japan Football League.

  • Consadole Sapporo
  • Vegalta Sendai
  • Montedio Yamagata
  • Mito HollyHocks
  • Thespa Kusatsu
  • Kashiwa Reysol Arrowdownred.png
  • Tokyo Verdy 1969 Arrowdownred.png
  • Yokohama F.C.
  • Shonan Bellmare
  • Vissel Kobe Arrowdownred.png
  • Tokushima Vortis
  • Ehime F.C. Arrowupgreen.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
  • Number of clubs changed from 12 (2001–2005) to 13 (2006–2007)
  • Number of games per clubs increased from 44 games (2001–2005) to 48 games (2006–2007)

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Yokohama FC (C, P) 48 26 15 7 61 32 +29 93 Promotion to 2007 J. League Division 1
2 Kashiwa Reysol (P) 48 27 7 14 84 60 +24 88
3 Vissel Kobe (P) 48 25 11 12 78 53 +25 86
4 Sagan Tosu 48 22 13 13 64 49 +15 79
5 Vegalta Sendai 48 21 14 13 75 43 +32 77
6 Consadole Sapporo 48 20 12 16 77 67 +10 72
7 Tokyo Verdy 1969 48 21 8 19 69 75 −6 71
8 Montedio Yamagata 48 17 14 17 68 57 +11 65
9 Ehime FC 48 14 11 23 51 63 −12 53
10 Mito HollyHock 48 14 9 25 48 69 −21 51
11 Shonan Bellmare 48 13 10 25 61 87 −26 49
12 Thespa Kusatsu 48 9 15 24 54 86 −32 42
13 Tokushima Vortis 48 8 11 29 43 92 −49 35
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2006. Source: J. League Division 2
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Final results[edit]

Rounds 1 & 2
Home \ Away BEL CON EHI HOL MON REY SAG SPA VEG VER VIS VOR YFC
Shonan Bellmare 2–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 4–3 1–0 2–0 2–0 5–0 0–2
Consadole Sapporo 4–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–6 4–2 0–1
Ehime FC 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0
Mito HollyHock 3–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–0
Montedio Yamagata 2–1 0–1 2–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 2–3 0–0 2–1 1–2
Kashiwa Reysol 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 0–1 4–0 2–1
Sagan Tosu 2–0 0–1 4–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–5 1–2 1–3 2–1 0–0
Thespa Kusatsu 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–4 3–4 0–0 0–4 3–2 0–2 0–0
Vegalta Sendai 2–2 0–2 3–1 4–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 5–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Tokyo Verdy 1969 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–3 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–2
Vissel Kobe 1–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 4–2 1–1 0–0 0–3 0–1 3–1 3–0 0–0
Tokushima Vortis 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–4 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–4 2–0 3–0 1–1
Yokohama FC 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on July 8, 2006. Source: J. League Division 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Rounds 3 & 4
Home \ Away BEL CON EHI HOL MON REY SAG SPA VEG VER VIS VOR YFC
Shonan Bellmare 1–6 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 2–1 0–3 3–0 2–2 2–4 0–1
Consadole Sapporo 1–5 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–4 6–0 1–2
Ehime FC 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–3 2–2
Mito HollyHock 3–2 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–2
Montedio Yamagata 1–1 0–0 2–0 5–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–3
Kashiwa Reysol 4–0 2–3 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–5 2–0 2–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 3–3
Sagan Tosu 2–1 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–1
Thespa Kusatsu 0–0 0–2 2–5 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Vegalta Sendai 4–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 5–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1
Tokyo Verdy 1969 3–1 1–2 1–4 1–4 1–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 5–2 4–2 1–1
Vissel Kobe 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–4 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–2
Tokushima Vortis 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–5 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–2
Yokohama FC 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–2 0–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on December 2, 2006. Source: J. League Division 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Pos Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Borges Vegalta Sendai 26
2 Brazil Hulk Consadole Sapporo 25
3 Japan Tatsunori Arai Sagan Tosu 23
Brazil Leandro Montedio Yamagata 23
5 Brazil Diego Kashiwa Reysol 21
6 Brazil Alemão Yokohama FC 18
7 Brazil Anderson Mito HollyHock 17
8 Japan Kazuki Hiramoto Tokyo Verdy 1969 15
Japan Atsuhiro Miura Vissel Kobe 15
10 Brazil Lopes Vegalta Sendai 14
Japan Toshiya Tanaka Ehime FC 14

Attendance[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Vegalta Sendai 346,868 18,648 10,529 14,453 −9.3%
2 Consadole Sapporo 251,476 18,547 3,896 10,478 −5.9%
3 Kashiwa Reysol 199,872 11,471 4,464 8,328 −33.3%
4 Sagan Tosu 179,151 18,231 4,121 7,465 −5.0%
5 Vissel Kobe 165,834 15,407 3,750 6,910 −53.7%
6 Tokyo Verdy 1969 136,926 11,176 2,982 5,705 −61.2%
7 Shonan Bellmare 128,766 10,723 2,551 5,365 −6.6%
8 Yokohama FC 122,852 11,472 2,690 5,119 −13.8%
9 Montedio Yamagata 122,042 13,043 2,236 5,085 −14.5%
10 Ehime FC 99,334 10,922 2,091 4,139 +45.5%
11 Thespa Kusatsu 89,670 6,355 1,608 3,736 −5.6%
12 Tokushima Vortis 83,452 6,970 1,257 3,477 −20.4%
13 Mito HollyHock 72,405 9,482 1,019 3,017 −9.5%
League total 1,998,648 18,648 1,019 6,406 −14.4%

Updated to games played on December 2, 2006
Source: J. League Division 2
Notes:
Team played previous season in J1.
Team played previous season in JFL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 J2 Top Scorers". j-league.or.jp. J-League. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 17 April 2010.