2016 J1 League

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Meiji Yasuda J1 League
Season 2016
Champions Kashima Antlers
8th J. League title
8th Japanese title
Relegated Nagoya Grampus
Shonan Bellmare
Avispa Fukuoka
Champions League Kashima Antlers
Urawa Red Diamonds
Kawasaki Frontale
Gamba Osaka
Club World Cup Kashima Antlers
Matches played 306
Goals scored 805 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Leandro (Vissel Kobe)
Peter Utaka (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
(19 goals each)
Highest attendance 59,837
Urawa vs Kashima
(3 December)
Lowest attendance 5,870
Fukuoka vs Nagoya
(2 July)
Average attendance 17,968
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 3 November 2016.

The 2016 Meiji Yasuda J1 League season was the 51st season of top-flight football in Japan, and the 24th since the establishment of the J.League in 1993.

For a five-year period starting in 2015, the J.League changed to a newly conceived multistage system, with the year split into two halves and a third and final championship stage. The winners of the first and second stages and the highest ranking club of the aggregate table (other than the first or second stage winners) qualified for the Championship Stage. Kashima Antlers, the winner of the Championship Stage, advanced to the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup as the host nation's entrant.

Clubs[edit]

Club Name Coach Home Town(s) Stadium Capacity Note(s)
Albirex Niigata Japan Tatsuma Yoshida Niigata City & Seiro, Niigata Big Swan Stadium 42,300 15th in 2015
Kashima Antlers Japan Masatada Ishii Southeast Ibaraki Prefecture[a] Kashima Soccer Stadium 40,728 5th in 2015
Omiya Ardija Japan Hiroki Shibuya Saitama City, Saitama NACK5 Stadium 15,500 Promoted from J2 League in 2015
Avispa Fukuoka Japan Masami Ihara Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Level-5 Stadium 22,563 Promoted from J2 League in 2015
(through a play-off system)
Shonan Bellmare South Korea Cho Kwi-jea Shonan part of Kanagawa[b] Shonan Stadium Hiratsuka 18,500 8th in 2015
Yokohama F. Marinos France Erick Mombaerts Yokohama & Yokosuka, Kanagawa Nissan Stadium 72,327 7th in 2015
Kawasaki Frontale Japan Yahiro Kazama Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Todoroki Athletics Stadium 26,232 6th in 2015
Gamba Osaka Japan Kenta Hasegawa Northern Osaka Prefecture[c] Suita City Football Stadium 40,000 2016 AFC Champions League participant
(as 2015 J. League third-placed team and Emperor's Cup winners)
Nagoya Grampus Republic of Macedonia Boško Gjurovski All Aichi Prefecture[d] Mizuho Athletic Stadium 27,000 9th in 2015
Júbilo Iwata Japan Hiroshi Nanami Iwata, Shizuoka Yamaha Stadium 15,165 Promoted from J2 League in 2015
Urawa Red Diamonds Serbia Mihailo Petrović Saitama City, Saitama Saitama Stadium 63,700 2016 AFC Champions League participant
(as 2015 J. League runners-up)
Kashiwa Reysol Japan Takahiro Shimotaira Kashiwa, Chiba Kashiwa Soccer Stadium 15,900 10th in 2015
Sagan Tosu Italy Massimo Ficcadenti Tosu, Saga Tosu Stadium 24,490 11th in 2015
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Japan Hajime Moriyasu Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Hiroshima Big Arch 50,000 2016 AFC Champions League participant
(as 2015 J. League winners)
FC Tokyo Japan Yoshiyuki Shinoda Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium 49,970 2016 AFC Champions League participant
(as 2015 J. League fourth-placed team)
Vegalta Sendai Japan Susumu Watanabe Sendai, Miyagi Yurtec Stadium 19,694 14th in 2015
Ventforet Kofu Japan Satoru Sakuma All Yamanashi Prefecture[e] Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium 17,000 13th in 2015
Vissel Kobe Brazil Nelsinho Baptista Kobe, Hyōgo Misaki Park Stadium 30,132 12th in 2015
  1. ^ Kashima, Kamisu, Itako, Hokota, Namegata
  2. ^ Hiratsuka, Atsugi, Isehara, Odawara, Chigasaki, Hadano, Fujisawa, Ōiso, Samukawa, Ninomiya
  3. ^ Suita, Ibaraki, Takatsuki, Toyonaka, Ikeda, Settsu, Minoh
  4. ^ centering on Nagoya, Toyota, Miyoshi
  5. ^ centering on Kofu and Nirasaki

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Date of separation Manner of departure Incoming manager Date of announcement
Kashiwa Reysol Japan Tatsuma Yoshida End of 2015 season Mutual consent[1] Brazil Milton Mendes 30 October 2015
Nagoya Grampus Japan Akira Nishino Mutual consent[2] Japan Takafumi Ogura 24 November 2015
Albirex Niigata Japan Masaaki Yanagishita Mutual consent[3] Japan Tatsuma Yoshida 12 December 2015
FC Tokyo Italy Massimo Ficcadenti 27 November 2015 Signed by Sagan Tosu[4] Japan Hiroshi Jofuku 28 December 2015
Sagan Tosu Japan Hitoshi Morishita 7 January 2016 Contract terminated[5] Italy Massimo Ficcadenti[6] 7 January 2016
Kashiwa Reysol Brazil Milton Mendes 12 March 2016 Resigned[7] Japan Takahiro Shimotaira 12 March 2016
FC Tokyo Japan Hiroshi Jofuku 24 July 2016 Sacked[8][9] Japan Yoshiyuki Shinoda 26 July 2016
Nagoya Grampus Japan Takafumi Ogura 23 August 2016 Sacked[10] Serbia Boško Gjurovski 23 August 2016

Foreign players[edit]

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player Non-Visa Foreign Type-C Contract[11]
Albirex Niigata Brazil Cortês Brazil Léo Silva Brazil Rafael Silva Brazil Leonardo Kalil
Kashima Antlers Brazil Bueno Brazil Fabrício South Korea Hwang Seok-ho
Omiya Ardija Brazil Mateus Serbia Dragan Mrđa Slovenia Nejc Pecnik
Avispa Fukuoka Brazil Wellington Colombia Danilson South Korea Kim Hyun-hun South Korea Lee Bum-young
Shonan Bellmare Brazil André Bahia Brazil Dinei Brazil Weslley Australia Tando Velaphi South Korea Park Tae-hwan
Yokohama F. Marinos Brazil Fabio Brazil Kayke Curaçao Quenten Martinus South Korea Park Jeong-su
Kawasaki Frontale Brazil Eduardo Brazil Eduardo Neto Brazil Elsinho South Korea Jung Sung-ryong
Gamba Osaka Brazil Ademilson Brazil Patric South Korea Oh Jae-suk South Korea Kim Jung-ya
Nagoya Grampus Sweden Ludvig Öhman Sweden Robin Simović South Korea Ha Dae-sung South Korea Lee Seung-hee Brazil Gustavo
Júbilo Iwata Brazil Adaílton England Jay Bothroyd Poland Krzysztof Kaminski Australia Avraam Papadopoulos
Urawa Red Diamonds Slovenia Branko Ilić Slovenia Zlatan Ljubijankić
Kashiwa Reysol Brazil Cristiano Brazil Diego Oliveira Brazil Dudu
Sagan Tosu Algeria Aymen Tahar Morocco Moestafa El Kabir South Korea Kim Min-hyeok South Korea Kim Min-woo
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Brazil Anderson Lopes Croatia Mihael Mikić Nigeria Peter Utaka
FC Tokyo Brazil Muriqui South Korea Yu In-soo Australia Nathan Burns
Ventforet Kofu Brazil Davi Brazil Dudu Brazil Marquinhos Paraná Australia Billy Celeski
Vegalta Sendai Brazil Pablo Diogo Brazil Ramon Lopes Brazil Wilson South Korea Kim Min-tae North Korea Ryang Yong-gi
Vissel Kobe Brazil Leandro Brazil Nílton Brazil Pedro Júnior South Korea Kim Seung-gyu

Format[edit]

Teams play a single round-robin in the first stage and a single round-robin in the second stage.[12] After that an overall table is calculated and a championship stage is played. The winners of the first and second stages and any team that finishes in the top 3 of the overall rankings advance to the championship stage. The team that finishes atop the overall table automatically qualifies for the final, while the remaining teams play-off for the other spot in the final.

League table[edit]

First stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Kashima Antlers (Q) 17 12 3 2 29 10 +19 39 Champions League group stage and J.League Championship 1st Round
2 Kawasaki Frontale 17 11 5 1 33 15 +18 38
3 Urawa Red Diamonds 17 10 3 4 26 16 +10 33
4 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 17 8 5 4 32 18 +14 29
5 Omiya Ardija 17 7 5 5 17 18 −1 26
6 Gamba Osaka 17 7 3 7 22 20 +2 24
7 Kashiwa Reysol 17 6 6 5 20 21 −1 24
8 Júbilo Iwata 17 6 5 6 21 23 −2 23
9 FC Tokyo 17 6 5 6 16 18 −2 23
10 Vegalta Sendai 17 7 2 8 20 25 −5 23
11 Yokohama F. Marinos 17 6 4 7 21 19 +2 22
12 Vissel Kobe 17 5 5 7 23 25 −2 20
13 Albirex Niigata 17 4 6 7 19 25 −6 18
14 Nagoya Grampus 17 4 5 8 24 29 −5 17
15 Sagan Tosu 17 4 5 8 10 15 −5 17
16 Shonan Bellmare 17 4 4 9 18 27 −9 16
17 Ventforet Kofu 17 3 6 8 18 31 −13 15
18 Avispa Fukuoka 17 2 5 10 11 25 −14 11
Source: 2016 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE 1st Stage League table
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Second stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Urawa Red Diamonds (Q) 17 13 2 2 35 12 +23 41 Champions League group stage and J.League Championship Final
2 Vissel Kobe 17 11 2 4 33 18 +15 35
3 Kawasaki Frontale 17 11 1 5 35 24 +11 34
4 Gamba Osaka 17 10 4 3 31 22 +9 34
5 Kashiwa Reysol 17 9 3 5 32 23 +9 30
6 Omiya Ardija 17 8 6 3 24 18 +6 30
7 Yokohama F. Marinos 17 7 8 2 32 19 +13 29
8 Sagan Tosu 17 8 5 4 26 22 +4 29
9 FC Tokyo 17 9 2 6 23 21 +2 29
10 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 17 8 2 7 26 22 +4 26
11 Kashima Antlers 17 6 2 9 24 24 0 20
12 Vegalta Sendai 17 6 2 9 19 23 −4 20
13 Ventforet Kofu 17 4 4 9 14 27 −13 16
14 Júbilo Iwata 17 2 7 8 16 27 −11 13
15 Nagoya Grampus 17 3 4 10 14 29 −15 13
16 Albirex Niigata 17 4 0 13 14 24 −10 12
17 Shonan Bellmare 17 3 2 12 12 29 −17 11
18 Avispa Fukuoka 17 2 2 13 15 41 −26 8
Source: 2016 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE 2nd Stage League table
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Overall table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 34 23 5 6 61 28 +33 74 Champions League group stage and J. League Championship Final
2 Kawasaki Frontale 34 22 6 6 68 39 +29 72 Champions League group stage and J. League Championship 1st Round
3 Kashima Antlers (C) 34 18 5 11 53 34 +19 59 Club World Cup, Champions League group stage and J. League Championship 1st Round
4 Gamba Osaka 34 17 7 10 53 42 +11 58 Champions League play-off round[a]
5 Omiya Ardija 34 15 11 8 41 36 +5 56
6 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 34 16 7 11 58 40 +18 55
7 Vissel Kobe 34 16 7 11 56 43 +13 55
8 Kashiwa Reysol 34 15 9 10 52 44 +8 54
9 Yokohama F. Marinos 34 13 12 9 53 38 +15 51
10 FC Tokyo 34 15 7 12 39 39 0 52
11 Sagan Tosu 34 12 10 12 36 37 −1 46
12 Vegalta Sendai 34 13 4 17 39 48 −9 43
13 Júbilo Iwata 34 8 12 14 37 50 −13 36
14 Ventforet Kofu 34 7 10 17 32 58 −26 31
15 Albirex Niigata 34 8 6 20 33 49 −16 30
16 Nagoya Grampus (R) 34 7 9 18 38 58 −20 30 Relegation to 2017 J2 League
17 Shonan Bellmare (R) 34 7 6 21 30 56 −26 27
18 Avispa Fukuoka (R) 34 4 7 23 26 66 −40 19
Source: Meiji Yasuda J1 League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The winner of the 2016 Emperor's Cup qualified for the Group Stage of the 2017 AFC Champions League. Since the Emperor's Cup winner Kashima Antlers had already qualified for the AFC Champions League, the play-off round spot was awarded to the fourth-placed team.

Positions by round[edit]

First stage[edit]

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617
Kashima Antlers52733223333322211
Kawasaki Frontale53112112222111122
Urawa Red Diamonds27221331111233333
Sanfrecce Hiroshima1316161171054776686544
Omiya Ardija5131010666555444455
Gamba Osaka1312471288891110868866
Kashiwa Reysol10181717161497444555677
Júbilo Iwata13891211710966897911128
FC Tokyo1384969111213131212121112119
Vegalta Sendai58471315151516171414131210810
Yokohama F. Marinos1316115444589910977911
Vissel Kobe1851365571010877101091012
Albirex Niigata21314149131414151515151515161513
Nagoya Grampus54948111311121011111113131414
Sagan Tosu28111314161616141416161617151315
Shonan Bellmare1014151617181818181617181816171616
Ventforet Kofu1681515121213111213131414141717
Avispa Fukuoka1015181818171717171818171718181818
Leader and qualification to 2016 J.League Championship
Source: J. League Data Site
Notes:
  1. Two games for Matchday 7 (Avispa Fukuoka vs. Nagoya Grampus; Sagan Tosu vs. Vissel Kobe) scheduled on 16 April 2016 were affected by the series of earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture, and thus postponed and rescheduled on 2 June 2016. Results of these matches were included in Matchday 15 ranking.
  2. Matchday 10 results for 2016 AFC Champions League Participants (FC Tokyo vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima; Gamba Osaka vs. Urawa Red Diamonds), held on 15 June 2016, were included in Matchday 16 ranking.
  3. Matchday 13 results for 2016 AFC Champions League Knockout Stage Participants (Urawa Red Diamonds vs. FC Tokyo), held on 22 June 2016, were included in Matchday 17 ranking.

Second stage[edit]

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617
Urawa Red Diamonds74332221222111111
Vissel Kobe15869787654542332
Kawasaki Frontale11121112111323223
Gamba Osaka53447643443235444
Kashiwa Reysol8111085468765654675
Omiya Ardija87791011101110109987756
Yokohama F. Marinos11113535577466567
Sagan Tosu66554354336778888
FC Tokyo1010111216121112121110111111999
Sanfrecce Hiroshima18910687688881010111010
Kashima Antlers1496789121099111099101111
Vegalta Sendai15181714111099111212121212121212
Ventforet Kofu1516151612131513131313131313131313
Júbilo Iwata1513141313151616151515151516161614
Nagoya Grampus1216181718181818181816171615141415
Albirex Niigata1214161815161314141414141414151516
Shonan Bellmare1512131517171717171718181818181717
Avispa Fukuoka1115121114131415161617161717171818
Leader and qualification to 2016 J.League Championship

Overall[edit]

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Urawa Red Diamonds2722133111123333333333222222221111
Kawasaki Frontale5311211222211112211111111111112222
Kashima Antlers5273322333332221122222333333333333
Gamba Osaka131247128889111086886665667655554444544
Omiya Ardija513101066655544445556778888777776455
Kashiwa Reysol1018171716149744455567778885577666655688
Sanfrecce Hiroshima131616117105477668654444444444445567866
Vissel Kobe185136557101087710109101291011911101211999988977
Yokohama F. Marinos1316115444589910977911875567668888997910
FC Tokyo13849691112131312121211121191099101312101212111010101010109
Sagan Tosu28111314161616141416161617151315131312131091110111011111112121111
Vegalta Sendai584713151515161714141312108101212131291199101212121211111212
Júbilo Iwata138912117109668979111281111101112131313131313131313131313
Ventforet Kofu16815151212131112131314141417171717171715151515151515141414141414
Albirex Niigata213141491314141515151515151615131415151514141414141414151515151515
Nagoya Grampus549481113111210111111131314141516161617161616161616161616161616
Shonan Bellmare10141516171818181816171818161716161614141416171717171717181717171717
Avispa Fukuoka10151818181717171718181717181818181818181818181818181818171818181818
Leader, qualification to 2016 J.League Championship Final and 2017 AFC Champions League group stage
Qualification to 2016 J.League Championship 1st Round and 2017 AFC Champions League group stage
Qualification to 2017 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off
Relegation to 2017 J2 League
Source: J. League Data Site
Notes:
  1. Two games for Matchday 7 (Avispa Fukuoka vs. Nagoya Grampus; Sagan Tosu vs. Vissel Kobe) scheduled on 16 April 2016 were affected by the series of earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture, and thus postponed and rescheduled on 2 June 2016. Results of these matches were included in Matchday 15 ranking.
  2. Matchday 10 results for 2016 AFC Champions League Participants (FC Tokyo vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima; Gamba Osaka vs. Urawa Red Diamonds), held on 15 June 2016, were included in Matchday 16 ranking.
  3. Matchday 13 results for 2016 AFC Champions League Knockout Stage Participants (Urawa Red Diamonds vs. FC Tokyo), held on 22 June 2016, were included in Matchday 17 ranking.

Championship stage[edit]

The Championship stage consisted of a knockout tournament involving the champions of the First and Second Stages, and any team that finishes in the top 3 of the overall table. The team with the best aggregate record earned a bye to the final. The remaining teams playoff for the other spot in the final.

  Semifinal     Final
                     
    Urawa Red Diamonds 1 1 2
  Kawasaki Frontale 0     Kashima Antlers 0 2 2
  Kashima Antlers 1  

Kawasaki Frontale0–1Kashima Antlers
Report Kanazaki Goal 50'
Attendance: 24,209
Referee: Shinji Murakami

Kashima Antlers0–1Urawa Red Diamonds
Report Abe Goal 57' (pen.)
Attendance: 23,074
Referee: Masaaki Toma

Urawa Red Diamonds1–2Kashima Antlers
Koroki Goal 7' Report Kanazaki Goal 40'79' (pen.)

Results[edit]

First stage[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALB ANT ARD AVI BEL FMA FRO GAM GRA JÚB RED REY SAG SFR TOK VEG VEN VIS
Albirex Niigata 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–2
Kashima Antlers 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 4–1 2–0 4–0
Omiya Ardija 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–5 1–1 2–2
Avispa Fukuoka 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–4
Shonan Bellmare 1–2 0–3 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2
Yokohama F. Marinos 0–1 0–2 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–2
Kawasaki Frontale 1–1 2–0 4–4 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1
Gamba Osaka 0–1 2–1 3–3 1–2 0–1 3–3 2–1 1–0 0–1
Nagoya Grampus 2–1 2–3 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1
Júbilo Iwata 1–1 2–2 1–5 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–1
Urawa Red Diamonds 0–0 0–2 2–0 4–1 1–2 3–2 3–1 2–1 3–1
Kashiwa Reysol 3–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–0
Sagan Tosu 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–3 4–2 0–0 3–0 3–0
FC Tokyo 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–4 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–0
Vegalta Sendai 4–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 2–1
Ventforet Kofu 1–0 3–1 0–4 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–3 1–1
Vissel Kobe 6–3 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 0–2

Updated to games played on 25 June 2016.
Source: J. League Data
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stage[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALB ANT ARD AVI BEL FMA FRO GAM GRA JÚB RED REY SAG SFR TOK VEG VEN VIS
Albirex Niigata 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0
Kashima Antlers 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–3 3–0 3–0 1–2 0–1 0–1
Omiya Ardija 1–2 1–0 3–2 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1
Avispa Fukuoka 1–2 2–3 1–2 0–4 2–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–4
Shonan Bellmare 0–2 0–3 2–3 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–0
Yokohama F. Marinos 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–2
Kawasaki Frontale 3–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–5 2–0 1–0 4–0
Gamba Osaka 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–3 3–1 2–1 0–1
Nagoya Grampus 5–0 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3
Júbilo Iwata 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–4
Urawa Red Diamonds 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–0
Kashiwa Reysol 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 3–2 3–1 2–3 3–3 1–0
Sagan Tosu 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–3 3–2 2–3
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2–4 0–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–0
FC Tokyo 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–2 1–3 0–1 1–0 1–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 4–2 0–2 3–0
Ventforet Kofu 1–0 3–3 2–2 0–4 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–3
Vissel Kobe 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 4–1

Updated to games played on 3 November 2016.
Source: J. League Data
^ 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 Brazil Leandro Vissel Kobe
19
Nigeria Peter Utaka Sanfrecce Hiroshima
3 Brazil Cristiano Ventforet Kofu/Kashiwa Reysol
16
4 Japan Yoshito Okubo Kawasaki Frontale
15
Japan Yu Kobayashi Kawasaki Frontale
6 Japan Shinzo Koroki Urawa Red Diamonds
14
England Jay Bothroyd Júbilo Iwata
8 Japan Yohei Toyoda Sagan Tosu
13
9 Brazil Diego Oliveira Kashiwa Reysol
12
Japan Kazuma Watanabe Vissel Kobe
Japan Yuki Muto Urawa Red Diamonds

Updated to games played on 3 November 2016

Source: J. League Data Site

Awards[edit]

Individual[edit]

Award Recipient Club Notes
Most Valuable Player Japan Kengo Nakamura Kawasaki Frontale
Rookie of the Year Japan Yosuke Ideguchi Gamba Osaka

Best Eleven[edit]

Position Footballer Club Nationality
GK Shusaku Nishikawa Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
DF Gen Shoji Kashima Antlers  Japan
DF Masato Morishige F.C. Tokyo  Japan
DF Tsukasa Shiotani Sanfrecce Hiroshima  Japan
DF Tomoaki Makino Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
MF Yuki Abe Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
MF Yosuke Kashiwagi Urawa Red Diamonds  Japan
MF Kengo Nakamura Kawasaki Frontale  Japan
MF Manabu Saito Yokohama F. Marinos  Japan
FW Yu Kobayashi Kawasaki Frontale  Japan
FW Leandro Vissel Kobe  Brazil

Source: [13]

Attendances[edit]

These are the attendance records of each of the teams at the end of the home and away season. The table does not include the Championship stages attendances.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 627,898 56,841 22,766 36,935 +4.0%
2 Gamba Osaka 430,806 34,231 13,731 25,342 +58.4%
3 FC Tokyo 408,623 37,805 11,488 24,037 −16.5%
4 Yokohama F. Marinos 408,072 46,413 7,033 24,004 −0.9%
5 Kawasaki Frontale 376,305 26,612 14,432 22,136 +5.4%
6 Albirex Niigata 327,923 29,692 14,627 21,181 −9.7%
7 Kashima Antlers 360,076 31,636 6,696 19,103 +16.3%
8 Nagoya Grampus 301,396 30,282 7,980 17,729 +9.2%
9 Vissel Kobe 289,310 25,722 11,212 17,018 +4.6%
10 Vegalta Sendai 262,937 19,315 12,504 15,467 +12.2%
11 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 262,888 25,845 8,602 15,464 −5.6%
12 Júbilo Iwata 248,381 24,896 10,416 14,611 +45.5%
13 Avispa Fukuoka 218,576 19,370 5,870 12,857 +47.2%
14 Sagan Tosu 214,814 20,219 6,499 12,636 −6.1%
15 Omiya Ardija 200,834 13,880 9,480 11,814 +24.5%
16 Shonan Bellmare 196,012 14,419 8,052 11,530 −5.6%
17 Ventforet Kofu 184,161 15,508 7,011 10,833 −4.1%
18 Kashiwa Reysol 182,374 13,977 7,090 10,728 −1.7%
League total 5,498,222 56,841 5,870 17,968 +1.0%

Updated to games played on 3 November 2016
Source: J. League Data
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.

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